PRMIA-EY Luncheon – Artificial Intelligence and Credit Risk

PRMIA-EY Luncheon – Artificial Intelligence and Credit Risk
On April 4, 2019, PRMIA Montreal in collaboration with EY, will be holding a conference on the application of Artificial Intelligence in credit risk modelling.


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April 4, 2019


12:00pm - 2:00pm

900 boul. de Maisonneuve W. Suite 2300
Montréal, QC H3A 0A8

Artificial Intelligence: Is it mostly hype? Is “alternative data” any better?

Machine Learning has been the hottest topic of conversation in credit modelling circles recently. Almost every lender has performed POCs or studied it for their portfolio. Yet adoption rates for credit risk modelling remain very low. Issues such as regulatory approval, explainability and limited infrastructure continue to pose challenges. On the other hand, as organizations get access to an ever-increasing variety of data on their customers, their usage in lending and risk management has varied across geographies.
How can financial institutions make better decisions using these emerging tools? How do they navigate the practical challenges that prevent them from using these technologies? Join us as we explore successful use cases and go beyond the hype on Machine Learning and the use of non-traditional data for credit risk modelling.

Building on the most recent innovations in industry practices, join us for presentation led by Naeem Siddiqi. The session is designed to provide you with an opportunity to learn from a world-renowned subject matter specialist.
During this session, our speakers will provide you with answers to issues such as:
The promise and hype of Machine Learning
Successful use cases in Canada, and globally
The top challenges in using ML for credit risk modeling and how to overcome them
Types of alternative data, how to separate the good from the bad
How to use alternative data in credit risk modelling


Naeem Siddiqi, EY
Naeem Siddiqi is a globally recognised expert in credit risk management and the acclaimed author of Credit Risk Scorecards (2005) and Intelligent Credit Scoring (2017). He has helped hundreds of international banks create internal credit risk analytics capabilities, and trained lenders in dozens of countries on the art and science of credit scorecard development. Naeem has spent over two decades developing industry leading credit risk and risk infrastructure solutions – leveraging traditional and alternative datasets – for global financial institutions.

At EY Canada, Naeem leads the Risk Analytics & Solutions practice that helps financial institutions extract value from their data – in particular, helping banks navigate and assess advanced analytics including machine learning and artificial intelligence.


Fred Lavoie, Flinks
Fred Lavoie is the co-founder and COO of Flinks. His job is to be the human equivalent of a particle accelerator: scaling operations to sustain the rapid growth of the organization, with the belief that radical integrity is the foundation of true world-class teams.

Prior to founding Flinks, he has launched multiple startups in the e-commerce and tech spaces, including some successes and many failures. Today, he is leveraging his learnings to propel Flinks’ mission: to organize the world’s financial data.

Outside of finance, Fred is an avid reader, an infantry officer in the Canadian Armed Forces’ Reserve, and runs ultramarathons on occasion.


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