Speakers

Speakers

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Totte Harinen

Data Scientist

UBER

Totte is a senior data scientist at Uber, where his work focuses on randomised experiments, quasi-experiments and causal modelling. He is particularly interested in applying machine learning methods to causal inference. At Uber, Totte helps Eats and Rides teams across the world to analyse the impact of product and operational changes. Prior to Uber, Totte graduated with a PhD from King's College London.

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Manu Kumar

Chief Data Officer

BUPA CUSTOMER LABS

Manu serves as Chief Data Officer of BUPA’s Customer Lab where his focus is on applying AI to help customers live longer, healthier, happier lives. This involves applying machine & deep learning techniques to a variety of problems e.g. how do you predict footfall into facilities, how do you optimize resources to meet dynamic customer demand or design algorithms that can analyse scans to help clinicians diagnose disease profiles.

Prior to this Manu has led Data Science teams for companies like Vodafone, HP and Microsoft. He enjoys setting up analytics teams that solve complex problems and has set up such organizations in the US, India, Germany, UK, Hungary, Turkey, Singapore etc. He was also selected by Information Age as one of UK’s top Data Leaders for 2018. He holds a Masters from UC Berkeley in Applied Mathematical Sciences and a Management of Technology from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.

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Tim Q Lum

Head of Data and Insight

VIRGIN ATLANTIC

Tim Lum is currently Head of Data and Insight at Virgin Atlantic and their first person in charge of data across the company. Tim previously worked at technology firms such as Razorfish and Expedia and has a BS in Business from Indiana University and an MA in Sociology from the University of Washington.

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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. 

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Andrew Barnett

Group Chief Data Officer

LEGAL AND GENERAL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

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".

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Anantha Prasad

Head of Data and Information Management and CDO

HSBC

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Gary Goldberg

Chief Data Officer

MIZUHO INTERNATIONAL

Gary Goldberg is an expert in business transformation and a professionally trained economist with over 20 years' experience managing data and technology change programs at RBS, BlueCrest Capital, Credit Suisse, LCH.Clearnet, amongst others. Gary was appointed Chief Data Officer at Mizuho International plc in 2014 where his remit includes delivery of the long term data strategy to facilitate business growth, revenue generation and regulatory compliance.

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Naomi Clarke

Head of Data

GAM

Naomi Clarke has over 25 years in the financial sector, advising many well-known names on all aspects of data - from governance, through to day-to-day management and architecture. This has been complemented by her in-depth knowledge of process transformation and operational risk and control frameworks. As a data enthusiast, she is pleased to see data regaining the attention it deserves as the key to process effectiveness in the banking sector. Naomi has an MA from the University of Oxford.

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Cornelia Andersson

Vice President of Research and Market Data

BLACKSTONE GROUP

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.

 

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Stuart Burrows

Global Head of Market Data

SCHRODERS

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

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Meg Dillon

Sourcing Manager, Market Data

INDEPENDENT

Following graduation from the University of Birmingham and the completion of a post graduate diploma in Information Management I worked as a television researcher and Information Manager in the BBC Data department.  Whilst at the BBC I was selected for the US International Visitors Leadership Program.

In 1996 I moved into Investment Banking and joined a Corporate Finance Boutique and then Standard Bank working as a corporate finance researcher specialising in metals and mining. I was appointed the UK Information Manager at BNP Paribas in 2008 and was subsequently promoted to Global Market Data Procurement Manager.

I formed Source Data Ltd in 2017 and now provide Market Data Procurement and Business Information Consultancy services to the financial services sector. I am currently working with a UK banking group on a market data cost optimisation project following the completion of an industry first benchmark licensing compliance project. I have also recently worked as the sourcing lead on a project to roll out of market data terminals at the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development.

I have extensive market data and business information management, product and vendor experience including detailed knowledge of FTSE, Thomson Reuters, Moodys, Markit, Factset, Standard and Poors, Factiva, Fitch pricing models and services.

