Honoring Excellence in Information and Operational Risk Management: Submit Your Nominations for the 2022 FAIR Awards!

2022 FAIR Awards for Excellence in Information Risk Management

The 2022 FAIR Conference (FAIRCON22), the premiere global conference for quantitative risk management, will be held on September 27 & 28 (Tues. and Wed.) at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. FAIRCON22 will provide groundbreaking keynote addresses, engaging C-suite panels, and expert case study sessions for attendees both in-person and virtually.

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Hosted by the FAIR Institute and supported by our partners, FAIRCON22 will bring world-class thought-leaders in information and operational risk management to you to explore the best FAIR practices, progress, and learning. The theme of this year’s FAIRCON is “Scale”. As an increasing number of organizations have adopted or are looking to adopt FAIR to take their cyber and operational risk management programs to the next level, the community is getting back together to share their experiences and best practices around scaling FAIR.

Presentation of the FAIR Awards is a highlight of the annual conference. The awards recognize the deep impact that the honorees have on their organizations by enabling operational excellence and effective decision-making, and in balancing the need to protect their organizations while running the business. All of the winners and nominees of the awards are reflective of the importance of the FAIR Institute's mission in advancing the risk management profession and are individuals who are at the forefront of the quantitative risk management revolution. 


Three Award Categories

You can submit your nominations for three categories, Business InnovatorFAIR Champion, and FAIR Ambassador to recognize business-minded risk officers and FAIR practitioners.

  • The Business Innovator Award recognizes risk officers disrupting the status quo by leveraging new analytic capabilities and by enabling the communication and management of information and operational risk from the business perspective. The Business Innovator award particularly recognizes those risk professionals who have successfully applied FAIR principles to drive innovation.

  • The FAIR Champion award recognizes leaders at the forefront of their organization’s FAIR initiative, who built risk quantification programs and, in that process, got data owners to fully join the program, stakeholders to help improve analysis, and decision-makers to adopt the resulting analytics as an integral part of their strategies, decision-making processes and operating rhythms.

  • The FAIR Ambassador Award recognizes a specific member’s work in bringing FAIR and the FAIR Institute to a new part of the world. The winner of this award is an individual who has helped spread the knowledge of FAIR into a new city, state, country, or continent, at the governmental or enterprise level.

You can read more about the nomination criteria for both categories, last year's winners, and submit a nomination on the Awards and Nominations page. If you have any questions or issues, please email memberservices@fairinstitute.org.

To be considered for this year's awards, nominations must be submitted by August 26, 2022. Winners are chosen by a selection committee made up of members from the FAIR Institute Board of Advisors.

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Past Award Winners 

Chris Porter

2021 FAIR Champion

Christopher Porter, Chief Information Security Officer, Fannie Mae

Emery Csulak

2020 FAIR Business Innovator

Emery Csulak, Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)


 Ian Amit

2019 FAIR Business Innovator
Ian Amit, CSO, Cimpress


Sharon Mudd

2019 FAIR Champion

Sharon Mudd, Risk Manager, Pearson Education


Osama Salah

2019 FAIR Ambassador

Osama Salah, UAE Dept. of Finance, Chair, Abu Dhabi Chapter

Omar Khawaja

2018 FAIR Business Innovator

Omar Khawaja, CISO, Highmark Health


 Jason Ha

2018 FAIR Ambassador

Jason Ha, Director of the Digital Trust Risk Assurance Program, PwC Australia


 Roland Cloutier

2017 FAIR Business Innovator

Roland Cloutier, SVP & CSO, ADP


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