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2020 Conference Schedule

The schedule for the 2020 program is currently in development – updates will be continuously posted. What follows is a general schedule at a glance. For the 2020 conference, the advisory board is planning deep explorations into the following topics: Data Governance, “Recession Proofing” Your Organization, Managing the Risks of a Cyber Crisis, Meeting the Risks of New Technology, Emerging Risks and Fraud Exposures in Payments, Use Cases for Machine Learning and AI, CECL, Regulatory Change Management, Managing the Impact of Economic Shifts in Your Risk Framework, Concentration Risk, Libor, Audit Challenges, Interest Rate and Liquidity Risk, new product and business risks …. And more.

To get an idea of how the 2020 conference will point for Continuing Education Credits, please see the CE credits approved for the 2019 Risk Management Conference.

  • Wednesday, March 25

  • Thursday, March 26

  • Friday, March 27

Wednesday, March 25

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPEN

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

POWER HOUR BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Take full advantage of your conference experience! Join one of our expert corporate partners for a quick-paced informative session all while enjoying breakfast. Seating is first-come, first-served - no reservations are required.

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

LEARNING LABS - Series 1 (Six Options)

Learning Labs combine expert speaker presentations and interactive discussions.

Learning Lab 1A: Building a Data Governance Risk Framework: Where to Begin
(Single Session)

(Advanced level data governance session can be found in Learning Lab 2A)

This session is a soup to nuts overview on how to stand up a data governance program in your institution. Included in this discussion is a standardization of language definitions (data modeling, data quality, data warehousing, etc.). We’ll also discuss growing into data analysis and reporting.

  • Moderator/Speaker: LeAnne B. Staalenburg, CISSP CRCM, Senior Vice President, Corporate Security and Risk, Capital City Bank
  • Jeremy Wishall, Vice President, Audit Leader - Credit and Fraud Risk Management, American Express

Learning Lab 1B: “Recession Proofing” Your Organization Through an Effective Governance and Control Environment-Mid-Size/Large Bank

(Community Bank Session in Learning Lab 2B)

This session will provide options for assessing risk for cycle changes to help you identify holes in your risk armor. We’ll also explore the use of stress testing for guidance of recession risk especially in terms of the impact of negative interest rates and yield curve impact.

  • Moderator/Speaker: Tally Ferguson, Senior Vice President, Director of Market Risk Management, Bank of Oklahoma a division of BOKF NA
  • Dev Strischek, Principal, Devon Risk Advisory Group, LLC

Learning Lab 1C: Updating Your Risk Governance Framework for Efficiency and Effectiveness
-Community Banks

(Mid-Size/Large Banks Session is in Learning Lab 2C)

This is not a 101 session! We are assuming in this session you have a risk governance framework in place. This session is for you to benchmark what you are doing against current leading practices. You will walk away with a checklist of upgrades suited for your asset size.

  • Peter Bakkala, Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Needham Bank

Learning Lab 1D: Preparing for and Meeting the Demands of a Cyber Crisis
(Repeated in Learning Lab 2D)

This session will take you beyond response to identifying and mitigating cyber risks before they occur.

  • Mircea Pigli, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Risk Analytics Director, Fifth Third Bank

Learning Lab 1E: Preparing for and Meeting the Demands of a Fast-Moving Emergency
(Repeated in Learning Lab 2E)

There have been many new fast-moving emergencies and bankers are learning not just how to respond to them, but to have a nimble infrastructure in managing the risks of these emergencies. From wildfires to rolling blackouts to fast changing trade policies to more traditional weather emergencies, how can you assess the risks for your portfolio? Come prepared to hear and share ideas.

