Speakers

Speakers

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Suvrat Bansal

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.

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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.

Sham Arora

Interim Global Head, Enterprise Technology

Standard Chartered Bank

Sham is the Interim Global Head of Enterprise Technology and is responsible for group-wide shared technology capabilities, such as cloud, data, and central and end user infrastructure.

Sham is passionate about three main areas:

  1. Delivering client value with robust, secure and resilient technology solutions that are fit for the future.
  2. Innovating and striving to lead change through tribes of competence; championing tech experimentation through aXess Academy and aXess Labs, both created under his leadership.
  3. Building and fostering a culture of collaboration, empowerment, inclusion and learning with our diverse talent.

His strategic priorities include enablement of the Bank’s Cloud first strategy to facilitate the acceleration of cloud deployments in the Bank and the transformation of the Bank’s digital workplace. In addition, he is leading the shift towards a software defined infrastructure which is secure, resilient and compliant by design, whilst also evangelising the Bank’s global data lake, among other priorities.

Sham also places a huge emphasis on the value of creating a diverse and inclusive culture in the Bank. He represents Technology & Innovation in the Bank’s global D&I Council, and has led programmes to attract, retain, engage, and develop diverse talent; reaching thousands of employees through multiple initiatives in 2020.

He has been with Standard Chartered for more than 17 years and has held several leadership roles, before being appointed to his current role in 2021. Most recently, as CIO Foundation Services & Tech Strategy, he was responsible for enterprise wide technology strategy and the foundational elements of the Bank’s technology infrastructure. He also headed GBS India, Malaysia, China and Poland T&I teams helping to build an engineering culture, driving talent uplift through learning and aXess, and significantly upping employee engagement and collaboration in our tech centres.

Outside of work, you’ll find Sham at home, taking on the next boardgame challenge with his daughter, potting pool balls with his son or binge-watching the latest Netflix boxset with his wife whenever time allows.

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Vikramaaditya

Chief Transformation & Administration Officer

HSBC Global Asset Management

Vikramaaditya is Chief Transformation & Administration Officer for HSBC's Global Asset Management business with responsibility for leading the global portfolio of business and regulatory change initiatives as well as strategic initiatives within Operations including global infrastructure change and optimisation of operating models. HSBC Global Asset Management manages assets of about USD 460Bn with offices in 26 countries and territories across the world.

Vikram has over two decades of experience in the financial services sector across diverse businesses in UK and India. Prior to his current role, Vikram was responsible for global business strategy for HSBC's Global Asset Management business and was earlier CEO for HSBC's Asset Management business in India. Vikram has also led HSBC's Securities Services business in India.

Vikram is also Chairman of HSBC ETFs plc which oversees HSBC’s global ETF fund range domiciled in Ireland.

Simon Young

Group Chief Compliance Officer, Overseas

Ping An Group

Simon Young is Chief Compliance Officer, Overseas of Ping An Group where he provides supervisory oversight with respect to regulatory compliance of Ping An Group’s businesses outside Mainland China, including virtual banking, traditional banking, securities, asset management, insurance and fintech. Simon also served as Group Head of Financial Crime Risk Management in 2020, a group function that develops and employs AI-empowered advanced data analytics and machine learning tools to detect and monitor financial crime risk for 36+ business groups covering over 200 million customers.

Over the course of his 20+ years career, Simon has held various senior compliance, risk management and anti-money laundering leadership positions across banking, financial services and fintech industries. Prior to joining Ping An, he was Senior Director of Tencent Financial Technology and Alternate Chief Executive of WeChat Pay Hong Kong Limited; and Risk Management & Compliance Director of the Hong Kong homegrown Octopus Cards.
 
Simon holds a master’s degree in Information Systems Management and a master’s degree in International Corporate and Financial Law. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a board member of The Association of Certified Anti-Money laundering Specialists (ACAMS) Hong Kong Chapter.

Pedro Pinto Coelho

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Banco BNI Europa

Innovative, agile and multi-award winning banking leader with over 25 years' international financial services experience with leading blue-chip institutions across three continents in progressive leadership roles, both executive and NED, in Investment Banking, Wealth Management, general management, business development, strategy and latterly in FinTech. His value proposition is centered around enabling challenger banks to establish strategic partnerships with FinTechs to create profitable financial products using an 'open architecture model.' Expert in driving digital banking transformations both in terms of creating 'best in class' digital customer experiences, and transforming key internal support functions to fully align with the overall digital transformation programs of financial institutions.