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David Masters

Director - Operations Regulatory Reporting - Referential Data Coordinator

SOCIETE GENERALE

David Masters is a Director at Societe Generale, working in the Operations Regulatory Reporting Team as the Referential Data Co-ordinator, and has over 22 years’ experience in regulatory and asset management operations. Involved as an SME in MiFIR and EMIR regulatory reporting and other non-financial regulatory reporting including Dodd-Frank, Canada, REMIT, as well as new regulations such as SFTR. David’s current role is also focused on various regulatory referential data initiatives such as counterparty and product referential data - always looking at opportunities to improve the data quality and ensuring that there are good controls and governance in place.

David has been at Societe Generale Investment Bank London (formerly Newedge UK) for over 6 years. He was previously at Goldman Sachs for over 16.5 years, working in Asset Management Operations for 11 and more recently in Regulatory Operations for 5.5 years. David is a member of the ISDA Cross Trade Association Reporting Working Group, ICMA ERCC Operations WG and SFTR Taskforce, FIA Europe Reporting WGs and other ISDA reporting related WGs. David has a BSc Honours degree in Geology from Imperial College, London.

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Karla McKenna

Chair, ISO TC 68, Financial services and Head of Standards

GLEIF

Karla McKenna is an international standards specialist in the area of financial services. Ms. McKenna is director of Market Practice and Standards at Citi and in this role drives development and adoption of financial services standards for Citi's Securities businesses.

Within the industry, Ms. McKenna is Chair of the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 68 (ISO/TC 68), Financial Services, Chair of the Securities Market Practice Group (SMPG), and serves on the Board and Executive Committee of Accredited Standards Committee X9 (ASC X9). Ms. McKenna also has served on the Boards of the International Securities Association for Institutional Trade Communication (ISITC) and XBRL International.

In May 2015, Ms. McKenna began a secondment to the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) as the Head of Standards for the GLEIF. In this role, Ms. McKenna is responsible for facilitating the development and implementation of GLEIF standards and leveraging international standards from organizations such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to maximize data quality and the operational integrity of the Global LEI System (GLEIS).

 

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Chad Guissani

Head of Transaction Reporting Compliance

STANDARD CHARTERED BANK

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

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Peter Moss

CEO

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.

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Catriona Baldwin

Head of Data Governance

CREDIT SUISSE

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.

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PJ Di Giammarino

CEO

JWG GROUP

A pioneering entrepreneur with a global network of senior bankers, regulators and technologists, PJ Di Giammarino is a frequent author and, for the last two decades, has been an international public speaker on the role of new technology within the financial services infrastructure.
He has over a decade of experience bringing together the industry's leading technologists, policy makers and market leaders to solve global challenges via collaborative working groups. PJ is currently the driving force for progressive change behind the MiFID Implementation Group and a wide range of regtech forums.
Based in Europe for 20 years and London for 15, he has served as founder and CEO of JWG Group, a think-tank based in London, which is recognised globally by regulators, financial institutions and technology firms since 2006. Here, his team of independent analysts help senior executives within the public and private sectors determine how regulations can be implemented in the right way.
He is an active member of the International Organisation for Standardization, through the ISO UK committee for financial services, IST/12, and serves as the Secretary for the Fintech Technical Advisory Group.

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Sophia Bantanidis

EMEA Head of Regulatory & Market Strategy

CITI

Suman Datta

Head Portfolio Quantitative Research CB Markets

LLOYDS BANK COMMERCIAL BANKING

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Colin Ware

Regulatory SME, Reference Data, IB Process and Service Transformation

BARCLAYS

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. 

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Angela Johnson

Global Programme Director, Anti-Financial Crime Analytics Technology

DEUTSCHE BANK

Angela is an Anti-Financial Crime (AFC) Technology Programme Director at Deutsche Bank. She is responsible for delivering data and analytics tools to enable improved anti-financial crime activities in alignment with 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 team 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.

