07.45 - 08.50 Women in Technology and Data Pre-Conference Session: Guest List Only

Waters Technology, Inside Market Data and Inside Reference Data are committed to promoting diversity, equality and encouraging change within the financial industry. Over the past few years it has become apparent that women still make up significantly less than half of senior positions within the data and technology divisions, and that attracting female talent to these functional areas is a challenge.

Join us for this exclusive session to expand your industry network, hear from senior female industry figures and promote female leadership for an equal future.


Host and moderator: Dr Ginny. A. Baro, CEO and Founder of FEARLESS WOMEN @WORK

Confirmed Contributors: Nicole Wadlinger, PMP, VP, U.S. OCDO Head of Data Governance, Communication and Knowledge Transfer & Data Management Program Lead,
TD BANK
Ellen Gentile, Vice President, Data Steward, Data Quality Manager, SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORPORATION
Colleen Coda, Managing Director, THE BLACKSTONE GROUP
Alla Whitston, Managing Director, Chief Technology Officer, BANK OF AMERICA
Ruth Macquiddy, VP, Deutsche Bank Labs, Strategy & Innovation, DEUTSCHE BANK
Terry L Keebaugh, Business Development Executive, Banking and Financial Services, TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED

08.25 General Registration, refreshments and networking in the partner hub:

Join us for bottomless tea, coffee and continental refreshments before the conference begins - meet our vendor partners, and network with industry leaders to prepare yourself for the day ahead.

Recharge Work Zone and SliDo Wall (ongoing throughout the day)

Throughout the day you can take a seat in the recharge zone where work stations will be provided.

Check your emails or take a break from the main conference while charging your devices and staying tuned-in to the sessions around you - plasma screens will show the SliDo poll results and questions coming in from the audience in the room.

08.55 Welcome remarks and industry overview : Victor Anderson, Editor, Waters and WatersTechnology

"A celebration of 20 years of Waters USA"

• Opening comments
• Industry insights
• Words of wisdom from the esteemed Advisory Board (content generated during Advisory Board lunch in July 17)
• Explanation of new event formats for 2017

Audience Participation: First SliDo Interactive Poll

StartUp Selections: Overview of startup firms pitching later in the day

09.05 Advisory Board Keynote Panel: Drivers for a customer centric, innovative business model

In July 2017 the new Waters USA Advisory Board met to discuss the latest industry challenges and strategies in preparation for the conference. Join us for this invaluable session to hear how a customer-centric organization is key to success, how data is your most valuable asset and how FinTech should be seen as the greatest opportunity of the age!

Themes for discussion will include:

  • Data
  • FinTech
  • Regulation
  • Build vs. Buy
  • Talent
  • Current market, economic and political outlook

Moderator: William Murphy, SMD, Chief Technology Officer, Head of Blackstone Innovations and Infrastructure, BLACKSTONE
Nicole Wadlinger
, PMP, VP, U.S. OCDO Head of Data Governance, Communication and Knowledge Transfer & Data Management Program Lead,
TD BANK
Matt Joseph, Head of the Jersey City Innovation Centre, BNY MELLON
Alla Whitston, Managing Director, Chief Technology Officer, BANK OF AMERICA
Victor Tewari, PMP, Senior Technology Officer, CM Institutional & Corp Banking Technology, BMO FINANCIAL GROUP
Ruth Macquiddy, VP, Deutsche Bank Labs, Strategy & Innovation, DEUTSCHE BANK

09.50 NEW for 2017: StartUp Showcase Presentations:

The Waters USA Advisory Board and the Waters editorial team have shortlisted 4 innovative startup's to pitch in front of the audience. All firms have been chosen for showing huge potential and scope for creating waves in the FinTech space - if you want to be at the forefront of new technology and want to stay "in the know", this is the must-attend session of the day!

Vote for the startup that interests you most during the showcase session via our interactive event technology, Sli.Do - the winner will be announced later in the day and will receive a booth space to exhibit at one of our 2018 events!

