Course Speakers

Course Speakers

Jesús Calderón

Managing director

Maclear Data Solutions

Jesús Calderón advises Canadian and international clients in the financial services and energy industries on the implementation of data-driven solutions for risk management in  banking, insurance, capital markets, and energy trading, as well as anti-money laundering and regulatory activities. Jesús has over twelve years of experience in risk management, internal audit, and fraud investigations, where he has specialized in the application of data science and machine learning methods to optimize risk control activities and examinations.

Ranko Mosic

Big data architect

Bank of America

Ranko Mosic is a consultant specializing in AI/ML applied to finance. He is helping clients with ML/AI concepts, use case identification, feature selection, algorithm selection and build, technical assessment, recommendations and implementation. 

He advised State Street Corporation, Bank of America and other clients on ML/AI and Big Data initiatives.

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Greg Kirczenow

Senior director, enterprise model risk management


Greg is Senior Director in Enterprise Model Risk Management at RBC. He has a decade of experience in market and model risk management, with specialization in enterprise and retail risk. In his present role, Greg is leading efforts related to responsible AI practices, as well as development of validation techniques both for AI and using AI.

Zain Nasrullah

Data scientist


Vathy Kamulete

Senior manager AI research - enterprise model risk management


Jonathan Frieder

Compliance technology lead, U.S. regulatory compliance practice, finance & risk practice


Jonathan has a broad background in Financial Services with expertise spanning Regulatory Affairs and Compliance, Conduct Risk, Operational Risk, Fraud and Financial Crime and IT Security. He is a hands-on leader with 25 years of experience leading and successfully delivering complex regulatory-driven business and technology initiatives for top-tier firms and currently assists clients with identifying and effectively integrating technology solutions to solve challenges, improve operational efficiency and reduce cost. Jonathan is a RegTech liaison to Accenture’s FinTech Strategy Group and FinTech Innovation Lab, an accelerator program for early stage FinTech and RegTech companies.

David Jessop

Head of investment risk in EMEA

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

David Jessop is the Head of Investment Risk in EMEA for Columbia Threadneedle Investments. Prior to this he spent 17 years at UBS as the Global Head of Quantitative Research. Before joining UBS he spent time at Citigroup acting as the Head of Quantitative Marketing. He started his career at Morgan Grenfell; initially as a derivative analyst, and then as a quantitative fund manager. He has a MA in Mathematics from Trinity College, Cambridge. 


Jos Gheerardyn

Co-founder and CEO

Jos is the co-founder and CEO of Prior to his current role he has been active in quantitative finance both as a manager and as an analyst. Over the past 15 years he has been working with leading international investment banks as well as with award winning start-up companies. He is the author of multiple patents applying quantitative risk management techniques to imbalance markets. Jos holds a PhD in superstring theory from the University of Leuven (Belgium).

Gilles Artaud

Head of model risk audit

Crédit Agricole Group

Gilles Artaud has been working in investment banking for the last 25 years, where he held various positions within Quant, Front Office, IT and Risk Departments, working all along on many underlying types, pricing, validation, regulatory and economic capital, market risk and counterparty credit risk topics. 

After managing IT and Quant teams in the 1st line of defence (Front Office), he moved to 2nd line of defence (Risk and Validation) to lead topics around CCR, XVA, IM and many regulatory topics.

Gilles is now in charge for the 3rd line of defence of Model Audit for Group Inspection in Group Crédit Agricole SA, managing the transformation of Model Audit induced by new models, framework, market and business evolutions, new fields of application and compliance with ever-increasing regulations.