  • Moderator: David “Dave” J. Sharp, CERP, Senior Vice President, Deputy Chief Risk Officer, Pacific Western Bank

Learning Lab 1F: A Risk Roadmap for New Technology
(Repeated in Learning Lab 2F)

When it is time to update operational technology in the bank - what is your risk roadmap for onboarding new internal technology? How are you evaluating the risk with third- and fourth-party vendors? Join us as we take a look at the new key risks for onboarding new technologies and systems. This is not a session about onboard new FinTech products – this is a session outlining the full range of risk throughout the different phases of onboarding new systems and technology.

  • Moderator: Jacqueline “Jackie” B. Charron, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Risk Oversight, PeoplesBank

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

TRAVEL TO NEXT SESSION

10:45 AM – 12:15 AM

LEARNING LABS – Series 2 (Six Options)

Learning Labs combine expert speaker presentations and interactive discussions.

Learning Lab 2A: You’ve Got a Data Governance Risk Framework – It Working?
(Single Session)

(If you are in the early phases of building your data governance risk framework, you should attend Learning Lab 1A)

This session will help you benchmark your current data governance risk framework against industry practices and regulatory guidance. If you are attending this session, we are assuming that you have a program in place. We’ll discuss standardizing the language across the enterprise, data analysis and reporting and more.

  • Moderator/Speaker: LeAnne B. Staalenburg, CISSP CRCM, Senior Vice President, Corporate Security and Risk, Capital City Bank
  • Jeremy Wishall, Vice President, Audit Leader - Credit and Fraud Risk Management, American Express

Learning Lab 2B: “Recession Proofing” Your Organization Through an Effective Governance and Control Environment – Community Banks
(Mid-Size/Large Bank Session is in Learning Lab 1B)

This session will provide options for assessing risk for cycle changes to help you identify holes in your risk armor.

Learning Lab 2C: Updating Your Risk Governance Framework for Efficiency and Effectiveness
-Mid-Size/Large Banks

(Community Banks Session Found in Learning Lab 1C)

This is not a 101 session! We are assuming in this session you have a risk governance framework in place. This session is for you to benchmark what you are doing against current leading practices. You will walk away with a checklist of upgrades suited for your asset size.

  • Moderator/Speaker: Tally Ferguson, Senior Vice President, Director of Market Risk Management, Bank of Oklahoma a division of BOKF NA
  • Dev Strischek, Principal, Devon Risk Advisory Group, LLC

Learning Lab 2D: Preparing for and Meeting the Demands of a Cyber Crisis
(Repeated from Learning Lab 1D)

This session will take you beyond response to identifying and mitigating cyber risks before they occur.

  • Mircea Pigli, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Risk Analytics Director, Fifth Third Bank

Learning Lab 2E: Preparing for and Meeting the Demands of a Fast-Moving Emergency
(Repeated from Learning Lab 1E)

There have been many new fast-moving emergencies and bankers are learning not just how to respond to them, but to have a nimble infrastructure in managing the risks of these emergencies. From wildfires to rolling blackouts to fast changing trade policies to more traditional weather emergencies, how can you assess the risks for your portfolio? Come prepared to hear and share ideas.

  • Moderator: David “Dave” J. Sharp, CERP, Senior Vice President, Deputy Chief Risk Officer, Pacific Western Bank

Learning Lab 2F: A Risk Roadmap for New Technology
(Repeated from Learning Lab 1F)

When it is time to update operational technology in the bank - what is your risk roadmap for onboarding new internal technology? How are you evaluating the risk with third- and fourth-party vendors? Join us as we take a look at the new key risks for onboarding new technologies and systems. This is not a session about onboard new FinTech products – this is a session outlining the full range of risk throughout the different phases of onboarding new systems and technology.

  • Moderator: Jacqueline “Jackie” B. Charron, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Risk Oversight, PeoplesBank

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

RISK SOLUTIONS LUNCHEON

It’s lunch and a show – a solutions show! Top corporate partners share what’s new in their offerings in a fast-paced learning environment. Five-minute solution-pitches provide you a glimpse of the future!