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Chris Johnson

Senior Product Manager, Market Data

HSBC SECURITIES SERVICES

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

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Artur d'Avila Garcez

Professor of Computer Science Director, Research Centre for Machine Learning

CITY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

Artur d'Avila Garcez, FBCS, is Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Research Centre for Machine Learning at City, University of London. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science (2000) from Imperial College London. He co-authored two books: Neural-Symbolic Cognitive Reasoning (Springer, 2009) and Neural-Symbolic Learning Systems (Springer, 2002), and 150 peer-reviewed publications in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Neural Computing and Neural-Symbolic Computing. In 2013, he designed and then became the first course director of the MSc in Data Science at City, London's leading Data Science masters. Garcez is president of the Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning association, editor-in-chief of the Artificial Intelligence and Neural Computation book series, associate editor of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, deep learning and symbolic reasoning track, associate editor of the Journal of Logic and Computation, learning and reasoning track, and member of the editorial boards and programme committees of many journals and all the leading international conferences in his area. His research has received funding from CAPES Brazil, IBM, the Nuffield foundation, the EU, the Daiwa Foundation, the Royal Society, Kindred Group PLC, Innovate UK, ESRC and EPSRC UK.

 

 

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Olga Petrenko

Team Leader, Market Data Policy Team, Markets Department

European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

Olga Petrenko is the Team Leader within the Market Data Policy Team at the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). She is involved in ESMA work on defining reporting requirements that stem from European regulatory regimes – EMIR, MiFID II/MiFIR, MAR and SFTR – in relation to various types of market data. More specifically, her current tasks focus ESMA implementing measures on trades, transactions, order book, instrument reference data and securities financing transactions reporting.


Ms. Petrenko joined CESR (predecessor of ESMA) in March 2009 from the Lithuanian Securities Commission where she held the position of the Head of the Market Monitoring Division.
Ms. Petrenko received a Master’s Degree in Financial Markets from the Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius, Lithuania and qualifications in Economics and Applied Informatics from the Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania.

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Abhijit Akerkar

Head of Applied Sciences Business Integration

Lloyds Banking Group

Abhijit is bringing machine intelligence to life at the Lloyds Banking Group. His focus is on combining machine and human intelligence with data to fundamentally change the way the Bank does business and create new opportunities for customers and colleagues. Additionally, he is setting up an Academy in the Lloyds Banking Group to democratise AI skills across 75,000+ employees to empower them to succeed in the data driven future. Also, Abhijit sits on the Expert Advisory Panel of All Party Parliamentary Committee on Artificial Intelligence.

Earlier, at McKinsey & Company, Abhijit engaged with leaders from large enterprises across Europe, Asia, and North America to help them take strategic and investment decisions, build new digital business models, and drive above-market growth. He led a venture with a leading digital corporation to develop analytical offerings for energy and investment sectors.

Previously, at HCL Technologies, Abhijit built and led tech-enabled businesses in Europe and Asia. He helped large corporations and governments embrace technology to improve performance. This included setting up technical support infrastructure with over 3,000 people for the UK-wide broadband launch by BT. 

An engineer by training, Abhijit has an MBA from London Business School with exchange at MIT Sloan.

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Chris Bannocks

Group Chief Data Officer

ING BANK

Chris Bannocks (1971) was appointed Group Chief Data Officer as of September 2015 which was a new role within ING. In this role he is responsible driving the data management strategy
and execution in support of the Think Forward strategy, including support for the data driven organization, analytics, AI and ML.

Prior to joining ING Chris held senior roles at Barclays Bank PLC, NomuraInternational, Thomson Reuters and Credit Suisse, all of these roles were strategic, operational or business focused data roles.

Chris’s career spans 20 years in the delivery of large scale change, business development, and operational execution with data management and analytics being a core focus and a common theme throughout all of his roles.

