FIMA US 2020

October 05 - 06, 2020

The Sheraton, Boston MA

2018 Speakers

Brian Buzzelli
Senior Vice President, Head of Data Governance
Acadian Asset Management

Mr. Buzzelli is Senior Vice President and Head of Data Governance for Acadian, a quantitative institutional asset management firm specializing in active global, emerging and frontier investments utilizing sophisticated analytical models and specialized research expertise. He has primary responsibility for data governance policies, standards, data quality measurement, and alignment of data taxonomy, dictionary and meta-data management. With more than 20 years of leadership experience in prior roles including: Executive Director, Head of Enterprise Data Management, Americas responsible for Nomura’s client reference and product data as well as market data commercial vendor management supporting the U.S. and global broker dealer operations. Vice President, Americas Head for Thomson Reuters Enterprise Pricing and Reference Data business and strategic roles as Business Architect and Cross-Segment Product Manager for Mellon’s Global Asset Services division. He began his financial career at Federated Investors and is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information and Decision Systems and holds two Master degrees; Management of Information Systems and an MBA in Finance from the Katz Business School at the University of Pittsburgh.

Larry Russell
Head of Global Data Services
Allianz Global Investors

Larry Russell is the Head of Global Data Services at Allianz Global Investors. He is responsible for the firm’s Data Governance and Data Architecture practices. Larry joined Allianz Global Investors in 1996 and has over 25 years of experience in the industry. Prior to his Global Data Services role in 2015, Larry led US and global IT projects for Allianz Global Investors in support of Operations, Sales and Client Service, Marketing, Finance, Legal and Compliance, specializing in enterprise data management, data warehouse solutions, business intelligence, market data, client and product reporting, performance measurement and attribution, accounting, trading, trade settlement and CRM. Larry was also a senior consultant at Accenture for 4 years. Larry has a BS in Finance from San Diego State University and also completed an International Business program at the University of Copenhagen.

Kirsten Elsworth
Director, Analytics & Data Management
Ally Financial Inc.

Kirsten Elsworth is the Director of Data Management & Analytics for the Insurance Division of Ally Financial. She started her career as an actuarial intern, trading in math books for a love of data. With a BS in Applied Technology from Eastern Michigan University, Kirsten has been able to apply the rigor of her mathematics and data management background, with a practical, logical approach to solve various problems across the organization. Ms. Elsworth's team would tell you that she is the self-proclaimed, 'World's Greatest Analyst', as she thoroughly enjoys the moments when she gets to dig-in and help solve a tough problem with her team. She has designed and implemented multiple reporting and data warehouse solutions, including a $12M Global Data Warehouse. After a complete system overhaul in 2011, Ms. Elsworth reestablished a Data Management Team focused on learning, maintain and growing an entirely new policy and claim administration system, financial sub-ledger, Reinsurance System, and Data Warehouse. In her current role, Kirsten also acts as the Insurance Business Lead for Data Governance, while continuing to grow an analytics team that collaborates across all areas of the organization.

Jennifer Curtiss
Vice President, Enterprise Data Governance Office
American Express

Jennifer Curtiss leads the Enterprise Data Governance office for American Express.  Jen has 15 years of experience in creating enterprise data governance programs,  focusing on strategy, data quality, data standards, change management and program implementation. Prior to leading the Enterprise Data Governance office, Jen served as the head of  Data Quality, where she led the design and development of the data quality measurement and remediation program.
Prior to joining American Express, Jen lead the Data Quality efforts for the Chief Data Office at Citibank and developed the data quality program for the company’s Financial Data Warehouse, named the Best Data Management Initiative by the 2013 American Financial Technology Awards. Prior to her work at Citibank, she lead data management programs at Moody’s Analytics. Jen holds her BA from St. Michael’s College and her MBA from Long Island University.

Vincent Pasqualicchio
COO - Investments
American Family Insurance
Richard Goldberg
Managing Director and Chief Data Officer
Bank of China, USA

Richard Goldberg is the Managing Director and Chief Data Officer at the Bank of China. His responsibilities include driving the data governance, data quality and information security management strategy for the Bank. He has over 25 years executive data management and technology experience, primarily in large global financial services organizations.

Over his career, Mr. Goldberg has held various senior data leadership positions for many Organizations including GE Capital, Citibank, Hewlett Packard and IBM. As the Chief Data Governance Officer for Citibank, Mr. Goldberg successfully led the effort to establish a bank-wide data governance and data quality program for the Global Consumer Bank. Prior to Citibank, Mr. Goldberg worked for Hewlett Packard Consulting, where he was a Senior Principal Consultant on Data Management and Data Governance. Prior to joining Hewlett Packard, Mr. Goldberg spent considerable time in his career with IBM corporate, leading the global data management and data governance program.

Allie Harris
Senior Director, Data Governance and Analytics
Bank of Montreal

Allie (Grassie) Harris joined Bank of Montreal’s Data Governance & Analytics team as the Senior Director, Data Governance – Canadian P&C, Wealth, and Capital Markets. Allie and her team support Data Governance communities in Canada.

Allie has been involved in data in various forms over the course of her career, most recently as the Senior Director with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) in Enterprise Process Management and Analytics area, a new department providing metrics and measurement of processes in an end-to-end fashion. Previous roles within CIBC include data management, governance and analytics for the Wholesale Banking area.

Allie also served as the liaison for the bank’s data communication and outreach strategy, which includes internal stakeholder engagement and marketing as well as participation in national and international financial data and trade associations. She has worked closely with the Enterprise Data Management Council, a financial industry-focused semantics and data organization. She sits on the International Standards Organization Technical Committee 68, Working Group 6 (LEI), co-convenes the ISO TC68 Standards Advisory Group, and sits on the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Steering Committee for Legal Entity Identification. She was part of the industry delegation to the Financial Stability Board meeting on LEI in Basel in 2011, where agreement was reached on the creation of a Global LEI standard. Allie has been involved in standards for many years, from health informatics, semantics and messaging, as Secretariat for HL7 Canada, and she is the Vice-President of the Information Resource Management Association of Canada.

Allie has been published or interviewed in various standards and informatics journals (Canadian EMR, HL7 Canada, SIMS Podcast, Canadian Healthcare Technology, Inside Reference Data), has been on a committees and boards (IHE Canada Board, Canada Health Infoway Steering Committee, HL7’s RIM-Based Application Architecture, Marketing, Membership, Publishing, Data4Good), and has a fondness for presenting (HL7 Canada Conferences, IHE Canada, HL7 International, MDM Conference, FIMA, Toronto CDO conference).

Brian Diener
Head of Data Operations

H. Brian Diener, Managing Director, is a member of BlackRock's Aladdin Portfolio Services Team within Business Operations and is responsible for managing, improving, and expanding global operations for the Investment Services area which includes Data Integrity, Pricing, Index, Analytics, and Reporting.  Mr. Diener has direct responsibility for the global security data integrity group 'DIG', and serves as the business manager for Investment Services.  Mr. Diener is also a member of the Valuation Oversight Committee, and co-chairs the Data Governance Committee.
Mr. Diener's service with the firm dates back to 2005. Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr. Diener was an Information Technology Leader at GE Private Asset Management responsible for developing, maintaining, and executing technology strategy for an asset management provider of separate accounts, mutual funds and annuities.  Previously, he was a Black Belt and Master Black Belt working within the Six Sigma Quality Group to improve technical processes across various GE business units including Genworth (GE Insurance), GE Appliances, GE Capital, GE Corporate, and NBC Universal.  Mr. Diener joined GE in 1997 and spent two years in the Information Management Leadership Program.  In 2004 Mr. Diener completed General Electric's Executive Information Management Program.
Mr. Diener earned a BS degree in Management Information Systems from Drexel University in 1997.

Alex Golbin
Global Head of Data Services

Alex Golbin, CFA,  Managing Director, is the Global Head of BlackRock Data Services. This group provides centralized data support for the Firm, and serves the dual mission of supporting BlackRock and BlackRock Solutions (BRS) clients through overseeing Security Master, Client, Portfolio and Retail Flows Data, as well as Pricing, Index, Risk and Analytics Reporting, Performance and Attribution. BDS teams ensure comprehensive Quality Assurance and timely delivery of all information relevant to investment and risk professionals while running a scalable and efficient operational process on over $17T of BlackRock and BRS assets. Mr. Golbin is a member of the Business Operations Leadership Committee.

 Prior to joining BlackRock in 2005, Mr. Golbin was a Principal in Banc of America Securities' Fixed Income Credit Strategy group. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers Fixed Income Research department. Mr. Golbin joined Lehman Brothers in 1994, and became responsible for producing Global Family of Fixed Income Indices. Previously, Mr. Golbin spent three years as a systems analyst with Siemens Corporation.

 In 2005 he was elected to the Board of Directors of FIASI, the Fixed Income Analysts Society, and as the President in 2008/2009. Mr. Golbin earned a MS degree, with distinction, in computer science from Hofstra University in 1996

Lucien Foster
Head of FinTech Strategy & Partnerships
BNY Mellon

Lucien joined BNY Mellon in 2017 as Head of Fintech Strategy & Partnerships, where he is responsible for executing corporate-level strategic partnerships with technology companies globally. Before joining BNY Mellon, he was with J.P. Morgan, leading strategic partnerships with big data and cloud technology companies. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Mr. Foster was a senior member of the Corporate Strategy team at NASDAQ, where he executed M&A transactions and cross-border strategic partnerships with marketing infrastructure, exchanges and technology firms.  He began his career as a Mergers & Acquisitions banker in San Francisco and New York, focused on technology and capital markets. 

Mr. Foster received his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and BA, phi beta kappa, from Reed College. 

Doug Mehne
Managing Director, Data as a Service
BNY Mellon

Douglas E. Mehne has 27 years of experience in the financial services industry.  At BNY Mellon he is Head of Data as a Service for Asset Servicing, responsible for the development, execution, and scaling of this business.  

