Agenda at a Glance


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07:45 - 8:40

WatersTechnology “Women in Technology and Data” briefing – open to all attendees

Back by popular demand! Following on from the success of the Women in Technology and Data Awards and our series of briefings we’ll be hosting this exclusive networking, sharing and learning session before the main conference that is open to all attendees.

WatersTechnology has committed to creating a platform for both men and women within the industry to come together to discuss issues around gender equality and the cultural shift still needed to ensure inclusion, understanding and change.

Hosted by Jamie Hyman, Editor, INSIDE DATA MANAGEMENT

08:00 - 8:45

Registration and refreshments

Grab a coffee and pick up your colour coded badge to network with other delegates interested in the same topics; blue – artificial intelligence, pink – RegTech, green – FinTech partnerships, orange – alternative data and visit the networking zones in the exhibition area.

08:45 - 8:50

Welcome Address

Victor Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, WATERSTECHNOLOGY

08:50 - 9:30

Embracing Technology Innovation to Drive Profits and Reduce Costs

The World Economic Forum has suggested that we have now entered into the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ as technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), and quantum computing emerge. The potential benefits for industries and firms that adapt are huge and this panel will explore best practices for organisations to approach innovation strategically to develop new solutions to the biggest pressure points in the business. 

Stewart Carmichael, CTO, SCHRODERS
Simon Lumsdon, Head of Technology, HERMES INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
Richard Herbert, CIO, HSBC
Pinar Emridag, Head of Product Development and Innovation, STATE STREET

09:30 - 10:00

Beatriz Martin, Global COO, UK CEO UBS Investment Bank

An informal interview with our very own;

Victor Anderson, Editor–in–Chief, WATERSTECHNOLOGY

10:00 -10:30

Data Quality - Case Study

10:30 - 11:00

Morning break

11:00 - 11:30

Here we go again – how to make SFTR a success

  • Looking back:
  • Looking forward:
  • Could we make this exciting?

Tom Wieczorek, Managing Director, Global Product Management, UNAVISTA, LSEG 

11:30 - 12:15

Patrick Maes, CTO, Credit Suisse

"“Practical usage of exponential technologies in Banking – lessons learned”

12:15 - 12:45

Using regulation as an opportunity to maximise efficiency as well as ensuring compliance

Moderator: Rob Scott, Head of Custody and Collateral, COMMERZBANK
Tony Chau, Lead Architect, UBS  
Chad Giussani,
Head of Transaction Reporting and Compliance, STANDARD CHARTERED BANK 
Nivedh Iyer, Director  Head of Regulatory Insight, BARCLAYS  

12:45 - 13:45


Roundtable Stream 1

13:45 - 14:30

  1. Front office automation: The key to surviving the markets of tomorrow Numerix

  2. Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology - Anil Nayak, Blockchain Advisor, NATIONAL STANDARDS AUTHORITY OF IRELAND

  3. Cloud – leveraging scalability and flexibility - Angela Johnson, Global Programme Director, DEUTSCHE BANK

Roundtable Stream 2

13:45 - 14:30

  1. Creating a culture of innovation- Maria Angeles Baena Executive Director BBVA

  2. Recruiting for the future – the important of diversity and the need for new skills and talents - Irene Kan, Implementation Manager, TD SECURITIES

  3. The impact of Brexit

Roundtable Stream 3

13:45 - 14:30

  1. Alternative and unstructured datasets including ESG - Chris Johnson, Senior Product Market Data, HSBC

  2. Data management strategy to support digital transformation -  Naomi Clarke, Head of Data, 

  3. Data ethics

Stream 1: AI & ANALYTICS

14:30 - 14:50

AI Governance and Ethics Discussion

Moderator: Joerg Guenther, CTO, Northern Trust

Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo, Research Fellow, Alan Turing Institute

Abhijit Akerkar, Head of Applied Sciences Business Integration, Lloyds Banking Group

14:50 - 15:30

The AI Revolution – Moving from the Hype to Reality to Solve Real Business Problems

Moderator: James Bickerton, Head of Operational 
Strategy, HSBC 

Jiahao Sun, Lead A.I Engineer, RBC Asset Management

Adri Purkayastha, Head of Technology, BNP Paribas


This stream consists of a series of case studies to provide practical hands on advise

14:30 - 14:50

Case Study - Cloud

14:50 - 15:30

Leveraging Alternative Data Sets to Generate New Sources of Alpha

Alice Alder, Head of Data Quality, Governance & Change, Llyods Banking Group 

Dr Christine Chow, Director, Hermes Investment Management

Nico Smuts, Investment Data Scientist, Investec Asset Management 

15:30 - 15:50

Afternoon Break

15:50 - 16:30

Out of industry presentation

16:30 - 16:50

Centralizing new technology – working with startups 

Moderator: Stephane Malrait, Managing Director and Global Head of e-commerce for Financial Markets, ING 
Igor Lobanov, Chief Digital Architect, Legal and General 
Charlotte Wood, Head of Innovation and Fintech, Schroders 


Closing Remarks

Announcement of the winner of the ‘Meet the Innovators’ pitch and conference highlights.

Victor Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, WATERSTECHNOLOGY

17:00 onwards

Drinks reception