FIMA US 2018

May 02-May 04, 2018

Westin Copley Place, Boston MA

Contact Us: 1-888-482-6012

Speakers

Our Speakers

Brian Buzzelli
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.

Clay Mcbride
Clay Mcbride
Global Head Of Data Management
Aegon Asset Management

Clay is the Global Head of Data Management for Aegon Asset Management, responsible for data operations, data governance, and data strategy. In particular he leads a global center of excellence for market data including the implementation of a global instance of Markit EDM. He is also rolling out a global data governance structure and helping to strengthen data vendor management.

Clay has been in the data quality/management industry since 2006. Prior to working with data, Clay worked in IT where he obtained many software and hardware certifications. He earned a BS in Information Technology and a Masters in Business Administration and has been with Aegon for nearly 16 years.

Larry  Russell
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
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
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
Vincent Pasqualicchio
COO - Investments
American Family Insurance
Richard  Goldberg
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
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
Brian Diener
Head of Data Operations
BlackRock

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
Alex Golbin
Global Head of Data Services
BlackRock

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

Adam  Schabes
Adam Schabes
Managing Director, AML Technology, Modeling and Analytics
BMO Harris Bank

Adam Schabes is Managing Director AML Technology, Modeling and Analytics. He is responsible for enterprise AML technology to support transaction monitoring, sanction screening, customer risk scoring and reporting. He blends his financial service and technology experience to help manage AML risk at the bank. The role requires interaction with bank regulators. 

Adam’s career encompasses over 15 years of experience in Financial Services. Prior to his role in AML, he served as VP Merger and Acquisitions at BMO Harrisbank where he was responsible for directing the integration activities necessary to align business strategy, blend organizational cultures, achieve synergy financial goals, maximize the customer transition experience and manage one-time integration costs. He started at BMO as Vice President Financial Information Systems where he managed the implementation of a new financial performance management system at BMO Financial Group (Harris). Before joining the bank, he ran his own technology consulting company.

Lucien  Foster
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
Doug Mehne
Managing Director, Data as a Service
BNY Mellon
Kristi Cunningham
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
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

Brian Keil
Brian Keil
Vice President, Data Management
Charles Schwab

Brian Keil is Charles Schwab's Vice President of Global Data Management   Reporting to the firm’s Global Data Officer, Brian is responsible for overseeing the strategy and implementation of the firm’s Data Management activities, including the Enterprise Data Governance Program, Data Integration and Communications. Brian is also the lead contact for all Data Governance related regulatory and engagements and initiatives.  During his 21+ year tenure with Schwab, he has held a variety of leadership positions spanning operations, sales and marketing and has led several large-scale, strategic implementation efforts. 

The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) is a leading provider of financial services, with more than 325 offices and 9.9 million active brokerage accounts, 1.5 million corporate retirement plan participants, 1.0 million banking accounts, and $2.56 trillion in client assets as of March 31, 2016. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management, custody, and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. Its broker-dealer subsidiary, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (member SIPC, http://www.sipc.org), and affiliates offer a complete range of investment services and products including an extensive selection of mutual funds; financial planning and investment advice; retirement plan and equity compensation plan services; referrals to independent fee-based investment advisors; and custodial, operational and trading support for independent, fee-based investment advisors through Schwab Advisor Services. Its banking subsidiary, Charles Schwab Bank (member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender), provides banking and lending services and products. More information is available at www.schwab.com and www.aboutschwab.com.

Andrew Salesky
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
Eric Chacon
Global Head of Business Data Management
Citi
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
Jessica Chen
Senior Vice President, Compliance
Citi

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.

Ashok Kumar
Ashok Kumar
Data Governance and Architecture
Citi
Karla  McKenna
Karla McKenna
Director, Market Practice and Standards, Chair of ISO/TC 68 Financial Services
Citi

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

Julia Bardmesser is the Global Head of Business Data Management in Citi’s Chief Data Office. She is responsible for defining requirements for the implementation of consistent and controlled approach to the development and use of enterprise information assets and critical data elements across Citi.

