FIMA Europe 2017

08 - 09 November, 2017

QEII Centre, London

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2017 Speakers

Adam Preston
 Adam Preston 
Chief Data Officer 
Santander GCB

Currently leading the data organisation at Santander GCB, Adam’s previous role at Lloyds was head of client and regulatory data. Adam leads his team in developing models to support projects, regulations and BAU with a key focus on creating full transparency across data models. With 20 years of working in Finance across America, Europe and the Far East, Adam is well placed to offer insight into building the right data culture for the organisation.

Afsheen Afshar
 Afsheen Afshar 
Chief Data Science Officer, CIB 
JP Morgan Chase & Co
Bill Pryor
 Bill Pryor 
Global Head of Data and Analytics 
Roberto Maranca
 Roberto Maranca 
Chief Data Officer 
Lloyd Banking Group
Stephan Wolf
 Stephan Wolf 
Chief Executive Officer 
Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation

Stephan Wolf is the CEO of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF). Since January 2017, Mr. Wolf is Co-convener of the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 68 FinTech Technical Advisory Group (ISO TC 68 FinTech TAG). In January 2017, Mr. Wolf was named one of the Top 100 Leaders in Identity by One World Identity. He has extensive experience in establishing data operations and global implementation strategy. He has led the advancement of key business and product development strategies throughout his career. Mr. Wolf co-founded IS Innovative Software GmbH in 1989 and served first as its managing director. He was later named spokesman of the executive board of its successor IS.Teledata AG. This company ultimately became part of Interactive Data Corporation where Mr. Wolf held the role of CTO.

Emma Prophet
 Emma Prophet 
Executive Director, Global Product and Pricing, Data Operations 
Morgan Stanley
Peter Serenita
 Peter Serenita 
Group Chief Data Officer 
Jo Coutuer
 Jo Coutuer 
Chief Data Officer, Member of the Executive Committee 
BNP Paribas Fortis
Christophe Tummers
 Christophe Tummers 
Head of Service Line Data 
Group Data Management
Ade Agbede
 Ade Agbede 
Global Head of Data Services Integration 
Ade Agbede, Managing Director, is the Global Head of Data Services Integration within BlackRock Data Services (BDS) which is part of Business Operations. He has oversight for Client Management, Aladdin Client Data Implementations, Product Management and large scale initiatives across BDS for both the firm and BRS Aladdin clients. Mr Agbede also has oversight for the BDS team in EMEA with responsibility for Core Operations, Asset Valuation & Analytics, Green Package Services and Data Engineering. He is also a member of the EMEA Tech & Ops Executive Committee. Mr Agbede's service with the firm dates back to 2006 including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI) which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, Mr Agbede was part of the Knowledge Management Group that was responsible for all data services within the firm and he worked in the London, Sydney and Singapore offices as part of this group. Mr Agbede joined the Investment Services team in 2009 as Regional Manager based in Singapore with oversight for Pricing, Index, Data, Green Package and Performance functions. Mr Agbede also led the Business Operations team in Gurgaon from 2012 to 2014. Prior to joining BGI, Mr Agbede was EMEA Head of Warrants, Syndicated Loans and Equity Share Sales at Bloomberg LP in London. Mr Agbede earned a BA degree in Financial Services and Business Information Technology from the London Guildhall University in 2003 and is an Investment Management Certificate (IMC) holder.
Bill Blythe
 Bill Blythe 
Global Business Development Director 
Gresham Tech

Bill joined Gresham in 2012 to lead the global sales and marketing divisions for Clareti, Gresham’s enterprise data integrity platform. During this period there has been significant growth in the Clareti revenue and client base. With more than 18 years’ experience in the financial technology sector, Bill was previously at SmartStream Technologies where he held the role of Managing Director for North America and the UK. Prior to working for SmartStream Technologies, Bill held sales and technology positions at Singularity, Mercator Software (formally Braid Systems) and Misys.

Chris Bannocks
 Chris Bannocks 
Chief Data Officer 

Chris is directly responsible for delivering the data component of the Think Forward Strategy for ING globally as part of the COO organisation, working with partners across the business.

Giancarlo Pellizzari
 Giancarlo Pellizzari 
Head of Supervisory Statistics Division, Directorate General Statistics 
European Central Bank

Giancarlo started his carrier at Ernst & Young as external auditor. Then he joined the Belgian banking and insurance supervisor, where he was responsible for compliance, reporting and XBRL. He was member of various committees within EBA, Basel Committee, EIOPA, IAIS, IOSCO and IASCF. 

