Programme

Programme

TFITS 2023 Agenda

**Times are in JST
JUNE 2023 | IN-PERSON EVENT

08:5009:00

Welcome Remarks

08:50 - 09:00

Eiichiro Yanagawa

Senior Analyst, Financial Services

CELENT

Eiichiro Yanagawa is a senior analyst with Celent’s Banking practice and is based in Tokyo.

Eiichiro's research focuses on IT strategy issues in the Japanese and Asian banking and financial industries. His recent research has included core banking systems, ATMs, and anti-money laundering technology, and focused on the technologies driving disruption in three areas: innovation, digital, and legacy and ecosystem transformation. Eiichiro's consulting experience includes development of bank IT strategies, thin client / desktop virtualization to support business continuity, evaluation of data centers for hosting core systems, and vendor selection of AML, risk management, and other technologies.

Eiichiro is widely quoted in the press, including Nikkei, Nikkei BP, ITmedia, The Japan Times, Bloomberg, SNL/ S&P Global, Gtnews, The Trade AsiaAsia Insurance Review, Asia Risk, and Asian Banking & Finance. He is a regular speaker, chairman, and panel moderator at the leading industry events in Japan and Asia.

Prior to joining Celent, Eiichiro was the Chief Manager of the Financial Global Solutions Division and the Regional Bank Financial Solutions Division at NEC Corporation in Tokyo. He was responsible for developing NEC’s core banking system, strategic marketing planning, and consulting on financial institution systems.

Prior to that, Eiichiro was the General Manager of the Financial Services Division at NEC Corporation of America in New York. In this role, he worked on the development of IT strategy and advised clients, mainly Japanese financial institutions, on outsourcing and selection of software packages.

Eiichiro earned his Bachelor of Economics from Shizuoka University and his MBA at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Commerce and Management.

09:0009:35

Industry Updates, User Cases, and Business-driven IT Approach
Tech Leaders Spotlight

09:00 - 10:00

  • Emerging technologies and their impact on the financial industry, and how to deal with growth and uncertainty
  • Business and IT priorities, IT best practices, and standardization trends such as ISO 20022
  • How to develop technology talent | discussion of the state of IT and business organizations and new value creation in the community
Eiichiro Yanagawa

Senior Analyst, Financial Services

CELENT

Eiichiro Yanagawa is a senior analyst with Celent’s Banking practice and is based in Tokyo.

Eiichiro's research focuses on IT strategy issues in the Japanese and Asian banking and financial industries. His recent research has included core banking systems, ATMs, and anti-money laundering technology, and focused on the technologies driving disruption in three areas: innovation, digital, and legacy and ecosystem transformation. Eiichiro's consulting experience includes development of bank IT strategies, thin client / desktop virtualization to support business continuity, evaluation of data centers for hosting core systems, and vendor selection of AML, risk management, and other technologies.

Eiichiro is widely quoted in the press, including Nikkei, Nikkei BP, ITmedia, The Japan Times, Bloomberg, SNL/ S&P Global, Gtnews, The Trade AsiaAsia Insurance Review, Asia Risk, and Asian Banking & Finance. He is a regular speaker, chairman, and panel moderator at the leading industry events in Japan and Asia.

Prior to joining Celent, Eiichiro was the Chief Manager of the Financial Global Solutions Division and the Regional Bank Financial Solutions Division at NEC Corporation in Tokyo. He was responsible for developing NEC’s core banking system, strategic marketing planning, and consulting on financial institution systems.

Prior to that, Eiichiro was the General Manager of the Financial Services Division at NEC Corporation of America in New York. In this role, he worked on the development of IT strategy and advised clients, mainly Japanese financial institutions, on outsourcing and selection of software packages.

Eiichiro earned his Bachelor of Economics from Shizuoka University and his MBA at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Commerce and Management.

Noritoshi Murakami

Managing Director, Head of Transaction Banking Division & Director of Board, SWIFT

MUFG Bank, Ltd.

SWIFT director since 2021. Noritoshi Murakami is head of Transaction Banking Division for MUFG Bank, spearheading strategy for global transaction banking product for both cash & liquidity management and Trade & Supply chain finance. He has more than 30 years experiences in corporate banking including 15+ years in Global Transaction Banking business. Prior to the current assignment, he was a regional head of transaction banking for Asia Oceania and spent three years in Singapore.

