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Banking and Capital Markets, Economy, Telecoms, Media and Technology

The Data and Disruptive Technology Forum

Rethinking the financial services ecosystem

London |
Speakers include:
Eddie Bell

Eddie Bell

Ravelin

Rhian Lewis

Rhian Lewis

CountMyCrypto, Mamoru.io and London Women in Bitcoin

Pascal Dufour

Pascal Dufour

Carne Global Fund Managers

Overview

Join the Financial Times and IHS Markit at The Data and Disruptive Technology Forum to explore how firms can use technology to collect, harness and analyse data, and discuss how this will ultimately position them as the technology leaders of tomorrow.

The digitisation of data and development of new technology are opening up opportunities across all industries. Mobile phones are location beacons, social media commentary has become a political indicator and every card payment is now a digital breadcrumb. The volume of data in the world is growing by 60% every year – and for financial services in particular, the effective handling of data will be central to future business strategy.

Financial services firms are already spending more on digital innovation than the cross-industry average. Insights gleaned from data allow firms to make better strategic decisions, fulfill regulatory requirements and develop industry-wide solutions that address the needs of their customers. By leveraging the cloud, machine learning, artificial intelligence and other innovations, financial firms will not only be able to manage their traditional data alongside alternative datasets -- but also have the potential to become the new technology leaders.

But what obstacles still stand in the way? Cutting-edge innovations are one of the causes of the exponential growth in data volume. How can new, innovative technology now be deployed to handle this information and draw business-critical insight from it?

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fallback Add to my Calendar 06/12/2018 08:50:0006/12/2018 14:00:00trueThe Data and Disruptive Technology ForumJoin the Financial Times and IHS Markit at The Data and Disruptive Technology Forum to explore how firms can use technology to collect, harness and analyse data, and discuss how this will ultimately position them as the technology leaders of tomorrow.The digitisation of data and development of new technology are opening up opportunities across all industries. Mobile phones are location beacons, social media commentary has become a political indicator and every card payment is now a digital breadcrumb. The volume of data in the world is growing by 60% every year – and for financial services in particular, the effective handling of data will be central to future business strategy.Financial services firms are already spending more on digital innovation than the cross-industry average. Insights gleaned from data allow firms to make better strategic decisions, fulfill regulatory requirements and develop industry-wide solutions that address the needs of their customers. By leveraging the cloud, machine learning, artificial intelligence and other innovations, financial firms will not only be able to manage their traditional data alongside alternative datasets -- but also have the potential to become the new technology leaders.But what obstacles still stand in the way? Cutting-edge innovations are one of the causes of the exponential growth in data volume. How can new, innovative technology now be deployed to handle this information and draw business-critical insight from it?The-Data-and-Disruptive-Technology-Forumd394026120a53cb0f942d872c31a349eMM/DD/YYYY

Agenda - 12th Jun

  • 8:50am
    Chair’s Opening Remarks

    Martin Arnold, Banking Editor, Financial Times

  • 8:55am
    Welcome from IHS Markit

    Lance Uggla, CEO, IHS Markit

  • 9:05am
    Opening Keynote

    Jo Hannaford, Partner and Head of EMEA Technology, Goldman Sachs

    Q&A with: Joy Macknight, Deputy Editor and Technology Editor, The Banker

  • 9:35am
    Conquering the Data Deluge

    Monetising information from unusual sources is nothing new – but the explosion of available data means that an effective strategy for dealing with alternative data is crucial for gaining and maintaining a competitive edge. Data management is proving a key driver of the overall direction and development of the financial services industry.   

    • How can financial services firms identify useful sources of data, and capture it? Many alternative data sets can be scraped together online – but how do financial institutions work out which ones are worth their time?
    • What technological tools must be in place to piece all of the data together, clean and aggregate it? Does new data integrate easily into existing architecture, or are there compatibility challenges with legacy systems?
    • AI, machine learning, analytics: which tools allow financial services firms to harness their data effectively? How can cutting-edge technology be integrated into operational processes to distil data into insight?
    • How can companies across the financial ecosystem create a repeatable strategy for leveraging alternative data? How does data management affect the quest to become the new technology leaders?

