Global Advisory Board
Global Advisory Board
The aim of the Advisory Board is to provide guidance, expertise and insight into the current key issues and challenges impacting the financial industry.
We would like to thank all board members for their time and advice in 2019, and we look forward to creating insightful conferences once again in 2020.
Senior Vice President of Research and Market Data
Cornelia Andersson is Vice President of Research & Market Data at Blackstone, heading Research and Market Data Services for the firm globally. Ms Andersson manages Market Data, including vendor management, reporting, data analytics, and is responsible for providing best in class information and business intelligence services firm wide. Since joining Blackstone, Ms Andersson has also been involved in several bilateral projects, such as the redesign of internal client facing websites, process automation, reporting and applications.
Before joining Blackstone in 2007, Ms Andersson worked for Thomson Financial covering European private equity data. Ms Andersson received a Master's degree in Political Science from Lund University, Sweden.
CDO & Head of Innovation
UBS ASSET MANAGEMENT
Suvrat currently serves as the Chief Data Officer and Head of Innovation for UBS Asset Management. In this role, he drives the data strategy, analytics strategy, data governance and innovation strategy for the division. Prior to UBS, Suvrat has played data leadership roles at Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley. Suvrat has an MBA from Columbia University and did his undergraduate studies in Electronics Engineering from National Institute of Technology in India.
SVP, Head of Data, Architecture and Salesforce Development
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.
Director Data Governance & Data Management Technology
Sumanda Basu is leading data management technology and data governance in Société Générale Americas. In his role he is responsible for designing data governance process and implementing technology landscape for data. Prior to this, he was in various data management and technology leadership roles in JP Morgan Chase, Citi and HSBC.
Global Head of Commodities IT
Beate van Loo-Born
ED, Head strategic projects
UBS Wealth Management
Beate (van Loo-) Born is currently Head of Strategic Projects at UBS Wealth Management in Zürich. She runs global regulatory initiatives (e.g. MiFIDII implementation), large platform projects and ad hoc responses to geopolitical events (e.g. Brexit). With 17 years of experience in operational risk, change and regulatory management in financial services in Europe, Asia and Australia she recently set a professional and academic focus on sustainability and data in banking.
Beate is a member of the EDM council’s ESG Committee and active within the Women in Data network, she is frequently appears as a guest speaker at industry conferences. Most recent papers include ‘Regulatory Equivalence’, Client Advisor Barriers to Sustainable Investing’ and ‘Operational Risk Management during the Covid-19 Crisis’.
Beate has completed Master’s degrees at the Sorbonne in Paris and at the Clark University Business School of Management in Massachusetts as well as an Executive Degree at the Swiss Finance Institute in Zürich. She is certified in Financial Market Regulation by the University of Zürich and is currently obtaining a Master’s degree at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
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.
SVP, head of data governance
ACADIAN ASSET MANAGEMENT
Brian 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
Mr. Buzzelli is Senior Vice President and Head of Data Governance for Acadian, a quantitative institutional asset management firm specializing in active global, emerging and frontier investments utilizing sophisticated analytical models and specialized research expertise. He has primary responsibility for data governance policies, standards, data quality measurement, and alignment of data taxonomy, dictionary and meta-data management. With more than 20 years of leadership experience in prior roles including: Executive Director, Head of Enterprise Data Management, Americas responsible for Nomura's client reference and product data as well as market data commercial vendor management supporting the U.S. and global broker dealer operations. Vice President, Americas Head for Thomson Reuters Enterprise Pricing and Reference Data business and strategic roles as Business Architect and Cross-Segment Product Manager for Mellon's Global Asset Services division. He began his financial career at Federated Investors and is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information and Decision Systems and holds two Master degrees; Management of Information Systems and an MBA in Finance from the Katz Business School at the University of Pittsburgh.
CTO of global transaction banking
JP Chauvet is CTO of Global Transaction Banking at Deutsche Bank, based in New York. In this role, JP drives the technology strategy and architecture governance across the main businesses that form the Deutsche Bank GTB franchise: Cash Management, Trade Finance, Securities Services and Trust & Agency Services.
