2018 Summit Speakers

A Roster of World Class Speakers

The GRI Annual Summit brings together world-renowned speakers, industry experts, and academics from all facets of the financial services industry to explore emerging opportunities in the world of financial risk.

Our 2018 agenda will offer thought provoking discussions from a roster of world class speakers.

Checkout our featured speakers below 


Tonya Blackmore

Chief Executive Officer,

Tom Reid

Senior Vice President, Group Retirement Services
Sun Life Financial

Tiff Macklem

Dean, Rotman School of Management
Chair of the Board, Global Risk Institute

Suzanne Labarge

Former Chief Risk Officer, Royal Bank of Canada
Former Deputy Superintendent,
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions

Susan Kudzman

Former Chief Risk Officer,
Laurentian Bank &
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Steven Richards

Director, Business Planning & Enterprise Risk Management,

Stephen Hart

Former Chief Risk Officer,

Ruby Rai

Manager, Cyber & Professional Liability,
AIG Canada

Robert Engle

Michael Armellino Professor of Finance & Director of the Volatility Institute,
New York University Stern School of Business
2003 Nobel Laureate in Economics

Richard Nesbitt

Chief Executive Officer,
Global Risk Institute

Ray Boisvert

Security Advisor and Associate Deputy Minister,
Government of Ontario

Puneesh Arora

Chief Risk Officer,
PC Financial

Michael Stramaglia

Executive in Residence,
Global Risk Institute
Mary Hardy

Mary Hardy

Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science,
University of Waterloo

Mark Hughes

Former Chief Risk Officer,
Royal Bank of Canada

Mark Caplan

Global Risk Institute

Lois Tullo

Executive in Residence, Global Risk Institute,
& Faculty at Shulich School of Business

Kerry Reinke

Chief Risk Officer,
Canadian Division and Group Head,
Enterprise Risk Management, Manulife
Imran Ahmed

Imran Ahmad

Partner & Cyber Lawyer at Miller Thomson LLP
Ian Struthers

Ian Struthers

CEO, Promontory Canada, an IBM Company

Gregory Eskins

National Specialties Practice Leader,
Marsh Canada

Gary Wuschnakowski

Assistant Deputy Minister and Provincial Controller,
Office of the Provincial Controller,
Treasury Boad Secretariat, Government of Ontario

Francis Castonguay

Director General, Partnerships and Risk Mitigation,
Communications Security Establishment

Dr. Markos Zachariadis

Associate Professor of Information Systems & Management,
Warwick Business School

Dr. Dan Rosen

Chief Executive Officer, d1g1t Inc.
Adjunct Professor of Mathematical Finance, University of Toronto

Dr. Alex LaPlante

Managing Director, Research,
Global Risk Institute

Derek W. Dobson

Chief Executive Officer & Plan Manager,
CAAT Pension Plan

David Cluff

Executive Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management & Chief Risk Officer,
Home Trust Company

David Bruyea

Senior Vice-President, CISO/CSO,
Enterprise Security and Risk Services,
Clifton Isings

Clifton Isings

Vice President of Investments,
Canadian National Investment Division

Brian Geiger

Vice President, Enterprise Risk,

Annette Ryan

Associate Assistant Deputy Minister of the Financial Sector,
Finance Canada