FIMA 2019

19 - 20 November, 2019

QEII Centre, London

44 (0) 207 036 1345

2017 Speakers

Lance Risi
Lance Risi
Senior Analyst, Product Management
S&P Global Market Intelligence

Lance is a key member on the Data Management Solutions team responsible for managing, developing, maintaining and enhancing the Global Cross Reference Services, including: Business Entity Cross Reference Service (BECRS), Global Instrument Cross Reference Services (GICRS fka. ISIDPlus), Select Asset List, CrossWalk, Company Relationship, and more. Lance joined S&P Global Market Intelligence, formerly S&P Capital IQ and SNL, in October 1998 and has been managing Cross Reference products for over 24 years. Lance graduated from University of Vermont and currently works out of the S&P Global Market Intelligence’s office in Denver, Colorado.

Nikolay  Manchev
Nikolay Manchev
Data Scientist, EMEA Cloud Data Services
IBM
Nikolay Manchev leads the data science activities in the IBM EMEA Cloud Data Services team. He specialises in Machine Learning, Data Science, and sits on the advisory board of the Spark Technology Center. For the last four years Nikolay has been working exclusively in the big data space with focus on custom machine learning algorithms and large scale data processing. He has M.Sc. in Data Science and runs the London Machine Learning Study Group meetup.
Ronald  Oudendijk
Ronald Oudendijk
Chief Data Officer, Finance
ING
Ronald Oudendijk (1960) is Chief Data Officer in Finance since this function was created two years ago. Ronald has worked for ING almost 30 years in Finance, Operation, Commercial and Marketing functions. He was also the Finance lead in the Netherlands when Postbank and ING Bank Netherlands merged and responsible for data in the current global Finance Transformation at ING.
François  Ruiter
François Ruiter
Product Marketing Manager
Quadient
François Ruiter started working at Quadient (formerly Human Inference) in 2002. As senior consultant, he implemented all Quadient’s Data Quality and matching technologies at many customers. Gaining the experience of working with Quadient’s solutions at customers gave him the opportunity for a next step in Product Management. In his current position, as Product Marketing Manager at Quadient, François is responsible for all Data Quality and Data Management solutions. Main focus areas are matching, data privacy and Customer Due Diligence.
Paul  Lynn
Paul Lynn
Head Of Product Engineering
Nordea
Paul leads the Product Engineering Team within Nordea’s Common Platforms Organisation. With over 10 years experience across the investment banking sector. He is enthusiastic how his team has a direct impact on delivering Nordea’s next generation data services. Paul holds a MA from the University of Dublin, Trinity College and a MPhil from the University of Cambridge. Outside of work his interests are playing cello and learning Danish.
Anastasia  Dokuchaeva
Anastasia Dokuchaeva
Head Of Partnerships
ClauseMatch
Anastasia Dokuchaeva is a seasoned professional with expertise and proven track record delivering regulatory technology solutions to the financial services industry. In her role as Head of Partnerships at ClauseMatch, Anastasia looks after strategic partnerships and projects around recent and upcoming regulations (e.g., 4MLD, MiFID II, and GDPR), and broader compliance topics such as regulatory change management and repapering. Prior to this, Anastasia was Director of Global Regulatory Solutions at FactSet, where under her leadership the company released a number of successful solutions for Solvency II, BCBS 239, and KYC/AML. Anastasia is a frequent speaker at industry events with the focus on challenges around data management and standards.
Peter  Serenita
Peter Serenita
Chief Data Officer
Scotiabank
Peter Serenita is the US Chief Data Officer for Scotiabank, responsible for defining and implementing a data management capability to improve data quality and leverage data for business enablement. He is also the Chairman of the Enterprise Data Management Council, a trade organization advancing data management in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Scotiabank, Peter was the Group Chief Data Officer and was responsible for the data management and analytics practices across all businesses and global functions at HSBC, focusing on improving data consistency across the firm. Previously, Peter was a 28-year veteran of JPMorgan having held several key positions in business and information technology including the role of Chief Data Officer of the Worldwide Securities division.
Adam Preston
Adam Preston
Chief Data Officer
Banco 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.
Bill Pryor
Bill Pryor
Global Head of Data and Analytics