Previously, JP held various roles in New York and Tokyo at Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers, including Chief Architect of Equities, Head of Equities Production Services, and Head of Equities Trading System Development. JP holds a Master of Science in Electronics from ESIEE (Paris, France) and an Advanced Degree in Japanese Linguistics from Hiroo Japanese Center (Tokyo, Japan).
Technology & Business Transformation Manager - Wealth Management,
THE BLACKSTONE GROUP
Colleen Coda is a Managing Director in the Blackstone Innovations and Infrastructure group and is based in New York. Ms. Coda has been involved driving various projects and initiatives across the entire Innovations and Infrastructure group including the strategy and execution of the Center of Excellence in India. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2011, Ms. Coda worked at Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's for 11 years where she was Chief of Staff overseeing all aspects of Product Development and Engineering. She received a BS in Computer Science from Sacred Heart University.
Celine Le Cotonnec
Chief Data Officer
AXA INSURANCE SINGAPORE
Celine Le Cotonnec is Chief Data Officer of AXA Insurance Singapore, handling Business Intelligence, Big Data/Analytics, and Innovation. Prior to AXA, she was Head of China connected services, digital marketing & mobility at car manufacturer, PSA Peugeot Citroen China where she lived for the past 12 years. She is currently leading the transformation projects within AXA Insurance Singapore on Data Science, Platform Architecture, Data Management and Business Intelligence as well as setting up partnerships with startups, fintech, and major tech companies to develop innovative insurance products and services for the sharing economy and new mobility.
Global innovation and strategy
Sareena currently oversees Vanguard’s portfolio of next generation products, services and emerging offers developed out of its Innovation lab. There, she has built and lead interdisciplinary and matrix teams of product owners, designers, developers, data scientists, marketers, business SMEs, and go-to-market strategists through the entire product innovation lifecycle: research and discovery, design and experimentation, proof of concept iteration through to product delivery.
Head, portfolio quantitative research
Lloyds Banking Group
Suman Datta heads up the Portfolio Quantitative Research function within Lloyds Banking Group Markets division and is responsible for strategic cross-asset portfolio analytics covering FRTB, Prudential Valuation, Initial Margin, PnL Attribution and Stress Testing.
Suman also acts as the business/IT partner for architecting the next-generation risk and valuation platform to be used by trading, risk and finance functions. His background is in quantitative finance, technology and business strategy and key areas of interest are in bank regulation, digitisation and application of quantitative methods in new areas within finance
Sourcing Manager, Market Data
Following graduation from the University of Birmingham and the completion of a post graduate diploma in Information Management I worked as a television researcher and Information Manager in the BBC Data department. Whilst at the BBC I was selected for the US International Visitors Leadership Program.
In 1996 I moved into Investment Banking and joined a Corporate Finance Boutique and then Standard Bank working as a corporate finance researcher specialising in metals and mining. I was appointed the UK Information Manager at BNP Paribas in 2008 and was subsequently promoted to Global Market Data Procurement Manager.
I formed Source Data Ltd in 2017 and now provide Market Data Procurement and Business Information Consultancy services to the financial services sector. I am currently working with a UK banking group on a market data cost optimisation project following the completion of an industry first benchmark licensing compliance project. I have also recently worked as the sourcing lead on a project to roll out of market data terminals at the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development.
I have extensive market data and business information management, product and vendor experience including detailed knowledge of FTSE, Thomson Reuters, Moodys, Markit, Factset, Standard and Poors, Factiva, Fitch pricing models and services.
Chief Investment Officer
FIRST DEGREE GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT
Stephen has twenty five years’ experience as an investment professional with leading investment management groups in the United States, Asia and Australia. Immediately prior to co-founding First Degree in 2011, Stephen was the Head of Global Fixed Income Product – Asia Pacific at JPMorgan Asset Management, and had investment responsibility for the firm’s mandates from Central Banks, Sovereign Wealth Funds and some of the largest Institutions in the Asia Pacific Region.
