RISK AMERICAS

11th Annual Risk Americas | May 10-11, 2022 | New York City

GEOPOLITICAL TRENDS

Reviewing global geopolitical trends and emergence from the global pandemic

ESG

Reviewing ESG standards and disclosure requirements

REGULATION

Reviewing the future of regulation and preparing for change

CRO PERSPECTIVE

Addressing the fintech risk management conundrum – best practices and key considerations

FIAT CURRENCIES

Evolution of fiat currencies and implications for financial markets

AI & MACHINE LEARNING | DIGITALIZATION | DATA PRIVACY | CRYPTOCURRENCY | FINTECH | CLIMATE RISK

CYBER RISK | FRAUD | THIRD PARTY RISK | CLOUD | BUSINESS CONTINUITY | RESILIENCE

MARKET RISK | INTEREST RATES | ESG | LIBOR | LIQUIDITY | BALANCE SHEET OPTIMIZATION

CRYPTOCURRENCY | DEPLOYMENT OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES | CECL CONTINUED | DATA GOVERNANCE

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Nicholas Silitch Chief Risk Officer Prudential

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Sabeena Liconte Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Chief Legal Counsel BOC International (USA) Holdings Inc., member of Bank of China Group

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Frank Morisano Chief Risk Officer ICBC

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Sarah Chapman Global Chief Sustainability Officer Manulife

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Si-Yeon Kim EVP, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer and Executive Chair of ESG American Express Global Business Travel

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Paige Wisdom Board Director Morgan Stanley Bank N.A

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Markus Lammer Chief Operating Officer, Ultra High Net Worth Business Credit Suisse

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Jay Cook Chief Risk Officer, International Lloyds Banking Group

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Ty Lambert Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer Cadence Bank

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Vivek Tyagi Chief Risk Officer – Transaction Banking Goldman Sachs

MACHINE LEARNING MODEL VALIDATION

Led by Senior Executives from Wells Fargo

  Topics include:

  • Understanding elements of machine learning validation and introduction to key concepts
  • Limitation of post-hoc explainability and introduction to building inherently interpretable models
  • Model interpretation and diagnostics – explanation of complexity control through regularization
  • Identification of performance weakness through slicing and fairness testing

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Omar Beer Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Investment Banking Compliance and Control Room Goldman Sachs

Biography

Omar is global co-head of Investment Banking Division Compliance and oversees Global Investment Research (GIR) Compliance and the Control Room. He serves on the Firmwide Capital Committee and the Compliance Division Operating Committee.

Previously, he was head of GIR Compliance and global head of the Control Room. Before that, Omar was chief compliance officer of the Merchant Banking Division (MBD). He joined the firm as a vice president in MBD Compliance in 2006 and was named managing director in 2011.

Prior to joining the firm, Omar was a lawyer at both Latham & Watkins and at Hafetz & Necheles, a criminal defense firm. He also worked in investigative journalism.

Omar is a board member and the head of the Finance Committee of Immigrant ARC, a non-profit immigration law training and policy institute.

Omar earned a JD from The University of Chicago Law School in 2000 and an AB cum laude from Harvard College in 1993. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa, from 1994 to 1996.

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Sarah Chapman Global Chief Sustainability Officer Manulife Financial Corporation

Biography

As the Global Chief Sustainability Officer, Sarah is responsible for leading the ongoing development and execution of Manulife’s sustainability, community investment and sponsorship strategy and oversees and guides Manulife’s environmental, social & governance (ESG) reporting and disclosures. Before joining Manulife, Sarah was National Director of Sustainability & Social Impact advisory at Deloitte in Canada and led the Social Innovation business at Hitachi. She has her PhD in Corporate Social Responsibility from the Centre for Corporate Governance at the University of Technology, Sydney (Australia), Master’s in Management from Bond University, and a Bachelor of Science from The University of Western Ontario.

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Jay Cook Chief Risk Officer  Lloyds Banking Group

Biography

Jay Cook joined Lloyd’s Bank in January 2013 as Chief Risk Officer for North America and assumed additional responsibility for Europe and Asia in 2016.

Jay has over 30 years of industry experience and joined from RBS, where he had worked for the last four years in a variety of senior roles including Chief Risk Officer of RBS Americas, Citizens Financial Group and RBS NV Americas where he had responsibility for all aspects of risk management including credit, market, operational, regulatory, compliance, BSA/AML, risk analytics and quality assurance.

Prior to his time at RBS Jay had a number of senior roles at Citigroup, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Lehman Brothers.

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Si-Yeon Kim EVP, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer and Executive Chair of ESG American Express Global Business Travel

Biography

Si-Yeon Kim is Chief Risk and Compliance Officer and Executive Chair of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) for American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), overseeing Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, and the Environmental, Social and Governance mission for the company.

Previously, Ms. Kim served as Chief Compliance Officer for One Equity Partners (OEP) and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC).  OEP was JPMC’s private equity investment arm, where she oversaw all financial and bank regulatory matters for OEP and its portfolio companies.  Before joining OEP, Ms. Kim was the General Counsel of Avon – Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong, and prior to that, Assistant General Counsel at Avon Products, Inc.’s Global Corporate Headquarters in New York. She began her law career at Chadbourne & Parke LLP.

Ms. Kim received her J.D. from Columbia Law School where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, her A.M. from Harvard University in Russian Regional Studies, and her B.A. from Seoul National University in Russian Language and Literature.

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Ty Lambert Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer Cadence Bank

Biography

Ty Lambert joined BancorpSouth in 2006 and has held a variety of management positions with responsibilities contributing to balance sheet management, credit risk management, corporate planning, and modeling and forecasting.  In his current role as Chief Risk Officer, his team is responsible for data analytics, regulatory compliance, enterprise risk management, vendor management, and Bank Secrecy Act/ Anti-Money Laundering efforts.  Prior to joining BancorpSouth, Ty was an investment portfolio manager.

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Sabeena Liconte Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Chief Legal Counsel BOC International (USA) Holdings Inc., member of Bank of China group

Biography

Sabeena Ahmed Liconte serves as Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer to the investment banking division of Bank of China International –  BOC International (USA) Holdings Inc. (“BOCI US Holdings”) and its two subsidiaries, BOCI Commodities & Futures (USA) LLC, a registered futures commission merchant and CME Group Inc. clearing member, and BOC International (USA) Inc., a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA (collectively, “BOCI”).

Prior to joining BOCI, Sabeena’s previous professional experience included Futures & Derivatives Counsel to E*TRADE Financial Corp., including E*TRADE Clearing Corp. and E*TRADE Securities Corp.; the Office of General Counsel at Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Incorporated, the Division of Enforcement at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Bank of New York Mellon’s Legal Division and the Securities Fraud Prosecution division of the Attorney General’s Office for the State of New Jersey.

Sabeena is a licensed attorney with a Juris Doctor from the St. John’s University School of Law. She also completed a visiting year at Fordham University School of Law. In addition to her law degree, she holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from Columbia University and, paying homage to her Canadian roots, a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Political Science from the University of Toronto.

She also serves as a board member and Secretary to Bank of China International’s US holding company, BOCI US Holdings; board member of the Center for Financial Professionals FinTech Advisory Group; Diversity Chair of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Committee – Futures and Derivatives Law Subcommittee, and committee member of the New York City Bar Association’s Foreign and Comparative Law Committee and Derivatives and Futures Committee.

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Mandi McReynolds Head of Global Environmental, Social and Governance Workiva

Biography

Mandi McReynolds is an award-winning author, educator, and practitioner-scholar. She has spent her career building corporate responsibility and environmental, social, and governance divisions across four different industries. Mandi serves as the Senior Director, Environment, Social, and Governance at Workiva. McReynolds is the co-editor and co-author of the book Diving Deep in Community Engagement: A Model for Professional Development. She received her B.A. in Organizational Communications from Cedarville University and M.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies: Speech Communication, Women Studies, and Higher Education from Iowa State University. She enjoys swimming and playing volleyball with her daughter, Ava, and traveling with her husband, Adam.

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Frank Morisano Chief Risk Officer ICBC

Biography

Frank Morisano is Chief Risk Officer at the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) overseeing the operations and legal entities through which the bank operates in the USA.

Before ICBC, he spent over a decade in China leading Financial Services Advisory practices at Ma Lee Advisory and PwC Consulting. The earlier part of his career was spent in senior risk management, strategy, M&A, and liquidity management positions at JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Capital G Bank, and General Motors Acceptance Corporation. He is credit trained from the Chase Manhattan Bank, holds a M.Sc., Information Systems, and a B.B.A., Statistics.

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Nick Silitch Chief Risk Officer Prudential

Biography

Nick Silitch is senior vice president, chief risk officer of Prudential Financial, Inc. In this role, Silitch oversees Prudential’s risk management infrastructure and risk profile across all business lines and risk types. Under his direction, his team develops models, metrics, frameworks and governance to manage risk, and works with internal corporate partners and business groups to identify, assess and prioritize risk across the company.

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Vivek Tyagi Chief Risk Officer – Transaction Banking Goldman Sachs

Biography

Vivek is Chief Risk Officer for Transaction Banking at Goldman Sachs.

He previously served as Division Risk Executive at SVB Financial, Bank of America, JP Morgan and Citigroup. Earlier in his career, Vivek served as head of Global Banknotes at Bank of America, and as transactor in Structured Finance at Citigroup.

Vivek earned an MBA from the Fuqua School at Duke University and a BCom from the Shri Ram College of Commerce at Delhi University.

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Paige Wisdom Board of Directors Morgan Stanley Bank NA

Biography

Paige Wisdom is a strategic executive with deep expertise in finance, risk management and capital markets at Fortune 500 financial institutions and private equity and venture capital-backed FinTech start-ups.  She has a track record of leading high performing teams through extensive M&A, financial market and large-scale transformation.  She is recognized as a results-oriented leader focused on leveraging data-driven analytics and creating an inclusive culture for talent development.

Paige currently serves on the board of Morgan Stanley Bank N.A. and Morgan Stanley Private Bank.  She currently is a member of both the Risk and Audit Committees.

For the past five years, Paige has been the CFO of non-bank, early-stage financial services companies owned by venture capital and private equity, including Exeter Finance, Renovate America, and Southern Management.

During the 2008 financial crisis, Paige took on the important role of Chief Enterprise Risk Officer at Freddie Mac where she was responsible for the management of credit, market, model, and operational risk as well as building the risk framework and governance for the $2 trillion company.

Paige holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS in math and computer science from the University of Illinois, Chicago.

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John Asbury Chief Executive Officer Atlantic Union Bank

Biography

John Asbury is Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Union Bankshares Corporation (NASDAQ: AUB), having joined the company in October, 2016.  Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Atlantic Union Bankshares is the holding company for Atlantic Union Bank, which has approximately $20 billion in assets and 135 banking offices throughout Virginia and in portions of Maryland and North Carolina.  Atlantic Union is the first and only statewide independent bank in Virginia in nearly 20 years.

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Bill Collette Director, Market Development, Wolters Kluwer, Finance, Risk and Reporting Wolters Kluwer

Biography

Bill has worked in the financial services space for over 20 years in several senior roles, specifically within Product Management for more than 10 years. Bill is focused on delivering integrated finance, risk and regulatory compliance and reporting solutions to support regulated financial institutions in meeting their obligations to external regulators and their own board of directors.

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Chris DePow Senior Advisor – Financial Institution Regulation & Compliance Elliptic

Biography

Chris DePow is the Senior Advisor for Financial Institution Regulation and Compliance at Elliptic. Chris is an expert in the development and application of compliance policies related to virtual assets and virtual asset service providers. He is a licensed attorney and an experienced blockchain regulatory expert. Prior to his role at Elliptic, Chris was a Compliance Officer at a large multinational financial institution, where he focused on financial crime in the FinTech space.

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Nick Diieso Director, Global Head of Operational Risk – ICG Operations, Global Markets, and Securities Services Citi

Biography

Nick Diieso is a Director at Citigroup where he heads global Operational Risk business coverage for Markets and Securities Services and serves as the Head of Operational Risk for Citi Global Markets, Inc (the US broker-dealer). Prior to Citi, Nick was globally responsible for Operational Risk for the infrastructure functions at Deutsche Bank, served as a first line risk director and business CAO for the Specialty Commercial arm of Santander Bank, and served in corporate finance and audit capacities at GE Capital, MathWorks, and TJX.

