Risk@Work is an educational webinar series designed to explore common challenges risk teams face every day. Topics include a broad range of governance, risk, and compliance issues, as well as digital risk management trends that are shifting conventional norms.

You’ll get practical, actionable insights for successfully overcoming roadblocks and making the most of opportunities. You’ll have the opportunity to earn CPE credits while learning from independent industry experts, as well as your own peers.


Thursday, July 18 @ 11am ET | 4pm GMT

Mastering Digital Risks with IRM Navigator™: A Blueprint for Business Resilience

Featuring: John Wheeler | Founder & CEO, Wheelhouse Advisors​

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When generative AI is used for tasks like content creation, that AI-based work product could easily become incorporated into critical business processes for which it was never intended. Picture unedited AI work product showing up in your documentation, your products, or your services. This kind of accidental misuse of AI contribution is just one example of the full spectrum of digital risks posed by emerging technologies.

Join John Wheeler, founder and CEO, Wheelhouse Advisors, in this installment of the Risk@Work webinar series, as he delves into the digital risks associated with modern technologies like AI, IoT, cloud, mobile, and robotics. He will explain how to navigate these challenges using the IRM Navigator™ Framework developed by Wheelhouse Advisors. This tool offers a strategic and integrated approach to identify, assess, and mitigate these risks, while ensuring resilience in the face of digital transformation.

Thursday, August 22 @ 11am ET | 4pm GMT

How To Increase (or Limit!) Board Engagement in ERM

Featuring: Rob Quail, Principal and Owner, Robert Quail Consulting

Thursday, September 19 at 11:00 @ 11am ET | 4pm GMT

Putting the Plans in Everyone’s Hands: Securing Buy-In for Your Resilience Program

Featuring: Vanessa Mathews, Founder and Chief Resilience Officer, Asfalis Advisors

Thursday, October 17 @ 11am ET | 4pm GMT

Geopolitical and Economic Risks Associated with National Elections

Featuring: Jason Mefford, CEO, cRisk Academy | President, Mefford Associates

Thursday, November 14 @ 11am ET | 4pm GMT

Mastering Third-Party Risk: A Deep Dive into TPRM Best Practices

Featuring: Ariane Chapell | Partner, BDO Chapelle – Risk Advisory & Training

Thursday, December 12 @ 11am ET | 4pm GMT

Lessons Learned From Implementations in Both Public and Private Sector

Featuring: Rob Quail, Principal and Owner, Robert Quail Consulting


Dr. Ariane Chapelle is an internationally recognized speaker, writer, and advisor in operational risk management and has been active in the field since 2000. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Masters Degrees in Business and Econometrics. Dr Chapelle the course “Operational Risk Measurement for Financial Institutions” at University College London for ten years, until December 2022.

Dr. Chapelle has published numerous books and articles on the topic of risk management. Her main textbook, Operational Risk Management: Best Practices in the Financial Services Industry, was published by Wiley Finance Series in December 2018, and rapidly became the No.1 best seller in its field. It was translated into French by Pearson in 2020 and was named “Book of the Year 2020” for operational risk by risk.net.

Dr. Chapelle founded Chapelle Consulting, an advisory and training practice that serves financial organizations of all sizes, as well as top international financial institutions and central banks, now BDO Chapelle. The firm received the Risk.net award, “Outstanding Achievement in the Year in Operational Risk” in 2019 and the SME Finance award, “Best Risk Management Training and Consulting Company in Europe” in 2020.


Vanessa Mathews is the founder and chief resilience officer of Asfalis Advisors. Vanessa and her team help companies uncover their blind spots and protect the legacy of leaders globally by living their core values – the only non-negotiables in business.

Asfalis Advisors partners with business leaders and organizations to prepare for, protect against, and mitigate crises across healthcare, government, transportation, retail, real estate, financial services, hospitality, and sports and entertainment industries.

Vanessa took a particular interest in crisis management when, as a young woman, she found herself caught up in a natural disaster for which her hometown of Atlanta wasn’t prepared. She is the first female in the state of Georgia to graduate with a degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM). She has worked with a tier 1 intelligence agency, Fortune 500 companies, and has received local, national, and international recognition for her work to restore business and community resilience.

Vanessa is the host of Business Resilience DECODED podcast with 40k+ downloads and subscribers, an adjunct professor with Savannah State University’s HSEM, and an advisor to the board of advisors at Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont GISP. She was noted as a Mecklenburg Times 50 Most Influential Women Honoree.

She earned a master’s in business administration from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor’s in Homeland Security and Emergency Management from Savannah State University. Vanessa is also a certified business continuity planner.


Jason is an expert in internal audit, risk management, and compliance. He works with leaders and professionals in audit, risk, and compliance with technical and leadership skills to navigate organizational politics and land mines through executive coaching, training, and facilitating.

Jason also hosts a top-ranked podcast,  Jamming with Jason, that helps leaders make better, quicker decisions, take action, and know exactly what to say and do in any situation. Previously, he was chief audit executive, chief risk officer, chief ethics and compliance officer, head of information security, and manager for two international accounting firms. Currently, Jason is the president of Mefford Associates and CEO of cRisk Academy, the largest on-demand learning platform for internal audit, risk, and compliance professionals.


Rob Quail is a noted consultant, author, facilitator, and lecturer on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).

Rob established the Enterprise Risk Management processes, tools, and methodologies at Hydro One Networks Inc. that are widely regarded as best practice. These ERM practices and techniques, developed by Rob in collaboration with the management team at Hydro One, became the subject of a major leading practice case study by Harvard Business School.

Rob has successfully applied ERM methodologies to a broad range of business problems and challenges, including acquisitions, outsourcing, downsizing, large-scale IT projects, labor disruption, regulatory compliance management, major construction project management, strategic planning, and capital investment. Today, he provides independent consulting services in ERM, business process and technology outsourcing, and customer care to clients in a variety of industry sectors, including energy, healthcare, technology, agriculture, financial services, and government agencies.

Rob is a widely published author and is co-editor of the second edition of the textbook “Enterprise Risk Management: Today’s Leading Research and Best Practices for Tomorrow’s Executives,” published by Wiley in June 2021. Rob is a regular lecturer on ERM at York University’s Schulich School of Business in Toronto. He also has been a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School, Ryerson University, and Carleton University.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto.


John A. Wheeler is the founder and CEO of Wheelhouse Advisors, a global risk management strategy and technology advisory firm. With over three decades of experience, Mr. Wheeler is a leading voice in the field, specializing in integrated risk management (IRM) technology, enterprise and operational risk management, and corporate governance. A rich history of professional roles spanning over three decades in executive management, finance, risk management, audit, and IT backs his insights.

He formerly served as a global research leader for risk management technology markets at Gartner, senior vice president for enterprise risk management, audit, and compliance at a leading financial institution, and corporate controller at a top academic healthcare system.

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