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Wednesday 27th February, 2019
Bank of Ireland Trinity College Branch

Note: This instalment of Bank of Ireland’s professional information series is a re-run of our December event due to a massive over-subscription of interest. So if you didn’t get to attend in December, now is your chance. Spaces are limited, so register early to avoid disappointment.

In a financial services industry that is experiencing unprecedented change, both from increased regulation and changing customer behaviours and preferences, Risk Analytics has taken centre stage in risk management and strategic decision making alike.

The evening will focus on how Risk Analytics is changing to suit an evolving industry and what you need to know to be successful in the field.

First up are Bank of Ireland’s Iain Donovan (Head of Capital Change Programme) and Wendy Boshell (Head of IFRS 9 & IRB Modelling) discussing how advanced analytics can be used to satisfy current regulations and future-proof your organisation.

Next, Richard Norgate (Bank of Ireland’s Head of Decision Science), Paul Pierotti (Head of Analytics for Accenture Ireland) and Ian Wilson (Partner - Risk Advisory, Deloitte) share their thoughts on the key emerging trends in Risk Analytics, and how this is supporting wider transformation in financial services and beyond.

Following this deep dive into the future, all five speakers will join a panel discussion and we’ll open up to questions from the audience – this is your chance to ask the experts those tricky questions.

So join us for a glass of something nice at one of Bank of Ireland’s award winning Workbenches in Trinity College to network with industry leaders and hear about the future of analytics and data.

Our speakers for the night


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Iain Donovan, Head of Capital Change Programme

Bank of Ireland

Iain, a self-confessed career banker, is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin.  During his career with Bank of Ireland Iain has held managerial roles in international corporate lending and credit underwriting before being appointed Head of Risk MI & Analysis in 2009.  He then led the Bank’s IFRS 9 Programme from 2015 to 2018 and is now heading up its Capital Change Programme.  He will share his insights on how Risk Analytics can implement regulatory change and help bankers avoid the mistakes of the past.


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Wendy Boshell, Head of IFRS 9 & IRB Modelling

Bank of Ireland

Wendy is a senior risk analytics professional with Bank of Ireland with over 16 years’ experience in Financial Services. Recently appointed as Head of IFRS 9 & IRB Modelling, Wendy leads the design and development of modelling frameworks to meet accounting and regulatory requirements. Before taking up this role Wendy spent over two years as Head of IFRS 9 modelling, responsible for the delivery of new Expected Credit Loss modelling framework for all Group assets. Wendy has a wealth of experience in Risk Analytics in Bank of Ireland, having also held a number of senior roles including Head of Stress Testing and Senior Manager Loan Loss & Capital Management and Wholesale Model Development. Wendy holds a B.Sc. in Mathematical Science.

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Paul Pierotti, Head of Analytics

Accenture Ireland

"Maths mad" Paul leads Accenture’s analytics work in Ireland across all industries. Paul is passionate about telling stories with data. Stories that include insights which help organisations make better strategic decisions. Insights to be embedded in customer and enterprise processes to improve outcomes. Paul will join Bank of Ireland's Richard Norgate to discuss the emerging trends in the area of Risk Analytics.

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Ian Wilson, Partner - Risk Advisory


After a short career as a consultant civil engineer Ian has spent the last 28 years in financial services. Now a partner in the Financial Services Risk Advisory business in London, Ian heads the Financial Risk Measurement team focusing on the end to end credit risk model development lifecycle. In recent years the focus of his work has been IFRS 9 impairment models, IRB models and applications, stress testing, economic capital models, and Model Risk Management to support banks to model or measure risk more effectively or efficiently. These tools and techniques range from developing machine learning and robotics applications, to providing managed services and offshore processing. Ian is ACIB qualified and splits his time between his career in Risk Advisory, his two sons, music career, and motor sport racing licence!

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Richard Norgate, Head of Decision Science

Bank of Ireland

Richard is the definition of a risk analytics specialist, having spent 20 years in senior positions across professional and financial services in the UK and Ireland. Richard was a member of a number of the “Expert Panels” set up by the FSA when Basel 2 was first introduced, helping to refine the wording on a large number of the original PRA paragraphs. Richard, now also a visiting professor at the Department of Maths at Reading University, has a PhD and MSc from Cranfield University, and a BSc in Maths from the University of Exeter. Richard joins Ian Wilson of Deloitte, and Paul Pierotti of Accenture to delve into the future of Risk Analytics.