Speakers List - European Financial Information Summit

Keynote Speakers

Hany Choueiri

Head of Data Governance & Strategy (CDO)


With over 25 years of experience in data, Hany Choueiri joined State Street in 2016 as the Head of Data Governance and Strategy for EMEA. Previously he was the Chief Data Officer at the Bank of England leading the strategic One Bank Data initiative. Between 2009 and 2014, Hany worked in a variety of roles at HSBC most recently as the GBM Chief Data Officer, Europe & Head of Data Quality Services. Prior to HSBC, Hany worked at Deutsche Bank, Clerical Medical and Ernst & Young where he managed a number of key client data, business intelligence, cash management and risk initiatives. Having been instrumental in pioneering one of the first Data Warehouses, Hany's career has been centered around data and its management.

His passion for data is complemented by expertise in the use of process improvement, project & programme management methods such as Six-Sigma and PRINCE2 and their combined application to successful data transformations. A regular speaker in a number of data events, Hany has also been involved in number of data centric industry initiatives such as the LEI, KYC Utility and the development of Data Maturity Models



Olga Petrenko

Market Integrity, Markets Department,

European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

Olga Petrenko is the Market Integrity Senior Officer within the Markets Department 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.

Roberto Maranca

Group Chief Data Officer



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.


Gary Goldberg

Chief Data Officer


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.

Kiou Nayer Nouri

Head of Market Data Commercial , Legal and Controls


With over 26 years experience across The Toronto Stock Exchange, Reuters, Citigroup, HSBC and Barclays Kiou has a wide range of experience and skills in the Financial Market Data industry.
Kiou is the Head of Market Data Commercial, Legal and Controls and has been at Barclays since 2007, leading a global team centralising the commercial and contractual negotiations, risk management and supplier relationships. This included internal and external audit and regulatory interactions and reporting and Index Licensing specifically focusing on Index and derivative product creation.
Kiou has taken on the additional responsibilities for Supplier Relationship, Risk & Controls at Barclays where Kiou has created a new supplier management function that is responsible for overseeing and managing the Investment and Corporate Bank's supplier relationships with accountability for driving the effective management of Supplier Risk.

Karla McKenna

Chair of the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 68 (ISO/TC 68) and Head of Standards


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).


Julia Sutton

Head of Group Customer Data Strategy, Group Data Services


Julia Sutton has worked in the Financial Services industry for nearly 40 years. She has worked for several banks including Barclays Capital, Citi, RBC, Deutsche Bank and now HSBC. Julia has spent the vast majority of her career with Customer Data and is currently the Group Head of Customer Data Strategy, looking across all the various businesses that make up HSBC.

Wouter van Bronswijk

Senior Supervision Officer

The Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM)

Wouter is Senior Supervision Officer within the Autoriteit Financiële Markten. As a data analyst he is responsible for the quality and analysis of all incoming feeds (orders/transactions/reference data) the AFM receives for the detection and analysis of market abuse. Wouter is member of the ESMA IT Management and Governance Group and the ESMA Market Data Standing Committee. Before joining the AFM he worked as a consultant within Logica (prior CMG).

Neville Homer

Head of Reference Data, Reporting & Data Services


Neville is a reference data management practitioner with over 15 years of data management experience.

He joined RBS in 2009 and is now Head of Reference Data and Data Services within the Global Finance Services area, managing business change and BAU activity relating to the RBS Entity Master, as well the management of a number of other datasets critical to RWA and Regulatory reporting.

He was previously at Barclays Capital from 2004 to 2009 working on the central counterparty system SDS, and 1998-2004 at the Credit insurer Euler Hermes.


Alain Robert-Dautin

Head of Risk Management


Alain Robert-Dautun, has over 20 years of experience in the financial markets and asset management, including in hedge funds investment and risk management. Before joining Sycomore AM in 2006, Alain was senior investment analyst and member of the investment team for Allianz Alternative AM. Prior to that, he was managing a long short equity fund for CPR AM. Previously, Alain served as head of new products development for JP Morgan, head of Asset Allocation for State Street Global Advisors and quantitative Analyst for Sinopia AM (now HSBC GAM).