Atchutarao Killamsetty

IT Country Manager

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.

09:3510:00

Trends and Innovation in Quantitative Analysis and How to Drive Business Outcome
Data Leaders Spotlight

09:00 - 10:00

  • Increasingly diverse data sources in quants fund management 
  • Does ESG data really generate investment return?   
  • Application of ML to quants fund management 
Toshitaka Sasa

Senior Analyst

Celent

Toshitaka Sasa is a senior analyst at Celent based in Tokyo. His expertise includes industrial research, benchmarking, corporate strategy, design thinking, and digital transformation.

Prior to joining Celent, he spearheaded design thinking and customer experience at PwC. He has also been an equity analyst and fund manager specializing in IT industries at Daiwa Asset Management, etc.

A seasoned financial professional, Sasa has launched companies, designed and implemented workflows and the technology to back them up, and developed, marketed, and sold bespoke financial products to HNW individuals. He has worked extensively in Asia, including most of capital cities in ASEAN, North and South Asia.

He has an MBA from the Ecole Des Ponts Business School, ENPC School of International Management and a Bachelor of Laws from Waseda University. He is a certified member of the Japan Securities Analysts Association, a certified consultant of the Business Model Innovation Association, and holds M&A senior expert license.

Masayuki Teraguchi

Head of Investment Technology Fund Management Department

Nikko Asset Management

Masayuki is responsible for management and enhancement of quant active, smart beta and index strategies. Prior to joining Nikko AM, he managed global equity portfolios using quant models over 14 years for foreign and Japanese sovereign funds and corporate pensions in Amundi Japan. Before joining the company, he engaged in quantitative analysis, derivatives pricing and investment risk analysis in Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance.

Masayuki holds a MBA in finance from Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University. He co-wrote “Long-Short Investment Policies vs. Long-Only Investing” in Securities Analysts Journal and co-translated “Active Portfolio Management” to Japanese.

Certificates: Deep Learning for Engineers certificate from Japan Deep Learning Association, CFA, Chartered Member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan

10:0010:25

Investor Spotlight: Build Resilience to Your Portfolios with Extensive Automation

09:00 - 10:00

  • What are the key trends in asset allocation: digital assets, ESG, private markets etc.
  • How to safeguard your portfolio with advanced risk metrics analytics
  • Managing compliance and risk guidelines with ease
Yutaka Sakurai

Head

AI Finance Application Research Institute

Yutaka Sakurai is data science and AI expert with a strong background in Financial theory and practice. After more than twenty years' experience of fund manager, trader and quant in Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and Sony Bank, he became a managing director of Research and Pricing Technology Inc.  in 2010. He started AI Finance Application Research Institute in 2017. He published a number of books on Finance and AI.

Hiroyasu Hirayama

Director

AI Finance Application Research Institute

Prior to the current role, Hiroyasu was head of FX derivatives sales at Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas, RBS

and Bank of New York Mellon most recently. He holds a bachelor degree in engineering from University of Tokyo and a master degree from Tsukuba University.

10:2510:55

Networking Break

10:05 - 10:35

10:5511:35

Operational Alpha in Capital Markets: Achieving Cost Efficiency and Resilience

09:00 - 10:00

  • From the front office to the back office, what are the priorities of market participants in their quest for economy and efficiency?
  • What are the technologies that achieve resilience and scalability? Is it managed services, outsourcing, or hybrid cloud? What are your strategies for modernizing your technology?
  • Data-driven architecture optimizes data and technology use: Does the ecosystem approach reduce data/technology and operational costs and achieve operational alpha?
Eiichiro Yanagawa

Senior Analyst, Financial Services

CELENT

Eiichiro Yanagawa is a senior analyst with Celent’s Banking practice and is based in Tokyo.

Eiichiro's research focuses on IT strategy issues in the Japanese and Asian banking and financial industries. His recent research has included core banking systems, ATMs, and anti-money laundering technology, and focused on the technologies driving disruption in three areas: innovation, digital, and legacy and ecosystem transformation. Eiichiro's consulting experience includes development of bank IT strategies, thin client / desktop virtualization to support business continuity, evaluation of data centers for hosting core systems, and vendor selection of AML, risk management, and other technologies.