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Joe Facciponti Shareholder & Chief Privacy Officer McGonigle

Biography

Mr. Facciponti is a former federal prosecutor with in-house experience whose practice focuses on white collar defense, internal investigations, cybersecurity, and data privacy. He leads McGonigle, P.C.’s cybersecurity and data privacy practice group and also serves as the firm’s Chief Privacy Officer.

For nearly nine years, Mr. Facciponti was a prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he handled complex and high-profile cases involving a wide-range of financial and computer crimes, including computer hacking, fraud, money laundering, and intellectual property theft. He regularly appeared in Manhattan federal court, tried six cases to verdict in jury and bench trials, and argued several appeals before the Second Circuit. In 2010, Mr. Facciponti received an FBI Director’s Award for outstanding cyber investigation, based on his work in investigating and disrupting a major international computer hacking ring that targeted financial institutions.

After leaving the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Facciponti held a supervisory position in the legal department of HSBC, where he was responsible for leading global internal investigations of matters involving money laundering, sanctions, tax, and anti-bribery laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. While at HSBC, Mr. Facciponti advocated for the bank’s interests before U.S. and foreign regulators as well as HSBC’s independent compliance monitor. Mr. Facciponti also advised HSBC on adopting remedial measures and in making changes to its compliance policies in response to the findings of his investigations.

In private practice, Mr. Facciponti advises clients regarding data breaches, regulatory investigations, cybersecurity and data privacy compliance, and commercial and intellectual property litigation.

Mr. Facciponti teaches a cyber law course at Cornell University’s Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island and is currently Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Privacy, Data Security, and Information Technology Litigation. Formerly, for three years Mr. Facciponti was Chair of the Cybercrime Subcommittee of the New York City Bar Association’s Information Technology and Cyber Law Committee.

Mr. Facciponti clerked for United States District Judge Kenneth M. Karas in the Southern District of New York and United States District Judge Nancy F. Atlas in the Southern District of Texas.

Mr. Facciponti graduated, magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School in 2001 and obtained a B.A. in Philosophy from Yale University in 1996. At Cornell, he served as Editor-in-Chief to the Cornell International Law Journal.

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Alessia Falsarone Managing Director, Portfolio Strategy and Risk PineBridge Investments

Biography

Alessia Falsarone, SASB FSA, is a Managing Director with PineBridge Investments in New York, a global asset manager focused on high-conviction investing. She is responsible for the alignment of portfolio strategy and investment risk across the developed markets credit platform, including as head of sustainable investing. Prior to PineBridge, she held senior investment roles at AIG, Citigroup and Credit Suisse. Ms. Falsarone is a mentor in the Stanford IGNITE accelerator program and a Member of the Board of 1787fp, a digital platform focused on consumer finance. Ms. Falsarone is an alumna of Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Stephen T. Gannon Shareholder McGonigle, P.C.

Biography

Stephen Gannon is a financial services industry leader who has previously served as a senior legal executive at Citizens Financial Bank, Capital One Financial Corporation, and Wachovia Securities. Prior to joining McGonigle, P.C., Mr. Gannon was most recently GC and CLO at Citizens Financial Group.

Mr. Gannon has advocated before the Federal Reserve Board, OCC, FDIC, CFPB, and SEC, where he served as a Branch Chief in the Division of Enforcement. He also has expertise in banking and broker dealer regulation.

Mr. Gannon leads McGonigle’s Banking & Financial Services practice and a member of its FinTech & Blockchain practice.

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Seth Giovanetti Senior Director – Operational Risk Management Oportun

Biography

Seth Giovanetti has over 20 years in Global Banking and Management and Board Advisory Consulting.  He currently serves as the Head of Operational Risk at Oportun Financial, an AI-centric fintech lender which caters to low and moderate income customers by providing personal loans and banking products to the traditionally underbanked community.   Before joining Oportun, Seth led the Enterprise Risk team at TIAA/Nuveen and he has held various Sr. level Global Enterprise and Operational risk positions at HSBC, PwC and Mitsubishi Financial Group.

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Michael Glotz CEO and Founder Strategic Risk Associates

Biography

Mr. Glotz is the Chief Executive Officer, Founding Partner of Strategic Risk Associates (SRA) and is the firms’ practice leader for risk management, governance, capital management and internal audit activities. He has led numerous risk management and capital planning engagement efforts for national, regional and community organizations. Mr. Glotz served as Senior Vice President and Strategic Financial Officer for Crestar Bank and later SunTrust Bank through acquisition. During his tenure with SunTrust Bank, he held various senior financial positions including Strategic Financial Officer and head of Strategic Cost Management (EMC2 Play.) Immediately before SRA’s founding, Mr. Glotz was a Managing Vice President with Capital One Financial Corporation. Mr. Glotz held a number of senior positions with Capital One including Managing Vice President of Corporate Audit and Credit Review Services for Capital One Bank ($80 Billion in Assets at the time), which included the oversight and development of over 100 audit and risk professionals. Mr. Glotz also supported the implementation of Enterprise Risk Management and lead independent assessments of bank acquisition and integration activities for large-scale mergers. Mr. Glotz is Risk-Reward Co-Chair of the American Association of Bank Directors and is a faculty member of the Institute of Bank Director Education. Mr. Glotz was a Faculty Professor of the Virginia Bankers School at the University of Virginia where he taught Risk Governance and ERM. He has delivered Bank Director training for many State Banking Association, and individually for a number of Boards. Mr. Glotz received a BBA Degree in Business with the University of Wisconsin, an MBA with the University of Richmond and completed the Executive Development Program at Wharton, University of Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Risk Professional.

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Andy Golub SVP First Citizens

Biography

Andy is speaking at Risk Americas 2022

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Heith Janke Unit Chief – Virtual Assets Unit FBI

Biography

Heith Janke joined the FBI as a Special Agent in 2004 and currently serves as the Chief of the Virtual Assets Unit, where he is responsible for leading all FBI matters involving virtual assets. During his tenure in the FBI, Mr. Janke has been assigned to the Kansas City and San Antonio Field Offices where he investigated public corruption, civil rights matters, cyber crimes, and complex financial crimes. Mr. Janke was awarded the 2009 U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service for his work on a death penalty hate crime homicide investigation. Mr. Janke has also served in leadership positions in the Kansas City Field Office and the Civil Rights Unit and Money Laundering, Forfeiture, and Bank Fraud Unit at FBI Headquarters. Prior to joining the FBI, he was a civil litigator in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Mr. Janke also previously served as the Chief of Police for the West Fargo, North Dakota Police Department. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from North Dakota State University and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of North Dakota.

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Armel Romeo Kouassi Senior Vice President Northern Trust Corporation

Biography

Finance Executive with extensive experience in Global Banking, Corporate Finance, Asset Liability Management, Entrepreneurship, AI & Fintech. Shifted between entrepreneurial and senior banking leadership roles, comfortable with new ideas, innovative and willing to challenge the status quo. Transformative, Thoughts leader and frequent speaker and author in banking magazines in USA and Europe. Armel serves in the board of multiple non-profit organizations that make a difference in the community and society.

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Andy Li Director in Enterprise AI COE Wells Fargo

Biography

Andy Li is a financial service professional with 15+ years of analytical and managerial

experience in the industry ranging across trading, economic forecasting, and

portfolio management. He recently joined Amazon Advertisement business to lead its AI predictions. Prior to joing Amazon, he was a Director, Head of NLP in Customer Experience at Wells Fargo, leading a team to foresee AI solutions across different LOBs. His team used advanced machine learning techniques such as NLP, CNN to generate quantitative insights from unstructured/structured data. Andy Li hold a Ph.D. and M.S of Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Financial Engineering from UC Berkeley. He is an HBS alumnus and obtained EMBA from Quantic School of Business and Technology. In his part-time, he taught Deep Learning courses at Gabelli Business School at Fordham University in New York City.

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Steve Lindo Course Designer and Lecturer Columbia University M.Sc. in Enterprise Risk Management

Biography

Steve Lindo is a financial risk manager with over 30 years’ experience managing risks in ALM, funding, banking and trading portfolios. In addition to his role as Lecturer and Course Designer in Columbia University’s MSc in Enterprise Risk Management program, he is currently Principal of SRL Advisory Services, an independent consulting firm specializing in risk governance, education and strategy, and Co-Principal of Intelligent Risk Management LLC, an executive education and advisory partnership using analytical methods pioneered by the CIA. Mr. Lindo is a regular presenter at conferences, webinar host and author of risk management articles and case studies.

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Stephen Moody General Manager, Banking Solutions causaLens

Biography

Dr Stephen Moody leads the Banking Solutions team at causaLens, the pioneers of Causal AI. Stephen has 20 years of experience developing analytical technologies for financial services and government organisations with notable positions as Chief Innovation Officer at Symphony Ayasdi AI, Solutions Director at Simility-Paypal & ThreatMetrix-Lexis Nexis, and Head of Financial Crime Products at Detica-BAE Systems. Stephen holds a PhD in Astrophysics from Cambridge University, UK.

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David Palmer Senior Supervisory Financial Analyst Federal Reserve Board

Biography

David Palmer is a senior supervisory financial analyst in the Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation at the Federal Reserve Board. He focuses on several primary topic areas, including banks’ capital planning practices, banks’ model risk management practices, banks’ and supervisors’ stress testing activities, validation of supervisory stress testing models, and banks’ credit risk capital models. He engages in both policy-related projects as well as on-site examinations. David was a primary author of the Federal Reserve’s Supervisory Guidance on Model Risk Management (SR 11-7), issued in April 2011 jointly with the OCC (and more recently with FDIC), and continues to lead the implementation of that guidance within the Federal Reserve. He was also a key contributor to the Federal Reserve’s supervisory guidance on capital planning for large firms issued in December 2015 (SR Letters 15-18 and 15-19), as well as to the Federal Reserve’s final rules to implement Dodd-Frank stress testing requirements and the Federal Reserve’s Capital Plan Rule.  More recently, David has been involved in evaluating supervised firms’ use of fintech, including artificial intelligence/machine learning.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and a master’s degree from Georgetown University.

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Roderick Powell Senior Vice President – Head of Model Risk Management Ameris Bank

Biography

Roderick Powell is Senior Vice President and Head of Model Risk Management at Ameris Bank in Atlanta, Georgia.  Prior to joining Ameris Bank, Powell was a Director at KPMG LLP where he specialized in model development, implementation, and validation for large Financial Institutions, including Banks, Insurance Companies, and Mutual Funds.  He also worked at Bank of America where he was Senior Vice President and Head of Market Risk Management for the Mortgage Securities Trading Desk.  Powell earned his MBA from Florida State University.  He also earned a Certificate in Applied Data Science and Machine Learning from Emory University.  In addition, Powell is a Certified Financial Risk Manager (“FRM”).  He is a frequent speaker on the use of Artificial Intelligence, i.e., Machine Learning, and Robotic Process Automation (“RPA”) in the Financial Services industry.

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Shah Rahman Insurance Risk Specialist Evalueserve

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Shah Rahman has over two decades of experience in the Property & Casualty insurance sector, in both personal and commercial lines, and is currently an Insurance Specialist at Evalueserve.  Most recently Shah worked at Argo Group of Insurance Companies as an Insurance Subject Matter Expert enabling its Data Science Group to get their arms around the insurance data for various modeling purposes.  Shah also worked on insurance sales with an insurance agency of Farmers Insurance Group to increase its sales productivity and expand through M&A, prior to which Shah held a leading role within the Ceded Reinsurance/Corporate Underwriting division of AmTrust Financial Services focusing on Catastrophe Modeling to purchase appropriate reinsurance protection.  Shah began his insurance career as an actuarial analyst and has held various actuarial roles in actuarial consulting firms – William M. Mercer and Milliman, and with reinsurer – Gerling Global Re of America, and with an insurance start-up – AutoOne Insurance Company.  During his actuarial days, Shah was primarily involved in actuarial reserving and pricing across various lines, to name a few: Auto, Homeowners, Medical Malpractice, Commercial General Liability, Cyber, Inland Marine, Workers’ Comp, and Warranty.  Shah has an MBA in Finance and Investments from Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, and is a CFA Charterholder, a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and a Certified Catastrophe Risk Analyst (CCRA).

