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Brett Hudson

Brett Hudson

Global Head Ethics, Risk & Compliance - Strategy, Innovation & Corporate Functions, Novartis

Brett Hudson

Global Head Ethics, Risk & Compliance - Strategy, Innovation & Corporate Functions, Novartis

Brett Hudson joined Novartis in April 2006. Since joining Novartis, Brett has held various leadership positions in Australia, Thailand, Germany and most recently in Switzerland. Today, Brett is transforming ethics, risk and compliance at Novartis - by embracing behavioral and data science, innovation, and cocreation. Brett has changed the organizations approach to ethics & compliance - finding the right balance between rules and principles, process optimization and integration, and digital innovation. Most recently, Brett and his team led the development and launch of the new Code of Ethics in 2020, which was cocreated by associates and anchored in behavioral science. Brett’s unique profile of commercial, ethics, risk and compliance experience enable him to support the organization in finding pragmatic solutions to manage the organizations diverse and expanding risk profile. Prior to joining Novartis, Brett worked in various commercial roles across a variety of industries and markets. Outside of work, Brett enjoys spending time with his family, staying fit, and traveling.

Lene Birk Enøe Christensen

Lene Birk Enøe Christensen

Chief Operating Officer - Group Risk & Compliance, Nordea

Lene Birk Enøe Christensen

Chief Operating Officer - Group Risk & Compliance, Nordea

Lene Birk Christensen is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Group Risk & Compliance in Nordea, a member of the Group Risk & Compliance Executive Management team and a strategic partner to the Group Chief Risk Officer of Nordea. Lene drives to optimise and strengthen solutions, processes and operations across Group Risk & Compliance and Nordea. Driving guidance and transparency on the prioritisation of the development resources and efforts. Ensuring solid data and application management. Further Lene focus on strengthen and simplifying the Nordea Group’s Risk Management Framework, supporting clear roles and responsibilities and a harmonised and connected approach across all risk types. Collated group risk reporting based on automated processes. Lene has +20 years of experience within the financial sector where she has held various positions of senior leadership roles across a multitude of areas including Enterprise Risk Management, Banking Products and Customer Processes, Audit, Governance and Oversight, Analytics and Finance. Before joining Nordea, Lene worked at Danske Bank latest as Head of Group Operational Risk with responsibility to drive the transformation agenda and enhancement of the Operational Risk management in Danske Bank. Lene has a background as an auditor and has a MSc in Business Economics and Auditing (Cand.merc.aud) from Copenhagen Business School. Lene is married, has a daughter and lives in Roskilde in Denmark.

Jean Goetzinger

Jean Goetzinger

Head of Department Risk Prevention and Compliance, Banque Centrale du Luxembourg

Jean Goetzinger

Head of Department Risk Prevention and Compliance, Banque Centrale du Luxembourg

Jean heads a highly skilled team of ORM, BCM, Information/Cyber Security and Compliance experts. He has more than 20 years of experience within information/cyber security, included BCM and 9 years in ORM and is a recognized expert within the Luxemburgish and greater region landscape (Belgium, France, Germany), as well as within the European System of Central Banks (ESCB). His expertise embraces multiple fields within Information/cyber security and risk management, focusing on governance, translating technical risks into business language, compliance, emerging technologies and technical security. Jean owns a master degree in IT from the CNAM, Metz and a master degree in Management and Leadership from the « Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut. He is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) from ISACA since 2007.

Bruce Dahlgren

Bruce Dahlgren

Chief Executive Officer, MetricStream

Bruce Dahlgren

Chief Executive Officer, MetricStream

Bruce Dahlgren is a global technology executive with an exceptional record of growing and monetizing disruptive technologies, capturing multibillion-dollar business opportunities, and leading go-to-market strategy and operations at large public and small private companies. In July 2020, Bruce was named CEO of MetricStream, the market leader in enterprise cloud applications for Integrated Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC). With 500+ customers in more than 35 countries, MetricStream helps organizations drive performance, integrity and resilience with its GRC solutions and services. Before joining MetricStream, Bruce served as CEO of Xpress Retail, a Trivest portfolio company, where he reversed declining revenue and profit with a new sales effort and expanded customer base. He also secured additional private equity funding to enable growth and technology upgrades. Previously, as EVP and Chief Revenue Officer of Kony, the leading cloud-based enterprise application and mobility solutions provider, Bruce was instrumental transforming sales and services to a SaaS model, generating annual contract value and revenue growth at twice the market, achieving positive EBITDA and cash flow, and positioning Kony for sale to Temenos, a Swiss Fintech company. During his more than 10-year career at HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise – including serving as HPE’s SVP & Managing Director of the Asia Pacific & Japan Region – Bruce was instrumental in the value-creating strategy and execution of splitting Hewlett-Packard into four focused technology entities. He also transformed the unprofitable Asia Pacific region into the best performer and built a startup division into a $5 billion industry leader. Bruce sits on the Board of Advisors of TVS Digital, a new venture arm of TVS Motor Company, which completed investments in four AI, IoT and predictive analytics companies to create a comprehensive platform for the connected factory. He also sits on the Board of Altizon, an industrial IoT company, advising it on go-to-market strategy and talent development, and building a global partner ecosystem, and on the Board of Scienaptic Systems, a leading AI-powered credit underwriting company, advising on global expansion, client relationships and sales enhancements. Bruce brings a deep background in P&L management, go-to-market and M&A, with earlier senior management roles at NCR, AT&T and Lexmark. He received an MBA and bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stetson University and attended the Wharton Executive Education Program. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Stetson University. Throughout his career, Bruce and his family have moved many times, including living in Singapore for five years. He and his wife now reside in the Bay Area and have three grown children.

