Agenda

Agenda

NAFIS Agenda 2020

08:1508:50

Registration and continental breakfast

08:15 - 08:50

08:5009:00

Chair's welcome address

08:50 - 09:00

Anthony Malakian

Editor-in-chief

WatersTechnology

09:0010:45

Business transformation: managing complex issues

09:10 - 10:40

09:0009:20

Case study: capitalizing on big data and adapting to changing market conditions?

09:00 - 09:20

09:2010:00

The big debate: part 1
Outlook 2020: Exploring strategic approaches to managing real-world scenarios

09:20 - 10:00

  • How has the turbulent state of international politics affected the industry?
  • How have you reacted to industry pressures to reduce costs? How have you driven down costs but not compromised your data?
  • How are you addressing siloed departments and lack of intercompany coordination?
  • Data pricing – monopoly on market data and the vicious circle of increasing fees. Is there such a thing as a list price?
David Wright

CDO, North America

Commerzbank

David Wright has led financial services and market data strategy across process, technology, and people to advance data management practices for nearly 20 years. Over his career, he has been surrounded by data, data analytics and system architecture which are the pinnacle to materializing proper enterprise data management and strategy. Currently, as Chief Data Officer for Commerzbank NA, David leads the data strategy for North America including alignment with the Enterprise Chief Data Office to improve data integrity, gain operating efficiencies, and transform data to enable insight. Previously, David led a global team boosting the data governance ecosystem including the principal framework, data dictionaries, tools, and data integrity to enable strategic data management practices across all S&P Global Ratings key domains. And, while a part of JPMorgan Chase, David grew the Reference Data Chief Data Office as part of the developing enterprise CDO functions.  He also enabled data management strategy while leading enterprise finance initiatives including global ledger platform and functional consolidations including related corresponding logical and physical data model development

Andrew Foster

CDO - Americas

Deutsche Bank

Ivan P. Feinseth

CIO and director of research

Tigress Financial Partners

Michael Ruttledge

CIO and head of technology services

Citizens Bank

10:0010:45

The big debate: part 2
Building a roadmap to successful technology adoption and delivering transformational change

10:00 - 10:45

  • Why are employees intimidated by automation? How can you use behavioural science analytics to fundamentally change the way people behave towards technology?
  • How do you manage, and how do you access, your data as an organization? How do you know where your data goes? How do you manage it and stay compliant?
  • Data governance: how do you ensure consistency and reliability
  • How are you proliferating and utilizing alternative and unstructured data sets?
Julia Bardmesser

Senior vice president, head of data, architecture and salesforce development

Voya Financial

Julia Bardmesser is Senior Vice President, Head of Data, Architecture and Salesforce Development at Voya. In her role Julia is leading the transformation of Voya's enterprise assets in Data, Architecture and Salesforce to increase agility and speed to market by eliminating redundant data silos and consolidating and automating data processes to deliver key insights from proprietary data; and to reduce costs through re-use and infrastructure simplification.

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, 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.  

Darrell Fernandes

Head of client services technologies

TIAA

Darrell is responsible for the design, development and implementation of technology solutions that underlie new services and capabilities supporting a fast, flawless, and simple experience for our 16,000 institutions, our more than 4 million plan participants and our internal associates.

Darrell brings to TIAA an outstanding record of digital transformation, innovation and delivery, having developed technology strategy, delivered transformational initiatives to achieve business outcomes, and enabled individual business lines to self-fund market-differentiating capabilities as a result of efficiency gains. He joined TIAA from Fidelity, where he spent 22 years in IT roles of increasing responsibility and most recently served as the Head of Technology Strategy & Planning.  His notable accomplishments include establishing and implementing the enterprise-wide strategic direction for the IT organization, including the shift of $700 million of expense out of the existing IT cost base; leading the delivery of customer-oriented, integrated platforms and experiences across all areas of the company, while working closely with Fidelity’s executive leadership team.

