2018 GRI Summit Videos and Presentations

October 3, 2018 | Toronto Region Board of Trade


CONFERENCE OPENING

SPEAKER


Ian Struthers, Chief Executive Officer, Promontory Financial Group Canada, an IBM Company

MORNING FEATURED SPEAKER

A Financial Approach to Climate Change - Hedging Risks

The scientific evidence is clear that the climate is changing. However, we are not sure what the economic costs associated with this change will be or what the economic benefits would be of doing something about it. Financial strategies - such as pricing environmental risk and investing in low-carbon industries - can be used to hedge against future market volatilities caused by climate change.

MORNING PANEL DISCUSSION

Technology's Impact on Financial Services - Newcomers, Challenges, and Opportunities

From challenger banks and online payments systems to digital wallets, apps and robo-advisors, we all agree financial services is experiencing a revolution of sorts. These fintech newcomers are creeping into the incumbent’s market share, but what impact have they had?

A panel made up of emerging bank, Fintech and Insurtech industry leaders will discuss the potential change they are seeing in consumer behavior, changes to the financial industry, as well as looking at shifts by all parties towards cooperation, partnerships and joint ventures.

Moderated by:
Ian Struthers,
 Chief Executive Officer, Promontory Financial Group Canada, an IBM Company

PANEL MEMBERS

RISK WORKSHOP

PREPARING FOR A WORLD OF CYBER EVENTS

Cyber intrusion and cyber resilience are topics receiving tremendous attention. GRI Members have rated Cyber Risk as their top risk for two consecutive years

Moderated by: 

PANEL MEMBERS

  • Ray Boisvert, Security Advisor and Associate Deputy Minister, Government of Ontario
  • Annette Ryan, Assistant Associate Deputy Minister, Finance Canada
  • David Bruyea, Senior Vice-President, CISO/CSO, Enterprise Security and Risk Services, CIBC
  • Francis Castonguay, Director General, Partnerships and Risk Mitigation, Communications Security Establishment (CSE)

 

INSTITUTIONAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PREPAREDNESS

Join this panel discussion of policymakers and institution leaders who are working collectively to better understanding the risks and repercussions of a global, systemic cyber outage from the perspective of the Canadian financial services industry.

Lunch Presentation - Sponsored by DBRS

 

LUNCH FEATURED SPEAKER

Open Banking – “Coming to North America?”

Dr. Markos Zachariadis will offer his insights into the diversity and range of emergent innovations and technologies that are transforming the financial services industry worldwide. His research focuses on some of the key changes and issues that the financial sector may be facing in the next few years.

 Dr Markos Zachariadis, Associate Professor of Information Systems & Management, Warwick Business School, UK

 

 

AFTERNOON PANEL DISCUSSION

NPH was launched in October last year at the 2017 GRI Summit. The purpose of the NPH is to provide pension and income security research that will lead to innovative solutions to pension design, governance and investment challenges. So far, 18 firms have committed research funds to this exciting project.

FOLLOWED BY PANEL DISCUSSION

This panel, made up of NPH members and moderated by Bernard Morency, will discuss issues on some of the key research topics which include: Plan design & plan adequacy, Discount Rate, Portfolio Construction, Private Market Risk Assessment and Impact & Use of Leverage.

CRO PANEL DISCUSSION

What Makes a Good Risk Manager?
Reflections from Chief Risk Officers past

Each year Risk Professionals hear from current, acting CROs about the days biggest risks. Speaking from within and on behalf of financial institutions in itself requires "Risk Mitigation", so this year we invited five former CROs to a candid discussion on what emerging risks they honestly see disrupting the market and reflections on the changing responsibilities of CROs in the world of innovation, disruption and threat.

Moderated by
Suzanne Labarge, Former Chief Risk Officer, RBC & Former Deputy Superintendent of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada

PANEL MEMBERS
  • Mark Hughes, Former Chief Risk Officer, RBC
  • Stephen Hart, Former Chief Risk Officer, Scotiabank
  • Susan Kudzman, Former Chief Risk Officer, Laurentian Bank & Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
CONFERENCE CLOSING REMARKS BY:

Mark Caplan, President, Global Risk Institute

 

POST-CONFERENCE ROUNDTABLE

Emerging Risks Roundtable & Working Session

In this session, we will give you an opportunity to work with and discuss the challenges that emerging risks pose to your organization.

We will review the inter-relationships of these risks and help you further develop how your organization addresses these risks. During the day you will have had the opportunity to hear from experts in their field on emerging risks, how they have affected their organizations, and how they have addressed these challenges. Come ready to discover how to integrate those perspectives and knowledge of your organization using a systematic framework that integrates organizational strategy and risk management. This session will be facilitated by a group of experts in emerging risk, that are currently responsible for addressing emerging risks in their organization.

Moderated by: 
Lois TulloExecutive in Residence, Global Risk Institute

PANEL MEMBERS

  • Kerry Reinke, Chief Risk Officer, Canadian Division & Group Head, Enterprise Risk, Manulife
  • Gary Wuschnakowski, Assistant Deputy Minister and Provincial Controller, Office of the Provincial Controller, Treasury Board Secretariat, Government of Ontario
  • Brian Geiger, Vice President, Enterprise Risk, RBC Capital Markets
  • Steven Richards, Director, Business Planning & Enterprise Risk Management, CPPIB

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