Connect and share with industry leaders in Banking and Fintech, CEOs, Directors, Compliance Professionals, Technical Service Providers, Representatives of Regional and International Bodies, and a range of banking professionals to discuss opportunities and threats in the regional financial services sector, at the 2024 CEO & Director Forum. Take advantage of training opportunities and enjoy networking with executives from the Caribbean and beyond.

AGENDA DAY 1 - June 7th

Time Agenda Item Presenter/Panelist
7:00 Breakfast & Registration
8:00 Welcome Remarks
8:05 Keynote Address
8:20 Sponsor Presentation
8:35 Break
8:45 Training Session
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Roundtable Discussion
6:00 Cocktail Reception

AGENDA DAY 2 - June 8th

Time Agenda Item Presenter/Panelist
7:30 Breakfast & Registration
8:15 Welcome Remarks
8:20 CAB Overview
8:30 Sponsor Presentation
8:45 The Changing Landscape: A Focus on Guyana
9:45 Sponsor Presentation
9:55 The Balancing Act – Industry Regulation and Evolution
10:55 Coffee Break
11:15 Cybersecurity – Learnings and Experiences
12:15 Lunch
1:15 Regional Response to De-risking
2:00 Sponsor Presentation
2:10 Meeting Industry Demands: Bridging the Skills Gap
3:10 Closing Remarks
3:20 Sponsor Giveaway
PM Networking Event





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Dr. Chris Bart- Executive Chairman, Caribbean Governance Training Institute

Dr. Chris Bart is the Chairman and Co-Founder of the Caribbean Governance Training Institute and Co-founder and Chairman of the Caribbean Institute of Directors.He is also the Founder of The Directors College of Canada, where from its inception in 2003 to 2013, he served as its inaugural Principal and Lead Professor. Currently, Dr Bart is the CEO of Corporate Missions Inc – an international consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations excel in the execution of their strategies.

He has also authored several books including the 10 year Canadian business best seller, “A Tale of Two Employees and the Person Who Wanted to Lead Them” as well as the widely acclaimed publication: “20 Essential Questions Corporate Directors Should Ask About Strategy” – 3rd Edition”.

A retired Professor of Strategy and Governance, Dr. Bart currently serves as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Business Governance & Ethics and he continues as a Research Fellow of the Asian Institute of Corporate Governance at Korea University. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service to Canada. Dr. Bart is listed in Canadian Who’s Who.

Bruce Bowen- Founder, Advantaq Solutions

Over a 25-year career with Scotiabank, Bruce spent more than 25 years living and working in the Caribbean. From 2013 – 2016 he had responsibility for Scotiabank’s operations across 22 countries in the Caribbean with total assets in excess of $14 billion, 6,000 staff and more than 150 branches & offices serving 1.5 million customers.

In 2018 Bruce founded ADVANTAQ, a technology-enabled managed service business providing regional & community financial institutions the benefits of technology and specialized expertise to improve AML compliance, facilitate digital onboarding and leverage analytics to enhance customer value.

Bruce is also the founder of Rock Capital Partners, a private capital fund manager focused on digital transformation across the Caribbean, and Chairman of Rock Connect, Jamaica’s 3rd licenced national telecom operator working to bring high quality, reliable and affordable broadband to Jamaicans.

Bruce lives in Jamaica with his wife, Suzanne. Suzanne and Bruce Co-Chair the Advisory Board for SickKids Caribbean Initiative (SCI), which focuses on improving outcomes for pediatric cancer and blood disorders across the region. From 2016 – 2020 Bruce Co- Chaired the UWI Toronto Gala, which has raised more than $3 million to support deserving students across the Caribbean.

David J. Schwartz- President and CEO, FIBA (Financial & International Business Association)

David Schwartz is President and CEO of the Financial & International Business Association (FIBA), the leading voice for international banking in the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean. FIBA’s core mission is to provide high-level educational and advocacy support to its membership which includes community banks as well as the largest banks in Europe, the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean that are active in international trade and finance.

