President and Founder
Grigoris Karakoulas is the president and founder of InfoAgora Inc. that has provided risk management consulting, prescriptive analytics, RegTech solutions (CECL/ IFRS9/IRRBB/Basel III) and model risk management services to Fortune-500 financial institutions with multi-million dollar benefits. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. Grigoris has published more than 40 papers in journals and conference proceedings in the areas of machine learning, risk management and predictive modelling in banking. He is on the PRMIA subject matter boards for Stress Testing and Enterprise Risk Management. He holds a PhD in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence).
Managing director and senior vice-president, corporate model risk management
Ken Fu is a Managing Director in Corporate Model Risk of Wells Fargo. In this role, Ken manages a model validation team covering a number of functions, including Retail and Wholesale Credit, Basel, Treasury Asset Liability Management, Home Lending Capital Market, Wealth & Investment Management, PPNR, and Economy Forecast. Prior to Wells Fargo, Ken managed model development teams in various capacities in Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Washington Mutual and JP Morgan Chase.
Ken received his Ph.D. degree from University of Wisconsin at Madison and a Bachelor’s degree from Xiamen University in China.
Dr William Segal CFA
Principal and founder
Ipso Facto Solutions LLC
Dr William Segal, CFA is Principal and founder of Ipso Facto Solutions LLC, a New York-based boutique consulting firm offering specialized model development and review expertise. His team has completed engagements at some of the world’s largest financial institutions covering a wide range of analytics for purposes including anti-money laundering, the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) accounting standard, and capital adequacy.
Before launching Ipso Facto in 2016, Dr Segal held leadership positions at Fannie Mae, Capital One, and at financial regulatory agencies in Washington DC. Dr Segal holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard and an Economics PhD from Berkeley.
Dr. Michael Jacobs
Lead quantitative analytics & modeling expert