Doug’s roles at State Street Corporation included Senior Managing Director of Global Markets, and Global Sales Management positions across Global Markets and Global Link. He was Head of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for Finaplex, an early stage provider of enterprise software solutions for the private wealth management industry. At Reuters, Doug held progressive senior management positions where he attained the Executive Vice President position for Global Accounts. 

Doug earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Husson University in Bangor, Maine, with additional professional development at the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School. 

Doug served on the Board of Directors of the Tower Group. He is a Trustee of The Nature Conservancy – Rhode Island Chapter.  He is also Treasurer and Board Director of the Donaldson Adoption Institute.

Kristi Cunningham
Vice President, Enterprise Data Management
Capital One

Kristi Cunningham, Vice President Data Analysis at Capital One, leads the Enterprise Data Management team and Data Management Strategy and Program for the company.   As a change leader, she is instrumental in driving the organizational transformation for improving data quality and metadata practices across the enterprise.  For Kristi and the organization, it’s not just about Data Governance but more importantly the value realized through enabling analysts across the organization to more easily find trusted sources of data supporting business innovation and decisions. A core to achieving this is providing the best solutions possible across the organization which eases the management and access of the data for the data stewards and analysts across the organization.

Kristi has over 20 years of experience as a leader in Software Engineering, Enterprise Architecture, and Data Management and Governance within financial services and government related organizations.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Jacksonville University and a Masters degree from Virginia Tech in Information Systems.

Michael Kubiske
Director, Center for Machine Learning (C4ML)
Capital One

Michael Kubiske has a wide background in model development, production deployments, economic research, and project management. He joined Capital One as the Director of New York's Center for Machine Learning (C4ML) in 2017. In his spare time, he researches non-standard indicator signals to predict crypto-currency and stock movements on his home cluster. He is an avid cyclist living with his wife and daughter in NYC

Andrew Salesky
Senior Vice President, Global Data Officer
Charles Schwab

Andrew Salesky leads Schwab’s Global Data function which focuses on driving increased competitive advantage through improved data management. 

Salesky was formerly head of Schwab’s branch network.  Prior roles included launching Schwab’s retail franchise business, leading Schwab’s online and mobile efforts, creating Schwab’s first fee-based advice offer, and developing the first revenue-sharing referral model for affiliated fee-based advisors. 

Prior to joining Schwab in 1995, Salesky was a Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co., Inc.  Salesky earned a BS/MS in Industrial Engineering at Stanford University and an MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Eric Chacon
Global Head of Business Data Management
Eric Chacon is the Head of Data Architecture for Citigroup's consumer business. He came to data management after the Global Financial Crisis and was instrumental in standing up Citigroup's Chief Data Office. He has run data programs in both Financial and Retail / CPG companies and is an advocate of making data management, data architecture, and data science practical and focused on delivering business value.
Jessica Chen
Senior Vice President, Compliance

Jessica Chen is a Senior Vice President in Independent Compliance Risk Management at Citi Group, responsible for BCBS 239 compliance testing in data management and IT infrastructure.

Prior to joining the compliance group, Jessica was an audit manager at Citi Internal Audit, leading audits and risk assessments in Citi’s enterprise data governance and quality management. Before joining Citi, Jessica spent 8 years working in data and technology audit in the financial and pharmaceutical industries. She also led a technology team at Merrill Lynch providing IT support for the firm’s Global Custody business through developing and maintaining IT applications across a diverse domain of system architectures and technology platforms.

Karla McKenna
Director, Market Practice and Standards, Chair of ISO/TC 68 Financial Services

Karla McKenna is an international standards specialist in the area of financial services.  Ms. McKenna is director of Market Practice and Standards at Citi and in this role drives development and adoption of financial services standards for Citi’s Securities businesses.  Since May 2015, Ms. McKenna also has been seconded to the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) as the Head of Standards for the GLEIF.  In this role, Ms. McKenna is responsible for facilitating the development and implementation of GLEIF standards and leveraging international standards from organizations such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to maximize data quality and the operational integrity of the Global LEI System (GLEIS).

Within the industry, Ms. McKenna is Chair of the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 68 (ISO/TC 68), Financial services, Chair of the Securities Market Practice Group (SMPG), serves on the Board and Executive Committee of Accredited Standards Committee X9 (ASC X9) and recently has been chosen as a member of the inaugural Board of the Eurofiling Foundation.  Ms. McKenna also has served on the Boards of the International Securities Association for Institutional Trade Communication (ISITC) and XBRL International.

Tolu Oduntan
Enterprise Data Quality Manager
Citizens Bank

Tolu is the Data Quality Leader for the Enterprise Data Quality department at Citizens bank. He is responsible for promoting and implementing data quality practices, processes and controls on Citizens data. This includes implementing data quality assessment, monitoring, remediation, and resolution activities to ensure that the data is fit for business purpose, partnering with business and technical stakeholders to identify and resolve data issues, and advancing data quality practices and tools.

Prior to Citizens Bank, Tolu worked at DuPont-Pioneer as a Senior Data Quality Professional where he promoted the adoption and use of Talend software across DuPont-Pioneer to assess the state of data quality, and implement processes to increase quality and value of data. Tolu designed, developed, and implemented over 40 data quality reconciliation/balancing audits on critical systems and processes, resulting in improved overall confidence in the data and reduction in exposure to regulatory compliance problems that can negatively impact profitability.

Shaun Rankin
Senior Vice President, Data Management
Citizens Bank

Shaun is Senior Vice President of Data Management Operations. He is responsible for Master Data Management, Data Governance, Data Quality and Metadata teams. In this capacity he is driving adoption of Citizens Bank’s enterprise data assets. His leadership role includes:

  • Delivering the Master Data Management stewardship capabilities responsible for all customer relationships.
  • Chairperson of the Data Trustee Advisory board responsible for improving the quality of Customer, Account and Transaction data.
  • Partnering with Compliance and Audit as First Line of Defense responsible for establishing data management policy, measuring adherence to policy, and assisting data trustees in identifying and mitigating data related risks.
  • Working with technology in delivering project portfolio sponsored by data office.

Shaun received his Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Dayton. He currently volunteers with Life Teen, Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, St. Barnabas, and Cleveland Metroparks.

Martin M. Hosseini
Senior Vice President, CNB Data Office
City National Bank

Martin Hosseini is the Head of Data Office for City National Bank (a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)). In his role at the City National Bank, Martin is responsible for building out the data governance, data quality and data management capabilities to effectively address data-related demands; prepare the bank to comply with various regulations; and contribute to bank’s objectives as well as strategic business priorities. Additionally, he is responsible for harmonizing the second line of defense across the Risk Management functions.

Prior to joining City National Bank, Martin spent 20+years helping financial services and manufacturing companies including the Capital Group, Bank of America, and GE. Martin holds a doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership and a master’s degree in business administration from Pepperdine University, and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from California State University.

Emmanuel Aidoo
Head of Distributed Ledger and Blockchain Strategy
Crédit Suisse

Emmanuel Aidoo is Head of Distributed Ledger and Blockchain Strategy at Credit Suisse. He is responsible for leading the bank’s blockchain efforts for the Global Markets division.

Emmanuel joined Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette (DLJ) in 1997 from Caspian Securities as the EMEA IT Head for Emerging Markets. He remained with Credit Suisse after DLJ was acquired in August 2000, and has held a variety of senior roles including Global Head of Debt Capital Markets Technology, Global Head of Leverage Finance Technology, and Global Head of Solutions Delivery before leading Credit Suisse’s blockchain efforts since 2014.

He is Chair of SIFMA’s Blockchain Round Table and a Board Member of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance. Emmanuel studied Computer Science at Brunel University in West London.

James Masters
Head of Semantic Technology
Crédit Suisse

James “Chip” Masters is the head of Semantic Technology at Credit Suisse where he is responsible for the strategy and implementation of semantic data models and semantically normalized data within the Group CIO office. One primary driver of this work is to achieve compliance with BCBS 239 by building semantic models of critical regulatory business concepts and workflows, and map them through to the authoritative data sources used to generate compliance reports.

James has eight years’ experience working on compliance related technologies in financial services, and 18 years’ experience working on semantic data modeling and data analytics problems across numerous business areas, including aerospace engineering, semiconductor manufacturing, and intelligence analysis.

Julia Bardmesser
SVP, Head of Data, Architecture and Analytics
Voya Financial

Julia Bardmesser has recently joined Voya as Senior Vice President, Head of Data, Architecture and Analytics. In her role Julia is leading the transformation of Voya's enterprise data, architecture and analytics operating model to enable contemporary practices and robust discipline. 

Prior to joining Voya Julia was a Global Head of Data Integration at Deutsche Bank, where she led the implementation of global metadata management platform that enabled data lineage and robust front to back data quality measurement. 

Julia has over twenty years of experience in data management, data governance, data architecture and cross-platform solution delivery in the financial industry. She also worked at Citi, FINRA, Freddie Mac, Thomson Financial Services, Bear Stearns and Bloomberg L.P.

Julia has a Master of Arts degree in Economics from the New York University.   

Andrew Foster
Deputy Chief Data Officer, Americas
Deutsche Bank

Andrew Foster is the Deputy Chief Data Officer – Americas for Deutsche Bank.  He is  responsible for execution of the Deutsche Bank Data Strategy in the Americas, taking Chief Data Office technologies, process and training and embedding within the broader organization.  He prides himself on bringing policies to life and ensuring business adoption through innovative implementation strategies.

Andrew was previously the Chief Data Office Head of Program Execution in the Americas, responsible for data sourcing delivery.  Andrew originates from South Africa and has spent his career working across London and New York in a variety of data focused change roles.

Olga Maydanchik
Vice President, CIO, Data Integration
Deutsche Bank

Olga Maydanchik is an experienced practitioner and educator in the field of Information Management with particular interest in Data Quality and Analytics.

As a part of Chief Data Offices in Citi, AIG, and Deutsche Bank, Olga was focusing on designing and implementing the enterprise-wide Data Quality programs. Olga is a member of the Enterprise Data Management Council and actively participated in the design of the Data Management Maturity Model. Olga also co-authored the “Data Quality for Practitioners” educational program which provides comprehensive treatment of all data quality topics. The program has been presented to over a thousand students at numerous conferences, onsite classes, and online.

Des Gallacher
Head of Investment Technology
Eaton Vance

Desmond Gallacher is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management and division head of investment technology. He is responsible for strategic direction, implementation and support of investment systems and data. He joined Eaton Vance in 2014.

Des began his career in the investment management industry in 1999. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was vice president of product management at Charles River Development, where he led product strategy, road map planning, and design and development of for the leading enterprise trading platform (OMS/EMS). Previously, he was global product head - data management and analytics with DST Global Solutions.

Des earned a BSc from Glasgow Caledonian University.

John Bottega
Executive Director
EDM Council

John supports the Council as Senior Advisor and Consultant, responsible for the Council’s CDO Forum and Data Management Practices. John is a senior strategy and data management executive with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. Over his career, John has held various positions in supporting a firm’s data management functions. Since 2006, John has held the title of Chief Data Office in both the private and public sectors, serving as CDO for Citi and Bank of America, and holding the post of CDO for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Joseph S. Tracy
Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the President
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Joseph Tracy is an Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the President. He is the Chair of the Regulatory Oversight Committee for the Global Legal Entity Identifier System (GLEIS). His primary research interests include unions and collective bargaining as well as housing and urban economics. Prior to joining the New York Fed, Mr. Tracy was an associate professor at Yale University and Columbia University. He holds a B.A. from University of Missouri and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

Michael Manbeck
Vice President, Enterprise Data Management
Fidelity Investments

Michael Manbeck is the Vice President and Data Officer for Reference and End of Day Pricing, Institutional and Retail, Data Management Services for Fidelity Investments.   

Fidelity Investments has a rich and proud history. From our roots as a small mutual fund company, Fidelity has grown to become a leading provider of a wide range of services, including investment management, retirement planning, brokerage, and human resources and benefits services.  

Michael’s current role is focused on Data Strategy, Enterprise Governance, Industry and Regulatory matters, Vendor Licensing and Stewardship of the firm’s large scale enterprise wide investments in the evolution of data management practices and the employment of new supporting technologies.

Michael has more than 20 years of financial services experience working for both Fidelity and Thomson Reuters.  He has broad global operations, business product and IT experience with a strong background in leading complex transformations.  

He has led the creation of client facing applications, internal software development programs, the alignment of multiple related businesses into one technology and business operation, the establishment of enterprise-wide data practices, and the creation of a centralized reference and pricing related master data set focused on supporting institutional correspondent clearing, financial advisory, capital market, family office and retail investors.

Girish Satpute
Head of Investment Operations Technology
Fidelity Investments

Girish Satpute leads Data Engineering function for Fidelity Investments Management Technology group, a unit of Fidelity Investments, a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals, institutions, and financial intermediaries. Mr. Satpute has been in his current position since 2008 and is responsible for managing data for Equity, Fixed Income, High Yield, Counter Party and Research products.

Prior to joining Fidelity, Mr. Satpute was a founding member of a global IT Services start up that went public in 2004. Before the startup, Mr. Satpute led multiple consulting engagements involving large scale business process re-engineering as well as re-platforming efforts.

Mr. Satpute began his technology career in 1989 with Tata consultancy service in India. Mr. Satpute holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering, MS in Electronics Engineering and a Diploma in Marketing Management.

Veda Bawo
Senior Vice President/Managing Director, Data Quality & EDO Program Management
Fifth Third Bank

Veda Bawo serves as senior vice president and managing director of Enterprise Data Quality and the Enterprise Data Office’s program management. In her role, Veda oversees Fifth Third’s data quality program, as well as the Enterprise Data Office’s portfolio, program and project management, bank-wide data training, data communications and data team engagement. Veda was promoted to senior vice president in 2017.

Before joining Fifth Third Bank in 2016, Veda was the head of North America Wholesale’s Financial Reporting Quality at Rabobank (NY) where she was responsible for developing a quality assurance program over critical data, managing the data quality committee and ensuring the proper controls mitigated data quality risks. She served as a Data quality manager at GE Capital Americas (CT), starting their first data quality program.

Prior to that, Veda spent 15 years at JPMorgan Chase (NY, NJ, DE) in various leadership roles in Corporate Financial Reporting, Finance Reference Data, Corporate & Investment Bank Regulatory Reporting & Operations, ranging from Global Accounting & Operations to Project & Data Management. During her tenure with JPMorgan Chase, Veda: led post-merger process and data integrations in Finance; managed the global intercompany reconciliation for a $700+ billion line of business; managed the bank’s legal document management process, introducing significant automation. Veda started her career as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers (NY), specializing in the financial service industry.

Vinay Jha
Senior Vice President & Chief Data Officer
Fifth Third Bank

Vinay Jha serves as senior vice president and chief data officer. In his role, Vinay oversees Fifth Third’s Data Management including Data Governance, Data Quality, Master Data Management, Data Architecture, Data Solutions, Information delivery and managing various data related applications (Data warehouse, data lake and data science toolkits). Vinay joined as chief data officer in 2016.

Before joining Fifth Third Bank in 2016, Vinay was Managing Director – Enterprise Data Leader for GE Capital. His previous experience also includes Staff Executive where he led Financial Planning & Analysis for GE Consumer Finance and GE Commercial Finance. He also led implementation of financial forecast model across GE Consumer business across ~45+ countries. He has a vast background in Finance (accounting, financial planning, business development etc.), Data management and Technology implementation.

Vinay is a graduate from Delhi University, Delhi, India. He has also attended Institute of Chartered Accountant of India and completed his post graduate education as Chartered Accountant. He also attended Institute of Cost and Works Accountant of India.

Sankar Balasubramanian
Senior Vice President, Chief Data Officer
Flagstar Bank
Jodi Morton
VP, Single Family Data Governance and Management
Freddie Mac

Jodi Morton is Vice President – Single Family Data Governance and Management, in the Single Family Division of Freddie Mac. She began her Freddie Mac career in 2004 and she has served in a variety of roles within the Finance Division, most recently as Vice President – Single Family CFO.

As Vice President – Single Family Data Governance and Management, Jodi works across the Single Family business to leverage data, analytics and technology to further business strategy. She is responsible for the development and implementation of the Single Family data strategy which includes:

  • Data governance, policies, standards and practices
  • Data quality transparency and reporting
  • Operational support of certain shared information assets such as the Corporate Data Warehouse, Approved Provisioning Points, and the Analytics Enclave
  • Advancement of data acquisition strategies and analytic capabilities for the Single Family business

Jodi earned a Masters of Finance from American University; and a Bachelors of Science in Accounting and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC.

Thomas Wise
Head of Enterprise Data
Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC
Tom Wise. Mr. Wise is the head of GMO’s Enterprise Data Management group. Prior to joining GMO in 2013, he was a Director in Citigroup’s Securities and Fund Services Division and the Head of Middle Office and Enterprise Data Management Technology. Mr. Wise earned his B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.S. in Information Systems from the Stevens Institute of Technology.
Tom Barkes
Global Head of Reference Data Operations
Goldman Sachs

Tom is global head of Reference Data Operations and regional head of Enterprise Operations in Salt Lake City. He co-chairs the Firmwide Pricing Consistency Governance Group and is a member of the Operations Market Solutions Council and the Private Wealth Management Valuations Oversight Group.

Previously, Tom was global head of Reference Data Operations. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2006 in London as a vice president and was named managing director in 2015.

Prior to joining the firm, Tom qualified as an associate chartered accountant at KBSP Partners LLP and worked in product control and operations at Credit Suisse.

Tom serves on the Board of Trustees of CUSIP Global Services and on the board of Kostopulos Dream Foundation, a nonprofit in Salt Lake City.

Tom earned a BA in Economics, with honors, from the University of Nottingham in 1999.

Ryan Wilder
US Head of Data Quality

Ryan Wilder is the US Head of Data Quality at HSBC North America Holdings Inc., the holding company for HSBC's operations in the United States. HSBC Group, headquartered in London, serves customers worldwide from around 3,900 offices in 67 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. Mr. Wilder has been in his current position since 2016 and is responsible for overseeing and ensuring the data quality for all US lines of business is fit for purpose.

Prior to joining HSBC, Mr. Wilder managed the Global Customer Data Domain for JPMorgan Chase, leading to a better understanding of customers and related critical data. He also lead the creation and build-out of the Global Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Operations Quality Analytics and Reporting team that provided key insights to AML quality testing.

Mr. Wilder began his technology career in 2003 with Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Wilder holds dual BS degrees in Business Information Technology and Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech).

Jeb Avery
AVP Data Governance and Stewardship

Jeb Avery is the Director of Investment Data Management at Janus Capital Group and has twenty years of experience in the financial services industry. He has an extensive operational background that has led to a specialization in data governance, data management tools and practices, and business intelligence. Jeb spent many years within the operations and distribution teams at Janus and four years ago moved into the investments group. He has led numerous business and system implementations as well as several enterprise wide data efforts.

George Brandman
Managing Director
J.P. Morgan

George Brandman is a Managing Director in the Firmwide Data Management Division of JP Morgan Chase responsible for Reference Data Strategy and Operations.

Prior to joining JP Morgan, George was a Managing Director at GE Capital and was responsible for Master and Reference Data, Data Warehouse Operations, Data Infrastructure and Architecture.

Prior to GE Capital, George spent 19 years at Morgan Stanley where he was a Managing Director with responsibilities for Enterprise Data including Master and Reference data as well as roles on the Technology Architecture Committee. George also led technology teams supporting the Prime Brokerage business for several years delivering Reference Data, Customer Service and Reporting solutions.

George transitioned to the Enterprise Data Group in MS during 2008 and over the next several years had responsibility for Customer, Account, Product, Pricing and Foundational Reference data.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, George worked at Bell Communications Research for 10 years where he held a number of roles developing software and leading teams providing technology solutions for the Regional Bell Operating Companies.