Citi
Bill joined Citi in 2015 and is responsible for the overall data strategy of the Custody and Fund Services business including client-facing online tools, performance measurement, risk analytics and investment compliance. Prior to Citi, Bill was with J.P. Morgan as Managing Director and Global Head of Investment Information Services. From 2006–2013, Bill was with State Street Financial where he was Senior Vice President and global head of State Street Investment Analytics (SSIA). During Bill’s tenure with State Street he led the growth of the analytics business from $5 to $11 trillion in assets under measurement. In 1997 Bill was tapped as CEO and President for Russell/Mellon Analytical Services, a position he held from startup through to full acquisition by Mellon Financial in 2005. Prior to the formation of Russell/Mellon, Bill was with Mellon Trust (and The Boston Company) organization for 18 years were he had various management roles in the performance and analytics business including IT, client service, sales, product management and group head. On three separate occasions, with three different organizations, Bill has had the privilege to lead the effort to become world’s largest provider of performance analytics services, as defined by assets under measurement. During his career, Bill has held numerous board of director positions including Russell/Mellon Analytical Services LLC in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia (as chairman), Elkins McSherry Inc. (as chairman), Complement AG (as vice chairman) and Allocare AG. Bill graduated with a B.A. in economics and a minor in computer science from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania.
Roberto Maranca
Roberto Maranca
Chief Data Officer
Lloyd Banking Group
Roberto joined Lloyds Banking in April 2017 as the Group Chief Data Officer. Prior to joining the Group he has spent the last three years as implementing the Enterprise Data Management framework in GE Capital International, as their Chief Data Officer. His career in GE Capital started in the Fleet Services division in 2000 as the IT Country Manager for Italy, and then he moved to the HQ of the unit in UK with the role of IT Relationship Manager liaising with all European teams. Subsequently as part of the GE Commercial Finance unit he implemented the Basel II framework for its European Regulated Entities. In 2009 Roberto was appointed as leader of the Business Intelligence GE Capital EMEA and, in a dual role, also established the IT Governance Risk and Compliance framework across the region. In his early working life, from 1995 to 2000, Roberto has been part of Nissan and then Ford, where he has held a number of IT infrastructure and support roles for the company’s Italian units. Roberto is a graduate of “Universita’ Federico II” of Naples Italy, holding Bachelors in Aeronautical Engineering.
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.
Jo Coutuer
Jo Coutuer
Chief Data Officer
BNP Paribas Fortis
Christophe Tummers
Christophe Tummers
Managing Director and Head of Service Line Data
UBS
Christophe Tummers is the Head of Group Data & Analytics at UBS. He brings to the table 20+ years of experience ranging from Operations, Human Resources and Technology. Beginning his career with UBS as a graduate student, through the years he has been tasked with overseeing firm-wide transformation programs, including various facets of new technology and management. In 2015, he was charged with the creation of the Group Data Management Office, responsible for establishing the framework for, and the implementation of, the UBS data management strategy. In this role, he was also entrusted with the firm's Reference Data Operations and Records Management Strategy. In 2017, Analytics was added to his mandate. Before taking on the Group Data role, Christophe ran Operations Technology for UBS responsible for the IT strategy, architecture and delivery portfolio of UBS' operations application portfolio globally and across all businesses. Christophe serves on the Singapore Management University, School of Information Systems, Advisory Board and sits on the Enterprise Data Management Council board, a leading advocate for the development and implementation of data management standards. A global citizen, born in Belgium, Christophe has worked in New York, London, Singapore and Zurich. He now calls Switzerland home. In his downtime, Christophe enjoys snowboarding, sports including muay thai, travelling and spending time with his partner.
Adesuyi Agbede
Adesuyi Agbede
Managing Director, Data Services
BlackRock Inc.
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.
Olivier Rose
Olivier Rose
Head of International Data Management
Societe Generale