Tami Dokken

Tami Dokken

Chief Data Privacy Officer, World Bank

Tami Dokken

Chief Data Privacy Officer, World Bank

Tami Dokken is the first Chief Data Privacy Officer at the World Bank, where she is responsible for implementing the World Bank Group’s Policy on Personal Data Privacy. Prior to joining the Bank in 2019, she was Head of Global Data Privacy and Associate General Counsel at MoneyGram International, an global financial services company, where she implemented its first privacy program. Previously, she was associate general counsel at a multinational hospitality company, and was in private law practice at a U.S.-based law firm. Ms. Dokken is certified in U.S. and EU data privacy law through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (CIPP/US and CIPP/E), and has more than 25 years of experience in data privacy, corporate, marketing, and intellectual property law. Outside the Bank, Ms. Dokken is a frequent guest speaker on personal data privacy issues. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the College of Media, Communications and Information at the University of Colorado, Boulder, past-President and Director for the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, and past volunteer at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, and various shelters for victims of domestic violence.

Carlos Pereira

Carlos Pereira

Head of Governance & Policy - Global Security, Facebook

Carlos Pereira

Head of Governance & Policy - Global Security, Facebook

As Head of Governance within the Global Security at Facebook, Carlos Pereira brings an unprecedented understanding and knowledge of Risk Management, Governance, Oversight Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Operational Risk, Vendor Risk, and IT Risk. He has over 20 years of industry and risk consulting experience working with Fortune 100 companies. Carlos continues to lead by example in the development of the risk management industry through practitioner excellence. He has diverse ERM experience in conducting detail risk and control assessments; Enterprise Risk Management implementation; leading expert on the 2017 COSO Framework; DOL Fiduciary Rule; Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) testing and validation; Control Self Assessments (CSA); implementing Enhanced Prudential Standards (EPS) for foreign banks owned in the U.S.; Internal Controls definition and testing; Risk metrics and measures; Operational Improvements and Excellence, Audit & Compliance integration. Carlos has been invited as an honorary speaker at several industry Risk Management Conferences. He has several risk management certifications, an MBA degree and is multi-lingual.

Gaurav Kapoor

Gaurav Kapoor

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, MetricStream

Gaurav Kapoor

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, MetricStream

Gaurav Kapoor serves as the Co-founder and COO of MetricStream. Gaurav has been involved with the company since its inception and as the COO, is responsible for the overall Go-to-Market Strategy, Sales, Marketing, Customer Advocacy, and the Partner and Community Ecosystem. Until 2010, he also served as the CFO of MetricStream. Previously, Gaurav held executive positions at OpenGrowth and ArcadiaOne. Prior, he spent several years in business, marketing and operations roles at Citibank in Asia and in the U.S. He also serves on the board of Regalix, a digital innovation and marketing company. Gaurav has a bachelor's degree in Technology (with Honors) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), a degree in Business from FMS, Delhi, and an MBA from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar.

Edgar Biro

Edgar Biro

Senior Operational Risk Manager, Banque Centrale du Luxembourg

Edgar Biro

Senior Operational Risk Manager, Banque Centrale du Luxembourg

Edgar is Senior Operational Risk Manager at the Central Bank of Luxembourg. He has 12 years of experience in the field of Operations and Operational Risk Management. He is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC – ISACA). Edgar owns a master degree in Business Administration (MBA) with business information systems from the University of Trier, Germany. His expertise embraces multiple fields within the operational risk, like banking operations, information security, business continuity management, focusing on high understanding of business risk and assuring the development of more effective plans to mitigate risks. Establishing a common perspective and language of all operational risks and translating these in business risks (eg. IT risk, etc.) is for him indispensable. He focuses on partnership models between 1st. line and 2nd. line of defence, on business value of Operational Risk Management, risk connectivity - network of risks in order to embed a strong risk culture including actual trends and emerging risks.

Marco Icardi

Marco Icardi

EVP and Managing Director, Europe, MetricStream

Marco Icardi

EVP and Managing Director, Europe, MetricStream

Marco Icardi serves as the EVP & MD of Europe for MetricStream with a goal to expand and serve customers in the European markets. He joined MetricStream after having spent 25+ years in business functions in Enterprise Software and Technology with a deep understanding of business applications, AI, Advanced Analytics, Risk Management and Data Warehousing. Prior to joining MetricStream, Marco spent several years at key executive roles at SAS Institute including being the Regional Vice President for Central East and South Europe, and the CEO for SAS Italy. Prior to that he spent several years at IBM and SAP in sales and business functions. After graduating in Civil Engineering at the University of Bologna in 1986, Marco won a fellowship for a Master at the Georgia Institute of Technology in US. He is married with two sons, he enjoys swimming, skiing, reading, cooking and is a passionate chess player.

