FIMA Europe 2016

02 - 03 November, 2016

QEII Conference Centre, London

Contact Us: +44 (0) 207 036 1366

2016 Speakers include:

Graham Smith
 Graham Smith 
CDO 
RBS

Graham has spent more than 20 years in Financial Services and, as each year passed, his enthusiasm for data as a driver of business value has not diminished. He has worked in a variety of roles including integrating banks together, creating a Risk COO & IT functions and, most recently, setting up one of the first banking CDO functions.

Chris Bannocks
 Chris Bannocks 
Group CDO 
ING Bank N.

Chris has spent more than 20 years in and around data, analytics and data management on both the business, technology and vendor sides for large organisations such as Credit Suisse, Nomura, Thomson Reuters, Barclays and now he holds the role of Group Chief Data Officer at ING where he leads the strategic transformation towards a data centric culture, supported by data governance, quality, culture and product delivery. Chris has spent time living in London, India and now lives in the Netherlands. Chris is simply passionate about data and delivering a data capability that supports and drives digital banking.

Simon Gordon
 Simon Gordon 
Risk COO 
Barclays

Simon is currently MD Risk Chief Operating Officer and Head of Risk Information Services for Barclays. Prior to becoming COO for Risk, Simon has spent nearly 20 years in the industry mainly leading Risk and Finance Technology groups at major Banks, and leading Regulatory Change initiatives. He has a passion for Data and is the accountable executive for BCBS 239 compliance at Barclays.

 James Harwood-Bridgen 
Global CDO 
HSBC Asset Management
Paul Cairns
 Paul Cairns 
CDO 
JP Morgan

Paul is the Chief Data Officer for JPMorgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB). In this role he is responsible for driving the CIB’s data governance and quality strategy and implementation globally. 

Prior to the current role, Paul worked for UBS heading the Investment Bank Operations Change function. Paul’s finance career started at JP Morgan in the 1990’s as a derivatives technologist and subsequently he has held a variety of Middle Office and Product Control transformation roles, all with JP Morgan or UBS. 

Paul holds an MSc. In Cognitive Science and an M.A. in Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence both from the University of Edinburgh.

Andy Steele
 Andy Steele 
Global Head of Reference Data Operations & Technology 
Barclays

Andy Steele has been with Barclays for 11 years, and currently leads the Reference Data groups across Operations and Technology. His journey to Reference Data has been mostly via leading Operations teams across the Bank, with a few turns in to Lean process improvement and Robotic Automation along the way. Previously Andy has worked in two very diverse industries, with Scottish Power leading their Six Sigma Transformation, and with Unilever working on laundry product development, factory fault diagnostics and ice cream. Andy has fond memories of working in Artificial Intelligence research in the pre cloud days when Lisp programming language was the cutting edge of machine learning. Andy has two daughters and lives in sunny Central Scotland.

Stephen Nundy
 Stephen Nundy 
Managing Director, Global Head of Cross Divisional Architecture and Projects 
Goldman Sachs

Stephen is a managing director in Technology at GS. He is currently globally responsible for Operations Automation as well as Firmwide EMEA Technology, he has previously globally run Cross Divisional Projects and Architecture, Liquidity Technology and Prime Services Technology Internationally. He joined GS as a graduate in 1997 and has spent 5 years working out of the Japan office covering APAC Tech for Prime Services.

Peter Serenita
 Peter Serenita 
Group Chief Data Officer 
HSBC
Charles Bohner
 Charles Bohner 
Head of Data Governance 
SSGA
Andrew Rourke
 Andrew Rourke 
Director Head of CIB Data Management, Chief Data Officer 
Royal Bank of Scotland
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.  

Colin holds a BSc from Imperial College, London; is a member of the Royal College of Sciences, the British Computer Society and is an affiliate of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments.

Elisabeth Watson
 Elisabeth Watson 
Data Ownership Program Lead 
J P Morgan Corporate & Investment Bank
Emma Prophet
 Emma Prophet 
Executive Director 
Morgan Stanley

Emma has over 19 years’ experience of working in the Financial Services industry. Initially as a Consultant on change projects for retail banking clients, and later working for Barclays Capital as within their Change Management, Operations and Operational Risk Functions. Since joining Morgan Stanley Operations in 2005, Emma has managed Client Service, Trade Support, Clearing, Operational Risk, Business Management, Branches (EMEA) and Reference Data Operations functions based in Asia (Singapore), Americas (New York) and Europe (Glasgow and London). Emma is currently an Executive Director in the Operations division with responsibility for Global Product and Pricing Data Operations

James Longstaff
 James Longstaff 
Vice President, Chief Data Office 
Deutsche Bank
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).

 Steven Schockaert 
Data Steward, Policy Advisor Data Quality & License Management 
KBC Group
Alain Grijseels
 Alain Grijseels 
Head of IT 
FSMA

Catalysing accelerating strategies for innovative evolution through facilitation of disruptive collateral thinking. Integration of data technologies in organisational and societal strategies. Alain fosters smart city ideation by injecting and reshaping technology to enhance quality of life and wellbeing aiming at a new digital way of living together. 

