Speakers

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Elvie Lahournere

Director of Digital & Innovation

NATIXIS

Elvie Lahournere is Director, Digital & Innovation, Asia Pacific at Natixis as part of the bank’s move towards digitalisation in the pursuit of creating high value-added solutions for its clients.

In this role, Elvie is responsible for promoting and facilitating the Digital and Innovation Strategy across the APAC platform and the bank globally.

After 12 years of experience across Asia and Europe, with expertise in operational, and strategy development across different industries, Elvie has held senior roles with several technology and strategy businesses based in China such as Alten, and most recently Roland Berger.

Elvie also developed her deep knowledge and network within the technology landscape in China as the co-founder and board member of French Tech Hong Kong.

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Kathryn Dunn

Executive Director

J.P. Morgan

Kathy Dunn is an Executive Director at JPMorgan with over 20 years’ experience in the Financial & Banking Industry with an impressive track record of managing transformation change, implementing major infrastructure roll-outs and deployments and managing complex market data operational environments.  A champion for diversity with a passion for developing junior talent Kathy enjoys travelling, scuba diving and in her spare time writes Young Adult literature.

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Aislinn Malone

Executive Director of APAC Technology Management

J.P. Morgan

Aislinn Malone is an Executive Director and Lead for the Technology Management Office supporting the Asia Pacific Chief Information Officer. Over the past 16 years Aislinn has held various roles in both Finance and Technology within Asset Management, Corporate Investment Banking and Enterprise Technology. Prior to working in Hong Kong, Aislinn worked for 5 years in Geneva, Switzerland and 7 years in New York.

Prior to joining JP Morgan in 2001, Aislinn worked in Dublin, Ireland and in Zurich Switzerland as a Management Consultant for KPMG. 

Aislinn holds a Bachelor and a Master degrees in Law from the University College Limerick, Ireland.

Aislinn currently resides in Hong Kong with her three children and her husband.

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Rupa Reddy

Vice President of Applied Trading Technology

J.P. Morgan

Rupa is part of the global Applied Trading Technology(ATT) team. ATT is an embedded front office technology team responsible for driving the development from idea generation to production implementation of analytics, automated trading, and new products for the Equities Business.
 
Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in Aug 2017, Rupa worked as a Strat/Technologist for the Equity Derivative Business at Goldman Sachs for over 8 years, with automated trading for warrants and options as her primary responsibilities. Prior to that she held similar roles in Technology for a year at Morgan Stanley and Calyon Securities in Tokyo, Japan.

Rupa graduated from Karnataka Regional Engineering College in India with a masters degree in Computer Science.

Rupa currently resides in Hong Kong with her child and husband.

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Cindy Ying

Executive Director of APAC Technology Risk & Control

J.P. Morgan

Cindy leads APAC Technology Risk & Control and is also the global interim lead for Risk Treatment. Cindy and her team is responsible for managing technology risk/governance as well as Regulatory & Audit, Client engagement for Asia. She is also the responsible service owner for Technology Risk treatment.
 
Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 2013, Cindy was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley where she held various roles within their IT Risk and Enterprise Infrastructure Organization. Before she left she was the Asia COO for the Enterprise Infrastructure organization heading their risk & control, business management as well as the people & communication agenda.
 
Before joining Morgan Stanley, Cindy worked in Deutsche Bank as an IT Audit Manager for North Asia as well as an IT Internal Audit Manager for the HKEx.

Cindy graduated from Monash University, Australia with a degree in Computer Science.  She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting and an MBA.  She is married with two children and is involved in various volunteering initiatives in supporting under privileged children.

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Nimesh Bharadia

Head of Asia - Data, Product & Strategy

TRADITION ASIA

Nimesh is responsible for for Strategy and Products for Data Services in Tradition Asia. Nimesh has a track record in large account management and negotiation, in banking, securities, corporate and financial services sectors. He has experience with a range of asset classes covering Fixed income, Rates, Equities, Exotic Derivatives, Derivatives, Commodities & FX trading areas, experienced in Vendor, Alternative, Investment and Wealth Management space. Prior to joining Tradition Nimesh founded the Kaimian Group The Kaimian Group is a Global Management consulting and business representation organisation to the financial services industry, and worked with Citigroup leading Market Data Business and Strategy for the EMEA region.