Prior to joining Fidelity, Darrell worked at Keane, Inc., as a consultant and JR Medical Search as a programmer/analyst, he holds a BA in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from Villanova University.  Darrell has been an active mentor in the Women’s Unlimited LEAD program and is a member of the advisory boards of the University of New Hampshire’s College of Engineering & Physical Sciences, SCRUM.ORG, and the Waterville Valley Foundation, and is also the Treasurer of the Waterville Valley Historical Society.

Sumanda Basu

Data governance and technology director

Societe Generale

10:4513:05

Data management and analysis

10:40 - 13:10

10:4511:05

Live interview and deep-dive discussion

10:45 - 11:05

Discovering practical applications of AI and ML: assessing the best path to business process transformation

11:0511:35

Networking break

11:05 - 11:35

11:3512:25

Data governance ecosystem: a real-world approach to ensuring trust and transparency in both data and process

11:35 - 12:25

  • Devising the principle framework, data dictionaries, tools and data integrity
  • Full-cycle of data – from monetization of data to archiving, and linkage between data management and records management
  • Easy pickings: what has made the biggest impact with least effort and resources?
  • Did you have to rethink your business model to achieve what you wanted?
John Bottega

President

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. 

Gangesh Ganesan

President & CEO

PEERNOVA

Gangesh Ganesan is the founder and CEO of PeerNova. Mr. Ganesan has been a successful entrepreneur for over two decades, and his journey into blockchain entrepreneurship began with the founding of PeerNova in 2013, preceding both Ethereum and Hyperledger.

Under the leadership of Mr. Ganesan, PeerNova hired top Silicon Valley engineering talent with deep expertise in real-time streaming, enterprise security, and Big Data. Additionally, financial industry veterans in post-trade processing, collateral, custody, and middleware applications joined Mr. Ganesan at PeerNova.

With collective expertise in both technology and finance, PeerNova has built the Cuneiform Platform, a solution that enables financial institutions to perpetually synchronize their data across multiple internal and external systems guaranteeing data and process integrity. Cuneiform is purpose-built for reducing friction both within and in-between financial institutions that execute high-value transactions in multiple asset classes, involving complex multi-party workflows and large datasets.

Over the past five years, Mr. Ganesan has worked closely with large financial institutions globally to solve specific challenges in post-trade processing, trade validation, and exception management to eliminate traditional reconciliations. Under Mr. Ganesan’s leadership, PeerNova has become one of the first blockchain-inspired technology companies to generate recurring software revenue from key financial institutions.
 

Doris Brophy

Managing director, data governance & standards

Société Générale

Peter Davaney-Graham

VP, Head of Open:FactSet Content Strategy

FactSet

12:2501:05

Why data standards matter: a 360 overview

12:25 - 13:05

  • How have data standards evolved?
  • How do data standards impact business transformation?
  • How can data help innovate business processes?
  • Why is a flexible and adaptive approach important?
Roger Fahy

Vice president and chief operating officer CUSIP global services (CGS)

S&P global market intelligence

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.

01:0502:05

Networking lunch

13:05 - 14:05

02:0503:50

Stream

Stream one: Fintech and innovation

Data management insights: developing better controls and practices

02:05 - 02:40

  • Build versus buy – building a massive in-house infrastructure or purchasing through a vendor?
  • How are you dealing with data inaccuracies and deficiencies?
  • Consolidating and centralizing data that is located on many servers and in different departments
  • Data monitoring in real-time for reliable production data 
  • Modernization of data storage and warehousing
     
Rick Aiere

Consultant for chief data architect, enterprise data management

NYU

Rick Aiere is a strategic solutions-focused executive and trusted C-level advisor, with over 25 years of experience in data management and data strategy. He is currently engaged in an initiative as a consultant advising on MDM and Data Governance for the Chief Data Officer at NYU where he is helping with implementation of authoritative data sourcing methodology. In addition, Rick provides data management advisory services to financial institutions with a focus on reference data management, AML and CCAR.  Prior to his current engagement, Rick has produced results for high-growth Fortune 500 companies such as AIG, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs.

