Advisory Board


Roman Regelman

Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Digital


Roman Regelman is Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Digital for BNY Mellon. He is a member of the company’s Executive Committee. Mr. Regelman is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the firm’s digital future to achieve significant improvements in the company’s business performance and customer and employee experience. He drives investments in our client and internal digital capabilities, including data management, analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics. He leads the global digital team across the company, attracting and developing top digital talent.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Mr. Regelman took on senior leadership roles that spanned Chief Operating Officer, Chief Digital Officer, Head of Transformation and Head of Customer Journeys. He was a Partner and Managing Director of Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he co-led its Financial Institutions Digital business and led Customer Journey, North American Financial Institutions Operations and Lean Practices. At BCG, he ran numerous financial institution and service company transformations, including end-to-end customer journeys, process digitization, Agile, restructuring technology and operations. Prior to BCG, he worked at Booz and Company, Bain & Company, NerveWire/Wipro, Mitchell Madison Group, One Core, GTE/BBN and Gazeta Distribution.

Mr. Regelman earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from St. Petersburg State Technical University, St. Petersburg, Russia and a Master of Business Administration from Olin Graduate Business School at Babson College, Wellesley, MA. He is a recognized author and frequent commentator on digital, customer journeys and transformation.

Jose A. Murillo

Chief Analytics Officer


Jose A. Murillo established and leads the Analytics Business Unit at Banorte – the second largest financial group in Mexico. His group has been recognized as a success story within the data and analytics industry. The value created with analytics on 2018, the third year of operations of his group, exceeded 800 million usd–during his tenure the value created has exceeded 1.8 billion dollars. This case was published at Harvard Business Review as an example of a company which made its analytics investments pay-off (2018). Also, his team obtained the Lafferty Global Award on Credit Card Excellence for the impact of analytics on customer equity (2016). Jose was named among the top analytics and data professionals in North America by Corinium in its first and second edition. He has been published in several industry and refereed journals, he is an international speaker at data science and artificial intelligence forums, and he is a member of Queen’s University Advisory Board for the Master in Management Analytics.

Prior to Banorte, Jose was a top ranking official at Mexico’s Central Bank and participated for more than a decade at the Monetary Policy Committee holding the staff’s view on inflation –a key variable for policy decision. Also, he was an advisor to the International Monetary Fund and led missions to Ecuador and Chile. At the academia he taught economics at Rice University, ITAM and El Colegio de Mexico. He holds a PhD in economics from Rice University and graduated from ITAM (Cum Laude and received prizes from the Chamber of Commerce and Tlacalel Prize).



Alex Golbin

Managing Director, Global Head of Data Services


Alex Golbin, CFA, Managing Director, is the Global Head of BlackRock Data Services (BDS). This group provides centralized data support for the Firm, serving the dual mission of supporting BlackRock and BlackRock Solutions (BRS) clients through overseeing Reference Data and Pricing, Portfolio and Benchmark data and analytics, as well as Risk, Analytics and Performance Reporting. BDS teams also manage Client Data, Invoicing and Reporting for Retail and Institutional businesses. BlackRock Data Services ensure comprehensive Quality Assurance and timely delivery of all information relevant to clients and investment professionals, while running a scalable operational process on over $17T of BlackRock and BRS assets. Mr. Golbin is a member of Global Operating Committee.

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2005, Mr. Golbin was a Principal in Banc of America Securities' Fixed Income Credit Strategy group. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers Fixed Income Research department. Mr. Golbin joined Lehman Brothers in 1994, and became responsible for producing Global Family of Fixed Income Indices. Previously, Mr. Golbin spent three years as a systems analyst with Siemens Corporation.

Mr. Golbin earned a MS degree in computer science from Hofstra University in 1996.

Thomas Mavroudis

Group Head of Data Quality


Thomas Mavroudis is an accomplished Data Management and IT professional with over 20 years of management experience. He is considered a thought leader in the Data Management space and has built the Global Data Quality practices at two of the largest financial institutions. His experience spans managing bank consolidations and conversions, global IT transformation and Innovation initiatives, as well as standing up Centers of Excellence around Data management, Operations and Technology services.

