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2023 Fall Virtual Conference

Operational Risk & Resilience

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Learn all about "Operational Risk & Resilience" through discussions on techniques for assessing operational risk and evaluating mature resiliency programs.

TPRA conferences are a way for you to connect with industry leaders and receive actionable practices for improving your Third Party Risk Management programs!

When: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 from 9 AM to 4 PM Central.

Who: This event is for anyone within the Third Party Risk Management, Information Security, Audit, Privacy, Compliance, Legal, Procurement, or Vendor Management space!

Cost: Free for TPRA Members and Non-members!

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits: Up to 6 hours of CPE to be provided!

Details: During each session, speakers will present on a variety of topics that address "Operational Risk & Resilience." Our three speaking tracks include: 

  • Track 1: Managing Operational Risk Effectively

  • Track 2: Planning for a Resilient Future

  • Track 3: Proactive Incident Response

Session topics may include, but not be limited to, Proactive Due Diligence, Threat Intelligence, Incident Response, Review of Certificate of Insurance, Enhanced Financial Reviews, Incorporating Emerging Risks into the Assessment Process, Onsite Visits, Findings & Follow Up, and Contracting for a Resilient Relationship.

View the agenda below. Registrants will receive a link via email to access the conference's virtual platform one (1) week prior to the event. Just for registering, you will be entered into a raffle for a $100 Amazon gift card.

It's important to note that your information will not be provided to our sponsors unless you opt-in to providing them with your information.  If you opt-in to providing your name, title, organization, and email to our sponsors, you will be entered into an additional raffle for speaker-provided gifts to be announced at a later date.

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Complete our Speaker Interest Form to share your thought leadership! 

(Note: TPRM Service Providers will need to go through the sponsorship route to speak.)

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9 - 9:05 AM CT


9:05 - 9:55 AM CT

Fall Virtual Conference Kick-Off


Considering Breach Data to Gain Budget

Julie Gaiaschi, CE0 & Co-founder of TPRA


Jay Bobo, Breach Siren







10 - 10:50 AM CT

Dream Team Assemble: Combat Constraints with Collaboration

Erin Reese, Cybersecurity & Incident Response Manager, Wellmark BCBS

Not Your Parent's TPRM: Best Practices for Taking Your Risk Program into the Future

Loren Johnson, Product Marketing Leader of Aravo

The Supply Chain Minority Report: Heading Off Breaches & Ransomware Events Before They Impact Operations

Jon Ehret, Vice President of Customer Enablement of RiskRecon

11 - 11:50 AM CT

Third Party Financial Assessments - Using a Comprehensive Approach to Spot and Mitigate Problems

Tom Rogers, Founder & CEO

Josh Angert, Manager of Technology & Client Services

of Vendor Centric

Building Operational Resilience: A Framework and its Implementation

Brian Katula, Technical Project Manager of GRF

Insurance Requirements Our Third Parties Should be Meeting

Charmi Patel, Head of Vendor Risk Management, Bank of NY

12 - 1 PM CT


1 - 1:50 PM CT


Hacking Humans: Unlocking the Power of People

Dustin Sachs, Sr. Manager, Governance Risk and Compliance of World Fuel Services

2 - 2:50 PM CT

Beyond the Plan: Using Third-Party Risk and Performance Monitoring To Improve Operational Resilience

Hilary Jewhurst, Head of Third Party Education of Venminder

Rhetoric to Reality: While it all sounds good, what can we really do?

John Bree, Chief Risk Officer of Supply Wisdom

Zero Trust and Third-Party Risk: Reduce the Blast Radius

Gregory Rasner, Third Party Threat Hunting

3 - 3:50 PM CT

Beyond the Questionnaire: Tips to Modernize Your TPRM Program

Ed Thomas, Senior Vice President of ProcessUnity

Expand Your Critical Skills While Incorporating Artificial Intelligence

Tom Garrubba, Echelon Cyber

Operational Resilience & Critical Third-party Supplier Risk Mitigation

Thomas Sutton, Director of Global Accounts, NCC Group Software Resilience

3:50 - 4 PM CT

Conference Conclusion

Julie Gaiaschi, CE0 & Co-founder of TPRA

Operation Risk & Resilience | 2023 Virtual Conference
Operation Risk & Resilience | 2023 Virtual Conference
Sep 27, 2023, 9:00 AM CDT
Virtual Conference
Learn all about "Operational Risk & Resilience" through discussions on techniques for assessing operational risk as it relates to third parties and evaluating mature resiliency programs.
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