Hosted by: Victor Anderson, Editor, Waters and WatersTechnology

Startup #1: TBA
Startup #2: TBA
Startup #3: TBA
Startup #4: TBA

10.30 Presentation: Maryse Gordon, Senior Pre-Sales and Business Development Manager, UnaVista, LSEG

10.50 Morning break and opportunity to network

 

STREAM ONE: Advances in AI, machine learning and innovative technology development

STREAM TWO: The Data dilemma - strategies for streamlining data and managing the regulatory burden

11.15

Chairperson's opening remarks

Chairperson's opening remarks

11.20

Expert Panel: AI, machine leaning and alternative data sets: "What happens when algorithms are leading the herd?"

Applying AI and analytics technology firm wide to drive and improve and drive customer (and internal) experience is at the forefront of data and tech strategy - but how can you effectively utilize alternative data sets in addition to your existing data feeds? How can AI be implemented seamlessly into the organization and is there scope for cost savings in the long run?

• Harnessing the evolution of AI technology with investment into alternative data sets
• Training the machine to become the differentiating factor - creating unique trading strategies over time
• Identifying new, relevant sources of information or alternative data for competitive advantage
• Products and strategies for integrating machine learning and AI into existing processes
• Should firms be creating platforms internally to enable AI and machine learning?
• Challenges around providing AI technology or platforms with the correct data

Miquel Noguer Alonso, Executive Director, UBS & Adjunct Assistant Professor, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Michael Dobrovolsky, Ph.D., Executive Director, Machine Learning, AI & Decision Science, MORGAN STANLEY GLOBAL WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Takayoshi Wiesner, Executive Director, Global Capital Markets, MORGAN STANLEY
Peter Memon, Head of Emerging Technology, SYNECHRON
Senior Representative, S&P
Hans Robert, TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED

Expert Panel: Assessing firm-wide data strategy, implementing change and looking to the future

Data is the only permanent asset of an organization, so good quality, governance and strategy is a must - but don't let this tie you down. Hear from the thought leaders in financial data strategy and learn how to streamline your data function while optimizing fluidity and consistency around the organization. Is an industry standard for data the answer to the EDM strategy of the future and how is emerging technology changing your business model?

• The challenge of delivering data to the firms' critical capabilities
• Creating a data ecosystem to incorporate all of the data (firm wide) to form a new business model
• How could Start-Ups or vendors help to create solutions to contribute to this?
• Data consistency and lineage - concerns around rationalizing data sets against former systems
• Is there value in industry standards for data or value in moving to a common data model?

David Saul, SVP, Chief Scientist, STATE STREET
Julia Bardmesser, Head of Data Quality Management, DEUTSCHE BANK
Wendy L Walasek, Group Chief Data Office, Architecture & Usage/Insight, MRCD, CREDIT SUISSE (pending internal approval)
Dessa Glasser, Principal, BRITER CONSULTING
Steve Goldstein, Head of Product Management, Enterprise Content & Delivery, THOMSON REUTERS

 

Waters Knowledge Session: Presentation open for sponsorship: AI/machine learning/unstructured data/blockchain/cloud focused

Content to be defined by sponsor


Waters Knowledge Session: Presentation open for sponsorship: Regulatory/data focused

Content to be defined by sponsor

12.00

Industry Initiatives: Blockchain: A shift from hype to adoption

What's new in the world of blockchain adoption for capital markets and how can distributed ledger technology enhance your trading strategy? Learn from the experts at this must-attend session to hear the tried and tested use cases and to gain insight into integrating blockchain capabilities into your firm.

• Capital markets adoption - are standards for interoperability the trigger for widespread adoption?
• Regulatory concerns - what are the CFTC and the SEC looking into around blockchain?
• Use cases - blockchain for record keeping vs. a means to trade
• Integrating the capabilities of blockchain with the opportunities presented by AI
• What does the future look like for blockchain and the capital markets?