Alain holds a Master's Degree in Statistics from the Institute of Statistic from Paris (ISUP), he is a CFA® charterholder and member of the Institute of Actuaries (France). Alain is also member of the Risk Commission for the French Asset Management Association (AFG).


Clare Rowley

Head of Business Operations


Clare Rowley is the Head of Business Operations at the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF). Prior to working with GLEIF, Ms. Rowley worked at the United States Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation where she led technology initiatives improving bank resolution programs and contributed to research on subprime mortgages.

Tony Chau

Lead Architect, IB CTO


Chad Giussani

Head of Transaction Reporting Compliance


Peter Moss


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.

John Bottega

Principal, Data Management Advisory Services, LLC Senior Advisor, Chief Data Officer Forum

EDM Council

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

As the former Chief Data Officer at Bank of America, John was responsible for driving the enterprise data management strategy. 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.
As the Chief Data Officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY), John 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 the LEI (Legal Entity Identifier), a global information standard for unique entity identification, key to enabling and strengthening systemic risk analysis in support of global financial stability. John 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 the analysis and monitoring of industry-wide systemic risk.
As Chief Data Officer for Citigroup's Corporate and Investment Banking John defined their data management improvement strategy and roadmap. He led an effort that reduced the bank's BASEL capital risk exposure through improved data quality initiatives, resulting in significant bottom line savings to the firm.
John is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and industry symposiums, is currently a member of the Executive Advisory Board of NewVantage Partners and is a member of the advisory board of InformationWeek's Wall Street and Technology publication.

Meg Dillon

Market Data Sourcing Manager


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Franck Lasry

Transverse projects manager


Dr Neil Dodgson

Global Head Risk & Compliance Analytics


Dr Neil Dodgson Global Head Risk & Compliance Analytics IBM Watson Financial Services

Neil Dodgson is the European executive for Risk & Compliance. He holds a position on the board of Risk Analytics and is responsible for representing field strategy, innovation and solution requirements. In addition, he is a member of the Watson Financial Services leadership team and manages a team of 50 subject matter experts across all disciplines of risk management - Financial Risk, Balance Sheet Risk Management, Insurance, Asset Management. Operational Risk and GRC.

Dr. Dodgson holds a first class honors degree in applied mathematics and a Ph.D. in fluid mechanics from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.


Leo Armer



Leo leads the IBM Financial Risk Technical sales team; a team with extensive quantitative and qualitative knowledge in Financial risk. The team operates worldwide with SME knowledge across regulations, risk best-practices and analytics across both buy and sell side institutions.

As a technical architect, Leo has significant experience in technological developments over the past 12 years within the complex Financial risk management space, including parallel processing, grid-based technology, onto Cloud and SaaS solutions and, more recently, with BigData/Hadoop enterprise architectures and Risk Data Aggregation.

Expert in IBM Risk Analytics solutions and a trusted advisor for new products, projects and initiatives, particularly in Enterprise Risk
Key advisor in technological innovations of IBM Risk Analytics solutions
Designed and delivered IBM Risk Analytics solutions at numerous clients with varied technology and can advise on technical solution designs and recommended architectures
Experience in small and large scale, global, multi-tenant implementations for Banks, Asset Managers/Hedge Funds and Insurance companies delivering comprehensive Enterprise Risk, Market/Credit Risk and Regulatory (Basel II/III) and Economic Capital/Solvency II projects
Implementation of Regulatory compliant solutions for large UK and European banks for Basel, IMA/ICA projects
Expert in Big Data/Hadoop infrastructure for Risk Analytics


