FIMA 2017

November 08-November 09, 2017

QEII Centre, London

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2017 Speakers

Adam Preston
Adam Preston
Chief Data Officer
Santander GCB
Currently leading the data organisation at Santander GCB, Adam’s previous role at Lloyds was head of client and regulatory data. Adam leads his team in developing models to support projects, regulations and BAU with a key focus on creating full transparency across data models. With 20 years of working in Finance across America, Europe and the Far East, Adam is well placed to offer insight into building the right data culture for the organisation.
Afsheen Afshar
Afsheen Afshar
Chief Data Science Officer, CIB
JP Morgan Chase & Co
Afsheen Afshar is Chief Data Science Officer of J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB), overseeing data science functions across all parts of the CIB. As Chief Data Science Officer, Afsheen is responsible for all data science demands across the CIB, shaping and executing on the data analytics strategy for the CIB across all lines of business. Previously, he helped to set up and lead multiple data science teams at Goldman Sachs across many different businesses. Afsheen holds an M.S., Ph.D., and M.D. from Stanford University, and a B.S.E. from Princeton University.
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
Stephan Wolf
Stephan Wolf
Chief Executive Officer
Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation
Stephan Wolf is the CEO of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF). Since January 2017, Mr. Wolf is Co-convener of the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 68 FinTech Technical Advisory Group (ISO TC 68 FinTech TAG). In January 2017, Mr. Wolf was named one of the Top 100 Leaders in Identity by One World Identity. He has extensive experience in establishing data operations and global implementation strategy. He has led the advancement of key business and product development strategies throughout his career. Mr. Wolf co-founded IS Innovative Software GmbH in 1989 and served first as its managing director. He was later named spokesman of the executive board of its successor IS.Teledata AG. This company ultimately became part of Interactive Data Corporation where Mr. Wolf held the role of CTO.
Emma Prophet
Emma Prophet
Executive Director, Global Product and Pricing, Data Operations
Morgan Stanley
Peter Serenita
Peter Serenita
Group Chief Data Officer
HSBC
Jo Coutuer
Jo Coutuer
Chief Data Officer, Member of the Executive Committee
BNP Paribas Fortis
Christophe Tummers
Christophe Tummers
Head of Service Line Data
Group Data Management
Ade Agbede
Ade Agbede
Global Head of Data Services Integration
Blackrock
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 Projects and International Data Management
Societe Generale Securities Services

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

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

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

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

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

John Bottega
John Bottega
Senior Advisor & Consultant
EDM Council

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

Stuart Burrows
Stuart Burrows
Global Head of Market Data
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mitch Melling
Mitch Melling
Data Issues Manager
Northern Trust Asset Servicing

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

Hany Choueiri
Hany Choueiri
Chief Data Officer EMEA
State Street Advisors

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

Dhivya Venkatachalam
Dhivya Venkatachalam
Former Head of Data Governance Practice
Schroders

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

Richard Withers
Richard Withers
Head of Data Governance
Aldermore

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

Tarun Chudasama
Tarun Chudasama
Head of Information Management
Investec Asset Management

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

Colin Hall
Colin Hall
Group CDO
Credit Suisse

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

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

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

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

Gary Goldberg
Gary Goldberg
Chief Data Officer
Mizuho International

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

Glenda Crisp
Glenda Crisp
Senior Vice President and Chief Data Officer
TDBank

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

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

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

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

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

John Randles
John Randles
CEO
Bloomberg PolarLake

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

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

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

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

Igor  Lobanov
Igor Lobanov
Enterprise Architect
Legal & General Investment Management
Igor is directly responsible for defining the technology strategy for Legal & General Investment Management. Igor has been taking an active role in the data management industry over the past years. In particular, he headed up an industry working group which came up with a standard definition of an Investment Book of Record capability. Igor has 15 years of experience in developing mission-critical enterprise applications predominantly for financial sector and telecommunications both in the UK and Russia, with a background in developing high-throughput transaction processing systems. Igor is also a member of International Association of IT Architects (IASA).
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
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, Directorate General Statistics
European Central Bank
Giancarlo started his carrier at Ernst & Young as external auditor. Then he joined the Belgian banking and insurance supervisor, where he was responsible for compliance, reporting and XBRL. He was member of various committees within EBA, Basel Committee, EIOPA, IAIS, IOSCO and IASCF. After, he joined Dexia Group, as Head of Prudential Policy, where he had responsibility for Pillar I impacts and financial, regulatory reporting and for lobby. Later Giancarlo joined BNY Mellon in Belgium, as Managing Director. He was mainly responsible for consolidation and IFRS accounts, supervisory reporting, and management reporting. Giancarlo is now working at the ECB, as Head of the Supervisory Statistics Division. The division develops, collects, controls and disseminates within ECB and to EBA, ESRB and other stakeholders all supervisory reports. It also controls the data quality of reports from all supervised banking institutions. Finally, it produces derived statistics and indicators for quantitative risk assessment.
David  Thomas
David Thomas
Chief Data Officer & Global Head of Client
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
James  Longstaff
James Longstaff
Vice President, Data Architecture
Deutsche Bank
James is a member of Deutsche Bank’s Chief Data Office. He has worked on the definition of Data Architecture standards, operating procedures, and trading, risk, and reference data models. James is currently developing new data visualisation and analytical tools to analyse and visually represent the Bank’s Information Architecture, both at an overall level and for local “Application Neighbourhoods.” James is a widely-followed voice on Deutsche Bank’s collaboration and social media platform and uses this to connect with people and share the benefits of information architecture across the Bank.
Mady  Korada
Mady Korada
Data Subject Matter Expert
HSBC
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, Head of Compliance & Data Solutions
Opus
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
CEO
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
Risk COO
Barclays
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 Chase & Co