Game-changing analytics: combining behavioral science with analytics to create a more data-driven decision-making organization

02:40 - 03:00

  • Exploring the next generation of data analytics
  • How to set up the right analytics initiatives?
  • Generating actionable insights and defining and measuring success
  • How can analytics drive effective decision-making and enhance efficiency?
  • Assessing real-life examples of application of behavioral science
Imrankhan Mulla

Global Head of GIA analytics & insights

UBS

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.

Open source models transforming the cloud and infrastructure

03:00 - 03:30

  • Public versus private cloud or hybrid cloud – the best of both worlds?
  • How have you unlocked the value of your data?
  • How, and when, have you used data to improve the bottom line and the top line?
  • Chaos engineering principles and practice – experiments to improve knowledge
Enterprise blockchain and cryptocurrency – Tokenization, Bitcoin and Libra Coin

03:30 - 03:50

  • Starting with the basics: blockchain explained
  • What are the hurdles to widespread blockchain adoption in capital markets?
  • How is blockchain disrupting banks, whilst improving banking?
Professor Samson Williams

Adjunct Professor

Columbia University

Samson is a classically trained anthropologist, finance and public health expert who advises Fortune 100 companies, Executives and startups in Dubai, Washington, DC and Dublin, Ireland. Samson learned his craft as Emergency Manager at Fannie Mae 2008 - 2016 and has since gone on to be a leading advisor to banks and financial institutions in the Dubai / Middle East North Africa region. Samson’s focus is helping firms understand the latest human trends in  fintech, alternative investments, blockchain, AI, health and digital transformation, so that they can make profitable decisions for their bottom lines.

Stream

Stream two: Risk, regulation and compliance

The compliance process and cybercrime – what are the drawbacks that firms need to be aware of when it comes to risk and security?

02:05 - 02:40

  • How does regulation add its own complexities? How have you overcome these?
  • How have you made data cleansing more efficient, improved data protection and prevented loss?
  • How have you attained a ‘golden data source’ for consistency of reporting, both to use internally, and for compliance?
  • What do regulators look for from companies to ensure they have covered everything and mitigated risk?
Nagaraja Kumar Deevi

Managing partner & senior advisor

DEEVI Advisory & Research Studies

Nagaraja Kumar Deevi is senior strategic executive with over two decades of Leadership experience advising Global Banking & Financial Institutions. He is Senior Advisor to number of companies. NAG is specialized in Digital Transformation, Banking regulations, Regulatory Policy & Affairs and Enterprise wide Strategic Risk initiatives. Designed and developed Enterprise Risk Governance Framework aligned with firm-wide Corporate strategy, setting high level Regulatory Policy, Risk Appetite Statement, Recovery, and Resolution Planning (RRP)/Living Wills, Culture, Conduct & Reputational Risk ad Cyber Risk. NAG works closely with Academia, as mentor, publish Research papers and has advanced management studies from Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Kellogg and MIT.

Data pricing: is regulation for market transparency achievable?

02:40 - 03:00

  • Soaring data costs have led to stock exchanges locked in battle with their customers - how is the industry lobbying for fair market data fees?
  • Catch 22: why isn’t better public data available, vital information to enable companies to meet regulatory requirements?
  • Europe’s sweeping markets legislation Mifid II - designed to inject transparency into equities trading but hasn’t delivered in reducing data costs. Why?
Edmund Flynn

Head of market data strategy

TD Ameritrade

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

Pior to TD Ameritrade Ed was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley and was responsible for managing global exchange relationships and sourcing for exchange data use across the Morgan Stanley enterprise.

Ed 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.

