Michael Barton

Director of Quantitative Assessment

United Health Group

Michael Barton is the Director of Operational Risk Quantification and Scenario Analysis at AIG.  In his role, he leads the development and implementation of operational risk stress testing, economic capital estimation, and allocation of those estimates to the business lines, as well as supporting the development of and quantification of operational loss scenarios for the organization.  In this role, Michael has worked extensively with cyber and business professionals around identifying and quantifying cyber risk.  Before working at AIG, Michael was the Head of the Regulatory Solutions Quantification group in U.S. Bank’s Corporate Treasury department.  In this role, he was responsible for CCAR/DFAST and Regulatory Capital modeling for Operational Risk as well as setting up a governance framework for models and analytical tools in the Corporate Treasury department.  Previous to those roles, Michael worked in an actuarial capacity at Sun Life Financial in Boston handling variable annuity reserving, fixed and variable annuity lapse study estimations, and retirement product pricing.  He held a similar variable annuity reserving role in Security Benefit Corporation in Topeka, KS before that.  Michael has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics with an Actuarial Emphasis, and a Master’s Degree in Theology.

Anthony Shapella

Managing Director – Risk Officer, Liability and Financial Lines Enterprise Risk Management


Anthony Shapella serves as the Risk Officer for Liability and Financial Lines (LFL) at AIG. Anthony's team designs and implements tools to identify, assess, measure and manage risks in the LFL business. Anthony's team specializes in assessing complex, hard-to-model, man-made catastrophe risks such as industrial accidents, mass torts and casualty clash events. The team also leads AIG's assessment of cyber insurance aggregation and catastrophe risk, and has built several industry-leading tools including an aggregation visualization app and cyber scenario model.

Prior to AIG, Anthony worked for Towers Watson where he led consulting engagements with large global companies. Anthony's consulting work focused on helping executives improve their Enterprise Risk Management frameworks and practices, as well as bolstering risk modeling capabilities.

Anthony graduated magna cum laude with Honors from Mount Saint Mary's University and received an MBA with Honors from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

When he isn't working, Anthony loves to surf, fish, read and seek out great coffee, food and craft beer. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and three children.


Marc Light

VP, Data & Research

BitSight Technologies

Marc started his career as a data scientist at BBN Technologies in the 80s while studying Cognitive Science at MIT. Venturing out of the Hub, Marc’s path included earning a CS PhD in upstate NY, working on machine translation in Germany, search at the MITRE Corporation in Bedford, bioinformatics at the University of Iowa, natural language processing at Thomson Reuters in Minnesota, electricity market forecasting at WindLogics, electricity theft detection for Florida Power & Light, and predictive analytics for Industrial IoT at Honeywell.

Marc serves as supervisor to a BitSight team of data ops, data science, and cyber security research folks located in Boston, Raleigh, and Lisbon (not respectively). The team is currently 17 people strong and hiring. The team strives to stay aligned with the needs of our customers and demands of our marketplace (which BitSight created). It works from ideation through product release and beyond to sales, support, & success of the product.

Ben Goodman

Founder and CEO

4A Security & Compliance

Ben Goodman is the founder and CEO of 4A Security & Compliance, (4A) a firm that helps strengthen clients’ information security while managing cyber risk and meeting their compliance requirements. With over 25 years of experience in information technology, technology strategy and risk management, he is dedicated to strengthening the cyber defenses and resiliency of organizations, institutions and critical infrastructure around the world. He is the recipient of ISACA’s CRISC, Worldwide Achievement Award and his paper "The Cyber Risk Ecosystem" won the Best Paper Award for Practical Risk Management Applications in the joint Casualty Actuarial Society/Canadian Institute of Actuaries/Society of Actuaries, Risk Management Section.