He spearheaded the Basel II Data Quality reporting to the Board of Directors as well as developed targeted Corporate KPI's which were used to manage the Liquidity and Capital Ratio of the firm. He also built the global Big Data Shared service supporting advanced analytics to effect expense reduction and revenue growth.

Peter Serenita

U.S. Chief Data Officer


Peter Serenita is the US Chief Data Officer for Scotiabank, responsible for defining and implementing a data management capability to improve data quality and leverage data for business enablement. He is also the Chairman of the Enterprise Data Management Council, a trade organization advancing data management in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Scotiabank, Peter was the Group Chief Data Officer and was responsible for the data management and analytics practices across all businesses and global functions at HSBC, focusing on improving data consistency across the firm. Previously, Peter was a 28-year veteran of JPMorgan having held several key positions in business and information technology including the role of Chief Data Officer of the Worldwide Securities division.

Vijay Kasarabada

Managing Director and Global Head of Technology


Vijay Kasarabada is the Global Head of Technology for Lazard Asset Management. He began working in the investment field in 2000. Prior to joining Lazard in 2017, Vijay was a Managing Director within BlackRock's Aladdin product group helping build several aspects of their technology to support the wider investment management process from Front through Middle through the Back Office. Prior to that Vijay worked at large institutions such as Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs (where he started his technology career on Wall Street), helping architect solutions in the Capital Markets Sales and Trading domain, along with a core expertise in the Investment Management domain. Vijay’s responsibilities focus on all aspects of technology that support Lazard Asset Management’s global business operations. Vijay has an MBA in Finance and Business Strategy from Rutgers and a B.S. in Computer Science from Rohilkhand University.

Risë Zaiser

US Chief Data Officer


Kim Prado

Managing Director, Global Head of Client Insight, Banking & Digital Channel's Technology


Kim Prado heads the Global Client, Banking & Digital Channels Technology group across Capital Markets.  She has been at RBC for over 12 years supporting the business in various capacities from running Global FIC Production Services to Head of Fixed Income Sales and Credit Trading technology.  Currently, her role includes managing all aspects of client technology as well as Banking and Digital Channels across all lines of business within CM.  She is also a member of RBC’s Global Markets Innovation Leadership Council. Prior to joining RBC, Mrs.Prado ran the API Connectivity Development team at ICAP and was part of the initial launch of BrokerTec.  She has also held multiple technology positions across the street with Deutsche Bank, Mizuho and Chase Securities. Mrs. Prado received a BA from Stockton University in accounting.

Sareena Dalla

Global Innovation and Strategy


Sareena currently oversees Vanguard’s portfolio of next generation products, services and emerging offers developed out of its Innovation lab. There, she has built and lead interdisciplinary and matrix teams of product owners, designers, developers, data scientists, marketers, business SMEs, and go-to-market strategists through the entire product innovation lifecycle: research and discovery, design and experimentation, proof of concept iteration through to product delivery.

Hiroki Ishihara

Vice President, Global Head of Operations Technology Audit


Hiroki is the global head of Operations Technology Audit for Goldman Sachs. He is also a member of global securities and technology audit leadership groups in the Internal Audit department, responsible for driving strategic initiatives, audit planning and resourcing, regulatory interactions, continuous monitoring, and audit projects. He is responsible for a global portfolio that focuses on a variety of risks and controls related to the technology eco-system that supports post-execution trade flows and functions, including client on-boarding, reference data management, trade processing, trade settlement, treasury and funding, margin, collateral & client valuations, asset servicing, and regulatory/tax reporting and monitoring.

