Vendor & Third Party Risk USA

Aligning industry best practice and incorporating innovation and automation to increase efficiency

3rd Annual

Vendor & Third Party Risk USA

June 5-6, 2018




Interactive panel discussion taking the pulse of third party risk management


Integrating departments and increasing communication across the lifecycle


Increased automation and standardization for an enterprise view of risks


Limiting over reliance on single third parties and managing outsourcing to limit concentration risk


Leveraging intelligence to support third party risk and monitoring the evolving cyber landscape


Managing fourth parties and beyond for full supply chain oversight


Looking beyond prevention to ensure recovery and continuity


Aligning with internal policy and case study of a global policy rollout


Yakut Akman head shot

Yakut Akman
Chief Third Party Management Officer

Roger Parsley

Roger Parsley
Head of Third Party Risk & Control
Deutsche Bank


Scott Messner
Director, Operational Risk
CLS Bank

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Kenneth Wolckenhauer
VP, Vendor Management
Nordea Bank

Michele Miuta

Michele Miuta
Director, Procurement and Vendor Management
Sterling National Bank

Michael Casey head shot

Michael Casey
Head of Outsourcing and Supplier Risk, Americas

James Orioles

James Orioles
Director, Vendor Governance

Nasser Fattah Head Shot

Nasser Fattah
Managing Director
Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ

Vendor and Third Party Risk USA 2018 | Agenda

Day One | June 5 | New York City

08:00 Registration and breakfast

08:50 Chair’s opening remarks
Dennis Frio, MD, Business Advisory Services, Grant Thornton


09:00 Reviewing regulatory expectations and advances for 2018 and advancing risk based approached for compliance and beyond

  • Regulatory priorities for 2018 and feedback
  • Resource constraints and limitations
  • Developing a global unified approach
  • Robust monitoring
  • Sustainability of programs
  • Managing levels of maturity globally

09:45 Reviewing the regulatory agenda and progression across vendor and third party risk management

  • Evolving landscape and regulatory requirements
  • How has the focus changed for 2018?
    • BCBS Sound Practices – Implications of FinTech developments for banks and bank supervisors
  • Increasing regulatory regimes on a state level
  • Global and regional variations
  • Third party risk maturity

Dov Goldman, VP, Innovation and Alliances, Opus

10:25 Morning refreshment break and networking

10:55 Aligning and integrating departments across the lifecycle for increased governance and oversight

  • Aligning processes across each stage of the vendor life cycle
  • Working with IT security to align practices
  • Managing vendors and their clients
  • Incorporating a strong 3 Lines of defence model
    • First line owning risk
    • Aligning 1st and 2nd line to understand inherent risks and controls
    • Clear understanding and definition of roles and responsibilities of each
  • Appendix J – summarizing data and pulling together

Olivia Sirett, VP, Innovation and Alliances, CLS Bank
Scott Messner, Director, Operational Risk, CLS Bank

11:35 Increasing automation and standardization for an enterprise view of risks associated with vendor and third

  • Automation of risk reporting and efficiency
  • What can be standardised as the industry matures
  • Move from ad-hoc reporting to continuous monitoring
  • Taking in external data and mapping to organization for a holistic view
  • Reviewing tools for touchpoints across a lifecycle
  • Managing levels of complexity across organisations

Anders Rodenberg, Director of Sales, Bureau van Dijk
Bill Hauserman, Senior Director, Compliance Solutions, Bureau van Dijk

12:20 Lunch break and networking


1:20 Aligning disparate systems to pull data from different areas for a holistic view of the end to end process and lifecycle

  • Managing data from disparate systems
  • Incorporating a vendor ID across different systems for enterprise view
    • Accounts payable, contracts, incidents etc.
  • Capturing losses
  • Complexity of institutions
    • Pulling data for a holistic view
  • Increased reporting capability for senior management

Maureen Vance, Director and Regional Head of Vendor Risk Management, Americas, Deutsche Bank
Michele Miuta, Director of Procurement and Vendor Management, Sterling National Bank

2:10 Evolution of the vendor risk management professional: Current skill sets and keeping up with an evolving remit

  • Managing risk in a fast manner whilst being responsive to the business interest and needs
  • Professional background of a vendor risk manager
  • Compliance and active risk management function
  • Senior level visibility
    • Quantifying and articulating to the Board
  • Translating risks and exposure to Board and senior management

