How to Stay Ahead of Emerging Risks

April 9, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET Webinar

How to Stay Ahead of Emerging Risks

April 9, 2020 1:00 PM  - 2:00 PM Webinar

2020 is the year that risk management will separate companies who are able to succeed in these uncertain business conditions from those who struggle. After responding to the rapid onset of COVID-19 impacts, risk teams must now focus on how to effectively manage the risk of business conditions that are changing on a daily basis.

In uncertain times, it is important to consider different scenarios that could occur, evaluate the risks and opportunities these scenarios present across the business, and then closely monitor the “facts on the ground” to catch leading indicators and assess risk velocity.

This session will review new techniques for risk teams to:

  • Implement and monitor leading indicators of emerging risk
  • Effectively assess risk in real-time
  • Choose the best course of action for mitigation based on historical data
  • Trigger response plans


Jamie Gahunia (Moderator)
Product Marketing Manager
Resolver Inc.


Jamie is a Product Marketing Manager for Resolver’s GRC solutions including Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audit and Compliance, and Vendor Risk applications. She specializes in researching and understanding the challenges of risk and audit teams and consults with Resolver customers to deliver technology solutions that enable a risk culture and strategic decision making. Prior to her role at Resolver, Jamie worked as an auditor, both nationally and abroad, for companies including Deloitte, RBC, and TD.

Sarah Gordon
CEO & Managing Director


Sarah is the CEO and Managing Director at Satarla and has spent the majority of her career working in the mining sector. Having started out as an exploration geologist camping in the wilds of northern Quebec, she has since worked in a number of areas including business divestment, safety, sustainability, risk and assurance. She recently left Anglo American to take up the role of Director in Satarla. Sarah is also an honorary visiting lecturer at Imperial College London and approved Institute of Risk Management trainer.

Dan Stephen
Manager, Operational Risk
Connect First Credit Union


Dan is the Manager of Operational Risk for Connect First Credit Union, which has four divisions operating in Southern Alberta and has over $6 billion in assets under administration. With over 30 years experience in the Alberta Credit Union system, he has held management roles in Accounting, Finance, Lending, and Technology. In addition to his current role in Operational Risk, he is currently coordinating the Enterprise Risk Management program for the Credit Union. He recently obtained his Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation to better understand and manage risks.

Brian Link
Managing Director
Mobius One


Brian Link is the CEO of Mobius One and a retired partner of Ernst & Young, wherein he worked across the globe in assisting multinational companies and governments in developing practical, integrated approaches spanning enterprise risk, crisis management and assurance processes. In one instance, working with federal, state and municipal emergency services, Brian led the of the reinvention of Community Emergency Risk Assessment process, enabling 79 local government areas across the state of Victoria to identify, assess, prioritize and prepare for all hazards – including pandemics, bushfire, civil unrest, etc.

He is a Certified Internal Auditor and frequent speaker at IIA international and national conferences on the topics of ERM and Internal Audit practices, and is currently serving as a governor of the Toronto chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors.