2023 Agenda

2023 Agenda

2023 NAFIS Agenda

08:3009:00

Registration, coffee, & refreshments

08:30 - 09:00

09:0009:45

War Room A: Mapping out end to end data lineage

09:00 - 09:45

Get your hands dirty solving some of the biggest challenges in capital markets data management. Our panel of experts set the scene, and each team produces a response, presented back at the end of the workshop 

Jacklyn Osborne

Enterprise business data strategy & integration executive

Bank of America

Jacklyn Osborne, Managing Director, Bank of America. I joined Bank of America in April 2020 as the Risk & Finance Data Quality Control Executive where I am responsible for the design, development, delivery, and adoption of a best-in-class Data Management program to ensure regulatory compliance, support operational efficiency, and facilitate digital transformation.

I have over fifteen years’ experience in data governance, client data management, change delivery, and information security in the public and private sectors, including seven years at HSBC where I was the Global Banking & Markets, Chief Data Officer.

I have a Bachelors in Business Administration and a Masters in Engineering Management from George Washington University. I am a member of the American Society of Management Engineers, the National Association of Female Executives, and National Association of Professional Women.

I live in the suburbs of Connecticut with my husband, three young boys and beloved spirited pub Diesel. Weekends are the most cherished times and I spend them doing everyday things like playing sports, hosting parties, and baking cookies with the boys. My overall wellness and happiness are of paramount importance to me. As part of my own life journey, I started a Blog and have have recently launched a Podcast with the same name 52 Weeks of Me.  The goal of the Podcast is to help others find their best self through a collection of open discussions with professional experts and well as individuals sharing their own success stories as we all strive for work-life balance.

Ellen Gentile

Data quality lead

Edward Jones

Ellen Gentile is the data quality lead for Edward Jones. 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. 

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.

 

 

Suvrat Bansal

Former Chief data officer

Former UBS Asset Management

Suvrat Bansal is President and Founder of Stellar Data Labs, an innovative data company helping clients in harnessing the power of data and analytics. Prior to forming Stellar Data Labs, Suvrat was the Chief Data Officer for UBS Asset Management, where he led the full suite of data and analytics capabilities from data management and governance to AI/ML and advanced analytics. Suvrat has 25 years of leadership experience in driving data and analytics strategies for global organizations.

War Room B: ‘If I knew then what I know now…’ mentoring masterclass for new joiners to the data world

09:00 - 09:45

We invite our newer faces in the world of data management, to this exclusive, Chatham House rule Q+A session with a panel of CDOs in the capital markets space. How did they get to where they are now, and what would they say to their younger self?  

Jay’s primary focus is to lead and build-out our offerings for capital markets and the buy-side. Buy-side, asset management continues to cross functional boundaries incorporating multiple capital market disciplines in order to successfully manage asset owner investments.  Jay was most recently a Senior Principal at Finastra. Prior to this he spent 4 years as a Senior Analyst at Celent, 4 years as the Director of Capital Markets at HP, 5 years as a Research Director at Gartner and his first 8 years in industry as a Group Manager in fixed income IT at UBS.                                                                         

Jay holds a BFA from Cooper Union, a BA from Saint Lawrence University and an MBA in Finance from NYU Stern School of Business. Additionally, Jay is Series 7 certified with FINRA.

Kelly Dearwester

Chief data officer

Old National Bank

09:4510:15

Networking break and refreshments

09:45 - 10:15

10:1511:00

War Room C: Target Operating Models - components versus platform

10:15 - 11:00

Capital markets and financial services continues to be a truly globalised industry, which comes with its own set of challenging variances when it comes to data governance, reporting and compliance requirements. During this session, our expert moderators set a scenario and guide the group discussion to simulate tests of different operating models. Join this war room to understand how to implement different operating models that meet the latest data requirements 

Dessa Glasser

Principal/Independent board member

FRG/Oppenheimer Holdings Inc/GLEIF

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.

Bala Ayyar

Managing director and chief data officer, Americas

Societe Generale

Since joining SG in 2009, he has held a range of positions.  Currently, he is the Chief Data Officer, SG Americas, with responsibility for data management and governance within the Region.  This function is responsible for implementing the requirements of BCBS 239, establishing sound data governance framework that meets Group needs and local supervisory expectations, and creating a solid platform for the data to be leveraged for strategic business decisions. Prior to that, he headed up the Project Management Office for the SG US Transformation project.  SG roles before that included Deputy CFO of the Americas Region of their Corporate & Investment Bank and Head of Finance Offshoring in SG Bangalore. 