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Christel Saab Unit Chief, Environmental and Social Risk Management Inter-American Development Bank

Biography

Christel is the current Chief of the Environmental and Social Risk Management Unit in the Office of Risk Management bringing her innovative perspective to transform the way the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) manages environmental, social, and governance risk. In this capacity, she is responsible for climate, disaster, biodiversity, environmental, social, and governance risk management oversight, quality assurance, and portfolio monitoring and reporting. Her vision for a sustainable and inclusive future empowers her team to explore emerging risks and practices, to constantly learn and grow, and to continuously improve processes for the benefit of the Latin America and Caribbean region.

Christel has over 17 years of expertise in development, portfolio, project, and risk management from international development organizations and the private sector. Her years of experience at the IDB include roles as Budget Officer in corporate and operational departments, as well as experience in the field as the Chief of Operations in the Barbados office followed by the position of Operations and Business Transformation Advisor for the Vice-Presidency for Countries.

Christel holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Economics and Public Administration from the University of Bordeaux IV in France, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Houston, Clear Lake, Texas, USA. She also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from PMI, is certified in INDES Project Management for Results (PM4R), has been part of the Emerging Women Leaders Program (IDB), and has participated in several USAID Rules and Regulations Workshops. Christel is fluent in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Kriolu (Cape Verde).

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Rajeev Sambyal Director, Advanced Solutions, Blockchain & Digital Assets, AI & Machine Learning BNY Mellon

Biography

Rajeev is speaking at Risk Americas 2022

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Evan Sekeris Head of Model Validation PNC

Biography

Evan is the head of model validation at PNC. In this role he oversees the validation of all models used across the bank. Prior to this position, he was a partner at Oliver Wyman where he led the non-financial risk platform and supported in some fashion the operational risk efforts of nearly every CCAR bank. Previously, Evan led Aon’s global practice of risk consulting for financial institutions and created the center of excellence for operational risk while at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. This center served the System needs for operational risk matters and was responsible for the development of the Fed’s operational risk CCAR model and the review of banks’ CCAR operational risk submissions.

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Navin Sharma Director, Portfolio Risk – Fixed Income T. Rowe Price

Biography

Navin Sharma is a Director, Portfolio Risk – Fixed Income at T. Rowe Price, and responsible for independent risk management oversight of the fixed income division.

Mr. Sharma has 33 years of experience in the financial industry with 23 years in risk management.  Most recently, he worked at BlackRock responsible for risk management oversight of multiple businesses and served as the Risk & Quantitative Analysis (RQA) department’s liaison to the BlackRock mutual funds boards and as well as a member of the boards’ performance committees.  Previously, he was the head of risk for Western Asset Management’s New York Office, responsible for multiple fixed income businesses.  Prior to that, he was head of risk management for Oppenheimer Funds, overseeing all investment classes, chairing the firm’s Investment Risk Management committee, and reporting to the firm’s mutual fund boards.

Mr. Sharma has an MS in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Temple University. He was NY regional director for the Professional Risk Managers International Association and a member of its Global Council.  He is a member of FIASI NY, SQA, IAFE and a past member of the ICI’s Risk Advisory Council.

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Chris Smigielski Model Risk Director Arvest Bank

Biography

With over 30 years of financial services industry experience, Chris has an in-depth knowledge of model governance, model validation, financial model development, market risk modeling, Asset Liability Management and team development. Chris is currently the Director of Model Risk Management at Arvest Bank and was previously with TIAA Bank’s Enterprise Risk Management Group for seven years. His experience includes leadership roles at Diebold and Fiserv, where he consulted with financial institutions nationally and internationally to design and implement financial strategies to maximize productivity and growth, as well as Asset/Liability Management and quantitative analysis at HSBC and First Niagara Banks. Chris is actively involved with diversity and inclusion initiatives, having served as Co-Chairman for TIAA Bank’s Veterans-based Employee Resource Group, Our Corps.

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Mark Soffietti Director of Organizational Effectiveness Experian Decision Analytics

Biography

With over fifteen years of experience transforming data into actionable knowledge for effective decision management. Through a wide range of large consulting engagements at Experian, he has worked in every financial institution department. Mark’s expertise includes solution development for consumer lending across the credit spectrum – from marketing to collections. Mark now shares his wealth of experience with Experian clients and analytics team.  His team deploys optimized decisioning at an individual customer level in order to make sure that the best decisions are made for the business and the customer experience.  This is all done using advanced analytics and machine learning.

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Amit Srivastav Executive Director Morgan Stanley

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Chris Szafranski Privacy Director American Family Insurance

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Chris is speaking at Risk Americas 2022

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Xiaoling Yu Director of Model Validation KeyBank

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Xiaoling (Sean) Yu is a SVP and Director of Model Validation at KeyBank. He has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry in different quantitative roles.  His areas of functional expertise include Consumer and Commercial Credit Risk, Stress Testing and Capital Modeling, Allowance/Reserve, Comliance Modeling, Business Analytics, and Model Governance.  Prior to Key, Sean was Sr. Group Manager of Quantitative Analytics and Model Development in PNC Financial Service Group.  He started his financial services career in National City Bank as a Sr. Capital Allocation Analyst after worked as a Research Consultant at the Center for Regional Economic Issues of Case Western Reserve University.  Sean has a Ph.D. in Economics from Case Western Reserve University, and a Master in Management Science and a Bachelor in Industrial Economics from Tianjin University.

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Malik Ali Director, Global Banking and Markets Scotiabank

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Malik is a VP and Head of Audit for Capital Markets, Private Equity and Infrastructure and Ventures at OMERS. Malik has over 15 years of experience having started with Citibank as the Head of Product Control, CFO with Citibank in 2005. Since then he has enjoyed a varied career path including Controller, CFO at Credit Suisse Singapore, Credit Flow and Structured Credit. Malik immigrated to Canada in 2010 and joined the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce as a Senior Director, Audit, where he is responsible for Capital Markets, Risk, Treasury, and Finance.

Having worked with large global financial institutions across several countries in Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa during the last 15 years, Malik brings a wealth of knowledge and global perspective around governance, risk finance, and controls. Malik believes that the work he does in audit & finance cut across many functions and is complex, often requiring effective listening & analytical skills to give sound advice and fulsome assessment.

A CFA Chartered Holder and as Associate CPA CA, Canada, Malik has also served as a Chair of Finance and Accounting Professional Alliance and supports global charities in Asia and Africa for poverty elimination and sustainable living.

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Michal Berdugo Vice President of Business Citrusx

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Michal Berdugo is the Vice President of Business at Citrusx, an AI risk management company. Citrusx helps the financial services industry build and maintain robust, accurate and explainable AI/ML models. Michal is responsible for leading the ongoing development and execution of Citrusx’s business, partnerships and strategy.

Before joining Citrusx, Michal led the business at the Poalim Asia investment bank. She also led the business and marketing for the commercial attaché office at the Ministry of Economy in Beijing, China.

Michal is also the co-founder of Bloom and a board member of a fintech startup.

Michal holds a Masters in Law from Bar Ilan University, and a Bachelor of Political Science from The Hebrew University.

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Rick Cech Senior Bank Examiner Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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Rick is a Senior Bank Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in Operational Risk Supervision, a member of the LISCC (Large Institution Supervisory Coordinating Committee) group. He received a B.A. (Economics) and M.A. (Organizational Behavior) from Yale University. Rick was a member of J.P. Morgan’s original operational risk development team in the late 1990s, specializing in loss event data group. He was involved in early industry initiatives to define standard taxonomy for operational risk, and later consulted on risk framework development. Today, Rick supervises operational risk and governance practices at complex financial institutions.

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Mark Elkommos Vice President AML & Sanctions Audit Manager Citi

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Three-time “The Risk Universe Magazine” Cover-front Author, Mark Elkommos works at SMBC as VP, Compliance Monitoring & Testing, is a seasoned AML professional with more than 15 years of Financial Crime Compliance experience. Mark also is an avid technology & compliance reader, and evidently, a popular author of AML and FinTech topics. He wrote numerous articles on many Risk Management Magazines, also he is a regular LinkedIn blogger. Visit his LinkedIn page and website to know more

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Aielleen Fajardo Managing Director, Head of Internal Investigations TIAA

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Aielleen is the Head of Internal Investigations for TIAA.  Prior to joining TIAA, she was the Head of Regulatory Compliance for North America and Global Head of Personal Conflicts Management at Fitch Ratings, Inc.  Aielleen has served as a managing director and in-house counsel for BNY Mellon, overseeing complex and high-profile regulatory enforcement matters and internal investigations.  She was also a litigation attorney at several law firms based in California and New York, including Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Yale University and a Juris Doctor degree from UCLA School of Law.

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Steven D. Feldman Shareholder/ White Collar Defense & Investigations Attorney McGonigle, P.C.

Biography

Steven D. Feldman guides in-house counsel and individuals in critical government inquiries and crises in the white collar and securities enforcement arenas.  He aids companies and individuals in criminal and regulatory investigations, criminal prosecutions and enforcement proceedings, and other high stakes litigation.

A former federal prosecutor in the Securities & Commodities Frauds Task Force for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Steve is experienced advising clients to overcome accusations of business crimes, public corruption, securities law violations and fraudulent practices by the federal and state prosecutors, and regulators. Mr. Feldman has extensive experience in civil and criminal matters, such as insider trading, arising under the federal securities laws.  In criminal and regulatory matters, he works with banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds, investment advisors and corporate executives.  In some of his most important victories, Mr. Feldman has convinced criminal authorities not to prosecute his clients for alleged wrongdoing.  When prosecutions go forward, he is an experienced federal court trial attorney prevailing in numerous jury trials.

Mr. Feldman also works with companies and in-house counsel to conduct internal investigations, and represents individual executives in corporate internal investigations.

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Brian Heemsoth Executive Vice President, Head of Cyber Security Defense Wells Fargo

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Brian Heemsoth is the lead for Cyber Defense at Wells Fargo. In this role, he is responsible for stewarding enterprise efforts to reduce Wells Fargo’s exposure to cyberattacks through the implementation of proactive controls as well as through monitoring, analyzing, and reacting to the evolving threat landscape. Brian joined Wells Fargo from CVS Health where he served as the Head of Cyber Defense and Consumer Security, responsible for security monitoring, cyber incident response and consumer account security and fraud programs. In that role he successfully oversaw the integration of the CVS Health and Aetna cybersecurity programs. Prior to CVS Health, Brian held multiple leadership roles at Aetna, including Head of Security Monitoring & Incident Response, Head of Consumer Identity & Access Management, and Senior Director of Application & Mobile Security. Prior to these roles, Brian began his career in security and infrastructure engineering roles. Brian is active in a variety of industry organizations, including the Cloud Security Alliance, the Analysis & Resilience Center for Systemic Risk, and the Financial Services Information Sharing & Analysis Center (FS-ISAC).  He is also active in a variety of community organizations in Connecticut and partners with various groups to mentor individuals seeking to start or further their careers in technology and cybersecurity.
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Stuart Hoffman Bank Examiner / Policy Analyst Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

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Stuart is a Policy Analyst with the OCC’s Bank Supervision Policy division, specializing in governance and operational risk policy. He is also a Bank Information Technology examiner, specializing in cybersecurity and information technology risk / information security. He supports international efforts as the OCC’s interim representative to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) Operational Resilience Group. Stuart joined the OCC as an industry hire in June of 2013. Prior to joining the OCC, Stuart held IT risk management related positions at Citigroup, Cisco, and GE. His career also includes management consulting experience at Deloitte. He has substantial experience in regulatory examinations, technology audits, IT certification efforts, and cross-border initiatives from both the regulatory and business perspectives. Stuart completed his BA and MBA at NYU and holds several industry-recognized credentials, including the CISA, CISSP, and CRISC.

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Alpa Inamdar Transformation Leader AIG

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Alpa is Head of Third Party Governance Advisory Group. Prior to this role she was head of the Americas Business Change Group within Asset Servicing, where she was responsible for the management and oversight of client implementations. She oversees the strategy and execution of cross functional transition plans for new business opportunities and high profile, complex initiatives for existing clients.