He enables agile alignment of IT strategy and architecture to the Business strategy at enterprise level in a fast evolving technology environment. Leadership in driving transformation scenarios for enterprise wide aligned IT Target Operating Models.

Anthony Coates
 Anthony Coates 
Solution/Data Architecture 
Deutsche Bank

Tony is a solution data architect with a long involvement in the creation of financial data standards, especially XML standards. He is passionate about ensuring that data platforms are forward looking, so that they provide efficient and effective internal data services over the strategic longer term.

 James Bramwell 
Director, Enterprise Data Management 
Barclays

Head of Market Data Enterprise Data Management for Barclays, and has been at Barclay’s for just over 11 years. James has worked within the financial services industry for 30 years starting at Reuters working as an engineer for 10 years before moving over the fence to work within the end user environment in various investment banks

Rickie Glasgow
 Rickie Glasgow 
VP Reference Data Services 
Deutsche Bank

With over 18 years’ experience working in the vendor space developing and managing reference data products for Six, Thomson Reuters and S&P Global before joining Deutsche Bank where he now works within the Reference data team responsible for setting and implementing DB’s reference data strategy.

Neville Homer
 Neville Homer 
Head of Reference Data, CIB Services 
Royal Bank of Scotland

Nevile has been working within data management functions in Financial services for 18 years. He is currently Head of Reference Data within the CIB services area of RBS, covering entity, instrument and book datasets.

Chaja De Haan
 Chaja De Haan 
Market Data Vendor Management 
NN Investment Partners

Chaja de Haan- has been working in financial sector since 2005. After graduating with MscBA Strategic Innovation Management from University of Groningen, she moved to London where she started to work in the financial services sector. In her previous roles she worked with a variety of buy side and sell side businesses, specialising in market data terminal solutions and credit ratings. 

She now works for NN Investment Partners at the head office in The Hague, the Netherlands. In her current role as Market Data Vendor Manager she works closely together with colleagues from Governance, Data and Change. Apart from procurement of data, the team actively participates in projects and other cost control / saving initiatives. Some of these projects are focused on regulatory changes.

Andrew Barnett
 Andrew Barnett 
Head of Investment Data 
Legal & General Investment Management
Robin Doyle
 Robin Doyle 
Managing Director Office of Regulatory Affairs
J.P. Morgan Chase

ROBIN DOYLE has worked at J.P. Morgan Chase for 23 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. She is also a leader in recent global efforts to standardize reference data. 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. 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.

Tarun Chudasama
 Tarun Chudasama 
Head of Information Management 
Investec Asset Management
Julia Sutton
 Julia Sutton 
Group Customer Data Manager Group Data Management Office
HSBC
Tony Russell
 Tony Russell 
Director 
Commerzbank

Tony is currently the Lead IT BA on the MiFIR programme for Commerzbank's Investment Banking unit, and is looking at the use of big data for a transaction repository. He has over 20 years experience in IT in the City, namely working in projects including Rates Client Clearing with LCH, DFA Reporting, DFA Mandatory Clearing with ICE Clear Credit LLC and EMIR Reporting.

Chris Pim
 Chris Pim 
Reference Data and Regulatory Transaction Reporting Strategy 
RBS

Currently working in RBS Transaction Management Group, Trade & Data Integrity Optimisation. Our team supports T&DI functions: Reference Data, Chief Data Office, Trade & Transaction Reporting, Data Quality, Ledger integrity, and Internals & Intercompany. My focus is on CDO, Data, and Regulatory reporting providing support around op model, SME knowledge, strategic plans (roadmaps, change), vendor strategy and more.

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.
Patrick Engelhard
 Patrick Engelhard 
Head of Market and Master Data 
Zurich Insurance
Gerard Hartsink
 Gerard Hartsink 
Chairman of the Board 
GLEIF
Ayaz Haji
 Ayaz Haji 
MiFID 2 Head of Technical Architecture and Data Strategy 
Goldman Sachs
Ayaz Haji is the technical architect for the MiFID 2 program at Goldman Sachs. In this role he has responsibility for technical build and data strategy required for MiFID 2 across the firm. Ayaz has been recently driving some of the “Reg Tech” ideas around Common Domain modelling and the benefits this will bring to the industry as a whole.

Prior to his MiFID 2 role he Ayaz was head of the EMEA Interest Rate Products technology team, responsible for front office trading and sales technology development and support across bonds and derivatives in the rates space. He has been at Goldman Sachs since 2007 and working in Financial Services since 2005.
Colin Gibson
 Colin Gibson 
Head of Enterprise Architecture 
Willis Towers Watson
Colin is Head of Enterprise Architecture for Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. Enterprise Architecture maintains the target state vision for the company’s business capabilities, application portfolio and data assets.Colin partners with business and technology leadership to ensure this blueprint reflects the business strategy, is supported by the technology strategy and informs investment decisions. Prior to joining Willis, Colin was Head of Data Architecture for the Markets division of Royal Bank of Scotland where his achievements included the creation of a central reference repository of information about data in the organisation. He has held senior technology infrastructure, business application development and programme management positions in several major investment banks.
Andrew Duguid
 Andrew Duguid 
VP, Information Systems 
Mizuho International

I’m a business analyst in the Enterprise Data Management team at Mizuho International. I am responsible for both security and client reference data. I have performed a similar role at HSBC and Daiwa Capital markets and have also worked at software vendors including GoldenSource.