A native of New York City, George is a graduate of New York University and the University of Southern California, holding Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science.

Rob Casper
Firmwide and CIB Chief Data Officer
JPMorgan Chase

Rob Casper is currently the Firmwide Chief Data Officer and the Corporate & Investment Bank Chief Data Officer.

Rob’s prior experience includes serving as Chief Data Officer for GE Capital where he was responsible for enterprise data management. He joined GE Capital in 2014 after 20+ years at Morgan Stanley where he was most recently managing director with responsibilities for both Enterprise Data as well as the Financial Holding Company ("FHC") Governance Program. Rob started with Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Equity Division to form a risk management group in 1994, and later held a succession of leadership roles in Risk, IT and Data. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Rob was an associate with the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

Rob graduated from Columbia University and earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. He served as the publisher of two editions of "The Columbia Guide to New York" while studying at Columbia. Rob lives in Westchester, NY with his wife Laurie and three children Max, Haley and Emerson.

Robin Doyle
Managing Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs
J.P. Morgan

ROBIN DOYLE has worked at J.P. Morgan Chase for over 20 years and is currently Managing Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs, where she is responsible for developing strategic responses to a broad array of regulatory initiatives, analyzing the impact of regulatory proposals, developing the firm's positions and preparing for the implementation of final rules.  Ms. Doyle also spent over seven years as the Chief Financial Officer for Corporate Risk reporting to the firm’s Chief Risk Officer and has worked in JPMC’s Chase Home Finance business unit and managed the Firm’s Accounting Policies Group. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan Chase, Robin worked for Midlantic National Bank, KPMG Peat Marwick, and Prudential Insurance Company. 

Ms. Doyle is on the Board of Directors of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation and has been on the Board of NJ Junior Achievement and Easter Seal of New Jersey.  She is a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, the New York Clearing House, and the Risk Management Association. 

Ms. Doyle has an MBA in Finance from The Graduate School of Management, Rutgers University; a BS in Accounting from Rutgers, The State University; and is certified as a CPA in the State of NJ.

Allison Sagraves
Chief Data Officer
M&T Bank

Allison Sagraves is Chief Data Officer of M&T Bank, and has more than 25 years of experience in financial services and consulting. Ms. Sagraves has held leadership positions in many areas including risk, technology, finance, and operations and has led many enterprise change initiatives. Prior to joining M&T, she worked for Barclays Bank, American Express, Deloitte, and served as a member of The White House staff. Ms. Sagraves has an MBA from Harvard and a B.A. cum laude from Smith College. She has been featured on Tedx, and is a frequent speaker on a range of business topics. Her talk Gravitas: The Leader’s Edge was named Best of 2014 by Ellevate Network. Ms. Sagraves serves on several non-profit boards in education and the arts.

Stan O'Marra
Chief Data Officer, Investments and Managing Director

Stan O’Marra is CDO, Investments at MassMutual.  Since joining MassMutual in 2013, Stan’s focus has been on the creation of a Data Management practice and Governance framework focused on the firm’s General Investment Account (GIA).  This transformational effort included implementation of an integrated accounting, data management and BI ecosystem delivering consistent, governed data across the enterprise.  Prior to joining MassMutual, Stan worked with a variety of financial institutions delivering and optimizing a wide range of financial solutions.  Among these was Artio Global Investors, where he created the firm’s Data Management and Governance practice as the firm’s inaugural CDO.

JoAnn Stonier
Chief Data Officer

JoAnn C. Stonier is EVP/Chief Data Officer for Mastercard.  In this role, she is responsible for enterprise-wide data strategy and management to ensure the organization maximizes the value of its information assets. Ms. Stonier and her team of global professionals identify the opportunities associated with Mastercard’s information assets and assist in the development of the tools, processes, policies and standards necessary to enable their use.

Previously, Ms. Stonier was EVP Chief Information Governance & Privacy Officer for the organization.  In that role she was responsible for worldwide privacy and information governance, leading those teams as well as leading regulatory engagement in this area.  Prior to joining Mastercard in 2008, Ms. Stonier was the Chief Privacy Officer for American Express Company.  She also held various roles of increasing responsibility at American Express, including Chief Operating Officer, American Express Tax & Business Services; Vice President, Acquisition Integration; and Vice President & Assistant to the Chairman.  Ms. Stonier has worked at Waldenbooks, Inc., PepsiCo and started her career as an auditor for PriceWaterhouse Coopers.  

In addition to her work at Mastercard, Ms. Stonier is an adjunct professor at Pratt Institute where she teaches business strategy and international business, in the Design Management Master’s program.

Ms. Stonier received her Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University in Queens, and her Bachelor of Science degree from St. Francis College.  She holds memberships in the Bar of the State of New York and the Bar of the State of New Jersey.  Ms. Stonier has been recognized as a leader in data and privacy by a number of organizations including the Aspen Institute, the United Nations, and the Information Governance Initiative and has served on the board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the Center for Information Policy Leadership and the Information Accountability Foundation. , She is a well-regarded speaker at industry events and often addresses the need for balancing data innovation and privacy.  JoAnn is based in Purchase, NY.

Jed Maczuba
Director, Enterprise Architecture and Strategy
MFS Investment Management

Jed is responsible for the overall architecture & technology strategy at MFS.  In this role, Jed works closely with business and technology partners to ensure that technology aligns with MFS' long-term vision and objectives.  Jed has expertise implementing innovative technologies such as cloud, big data, artificial intelligence, digital and intelligent automation.  Jed is also responsible for managing MFS' enterprise data environment and strategic sourcing relationships. Prior to MFS, Jed worked as a consultant focused on business and technology alignment in financial services industry.  Jed holds a MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Rocky Young
Principal Cyber Security Engineer
MITRE Corporation

Dr. Young is an expert in the fields of cybersecurity, Information Assurance and Operations (IAO) and cyber medicine. He has presented widely on issues and challenges related to the security of wireless/mobile devices, cloud/virtual networks, the cyber workforce, network/systems security principles, safeguards, and cyber medicine practices.

Presently he is a Principal Cyber Security Engineer at the MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit company that operates multiple federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs). Dr. Young is supporting numerous U.S. Government sponsors with cyber security and cyber medicine initiatives, in addition to supporting numerous corporate endeavors. Previously as a government civilian, he supported the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) as the Director for Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Outreach (CIAO); Director, Computer Network Defense (CND) Service Providers Program and finally as the Director, Mobile Device Security Division, Office of the Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Dr. Young has been a professor at National Defense University (NDU) since 2002 teaching cybersecurity courses to our nation's future military and government leaders in addition to allied international students. Prior to that, he was Chief of 11th Wing Information Assurance Office, Air Force District of Washington, providing policy guidance, technical support, and security oversight of communication, computers, and classified emissions.

Dr. Young retired from the USAF after serving on active duty for 21 years, from an early beginning as an enlisted Airman @ seventeen, to serving in the Middle East during Desert Storm, then flying Special Air Missions (SAM) Aircrew for the White House, SECDEF, and other US government dignitaries and ultimately finished up his military career as a Commissioned Federal Medical Officer and professor at NDU.

He continues to serve as a volunteer in his Medical Officer capacity with the Wounded Warrior Program, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion while teaching masters-level cybersecurity courses at the University of Maryland (UMUC) and Syracuse University.

Ayo Olayinka
Head of Data Governance
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (MUTB)

Ayo Olayinka is a data management executive with expertise in crafting and executing data management strategy. He is differentiated by an uncommon blend of expertise in strategic management and hands on approach to execution. This unique blend of skills set has allowed him to successfully approach business strategy with a wide lens while decoupling initiatives translating into the achievement of business objectives.

In 2016, he accepted the responsibility of redefining and executing the strategy for the enterprise data management program at Mitsubishi Union Financial Group Trust and Banking (“MUTB) – NY branch. As the head of data management program at MUTB-NY, he realigned the focus of the program to be consistent with the data management strategy at MUFG global as well as build the data management office to execute on semantic data management across the Bank. A big part of deploying the data management program management at MUTB-NY was the education of stakeholders across the branch and the culture change involved in the weaving of data management processes as part of run-the-bank (“RTB”) processes. He has successfully executed on the various deliverables of the program and transitioned most to BAU processes. The program is currently in Phase 3 and on pace to satisfy its regulatory requirements.

Previously, Ayo Olayinka worked as the Director of Data Operations for a startup Data Aggregation Company where he was responsible for the daily management of the data operations involved in financial aggregation and reporting for the wealth management departments of global banks. He was also a member of the PMO group for the Enterprise Data Management team at GE Capital between 2014 and 2016.

Ayo Olayinka earned his MBA in Management & Finance, an M.Sc. in Management Information Science and he became a Certified Project Management Professional (“PMP”) in 2015. He is currently working on his dissertation for the Doctor of Business Administration – Project Management.

Ayo lives in Albany, NY with his wife and twin sons. He enjoys volunteering, reading and actively involved with the kids’ soccer and basketball programs.

Peggy Tsai
Vice President, Analytics & Data
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Peggy Tsai is Vice President in the Analytics & Data department at Morgan Stanley. She is responsible for managing the adoption of Data Governance standards and processes in Wealth Management. She works closely with IT, Business Stewards and Enterprise to identify and resolve data quality issues that impact the business.

Peggy has over 15 years of experience in data management, stewardship and governance. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Peggy was Data Innovation Lead at AIG where she worked in the enterprise data management practice to support Anti-Money Laundering, Solvency II and GDPR in Latin America and Europe. In addition, she led a winning Innovation Boot Camp team with a proof of concept on Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning aimed at improving the underwriting process. Peggy also worked at S&P Global where she held various positions in enterprise data group and technology in order to drive the value of data between the business and IT.

Peggy has a Masters in Information Systems from New York University and a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Cornell University. She is a member of the Data Governance Professional Organization. In her spare time, she hosts externships for Cornell freshmen students in order to increase the awareness of data and analytics among undergraduates.