Prior to his current role, he was a regional lead of Operations Technology Audit in the Americas. Before that, Hiroki was responsible for technology audit for Asia in Tokyo, Japan. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2008, was named Vice President in 2012 and recently became Senior Audit Manager in 2018. Prior to joining the firm, Hiroki worked at Ernst & Young as a senior technology auditor and at Oracle as a technology consultant in Tokyo. Hiroki earned a B.S. in Photonics Engineering from Ritsumeikan University in Japan in 2002. He has been a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) since 2006 and is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

Steve Listhaus

Head of Market Data Services


Norman Niemer

Chief Data Scientist


Tarun Sood

Head of Data and Analytics


Seasoned leader with 15 years of Data and Analytics experience. Strong Analytics, Cloud and Data background with excellent communication and management skills and a track record of establishing and maintaining successful partnerships with Business and IT executives. Proven execution and performance at the executive level, with an innate ability to implement effective solutions that align with the business.

Yann Coatanlem

Managing Director Head of Multi-Asset Quantitative Analysis


Michael F.McGovern

Managing Director


Michael F. McGovern is a Managing Director and Head of the firm’s Investor Services Fintech offerings, which include middle office services, Infomediary®, and software-as-a-service technology solutions for asset managers and financial institutions. Michael is focused on data strategy and client information delivery channels – two areas that asset managers and financial institutions have increasingly looked to leverage for revenue generation, cost control, and product enhancements.

Previously BBH's Chief Information Officer and Head of Systems, Michael was responsible for the management and leadership of the firm’s technology strategy, application development, and systems infrastructure across all business lines.

Michael joined BBH from Citi Transaction Services in 2013 where he spent a decade serving as Managing Director and Global Technology Head of Securities & Fund Services. His tenured career in information technology includes significant and industry-relevant posts at Chase Manhattan Bank and Chemical Bank. Michael received his training in Electrical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Ruth MacQuiddy

Technology Strategist, New York Lab - Global Innovation


Gerald Ledonne

Executive Director, Delivery Wealth Management - Americas


Gerald Le Donne is an Executive Director in UBS responsible for Wealth Management Americas product delivery He delivers products and services across Advisory and field Applications in WMA.

Gerald Le Donne was the CTO of the Investment Bank as Credit Suisse. He held numerous positions at Credit Suisse ranging from Development, QA, Support and Market Data Business Head. His experienced varied across Equity Low Latency Trading, Fixed Income Trading, One Bank Integration, Group Finance, Wealth Management, Market Data and large transformational programs.

Gerald Le Donne was the chief architect for Deutsche Bank's Strategic Development team. He was a key contributor to implementing a 5 point strategy to change the culture in the Corporate and Investment banking technology organization which encompassed over 15,000 employees.

Gerald focused on creating and implementing an internet strategy for Bankers Trust Alex Brown. Where he managed a development organization that delivered the next generation internet banking products for the Investment Bank.

Mr. LeDonne was one of the founders of a California based internet business venture funded by AT&T. Where he managed development of internet networking products targeted at large telecommunication companies. Previously he was a member of AT&T's strategic development team defining AT&T's Online and Internet strategy.

Gerald was an engineer at Bell Laboratories where he developed numerous communication and networking products. Gerald also developed early Pen based computing products as part of a joint venture between Microsoft and AT&T.

Lauren Stevens

Vice President, Senior Strategist, Content & Technology Solutions


Lauren Stevens is Vice President, Senior Strategist, for FactSet’s Content and Technology Solutions. Specifically, she is responsible for analyzing market research and determining the direction of the FactSet content, cloud and technology strategy. Since joining FactSet in 2006, Lauren worked as a Consultant until 2008, and then as an Economic Specialist until 2013, when she assumed her current role. Lauren received her B.S. in Policy Analysis from Cornell University.