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.

Peter Moss
Peter Moss
Chief Executive Officer
The SmartStream Reference Data Utility
Peter Moss, CEO of The SmartStream Reference Data Utility (RDU); in partnership with Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley. Peter joined the company in August 2016 following 25 years at Thomson Reuters. During his time at Thomson Reuters he established the Thomson Reuters Enterprise business, lead the integration of the Thomson Financial and Reuters businesses, ran data and technology operations as CTO and most recently lead the Financial Division, a global $6bn revenue business. Peter graduated from Bristol University with honours in Mathematics and Computer Science.
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
Head of Mission and Supervisor
Dutch Central Bank
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.
Jon Payne
Jon Payne
Manager of Sales Engineering and Education
Intersystems
Jon Payne is the manager for sales engineering at InterSystems, and has over 30 years experience building and delivering software in a variety of technologies, in Europe, the US, Middle East and Far East. Jon has extremely strong integration architecture skills. Initially working for the Health Service at the start of his career, as an analyst programmer, he held a number of positions in both the healthcare and financial arena – including running his own consultancy – before joining InterSystems.
Emma Movitz
Emma Movitz
Head of Group Function Information and Reporting
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
Michael 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
John Maton
John Maton
Chief Data Officer
HSBC UK and Europe
Nicole Brooks
Nicole Brooks
Global Head of Data Quality Group Data Services
HSBC
Mandy Chessell
Mandy Chessell
Master Inventor
IBM
James Harwood-Bridgen
James Harwood-Bridgen
Chief Data Officer
HSBC Asset Management
Results-driven and credible leader who has built substantial networks and is seen as a thought leader for data in Asset Management, presenting at a number of conferences and previously engaged in practitioner-led data management consultancy and advisory services with a number of top-tier financial institutions. Following a successful career in operations , business management & change, James moved into the role Of CDO for HSBC Global Asset Management 4 years ago. Skilled in developing and motivating high-performing global teams, James has a successful track record in definition and delivery of effective operating models, including shared services, for several global, top-tier financial institutions and has lead several large global transformation and implementation programmes. “Agility and capability is as important, as meeting absolute current requirements and in an anticipating change, I believe there will be a shift towards information/data drive roles, which provides an exciting opportunity for Asset Managers to reorganise in a more effective way.”
Matt Durkin
Matt Durkin
Head of Market Data
Fidelity
Paul Ashby
Paul Ashby
Chief Executive Officer
ICX4
Dennis Kessler
Dennis Kessler
Head of Data Governance
European Investment Bank
As the head of data governance at the EIB, I have seen at first hand the way some of our data governance foundational projects have helped to: • break down entrenched organisational silos • improve collaboration across departmental lines of org structure • help to create a common clear view of data, processes and operations. I am developing ideas for a presentation delivery approach which will reference not boring dry EIB operations, but instead draw on examples from and links between: • Football – Carling Cup & Premier League • Professional comedy and information security • NASA failed Mars probe – traced to a single collaboration and data quality error • How the bible predicted and described the dangers of organisational silos when a common view of data is spectacularly destroyed. The goal is to be both informative and entertaining, ultimately reinforcing the case of the importance of managing and governing data in a modern complex organisation as a key success factor for achieving core mission and goals.
Graham Smith
Graham Smith
Head of Data Innovation
Royal Bank of Scotland
Jim Tanner
Jim Tanner
Head of Data Architecture
Credit Suisse
Paul Bell
Paul Bell
GTB Lead for the Data Transformation Initiative, Divisional Control Office
Deutsche Bank
Alan Samuels
Alan Samuels
Business Manager
Bloomberg L.P.
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
David Hayes
David Hayes
Chief Data Officer UK
Banco Santander
Nick Hawke
Nick Hawke
Head of Governance, Risk and Compliance Practice
Lysis Financial
Adam Markson
Adam Markson
Managing Director, Finance & Risk
Accenture