Michael Ehrnsperger

Michael Ehrnsperger

Chief Risk Officer, Allianz Technology SE

Michael Ehrnsperger

Chief Risk Officer, Allianz Technology SE

Michael Ehrnsperger is holding since more than 20 years senior leadership positions in the financial industry, mainly in the domains of strategic projects, process management, re-organization, audit and risk management. Throughout this time, he established five risk management functions from scratch. Since 2015 he is as Chief Risk Officer in charge of the global Risk Management function of Allianz Technology, the shared IT service provider of Allianz Group with more than 12.000 employees in 55 locations worldwide. In this role he covers Enterprise Risk Management, Operational/IT Risk Management and Third-Party Risk Management. He is passionate about the integration of compliance, risk management and audit into operational procedures instead of the sometimes-observed tendency of isolated expert and reporting driven approaches.

Santosh Gon

Santosh Gon

Chief Information Officer, Aviva Singlife

Santosh Gon

Chief Information Officer, Aviva Singlife

Santosh Gon is the CIO for Aviva Singlife. He holds a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree with specialization in IT & Strategy. Santosh provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment to support the evolving demands of the customers and distributors. He has been leading the digital strategy for Aviva Singlife implementing number of strategic initiatives to support the growth in business and delivering a differentiated experience for the customers. Santosh has also been instrumental in setting up Aviva’s wholly owned financial advisory firm in Singapore. Prior to joining Aviva Singlife, Santosh has worked across diverse industries such as Manufacturing, Telecom and Technology.

Stuart Frost

Stuart Frost

Head of Enterprise Security & Risk Management, Department for Work & Pensions

Stuart Frost

Head of Enterprise Security & Risk Management, Department for Work & Pensions

Stuart Frost, BEM, heads up the DWP Enterprise Security and Risk Management organisation. A vastly experienced, highly certified Security and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) professional with extensive sector knowledge and significant experience of delivering risk based security programmes across large scale, multi-disciplined and geographically dispersed organisations. Stuart has won numerous industry awards for his work in the GRC space and is renowned for his thought leadership and ability to align security programmes to enable successful, secure delivery of business objectives.

Ronni Lück

Ronni Lück

Head of Data, Analytics & Systems, Group Non- Financial Risk, Danske Bank

Ronni Lück

Head of Data, Analytics & Systems, Group Non- Financial Risk, Danske Bank

Ronni is an experienced leader within Data and Analytics, who has headed up Data, Analytics & Systems, Group Non-Financial Risk at Danske Bank since 2019. Ronni’s background covers IT development, information architecture, data and analytics from consulting, successful start-up and the financial industry. He is experienced in setting highly skilled teams that combined with his domain knowledge, has solved complex problems. This includes system “clean-up”, development and implementation, transformation and large data projects. Currently Ronni is heading the GRC platform implementation at Danske Bank as well as the data initiatives for non-financial risk at Danske Bank. Ronni holds a Bachelor in Production Engineering from DTU Diploma at the Technical University of Denmark.

Garrett S. Smiley

Garrett S. Smiley

CISO & VP of Information Security, Serco

Garrett S. Smiley

CISO & VP of Information Security, Serco

I have over 20 years’ experience as an Information Technology and Information Security leader. I have extensive know-how in the areas of business continuity, compliance, governance, identity management, incident response, network security, risk management, security awareness and training, security operations, strategy and roadmaps, and vulnerability management. I currently have heavy C-level and Board of Directors (BoD) interaction, meeting with senior executives in weekly and monthly intervals and with BoD members at least quarterly. Additionally, I have also taken pain-staking efforts to establish rapport with all business units, departments, customers, vendors, and fellow employees, so that I can better understand their concerns and conversely, they can better appreciate my role as CISO and help me secure the business. I do this by speaking to them all in a language they can understand (e.g., cost/benefit to execs, KRIs to the risk team, liability to the board, tailored solutions to the customer, etc.). Given my strong compliance background, I have deep knowledge of various information security frameworks and standards (e.g., ISO 27001, NISPOM, OWASP, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, FERPA, FISMA, etc.). I couple this knowledge with my understanding of the various security capabilities in the market (e.g., 2FA, CASB, DLP, ML, NAC, RPA, SEIM, UBA, etc.) to achieve the desired risk posture for the organization.

Rani Selvarajoo Urbas

Rani Selvarajoo Urbas

Head of Enterprise Trust, Google Cloud

Rani Selvarajoo Urbas

Head of Enterprise Trust, Google Cloud

Rani is a senior software executive with more than 25 years of experience in public cloud operations; enterprise applications; platform services (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS); corporate strategy and field sales. Her P&L and management responsibilities include leadership of cloud operations, product development, corporate strategy and field sales teams across North America, Europe & Asia. She has built and managed large, high-performing, globally matrixed teams, managing complex company-wide programs focusing on cloud capabilities, operations, service delivery and customer commitments. Currently, Rani manages a global team of risk and compliance experts at Google Cloud who engage with highly-regulated enterprise customers and in-region regulators on trust and compliance in the Cloud.