Jonathan Carroll

Managing Director, CM Trading Products Technology & Operations Company


Jonathan Carroll is the Managing Director, CM Trading Products Technology and Operations at BMO. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading all aspects of the planning, development, and implementation of risk infrastructure to ensure that the risk data and systems infrastructure in place for Enterprise Risk & Portfolio Management (ERPM) are consistent with best practices. He has recently moved to T&O from his previous role of Managing Director, Infrastructure, Market Risk and Risk Capital/Stress Testing within ERPM. Jonathan has worked in Risk Management since 2002 and has established and led the implementation of processes, systems and infrastructure to support Market, Credit and Liquidity Risk Management globally. His work in Risk Management has supported the entire spectrum of the analytical lifecycle from inception to model development, vetting, implementation and on-going performance monitoring and management. Prior to working in Risk Management within Financial Services, his previous jobs include various positions in creating data-driven/knowledge based solutions for Intel and Hatch Associates, a global engineering firm. Jonathan holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering.



Steve Hansen

Vice President – Market Data


Since 2013, Steve has held the position of market data sourcing manager at Morgan Stanley. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Steve managed market data teams for over 13 years in the Americas for two European firms: Dresdner and Societe Generale. Steve’s career has spanned over 26 years in the market data space, whether working for providers of data (Knight-Ridder) or in investment banking encompassing both institutional and retail operations.

Peter Donnelly

Vice President


Market Data Management professional with 15+ years of experience in investment banking, private equity, hedge funds and wealth management. Extensive knowledge of exchange products, market data entitlements, inventory management, vendor contract management and cost reduction analysis. Have consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic and dedication to success. I am a versatile team player who is always willing to step outside of my assigned responsibilities to aid in the success of the organization. I have an established background in organizational development and leadership, project management, strategy, financial analysis and cross-functional team leadership. A seasoned contract negotiator with broad experience on national and multinational agreements in the Non-IT and IT areas including hardware procurement, software licensing, off-shore services and BPO. Extensive experience with both FITS and and MDM inventory management systems.

Sarah Biller

Founder & CEO


Sarah Biller is very active in the FinTech community. Sarah is the co-Founder of the FinTech Sandbox and currently sits on its Board of Directors. She is also an Entrepreneur, Advisor, Investor and teaches a graduate level course on the evolution of Financial Technology at Brandeis University.

Sarah was also most recently the Head of Innovation Ventures at State Street Bank's Global Exchange division and its Chief Operating Officer for Innovation. Prior to joining State Street, Sarah has been a Principal in the launch of several successful venture-backed start-ups in the FinTech and Life Sciences sectors. Most recently she was the Co-Founder and President of Capital Market Exchange (CMX), a venture-backed predictive analytics platform utilizing investor sentiment to help bond investors anticipate near-term changes in spreads.

Sarah has also held roles at Fidelity Investments; worked on MCI's corporate venture team; and launched and led research divisions for Fortune 500 CFO's and treasurers at the Corporate Executive Board. Ms. Biller studied Finance at West Virginia University and George Washington University.

Luis Valdich

Managing Director, Venture Capital Investing


Luis Valdich joined Citi Ventures in late 2015 as a Managing Director and leads its New York office and venture capital investing activities in the US east of the Rockies and in Europe.

Luis is currently focused in Fintech, ecommerce and big data/analytics applications relevant to financial services. Luis actively looks for opportunities to invest in innovative startups that are pioneering new business models and technologies that intersect with Citi's businesses and where Citi can eventually add value via a commercial relationship as a user, service provider and/or partner which in turn can help Citi innovate. As such, Luis actively partners with the venture capital and startup ecosystems and with Citi businesses and functions firmwide.

From 2008 to 2015, Luis founded and ran JPMorgan Chase's Strategic Investments group; he was part of the investment committee, made over 40 investments, and participated in several boards. Previously Luis was a consultant at McKinsey and venture capital principal at Softbank.

Luis received his MBA from Harvard University and BA from Franklin & Marshall College.


Ina Wanca



Ina Wanca is a cybersecurity and AI professor at New York University and a founder of AI Governance LLC, a strategy consulting company focused on FutureCrafting, tackling complex problems such as building cyber-awareness and trust between humans and AI in smart cities and deep space. She is affiliated with Carnegie Mellon University, the FBI InfraGuard, the Council of Europe Cybercrime Octopus Community, and the Initiative for the Study of Emerging Threats at the Center for Global Affairs at New York University.

