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Registration and Continental Breakfast

Executive Pre-conference Breakfast Round-table


Chairperson's Opening Remarks


Opening Keynote Address:

The New European Regulatory Landscape for 2019 and Beyond: Discussing Potential Co-operations, Ongoing Innovations, and Shifting Geopolitical Alliances

  • MiFID II and FRTB: A new framework for European financial markets

  • Analysing the underlying capabilities produced by RegTech to prevent sanctions compliance, anti-money-laundering, and fraud

  • Will RegTech innovations drive better efficiencies and increased cooperation?

  • How emerging technologies are transforming processes to simplify and speed-up compliance

  • Discussing shifting geopolitical alliances, the impact of Brexit, and the tightening liquidity on the financial sector


Keynote Panel:

Centralising Data to Ensure Maximum Value Extraction from your Market and Reference Data

  • Data quality challenge: How can CDOs better centralize data structure

  • Reconciliation approach: fixing data upfront rather than flowing through the entire organisation

  • Creating a data-driven organisation with next generation people, processes and technology

  • Moving away from traditional data management systems towards predictive analytics and Big data extraction

David Thomas, EMEA CDO, HSBC
Huw Howell, Managing Director, Global Data, NOMURA


Networking Morning Break


Panel Discussion:

Driving Cost Efficiencies, New Technologies, and Operational Excellence for Transformation Growth

As data continues to grow in volume, it has become essential to create an effective partnership between various business functions to drive a streamlined data strategy throughout the enterprise.

Chris Dickens, COO EMEA, Global Markets, HSBC
Suren Siva, Director - Strategy & Innovation, CREDIT SUISSE
Edosa Odaro, Head of Data, AXA
Karim Hajjaji, Global Chief Operating Officer, Global Corporate Banking, SANTANDER


Drill Down Discussion Roundtables

You will have an opportunity to join one of the six roundtables – 45 minutes each

Stream 1: Data Architecture, Governance and Quality

A. ESG & Data Quality
C. Enabling Business Scalability and Flexibility with Cloud Computing
E. Women in Data: Discussing Diversity, Inclusion, Culture & Leadership in the workplace

Stream 2: Risk, Regulation, and Data Privacy

B. Alternative Data, the New Oil Rush?
D. Improved Data Lineage and Metadata Management
F. Market Data Licencing & Vendor Management


Networking Lunch Break & Exhibition Visit

Executive Luncheons by Invitation Only

Stream 1: Data Architecture, Governance and Quality


Keynote Presentation:

New Operating Models for Next Generation Finance Systems: Banking Nimble and Digital

  • Embracing APIs that allows robo-advisors and fintech platforms to communicate with back-end core systems

  • How emerging disruptors streamline their processes and cut infrastructure costs with digital and mobile-only banks

  • Enhancing customer experience with nimble front-end user interface and mobile services

  • Will legacy banks disappear?


Panel Discussion:

Data & Tech Leaders Panel – Advice for the Imminent Challenges of the Year Ahead

  • Partnering with universities for leadership excellence and effective career paths

  • The changing structures and complexities in leadership and culture: How to drive diversity and inclusion and ultimately tackle the gender and wage gap

  • Addressing the need for change, the practical use cases for AI and the tech strategy of tomorrow

Stream 2: Risk, Regulation, and Data Privacy


Keynote Presentation:

Alt Data: Capitalising on The Explosion of New And Diverse Data Sources

  • How to easily extract the value of the raw data with analytical tools and visualization

  • Alt data: how to use more comprehensive data sets

  • Using live data to make investment management decisions

  • Data management, analytics, alternative and unstructured data

  • Digitizing data governance to increase volume, speed and reduce friction


Panel Discussion:

Leveraging AI and Machine Learning Opportunities to Unlock Data-driven Insights and Drive Process Excellence

  • Mining greater value from existing data and cleansing data to increase trade prediction’s accuracy

  • Enhancing the customer’s journey and driving business value with predictive analytics

  • How to better monetise your data and justify AI’s ROI?


Networking Afternoon Break


Drill Down Discussion Roundtables

You will have an opportunity to join one of the six roundtables – 45 minutes each

Stream 1: Data Architecture, Governance and Quality

A. Automated Trading Systems & Data Platforms
C. Creating Value with Standard Identifiers in an Open Data World
E. Developing an appropriate Data Foundation for Artificial Intelligence

Edosa Odaro, Head of Data, AXA

Stream 2: Risk, Regulation, and Data Privacy

B. Navigating the Libor Transition and Financial Benchmarks
D. Understanding and Rethinking Privacy: The Legal and Ethical Implications of New Datasets
F. DLT and Smart Contracts


Afternoon Fireside Chat:

How Digitisation is Driving the Future of Capital Markets

How to transform traditional processes and operations with emerging automation systems and predictive analytics.

Stephane Malrait, MD, Head of Market Structure and Innovation, Financial Markets, ING


Drinks Reception


End of the European Financial Information Summit 2019