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. We organise several get-togethers each year, but have never charged for attendance. All we ask is that people come with an open mind, and a willingness to share their knowledge. Now we aim to become the biggest provider of free information, advice and events in the world of communications risk and assurance.

RAG boasts regular attendance from 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 new techniques and tools to counter risks, frauds and leakages. Our events attract the best minds in the industry because our agenda is set by the experts, not by salesmen. So the question you should ask yourself is: can you afford to miss them?

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Our Next Event

London Conference: 15th-16th March 2017

Following the success of the 2016 RAG Summer Conference, our 2017 Spring Conference will see us return to the stunning auditorium of BT’s London headquarters, situated close to many historic sights, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Old Bailey, the London Museum and the remains of the Roman London Wall. The ... [continue reading]

Confirmed Speakers for Our Big London Conference

Our London Conference is coming soon. Have you booked your free place yet?


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New Education Program: Give Feedback

Our members demand better training for risk and assurance practitioners. David Smith leads our working group on the collaborative development of a new education program.

Feedback on David's current proposal is gratefully received. You can read it and leave your comments here.

UK Telcos: Join our POCA Campaign!

We want law enforcement and telcos to co-operate to confiscate more of the money stolen by fraudsters. Fraud is worth billions, but relevant laws are hardly ever used to hurt criminals in their pockets.

If British telcos made better use of the UK's Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) we could also set a precedent for other countries to follow. Find out how you can engage with the campaign here.

A new update on the progress of the campaign includes some startling data obtained by a Freedom of Information request. Between 2013 and 2015, the UK's Criminal Prosecution Service never once used POCA to confiscate a single penny from fraudsters. Read more here.

From the RAG Archive

Members can log on and access our archive of past presentations. Here are some examples of the high-quality content you will find there.

Video Inspiration from the Summer RAG

Mark Yelland, author of Revenue Assurance for Service Providers, tells us which skills and technologies he would prioritize for investment.
Gina Pesheva of Deutsche Telekom tells vendors why they should embed risk models into RA tools.
Marcus Bryant explains how MTN Group deliver their RAFM education program.
More short videos are available, featuring words of wisdom from other RAG speakers including:

  • - Bernice DeMarco of BT
  • - Tony Poulos of DisruptiveViews
  • - Pedro Bravo of NOS
  • - Alex Cassettari of TalkTalk
  • - John Bangs of Sky

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