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 RWA 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
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
Schroders
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.
Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson
Senior Product Manager, Market Data
HSBC

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.

Mitch Melling
Mitch Melling
Vice President – Data Manager, Enterprise Enablement
Northern Trust Asset Servicing
Mitch’s current roles/skills includes but is not limited to: Leading strategic direction on reference data and client data within Asset Servicing in line with strategic direction of the business, elicit and compile information needed to clearly understand data issues and implications, be the lead team trouble-shooter on issues affecting data projects, and business Analysis of data project teams needs and demands. Mitch is a highly experienced financial markets professional with experience of BAU and Change roles on the buy and sell side of financial services organisations. He has undertaken both business analysis and project management roles to support the design, specification and implementation of new operating models and technology solutions. Mitch has extensive domain knowledge of Asset Servicing, including Corporate Actions, Settlements, Reconciliation, Reference Data and Market Data. He possesses strong analytical skills and a detailed understanding of front to back business process.
Hany Choueiri
Hany Choueiri
Head of Data Governance and Strategy (CDO) - EMEA
State Street
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.
Richard Withers
Richard Withers
Former Head of Data Governance
Aldermore Bank
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.
Gary Goldberg
Gary Goldberg
Chief Data Officer
Mizuho

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.

Igor  Lobanov
Igor Lobanov
Head of Systems Architecture
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).
Wagner Barboza
Wagner Barboza
Pre-Sales Manager
NeoXam
Wagner has over 14 years’ experience working in the financial software space, particularly in the field of data management. He currently holds the role of Senior Pre-Sales Manager at NeoXam, where he is responsible for advising on the trends, drivers and changes occurring in the data management market and NeoXam’s EDM solution, NeoXam DataHub, as well as defining and delivering solutions to clients. Prior to joining NeoXam, Wagner held the role of Senior Project Manager at Algorithmics and Pre-Sales Manager at eFront. He graduated in computer science from the University of Sao Paolo and began his career in software engineering in Brazil before moving to France.
Søren Morten Dambæk
Søren Morten Dambæk
Global Head of Market Data Management and Client & Platform Configuration
Saxo Bank
Søren Dambæk is Global Head of Market Data Management and Client & Platform Configuration at Saxo Bank. Søren Dambæk has been with Saxo Bank since 2007 overseeing a wide range of functions in the bank. For the first seven years as part of the Legal function,since then he has headed the Onboarding function, and from 2015 he has headed Saxo Bank’s global market data function out of the head office in Copenhagen. Through his ten years with Saxo Bank, Søren has worked to ensure that Saxo Bank’s facilitation of multi asset international trading comes together operationally and contractually from vendors and counterparties to the end client. Prior to joining Saxo Bank, Søren was Compliance Officer for the Danish bank, SkandiaBanken. Søren Dambæk holds a Msc in Business Administration and Commercial Law (Cand. merc. (jur.)) from Copenhagen Business School.
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
Group Chief Data Officer
ING
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
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
Global Head of Client Data
HSBC
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
Mady  Korada
Mady Korada
Independent Data Expert
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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.
Kelvin Dickenson
Kelvin Dickenson
Vice President, Compliance and Entity Data
Opus Global
Kelvin is responsible for leading a Customer focused product roadmap to ensure KYC/AML and vendor/third party due diligence compliance with a range of regulatory requirements. Prior to joining Opus in 2014, Kelvin was at Dun & Bradstreet for 9 years. most recently as Managing Director of Compliance Solutions and previously as principal consultant for several of D&B’s strategic Customers, leading engagements in Compliance, reference data, credit review and risk management. Before joining D&B, Kelvin spent a combined 20 years in Compliance, Credit, Loss Prevention and Managerial roles at two major financial institutions where his responsibilities included developing CIP policies, procedures, data sources and technology solutions to meet the requirements of the USA Patriot Act. Kelvin is a member of the charter class of Certified Financial Crime Specialists and is a current member of the advisory board at the Association of Certified Financial Crimes Specialists.
Ben Marsh
Ben Marsh
Chief Executive Officer
iMeta Technologies
Ben Marsh, iMeta Technologies CEO is responsible for the strategic and commercial development of the iMeta CLM platform. He has over 20 years’ experience in wholesale financial markets, and a proven track record of delivering complex IT solutions to large financial institutions. Prior to iMeta, Ben held commercial and operations roles at Lehman Brothers, Global Crossing and Reuters.
Simon Gordon
Simon Gordon
Head of Risk Information Services
Barclays
Simon is the Head of Risk Information Services at Barclays. Simon has 20 years’ experience in Financial Services, previously leading the global Risk Technology team for Barclays, responsible for the development of critical platforms supporting Risk and Trading businesses. Simon’s career began at Deutsche Bank in their Investment Banking Technology teams. Simon has since held senior Technology roles in Bank of America and Lehman Brothers, primarily focused on Risk and Finance Technology. Simon has a strong interest in Financial Data, reporting into the Group CDO for Barclays, he is responsible for implementing the Data management strategy for Risk, Finance and Treasury, supporting many of the large regulatory requirements including BCBS 239, IFRS9, and CCAR. Simon holds an Economics degree from the University of Surrey.
Andrew Barnett
Andrew Barnett
Chief Data Officer
Legal & General
After 6 years within the buy-side fintech space, Barnett has returned as the head of IT & Data at friends life Investments. The time away from the business was an extremely valuable experience allowing to complete the understanding of how the IT & Data relationship can connect to deliver a “solutions department” that is business friendly, accountable and costs effective.  This experience has allowed for the successful creation of a new investment manager built for change and growth. Barnett collects and shares his experiences through participation in the right networks and industry bodies.
Robin Doyle
Robin Doyle
Managing Director for Office of Regulatory Affairs
JP Morgan

Robin Doyle has worked at J.P. Morgan Chase for over 20 years and is currently Managing Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs, where she is responsible for developing strategic responses to a broad array of regulatory initiatives, analyzing the impact of regulatory proposals, developing the firm's positions and preparing for the implementation of final rules.  Ms. Doyle also spent over seven years as the Chief Financial Officer for Corporate Risk reporting to the firm’s Chief Risk Officer and has worked in JPMC’s Chase Home Finance business unit and managed the Firm’s Accounting Policies Group. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan Chase, Robin worked for Midlantic National Bank, KPMG Peat Marwick, and Prudential Insurance Company.

Ms. Doyle is on the Board of Directors of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation and has been on the Board of NJ Junior Achievement and Easter Seal of New Jersey.  She is a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, the New York Clearing House, and the Risk Management Association.

Ms. Doyle has an MBA in Finance from The Graduate School of Management, Rutgers University; a BS in Accounting from Rutgers, The State University; and is certified as a CPA in the State of NJ.