 

 

Open banking regulations: not simply ‘meeting the criteria’ but identifying how your business can benefit

03:00 - 03:30

  • Setting internal strategies and implementing cloud – how do you link them all?
  • Long-term planning and vision for consolidated auditing
  • Fundamental Revenue Trading Book (FRTB)
How to handle data privacy, ethics and compliance

03:30 - 03:50

  • How do you manage requirements for CCAR, AML/KYC, SFTR, FRTB, GDPR, CCPA?
  • How will California's Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) impact financial institutions?
  • What practical steps have you devised, and now follow, to adhere to new and changing regulation? 
  • How do you ensure you comply with government audits standards and compliance rules?
Dessa Glasser

Board member

Oppenheimer Holdings

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.

Stream

Stream three: Knowledge and Innovation Lab

Hyperautomation to unlock maximum potential

02:05 - 02:40

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) concepts

02:40 - 03:15

Customer 360: new methodologies to capture data

03:15 - 03:50

03:5004:10

Networking break

15:45 - 16:15

04:1005:00

Business strategies and future tense forecast

16:45 - 18:00

04:1005:00

Interactive group discussions

16:45 - 17:45

During this interactive solution-centric afternoon, attendees can pick a topic and join a table hosted by an industry leader. You are invited to take part in discussions aimed at addressing topics in more detail and off-the-record. This is your opportunity to break down departmental siloes, build connections within your organization – as well as outside of it – cross pollinate your ideas, leading to viable solutions and take your team to the next level.

Group 1

Data management in the age of AI and ML: assessing the ethical complexities

Group 2

The future of tokenized digital assets on data capture, management and monetization

Group 3

Proof of concept: how to avoid getting stuck in pilot project purgatory

Group 4

ESG ratings of corporates – will there be a standard and what will it take? How do the ESG ratings providers compare?

Group 5

How can innovation be built into business models to establish new, and expand existing, markets?

Group 6

Comparing existing and future business models: how can you rethink your current business and make the necessary changes, to finally arrive where you eventually want to be?

Group 7

Tech on a budget: purchasing ‘standard’ software for self-service implementation as an alternative to bespoke and the reality of universal compatibility with other systems

Group 8

What are the challenges of software consolidation and using one platform?

John Bottega

President

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. 

Professor Samson Williams

Adjunct Professor

Columbia University

Samson is a classically trained anthropologist, finance and public health expert who advises Fortune 100 companies, Executives and startups in Dubai, Washington, DC and Dublin, Ireland. Samson learned his craft as Emergency Manager at Fannie Mae 2008 - 2016 and has since gone on to be a leading advisor to banks and financial institutions in the Dubai / Middle East North Africa region. Samson’s focus is helping firms understand the latest human trends in  fintech, alternative investments, blockchain, AI, health and digital transformation, so that they can make profitable decisions for their bottom lines.

05:0005:30

A disappearing talent pool: how do you attract a new workforce with the right skill set?

17:00 - 17:30

•    Skill set shortage, knowledge gaps and delays on ROI from new recruits
•    Is the industry lobbying for change? Are there any policy makers?
•    Redefinition of jobs, shifting skill and mindsets
•    Retraining schemes and retention of existing employees

Ned Carrol

CDO

TIAA

Ned is a Senior Managing Director and Chief Data Officer at TIAA.  He joined in October 2017, as Managing Director, Chief Data Officer.  He is responsible for establishing a corporate-level strategy for the management and use of data. Accountability for data management policy and standards, architecture, and enterprise data science. Ensuring high quality supply chains of data, efficient and effective infrastructure & tools, processes to optimize the use of data for both risk management and growth strategies at the firm.  From January to April 2019, Ned was Interim Chief Information Security Officer.

Experience: Over 25 years’ experience in Financial Services at Bank of America, Accenture and several startup ventures.   Specific functional experiences: Analytics and Data Management, Data Warehouse, Cyber Forensics, Access Management, Litigation Support, Corporate Audit, Large Change / Program Management, Strategic Consulting, Corporate and Business Development.  Economics degree from Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina.

Barry Raskin

Managing director

Jordan and Jordan

05:3006:30

Networking drinks reception

18:00 - 20:00