Charles Nicholls

Charles Nicholls

Senior Sales Executive - Europe, MetricStream

Charles Nicholls

Senior Sales Executive - Europe, MetricStream

Charles Nicholls is an Enterprise Risk Solutions Specialist and currently serves as the Senior Sales Executive at MetricStream. Prior to MetricStream, Charles has held various Sales, Audit and Enterprise GRC solution positions for Thomson Reuters, Refinitiv, Galvanize and BT. With more than 30 years of experience, Charles was also the founder of the Inspiration Sales Consultants company, which offered Sales and Marketing Consulting services to Financial Markets.

Dr. Anastassia Lauterbach

Dr. Anastassia Lauterbach

Independent Technology Strategist, ExCo Group

Dr. Anastassia Lauterbach

Independent Technology Strategist, ExCo Group

Dr. Anastassia Lauterbach is an independent Technology Strategist, a mentor at the ExCo Group, and Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the MCI Innsbruck. She is an international Non-Executive Director, serving on boards of public and private companies in the UK, Netherlands, Germany, Russia and the USA. She currently serves on the board of Freight One, and on the advisory boards of Diligent Corporation, Salzburg Global Seminar and Aircision. She is former SVP Qualcomm and EVP T-Mobile, and former Non-Executive Director of Dun & Bradstreet, Censhare AG and easyJet PLC. Anastassia served for two years on the board of Wirecard AG, where she launched committees, brought in forensic and compliance experts and substantially contributed to the discovery of fraud. She has worked for global brands such as Munich Re, Daimler, and McKinsey. Anastassia published and co-authored “The Artificial Intelligence Imperative. A Practical Roadmap for Business,” “The Law of Artificial Intelligence and Smart Machines” and “China im Blickpunkt des 21. Jahrhunderts.” Anastassia is also a columnist and keynote-speaker. She is fluent in six languages and lives in Austria.

Jonathan Quayle

Jonathan Quayle

Regional Vice President, MetricStream

Jonathan Quayle

Regional Vice President, MetricStream

With a career that spans advancing enterprises and scale up businesses with their digital agenda, Jon’s focus is now supporting large organizations build out their GRC Journey’s. Underpinned by MetricStream’s leading products, Quayle’s mission is driving technology adoption through relevance and use ability to harness risk in order to accelerate responsible growth.

Michael Rasmussen

Michael Rasmussen

GRC Analyst & Pundit, GRC 20/20 Research LLC

Michael Rasmussen

GRC Analyst & Pundit, GRC 20/20 Research LLC

GRC 20/20 Research Michael Rasmussen – The GRC Pundit @ GRC 20/20 Research, Michael Rasmussen is an internationally recognized pundit on governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) – with specific expertise on the topics of GRC strategy, process, information, and technology architectures and solutions. With 28+ years of experience, Michael helps organizations improve GRC processes, design and implement GRC architectures, and select solutions that are effective, efficient, and agile. He is a sought-after keynote speaker, author, and advisor and is noted as the “Father of GRC” – being the first to define and model the GRC market in February 2002 while at Forrester Research, Inc.

Patricia McParland

Patricia McParland

Director - Product Marketing, MetricStream

Patricia McParland

Director - Product Marketing, MetricStream

Pat McParland is Director of Product Marketing at MetricStream. In this role, she is responsible for creating product messaging, product go-to-market plans and analyzing market trends. Pat has more than 25 years of financial data and technology marketing experience and has led product and marketing teams at Dow Jones and Dun & Bradstreet as well as a number of startups. She has a BA from the College of William and Mary and lives in Summit, New Jersey.

Rick Walsh

Rick Walsh

Enterprise and Operational Risk Director, Nationwide Building Society

Rick Walsh

Enterprise and Operational Risk Director, Nationwide Building Society

Rick is currently the Enterprise and Operational Risk Director for Nationwide. Rick has worked in Financial Services for over 30 years, and his experience spans Retail Banking, Business Banking, Credit, International and Mortgages. Prior to joining Nationwide Rick was the Enterprise and Operational Risk Director at The Co-operative Bank Plc, where he was accountable for all elements of Operational Risk and Enterprise Risk Management across the organisation. He was also responsible for maintaining the risk management framework focussed on the design, implementation and oversight of it, defining Board Risk Appetite and all risk governance. Operational Risk capital management also fell under Ricks responsibilities where he delivered a new approach to capital modelling. During a successful and wide-ranging career, he has had much experience of working in large organisations having spent time in a number of senior risk roles, both European and Global at General Electric, Bank of America and Barclays.

