The GRC Supper Club Event

GRC “Virtual” Supper Club - The Covid-19 Trilogy - Final Episode

GRC Supper Club

Episode 3: Does the path to greater resilience require a combination of increased regulatory compliance & trusted technology?

Thursday, 11th June @ 6pm to 7pm BST

The GRC Supper Club is a global peer group network connecting senior risk professionals, with like-minded peers, subject matter experts and technologists.

We will have three renowned subject matter experts (SME’s) to help our conversation and two industry experts joining the panel debate later.

  • Chris Skinner - Author, commentator and trouble maker
  • Georgious Samakovitis - University of Greenwich, Principal Lecturer in Computer Science (including A.I.)
  • Nicola Anderson - Strategic Development Director FinTech Scotland
  • + 2 within industry guests joining for the panel discussion
    • Chris Grant - LawTech Director at Barclays Ventures
    • Thomas Alderse Baas – Co-founder and Director at Bowmen Group.

Join the best GRC network on the planet to learn, share and network with like-minded industry professionals over ‘virtual’ dinner and drinks.

  • 6:00 pm – Welcome and introduction by Lee Edge
  • 6:05 pm – Chris Skinner
  • 6:20 pm – Short Q&A / Poll results
  • 6:25 pm – George Samakovitis
  • 6:40 pm – Short Q&A / Poll results
  • 6:45 pm – Nicola Anderson
  • 7:00 pm – Short Q&A / Poll results
  • 7:05 pm – Panel Discussion
  • 7:30 pm – Close

Chris Skinner
An independent international commentator on the financial markets and fintech through the

His latest book 'Doing Digital', shares the lessons of doing digital transformation learned through interviews with BBVA, China Merchants Bank, DBS, ING and JPMorgan Chase.

He chairs the Financial Services Club and Nordic Future Innovate and on the advisory boards of various firms.

He has advised the UN, the White House, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum, and is a visiting lecturer with Cambridge University as well as a TEDx speak.

Georgios Samakovitis
Principal Lecturer in Business Systems Strategy & Enterprise Architectures at the University of Greenwich. He holds an MEng, MSc and an MBA.

His earliest research work dates to 1994 and investigated the use of pattern recognition and AI for 3D medical imaging. PhD research focused on Internet banking technology investment decisions in the dot-com boom & bust periods (1999-2004), addressing attitudes to uncertainty & risk.

Currently working on AI in FinTech and payment systems technologies.

He is also a member of the HMG Cabinet Office Counter Fraud Data Sharing & Analytics Advisory Group.

Nicola Anderson
Strategic Development Director of FinTech Scotland. FinTech Scotland enables economic growth and inclusion in the developing face of digital financial services.

Nicola is a business leader with experience across multiple sectors and an emphasis on people, innovation, building strategy, change management, understanding risk and regulation.

Former senior leader at the FCA, where she worked as part of the Retail Banking Supervision senior leadership team.

Instrumental in developing strong relationships helping create the first fintech consumer panel.

Thomas Alderse Baas
After completing his MSc in Artificial Intelligence, researching data and text mining in Business Intelligence data, Thomas began his career at IBM. Initially working with the IBM Cognos BI tools and later joining the IBM OpenPages professional services team, where he provided GRC Consulting and technical leadership in delivering various GRC programmes for clients such as ING, Delta Lloyd, UniCredit an Zurich. Thomas then joined RSA as Senior GRC Consultant for the RSA Archer GRC Platform, working with clients such as Aon, Rabobank and Philips.

In 2015 Thomas co-founded the Bowmen Group, who have gone onto successfully implement some of the largest, most complex and notable unified risk and compliance projects for clients such as HSBC, Bank of England, BAE Systems, Nestlé, Scandia, Rabobank and Philips.

Thomas has recently undertaken a course at Oxford University’s Business School in “Business Applications in AI” to help focus his strategy to develop the Bowmen Group’s AI consulting and delivery capabilities to support its customers GRC programmes and helping them look at how AI may benefit some of their risk and compliance processes.

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