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

TRAVEL TO NEXT SESSION

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS - Series 1 (Six Options)

Concurrent Session 1A: Emerging Risks and Fraud Exposures in Payments
(Repeated in Concurrent Session 2A)

This is your briefing on current risks you should consider across all payments. Included in this discussion is faster payments, same day ACH, API interfaces, fraud exposures in P2P and P2B payments.

  • Moderator: MaryAnn DiPinto, CIA, CRP, Vice President, Operational Risk Management, MUFG Union Bank NA

Concurrent Session 1B: Product and Service Delivery Risk
(Repeated in Concurrent Session 2B)

The OCC has recently set a supervisory target to examine large banks to assess their end-to-end process and internal controls in delivering products and services as disclosed to customers. Whether you are supervised by the OCC or other supervisory agency, this session will help you manage the risk governance surrounding product and service delivery risk.

  • Moderator/Speaker: Jennifer L. Gemma, Director, US Governance and Program Oversight, BMO Financial Corp

Concurrent Session 1C: CECL 2020: The Battle Scars of Implementation (So Far!)
(Repeated in Concurrent Session 2C)

How is CECL implementation going? What is happening with regards to examiner expectations? Our experts will outline everything you need to know about CECL – and more!

  • Michael Gullette, Senior Vice President, Tax and Accounting, American Bankers Association

Concurrent Session 1D: Conduct Risk Governance
(Single Session)

Regulatory scrutiny and expectations continue to be heightened related to Conduct Risk. In this session, we will discuss approaches to evaluating your bank’s risk culture as well as factors to consider throughout the risk management lifecycle to address Conduct Risk in your product and service offerings.

  • Moderator/Speaker: Cara Williams, CERP, CRCM, CCEP-I, Senior Vice President, Control Executive - Stakeholder Relations, Wells Fargo
  • Peter Dugas, Managing Principal, Capco

Concurrent Session 1E: 3rd Line of Defense: An Effective Audit Function
(Repeated in Concurrent Session 3D)

From audit quality, scoping and planning to roles and responsibilities, those with audit responsibilities or oversight over the third line will benefit from this session which will outline current exam issues and how to mitigate them.

  • Moderator: Ann Marie Tarantino CRCM, CRP, AMLP, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, Esquire Bank, N.A.

Concurrent Session 1F: M&A Risk Assessment: Before the Merger: of special interest to community banks below $10B
(Single Session)

Recently, there’s been significant M&A activity – how is your M&A Risk Assessment? Join us as we walk through key risk areas to assess, especially prior to the merger.

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

TRAVEL TO NEXT SESSION

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS - Series 2 (Six Options)

Concurrent Session 2A: Emerging Risks and Fraud Exposures in Payments
(Repeated from Concurrent Session 1A)

This is your briefing on current risks you should consider across all payments. Included in this discussion is faster payments, same day ACH, API interfaces, fraud exposures in P2P and P2B payments.

  • Moderator: MaryAnn DiPinto, CIA, CRP, Vice President, Operational Risk Management, MUFG Union Bank NA

Concurrent Session 2B: Product and Service Delivery Risk
(Repeated from Concurrent Session 1B)

The OCC has recently set a supervisory target to examine large banks to assess their end-to-end process and internal controls in delivering products and services as disclosed to customers. Whether you are supervised by the OCC or other supervisory agency, this session will help you manage the risk governance surrounding product and service delivery risk.

Concurrent Session 2C: CECL 2020: The Battle Scars of Implementation (So Far!)
(Repeated from Concurrent Session 1C)

How is CECL implementation going? What is happening with regards to examiner expectations? Our experts will outline everything you need to know about CECL – and more!

  • Michael Gullette, Senior Vice President, Tax and Accounting, American Bankers Association

Concurrent Session 2D: What You Need to Know about AI and Machine Learning: Trends and Use Cases
(Repeated in Concurrent Session 4B)

While banks of all sizes are in different places regarding AI and Machine Learning – this session applies to all banks. We’ll walk through the latest innovations and trends. We’ll discuss use cases and regulatory agency focus.

