senior manager, data scientist
Previously TD Bank
Rogelio Cuevas was a data scientist, senior manager at TD Bank where his main responsibility was providing data science and machine learning solutions for different lines of business. Prior to his tenure with TD Bank, he was a data scientist at Scotiabank where he developed credit risk models in retail banking through the prototyping and implementation of machine learning techniques.
He is an active member of the Toronto data science community where he offers mentoring and training to professionals. Part of these activities include being a panelist at Rotman School of Business, mentor at Insight Data Science Toronto and invited speaker at University of Toronto.
Before his experience in the financial sector, Rogelio contributed with IBM through its Cognitive Class initiative, formerly known as Big Data University.
Rogelio has a strong academic background and research experience that he acquired working in academic institutions that include McMaster University, Duke University and The University of Western Ontario.
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).
Juan Gonzalez Herrera
vice-president, global treasury risk management
Juan Gonzalez Herrera has over 20 years of experience on interest rate risk management and derivatives modelling.
He joined State Street Bank and Trust in 2014 as director of quantitative analysis in the Global Treasury Risk Management team, where he led the oversight of interest rate risk, liquidity risk and market risk models, as well as the development of models to be used by the second line of defense. In 2018 Juan joined the Model Risk Management team, where he leads the validation of models related to Treasury Risk, including behavioral modelling of deposits. Before joining State Street Juan worked for Santander US, leading the modelling and methodology for market risk models. Additionally, Juan spent 5 years as consulting manager on ALM, with wide-ranging exposure to banking markets in the US, Canada, LATAM, Europe and China. His previous experience also includes several years of academic teaching, mainly focused on risk management and derivatives.
Koen Dessens leads the Financial Risk team at Deloitte and has over 17 year of experience in the financial sector. With that experience he brings insights across a wide range of model types, with a focus on credit, market and economic capital methodologies. He is responsible for the model risk management initiative at Deloitte and has assisted numerous financial institutions with building a leading model risk management framework.
Sjoerd works in the Financial Risk team of Deloitte, with over 10 years of experience in the financial sector. He has worked on numerous assignments in the areas of model risk management, model development and validation within the financial services industry, including banks, insurers and investment managers.
His focus is on the development of model risk management frameworks, model risk management tooling and on the model development and validation of regulatory and non-regulatory market risk models.
EMEA principal risk specialist
Peter Plochan is the EMEA Principal Risk Management Advisor at SAS who helps financial institutions to deal with their challenges around finance and risk regulations, enterprise risk management, risk governance, forward looking risk analysis, stress testing, model risk management, risk modelling and climate change risk management.
Peter has a finance background (Master’s degree in Banking) and is certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) with 14 years of experience in risk management in financial sector. He has assisted various banking and insurance institutions with large-scale risk management implementations while working both internally and also externally as a risk management advisor (PwC). Since joining SAS in 2014, Peter serves as a global acting domain expert - leveraging the latest trends in risk analytics & technology with his deep risk management & finance expertise.
Peter also acts as the Risk Management trainer for PRMIA (Professional Risk Management International Association) where he developed and delivers training on Model Risk Management and ERM & Stress Testing for the global risk community. Peter regularly speaks & presents at risk events/webinar and publishes risk management thought leadership materials.
ICAG Partners & global chairman, International RegTech Association
Subas is a CEO at ICAG Partners with over 20 years of strategic consulting experience in Banking and Financial Services inorganic growth, digital innovation and digital transformation. He has led and designed Digital Innovation, Regulatory and Financial Inclusion strategies for multiple central banks and regulators across Western Europe, North America and Asia Pacific regions.
Prior to ICAG, Subas ran a growing management consulting business in Oliver Wyman with 24 revenue generating Partners and another ~120 consultants with YoY global revenue of ~$130MM focusing on (a) digital strategy and acceleration including market infrastructure reorganisation; (b) digitalization of risk and regulatory compliance in banks and regulators; and (c) cost optimization across 3LoDs in tier-1 banks and FIs including corporate finance advisory for buyout and other strategic options.
Subas was also a senior Partner at two Big4 Professional Services (2011-2017 at Ernst & Young, and 2005-2010 at PricewaterhouseCoopers) responsible for developing global strategy advisory practice for Banking transformation fuelled by disruption and technological advancement, supported with proper people and process strategies, and how to deliver an accelerated digital change, ethically and responsibly in a growing, emerging economy. In Thailand, he led digital banking transformation for 2 of the top 3 Banks head quartered in Bangkok over a period of 4 years.
Subas is also the Founder and currently non-executive Global Chairman of the International RegTech Association (IRTA), a premier non-profit association representing the RegTech firms, central banks/regulators, and innovators in ~30 countries.
Previously he has held External Advisory Board appointments to the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) on two digital innovation missions in South-east Asia, including creating a digital identify platform in Nepal and helping the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of India to develop a digital identification platform (Aadhar) for 1.3BN Indian citizens.
Subas has also held international Expert Panel chair and member roles at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Business and Government on public policies, the Gates Foundation, and the United Kingdom FinTech Innovation Committee under the rules of the Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT) division.