Advisory Board

Advisory Board

These industry experts have volunteered their time and knowledge to help develop the 2018 European Financial Information Summit agenda. Their dedication is critical to the success of the event, ensuring high quality content and maximum ROI for all attendees

Edward Boag

Chief Data Officer


Edward is the Global Chief Data Officer at Pioneer Investments, responsible for the implementation of an enterprise data strategy. Prior to this, he held positions as Programme Manager of the Front-to-Back integration at BNP Paribas Investment Partners, as Head of Strategic Programmes at Fortis Investments and as Head of Enterprise Data, Risk, Performance Management and Compliance IT at ABN AMRO Asset Management, where he worked from 2000 to 2008. He started his career in investment banking and spent seven years in Fixed Income Capital Markets before moving into software and database development in 1999.

Cornelia Andersson

Vice President of Research and Market Data


Cornelia Andersson is Vice President of Research & Market Data at Blackstone, heading Research and Market Data Services for the firm globally. Ms Andersson manages Market Data, including vendor management, reporting, data analytics, and is responsible for providing best in class information and business intelligence services firm wide. Since joining Blackstone, Ms Andersson has also been involved in several bilateral projects, such as the redesign of internal client facing websites, process automation, reporting and applications.

Before joining Blackstone in 2007, Ms Andersson worked for Thomson Financial covering European private equity data. Ms Andersson received a Master's degree in Political Science from Lund University, Sweden.


Roberto Maranca

Group Chief Data Officer


Born Italian and in UK since 2001 where he had moved for a "short term assignment", Roberto is an Aeronautical Engineer who had to, unwillingly, repurpose himself as IT professional, before responding to the call of the Data Management profession almost 3 years ago.
Roberto has been working for Nissan, Ford and for the last 16 years he has been part of General Electric Capital big family.
As Chief Data Officer for their International Division he has been overlooking the implementation of Data Governance and Quality framework, spanning from supporting risk model validation to enabling divestitures and leading their more recent Basel III data initiatives.
He hates the "Big Data" buzzwords, but he loves the fact that Data Management is still broadly pioneering with very wide horizons to explore and to conquer.

Andrew Barnett

Group Chief Data Officer


Andrew Barnett is the CDO of Legal & General Investment management.  Over the past 20 years Barnett has moved from Investments to Fintech and now data & analytics. An unconventional path perhaps, but one that allows him to communicate in the language of his  stakeholders while encouraging an entrepreneurial approach to data, technology and change. Remembering, "without data your just another person with an opinion".

Francis Gross

Senior Adviser, Directorate General Statistics


Francis Gross is Senior Adviser in the Directorate General Statistics of the European Central Bank. His interests include developing vision and strategy for overcoming the dual disruption of rapid globalization and digitization, as well as designing and driving the implementation of concrete, feasible measures with transformational power to ultimately deliver measurement tools effective at the scale and speed of today’s finance, especially in a crisis. His immediate focus is on the “real world - data world” interface, primarily object identification. He serves on the Regulatory Oversight Committee of the Global LEI System (GLEIS) and has been instrumental in the emergence and development of the GLEIS. Prior to the ECB, Francis spent fifteen years in the automotive industry, eight of which at Mercedes, working mainly on globalisation, strategic alliances and business development. He holds an engineering degree from École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, Paris, and an MBA from Henley Management College, UK

Angela Johnson

Global Programme Director, Anti-Financial Crime Analytics Technology


Angela is the Global Head of Anti Financial Crime (AFC) Analytics Technology at Deutsche Bank. She is responsible for delivering data and analytics tools to enable improved anti-financial crime tasks and processes in alignment with the banks AFC strategy and regulatory requirements.

Before joining Deutsche Bank, Angela worked as a Senior Manager at EY across APAC and EMEIA within the Financial Services Organisation focusing on Corporate Banking and Capital Markets transformation and advisory programmes. Angela started her career at IBM in Australia working as a developer, tester, designer and then business analyst and project manager.

Angela has an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics / Robotics) and Computer Science from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Beate Born

Global MiFID II project lead


Beate Born, leads the global MiFID II Trading project across UBS Wealth Management. She has 12 years' experience in the financial services industry in Switzerland, Europe and Asia with a focus on regulatory implementation. Amongst others, Beate worked as a consultant for Malik Management Zentrum St. Gallen, had her own regulatory implementation practice and is now deputy team head in Business Risk & Regulatory Management at UBS. Degrees include an MBA from Clark University, a DESS from the Sorbonne and an executive diploma from the Swiss Finance Institute.

