Tokyo Financial Information Technology Summit (TFITS) 2024 agenda

Times are in JST
June 26, 2024 | In-person event


Chairperson’s opening remarks

09:00 - 09:10


Keynote address

09:10 - 09:30

Shigeru Shimizu

Director of fintech policy office

Financial Services Agency, Japan


Keynote panel: Digital transformation and technological drivers in Japan

09:30 - 10:00

  • How are technological advancements impacting financial industry players? 
  • The opportunities and challenges in generative AI use 
  • How are institutions innovating the customer experience? 
  • What is the outlook of Japan’s digital transformation? 


The future of regulatory compliance: A journey towards end-to-end understanding

10:00 - 10:30

  • How technology continues to drive data preparation and regulatory pre-checks 
  • Developments in report verification and variance thresholds 
  • Audit defense and analytics 
  • Expectations regulators have for businesses to maintain effective compliance programs and address issues promptly 
  • BCBS 239 principles on data aggregation and reporting 


Networking break

10:30 - 11:05


Data in ESG: How are technological developments shaping ESG

11:05 - 11:35

  • What the current opportunities and challenges in data utilisation in a firm 
  • Data privacy concerns in ESG disclosure and reporting 
  • How are institutions responding to the developing regulations on data use 
Masayuki Matsuyama

Senior economist

Development Bank of Japan Inc.

Motoko Kuze

Chief sustainable banking officer, sustainable strategy office

Societe Generale

Motoko started her career in 2001 at Mizuho bank Paris branch before joining Societe Generale Group in 2006, where she served for 10 years in Paris and Tokyo to develop the Group’s business with Japanese Financial Institutions.

In 2016, she joined HSBC Asset Management as Fund Manager and contributed to the growth of ESG investment in Japan as Senior Market Specialist. Most recently, Motoko was with RepRisk Japan Limited, established by the world’s largest ESG technology firm RepRisk AG in 2022, as General Manager to support the acceleration of green finance in Japan by best-in-class ESG risk data.


Creating a more efficient post-trade process in Japan

11:35 - 12:05

  • How will new developments increase efficiencies in the post trade processes 
  • Key challenges that firms need to be aware of 
  • Real use cases of hybrid clouds in post-trade services 
  • How data management and analytics can add value to post-trade processes. 



12:05 - 13:10


Cybersecurity spotlight: New considerations for security and privacy

13:10 - 13:25

  • What impact will technology have on security? 
  • The state of cybersecurity in 2024 and beyond? 
  • How to ensure consumer protection and market integrity  
Jason Mortimer

Head of sustainable investment (fixed income)

Nomura Asset Management

Jason Mortimer is Head of Sustainable Investment – Fixed Income and Senior Portfolio Manager at Nomura Asset Management in Tokyo. In this role, Jason is focused on fixed income ESG-integration and sustainable investing in fixed income and credit, as well as Green, Social, Sustainability Bonds and other mainstream impact investment strategies.

Before joining Nomura in August 2017, Jason was a portfolio manager at First State Investments in London responsible for emerging Asia local rates and currencies and USD sovereign debt markets. Prior to that, Jason was Vice President of EM Asia local currency rates and derivatives strategy at JPMorgan where he worked for four years in Hong Kong and Singapore.  In this role Jason was responsible for Emerging Asia duration strategy for the firms Government Bond-Emerging Market (GBI-EM) index series, as well as Asia cash bond, interest rates and derivatives market research. Jason started his career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Tokyo where he worked as a sales and trading associate on the Japanese yen rate swap and options desk.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and speaks Japanese with JLPT Level 1 certification.

Atchutarao Killamsetty

Head of IT

Schroders Investment Management

Since graduating with distinction from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, spent last 25 years in Japan working for prestigious multinational financial firms like Goldman Sachs, Wellington Management, UBS, Schroders (current). A perfect bilingual in Japanese and English with post graduate diploma in Digital Business from Columbia Business School and Executive MBA from Quantic School of Business. Successfully lead and delivered various digital/cloud/workflow transformation initiatives. Often referred by business executives/colleagues as trustworthy and results oriented Digital IT leadership FinTech professional.


The impact of Generative AI and ML on operations

13:25 - 13:50

  • The journey and process of digitalisation;  where Japan is heading  
  • How to help the organisation buy-in to change digitalisation brings 
  • Innovations happening for operations – where are the next steps 


Networking break

13:50 - 14:25


Technological advancements in the low latency market

14:25 - 14:50

  • The need for increased transparency in trading processes 
  • New data, new low latency technology and new analytics tools re-shaping research, back testing and trading strategies   
  • Developments and latest trends in data capture, transformation and storage of low latency nanosecond timestamped order book data   
  • What is the impact on strategies and processes of trading firms (Systematic, HFT, Algo, Prop, Quant,) 


Cultivating new synergies and driving efficiency through data analytics

15:15 - 15:40

  • Key considerations in data-use for financial institutions in 2024 and beyond 
  • Maximising data capabilities from the eyes of data scientists  
  • Success stories in both sell and buy side firms  
  • Elements of a streamlined Enterprise Data Management (EDM) 


Chairperson’s closing remarks

15:40 - 15:45