 Christopher Payne 
Executive Director / Chief Information Architect 
JP Morgan Asset Management
Marco Di Palma
 Marco Di Palma 
Vendor Management 
JP Morgan Asset Management

Marco commenced his career in the Financial Services Industry with Norwich Union (Aviva) in Melbourne, Australia, in 1996. In 1999 he moved to Goldman Sachs Asset Management to work in Investment Accounting and Institutional Relationship Management, where he stayed until 2001. Marco then decided to pursue his career in London, joining a medium sized Wealth Manager company in London as COO/CFO where he had a wide range of responsibilities covering: Finance, Operations, Compliance, Investor Relations, Third Party Relationship Management and Oversight. He joined the JPMAM Vendor Management team in August 2010 and over the past 6 years his responsibilities have included: governance and oversight of the vendors used by JPMAM within Europe and developing relationships with financial service vendors to drive through the firm’s strategic objectives. He also represents the business in contract and commercial term negotiations and within his role he is a key stakeholder / contributor on regulatory and business change projects. 

Marco is a qualified Accountant gaining his Bachelor of Business in Accountancy with a Specialisation in Economics & Finance, from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He qualified as a Certified Practicing Accountant in Australia in 1999 and, completed Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia in 2001 and was registered with the FCA in 2003-2008.

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

Adam Preston
 Adam Preston 
Chief Data Officer 
Santander GCB UK
Huw Howell
 Huw Howell 
MD, Programme Director, Global Data Programme 
Nomura

Huw has spent the last 24 years in Nomura covering a variety of roles for example, Internal Audit, Business Management, EMEA Client Strategy, Global Head of Operational Risk. He is currently the Programme Director – Nomura Group BCBS239 Programme.

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.

Jessica Hainey
 Jessica Hainey 
Department Head for Product Reference Data Systems 
Morgan Stanley
Jessica took up her current role as an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley in 2015, focusing on consolidation and renovation of reference data technology. Her previous roles include 2 years as Global Head of Listed Derivatives Sales and Trading Technology managing the rollout of Morgan Stanley’s cross-asset trading platform and 5 years as Global Head of Institutional Client Allocation Technology including major renovation-in-place of the platform during the high volume watermarks in 2008. As well as this, Jessica has a background as a Java Developer, functional architect and product owner working on renovation projects for a variety of systems across sales, trading and operations functions.
Andrea Morena
 Andrea Morena 
Head of Enterprise Architecture and Governance 
Generali Investments Europe

Very experienced professional in IT with wide knowledge of IT Strategies, Architectures and emerging IT trends and technologies. Since January 2016 Head of Enterprise Architecture and IT Governance responsible for the definition and implementation of the new IT strategy, Architecture and Governance based on the Group’s Transformation Program and strategy across all countries.

Pablo Diaz de Sandi
 Pablo Diaz de Sandi 
Global Client Lifecycle Management Programme Manager 
HSBC Private Bank

Pablo Diaz de Sandi has over 20 years of experience in the Financial Services industry. He began his career in Mexico City where -- after graduating with a major in International Business from Tec de Monterrey – he began working for American Express in call centre operations. 

After a couple of years he started working in project management and moved to the United States to lead international change initiatives and obtained a Masters in International Business from the University of Miami. 

Through his career Pablo has lived in Mexico City, Florida, New York and has travelled all over the world. After leaving American Express and working in consulting for 3 years, he joined HSBC Private Bank where he now leads the Global Client Lifecycle Programme from London. This initiative is delivering new standard processes and technology for on-boarding and KYC reviews of Private Banking clients in all countries where they do business.

Michael Vessey
 Michael Vessey 
Head of Data Governance 
RBC Capital Markets

Mike Vessey is the global head of Data Governance at RBC Capital Markets. He partners with businesses leads to build trust in data, allowing information to be aggregated, reported and reused. The governance programme promotes unambiguous data meaning, clear stewardship and ownership. Mike chairs the bank’s Data Stewardship Council.

Edith Wolfram Kisseleff
 Edith Wolfram Kisseleff 
Head AM Governance 
Swiss Re

Edith has 19 years of experience in the financial services industry working for a global reinsurance company and more than 6 years of successful structuring and marketing of re-and insurance solutions, developing innovative structures for clients. She has 11 years of asset management experience in strategic functions as well as 5 years of managing and overseeing a robust governance framework. Edith spent 3 years of managing the data governance framework and also experienced international exposure during 5 years working in New York. 