Robert White
Robert White
Director of Payment Industry Oversight
Banco Santander
Robert is Santander's Director of Payment Industry Oversight. With over 18 years’ experience at Abbey National/Santander his responsibilities include overall governance and control for the payment & card operations across the UK bank, as well as defining the strategy for the inter-bank and cards environment. Robert has gained a varied experience across the scale-challenger bank with much of his time in the payments business, including a number of significant projects: Payments lead in four bank migrations (from Abbey, A&L, B&B, and GE money) to Santander systems; CASS; Paym; and Faster Payments; as well as internal innovations to develop Santander's Corporate banking payment applications. As a result of his work in recent years on significant industry wide projects such as CASS, Paym, and Faster Payments, Robert brings a wealth of experience in the development of successful and complex cross sector projects, involving multiple stakeholders. This experience coupled with Santander’s unique position as a scale challenger and technical depth, enable Robert to provide a strategic, industry wide overview in how best to both develop and execute a UK strategy for payments, in the interests of all service users.
Ger Roeleven
Ger Roeleven
Supervisor, Head of Mission - Department Prudential Reporting
De Nederlandsche Bank N.V.
Within the Dutch Central Bank (DNB), Ger operates as Head of Mission and Supervisor. In the role of Head of Mission within the ECB SSM regulatory framework, he is responsible for carrying our inspections regarding data quality at banks, both Systemic Institutions as well as Less Systemic Institutions. Ger supervises banks with a specific focus on Prudential Reporting and Information Analytics, working in the middle of the Dutch Data Chain that connects the financial markets, Dutch banks, ECB, EBA, DNB and other market participants. Ger has almost 30 years of experience in the financial services industry working with information technology, financial information, risk management and Lean Six Sigma for data analytics. As a Dutch CPA, he joined DNB in 2006 where he was involved with the implementation of Basel II, supervisory colleges, Basel III, BCBS 239 and currently with information analytics.
Emma Movitz
Emma Movitz
Head of Group Function Information and Reporting
Nordea
Emma Movitz is Head of Group Function Information & Reporting, responsible for the Regulatory reporting of Nordea and related application landscape. Emma has an extensive experience in Regulatory and Business reporting including development of functionality for reporting purposes. In her current position, she is driving the vision of providing compliant common information enabling competitive advantages across Nordea.
Graham O’Sullivan
Graham O’Sullivan
Head of Data Quality Remediation
Royal Bank of Scotland
Mike Vessey
Mike Vessey
Head of Data Governance
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Mike Vessey is the Head of Data Governance for Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, one of the world’s largest Sovereign Wealth Funds. He is responsible for defining and implementing data strategy including the Business Glossary, Data Quality and architecture. Prior to ADIA he led large-scale business change programmes at Accenture, Deutsche Bank and Royal Bank of Canada. Michael recently relocated to the Middle East where he spends his spare time hiking and trying to learn piano.
Duncan Ash
Duncan Ash
Senior Director, Global Financial Services
Qlik
Mandy Chessell
Mandy Chessell
Master Inventor
IBM
Mandy Chessell CBE FREng CEng FBCS is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Mandy is a trusted advisor to executives from large organizations, working with them to develop their strategy and architecture relating to the governance, integration and management of information. She is also driving IBM's strategic move to open metadata and governance through the Apache Atlas open source project.
Paul Ashby
Paul Ashby
Chief Executive Officer
ICX4
Dennis Kessler
Dennis Kessler
Head of Data Governance
European Investment Bank
Dennis has served the noble cause of financial information management for many years. He has lived and worked in London, Hong Kong, Osaka and Basel (Switzerland) before taking on his current role as head of data governance at the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg. He consistently sees the way managing and governing data properly can help to break down entrenched organisational silos, improve collaboration and help to create a clear view of corporate data, processes and operations. In his main presentation, Dennis will draw on a wild range of examples and links between: football’s Carling Cup; professional comedy and information security; how a single collaboration-related data-quality error led to the spectacular failure of a NASA Mars probe; and even how losing a common language for understanding data can lead to a disaster of biblical proportions, as dramatically illustrated in – of all places – the bible. While seeking that delicate balance between “informative” and “entertaining,” Dennis will reinforce how critical it is for complex organisations to identify, manage and govern their data as a key success factor for achieving core mission and strategic goals.
Graham Smith
Graham Smith
Head of Data Innovation
Royal Bank of Scotland
Alan Samuels
Alan Samuels
Head of Entity Data and Entity Verification
Bloomberg LP
Alan Samuels is a Business Manager at Bloomberg L.P., focusing on building data management, verification and screening solutions in the regulatory compliance space. He has extensive experience leading product management and data operations for financial information and payment processing companies including Alacra, Standard & Poor’s, Fitch Ratings and Worldpay. He is also a start-up veteran, having been part of the executive team of a number of venture-backed start-ups such as Clearpath, Dotmenu and People Capital. He began his career as a management consultant with Arthur Andersen and Gemini Consulting, where he worked on clients engagements across the US, Europe and Africa
Lynn Watts
Lynn Watts
Head of Data Governance
Lloyds Banking Group