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Nick Brandon

Senior Sales Manager, APAC

SIX

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Antoine Burke

Sales Director APAC

ASSET CONTROL

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Christopher Butler

Chief Data Officer

HSBC

Chris Butler is the Chief Data Officer for ASP International Markets, HSBC. His passion to ensure organisations and individuals achieve their goals through quality information has not diminished after 25 years. Working in both operational and project roles he has leant that success comes from understanding how people and data interact. As a thought leader and practitioner across all aspects of data management - his philosophy is simple – when people understand their data and care about their data they will take steps to ensure it is correct and protected. Why? – Because Data Matters.

When Chris is not playing with bits, bytes and information you will find him out walking, travelling and generally enjoying life.

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Scott Cooper

Conference Chair

FISD

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Huayi Dong

MD, Global Head of Electronic Trading Solutions

DAIWA CAPITAL MARKETS

Huayi is the Global Head of Electronic Trading Solutions at Daiwa Capital Markets, based in Hong Kong. He focused on Algorithmic Trading and High-Medium frequency electronic equities trading. He has previously worked at UBS for nearly 7 years, focusing on Algorithmic Trading, leading UBS expansion of Electronic Trading services in China. Prior to that, he worked as a principal engineer for ITG algorithmic trading group since 2005. His interest spans the whole vertical of trading, up to understanding client’s real needs and create win-win strategies, down to technical details for trading system.

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Stephane Dubois

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

XIGNITE

Founder and Chief Executive Officer Named twice to the Institutional Investor's Tech 50 list of financial visionaries and innovators, Stephane Dubois is a recognized financial data industry executive who founded Xignite to Make Market Data Easy. Stephane Dubois is a well-known fintech thought leader and is frequently quoted in publications, including Forbes, MarketsMedia, WallStreet & Technology, Financial News, Bob's Guide, Inside Reference Data, and Venture Capital Journal. He has spoken at numerous fintech events around the world, including Finovate, FinDEVr, Bank Innovation, Next Money, World Exchange Conf., World Finance Information Conf. and The Money Conference. Prior to founding Xignite, Stephane was Vice President of Product Management at Advent Software, the leading provider of software solutions for the investment management industry. Prior to Advent, Stephane held senior product and marketing management positions at Walker Interactive Systems and Oracle Corporation. Stephane holds an MS in Management from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and MS and BS degrees in international management from the MBA Institute in Paris.

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Yousuf Hussain

Data Scientist & Senior Technology & Innovation Specialist

HSBC

Mohammad Yousuf Hussain, CFA, is a Data Scientist at Jasmine22 – a newly established HSBC entity, set up to rapidly iterate concepts and deliver a next-generation corporate trade platform. Previous to that he was a Senior Technology and Innovation Specialist at HSBC. Working in the Applied Innovation and Strategic Investments team, he designed and delivered a number of artificial intelligence based solutions. Yousuf has also worked as a Senior Consultant at GreySpark Partners where he delivered projects for UBS, HSBC, Mizuho Securities, Nomura-Instinet, Interactive Brokers and SFC. He developed expertise in assessing trading algorithms by investigating the market abuse incidents for the regulator.

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Alan Jones

Business Solutions Director APAC

SMARTSTREAM

Alan Jones is responsible for Business Development across Asia Pacific at SmartStream and works with financial institutions in the region to improve their operational efficiency. Alan has been with the company for 16 years and, prior to moving to APAC, was the Product Manager for the SmartStream’s TLM Corporate Actions solution. Alan has more than 25 years’ industry experience within the financial services industry. Before joining SmartStream, he managed the Corporate Actions, Income Processing and Tax Departments for American Express Private Investment Bank. Whilst at American Express, Alan managed several significant projects dealing with the inception of new tax rules, implementation of new systems, procedures and business transformation initiatives.