Successful deal-, project-, team- and execution leadership

 Andy Danahy 
Program Manager 
Credit Suisse

I have worked for Credit Suisse for 11 years on a range of change initiatives in Finance, Front Office and Reference Data. My specific focus has been on systems implementation and integration of trading and Legal Contract Data and the systems that this impacts throughout the Investment Banking organisation. Before joining CS I worked as a developer for small start up’s in the DOT Com boom creating service based financial systems. 

I have a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cardiff University and started my Career designing engineering and stealth tanks for the British Army!

Edward Boag
 Edward Boag 
CDO 
Pioneer Investment Management
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. 

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.

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) 

Richards 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.

Emmanuelle Andre-Dessertine
 Emmanuelle Andre-Dessertine 
Market Data Vendor Management 
NN Investment Partners
Jon Asprey
 Jon Asprey 
Associate Partner - Banking & Financial Markets 
IBM
As an industry lead in IBM’s Analytics & Cognitive solutions team, Jon is responsible for defining and delivering solutions to clients in the Banking and Financial Markets sector. These solutions include regulatory change management, regulatory reporting, customer data management & KYC, customer insight, data quality monitoring and operational data governance. He has over 15 years experience in information management, data quality management, data governance and analytics, gained through his work for both software vendors and global consultancies across a variety of international financial services clients.

During the course of his work, Jon has advised senior business officers at a variety of global financial services firms in support of Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) initiatives within credit risk and regulatory compliance initiatives linked to FATCA, KYC/AML, BCBS239, Dodd-Frank, CCAR, Basel II, Solvency II, customer deposit guarantee (FSCS) and credit risk data assurance.

Prior to his role at IBM, Jon was Vice President for Strategy Consulting at Trillium Software and has held senior consulting positions at both HP Consulting and Deloitte LLP, where he was the data quality lead within the Enterprise Risk practice.
Kevin Ayling
 Kevin Ayling 
Head of Data Quality Governance & Control 
RBS
 Jo Coutuer 
CDO, Member of the Executive Committee 
BNP Paribas Fortis
Yann BLOCH
 Yann BLOCH 
VP, Product Management 
NeoXam
Yann has over 11 years’ experience of working in financial software, especially in the investment management industry. As VP, Product Management at NeoXam, he is responsible for advising on the evolutions of the data management market and NeoXam Data Hub solution, as well as defining and delivering solutions to clients. Yann joined NeoXam through the acquisition of SmartCo in June 2015. Prior to NeoXam and SmartCo, Yann held implementation team manager and consulting positions at SunGard (now FIS). He graduated in computer science from a French engineering school and began his career in software engineering.
 Joacim Dahlgren Vanhainen 
Deputy CIO 
Nordea Group Functions

Joacim spent 15 years in the Financial services industry - dealing with a wide variety of transformations including enterprise warehousing, information mgmt., strategy development and deployment, off-and near shoring. Lately he is responsible for IT covering banking book regulations. 

Prior to Nordea Joacim, had senior roles at global management- and technology consulting companies. In addition to academia, Joacim is also an Army Captain. Joacim is based at the Nordea Bank HQ in Stockholm.

Tony Brownlee
 Tony Brownlee 
Partner, Head of Data Science & Research 
Kingland Systems

Tony Brownlee is partner and board member at Kingland Systems. Tony leads Kingland’s next generation data science and platform strategies and works with executives in the banking and capital markets, insurance, and public accounting industries around the world. As an expert in legal entity and hierarchy data, cognitive software, and data quality topics, Tony is a regular speaker and contributor to industry initiatives, most notably with SIFMA, DTCC, and many regulators on the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI).

Hany Choueiri
 Hany Choueiri 
Chief Data Officer 
Bank of England
Mark Davies
 Mark Davies 
General Manager, Avox Data Services and Managing Director 
DTCC Europe
Mark Davies joined the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) in 2012 to lead its European efforts around the development of the legal entity identifier, a global initiative created in response to new regulations for reducing systemic risk.

In January 2013, Mr. Davies was appointed General Manager and Head of Avox Data Services, a DTCC subsidiary and specialist provider of legal entity data services to the finance industry. In addition to this, he has a secondary role as the Regional Administrative Manager for DTCC in the EMEA region and is director of a number of DTCC’s international companies.

Formerly, Mr. Davies held senior roles at RBS, managing Group Risk data and Barclays Capital, leading the legal entity reference data team.
Ann De Roeck
 Ann De Roeck 
Head of Strategy & Organization 
FSMA
Joe Dunphy
 Joe Dunphy 
VP of Product Management 
Fenergo
Joe joined Fenergo in 2010 and is responsible for the overall delivery of product strategy and design across the Fenergo suite of applications. With a strong background in regulatory compliance solutions, Joe has deep banking and regulatory knowledge and maintains currency of knowledge in this ever-evolving industry by taking an active lead in Fenergo’s Client Advisory Boards and industry roundtables and forums. Prior to Fenergo, Joe spent four years working for Lloyds Banking Group and three years with Bank of Scotland (Ireland) Limited. Joe holds a Master’s in Business Studies from UCD, Smurfit School of Business, a postgraduate Diploma in Business Systems Analysis and Bachelor of Commerce degree from National University of Ireland.
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.