Lynn is Head of Data Governance within the Chief Data Office at Lloyds Banking Group. Responsible for launching the Group Data Management Policy, the challenge is now to embed this across the organisation and ensure colleagues are supported through the right roles, governance bodies, tools and processes. Helping everyone to understand their individual and collective responsibilities to ensure data is used to drive compliance and Customer benefits. Lynn has over 20 years experience in all aspects of Data Management, including Data Architecture, Data Quality, Enterprise Data Warehouse solutions, Data Migration and delivery of multiple regulatory projects, including BCBS 239, Basel II. Prior to joining Lloyds Banking Group, Lynn held data-based roles at Barclays, LloydsTSB and British Telecom. Lynn is a graduate of “BA computing and Information systems” from Brighton University and lives with her husband and two children in Brighton.
David Hayes
David Hayes
Chief Data Officer UK
Banco Santander
A Finance Professional by trade, I have now been at Santander since 2001, and have been working in data roles since 2005. Having spent 9 years graduating through the school of Data Operations, implementing and controlling data migration activity as Santander integrated Abbey, Bradford and Bingley, and Alliance and Leicester into its core platforms, and building out a data operations function I became the Santander UK CDO in 2014. Our CDO team focusses on Understanding and Managing Data, with the purpose of making it Exploitable for the organisation.
Nick Hawke
Nick Hawke
Head of Governance, Risk and Compliance Practice
Lysis Financial
Adam Markson
Adam Markson
Managing Director, Finance & Risk
Accenture
Adam leads the UK Finance, Risk, Compliance and Regulatory business in capital markets and banking. Adam has 27 years’ experience in Banking & Capital Markets, Risk & Compliance, Finance & Operations and Programme delivery. Adam’s focus is on working with clients to design and deliver programmes to address banks’ most pressing concerns and opportunities. Before joining Accenture Adam was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank initiating and executing major programmes of change. Adam is a Chartered Accountant and MBA.
Catriona Baldwin
Catriona Baldwin
Head of Data Governance
Credit Suisse
Jessica Hainey
Jessica Hainey
Head of Product Reference Data Technology
MorganStanley
Jessica Hainey is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and Head of the Securities Reference Data Technology Department, which provides consolidated instrument data to systems throughout the firm. Jessica graduated from the University of York with a BEng in Computer Science and joined Morgan Stanley via their graduate scheme. She has served in a variety of roles across front and middle office technology renovation including Department Head for Client Allocation Systems and Business Faceoff for Listed Derivatives Front Office technology before moving to Securities Reference Data in 2015.
Roy Kirby
Roy Kirby
Head of Product Propositions
Six Financial
Roy Kirby is the Head of Product Propositions at SIX Financial Information and has been with the company since 2015. In this role, he is responsible for identifying and responding to market trends and customer requirements across all financial markets globally. The product team for which Roy is responsible is currently focused around the areas of regulation, asset servicing and corporate actions. A core responsibility of his team is to provide thought leadership and expertise to define solutions that mitigate clients’ risks, improve profitability and improve efficiency. Some notable topics include MiFID2, FATCA871m, Solvency2, cross border taxation, security master files and corporate action workflow. Prior to joining SIX Financial Information, Roy spent 18 years in various roles within the financial markets.
Francis Gross
Francis Gross
Senior Advisor
European Central Bank
Lucile Brusson
Lucile Brusson
Lead in Market Data Management
Uniper
Lucile came into the environment of Market Data Management when she moved to Düsseldorf to join the German energy retailer, E.ON SE, in 2013. Starting as a Senior Sourcing Expert, Lucile had the opportunity to lead the Market Data Optimisation Project for 2 years and set up the global Market Data Management team for the Group. This project didn't only deliver a solid record of significant cost savings and operational improvements but also provided a better awareness and understanding of the company’s data usage. Her current responsibilities, as Market Data Management Lead for Uniper (formerly E.ON SE), are covering supply market intelligence, usage analysis, contract negotiation and strategic sourcing activities. Prior to this experience, Lucile worked within the Procurement and Commercial Warranty Management departments at Siemens Wind Power in Denmark. Member of the ToastMasters club, she is currently enrolled into the CMI Leadership and Management diploma. Lucile holds a Master’s degree in Supply Chain and International Purchasing Management from the Ecole de Management Strasbourg in 2010.
Lakshmi Thyagarajan
Lakshmi Thyagarajan
Data Analytics Director
Credit Suisse
Rakshit Kapoor
Rakshit Kapoor
Group Chief Data Officer
HSBC
Rakshit is responsible for continuing the development and implementation of HSBC’s Data & Analytics strategy, focusing on all aspects of the way we gather, manage, analyse and use the Group’s data as a key competitive advantage for the Bank and its customers. He will be a key player on defining and executing our journey to the cloud in support the data and analytics needs for HSBC. Rakshit joined HSBC from Travelers group in the US where he had group responsibility for Data Strategy and Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Cognitive/Robotic Process Automation. Prior to his time at Travelers, he held a senior role at JPMorgan Chase in New York, where he worked on the development of a world-class capability for data analytics across all the lines of business in the US consumer bank. He has also spent time in senior IT/Data roles over a 20+ year period with TIAA-CREF, Avaya, and Oracle. Rakshit is known in the industry for his leadership and delivery of large-scale strategic IT transformation projects in the data space. Rakshit received his Bachelors in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, India, and graduate degrees in Masters in Information Systems from George Washington University and Masters of Business Administration from University of Maryland.
