Welcome to the Risk & Assurance Group

Free events for communications risk and assurance professionals

Established in 2004, RAG is the longest-running event in the world of communications business assurance. Now we aim to become the biggest global provider of free information, advice and events for communications risk and assurance professionals.

RAG attendees include some of the most experienced people working in the field. They enjoy a relaxed atmosphere where insights and ideas are openly discussed and exchanged, helping everyone to develop techniques and tools to counter risks, frauds and leakages. Our events attract the best minds because our agenda is set by experts, not salesmen. Can you afford to miss them?

Our Next International Conference

Johannesburg Conference: 4-5 Sep 2017

RAG travels to Africa for the first time, thanks to MTN Group. They will host our September conference at their impressive facilities in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference is scheduled for Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th September. All talks will be given in English. Attendance will be free, but you ... [continue reading]

Confirmed Speakers for RAG Johannesburg


RAG is supported by the generosity of:
  • Subex

Global Enterprise Risk Survey – Deadline Extended!

RAG's international risk survey asks telcos how they manage enterprise risk and what risk information they give to shareholders. Telcos can complete the survey in only 10 minutes by answering simple multi-choice questions online.

The deadline for participation has been extended to 16th July 2017 after a strong response from major global telcos. The survey form can be found and completed on the web; just look here.

Future Events

From the RAG Archive

Members can log on and access our archive of past presentations. This is just a sample of the high-quality content you will find there.

Video Inspiration from Previous RAG Conferences

Simon Walsh of Telefónica UK explains why verifying the customer's identity has become more difficult.
Paul Masters of Ocado compares the way telcos and retailers review operational integrity.
David Morrow says our tolerance for telco fraud has turned the UK into "the sick man of Europe."
More short videos are available, featuring words of wisdom from other RAG speakers including:

  • - Gina Pesheva of Deutsche Telekom
  • - Tony Poulos of DisruptiveViews
  • - Pedro Bravo of NOS
  • - Marcus Bryant of MTN Group
  • - Bernice DeMarco of BT

You can find these videos and more in our complete video archive.