Moderator: Anthony Vigilante, MD, Head of Global Information Technology & Information Security, MACKAY SHIELDS
Alex S. Fuss, Director of Enterprise Architecture, Office of the CTO, AXA (pending panel choice)
Igor Telyatnikov, President & Chief Operating Officer, ALPHAPOINT
Sanjeev Khati, Head of Business Development-Banking & Financial Services USA, TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED


Industry Initiatives: BCBS239 and creating a firm-wide data governance culture

With the implementation of BCBS239 firms have been forced to create a regulatory ecosystem for their data and re assess their data governance processes and culture. Learn how to incorporate governance procedures and quality checks into every day processes while creating a culture that becomes second nature to both your employees and your machines. As regulation paved the way for the introduction of data management and governance policies, what is the key imperative to embed in the long term?

• Implementing a sustainable, firm wide data governance program as a result of BCBS239
Interpreting regulation as an individual firm - defining what "good governance" or "compliance" looks like to your organization
• The reality of trying to monetize good data quality and governance - is it possible?
• Can the fast moving businesses we serve ever fully buy into a data governance model, with its checks and balances?
• How do we work towards a holistic culture where data ownership is key to success?

Moderator: Rick Aiere, Consultant, AIG
Ellen Gentile, Vice President, Data Steward, Data Quality Manager, SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORPORATION
Ayana Cavelle Richards, VP, Data Governance Delivery Manager, US Chief Data Office, HSBC


12.40 Lunch break and opportunity to network

(Reserved space for Advisory Board and VIP guests)

1.30

Chairman's opening remarks and overview of afternoon sessions

1.35


Industry Initiatives: Reg-Tech and advances in cognitive compliance technology

• Using cognitive compliance solutions and effective analysis of unstructured data to address regulatory requirements
• The benefits of reg-tech for surveillance purposes and improvements to KYC and AML efforts
• How can you monitor and measure cognitive solutions to guarantee that your reporting efforts = regulatory compliance?
• Integrating new technologies for numerous reporting requirements - centralizing compliance efforts for multiple existing (and forthcoming) requirements around FRTB, MiFID II and Valuation Adjustments?
• How are our compliance efforts benefiting from AI?
• How will the creation of the International RegTech Association (IRTA) enable collaboration and guidance in this space?

Moderator: Sudhir Kaloth, Director - IT MIS / Regulatory & Compliance, OPPENHEIMER & CO. INC.
Joseph Lodato, MD, Global Head of Compliance Surveillance Technology, GUGGENHEIM PARTNERS
Abel Picardi, MD, Chief Compliance Officer, BANK OF CHINA
Jonathan Carroll, Managing Director, Enterprise Risk Technology, BMO (pending final confirmation)
Adam J. Reback, Chief Compliance Officer, J. GOLDMAN & CO., L.P.

2.15



Spotlight session: Managing the regulatory burden on a global scale:

There is a huge regulatory disconnect, particularly at a Basel level. The problem is that technologically unsophisticated regulators are making principles-based regulations for technologically complex topics and that doesn't always work. Join this session to hear from the firms and the vendors to help navigate the challenges of increasingly complex regulatory requirements

• How is your firm navigating regulation across different jurisdictional boundaries?
• Managing the technology disconnect between the regulators and the firms
• How might Brexit and other political implications impact your regulatory strategy?
• Extra-territoriality issues around data residence for MiFID II reporting and concerns around trade data and communications surveillance
• The implications of CAT - collaboration between the data, compliance and technology functions for regulatory implementation
• Effectively partnering with vendors to ease the compliance burden

Moderator: Rodion Pryazhentsev, Global Head of Business Management, JP MORGAN CORPORATE BANK (pending panel choice)
Robin Doyle, Managing Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs, JP MORGAN
Craig Peretz, Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, SIERRA GLOBAL MANAGEMENT
Mostafa Raddaoui, Vice President, IB&M Technology - Development, Integrated Services for the Americas, MUFG
Raymond Hanson, Managing Director, Global IT Program Lead for OTC Derivatives Regulatory Reform (Dodd Frank), CREDIT SUISSE

2.50

Delegate discussion workshops:

Join a workshop table to delve deeper into the topic of interest to you - talk "off the record" to industry experts and vendor partners to share challenges and strategies and to take part in live, interactive polls

Each of these sessions will be hosted by an industry expert or member of the Waters USA advisory board - we will send out a brief summary/discussion points in advance of the conference and delegates should join a table to share ideas with the group. Drop a business card in the bowl at your table if you would like to share your contact information with the other delegates at the table.

