WatersTechnology Innovation Exchange

This coming September we are launching a global virtual event to connect over 800 global decision-makers, innovators, subject-matter experts and movers & shakers to discuss the future of data & technology in capital markets.

Join us from September 9-22, for our first virtual event and connect with decision-makers, experts, practitioners, and industry mavericks from across the globe. This is your 2020 digital gateway to innovation in data, technology, and compliance within capital markets. 

The event will turn the spotlight on 3 overarching themes Technology & Transformation, Data Insights and Business Strategy & Leadership. The themes have been developed after close consultation with over 100 international industry experts and this year’s agenda is endorsed by our Global Advisory Board and the WatersTechnology editorial team. This ensures you stay at the leading edge of market developments within capital markets. 

Technology & Transformation Spotlight

Emerging tech trends, financial innovations and tech adoption strategies

Data Insights Spotlight

Data Governance, improving investment decisions and unlocking the value of analytics

Business Strategy & Leadership Spotlight

Operational resilience, maximising investment on technology platforms, risk, regulation and compliance




regions (APAC, EU & NA)




weeks of live content

Key themes

Emerging tech trends:

Capitalising on AI, ML and cloud to deliver top-down growth

Financial innovations:

Discovering Fintech and Blockchain latest developments

Tech adoption strategy:

Standardising workflows and automating secondary tasks

Data Governance:

Ensuring consistent and trustworthy information

Generating alpha:

Applying alternative data to generate alpha returns and create new revenue streams

Improving investment decisions:

Unlocking the value of analytics platforms and alternative data sets

Operational resilience:

Boosting operational agility and efficiency in the midst of COVID-19

Future proofing:

Maximising your investment on technology platforms

Risk, regulation and compliance:

Navigating the latest regulatory changes and transition


No cost to you

Every session is completely free, high level content at ZERO cost.


Access the content anywhere

Scheduling conflict? Don't worry! You will be able to catch-up on-demand anytime, anywhere.


No 'Out of Office' necessary

No travel budget? No problem! Experience the perks of a live event without time out of the office.

Transcend borders and network with global subject-matter experts

Our AI powered matchmaking platform enables attendees to connect with like-minded peers from different geographies across the world. 


Access highly topical live and on demand content

Tailor your experience to suit your schedule and gain future insights and practical tips from some of the world’s most senior leaders and decision-makers through our dynamic roundtables, think tanks and virtual meetups.


Meet new suppliers and maximise your tech investment

Discover innovative products and services for your business. Visit our virtual booths at your own pace allowing you more time to evaluate and verify the best solutions to your unique demands.


Discover expert digital content at your fingertips

Learn from 100+ expert speakers and discover the drivers of change in capital markets. Featuring current topics in technology, data and compliance across capital markets, the agenda has been shaped after close consultation with global leaders, from New York to Hong Kong.


Ashish Bajaj


DSP Mutual Fund

Lionel Bruchez


UBS AG | Hong Kong

Lionel Bruchez is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Hong Kong and deputy CISO APAC, covering regulatory and governmental engagements across Asia Pacific and the cybersecurity program, capabilities and cyber defense for 25,000 staff members in Asia across 13 countries. In addition, Lionel is key committee member of the global Cyber Threat Management board and the strategy and governance lead for the bank’s Cyber Threat Intelligence service.

In his role, Lionel focuses on generating a business context for the cyberdefense capabilities and providing strategic and tactical awareness to the key decision makers. The wide array of issues he pursues include Geopolitical Analysis, Threat Intelligence, Threat Modeling, Security Monitoring, Security Reporting and Analytics, Compliance Monitoring, Cryptography, Signal Processing or System Security. 

Peili Chang

CDO and P&C chief actuary

AXA Philippines

Peili is a multi-lingual (hyper-polyglot) and inter-culturally experienced senior executive in the insurance industry. He is currently the Chief Data Officer of AXA Philippines but also Chief Actuary for their P&C Business, in charge to lead the data driven transformation of the company while leading the actuarial functions.

Prior to that, Peili was Chief Technical Officer / Chief Actuary & Underwriting in AXA Philippines (2016-2017) and AXA Indonesia (2012-2015), with supervision on actuarial & data analytics, product development, underwriting and claims management at different time. He managed various teams with very different profiles: geographically, culturally and functionally.

Peili started his career in France as Life Actuary in Allianz (internships) and AXA, before moving to P&C insurance as reinsurance Actuary. In total, he has a 15 year experience mainly in operational roles across mature and emerging markets, serving both Retail and Corporate customer segments with life and non-life insurance.

Peili was born in China, raised up there before migrating to France at the age of 13 to join his parents. He is a typical economic migrant from grassroots, worked outside school time in his parents' restaurant and McDonald's to support the family. As such, he is a highly adaptable leader with skills and experience on Data Analytics & Visualizations, Financial Modelling, Digital Innovation and People Management.

His accomplishments in the past includes the launch of first reverse mortgage insurance and first index based insurance in France (2008), the set-up of a bancassurance joint-venture in Indonesia (2012-2015) with positive P&L after 3 years, the initiation of an organizational and digital transformation of a half century old claims organization in the Philippines (2016-2017).