Grant Patrick
Global AML Officer
Napier Park Global Capital

Grant Patrick is the Global AML Officer of and a Director at Napier Park Global Capital, a privately owned hedge fund platform with over $10 billion of assets under management. He works closely with the Global Distribution and Product Management areas at Napier Park, with responsibility for coordinating investor on-boarding.

He has held a variety of senior operating and administrative positions including Chief Operating Officer of a broker/dealer, Chief Administrative Officer of a non-depository trust company, Director of Finance and Administration for a rapidly growing credit card issuer and processor, and Chief Financial Officer of a venture capital fund.

Grant holds a B.A. cum laude from Amherst College and an M.A. in International Finance and Banking from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and is CAMS Certified.

Alexis Gouslisty
Head of Data Strategy, Business & Artificial Intelligence
National Bank of Canada
As head of data strategy at National Bank. He leads the BI, Advanced Analytics and AI Strategy and owns the ecosystem to empower the bank with accurate, timely and relevant insights, resulting in real-time actions that provide unparalleled relevant client experiences. His career has focused on helping large enterprise drive a competitive advantage with technologies. His executive credential include: Chief Technology and Innovation officer at Avanade (joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft), 16 years at Microsoft, including leading the mission critical application business and has proven results at IBM, P&W, Bell and others.
Nick Helton
Senior Vice President, Asset & Pricing Services, Global Head Asset Services
Northern Trust

Nick holds the position of Global Asset Data Manager for Northern Trust, which includes responsibility for worldwide, shared service, reference data operations and for working across the enterprise to assess and define the business, operational and technology data needs and solutions from both a short term and strategic perspective. His role also encompasses leading Northern's Asset Data Governance agenda as well as defining global reference data standards and policies.

Joseph Incorvati
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Data Management
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Joseph A. Incorvati is the senior vice president enterprise data governance for the PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. In this role, Joseph manages the efforts related to data governance, data quality, data catalog management and data incident management for Enterprise Data Management. Joseph is also responsible for Enterprise Data Risk Management framework which includes policies, standards and principles related to assessing and challenging Data Risk for the Enterprise.

Before joining PNC in 2012, Joseph was the leader of finance data governance for Nationwide Insurance in Columbus, Ohio. In that role, Joseph was responsible for data governance process and policies that ensured a high level of quality and integrity for Nationwide financial Information reported to the NAIC, SEC and other internal constituents. In other previous roles in finance, Joseph was designing and building complex solutions for financial planning and analysis as well as developing PeopleSoft financials solutions.

Joseph has a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from Bowling Green State University.

Jill Lock
Senior Director, Data Quality

Jill Lock is Senior Director, Data Quality at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). Reporting to the firm’s Chief Data Officer, Jill is responsible for defining the strategy and implementation of the firm’s Data Quality activities. The objective is to create transparency and help RBC reduce the amount of manual intervention for data quality issues, and increase the initial accuracy of our regulatory and shareholder reports.

Originally from Scotland, Jill has worked across the UK, Ireland, United States and Canada, and has more than 20 years’ experience working with data in various roles as a developer, analyst and data quality.

When she’s not at work you’ll find Jill on the ski slopes in the winter, or windsurfing in the summer.

Geoff Martin
Director, Client & Regulatory Data Management
RBC Capital Markets

In his current role as Director of Client & Regulatory Data in the Data Management Office of RBC Capital Markets, Geoff leads the teams that are responsible for managing the entity reference data and the regulatory data for RBC CM’s counterparties and other involved parties.  Geoff’s teams play an important role in a variety of functional areas, by supplying data for KYC/AML, operations, risk management, and regulatory compliance. These teams also support the advancement of the RBC CM data strategy, particularly through the centralization of reference data and the standardization of data management capabilities.

Prior to working with client and regulatory data, Geoff led a number of data governance initiatives to advance data stewardship, metadata management, and data quality capabilities within RBC Capital Markets.  In addition, Geoff has facilitated various cross-functional groups investigating risk and regulatory data issues.

Geoff brings over ten years of data management experience in the financial sector, spanning both data technology and business-facing roles.

Peter Serenita
U.S. Chief Data Officer

Peter Serenita is the US Chief Data Officer for Scotiabank, responsible for defining and implementing a data management capability to improve data quality and leverage data for business enablement. He is the Chairman of the Enterprise Data Management Council, a trade organization advancing data management in the financial services industry.

Prior to joining the Scotiabank, Peter was the Group Chief Data Officer and was responsible for building the data management and analytics practices across all businesses and global functions at HSBC, focusing on improving data consistency across the firm. Previously, Peter was a 28-year veteran of JPMorgan having held several key positions in business and information technology including the role of Chief Data Officer of the Worldwide Securities division.

Mr. Serenita holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from New York University.

Olivier Rose
Head of International Data Management
Societe Generale

Olivier Rose joined the Fund administration division of Société Générale Securities Services in 2004 to become responsible of the market data workstream in the project of implementation of the new SGSS fund accounting software. In 2008 he became responsible for international data management and the specialist involved in all projects requiring market data expertise. 

Previously Olivier had a long experience in various aspects of market and insurance activities and more particularly in areas of operations, fund administration and IT developments. L

everaging from his past experience within international companies (including US and Japanese), Olivier is also involved in several influential bodies to sponsor market participants point of view.

Moiz Kohari
SVP, Chief Technology Architect
State Street

Mr. Kohari is responsible for the enhancements to State Street’s digital enterprise architecture, and the creation of the next generation digital enterprise that delivers on-demand secure computing capabilities, driven through machine learning paradigms and all pertinent fin-tech disruptive technologies. The Office of Architecture’s charter is to work closely with all business units and end user clients to provide for the most impactful information technology innovations.

Until recently Mr. Kohari served as EVP/Head of Global Technology Innovation for the London Stock Exchange Group - Responsible for Blockchain, Cognitive Computing and Low-Latency initiatives across all Group companies. Driving advance research for the entire trading life cycle, starting from pre-trade/trade components to post-trade technologies related to clearing and settlement.

Previous to joining LSEG, Mr. Kohari served as CTO, Novell Inc. - Responsible for the Service Provider focused Cloud Computing initiatives at Novell. Responsible for security, management and operating system products to deliver highly integrated cloud focused offerings. Mr. Kohari’s responsibilities included providing software and services to the Financial Services vertical with specialization in low latency initiatives. Mr. Kohari was also the founder/CEO of Mission Critical Linux, a company dedicated to introducing enterprise software capabilities into the Linux operating system.

David Saul
Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist
State Street

David Saul is senior vice president and chief scientist at State Street Corporation, reporting to the chief information officer.  In this role, he is responsible for proposing and assessing new advanced technologies for the organization as well as evaluating technologies already in use at State Street and their likely evolution in order to reinforce the organization’s leadership position in financial services.

Mr. Saul previously was chief information security officer, where he oversaw State Street’s corporate information security program, controls and technology. Prior to that, he managed State Street’s Office of Architecture, where he was responsible for the overall enterprise technology, data and security architecture of the corporation. Mr. Saul joined State Street in 1992 after 15 years with IBM’s Cambridge Scientific Center, where he managed innovations in operating systems virtualization, multiprocessing, networking and personal computers. Mr. Saul serves as a trustee of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. In 2007 he was honored with a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader Award.  American Banker named Mr. Saul as one of its Top Innovators of 2013 for his work on data semantics and standards.

Mr. Saul holds bachelors and master’s degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Tom Serven
Vice President, Enterprise Data Governance
State Street
Mr. Serven is a Vice President with State Street Corporation. Working as part of the IT Strategy and Governance organization, Mr. Serven is responsible for Information Lifecycle Management which focuses on policies and practices related to the management of State Street’s digital data footprint. In previous roles he has served as Head of Client Technology for EMEA and Head of IT for State Street Switzerland.
Rise Zaiser
Chief Data Officer, Americas Division

Risë has over 25 years of experience in financial services. She has worked in a various roles from HR to Back office Operations to IT Application Support and even has spend some time working with external customers. Throughout her career she has constantly found innovative ways to resolve issues. Currently she is responsible for envisioning and enacting the Data Governance Program for the combined US Operations at SMBC.

Jennifer Gibbs
Vice President, Enterprise Data Management, Office of the CDO
TD Bank

Jennifer Gibbs is the Vice President, Enterprise Data Management, TD Bank Group. Her mandate includes leadership of the Enterprise Data Management Group within TD's Office of the Chief Data Officer and oversight of strategic data initiatives to achieve mission-critical advances in data management across all of TD's Lines of Business. These initiatives include defining, developing and delivering processes, standards and technology solutions that support data management capabilities including Data Quality, Metadata and Master Data Management.

Prior to joining TD, Jennifer held increasingly senior roles with IBM where she delivered large strategic projects covering areas including Relational Databases, Big Data and Master Data Management. She holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University in London, Ontario and an Honours Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Windsor, Ontario.

Alex Smith
Director, Reference Data Innovation Projects

Alex Smith is a Director in the Reference Data Technology team at UBS leading a DLT innovation project and regulatory programs.

Previously based in the UBS London office, he moved to work for UBS in New York last year to support the Reference Data team in the US. His most recent innovation efforts within UBS have seen him publish a whitepaper on legal entity data matching.

Prior to joining UBS he spent 7 years working at Societe Generale (Newedge) where he held a number of technology roles, including application development lead for Prime Brokerage and Data Management.

He is a graduate of the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. 

Vijay Akella
Chief Data Officer
U.S. Bank

Vijay Akella is the Chief Data Officer at U.S. Bank. His responsibilities include driving the data governance, data quality and data strategy for the bank. He has over 25 years data management and technology experience, primarily in large global financial services organizations. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, he worked for Bank of America and Capgemini. Vijay has an MBA from Duke University and a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science.

Scott Bauguess
SEC Deputy Chief Economist and Deputy Director, Division of Economic and Risk Analysis
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Dr. Bauguess is the SEC’s Deputy Chief Economist and Deputy Director of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA).