Alpa is responsible for strategic planning, organizational restructuring, client relationship management, compliance, and risk. Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Alpa served as Vice President and Chief of Staff in the Regulatory and Tax Operations division at Goldman Sachs & Company. She was a global project manager for the Federal Preparedness program. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Alpa served as Cost Allocation Specialist for Societe Generale. She led various assignments at Fluor Daniel Corporation including overseeing a Nuclear Waste clean-up project costing in excess of $5 billion and the implementation of SAP system. She has a successful track record as a leader in managing complex client relationships, risk management, and transformation.

At BNY Mellon, Alpa is a chair of the IMPACT South Asian Leadership Hub. Currently Alpa sits on the board for Pratham and Ascend Leadership. Alpa is a Steering Committee Member for Shared Assessments.

Alpa is the program creator for Women Helping Women in Finance by helping young college women jumpstart their career within financial services through mentorship and exposure to the Financial Industry. She also created a program called Take 2 with the objective to increase the success for women returning to the workplace by providing them with an opportunity to explore a new career path or reacquaint themselves with new market trends or changes in their area of expertise after an extended career break.

Alpa earned a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Finance from California State University.

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Michael Ivie Managing Partner, Head of FS Consulting Phyton Consulting

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Michael is a Managing Partner at Phyton Consulting, a specialized professional services firm that empowers data intensive businesses with subject-matter leadership and execution-focused delivery capabilities. Michael has over a decade of experience in Finance, Risk, Data Management, and Technology in both public and private sectors. His diverse background working across the enterprise and in numerous change management roles for many of the world’s leading financial institutions has helped him develop a unique perspective on how these organizations function and how to navigate a changing business, technical, and regulatory landscape. Michael received an MS in Finance and an MBA in Risk Management & Insurance from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. He earned a Professional Risk Manager (PRM) certification from PRMIA, Basel Compliance Professional designation from BCPA, Project Management Professional (PMP) credential from PMI, and numerous professional industry licenses and data/IT certifications.

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Nick Kapatos Enterprise Risk Manager Allegiance Bank

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Nikolas Kapatos has served in numerous banking positions in New York and Houston in enterprise risk management, insurance and strategic planning and most recently as the Enterprise Risk Manager for Allegiance Bank. He is Professor of Practice in Risk Management and Insurance at the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. In the past Nikolas has provided consultative services to financial institutions, public entities, and aviation companies. He has a MBA in finance and corporate accounting from the University of Rochester and holds Texas insurance licenses in property & casualty and life & health.

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Maureen Kiedaisch Senior Managing Director FTI Consulting

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Maureen is speaking at Risk Americas 2022

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Milan Kosanovich Supervisory Special Agent FBI

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Supervisory Special Agent Milan R Kosanovich has worked for the FBI for over eleven years specializing in white collar criminal investigations.  He is a graduate of Syracuse University (BS) and Georgetown University (JD).  He has worked in the New Haven and Cleveland field offices.  He served as a detaileé to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission while working as a supervisor in the Economic Crimes Unit at FBIHQ.  Kosanovich has lectured and presented on behalf of the FBI in Estonia, Netherlands, Canada, Israel, Seychelles, Mauritius, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, France and the United Kingdom.  He is currently assigned to the White Collar Crime squad in Cleveland and serves in multiple collateral duties as a member of the nationwide Corporate Fraud Response Team and as a Hostage Negotiator.

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Ondrej Krehel Chief Scientist & Fellow, Cyber Risk & Resilience Services SecurityScorecard

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Ondrej is speaking at Risk Americas 2022

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Sabeena Liconte Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Chief Legal Counsel BOC International (USA) Holdings Inc., member of Bank of China group

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Sabeena Ahmed Liconte serves as Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer to the investment banking division of Bank of China International –  BOC International (USA) Holdings Inc. (“BOCI US Holdings”) and its two subsidiaries, BOCI Commodities & Futures (USA) LLC, a registered futures commission merchant and CME Group Inc. clearing member, and BOC International (USA) Inc., a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA (collectively, “BOCI”).

Prior to joining BOCI, Sabeena’s previous professional experience included Futures & Derivatives Counsel to E*TRADE Financial Corp., including E*TRADE Clearing Corp. and E*TRADE Securities Corp.; the Office of General Counsel at Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Incorporated, the Division of Enforcement at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Bank of New York Mellon’s Legal Division and the Securities Fraud Prosecution division of the Attorney General’s Office for the State of New Jersey.

Sabeena is a licensed attorney with a Juris Doctor from the St. John’s University School of Law. She also completed a visiting year at Fordham University School of Law. In addition to her law degree, she holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from Columbia University and, paying homage to her Canadian roots, a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Political Science from the University of Toronto.

She also serves as a board member and Secretary to Bank of China International’s US holding company, BOCI US Holdings; board member of the Center for Financial Professionals FinTech Advisory Group; Diversity Chair of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Committee – Futures and Derivatives Law Subcommittee, and committee member of the New York City Bar Association’s Foreign and Comparative Law Committee and Derivatives and Futures Committee.

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Sandeep Maira Head of Strategic Technology Transformation OCC

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Matthew Moog General Manager, Third-Party Risk Management OneTrust

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Matthew Moog serves as the General Manager, Third-Party Risk at OneTrust, the category-defining enterprise platform to operationalize trust. In his role, Matthew advises companies throughout their third-party risk management implementations to help meet requirements relating to relevant standards, frameworks, and laws. Prior to joining OneTrust, Matthew spent 18 years at EY where he led their Global Third-party Risk offering for Financial Services and their Third-party Risk Managed Service offering for the Americas.  Moog is a CISA and has a BS in Management Information systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

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Andrew Moyad Chief Executive Officer Shared Assessments

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Andrew Moyad is the Chief Executive Officer of Shared Assessments.

Andrew is an accomplished leader and trailblazer in third party risk management. As a practitioner and a senior risk management executive, he has driven a culture of accountability and diligence in safeguarding information. Andrew has more than 25 years in risk management and information security. He has contributed greatly to the transformation and advancement of risk management as a strategic function that intersects with and helps guide all aspects of organizations.

Most recently, Andrew served as Senior Vice President, Vendor Risk Management at Blackstone, where he led a team of risk professionals responsible for overseeing all phases of the vendor lifecycle at the firm, including risk assessments, control diligence, contract reviews, financial checks, performance monitoring, issue tracking, and management reporting. Prior to Blackstone, he served as a director and global head of vendor risk management and BlackRock and Senior Vice President for Citigroup, where he was a Business Information Security Officer in Global Fixed Income and led third party risk assessments for several years.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Natural Sciences from Harvard University and a Master of Science Degree in Information Systems from the Stevens Institute of Technology.

Connect with Andrew via LinkedIn.

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Nison Nagdimov Head of Risk, Chief Control Office HSBC

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Nison Nagdimov leads the Risk Utility with the Chief Control Office at HSBC overseeing the non-financial risk framework for various businesses and functions.  In his prior roles, he has managed non-financial risk and led various projects and programs across the retail, wealth, and institutional banking sectors.  Additionally, Nison is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) and is an active member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, and an active board member of CeFPro’s Non-Financial Risk Advisory Board.

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Carlos Orel Head of AML Risk, Regulatory Advocacy, Products and Monitoring TD Bank N.A

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I have over 30 years of Compliance experience in the financial services industry.  I am the Head of AML Risk, Regulatory Advocacy, Products and Monitoring and champion an amazing team who delivers with pride every time.  My team provides leadership to Regulatory Advocacy and Change Management, new Products and Services that the Bank wants to bring to market, objective evaluation of business line compliance to AML requirements, AML Risk Assessment, evaluation of AML surveillance systems and execution against Operational Risk Management requirements.

Charlotte is my base and my team is in NJ, MN, SC and TX.

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Sanjay Pattni Associate Partner, Head of Data Management Phyton Consulting

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Sanjay is an Associate Partner and the Head of Data Management for Phyton Consulting, a professional services firm with deep industry and subject matter experience, focused on delivering high-quality solutions for clients.

 

Sanjay has spent the last 10 years working in the Financial Services industry, focused primarily on delivering large-scale data transformation programs within the Finance, Risk, and Compliance space. Sanjay has led the development and execution of data strategies for leading mid and large size financial institutions and has been instrumental in shaping the vision and future for many CDO organizations. His expansive experience in Management Consulting has helped Sanjay cultivate a deep understanding of how financial services organizations of all sizes and complexities navigate the challenges of a highly regulated and ever-changing data environment.

 

Sanjay holds a BBA in Finance and Risk Management & Insurance from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

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Matthew Phillips PhD Director of Fraud Analytics, Decision Analytics Experian North America

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Matt leads a group of data scientists and engineers that create industry-leading fraud solutions. Matt joined Experian in 2018 and has led ML product development in financial services (FICO) and defense (HRL Laboratories).  Matt has 11 issued patents and 26 peer-reviewed articles with over 400 citations. Matt is passionate about fighting fraud and protecting consumers with Experian’s innovative Fraud and analytics solutions.

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Jeff Prelle SVP, Risk Analytics & Data Governance Cadence Bank

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Jeff Prelle is the SVP of Risk Analytics and Head of Data Governance since joining BancorpSouth in April of 2020. Prior to joining BancorpSouth, Jeff was the head of Modeling, Model Validation, and Financial Consulting at Situs AMC and ran the legacy McGuire Solutions product service offerings. He has worked for TD Ameritrade and Moody’s Analytics leading model development, stress testing, data governance, and balance sheet management functions. He has extensive experience in enterprise risk management, compliance, quantitative analytics, artificial intelligence, balance sheet management, credit risk management, capital stress testing, and corporate planning.

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Hugo Ramirez Operational Risk and Third-Party Risk Management Senior Audit Specialist BBVA New York

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Mr. Ramirez holds a Master Degree in Financial Engineering (2001) a Bachelor Degree in International Trade (1993) both from Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico). He carries a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (IIA), and is a Certify Regulatory Vendor Program Manager. Hugo is a graduate of the Executive Program at UT Austin McCombs School of Business, he also graduated in Leadership and Top Executive Development Programs at the Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Santa Fe (Mexico).

Joined the BBVA group in 1989 and started his auditing career at the bank on 1993 (29 years of Audit experience). Hugo carried several positions at BBVA Mexico during 17 years (e.g. Divisional Audit Subdirector, State Audit Director, Regional Audit Group-Manager and Divisional Audit Consultant).

Successively, Hugo continued his career at BBVA US in 2006 appointed as Chief Audit Executive of BBVA Bancomer USA (formerly California based Valley Bank); He later become Head of the Fraud Auditing Division at BBVA Compass (2010) -now PNC-, Chief Audit Executive at BBVA Puerto Rico (2012); after the sold of the affiliate in PR (2013,) Hugo was appointed SVP Corporate Assurance Director and went back to the US focusing in the enactment of a Three Lines of defence integrated structure for all BBVA US entities.

In 2017 Hugo become BBVA US IA Operational and Vendor Management Risk Champion as part of the IT auditing division. For the following three years Mr. Ramirez was leading audit engagements under the Agile structure as SVP Corporate Assurance Director and Agile Senior Audit Project Manager. In October of 2021, after BBVA USA was acquired by PNC, Hugo was asked to joined the new BBVA US IA team based in New York which is responsible of auditing the group of entities that BBVA S.A. (Spain) maintained in the US after the closing of the sale to PNC.

Currently Hugo is the responsible of the Risk Assessment, Planning Execution, Continuous Assesment and acts as the firs point of contact regarding all audits/projects involving Operational Risk and Third-Party Risk management in the US.

In 2013 Hugo Ramirez was the recipient of the BBVA US Pinnacle Club Award, the company’s highest employee performance honor.

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Michael Reidy Head of Risk Appetite and Reporting Societe Generale

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Michael is speaking at Risk Americas 2022

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Pat Richards Director – Solution Innovations Onspring

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After spending a career working with the Fortune 1000 to implement new technology platforms, he now leads the innovation team at Onspring. Much of his role is focused on working with individuals across businesses to understand their team’s pain points and how software can help them produce more efficient processes, communication, and better business intelligence.