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Philip Li

Chairman

CHINA CHENGXIN (ASIA PACIFIC) CREDIT RATINGS CO LTD

Prior to his current posts, Mr. Li was Senior Vice President (Finance) of The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited and Executive Director and Head of Global Capital Markets with a renowned international bank.  Mr. Li had also served the Hong Kong community as Associate Member of the Central Policy Unit of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Chairman of the Hong Kong Capital Markets Association, Member of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Debt Listing Reform Working Group, Member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Financial Advisory Committee and Member of the Debt Reform Working Group under the Financial Service and the Treasury Department.

Mr. Li holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Sociology) from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. 

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Philip Perrott

Co-Head of Commercial and Data Strategy

FENICS MD

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David Quah

Managing Director, Quantitative Investment Solutions

VALUE PARTNERS GROUP

David Quah is currently the Managing Director for Quantitative Investment Solution (QIS) based in Hong Kong.  He is responsible for driving the firm’s ETF business, factor & smart beta investing, big data application, as well as the development of other quantitative products and robo advisory partnership.

He is also a Director & Responsible Officer of Sensible Asset Management HK Ltd and Non Resident Licensed Director for fund management & Board Director, Value Partners Asset Management Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

Prior to that, he was the Head of ETF at Mirae Asset Global Investments (Hong Kong) where he was involved in the launch of the first batch of Leveraged and Inverse Products on Hong Kong indices and on S&P 500 and Topix as well as the launch of futures-based oil ETF. 

Earlier, he spent almost 20 years at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, mainly responsible for product development including ETF, the Growth Enterprise Market and Callable Bull/Bear Contracts (CBBC).  He was Vice President of Market Infrastructure and Products, Cash Trading at HKEX.

He has also worked for the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The World Bank and the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA).

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Medhy Souidi

Head of Fintech & Startup Xchange

DBS BANK

Medhy Souidi is the Head of FinTech and  the Startup Xchange programme of DBS Hong Kong. Medhy is co-chair of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong’s Blockchain committee, and was named by global FinTech hub LATTICE80 as one of 50 top FinTech influencers, and by Whub as one of the Startup and FinTech influencers.

Prior to joining DBS, Medhy was a Senior Project Manager at Privé Technologies. He has also held senior positions at financial and technology companies and institutions in France, Canada and Hong Kong.

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Kerr Hatrick

Senior Algorithmic Strategist

MORGAN STANLEY

Kerr Hatrick is Senior Algorithmic Strategist at Morgan Stanley Asia. He joined the firm in 2013 and runs the Morgan Stanley Execution Services Strategist group in Asia. His research is currently focused on intraday trading patterns and price formation in equities and futures; he has constructed and managed significant equity portfolios, and his software has won a number of external awards. He is familiar with the full spectrum of equity products, having started work in risk management and derivative pricing, and has worked as quantitative strategist for both Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank. He received his Ph.D. from University College London.

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Peter Simon

Lead data scientist, financial markets

DATAROBOT

Peter leads DataRobot’s financial markets practice and works closely with fintech, banking, and asset management clients on numerous high-ROI use cases for DataRobot’s industry-leading automated machine learning platform. He has twenty-five years’ experience in senior quantitative research, portfolio management, trading, risk management and data science roles at investment banks and asset managers including Morgan Stanley, Warburg Pincus, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Lansdowne Partners and Invesco, as well as spending several years as a partner at a start-up global equities hedge fund. Peter has an M.Sc. in Data Science from City, University of London, an MBA from Cranfield University School of Management, and a B.Sc. in Accounting and Financial Analysis from the University of Warwick. His paper, “Hunting High and Low: Visualising Shifting Correlations in Financial Markets”, was published in the July 2018 issue of Computer Graphics Forum.

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Jon Vollemaere

CEO

R5FX

Jon is a FinTech entrepreneur who has worked his entire career in the development of new financial technologies. This included executing the first trades of Reuters D22 and being part of the launch team of Currenex as well as developing trading businesses in Europe for FXCM and Barclays. Jon co-founded and built-out globally the low latency trading network – FX ecosystem, and the FX trading community - LetstalkFX.