After, he joined Dexia Group, as Head of Prudential Policy, where he had responsibility for Pillar I impacts and financial, regulatory reporting and for lobby. Later Giancarlo joined BNY Mellon in Belgium, as Managing Director. He was mainly responsible for consolidation and IFRS accounts, supervisory reporting, and management reporting. 

Giancarlo is now working at the ECB, as Head of the Supervisory Statistics Division. The division develops, collects, controls and disseminates within ECB and to EBA, ESRB and other stakeholders all supervisory reports. It also controls the data quality of reports from all supervised banking institutions. Finally, it produces derived statistics and indicators for quantitative risk assessment.

David Thomas
 David Thomas 
Chief Data Officer & Global Head of Client 

David joined HSBC in 2014 to run the Client Data strategy within HSBC Global Banking & Markets. He works within the CDO organisation and have a remit to drive out the Front-to-Back Client Data strategy across the GBM team - ensuring that we have a coherent set of strategies from prospecting/onboarding through to active trading or offboarding. Remit includes KYCS, Middle Office, Sales/Trading, Operations steps + input from key stakeholders in Risk, Finance, Regulatory etc.

David has worked in the industry for 20 years and has 15 years experience across various Data roles. Previous companies include Salomon Brothers, UBS, ABN Amro & Barclays. David has worked across all Data domains

James Longstaff
 James Longstaff 
Vice President, Data Architecture 
Deutsche Bank

James is a member of Deutsche Bank’s Chief Data Office. He has worked on the definition of Data Architecture standards, operating procedures, and trading, risk, and reference data models. James is currently developing new data visualisation and analytical tools to analyse and visually represent the Bank’s Information Architecture, both at an overall level and for local “Application Neighbourhoods.” James is a widely-followed voice on Deutsche Bank’s collaboration and social media platform and uses this to connect with people and share the benefits of information architecture across the Bank.

Mady Korada
 Mady Korada 
Data Subject Matter Expert 

Mady Korada is an expert in strategy, architecture and innovation in enterprise data management. He brings an inclusive, creative, thorough and diligent approach to his prolific output. His clients have spanned industries including regulatory bodies, investment banking, asset management, insurance and government. Mady helps clients assess their strategies and produce roadmaps for delivering mature application and data capabilities. He has held various global delivery and architecture roles. His works have been accepted into a leading standard. Gartner have published his articles on data economy and the future of data. Mady has published articles on Enterprise Information Management and a book on Big Data Governance with a group of experts. Mady is a member of numerous councils and industry forums. Mady provides thought leadership as an independent consultant. You can also follow him on Twitter @mostlyknown where he tweets actively.

Igor Lobanov
 Igor Lobanov 
Enterprise Architect 
Legal & General Investment Management

Igor is directly responsible for defining the technology strategy for Legal & General Investment Management. Igor has been taking an active role in the data management industry over the past years. In particular, he headed up an industry working group which came up with a standard definition of an Investment Book of Record capability. Igor has 15 years of experience in developing mission-critical enterprise applications predominantly for financial sector and telecommunications both in the UK and Russia, with a background in developing high-throughput transaction processing systems. Igor is also a member of International Association of IT Architects (IASA).

Olivier Rose
 Olivier Rose 
Head of Projects and International Data Management 
Societe Generale Securities Servic

Olivier Rose joined the Fund administration division of Société Générale Securities Services in 2004 to become responsible of the market data workstream in the project of implementation of the new SGSS fund accounting software. In 2008 he became responsible for international data management and the specialist involved in all projects requiring market data expertise. 

Previously Olivier had a long experience in various aspects of market and insurance activities and more particularly in areas of operations, fund administration and IT developments. L

everaging from his past experience within international companies (including US and Japanese), Olivier is also involved in several influential bodies to sponsor market participants point of view.

Neville Homer
 Neville Homer 
Head of Reference Data and Data Services 
Royal Bank of Scotland

Neville leads his team in managing business change and BAU activity relating to the RBS Entity Master for the wholesale businesses , as well the management of a number of other datasets critical to RWA and Regulatory reporting. With over 15 years in financial services data management, Neville is best placed to share his experience in next generation data governance.

John Bottega
 John Bottega 
Senior Advisor & Consultant 
EDM Council

John supports the Council as Senior Advisor and Consultant, responsible for the Council’s CDO Forum and Data Management Practices. John is a senior strategy and data management executive with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. Over his career, John has held various positions in supporting a firm’s data management functions. Since 2006, John has held the title of Chief Data Office in both the private and public sectors, serving as CDO for Citi and Bank of America, and holding the post of CDO for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Stuart Burrows
 Stuart Burrows 
Global Head of Market Data 

Stuart has over 18 years in Market Data with experience working for top tier companies across the vendor, buy and sell sides culminating in the operation of his own market data consultancy. Since leaving consultancy, Stuart has spent the last 2 years at Schroders as the Global Head of Market Data, reengineering the function and its engagement within Schroders organisation.