Joy Bhowmick

Joy Bhowmick

SVP, Head of Product Development, Product Manager - IT and Cyber Security, MetricStream

Joy Bhowmick

SVP, Head of Product Development, Product Manager - IT and Cyber Security, MetricStream

Joy Bhowmick is SVP, Head of Product Development, Product Manager - IT and Cyber Security at MetricStream, and has 20+ year’s of experience in leading institutional, retail, and commercial banking technology initiatives. He has delivered many solutions in Risk Management, Finance, Compliance, Cyber Security and Audit. He is known for his expertise in determining strategic financial direction, leveraging business and technical acumen to generate solutions for complex issues. He specializes in championing strategic initiatives to deliver effective results, participating in critical decision-making processes while working proactively with cross-functional teams to drive competitive advantage. His mission is to stay committed to cultivating exceptional stakeholder relationships, meeting their needs and expectations at every step. His ability to provide exceptional service, resources, and methods to meet ever-changing objectives and ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements is what makes him the best at what he does.

Elena Mocchio

Elena Mocchio

Head of Innovation & Development, UNI (the Italian National Standards Body)

Elena Mocchio

Head of Innovation & Development, UNI (the Italian National Standards Body)

Elena Mocchio is Head of Innovation and Development in UNI, the Italian National Standards Body. At first International assistant in the Technical Department, in 2004 she became National and CEN/TC Technical Officer in different sectors. She is now in charge of the development of innovative activities and projects in new emerging fields with particular attention to sustainability and social responsibility.

Victoria Munoz- Titos

Victoria Munoz- Titos

Director - Customer Success, MetricStream

Victoria Munoz- Titos

Director - Customer Success, MetricStream

Victoria is part of MetricStream’s Customer Success function. Her primary focus is to support customers in their GRC journeys, creating pragmatic business solutions that help organisations achieve their GRC goals and vision, whilst maximising their investment on MetricStream’s technology. Prior to joining MetricStream, Victoria worked for over 20 years in financial services and manufacturing where she performed a variety of roles in the disciplines of business architecture & strategy design, operations optimisation, control assurance, auditing, third party, enterprise & operational risk management, regulatory & technology change management, marketing, operations management and business systems management. In her last role, Victoria led AIG’s EMEA Third Party Risk Management and Control Risk Services across 48 country jurisdictions, where she held responsibility for end-to-end third party risk management operations, including onboarding, due diligence, contract governance and ongoing management for the various third-party organisational segments. In addition Victoria also held responsibility for control assurance and governance, including regulatory change management, training and interaction with regulatory bodies, NEDs and external auditors for the countries under her purview. Education: Victoria has an MBA specializing in Marketing and Customer Relationship Management and an MSc in Project Management from Leeds Beckett University. She also has a BA Honours in English Language and Literature from the University of Granada (Spain).

Gunjan Sinha

Gunjan Sinha

Executive Chairman, MetricStream

Gunjan Sinha

Executive Chairman, MetricStream

Mr. Sinha is responsible for leading MetricStream's overall strategy and execution. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of several Silicon Valley companies, and was appointed in 2010 to the Board of the US-India Science and Technology Research Endowment Fund by the US State Department to promote entrepreneurship and innovation. Additionally, he is the Chairman of CFHI.org which brings transformative healthcare education to under-served communities. Over the course of his career, he has spent over 20 years in various entrepreneurial, board, and executive positions building innovative businesses. He was the Co-Founder and President of WhoWhere? Inc., a leading Internet directory services company that was acquired by Lycos in 1998, as well as eGain, an online customer service company which he built from inception to post NASDAQ IPO. He obtained his BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, and UC Santa Cruz, respectively. He also holds an MS in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from Stanford University. He has been featured as one of the 50 most successful immigrant entrepreneurs in the US by Silicon India.

Ken Kaberia

Ken Kaberia

Head of Enterprise Risk, Safaricom PLC

Ken Kaberia

Head of Enterprise Risk, Safaricom PLC

Ken Kaberia is the head of Enterprise Risk Management at Safaricom PLC, the leading unified Telecommunications services provider in the region. Ken spearheads and provides strategic leadership for the organization’s Enterprise Risk Management operations to driving the identification, assessment and mitigation of enterprise-wide risks around operational, strategic, business continuity and information security and promote proactive risk management across the business. He has demonstrated strengths and expertise in risk assurance, business continuity, compliance and ISO implementation of various ISO programs. Ken has developed a comprehensive understanding of regulatory compliance and risk frameworks across multiple jurisdictions and has also created innovative and effective risk management program supporting the business while navigating and leading Safaricom through the digital disruption within the industry. He has a deep understanding of FinTech technology and financial service and is passionate about ICT4SDG. Ken holds a master’s degree in Business Continuity and holds certifications in the following areas: Certified Enterprise Risk Manager, Certified Risk and Information Security Controls (CRISC), ISO31000 Lead Implementer, Crisis Management, ISO 22301 Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and is an alumni of MIT, Strathmore University and Egerton University. He is currently pursuing a Micro master’s program in digital leadership from Boston University.

