Events

Seminar on Technology Operations and Risk Management

15 May 2018 to 18 May 2018
Mandaluyong City
Philippines

In this era of advanced technologies, bank supervisors need to be equipped with knowledge and skills on information technology (IT) risks and its management. Recognizing the impact of IT risks on financial institutions, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Financial Regulators Training Initiative organized a four-day regional seminar on technology operations and risk management.

Sessions introduced foundational concepts of IT risk, risk management, and integrated supervision. Other topics included cloud computing, cybersecurity, mobile banking, FinTech, and payment systems and operations. This seminar also intended to give guidance on how links between IT and business risks can be made and incorporated into an integrated supervisory approach.  

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
15 May 2018 Welcome Remarks Noritaka Akamatsu
15 May 2018 Opening Remarks Chuchi Fonacier
15 May 2018 Presentation Information Technology Risk Supervision
Any information technology (IT) risk is expansive, dynamic, and challenging. This presentation tackles the scope of an IT examination and...
Colin Gavin
15 May 2018 Presentation Information Technology and Business Risk
Business strategies can increase information technology (IT) risk. Learn how to reduce such a risk by getting familiar with major IT initiatives...
Colin Gavin
15 May 2018 Presentation Information Technology Risk: Cloud Computing
Cloud computing has become more popular in many industries, including finance sector. This technology enables easier access and retrieval...
Colin Gavin
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
16 May 2018 Presentation Information Technology Risk: Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity does not recognize borders and it is considered a dynamic risk. Hence, risk management is necessary to make sure that all information...
Linda Jeng
16 May 2018 Presentation Information Technology Risk: Mobile Banking and Payments
Completing bank transactions is now easy and convenient as these can be done using your mobile phones. While convenience is a great benefit...
Colin Gavin
16 May 2018 Presentation Information Technology Risk: FinTech
FinTech is an industry composed of companies that use technology to make financial systems and the delivery of financial services more efficient...
Linda Jeng
16 May 2018 Presentation Information Technology Risk: Payment Systems and Operations
High volume and payment system transactions generate operational risks. This presentation tackles internal control processes that can effectively...
Linda Jeng
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
17 May 2018 Presentation Information Technology Risk Management: Information Security
Information security remains a significant input into the overall assessment of a firm’s information technology environment. This presentation...
Colin Gavin
17 May 2018 Presentation Information Technology Risk Management: Data Governance
All institutions increasingly depend on system-generated information for decision-making and regulatory reporting. Assumptions by management...
Colin Gavin
17 May 2018 Presentation Information Technology Risk Management: Vendor Management
The use of service providers to perform operational functions presents various risks to financial institutions. Some risks are inherent to...
Linda Jeng
17 May 2018 Presentation Information Technology Risk Management: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
Unexpected events could bring major destruction or damage to a business entity. Resiliency planning, therefore, is necessary for businesses...
Colin Gavin
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
18 May 2018 Presentation Information Technology Audit
Information technology (IT) audit evaluates risk management, internal control, and compliance with policies. It also helps promote current...
Colin Gavin
18 May 2018 Presentation Information Technology Governance
Information technology (IT) governance consists of the leadership, organizational structures and processes that ensure that the enterprise...
Linda Jeng
18 May 2018 Presentation Integrated Supervision
Information technology (IT) risks have the potential to impact any and all of the business risks, especially for financial institutions. ...
Colin Gavin
18 May 2018 Examination Practices and Wrap Up Colin Gavin
18 May 2018 Conclusion and Evaluation Colin Gavin, Linda Jeng
18 May 2018 Closing Remarks Ma. Ana Carmela Villegas