 

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Terri Morgan

VP, Sales Manager

RIMES

Terri joined RIMES in 2006, at which time she was responsible for developing and growing key client relationships in the UK. Today, Terri leads RIMES’ existing business and business development efforts for Scotland and Ireland as well as managing key London based clients. In this role, Terri targets strategic growth in the region and has been instrumental in helping RIMES develop new marketing and client engagement initiative’s. Prior to RIMES, Terri held Client Service and Account Management roles at Thomson Reuters.

 

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Roy Kirby

Director Senior Product Manager

SIX FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Roy Kirby is part of the product propositions team at SIX 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 proposition team is currently focused around the areas of regulation, asset servicing and corporate actions. A core responsibility of the 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, 871m, Sanctions, cross border taxation, security master files and corporate action workflow.

Prior to joining SIX, Roy spent 18 years in various roles within the financial markets.

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Ruth Wandhöfer

Managing Director / Global Head of Regulatory & Market Strategy

CITI

Ruth Wandhöfer is a regulatory and FinTech expert in the financial services space and one of the foremost authorities on banking regulatory matters. Ruth's key responsibilities include driving regulatory and industry dialogue and developing product and market strategy in line with the evolving regulatory and innovation landscape.

Ruth chairs a number of influential industry bodies such as the Global Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs Committee of BAFT, the European Banking Federation Payments Regulatory Expert Group and the European Payments Council (EPC) Payment Security Group. She is also a of the European Commission Payment Systems Market Expert Group (PSMEG), a member of BAFT’s Global Innovation Council, a member of the European Biometrics Advisory Council and a member of the UK Bank of England RTGS renewal board.

She is a non-executive director at Pendo Systems, a US data analytics company. She is also member of the advisory board of Coinfirm, a blockchain AML and risk analytics firm and she sits on the advisory board of B2C2, a cryptocurrency market maker.

In her spare time she pursues a PhD on blockchain/distributed ledger technology in relation to financial market infrastructures at CASS Business School London. She is a founding member of the Global Blockchain Business Alliance, a Fintech Fellow and lecturer of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology at the Imperial College Business School London and a fellow lecturer at Queen Mary London School of Law.

Ruth was named as one of 2010s 'Rising Stars' by Financial News; named in Management Today's 2011 ‘35 Women under 35’ list of women to watch (Sunday Times), and one of the 100 Most Influential People in Finance 2012 as named by Treasury Risk Magazine. In 2015 she was the recipient of the ‘Women in Banking and Finance Award for Achievement’ and in 2016 and 2017 she was named on the global ‘Women in Fintech Powerlist’ of Innovate Finance.

She speaks five languages (EN, DE, F, ES, IT) and has completed studies in various countries, including an MA Financial Economics (UK), an MA International Politics (FR) and an LLM in International Economic Law (UK). She published two books: “EU Payments Integration – the tale of SEPA, PSD and other Milestones along the Road” (2010) and “Transaction Banking and the Impact of Regulatory Change: Basel III and other challenges for the global economy” (2014), both Palgrave MacMillan. She is also co-author of the London Institute of Banking and Finance ‘Certificate in Principles of Payments’.

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Aqil Khan

Global Head of Trade Reporting in Regulatory Operations Technology

GOLDMAN SACHS

Aqil is global head of Trade Reporting in Regulatory Operations Technology. Previously, he held various roles in the Post Execution Derivatives organization. Most recently, Aqil led the Global Commodities and Foreign Exchange Trade Processing Technology team. He joined Goldman Sachs as an associate in 2007 and was named managing director in 2017.

Aqil is a member of ISDA's FPML Steering Committee and also serves on DTCC's Technology Advisory Committee.

Aqil earned a BS in Computer Engineering from California Polytechnic University in 2001 and an MS with Distinction in Software Engineering from the University of Oxford in 2009.

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Paola Cereghino

Market Data Services

JP Morgan

Paola has worked in various areas at JP Morgan after joining in February 1997.