Caree Wagner, MD, Operational Risk Management, BNY Mellon


2:50 Reviewing the ability to effectively manage fourth parties including outsourcing, supply chain and oversight

  • Managing fourth parties and subcontractors
  • Understanding third party outsourcing
  • Managing concentration risk of fourth parties
  • How far to go when looking at the supply chain
  • Understanding supply chain management vs. outsourcing

Michael Casey, Head of Outsourcing and Supplier Risk, Americas, UBS

3:30 Afternoon refreshment break and networking


4:00 Managing third parties and non-traditional vendors: Applying principles and guidance with limited control

  • Managing third parties outside of vendors
  • Applying vendor principles – how far to take the guidance
  • Managing risks with less control
  • Monitoring activities and cooperation
  • Contract specifications to monitor and manage risk
  • Managing risk with tools available
  • Enhancing management, oversight and accountability


4:40 Limiting concentration risk from a third party and third party outsourcing perspective to limit over reliance on contractors

  • Monitoring supply chain for overreliance on sub-contractors
  • Tracking services back to limited numbers of contractors
  • Regulatory focus to monitor supply chain
  • Disaster recovery practice
  • Understanding roles and escalation processes
  • Looking beyond mitigation to foresight

Trang Sumpter, Director, Third Party Risk Assessment, US Bank

5:20 Chair’s closing remarks

5:30 End of day one and drinks reception

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Day Two | June 6 | New York City

08:15 Registration and breakfast

08:50 Chair’s Opening remarks
Anna Mazzone, Managing Director, International, Global Head of Financial Services, Aravo


09:00 Results of global survey ‘Taking the pulse of third party risk management’ in collaboration with Aravo

  • Part A of the survey results will provide methodology and key findings of the global survey undertaken by CeFPro and Aravo.

Andreas Simou, Director, CeFPro
Anna Mazzone, Managing Director, International, Global Head of Financial Services, Aravo


09:15 Taking the pulse of third party risk management: industry benchmarking to understand program maturity

  • Part B will take the form of a uniquely interactive panel discussion, with a number of anonymous polls throughout the session to benchmark industry progress and maturity.

Roger Parsley, Head of Third Party Risk & Control, Deutsche Bank
Yakut Akman, Chief Third Party Management Officer, Citi

10:00 Morning refreshment break and networking


10:30 Moving towards ongoing monitoring of vendors and streamlining for full coverage year wide

  • Resource intensive requirements for risk assessments
    • Direct and staff costs
  • Vendor push back of on-site risk assessments
  • Risk assessments
    • Increased regulatory scrutiny for continuous/ongoing monitoring
    • Utilizing data to understand behavioural analytics
    • Right to monitor included in vendor contracts
  • Removing from core platform
  • Bringing outside firewall for attestation, documentation and validation
  • Questionnaire vs. automated assessment

James Orioles, Director, Vendor Governance, Prudential tbc


11:10 Worldwide rollout and alignment of internal policy and managing jurisdictional requirements

  • Acceptance of contract owners and gaining vendor sign off
  • Managing local and regional deviations
  • Working with frameworks within the organisation
  • Nordea case study: Corporate social responsibility and sustainability bank in Europe
  • Guidelines on selecting suppliers that agree with our values

Kenneth Wolckenhauer, VP, Vendor Management, Nordea Bank


11:50 Leveraging intelligence to support third party risk due diligence across the life cycle

  • Defining the threat landscape, intelligence, and application to due diligence
  • Adding due diligence to all phases of the third-party life cycle
  • Breaking down silos across the enterprise
  • Advanced due diligence reports to assessors before going on site
  • Bringing cyber risk awareness to business lines
  • Leveraging system driven inputs and human analysis to explore tools
  • Bridging the gap between disparate teams to leverage internal knowledge

Marc Lieberman, Third Party Cyber Intelligence, Citigroup Cyber Intelligence Center

12:30 Lunch break and networking


1:30 Utilizing predictive tools and analytics to better monitor and remediate cyber risks associated with vendors and third parties

  • View of risk exposure to monitor vendor rating
  • Using security ratings
  • Quantitative measurement of performance-based cybersecurity requirements and remediation clauses
  • Identifying systemic risk across the industry
  • Leveraging technology and innovation to streamline the process
  • Continuous monitoring of daily performance