Prior to joining SG, Bala was with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) for fourteen years in a range of positions in Toronto and New York.  As Senior Vice President of the Wholesale North America Finance, he headed up the controllership function for CIBC’s World Markets and Treasury & Risk Management Strategic Business Units within North America. With a global team across Toronto and New York, he was responsible for establishing a SOX-compliant industry-leading Finance control environment as well as supporting the efficient execution of business initiatives and managing the Finance related US regulatory relationships during a very demanding period. Prior to that, he also had stints as the business-line controller for the Bank's US origination businesses (Corporate Lending, Investment Banking, Merchant Banking, Structured Finance, and High Yield), as well as the 2/ic to the Chief Accountant, with responsibility for consolidated financial, management and regulatory reporting at the corporate level.

Born and brought up in Mumbai India, Bala has a degree in mathematics from the University of Mumbai and holds professional accounting qualifications from both India and the United States.  He lives in Montclair, New Jersey is married with two children, and enjoys long-distance running.

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. 

11:0011:30

BNY Mellon’s Cloud Data Platform Transformation

11:00 - 11:30

BNY Mellon and Perficient are partnering to modernize the bank’s data platform on a cloud-native architecture. Join Eric Hirschhorn, Chief Data Officer at BNY Mellon, and Eric Walk, Director of Enterprise Data Strategy at Perficient, as they discuss some of the challenges faced, the progress made, and the path forward.

Eric Hirschhorn

Chief Data Officer

BNY Mellon

Eric Hirschhorn is the Chief Data Officer (CDO) of BNY Mellon. He is part of the Global Operations and Technology Executive Committee and reports to the firms CIO, Bridget Engle. As CDO, Eric is focused on digital transformation, operational efficiency, artificial intelligence/machine learning, regulation and helping the firm evolve to become data driven by design.

Before joining BNY Mellon, Eric was the Chief Information Officer for Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners. Prior to Cantor, he spent several years in various senior roles on Wall Street, most recently as Managing Director of Global Fixed Income eTrading & Rates Technology at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Prior to Bank of America, Eric was at Morgan Stanley serving as CTO of Fixed Income, at Citi where he ran Global FX technology, at Lehman where he was responsible for Global Fixed Income eTrading, and at JPMorgan Chase where he ran International Treasury technology. His professional life has taken him around the world including several years living in London. Eric is an authority on how technology drives transformation in financial markets. He has been involved in various industry working groups.

Eric graduated Cooper Union in 1989. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering and current serves as Vice Chair of the Board Trustees at the Cooper Union. Eric lives in New Jersey with his wife, Hillary, and their two children.

Eric Walk

Director of enterprise data strategy

Perficient

Eric Walk is the director of enterprise data strategy at Perficient where he focuses on the intersection of strategy, data and technology, and business outcomes that drive growth. Before shifting his concentration to strategy and architecture, Eric worked on the product side as a technical architect building tailored, practical roadmaps and business cases for clients. Eric holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University.

11:3012:45

Stream

Networking lunch

Networking lunch

11:30 - 12:55

Stream

Cornerstone Roundtable

Cornerstone Leadership Roundtable

11:45 - 12:45

An invitation-only Cornerstone Leadership Forum roundtable

12:5513:00

Introduction and welcome to the North American Financial Information Summit 2023

12:55 - 13:00

Anthony Malakian

Editor-in-chief

WatersTechnology

Anthony joined Waters in October 2009. He is the Editor-in-Chief of WatersTechnology Group, running all editorial operations for the publication. Prior to joining Waters, he was a senior associate editor covering the banking industry at American Banker. Before that, he was a sports reporter at daily newspaper The Journal News. You can reach him at anthony.malakian@infopro-digital.com or at +1 646-490-3973.

13:0013:45

Inside the bank of tomorrow

13:00 - 13:45

13:0013:20

Data as a risk asset

13:00 - 13:20

  • The evolution of data and analytics in financial services 
  • Building scalable platforms to empower data-driven decision making and drive commercial impact
  • The impact of open sourcing a data platform 
Anthony Malakian

Editor-in-chief

WatersTechnology

Anthony joined Waters in October 2009. He is the Editor-in-Chief of WatersTechnology Group, running all editorial operations for the publication. Prior to joining Waters, he was a senior associate editor covering the banking industry at American Banker. Before that, he was a sports reporter at daily newspaper The Journal News. You can reach him at anthony.malakian@infopro-digital.com or at +1 646-490-3973.