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Andrew Foster

CDO - Americas

Deutsche Bank

Kamran M. Khan

Head of ESG for Asia Pacific

Deutsche Bank

Kamran Khan is Deutsche Bank’s Head of ESG for Asia Pacific, with responsibility for defining and executing the bank’s ESG strategy across all business divisions in the region. He is a member of the Global Sustainability Council of Deutsche Bank.

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Khan established Infra-Tech Capital, an impact fund investing in companies utilizing technology to provide infrastructure services and achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals. He was also appointed by the Obama White House to serve as the head of global investments and operations at the US Millennium Challenge Corporation, where he managed a USD 10bn portfolio and led a USD 1.5-2bn annual investment program globally.

Previously, Mr. Khan held senior executive roles at the World Bank and helped establish the World Bank Group regional hub in Singapore, comprising the World Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Insurance & Guarantee Agency (MIGA). Prior to his time at the World Bank, Mr. Khan worked on M&A transactions and advisory mandates at JP Morgan and LEK. He also served as a US Foreign Service Officer with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), where he led operations for the project finance and guarantees facility.

Mr. Khan served as an Advisor on Infrastructure Finance to APEC, ASEAN, and the G-20. He is a member of the Senior Advisory Board at Fudan University Fintech Centre in Shanghai with a mandate to advise on Belt and Road Initiative projects. He has also served on the Board of Advisors at a variety of market-leading companies using technology to achieve ESG goals. He is a frequent speaker at events such as World Economic Forum, ASEAN Summit, APEC Summit, and in major international media.

Mr. Khan holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and an MS in Applied Economics and Master of Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his BS in Economics from George Mason University.

Lou Rosato

Director – Investment Operations, Global Business Strategy and Relationship Management

BlackRock

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Mike Chen

Director Portfolio Management and Sustainable Investing

PanAgora Asset Management

Mike Chen, Ph.D.

Dr. Chen is a Portfolio Manager at PanAgora. In this role he is responsible for novel alpha research and model development in the Dynamic team and across the wider Equity group, and daily management of firm’s Dynamic portfolios. Dr. Chen is also responsible for leading the development of PanAgora’s ESG strategy, including alpha research, portfolio management, and model and product development. Dr. Chen’s research interests are in the areas of machine learning, ESG, and alternative datasets. Previously, he was a portfolio manager at PanAgora’s Stock Selector team.

Prior to joining PanAgora, Dr. Chen was a Portfolio Manager at BlackRock’s Scientific Active Equity (SAE) team, where his responsibilities include portfolio management and research into alpha insights for use across the entire SAE platform. While at SAE, Dr. Chen won “Signal of the Year” award for a signal he researched and developed. Prior to BlackRock, Dr. Chen worked at Google where he was a member of the team that managed Google’s fixed income investment portfolio and FX exposures. Dr. Chen started his career at Morgan Stanley in New York where he traded and managed a portfolio of exotic US rates derivatives. While at Morgan Stanley, Dr. Chen researched, developed and patented a framework that allowed for pricing of derivatives based on two rate curves with dynamic multiplicative spread, one of the first such models on the street.  

Dr. Chen graduated from the University of Illinois in 2005 with a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has published in leading engineering and applied mathematics journals, and had been invited to talk at numerous conferences.

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Elvie Lahournere

Director of digital & innovation, Asia Pacific

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.

Antonio DeLorenzo

Head of ING Labs Asia

ING

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Kim Prado

MD, Global head of client, banking, & digital technology

RBC capital markets

Kim Prado heads the Global client, banking & digital technology group across Capital Markets.  She has been at RBC for over 12 years supporting the business in various capacities from running Global FIC Production Services to Head of Fixed Income Sales and Credit Trading technology.  Currently, her role includes managing all aspects of client technology as well as Banking and Digital Channels across all lines of business within CM.  She is also a member of RBC’s Global Markets Innovation Leadership Council. Prior to joining RBC, Mrs.Prado ran the API Connectivity Development team at ICAP and was part of the initial launch of BrokerTec.  She has also held multiple technology positions across the street with Deutsche Bank, Mizuho and Chase Securities. Mrs. Prado received a BA from Stockton University in accounting.

