A lot of excellent information was presented. Great resource material to follow up on. - Associate Vice-President, Financial Services
University of Saskatchewan

Cyber and Operational Risk Management

April 30 - May 1, 2019 · Vancouver, BC
2019 Conference Program: Day One - Tuesday April 30, 2019
8:00 - 9:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair
Andrew Richardson, Principal, Simplified Risk Management Inc.
9:10 - 10:00
Tips of the Trade
  • Evolution of ORM from quantitative to qualitative
  • Maximizing ORM stakeholder value
  • Practical advice, lessons learned, and strategic insights
  • Risk and opportunities associated with emerging trends
10:00 - 10:15        Networking Break
10:15 - 11:15
Cybersecurity Emerging Trends
  • Evolution of cyber security risks
  • Common investigation pitfalls
  • Lessons learned: traditional attacks
  • Lessons learned: sophisticated attacks
  • Digital forensic and cyber incident response considerations
11:15 - 12:15
Establishing a Robust Governance Framework
Saad Ali, Director, Governance, Controls and Operational Risk, CIBC

  • Critical elements of a Governance Framework
  • Regulatory requirements for Corporate Governance (including OSFI and SOX)
  • How business changes impact the risk assessments
  • Reviewing industry events for risk incidents and assessing impact on the business
  • Creating a Risk Profile for each Line of Business to Identify areas requiring enhancements
12:15 - 1:15        Luncheon Break
1:15 - 2:15
Implementing Operational Risk Management Practices Around Regulatory Changes
Tom Wong, Head of Operational Risk, Wholesale - Canada, HSBC
  • Considerations for improved reporting and documentation
  • Emerging practices post-guideline
  • Improvements in objective assessments
  • Expansion of operational risk management tools
  • Accommodating size and complexity of institutions
2:15 - 3:15
Fostering Sustainability and Value Through Convergent Risk Assessments
Franco Oboni, President & Principal Consultant, Oboni Riskope Associates Inc.
  • Risks generated by cyber, natural and man-made hazards, shows that siloed approaches do not work
  • Cyber risks are not only an IT issue, thus convergent approaches are needed
  • Cyber attacks can generate physical arm through director indirect hits
  • Systemic analyses are paramount to foster better decision-making
  • Sustainability and value increase with the use of convergent risk assessments
3:15 - 3:30        Networking Break
3:30 - 4:30
Setting the Right Expectations for Cyber and Operational Resilience
  • Overcome cyber attack vulnerability that are designed to destroy IT systems
  • Understand how a cyber resilience strategy can help your business combat troublesome cyber incidents
  • Learn how to protect critical data and recover from breach in a controlled, measurable way
  • Detect data corruption and configuration anomalies
  • Step-by-step guide to respond to a breach and recover your IT as quickly as possible
4:30        End of Day One



Operational and compliance risks have become complex and entwined, increasing the potential for failed processes that govern control breakdowns. A holistic governance approach, that brings the entire risk portfolio of an organization together, is now followed by today’s OpRisk leaders.

You need to mitigate risks with an eye on the big picture. Cybersecurity ranks as the #1 priority for financial institutions today, affecting all functions within your organization. Many risk leaders without technical skills are overwhelmed by the scale of the potential threat.

Infonex's Operational Risk event, now in its 14th year, will provide you with strategies to focus your efforts on mitigating risk in the current regulatory environment. Learn how you can improve conduct, culture, and customer experience; not in isolation, but combined to truly seize a competitive advantage.

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