Risk Live North America Spring

Landing in Charlotte, North Carolina, Risk Live North America Spring unites senior risk management and risk transfer professionals providing a convenient platform for the exchange of ideas, access to cutting-edge insights, benchmarking, and relationship building. Helping future proof businesses.

About the festival
  • Landing in Charlotte, North Carolina for the first time, Risk Live North America Spring unites senior risk management professionals providing a convenient platform for the exchange of ideas, access to cutting-edge insights, benchmarking, and relationship building
  • Whether you are interested in ALM, credit, enterprise, or op risk, join us to future-proof your business
Why attend?
  • Connect with your peers and create meaningful business relationships
  • Gain insights from industry leading speakers on the latest developments in the industry
  • Get exclusive access to cutting-edge discussions that will keep you ahead of the curve
  • Discover the array of innovative solutions available to address current market issues
Why sponsor?
  • Meet and connect with senior decision makers
  • Position your subject matter expert as a speaker
  • Elevate brand awareness showcasing your organisation's latest innovations and services
  • Schedule 1-2-1 meetings with attendees and speakers

Why Charlotte, NC?

Risk Live North America Spring will be held for the first time in Charlotte, NC having held the first roadshow festival in Boston in 2023. The travelling event provides greater access to world-class sessions, unmissable networking opportunities, and face time with industry leading solution providers for finance professionals across North America.

Historically a major hub for the banking industry, Charlotte also houses the Bank of America headquarters. Boasting a large population and financial service presence, Charlotte serves as an ideal location for the ultimate regional risk management and risk transfer event.

Charlotte, NC

Risk management

The meeting place for chief risk officers and senior risk managers from leading financial institutions.

Discuss the most pressing issues facing the industry and gain the practical insights required to thrive in the new era of risk management.​

Key themes

  • Shifts in bank regulation and supervision post-SVB
  • Restoring trust in the American banking system
  • AI: its role in banking and how to develop controls and safeguards
  • Trading risk and the return to volatility
  • Enhancing risk management through tech innovation
  • Are there warning signs for credit risk?
  • Keeping pace with changes in model risk management
  • Bracing for uncertainty: FRTB

Dedicated to non-financial risk and celebrating industry excellence.

Hear about the solutions to the pressing challenges keeping operational risk professionals and chief risk offers awake at night.


Key themes

  •     The age of compliance angst
  •     Operational resilience: integrating best practice
  •     Third-party to fourth-party risk
  •     Fraud: battling increasing sophistication
  •     Navigating the cybersecurity landscape
  •     SOFR and the US post-Libor: conduct risk
  •     Basel III and the impact on OpRisk
  •     Modelling for unanticipated risks
AI Risk

The authoritative overview of how AI can help your business, whilst ensuring controls are in place to meet with compliance requirements. The AI Risk stage will consolidate the perspectives of industry professionals leading the way in seizing the opportunities around AI for risk managers.​

Key themes

  • Banking and AI in 2024: How are banks currently utilising artificial intelligence and what are the cutting-edge opportunities? ​

  • Safeguarding control over Artificial Intelligence: How to manage AI and its potential risks ​

  • Can banks become AI-First? 

Jason Zehmke

Senior lead enterprise risk officer, AI risk management & governance

Wells Fargo

Jason is part of a team of Strategic Enterprise Risk Officers at Wells Fargo working on A.I. Risk Management and Governance. In his spare time, I am the President and Coach of the Charlotte Cardinals Rugby Club. A non-profit youth rugby club serving the greater Charlotte area. Jason studied law at the Nelson Mandela University, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He previously worked at Bank of America leading their Treasury New Products Governance Team and more recently led a team of Committee Liaisons in the Enterprise Risk at Wells Fargo.

Ilieva Ageenko

Managing director, data analytics, technology innovation


Mark Hofberg

Risk solutions executive


Mark Hofberg is an accomplished risk management leader with over 20 years of industry experience.  He previously served as a leader in a variety of audit, risk and compliance management functions within retail, wealth, and investment banking at Bank of America.  Mark currently serves customers as Risk Solutions Executive within ServiceNow’s financial services division.  Prior to joining ServiceNow, Mark served as RSA Archer’s field risk officer for US and Canada.

Mark has held various senior leadership roles at Accenture, Bank of America, RSA and now guides customers on their integrated risk transformation journeys with ServiceNow.  He is passionate about the evolution of risk management, emerging risks, and the utilization of technology to optimize business outcomes.  Mark has co-authored white papers on impacts of technical debt, digital risk, and has a patent on optimization of technology decisions (US 8,321,363 · Issued Nov 27, 2012) along with a patent pending process risk prioritization model.  Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from North Carolina State University.

Olga Baldwin

VP, Vendor Management

Axiom Bank

Olga Baldwin is a VP, Vendor Management at Axiom Bank with over 13 years of experience in third party risk management. Currently she is responsible for the third-party risk management program development, improvements, and implementation to ensure a proper oversight of the bank third parties is conducted in accordance with regulatory requirements including selection, risk assessment, due diligence, ongoing monitoring, and terminations. Prior to this role, Olga held a position of a Director, Vendor Risk Management at Sterling National Bank overseeing Vendor Risk Management Program.


Olga holds an MBA in Finance and International Business Development from Zicklin School of Business as well as BA in Economics from CUNY, Hunter College