Jake Olcott, VP, Strategic Partnerships, BitSight Technologies
Nasser Fattah, Managing Director, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ tbc

2:15 Best practice to monitor and remediate the evolving cyber threat for a full view of risk exposure and strategic benefit

  • Cyber insurance benefits and usage
  • Interlocks from a governance perspective
  • Measuring and reporting vendor cyber risks across stakeholder groups
  • Ownership of cyber security
  • Cyber third party risk assessments
    • Working into overall third party risk assessments
  • Distilling information upwards
    • Understanding risk profile of vendors from a cyber perspective
    • Feeding into enterprise model

Nasser Fattah, Managing Director, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ tbc

3:00 Afternoon refreshment break and networking


3:30 Business continuity management: Looking beyond prevention to ensure efficient recovery

  • Adherence with Appendix J
  • Natural disaster and continuity management
  • Recognition of disasters
  • Looking beyond prevention to recovery with limited impact
  • Limiting customer impact
  • Processes and procedures across each department
  • Escalation processes


4:10 Leveraging monitoring capabilities as a strategic opportunity and enhancing innovation in vendor management

  • Creative and operational efficiency
  • Opportunities to leverage better deals with innovative vendors
  • Taking intelligence and using it to increase efficiency
  • Increasing automation in monitoring activities
  • Use of robotics and AI
  • Potential use cases for Blockchain technology in increasing efficiencies

4:50 Chair’s closing remarks

5:00 End of Congress

Vendor and Third Party Risk USA 2018 | Presenters

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Yakut Akman, Chief Third Party Management Officer, Citi

Yakut Akman will be presenting at Vendor & Third Party Risk USA 2018

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Michael Casey, Head of Outsourcing and Supplier Risk, Americas, UBS

Michael Casey will be presenting at Vendor & Third Party Risk USA 2018

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Nasser Fattah, Managing Director, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ

Nasser Fattah is a Managing Director at MUFG Union Bank overseeing information security risk management program for the Americas.  This includes working with business on major initiatives (cloud transformation, mobility, etc.), new markets (direct and self-service banking), and conducting risk assessments on Bank’s technologies (applications and infrastructures), internal and customer-facing information systems, and 3rd-party vendors based on Bank’s regulatory requirements (GLBA, PCI, HIPAA, SOX, etc.) and best practices (ISO 27001, COBIT, NIST, etc.).

He works closely with senior management across various lines (business executives, privacy, enterprise risk, compliance, legal and others) to discuss and proactively address actual and potential information security risks, as well as report to executives the status of the bank’s information security risk posture, including recommended mitigation plans, to support the bank’s mission and objectives.

Before joining MUFG Union Bank, Nasser managed the Information Security Program for AIG Financial Division across Latin America and Asia.  He also worked at ADP to achieve ISO certification, and managed the information security risk management program, including 3rd-party reviews.

Nasser began his Information Security career as a federal subcontractor where he maintained and managed the security posture of IT systems as per federal requirements (FISMA, OMB 130, NIST, etc.).   Also assisted with identification and reporting of Medicare fraud.

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Dennis Frio, MD, Business Advisory Services, Grant Thornton

Dennis is a Director in Grant Thornton’s Financial Services Advisory practice with 25 years of consulting and industry expertise specializing in the implementation and optimization of third-party risk management and supply chain processes and applications.
Dennis facilitated the creation of a global third party risk consortium working directly with three global investment and wealth management banks and a selected operating company. In addition, Dennis was instrumental in establishing a formal partnership with Hiperos. This partnership was a result of Grant Thornton’s vision to build a holistic Third Party Risk Management Service offering for our clients.

Dennis was with a global banking and wealth management company, where he was responsible for the strategic direction of their Source to Pay technology, Travel and reporting data warehouses. He led the selection and implementation of the firm’s T&E tool and vendor risk management solutions including on-boarding procedures integrated with newly instituted risk management protocols. Dennis developed and executed a global shared service center strategy reducing operating costs by 50%. He also established one Procure to Pay operation with defined accountability under Finance leadership.

Prior to Grant Thornton, Dennis worked for 14 years at PwC providing expertise to Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific across a broad range of business and technical disciplines including both shared service and outsourcing assessments, finance and supply chain process and organizational redesign and full life cycle Source to Pay system implementations.

