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SAS Risk Executive Forum

May 10-11, 2017  |  Cary, NC

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Why attend?

Financial institutions continue to feel pressure from investors, boards, regulators and auditors to manage risk more proactively and comprehensively. Coupled with new accounting changes, stress testing and market risk assessments, risk management activities can strain both staffing and systems.

To thrive, financial institutions must operate their risk and finance functions in a more unified, cost-conscious and transparent manner.

At the invitation-only 2017 SAS Risk Executive Forum, you’ll hear from industry experts about how political, economic and risk changes will affect financial organizations, and from your peers about the lessons they learned during the implementation of key risk initiatives.

Registration for the forum is complimentary.


Wednesday, May 10
Today's events will take place at Prestonwood Country Club. Business casual attire is appropriate for all forum events.
9 a.m.
Golf with shotgun start (optional)
1:30 - 6 p.m.
2 p.m.
David Macdonald, Vice President, US Financial Services, SAS
2:15 p.m.
Keynote Conversation: Managing Risk and Responsible Growth
Geoffrey S. Greener, Chief Risk Officer, Bank of America
Troy Haines, Senior Vice President, Risk Research and Quantitative Solutions Division, SAS
3:30 p.m.

Opportunities or Obstacles: Perspectives on the Current Risk Management Landscape
Hans Helbekkmo, Partner, Risk Practice, McKinsey
Gilberto Souza, Partner, Deloitte Brazil
Michael Zeltkevic, Partner and Head of Americas Financial Services, Oliver Wyman
David Macdonald, Vice President, US Financial Services, SAS (moderator)

This industry roundtable will address the following and more:

  • Today’s emerging practices for risk governance.
  • Innovative approaches to compliance risk management.
  • Risk management’s role as a catalyst for tighter integration with finance.
4:15 p.m.

Keeping Up With the Shifting Demands of Regulations
Marlene Lenarduzzi, Vice President and Head of Model Validation, BMO Financial Group
Dan Parzych, Senior Vice President of Data and Analytics, Equifax
Scott Anderson, Director, BlackRock (moderator)

Financial institutions have faced numerous waves of shifting regulations in recent years. Now they are also facing new accounting standards, such as CECL/IFRS 9, that will further strain capital levels, internal processes and resources. How can organizations stay afloat in this regulatory flood?

5:15 - 5:30 p.m.
Day 1 Closing
David Macdonald, Vice President, US Financial Services, SAS
Dejan Kusalovic, Global Head of Fintech Enabling, Intel

5:30 - 8:45 p.m.
Cocktail Reception and Dinner
Relax and enjoy cocktails and cuisine as we officially welcome you to the forum.
Thursday, May 11
Today's events will take place in the SAS Executive Briefing Center (Building C).
7:45 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m.
David Macdonald, Vice President, US Financial Services, SAS
8:45 a.m.

Executive Roundtable: The Business Value of Risk Management
Elizabeth Mays, Chief Model Risk Officer, PNC
Sabeth Siddique, Deputy Chief Risk Officer, M&T Bank
Rich Tambor
, Chief Risk Officer, OneMain Financial
Mark Moorman, Head of Risk Product Portfolio, SAS (moderator)

Perspectives on whether organizations are fully equipped to comply with current and evolving regulatory requirements and how they balance meeting those requirements with adding value to the business.

9:45 a.m.
10 a.m.

Stress Testing: Past, Present and Future

Ralph DeFranco, PhD, Global Chief Economist, Mortgage Group, Arch Capital Services
David Mermelstein, Financial Risk Manager, Banco Patagonia
Tom Kimner, Head of Global Risk Marketing and Operations, SAS (moderator)

Stress testing has evolved from being a limited compliance exercise to being an integral business tool that helps firms better manage risk. Improvements have led to tangible benefits, including better risk quantification, tighter organizational integration and more informed reporting. What's next for stress testing?

10:45 a.m.

Preparing for New Accounting Changes
Rick Green, Senior Vice President, KeyCorp
Erich Reuter, Senior Vice President and Director – Risk, Analytics and Financial Strategies, Fulton Financial Corp.
Srinivasan Iyer, Director of Consulting, Risk Management, SAS (moderator)

IFRS 9 and CECL require banks to more accurately predict expected credit losses. Hear why this will make new credit loss models based on deeper, more detailed risk analytics necessary.  

11:30 a.m.

Strategically Positioning Risk Investments
Bilal Mahbub, Senior Stress Testing Risk Officer, Bank of the Ozarks
Andrew Markners, Head of Risk Analytics Environment, TD Bank
Dejan Kusalovic, Global Head of Fintech Enabling, Intel (moderator)

Learn how technology investments meant to address regulatory requirements can be used to drive business improvements within your organization. 

Effects of the New Administration on the World Economy
Ben Stein, Economist, Actor and Commentator 
1:00 p.m.
1 - 3 p.m.

Deeper Dive and Demos
An opportunity for hands-on experiences with our software and access to product experts for more in depth discussions on some of the most popular forum topics, including:

  • SAS® Model Implementation Platform
  • SAS® Model Risk Management
  • The Analytics Fast Track for SAS in partnership with Intel
    • SAS® Expected Credit Loss (CECL/IFRS 9)
    • SAS® Risk and Finance Workbench
  • SAS® for Fundamental Review of the Trading Book
  • SAS® Stress Testing
  • SAS® Credit Scoring
  • SAS® Regulatory Risk Management
Prestonwood Clubhouse and Golf Course


SAS is pleased to offer a complimentary networking event on Wednesday, May 10. You may choose to play golf prior to the first afternoon of forum sessions.

Golf at Prestonwood Country Club

Join SAS executives and your fellow forum guests for 18 holes of championship-caliber golf at Prestonwood Country Club. We’ll provide transportation from Embassy Suites to Prestonwood on Wednesday morning so you can practice on the greens and driving range before the 9 a.m. shotgun start. Appropriate course attire includes slacks/walking shorts, a collared shirt (no jeans or T-shirts, please) and soft spikes only. A boxed lunch will be provided at the course.

Cocktail Reception and Dinner

Join us for a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, followed by a dinner prepared by Prestonwood’s celebrated culinary team.

Hotel and Travel

Embassy Suites
Raleigh Durham Research Triangle
201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard
Cary, North Carolina, 27513
Phone: 919-677-1840

The Embassy Suites is located across the street from the SAS campus. For your convenience, we have secured a special rate for forum attendees. The deadline to secure this rate is April 24. You may make your hotel reservations during the conference registration process. There are a limited number of rooms within this block, so please book early.

Flight arrangements and hotel accommodations are the responsibility of individual attendees. Please book your flights into and out of Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

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