Sumeet Chabria

Head of Global Business Services

Bank of America

Sumeet Chabria is the head of Global Business Services. He leads a global team of more than 23,000 employees and several thousand strategic partners providing technology, operations and business capabilities for all of Bank of America’s lines of businesses.

Sumeet is a member of the company’s Management Operating Committee and chairs the board of one of Bank of America’s international subsidiaries. His responsibilities also include running all shared technology services globally and managing all technology contractors and resourcing vendors.
Sumeet frequently represents the bank on artificial intelligence at various forums, including branches of the U.S. government. Sumeet is a member of the Council for the Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He is a sponsor of the company’s Executive Education program on Operations at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He is also a member of the board of trustees of SciTech Scity, a technology district being developed by the Liberty Science Center and the city of Jersey City, N.J.

Before joining the bank in May 2015, Sumeet held various leadership positions for 24 years across Europe and the U.S. He worked for eight years in London, most recently as chief information officer for Global Banking & Markets at HSBC, where he was responsible for technology, data and shared operations teams with over 10,000 employees across Europe, Asia and the Americas. He also served in a business role as the global head of One HSBC Securities and Wealth, and in various global markets CIO and front-line roles across fixed income, derivatives, risk and electronic trading.
Sumeet began his career with technology start-ups and consulting in New York, leading financial innovations across both buy- and sell-side firms, including asset management and hedge funds. Clients included Goldman, Swiss Bank, Credit Suisse First Boston, Republic, Bridgewater, Wasserstein Perella and Omega Advisors.

In 2014, Sumeet’s organization received Euromoney’s Best Wholesale Banking Technology Innovation award. Previous accolades include the American Financial Technology Awards (Waters) and the European Banking Technology Awards. Sumeet holds a master’s degree in management, master’s degree in technology and bachelor’s degree in computer science from Stony Brook University, with executive education from the Ross School, IMD Business School in Lausanne and London Business School.


 

Karine Hirn

Partner

East Capital

Karine Hirn is a partner and co-founder of East Capital Group, as well as Chief Sustainability Officer. Founded in Sweden in 1997, East Capital Group is an independent asset management group that comprises several strategies and specialisations to offer active management solutions in equities, bonds and real estate assets with a clear ESG framework and manages a total of USD 5.5 billion for a broad range of international investors. Established in Sweden in 1997, East Capital has expanded its reach from being a pioneer investor in Eastern Europe, and one of the largest investors in this region, to offering global emerging and frontier market strategies. The firm also offers innovative products in the field of sustainable investing, such as East Capital Global Emerging Markets Sustainable. Karine is the vice Chair of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Board Director of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, an advisor to Northeastern University Center for Emerging Markets and a French Trade Advisor.

Raj Solanki

Head of APAC Digital & Platform Change

JP Morgan

Raj Solanki is an Executive Director with over 15 years’ experience shaping global strategies and delivering successful change. Raj’s current role at JPM sees him responsible for driving strategic and digital transformation across APAC Operations to facilitate new business, efficiency, scale and an improved client experience.

Prior to JPM, Raj worked at ABN Amro and Royal Bank of Scotland across London, New York and now Hong Kong where he’s been for the past 10 years. His roles spanned across Technology and the Business with focus solely on change the bank initiatives.

Raj holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and enjoys spending his free time travelling with his family and learning Mandarin.

Srinivasan Shanmuganathan

Head - Open Banking & API Ecosystem Engineering

Standard Chartered Bank

Baptiste Puyou

Chief Architect Asia Pacific

Societe Generale

Baptiste Puyou is Chief Architect for Societe Generale in Asia.

Coming from a technology background, he has spent most of his career in the region.

He is interested in discovering new technologies and discuss his findings with other people, and his position as architect allow him to do exactly just that.