Concurrent Session 2E: Regulatory Change Management
(Repeated in Concurrent Session 3E)

What is your process for getting in alignment with supervisory expectations, especially when you are supervised by multiple agencies? What is your process to stay “plugged in” to the ever-changing regulatory world? We’ll provide a framework for keeping up with regulatory changes and how to manage these changes across the enterprise.

  • Christopher T. Spellman, CRCM, Senior Vice President and Corporate Compliance Director, Heartland Financial

Concurrent Session 2F: Liquidity Risk During a Downturn - Mid-Size/Large Bank
(Community Bank Session found in Concurrent Session 3F)

While current economic indicators remain positive, we are fans of being proactive on risk! Join us as we talk about potential liquidity scenarios and what you can do to mitigate the risks.

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

TRAVEL TO NEXT SESSION

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

GENERAL SESSION

Keynote Address

5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

OPENING RECEPTION IN THE MARKETPLACE

Our marketplace is your Risk solutions hub where you can speak one-on-one with the nation’s top risk solutions providers and hear trending new practices in our live podcast studio.

Thursday, March 26

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

REGISTRATION OPEN

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

POWER HOUR BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Take full advantage of your conference experience! Join one of our expert corporate partners for a quick-paced informative session all while enjoying breakfast. Seating is first-come, first-served - no reservations are required. A breakfast buffet will be available from 6:50 – 7:20 a.m. for delegates attending these sessions.

8:15 AM – 9:30 AM

GENERAL SESSION

Adaptive Strategies in Changing Times: The Intersection of Economic Forecasting with the Risk Management Framework

Key Note Speaker:

  • Scott Anderson, Executive Vice President, Chief Economist, Bank of the West

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

REFRESHMENT BREAK IN THE MARKETPLACE

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS - Series 3 (Six Options)

Concurrent Session 3A: Replacing LIBOR (SOFR)
(Repeated in Concurrent Session 4A)

  • Moderator/Speaker: Tally Ferguson, Senior Vice President, Director of Market Risk Management, Bank of Oklahoma a division of BOKF NA
  • Ethan Heisler, Senior Director, Financial Institutions, Kroll Bond Rating Agency
  • Jeff Kuzbel, Managing Vice President, Treasury/Balance Sheet Management CFO Capital One Financial Corporation

Concurrent Session 3B: Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG): Banking Industries with Reputational Risk and the Impact on Your Risk Program
(Repeated in Concurrent Session 5B)

Concurrent Session 3C: Concentration Risk – Mid-Size/Large Banks
(Single Session) (Community Bank Session is in Concurrent Session 4C)

We’ll cover a wide range of concentration risk tools including: the use of alternative data to get early warning indicators of credit risk exposures; rescoring/reevaluating loans and more.

  • Moderator: Anthony Donatelli, Executive Vice President and Director of Capital Planning and Stress Testing, New York Community Bancorp, Inc.
  • Marc Maun, Executive Vice President/Chief Credit Officer, BOK Financial
  • Dev Strischek, Principal, Devon Risk Advisory Group, LLC

Concurrent Session 3D: 3rd Line of Defense: An Effective Audit Function
(Repeated from Concurrent Session 1E)

From audit quality, scoping and planning to roles and responsibilities, those with audit responsibilities or oversight over the third line will benefit from this session which will outline current exam issues and how to mitigate them.

  • Moderator: Ann Marie Tarantino CRCM, CRP, AMLP, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, Esquire Bank, N.A.

Concurrent Session 3E: Regulatory Change Management
(Repeated from Concurrent Session 2E)

What is your process for getting in alignment with supervisory expectations, especially when you are supervised by multiple agencies? What is your process to stay “plugged in” to the ever-changing regulatory world? We’ll provide a framework for keeping up with regulatory changes and how to manage these changes across the enterprise.