Prior to that role, Stephen held roles with J.P Morgan Investment Management in New York and Australia, including those of Australian Head of Capital Markets Research and Asia Pacific Regional Head of Capital Markets Research. Stephen’s specialist areas of expertise include the quantitative analysis of fixed income, equity and derivative securities and asset allocation techniques. He has advised some of the leading Central Banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds on reserves management practices and his research has been widely published.
Stephen holds a Master of Science (Finance) an a PhD (Finance) from the WE Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester, New York, and a Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney. Stephen is also a Non-Executive Director of Avation Plc, a commercial aircraft leasing company listed on the Main Board of the London Stock Exchange.
Head of Market Data Strategy
Prior 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.
CDO - Americas
Director of enterprise data quality & data quality incident management
Ellen Gentile is the data quality manager for the SMBC Americas Division of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. Ellen has over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector and has worked in various capacities for companies such as Cowan & Company, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Banc of America Securities and Pershing, LLC. As SMBC's data quality manager, Ellen works assiduously to establish and implement all facets of a comprehensive data quality program at the SMBC Americas division.
Prior to managing SMBC's data quality, Ellen championed the use of qualified data as a core enterprise resource supporting decision makers. To best deliver and monitor quality of service and information, Ellen established and set enterprise standards through operational quality scorecard products at Pershing, LLC. The quality based products she managed provided the much needed insight and transparency clients require to manage and grow their businesses.
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.
VP Reference Data Change and Strategy Operations Reference Data Services
Managing director, global head of data services
Alex Golbin, CFA, Managing Director, is the Global Head of BlackRock Data Services (BDS). This group provides centralized data support for the Firm, serving the dual mission of supporting BlackRock and BlackRock Solutions (BRS) clients through overseeing Reference Data and Pricing, Portfolio and Benchmark data and analytics, as well as Risk, Analytics and Performance Reporting. BDS teams also manage Client Data, Invoicing and Reporting for Retail and Institutional businesses. BlackRock Data Services ensure comprehensive Quality Assurance and timely delivery of all information relevant to clients and investment professionals, while running a scalable operational process on over $17T of BlackRock and BRS assets. Mr. Golbin is a member of Global Operating Committee.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2005, Mr. Golbin was a Principal in Banc of America Securities' Fixed Income Credit Strategy group. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers Fixed Income Research department. Mr. Golbin joined Lehman Brothers in 1994, and became responsible for producing Global Family of Fixed Income Indices. Previously, Mr. Golbin spent three years as a systems analyst with Siemens Corporation.
Mr. Golbin earned a MS degree in computer science from Hofstra University in 1996.
Global market data lead
With over 20 years industry experience, Kevin Green has worked in a variety of data management roles for Data Vendors, Sell-Side and Buy-Side Institutions. Most recently, Kevin served 5 years as the Head of Market Data for the global hedge fund York Capital Management; before moving back to the sell-side as Director and Head of Market Data Services the Americas, for Societe Generale. Currently, Kevin is the Global Market Data lead for Citadel where he is focused on traditional market data and implementing governance and controls across the enterprise.
Group Technology & Operations Managing Director
UNITED OVERSEAS BANK
Graeme Greenaway is the Head of Business Technology and Operations at United Overseas Bank in Singapore. With more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry spanning business, technology and operations roles, Graeme is responsible for management of Technology and Operations functions for Group Wholesale Banking, Global Markets, Group Risk and Enterprise Services at UOB.
