Effective Risk Data Aggregation and Reporting

Randall Gordon

Senior vice president, global data governance risk officer


Randy Gordon has worked in the financial industry for over twenty years and has spent the last decade in data governance leadership roles. He is passionate about data governance because he believes reliable, trusted data is the foundation of strong decision making, advanced analytics, and innovation.

Randy currently is SVP, Global Data Governance Risk Officer for Citi Private Bank. Previous employers include Moody’s, Bank of America, and Merrill Lynch. Randy holds an MS in Management – Financial Services from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, where he majored in cello performance. Randy is a columnist for TDAN.com (The Data Administration Newsletter) and frequently speaks at industry conferences. The views expressed in this course are Randy’s own and not those of Citi.

Michael Ivie

Managing partner – head of financial services consulting

Phyton Consulting

Michael is a Managing Partner and the Head of Financial Services Consulting for Phyton Consulting, a specialized professional services firm that empowers highly regulated and data intensive businesses with subject-matter leadership and execution-focused delivery capabilities.

Michael has over a decade of experience in Finance, Risk, and Technology in both public and private sectors. His diverse background as a Trader, Developer, Analyst, Enterprise Risk Manager, and Management Consultant for many of the world’s leading financial institutions has helped him develop a unique perspective on how these organizations function and how to navigate a changing business, technical, and regulatory landscape.

He received an MS in Finance and an MBA in Risk Management & Insurance from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. He earned a Professional Risk Manager certification from PRMIA, Basel Compliance Professional designation from BCPA, Project Management Professional credential from PMI, and numerous professional industry licenses and data/IT certifications.

Sanjay Pattni

Associate partner – head of data management

Phyton Consulting

Sanjay is an Associate Partner and the Head of Data Management for Phyton Consulting, a professional services firm with deep industry and subject matter experience, focused on delivering high-quality solutions for clients. 
Sanjay has spent the last 10 years working in the Financial Services industry, focused primarily on delivering large-scale data transformation programs within the Finance, Risk, and Compliance space. Sanjay has led the development and execution of data strategies for leading mid and large size financial institutions and has been instrumental in shaping the vision and future for many CDO organizations. His expansive experience in Management Consulting has helped Sanjay cultivate a deep understanding of how financial services organizations of all sizes and complexities navigate the challenges of a highly regulated and ever-changing data environment. 
Sanjay holds a BBA in Finance and Risk Management & Insurance from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. 

Aron Elston

Senior management consultant

Phyton Consulting

Aron Elston, MBA, Senior Management Consultant, Risk and Compliance Analytics, Phyton Consulting
Over 25 years industry experience with various roles in analytics, IT infrastructure, software development, financial compliance, project management, and business analysis. Has held leadership positions at big four consulting firms where he assisted financial institutions to leverage data analytics to solve Risk and Compliance related issues.  Recognized as a Compliance and Technology expert with strong Data Analytics acumen and has been a primary delivery leader for Audit, Compliance and Risk programs.

Kshitij Bhatia

Head of global risk solutions


Randeep Singh Buttar



Randeep Buttar is the founder of Surety -a RegTech company specialising in compliance technology. Randeep has over 15 years’ experience delivering service, people, process, data and technology capabilities across multiple sectors. He has held senior change leadership posts across multiple sectors including financial services, legal, oil and energy. He has led regulatory initiatives for market leading firms including Euroclear, Deutsche Bank, Linklaters and BP.

He was responsible for group-wide BCBS 239 (Risk Data Aggregation and Risk Reporting) compliance at HSBC and has since run a number of data compliance initiatives including data controls for the Basel 3 Reforms and Climate Risk data. As a founder, Randeep is a motivated advocate of enhanced RegTech solutions and encourages an ecosystem which aims to bring the regulated and the regulators closer together.

Randeep is also the Deputy Chair for the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments Fintech Committee.

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.

Craig Taylor


Financial Services

A delivery-focussed Financial Services programme management professional with over 30 years industry experience gained across Banking, Insurance and Investment Management sectors.

A qualified project management professional (PMP, MSP) and part-qualified actuary, with a wide experience and knowledge of Financial Services projects spanning Business and IT.

A specialist in PMO and Programme Management, having managed various Regulatory and Corporate Change programmes, with deep domain knowledge in Data and Operational Risk. A published author in Data Quality and Governance.

Excellent communications skills at all levels, including ExCo. Presented at various conferences / training events across Europe on Project Management Techniques and Methodology, Regulation, Risk and Data.

Broad experience and knowledge base with a strong quality assurance background and an ability to structure and lead effective programmes.