Eiichiro is widely quoted in the press, including Nikkei, Nikkei BP, ITmedia, The Japan Times, Bloomberg, SNL/ S&P Global, Gtnews, The Trade AsiaAsia Insurance Review, Asia Risk, and Asian Banking & Finance. He is a regular speaker, chairman, and panel moderator at the leading industry events in Japan and Asia.

Prior to joining Celent, Eiichiro was the Chief Manager of the Financial Global Solutions Division and the Regional Bank Financial Solutions Division at NEC Corporation in Tokyo. He was responsible for developing NEC’s core banking system, strategic marketing planning, and consulting on financial institution systems.

Prior to that, Eiichiro was the General Manager of the Financial Services Division at NEC Corporation of America in New York. In this role, he worked on the development of IT strategy and advised clients, mainly Japanese financial institutions, on outsourcing and selection of software packages.

Eiichiro earned his Bachelor of Economics from Shizuoka University and his MBA at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Commerce and Management.

Mihai Bistriteanu

Head of Securities Lending and Financing Department

SBI Securities Co. Ltd.

Mihai Bistriteanu is the head of Securities Lending and Financing Department at SBI Securities Co. Ltd. He has more than 20 years’ experience in securities markets across stock lending, equity execution and algorithmic trading.

Prior to SBI Securities, Mihai held senior positions in equity sales and trading at Phillip Securities, Credit Suisse and Citigroup in Tokyo and Singapore.

Yasuaki Hayashi

Japan Representative

TORSTONE TECHNOLOGY

Joined Daiwa Securities in 1990, where he was involved in inward investment settlement for overseas investors and management of overseas branch operations in the International Settlement & Custody Dept of the Head Office; from 1997 to 2006, Head of Operations and Chief Internal Control Officer of KBC Securities Japan, where he performed a wide range of administrative duties including domestic operations, international operations, compliance, and market control. In 2006 Operations Director at Liquidnet Japan for the domestic introduction of the US dark pool block trade matching model for global asset managers; from 2008 until most recently, Representative Director of Interactive Brokers Japan; In May 2022 appointed as the Japan Representative of TORSTONE TECHNOLOGY. With a thoroughly hands-on, practitioner-oriented approach he will challenge the 'THE FUTURE OF POST-TRADE PROCESSING', which will become increasingly important with the shortening of settlement to T+1 and the rise of digital assets.

Makoto Nagahori

President & CEO

Phillip Securities Japan, Ltd.

Makoto Nagahori is currently President and CEO in Phillip Securities Japan since July 2021. He joined Nomura in 1999 after graduating from Tokyo University. From 2006 to 2009, he worked for the US equity trading business for Nomura Securities International and Instinet LLC in New York. From 2009 to 2013, he was in charge of the electronic trading business in Instinet Japan Limited and Nomura Tokyo. From 2013 to 2016, he was President and Representative Director at Chi-X Japan Limited. Before joining in Phillip Securities Japan, he was running electronic trading service desk in Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities (MSET), since 2017.

Ken Utsunomiya

Operating Officer, Joint Head of Operations Group, Joint Head of Global Operations

Mizuho Securities

Joined Nippon Credit Bank in 1996. He has been engaged in the development of the BOJ RTGS and securities settlement system in Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. since 1999.

After that, he joined BNP Paribas Securities in 2000, and worked on IT system development in the back division until 2012. From 2004 to 2006, worked at BNP Paribas (London) to develop a global bond trading platform. After returning to Japan, he took up the post of Head of Operations and later concurrently held the banking division. Finally, as Head of IT and Operations, he oversaw IT infrastructure, IT security and IT governance, as well as IT and operations for each product.

From 2010 to 2012, he served concurrently as Auditor of Japan Government Clearing Corporation.

Joined Societe Generale Securities /Bank and Lyxor Asset Management in 2012. As COO, he led the start-up of flow business, integration with Newedge Securities with the achievement of Japanese incorporation (KK) , and renovation project of back office system. In addition, we constructed an office environment for work style reform in conjunction with office relocation.