Vidya Phalke

Vidya Phalke

Chief Technology Evangelist, MetricStream

Vidya Phalke

Chief Technology Evangelist, MetricStream

Vidya Phalke is a technologist at heart with over 25 years of experience in Enterprise Software, AI, Cloud, Distributed Computing, Security and Risk Technologies. As MetricStream's Chief Technology Evangelist he is responsible for ensuring MetricStream innovations and products are aligned with the needs of MetricStream's customers and the broader GRC market. Prior to this role he was responsible for building out MetricStream's Platform, AI/ML framework, Cloud and Security. He received Silicon Valley's Bay Area CIO of the year award in 2017. He holds a Doctorate from Rutgers, Management degree from MIT and a Bachelor's degree from IIT-Delhi.

Prasad Sabbineni

Prasad Sabbineni

Chief Technology Officer, MetricStream

Prasad Sabbineni

Chief Technology Officer, MetricStream

Prasad Sabbineni, Chief Technology Officer, MetricStream drives product innovation, overseeing strategy and engineering with a continued focus on strategic research and development. Sabbineni has a long history of enterprise technology product and strategy management, previously serving as MetricStream’s Executive Vice President of Products. In that role, he successfully oversaw product vision, execution of MetricStream’s market leading GRC products, development of a strong team of product managers and promotion of a strong product culture within MetricStream. Prior to joining MetricStream, Prasad was a Managing Director at Citigroup, overseeing technology for enterprise functions of Risk Management, Finance, HR, Data, Information Security, Compliance Risk, Internal Audit, Enterprise Supply Chain, and Third-Party Management. He also held risk management positions at Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns.

Sidhartha Dash

Sidhartha Dash

Research Director, Chartis Research

Sidhartha Dash

Research Director, Chartis Research

Sid is a research director at Chartis Research with more than 20 years of experience in the financial, energy and commodities markets in various functions across the trade and software development lifecycles. He has held various roles in product development, trading, risk management, software development and consulting in banks, hedge funds, and risk advisory and software firms, including Standard Chartered Bank, TCG Group, HCL and Cognizant. Sid’s specific areas of interest and research include risk data, model risk management, quantitative models in illiquid markets, high-performance analytics, energy and commodity trading risk, market structure design, new computational models, and the use of innovative mathematical methods in various emerging areas of risk management .He has a MBA from the Indian Institute of Management and is a qualified Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst CAIA, Financial Risk Manager (FRM) ,Energy Risk Professional (ERP), Member of GARP and CIPM from the CFA institute.

Anil Kumar

Anil Kumar

Senior Director, Product Manager - IT and Cyber Security, MetricStream

Anil Kumar

Senior Director, Product Manager - IT and Cyber Security, MetricStream

Anil Kumar is Sr Director, Product Manager – IT and Cyber security at MetricStream. Anil was a delivery head in the Americas global services team and has recently taken up the opportunity to contribute in product management. Anil has over 17+ years of experience in manufacturing processes, business consulting and GRC implementations. Over the last 9+ years at MetricStream, Anil has performed various roles in the global services team in the areas of business analysis, solutioning, architecture, delivery strategy, resource planning, budgeting and project execution. Anil specializes in managing strategic level customers, with complex GRC programs and with very large stakeholder base. Anil is PMP certified and has a Mechanical Engineering degree.

Aravind Varadharajan

Aravind Varadharajan

Senior Vice President & Managing Director, APAC, MetricStream

Aravind Varadharajan

Senior Vice President & Managing Director, APAC, MetricStream

Aravind joined MetricStream in January 2021 as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific as part of our growth strategy for the region. Aravind’s passion for inspiring others and leadership style have been at the forefront of his professional success. In addition to empowering his team, Aravind is a champion of diversity and inclusivity. In founding the APAC region at MetricStream, he has demonstrated a willingness to think outside the box solving customers’ most difficult challenges and delivering long-term value. His focus on high-performing teams is evidenced by his years of experience across a range of roles including pitching elaborate sales and marketing concepts, leading product development, and developing new markets. He has successfully managed emerging and developed markets like Australia and New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, India, and Southeast Asia. Prior to MetricStream, Aravind held senior roles at Accenture, HP, and DXC Technology. Most recently he was the Managing Sales Director - AAPAC for Cloud and Intelligent Operations for Accenture Technology enabling clients to leverage technology with a cloud-first approach. This included managing the complex transition to cloud and implementing new IT infrastructure. Aravind has worked and lived in Japan, Singapore and India and speaks multiple languages, including Japanese, English, and Hindi. He holds an Executive General Management Degree from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and a Masters in Sociology focused on cultural and social change, racial and ethnic diversity, and social inequality.

Harvey Bootland

Harvey Bootland

Group Head of Controls, Shell

Harvey Bootland

Group Head of Controls, Shell

Harvey is Group Head of Controls at Shell. As such he is responsible on behalf of the Group Controller for providing oversight of and guidance on Shell’s Financial Control Framework, including the annual Sarbanes Oxley attestation. His previous experience includes a variety of financial control and business finance within Shell as well as external audit experience with Ernst & Young. He is a Chartered Accountant and based in the UK.