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Dov Goldman, VP, Innovation and Alliances, Opus

Dov Goldman is VP, Innovation & Alliances for Opus, the leading provider of innovative compliance and risk management solutions. He is an expert in regulatory compliance and information security, and is responsible for the company’s Third Party Management (3PM) Information Security and CyberRisk strategy, focused on the Hiperos 3PM product line. He advocates a strategic, controls-based approach to infosec risk, based on his ongoing work with Chief Information Security Officers and IT vendor risk professionals, and speaks regularly on how organizations can free themselves from infosec risk. Prior to joining Opus, Dov played a key role in the creation and marketing of a solution for anti-bribery and corruption-focused third party management.  He has a background in software development and deep experience implementing multiple generations of technology solutions.

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Bill Hausermann, Senior Director, Compliance Solutions, Bureau van Dijk

Bill is focused on anti-corruption compliance solutions at Bureau van Dijk. As a rapidly evolving global risk within financial institutions, corruption risk management requires a far more systematic approach encompassing customers, third-party partners and employees. Bill joined Bureau van Dijk after 12 years of designing and deploying global compliance and ethics programs for SAI Global and NAVEX Global. For the last seven years he has focused on the perplexing problem of creating efficient due diligence technology and content to truly understand the risks of customers and business partners. Bill has seen first-hand the potentially false sense of security found in current due diligence programs.

Marc Lieberman, Third Party Cyber Intelligence, Citigroup Cyber Intelligence Center

Marc Lieberman will be presenting at Vendor & Third Party Risk USA 2018

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Anna Mazzone, Managing Director, International Global Head of Financial Services, Aravo

Anna Mazzone leads and drives Aravo’s global expansion and is responsible for building operations and direct and partner channels internationally. She also leads growth initiatives and client engagement across financial services, bringing with her over 20 years’ financial services industry experience in the international markets.

The former Global Head of KYC Managed Services at Thomson Reuters, Anna founded and grew Thomson Reuters’ Org ID KYC Managed Service, leading a team of more than 150 staff and managing clients in more than 80 countries.

Ms. Mazzone’s deep domain expertise in Technology for Financial markets (FinTech), GRC (Governance Risk & Compliance technologies), and Know Your Customer (KYC) as well as Know Your Supplier/Vendor (KYS/KYV) has contributed to significant growth at companies including BAML, Thomson Reuters, CME Group, Markit and Trunomi.

Anna is on the Board of the Non-profit, Junior League of London, having supported the organization for over 14 years, on the Advisory Board for Trunomi, and is a business mentor for Level39 London Accelerator. In 2016 Anna was named in Innovate Finance’s “Women in Fintech Powerlist” which recognizes women who are playing a vital role in the development of the global Fintech sector. She holds a Bachelor of Science, Finance and Insurance from the University of South Carolina – Darla Moore School of Business.

Scott Messner, Director, Operational Risk, CLS Bank

Scott Messner will be presenting at Vendor & Third Party Risk USA 2018

Michele Miuta
Michele Miuta, Director of Procurement and Vendor Management, Sterling National Bank

Michele Miuta will be presenting at Vendor & Third Party Risk USA 2018

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Jake Olcott, VP, Strategic Partnerships, BitSIght Technologies

Jake Olcott is VP of Business Development at BitSight. He previously managed the cybersecurity consulting practice at Good Harbor Security Risk Management. Prior to Good Harbor, he served as legal advisor to the Senate Commerce Committee, and also served as counsel to the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee. He completed his education at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Virginia School of Law.

James Orioles
James Orioles , Director, Vendor Governance, Prudential

James Orioles will be presenting at Vendor & Third Party Risk USA 2018

Roger Parsley
Roger Parsley, Head of Third Party Risk & Control, Deutsche Bank

Roger Parsley will be presenting at Vendor & Third Party Risk USA 2018

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Anders Rodenberg, Director of Sales, Bureau van Dijk

Anders Rodenberg is the Head of Financial Institutions and Advisory in North America for Bureau van Dijk. Originally from Scandinavia, Anders previously served as Head of Compliance for the Nordic European Region at Bureau van Dijk before transferring to the U.S., which gave him key compliance insight and experience on both sides of the Atlantic.

Anders has been involved in multiple compliance projects in areas ranging from AML and OFAC sanctions to FATCA and FCPA, helping to improve compliance levels at various financial institutions, insurance companies and traditional corporates. Much of his work has been focused on improving on-boarding procedures, Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) processes, off-cycle notification systems, Sanctions identification, investigation and monitoring through global standardization as well as introducing global ownership structures into the AML & OFAC risk models.