July 2018, Joined Mizuho Securities. As COO of the Global Markets Division, he has worked across products to build GTOM (Global Target Operating Model Committee) to promote the establishment of Business and IT infrastructure from a front-to-back perspective, and since April 2020 has also served as Global Joint Operations Head in Operations. In April 2021, he also started the mission of Attached to FG CIO and is taking charge of the overseas IT structural reform of Mizuho Financial Group. In addition, Joint Head of Operations Group has been added since April 2022.

11:3511:50

Remote Working and Implication on Operating Models and Risk

09:00 - 10:00

  • How have financial firms established their BAU strategies that support remote working 
  • Challenges with cybersecurity: what are the increasing risks of working remotely? 
  • The learning curve for tech and data managers, and the optimization in the post pandemic world 
Makoto Shibata

Head of FINOLAB/Chief Community Officer and Audit & Supervisory Board Member, UI Bank Co., Ltd

FINOLAB

Mr. Shibata is currently in charge of FINOLAB community operation since 2019. In his former position at The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, he was leading R&D initiatives in emerging technology and online/mobile financial service. He also held positions in corporate planning, accounting, corporate finance and retail customer services at the bank. He is one of the founders of FINOVATORS. And became an external board member at new digital bank, UI Bank, when it acquired a banking license in 2021. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from University of Tokyo and a Master of Science in Development Economics from University of Oxford.

11:5012:25

Migration to Cloud: What is There to Keep from Your Legacy System

09:00 - 10:00

  • Japan’s state of migrating to cloud: regulations, cost, and legacy IT considerations
  • The value case of the hybrid cloud approach
  • How migrating to the cloud will impact your data delivery strategies
Eiichiro Yanagawa

Senior Analyst, Financial Services

CELENT

Eiichiro Yanagawa is a senior analyst with Celent’s Banking practice and is based in Tokyo.

Eiichiro's research focuses on IT strategy issues in the Japanese and Asian banking and financial industries. His recent research has included core banking systems, ATMs, and anti-money laundering technology, and focused on the technologies driving disruption in three areas: innovation, digital, and legacy and ecosystem transformation. Eiichiro's consulting experience includes development of bank IT strategies, thin client / desktop virtualization to support business continuity, evaluation of data centers for hosting core systems, and vendor selection of AML, risk management, and other technologies.

Eiichiro is widely quoted in the press, including Nikkei, Nikkei BP, ITmedia, The Japan Times, Bloomberg, SNL/ S&P Global, Gtnews, The Trade AsiaAsia Insurance Review, Asia Risk, and Asian Banking & Finance. He is a regular speaker, chairman, and panel moderator at the leading industry events in Japan and Asia.

Prior to joining Celent, Eiichiro was the Chief Manager of the Financial Global Solutions Division and the Regional Bank Financial Solutions Division at NEC Corporation in Tokyo. He was responsible for developing NEC’s core banking system, strategic marketing planning, and consulting on financial institution systems.

Prior to that, Eiichiro was the General Manager of the Financial Services Division at NEC Corporation of America in New York. In this role, he worked on the development of IT strategy and advised clients, mainly Japanese financial institutions, on outsourcing and selection of software packages.

Eiichiro earned his Bachelor of Economics from Shizuoka University and his MBA at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Commerce and Management.

Masayuki Ichioka

Vice President

Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd. || Goldman Sachs Bank USA Tokyo Branch

Masayuki is the Asia head of TxB Treasury Operations, working on the projects to enhance the transaction banking offering in Asia and running its operations.  Previously, he was the head of Japan Equity Operations. Masayuki joined Goldman Sachs in 2007 and was named Vice President in 2013.

Michitoshi Kimura

Chief Manager, Business Development Investor Services Planning Division

The Master Trust Bank of Japan

Michitoshi is the head of Business Development and Planning Section of the Investor Services Planning Division of The Master Trust Bank of Japan. The section primarily engages in planning of new business as a trust bank specialized in asset management.

Michitoshi has been seconded from Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking (MUTB) to serve in the current position, and has also worked as a manager of the sales department for an asset management company at MUTB.

Michitoshi has been involved in trust bank and asset management business for 23 years in total.

Yasushi Ichikawa

Deputy General Manager, Global Markets Technology

SMBC Nikko Securities

Yasushi Ichikawa is a deputy general manager and section manager of data management team of Global Markets Technology at SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. After working at JPMorgan Securities and Nomura Asset Management he is in his current position since 2019.