Warren Smith
Warren Smith
Managing Director, Global Head of Cross Divisional Architecture and Projects
Goldman Sachs
Warren is global co-head of the Data Management and Distribution Platform, an engineering group which delivers Enterprise Reference Data, Trading Market Data, Middleware Engineering and Data Architecture across the firm. Warren joined Goldman Sachs in 2004 and was a Vice President then Managing Director within the Core Strategies group in the Securities Division, focusing on high-speed Pricing and Risk Management. Warren earned an MA in Computer Science from Cambridge University and an MBA from the Open University.
Julia Sutton
Julia Sutton
Head, Group Customer Data Strategy
HSBC
Mark Perrett
Mark Perrett
Head of Financial Services Consulting
Teradata International
Jesus Barrasa
Jesus Barrasa
Director Telecoms Practice
Neo4J
Jesús is the Director of the Telecoms practice at Neo4j based in London. Previously field engineer at Neo4j, he also combines over 15 years of professional experience in consulting and professional services in the Information management and Finance space and specialising in Data Governance and Fraud Detection. Prior to joining Neo4j, Jesús worked at Ontology Systems for seven years where he got first-hand experience with large graph DB deployments in many successful graph based projects for major Telecommunications companies all over the world. Jesús holds a Ph.D. in Computing Science from the Politécnica University of Madrid where he carried out his research on graph data modelling and Semantic Technologies.
Chris Michael
Chris Michael
Head of Technology
Open Banking
Oliver Burrows
Oliver Burrows
Chief Data Officer
Bank of England
‘Oliver began his career at the Bank of England as an economist in 2002. He worked in a variety of economic policy roles and separately spent three years in a macro hedge fund. He moved across to manage the Data and Statistics Division of the Bank in 2016 and became the Bank’s second Chief Data Officer in 2017. His responsibilities span the production of the Bank’s statistical datasets, quality assurance of regulatory data, internal data governance and planning for the Bank’s future data needs, covering both data collected from firms and internal analytical capability.’
Robert Peers
Robert Peers
Global Head of Middle Office Change Programmes
UBS
Martijn Groot
Martijn Groot
Vice President Product Management
Asset Control
James Whittle
James Whittle
Director of International Standards
Payments UK
Elaine Priest
Elaine Priest
Chief Data Officer
Royal Bank of Scotland
Mahendra Jape
Mahendra Jape
Former Head of Data Governance
GE Capital
Mahendra is a thought leader in the data governance and data sciences has over 20 years of industry experience in telecom and financial sectors. He has authored over a dozen papers, both-trade as well academic, in the field of economics and data sciences. He is an avid blogger and those who have read his posts would know that he loves making complex data issues simple for everyone to understand, while ensuring that the readers do appreciate the complexity involved as well.
Anusha Jogi
Anusha Jogi
Operations Data Management Office Lead
UBS
Holger Wandt
Holger Wandt
Director Thought Leadership
Human Inference
Holger Wandt is Director Thought Leadership at Human Inference. As a linguist, he was one of the pioneers of the interpretation and matching technology in data product suite of the company. In his current position, he is responsible for streamlining the efforts within the different knowledge areas of Human Inference, for conveying vision to the current and future customers and partners and for promoting ideas and vision to industry boards, thought communities, universities and analyst firms. His career is testimony to his achievements in the field of language, data quality management and master data management.
Paul Cullender
Paul Cullender
Programme Director - Group Customer & Ref Data
HSBC
Ravi Rao
Ravi Rao
Author
‘Emotional Business’
Dr. Ravi Rao is a globally known expert in the application of emotional neuroscience to transform corporate leadership and customer experience. Attendees across five continents have participated in his workshop sessions. His clients include Fortune 500 companies in life sciences, entertainment, travel, and insurance. He is the author of "Emotional Business: Inspiring Human Connectedness to Grow Earnings and the Economy", which peaked at number 9 on Amazon's Hot New Releases in Business in 2012.  Dr. Rao received his academic training at Johns Hopkins and was a pediatric neurosurgery resident at the Children's Hospital of Boston, where he received the Award for Excellence in Teaching of Surgery from Harvard Medical School. He was formerly with management consulting firm McKinsey & Company for five years. He is based in Los Angeles.
Richard Newman
Richard Newman
SVP, Global Director of Content and Technology Solutions
FactSet
Rich Newman is a Senior Vice President and Global Director of Content and Technology Solutions at FactSet. In this role, he leads the development of FactSet’s off-platform products including financial data solutions and application technologies. Prior, he was the head of the Quantitative Investment Management group, which focused on creating solutions for the quantitative workflow. Mr. Newman was a co-founder of Insyte, FactSet’s first acquisition in 2000. He is a CPA and started his career at Deloitte, Haskins, and Sells in New York. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
David Hill
Enterprise Sales Engineer
Hitachi Vantara
David Hill is a highly skilled Business Analytics and Data Integration professional with experience in successfully partnering with financial organisations to help them achieve value from their data assets. Now as the Enterprise Technical Account Manager for Financial Services at Hitachi Vantara (Formerly Pentaho) David is helping his clients solve challenges around Big Data, Advanced Analytics and Cloud Technologies, across all areas from Finance to HR to Regulation & Compliance.