Prior to joining FIBA, David held executive positions at various financial institutions in the U.S., Europe and Latin America in the areas of Risk Management and Compliance, Wealth Management, Correspondent Banking, Credit and Treasury.

David received his Juris Doctorate from New York Law School and also has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. He has completed foreign studies and training in Hong Kong and Paris, France and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian.

Anthony Subero- President and CEO, Hitachi Systems Security Inc

Anthony is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hitachi Systems Security Inc. He is responsible for executing the board of directors’ strategy and ensuring the overall performance of the group. He also serves as the Chief Operations Officer for Hitachi Systems Trusted Cyber Management Inc. since October 1st, 2022.

Anthony’s journey to the top has been marked by impressive achievements. Before his appointment as CEO, he served as the Chief Risk Officer, and Chief Operations and Compliance Officer of Hitachi Systems Security Inc. His hard work and dedication led to his well-deserved promotion to the top spot. As a member of the board of directors of Hitachi Systems Security Inc. and Hitachi Systems Security-Europe, Anthony brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. With over 20 years of experience in senior and executive management roles, and more than 35 years of experience in the banking industry, Anthony’s expertise is widely respected.

His contributions to the field have been instrumental in driving innovation and growth, and he remains committed to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in cybersecurity. In summary, Anthony is an invaluable asset to Hitachi Systems Security Inc. and the wider cybersecurity community.

Anthony’s career trajectory has been nothing short of impressive. Before assuming his current role as CEO of Hitachi Systems Security Inc., he served as the Chief Risk Officer of a leading financial institution in the Caribbean. His expertise in the field of risk management has been honed over years of experience and education. Anthony’s academic credentials include a master’s degree specializing in leadership and innovation from the Lord Ashcroft International School of Business (UK). He also holds a diploma and a higher diploma from the Institute of Management Information Systems, and an Executive Diploma in Business Management from the Institute of Business in Trinidad. Anthony’s education is rounded out by a certificate in Strategic Project Management from the University of Florida, Project Management Professional (PMP) accreditation from the Project Management Institute, USA, and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) accreditation from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA, USA).

His expertise is widely respected, and he is frequently called upon to serve on advisory boards in the areas of Risk Management, Security, and Public Safety. He also shares his knowledge and experience through lecturing on accredited project management programs at the Project Management Institute and for Enterprise Risk Management at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate Business School (Trinidad and Tobago), the University of the West Indies (UWI), and the Cave Hill Business School (Barbados) Tobago.

In summary, Anthony’s vast experience and impressive academic credentials make him a valuable asset to any organization seeking to navigate the complex world of risk management and cybersecurity. His contributions to the field have been invaluable, and he remains committed to advancing the industry through education and innovation.

Dr. Tovi Barker-Williams- Practice Lead, Cyber Security, Alliance One Management Consulting

Dr. Tovi is a passionate, influential, and energetic information-cybersecurity leader who demonstrates commitment toward leveling up an organization’s security program.  In the span of a 20+ year career in the industry, she is recognized for establishing and improving the security posture and security practices of recognized organizations.

Dr. Tovi has devised holistic solutions and approaches supporting information security tactical and strategic endeavors for the Department of Defense, Department of Veteran Affairs, Fortune 500 & 100 companies, and SMB software technology companies.  Her transformational leadership approach and collaborative spirit allowed influential executive and senior leaders to take proactive approaches to minimize cybersecurity threats that would otherwise disrupt business operations. She spearheaded security initiatives toward not only meeting regulatory compliance, but the sustainment and readiness of business operations.

Her ingenuity and commitment to service led to achieving regulatory certification compliance obtained from Federal Reserve Bank, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (FRB, OCC) for USAA Federal Savings Bank; Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) for the Department of Veteran Affairs; and SOC 2 / Type II Compliance for Turnitin, LLC and Corva, Ai, LLC.