    Barry Green, Chief Data Officer, Bank of Ireland Group

    Andrew Eisen, Managing Director – EDM Product Management & Cloud Strategy, IHS Markit

    Andrew Barnett, Chief Data Officer, Legal and General Investment Management

    Tony Guida, Senior Investment Manager, RPMI Railpen

    Pascale Dufour, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Carne Global Fund Managers

  • 10:15am
    Keynote: creating a data-led culture

    How do tech companies build data into the fabric of business – and how can financial services follow suit?

    Dan Cobley, Fintech Partner, Blenheim Chalcot and former UK MD, Google

  • 10:40am
    Networking Break
  • 11:10am
    Blockchain: a reality check

    What are financial services firms really doing with distributed ledger technology? How can they cut through the hype to implement it immediately and effectively? Done well, it can be used to automate manual processes and reduce operational risk and cost, use collateral more efficiently, and enhance data quality via shared access. There are several economic, regulatory and technological hurdles to be scaled before we see widespread adoption of blockchain technology, but the first movers are making incredible strides.

    • Where is DLT currently being applied, and what is needed for it to become more mainstream?
    • Where do financial services start with efficient implementation? What type of internal processes and compliance initiatives are needed to implement DLT effectively?
    • Externally, what kind of legislative and regulatory efforts are taking place to assist financial services firms? How can the financial services industry drive collaboration with technological innovators and regulatory bodies to maximise the potential of DLT?
    • Blockchain-based asset management: what impact will DLT have on the asset and wealth management ecosystem? Is ‘dematerialisation’, the elimination of physical stock-transfer processes, the ultimate goal for the buy-side?

    Richard Crook, Head of Emerging Technology, RBS

    Brad Levy, Global Head of Loans and CEO, MarkitSERV, IHS Markit

    Rhian Lewis, Co-Founder, CountMyCrypto, Mamoru.io and London Women in Bitcoin

  • 11:50am
    Chief Data Scientists: the CEOs of tomorrow?

    Investment groups have more than quadrupled their number of data analysts over the past five years. More than 160 of the world’s major money managers now employ at least 340 full-time data analysts, scientists and engineers – up more than fourfold since 2012.

    • What does the role of Chief Data Scientist entail? How does it differ from a data analyst?
    • How can banks and other financial services organisations attract data scientists?
    • Is the Chief Data Scientist the new investment trend setter? Is the CDS ultimately on course to replace the CEO?

    Yaacov Mutnikas, Chief Data Scientist and EVP Financial Market Technologies, IHS Markit

    Professor Stephen Roberts, RAEng/Man Professor of Machine Learning, Oxford University

    Dr Eddie Bell, Head of Machine Learning, Ravelin

  • 12:30pm
    Closing Keynote: artificial intelligence and the future of financial services
    • Artificial intelligence, machine learning, algorithmic trading and end-to-end automation: given the galloping pace of technological change, what will the financial ecosystem look like in ten years’ time?
    • The seven stages of AI evolution: where are we now, and how should firms across the financial ecosystem prepare for the future?
    • How might exponential technologies such as AI be used as a route to differentiation or commoditisation?
    • Is it possible to envisage an AI-powered analytics engine capable of collecting and synthesizing unstructured data from a vast universe of sources, extracting relevant metrics and turning them into meaningful insights? Or is AI merely a tool to augment human judgement?
    • What are the critical human challenges in the age of smart machines?

    Rohit Talwar, Global Futurist and CEO, FastFuture Publishing

  • 12:55pm
    Chair’s Closing Remarks

    Martin Arnold, Banking Editor, Financial Times Group

  • 1:00pm
    Lunch

Speakers (15)

Eddie Bell

Eddie Bell

Head of Machine Learning
Ravelin

Eddie Bell is the Head of Machine Learning at Ravelin. He is in charge of the detection team where he makes algorithms work for clients and trains machine learning models to stop fraud, as well as preventing chargebacks and account takeover. He previously applied deep learning to the world of fashion as the Lead Data Scientist at Lyst and has completed a PhD in discrete maths.