She has been in Market Data for over 10 years holding multiple global and strategic roles.

Paola brings a wide experience in the field with special focus on market data licensing and compliance, alternative data feeds and use of market data in applications. She is the company representative for market data industry associations

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Steven Dorward

Lead Architect

LLOYDS BANKING GROUP

Steve is a Lead Architect within Group Transformation Architecture & Strategy division. He has recent Software & Platform cloud vendor selection experience and involved in a number of initiatives to position Cloud as the future state architecture. He has many contacts within the IT industry be it vendors or peer FS companies. Alongside his Enterprise and Group Functions (People, Legal, Strategy & Audit) responsibilities steve works closely on a number of Accessibility, Inclusion and Diversity programmes. Accessibility can now be seen as a key differentiator when comparing IT or Business facing service. Steve has worked closely alongside the British Disability Forum to ensure Accessibility is seen as a key research theme, when looking at vendor products such as SAP, Workday, Oracle & IBM. Steve is based in Scotland but a frequent visitor to London. Lloyds Banking Group owns Lloyds Bank, Halifax, Bank of Scotland and Scottish Widows brands.

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Barry Green

Former Interim Chief Data Officer

BANK OF ENGLAND

Barry has 26 years in Finance Services with a brief 2-year period in Consulting at PwC. In this time, he has worked across organizations undertaking sales, relationship, consulting and operational roles at a country, regional and global level (e.g. CDO; COO; Transformation Director; Business Manager).

His broad experience enables him to understand business strategy and develop data strategies to maximize business opportunities. He is a conduit to drive change and collaboration through data and strong communication skills. 

A seasoned CDO Barry has had five years at HSBC and Bank of Ireland in a CDO role. In this time he has developed a framework for the management of data and process which is flexible and a modern way to manage, understand and drive business value from Data.

He has an undergraduate degree in Finance from Massey University, New Zealand and an Executive MBA through the TRIUM program (London School of Economics, NYU Stern School of Business and HEC Paris).

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Emma Kalliomaki

Managing Director

ANNA

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Gah-Yi Ban

Assistant Professor of Management Science & Operations

LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL

Dr. Gah-Yi Ban is an Assistant Professor of Management Science and Operations at London Business School, where she teaches in MIM, EMBA and PhD programs. Gah-Yi's research is in Big Data analytics with applications to business operations and finance, which is recognized by top academic journals and industry practitioners. Gah-Yi has held a visiting professorship at Columbia Business School and obtained her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Rafah Hanna

Principal

DATA CONTENT

  • Head of Market Data, Licensing and Compliance at NYSE, Euronext and LIFFE
  • Head of MTS Data (London Stock Exchange Group)
  • Exchange Licensing and Compliance JP Morgan
  • Licensing for Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg at JP Morgan
  • Vice-Chair of FISD (world industry body)
  • Head of Exchange constituency group at FISD
  • Drafted a number of Exchange Agreements, Compliance Policies for the top 30 Exchanges globally
  • Undertaken over 70 audits for and on behalf of Exchanges and Vendors previously
  • Defended over 60 audit clients globally

 

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Ruth Wandhöfer

Managing Director / Global Head of Regulatory & Market Strategy

CITI

Ruth Wandhöfer is a regulatory and FinTech expert in the financial services space and one of the foremost authorities on banking regulatory matters. Ruth's key responsibilities include driving regulatory and industry dialogue and developing product and market strategy in line with the evolving regulatory and innovation landscape.

Ruth chairs a number of influential industry bodies such as the Global Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs Committee of BAFT, the European Banking Federation Payments Regulatory Expert Group and the European Payments Council (EPC) Payment Security Group. She is also a of the European Commission Payment Systems Market Expert Group (PSMEG), a member of BAFT’s Global Innovation Council, a member of the European Biometrics Advisory Council and a member of the UK Bank of England RTGS renewal board.