Ken Hackshaw- Managing Director and Lead Consultant, KHBC Limited

Ken Hackshaw is the Managing Director and Lead Consultant at KHBC Limited and the Founder and President of the Caribbean Risk Management Academy (CRMA). His international career spans 23 years working in New York, NY, USA, and London, England, in the fields of Operational Risk Management, International Operations, and Business Process Re-engineering. He has held various senior executive positions including Senior Risk Analyst, at Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, N.Y.; Vice President, at Deutsche Bank, N.Y. & London; and Vice President, at Electronic Data Systems (EDS), N.Y. An Organizational Change Architect and Risk Management Practitioner, Mr. Hackshaw using his extensive experience internationally, first established the Trinidad and Tobago Risk Management Institute (TTRMI). The CRMA was founded a few years later with regional relationships and partnerships in Risk Management.

Mr. Hackshaw, as President of CRMA developed and lectures in the International Certificate in ERM, offered through a partnership with the UWI, Cavehill Campus, Sagicor School of Business. The fourth cohort of this program will commence in August 2023.

Mr. Hackshaw holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, a Diploma in Law, and a certificate of Higher Education in law from the University of London and advanced training and certification in Operational Risk Management, International Securities Processing, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Risk Management and Strategic Thinking from Stanford University.

Michael Taylor- Incident Response Manager, Hitachi Systems Security Inc

Mike Taylor, Incident Response Manager, will deliver a talk delving into what a ransomware attack looks like for your organization, how an attack is carried out, and what steps you can take to increase the resiliency of your critical systems and data against ransomware. This talk is intended for technical and non-technical audiences alike and is designed to provide insight into the best practices for protecting your information systems from ransomware and ensuring the necessary resiliency of those systems to rapidly return to operations in the event of an attack.

Mike Taylor is an experienced Security Incident Response Manager and systems engineer. He has over 20 years of experience in designing and building resilient information systems and managing incidents across broad industries, including medical, financial and resource extraction. He currently specializes in creating and implementing highly effective security incident response programs, as well as designing and building robust, resilient information systems.

Abhinav Aggarwal and Raghav Aggarwal- Founders, Fluid AI

Abhinav Aggarwal and Raghav Aggarwal are the founders of Fluid AI (www.fluid.ai). Abhinav and Raghav dropped out of India’s number 1 and 2 MBA institutes to start the company. They are a part of the Forbes 30 under 30 list and the Fortune 40 under 40 list. Abhinav is a Chartered Accountant and Raghav is a Chartered Financial Analyst. However, they have always had a passion for coding and are self-taught coders.

They were one of the winners at the world’s biggest 24-hour coding competition, the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon, in New York in 2012. They were recently featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine. They have also worked with Warren Buffett to launch the world’s first A.I. magazine cover for the Forbes 100th year anniversary. Fluid AI was also telecasted by the BBC World News across 70 countries showcasing the work they are doing in the Artificial Intelligence space.

Their vision is to be the first company to pass the Turing Test, which is to build an AI that can converse with humans without them realizing there is a machine at the other end. They have 3 patents granted in the USA.

Antonio Ayala I.- CEO and Founder, RISCCO

He is a Systems Engineer and has an MBA. He is the CEO and founder of RISCCO, a regional company based in Panama exclusively dedicated to helping organizations with their GRC and ESG challenges.

He has more than 25 years of experience in Technological Risk Management, Information Security, Systems Auditing, and Privacy and Data Protection. He is an expert in cases of cyber fraud and computer crimes in the Government and Private Sector. He has given more than 400 conferences and seminars on systems auditing, information security, Data Analytics, technological risk, and digital forensics in several countries in the Americas. He has participated, coordinated, and lead projects in governments, national and multinational companies in different industries in more than 30 countries in America and Europe.

Vicky Desjardins – Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst, Hitachi Systems Security Inc

Vicky Desjardins is a criminology PhD candidate and a cyber threat intelligence analyst at Hitachi Systems Security. Her PhD dissertation is on the coevolution of ransomware attacks from a gaming theory perspective. Her master’s degree was on the prioritization of risk of offline sexual contacts against minors in online sex solicitations. Vicky’s expertise focuses on understanding criminal behaviours and viewing risk from a criminal opportunity perspective. Her curiosity of criminal behaviours is at the heart of all her research projects and work. Her experience as a researcher help build the methodology skills needed to perform multiple types of research with the goal of making the world a better place.