Prominent cybersecurity and artificial intelligence scholar and advisor, known for groundbreaking contributions to social, criminal justice, business issues, and her pioneering cyberlearning platforms which prevented up to 91% of internal cyber-threats. Previously, Ms. Wanca worked for the Crime Commission of NYC as a Director of Cybercrime Prevention where she pioneered the Predictive Prevention Lab. Throughout her career, Ms. Wanca advised various international, intergovernmental, diplomatic, and private organizations including the United Nations, the International Peace Institute, Bloomberg LP, Chubb limited and the U.S. Mission to the European Union.

Sri Atluri

Global Head of Enterprise Quality Engineering


Sri Atluri is a Global Head of Enterprise Quality Engineering. His role is to enable technology organization by providing best-in-class tools and engineering practices to accelerate our delivery and enhance quality in order to make our systems be more resilient. He will work on embedding quality into every aspect of SDLC.

He is a dynamic executive who has diverse experience managing high-performing global financial technology organizations for about 25 years. He envision possibilities, ignite performance from diverse teams and produce exceptional results across the organization. His track record includes delivering strategic and practical solutions to complex organizational, technological, process and business challenges.

He is known for achieving organizational transformations through encouraging team participation, questioning the status quo and leveraging a balance of consensus building, empowerment and accountability.

Sri started his career as a C++ programmer and ran many successful technology organizations. He was a senior executive at BNP Paribas, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan Chase and NYSE. He acquired LLM (Banking, Finance and Corporate Law) from Fordham Law School in New York. He is known for his exemplary leadership qualities and teamwork. Sri is a philanthropist who helped many underprivileged across the world. He is also a charter member of TIE New York.

Stephane Dubois

Founder and Chief Executive Officer


Founder and Chief Executive Officer Named twice to the Institutional Investor's Tech 50 list of financial visionaries and innovators, Stephane Dubois is a recognized financial data industry executive who founded Xignite to Make Market Data Easy. Stephane Dubois is a well-known fintech thought leader and is frequently quoted in publications, including Forbes, MarketsMedia, WallStreet & Technology, Financial News, Bob's Guide, Inside Reference Data, and Venture Capital Journal. He has spoken at numerous fintech events around the world, including Finovate, FinDEVr, Bank Innovation, Next Money, World Exchange Conf., World Finance Information Conf. and The Money Conference. Prior to founding Xignite, Stephane was Vice President of Product Management at Advent Software, the leading provider of software solutions for the investment management industry. Prior to Advent, Stephane held senior product and marketing management positions at Walker Interactive Systems and Oracle Corporation. Stephane holds an MS in Management from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and MS and BS degrees in international management from the MBA Institute in Paris.

Shailesh Mathankar

Director, Data Management


Data Management and Analytics thought leader with expertise in developing and executing Business-aligned Data Strategy. Hands on experience leading large teams to implement various solutions in the areas of Business Analytics, Data Governance, Data Quality, Visualization, Data Warehouses/lakes. Practitioner of practical business centric approaches/policies/processes to manage & govern data and to leverage it as an enterprise asset to enable growth, improve efficiencies, manage risks and ensure regulatory compliance.

Josh Feldstein

Vice President, Market Data Strategic Sourcing


Josh has been in the market data industry for over 25 years, having worked in fixed income research and sales, market data analysis and management and strategic sourcing. He is currently Vice President, Enterprise Market Data at Northern Trust focusing on market data strategic sourcing.

Peter Moss



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.

