A lot of excellent information was presented. Great resource material to follow up on. - Associate Vice-President, Financial Services
University of Saskatchewan
14th Annual Event!

Operational Risk Management

Explore Vulnerabilities and the Latest Best Practices for ORM!

October 22 - 23, 2019 ·Workshop: October 21, 2019 · Toronto, Ontario
Day Two Program Agenda: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
8:00 - 9:00        Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10
Opening Remarks from the Chair
Andrew Richardson, Principal, SImplified Risk Management Inc.
9:10 - 10:10
Engage People by Leveraging Risk Management by Design
Olivier Beaumont, Risk Manager, Risk and Compliance, iA Financial Group
  • Create opportunities based on Lean philosophy
  • Involving key stakeholders, the performers
  • Take advantage of synergies to call action
  • Demonstrate how benefits overcome time invested
10:10 - 10:30        Networking Break
10:30 - 11:30
1st & 2nd LoD Interactions: How to be Successful
Jeremy Holmes, Director, Operational Risk, Corporate Functions, RBC
Kerry Willett-Vali, Director, Operational Risk and Regulatory Management, RBC
  • How to make the relationship work by going from an obstacle to a partner
  • How to not step on each other’s toes
  • How much access to the 1st line is too much access
  • Finding the balance between managing risk and impeding progress
11:30 - 12:30
The Emergent Non-Financial Risk Environment: Perspective Towards 2030
Tanna Brodbar, Vice President, Operational Risk Management, Great-West Lifeco
  • What operational risk management is - and isn’t
  • How operational risk is evolving and what this means to ORM practitioners
  • The increasing intersection of non-financial risks and how to manage it
  • How the lines of defence should evolve to meet the demands of the emergent risk environment
  • The organizational conditions that must be put in place now to stay in front of it
12:30 - 1:30        Luncheon Break
1:30 - 2:30
The OSC’s Whistleblower Program – What You Need To Know
Daniella Kozovski, Senior Investigation Counsel, Office of the Whistleblower, Enforcement, Ontario Securities Commission
  • Purpose of a Whistleblower Program
  • Whistleblower Awards
  • Whistleblower Eligibility
  • Financial Incentive
  • Confidentiality
  • Whistleblower Protections
2:30 - 3:30
Implementing a Strategic Relationship Among the Three Lines of Defense Model
Juan Rodriguez, Senior Manager, Global Operational Risk, Scotiabank
  • Implementing sound governance in a non-regulated environment
  • Step-by-step guide to developing a risk aware culture
  • Overcome challenges in managing transformational change
  • Learn the functions that own and manage risk
  • Discover the importance of independent assurance, above all internal audit
3:30 - 3:45        Networking Break
3:45 - 4:45
From Siloed to Integrated Risk Management
Tatyana Kalita, Assistant Vice President, Risk Governance, ERM, The Great West Life Assurance Company
  • Forces pushing organizations to move away from traditional siloed risk management approach
  • What integrated risk management really means
  • Learning from financial risk management and technology evolution
  • Technology as an integrated risk management enabler and obstacle
  • Practical solutions for addressing integrated risk management challenges
4:45        End of Day Two





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