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Andreas Simou, Director, CeFPro

Andreas is Head of events and Commercial Director at the Center for Financial Professionals. He has worked in events and publishing for nearly 20 years in a number of capacities including 10 years spent at the Global association of risk professionals as the head of events and commercial ventures.

Olivia Sirett, VP, Innovation and Alliances, CLS Bank

Olivia Sirett will be presenting at Vendor & Third Party Risk USA 2018

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Trang Sumpter, Director, Third Party Risk Assessment, US Bank

Trang has been with US Bank since 1988 and in 2014 was asked to develop and lead the Third Party Risk Assessment Group, reviewing the business line’s management of their third party relationships across US Bank. US Bank, with $422 billion in assets, is the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,133 banking offices in 25 states.

In her current role, Trang has developed testing criteria to ensure that US Bank business lines are appropriately monitoring third parties and limiting the third party risk to the bank. Third Party Risk Assessments are an independent evaluation of the development, execution and monitoring of the Bank’s Third Party Risk Management Program, which includes: (I) vendor approval, (ii) on-boarding, (iii) contracting, (iv) monitoring, and (v) Fourth Parties. While still in development, the early results from an OCC review resulted in a Strong rating.

Trang has spent 11 years in a variety of functions within the Credit Risk Assessment division, of US Bank. Most recently, she was the Senior Business Line Manager and managed the team reviewing the National Corporate Banking and Specialty Finance $70B loan portfolio. Trang was instrumental in developing and implementing the Early Warning System utilized by the commercial lenders at US Bank. Trang’s tenure in the risk area of the bank coincided with the Financial Crisis.

Prior to joining Credit Risk Assessment, Trang held a variety of roles at US Bank, including Managing a team at the Commercial Customer Service Group, Commercial Lending and the Special Project Manager for the Small Business Lending Center. These experiences have provided her with a unique risk perspective, drawing on regulatory experiences as well as both the commercial and retail side of banking.

Trang lives in the Pacific Northwest with her two young boys, and her husband, Jeff who is an entrepreneur and established his own community bank 9 years ago.

Maureen Vance
Maureen Vance, Director and regional Head of Vendor Risk Management, Americas, Deutsche Bank

Maureen has been with the combined Deutsche Bank / Bankers Trust organization for 28 years. Her prior roles at DB include Head of Information Security and Control Policy in the GTO Divisional Control & Regulatory Office, Global Head of Control for Global Business Services, Americas Head of Control for Investment Banking Operations and Head of Global Loan Operations Accounting & Control. Before joining DB, Maureen had control and project roles at Citibank, NA and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., and was a Senior Auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co.

Maureen is a Certified Public Accountant, Series 99 Operations Professional and has a BS in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Georgetown University.

Caree Wagner, MD, Operational Risk Management, BNY Mellon

Caree Wagner will be presenting at Vendor & Third Party Risk USA 2018

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Ken Wolckenhauer, Head of Vendor Management, Nordea

Ken Wolckenhauer is the Head of Vendor Management at Nordea Bank’s New York branch. Leading up to this position, Ken was as a subject matter expert, trainer, solutions provider, and consultant for FIS, the world’s largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies. With FIS, Ken specialized in financial industry regulatory risk and compliance, mostly in the area of anti-money laundering and watchlist compliance. Nordea Bank leveraged Ken’s risk and compliance knowledge to build out the vendor management program for the New York branch, developing a program that would properly manage risk as well as gaining acceptance to the US regulators. The success of the US program is now being used to advise Nordea’s European branches on enhancements to its TPRM program. Ken is a graduate of Bucknell University and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.

Vendor and Third Party Risk USA 2018 | Global Survey

This survey is designed to help benchmark some of the key questions that can indicate the status and health of your third party risk/supplier risk/vendor risk program.

It covers some of the questions we hear most often:

· What is the typical organizational structure supporting third party risk management?
· How do you know if your program is receiving the funding it requires?
· How are third party risk professionals remunerated?
· What are the key elements of a robust program?
· How mature are programs and what are the greatest challenges facing programs today?

The survey is completely anonymous, and will take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

The report will be available to participants and the wider third party risk community to support education and benchmarking.

