Agenda at a Glance

07:45 - 08:55

WatersTechnology - Women in Technology and Data briefing

Keynote Address: Nancy J Selph, SVP, Advanced Technology and Partnerships, WELLS FARGO

A culture shift: an industry of diversity, equality and opportunity: Interactive panel session

Moderator: Dessa Glasser, Board Member, OPPENHEIMER HOLDINGS
Kim Prado, Global Head of Client Insight, Banking and Digital Channels Technology, RBC CAPITAL MARKETS
Mireille Dyrberg, COO, DUCO
Terry L. Keebaugh, Director of Business Development for Financial Services in the Southeast, TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES (TCS)
Debbie Freer, Global Head of CFS Business Transformation, JP MORGAN
Coleen Coda, Managing Director, THE BLACKSTONE GROUP

(Open to all attendees)

08:25 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:10

25 years of Waters!

Welcome remarks: James Rundle, Editor, WATERSTECHNOLOGY and Victor Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, WATERSTECHNOLOGY

09:10- 09:45


Keynote panel: Addressing the need for change, the real use cases for AI and the tech strategy of tomorrow

Moderator: William Murphy, SMD, Chief Technology Officer, Head of Blackstone Innovations, BLACKSTONE GROUP
Victor Tewari, PMP, Senior Technology Officer, CM Institutional & Corp Banking Technology, BMO FINANCIAL GROUP
Julia Bardmesser, SVP, Head of Data, Architecture and Analytics, VOYA FINANCIAL
David Rukshin, CTO, WORLDQUANT
Andrew Foster, Deputy Chief Data Officer for the Americas, DEUTSCHE BANK

09:45 - 10:15

The Rise of Data Quality

Data Quality, Integrity and Control are fast becoming Board Room level topics. A conversation with Christian Nentwich, CEO of Duco, on how firms are thinking through their next generation architecture to augment current processes to increase efficiency and improve data quality and integrity.

Victor Anderson, Editor in Chief of Waters Technology interviewing Christian Nentwich, CEO, DUCO and Don Callahan, Global Head of Operations & Technology, CITI

10:15 - 11:00

The more the merrier: Maximizing data and analytics collaboration on cloud to create value

As more financial institutions prioritize the transformation of low-value, resource-intensive data tasks into strategic opportunities that influence the bottom line for differentiated growth, the cloud offers new ways their data citizens can find, share, and action insights more quickly and securely at scale.

Moderator: Peter Williams, Global Head of Financial Services Partner Technology, AMAZON WEB SERVICES
Bill Doyle, Vice President - Decision Management Solutions Group, FICO
Conor Jensen, Customer Success Manager, DOMINO DATA LAB

11:00 - 11:20

Morning coffee and networking break


Live demos and new product presentations

Head to the spotlight stage to hear about the latest new products, best existing products and how the vendor firms are innovating to stay ahead of the competition!

11.05 – 11.15 Spotlight stage demo #1

11.15 – 11.25 Spotlight stage demo #2

“Where can we really lend ourselves to analytical innovation?”

Location: WatersTechnology Main Stage

11:20 - 11:45

Waters Chief Data Officer Survey Findings

Host: Victor Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, WATERSTECHNOLOGY

Diarmuid O’Donovan, Chief Operating Officer, RIMES

11:45 - 12:15


Practical use cases for AI: Where can you really see results?

Moderator: Manan N. Rawal, US Model Risk Management, Innovation Lead - Global Risk Strategy, HSBC
Robert Huntsman, Senior Director of Strategy and Research - Emerging Technologies and Head of Data Science Practice, SYNECHRON
Martin Caupin, Head of Analytics Lab, CIB Americas - Innovation, BNP PARIBAS
Paras Parekh, Director, Head of Global Markets Predictive Analytics, CREDIT SUISSE
Chris Kovel, Managing Director, MORGAN STANLEY

“Bringing the start-up mentality to the big bank culture”

Location: Hub 1

11:20 - 11:45

“A Decade of Regulatory Reporting, What Next?”

A look at the impact of regulatory reporting over the last 10 years, and a view into how RegTech will change the future.