Memo Hayek

General Manager, Group Cyber Transformation and Delivery

Commonwealth Bank

Memo is the MD of Group Cyber delivery and transformation accountable for the roll out of all security technology across the Bank.  Prior to this, Memo was the CIO of Global Markets and Institutional Bank internationally for CBA, running a large team across Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, London, New York, Malta and Amsterdam.  Leading technology teams for both run and change supporting: FX, Derivatives, Fixed Income, Commodities, Institutional Lending, Credit, securitisation, and Trade finance businesses.

She has unique skills that span across all aspects of technology with strong delivery of large complex transformations, IT operational excellence, driving innovation and digitisation leveraging latest technologies, data, IT and business operating models to differentiate and position organisations for future profitable growth.  This is combined with extensive Information Technology, Strategy, Leadership, Corporate, Institutional Banking and Financial Markets expertise.

An experienced C-suite executive, Memo has significant exposure working alongside other C-suite focussing on strategic direction and operation of organisation.  She has experience working globally in London and New York at Credit Suisse, and multiple leading financial institutions in Australia including Westpac, NAB, Macquarie Bank, BNP Paribas and consulting.  She has lead initiatives for digitisation and focused on emerging IT models and technologies such as decentralised services and platforms, software as a service models, agile delivery models,  “pay per use” technology, multi-tenant models, building of Lego style architecture and creating strategic partnerships with technology organisations globally.

She comes from a strong technology background of engineering, architecture coupled with formal education in business, finance and leadership.  She has a keen interest in leveraging unique and innovative technologies to solve complex business problems for growth and differentiation.  Draws executive management insights from uniting teams in complex markets, through diverse cultures and market research to add unique value as a CIO.

Wanpracha Chaovalitwongse

Senior director department of data management and analytics

Bank of Thailand

Dr. Wanpracha Chaovalitwongse is Senior Director and Head of Data Management and Analytics at Bank of Thailand. Before joining BOT, he served as the 21st Century Leadership Endowed Chair in Engineering, Professor of Industrial Engineering, and Co-Director of the Institute of Advanced Data Analytics at the University of Arkansas. He previously held faculty positions at University of Washington, Princeton University and Rutgers University. Before working in academia, he worked at the Corporate Strategic Research, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering. He currently holds three patents of seizure prediction system and an intellectual property on opioid risk prediction tools. He has been invited to give lectures in top institutions around the world including Amazon, Facebook, MIT, Princeton University, University of Michigan, University of London, National University of Singapore, Peking University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, Seoul National University, and KAIST.

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Anthony Malakian

Editor-in-chief

WatersTechnology

Anthony joined Waters in October 2009. He is the Editor-in-Chief of WatersTechnology Group, running all editorial operations for the publication. Prior to joining Waters, he was a senior associate editor covering the banking industry at American Banker. Before that, he was a sports reporter at daily newspaper The Journal News. You can reach him at [email protected] or at +646-490-3973.

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Dessa Glasser

Principal & Board member

FRG and Oppenheimer Holdings

Dessa Glasser, Ph.D., is a principal consultant with a 25-year track record designing and innovative solutions and teams in risk, data, and analytics.
Dessa moved into the private sector after teaching at Rutgers University. At JPMorgan Chase, she launched firm-wide Capital Stress Testing Analytics then, as its first Chief Data Officer, she built the Chief Data Office for Asset Management. She was Deputy Director of the Office of Financial Research for the US Treasury, supporting the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), implementing data and analytic solutions, including the global Legal Entity Identifier (LEI). She established the Chief Risk Office for Bunge, serving as the first Chief Risk Officer. She also held senior positions at Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, IBM, and KPMG.
Dessa has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from Fordham University, and serves on the Advisory Board for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She has a B.S. in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University

Paul Milon

Head of Stewardship, Asia Pacific

BNP Paribas Asset Management

Paul Milon joined BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) in January 2008 and has more than thirteen years of experience in the asset management industry. In his current position, he leads BNPP AM’s stewardship activities in Asia Pacific. This includes direct and collaborative corporate engagement, as well as working with policymakers on key issues relating to sustainable finance and investment. Paul works closely with Asian investment teams to better integrate environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria in investment decisions, including through engagement with portfolio companies. He is the co-chair of the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) Engagement & Policy working group.