Chris Johnson

Senior Product Manager, Market Data


Chris joined HSBC Securities Services in 2006 and is the Head of Product Management, Market Data Services. Chris was previously at Threadneedle Investments where he was Head of Investment Information Services. Before then he was a Director at UBS. Chris started work in the city with Laurie, Milbank stockbrokers, in their futures and options operations team, continuing with Chase Manhattan for a further ten years, culminating in three years as head of the equity derivatives middle office. He also headed OTC derivative client valuations at Bankers Trust. Chris is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment

Colin Ware

Regulatory SME, Reference Data, IB Process and Service Transformation


Colin has recently joined BNY Mellon as Regulatory Product Manager. He is responsible for ensuring that all products within Asset Servicing are compliant with upcoming regulations and serve our client’s needs to meet the regulatory requirements. He is focused on helping clients understand how they will be affected by upcoming regulations, including MIFID II, GDPR, MMFR etc, and how BNYM product solutions can assist them in ensuring compliance.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Colin spent 4 years working at Barclays initially as Industry & Regulatory Engagement Lead for Data Management, and then leading on the Impact Assessment for GDPR. Previously, he was Global Product Manager for Omgeo CTM responsible for developing the product to meet all client and regulatory requirements. He has also spent time at a number of leading Investment Bank institutions, including Deutsche Bank, Nomura, and Goldman Sachs, across a broad range of Data Management, Client Service and project management roles. 

Catriona Baldwin

Head of Data Governance


Catriona is Head of Data Governance at Credit Suisse. She has been a change and data professional for most of her Financial Services career, joining Credit Suisse 6 years ago as Head of Client Data Change. Prior to this, she worked as a project manager in reference data for several European based Investment Banks. Her special interests include, using technology to increase STP and control across the client life cycle, the use of utilities, data privacy and ethics. Catriona started her career at J.P.Morgan as part of the graduate scheme and holds a BBS (Finance) from Trinity College, Dublin.

John Bottega

Executive Director

EDM Council

John Bottega is a senior strategy and data management executive with more than 30 years of experience in the industry.  As the former Chief Data Officer at Bank of America, John was responsible for driving the enterprise data management strategy for the firm.  This included championing the data management policy and standards, establishing and operationalizing data governance, working with technology to define the data platform, infrastructure and tool simplification, and supporting the bank's data scientist team in their efforts to drive improved information analytics.

Before coming to Bank of America John was the Chief Data Officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) where he worked with domestic and foreign regulators on financial sector data management and data quality.  While at FRBNY, John led the effort to define and establish a new international data standard known as the LEI (Legal Entity Identifier), a global standard for unique organizational identification, key to enabling and strengthening system risk analysis in support of global financial stability.  During his time at FRBNY, Bottega also served as a Senior Advisor to the Director of the Office of Financial Research (OFR), an agency established by the Dodd-Frank Act within the US Department of the Treasury, responsible for analysis and monitoring of industry-wide systemic risk.  

Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank, Bottega was Chief Data Officer for Citigroup's Corporate and Investment Banking group where he defined their data management improvement strategy and roadmap. While working with Citigroup he led an effort that reduced the bank’s BASEL capital risk exposure through improved data quality initiatives, and resulted in significant bottom line savings to the firm.  Prior to Citigroup, he worked for other financial institutions including Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers.

Bottega currently serves as the Executive Director of the Enterprise Data Management Council (EDMC) and is a member of the Executive Advisory Board of NewVantage Partners. 

Chad Giussani

Head of Transaction Reporting Compliance


Chad Giussani leads the Operations and Transaction Reporting Compliance team at Standard Chartered bank covering post-trade operations and global trade and transaction reporting obligations. He has been involved with regulatory trade and transaction reporting since 2006, covering MiFID, Dodd-Frank, EMIR and more recently many other G20 risk reporting and prudential jurisdictional requirements. Chad originally worked in the transaction reporting vendor area before moving into a leadership role within investment banking technology, then onto business change and more recently into compliance.

Chad represents Standard Chartered at the trade and transaction reporting industry working groups with various trade associations including ISDA, BBA and FIA on the emerging rules and regulations , chairs the GFXD Post Trade Regulations working group and is the former Chairman of the Regulations Business Unit at ISITC Europe

Stuart Burrows

Global Head of Market Data


Currently the Global Head of Market Data for Schroders, Stuart has over 20 years' experience in and around Market Data. Following roles at a market data vendor, Stuart worked in a number of buy-side and sell-side positions. Stuart then set up and ran his own consultancy providing short term tactical solutions to common market data problems. It was this experience that led him to Schroders and culminated in his Head of Market Data role . Stuart is a strong advocate for driving change in the market data space through the use of technology and strategic collaboration

Lynn Watts

Head of Data Governance


Lynn is Head of Data Governance within the Chief Data Office at Lloyds Banking Group. Responsible for launching the Group Data Management Policy. The challenge is now to embed this across the organisation and ensure colleagues are supported through the right roles, governance bodies, tools and processes, helping everyone to understand their individual and collective responsibilities to ensure data is used to drive compliance and Customer benefits.

Lynn has over 20 years' experience in all aspects of Data Management, including Data Governance, Data Architecture, Data Quality, Enterprise Data Warehouse solutions, Data Migration and delivery of multiple regulatory projects, including BCBS 239, Basel II. Prior to joining Lloyds Banking Group, Lynn has held data-based roles at Barclays, LloydsTSB and British Telecom.

Lynn is a graduate of "BA computing and Information systems" from Brighton University and lives with her husband and two children in Brighton.