Naomi Clarke

Chief data officer


Naomi Clarke has over 30 years experience in the financial sector, and has worked with executive boards and the senior management of many well-known names, including buy and sell-side organisations, asset servicers, insurers, a data vendor and a pension fund. She specialises in business and data strategy and designing and enhancing operating models, with particular emphasis on data, operational risk, governance and process redesign. Naomi has also established central data functions and has recently been acting as interim Head of Data (CDO) for an investment manager. She holds an MA from the University of Oxford.

Laura Hamilton

Managing director

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Michael Leung

Group CEO

BOA International Financial Group

As the Group CEO of the BOA International Financial Group, Mr Leung is leading his teams to build and grow the first digital platform providing financial services to clients around the world.

Prior to his current appointment, Mr Leung was Chief Information & Operations Officer of China CITIC Bank International since December 2013. As a C-suite executive, he managed the Bank’s IT, Operations, Corporate Services, and the FinTech Innovation Center which built the first non-face-to-face remote account opening App in HK. Concurrently he was a member of the Board as well as Audit Committee and Compliance Committee of CITIC Bank International (China) Ltd.

Earlier on Mr Leung spent 14 years with Bank of America (Asia) and China Construction Bank (Asia), reaching the position of Deputy Chief Executive. His banking career also includes Standard Chartered Bank and Dao Heng Bank (now DBS).

Mr Leung graduated from CUHK in 1978 and is an Engineering Faculty Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. He received the prestigious Philips Scholarship to pursue Master’s degree study in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, followed by a Graduate Diploma (1st honour) in Retail Bank Management from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, USA. Since then he worked in Philips, IBM, Computer Science of Australia and Price Waterhouse, residing in Holland, Sweden, US and Australia before returning to Hong Kong in 1997.

The many public duties Mr Leung has served include President of HK Computer Society, Exco Member and FinTech Committee Chair of HK Institute of Bankers, Adjunct Professor and Information Systems Departmental Advisory Committee Chair of City University, Panel Member of the Research Assessment Exercise of University Grants Committee, Industry Specialist and Panel Chair of HK Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, Chairman of HK Down Syndrome Association, among others.  In 2016 Mr Leung received a Medal of Honour (MH) in recognition of his contribution to the society.

Micky Lo

Managing director, chief information risk officer APAC

The Bank of New York Mellon

Micky Lo joined BNY Mellon in July 2013 as Chief Technology Risk Officer APAC. He is leading the regional team with the mission to enable business solutions while proactively protecting BNY Mellon from information risks in a balanced control environment. He oversees and govern the implementation of the bank wide information risk roadmap in the region with particular focus on IT regulatory compliance

He has over 30 years of IT experience in Financial Service Industry that spans across a diversified IT management disciplines including regional and location management, IT and security architecture, distributed computing engineering, technology infrastructure operation, outsourcing/in-sourcing management, IT risk management and technology audit.

Before joining BNY Mellon, Micky was the Head of IT Security APAC and Head of Technology Greater China for Deutsche Bank. Micky has held various management positions in IT management, IT Security/Risk management and Audit with JPMorgan and Citibank.

Micky serves as an industry advisor of the Bachelor of Management Science and Information Management Programme of Hang Seng University.

Micky received a Bachelor of Mathematic degree from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from University of Western Ontario (Canada).

Abel Picardi

Managing director and chief compliance officer

Bank of China

Jamie Vachon

Former Global Head of Technology

Eastspring Investments

Jamie was responsible for all of technology functions for Eastspring Investments, across 13 countries. Eastspring Investments is a leading asset manager in Asia that manages over USD180 billion assets on behalf of institutional and retail clients. Eastspring Investments is the Asian asset management business of Prudential plc.

Jamie has extensive experience in driving business value through technology, both within the context of large change programs and also through operational excellence. His work spans multiple industry verticals and organisations as well as international geographies. He excels at building high performing teams and solid stakeholder relationships through strong communication, perseverance, empathy and focus.

Jamie has played a wide variety of roles, from Head of Technology, where he is responsible for strategy definition and operational stability/improvement to Principal Consultant, where he led a number of significant programs of work. He brings expertise in the complete project lifecycle from business case development and requirements capture, to complex plan and budget preparations, vendor selection/management, configuration, testing, and implementation. As well, his strong technical background allows him to fully understand the challenges his teams face and to provide oversight and validation of technical solutions (including internal, external, and vendor resources).

David Wright

CDO, North America


David Wright has led financial services and market data strategy across process, technology, and people to advance data management practices for nearly 20 years. Over his career, he has been surrounded by data, data analytics and system architecture which are the pinnacle to materializing proper enterprise data management and strategy. Currently, as Chief Data Officer for Commerzbank NA, David leads the data strategy for North America including alignment with the Enterprise Chief Data Office to improve data integrity, gain operating efficiencies, and transform data to enable insight. Previously, David led a global team boosting the data governance ecosystem including the principal framework, data dictionaries, tools, and data integrity to enable strategic data management practices across all S&P Global Ratings key domains. And, while a part of JPMorgan Chase, David grew the Reference Data Chief Data Office as part of the developing enterprise CDO functions.  He also enabled data management strategy while leading enterprise finance initiatives including global ledger platform and functional consolidations including related corresponding logical and physical data model development

Virtual networking made easy!

Even if you can't shake hands (or elbow bump), you can still chat, network and video conference with your industry peers at WatersTechnology Innovation Exchange. Our event platform includes a new AI matchmaking tool which enables you to connect with our global audience from the comfort of your own sofa.

With dedicated networking time built into the agenda, this tool makes it easy to connect, schedule and start conversations with the right people, at the right time!