Nick  Stammers
Nick Stammers
Vice President, UK and Northern Europe
Ataccama
Nick is responsible for the growth and development of Ataccama’s UK & Northern European business. Leading the delivery of solutions and services, Nick helps customers leverage the full potential of Ataccama’s solutions and has a particular focus on the (re)insurance market. Previously, Nick ran a specialist consulting firm delivering regulation, risk and finance programmes for the global (re)insurance market. Nick has also held senior roles in leading financial services consulting and software firms.
Chad Giussani
Chad Giussani
Head, Operations Transaction Reporting Compliance
Standard Chartered Bank
Chad Giussani leads the Operations and Transaction Reporting Compliance team at Standard Chartered bank covering global trade and transaction reporting obligations. He has been involved with regulatory trade and transaction reporting since 2006, covering MiFID, Dodd-Frank, EMIR and more recently many other G20 risk reporting and prudential jurisdictional requirements. Chad originally worked in the transaction reporting vendor area before moving into a leadership role within investment banking technology, then onto business change and more recently into compliance. Chad represents Standard Chartered at the trade and transaction reporting industry working groups with various trade associations including ISDA, BBA, FIA and AFME on the emerging rules and regulations and is the former Chairman of the Regulations Business Unit at ISITC Europe.
Charlie  Browne
Charlie Browne
Head of Market & Risk Data Solutions
GoldenSource
Charlie joined GoldenSource in 2016. His work on price observability and risk-based calculations at various institutions provided the advantage that led industry analysts to rank the GoldenSource FRTB solution as market leader. As Head of IPV and Valuations at Lloyds Banking Group he matured the IPV reporting and governance framework and implemented price testing approaches for CVA, FVA, Collateral Aware Discounting and structured credit products. Charlie began his career implementing systems for commercial and investment banks. He delivered risk and model validation projects at Commerzbank before becoming Head of the Valuation Explain Team on the Lehman Brothers Administration.
Bert van de Haar
Bert van de Haar
Group Head Data Governance
ING
Bert van de Haar (1968) was appointed Head of Data Governance for ING Bank as of 1 January 2015. In this role he works with the Chief Data Management Officer to develop and implement the data management strategy. Prior to this he was Head of Global Change Management for ING Group from January 2007, where he was responsible for the implementation of more than 70 global regulatory and operational excellence programmes. Bert joined ING in 1998 and acted in different roles including Director Agribusiness, Chairman of one of ING Bank’s districts in The Netherlands, Director ING Bank Insurance and Director Compliance and Risk Control. Prior to joining ING, Bert was responsible for sales with Rabobank.
Elliot Burgess
Elliot Burgess
Head of Product and Client Services
JWG
As Head of Product and Client Services at JWG, Elliot is responsible for the continual growth and development of JWG’s award winning regulatory change management platform, RegDelta. He and his team specialise in the integration of RegDelta with JWG’s global client base, as well as working with firms and vendors to create RegTech solutions to address complex regulatory problems. He holds a Master’s degree in Global Media Communications from the University of Melbourne, Australia and joined JWG in 2013.
Amir  Qureshi
Amir Qureshi
EMEA CSM Manager
Trifacta
Amir manages the EMEA Customer Success team for Trifacta. He has 15 years of experience of working with a variety of data driven projects. Amir has enabled Trifacta’s customers across Finance and Insurance to transform and leverage value from emerging Big Data technologies & services. Amir has an MBA from the University of Western Ontario, and a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Marion Leslie
Marion Leslie
Managing Director, Financial and Risk Enterprise
Thomson Reuters
Marion is Managing Director of Thomson Reuters Enterprise business, delivering award-winning market data, platforms and services to financial services firms globally. She was previously MD for Regulatory, Pricing and Reference Services. Prior roles include running global technology and content teams across 26 countries & four years in India creating a start up and growing it to 2000 staff. • Former Member of ESMA Consultative Working Group for the Market Data Reporting Working Group. • Chair of London Women’s Forum (2015-) • Non-executive director for UK Hydrographic Office (2015-) • Trustee Prostate Cancer UK (2016-) • Winner of Award for Achievement Women in Banking and Finance Awards 2014
Ajith Dharwar
Senior Vice President, Data Architecture
Deutsche Bank Asset Management
Mark Bird
Mark Bird
CMB Chief Data Officer for EMEA, Customer Data Lead & Data Governance Lead
HSBC
Mark Davies
Mark Davies
Data Services Manager
Thomson Reuters
Mark is the Global Head of RMS Data services, responsible for proposition, business development & client consulting of Thomson Reuters legal entity data services. Mark joined Thomson Reuters in March 2017 with the acquisition of the Avox and Clarient businesses from DTCC where he served as General Manager of Avox from January 2013 and regional head for the DTCC in EMEA. Mark originally joined DTCC in January 2012 to help develop the global LEI solution, focusing on Industry and Regulatory outreach within Europe and the development of the GMEI Utility, which is the largest local operating unit issuing LEI codes globally. Prior to this Mark worked for The Royal Bank of Scotland where he managed data for Group Risk and the legal entity data solution for the group. During this time Mark was an active industry participant in the growing LEI debate and a member of the GFMA’s global LEI steering committee. Between 2000 and his move to RBS in 2007, Mark managed the legal entity reference data team for Barclays Capital.
Joseph Turso
Joseph Turso
Vice President
The SmartStream Reference Data Utility