Neema Raphael

Chief data officer & 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

13:2513:45

Inside the bank of tomorrow: technology to manage risk and maximize opportunities

13:25 - 13:45

  • How are some pioneering end users deploying innovative solutions?  
  • When technology innovation meets compliance 
  • The business imperative for managing intraday risk 
  • Capital markets risk, pricing and valuations on the cloud using streaming 
Aishwarya Venkatesan

Data science and analytics lead for global trading

BlackRock

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

Kim Jaffee - Prado

CIO, US capital markets

BMO

Sri Ganesan

Global head of financial services practice

Ness Digital Engineering

Sri brings 20+ years of Financial Services experience with Capital Markets domain expertise focused on Digital Transformation/Application Modernization value propositions at buy-side/ sell-side firms and financial market utilities.

Sri takes a technology-driven thought leadership approach that leverages Cloud, Data, and User Experience Design to address scalability, derivability, and usability challenges within Risk, Trading, and Regulatory Reporting domains to achieve quantifiable business outcomes

13:4514:10

Start-Up Gallery

13:45 - 14:10

Three start-ups take the stage to demo their innovative solutions shaking up data in financial services. The audience votes for their winner, who will be announced during the drinks reception.

14:1014:55

Alternative Data 

14:00 - 14:45

14:1014:15

Opening Keynote: Meeting ESG requirements whilst accessing and utilising alt data

14:00 - 14:15

14:1514:45

Alternative Data – a roll of the dice or a viable choice?

14:15 - 14:45

  • What alternative sources and types of content should financial institutions be using (or avoiding)? 
  • What tools do you need to extract value from alt data?  
  • How can you incorporate alternative data into firm-wide data governance strategies?  
  • How can data owners—including financial firms themselves—understand the value or proprietary data and monetize it?
Chris Petrescu

Founder/CEO

CP Capital

14:5515:15

Network & refreshments break

14:45 - 15:00

15:1516:00

Getting ahead on compliance

15:00 - 15:45

15:1515:30

Getting ahead, and staying ahead, on compliance

15:15 - 15:30

  • How do the expectations of regulators impact the future of data governance within banking? 
  • What ongoing data controls and practices your firm should consider implementing to demonstrate compliance 
  • Hear successful data governance use cases within compliance
Mayank Goel

VP, Compliance manager

MUFG

Mayank is a Vice President - Data Governance Compliance Manager at MUFG Bank. He has over 13 years of experience, majority of which is in the field of bank risk management. In his current role, he works in the Financial Crimes Compliance second line risk management function. Prior to joining MUFG Bank in 2017, Mayank was a Data & Analytics (Financial Services Office) Manager at EY where he worked with large US and European banks. He has extensive experience working with the business to mitigate risks and solve complex data problems. He has proven execution skills on visible regulatory remediation matters and enjoys working with cross-functional stakeholders, from senior executives to examiners and auditors.

Mayank graduated Rochester Institute of Technology in 2010 and holds a Master’s in Computer Science. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Sugandha, and their two young children. In his leisure time, he likes to travel, explore different foods and culture and spend time with his family. 

Cortney Uritz

Director, Financial crimes and compliance data

MUFG

Cortney is the Compliance Data Officer for the Americas at MUFG Ltd. She has over 15 years of experience in data management, data risk mitigation and business process improvement. Prior to joining MUFG, Cortney worked as the Chief Data Officer of LATAM & Canada for HSBC Global Banking and Markets. She was also the Program Manager for AML Compliance at JP Morgan and Director of Policy for Group Reference Data at UBS. Prior to serving the Financial Services industry, Cortney worked for Deloitte & Touche where she assisted her clients with the assessment and transformation of business process, assessment of their process deficiencies and development of controls to minimize process failure and focus on organizational resiliency. Cortney graduated with an MBA from the University of Maryland in 2005. She lives in Connecticut, with her husband and two teenage daughters. In her leisure time, Cortney likes to spend time with family, hiking and traveling.

Sumanda Basu

Head of data quality and data domain lead, Americas

Societe Generale

Sumanda Basu held different roles since joining Société Générale in 2017. Currently, he is leading the data quality function in SG Americas and leading data governance implementation in several data domains. Previously, he was leading data governance and data management technology in SG Americas. Prior to joining SG, he was heading data quality functional for JP Morgan Asset and Wealth Management globally. He also worked in Citigroup and HSBC USA for ten years in various data management, internal audit and data architecture roles supporting businesses and functions globally.

Born and brought up in Kolkata India, Sumanda has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master in Business Administration from India. He lives in New Jersey, USA.

15:3015:50

Compliance overload: seeing the wood for the trees

15:30 - 15:50

Navigating EMIR Refit, SFDR, BASEL III, SEC…

Jay Wolstenholme

Research director

Chartis Research

Having joined Chartis in July 2020, Jay’s primary focus is to lead and build-out our offerings for the buy-side, both in asset management and wealth management. Buy-side is a focused area of Chartis’s expansion and we are delighted to have Jay leading this area which is increasingly important for both our clients and the industry in general. Jay was most recently a Senior Principal at Finastra. Prior to this he spent 4 years as a Senior Analyst at Celent, 4 years as the Director of Capital Markets at HP, 5 years as a Research Director at Gartner and his first 8 years in industry as a Group Manager in fixed income IT at UBS.

