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AI in Risk: The new Frontier of Finance

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AI in Risk: The new Frontier of Finance

09 April 2024 18:00-22:00 DublinBook your place

​Join Broadgate Social for an unmissable panel discussion, where we’ll team up with industry experts to delve into the trends, challenges, and opportunities inside the modern finance space. RSVP here.

From robo-advisors to leading-edge fraud detection systems, the world of finance isn’t a stranger to AI disruption, nor is it immune wide-reaching risks it represents. How can we navigate the intricate risk environment in the face of market uncertainty, unprecedented technological advancement, and a looming polycrisis?

We’ll be discussing:

  • Data: the good, the bad, and the biased

  • The transformative power of Generative AI

  • Ethics and the regulatory conundrum

  • The evolving skill sets of today's Risk professionals

  • Barriers to tech implementation (and how to break them down)

Whether you’re an industry expert or just interested, our events are safe, accessible, and inclusive spaces to share ideas, meet amazing people, and uncover opportunities. Interested? Watch this space for speaker announcements! RSVP today to save your spot.

Our speakers:

  • Kevin Adam-Hein - Country Manager @ Broadgate Social

  • Hossein Javidnia - Assistant Professor in Software Engineering @ Dublin City University

  • Dr Monika Smatralova Sosa - Internal Audit Director @ Barclays Europe

  • Juan Rio Salvador - Chief Risk Officer @ EML

  • Jacky Mayne - Managing Director @ Regulatory Risk Partners

  • Áine Hickey - Senior Principal @ BNY Mellon

Dr Monika Smatralova Sosa

Dr Monika Smatralova Sosa is a senior financial service practitioner. Her current role is as an Internal Audit Director at Barclays Europe. Her academic background is in 'Financial (Risk) Management’ and ‘Banking, Treasury and Investments’. She has been working in risk and audit functions of major high street, investment and captive banks for over 15 years focusing mainly on Risk, Treasury and Finance.

Monika is also actively involved in the senior leadership at the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA), successfully leading the Irish Chapter since 2013. In 2014 she was elected as the EMEA Regional Directors Committee Co-Chair and in 2020 as a member of the PRMIA Global Council. She is lecturing at various universities in Ireland and abroad. Monika is an active international speaker covering primarily Risk Management topics

Hossein Javidnia

Hossein is a distinguished Assistant Professor in Software Engineering at Dublin City University's School of Computing and a Visiting Fellow at Trinity College Dublin. Specializing in AI, Data Analysis, and Image Processing, he plays a pivotal role in developing the curriculum for the FutureLearn MSc AI Programme, guiding the next generation of AI professionals.

Hossein’s professional journey spans diverse roles, including Head of R&D at a leading imaging technology company, and AI Consultant for innovative tech firms. Additionally, he has co-founded several startups, further showcasing his entrepreneurial and technical understanding.

Currently serving as a Senior ML Consultant at Union Avatars, Hossein is at the forefront of advancements in 3D avatar generation. As a holder of multiple patents and the creator of technologies used in AR, Biometrics, and 3D perception, he has influenced the practices of several leading companies in these sectors.

Juan Rio Salvador

Global financial services professional with over 20 years of working experience in risk management and innovation. Trusted partner in risk and cutting-edge technologies to gain a competitive advantage, meet regulatory requirements and enhance efficiency.

  • Led remediation plans with regulators across multiple jurisdictions, including the OCC, Central Bank of Ireland and the FCA, implementing governance, risk and compliance frameworks at multiple regulated entities.

  • Delivered process improvements and automation with Lean 6 Sigma, ISO Systems, RPA, and Artificial Intelligence with 25% headcount redeployment.

  • A key player in global leadership initiatives, successfully forming effective partnerships with stakeholders on transformation and integration projects in EMEA and the NA.

  • Led high-performance teams, regional and global initiatives on innovation and people strategy considering areas like culture and behaviours.

  • Whitepaper writer and contributor to Irish Tech News.

Jacky Mayne

Jacky Mayne, an accomplished professional in the Financial Services industry, specialises in Regulatory Compliance and Operational Risk. As the owner of a consulting firm, she guides organisations through complex compliance landscapes, drawing on her diverse industry experiences. Over her career, she's held roles in both first and second line risk and compliance roles, managing risk incidents and expanding into digital payments. Jacky's expertise, honed during challenges like the financial crash, focuses on risk management, crisis mitigation, and robust compliance frameworks. Her consulting firm excels in delivering exceptional services, and ensuring regulatory adherence while fostering business growth. With a passion for overcoming challenges, Jacky actively shares her knowledge as a lecturer and also contributes to the governance of a non-profit organisation.

Áine Hickey

Áine Hickey is Director, Compliance Advisory, with BNY Mellon, the world's largest custodian bank and securities services company. BNY Mellon deliver a broad range of services to traditional and alternative asset managers, banks, pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds.

Formerly, Áine was Head of Risk & Compliance for Crestbridge Ireland (PCF12, PCF 14 and PCF52), leading and promoting the compliance strategy and risk management framework to support Crestbridge Group. Áine was previously Head of Compliance (PCF15) and Chief Risk Officer (PCF14) for the fund administration business of Intertrust, subsequent to performing strategic operations, relationship management and directorship roles with the company across funds, corporate and capital markets. Áine has over 15 years’ experience in financial services. She worked within governance, board and company secretarial compliance with Northern Trust. Working as regulatory advisor with PwC, Áine gained extensive experience of prudential and conduct of business regulation, risk and compliance frameworks, processes and controls, and governance structures, across asset management, insurance and banking to deliver a comprehensive range of professional services including compliance management, governance, responding to regulatory change, risk management, outsourced assurance and internal audit, training and remediation.

Áine is a Fellow of both the Compliance Institute (including CDPO and CFCP) and the Governance Institute. She holds an MSc in Compliance (CI/IOB/UCD (placed 1st)) and a Bachelor of Law and European Studies from the University of Limerick. She has a Diploma in Investment Fund Services from the IOB, a Professional Diploma in Corporate Law and Governance from the Law Society of Ireland and a Diploma in Investing from the Irish Institute of Financial Trading. Áine also completed the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification in Project Management.

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