Julia has over twenty years of experience in data management, data governance, data architecture and cross-platform solution delivery in the financial industry. Prior to joining Citi Julia ran the Data Services technology team at FINRA (Financial Industry Regulations Authority) where she delivered enterprise wide MDM, Data Warehousing and BI solutions.

Julia also worked at 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
Manjeev Kumar
Vice President, Syndicated Loans Technology
Deutsche Bank
Olga Maydanchik
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
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
John Bottega
Interim Managing 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.

Michael Manbeck
Michael Manbeck
Vice President, Enterprise Data Management
Fidelity Investments

Michael Manbeck is the Vice President and Data Steward of Reference and End of Day Pricing 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, Governance, Industry and Regulatory matters, Vendor Licensing and Stewardship of the firm’s large scale enterprise wide investments in the evolution of reference/pricing 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 a 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
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
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
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
Sankar Balasubramanian
Senior Vice President, Chief Data Officer
Flagstar Bank
Jodi Morton
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
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
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
Ryan Wilder
US Head of Data Quality
HSBC

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
Jeb Avery
Director, Investment Data Management
Janus Henderson

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
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
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
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
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.

Sears Merritt
Sears Merritt
Vice President & Chief Data Scientist
MassMutual Financial Group

Sears is a Vice President with expertise in the areas of data science and analytics as well as enterprise and internet technology. Over the past 14 years, Sears has spent time leading and innovating in numerous industries, including healthcare, telecommunications, and financial services.

Notable achievements include architecting one of the nation’s first regional telehealth networks, designing and implementing a real-time machine learning platform for predicting within-competition events in college level and professional basketball games, building and leading the data science and advanced analytics capability for MassMutual, and most recently launching a startup to bring state of the art life insurance risk assessment technologies to market.

Sears has a Ph.D. in Computer Science, M.S. in Telecommunications, and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an M.B.A. from the Sloan School at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Sears is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has numerous patents and publications in the areas of machine learning, technology and financial services. In 2016, Sears was listed as one of the life insurance industry’s top 25 innovators under 40 by LIMRA. He sits on the analytics advisory board for Corinium Intelligence.

Stan O'Marra
Stan O'Marra
Chief Data Officer, Office of the Chief Investment Officer
MassMutual Financial Group

Stan O’Marra is CDO and Managing Director within the Investment Management Division of MassMutual Financial Group. 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) investments. This transformational effort recently reached a major milestone with the 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 variety 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
Mastercard
Jed Maczuba
Jed Maczuba
Director, Enterprise Architecture and Strategy
MFS Investment Management

Jed provides overall direction, guidance and definition of the technology strategy and works with key stakeholders to ensure that technology architecture supports MFS' long-term vision and objectives.  Jed works with internal customers, consultants, IT team members and other stakeholders to identify requirements, assess available technologies, and recommend solution options and partners with IT team members and business stakeholders to build consensus, gain approval, and ensure the successful execution of the proposed solutions.  Jed serves as a visionary, providing new solutions to solve business challenges and utilizing new trends and technologies.

Rocky Young
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

Stephen Gouthro
Stephen Gouthro
Head of Investment Services and Operations
Putnam Investments

Mr. Gouthro is Head of Investment Services and Operations at Putnam. He is responsible for investment data strategy, performance attribution, and analytics; overseeing the firm’s market data services; and managing the product information needs for Putnam clients and sales staff. In addition, he is responsible for program management of strategic initiatives. Previously at Putnam, he held various positions that involved leading teams and initiatives in the Operations, Investments, and Technology groups. Mr. Gouthro has been in the investment industry since he joined Putnam in 1990.

Jill Lock
Jill Lock
Senior Director, Data Quality
RBC

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
Geoff Martin
Director, Client & Regulatory Data Management
RBC Capital Markets
Jacob Kosoff
Jacob Kosoff
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk, Head of Model Risk Management & Validation
Regions Bank

Jacob Kosoff is the Head of Model Risk Management and Validation (MRMV) at Regions Bank, serving in this role since May 2014. As the Head of Model Risk Management and Validation, Jacob is responsible for the management of the model governance and model validation teams and for overseeing the governance and validation for all models and analytical tools at Regions Bank. Jacob served as the Model Governance Manager at Regions prior to his current role.

