Senior Advanced Track

Senior Advanced Track
Monday, March 16, 2020
1:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

This track features three breakout sessions in the afternoon. The afternoon breakouts will run separately from our general offerings to attendees. The day will conclude with an exclusive “Meet the Experts” reception in the evening. There is no additional cost for this specialized track. If you are interested in attending these sessions, you will find the qualification requirements on the registration form. If you have any questions, please contact

These sessions are limited to 100 participants.


Creating Strategic Vision: The Intersection Between Culture and Risk

Monday, March 16, 2020
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Jeff Dato, Volunteer Corporate Credit Union

We often hear that a strong culture is the foundation element for a successful Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) program. Logically, this makes sense, right? Okay, but …

  • What are the characteristics of a strong culture?
  • What are the challenges to developing an effective risk culture?
  • Are “organizational culture” and “risk culture” the same thing?
  • What is the role of the Board and Management in creating a strong risk culture?

Most importantly, how did “Culture Club” get their name? Bring an open mind and your “soft side” as this session will delve into the mysterious convergence of Culture and Risk and how they related to Business Continuity. Attendees can expect both philosophical discussion and real-life examples to be shared during our time together.

About Jeff Dato
Jeff Dato ,GRC, MBCP is SVP, Chief Risk Officer at VolCorp.


Hindsight is 2020 – What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future!

Monday, March 16, 2020
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Dan Bailey, Gateway First Bank

We’ve all probably heard the old proverb: “Hindsight is 20/20.” A proper definition of hindsight is – an understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed. We deal with this in the realm of risk management on a daily basis. We are constantly after the holy grail of what can we or did we learn post-event . We look for the best ways to apply these lessons learned to our programs, plans, processes, and procedures. Our job as risk professionals is to do our very best to foresee what bad things could happen in the future, how often they could happen, and what the impact would be if/ when they do happen. But how can we be sure we’re on top of our game with the entire risk landscape changing on such a regular basis? The past can be a benchmark of what the future may hold. During this session, we will interactively discuss several elements that directly impact or speak into what could be or will be taking place in the near future. Indicators (lagging versus leading); Influences (internal versus external); Intelligence (human versus artificial/machine); Instinct (reactive or responsive).

About Dan Bailey
Dan Bailey is SVP, Operational Risk Management at Gateway First Bank.


Meet the Experts Closing Panel and Discussion

Monday, March 16, 2020
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Michele Turner, Amazon

Join Michele Turner as she facilitates this informative round-table style discussion. You will have the opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals. Hear their views on how the relationship in the disciplines between Risk Culture and Resiliency continues to rapidly evolve and where they anticipate it to be in the near future. This is always a highly anticipated discussion with our Senior Advanced Track speakers. Bring your perspectives from today’s sessions and be prepared to engage in a lively and thought provoking discussion.

About Michele Turner
Michele Turner is Head of Global Business Resiliency at Amazon.