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Rebecca Schauer Robertson Senior Vice President, Director Financial Investigations Unit Atlantic Union Bank

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Rebecca “Becky” Schauer Robertson is a 25-year veteran of the financial services industry with extensive experience in risk strategy and mitigation. In her role as Director of the Financial Investigations Unit at Atlantic Union Bank, Robertson serves as the Bank’s BSA and OFAC Officers and is responsible for ensuring the Bank’s compliance with all facets of the Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act, Office of Foreign Assets Control and fraud investigations, while monitoring all other related anti-money laundering (AML) and fraud laws and regulations.

Robertson received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Milligan University.

She holds the advanced designation of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist – Audit, and designations of Certified AML and Fraud Professional as well as Certified Fraud Examiner. As an industry thought leader, she frequently participates as a subject matter expert panelist and speaker on the topic of BSA/AML. Currently she serves as chair of the ABA’s CAFP Advisory Board, is a member of the ACAMS Virginia Chapter Board, and a past board member of the ACAMS Carolinas Chapter, past president of both the South Carolina InfraGard and FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association and past treasurer of the Crimestoppers of the Midlands SC Board.

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Chris Ryan Portfolio Marketing, Identity and Fraud Solutions Experian North America

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With 25+ years of experience, Chris applies his expertise to identify the most critical fraud issues facing individuals and businesses in North America as he guides the use of Experian’s data and technology to mitigate fraud risk.

Chris was a founding member of Experian’s Advisory Services fraud consulting practice where he applied his experience to address fraud-related issues across a wide range of industries including government agencies, financial services, utilities and other areas that require identity assurance and fraud risk management.

Chris’ earlier work in fraud prevention focused on bringing advanced analytics to payment card markets in the US and Latin America.

 

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Santosh Shetty Director Market and Counterparty Credit Risk Analytics RBC

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Santosh is technology leader with 17+ years of experience in delivery of strategic, high impact technology programs. His experience spans multiple domains and industries. Most of his last decade he has built and executed technology roadmaps for large Canadian banks and insurance firms covering digital transformation, analytics, cloud, big data and emerging technologies like blockchain and machine learning. His core competencies are technology strategy, enterprise architecture and distributed systems. Throughout his career he has actively partnered, coached and mentored a number of leaders at various levels through technology challenges.

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John Stephens Principal, Banking & Financial Services Workiva

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John Stephens is the Director of Product Marketing at Workiva. He drives the go-to-market strategy and execution for Workiva solutions supporting Banking. Prior to Workiva, John spent 21 years in the financial services industry in a wide range of roles, including lending, relationship management, finance, risk management, and data analytics. His research and area of interests include the role of financial statements and information in capital markets,data analytics and the role of ESG company value creation.

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Henry Umney Managing Director GRC Mitratech

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Henry is Managing Director GRC at Mitratech and joined Mitratech as part of the ClusterSeven acquisition in 2020. Henry joined ClusterSeven in 2006 and for over 10 years was responsible for the commercial operations of ClusterSeven, overseeing globally all Sales and Client activity as well as Partner engagements before being appointed CEO. Henry has over 30 years of experience and expertise from the financial service and technology sectors and prior to ClusterSeven, he held the position of sales director in Microgen, London and various sales management positions in AFA Systems and ICAP, both in the UK and Asia.

 

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Jason Wang Chief Risk Officer Synergy Credit Union

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Jason Wang, CFA, is Chief Risk Officer at Synergy Credit Union, the fourth largest credit union in Saskatchewan, Canada. He also sits on the advisory board of Marble Financial, a Vancouver-based fintech. In the past two decades, Jason has had extensive risk management, analytics and compliance experience spanning across organizations in the banking industry, including Citigroup, American Express, and TransUnion. Jason has been frequently interviewed by major media outlets including Bloomberg, CBC, CTV, etc. Jason received his Master of Business Administration from New York University. In addition, Jason is a CFA charterholder.

 

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Stephen Woitsky VP, Operational Risk Business Oversight Officer Wells Fargo

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Hands-on and results-driven Risk Management Executive with 25+ years of leadership expertise in internal audits, regulatory compliance, controls, and overall strategic audit planning/execution for companies such as CLS Bank, Credit Suisse and UBS and BNP Paribas.

Strong, energetic leader with forte in streamlining processes ensuring compliance with regulatory standards; extensive experience launching internal audit and risk management operations.

Trusted and active advisor in dissecting, analyzing and presenting key strategic financial solutions to executive leadership.

Active volunteer and board member with Bridges Outreach since 2015 focusing on feeding and servicing people in need in NJ and NYC,  providing input into the strategic planning process and doing fundraisers with local businesses and schools.

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Chris Beck Managing Director Milliman

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Chris leads Milliman’s Complex Risk Solutions (CRS) practice group.  The practice offers clients innovative solutions for quantifying complex risks, including cyber, vendor, conduct and operational risk. CRS uses causal modeling approach that solves for the shortcomings of frequency severity modeling and the limitations of historical loss data. The solution can also be applied to cyber underwriting, accumulation risk and non-affirmative (i.e., silent cyber) risk. Lastly, CRS integrates artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to construct sentiment analysis, distinguishing “signal” from noise in order to provide clients with an emerging threat framework.

Chris has over 16 years of professional risk experience.  His experience includes work in the banking, insurance, capital markets and card sectors helping clients assess and mitigate risk.

Prior to joining Milliman, Chris was a Senior Manager in Accenture’s Finance and Risk Management Consulting practice, delivering work for global financial service clients.   Additionally, Chris served as an active duty Naval Officer and has multiple overseas deployments.

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Andries Berendsen Head of FP&A and Capital Planning, North America Rabobank

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Thomas Braun Head of CUSO Liquidity and Funding Risk UBS

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Thomas Braun is the Head of CUSO Liquidity and Funding Risk for UBS,  where his team oversees the risk management infrastructure and risk profile across all business lines and risk types for UBS Group’s US branches and subsidiaries.

Prior to joining UBS in 2019, Thomas was Head of Liquidity Analysis at Societe Generate, where he developed the company’s liquidity and interest risk infrastructure, leading the implementation of  liquidity risk framework including the firm’s liquidity stress testing covering  a $200 billion sheet.
Previously, Thomas worked at Lehman Brothers within their ALM team and within AT&T Corp. Treasury, where he worked across Capital Market functions.

He holds a BS in Finance and Accounting from New York University.

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Mark Cabana Head of US Rates Strategy Bank of America

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Mark Cabana is the head of US Rates Strategy at BofA Global Research, based in New York. In this role, he publishes research and trade recommendations covering US short-term interest rates and macro strategy. He also meets regularly with a broad range of clients to discuss the firm’s views on Fed policy, interest rates, and financial regulation. Cabana joined the firm in 2015.

Before joining BofA Securities, Mark worked as an officer in the Markets Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He spent nearly 9 years on the Open Markets Trading Desk which spanned the duration of the financial crisis. While at the NY Fed, Cabana was closely involved with the design and implementation for a number of asset purchase / QE programs and also managed a team focused on analyzing global macroeconomic conditions and financial markets.

Cabana earned a bachelor’s degree from Furman University and a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in finance and international relations. He is a CFA charterholder.

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Petr Chovanec Director UBS

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Petr Chovanec is a Director of Business Modeling and Forecasting at UBS Global Wealth Management where he leads a team modeling and predicting balance sheet and income statement of America’s wealth management banking. In his position, he is involved in business forecasting, strategic planning, capital optimization, and various stress testing exercises (CCAR, CECL, LPA). Before the position with UBS, he spent four years in capital management group and in model validation of Citizens Bank (formerly RBS Citizens) and State Street. Before that he was a front office quant in fixed income, currency and commodities trading with State Street and ENGiE.

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Jim Devern Sales Manager Mirai ALM Tool

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Treasury & Risk (Liquidity, ALM, Oversight) SME with over 25 years of experience. Held Executive/Head of Liquidity Risk at Big Four and Tier I/II FIs within the Treasury/Risk domains. Well rounded with extensive business facing and technological solutioning experience, and an extensive background in regulatory requirement interpretation, ALM/liquidity risk & reporting technology transformation, risk management, organizational resiliency and ongoing governance & monitoring.

Managed complex and large scale end to end liquidity and ALM initiatives at over a score of clients across a diversified portfolio of Bank and Non-Bank Financial Institutions.

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Andrew Fellingham Managing Director: Liquidity Risk SMBC

Biography

Andrew Fellingham has over 25 years of treasury, portfolio management, and risk experience working primarily for FBOs in New York. Currently Andrew is Group Head of Liquidity Risk for SMBC Americas Division where he is responsible for EPS activities, including risk identification, quantification, and stress testing. In previous roles Andrew has managed wholesale and securitized funding activity, traded rates and mortgages, and worked out distressed credit portfolios comprised of securitized assets, whole loans, and Real Estate.

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Fabrice Fiol Managing Director- Deputy Head of Enterprise Risk Management (Americas) Societe Generale Americas

Biography

Fabrice Fiol is a Managing Director and Deputy Head of the Enterprise Risk Management Americas division. In this capacity, he co-manages a team responsible for risk appetite statement and reporting, risk identification, enterprise wide stress testing and governance including regulatory oversight for the Americas.

He was previously in charge of the market risk cross-asset team overseeing regional limit framework, Market Risk Stress Testing and various regulatory market risk initiatives. His prior role was heading the Equity/Fixed Income/Commodity market risk teams for SG in the Americas, including NY, Canada and Brazil trading platforms.

Fabrice Fiol joined Societe Generale NY in 2009. Prior to SG, Mr. Fiol was a Senior Vice President at Natixis-NY in charge of Trading Risk Management on a U.S Agency MBS portfolio.  Prior to Natixis, Mr. Fiol was a Vice President at the reinsurance company SwissRe-NY where he was in charge of front-office quantitative pricing and subsequently joined the U.S Rates Derivative Desk trading.

He graduated with a Master’s Degree from ENSAE (National School of Statistics and Economics) in 1998 and holds an Advanced Studies Degree (DEA) from Paris VII University.

Fabrice Fiol has participated as a speaker and panelist at various risk conferences (Bloomberg,Risk.Net,Cefpro) . He has co-authored an article in the RMA Journal in 2017 “Risk Appetite: How Banks are responding to risk in a new regulatory environment”, and in 2019 published “Enterprise Risk Management: Towards a comprehensive yet practical enterprise risk function” in the Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions.

Fabrice Fiol is a lecturer at SPS-Columbia University in the ERM Master’s Degree program.

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Mike Guglielmo Managing Director DCG

Biography

With over 30 years of experience in strategic risk management, Mike Guglielmo has provided technical and strategic consulting to a diverse group of financial institutions. Mike is also a frequent author and top-rated speaker on a variety of balance sheet and model risk management and operational risk management topics. He is the Immediate Past Chairman for the Financial Managers Society and is a faculty member for the FMS Institute.

During his tenure at DCG, Mike has served in various capacities, including director of financial analytics. In addition, he is a technical resource for the ongoing development of many of DCG’s quantitative and strategic risk management products and services. Prior to joining DCG, Mike managed the ALCO and strategic planning processes for a regional bank in the northeast. Mike is a graduate of Fairfield University with a degree in economics.

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Julian Horky Head of Risk Controling Berenberg Capital Markets

Biography

Julian oversees Berenberg Capital Markets’ risk management program as the Head of Risk Controlling. Berenberg is a multinational full-service investment bank founded in 1590 with a significant presence in New York. Prior to returning to the industry, he consulted large financial institutions around the globe with a focus on Western Europe and North America. His financial and tech skills made him a trusted advisor across treasury, finance, ALM, and risk departments and a frequent speaker at industry events.

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Mike Huff Senior Director, Portfolio Management & Asset Allocation TIAA

Biography

Mike is a Portfolio Manager for TIAA’s $280 Billion General Account investment portfolio.  His responsibilities include portfolio management, asset allocation, derivatives/hedging strategies, currency risk management, and portfolio ALM. Mike also works with TIAA’s Treasury team on portfolio liquidity management and funding/debt management.

Before joining TIAA, Mike was Director of Investment Risk Management at Genworth Financial where he was responsible for asset/liability management, derivatives risk oversight and counterparty credit risk.  At Genworth, Mike was also a Senior Derivative Trader where he traded interest rate swaps, futures, equity options, and developed hedging strategies.  Prior to working at Genworth, Mike was at Principal Financial Group where he managed a portfolio of structured products and derivatives.