 Kelvin Dickenson 
VP of Compliance Solutions 
Alacra
Davide Grande
 Davide Grande 
Expert Associate Partner 
McKinsey & Company
Davide is an Expert Associate Partner from the Milan Office, Leader of the Data-enabled transformation service line in EMEA and Leader of the Banking Finance Service Line in EMEA During his experience in McKinsey, Davide has served top clients in Europe and North Africa, mainly on Big Data transformations, with particular focus on finance data governance and infrastructure.His recent work includes the design and implementation of a 4-year program aimed at developing and implementing an innovative data governance framework and infrastructure for one of the largest banks in Europe. Davide holds a degree in Financial Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University in the City of New York, both summa cum laude. Before joining McKinsey in 2007, Davide was an analyst in the M&A department of JP Morgan Chase in London, where he focused on Financial Institutions.
Martijn Groot
 Martijn Groot 
VP Of Product Management 
Asset Control
Martijn oversees Product Management, steering the company’s strategy for innovation and directing product investment and communications. Martijn has unrivalled financial and risk data experience, as well as extensive knowledge of Asset Control's customers, having held Market Strategy and Business Development roles here prior to re-joining the company in 2015. A published author, with an MBA from INSEAD, Martijn's career history spans a variety of areas, including software development, financial analytics, risk, product and consultancy, at firms such as ABN AMRO, Euroclear and IGATE.
Elliott Hann
 Elliott Hann 
Director,Global Head of Sales 
FENICS Market Data
Elliott Hann is Director, Global Head of Sales for FENICS Market Data. Mr Hann assumed his current role in January 2016 upon the creation of a combined business representing BGC Partners’ market data brands including BGC Market Data and GFI Market Data. Prior to his current role Mr Hann held the role of Commercial Director, Fenics Software, globally responsible for top line revenue and managing the commercial teams for both Fenics Software and GFI Market Data businesses. Mr. Hann joined FENICS in 2007 from Thomson Reuters where he held the position of Head of Fixed Income, Asia & Japan based in Singapore. Mr Hann is based in London having relocated in 2016 after 12 years living and working in Singapore. Mr. Hann holds a BA in International Business.
Joanne Hannaford
 Joanne Hannaford 
Managing Director - Technology 
Goldman Sachs
Stephen Ingle
 Stephen Ingle 
Financial Services - Associate Principal, 
eClerx
Preetham Kamesh
 Preetham Kamesh 
Global Head, IDMS (Integrated Data Management Services) Business Unit 
Capgemini
As an investment banking technology professional, Preetham has worked for reputed organizations, including Ernst & Young, HCL, Patni/IGATE and now with Capgemini. His experience span over 15 years includes Corporate Finance, Consulting, Solution Development, Sales, Account Management, Delivery, and Program Management.

He spent over 6 years on M&A, Private Equity, Build or Buy strategies for global banks, technology consulting and valuation advisory across sectors and the last 10 years focused on financial services. He has further set-up and anchored a new global business unit focused on Data Management and pioneered a new model closing and delivering one of the largest transactions in this are with a Tier 1 Bank.

A regular speaker at FIMA and other data events and a Board member of the EDM council, he has been driving new strategies and business models in the data management and financial services sector. Previous accolades include CEO award at IGATE, Best European sales award at HCL and faculty of the Entrepreneur of the Year award program at Ernst & Young.
Saif Khan
 Saif Khan 
Group Senior Data Manager 
HSBC

Having performed a number of roles in industry and management consulting, Saif joined HSBC to manage the group business glossary and dictionary. After transitioning the function from Hong Kong to the Global HQ in London last year, Saif's focus to date has been on building out content and operating models, governance and data lineage capabilities to support the CDO vision

Adam Markson
 Adam Markson 
Partner 
Accenture

Adam Markson is a Managing Director at Accenture focused on the design and execution of large transformation programmes – particularly in the risk, regulation and compliance space – exclusively within banking and capital markets. Adam has been looking at innovative methods in addressing the data challenges that financial institutions face – most recently by using analytics to pinpoint data improvements that add the most value.

Dominik Classen
 Dominik Classen 
Director of Sales Engineering EMEA & APAC 
Pentaho

Dominik Classen is an industry professional with more than twelve years of working experience in Analytics. He is currently responsible for supporting the growth of Pentaho's Analytics and Big Data business throughout the EMEA region. Before joining Pentaho in 2014, Dominik held roles in Sales Engineering and technical positions at Microstrategy, IBM, Cognos and T-Systems. He has a Diploma in Business Information Systems from Berufsakademie Mannheim and a Bachelor of Arts from the Open University London. 

Dominik is based in the Frankfurt region and speaks fluent German, English and French.