Senior Adviser, Directorate General Statistics
EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK
Francis Gross is Senior Adviser in the Directorate General Statistics of the European Central Bank. His interests include developing vision and strategy for overcoming the dual disruption of rapid globalization and digitization, as well as designing and driving the implementation of concrete, feasible measures with transformational power to ultimately deliver measurement tools effective at the scale and speed of today’s finance, especially in a crisis. His immediate focus is on the “real world - data world” interface, primarily object identification. He serves on the Regulatory Oversight Committee of the Global LEI System (GLEIS) and has been instrumental in the emergence and development of the GLEIS. Prior to the ECB, Francis spent fifteen years in the automotive industry, eight of which at Mercedes, working mainly on globalisation, strategic alliances and business development. He holds an engineering degree from École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, Paris, and an MBA from Henley Management College, UK
Managing Director, Head of Enterprise Reference Data
Laura Bertarelli Hamilton
MD - Global Head of Treasury Technology
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Laura Hamilton is Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate Treasury Technology and Financial Forecasting Technology at Bank of America. Prior to joining the bank in 2017, Laura was the Chief Information Officer for Enterprise Stress Testing Technology, Global head of Compliance Technology, America’s Head of Risk Technology at Deutsche Bank. Laura spent twenty years in various roles across J.P. Morgan where she was Chief Technology Officer delivering global enterprise business initiatives and industry-leading technology programs within Corporate and Investment Banking (Global Markets). Other experiences include the launch of technology innovations for eCommerce platforms for brands such as Nike, Estee Lauder and Best Buy.
Laura has extensive experience setting technology strategy and delivering business value through innovative and cost effective technology across various roles including: Line of Business IT Development, IT Infrastructure, Risk & Control, Chief Data Office/Data Architecture, Financial Crime Compliance, Technical Architecture, Regulatory Reporting, Corporate Treasury (Capital, Liquidity, Funding, Market Access). Laura’s experience spans Lines of Business including Global Markets, Commercial/Business Banking, Wealth Management, and Consumer Retail. Laura evaluates emerging technology and design principles with an entrepreneurial spirit along with a mindset of controls, ongoing sustainability and reusability. Laura has successfully implemented programs leveraging Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics/Process Automation, Public Cloud, and Advanced Data Analytics. She has a proven track record for delivering collaboratively with Agile and Lean principles to focus on the highest business value. Multiple Patent applications.
Laura is a passionate technologist who enjoys helping individuals develop professionally in their careers, especially women in technical and applied STEM roles.
Managing Director, Global Data
Managing director and global head of technology
LAZARD ASSET MANAGEMENT
Vijay Kasarabada is the Global Head of Technology for Lazard Asset Management. He began working in the investment field in 2000. Prior to joining Lazard in 2017, Vijay was a Managing Director within BlackRock's Aladdin product group helping build several aspects of their technology to support the wider investment management process from Front through Middle through the Back Office. Prior to that Vijay worked at large institutions such as Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs (where he started his technology career on Wall Street), helping architect solutions in the Capital Markets Sales and Trading domain, along with a core expertise in the Investment Management domain. Vijay’s responsibilities focus on all aspects of technology that support Lazard Asset Management’s global business operations. Vijay has an MBA in Finance and Business Strategy from Rutgers and a B.S. in Computer Science from Rohilkhand University.
Co-Founder and CEO
Malik is a senior global Digital banker, FinTech expert, Futurist and acclaimed author.
In his 18 year long career, he has managed global roles in leading Multinational banks like Citibank and Stanchart, run billion dollar businesses in various markets and driven key innovations in the financial services industry. He spent nearly 14 years at Citibank in varied roles in Digital Banking, E-payments and Innovations, and was last SVP- Global Digital Transformation, based out of Singapore, where his group played a key role in driving a common digital roadmap across Citi’s Consumer businesses in 42 countries and 5 continents.
Before that, he headed Citi’s E-payments business in the Philippines, turning around an ailing billion dollars + business and helping it regain the # 1 foreign Merchant Bank spot.
Prior to that, he headed Digital Marketing for Citi’s Global Consumer Bank, India, and the Merchant payments product for Citi India.
Malik is a passionate Fintech evangelist, thought leader and sought-after keynote speaker at leading FinTech, Blockchain and Tech conferences. He has chaired and spoken at 50 marquee events, addressing nearly 10,000+ senior industry professionals all across APAC and Middle East on Digital Banking & Neo Banks, Fintech, Digital Financial Inclusion, Blockchain, A. I. & the 4th Industrial Revolution, Innovation Labs and Digital payments.
