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 Event

Bonn Conference: 21-22 June 2017

Our 2017 Summer Conference will see RAG venture to Bonn, Germany, and the head office of hosts Deutsche Telekom. The conference is scheduled for Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd June. All talks will be given in English. Attendance will be free, but you should book your place as soon as ... [continue reading]

Confirmed Speakers for RAG Bonn


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UK Telcos: Back 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 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.