Christina Poirson
 Christina Poirson 
Deputy CDO 
Societe Generale
Rob Thornewell
 Rob Thornewell 
Data Management Policy & Training 
RBS
Lance Risi
 Lance Risi 
Global Product Manager 
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Lance is 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, in October 1998 and has been managing Cross Reference products for over 23 years. Lance graduated from University of Vermont and currently works out of the S&P Global Market Intelligence office in Denver Colorado.
Beatriz Sanz Saiz
 Beatriz Sanz Saiz 
Partner, EMEIA Financial Services Data and Analytics Leader 
EY
Beatriz has over 20 years’ experience in Financial Services and leads the EMEIA FSO Data and Analytics Practice at EY. As part of her role, she has set up an Artificial Intelligence Hub that is at the forefront of Big Data and Advanced Analytics. She combines her business acumen with her innovative skills to define and support the growth agenda of large multinationals.

Beatriz has previously held senior positions with Banco Santander as their Head of Analytics and with BBVA as their Head of Disruptive Innovation. She is a professor at IE Business School and regular speaker at the International Symphosium of Schocastic Models.
Kush Patel
 Kush Patel 
Co-Founder 
Tallysticks

Kush Patel is the co-founder and CEO of Tallysticks. After a successful career on Wall St. and as a diplomat with the US Government, he decided to venture out on his own. Kush has start-up experience in a range of industries, including: investments, pharmaceuticals and, now, financial technology. He is an outside-the-box thinker with a talent for crafting efficient business strategies.

Heiko Stuber
 Heiko Stuber 
Senior Product Manager Reference Data 
SIX Financial Information
Heiko the is Senior Product Manager for Reference Data at SIX Financial Information and has been with the company since 2012. In this role, he is responsible for identifying market trends and customer requirements in the regulation area and to define solutions that mitigate clients’ risks – such as regulatory reporting, MiFID, AIFMD, etc.

Previous to joining SIX, Heiko had extensive experience within the investments banking area as principal consultant and project manager for international banks, commodity trading companies and utility providers. Additionally, he also led the analysis of trading and business processes for listed instruments and OTC derivatives, and has managed projects within the energy and commodity trading area.
Chris Atkinson
 Chris Atkinson 
Solution Architect Financial Services 
MarkLogic
Chris joined MarkLogic in 2014 having been an infrastructure product manager at Symantec for the last 5 years. His background in the enterprise data space has been focussed on helping customers maintain their service and information availability for mission critical services. It is this background which he brings to MarkLogic to help drive customers to achieving enterprise class data management solutions in the Financial Services sector.
Mark Sully
 Mark Sully 
Director 
ICX4 Ltd
Mark has worked within the Information Industry for over 20 years delivering solutions in Risk, Finance, Financial Crime, Credit and Supply Chain. Having held senior roles for a number of global vendors he has developed a detailed knowledge of how organisations consume complex data.
 Neil Wright 
EMEA Client Data Steward, EMEA Account Data Steward 
State Street Global Advisors

Neil Wright is the Account and Client Steward within the Data Stewardship team and is based in London. Prior to joining the Data Stewardship team Neil was a Business Analyst in the Project Management team providing subject matter expertise for on-boarding, data and account set-up related projects. Neil has held various roles across operations at SSgA. These have included European Client Service, European New Business and European Client Reporting teams. 

Neil previously worked at Barclays Global Investors and Mellon fund Administration before joining State Street Global Advisors as an Asset Transition and Client on-boarding specialist in 2009. Neil holds the Association of Accounting Technicians, Investment Accounting Qualification and Investment Management Certificate.

Jon Sweet
 Jon Sweet 
CEO 
Lysis Financial

Jon has over 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. 

Jon is a guest lecturer on Compliance and Operational Change at CASS Business School

Hubert Deroubaix
 Hubert Deroubaix 
Business Development Director, Regulatory Products 
ICE Data Services
Hubert Deroubaix is responsible for developing and commercialising ICE Data Services’ regulatory content offerings in EMEA. Prior to this Hubert’s roles have included managing both content management and strategic partnerships within Data Collection. Hubert joined the company in 2000 from the former Thomson Financial. Prior to that, he undertook a number of management roles within Deutsche Bank’s global custody operations in London. Hubert’s work with both providers and users of financial information has given him a wide understanding of the financial markets and their participants. Hubert has a degree in modern languages from Lille University.
Calogero Scibetta
 Calogero Scibetta 
Operations and Business Development 
Everledger
Calogero Scibetta is the Operations and Business Development Manager at Everledger - a digital, global ledger that tracks and protects items of value. Before joining Everledger, Calogero was focusing on strategic global partnerships for premier clients (including Global 500 and CAC40 clients) from Insurance, Luxury goods and IT Services at Forrester Research. He was in charge of long term sales and planning strategy and also provided new ideas and support on digital strategy, mobile, cloud, customer experience and big data. Calogero holds a degree in Literature and Media from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan and is now based in London.
 David Hayes 
CDO 
Santander UK
 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.

Sean O'Dowd
 Sean O'Dowd 
Global Financial Services Director 
MapR
Sean O’Dowd is the Global Financial Services Director at MapR. In this role, Sean focuses on industry strategy and working with financial services firms to advance big data projects.