Prior to Jacob’s time at Regions, Jacob served in multiple leadership roles at PNC in Pittsburgh, PA for 4½ years, including in Credit Review and Model Risk Management. Prior to Jacob’s time at PNC, Jacob served as a model developer and senior economic analyst at Freddie Mac in McLean, Virginia for 3 years. Prior to Jacob’s time at Freddie Mac, Jacob worked for 3 years at Genesis Analytics as an economic analyst and consultant, developing and implementing models for various clients in South Africa. Jacob worked in both the Banking Strategy division and the Competition and Regulatory Economics division at Genesis Analytics. Jacob has also served as a lecturer in the School of Economics and Business Sciences for 3 years at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Jacob has a Master of Commerce Degree in Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand and Bachelor of Science with Honors in Economics from Pennsylvania State University.

Jacob currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Levite Jewish Community Center (LJCC) in Birmingham, AL. Jacob resides with his wife and three children in Birmingham, Alabama.

Moiz  Kohari
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
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
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
Rise Zaiser
Chief Data Officer, Americas Division
SMBC

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.

Glenda Crisp
Glenda Crisp
Senior Vice President and Chief Data Officer
TD Bank

Glenda Crisp is the Senior Vice President & Chief Data Officer, TD Bank Group. She brings over 25 years of experience in Financial Services, Consulting and Enterprise Technology Leadership. Since joining TD in 2001, Glenda has worked in several progressive roles at TD, including SVP, Enterprise Data and Analytics Technology and SVP & CIO, Corporate Segment Technology Solutions.

Glenda has been instrumental in leading the delivery of many large scale enterprise programs including the implementation of the Hadoop Platform and the rollout of a Social Media Platform to over 80,000 employees. Glenda is also a champion for Women in Leadership (WIL) initiatives at the bank. She has built a reputation as a collaborative leader and strategic partner to business leaders.

Glenda sits on the board of NPower Canada, a not-for-profit group focused on providing IT training and jobs for youth at risk. She also chairs the Industry Council for Homeward Bound, a program which provides college diplomas, internships and jobs for single mothers in Toronto shelters.

Prior to joining TD Bank Group, Glenda was a manager at Accenture where she delivered large strategic projects within the Financial Services industry. She began her career as a programmer at the Royal Bank of Canada in Toronto, Canada.

Glenda holds a B.Comm from the University of Alberta and an MBA from Dalhousie University.

Jennifer Gibbs
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
UBS
Mark Tabs
Mark Tabs
Managing Director, Global IT Head for Reference and Client Data
UBS

Mark holds an MBA in Accounting from Rutgers University and earned his CPA in 1994. He worked as an E&Y auditor at UBS and joined the Firm in 2001, playing various IT roles in Finance, Risk, Legal and Compliance.

In 2013, Mark became Global Head of eDiscovery Technology Services whose goal is to provide a sustainable and defensible service to support UBS' Regulatory, Litigation, and Investigation requests. He is now Global IT Head for Reference Data and Client Lifecycle Management where his current areas of focus are to deliver technology for Data Governance, KYC and client models, and regulatory reporting.

Aditya Kongara
Aditya Kongara
Executive Head of Enterprise Information Management & Governance
USAA

Aditya joined USAA in 2015 and is currently leading two Enterprise-wide efforts to mature information management and information governance practices across USAA. The goal of these efforts is to provide users with access to trustworthy data for analytics and ensure that USAA meets its regulatory compliance requirements.

Aditya has over 17 years of experience in data and analytics. He previously helped multiple companies establish and manage effective data and analytics groups. Aditya has previously worked at Ernst & Young, Capital One, Discover Financial Services and American Family Insurance.