Rhian Lewis

Rhian Lewis

Co-Founder
CountMyCrypto, Mamoru.io and London Women in Bitcoin
Pascal Dufour

Pascal Dufour

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer
Carne Global Fund Managers
Tony Guida

Tony Guida

Senior Investment Manager
RPMI Railpen

Tony Guida is Senior Investment Manager, managing multi-factor equity portfolios for RPMI Railpen in London. Prior to that he was Senior Research Consultant for Smart Beta and Risk allocation at EDHEC RISK Scientific Beta, advising asset owners how to construct and allocate to risk premia. Before joining EDHEC Mr Guida worked at UNIGESTION for eight years, as a Senior Research Analyst where he was a member of the research and Investment Committee for Minimum Variance Strategies and he was leading Factor Investing research group for institutional clients.  Mr Guida is the editor and co-author of the forthcoming book: Practical Applications of Machine learning and big data for quantitative investment (Publish date Summer 2018).  He holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Econometry and Finance from the University of Savoy in France.

Andrew Barnett

Andrew Barnett

Chief Data Officer
Legal and General Investment Management
Dan	 Cobley

Dan Cobley

Managing Partner, Blenheim Chalcot and former UK MD, Google

Dan Cobley is an entrepreneur and investor in innovative tech startup businesses, focusing on financial services. He is Managing Partner, Fintech, at Blenheim Chalcot, having previously been CEO of Brightbridge Ventures. In this role he co-founded and chaired three fast-growth fintech companies; SalaryFinance, BusinessFinanceCompared and ClearScore. He also sits on the boards of Liberis, Modulr and Onfido.

Until late 2014, Mr Cobley spent over eight years at Google, most recently as Managing Director, UK & Ireland – the biggest market for Google outside the US and the most advanced major country in terms of e-commerce and online advertising spending. He was promoted to this role after serving as Google’s first marketing director, UK, Ireland and Benelux and then as VP marketing, EMEA. Previously, Mr Cobley was VP of brand and marketing for Capital One Europe, marketing director for Ask Jeeves, and marketing director at Pepsi/Walkers.

Mr Cobley is a regular keynote speaker at conferences, speaking on the disruptive power of fintech, technology, innovation, and Google’s unique approach to business. He has shared his thoughts on physics and marketing at the TED conference and with over a million people online. He was named as number three in Wired UK top 100 list 2012 and number two in Evening Standard 1000 Most Influential Londoners; Digital Innovators, 2012. He appeared on BBC’s Tomorrow’s World as a technology commentator and helped Alan Sugar choose his 2014 Apprentice. Mr Cobley has a first class degree in Physics from Oxford and a Master's in Management from Cambridge. He is a trustee of the charity Technology Trust, and is an informal fintech advisor to the CEO and board of Santander UK. 

Jo Hannaford

Jo Hannaford

Head of EMEA Technology
Goldman Sachs

Jo Hannaford is Head of the Technology Division for EMEA, and Global Head of Quality Assurance Engineering. She was named Managing Director in 2008 and Partner in 2014, and also serves on the Technology Executive Leadership Group and Firmwide Technology Risk Committee. She is also a global co-sponsor of the Women in Technology Network. Since 2001, she has held various technology roles in London and New York, predominantly focusing on the build out of the firm’s global compliance technology and conflicts technology architectures. Ms Hannaford joined Goldman Sachs in 1997 in the investment research division, prior to which she was responsible for global volume trading technology at NatWest. She is an advisor to the UK Government Digital Service Advisory Board and a board member of Women in Science and Engineering.

