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Presented annually in Boston

KPMG Risky Business Forum 2021

Our 2021 Forum was a success! Relive the experience through the content featured on this page while we plan for 2022.



Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Marketing Manager, New England & Upstate New York, KPMG US

  • Overview
  • Sessions
  • Speakers
  • Thought Leadership

Overview


KPMG in Boston hosts the annual Risky Business Forum

In a rapidly changing global landscape, emerging risks are affecting businesses more than ever before. A holistic approach to manging risk can create sustainable growth, reach business goals, enhance innovation and build resilience. From cybercrime to ESG, M&A to legal, organizations need to take robust actions against threats.

In 2021, our forum focused on mitigating threats in oversight, governance, supply chain risks and financial crimes while maximizing opportunities for growth and competitiveness. 

As we continue planning for our 2022 forum, please feel free to explore the content from previous sessions here and stay tuned for the announcement of future programs. 


Special guest contributors are a hallmark of the Risky Business Forum

To produce the forum in a way that reflects an unvarnished look at the current state of the industry, KPMG brings together our most senior thought leaders with senior industry executives to bring you well-rounded, sometimes provocative, and always hyper-relevant perspectives on trending topics that today's enterprise companies are facing.


You're in good company at the Risky Business Forum

Building lasting connections with industry peers is critical no matter your professional level or industry segment. Because our Risky Business Forum attracts hundreds of professionals from all levels of the organizational hierarchy, you'll have an opportunity to meet new contacts and peers, strengthen existing relationships, and build connections that will pay dividends for years.


12% C-level
39% VP/Director
14% Manager
42% Staff

25% Finance Sector
24% Health Sector
51% Other Sectors


Audience breakdown shown has been derived from the most recent forum registration data

Sessions


9:00am - 10:00am: Fireside Chat with Cigna's SVP, General Auditor and Chief Risk Officer

As risk leader in the #13th company on the Fortune 500 list, Carrie Casciani, Cigna's SVP, General Auditor and Chief Risk Officer, shares Cigna's approach to Risk Management with KPMG's Nicole Crighton.

As risk leader in the #13th company on the Fortune 500 list, Carrie Casciani, Cigna's SVP, General Auditor and Chief Risk Officer, shares Cigna's approach to Risk Management with KPMG's Nicole Crighton.

9:30am - 10:30am: Tech Risk Trends in Financial Services ft. ServiceNow

Over a short span of just a few months, financial services firms have witnessed a veritable revolution in technological change; transition to hybrid cloud environments, the rollout of rapid application development using DevOps methods, and the urgent adoption of work from home applications. KPMG’s Technology Risk leaders Tina Thukalil and Matthew Miller along with financial industry leaders Gregory Kanevski, Kristin Streett, and Alison Musci from ServiceNow will break down what’s going on in the areas of cyber, data governance, regulatory compliance, third party risk, and legacy risk which can all have devastating effects on a firms ability to transact business if not managed properly.


10:00am - 11:00am: Battling Economic Crime and Winning Together: How to integrate fraud and cyber security to combat threats

Digital developments, the evolving needs of businesses and customers, and the increased sophistication of criminals and their networks, are having a material impact. This session covers developing a holistic approach to combating a proliferation of threats in this new world.

Digital developments, the evolving needs of businesses and customers, and the increased sophistication of criminals and their networks, are having a material impact. This session covers developing a holistic approach to combating a proliferation of threats in this new world.


10:30am - 11:30am: The New Role of ESG in Banking, Asset Management & Enterprise ft. PIMCO

KPMG’s Liz Ming will give an overview of new expectations and requirements around ESG for enterprise companies the firm is working with as well as some of the solutions for managing them. Afterward, we’re pulling together practitioners who are overseeing and making positive changes including Katherine Blue, KPMG’s Sustainability Service Leader for the Americas, Olivia Albrecht, Head of ESG Strategy for PIMCO, and some of the tech that’s aiding in these efforts for a discussion of where we were, where we are, and where we’re going.

11:00am - 12:00pm: Supply Chain Sustainability and Risk

Investments in supply chain sustainability have reached a critical point. Global trends continue to lead toward a greater corporate emphasis on strengthening the sustainability of supply chains. Far from diverting attention from sustainability goals, the pandemic has accelerated the movement of companies along a road toward greater transparency and more accountability. There seems to be no turning back. KPMG, the Center for Transportation & Logistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals collaborated on a survey of the industry. Together, they walk through the findings and discuss how they can be applied to risk management strategies.

Investments in supply chain sustainability have reached a critical point. Global trends continue to lead toward a greater corporate emphasis on strengthening the sustainability of supply chains. Far from diverting attention from sustainability goals, the pandemic has accelerated the movement of companies along a road toward greater transparency and more accountability. There seems to be no turning back. KPMG, the Center for Transportation & Logistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals collaborated on a survey of the industry. Together, they walk through the findings and discuss how they can be applied to risk management strategies.


12:00pm - 1:00pm: Client-Centric Relationships in the New Reality ft. Humana, USAA, Edward Jones, PayPal, Salesforce

How has the new reality changed the way financial services firms build relationships with their clients? Shifts in consumer behavior, accelerated by COVID-19, require firms to improve the client experience through a new rhythm of positive interactions—delivered in the digital world.

Join Michael Herman from KPMG and Rohit Mahna from Salesforce for a discussion on the ways that transformation within the financial services industry is helping firms improve both the customer experience and their own performance. A panel of customer experience executives from USAA, Edward Jones, PayPal and Humana will share how digital transformation enabled them to implement a client-centric culture to build strong and enduring relationships.

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1:30pm - 2:30pm: The Future of FinTech ft. Silicon Valley Bank, MassChallenge, InterGen Data, FiVerity

The Future of Fintech is already here, sometimes it just needs a little help along the way. Massachusetts has a vast array of resources for innovators in the space with MassChallenge, the Mass Tech Collaborative, public sector innovation leaders, and anchor financial institutions across the state with labs to help develop ideas, technology, and leaders.

This panel discussion will bring together mentors from these programs including Rob Baldassare, Principal at KPMG, Devon Sherman, MassChallenge’s Fintech Managing Director, Dan Allred, Senior Market Manager for Silicon Valley Bank’s National Fintech & Payments Strategy Team, Robert Kirk, CEO of InterGen Data, and Greg Woolf, CEO of FiVerity, who will all give insight into where the next hot areas of the space are, where the saturation points might be, and how we keep Massachusetts on the forefront of fintech innovation.



All sessions shown are eligible for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits

Speakers


Carrie Casciani
SVP, Corporate Audit and Chief Risk Officer
Cigna

Kimberly Casey
Director, Cyber Security Services
KPMG LLP

David Correll
Research Scientist & Lecturer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Nicole Crighton
Principal, Tax
KPMG LLP

Jonathan Fairtlough
Principal, Advisory, Cyber Security Services
KPMG LLP

Matthew Miller
Principal, Advisory, Cyber Security Services
KPMG LLP

Kristin Pederson
Manager, Advisory
KPMG LLP

Jim Rice
Deputy Director, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Thought Leadership


Previous forums

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Prior forum speakers

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