Joseph Turso is Vice President of Product Management for the SmartStream Reference Data Utility responsible for developing data utility solutions for the financial industry. He has over 25 years of experience in Securities Reference Data supporting and implementing data solutions for buy side and investment banks. Prior to joining SmartStream in 2013, he was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley for 18 years. For most of this tenure he worked in the Enterprise Data Group with roles in Program Management, Business Analysis, Data Operations and Market Data Sourcing. He was also a Director in the Enterprise Data group at Bank of America / Merrill Lynch managing their securities and pricing data. He was also a Director in the Data Management Group at Citadel LLC.
 

Laura  Mellone
Laura Mellone
Head of Central Credit Register Division
Banca d’Italia
Russell Brown
Russell Brown
Head of Data Operations
Bloomberg Polarlake
Russell Brown is Global Head of Data Operations at Bloomberg PolarLake. In his search to deliver data quality optimisation to the multiple global clients of the Bloomberg Data Management Utility, Russell has adopted the principle of “automation wherever possible”. Having built his team and services from scratch over the past five years, Russell will expand on: · The application of data quality across a diverse business community · The challenges faced on the way · The use of a Data Management Utility · Looking to the future
Rebecca Palmer
Rebecca Palmer
Director of Reference Data Content, EMEA
ICE Data Services
Becky Palmer is Director of Reference Data Content Strategy at ICE Data Services, which is part of the Intercontinental Exchange. She is responsible for business development of reference rata products within EMEA and strategy for new reference data content acquisition. Prior to joining ICE Data Services in January 2016, Palmer was a project manager for reference data initiatives at Nomura and a content specialist at Thomson Reuters. She is a Business and Languages Graduate from Sheffield Hallam.
Dr Daniel Stamate
Dr Daniel Stamate
Leader Data Science & Soft Computing Lab
University of London
Daniel is the Leader of Data Science & Soft Computing Lab where he conducts research in Machine Learning approaches to Sentiment Analysis and Stock Market Forecasting, Behavioral Finance, and Computational Psychiatry. Daniel is also a leading consultant in Data Science, and an Academic and Director of Data Science MSc Programme at Goldsmiths, University of London. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from University of Paris-Sud, and an MSc in Computer Science & Mathematics from University of Iasi.
Barry Green
Barry Green
Chief Data Officer
Bank of Ireland
Lesley Mead
Lesley Mead
Change Leader, Culture Expert; Office of the Chief Data Officer
TD Bank
With more than 25 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry, Lesley joined TD’s Office of the Chief Data Officer (OCDO) in 2016 with a mandate to further the belief in and adoption of data governance practices across multiple Stakeholder groups in the bank. Lesley is a recognized leader in the field of change adoption and culture and an experienced and passionate conference speaker, inside and outside of TD. Join Lesley to learn how TD has effectively matured data governance through Stakeholder engagement, education, and involvement in OCDO programs. Hear how TD is creating a culture of data, starting with Data Stewards and building knowledge and awareness across the bank.
Ray Richardson
Ray Richardson
Head of R&D, Chief Data Office
Deutsche Bank
Soren Dambeak
Soren Dambeak
Global Head of Market Data Management and Client and Platform Configuration
Saxo Bank
Fernando Lucini
Managing Director, AI
Accenture Digital
Jon Sweet
Jon Sweet
CEO
Lysis Financial
Jon has more than 25 years’ wholesale financial markets experience gained in London, New York, Singapore and Frankfurt. He founded Lysis Financial in 2001 after 11 years with specialist banking IT firm TCA Consulting, where he held a number of senior positions including head of the Investment Banking, eBusiness and Trading Floor Practices. Jon specialises in Compliance and Operations Change Management and Global Operating Model Strategy and Implementation. His clients have included JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, ICAP, BNP Paribas, Standard Chartered, Barclays, Lloyds TSB, RBS, Halifax Bank of Scotland and AstraZeneca. He is a guest lecturer on Compliance and Operational Change at CASS Business School. Jon has a degree in Business and Computing from the University of Hertfordshire.
Rickie Glasgow
Rickie Glasgow
VP Reference Data Services
Deutsche Bank
Deepak Suresh
Head of Strategy and Transformation - Reference data services
Deutsche Bank
Harsharan Nijjar
Director Data Office
Mizuho
Andy Alexander
Head of EMEA Data Science
JP Morgan