Gangesh Ganesan

President & CEO


Imrankhan Mulla

Head - GIA Data Analytics Americas


Imrankhan is an experienced leader, with a decade and half of experience building analytics practices and leading large-scale global strategic initiatives with organizations such as UBS, JPMC, Exxon, FDIC, and SIPC. As a founding member of UBS GIA's data analytics group, he has helped the department set up an industry leading analytics practice (rated by external consulting firm Deloitte as a top tier analytics practice among all banking peers). In his six years at UBS, he has developed high impact analytics, including presenting analytics driven insights to the chairman of the board, Americas CEO/COO. He brings in the ability to not only drive the vision for a data analytics driven organization but also the ability to execute and transform the organization strategically while delivering high impact results along the way to create buy-in from most senior to lowest levels of the organization.

Sjoerd Leemhuis

Chief Executive Officer & Founder


Sjoerd is the Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Owlin. Owlin shapes a better informed world and helps risk managers to monitor risk proactively, continuously and in real-time. Owlin saves time and ensures you never miss vital emerging risks. By tapping into more than 3 million global sources, it significantly boosts visibility and transparency of key risk events, trends and opportunities. Clients include Fitch Ratings, Robeco, Shell, Adyen & ING Bank.

Roger Fahy

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer CUSIP Global Services (CGS)


Roger is responsible for the global growth of the CGS business units including: global data operations, which encompasses credit derivatives, syndicated loans and private placements, product support and development, the ANNA Service Bureau product lines, and our enterprise feeds and terminal products. Roger is focused on the significant expansion of CGS’s services and presence in the Americas, EMEA and APAC. From 2010-2015, Roger was accountable for commercializing the delivery of S&P’s Credit Ratings solutions and Cross Reference Services. Roger joined Standard & Poor's in 1998 as Municipal Research Analyst in Standard & Poor’s Securities Evaluations Group. He holds a B.B.A. in International Business from Iona College. Roger is co-chair of the International Securities Association for Institutional Trade Communication’s (ISITC) Regulatory Forum whose mission is to increase understanding of new regulations across our Industry and partner with regulators and industry standards organizations to define best practices. Roger was also a member of the ISO Study Group tasked with creating appropriate ISIN assignment rules for OTC derivatives as required by MiFID II. Roger is a regular speaker at industry conferences and forums.

Carey LaVine

Finance Chief Data Officer


Pani Parthasarathy

VP, Data Quality CIB, NAR Lead


The aim of the NAFIS 2019 Advisory Board is to provide guidance, expertise and insight into the current key issues and challenges impacting the financial industry. The board was put together to improve the quality of the content provided at the conference - to ensure maximum ROI for the delegates, speakers and sponsors. All board members are experts in the field of data, regulation, innovation & technology and are well placed to provide insight into the priorities of both sides of the industry. 

Brian Buzzelli

SVP, Head of Data Governance


Brian is a member of the 2018 North American Financial Information Summit Advisory Board - view the list of all 14 esteemed board members by clicking here

Mr. Buzzelli is Senior Vice President and Head of Data Governance for Acadian, a quantitative institutional asset management firm specializing in active global, emerging and frontier investments utilizing sophisticated analytical models and specialized research expertise. He has primary responsibility for data governance policies, standards, data quality measurement, and alignment of data taxonomy, dictionary and meta-data management. With more than 20 years of leadership experience in prior roles including: Executive Director, Head of Enterprise Data Management, Americas responsible for Nomura's client reference and product data as well as market data commercial vendor management supporting the U.S. and global broker dealer operations. Vice President, Americas Head for Thomson Reuters Enterprise Pricing and Reference Data business and strategic roles as Business Architect and Cross-Segment Product Manager for Mellon's Global Asset Services division. He began his financial career at Federated Investors and is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information and Decision Systems and holds two Master degrees; Management of Information Systems and an MBA in Finance from the Katz Business School at the University of Pittsburgh.

Ellen Gentile

Assistant Vice President, Data Quality Manager & Data Steward


Ellen Gentile, Assistant Vice President

Information Control Department, Americas Division

Ellen Gentile is the data quality manager for the SMBC Americas Division of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. Ellen has over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector and has worked in various capacities for companies such as Cowan & Company, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Banc of America Securities and Pershing, LLC. As SMBC's data quality manager, Ellen works assiduously to establish and implement all facets of a comprehensive data quality program at the SMBC Americas division.