Akshay Gahlot

Akshay Gahlot

Sr. Director & Head of Customer Success for MEA & APAC, MetricStream

Akshay Gahlot

Sr. Director & Head of Customer Success for MEA & APAC, MetricStream

Akshay is a seasoned Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Professional with more than two decades of Sales Leadership and Customer success experience. Over a Sixteen Years+ period with MetricStream, he has been instrumental in building the business and driving the expansion plans for MetricStream in the Middle East Africa, India & Asia markets in the Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) space. He has been a Valuable player driving the New Customer Acquisition, Developing and scaling the Partner Ecosystem in the region and helping drive the Strategy and execution for overall business growth. He brings in a strong functional, technical and management experience across various formats of IT Solutions Sales, Institutional Sales, Corporate Sales and Industrial Marketing/ Channel Sales and overall business operations. In his current role as the Sr. Director & Head of Customer Success for MEA & APAC, at MetricStream, Akshay is responsible for driving the Focus on Customer Outcomes & Business Value, Deeper Impact across Clients, with a Focus on Customer Sat, Adoption and Value Appropriation.

Shaun Wong

Shaun Wong

Associate Vice President, ESG, MetricStream

Shaun Wong

Associate Vice President, ESG, MetricStream

Shaun is MetricStream’s ESG product line manager with over a decade of experience in GRC and ESG product and solution development. Extensive solution management experience focused on designing world-class software products helping customers solve complex business and technology challenges. Multi-disciplinary consulting experience in solving cross-functional business problems and designing technology enablement solutions for global enterprises.

Chris Lesieur

Chris Lesieur

Regional Vice President and Strategic Account Manager, MetricStream

Chris Lesieur

Regional Vice President and Strategic Account Manager, MetricStream

Chris Lesieur brings over 30 years’ experience in the design, implementation, management and monitoring of Governance, Risk and Compliance systems and solutions - gathered across multiple domains and industries - Banking, Insurance, Retail, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, CPG, Aerospace, Automotive, Utilities & Military. He has been associated with MetricStream for the last five years as Regional Vice President and Strategic Account Manager and is based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Almudena Sánchez García-Lomas

Almudena Sánchez García-Lomas

Customer Success Executive, Europe, MetricStream

Almudena Sánchez García-Lomas

Customer Success Executive, Europe, MetricStream

Almudena has a proven executive management experience in dynamic and international environments. Lengthy experience in tax affairs, supplemented by a professional background in external auditing. Expert on businesses´ digital transformation. Before joining MetricStream, Almudena held different positions in few consulting companies. From Chief Operations Officer to Head of the Tax Southern European Region Department during her career as partner in Ayming. Prior to Ayming, she spent 14 years at PwC. Passionate about people and getting the most out of them. Extensive experience in team management to join forces on a shared vision: boosting company performance. Focused on finding new business and creating client loyalty. She considers herself their partner.

Stefano Biondi

Stefano Biondi

Group Chief Risk Officer, Banca Mediolanum

Stefano Biondi

Group Chief Risk Officer, Banca Mediolanum

After graduating from University of Pavia in 1997 with a Degree in Business and Economics, Mr. Biondi started to work as a junior risk manager for JP Morgan, first in Milan and then in London. Soon afterward he joined ABN AMRO Bank and subsequently moved to Amsterdam as senior credit risk manager in charge of trading counterparty credit risk management. During his 5 years stint at ABN AMRO Bank he also worked on the implementation of a bank-wide credit risk portfolio modelling system as well as a risk reporting tool. Following that experience at ABN AMRO he came back to London to accept a role as head of credit risk analytics and portfolio reporting at Standard Bank of South Africa in charge, among other things, of implementing the internal model for the Basel 2 FIRB project. In January 2007 he returned to Italy where he joined Banca Mediolanum as head of risk control with group-wide risk management responsibilities. In 2011 he undertook an Executive Master in Business and Banking Administration at Bocconi University. In 2014 he took, within Risk Management of Banca Mediolanum, the responsibility for quantitative modelling, reporting and group wide coordination. In April 2018 became head of risk management for Banca Mediolanum reporting to the Group CRO. In March 2020 became Group Chief Risk Officer for Banca Mediolanum.

Harry Nota

Harry Nota

Senior Director - GRC Business Development, MetricStream

Harry Nota

Senior Director - GRC Business Development, MetricStream

Harry Nota is one of the senior directors at MetricStream. Managing a number of key clients in the UK and in Europe, supporting clients on GRC Journeys. Harry has been overseeing risk and compliance projects and engagements for over 20 years across Europe and Asia Pacific.

Nehal Rajnikant Jilka

Nehal Rajnikant Jilka

Partner, KPMG UK

Nehal Rajnikant Jilka

Partner, KPMG UK

Nehal has over 20 years experience developing, implementing and testing frameworks surrounding financial, operational and information technology (IT) processes & controls. Nehal has worked on over 300 clients across the globe and specialises in helping organisations transform controls and increase the level of controls maturity in their processes through the use of technology and data solutions. Nehal is a key leader of the KPMG steering group on the UK response to a proposed ‘SOx’ framework. He has experience in several functional domains including Finance, IT, Cyber, Procurement, ESG and others. He is also driving the ‘Next Generation of Controls’ clients need through automation with cloud, data analytics, robotics and artificial intelligence, and is the global controls lead for integrating security & controls across functions and cloud platforms.