Malik is a passionate Fintech ecosystem builder in the region. He heads international relations for the Singapore Blockchain Association (ACCESS), is actively engaged with several Regulators, policy makers, Multi-lateral agencies, banks, Industry captains and Industry associations like the Asia Blockchain Alliance, Taiwan Sandbox initiative, HK Fintech Association, Thailand Fintech Association, India Fintech Forum and the Philippines Fintech Association on Fintech policy, partnerships and ecosystem development.
Malik also dons the hat of a mentor at leading Fintech accelerators in Singapore and APAC. He has been an advisor to exciting global start-ups across FinTech, IOT, A.I, Blockchain, Big Data and EduTech, as well as progressive banks. He advises them on strategic roadmap, market expansion strategy, strategic capital, partnerships etc. He is also an acclaimed and passionate author with global readership. His first book- The New Ages- was loved by readers in a dozen countries. Two more books are in the works. Malik is a passionate community builder and change catalyst. He runs one of the largest impact communities on Social media, with nearly half millions followers in 60 countries, a BILLION impressions and a very high star rating- 4.5.
Platform & Ecosystem Innovation - Transformation Group
Daniel leads the platform and ecosystem innovation in DBS Transformation Group. He works closely with business and technology leaders of platform teams to drive ambitious innovation agenda, processes, and outcomes. He also paves the way for developing coherent and differentiated ecosystem strategies with business units, industries, markets, and platforms. He is part of the cross functional team in DBS that executes the platform and ecosystem innovation strategy and roadmap through co-creation, experimentation, and API partnership.
Before joining DBS, Daniel had worked in multiple large technology companies such as IBM, Microsoft, and DXC, leading the design and delivery of enterprise IT solutions for clients in financial services industry. He was a Certified Enterprise IT Architect by IBM and Open Group, and, obtained his Master’s Degrees of Financial Engineering and High Performance Computing from National University of Singapore.
Chief technology officer
Keith Lubell is CTO at Berkery Noyes. Since 2002, Keith has been developing an application and database of the Mergers and Acquisitions marketplace, encompassing more than 47,000 transactions and 123,000 companies in the software and information industry, including a toolset to understand business models and identify short and long-term trends. Prior to Berkery Noyes, Keith worked as Director of Application Development at Valinor – Ikon Office Solutions, where he obtained certifications as a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, Microsoft Certified System Engineer and Microsoft Certified Trainer.
Technology strategist, New York lab - global innovation
Vice President - Data & Analytics
Director, data and statistics group
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK
Sri Malladi is a Director at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in the Data and Statistics Group. Sri's expertise is to help organizations grow and manage change, while leveraging technology as a key enabler.
Most recently, at the NY Fed, Sri has helped the organization to increase capacity, reduce risk and improve data quality. He established KPIs to improve operations and data quality, and his team is leveraging automation to reduce manual effort, improve engagement with financial institutions, and decrease operational risk.
Prior to that, Sri has spent several years as an investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Macquarie Capital advising Fortune 500 and private companies on M&A and capital raising transactions. At Hertz he helped the company grow and optimize its U.S. footprint through franchising and acquisitions. Sri also led innovation and product development at Microsoft, to improve customer satisfaction for its Windows users. Sri has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a Computer Engineering Masters degree from the University of Cincinnati.
Head of Operations and Business Management
BANK OF SINGAPORE
Top-Tier Banking professional with over nineteen years of work experience in change and transformation, corporate strategy , product management, M&A and business operations across multiple businesses spanning Wealth Management, Investment Banking and Consumer Banking
Work experience and education across US, Europe and Asia including London, New York and Singapore.
Specialties: Change & Transformation, Product Management, Corporate Strategy, M&A, Business Management, Governance & Control, Financial Planning
US head of data governance, quality & training
Thomas Mavroudis is an accomplished Data Management and IT professional with over 20 years of management experience. He is considered a thought leader in the Data Management space and has built the Global Data Quality practices at two of the largest financial institutions. His experience spans managing bank consolidations and conversions, global IT transformation and Innovation initiatives, as well as standing up Centers of Excellence around Data management, Operations and Technology services.