Rohit Talwar

Rohit Talwar

CEO
Fast Future

Rohit Talwar is a global futurist and the CEO of Fast Future Publishing. He has a particular focus on the future of financial services, ranging from commercial banking and fintech through to insurance and new investment models. He leads a programme of continuous research on the sector's future and talks extensively around the world about these issues to leadership audiences. He highlights the potential impact and implication of current disruptions, emerging developments, and future scenarios for banking, investment, and financial services - encompassing everything from global change drivers, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Blockchain through to fintech, investech, regtech, insuretech, proptech, cryptocurrencies, asset class innovation, and investment trends. Currently, the most popular topics Mr Talwar is addressing include disruptive trends enabling exponential growth and improvement, smart strategies for an open world, leading the next future in financial services, tapping AI's potential to drive exponential growth and improvement, and the future of blockchain, crypto and online investment. His financial sector clients include ABN AMRO, Actis, Alliance & Leicester, American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds, American Express, AXA, Barclays, Chartis, Citibank, Coller Capital, The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers, Deloitte, DeutscheBank, Environmental Finance, Eurapco, European Banking Association, EY, The Financial Times, Finovate, Generali, Global Finance Awards, HSBC, ING Group, Invesco, Investcorp, KPMG, Mercer (Marsh), Mastercard, Morgan Stanley, Nomura, PwC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, Shawbrook Bank, Standard Life, The Financial Services Forum, and World Bank / IFC.

Barry Green

Barry Green

Chief Data Officer
Bank of Ireland Group

Barry Green has 26 years of experience in financial services. In this time, he has worked across organizations undertaking sales, relationship, consulting and operational roles at a country, regional and global level, including as CDO, COO and Transformation Director. A consistent theme has been using data and process to understand and solve problems. In his current role, he is the CDO at the Bank of Ireland. His broad experience enables him to understand business strategy and develop data strategies to maximize business opportunities. He has an undergraduate degree in Finance from Massey University, New Zealand and an Executive MBA through the TRIUM program (London School of Economics, NYU Stern School of Business and HEC Paris).

Yaacov Mutnikas

Yaacov Mutnikas

Chief Data Scientist, Executive Vice President, Financial Market Technologies
IHS Markit

Yaacov Mutnikas is Chief Data Scientist for IHS Markit. He and his team identify opportunities to combine leading data sets with advanced analytics to create new products to solve business challenges. He also has responsibility for the company's financial market software solutions. He brings over thirty years of experience from previous roles as senior advisor to the Bank of England, Head of Risk Architecture at the FSA, Head of Business Architecture at Bridgewater and CTO at Algorithmics. Mr Mutnikas holds an M.Sc. in philosophy of science from Kings College London and an M.Sc. in finance and investment banking from Reading University.

Richard  Crook

Richard Crook

Head of Emerging Technology
Royal Bank of Scotland

Richard Crook leads a team of engineers and innovators looking at emerging technologies and their application across RBS to reduce costs, gain efficiency and better customer experiences. His current focus is on the application of distributed ledger technology including block chain across RBS. Mr Crook has a 15 year career in investment banking technology, specializing in the building of financial ledgers and regulatory reporting for the largest financial service institutions.

Lance Uggla

Lance Uggla

CEO
IHS Markit

Lance Uggla is Chairman and CEO of IHS Markit. He served as president from July 2016 to December 2017 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in October 2017. Prior to the 2016 merger of IHS and Markit that formed IHS Markit, he was the chief executive officer of Markit, responsible for leading the company's strategic development and managing day-to-day operations. He founded Markit in 2003 after spotting an opportunity to bring transparency to the credit default swap market. The company launched the first daily credit default swap pricing service that year. He oversaw Markit's growth from a startup to a global public company with more than 4,200 employees in 28 offices worldwide, serving more than 3,000 customers. Mr Uggla graduated from the Simon Fraser University in Canada and holds a Master of Science from LSE. 

Stephen Roberts

Stephen Roberts

RAEng/Man Professor of Machine Learning
Oxford University

Stephen Roberts is the RAEng/Man Professor of Machine Learning at the Oxford University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Statistical Society, the Institute of Physics and is a Faculty Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute. He is also Director of the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance, co-Director of the Oxford Centre for Doctoral Training in Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems (AIMS) and co-founder of the University Machine Learning spin-out company, Mind Foundry. He has published widely, having some 300 publications which have accrued 18,000 citations. Professor Roberts' interests lie in methods for machine learning & data analysis in complex problems, especially those in which noise and uncertainty abound. His current major interests include the application of machine learning to huge astrophysical data sets (for discovering exoplanets, pulsars and cosmological models), biodiversity monitoring (for detecting changes in ecology and spread of disease), smart networks (for reducing energy consumption and impact), sensor networks (to better acquire and model complex events) and finance (to provide better insight into timeseries and aggregate large numbers of unstructured information streams).

