FIMA 2018

27 - 28 November, 2018

QEII Centre, London

Contact Us: 44 (0) 207 036 1345


2018 Speakers

Chris Bannocks
Group 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.

Huw Howell
Global Chief Operating Officer

Barry Panayi
Chief Data Officer
Lloyds Banking Group
Kristi Tange
Co-Head of Enterprise Operations
Goldman Sachs
Elaine Priest
Chief Data Officer
Royal Bank of Scotland
Rakshit Kapoor
Group Chief Data Officer

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.

Adesuyi Agbede
Global Head of Data Services Integration
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.

Ruben Lara
Chief Data Officer
Aberdeen Asset Management
Andrew Barnett
Group Chief Data Officer
L&G Investment Management

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.

Lee Raybould
Chief Data Officer
Gary Goldberg
Chief Data Officer

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.

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.

Adam Preston
Chief Data Officer
Santander Global Corporate Banking

Adam leads the UK Finance, Risk, Compliance and Regulatory business in capital markets and banking. Adam has 28 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.

James Harwood Bridgen
Chief Data Officer
HSBC Asset Management

James is accountable for the development and maintenance of the Asset Management Group’s data management strategy, policies, processes and organizational structures and drives appropriate activity to support adoption the Group’s data strategy and policies.  James believes data is a key element in the business transformation programme and linking Change with Data ensures alignment and delivery of programmes in accordance with the overall wider business strategy.

Graham Smith
Head of Data Innovation
Royal Bank of Scotland
Isabel van Mele
Chief Data Officer
ING Unite
Ferd Scheepers
Chief Information Architect
Barry Green
Chief Data Officer
Bank of Ireland
Sanjay Saxena
Head of Data Governance
Northern Trust Corporation

Sanjay Saxena is head of Enterprise Data Governance at Northern Trust - responsible for establishing the data governance and data quality program across the enterprise. In his prior roles he has led major transformation programs in Data Governance, Data Management and Technology in banking and insurance. Sanjay has held positions in several Fortune 500 Financial Services firms.  He has consulted at financial services firms and has led several large transformations programs. He has expertise in setting up and implementing large data programs and is a thought leader in harnessing the power of data for competitive advantage. 

Jessica Hainey
Head of Data Technology
Morgan Stanley

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.

Emma Beale
Head of Data Governance
Deepak Suresh
Global head – Instrument Reference Data
Deutsche Bank

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. Leveraging 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.

Roberto Maranca
Former Chief Data Officer

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.

Emma Movitz
Head of Group Function Information and Reporting

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.

Olga Petrenko
Market Data Specialist

Olga Petrenko is the Senior officer in the Market Data Policy Team within the Markets Department at the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). She is involved in ESMA’s work on defining reporting requirements that stem from European regulatory regimes, including EMIR, MiFID II/MiFIR, MAR and SFTR. Her current tasks focus, among others, on ESMA implementing measures on trades, transactions, order book, instrument reference data and securities financing transactions reporting. Ms. Petrenko joined CESR (predecessor of ESMA) in March 2009 from the Lithuanian Securities Commission where she held the position of the Head of the Market Monitoring Division. 

Mark Ainsworth
Head of Data Insights

Mark joined Schroders in 2014 where he has formed the Data Insights Unit, a team of data scientists. The team uses analytics and machine learning for investment and research, to give fund managers an ‘information edge’ over the market, and has now grown to over 20 data scientists. Before joining Schroders Mark’s career has been in various other Insight roles, including McLaren F1 (Race Strategy Analyst), Tesco (Customer Insight and Site Location Planning), Talent Innovations (CTO) and Telefonica Smart Steps (Head of Analytics of Telefonica’s Big Data monetization initiative).

Catriona Baldwin
Head of Data Governance
Credit Suisse
Afsheen Afshar
Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer and Senior Managing Director
Cerberus Capital Management
Suresh Iyer
Head of Data Management, India

Suresh is currently Executive Director – Head of Enterprise Data Management (EDM), India and leads the center of excellence at Nomura Services India Pvt. Ltd., having day-to-day responsibility for Operations covering Client Data, KYC, Instrument Data and Organizational Data, across line and project teams.  He has been the Reference Data Execution Lead for regulatory projects such as BCBS239 and is currently the Global Innovation Lead for EDM as well, within Nomura.

