The Butterfly Effect: AI and Risk Management

february, 2024

08feb8:00 am9:00 amThe Butterfly Effect: AI and Risk Management


(Thursday) 8:00 am - 9:00 am


USF Student Center

200 6th Ave S

Event Details

Cross-border challenges — interstate conflict, natural disasters, infectious disease, erosion of social cohesion — impact governments and citizens worldwide. Panelists will discuss how we collectively prepare for, assess, and prevent risk to lead to a more stable and inclusive world. Panel discussion with live Q&A to follow.

Speakers for this event

  • Clara Sierra

    Clara Sierra

    Senior Director, Industry Practice Lead-Asset Management, Global Sales Moody’s Analytics Throughout a distinctive career earning her executive management positions at some of the world's largest financial services institutions, Clara Sierra has always stood apart: for her extraordinary professional relationships, her remarkable passion for sales/marketing, her unique personal background and, most of all, for her unrelenting drive to achieve the best-possible results for her employees, employers and her clients. As Senior Director, Industry Practice Lead for the Asset Management Segment; Ms. Sierra leads the firm’s C-Suite Client Conversations; A proven leader in strategic plans, sales and marketing. Ms. Sierra builds upon existing client relationships to expand Moody’s Analytics brand and sales efforts within the Financial Services Industry. ‌ Highlights: Pensions & Investments Influential Women In Institutional Investing Award Winner -Institutional Investors’ Rising Star Award Recipient -Association of Latino Professionals for America’s (ALPFA) – Rising Star Award Winner -Savvy Ladies Charity – Change Maker Award Winner -Invest In Others – Executive Board Member (non-profit charity supporting the Financial Services Industry – providing assistance to underserved communities globally) -Money Management Institute (MMI) Social Justice Council Member

  • Jason Mayor

    Jason Mayor

    VP, IT Security and Risk Management

    VP, IT Security and Risk Management Jason is a leader in Cyber Security and Risk Management at Raymond James Financial. He currently oversees the IT Risk Management organization, which includes: assessing the risk of existing and future partners to advise executive leadership on risk mitigation, consulting with project teams as a trusted advisor, interfacing with regulatory agencies, assuring the effectiveness of the security program through technical assessment activities, and managing the Infrastructure and Information Security project portfolios. Jason and his organization of Information Security professionals specialize in managing cyber security risks while supporting business priorities to enable firm growth and success. Previously, Jason served five years as an active duty Cyber Operations Officer in the United States Air Force, leading men and women in network operations, network defense, and information assurance. Jason received his bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and achieved a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University. He has several industry-leading technical and business certifications, including the CISSP, CISM, and Series 99. Outside of work, Jason and his wife Courtney enjoy spending their time entertaining their 5-year old son, Crew, and spoiling their 3-year old daughter, Ada.

    VP, IT Security and Risk Management

  • Kathy Barlow

    Kathy Barlow

    Managing Director at Marsh McLennan

    Kathy Barlow is a managing director at Marsh McLennan, where her focus is assisting general counsels, chief financial officers and directors of risk management of public, private and pre-IPO companies. Kathy provides advice on enterprise risk management, directors’ and officers’ liability insurance, cyber liability insurance, professional liability, as well as all lines of corporate and commercial insurance. Kathy’s focus also includes risk consulting, analytics and risk finance optimization, human capital, 401k, financial wellness and the executive benefits areas. Kathy has consistently produced and retained client business for numerous years, has been leading high performing client service teams at Marsh since 2004 with a superior client retention rate. Prior to her leadership role at Marsh, Kathy served as general counsel and corporate secretary to The Bernstein Companies, a hospitality owner and operator in Washington DC.  Kathy was assistant general counsel to First Virginia Banks, Inc., and represented real estate clients while at Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn. She is past president of the Washington chapter of the global professional organization, the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) (2004). Kathy is a frequent speaker on insurance, risk, and professional development topics for ACC, ACC National Capital Region, the Georgetown Law Corporate Counsel Institute, the Georgetown Law Hotel and Lodging Law Conference. Board member, Georgetown Law Corporate Counsel Institute (2005-present) and of the Georgetown Law Hotel and Lodging Law Institute. Kathy chairs 5050 Women on Boards in Florida (2018-present). Kathy holds a BS from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and a JD from Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia.

    Managing Director at Marsh McLennan

  • Randy Dumm

    Randy Dumm

    Moderator - Prof & Dir of the Baldwin Risk Partners School of Risk Management & Insurance at USF

    Randy Dumm is a Professor and Director of the Baldwin Risk Partners School of Risk Management and Insurance at the University of South Florida (USF).   He received his doctorate from The University of Georgia and has been on the faculty at Florida State University and Temple University.  He is active internationally and has taught at the Vienna University of Economics and Business as a Fulbright Scholar, and has been a visiting professor at Ludwigs Maximilian University, Hannover-Leibnitz University, Fudan University, and Krems IMC. Randy’s areas of research interest include catastrophic risk, insurer capital structure, insurer distribution channels, demand for insurance, and insurance product performance.  Related to his interest in catastrophic risk, he was a long-time member and past Chair of the Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology He has published widely in the insurance economics and real estate journals including Journal of Risk and Insurance, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Geneva Papers- Risk and Insurance Review, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and the Journal of Real Estate Research.  He also is a member of the Risk Theory Society and the immediate past-president of the American Risk and Insurance Association.

    Moderator - Prof & Dir of the Baldwin Risk Partners School of Risk Management & Insurance at USF

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