Banking on resilience: optimising operations for today’s regulatory landscape
6 March | 14:00 GMT | QEII Centre
In the past few years, operational resilience has risen to the top of the financial services’ regulatory agenda, with 2025 marking the compliance deadline for important legislation across Europe, from the EU’s Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) to the UK FCA’s new Operational Resilience Framework (PS21/3).
This roundtable will bring together experts in operations, technology, risk and regulation from across retail banking to explore the evolving risk landscape, and how escalating operational risks can most effectively be controlled.
What we will explore
Today’s risk landscape: what are the most significant threats resilience strategies must address?
DORA and the operational resilience framework: how can banks stay compliant with new regulation?
Building the optimal resilience strategy: what are the practical steps towards fortifying your operations?
Head of Resilience & Cyber Risk, Lloyds Banking Group
Dr. Richard L. Harmon
VP, Global Head of Financial Services London, UK, Red Hat
Financial Services (FSI) EMEA Chief Technologist, Red Hat
6 March | 14:00 GMT
Welcome and participant introductions
Current state of affairs: what are the most pressing operational risks, from cyber-attacks to outages?
Understanding DORA’s five pillars: what is expected of FS institutions from incident reporting to testing?
PS21/3 disaster recovery planning: how can banks ensure outages are within a 24-hour recovery window?
The automation imperative: what are the operational risks of manual processes and how can AI help?
The resilience business case: from attracting next-gen technologists to improving organisational agility
Articulating resiliency: how can banks best communicate with regulators, shareholders and customers?
The boardroom perspective: to what extent is operational resiliency an issue for banking leadership?
How are risk and resilience regulation set to evolve long term and how can banks prepare?
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This roundtable is designed for senior figures working across banking and financial services.
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