Daniel Gaudreau- Executive Senior Consultant, Hitachi Systems Security

Daniel Gaudreau’s journey with Above Security began in 2004 when he joined the team as the VP of Technology & Operations. Over the course of 14 years, he held several executive positions within the organization, playing a key role in its growth and success. In 2015, Above Security became a member of the Hitachi family, and Daniel continued to serve the organization as the Chief Operating Officer and a board member of Hitachi Systems Security Inc. His dedication to the company and his extensive experience in the industry made him an invaluable member of the team. Today, Daniel’s contributions to Hitachi Systems Security Inc. continue as a Senior Executive Consultant, where he continues to lend his expertise and support to the organization. With his years of experience and leadership, Daniel has helped to shape the company into the leading provider of cybersecurity solutions that it is today.

In the early stages of his career, Daniel Gaudreau’s focus was primarily on software engineering within a research and development context. During this period, he gained extensive knowledge in project management, processes, and methodologies, which he has since applied to his work as a cybersecurity executive. With a focus on achieving results, Daniel leverages his practical experience to apply the most effective practices in his work.

Ravi Sankar- Principal, Cyber Security Service, KPMG Jamaica

Ravi was appointed as Principal to the firm, KPMG in Jamaica on 1 October 2021, Head of Cyber Security for KPMG Caricom, an integrated KPMG economic network within the Caribbean.

Ravi has over 15 years experience in the Caribbean and Europe in the areas of Business Development and Information Technology Security. In his recent role as Chief of Information Security Officer for a European firm, Ravi was responsible for developing recommendations to improve internal IT control structure(s) for several clients. He has intimate and in-depth knowledge of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and has conducted training sessions to ensure that all staff stay informed of privacy laws and regulations.

Dr. Tanya Cecile McCartney DBA, CAMS- CEO & Executive Director, Bahamas Financial Services Board

Dr. Tanya McCartney is a force to be reckoned with in the financial services industry, bringing over two decades of experience in law, regulatory compliance, risk management, banking, and international financial services. As the CEO and Executive Director of the Bahamas Financial Services Board since 2016, Tanya has been instrumental in promoting the Bahamas as a leading international financial center.

Tanya holds a Doctor of Business Administration from Edinburgh Napier University, where her research focused on creating more agile organizations and the crucial role of leadership in the process. She also earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Reading, a Master of Laws degree with Merit from the London School of Economics and Political Science, an MBA in Leadership from The College of the Bahamas, and a Chartered Banker MBA from the University of Bangor in Wales. Tanya has earned an International Compliance Association (ICA) special certificate in Money Laundering Risk in Betting and Gaming and is also a Certified Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.

Starting as Assistant Counsel in the Office of the Attorney General in 1997, Tanya moved into the private sector in 1999 as legal counsel and compliance officer for a local private bank. She has held senior positions with several international banking institutions in The Bahamas, including Managing Director of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), RBC FINCO, and as Regional Manager for Compliance for the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

In addition to her outstanding career, Tanya has served as a member of the Senate of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, where she was one of the youngest persons ever appointed to the Upper House. She has also served on several government boards, including The Public Hospital’s Authority and The University of The Bahamas, and currently serves as Chairman of The Police Complaints Inspectorate and Deputy Chairman of The Airport Authority.

Tanya is a former President and founding member of the Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers and co-chairman of the Bahamas Chapter of the global Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. She is also an adjunct professor in the School of Business at the University of the Bahamas. Tanya’s contributions to financial services have been recognized with numerous awards, including the Bahamas ICON Award for financial services in 2018 and The Woman of The Year “Highly Commended” Award from UK-based International Investment in 2020.

Tanya is also the author of “Strategies for Success: A Roadmap for the Compliance Professional in Financial Services,” available on Amazon, iBooks, and BookBaby. Beyond her professional achievements, Tanya is a vestry member at St. Barnabas Anglican Church. Overall, Tanya McCartney is an exemplary leader who has demonstrated her ability to effect change and drive growth in the financial services industry.