Concurrent Session 3F: Liquidity Risk during a Downturn - Community Banks
(Mid-Size/Large Bank Session Found in Concurrent Session 2F)

While current economic indicators remain positive, we are fans of being proactive on risk! Join us as we talk about potential liquidity scenarios and what you can do to mitigate the risks.

11:30 PM – 1:15 PM

SEATED LUNCHEON WITH SPEAKER 

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

DESSERT IN THE MARKETPLACE

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

GENERAL SESSION

Supervisory Regulatory Roundtable

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

TRAVEL TO NEXT SESSION

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS - Series 4 (Six Options)

Concurrent Session 4A: Replacing LIBOR (SOFR)
(Repeated from Concurrent Session 3A)

  • Moderator/Speaker: Tally Ferguson, Senior Vice President, Director of Market Risk Management, Bank of Oklahoma a division of BOKF NA
  • Ethan Heisler, Senior Director, Financial Institutions, Kroll Bond Rating Agency
  • Jeff Kuzbel, Managing Vice President, Treasury/Balance Sheet Management CFO Capital One Financial Corporation

Concurrent Session 4B: What You Need to Know about AI and Machine Learning: Trends and Use Cases
(Repeated from Concurrent Session 2D)

While banks of all sizes are in different places regarding AI and Machine Learning – this session applies to all banks. We’ll walk through the latest innovations and trends. We’ll discuss use cases and regulatory agency focus.

Concurrent Session 4C: Concentration Risk – Community Banks
(Mid-Size/Large Bank Session is in Concurrent Session 3C)

We’ll cover a wide range of concentration risk tools including: the use of alternative data to get early warning indicators of credit risk exposures; rescoring/reevaluating loans and more.

Concurrent Session 4D: A Case Study on Interest Rate Scenarios
(Repeated in Concurrent Session 5C)

  • Steve Scott, Senior Vice President, Head of Interest Rate Risk, U.S. Bancorp

Concurrent Session 4E: Scenario Analysis: A Case Study on Cyber Risk
(Repeated in Concurrent Session 5E)

Concurrent Session 4F: Case Study on Strategic Risk: Identifying Warning Signs
(Repeated in Concurrent Session 5F)

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

RECEPTION IN THE MARKETPLACE

Friday, March 27

7:00 AM – 10:15 AM

REGISTRATION OPEN

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

POWER HOUR BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Take full advantage of your conference experience! Join one of our expert corporate partners for a quick-paced informative session all while enjoying breakfast. Seating is first-come, first-served - no reservations are required. A breakfast buffet will be available from 6:50 – 7:20 a.m. for delegates attending these sessions.

8:15 AM – 9:15 AM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS - Series 5 (Six Options)

Concurrent Session 5A: Validating Your Machine Learning Model: Checking Accuracy to Avoid Data Bias
(Single Session)

Many banks are adopting machine-learning models for a range of applications. However, some recent, high-profile cases have demonstrated that, when such models learn patterns without human intervention, troubling - even illegal - biases can become imbedded. This session will provide insight into what must be done to avoid such serious problems.

Concurrent Session 5B: Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG): Impact on your Risk Program
(Repeated from Concurrent Session 3B)

Concurrent Session 5C: Scenario Analysis: A Case Study of New Businesses
(Single Session)

Concurrent Session 5D: Scenario Analysis: A Case Study on Interest Rate Scenarios
(Repeated from Concurrent Session 4D)

Concurrent Session 5E: Scenario Analysis: A Case Study on Cyber Risk
(Repeated from Concurrent Session 4E)

Concurrent Session 5F: Case Study on Strategic Risk: Identifying Warning Signs
(Repeated from Concurrent Session 4F)

  • Moderator: Jacqueline “Jackie” B. Charron, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Risk Oversight, PeoplesBank

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

FINAL REFRESHMENT BREAK IN THE MARKETPLACE

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

CLOSING GENERAL SESSION

Cyber Threats: Risk Exposures and Management

11:30 PM

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