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.

Andy Alexander
Head of Data Science, EMEA
JP Morgan
Bert van der Haar
Head of Data Governance
Lakshmi Thyagarjan
Head of Data Strategy
Credit Suisse
Kate Brooks
Head of Metadata Operations
John Chappell
EMEA Market Data Services
Goldman Sachs
Robin Doyle
Managing Director, Regulatory Affairs Office
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.

Mitch Melling
Head of Market Data
Northern Trust

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.

James Whittle
Director, International Standards
Payments UK
Mark Wilson
Head of Data Quality UK

Mark has been working at Handelsbanken for 27 years and currently heads up the data team in the UK, prioritising the internal relationships and information flow between the Retail Business (branches) and the data parts of the Group, improving data quality, and increasing transparency of data which will help improve and enhance the customer relationship.

Chris Johnson
Senior Product Manager, Market Data
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.

Soren Dambaek
Global Head of Market Data and Client and 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.

Harsharan Niijar
Deputy Chief Data Officer
Mizuho International
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.

James Bramwell
Head of Market Data Compliance
Barclays Bank
Kate Platonova
Group Chief Data Architect

Holding multiple degrees, Kate is an ambassador for diversity. She believes anyone with an aptitude can master data technologies and a diverse talent pool drives innovation. Her initiatives are targeted at reducing time-to-market for new financial products, making HSBC a more data-centric organisation and growing the firm’s business in a safe way. 

Hany Choueiri
Head of GDPR Programme

Hany recently took up a senior role at Aon as the subject matter expert on GDPR. Previously he was directly responsible for heading up data in EMEA at State Street Global Advisors and building and leading their new GDPR team. He brings to any role a wealth of experience in data team leadership as well as a strong background in technology and data analytics. 

Alex Vidyuk
Analytics and Machine Learning Chief Architect
Bill Pryor
Global Head of Data and Analytics

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.

Lesley Mead
Head of Change, Chief Data Office
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.

Robert White
Head of Payments Oversight
Mark Howden
Head of Data Management
Benoit Sorel
Head of EMEA Products for iShares
Francis Gross
Senior Advisor
European Central Bank
Clair Mills
Head of Change and Data Management, Prudential Regulation Authority
Bank of England
Michael Atkin
Managing Director
EDM Council

Mike is a strategic advisor to the Enterprise Data Management Council - a business forum focused on data content management, best practices, ontology and standards in the financial industry.  He previously held the position of the Managing Director of the EDM Council from its formation until 2017.  Mike is recognized as an expert in content management, reference data strategy, governance, quality and content engineering and has been providing strategic advice to financial industry participants on the requirements associated with managing data as a business asset since 1985.  He served as a member of the SEC Market Data Advisory Committee, the CFTC Technical Advisory Committee, various ISO Working Groups and the Financial Stability Board’s Advisory Group for LEI.  He was a two-term Chair of the Data and Technology Subcommittee for the US Treasury’s Financial Research Advisory Committee.  For the past three years, Mike has been on the faculty of Columbia University teaching master’s degree candidates about the principles, practices and operational realities of data management.   

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.

Chakresh Gupta
Lead Business Analyst – Robotics CoE
Simon Hornibrook
Global Head of Client Lifecycle Management and Operations Innovation
Ranil Boteju
Global Head of Data and Analytics
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.

Stephan Wolf
Executive Director
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.

Rickie Glasgow
VP Reference Data Strategy and Transformation
Deutsche Bank
Daniel Stamate
Professor of Computer Science
Goldsmiths University

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.

Robert Peers
Head of Reference Data
Jeffrey Bholasing
Head of Data Quality
Soni Sudhir
Head of Market Data
Kiou Nayer Nouri
Head of Market Data Commercial, Legal and Controls
Barclays Bank

With over 28 years experience across The Toronto Stock Exchange, Reuters, Citigroup, HSBC and Barclays Kiou has a wide range of experience and skills in the Financial Market Data industry. Kiou is the Head of Market Data Commercial, Legal and Controls and has been at Barclays since 2007, leading a global team centralising the commercial and contractual negotiations, risk management and supplier relationships. This included internal and external audit and regulatory interactions and reporting and Index Licensing specifically focusing on Index and derivative product creation. 