Prior to that, Paul held various positions within BNP Paribas Asset Management in Hong Kong and Paris. As ESG Specialist, he successfully established our Sustainability Centre’s presence in Asia. Before that, he was a senior investment specialist within our Fundamental Active Equities teams. In this role, he oversaw the strong growth of BNPP AM’s Indian equities capability for international clients. Paul was also responsible for consultant relations in Asia, and launched and managed the award-winning BNPP AM Investment Academy in the region. Before relocating to Hong Kong, he worked as an ESG analyst in the Sustainability Research team in Paris.

Paul holds a Master’s in Management with a major in Entrepreneurship from the EDHEC Business School in France. He is a SASB FSA (Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting) Certificate holder.

Victor Alexiev

Director, Head of Programs and Strategic Partnerships for Citi Ventures APAC

Citi

Victor heads Citi Ventures’ Programs and Strategic Partnerships across APAC. His focus is on developing the infrastructure, networks and talent necessary for the continuous origination of impactful ideas and experiments that have the potential to transform the financial industry.

Victor is a seasoned entrepreneur, global citizen, and systems thinker focused on business model innovation and advanced decision automation. He has over a decade of experience in building and scaling technology ventures across the globe.

Rafael Jimenez Jimenez

Head of Transformation & Platform Management, Global Markets

BBVA

Global Head of Transformation & Platform Management team in charge of managing the evolution and support of BBVA Global Markets Platform. The main duties of the team involve platform strategic design, transformation programmes definition and execution acting as Product Owners, senior management reporting, vendor management and functional configuration of FO systems.

Chris Thomas

Head of digital assets

Swissquote Bank

Chris has 20 years’ experience in financial markets, entrepreneurship and investing. His first degree, a Masters in Mechanical Engineering, launched a career in financial services, specifically capital markets, sales and trading in London and Geneva with banks such as UBS, Societe Generale and BNP Paribas.

Subsequently he completed a #1 ranked Executive Education Global Entrepreneurship program at Babson College (Boston, USA), exposing him to the Silicon Valley, UK and Chinese entrepreneurial ecosystems, expanding his global network, and solidifying his passion for FinTech and innovation.

In recent years, Chris has combined his financial expertise with his passion for entrepreneurship as Head of European Innovation at Fidelity Investments before successfully founding an institutional crypto-asset custodian. Given the expanding institutional interest in crypto-assets, Chris joined Swissquote Bank to head the digital assets proposition. Swissquote is focused on maintaining its position as the number one Swiss bank for crypto-assets and continually growing its offering, including institutional equity certificates for crypto trading.

A serial entrepreneur, his start-up experience includes founding three ventures and consulting on several more in the fields of Digital Currencies, FinTech, Artificial Intelligence & Big Data.

Chris has also held Board roles at the bsi, IFS, and SwapsBall, was Founder of the Young Professionals Group for the BSCC and President of Nyon Toastmasters club. Chris remains active in the European Innovation Ecosystem, mentoring at accelerators and forming connections with some of Europe’s top VC’s and tech startups.

Boon-Hiong Chan

Global Head, Securities Market and Technology Advocacy Securities Services

Deutsche Bank

Boon is Head of Securities Market and Technology Advocacy, based in Singapore.

He joined Deutsche Bank (DB) in 1998 as a Management Trainee. In his banking career, he has gained valuable cross-transaction banking and international experience in specialist and leadership roles in areas including working capital management, structured finance, risks, and funds and custody.

In his current role, Boon represents DB as a securities market and technology advocate on regulatory, market and digital changes. He has participated in APEC and the World Economic Forum Digital ASEAN forums, in digital assets/DLT, cryptocurrency and darkweb discussions; and served in industry associations like the Association of Global Custodians, ASIFMA, ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum and the APAC CSD Group.

He pursues related interests in cryptocurrency/digital assets and cybersecurity governance; and as a community volunteer, he also supports Aging society inclusiveness and financial literacy. Boon holds a chartered accountancy qualification, MSc in Computation (AI), and a GIAC cybersecurity proficiency certificate. 

