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Western Bankers Association - Annual Conference & Directors Forum 2020

February 29, 2020 @ 7:00am to March 4, 2020 @ 3:00pm

Location: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona

Stephen R. King, JD, AMLP is speaking on the topic Why You Should Audit your Culture and How to Get Started on March 2, 2020 at 10:00 AM. 

As we have seen from many high profile gaffes, your institution’s culture can have a surprising effect on the profitability and reputation of the organization overall. Culture is a combination of many things and as such, you must approach it holistically so that a focus on one thing doesn’t blind you to others. In this presentation on an emerging area of concern we’ll dig into what it means to audit your culture and areas you should be focusing on.

Attendees will learn:

  •  The critical components you must be included in any culture audit program
  •  What controls you need so you don’t incentivize the wrong behaviors
  •  How to incorporate the concept into your Enterprise Risk Management program
  •  How to quantify what you’re doing and connect it to the bottom line

Michael D. Cohn, CPA, CISA, CGEIT is speaking on the topic Model Risk Management in an Evolving World on March 2, 2020 at 1:30 PM. 

As technology continues to change the way we rely on and interpret data, developing a strong model risk management program becomes paramount to ensuring strategic decisions are made using reliable, accurate information. Many institutions are struggling as they try to harness the data they have to gain insights in customer’s behavior and leverage that information to gain a competitive advantage. The failure rate for big data projects is reported to be between 60-85%. Join Wolf & Company to find key steps to take to ensure your project is successful.

Attendees will leave the presentation with:

  • An understanding how to establish and the importance of a strong model risk management program in the evolving world of model, data analytics and machine learning/Artificial Intelligence.
  • Key things to consider in their Model Risk Management Policy and overall Risk Appetite Statements
  • Oversight requirements to ensure controls are in place to address model risk


Wolf & Company and WolfPAC Integrated Risk Management will be exhbiting at this event - Booth #26 

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