Totte Harinen

Data Scientist


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.

Manu Kumar

Chief Data Officer


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.

Tim Q Lum

Head of Data and Insight


John Bottega

Executive Director


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. 

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".

Anantha Prasad

Head of Data and Information Management and CDO


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.

Naomi Clarke

Head of Data


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.

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.


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

Meg Dillon

Sourcing Manager, Market Data

LLoyds Banking

David Masters

Director - Operations Regulatory Reporting - Referential Data Coordinator


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.

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).


Chad Guissani

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

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.

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.

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.

Sophia Bantanidis

EMEA Head of Regulatory & Market Strategy


Suman Datta

Head Portfolio Quantitative Research CB Markets


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. 

Angela Johnson

Anti-Financial Crime Analytics Technology Programme Director


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.

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

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.



Olga Petrenko

Market Integrity Senior. Officer within the Markets Department

European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

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.

Chris Bannocks

Group Chief Data Officer


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.