Nishanth Nottath

EVP - Head AML, ABC and RegTech

Mashreq Bank Message

21 years+ experience including 15 years in the Financial Crime arena. At Mashreq, leading the AML, ABC and RegTech function in Group Compliance. At HSBC, led the buildout of sustainable capability and risk stewardship of the TM framework after leeading a regional team in MENAT of 40+ covering AML Policy, Governance, Projects and Investigations in the MENA region. Passionate about technology in the AML space. Keenly observing AI, Machine Learning, DLT and it's potential in fighting financial crime sustainably. Before HSBC, led regional teams performing surveillance operations covering 24 countries in Middle East, Pakistan and Africa At Standard Chartered Bank. Developed Financial Crime Analytics capabilities globally. Experience in AML, Sanctions, Governance, Surveillance operations, Regulatory relationship (including US, UK, Middle East and Monitors), people, project and cost centre management / oversight.

Qualified CA (India), CIMA (UK) and CAMS (US). Started career at Ford India and Hewlett Packard as Financial Analyst and Six Sigma Black Belt gaining experience in Financial Analysis, Reporting and Project Management. Joined KPMG Forensic Dubai in 2005 where he led various financial fraud investigations in the region involving, in certain instances, sums exceeding US$ 20 million. Managed multi-year, multi-disciplinary AML and Sanctions assignments for various multinational banks.

End-to-end exposure to one of the largest Fraud Risk Management assignment for one of the largest conglomerates in the region.

Having spent 5+ years in the practice, moved to banking industry specialising in managing Financial Crime Risk at Standard Chartered Bank in the UAE and later covering the region. Appointed as regional head of financial crime intelligence operations for MENAP and later Africa.

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Sumanda Basu

Director Data Governance & Data Management Technology

Societe Generale

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.

William Murphy

Cresting Wave

Managing Partner, Cresting Wave (former CTO, Blackstone)

Jay Wolstenholme

Research Director

Chartis

Having joined Chartis in July 2020, Jay’s primary focus is to lead and build-out our offerings for the buy-side, both in asset management and wealth management. Buy-side is a focused area of Chartis’s expansion and we are delighted to have Jay leading this area which is increasingly important for both our clients and the industry in general. Jay was most recently a Senior Principal at Finastra. Prior to this he spent 4 years as a Senior Analyst at Celent, 4 years as the Director of Capital Markets at HP, 5 years as a Research Director at Gartner and his first 8 years in industry as a Group Manager in fixed income IT at UBS.

Jay holds a BFA from Cooper Union, a BA from Saint Lawrence University and an MBA in Finance from NYU Stern School of Business. Additionally, Jay is Series 7 certified with FINRA.


 

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Ellen Gentile

Director of enterprise data quality & data quality incident management

Sumitomo Mitsui

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.

 

 

Mason Gregory

Associate Director

MFS Investment Management

Mason Gregory is an associate director in the Investment Solutions Group at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). 
In this role, Mason develops research and works with clients to communicate investment strategy and insights on ESG and sustainable investing. 
Prior to joining MFS in 2009, Mason was a product specialist for real estate equity strategies at The Tuckerman Group, where he was also responsible for ESG product development. Prior to that he was a product analyst at State Street Global Advisors. Mason graduated from St. Lawrence University with a BA in English Literature and Communications Arts.
 

Nick Mazing

Director of Research

Sentieo

Nick Mazing is Director of Research for Sentieo, a financial and corporate research platform for executives, investment analysts, and researchers. His career also includes having worked on both the buy side and on the sell side at Lehman Brothers. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and is based in Sentieo’s New York City office.

Elizabeth Pritchard

Founder & CEO

White Rock Data Solutions LLC

Denise Valentine

Research Director

Chartis Research

Fiona Blades

President & Chief Experience Officer

MESH Experience

Following a marketing and advertising career, Fiona set up MESH Experience in 2006 to fill a gap in data and analytics. Brand growth is driven by all experiences people have with brands, yet half or more typically go unmeasured. By taking an Experience Driven Marketing approach and capturing how people come into contact with brands in real time MESH helps clients, like LG Electronics, to take quicker and smarter decisions about their investment.  Fiona is a Fellow of the Market Research Society, sits on the editorial advisory board for ESOMAR’s Research World magazine, a member of the Marketing Society and sits on the board of WIRe (Women in Research).  She has worked with Professor Hugh Wilson at Cranfield School of Management on a knowledge transfer partnership that was a finalist for the Innovate UK award in 2015.