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Kathryn Dunn

Executive Director

J.P. Morgan

Kathy Dunn is an Executive Director at JPMorgan with over 20 years’ experience in the Financial & Banking Industry with an impressive track record of managing transformation change, implementing major infrastructure roll-outs and deployments and managing complex market data operational environments.  A champion for diversity with a passion for developing junior talent Kathy enjoys travelling, scuba diving and in her spare time writes Young Adult literature.

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Jack Ko

Head of Market Data

SOCIETE GENERALE

Jack is leading the market data team for Societe Generale in Asia Pacific. The team is responsible for both commercial and technical aspects of market data services. Jack joined Societe Generale late 2006. He was appointed as the Head of Network and Telecom for Asia in 2010, then changed into the market data field acting as the Head of Market Data and Middleware since 2015. Prior joining Societe Generale in Hong Kong, Jack was working for an IT consultancy firm based in Australia for 4 years specializing in Network Security.

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Thomas Whelan

Asia Finance Director

ITE GROUP

Thomas Whelan is Asia Finance Director for ITE Group PLC. In this role Thomas is responsible for the financial affairs of ITE’s businesses and joint ventures which operate across China, India and South East Asia. His responsibilities include corporate finance, taxation, treasury, risk management and corporate governance through appointed board directorships in ITE companies.

Thomas joined ITE Group in 2017 based in Hong Kong. Before joining ITE Group, Thomas worked at JLL where he held the position of Finance Director in JLL’s Integrated Facilities Management business. In this role he was responsible for the financial performance of key client accounts from the Global banking sector which encapsulated both corporate and client accounting functions. Prior to working at JLL, Thomas held the position of SVP, Asia Telecoms Strategic Sourcing at Citi and various finance roles at Optus, British Telecom, 3 and Vodafone.

Thomas has a versatile breath of 20 years industry experience across Europe, Asia and Australia. Thomas holds a MSc in Finance Degree from University College Dublin and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Certified Public Accountants (AUS) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Jeremy Green

SVP, Global Head Trade Services & Trade Data

DBS BANK

A recognized industry leader and speaker on enterprise-wide data governance, data regulation and data asset management; data procurement and negotiation; data cost efficiency strategies; event-driven, low latency SOA / ESB data distribution architectures; technology business management.

Proven track record in translating business strategy and goals into technology strategies; technology innovation, transformation program management, operational management, operational risk, and governance; engineering and commercial technology management.

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Stuart Gurr

CTO, CIO Engineering & Branches, Asia Pacific

DEUTSCHE BANK

Stuart Gurr is currently operating in dual roles as CTO & CIO for Engineering & Branch Technology for Deutsche Bank Asia Pacific. His main focus is digital enablement and the adoption of cloud-based delivery models across all business lines, bringing agility and cost efficiency to the regions operations.

Stuart has previously worked at RBS and JP Morgan in various capacities across digital, trading and risk technology and prior to that in financial services and advisory with PwC and Accenture, specialising in the digital enablement of retail banking, wealth management and share dealing services.

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Jean-Baptiste Gouret

Regional Head of Market Data APAC

CREDIT SUISSE

Jean-Baptiste Gouret is VP Regional head of Market Data at Credit Suisse with strong track record in building strategy and delivering innovation and cost efficiency in all aspects of Market Data delivery, exchanges and clients connectivity in the region. His engagement across the wide range of services delivered by Credit Suisse, from Prime Brokerage to Digital Private Banking, has been driving the transformation of product management into service delivery, including enterprise wide real-time data quality monitoring, direct feed strategy, risk management and cost optimization.

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Avril Rae

Director, Head of Fintech

KPMG CHINA

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Michael Vallas

Enterprise Sr. Solutions Architect

KEYSIGHT

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James Watson

Global Head of Sales - Market Data

TRADITION

Ken Chiu

SVP of FIC Development

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

Rhys Spencer

Head of Tullett Prebon Information - APAC

TP-ICAP

Nathanael Lapenne

Senior Presales Consultant

NEOXAM