Vendor and Third Party Risk USA 2018 | Insights

Find our Vendor Risk thought-leadership articles here. These articles feed from our much larger Risk Insights section of our website which provides you with thought-leadership, white papers, articles and more across risk and regulation.

12th July 2017

The complete guide to building your vendor risk management program

13th June 2017

Effective review of regulatory risk and financial health of service providers

13th June 2017

Data protection and security through improved risk assessments and monitoring approaches

1st June 2017

How third parties impact cyber resiliency

1st June 2017

Driving business value from a 3rd party risk management program

16th May 2017

Keeping third party risk first on the cyber risk list

15th May 2017

Beneficial ownership – have you got it right?

9th May 2017

Advancing internal/intragroup agreements to the same level of rigor as external third party partnerships

9th May 2017

The role of the vendor and third party risk manager in sanctions and financial crime prevention

12th April 2017

Scottrade Bank’s breach underlines third-party vendor risk

12th April 2017

Ensuring effective due diligence relative to the risk and complexity for third party selection

21st March 2017

Implementing effective governance operating models and incorporating board oversight

2nd March 2017

Innovative vendor management beyond compliance

5th January 2017

The development of third party risk management practices

3rd June 2016

How to validate the security maturity of your third party vendors

Vendor and Third Party Risk USA 2018 | Sponsorship

Can your organization contribute at our Vendor & Third Party Risk USA Congress?

Please contact the Center for Financial Professionals today to discuss how we can deliver your thought-leadership at the event, help you generate leads, and provide you with unique networking and branding opportunities. Download our sponsorship package for an outline of what we can offer, but please contact or call us on +1 888 677 7007 where a member of the team will be happy to tailor the right package for you.

2018 Co-Sponsors:


Aravo Solutions delivers award-winning, market-leading cloud-based solutions for managing third party governance, risk, compliance and performance. We help companies protect their business value and reputation by managing the risks associated with third parties and suppliers, and to build business value by ensuring that their third party relationships are optimized.

Aravo TPRM for Financial Services allows firms to centralize all their third parties into a single, quick-start cloud solution for assessing risk, conducting initial and ongoing due-diligence, managing and monitoring contractual compliance and performance, and transitioning and off-boarding third parties.

Providing unrivaled regulatory agility and ease-of-use, together with actionable executive reporting, Aravo supports a user base of 124,000 corporate users, managing more than 4.3 million third party users in 36 languages and 154 countries.

Learn more at

Bureau van Dijk

Certainty is a highly prized commodity in business. Data might be getting bigger all the time, but this only makes extracting value from it more difficult.

Bureau van Dijk captures and treats private company information for better decision making and increased efficiency.
With information on nearly 275 million companies, we are the resource for company data. A key benefit of our information is how simple we make it to compare companies internationally.

Our information includes:
– What companies do, how they’re performing and the people that run them
– Financial data, legal entity details, M&A activity and news
– Corporate structures and ownership

You can access our information via a range of interfaces that are designed to help different business challenges and streamline workflows. Many of our customers blend our information with their own internal data for superior insight.

Castle Hill

Castle Hill will be supporting the forthcoming Vendor and Third Party Risk USA 2018


EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit

Grant Thornton

Are your traditional controls and safeguards being stretched to the limit amid a host of risks? Do you need a comprehensive solution to identity, assess, and monitor third-party risks? The accelerating pace of change is placing unprecedented demands on financial institutions with third party risk management as an area of growing concern among Grant Thornton’s Advisory Services professionals are progressive thinkers who create, protect and transform value today so our clients have the opportunity to thrive tomorrow. By helping you withstand the pressures of evolving business environments, our services can support you wherever you are – whether you’re focusing on developing and implementing the right controls to mitigate risk or advancing your company’s finance and technology infrastructure to match your aspirations. Learn more at


Opus was founded on a simple premise: that faster, better decisions in compliance and risk management could give businesses an extraordinary advantage in the marketplace.

Today, the world’s most respected, global corporations rely on Opus to free their business from the complexity and uncertainty of managing customer, vendor, and third-party risks.

By combining the most innovative SaaS platforms with unparalleled data solutions, Opus turns information into action so your business thrives.