Maryse Gordon, Senior Business Development Manager – UnaVista, LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP

11:45 - 12:15


Committing to your tech: How should start-ups partner with us, how should we partner with them, and where are the opportunities for innovation?

Moderator: Sarah Biller, Founder, FINTECH SANDBOX
Barry Raskin, Managing Director, JORDAN AND JORDAN
Travis Skelly, Senior Vice President, CITI VENTURES
Nancy J Selph, SVP, Advanced Technology and Partnerships, WELLS FARGO

Hosted Deep Dive Workshops

Each of these off the record learning sessions will be hosted by an industry expert or member of the Waters USA advisory board – you will receive a summary or discussion points in advance of the conference and should join a table relevant to your area of expertise to share ideas with the group and learn from other firms.

12:20 – 12:25: Transition to workshops

Location: WatersTechnology Main Stage

12:20 - 12:55


  1. Analytics and AI
    Host: Victor Tewari,
    PMP, Senior Technology Officer, CM Institutional & Corp Banking Technology, BMO FINANCIAL GROUP

  2. Post Trade Operations 2020
    How will Big Data, AI and Machine Learning transform your operations automate reconciliation and other data processes while improving data quality and integrity? A interactive discussion on the future of Post Trade Operations in a Machine Learning and AI world.
    Host: Peyton Kay,
    Strategic Marketing, DUCO

  3. Market Data in the Cloud
    What new opportunities and use cases has cloud enabled? How are capital markets firms bringing data into their cloud-native environments? Who is offering financial content in the cloud today?
    Host: Julie Hutchinson,
    Capital Markets Lead for Global Financial Partners & Solutions, AMAZON WEB SERVICES

  4. Changing Compliance into a competitive advantage for your business through technology
    Host: Joseph Lodato,
    Managing Director, Global Head of Compliance Surveillance and Technology, GUGGENHEIM PARTNERS

Location: Hub 1

12:25 - 1:00


  1. Start-up partnerships and the future of FinTech
    Host: Michael Radziemski,

  2. RegTech and cognitive compliance
    Host: Abel Picardi,
    Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer, BANK OF CHINA

  3. Data management: best practices
    Host: David N. Saul,
    Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist, STATE STREET

Location: Hub 2

12:25 - 1:00


  1. Alternative and unstructured data sets
    Host: Mike Chen,
    Portfolio Manager, Dynamic Equity;
    Lead Portfolio Manager, ESG Equity, PANAGORA ASSET MANAGEMENT

  2. Market data costs, contracts and licensing
    Host: Edmund Flynn,
    Executive Director, Global Market Data Sourcing, MORGAN STANLEY

  3. The use of technology in global regulatory strategy
    Host: Charles Dwyer,
    Former Director, Global Technology and Operations, DEUTSCHE ASSET AND WEALTH MANAGEMENT

12.55 – 1.45

Lunch break, meetings and networking for all attendees

Location: Partner Hub

Start-up Showcase in partnership with AMAZON WEB SERVICES (AWS)

AWS have shortlisted 5 innovative start-up’s to pitch live against the clock in front of the audience.

All firms have been chosen for showing huge potential and scope for creating waves in the FinTech space – if you want to be at the forefront of new technology and want to stay “in the know”, this is the must-attend session of the day!

Vote for the start-up that interests you most during the showcase session via our interactive event technology, – the winner will be announced later in the day and will receive a booth space to exhibit at one of our 2019 events!

  • Applica automates text-comprehension processes (Piotr Surma, Co-Founder and CEO)

  • Buckzy Payments is an open real-time cross-border payments ecosystem for instant settlement (Rob Palmer, Chief Customer Officer)

  • ResonanceX marketplace democratizes access to structured investments (Guillaume Chatain, CEO)

  • Skopos has built an AI-powered platform that automatically predicts the impact of events on companies and markets (John Nay, Founder and CEO)

  • Triyo is a collaboration and project management platform for teams in finance and other highly regulated environments (Rajiv Chatterjee, Cofounder and CEO)

Hosted by: Kathryn Van Nuys,
FinTech Lead - Global Startup Business Development, AMAZON WEB SERVICES (AWS)

Location: Hub 1

SAP Private Lunch

(Invite only)

1:45 onwards: “A new era of technology innovation and analytics capabilities – the evolving industry wide shift”