Jan Ulrych
Responsible for business development

Jan Ulrych is a data consultant with more than 10 years of experience working on data management and data governance projects. He's a database engineer by education, but he quickly evolved into a recognized integration architect, with clients such as DHL, Thomson Reuters, and Moody's under his belt. He currently works for MANTA, the data lineage automation company. At MANTA, he's responsible for business development, particularly in the customer success area — making sure that proof-of-concepts and deployments all over the world are running smoothly. This unique perspective allows him to understand each customer's complex story — their business needs on one side and technical background on the other.

Harry Chopra
Chief Client Officer

Harry Chopra is the Chief Client Officer of AxiomSL. He joined the company in 2017 and is based in New York City. Bringing more than 30 years of experience in global sales and financial services, Harry is responsible for overseeing AxiomSL’s global business development efforts, implement go-to-market stategies and build worldwide client-driven growth.Prior to joining AxiomSL, Harry was the Chief Commercial Officer for Credit Benchmark, where he developed the concept of consensus credit estimates by working with the Chief Risk Officer and Chief Credit Officer community across national, regional and global banks.  Before that, Harry led the global sales and client services function for S&P Capital IQ.  Besides these roles, he also served as the head of International Retail and head of Institutional Marketing at Citigroup Asset Management. Harry received his Bachelor of Art in Mathematics, with a minor in Economics, from the University of Delhi, and he holds an MBA in Marketing and Information Systems from The University of Michigan.

Colin Mitchell
Sales Director

Colin Mitchell is the Northern Europe and South Africa Sales Director for Delphix. Colin has worked in IT for over 20 years with a focus on managing data within large enterprises.  

Darren Purcell
Director - CUSIP Global Services.
CUSIP Global Services, S&P Global Market Intelligence

Darren Purcell has been managing the CUSIP Global Services business in EMEA since 2004.  Darren is responsible for developing CUSIP Global Services business and asset class coverage in EMEA, continuing CUSIP Global Services commitment to serving a global audience.  Prior to joining CUSIP Global Services, Darren spent 10 years at SIX Financial Information where he was responsible for product management in the UK for a wide range of products including corporate actions, pricing and reference data.

Ben Musgrave
Principal Consultant – Data & Analytics

Ben leads Synechron’s UK focus on data, analytics and AI. He helps our clients understand and achieve the full potential of the data available to them, to understand how the world of AI and analytics is changing, and to help them to adapt to an increasingly disrupted, connected and fast paced world.

Adam Markson
Partner, Risk, Regulatory, Compliance and Finance
Lakshmi Thyagarajan
Data Analytics Director
Credit Suisse
Becky Smith
Sr. Product Marketing Manager

Becky Smith​ is Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Denodo, a leading provider of data virtualization software. Becky​ brings over twenty five years of experience working in the enterprise software industry. Passionate about all things data, she has extensive experience gained working for major ​BI, analytics and enterprise application​ vendors. Becky is focused on helping organizations harness the ​ever ​increasing volumes ​and types ​of business data into well governed, yet easily accessible and usable, information ​to drive better decision making.

Simon Trewin
Director and Co-Founder
Kelvin Dickenson
Managing Director, Global Head of Compliance and Data Solutions
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.
Mark Whitcroft
Founding Partner
Illuminate Financial Management

Mark Whitcroft is one of the Founding Partners at Illuminate Financial Management. Prior to Illuminate, he was an EIR at StartUpBootCamp FinTech London, on the Industry Advisory Board of ValueStream Labs and a mentor for Deutsche Bank in the Accenture FinTech Innovation Lab in New York. Mark spent twelve years in various fixed income capital market roles at Deutsche Bank and HSBC based in New York, Singapore, Hong Kong and London. He has been an early stage FinTech investor since 2010 and currently sits on the Board of Directors of Illuminate portfolio companies AxeTrading, ChartIQ, Privitar and TransFICC. Mark has a BSc in Human Sciences from University College London and is currently on the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School.

Kiou Nayernouri
Relationships, Risk and Control
Barclays Bank

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