He has spent over 15 years focused on financial services and capital markets. He comes to MapR after several years with Teradata as their Capital Markets Director, driving analytic strategies with financial clients. Prior to, Sean was IDC Financial Insights' Director of Global Securities and Investment Management Service responsible for research, consulting and forecasts on the securities and investment management sector. His coverage spanned the market structure, regulations and technologies that impact the business models and strategies of financial markets firms (buy-side, sell-side, wealth management, custody, exchanges, and retail brokers).

This was following almost ten years in consulting and research analyst positions within the investment management industry. His experience is in investment (equity) research and consulting (securities and real estate), securities valuation and portfolio analysis at his past firms JTC LLC, Ashton Partners and State Street. Mr. O'Dowd is a quoted source in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, Institutional Investor, Wall Street Letter, Traders Magazine and Wall Street & Technology among others.
Seamus Kyle
 Seamus Kyle 
Senior Data Quality Consultants 
Experian Data Quality
Seamus is a Senior Consultant at Experian Data Quality where he has worked for over three years. He has over 20 years’ experience of working with a range of data quality and data integration technology vendors.

In his current role, Seamus works with Experian customers to enable them to maximise the value of their data over a range of problem areas: including data migration, regulatory compliance and data governance.

Seamus has in-depth experience of working with organisations in a variety of industry sectors including, banking, insurance, oil and gas, manufacturing and retail.
James Robert Lowry
 James Robert Lowry 
Head of EMEA & Strategy 
State Street Global Exchange
JR Lowry is the Head of EMEA & Strategy, State Street Global Exchange, which is a global provider of data and analytics solutions for institutional investors. In this capacity, he is responsible for all of GX’s activities in EMEA as well as strategy, business development, and acquisitions and partnerships. Prior to taking this role, he was GX’s Chief Operating Officer. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences and has been interviewed by numerous media publications, including the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Global Investor, Global Custodian, The Trade, and CNBC. Mr. Lowry has more than 25 years of professional experience across financial services and other industries.
 Christian Steinruecken 
Research Associate Machine Learning
Cambridge

Christian Steinruecken is a research associate in the Machine Learning Group at the University of Cambridge, where he is heading the Automatic Statistician Project with Prof Zoubin Ghahramani. Christian did his PhD with Prof David MacKay, and has diverse interests in artificial intelligence, data compression, probabilistic reasoning and decision making. Christian is CTO of a machine learning company named "Invenia" that optimises electricity grids, reducing CO₂ emissions while generating revenue at the same time.

Andy Adams
 Andy Adams 
Head of Financial Regulatory Services in EMEA for Pricing and Reference Services 
Thomson Reuters
Andy Adams is Head of Financial Regulatory Services in EMEA for Pricing and Reference Services at Thomson Reuters. After working in education, he spent several years at State Street in Mutual Fund Accounting before joining Thomson Reuters. At Thomson Reuters, he has held a wide variety of front-line positions including Client Trainer, Account Manager, Sales Manager, Global Business Director, and Business Manager (Luxembourg).

For the past several years has worked in the Pricing and Reference Services team as a Regional Business Manager for Western Europe before beginning his current role in the second half of 2013. He has a Bachelor’s degree in History and a MBA from Miami University (Ohio) in the United States. He is a member of the ALFI Solvency II Working Group, the Media and Technology committee of the British Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg and speaks French, German and Luxembourgish fluently.
 Adrian Weller 
Faculty Fellow 
Alan Turing Institute

Adrian Weller is a Senior Research Fellow in the Machine Learning Group at the University of Cambridge, a Faculty Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute and an Executive Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. He has broad interests in artificial intelligence, its commercial applications and how it may be used to benefit society. Previously, Adrian held senior roles in financial trading. He received a PhD in computer science at Columbia University, and an MA in mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Stephen Johns
 Stephen Johns 
Managing Director- Head of DataGX EMEA 
State Street

Reporting to J.R. Lowry, EMEA head of State Street Global Exchange (SSGX), Stephen will be responsible for DataGX and DVS product lines in the region, including client on-boarding, ongoing servicing and financial performance. DataGX is SSGX’s ‘data-as-a-service’ offering for institutional investors. It combines data management infrastructure, data quality and governance with State Street’s industry knowledge and scale. The service includes aggregation, normalization, enrichment, exception handling and re-distribution of client and third party data, irrespective of custodian. J.R. Lowry, EMEA head of Global Exchange, commented: “Stephen is a successful technology leader with two decades of delivery experience in the financial sector and we are pleased to have his talent and expertise on board. He comes with a strong track record of combining business needs and technology strategy. “His experience in structuring, managing, and delivering complex technology programmes will further benefit our ambitions as we continue to invest in SSGX to deliver solutions for the increasingly complex data and solution issues facing clients today.”