Mary Munro
 Mary Munro 
Vice President, Data Governance and Communications 
TD Bank Group

Mary Munro is Vice President, Data Governance and Communications, TD Bank Group. Mary leads a team within the bank's Office of the Chief Data Officer (OCDO) responsible for all operational aspects of Enterprise Data Governance programs, as well as communications, change management and educational initiatives supporting the bank's Enterprise Data Strategy.

Since joining TD in 2006, Mary has held increasingly senior roles across the organization in areas including the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO), Governance, Controls and Risk Management (GCRM) and most recently provided operational and strategic direction as Head of the Program Management, Technology and Analytics functions within Global Anti-Money Laundering (GAML).

Prior to joining TD, Mary held a number of consulting roles supporting organizational transformation and change management programs, and worked and lectured at the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies and Faculty of Information Sciences.

Chris Johnson
 Chris Johnson 
Senior Product Manager, Market Data Services 
HSBC Securities Services

Chris is responsible for Market Data Product within HSBC Securities Services, and is currently identifying areas of cross-over in data content in order to achieve efficiencies for regulatory reporting. Chris also works extensively with the industry to address and overcome challenges presented by new regulatory data.

Andy Steele
 Andy Steele 
Director, Global Head of Data Operations 
Barclays Bank

Andy reports to the Group Chief Data Officer and leads of global teams delivering Reference Data (Client, Account, Settlement Instructions, Instrument & Price) to our clients and businesses in Wealth & Investment Management, Investment Banking and Corporate Banking.

Mitch Melling
 Mitch Melling 
Data Issues Manager 
Northern Trust Asset Servicing

Mitch manages the strategies for market data compliance, and is directly responsible for advising users on exchange policies and market data license requirements. Under his remit, Mitch drives data cost optimization for users on demand, ensures the correct understanding of procedures and oversees exchange and vendor audits and follow ups.

Hany Choueiri
 Hany Choueiri 
Chief Data Officer EMEA 
State Street Advisors

Hany is directly responsible for heading up data in EMEA and has a wealth of experience supported by a strong technology and data analytics background. In his role, Hany is both people and process focused with a strong business acumen and international exposure, where he is currently focusing on building a team to manage upcoming requirements around GDPR at State Street Advisors.

Dhivya Venkatachalam
 Dhivya Venkatachalam 
Former Head of Data Governance Practice 

Dhivya recently headed up the Data Governance Practice at Schroders. She is passionate about holistic data capability in the enterprise and has managed all facets of data in the enterprise- data management, governance, architecture and the data in projects. She was instrumental in defining the Data and Information Strategies, establishing enterprise information management strategy roadmaps and managing the delivery of complex information-centric transformation programs Dhivya, as part of the holistic data strategy has set up data governance & stewardship in Schroders – Established Business and IT data ownership, Moderated the data steering group and data stewards, acted as custodian of the data and information ecosystem. The data governance program maps every data attribute and entity in the enterprise to a very clear owner and an associated steward. This creates accountability at every level and promotes a data discipline in the company- leading to good data quality, reduction in costs, teams working cohesively together, faster resolution of data issues and better reporting / KPIs.

Richard Withers
 Richard Withers 
Head of Data Governance 

Richard, has a background in data arena with extensive experience of implementing data (including governance and solution) delivering data enablement. Currently leading for the bank - GDPR, BCBS 239 & IFRS 9 projects (data hungry projects). Richard’s long career started within consulting, experienced in all data structured & unstructured, data governance, business intelligence, transformations and business change initiatives. Created Data Strategies, Data Governance Roadmaps, Big Data, Data Warehouses, and implementing strategic projects in support of the strategy.

Tarun Chudasama
 Tarun Chudasama 
Head of Information Management 
Investec Asset Management

Tarun directs his global team of matrix-managed individuals and direct reports on all Information Management infrastructure projects for Investec Asset Management, with a clear vision to make corporate-wide data and information available. In his role, Tarun is accountable for the development and maintenance of the Firm's Information and Data Management strategy, policies, processes and organisational structures. Tarun’s main goal is to drive the most appropriate activity to support the adoption of the Firm’s Information and Data strategy and policies.