Jay holds a BFA from Cooper Union, a BA from Saint Lawrence University and an MBA in Finance from NYU Stern School of Business. Additionally, Jay is Series 7 certified with FINRA.


 

Jay Trish

Head of data governance for financial crimes compliance

State Street

Hariharan Srinivasan

Enterprise data engineering and analytics

Franklin Templeton

16:0016:20

Networking & refreshments break

16:00 - 16:20

16:2017:05

Market structure in the digital age

15:45 - 16:30

16:2016:40

Opening keynote 

15:45 - 16:30

16:4017:05

Cloud partnerships and the market structure of the future

16:40 - 17:05

  • Exchanges and cloud providers: what have these mergers meant for the wider capital markets sector?
  • What does consolidation mean for market data fees moving forward? 
  • Banks and cloud providers: shifting from storage to analytics and distribution  
  • The case for cloud native platforms vs legacy systems 
Anthony Zawadski

Head of Proprietary Data

NYSE

17:0517:30

Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) – Altruism plus Finance

16:45 - 17:30

17:0517:30

Deciphering the ESG language(s)

17:05 - 17:30

  • Navigating alternative data with a lack of standardized symbology, terminology, and taxonomies  
  • Evaluating ESG data efficiencies through two different maps (US vs. UK) 
  • What you should be doing to prepare for incoming regulatory constraints  
Jay Wolstenholme

Research director

Chartis Research

Having joined Chartis in July 2020, Jay’s primary focus is to lead and build-out our offerings for the buy-side, both in asset management and wealth management. Buy-side is a focused area of Chartis’s expansion and we are delighted to have Jay leading this area which is increasingly important for both our clients and the industry in general. Jay was most recently a Senior Principal at Finastra. Prior to this he spent 4 years as a Senior Analyst at Celent, 4 years as the Director of Capital Markets at HP, 5 years as a Research Director at Gartner and his first 8 years in industry as a Group Manager in fixed income IT at UBS.

Jay holds a BFA from Cooper Union, a BA from Saint Lawrence University and an MBA in Finance from NYU Stern School of Business. Additionally, Jay is Series 7 certified with FINRA.


 

Arvind Joshi

Head of Data governance

Rockefeller Capital Management

Arvind Joshi is the Head of Data Governance at Rockefeller Capital Management. 

Arvind Joshi was part of U.S. Finance at Scotiabank. His team was responsible for the execution of day-to-day data management activities, remediation of data quality issues, and implementation of change management processes. He worked closely with colleagues at the U.S. Data Office to establish and maintain strong data management capabilities, such as data quality measurement and monitoring, data management, and data lineage. He served as the Data Governance Officer for U.S. Finance, and as such he is the primary point of contact for all U.S. Finance data matters. In his time at Scotiabank, he championed data as an strategic asset.

Before joining Scotiabank, he was an advisor at Deloitte. At Credit Suisse Holdings (USA) Inc., Arvind led the CCAR data governance initiative. At Morgan Stanley Arvind was responsible for defining, establishing and implementing data governance/data quality program for Basel and CCAR compliance. Arvind also represented the CFO office in establishing the "Enterprise Data Office” for regulatory compliance (DFAST/CCAR and BASEL).

Jennifer Klimko Courant

Head of sustainability, culture and talent

Deutsche Bank

Jennifer is the Head of sustainability, Culture and Talent for Deutsche Bank.   Jennifer joined the bank in 2019 from Deloitte, where she spent two years as a Managing Director in the Risk Advisory practice, specializing in data solutions for large, multinational financial institutions. Prior to that, Jennifer was a Managing Director at Citigroup, where she spent 18 years in the Risk Management organization in a number of leadership roles. In her last role at Citigroup, Jennifer was Head of Risk Systems and Technology, where she was responsible for the decision making, strategy, architectural design, execution and management of Global Risk Management’s core systems and infrastructure.  This included the oversight and execution of multiple large-scale regulatory programs with the goal of remediation, mitigation and prevention of issues from Citi’s global regulators. Jennifer was also responsible for various Enterprise-wide initiatives, including the firm-wide reconciled Risk and Finance Data Warehouse, the firm-wide Data Roadmap and the build out of Data Governance and a Data Office for Risk Management.  Jen holds a BS in Economics and Mathematics from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA and has completed graduate studies in Economics at Boston College.

17:3020:00

Networking drinks reception and IMD & IRD Awards drinks reception

17:30 - 20:00