Aditya earned his undergraduate degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering at Bangalore University and his graduate degree in Electrical Engineering at Wright State University. Aditya is also a Six Sigma Green Belt.

Vijay Akella
Vijay Akella
Chief Data Officer
U.S. Bank
Scott Bauguess
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
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
David Newman
Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning Manager, Innovation Group
WellsFargo

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
Tzaras Christon
President & CEO
Aginity

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.

Sam Yoo
Sam Yoo
Specialized Sales – Financial Sector
ASG

Sam Yoo has more than 20 years of financial services experience working for ABN AMRO Bank, Ally Financial, and Northern Trust Bank focused on enterprise-wide business process development, regulatory/compliance projects, and infrastructure and operational improvements.

Sam’s key accomplishments are leading and implementing data governance initiatives, program management, and building technology operations with specific focus on KYC/AML, Comprehensive Capital Analysis Review (CCAR), Basel related programs (Market Risk, Counterparty Credit Risk, Securitizations) and business intelligence reporting. In Sam’s current role, he is focused on helping large financial institutions plan, develop, and implement enterprise-wide data governance programs.

Sam has an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University; a MS in Computer Science; and a BS in Electrical Engineering.

Harry Chopra
Harry Chopra
Chief Client Officer
AxiomSL

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
Alex Tsigutkin
Chief Executive Officer
AxiomSL

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
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
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
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 Teach.com, 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.
Rich Newman
Rich Newman
Senior Director, Content & Technology Solutions
FactSet
Rich Newman is a Senior Vice President and Global Director of Content and Technology Solutions at FactSet. In this role, he leads the development of FactSet’s off-platform products including financial data solutions and application technologies. Prior, he was the head of the Quantitative Investment Management group, which focused on creating solutions for the quantitative workflow. Mr. Newman was a co-founder of Insyte, FactSet’s first acquisition in 2000. He is a CPA and started his career at Deloitte, Haskins, and Sells in New York. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Malcolm Chisholm
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
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 CIO.com, 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.

Peter Ku
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
Kelvin Dickenson
Vice President, Head of Compliance & Data Solutions
Opus

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.

Josh Hewitt
Josh Hewitt
Director, Data & Analytics
Protiviti
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
Amit Singh
Director and Global RPA Lead
Sapient Consulting
Frank Zhao
Frank Zhao
Director, Quantitative Research
S&P Global Market Intelligence

Frank is a 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
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. 

Stephane DuBois
Stephane DuBois
Founder and CEO
Xignite, Inc.

Stephane Dubois is a recognized financial data industry executive who founded Xignite to pioneer market data in the cloud. Stephane is a well-known FinTech thought leader and is frequently quoted in publications, including Forbes, MarketsMedia, WallStreet & Technology, Financial News, Bob's Guide, Inside Reference Data, and Venture Capital Journal. He has spoken at numerous FinTech events around the world, including Finovate, FinDEVr, Bank Innovation, Next Money, World Exchange Conf., World Finance Information Conf. and The Money Conference.

Prior to founding Xignite, Stephane was Vice President of Product Management at Advent Software, the leading provider of software solutions for the investment management industry. Prior to Advent, Stephane held senior product and marketing management positions at Walker Interactive Systems and Oracle Corporation.

Stephane holds an MS in Management from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and MS and BS degrees in international management from the MBA Institute in Paris.

Greg Woolf
Greg Woolf
Founder and CEO
Coalesce.Info

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
Tyler McIntyre
Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Novo
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.
Gabrielle Haddad
Gabrielle Haddad
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
Sigma Ratings, Inc.
Gabrielle Haddad is Co-Founder & COO of Sigma Ratings, a NYC based non-credit rating agency that utilizes AI and machine learning to rank entities in emerging and frontier markets based on their financial crime and governance risk vulnerability. The company was founded and built at MIT, where Gabrielle received her MBA in 2017. Gabrielle began her career as an M&A attorney at a Wall Street law firm and spent several years as in-house counsel at an international development organization.
Scott Preiss
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.

Marissa Alvord
Marissa Alvord
Program Director
FIMA US
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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