Prior to managing SMBC's data quality, Ellen championed the use of qualified data as a core enterprise resource supporting decision makers. To best deliver and monitor quality of service and information, Ellen established and set enterprise standards through operational quality scorecard products at Pershing, LLC. The quality based products she managed provided the much needed insight and transparency clients require to manage and grow their businesses.



David Saul

SVP and Chief Scientist


David Saul is Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist at State Street Corporation, reporting to the Chief Information Officer. In this role, he is responsible for proposing and assessing new advanced technologies for the organization as well as evaluating technologies already in use at State Street and their likely evolution in order to reinforce the organization's leadership position in financial services.

Mr. Saul previously was Chief Information Security Officer, where he oversaw State Street's corporate information security program, controls and technology. Prior to that, he managed State Street's Office of Architecture, where he was responsible for the overall enterprise technology, data and security architecture of the corporation. Mr. Saul joined State Street in 1992 after 15 years with IBM's Cambridge Scientific Center, where he managed innovations in operating systems virtualization, multiprocessing, networking and personal computers. Mr. Saul serves as a Trustee of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. In 2007 he was honored with a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader Award. American Banker named Mr. Saul as one of its Top Innovators of 2013 for his work on data semantics and standards.

Mr. Saul holds Bachelors and Master's degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



Karla McKenna

Chair, ISO TC 68, Financial services 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).


Edmund Flynn

Executive Director, Global Market Data Sourcing


Ed is a member of the 2018 North American Financial Information Summit Advisory Board - view the list of all 14 esteemed board members by clicking here

Ed is a Vice President at Morgan Stanley and has the responsibility of managing global exchange relationships and sourcing for exchange data use across the Morgan Stanley enterprise.

Prior to Morgan Stanley, he founded The Flynndex Company in 2011 to provide market data training and consulting services. Ed developed training classes to support the FISD Financial Information Associate Professional Certification program and collaborated with the eLearning firm "Finance Modules" to produce online market data training for the FISD FIA Certification.

Ed began his career with Interactive Data and Moody's Investors Service, then joined Fidelity Investments managing market data and investment research for the Fidelity Funds and the Fidelity enterprise.

Ed has an MBA from Babson College, a BS from the University of Vermont, is a member of the CTA Advisory Committee, the SIFMA Market Data Subcommittee and the FISD Executive Committee.



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. 

Victor Tewari

Senior Technology Officer, CM Institutional & Corp Banking Technology


Victor currently serves as a Senior Technology officer at the Bank Of Montreal (BMO). Servicing Global Capital Markets & Client Services Divisions; Victor and his team have accomplished the following since June of 2014:

• Implemented the global Client LifeCycle Management platform (Fenergo) for Capital Markets;
• Standardized customer data capture, enhanced regulatory and compliance controls and visibility over the Client On-Boarding process for North America & Europe.
• Reporting / reconciliation to support a broad range of regulatory processes (Volcker, IIROC, FATCA, DFA, CTR, etc.)
• Digitized the Legal Agreements Platform for Capital Markets
• Established eSignature solution for all of Compliance, Legal and Client Onboarding platforms.

Victor's recent focus has now shifted and he's become the Lead Solutions Architect and Supplier Manager for the firms' Capital Markets Client Data Strategy Program. The effort is targeted to complete in Oct '17.
The effort will merge various federated client customer "golden" sources onto one centralized platform, with the aim to "match & merge" customer information with trade detail and credit risk information. The effort will also provide greater line of sight to counterparty hierarchy, credit risk exposure, reduce operational risk & produce greater operating efficiencies of core client information. The bottom line business results will produce a vehicle where we can increase revenue generation through up-sell and cross-sell opportunities with clients.

