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Cyber-risk conference to return to island

The International Cyber Risk Management Conference Bermuda, presented by Canada's MSA Research Inc, is to return to the island.

The second annual conference will be held from December 4 to 6 at the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club with the theme “Speaking a Common Language: From On-Boarding to the Board Room”.

Organisers say the ICRMC Bermuda programme has been designed for corporate risk managers, corporate counsel, auditors, CISOs, CSOs, and CTOs, governance and claims professionals, insurers, reinsurers, insurance brokers and service providers.

Joel Baker, president and chief executive officer of MSA and president of ICRMC, and MSA executive vice-president and chief operating officer Marilyn Horrick were on island recently. While in Bermuda, they hosted a supporting sponsor kick-off meeting at the Bermuda Business Development Agency, the signature sponsor of the conference. The BDA, organisers said, have named the ICRMC as Bermuda's exclusive cyber-risk management event.

After speaking about their event plans with leaders of the island's risk-industry groups, eight organisations came on board as supporting sponsors, the ICRMC said.

Mr Baker said: “We are very proud to bring ICRMC back to Bermuda where we, with the support of a stellar steering committee, will focus on cyber risk with an emphasis on re/insurance and risk-transfer solutions.

“There's no better location than Bermuda to host our vendor neutral ICRMC event given Bermuda's central place in the insurance, reinsurance and insurance-linked securities arena. It aligns extremely well with the aims of the conference which is designed to serve the thought leadership and congregational needs of the global risk management community.”

Ms Horrick said: “We're excited to be returning to the ‘world's risk capital' to work alongside the BDA team and an unparalleled group of Bermudian, US and Canadian contributors to bring this relevant forum to bear.

“It's a professional privilege and a personal delight to be working with such abundant talent and, moreover, to benefit from the sound commitment of our supporting sponsors who will ensure we are visible to the risk management community and build upon last year's success. We really couldn't ask for a more collegial and supportive group of partners.”

Jereme Ramsay, business development manager for the risk sector at the BDA, said: “We're extremely proud to have been a catalyst in bringing another relevant conference to Bermuda, particularly one of this calibre that also generates winter month hospitality activity for the island.

“Last year's event was a success and the market demand remains high for this kind of conference — I'm excited to see the ICRMC thrive and grow in 2019.”

Organisers say programming for ICRMC Bermuda is being shaped by an advisory committee made up of cyber-risk subject matter experts from the fields of information technology, insurance and risk management, law, audit and compliance, governance, and public policy. Mr Baker and Ms Horrick met with the members of the advisory group while on-island, the ICRMC said.

The international committee members for ICRMC 2019 are: Katie Butterworth, chief risk officer, HSBC Bermuda; Mike Cook, managing partner, financial services sector, IBM; Todd Daubert, partner, Dentons US LLP; Victoria Edmonds, vice-president, professional liability, Markel; Nick Galletto, global and Canadian cyber risk services leader, Deloitte; Chris Garrod, director, Conyers; Giles Harlow, SVP, professional risk solutions, Aon (Bermuda); Gary Hayslip, CISO, board member and adviser, published author and “cyber evangelist”; Doug Howard, vice-president, global services, RSA Security; John Masters, AVP, financial lines, AIG; Bill Stewart, division president, global cyber risk practice, Chubb, and Mr Ramsay.

Registration for the conference is now open. See the conference website at https://bermuda.icrmc.com/

Successful visit: from left, Joel Baker, Marilyn Horrick, and Jereme Ramsay (Photograph supplied)

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Published June 21, 2019 at 9:00 am (Updated June 21, 2019 at 12:56 am)

Cyber-risk conference to return to island

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