Dr. Bauguess oversees the Division’s risk assessment and data-driven, predictive analytics development, designed to detect fraud and misconduct in the Commission’s investigation and examination programs, specifically in the areas of corporate issuers, broker- dealers, and asset managers. He directs the Commission’s economic analyses in recommendations to the Commission to enact federal rules related to corporate disclosure and governance, accounting standards, structured finance, and OTC derivatives. His service also includes the business management of the SEC’s Tips, Complaints, and Referral (TCR) system, which was launched in 2010 to accelerate the detection of market misconduct.

Dr. Bauguess joined the SEC in 2007 from Texas Tech University where he was on faculty in the College of Business, and taught graduate courses in corporate financial policy at George Washington University. Dr. Bauguess received his Ph.D. in Finance from Arizona State University in 2004. He also holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and prior to his doctoral studies spent six years working as an engineer in the high tech industry.

BJ Fesq
Chief Data Officer, Wholesale Data Office
Wells Fargo

As Chief Data Officer for Wells Fargo’s Wholesale bank, BJ is accountable for data management and data governance across all Wholesale lines of business, including the execution and evolution of the Wholesale Data Strategy. BJ’s Wholesale Data Office organization delivers trusted, reliable data which drives strategic decisions, enables business growth, and facilitates a strong risk discipline. BJ is accountable for product management, data governance and business support services for Wholesale’s strategic data platform, including the Wholesale customer master, authorized data provisioning points, data lake and data marts.

BJ was previously CDO and Chief Architect at CIT Group, with responsibility for the firm’s enterprise data management, technology strategy, enterprise architecture, and digital transformation efforts. As CDO for the banking industry's first voluntary “Systematically Important Financial Institution” (SIFI), he led the firm's efforts to significantly enhance management of critical data, modernize financial and regulatory reporting, and create a leading class controlled data environment.

Prior to CIT, BJ was Chief Architect and one of the first Technology Fellows at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He has also worked at JP Morgan Chase, Standard & Poor’s, and Credit Suisse.

As a technology leader, BJ has introduced innovative capabilities in areas including data virtualization, master data management, and agile delivery. He holds several patents and has garnered industry recognition, including the CIO 100 and Computerworld’s Premiere 100. BJ graduated from the University of Rochester where his honors thesis studied the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning to the robotics domain.

David Newman
Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning Manager, Innovation Group

David Newman is Senior Vice President and Strategic Planning Manager of Enterprise Architecture and IT Strategy at Wells Fargo Bank. David also chairs the Semantic Technology program for the Enterprise Data Management (EDM) Council and leads the Council’s efforts to develop ontologies for the financial industry known as the Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO). FIBO is a free and open source ontology that semantically describes business entities, derivatives, securities, loans, corporate actions and metadata. FIBO is being developed as the next generation global financial data standard. FIBO can be used to support macro-prudential and institutional risk management, regulatory compliance and reporting, risk analytics, as well as serve as a foundational set of semantic building blocks for enterprise data models and taxonomies. It therefore provides a solid basis for strategic fulfillment of BCBS-239. David is also responsible for the working group that is developing executable reference ontologies that demonstrate FIBO’s many advanced capabilities. In addition, David is starting an initiative to position elements of FIBO to be available for semantic markup of financial content for internet sites through a collaboration with Google, Yahoo and Microsoft. David is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on semantic technology as well as at regulatory and academic conferences on systemic financial risk. At Wells Fargo, David focuses on emerging technologies and innovation initiatives and leads the Wells Fargo Semantic Technology Community of Interest.

Tzaras Christon
President & CEO

Tzaras Christon is the President & CEO of Aginity software, which is leading a new category of enterprise software that allows enterprises to manage their analytics as reusable assets – producing them once and using them anywhere.

Tzaras joined Aginity in 2013 as Chief Revenue Officer, to lead the commercialization of its enterprise software, Amp™. Prior to Aginity, Tzaras led the creation of key offerings and vertical industry groups at Leapfrog Online, a leading digital marketing solution provider. At Leapfrog, he oversaw the growth of for industry solution groups that delivered prescriptive programs generating hundreds of millions of incremental revenue for its clients each year. He also served as Principal of the Synetro Group, a private investment and go-to-market advisory firm, and he served as the Vice President of Strategy and Development for Leo Burnett’s Technology Group.

Tzaras holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Kansas as well as a United States patent for a system that optimizes lead close rates.

Harry Chopra
Chief Client Officer

Harry Chopra is the Chief Client Officer of AxiomSL. He joined the company in 2017 and is based in New York City. Bringing more than 30 years of experience in global sales and financial services, Harry is responsible for overseeing AxiomSL’s global business development efforts, implement go-to-market stategies and build worldwide client-driven growth.

Prior to joining AxiomSL, Harry was the Chief Commercial Officer for Credit Benchmark, where he developed the concept of consensus credit estimates by working with the Chief Risk Officer and Chief Credit Officer community across national, regional and global banks. Before that, Harry led the global sales and client services function for S&P Capital IQ. Besides these roles, he also served as the head of International Retail and head of Institutional Marketing at Citigroup Asset Management.

Harry received his Bachelor of Art in Mathematics, with a minor in Economics, from the University of Delhi, and he holds an MBA in Marketing and Information Systems from The University of Michigan.

Alex Tsigutkin
Chief Executive Officer

Alexander Tsigutkin is the Chief Executive Officer of Axiom Software Laboratories (AxiomSL), a firm he founded in 1991. Mr. Tsigutkin designed the original framework and foundation for developing enterprise-wide risk management, regulatory reporting and data management solutions. Additionally, he invented and patented a dynamic approach to manage data for risk management and regulatory reporting applications.

Prior to founding AxiomSL, Mr. Tsigutkin was an independent consultant to top tier international banks and financial institutions, advising senior management in the areas of banking operations and database engineering.

As an expert in regulatory reporting and risk management, Alex is a frequent speaker at technology and financial industry forums worldwide, addressing topics such as dealing with changes in regulatory and risk management space, achieving transparency across enterprise, financial control, data warehousing and bank regulatory issues.

Mr. Tsigutkin received his Bachelor of Science degree from Yeshiva University and a Master of Science degree in information technology and business from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

Luis Estrada
Global Chief Executive Officer
BI Geek
Luis Estrada is CEO at BI Geek which he founded in 2014. BI Geek is an Business Intelligence and Big Data niche firm that runs in 3 countries -USA, Spain and Mexico- specialized in designing and developing robust data solutions. At the age of 36, Luis is a graduate of Computer Science from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICAI-ICADE). He has over 15 years of experience in Financial Risks for IT environments and has led several international projects in Tier 1 institutions.
Ravi Shankar
Chief Marketing Officer
Denodo Technologies

Ravi Shankar is the Chief Marketing Officer at Denodo Technologies. He is responsible for Denodo’s global marketing efforts, including product marketing, demand generation, communications, and partner marketing. Ravi brings to his role more than 25 years of proven marketing leadership from enterprise software leaders such as Oracle and Informatica.

Ravi holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Bryan Bell
Executive Vice President
Expert System Enterprise
Mr. Bell is responsible for delivering the Expert System artificial intelligence software solution to the financial services industry in North America. He has extensive software industry experience helping build organizations focused on learning management solutions, enterprise search, taxonomy and ontology creation, and knowledge management platforms that are built using key words, statistics, linguistics, semantics and artificial intelligence technology approaches. His background includes helping grow software companies at crucial points in their maturation including, Autonomy, Smartlogic, Concept Searching and Expert System. He is a frequent speaker at conferences covering topics that include Semantics, Text Analytics, Big Data, Cognitive Computing and Artificial Intelligence.
Malcolm Chisholm
Chief Innovation Officer
First San Francisco Partners

As the Chief Innovation Officer for First San Francisco Partners, Malcolm brings more than 25 years’ experience in data management, having worked in a variety of sectors including finance, insurance, manufacturing, government, defense and intelligence, pharmaceuticals and retail.

His deep experience spans specializations in data governance, master/reference data management, metadata engineering, business rules management/execution, data architecture and design, and the organization of Enterprise Information Management.

Malcolm is a well-known presenter at conferences in the US and Europe, writes columns in trade journals, and has authored the books: Managing Reference Data in Enterprise Databases; How to Build a Business Rules Engine; and Definitions in Information Management. In 2011, Malcolm was presented with the prestigious Data Management Association International Professional Achievement Award for contributions to Master Data Management. He holds an M.A. from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. from the University of Bristol.

Kelle O'Neal
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
First San Francisco Partners

Kelle O’Neal is Founder and CEO of First San Francisco Partners, an Enterprise information Management (EIM) consulting firm. A veteran leader and accomplished advisor in the information management sector, as well as a speaker, author and trainer, Kelle is passionate about helping organizations apply data intelligence to gain a true competitive advantage.

Kelle’s strong background in customer relationship management, enterprise software and systems integration uniquely positions her to excel in helping organizations of all sizes and complexities successfully execute on Data Governance, Organizational Change Management, Master Data Management, Data Insights and Analytics and other EIM initiatives.

Kelle developed her ability to work through organizational complexity, build consensus and drive results in senior roles at companies that include U.S.-based firms GoldenGate Software, Siebel Systems and Oracle. She also worked at the executive level in Europe and Asia. Under her leadership of First San Francisco Partners, the firm’s client list has grown significantly over the years, as has its consulting and support teams — and FSFP celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2017.

Kelle’s thought leadership and training has been featured on, Data Informed, B-Eye Network, Data Management Body of Knowledge and DATAVERSITY. She received her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and she holds a BA degree from Duke University.

Jeff Shortis
Vice President, Data Governance

Jeff Shortis leads the data governance solution group at Infogix.  Jeff joined Infogix with the acquisition of Data3Sixty, where he was the founder and CEO.  Prior to founding Data3Sixty, Jeff served as Chief Data Officer for Pioneer Investments where he led the global data strategy and evangelized the importance of data governance.  Prior to Pioneer Investments, Jeff was product manager for the Eagle PACE, an industry leading investment management data warehouse. Jeff has also advised several financial services organizations in consulting capacities defining data strategies and standing up data governance teams.  Jeff is recognized as one of the thought leaders in the data management industry.

