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Program & Schedule

Thursday, June 6th, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. ET | 5.5 CPE
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center - Pavilion Room

8:30–9:00 a.m.
Check in and Welcome Coffee

9–9:10 a.m. 
Welcome Remarks

9:10–10:00 a.m. 
T100: Keynote: The Dinner Party - Getting the Right Risk Experts at the Table 

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is a 2023 recipient of the Notable Achievement Award from AFERM for its ERM Program. VHA has been able to engage key agency stakeholders to help mature its ERM program.  Our speakers will share their methods to achieving success in getting the right people at the table to help in effectively identifying, assessing and managing top agency risks.

M: Bert Nuehring, Partner, Crowe

10–10:50 a.m. 
T101: Transforming Enterprise Risk Management Leveraging Technology and Artificial Intelligence (FOS: ITT)

The Federal Housing Finance Agencies (FHFA) is working to mature its Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program using process improvement combined with Enterprise Governance Risk and Compliance (eGRC) technology solutioning and Artificial Intelligence to enhance the operational and decision-making processes of its risk management function. The speaker will discuss the planning process, as well and the vision, use cases, and considerations for the implementation.

  • Edom Aweke, Associate Director of Office of Planning, Performance and Risk, FHFA
  • John Major, Risk Management and Compliance Branch (RMC) Manager, FHFA

M: Reyner Fouch, Director, KPMG

10:50–11:20 a.m.
Table Discussion on Previous Session

11:20–11:50 a.m.
Networking Break

11:50 a.m.–12:40 p.m.
T102: Fraud Risk Management Requirements - Supporting a Broader Risk Management Agenda 
Fraud hurts the integrity of federal programs and erodes trust in the government. The need for a strong anti-fraud stance and proactive, comprehensive approach to combating fraud is critical. The GAO Fraud Risk Management Framework provides guidelines for designing and implementing an effective anti-fraud strategy. Agencies have diligently been working to increase methods to identify, assess, and prevent fraud risks in conjunction with broader risk management efforts. Learn how agencies have increased focus around fraud risk, and integrated anti-fraud initiatives into their risk management programs.

  • Johana Ayers, Managing Director, Forensic Audits and Investigative Service, GAO
  • G. Ed Birce, ERM Lead, Federal Transit Administration
  • Joe Pika, Director, Division of Payment Integrity Improvement, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

M: Alyssa Fusisi, Partner, Kearney & Company & Jason Venner, Solution Sales Director, Diligent

12:40–1:30 p.m. 
Lunch Provided

1:30–2:20 p.m. 
T103: Drive Value Through Managing Risks in a Changing and Evolving Organization (FOS: ITT)
The public sector is undergoing a significant evolution. Rapid advances in digitization, such as Gen AI, have given way to exponential concerns that federal, state and local agencies are not equipped to handle the amount of change that is already underway. Beyond managing changes to federal, state, and local employee and customer experiences arising from digitization, fast-paced changes to the composition and makeup of the federal workforce, have created new opportunities to upskill the existing workforce and bring in new talent to modernize the workforce. And if that is not enough, new and evolving public sector and administration priorities, including the potential for a change in administration next year, is already impacting agency priorities. The good news? We are all in this together, and public sector risk leaders are at the vanguard of the current evolution facing the public sector. This interactive panel will share insights and perspectives for how risk leaders can drive value in helping organizations take adaptive risk approaches to managing through change.

  • Jason Bruno, OSOP Director, Bureau of Trust Funds Administration, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Paul McDowell, Risk Management Specialist, USAID CFO ERM Team

M: Antonio Crombie, Sr. Manager, Deloitte

2:20–2:50 p.m. 
Table Discussion on Previous Session

2:50–3:40 p.m.
T104: Supporting Value-Based Management with ERM 
Managing an organization today requires a strategy balanced as a portfolio to understand costs, performance, and risks of the enterprise. Enterprise Risk Management is essential to this balanced strategy to provide management with a value-based approach to set the direction, govern the mission, and engage all levels of the entity. This value-based approach will help an organization identify the requirements, constraints, and capabilities to obtain its objectives.

M: Doug Webster, Principal, TFC Consulting

3:40–3:45 p.m. 
Closing Remarks

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June 6 | Washington, DC
5.5 CPEs

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