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?

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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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Want to Host RAG in 2018?

RAG's 2017 events will be hosted by telcos around the world. And we are already looking ahead to 2018, and searching for potential hosts to help us bring RAG to new countries. If you work for a telco and would like to host a RAG meeting or conference, then get in touch. If you can provide the venue, then we can provide the marketing, funding and contacts to run a world-class event at your location.

Perhaps your telco is already hosting an event for other telcos in your international group? You could increase the value for all participants by adding a day of open RAG sessions to the agenda. Maybe you are arranging training for a large number of your team? If so, then RAG can bring leading international experts to you. Whatever you have planned, speak to RAG about ways we can help each other and build a unique global community for risk and assurance professionals.

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. Read David's proposal 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.

Photos From the Summer RAG 2016

Video Inspiration from the Summer RAG

David Morrow says the failure to address telco fraud has turned the UK into "the sick man of Europe."
Paul Masters of Ocado compares the way telcos and retailers review operational integrity.
Expert consultant Mark Yelland says which skills and technologies he would prioritize.
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.