Peter Ku
Vice President
Informatica LLC
Peter Ku is responsible for Informatica's Industry Consulting and responsible for our Financial Services vertical. He is an expert in data governance, Big data, data quality, predictive analytics, cloud services, business intelligence, data warehousing, and master data management technologies and how they are used to solve today’s most important initiatives across banking, capital markets, and insurance. Peter is a regulator speaker at industry events and author of data management and governance trends across the global financial services industry.
Kelvin Dickenson
Vice President, Head of Compliance & Data Solutions

Kelvin is responsible for leading a Customer focused product roadmap to ensure KYC/AML and vendor/third party due diligence compliance with a range of regulatory requirements. Prior to joining Opus in 2014, Kelvin was at Dun & Bradstreet for 9 years. most recently as Managing Director of Compliance Solutions and previously as principal consultant for several of D&B’s strategic Customers, leading engagements in Compliance, reference data, credit review and risk management.

Before joining D&B, Kelvin spent a combined 20 years in Compliance, Credit, Loss Prevention and Managerial roles at two major financial institutions where his responsibilities included developing CIP policies, procedures, data sources and technology solutions to meet the requirements of the USA Patriot Act. Kelvin is a member of the charter class of Certified Financial Crime Specialists and is a current member of the advisory board at the Association of Certified Financial Crimes Specialists.

Michael S. Goodman
Head of Financial Services and Insurance Data & Analytics and Technology Practice

Mr. Goodman has spent his career devoted to understanding, managing and advancing the components of modern corporate infrastructures; data, analytics, organization, process, and technology.

Mr. Goodman leads both the FSI Data & Analytics and the FSI Technology Advisory Practices at NTT Data Services where professionals bring a mix of analytics, data, technology, process, financial institution, vendor, and consulting experiences to each client in our effort optimize value. He also defines the key focus areas for each practice and leads related thought leadership efforts.

Josh Hewitt
Director, Data & Analytics
Josh Hewitt is a Director in Protiviti’s Data & Analytics practice and have more than 15 years’ experience in Financial Services and consulting. He brings a broad perspective in the areas of data analytics, data governance/management, data science, information technology, internal audit, regulatory/compliance, risk management and program/project management. Given his broad background Josh is able to offer a unique perspective on how to ensure there is organizational alignment to data and technology—including what has worked in other organizations and the best approach to the implementation of successful data programs.
Amit Singh
Director and Global RPA Lead

Amit brings close to two decades of experience delivering successful and transformational solutions to the energy and financial industry. Specializing in artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics, he has helped solve some of the most complex industry problems through the use of innovative technologies. Amit continues to work with the world’s largest oil & gas, utilities, power and financial companies to help create strategic and results-oriented solutions.

Frank Zhao
Senior Director, Quantitative Research
S&P Global Market Intelligence

Frank is a Senior Director and a key member of S&P Global Market Intelligence’s Quantamental Research group. His primary focus is to conduct systematic alpha research on global equities with publications on natural language processing, newly discovered stock selection anomalies, event-driven strategies and industry-specific signals.

Frank has a master’s degrees in Financial Engineering from UCLA Anderson and in Finance from Boston College Carroll, and has undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Economics from University of California, Davis.

Reed Irvin
Executive Vice President
Viewpointe LLC

As Executive Vice President of Strategy and Marketing, Reed Irvin is responsible for the overall corporate strategy, brand management, communications and integrated marketing efforts for OnPointe®, Viewpointe’s robust information governance solution, and the company’s industry leading check archive. Irvin has also held titles of Executive Vice President of Strategy, Product Development and Marketing; Senior Vice President of Product Development and Corporate Strategy; and Vice President of Corporate Strategy at the company. With more than 20 years of industry experience in records management and information governance, Irvin regularly speaks and writes on the subject. Prior to joining Viewpointe in 2012, Irvin served as Vice President, Information Governance for Autonomy, an HP company. Irvin founded On-Line Records Storage in Los Angeles, one of the first commercial offsite storage companies to offer real-time remote access to information. Irvin also served as General Manager for Recall, Inc. (now Iron Mountain) a global Records Management and Document Management provider and Chief Operating Officer of a leading records management software and services firm. He is an active member of the EDRM, currently chairs the IGRM (Information Governance Reference Model) and has been a member of ARMA International for more than 25 years. Irvin graduated with a BA in economics and business administration from Westminster College. 

Greg Woolf
Founder and CEO

Greg Woolf is founder and CEO of Coalesce.Info. Coalesce makes Artificial Intelligence easy for businesses. Its proprietary machine-learning technology learns to accelerate and improve how people do their jobs every day without the intervention of programmers.

A product visionary, Greg brings more than 20 years of vision and experience in delivering state-of-the-art software. He previously founded a Fintech company that provides operations and analysis software to investment managers with more than a $1 trillion AUM. He was awarded 2015 IT-CEO of the year by AI Global Magazine for his innovative creation of the Coalesce artificial-intelligence product.

Greg has degrees in Computer Science, Math, and Finance with Distinction. He is a frequent speaker at MIT, Harvard, IBM and at industry conferences. He has been published in numerous publications, is an expert A.I. consultant with GLG, appeared in an IBM Watson TV Commercial and moderates A.I. and Data Science groups in Boston with more than 10,000+ members.

Tyler McIntyre
Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Tyler comes with a technology background where he has launched multiple startups and helped Fortune 500 companies innovate through technology. In 2011, Tyler developed an AI assistant called Concierge (before Apple’s Siri). The artificially-intelligent assistant leveraged different APIs to help coordinate a user’s life. Since then he has been working on developing AI tools to help small businesses better predict cashflow and understand expenses.
Scott Preiss
Managing Director, Global Head of CUSIP Global Services
CUSIP Global Services (CGS) managed on behalf of the American Bankers Association by S&P Global Market Intelligence

Scott J. Preiss is Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, CUSIP Global Services (CGS)/S&P Capital IQ, which administers the CUSIP numbering system and the CUSIP International Numbering System (CINS) for the United States, Canada, and various global territories under contract to the American Bankers Association. Under Scott’s direction, CGS is responsible for the development and operation of the ANNA Service Bureau, launched as a central hub for the consolidation and distribution of ISIN data from >120 global markets, and jointly operated with Six Financial Information, Zurich.  CGS/S&P Capital IQ also provides a variety of cross-referencing, obligor and entity-identification solutions to market participants for risk management and compliance needs.

Previously, during Scott’s tenure as director of CUSIP Operations, a major revitalization and upgrade of CUSIP’s infrastructure was implemented that facilitates the numerous securities issuance procedures in a real-time environment.  He has been actively involved in the industry’s effort to standardize legal entities, securities descriptive data and product classifications, and has chaired the ANSI-accredited standards group X9D in that regard.  Scott regularly lectures on standardization, reference data and risk management, both in the U.S. and globally.

Scott is a member of the Enterprise Data Management Council (EDM), the Executive Committee of the SIIA/FISD, SIFMA, Various ISO Working Groups (including ISO TC68 SG1 that examined LEI), and is the Chairman of the ASB Advisory Board. He is a member of the New York, and New Jersey Bar Associations and has a B.B.A. in Business/Finance from Pace University, New York and a J.D. from New York Law School.

Dan Knight
Chief Technology Officer, Global Financial Services
Hitachi Vantara

Dan is responsible for aligning technology vision and execution with business strategy with Hitachi Vantara’s banking customers. He is focused on helping these financial institutions bridge toward digital transformation to compete successfully. He is responsible for core technology and operational use-case development to drive common application and infrastructure innovation. Dan works with Hitachi companies enabling partnerships and strategic technology innovation groups. He works with industry analysts and is a contributor to multiple financial services industry focus groups and symposiums such as Open Cloud Forum and FS-ISAC. He provides strategic leadership for solutions development, partnerships and operational support. Within the Americas, Dan leads technology direction and enables field readiness for Hitachi Vantara financial services offerings, including analytics and big data solutions and governance and regulatory compliance solutions. Dan is part of the leadership team that drives Hitachi Vantara America’s ability to attract, retain and develop outstanding technology talent.

Dan brings more than 20 years’ experience in metrics-driven infrastructure risk management, big data analysis, guidance systems and infrastructure governance. His career has included management roles at Computer Associates and several financial services startup organizations. He was in leadership roles with solutions delivery responsibilities with Fidelity, HSBC and Citibank and acquired his engineering education at Boston University.

George Marootian
EVP, Head of Technology
Natixis Global Asset Management
Mark Flood
Research Principal, Office of Financial Research
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Mark D. Flood, Research Principal, is a financial economist who is part of the OFR Financial Markets team. He joined the Office in 2011, soon after it was established. He has taught finance and business at universities in the United States and Canada and worked as a financial economist on issues of regulatory policy and risk management at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the Office of Thrift Supervision, the Federal Housing Finance Board, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency. He was a founding member of the Committee to Establish a National Institute of Finance. His research focuses on financial data and risk analysis and has appeared in a number of leading scholarly and policy journals, and in the two-volume Handbook of Financial Data and Risk Information. For the OFR, he has written numerous working papers and contributed to several annual reports. He has a doctorate in finance from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and bachelor's degrees in finance, German, and economics from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Paulina C. Zilch
Senior Director, Operations, Content & Technology Solutions

Paulina Zilch is the Senior Director of Content and Technology Solutions Operations at FactSet. In this role, she oversees the development and operations of FactSet’s off-platform products including financial data solutions and application technologies. Prior, she was the Regional Director of the Content and Technology Solutions specialist sales group in North America. Ms. Zilch received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics and Finance from Providence College, and an MBA in Finance from Boston University.