He spearheaded the Basel II Data Quality reporting to the Board of Directors as well as developed targeted Corporate KPI's which were used to manage the Liquidity and Capital Ratio of the firm. He also built the global Big Data Shared service supporting advanced analytics to effect expense reduction and revenue growth.
Head of Enterprise Data Management
Head of standards
Karla McKenna is an international standards specialist in the area of financial services. Ms. McKenna is the Head of Standards for the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) for which she is responsible for facilitating the development and implementation of GLEIF standards and leveraging international standards from organizations such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to maximize data quality and the operational integrity of the Global LEI System. Ms. McKenna chaired the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 68 (ISO/TC 68), Financial services, from 2006 to 2018 and continues work with the committee in the areas of standards interoperability, regulatory use of international standards and best practices for financial services standards. Ms. McKenna currently serves on the Board of XBRL International and is a member of the inaugural Board of the Eurofiling Foundation. Ms. McKenna is Immediate Past Chair of the Securities Market Practice Group (SMPG) and also has served on the Board of the International Securities Association for Institutional Trade Communication (ISITC) and the Accredited Standards Committee X9 (ASC X9).
CTO, head of architecture
UBS WEALTH MANAGEMENT AMERICAS
Independent Quantitative Research & Artificial Intelligence
New York University
Abhinav has 12+ years of industry experience working with major investment banks across US, UK, EU and Asia markets. His key areas of focus
have been trading, risk management, quantitative financial modelling, artificial intelligence and data analytics. His work has received multiple
CTO Platinum awards and recognition in the US Bankers’ magazine.
Prior to Value3, Abhinav was Vice President for Financial Markets at a leading international investment bank based in Singapore. He was also
Singapore Chair of NextGen Business Resource Group and Board member of Singapore Diversity Council.
He is also active in developing the global innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem as mentor and advisor for multiple startup incubators. He
is an active key note speaker at various international conference on the topics of credit risk, artificial intelligence, model development and
validation, algo based systems and the future of financial markets.
Abhinav holds a MS in Risk Management from NYU Stern School of Business and a Bachelors of Engineering from University of Mumbai.
Managing Partner, Cresting Wave (former CTO, Blackstone)
Director, Digital Transformation
BANK OF SINGAPORE
Accomplished digital transformation veteran, driving creative thinking and a results across Private Banking and Wealth Management spectrum. Driven and managed process, systems, people across boundaries and cultures. Executed various business and digital transformation initiatives across Western Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Passion to drive fintech evolution present, and keen on development of new partnerships, incubators and accelerators, facilitated by the human touch.
Head of Data
Head - Data Governance & Policy
STANDARD CHARTERED BANK
Jordan and Jordan
Former SVP and chief scientist
David Saul is a former Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist at State Street Corporation, reporting to the Chief Information Officer. In this role, he was responsible for proposing and assessing new advanced technologies for the organization as well as evaluating technologies already in use at State Street and their likely evolution in order to reinforce the organization's leadership position in financial services.
Mr. Saul previously was Chief Information Security Officer, where he oversaw State Street's corporate information security program, controls and technology. Prior to that, he managed State Street's Office of Architecture, where he was responsible for the overall enterprise technology, data and security architecture of the corporation. Mr. Saul joined State Street in 1992 after 15 years with IBM's Cambridge Scientific Center, where he managed innovations in operating systems virtualization, multiprocessing, networking and personal computers. Mr. Saul serves as a Trustee of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. In 2007 he was honored with a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader Award. American Banker named Mr. Saul as one of its Top Innovators of 2013 for his work on data semantics and standards.
Mr. Saul holds Bachelors and Master's degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
AURIEL CAPITAL LIMITED
Head Global Treasury
Dr. Frederick Shen is Senior Vice President and Head of Business Management for Global Treasury, OCBC Bank, leading to strengthen the infrastructure, processes, monitoring and analytics to tackle the increasing regulatory and risk requirements, all the while enabling the Treasury business for strategic growth in countries we currently operate in and for the future. Fred re-joined OCBC in mid-2013 from Emirates NBD, Dubai, where he headed up the Group Market Risk unit. Prior to the Middle East assignment, he was with OCBC Bank Market Risk for 3+ years, and appointed Head of Market Risk in 2011.