She is a non-executive director at Pendo Systems, a US data analytics company. She is also member of the advisory board of Coinfirm, a blockchain AML and risk analytics firm and she sits on the advisory board of B2C2, a cryptocurrency market maker.

In her spare time she pursues a PhD on blockchain/distributed ledger technology in relation to financial market infrastructures at CASS Business School London. She is a founding member of the Global Blockchain Business Alliance, a Fintech Fellow and lecturer of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology at the Imperial College Business School London and a fellow lecturer at Queen Mary London School of Law.

Ruth was named as one of 2010s 'Rising Stars' by Financial News; named in Management Today's 2011 ‘35 Women under 35’ list of women to watch (Sunday Times), and one of the 100 Most Influential People in Finance 2012 as named by Treasury Risk Magazine. In 2015 she was the recipient of the ‘Women in Banking and Finance Award for Achievement’ and in 2016 and 2017 she was named on the global ‘Women in Fintech Powerlist’ of Innovate Finance.

She speaks five languages (EN, DE, F, ES, IT) and has completed studies in various countries, including an MA Financial Economics (UK), an MA International Politics (FR) and an LLM in International Economic Law (UK). She published two books: “EU Payments Integration – the tale of SEPA, PSD and other Milestones along the Road” (2010) and “Transaction Banking and the Impact of Regulatory Change: Basel III and other challenges for the global economy” (2014), both Palgrave MacMillan. She is also co-author of the London Institute of Banking and Finance ‘Certificate in Principles of Payments’.

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Siobhan Clarke

Chief Operating Officer, Investment Operations

M&G Investments

Siobhan has worked in the Investment Management industry for over 20 years across the Front Office, Distribution, IT and Operational areas at Morgan Grenfell, Dresdner RCM, Threadneedle Asset Management, Henderson Global Investors, Schroders and M&G. She joined M&G in 2018 as COO Investment Operations where she has responsibility for front and back office operations, data and dealing.

Siobhan sits on the Investment Association’s Velocity Fintech Accelerator panel, is co-chair of the Risk Free Rate Market Infrastructure Working Party and is a board member of the London Women’s Forum.

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Bijna Dasani

Group Architecture and Strategy

LLOYDS BANKING GROUP

Bijna has a robust track record of delivering strategic, innovation and complex transformation successes for global Financial Services firms, across products, asset classes and markets. Bijna influences to deliver and builds high performing teams.

Bijna serves the Boards of CIO Net, the IPQC CDO Exchange Series, and the Inclusive Companies Network. She is a FinTech Mentor and films videos on Mentorship, Leadership & Technology; she's a co-presenter for the Women in Business TV series.

Bijna is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), a Leadership Fellow at St. George's House, Windsor Castle and an Associate Member of Oriel College, University of Oxford.

Bijna advises and advocates for a diversified portfolio of Business, Data & Technology, Social Impact, I&D causes. She has spoken to global audiences (37+ countries) at Millennial Board London, Deloitte, Edinburgh DataFest, Amazon, Sky, IPQC CDO Exchange, Lloyds Banking Group, University of Oxford, Imperial College London, De Montfort University, Appway, CIO NEXT, Bloomberg and other. She serves as a Host / Judge / Speaker for a portfolio of events and awards.

Bijna has been recognised for her contributions with an Honorary Doctorate by De Montfort University (2018), the Lloyds Banking Group Ethnicity Role Models List (2018) and by felicitation at the House of Lords (UK), at the NRI World Summit (2017) for 'making India proud'. Bijna is credited as one of the Top 50 Visionary Young Leaders in Business, by Henley Business School (2017), one of 35 leading British business women under 35, by Management Today, Accenture and The Telegraph (2015) a Rising Star by We Are the City (2013) and has received recognition with nine further honours including the National Diversity Awards (2012) and the Asian Women of Achievement Awards (2010). Bijna is also the International Women’s Day Young Achiever of the Year (2006).

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Jane Karczewski

Head of Global Custody

HSBC

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