Linda Coffman
Vice President, Product Management
SmartStream RDU

Linda Coffman is Vice President of Product Management at Smartstream RDU, responsible for overseeing product development of the Reference Data Utility. Before taking on the role of Product Manager, Linda was responsible for key initiatives across the Listed Derivative and Regulatory product areas. This includes the recent release of the RDU MiFID II product offering.  Linda has over 20 years of experience in the Reference Data industry. Prior to joining Smartstream RDU, she was a member of the reference data team at Morgan Stanley where her primary focus was on the creation of a security master and the onboarding of vendor data. Earlier in her career, Linda managed a data operations and development team covering fixed income and securitized products. 

Jesse Canada
Enterprise Data Management Strategic Lead

Enterprise Data Management practitioner with over 20 years in diversified financial services experience working with prestigious institutions (Citizens Bank, Citibank, and Bank of America), non-profits, and consulting services. Jesse has received awards demonstrating her depth of technical and business capabilities. Recent accomplishments include innovative work in enhancing Data Management discipline in Metadata Management. She earned her MBA and Masters of Accounting from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida and has received Certificates of Achievement from Villanova University for Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Business Analysis. 

Adam Fox
Vice President, Head of Data Science
MassMutual Financial Group

Adam currently serves as the Head of Data Science at MassMutual Financial Group.  Adam earned his PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado, Boulder where he specialized in the study of chaotic systems.  Before joining MassMutual Adam worked as an Assistant Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Western New England University.  He has also consulted with The Hartford Insurance Group and The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Sumanda Basu
Director, Data Management
Société Générale
Kevin Bates
Vice President, Enterprise Data Strategy Execution
Fannie Mae

Kevin Bates has been a technology delivery leader since 2004, with years of experience on enterprise-scale business transformation projects. Kevin Bates is Fannie Mae’s Vice President of Enterprise Data Strategy Execution. Reporting to the Chief Data Officer, Bates is responsible for leading Enterprise Data’s execution and delivery of end-to-end solutions supporting corporate initiatives. This role includes responsibility for delivery of the Enterprise Data Infrastructure (EDI) – the primary vehicle for enterprise-scale data aggregation, integration, and standardization at Fannie Mae. EDI facilitates data flow across the company’s business units and with external parties, in alignment with the Enterprise Data Strategy and Architecture.

Prior to assuming his current position in September 2016, Bates was a delivery director and manager with experience driving solutions for credit loss management and enterprise risk management.

Before joining Fannie Mae in 2003, Bates was the development lead for Adaptive Trade, a small start-up company delivering scientific modeling techniques to optimize natural gas pipeline operations. Prior to this, Bates worked at Xacta Corporation, another startup, where he focused on building automated certification and accreditation solutions for the Department of Defense and civilian agencies. He was also a systems engineer at Telos Corporation and before that at Schlumberger, focused on oil exploration software and technologies.

Bates has a bachelor of science in biochemistry from Texas A&M University and a master of science in chemistry from Rice University. Bates also has published many articles in peer-reviewed science journals on topics including neuroscience, chemistry, and constraint-database computing languages. Bates has also attended Harvard Business School's Executive Leadership training.

Paul Barth
Chief Executive Officer
Podium Data

Dr. Paul Barth is founder and CEO of Podium Data, creator of the industry-leading Podium data lake software platform that is redefining enterprise data management. He has spent decades developing advanced data and analytics solutions for Fortune 100 companies, and is a recognized thought-leader on business-driven data strategies and best practices. Prior to founding Podium Data, Paul co-founded NewVantage Partners, a boutique consultancy advising C-level executives at leading banking, investment, and insurance firms. In his roles at Schlumberger, Thinking Machines, Epsilon, Tessera, and iXL, Dr. Barth led the discovery and development of parallel processing and machine learning technologies to dramatically accelerate and simplify data management and analytics. Paul holds a PhD in computer science from the MIT, and an MS from Yale University.

Jeffrey Missimer
Head of US Sales
Bloomberg Polarlake

Jeff Missimer has been with Bloomberg for 24 years. Prior to joining Bloomberg PolarLake, Jeff was a product manager in the global markets division of Bloomberg. Prior to that he was Americas co-head of fixed income trading sales.

He is a graduate of the College of New Jersey.

Jitin Agarwal
Vice President, Enterprise Products

Jitin (Jit) Agarwal serves as EPAM’s VP of Enterprise Products where he is focused on productizing and monetizing EPAM’s intellectual property. Mr. Agarwal is a serial entrepreneur who has successfully led startups to scale. Most recently, he was the Venture Leader of assetSERV™ at Cognizant, where he developed the product from inception and grew revenues from $100K to $100M+ in TCV over his tenure. Mr. Agarwal has expertise in all aspects of product and venture lifecycle, including ideation, funding, development, sales and marketing as well as post-sales customer success. In addition to leading startups, he has worked at a number of leading technology firms, including Microsoft and Gartner. Mr. Agarwal holds degrees from University of Michigan and Northwestern University. 

Chuck Reed
Head of Northeast Sales

Chuck Reed, Northeast Sales Manager at ThoughtSpot, is a seasoned business and technology professional with over 10 years of experience within the data and analytics industry. After successfully launching a few other startups, Chuck joined ThoughtSpot to help gain mindshare and drive business in the Northeast.

Kumar Metlapalli
Asset Management Solution Partner
Information Builders

Kumar Metlapalli is the founder and CEO of Kuberre Systems, an innovative solution provider to capital markets with two flagship products – Kuberre EDM and Hosted Security Master. Kumar has over 20 years of experience dealing with all aspects financial vertical solutions, including Enterprise Data Management (integration, consolidation, and data quality), Portfolio Construction, Performance Attribution, Risk Analysis, and Algorithmic Trading strategies. In the enterprise data management space Kumar and his team have helped build not only investment data warehouses for some of the major buy side clients, but also extended the architecture to support a comprehensive investment management portal with sophisticated analytical tools that could serve the complete life cycle of asset management process. 

Prior to founding Kuberre, Kumar has been part of technology & quantitative groups at Putnam Investments and a Vice President at Wellington Management. Kumar holds a B.Tech in Electronics & Telecommunications, a Master’s in Computer Science and holds a US patent in the area of high performance computing platforms. 

Dominic Sartorio
SVP Products & Development

Dominic Sartorio is currently Senior Vice President of Product and Development for Protegrity.  He comes to Protegrity from Informatica, where he spent several years in product leadership roles including leading the Intelligent Data Platform product management group, as well as leading the Data Quality product group. A thought leader in data governance, Sartorio also spearheaded data governance product strategy, and improved the security stance of Informatica products including achieving ISO27K compliance and driving security best practices in R&D. Prior to Informatica, Sartorio held development and product management roles at Oracle, BEA Systems and Wily Technology. 

Michael Maffattone
Advisory Board

Michael Maffattone is an information technology (IT) leader who serves on the advisory board of DataRails, a spreadsheet management platform that helps enterprise companies take control of and automate Excel-based business processes without changing the way users work.

Before founding his current IT advisory and consulting business, MultiMix IT, Michael spent many years working on systems development, integration, operations, infrastructure and security in the trading, investment, banking and asset management businesses. His experience includes executive IT leadership roles as CTO of Annaly Capital Management, CTO of Harvard Management Company, CIO of Caxton Associates, and Divisional CIO and VP at the Federal Reserve Bank of NY.  

Michael is a graduate of the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Georgetown University, earned a BS in computer science from the City University of New York and holds a cybersecurity designation as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He has served on the board of the Wall Street Technology Association for a decade, where he is now a special advisor.

Jim McLouth
AML Technology, Modeling and Analytics
BMO Harris Bank
Kristina Fan
Chief Executive Officer

Kristina Fan is a founder and CEO of 7 Chord, a fintech start-up that uses AI to empower corporate bond traders with predictive pricing and trading signals to help them lower the cost of execution and find better investment opportunities. 

In 2017 7 Chord was one of 9 companies out of 500+ applicants selected to participate in the Barclays Accelerator, powered by #Techstars. 

Kristina has 20 years of experience in credit trading and technology. 

Prior to 7 Chord, Kristina was a market structure specialist at BlackRock and JP Morgan. She represented BlackRock at the CME Risk Co, other industry forums. She started her 20-year career at Bear, Stearns in credit derivatives trading. She earned a BA in Economics from NYU and MSc in Finance from LSE. In 2017 she was a recipient of the Markets Choice Awards: Women in Finance. Kristina lives in Brooklyn with her husband and three daughters. 

Ryan Burdick
SVP, Business Development
Xignite, Inc.

Ryan Burdick brings over fifteen years of expertise in financial information technology and has led several companies through rapid growth and profitability. At Xignite, he is responsible for the worldwide business development team and partners, continuing to build on Xignite’s record 2016 results and rapid expansion in Asia. Prior to Xignite, Burdick served as Head of Client Management North America for Markit, leading a team responsible for managing the company’s enterprise software clients. Prior to Markit he was Vice President at S&P Capital IQ responsible for building partnerships and alliances to grow sales for the company’s large portfolio of complex enterprise data and analytics solutions. Ryan also has held senior sales positions at Standard and Poor’s. He graduated from St. Lawrence University Canton, NY.

Steve Ortman
Vice President, Reference Data Technology

Steve serves as Vice President of Data Operations for Opus. In this role, Steve is responsible for business entity mapping and data enrichment and the related product offerings, as well as the cross-referencing of more than 100 premium and public content sources and over 6 million entities.  Steve joined Opus through the acquisition of Alacra, where he served as Vice President of Content Product Management & Data Operations.

Steve has over 20 years of experience in the financial information market including roles as a software developer, project manager and product manager at (then) Banque Paribas, Thomson Financial Services and FactSet Research Systems.

Steve earned a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and spent his first seven years after college as a Navy fighter pilot flying the F-14 Tomcat.

Marissa Alvord
Program Director
Marissa Alvord is Senior Program Director for LogiMed, LogiPharma and FIMA. With over seven years of conference production experience, Marissa specializes in financial, pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device markets. Marissa cut her teeth in conference production working for a small publishing house in London producing events for the English education sector. She holds her MA from SOAS, University of London. Outside of the office, Marissa enjoys hiking, gardening, cooking and enjoying music.

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