 Francois Leblanc 
Director of Technical Sales 
e-SignLive
Francois Leblanc is a e-SignLive veteran having been with the company for over 15 years. In the position of Director of Technical Sales, Francois and his team work closely with customers to help document the technical, business and legal requirements of a solution, identify and prioritize target applications, and map out a strategic enterprise e-signature plan.
Mady Korada
 Mady Korada 
Data Consultant 
Data Consultant
Clancy Childs
 Clancy Childs 
Chief Data Officer 
Dow Jones

In addition to developing internal products to make operational data more accessible and personalizing customer touchpoints based on behavioural data, he also oversees the development of the Dow Jones Data Platform, which underpins Dow Jones professional information products such as VentureSource, Risk and Compliance, Factiva and market data. 

Prior to Dow Jones, Clancy was Product Manager for Google Analytics, focussing on the feature development and international rollout of Google Analytics Premium. 

He holds an MBA from London Business School and a BSc in Computer Science and Economics from the University of Michigan.

Julie Charrier
 Julie Charrier 
Business Value Assessment Manager 
Information Builders
Julie Charrier is the Business Value Assessment Manager for UK, Ireland, France and Scandinavia, at Information Builders. She has over 10 years’ experience within the Data Management, Business Intelligence and Analytics sector. In this role Julie focuses on helping companies align their data and information strategy with their business goals and growth strategy. Julie gained a solid, practical grounding through roles as a consultant and business & strategic experience heading up the delivery of large programs in the financial services and healthcare sectors.
Jason Wood
 Jason Wood 
Independent Consultant, Former Head of Data 
Schroders

Now an Independent Consultant with 20+ years of Investment Management experience working in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific. Until August 2016 he was Group Chief Data Officer at Schroders (the Global Asset Manager with £330bn under management) where he successfully defined and implemented the firm-wide Data Strategy

Dhivya Venkatachalam
 Dhivya Venkatachalam 
Head of Data Governance Practice 
Schroders

Dhivya heads 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 has been 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

Julian Dorado
 Julian Dorado 
CDO 
M&G Investments

Julian is responsible for the delivery of Data capability at M&G including the sourcing of data for the investment teams, client services and the regulators. The main areas of focus include Data Content Management, Valuations (c.£270bn), Market Data Services, Data Governance and developing Data Services. In addition the team have developed regulatory data delivery solutions for M&G and its clients including Solvency II and AIFMD. More recently the focus has been to develop capability in connecting data sets across the M&G business in order to generate improved services and value to the business. Julian has been at M&G for 18 years undertaking a number of roles including Head of Front Office Operations and Global Market Data responsibilities.

 Boris Gregus 
Design Authority - Chief Data Office, Data and Analytics, Services 
RBS
 John Bottega 
Senior Advisor & Consultant 
EDM Council Inc
Graham T. Downie
 Graham T. Downie 
Manager - Global Information Services and Market Data 
Standard Life Investments Limited
 David Berry 
Market Data & Commissions Global Sourcing 
IPUG CIQ
 Jean-Marc Bonnefous 
Managing Partner, Tellurian Capital and board observer 
Clearmatics Technologies

Mr. Jean-Marc Bonnefous is the founder and managing partner of Tellurian Capital Management LLP, a London based investment management firm focused on the energy, commodity and technology sectors. He is presently a director of a number of technology companies, including Clearmatics, a new London-based blockchain technology firm. Prior to launching Tellurian in the asset management space, he was an investment banker at BNP Paribas from 1989 until 2006, based in New York and London. He built and managed the global commodity derivative trading business at BNP Paribas across a wide range of commodity assets out of Europe, the US and Asia. Mr Bonnefous is also a professor adjunct in finance at the IE Business School in Madrid.

Francisco M. Parras Tome
 Francisco M. Parras Tome 
EMEA EIM Director for Banking and Financial Services 
VirtusaPolaris

Fran is currently the EIM Director for Banking and Financial Services of VirtusaPolaris. Prior to join VirtusaPolaris Fran worked 7 years from 2009 to 2015 in IBM Global Business Services , where he served as Business Analytics Leader with experience in Large Complex programs with focus on system integration and driving transformational Business Intelligence, Analytics & Big Data, Business Operations/Development Processes and Business Transformation as well as software development, architecture, and consulting. Fran led the first big data project in IBM in 2010 and also the biggest BAO (Business Analytics Optimization) Program in AT&T Mexico for IBM between 2011 and 2012 and he was Lead Architect (Group Risk Domain) Programme: Liquidity risk, COREP, AnaCredit and Stress Testing, delivering group-wide data layer and reporting functions the GRD-program will contribute to compliance with BCBS #238 (liquidity), BCBS #239 and other upcoming regulations like AQR, FSB and BRRD.

 Sally Hinds 
MD and Co-Founder 
Data Management Consulting Services Ltd.
John Visti Madsen
 John Visti Madsen 
Global Head of Vendor Management 
Aegon Asset Management

John Visti Madsen is a seasoned market data professional with 14+ years’ experience from various management positions at data vendors and consumers in the space of market data sourcing, market data sales, vendor management, data management and governance. 

As Global Head of Vendor Management at Aegon Asset Management, he’s currently responsible for vendor engagements covering, Market Data, IT, and Third Party Outsourcing. 

John is an active contributor in industry peer groups incl. FISD and DIPUG.