Mike holds a BS in industrial engineering from University of Michigan and an MBA in finance from University of Illinois.  He is a CFA Charterholder and a Professional Risk Manager (PRM).

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Alpa Inamdar Transformation Leader AIG

Biography

Alpa is Head of Third Party Governance Advisory Group. Prior to this role she was head of the Americas Business Change Group within Asset Servicing, where she was responsible for the management and oversight of client implementations. She oversees the strategy and execution of cross functional transition plans for new business opportunities and high profile, complex initiatives for existing clients.

Alpa is responsible for strategic planning, organizational restructuring, client relationship management, compliance, and risk. Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Alpa served as Vice President and Chief of Staff in the Regulatory and Tax Operations division at Goldman Sachs & Company. She was a global project manager for the Federal Preparedness program. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Alpa served as Cost Allocation Specialist for Societe Generale. She led various assignments at Fluor Daniel Corporation including overseeing a Nuclear Waste clean-up project costing in excess of $5 billion and the implementation of SAP system. She has a successful track record as a leader in managing complex client relationships, risk management, and transformation.

At BNY Mellon, Alpa is a chair of the IMPACT South Asian Leadership Hub. Currently Alpa sits on the board for Pratham and Ascend Leadership. Alpa is a Steering Committee Member for Shared Assessments.

Alpa is the program creator for Women Helping Women in Finance by helping young college women jumpstart their career within financial services through mentorship and exposure to the Financial Industry. She also created a program called Take 2 with the objective to increase the success for women returning to the workplace by providing them with an opportunity to explore a new career path or reacquaint themselves with new market trends or changes in their area of expertise after an extended career break.

Alpa earned a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Finance from California State University.

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Shahab Khan Subject Matter Expert – Regulatory Capital & Liquidity JP Morgan Chase

Biography

Shahab Khan currently works for JP Morgan Chase & Co. in New York in Capital & Liquidity Policy Group as a subject matter expert. Prior to this, he was Head of Regulatory Interpretations at Deutsche Bank. Before this, he worked in various financial institutions and was associated with one of the big four accounting firms in the financial advisory group at the beginning of his career. During his professional career, he has held various positions in Treasury and M&A groups. For the last several years, he has been dealing with regulations related to Capital, Liquidity, RWA, Market Risk etc. that are applicable in the U.S. In addition to MBA, he is also a certified Treasury Professional. He is an avid reader and loves to travel.

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Armel Romeo Kouassi Senior Vice President Northern Trust Corporation

Biography

Finance Executive with extensive experience in Global Banking, Corporate Finance, Asset Liability Management, Entrepreneurship, AI & Fintech. Shifted between entrepreneurial and senior banking leadership roles, comfortable with new ideas, innovative and willing to challenge the status quo. Transformative, Thoughts leader and frequent speaker and author in banking magazines in USA and Europe. Armel serves in the board of multiple non-profit organizations that make a difference in the community and society.

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Markus Lammer COO, Ultra High Net Worth Business Credit Suisse

Biography

Markus Lammer is the Chief Operating Officer of the Ultra High Net Worth business for Credit Suisse in the US. He launched the Ultra High Net Worth coverage platform in Investment Banking and Capital Markets. Markus is also the Chief Operating Officer for the Financial Institutions and the Oil & Gas Groups.

Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer for Credit Suisse Germany and Central Europe, and also the Head of the Board of Credit Suisse Germany. Markus received his Mag. Degree from University of Graz in Austria, and his LLM from Yale University as a Fulbright Scholar.

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Frederic Lebrun Global Head of Customer Success ActiveViam

Biography

Frederic Lebrun is Global Head of Customer Success at ActiveViam, leading the team with a mission to help our customers achieve their goals and realize the highest added value possible for their businesses with ActiveViam’s products and solutions.

Frederic has more than 19 years of experience in software engineering and product/service sales & delivery in the global financial services industry.

Frederic follows innovative trends in Fintech and Data Science/Engineering and bridges gaps between tech and business stakeholders to deliver solutions that support business transformation.

Biography

Frederic Lebrun is Global Head of Customer Success at ActiveViam, leading the team with a mission to help our customers achieve their goals and realize the highest added value possible for their businesses with ActiveViam’s products and solutions.

Frederic has more than 19 years of experience in software engineering and product/service sales & delivery in the global financial services industry.

Frederic follows innovative trends in Fintech and Data Science/Engineering and bridges gaps between tech and business stakeholders to deliver solutions that support business transformation.

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Yuhong Liu Director, Capital Planning Citi

Biography

Yuhong holds Plasma Physics PhD from Columbia University. She currently works in BNP Paribas for model validation covering liquidity models, Asset Management portfolio models, valuation models, stress testing models, etc. In the past, she has worked across market risk, credit risk and model risk at Morgan Stanley and Citi Group.

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Phil Ohana Executive Director UBS

Biography

Phil Ohana, CFA joined UBS Audit group in 2018 as a market risk subject matter expert. Previously, he was an executive director at Morgan Stanley focusing on market risk and regulatory risk topics.

Prior to Morgan Stanley, Phil worked at Societe Generale as a risk manager covering Fixed Income desks and later as the Risk COO in the Americas. Phil holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of business and a master in applied mathematics from ENSEEIHT, France.

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Charles A. Richard III Senior Vice President of Marketing, Co-Owner of QRM Quantitative Risk Management, Inc.

Biography

Charles A. Richard III is a Senior Vice President at QRM, with over 25 years of experience in enterprise risk management, balance sheet management, credit risk management, and regulatory capital management. During his tenure at QRM, he has consulted with hundreds of financial institutions worldwide and helped QRM build an international client base of over 250 long-term engagements.

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Oskar Rogg Head of Treasury Credit Agricole

Biography

Oskar Rogg is Head of Treasury, Americas for Credit Agricole CIB. He joined the bank in 2006 after stints at Ernst & Young/Cap Gemini, a fin-tech boutique and 10 years running a startup consulting firm. Oskar began his career at First Boston (now Credit Suisse) where he developed software, worked in municipal finance and traded repo and municipal GICs.  He has authored 15 books and articles, including chapters on repurchase agreements in the Handbook of Fixed Income Securities and the Handbook of Treasury Securities. He is a graduate of Cornell University and holds Series 7, 63, & 24 registrations and a PMP.

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Mark Slattery Managing Director/Market Manager – North American Client Services Kamakura Corporation

Biography

Mr. Mark E. Slattery is a financial services professional with over 35 years of experience, specializing in disciplines such as asset/liability management, financial modeling/forecasting, risk management, and capital optimization.  At Kamakura, Mr. Slattery is a Managing Director/Market Manager – North American Client Services.  In this capacity, Mr. Slattery works with Kamakura clients to meet a “best practice” standard in enterprise risk management, including asset/liability management, stress testing, liquidity and capital management, and model effectiveness.

Mr. Slattery holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University (1992) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Northwestern University (1986).  Mr. Slattery earned his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1992.

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Michael K. Steinhoefel Director Operational Risk Management Barclays

Biography

Michael is speaking at Risk Americas 2022

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Donald R. van Deventer Founder & Chief Executive Officer Kamakura Corporation

Biography

Donald R. van Deventer founded the Kamakura Corporation in April, 1990 and is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  Dr. van Deventer was senior vice president in the Tokyo investment banking department of Lehman Brothers from 1987 to 1990.  From 1982 to 1987, Dr. van Deventer was the treasurer for First Interstate Bancorp in Los Angeles.  Dr. van Deventer was a Vice President in the risk management department of Security Pacific National Bank from 1977 to 1982.

The third edition of his newest book, Advanced Financial Risk Management (with Kenji Imai and Mark Mesler) is forthcoming in 2020. Dr. van Deventer completed his Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University in 1977.  Dr. van Deventer also holds a degree in mathematics and economics from Occidental College, where he graduated second in his class, summa cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa.

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Kenneth Wolckenhauer VP, Vendor Management Nordea Bank New York Branch

Biography

Ken Wolckenhauer is the Head of Vendor Management at Nordea Bank’s New York branch. Leading up to this position, Ken was as a subject matter expert, trainer, solutions provider, and consultant for FIS, the world’s largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies. With FIS, Ken specialized in financial industry regulatory risk and compliance, mostly in the area of anti-money laundering and watchlist compliance. Nordea Bank leveraged Ken’s risk and compliance knowledge to build out the vendor management program for the New York branch, developing a program that would properly manage risk as well as gaining acceptance to the US regulators. The success of the US program is now being used to advise Nordea’s European branches on enhancements to its TPRM program. Ken is a graduate of Bucknell University and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.

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Jose Canals-Cerda Sr. Special Advisor Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Biography

José J. Canals-Cerdá is a Senior Special Advisor and leads the Supervisory Research and Policy Forum (SURF) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia in the Supervision, Regulation, and Credit Department. He is a Ph.D. Economist from the University of Virginia, a Darden Executive Training program graduate, FRM-GARP certified, and holds an undergraduate degree in mathematics, statistics, and decision sciences. He led the development of the Federal Reserve Stress Testing methodology for cards portfolios. He leads R&D and benchmark/challenger modeling projects for CCAR/CECL.

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Heith Janke Unit Chief – Virtual Assets Unit FBI

Biography

Heith Janke joined the FBI as a Special Agent in 2004 and currently serves as the Chief of the Virtual Assets Unit, where he is responsible for leading all FBI matters involving virtual assets. During his tenure in the FBI, Mr. Janke has been assigned to the Kansas City and San Antonio Field Offices where he investigated public corruption, civil rights matters, cyber crimes, and complex financial crimes. Mr. Janke was awarded the 2009 U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service for his work on a death penalty hate crime homicide investigation. Mr. Janke has also served in leadership positions in the Kansas City Field Office and the Civil Rights Unit and Money Laundering, Forfeiture, and Bank Fraud Unit at FBI Headquarters. Prior to joining the FBI, he was a civil litigator in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Mr. Janke also previously served as the Chief of Police for the West Fargo, North Dakota Police Department. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from North Dakota State University and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of North Dakota.

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Milan Kosanovich Supervisory Special Agent FBI

Biography

Supervisory Special Agent Milan R Kosanovich has worked for the FBI for over eleven years specializing in white collar criminal investigations.  He is a graduate of Syracuse University (BS) and Georgetown University (JD).  He has worked in the New Haven and Cleveland field offices.  He served as a detaileé to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission while working as a supervisor in the Economic Crimes Unit at FBIHQ.  Kosanovich has lectured and presented on behalf of the FBI in Estonia, Netherlands, Canada, Israel, Seychelles, Mauritius, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, France and the United Kingdom.  He is currently assigned to the White Collar Crime squad in Cleveland and serves in multiple collateral duties as a member of the nationwide Corporate Fraud Response Team and as a Hostage Negotiator.

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Ty Lambert Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer Cadence Bank

Biography

Ty Lambert joined BancorpSouth in 2006 and has held a variety of management positions with responsibilities contributing to balance sheet management, credit risk management, corporate planning, and modeling and forecasting.  In his current role as Chief Risk Officer, his team is responsible for data analytics, regulatory compliance, enterprise risk management, vendor management, and Bank Secrecy Act/ Anti-Money Laundering efforts.  Prior to joining BancorpSouth, Ty was an investment portfolio manager.

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Jeff Prelle Senior Vice President, Risk Analytics & Data Governance Cadence Bank

Biography

Jeff Prelle is the SVP of Risk Analytics and Head of Data Governance since joining BancorpSouth in April of 2020. Prior to joining BancorpSouth, Jeff was the head of Modeling, Model Validation, and Financial Consulting at Situs AMC and ran the legacy McGuire Solutions product service offerings. He has worked for TD Ameritrade and Moody’s Analytics leading model development, stress testing, data governance, and balance sheet management functions. He has extensive experience in enterprise risk management, compliance, quantitative analytics, artificial intelligence, balance sheet management, credit risk management, capital stress testing, and corporate planning.

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Debbie Williams Director, Data Strategy BNY Mellon

Biography

Debbie is responsible for the rollout of the unified data management framework and managing relationships with regulatory agencies and internal audit. She has more than 25 years of experience in financial services and technology and has advised on market trends, product positioning and strategy as well as guiding financial institutions on technology adoption.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Williams directed the marketing and business development efforts for the Risk Analytics business at S&P Capital IQ. Prior to S&P Capital IQ, she held significant roles as Head of Marketing and Business Development at R2 Financial Technologies, Director of the Basel II Program for RBS Citizens Bank, and co-founder and COO of Meridien Research.