2018 Associate Sponsor:


BitSight will be participating at the forthcoming Vendor and Third Party Risk USA

Lynx Technology Partners

Lynx Technology Partners is the trusted Information Security and Risk Management Advisor that customers in highly-regulated industries worldwide depend on to improve security posture, facilitate compliance, reduce risk, and refine operational efficiency. With world-class skills and knowledge capital built over 30 years, Lynx security experts help customers recognize and control IT-related risks and maintain compliance with major industry and government standards. Through consulting, security and risk assessments, penetration testing, managed security services, and an award-winning GRC solution, Lynx supports many critical projects for security-conscious leaders in Financial Services, Federal, Energy, Healthcare, State Government, and Higher Education. For more information, please visit

2018 Exhibitor:


ProcessUnity’s cloud-based solutions help organizations of all sizes automate their risk and compliance programs. Our highly configurable, easy-to-use tools significantly reduce manual administrative tasks, allowing customers to spend more time on strategic risk mitigation. As a software-as-a-service technology, ProcessUnity deploys quickly with minimal effort from customers and their IT resources. The inherent efficiency our technology delivers faster, better results, and the ability to scale governance, risk, and compliance programs over time. Learn more at


Media Publications

We are happy to support publications, associations and organisations at this event. From a simple company listing with your logo to taking advantage of some of our sponsor benefits listed above. To discuss a media partnership further please email or call +1 888 677 7007


Vendor and Third Party Risk USA 2018 | Venue and Accommodation


Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1605 Broadway, New York, NY 10019 USA


Attendees are able to receive a preferential rate on accommodation. Rates are:
Traditional King Non smoking room $319
Traditional Double Non smoking room $339

To book please contact the hotel directly using 1-888-233-9527 or online

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I present at the Vendor and Third Party Risk USA 2018 Congress?

Yes, the Center for Financial Professionals are happy to discuss speaking opportunities at Vendor and Third Party Risk USA 2018 Congress. For further information on this please contact or call us on +1 888 677 7007.

Are there any rules on the dress code?

Business attire is requested. The Congress is a formal opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and to gain knowledge from the industry’s finest risk management experts.

What is the cost and what is included in the registration fee?

We offer incentives for ‘early bird’ registrants of the Congress, as outlined on our pricing structure. Registration includes breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunches, the cocktail reception at the end of the day, full access to the sessions and exhibition area. Presentations from sessions are also available, subject to speaker approval.

Where can I find the Congress documentation and speaker presentations?

All registered attendees will receive an email with access to documentation and speaker presentations after the Congress* We will work with our presenters to include as many presentations as possible on our Risk Insights App during the Congress. *Please note that our speakers often have to gain permission from their relevant compliance departments to release their presentations. On rare occasions compliance may not allow presentations to be distributed.

Will breakfast, lunch and refreshment be provided?

Yes. As with all of our events the Center for Financial Professionals will be providing brilliant coffee, breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and smaller bites during the networking breaks.

Will there be opportunities to network with other attendees?

There are ample opportunities for networking and interaction throughout the Congress, such as

  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks
  • Cocktail reception at the end of the day (Subject to confirmation)
  • Q&A, panel discussions and audience participation technology available through the Risk Insights App

I have several colleagues that would like to attend, is there a group discount?

Certainly! We are pleased to offer you a 50% discount on the third registration or provide a fifth registration for free. If you would like to register more than five colleagues please contact us on +1 888 677 7007 Please note:

  • Registrations must be made at the same time
  • Registrations must come from the organisation
  • The lowest registration will be discounted

Are there opportunities to share my thought-leadership at the Vendor and Third Party Risk USA 2018 Congress?

Yes there are plenty of opportunities for the Center for Financial Professionals to share thought-leadership to the attendees of Payments Forum 2018 and our wider risk professionals community. At the event We can distribute your material to the attendees, offer you an exhibition booth, and provide speaking opportunities so that you may enjoy a more prominent presence at the Forum. Visit the Sponsor tab for further information or contact / +44 (0) 207 164 6582. Risk Insights Feature your content on our Risk Insights website and supporting Risk Insights monthly newsletter. For further information please download our media pack here.

Are media partnerships available for Vendor and Third Party Risk USA 2018 Congress?

Yes. As part of a media partnership we can offer a variety of options to increase the branding and awareness of your association, company, certificate, publication or media. We are flexible with what we can offer however we usually:

  • Provide a discounted rate to attend
  • Place your logo and profile on the Congress website
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