2016 Agenda

08.00 Registration and breakfast

08.50 Welcome address

09.05 Exclusive Opening Keynote Presentation:

09.40 Technology innovation, regulation and digitization - what is driving the agenda in the C suite?

Hear top CIOs, CTOs and technology executives discuss their current challenges, strategies and forecasts for 2017 and beyond during this exclusive session! This "view from the top" will outline the latest trends and developments in technology innovation for the financial services to help you shape your future strategy!

  • How are fintech firms impacting the financial industry? Should banks be collaborating with them and if so, what value will this bring?
  • What is stalling innovation? - Are your users accepting change?
  • Which disruptive technologies will transform financial services over the next few years - is blockchain and ledger technology a key focus area?
  • Cyber security concerns - what approach have you taken within your firm and how are you managing ongoing threats?
  • Digital, social and innovative progression - how can firms attract the best talent when the financial industry is trailing behind consumer firms that have addressed a new way of working?
  • With technology advancements happening so frequently, what advice would you give to investment firms to stay up to speed on the latest technology?
  • What does the technology organization of the future look like and how will AI impact this?

10.25 Principal Knowledge Partner: Available for sponsorship

10.55 Sponsorship presentation: Available for sponsorship

11.15 Morning break and opportunity to network


STREAM ONE: Trading, technology and automation

STREAM TWO: Infrastructure and digitization


Chairperson's opening remarks

Chairperson's opening remarks


Panel discussion: Harnessing Big Data to enhance analytic capabilities and make more informed trading decisions

  • Why is Big Data analytics becoming so important and what are the key drivers for Big Data?
  • Using machine learning to automate analytical model building to find new and hidden insights
  • What different content types (structured and unstructured) can help organisation to be more innovative?
  • Identifying trends and patterns of activity in structured and unstructured data to better understand your customers, users, transactions and systems


Panel discussion: An examination of the growing confidence in adopting cloud services to meet evolving business needs

  • What do companies need to do to be operationally nimble in order to harness the opportunity that digital transformation presents - can cloud adoption assist?
  • As the adoption of public cloud in financial services continues to increase- what security, privacy and compliance issues need to be considered?
  • Assessing which processes to automate in order to improve agility and performance
  • Improving communication to get what you need from your cloud service provider - how is your cloud provider addressing data availability and data protection issues?
  • Addressing how the adoption of cloud infrastructure can enable businesses to be more agile and respond to customer needs more quickly
  • Looking ahead: will the percentage of IT consumption on internal infrastructure fall as cloud adoption accelerates?





Panel discussion: Innovation in automation, machine learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance the efficiency of the front office

  • To what extent can a firm use artificial intelligence to draw insight from their data and increase efficiency across the business
  • Automating workloads free up time but do the risks outweigh the rewards?
  • Understanding the security threats around AI and ensuring that these are effectively monitored to ensure that its implementation is worthwhile
  • Where will be 10 years from now: Will your staff be bigger or smaller? Will you have traders and what will they be using?

Panel discussion: Creating a holistic view of your data for improved access, quality, transparency and governance

  • Defining what data governance means to your business and understanding what is driving data governance efforts in your firm
  • With the role of the CDO seldom a board level appointment, who do you think is ultimately accountable for data governance? What do US regulators say?
  • Getting your systems and processes in order - how are you ensuring quick and secure access while maintaining quality?
  • Understanding how you can monetize your data governance strategy
  • How are you incorporating data security and privacy into your data governance model?

1.30 Lunch break and opportunity to network

2.20 Chairperson's afternoon remarks

2.25 Out of industry keynote Presentation:


Working together to boost liquidity across all asset classes

  • Tools and strategies to combat liquidity issues facing different asset classes - how are you segregating these?
  • Addressing the impact that market fragmentation has on sourcing liquidity
  • How does the fixed income space require a different approach in terms of sourcing liquidity? What can we learn from the fragmentation within the equities market?
  • Is the root cause of this issue, liquidity scarcity or a lack of access and pre-trade information? Can collaboration between the buy side and sell side assist with improving market efficiency?

Panel discussion: Leveraging technology to ease compliance and drive value from regulatory initiatives

  • What are the specific challenges associated with regulatory reporting?
  • Consolidating global financial regulatory compliance obligations into one technology based solution - what are the pro's and con's?
  • Leveraging technology to consolidate and aggregate data across legacy systems and non-standard metadata - how can we address data management challenges with technology tools?
  • Overcoming the challenges associated with creating a reconciled and transparent reporting environment


Panel discussion: Utilizing blockchain technologies in financial markets -making it a reality

  • What is blockchain and how does it differ from existing distributed databases?
  • Preparing for blockchain adoption and overcoming the limitations - speed, cost, latency and storage
  • Addressing public vs private blockchains - will financial institutions be able to accept the public nature of the ledger?
  • Examining the benefits of blockchain as a tool for regulatory compliance
  • How can it be regulated and how do we expect regulators to respond?

Moderator: Emmanuel Aidoo, Director, Investment Banking Technology, CREDIT SUISSE

Panel discussion: Leveraging Know Your Client (KYC) to transform client onboarding and address business and regulatory imperatives

  • Examining the industry's progress - making onboarding a holistic operation, spanning the enterprise
  • Implementing new technologies to speed up client onboarding, reduce costs and risk, improve customer service and ensure you Know Your Customer
  • Harnessing utilities and/or managed services to improve the KYC processe
  • To what extent can (or should) outsourcers take on the legal liability for the KYC process?

4.20 Afternoon break and and opportunity to network

4.40 End user presentation: Moving from cyber security to cyber risk management for a more robust security approach

5.00 MiFID II and the impact on the US financial markets

(Q&A and polling via SliDo will be used during this session)

  • Outlining the key principles of MiFID II and how they impact US trading and technology practices - how can you ensure you are ready for the 2018 deadline?
  • Meeting the technology and process requirements under the new market structure rules and definitions
  • Understanding the impact on day-to-day trading business across different asset classes, including derivatives and fixed income securities
  • What impact do you think Brexit will have on both current and future regulatory reporting?

5.45 Closing Remarks

5.50 Cocktail reception

7.00 American Financial Technology Awards 2016



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