1. Analytics and AI: Breman Thuraisingham, Executive Director, MORGAN STANLEY (pending)

2. FinTech partnerships: Sarah Biller, Co-Founder and Board Member, Fintech Sandbox (TBC)

3. Learning from consumer technology: Victor Tewari, PMP, Senior Technology Officer, CM Institutional & Corp Banking Technology, BMO FINANCIAL GROUP

4. RegTech: Senior Representative, INTEL (pending confirmation)

5. Advisory board C-level workshop: Advisory board member TBC

6. Topic TBC: Senior Representative, S&P

7. Data Lineage: Julia Bardmesser, Global Head of Data Integration, DEUTSCHE BANK

8. Topic TBC: Eliot Durbin, General Partner, BOLDSTART VENTURES


3.30 Afternoon break and and opportunity to network

Advice sharing and networking table: Attracting top talent and the pathway into technology

Are you just starting out, or are you an experienced professional with a career spanning decades in the world of the financial technologyfunction? Whatever your role, stop by this table to share your experience with others and give advice to the millennial generation.

3.45 StartUp showcase results:

Victor Anderson
, Editor, Waters and WatersTechnology

3.50 FinTech Keynote Presentation: Scott Blandford, Chief Digital Officer, TIAA

4.15 Fireside chat: The opportunities presented by "FinTech"

Hosted by: Senior Waters Technology Representative

Sarah Biller, Co Founder and Board Member, Fintech Sandbox, (pending confirmation) and Matt Joseph, Head of the Jersey City Innovation Centre, BNY MELLON

4.40 FinTech and Innovation: Creating a compliant, customer centric organization

When we think about new capabilities, how do we identify areas that need improvement and how can we prioritize new technology implementation in different areas of the firm? With the need for employees to be "good digital citizens" and technology evolving faster than ever before, a cultural shift is needed for firms to move forward. The evolution of "FinTech" and innovative startup's offering products that enable your firm to "give a better service" come with regulatory concerns, security challenges and data problems - join this session to learn how to join the FinTech revolution while remaining compliant and secure.

• Aligning technology with the right business lines - Incorporating "innovation" into the existing environment
• Business model innovation - how can firms respond to disrupters/new entrants (eg crowd sourcing start-ups in commercial real estate)
• FinTech's/new technologies and regulatory concerns - managing the difficulties of the regulatory knowledge gap
• The silicon valley strategy - top tips for working with start-ups and negotiating partnerships/investment
• Assessing how to alter business models by looking at how people work rather than how processes operate

Moderator: Michael Radziemski, Former CIO, LORD ABBETT, Partner, FORTIUM PARTNERS
John W. Polis, Chief Operating & Technology Officer, STAR MOUNTAIN CAPITAL (pending panel choice confirmation)
Sarah Biller, Co Founder and Board Member, Fintech Sandbox, (pending panel choice confirmation)
Eliot Durbin, General Partner, BOLDSTART VENTURES

5.15 Conference Debrief: Victor Anderson, Editor, Waters and WatersTechnology

5.20 20 years of Waters USA celebratory drinks reception and Champagne Roundtables

Join a networking roundtable to discuss the key concerns raised in earlier sessions over a glass of Champagne. Learn from your industry colleagues and collaborate during the session to resolve challenges

1. Natural Language Processing
2. Implementing AI effectively
3. Blockchain
4. Public Cloud
5. FinTech/Innovation: Threat or opportunity
6. Learning from consumer technology
7. Winning the metadata challenge
8. Data governance strategy at BCBS239
9. Regulatory strategy: navigating regulation around the firm
10. RegTech/Cognitive compliance
11. Industry standards for data
12. MiFID II
13. FRTB
14. GDPR

7.00 American Financial Technology Awards 2017 (invite only)