North American Financial Information Summit

Your only opportunity to learn from and network with North American CDOs and Data Leaders from Banks and Asset Managers

NAFIS is the largest North American data conference for banks and asset managers looking to the future of data in financial services. 

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Neema Raphael

Chief data officer and head of data engineering

Goldman Sachs

Neema Raphael is Chief Data Officer and Head of Data Engineering at Goldman Sachs. He is also a member of the firm’s Americas Technology Diversity Committee.


Previously, Neema was head of Research and Development Engineering, responsible for determining the firm's strategy for emerging technology such as digital assets and artificial intelligence. Prior to that, he led various engineering teams in Core Engineering and was a member of the Core Strats team within the Securities Division that built SecDb. Neema joined the firm in 2003 as an analyst in the Technology Division and was named managing director in 2013 and partner in 2020.


Neema earned a BA in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2003

Eric Hirshhorn

Chief data officer

BNY Mellon

Eric Hirschhorn is the Chief Data Officer for BNY Mellon and is a member of Global Operations & Technology’s Executive Council. In this role, he is focused on digital transformation, operational efficiency, artificial intelligence/machine learning, regulation and helping the firm evolve to become data driven by design.​

Eric leads Enterprise Data Management (EDM) and oversees the delivery of the firm’s master data strategy. This is achieved through implementing enterprise data policies and governance, driving holistic access to data via our Lake, and enabling the business to deliver advanced outcomes for ourselves and our customers using AI/ML techniques.​

Prior to joining BNY Mellon in November 2020, Eric was the Chief Information Officer for BGC Partners. He possesses a plethora of fintech expertise having served in numerous senior roles on Wall Street, such as Global Head of Rates and FICC eTrading Technology at Bank of America, Chief Technology Officer for Fixed Income at Morgan Stanley and a Managing Director at Citi in electronic trading.​

Eric earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, New York.

Kim Jaffee-Prado

Chief information officer, US capital markets, investment and corporate banking, and office of the chief operating officer

BMO Capital Markets

Kim joined BMO in August 2021 from RBC where she was the Global Head of the Client, Banking & Digital Channels Technology group across Capital Markets.  Kim developed and implemented a comprehensive client data strategy adopted by Capital Markets, sunset legacy applications and united the global salesforce under a single CRM instance.  Collecting and connecting client touchpoints with external data sets allowed her team to proactively source opportunities and recommendations using advanced AI and machine learning to deepen client relationships and increase wallet share.  Kim held multiple roles at RBC over 15 years supporting the business in various capacities from running Global Fixed Income Production Services to Head of Fixed Income Sales and Credit Trading technology.

Prior to joining RBC, Kim ran Front Office technology at Mizuho as well as the API Connectivity Development team at ICAP and was part of the initial launch of BrokerTec. She has also held multiple positions across the street with Kidder Peabody, Deutsche Bank and Chase Securities. Kim received a BA from Stockton University in accounting.

Jay Como

Chief finance data officer

Silicon Valley Bank

Jay is the finance Chief data officer and Head of SVB’s Digital Finance Office.  In this capacity, Jay leads digital and data transformation, program delivery, and data and accounting product management for the Finance division.  Jay joined SVB in December 2020 after spending much of his career driving digital and data transformation at global financial institutions. 

Prior to SVB, Jay was Managing director and Chief data officer for Barclays US Consumer Bank where he managed a team of 1,000 FTE successfully delivering a Global Data Management Standards rollout and operations transformation decreasing operating expense and improving service performance leveraging digital transformation.  Prior to Barclays Jay held senior data, operations, and technology roles at JP Morgan Chase and TD Ameritrade.

In addition to his role on the NAFIS Advisory Board, Jay is currently chairing the Washington DC CDO Community Board of Governors, is a member of the Board of Advisors for St. Mary’s College School of Economics and Business Administration and is on Chariot Payments Board of Directors.    

Jay holds an MBA from St. Mary’s and an undergraduate degree in marketing and is a graduate of The Wharton School’s Securities Industry Institute. 

Aishwarya Venkatesan

Managing Director and Head of Data Strategy and Analytics, Global Trading


Aishwarya Venkatesan leads the Analytics and Data Science team within BlackRock's Global Trading group. In her current role, Ms. Venkatesan focuses on using data to analyze trading performance and on integrating Data Science into trading workflows

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