Williams is based in New York and holds a bachelor’s in Economics from Vassar College and a master’s in Business and Entrepreneurship from Babson F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business. She is a member of the steering committee and previous regional director for the Boston region and a founding member of PRMIA (Professional Risk Management International Association).

  • 8:15 Registration opens

  • 9:00 The Masterclass will begin

  • We aim to conclude the Masterclass around 5:00

  • Refreshments will be available throughout the day

The focus of this workshop is to provide comprehensive approach for machine learning model validation with special emphasis on conceptual soundness and outcome analysis. The key elements includes: model explainability, model weakness identification, prediction reliability, model robustness under changing environment and fairness. The workshop will spend significant amount of time on inherently interpretable models due to their key role for high risk applications as well as model benchmarks. This is a hands on workshop where the participants will learn practical concepts along with exercise using Python in Google Colab. Low code python packages will be provided so that participants with minimum familiarity of Python will be able to follow without difficulty.

Session 1: Introduction and machine learning explainability

  • Elements of machine learning validation: Conceptual soundness and outcome analysis
  • Introduction to key concepts: explainability, robustness, reliability and fairness
  • Post-hoc explainability tools
    • Local explainability: LIME and SHAP
    • Global explainability: Variable Importance,  Partial Dependence and Accumulated Local Effects

Session 2: Designing inherently interpretable model

  • Limitation of post-hoc explainability
  • Introduction to building inherently interpretable model
    • Explainable boosting machine
    • GAMI Neural Networks
    • RuleFit

Session 3: Deep ReLU networks as interpretable models

  • Local partition and linear models
  • Model interpretation and diagnostics
  • Complexity control through regularization

Session 4: Outcome testing

  • Identification of performance weakness through slicing
  • Reliability evaluation through conformal prediction
  • Robustness evaluation for covariate/distribution drift
  • Fairness testing

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Utilizing automation techniques to efficiently execute risk assessment tests

  • Develop tests that span model implementation types
  • Automate execution of tests in a predictable manner
  • Incorporate information about your models into standardized tests
  • Automate evaluation of results incorporating model information
  • Increase the efficiency of your model risk management assets

Jim Olsen, Chief Technology Officer, ModelOp

To maximize engagement and interaction, seats for the course will be limited and available on a first come, first served basis – to avoid disappointment, book your place today by clicking on our register tab.

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Sri Krishnamurthy, CFA CEO QuantUniversity

Biography

Sri Krishnamurthy, CFA,CAP is the founder of QuantUniversity, a data and quantitative analysis company. He has more than 15 years of experience in AI risk management, fintech, analytics, machine learning, quantitative analysis, statistical modeling, and designing large-scale applications.

Previously, Sri has worked for Citigroup, Endeca, and MathWorks and has consulted with dozens of customers in the financial services and energy industries. He has trained more than 5,000 students in quantitative methods, analytics, and big data in the industry and as a faculty member at Babson College, Northeastern University, and Hult International Business School. Many of his students work in quant and data science roles at financial services firms.

Sri is passionate about education and is a frequent speaker at multiple CFA, PRMIA, QWAFAFEW, TEDx events and at various international finance and machine learning conferences. He serves on the QWAFAFEW sub-committee, a reviewer at the Journal of Asset Management and a contributor to the Wilmott Magazine.

Sri earned an MS in computer systems engineering and an MS in computer science from Northeastern University and an MBA with a focus on investments from Babson College. He has been a CFA Charterholder since 2011.

You can learn more about Sri at: https://www.quantuniversity.com

Vijay Nair Head of Advanced Technology for Modelling Wells Fargo

Biography

Vijay is speaking at Machine Learning Model Validation Masterclass

Jim Olsen Chief Technology Officer ModelOp

Biography

Jim Olsen serves as Chief Technology Officer at ModelOp where he leads the technical innovation and design of the ModelOp Center platform. Jim is also integral to advising ModelOp customer CIOs and CTOs on requirements to better support their IT operations as they execute on digital business strategies that often strain technology infrastructure.

Recently, Jim has taken his technology expertise to his off the grid cabin where he continues to innovate building low power computing networks powered entirely by solar power. Jim continues to design and develop our ModelOp software in the remote mountains of Colorado using specialized off grid computing systems and satellite internet, while conquering the challenges of a seasonal road closure during the winter and living miles from the nearest neighbor. You can see more in his blog at Off Grid CTO. Prior to ModelOp, he was Director of Software Development at Think Big, a Teradata Company for the Americas consulting organization, and responsible for the design of their Analytics Ops framework. Jim has also held technical design and architect positions at Qualtrics, W.J. Bradley Company, and Convasant and was a Distinguished Engineer at Novell. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Psychology from Clarkson University and currently has two patents in his name.

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Nicholas Schmidt CEO SolasAI

Biography

Nicholas Schmidt is the CEO of SolasAI, a compliance-focused AI software platform that identifies and mitigates bias and discrimination in algorithmic decisioning. He is also the Artificial Intelligence Practice Leader at BLDS, LLC, where he provides expert guidance in the application of economics and statistics to questions of law and regulation. As head of the AI practice, Nick focuses on algorithmic fairness, explainable AI, and ensuring robust model governance practices. In addition to working with many of the largest U.S. lenders, FinTechs, and insurance companies, Nick regularly advises regulatory agencies in addressing questions relating to discrimination and innovation in AI.

Agus Sudjianto Head of Corporate Model Risk Wells Fargo

Biography

Agus Sudjianto is an Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Model Risk for Wells Fargo where he leads a highly technical team to manage model risk across the enterprise. Prior to his current position, Agus was the Modeling and Analytics Director and Chief Model Risk Officer at Lloyds Banking Group in the United Kingdom where he was responsible for the enterprise development and oversight of all risk management models (Retail and Wholesale Credits, Market, Regulatory Capital, Stress Testing, Asset Liability Mangement, Insurance). Before joining Lloyds, he was a Senior Credit Risk Executive and Head of Quantitative Risk at Bank of America. Prior to his career in banking, he was product design manager at Ford Motor Company where he led engineering teams designing engine systems and components using complex engineering models. Agus holds numerous US patents in both Finance and Engineering fields. In addition to publishing numerous technical papers, he is also a co-author of a statistics book in Design and Analysis of Computer Experiment. His technical expertise and interest include Quantative Risk, especially credit risk modeling and statistical finance, statistical methods for fighting financial crimes, and computational statistics. He holds graduate degrees in Engineering and Management from Wayne State University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

ModelOp, enables large enterprises to address the critical governance and scale challenges necessary to fully unlock the transformational value of enterprise AI/ML investments. Core to any AI orchestration platform, companies use ModelOp Center to govern, monitor and orchestrate models across the enterprise and deliver reliable, compliant, and scalable AI initiatives.

Unrivalled and unparalleled – Risk Americas 2022 is THE event to attend for industry insights, networking, engagement, meeting peers and colleagues, solution providers and much more

Over 60 sessions across two days, with more than 70 thought leaders, including more than 15 panel discussions and 40+ presentations. Plus, new for 2022, a stream dedicated to extended deep dive themes requested by the industry, led by hand-selected industry professionals. Move freely across the streams, creating your own conference agenda, engage anonymous through our event app with questions, simply raising an arm and asking a question!

Plus, there is a pre-event one day masterclass on Machine Learning Model Validation – extended sessions, led by renown industry experts, with limited seats available to allow for engagement, interaction and group/individual exercises.

Finally, don’t forget the networking and engagement after such a long absence – enjoy breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day while meeting with peers, solution providers and presenters, including our networking drinks reception at the end of day one.

Risk Americas 2022 is the premier risk, regulation and innovation gathering for North America – we look forward to welcoming you!

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND A CEFPRO CONFERENCE? HEAR FROM PAST ATTENDEES AND SPEAKERS…

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Interactive panel discussions are designed to include attendees by running a live Q&A throughout the session

PRESENTATIONS

Hear industry experts provide detailed insights on a range of vendor risk issues, challenges and opportunities

NETWORKING BREAKS

Networking opportunities including breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks on both days, access to all streams and sessions.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Continue discussions beyond the auditorium and interact with speakers and attendees after their session.

July 14, 2022

Leveraging scenario analysis and quantification methods to better identify impact of disruption

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leader as an individual, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular […]
June 10, 2022

Reviewing heightened complexity of global regulations and divergence in expectations

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leaders as individuals, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular organization. […]
June 10, 2022

Identifying critical third parties and determining effective oversight requirements

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leaders as individuals, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular organization. […]
June 10, 2022

Reviewing the impact of ESG on business strategies moving forward and preparing for change

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leaders as individuals, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular organization. […]
June 10, 2022

Reviewing data and privacy requirements with use of technology and platforms across the industry

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leaders as individuals, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular organization. […]
June 10, 2022

Due diligence and oversight requirements with increased reliance on third and fourth parties

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leaders as individuals, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular organization. […]
June 10, 2022

Reviewing the evolution of technology uses and mitigating technology risk

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leaders as individuals, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular organization. […]
June 10, 2022

The “Why” and the “How” – Answering Some Commonly Asked Questions about Business Continuity Planning

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leaders as individuals, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular organization. […]
June 10, 2022

Managing physical risks of climate change and impact to portfolio and assets

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leaders as individuals, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular organization. […]
June 10, 2022

How to stay ahead of merchant breaches and payment card fraud

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leaders as individuals, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular organization. […]
June 10, 2022

Developing standards to measure concentration risks with use of certain companies or geographies within supply chain

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leaders as individuals, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular organization. […]
June 10, 2022

Reviewing the evolution of technology uses and mitigating technology risk

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leaders as individuals, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular organization. […]

To find out more about the sponsors of Risk Americas 2022, please click on their profiles below.

Experian are sponsoring Risk Americas 2022

Founded in 1990 by Dr. Donald R. van Deventer, Kamakura Corporation is the world’s leading provider of risk management information, risk management software and risk management consulting. Kamakura’s executive team represents a broad and diverse cross-section of in-depth experience in economics, financial management, information technology, credit modeling, risk assessment, accounting, business administration, higher education, banking and regulatory oversight.

McGonigle, P.C., serves the white collar & enforcement defense, regulatory counseling, and litigation needs of clients across the full spectrum of financial services – including investment banks, commercial banks, broker-dealers, investment advisers, hedge funds, commodity trading advisors, blockchain companies and entrepreneurs to national and international securities markets and exchanges, including crypto. Many of the Firm’s shareholders formerly served in senior positions at the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve. Several served in senior executive positions in major Wall Street financial institutions.

Our White Collar Defense, Investigations & Compliance Counseling team includes alumni of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division and the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices for the Southern District of New York and the District of Columbia.  We assist financial services companies and their corporate officers with national and global investigations and white collar defense representations involving securities fraud and insider trading, potential money laundering, sanctions, bribery and corruption, privacy and cybercrime, and health care fraud. We routinely advise companies on tailored compliance policies and procedures to meet the evolving global regulatory landscape.

McGonigle, P.C., has been named the Law Firm of the Year by U.S. News/Best Lawyers for securities regulation for two years running.

Workiva Inc. (NYSE: WK) simplifies complex work for thousands of organizations worldwide. Customers trust Workiva’s open, intelligent, and intuitive platform to connect data, documents, and teams. The results: improved efficiency, greater transparency, and less risk.

ActiveViam provides precision data analytics tools to help organizations make better decisions faster. ActiveViam started in 2005 with the vision of leveraging in-memory technology to create an analytics platform where businesses could leverage the largest data sets without restrictions, keep them up-to-date in real time and use them to empower their decision makers. Our goal at ActiveViam, is to let organizations not only make decisions faster, but better; to not only reach their data, but their potential; to not only see their data, but find their way into the future.

causaLens are the pioneers of Causal AI — a giant leap in machine intelligence.

We build Causal AI-powered products that are trusted by leading organizations across a wide range of industries. Our No-Code Causal AI Platform empowers all types of users to make superior decisions through an intuitive user interface. We are creating a world in which humans leverage trustworthy AI to solve the greatest challenges in the economy, society and healthcare.