Fred started his career as a Professor of Finance at the University of Waterloo, Canada, before joining the financial industry, starting with global risk oversight of the financial engineering trading group at RBC Capital Markets. With over 25 years in the financial industry, his extensive experience includes assignments with various financial institutions and specialisations, including structured credit and real-asset securitizations at a privately held fund, head of bank-wide economic/risk capital and risk modeling/analytics at Bank of Montreal, and head of life insurance and asset management risk management at Manulife. Fred has a PhD in Financial Economics.
Senior Technology Officer - Capital Markets Predictive Analytics
BMO Financial Group
Victor currently serves as a Senior Technology officer at the Bank Of Montreal (BMO). Servicing Global Capital Markets & Client Services Divisions; Victor and his team have accomplished the following since June of 2014:
• Implemented the global Client LifeCycle Management platform (Fenergo) for Capital Markets;
• Standardized customer data capture, enhanced regulatory and compliance controls and visibility over the Client On-Boarding process for North America & Europe.
• Reporting / reconciliation to support a broad range of regulatory processes (Volcker, IIROC, FATCA, DFA, CTR, etc.)
• Digitized the Legal Agreements Platform for Capital Markets
• Established eSignature solution for all of Compliance, Legal and Client Onboarding platforms.
Victor's recent focus has now shifted and he's become the Lead Solutions Architect and Supplier Manager for the firms' Capital Markets Client Data Strategy Program. The effort is targeted to complete in Oct '17.
The effort will merge various federated client customer "golden" sources onto one centralized platform, with the aim to "match & merge" customer information with trade detail and credit risk information. The effort will also provide greater line of sight to counterparty hierarchy, credit risk exposure, reduce operational risk & produce greater operating efficiencies of core client information. The bottom line business results will produce a vehicle where we can increase revenue generation through up-sell and cross-sell opportunities with clients.
In addition to the Client Data Strategy focus; Victor is also exploring and designing a CM "Big Data" Data Science solution. Various business use cases revolving around Data Discovery and Data Analytics has driven needs to implement the correct Hadoop/Big Data ecosystem model. The model needs to fully leverage or existing enterprise "Big Data" architecture but also help address current gaps. The main focus in this effort is to address scalable, "time to market" and performance while keeping "Total Cost of Ownership" at the lowest point possible.
Victor has a Computer Science & Math degree from the College of New Jersey; He possesses a PMP certification and also has obtained continued learning certificates from Columbia University and New York University.
Head of EMEA Regulatory Risk
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Regulatory Product Manager
Colin is a Regulatory Product Manager at BNY Mellon. He is responsible for ensuring that all products within Asset Servicing are compliant with upcoming regulations and serve our client’s needs to meet the regulatory requirements. He is focused on helping clients understand how they will be affected by upcoming regulations, including MIFID II, GDPR, MMFR etc, and how BNYM product solutions can assist them in ensuring compliance.
Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Colin spent 4 years working at Barclays initially as Industry & Regulatory Engagement Lead for Data Management, and then leading on the Impact Assessment for GDPR. Previously, he was Global Product Manager for Omgeo CTM responsible for developing the product to meet all client and regulatory requirements. He has also spent time at a number of leading Investment Bank institutions, including Deutsche Bank, Nomura, and Goldman Sachs, across a broad range of Data Management, Client Service and project management roles.
Alla Whitston is the SVP, Chief Technology Officer for CIT Group Inc., a leading national bank focused on empowering businesses and personal savers. In this role, Whitston leads the technology planning and development for enterprise functions and all lines of business. Whitston joined CIT in October 2018 from Bank of America where she was most recently the managing director and chief technology officer for enterprise functions. Previously, she also led end-user technology services and wholesale banking technology infrastructure. Prior to joining Bank of America, Whitston served as the managing director in the Investment Banking division at JP Morgan and was responsible for application and infrastructure management. She also held key technology positions at Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs and Bankers Trust. She holds a master’s degree in computer science from Georgia Technical University.
AEGIS CAPITAL LLP