Roundtable for Risk Executives in USA

Roundtable for Risk Executives in USA

Shaping the future of risk and finance with analytics and integrated technology

Roundtable for risk executives in the USA

Wednesday March 2, 2022 | 1PM ET


Risk and regulation has been shaken up over the last few years creating a plethora of challenges across different organizations within the financial service industry. To ease the pain associated with meeting compliance targets, global institutions are exploring ways to become more efficient by integrating regulatory and business initiatives. As such, banks are increasingly looking to technology to be flexible, extensible and adaptable. The decisions made today may have profound implications on the ability to navigate uncertain and rapidly changing environments going forward.  

This roundtable discussion will address: 

  • Recent regulatory requirements and their implications  
  • New approaches to scenario analysis, stress testing and ECL (CECL & IRFS 9) and model governance  
  • Advanced analytics, AI and machine learning applications 
  • The challenges and opportunities of risk technology   

We are pleased to invite you to join this informal roundtable discussion, hosted by with group of senior risk expert leaders. Together with our hosts, will come together to consider the rapidly evolving risk and regulatory landscape. By sharing practical experience, examples and innovative approaches in this informal setting, we will discuss how to enhance business planning activities alongside accelerating regulatory demands, limited resources, and a need to derive more value from the analytic lifecycle. 

Complimentary Lunch

We will send a complimentary lunch voucher via email to all confirmed registrants. Enjoy!


Sakshi Sharma



Chris Brophy

Senior Principal Industry Consultant – Banking


Chris has 20 years of experience in the financial services industry with a focus on quantitative risk management. Chris has led both model risk management and model development organizations with direct experience in Stress Testing - CCAR, DFAST, Risk Quantification - CECL, PD, LGD, EAD, and Portfolio Analytics. Chris believes in using data and analytics to provide insights into the increasing complex business problems faced by businesses today. Previously, Chis has held positions at Alliance Data Services, Key Bank, and PNC Bank.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from State University of New York at Buffalo, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Rochester Simon School of Business.

Mike Forno



Michael Forno has more than 25 years of experience in delivering risk management technology solutions. Mike has worked with some of the largest financial institutions in the world. His clients include banks, asset managers, hedge funds, energy traders, agribusiness companies, state pensions, and private endowments. With such a diverse client base, he has developed an expertise in implementing sound risk management principles and practices for regulatory reporting purposes, as well as internally led risk oversight initiatives and enablement of better risk-reward decision support.

Prior to co-founding FRG in 2006, Mike held various roles at SAS including managing risk technical support and delivery consultants. Mike specializes in market, credit, and balance sheet risk management, providing guidance and technical lead assistance for clients throughout North America and Europe. Mike has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Economics from North Carolina State University, where he also studied Statistics and Oceanography.

Mahdi Amri

SAS Global Ecosystem Relationship Partner


Mahdi is the SAS Global Ecosystem Relationship Partner at EY. He is part of the Data and Analytics practice and has more than 20 years of consulting and industry experience, specifically in the financial services industry. During his career, Mahdi has led Risk and financial engineering practices as well as successfully implemented a significant number of SAS solutions such as stress testing and IFRS 9/CECL in major banks and financial institutions across North America by joining risk and financial engineers’ professionals with IT Solution specialists. In addition to the SAS Practice, Mahdi works with clients to design and implement risk ecosystems and analytics programs. Prior to joining EY, Mahdi was a Partner at another big 4 consulting firm and has held treasury and risk management positions at several large financial institutions and multinational corporations. Mahdi holds his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and has his BAA in Finance.

Agenda at a glance

1.00pm ET Welcoming remarks & roundtable introductions
1.10pm ET Complementary lunch and discussion with speakers hosted by editor
1.45pm ET Open discussion & Q&A
2.00pm ET Informal discussion continues over complementary lunch 


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