DCG are sponsoring CeFPro’s Risk Americas Convention 2022.

Evaluserve are sponsoring CeFPro’s Risk Americas Convention 2022.

MAT is a new generation ALM tool that leans on state-of-the-art technologies with the goal of evolving the balance sheet management to a new paradigm. MAT is not just a calculation engine, it engloves the three components of a traditional architecture – Data loading, calculation engine and advanced reporting – allowing the user to devote more time in analyzing the data instead of its generation. MAT is not just a management tool, it has been developed in order to cover both the management and regulatory requirements for interest rate risk and liquidity risk. Because of the technologies involved, MAT is able to load and compute the data at the contract level. It incorporates an advanced set of dynamic reports ready for use as Repricing Gap, Sensitivity Analysis for NII and MVE, Survival Horizon and Liquidity Gap, LCR, NSFR among others but also to create as many reports as the user wants through a powerful web reporting design. MAT is a tool that offers some innovative functionalities such as: ALCO simulations, self-calibrated new business, manual entries module, MAT is available on mobile devices, cloud solution, data analytics module, etc.

MAT, rethinking the ALM.

Milliman’s Complex Risk Analysis is a next-generation cyber risk solution that incorporates a forward-looking approach to modeling how cyber risks occur and propagate. It provides organizational decision makers and risk managers with a more accurate understanding of current vulnerabilities—as well as actionable recommendations for mitigation decisions and sophisticated predictions about potential future financial losses. Using the power of AI, Milliman’s solution helps identify emerging threat vectors before they cause damage to your organization, tying cyber risk directly back to your balance sheet and forecasts to help you model the effect of various actions.

  

OneTrust Vendorpedia™ is the largest and most widely-used technology platform to operationalize third-party risk. The offering enables both enterprises and their vendors with technology solutions that include: the Third-Party Risk Exchange, a community of shared (and pre-completed) vendor risk assessments with 70,000+ participating vendors; Questionnaire Response Automation, a tool that helps organizations answer incoming security questionnaires; and Third-Party Risk Management software, a platform to streamline the entire vendor lifecycle, from onboarding to offboarding. More than 8,000 customers of all sizes use OneTrust, which is powered by 150 awarded patents, to offer the most depth and breadth of any third-party risk, security, and privacy solution in the market. OneTrust Vendorpedia offers purpose-built software designed to help organizations manage vendor relationships with confidence, including and integrates seamlessly with the entire OneTrust platform, including – OneTrust Privacy Management Software, OneTrust DataDiscovery™, OneTrust DataGovernance™, OneTrust GRC, OneTrust Ethics, OneTrust PreferenceChoice™, OneTrust ESG, and OneTrust DataGuidance™.

 

Phyton Consulting focuses on the most complex initiatives facing our clients and strives to be the best subject matter-led, execution-focused group on the street. Our services are conceived to address your industry-specific business and data challenges with the right blend of tactical and strategic execution. Phyton excels at enhancing the way organizations approach change across people, culture, processes, and technology. Our cross-industry understanding of Data Management best practices is our core strength. By integrating Phyton’s refined data framework and the core governance pillars that support it with subject-matter expertise, we are driving the harmonization of best practices across industries.

Quantitative Risk Management (QRM) is the world’s premier consulting firm focused on balance sheet management and mortgage analytics. Since 1987, QRM has partnered with institutions from the banking, finance, and insurance industries to enhance their ability to achieve higher risk-adjusted returns. We develop industry-leading risk management principles, practices, and models, and provide our clients the advice, knowledge, and tools necessary to leverage our innovations toward better decision making and improved operational efficiency. With offices in Chicago, London, and Singapore, QRM has established over 250 long-term engagements with top financial institutions worldwide.

SecurityScorecard is the global leader in cybersecurity ratings and the only service with millions of organizations continuously rated. Our mission is to make the world a safer place by transforming the way organizations understand, improve, and communicate cybersecurity risk to their boards, employees, and vendors.

SecurityScorecard’s patented rating technology is used by thousands of organizations for enterprise cyber risk management, third-party risk management, board reporting, cyber insurance underwriting, and regulatory oversight to meet compliance mandates; making all organizations more resilient by allowing them to easily find and fix cybersecurity risks across their externally facing digital-footprint.

SecurityScorecard is the only provider of instant risk ratings that automatically map to vendor cybersecurity questionnaires and the largest ecosystem of integrations, providing a true 360-degree view of risk. But we don’t stop there. Through a customer-centric, solution-based commitment to our partners, we are transforming the digital landscape building a path toward resilience.

 

Strategic Risk Associates (SRA) is a technology solution provider and risk management consulting practice serving Financial Services, Insurance and Technology Industries. SRA’s proprietary technology and methodology was designed and built “by bankers, for bankers” enabling clients to navigate risk and drive growth. SRA Watchtower is a risk intelligence and intuitive performance management platform built to continuously inform, enlighten, and empower banking executives and boards. SRA was named a top 30 global Fintech leader in Center for Financial Professionals 2022 Report. Learn more here.

Wolters Kluwer’s Finance, Risk & Reporting business is a market leader in the provision of integrated finance, risk and regulatory compliance and reporting solutions, supporting regulated financial institutions in meeting their obligations to external regulators and their own board of directors. Wolters Kluwer (WKL) is a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the health, tax and accounting, governance, risk & compliance, and legal & regulatory sectors. We help customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge and specialized technology and services.

CitrusX is an AI/ML platform that enables the validation of models from the development stage into production, while ensuring their robustness, accuracy, and explainability.

Credit underwriting and other bank processes are now heavily reliant on untrustworthy and unreliable AI models. By doing so, banks are constantly making misinformed and inefficient decisions in their process, causing them to leave money on the table.

Banks and financial institutions can detect model biases, minimize exposure, and identify vulnerabilities with CitrusXsolution, throughout the lifecycle of the model.

The potential for AI applications is enormous. Its adoption, however, is hindered in many ways by its high-risk processes and a lack of transparency. As AI expands into almost every aspect of modern life, the risk of misbehaving models exponentially grows. 

With Citrusx, we can integrate reliability into our models, establishing a trustworthy and prosperous relationship with AI.

Elliptic is the global leader in cryptoasset risk management for crypto businesses and financial institutions worldwide.

Recognized as a WEF Technology Pioneer and backed by investors including Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, SBI Group, and Santander Innoventures, Elliptic has assessed risk on transactions worth several trillion dollars, uncovering activities related to money laundering, terrorist fundraising, fraud, and other financial crimes.

Elliptic is headquartered in London with offices in New York, Singapore, and Tokyo. To learn more, visit www.elliptic.co and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

  

FTI Consulting is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. Individually, each practice is a leader in its specific field, staffed with experts recognised for the depth of their knowledge and a track record of making an impact. Collectively, FTI Consulting offers a comprehensive suite of services designed to assist clients across the business cycle – from proactive risk management to the ability to respond rapidly to unexpected events and dynamic environments.

 

  

Mitratech is a proven global technology partner for corporate legal, risk & compliance, and HR professionals seeking to maximize productivity, control expense, and mitigate risk by deepening operational alignment, increasing visibility, and spurring collaboration across their organization.

With Mitratech’s proven portfolio of end-to-end solutions, organizations worldwide are able to implement best practices and standardize processes across all lines of business to manage risk and ensure business continuity.

Mitratech serves over 1,500 organizations worldwide, including 30% of the Fortune 500 and over 500,000 users in 160 countries.

For more info, visit: www.mitratech.com

ModelOp, enables large enterprises to address the critical governance and scale challenges necessary to fully unlock the transformational value of enterprise AI/ML investments. Core to any AI orchestration platform, companies use ModelOp Center to govern, monitor and orchestrate models across the enterprise and deliver reliable, compliant, and scalable AI initiatives.

Onspring’s intelligent automation and real-time reporting software provides risk management teams with flexibility and efficiency in managing enterprise risk. Our solution captures and relates financial, operational, reputational, cyber and compliance risks across your business—so you can plot risk ownership, calculate dependencies and categorize mitigation plans.Our goal is to give you more control over risk. This happens when you’re able to generate risk evaluations, calculate impacts on your business, estimate the likelihood of occurrences and potential costs in Onspring. Plus, our no-code cloud-based platform means you can update your processes on your own without the help of IT, all while measuring the impact and results of your team.

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Shared Assessments is a global membership organization dedicated to developing the best practices, education and tools to drive third party risk assurance. We are creators of the industry standard third party risk toolkit, used by over 15,000 organizations worldwide.

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Please contact the Center for Financial Professionals today to discuss how we can deliver your thought-leadership at the event, help you generate leads, and provide you with unique networking and branding opportunities. For more information on what we can offer, please contact chris.simou@cefpro.com or call us on +1 888 677 7007 where a member of the team will be happy to tailor the right package for you.

Can I present at the Risk Americas Convention?

Yes, the Center for Financial Professionals are happy to discuss speaking opportunities at the Risk Americas Convention. For further information on this please contact alice.kelly@cefpro.com or call us on +1 888 677 7007.

Are there any rules on the dress code?

Business attire is requested. The Convention is a formal opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and to gain knowledge from the industry’s finest risk management experts.

What is the cost and what is included in the registration fee?

We offer incentives for ‘early bird’ registrants of the Convention, as outlined on our pricing structure. Registration includes breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunches, the cocktail reception at the end of the day, full access to the sessions and exhibition area. Presentations from the sessions are also available, subject to speaker approval.

Where can I find the Convention documentation and speaker presentations?

All registered attendees will receive an email with access to documentation and speaker presentations after the Convention*. We will work with our presenters to include as many presentations as possible on our App during the Convention. * Please note that our speakers often have to gain permission from their relevant compliance departments to release their presentations. On rare occasions compliance may not allow presentations to be distributed.

Will breakfast, lunch and refreshment be provided?

Yes. As with all of our events, the Center for Financial Professionals will be providing brilliant coffee, breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and smaller bites during the networking breaks.

Will there be opportunities to network with other attendees?

There are ample opportunities for networking and interaction throughout the Convention, such as:

  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks
  • Cocktail reception at the end of the day (subject to confirmation)
  • Q&A, panel discussions and audience participation technology
Are there opportunities to share my thought-leadership at the Risk Americas Convention?

Yes there are plenty of opportunities for the Center for Financial Professionals to share thought-leadership to the attendees of Risk Americas Convention and our wider risk professionals community. At the event we can distribute your material to the attendees, offer you an exhibition booth, and provide speaking opportunities so that you may enjoy a more prominent presence at the Convention. Visit the Sponsor tab for further information or contact sales@cefpro.com / +1 888 677 7007

Are media partnerships available for the Risk Americas Convention?

Yes. As part of a media partnership we can offer a variety of options to increase the branding and awareness of your association, company, certificate, publication or media. We are flexible with what we can offer however we usually:

  • Provide a discounted rate to attend
  • Place your logo and profile on the Convention website
  • Place your logo on promotional content where applicable
  • Distribute your media/marketing at the Convention
  • Promote through social media channels

To discuss this further please contact lauren.carter@cefpro.com or call +1 888 677 7007.

What can I do if I can't attend the event due to Covid-19?

If you are unable to attend the Convention due to national/Covid restrictions, CeFPro would be more than happy to offer you a refund, credit note or the option to transfer the ticket to a colleague who is able to attend.

Are CPE Credits available?

Yes, CPE Credits are available for the Risk Americas Convention and the Masterclasses.

Representing a financial institution or government body – (E.g. Bank, Insurance company, Asset Manager, Regulator)

Pre-agenda rate

$599

Representing an information/service provider (E.g. Consultant, Vendor, Executive Search Firm, Law Firm)

 

Pre-agenda rate

$1199

PLEASE NOTE: To qualify for the preferential ‘early bird’ rates, registration must be received by the close of the ‘early bird’ working day, and payment can be made at the time of registering, or up to a week after registration is made an invoice sent. CeFPro reserves the right to increase rates should payment be delayed significantly. For Group Rates to be valid, the whole group must register at the same time, though names can be changed at any time up to the event at no additional cost. Should a delegate register at a rate that is inaccurate, CeFPro reserves the right to issue an additional invoice for the outstanding amount.

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