Catriona Baldwin
Catriona Baldwin
Head of Data Governance
Credit Suisse
Jessica Hainey
Jessica Hainey
Department Head, Product Reference Data Technology
Morgan Stanley
Roy Kirby
Roy Kirby
Director, 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
Lucille Brusson
Lucille Brusson
Team Lead Market Data Management and Sourcing
Uniper
Lakshmi Thyagarajan
Lakshmi Thyagarajan
Director, Strategy and Business Architecture
Credit Suisse
Julien Jarmoszko
Julien Jarmoszko
Senior Investment Manager
S&P Global
Julien is Associate Director of Capital Markets at S&P Global Market Intelligence, a leading provider of financial and industry data, research, news and analytics to investment professionals, government agencies, corporations and universities worldwide. He is responsible for product management and market development for the Investment Management client segment in the EMEA region. He brings valuable investment management industry experience to the development and improvement of our suite of products and solutions. He is also a regular contributor to our thought leadership. Julien joined the company in 2015 where he first managed the International Equity Research. Prior to joining S&P Global Market Intelligence, he served as an European Equities Portfolio Manager at SG Asset Management, where he managed €300 million in assets. He then joined Credit Suisse Group, where he set up an emerging markets equity research desk and co-managed a range of multi-asset class absolute return funds of over CHF350 million. Julien was also a research salesperson at ABG Sundal Collier. Julien holds a Masters degree in Management from Edhec Business School located in France and is a CFA charterholder.
Raveendra Bharadwaj
Raveendra Bharadwaj
Chief Data Architect
DB Asset Management
Rakshit Kapoor
Rakshit Kapoor
Group Chief Data Officer
HSBC
Boris Gregus
Boris Gregus
Design Authority - Chief Data Office, Data and Analytics Services
Royal Bank of Scotland
Warren Smith
Warren Smith
Managing Director, Global Head of Cross Divisional Architecture and Projects
Goldman Sachs
Julia Sutton
Julia Sutton
Head, Group Customer Data Strategy
HSBC
Mark Perrett
Mark Perrett
Head of Financial Services Consulting
Teradata International
Ian Shrubsole
Ian Shrubsole
Head of Market Data
Invesco
Andy Morgan
Andy Morgan
Director, Architecture
Mizuho
Jesus Barrasa
Jesus Barrasa
Field Engineer
Neo4J
Chris Michael
Chris Michael
Chair
UK Cross-industry Open Banking Technical Working Group
Oliver Burrows
Oliver Burrows
Chief Data Officer
Bank of England
Robert Peers
Robert Peers
Global Head of Middle Office Change Programmes
UBS
Martijn Groot
Martijn Groot
Head of Product Strategy
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
Julia Bardmesser
Julia Bardmesser
Head of Data Quality Management
Deutsche Bank
Hauke van der Meer
Hauke van der Meer
Head of Market Data Vendor Management
NN Investment Partners
Anusha Jogi
Anusha Jogi
Operations Data Management Office Lead
UBS
Claudio Salinardi
Claudio Salinardi
Managing Director EMEA, Pricing & Analytics
ICE Data Services
Claudio Salinardi is Managing Director EMEA, Pricing & Analytics for ICE Data Services, part of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), and is responsible for business development across the region. Prior to joining ICE Data Services, Salinardi spent 10 years at Thomson Reuters in a range of roles, most recently as Managing Director, Fixed Income. Salinardi has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial markets. He held a number of roles in the investment banking world, including J.P. Morgan and ABN Amro before stepping into information services. Salinardi holds a MA in Economics from Kent University.
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 of "Emotional Business"

Our inspirational speaker Ravi Rao MD PhD, is a culture transformation catalyst for large organisations. Through a combination of diagnostic assessment and experiential workshops for both executives and frontline associates, Ravi uses individual guidance and advising on people systems to create the conditions for fundamental change to occur. His book “Emotional Business: Inspiring Human Connectedness to Grow Earnings & The Economy” (2012) remains in the Top 3000 books on Amazon across multiple business subcategories four years after its release. Based on his experience as a neuroscience expert and former McKinsey consultant, Ravi has developed an emotions-based approach to improving financial performance in multinational companies and will share this with you in a workshop and as a plenary closing activity. Ravi’s clients in five continents span across many innovative sectors including entertainment, retail fashion, and financial services.

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