In addition to the Client Data Strategy focus; Victor is also exploring and designing a CM "Big Data" Data Science solution. Various business use cases revolving around Data Discovery and Data Analytics has driven needs to implement the correct Hadoop/Big Data ecosystem model. The model needs to fully leverage or existing enterprise "Big Data" architecture but also help address current gaps. The main focus in this effort is to address scalable, "time to market" and performance while keeping "Total Cost of Ownership" at the lowest point possible.

Victor has a Computer Science & Math degree from the College of New Jersey; He possesses a PMP certification and also has obtained continued learning certificates from Columbia University and New York University.

Prior to BMO; Victor's career has provided the following experiences:

• Nomura Securities (2009-2014) - Regional Head of US Client Reference Data Technology - Vice President
• CIBC World Markets (1999-2009) -Regional Head of US Global Operations Web Technologies - Director
• Mellon Bank - (1997 - 1999)Technology Head
• Moore Capital Management (1997 - 1997) - Trade Floor Technology Lead
• PaineWebber/UBS - (1994 1997) Financial Technology Specialist

Barry Raskin

Managing Director


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Sumanda Basu

Data Management Technology Leader


Julia Bardmesser

SVP, Head of Data, Architecture and Analytics


Julia Bardmesser has recently joined Voya as Senior Vice President, Head of Data, Architecture and Analytics. In her role Julia is leading the transformation of Voya's enterprise data, architecture and analytics operating model to enable contemporary practices and robust discipline. 

Prior to joining Voya Julia was a Global Head of Data Integration at Deutsche Bank, where she led the implementation of global metadata management platform that enabled data lineage and robust front to back data quality measurement. 

Julia has over twenty years of experience in data management, data governance, data architecture and cross-platform solution delivery in the financial industry. She also worked at Citi, FINRA, Freddie Mac, Thomson Financial Services, Bear Stearns and Bloomberg L.P.

Julia has a Master of Arts degree in Economics from the New York University.  

Alla Whitston

SVP, Chief Technology Officer


Alla Whitston is the SVP, Chief Technology Officer for CIT Group Inc., a leading national bank focused on empowering businesses and personal savers. In this role, Whitston leads the technology planning and development for enterprise functions and all lines of business. Whitston joined CIT in October 2018 from Bank of America where she was most recently the managing director and chief technology officer for enterprise functions. Previously, she also led end-user technology services and wholesale banking technology infrastructure. Prior to joining Bank of America, Whitston served as the managing director in the Investment Banking division at JP Morgan and was responsible for application and infrastructure management. She also held key technology positions at Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs and Bankers Trust. She holds a master’s degree in computer science from Georgia Technical University.

Dessa Glasser

Board Member


Dessa advises clients in the areas of data, analytics and risk. She has a 25-year proven track record successfully designing and executing global innovative solutions, often influencing a Board or Operating Committee. She built the Chief Data Office for JPMorgan Chase Asset Management, serving as the first CDO, and initiated the Capital Stress Testing Analytics team for JPMorgan Chase. She was Deputy Director of the Office of Financial Research (US Treasury), responsible for data, international standards (including the Legal Entity Identifier, LEI), analytics and technology and building the Office. As the first CRO, she launched the Chief Risk Office for Bunge. Dessa has held senior positions at Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, IBM and KPMG. She began her career teaching finance at Rutgers University. Dessa has a Ph. D. and MA in Economics from Fordham University and serves on the advisory Board of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She has a BS in Business from Fairleigh Dickinson University and was co-president of the Women's Bond Club of NY.

Andrew Foster

Deputy Chief Data Officer for the Americas


Kevin Green

Global Market Data Lead


With over 20 years industry experience, Kevin Green has worked in a variety of data management roles for Data Vendors, Sell-Side and Buy-Side Institutions. Most recently, Kevin served 5 years as the Head of Market Data for the global hedge fund York Capital Management; before moving back to the sell-side as Director and Head of Market Data Services the Americas, for Societe Generale. Currently, Kevin is the Global Market Data lead for Citadel where he is focused on traditional market data and implementing governance and controls across the enterprise.