Kerry White

Executive Director, Global Product Management, Asset Owners Segment


Roy Kirby

Director, Head of Product Propositions


Roy Kirby
Head of Product Propositions, SIX Financial Information

Roy Kirby is the Head of Product Propositions at SIX Financial Information and has been with the company since 2015. In this role, he is responsible for identifying and responding to market trends and customer requirements across all financial markets globally.
The product team for which Roy is responsible is currently focused around the areas of regulation, asset servicing and corporate actions. A core responsibility of his team is to provide thought leadership and expertise to define solutions that mitigate clients' risks, improve profitability and improve efficiency. Some notable topics include MiFID2, FATCA871m, Solvency2, cross border taxation, security master files and corporate action workflow.
Prior to joining SIX Financial Information, Roy spent 18 years in various roles within the financial markets.



Angela Johnson

Global Rollout Lead For Data Quality Repository And Workflow Tools


Angela Johnson is the Head of Global Data Quality Rollout at Deutsche Bank. In this role she is responsible for getting almost 100,000 Deutsche Bank team members correctly using the firm's data quality issue to log, track and manage their data quality issues. Prior to this Angela was the Global Data Asset leader for Money Markets responsible for front to back improvements for the Money Markets product from trade capture through to risk, regulatory and financial reporting. Before joining Deutsche, Angela worked in banking and data as a Senior Managing Consultant with EY. A trained engineer, Angela started her career at IBM in Australia.

Craig Taylor


Financial Services

Craig Taylor is a well-travelled contractor and expert on regulation affecting Financial Services. On Solvency he has worked on regulatory change management for United Kingdom and European financial institutions. He has amassed over 30 years of professional experience across insurance, banking, financial services, professional consultancy firms and media. Since 2010 Craig has focussed on Solvency II for his clients who include Standard Life, Pearl, QBE, Markel, Groupama, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group, Travelers, ING, Friends Life Group, Just Retirement, Moody's Analytics and Lloyds Banking Group. Previous roles include Senior Data Risk Manager, Pillar III Project Manager, Pillar I Project Manager, Solvency II Programme Reviewer, Solvency II Global Programme Manager, Internal Model Lead, Solvency II & Standardisation Programme Manager and Solvency II Documentation Consultant. Craig has also held the positions of Head of Delivery, Business Transformation with Scottish Widows and BskyB.

Craig then turned his attention to BCBS239 working for Lloyds Bank on their programme and is currently contributing to a book on BBS239 Data Quality to be published later this year.

Now Craig has turned his undoubted experience to GDPR and, apart from starting his own consultancy Deep Sea Data, is the contractor Programme Manager on GDPR for Admiral Group.



Bruno Piers de Raveschoot

Chief Operating Officer

RIMES' RegTech Division

Bruno joined RIMES in 2016 to set up its new Regulatory Division. Before joining RIMES, he was President EMEA and APAC at NICE Actimize, responsible for growing the company from zero to more than US$135M in revenue, positioning the company as the global leader in regulatory compliance and financial crime technology. Prior to Actimize, he held various senior roles and board memberships at CSFB, Tradair and Traxpay. Bruno holds a Masters in Corporate Finance from the University of Dallas and a Masters in Investment Banking from the London Business School.

Artur d'Avila Garcez

Professor of Computer Science Director, Research Centre for Machine Learning


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.



PJ Di Giammarino



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.

Advisory Board

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.

Julian Dorado

Director of Data Management


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.

Chris Bannocks

Group Chief Data Officer


Andrew Barnett

Group Chief Data Officer


Francis Gross

Senior Adviser, Directorate General Statistics


Rick Avis

Head of Architecture Management, Group CTO


James Humphrey Evans



Mark Bird

Chief Data Officer for EMEA, Customer Data Lead & Data Governance Lead


Beate Born

Global MiFID II project lead


Chris Johnson

Senior Product Manager, Market Data


Catriona Baldwin

Head of Data Governance


Colin Ware

Regulatory SME, Reference Data, IB Process and Service Transformation