Brad Levy

Brad Levy

Global Head of Loans and CEO, MarkitSERV
IHS Markit

Brad Levy is a managing director and Global Head of Loans at IHS Markit, and CEO of MarkitSERV, the firm’s post trade service for OTC derivatives. IHS Markit’s services for the loan markets include loan settlement, WSO and notice manager, a combination of software, services and data catering to the complex lifecycle requirements of loans. Mr Levy joined Markit in 2012, and in 2017 came fourth on Institutional Investor magazine’s list of Trading Technology 40. Prior to joining Markit, Mr Levy worked at Goldman Sachs for 18 years. From 2006 until 2012, he was a managing director in Goldman’s Principal Strategic Investments Group. Since beginning his career at Lehman Brothers, he has served as a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Technology Committee in addition to the Board of Directors of APX Inc., BondDesk, BrokerTec Futures Exchange, CDS IndexCo, FXall, LoanX, NYSE Liffe US, SecuritiesHub, SwapsWire, Symphony Foundation, Tradeweb and US Futures Exchange. He holds a BS in Business Administration from the State University of New York, Albany.

Andrew Eisen

Andrew Eisen

Managing Director, EDM Product Management and Cloud Strategy
IHS Markit

Mr. Andrew Eisen is a managing director and heads product management for enterprise data management (EDM) and cloud strategy at IHS Markit. He is responsible for products, including EDM, EDM Warehouse, EDM Reporting, hosted software and managed services. Additionally, he heads cloud strategy for the organisation. Mr Eisen has nearly 20 years of experience creating leading edge software products for the financial services community. During his 8+ year tenure at the firm, he has held multiple roles, including leading collaboration services, desktop and parsing businesses. Prior to joining Markit, now IHS Markit, in 2009, he was responsible for designing and building a proprietary investment research platform at Telsey Advisory Group. He has also had strategic consulting and product management roles at Morgan Stanley, Visible Path, Oracle and Accenture. Mr. Eisen holds an Honors Business Administration (HBA) degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Canada.

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Martin Arnold

Martin Arnold

Banking Editor
Financial Times

Martin Arnold has been the FT’s Banking Editor since 2014, leading the global coverage of banks and overseeing the financial services reporting team. His two previous jobs were Deputy Companies Editor, helping to oversee corporate coverage, and Private Equity Correspondent, when he won the BVCA award the BVCA award for “Private Equity Correspondent of the Year” in 2007. Before that, he spent five years as Paris Correspondent, covering the French political scene, the presidential elections, and several industry sectors including finance. Early on in his career he covered technology for FT.com in London, and worked in New York covering consumer industries during the dotcom boom and bust of 1999-2000.

Joy Macknight

Joy Macknight

Deputy Editor
The Banker

Joy Macknight is deputy editor at The Banker, covering transaction banking and technology. Previously, she was features editor at Profit & Loss, a foreign exchange and derivatives magazine and conference producer. Before that, she was editorial director at Treasury Today and editor at gtnews, which cover corporate treasury. She also worked as staff writer on Banking Technology and IBM Computer Today, as well as a freelancer on Computer Weekly. She has a BSc from the University of Victoria, Canada.

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  • Directors and Heads of trading, operations, research, analytics, investment, strategy, digital, compliance, risk, data
  • Senior regulators and policymakers

If this fits your profile, please apply now for your complimentary place.

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Exclusive on-stage interviews, stimulating presentations and lively panel debates – available on multiple content platforms – provide the cutting-edge insights, unique personalities and peer audience engagement that have the power to transform finance, business, politics, society and culture.

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IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.

Venue

The Berkeley
Wilton Place
Knightsbridge
London SW1X 7RL

United Kingdom

Tel: 020 7235 6000
Email: info@the-berkeley.co.uk

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