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The Next Frontier in Risk Management: How to Achieve Digitalization


In-person or Virtual Participation Available

Digitalization is the use of digitized information – in conjunction with new computerized technologies – to improve business processes, create new revenue streams and enhance productivity. So far, digitalization has mainly been implemented in consumer finance, compliance, anti-money laundering (AML), and cyber risk – as well as in finance and accounting workflow analyses. 

With new technologies on the horizon, it’s expected to be applied to broader risk management functions, including stress testing and asset-liability management (ALM). What approaches and steps can your firm take to manage this transition to a digital age, and what role should machine learning play? How can your firm capture tail risks while maintaining sound liquidity and capital buffers in a world replete with extreme events and great uncertainty?

Please join us for GARP New York Chapter’s final event of 2022. Learn as a panel of world-class experts discuss the evolution and applications of digitalization in broader risk management functions, delving into the following issues: 

  • The importance of digital transformation for modern risk management
  • The next steps in risk management after all data are digitized
  • The role of Machine Learning and where human intervention is needed
  • What can be done in the meantime before all the data is digitized? What can be used as a proxy?
  • How digitalization can help financial institutions conduct strategic risk planning

In addition, Alla Gil, CEO of Straterix, will present a case study: during volatile times, how a financial institution can leverage machine learning to perform capital and liquidity analyses to reveal the scenarios where both capital and liquidity are under stress. Following the event, we will celebrate our successes of 2022 at our holiday reception.


5:30 - 6:00 pm: Registration

6:00 - 6:05 pm: Welcome and introductions

6:05 - 6:10 pm: Keynote Presentation

6:10 - 6:50 pm: Panel discussion

6:50 - 7:00 pm: Audience Q&A

7:00 - 8:00 pm: Networking reception 

Meeting Location

Harvard Club

35 West 44th Street

New York, NY 10036

Note: The Dress Code within the Clubhouse is business casual (jeans, sneakers or athletic wear are NOT permitted).

Attendees qualify for 1 GARP CPD credit.

Chapter Speakers

Didier Blanchard

Managing Director, Head of Enterprise Risk Management for the Americas, Société Générale

Didier Blanchard started at Société Générale in 2009 as Group Head of Global Risk Measurement in Paris, before moving to New York in 2016 as Head of Enterprise Risk Management for the Americas. Prior to joining Société Générale, Didier had performed the Basel 2 validation of BNP Paribas Group, and then had structured regulatory and accounting solutions at the bank’s Fixed Income department in London. A graduate of Sciences Po Paris, Didier had started his career in 1995 at Commission Bancaire, the French banking supervisor.

Alla Gil

Founder & CEO, Straterix

Alla Gil is co-founder and CEO of Straterix, which provides unique scenario tools for strategic planning and risk management. Prior to forming Straterix, Gil was the global head of Strategic Advisory at Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Nomura, where she advised financial institutions and corporations on stress testing, economic capital, ALM, long-term risk projections and optimal capital allocation.

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December 8, 2022 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Chapter Directors

Shobhit Thapar
Executive Director Morgan Stanley
Teresa Tian
Lead Risk Analyst BrightHouse Financial

Committee Members

Ken Abbott

Former Barclays US CRO

Masao Matsuda

President & CEO Crossgates Investment and Risk Management

May Tang

Head of Risk and Analysis Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Didier Blanchard

Head of Enterprise Risk Management – Americas Societe Generale

Murad Nayal

Head of Risk Architecture and Informatics Millennium

Rodney Sunada-Wong

Chief Risk Officer Celsius

Kerem Yaman

Managing Director Global Markets Risk COO Morgan Stanley

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