Carl Ottman

Carl Ottman

Senior Director - Product Management, MetricStream

Carl Ottman

Senior Director - Product Management, MetricStream

Carl Ottman is Senior Director Compliance Risk Product and leads the Product team for the Regulatory and Corporate Compliance product line. Carl has 20 years of experience in the technology industry primarily in enterprise B2B software. Previously Carl led compliance products for IBM RegTech where we worked to develop next generation AML and KYC products with AI intelligence and SaaS delivery. Prior roles include leading fraud risk product for BAE Systems Applied Intelligence as well as pre-sales, professional services consulting, and software engineering.

Rahul Maheshwari

Rahul Maheshwari

GVP - Customer Success & Services, MetricStream

Rahul Maheshwari

GVP - Customer Success & Services, MetricStream

Seasoned enterprise technology professional with over 24 years’ experience of Customer success, delivery, partner alliances, consultancy, product design, development, managing sales, marketing, and product delivery. More than 15 years of experience in GRC, Operational Risk and Enterprise Risk Controls and Management, Audit and Assurance, and Business Process Reengineering. Responsible for delivery & customer success for all customers across UK & Europe. Implemented a culture of customer centricity and created a post-sales Customer Delivery & Support Strategy that allowed us to profitably accomplish our growth and customer satisfaction goals, enabling our customers' success through delivery, training, and world-class customer experience across UK & Europe.

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Senior Vice President - Global Partners & Alliances, MetricStream

Michael Johnson

Senior Vice President - Global Partners & Alliances, MetricStream

Michael Johnson, SVP, Global Channels & Alliances, is a marketing and sales executive, specializing in developing winning go to market strategies for enterprise customers and channel partners. He has a track record of building top performing teams that consistently overachieve. At MetricStream, Michael is responsible for expanding their presence through partners worldwide. Previously, Michael served as Divisional Vice President for the ITA Group where he focused on helping technology clients accelerate their growth through their channel partners. Michael also served as the SVP, Global Channels & Alliances for Kony where he was responsible for designing and launching Kony's channel program worldwide. This included designing a program that enabled partners to drive repeatable sales in digital software. Michael was also the Vice President WW Channels and OEM at Lexmark, responsible for driving growth through Lexmark's Partner community and OEM partners. Michael earned his bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Villanova University and his master's degree in business from St. Joseph's University.

Fabien Robichon

Fabien Robichon

Head of Analytics and Innovation - Group Compliance, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

Fabien Robichon

Head of Analytics and Innovation - Group Compliance, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

After a master in statistics and information system management, Fabien started his career in France within a big 4 delivering IT audits and analytics services to various sectors. Then Fabien moved to London for IT consulting mostly covering IT risks and IT controls management, and now for a few years in Switzerland where Fabien is currently Head of analytics, digital and innovation at Group Compliance for Zurich Insurance Group. This is his second position within Zurich, as before he was an IT Senior Manager in Group Audit at Zurich, focusing on IT audits such as Cyber, access management and data management, and of course performing analytics. Fabien recently completed a micro master in machine learning and was the product owner of the GRC implementation at Zurich Compliance.

Dominik Henn

Dominik Henn

Executive Director, Julius Baer

Dominik Henn

Executive Director, Julius Baer

Dominik joined Julius Baer two years ago as Head Operational Risk Control. In his role he is responsible for the Bank’s Operational Risk Assessments, Incident and Issue Management and he is also the business responsible for the MetricStream GRC platform. Before Dominik joined Julius Baer he worked three and a half years in Consulting as a Senior Manager at EY in Zurich. Dominik started his career with a large German Bank working 10 years in the area of Risk Management – in Frankfurt and Singapore.

Nathan Batther

Nathan Batther

Financial Controller - Governance, BAE Systems

Nathan Batther

Financial Controller - Governance, BAE Systems

I am the Financial Controller for Governance across the Air Sector of BAE Systems. I am currently responsible for the oversight of work undertaken across each of the three lines of defence, as well as supporting the implementation of the new UK Corporate Governance reforms across the BAE Systems group. I am Charted Management Accountant, and have been with BAE Systems since joining as an apprentice in 2005 straight from college. I have been fortunate enough to have worked across a number of BAE Systems division in a diverse set of financial roles, predominantly within the Business Partnering space, but with a handful of Transformation, ERP Implementation and Governance roles along the way.

Frank Sundgaard Nielsen

Frank Sundgaard Nielsen

GRC expert, Risk Consulting, KPMG Denmark

Frank Sundgaard Nielsen

GRC expert, Risk Consulting, KPMG Denmark

Frank is an experienced leader within internal audit, compliance and risk. He has worked with financial institutions for more than 20 years. Frank currently works with KPMG Denmark in risk consulting as an expert within the GRC area. Before joining KPMG, Frank worked with Nordea in various roles in the executive management teams across 2nd and 3rd line of defense. At Nordea, he has been an IT auditor, worked with audit quality assurance, methodology development, and audit tool implementation, and led the audit of one of the business areas. He has built compliance and operational risk monitoring and assurance functions. He lives with his family just outside Copenhagen, Denmark.