1.45 – 1.50

Host opening remarks: Max Bowie

1.50 – 2.15

Keynote Presentation: Lessons from a data leader

Sandip Sahota, Managing Director and Head of Enterprise Data Services, CPP INVESTMENT BOARD

2.15 – 2.50

Keynote Presentation: Lessons from a data leader
Alternative data sets and unstructured data

  • Use cases for ESG data

  • Latest alt-data sets and where they can really add value

  • The possibilities of AI for internal user generated data

  • Cleansing internal data and external alt-data sets to increase the accuracy of trade predictions

  • Security and regulatory concerns

  • Products and tech for alt-data generation and analytics

Moderator: Breman Thuraisingham, Executive Director at MORGAN STANLEY, and Adjunct Professor at BARUCH COLLEGE
Miquel Noguer Alonso, Adjunct Assistant Professor, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Mike Chen, Portfolio Manager, Dynamic Equity; Lead Portfolio Manager, ESG Equity, PANAGORA ASSET MANAGEMENT
David Coluccio, Head of Data Management Solutions, S&P GLOBAL MARKET INTELLIGENCE
Lisa Conner, Head of NA Client Services, RIMES

2.50 – 3.15

An interview on delving into the opportunities presented by cloud infrastructure

Host: Anthony Malakian, Editor-at-Large, WATERSTECHNOLOGY
Howard Bush, Principal, Banking & Capital Markets Lead, MICROSOFT

3.15 – 3.30

Pit-stop coffee break

3:30 - 3:35

Afternoon overview from James Rundle, Editor, WatersTechnology

3:35 - 4:10


In conversation with…

Cathy Bessant, Chief Operations and Technology Officer, BANK OF AMERICA is interviewed live on stage by
Victor Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, WATERSTECHNOLOGY

4:10 - 4:40


Global regulatory strategy and cognitive compliance solutions

  • Navigating global regulatory reporting requirements

  • Cognitive compliance solutions and integration of RegTech into existing systems

  • Centralizing compliance strategy and systems to meet multiple reporting requirements effectively

  • RegTech for KYC and AML

  • Managing the technology disconnect between the regulators and the firms

Moderator: Sudhir Kaloth, Director - MIS / Regulatory & Compliance, OPPENHEIMER & CO. INC
Jonathan Carroll, MD, Enterprise Risk IT, Technology and Operations, BMO FINANCIAL GROUP
Raymond Hanson, MD, Global IT Program Lead for OTC Derivatives Regulatory Reform (Dodd Frank), CREDIT SUISSE
Abel Picardi, Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer, BANK OF CHINA
David N. Saul, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist, STATE STREET
Ambareesh Sinha, Segment Head and Senior Client Partner, TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES

4:40 - 5:15


How to lead your financial enterprise through its data journey while enabling digital transformation

  • Navigating the move towards a truly digital firm – what changes need to be made to stay ahead and where will “innovation” make the difference?

  • How will data play a part in the firm of tomorrow and how will we manage exponential growth in volume?

  • Managing the changing landscape of data consumption both internally and at a client level

  • Creating an effective data ecosystem with accountability, quality control and innovative processes

  • Future trends and predictions – what will come after AI and how can we ensure the financial services doesn’t get left behind?

Moderator: Anthony Vigilante, Managing Director, Head of Global Information Technology & Information Security, MACKAY SHIELDS
Ellen Gentile, Vice President, Data Quality Manager, SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING COOPERATION
Koley Corte, SVP and Global Head of Business Transformation, ALLIANCE BERNSTEIN
Dessa Glasser, Board Member, OPPENHEIMER HOLDINGS
Sanjeev Khati, Head of Business Development-Banking & Financial Services USA, TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED

5:15 - 5:25

Closing remarks and a look ahead: James Rundle, Editor, WatersTechnology

Revisited audience question: What is the future of financial services technology and data?
Has your opinion changed since the start of the conference? Use to let us know what your thoughts are for the tech/data strategy of 2019 and beyond.

5:30 - 6:45

25 years of WatersTechnology drinks reception and celebration

(Open to all attendees)

The invite only American Financial Technology Awards dinner and ceremony will follow the conference