Colin Hall
 Colin Hall 
Group CDO 
Credit Suisse Credit Suisse

Colin Hall is a Managing Director at Credit Suisse (CS) and Credit Suisse’s Group Chief Data Officer (Group CDO). Prior to that role, Colin was the Chief Data officer for the Global Markets Division. His responsibilities included managing the global teams maintaining CS IB’s client reference data, the CS group (i.e. IB and PB/WM) product data and the strategic programs delivering future state target operating models (TOM) and IT architecture for these reference data classes. He was also responsible for the strategic programs delivering the TOM and IT architecture for the client onboarding and legal contract negotiation processes.

Colin was also responsible for Front to Back Data Governance within the investment bank. Colin is co-chair of Credit Suisse’s EME LGBT Diversity Committee. Colin is also a board member of Client Global LLC, which is transforming client onboarding and the client lifecycle processes through an industry-owned utility in partnership with 4 other large peer financial institutions and the DTCC.

Prior to joining CS, Colin spent 10 years at UBS. At UBS, Colin held several program management positions and was the business lead on UBS’ strategic Reference Data Program for several years. Colin ran UBS’ central Reference Data Service for 5 years, and for his final 2 years at UBS, Colin ran Risk Control Operations.

For 10 years prior to joining UBS, Colin worked at several consulting firms, including Price Waterhouse and Accenture, as a project and program manager of World Bank implementations of banking packages across Eastern and Central Europe.

Gary Goldberg
 Gary Goldberg 
Chief Data Officer 
Mizuho International

Gary Goldberg has over 20 years’ experience leading business and technology change in the City of London. He was appointed Chief Data Officer at Mizuho International (the European investment banking arm of Mizuho Financial Group) in 2014. Gary is an experienced technologist and professionally trained economist with an MBA in international finance from the Babcock School of Management. He has managed business, data and technology change programmes at RBS, BlueCrest Capital, Credit Suisse, LCH.Clearnet, amongst others. Gary’s remit as CDO includes governance, regulatory compliance and the delivery of the long term data strategy to facilitate business growth and revenue generation.

Glenda Crisp
 Glenda Crisp 
Senior Vice President and Chief Data Officer 

Glenda Crisp is the Senior Vice President & Chief Data Officer, TD Bank Group. She brings over 25 years of experience in Financial Services, Consulting and Enterprise Technology Leadership. Since joining TD in 2001, Glenda has worked in several progressive roles at TD, including SVP, Enterprise Data and Analytics Technology and SVP & CIO, Corporate Segment Technology Solutions. 

Glenda has been instrumental in leading the delivery of many large scale enterprise programs including the implementation of the Hadoop Platform and the rollout of a Social Media Platform to over 80,000 employees. 

Glenda is also a champion for Women in Leadership (WIL) initiatives at the bank. She has built a reputation as a collaborative leader and strategic partner to business leaders. 

Glenda sits on the board of NPower Canada, a not-for-profit group focused on providing IT training and jobs for youth at risk. She also chairs the Industry Council for Homeward Bound, a program which provides college diplomas, internships and jobs for single mothers in Toronto shelters. 

Prior to joining TD Bank Group, Glenda was a manager at Accenture where she delivered large strategic projects within the Financial Services industry. She began her career as a programmer at the Royal Bank of Canada in Toronto, Canada. Glenda holds a B.Comm from the University of Alberta and an MBA from Dalhousie University.

John Randles
 John Randles 
Bloomberg PolarLake

John Randles has led Bloomberg PolarLake since it was formed in 2012 as a result of the Bloomberg acquisition of PolarLake Ltd. John joined PolarLake as Chief Executive Officer in 2006 and drove the company’s move from being an integration technology supplier in many industries to focus 100% on the Capital Markets industry and particularly the Data Management challenges of that industry. Over six years, PolarLake established itself as the most innovative vendor in the sector leading to the acquisition in 2012. 

Prior to joining PolarLake in 2006 as Chief Executive Officer, John was CTO of Banking at Siebel Systems for a number of years having joined Siebel through their 2004 acquisition of Eontec, an Irish based Retail Banking Software vendor of which John was CTO. John originally joined Eontec as a Software Engineer and worked in a variety of roles across R&D Management, Product Management, Pre-Sales and Sales & Marketing over a number of years. 

John led and managed the transformation of PolarLake from a pure Software vendor to a Data Management Service provider as Bloomberg PolarLake has re-structured the company’s offerings with the backing of Bloomberg. 

John Randles is a graduate of Computer Engineering from the University of Limerick, Ireland.

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