FinTech Festival 2017

The rise of FinTech is causing a complete restructuring of the global economy. Through the combination of cloud, blockchain, the Internet of Things, and more, all of the workflows that run our lives and our markets will be interconnected. The capital markets will be integrated with the real-world markets like never before, in real time. And the economy will become virtual, digital and automated.

 

The TABB’s FinTech Festival will bring together leading thinkers and technologists who are at the forefront of driving the FinTech economy forward.

 

To Register, please visit: www.fintechfestival2017.eventbrite.com

 

Agenda:

12 – 12:45 pm Registration & Networking

 

12:45 pm Welcome  – Anthony Perrotta, CEO, TABB Group

TABB Group Presentation on Market and Technology Drivers – Terry Roche, Principal, Head of Business Development and FinTech, TABB Group

 

1:15 – 1:45 pm: Keynote – Seth Merrin, CEO and Founder Liquidnet

Traditional institutional banks always have been the primary provider of the buy side’s investment and trading services. In today’s changing environment, however, the banks are divesting from lower-margin services such as trade support, analytics and compliance, and shifting their focus to higher-margin and high-value business areas, including capital markets, financing, and new issuances. Seth will discuss the future of our industry and his thoughts on how fintech firms are swooping in to fill the void, competing for business by delivering high value at low cost.

 

 

1:45  – 2:15 pm: Keynote – Ken Marlin, Founder and Managing Partner, Marlin & Associates

With global fintech investment continuing to grow and corporates increasingly entering this space, Ken Marlin will address the question at the forefront of investors' and founders' minds:  What drives values and M&A in the fintech market space?

 

2:15 – 2:45 pm: Refreshment Break

  • Book Signing: What To Do When Machines Do Everything –  Sponsored by Cognizant

 By Co-Author, Ben Pring, Vice President, Director of the Center for the Future of Work, Cognizant Technology Solutions

 

 

 

2:45 pm – 4:45 pm Breakout Streams

 

Breakouts:

 

Cloud

Distributed Ledger Technology

AI

RegTech

2:45 – 3:20 pm

 

Next-Generation Operations for the Cloud

Real-World DLT Within Capital Markets

Role of Unstructured & Alternative Data for AI-driven Insight in Financial Services

Meeting the MiFID II Compliance Challenge with FinTech

3:25 – 4 pm

 

Cloud-as-a-Service Models: Next-Generation Ecosystem

DLT and Data Standards

Client Profiling – Key to Client-Led Alpha

Applying Machine Learning to Compliance Data to Achieve Competitive Advantage

4:30 – 5:05 pm

 

Cloud: A How-To Guide for Capital Markets

DLT in Action

Are Deep Learning and Quant Trading the Future of Asset Management

RegTech 101: Implementing a RegTech Solution in Your Firm

 

 

2:45 – 3:20 pm:

Cloud Stream: Next-Generation Operations for the Cloud

Cloud services for capital markets must integrate with existing capital markets operational workflows to provide seamless multi-cloud orchestration capabilities. We examine the challenges and methods to enable capital markets to operate within the cloud with transparency and surety.

Speakers:

  • Emily Hong, Senior Sales Engineer, Solace
  • Rich Newman, SVP, Global Director of Content and Technology Solutions, FactSet
  • Donald J. Duet, President and COO, Vapor.io
  • German Soto Sanchez, Global Head of Corporate Development, Cloud9 Technologies

Moderated by:

  • Monica Summerville, Head of European Research & Senior Analyst, FinTech Research, TABB Group

 

Distributed Ledger Technology Stream: Real-World DLT Within Capital Markets

There are a number of capital markets-focused DLT projects either in production or heading toward production. We assemble representatives of the leading projects to discuss the lessons learned so far.

Speakers:

  • John R. Burnett, Co-Founder, Head of Business Development & Strategy, Omniex, Inc.
  • Sheri Kaiserman, Managing Director, Head of Advanced Securities, Wedbush Securities
  • Sandeep Kumar, Managing Director of Capital Markets, Synechron
  • Emmanuel Aidoo, Director, Credit Suisse
  • Ted Pendleton, Senior Vice President – Business Development, Alphapoint

Moderated by:

  • Terry Roche, Principal, Head of Business Development and FinTech, TABB Group

 

Role of Unstructured & Alternative Data for AI-driven Insight in Financial Services

Firms in capital markets and asset management have always relied on real-time streaming structured data sets to drive decision support and insight across a variety of functions.  Increasingly the use of machine learning (ML) to produce AI-driven insight is demanding more of all types of data, including unstructured and alternate data sets.  Panelist will discuss the role, challenges and opportunities presented by these new data sets.

Speakers:

  • Nikhil Singhvi, Global Head of Market and Client Connectivity, Credit Suisse
  • Mansi Singhal, Co-Founder, Qplum
  • Patrick Pinschmidt, Partner, Middlegame Ventures

Moderated by:

  • Valerie Bogard, Analyst, TABB Group

 

RegTech Stream: Meeting the MiFID II Compliance Challenge with FinTech

Escalating regulatory requirements in Europe are driving change across the US capital markets. This panel will discuss the impact of MiFID II on US firms and explore how organizations can best leverage new technologies and data to meet their increasing regulatory obligations.

Speakers:

  • John Adam, SVP, Global Director of Portfolio Management and Trading Solutions, FactSet
  • Thomas V. Conigliaro, Managing Director, Brokerage & Research Services, IHS Markit
  • Ray Hanson, Managing Director, Credit Suisse

Moderated by:

  • Larry Tabb, Founder & Research Chairman, TABB Group

 

 

3:25 – 4 pm

Cloud Stream: Cloud-as-a-Service Models: Next-Generation Ecosystem

It is well known that the cloud provides significant economic benefits for the cost of computational and data operations through its infrastructure-as-a-service offerings. It is less well known – but, arguably, more significant – that the cloud also provides the necessary common layer to enable financial institutions to deploy a wide range of innovative new capabilities at scale. Looking ahead, the next phase in the evolution of cloud for capital markets lies in the formation of enterprise-as-service models that bring together fabrics of functionality and community.

Speakers:

 

  • Nitin Gupta, Global Head of Financial Services Partners, AWS
  • Anil Lakhanpal,Digital Partner – Banking and Financial Services, Cognizant
  • Robert Palatnick, Managing Director and Chief Technology Architect, DTCC

 

Moderated by:

  • Monica Summerville, Head of European Research & Senior Analyst, FinTech Research, TABB Group

 

Distributed Ledger Technology Stream: DLT and Data Standards

A DLT network will not be able to function without data standards, as there can be no validation or consensus. We examine the drivers, initiatives and offerings that will provide a standard data landscape for capital markets DLT fabrics.

Speakers:

  • Keith McAuliffe, General Manager for the Financial Services Sector, Solace
  • Cristina Dolan, CEO, InsideChains and Co-Founder, InsureX.co
  • Scott O’Malia, Chief Executive Officer, International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc.

Moderated by:

  • Terry Roche, Principal, Head of Business Development and FinTech, TABB Group

 

Cognitive Computing Stream: Client Profiling – Key to Client-Led Alpha

The most valuable data an institution has is its proprietary data – especially client data – and thus its unique blend of first- and third-party data. Leading firms are profiling client behavior for product creation and real-time decision support. The trends and future are examined in this panel, including a look at how firms in various industries are using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to discover – and monetize – pockets of value.

Speakers:

  • Henri Waelbroeck, Ph.D., Vice President, Director of Research for Portfolio Management & Trading Solutions, FactSet
  • Josh Sutton, Global Head, Data and Artificial Intelligence Practice, Publicis.Sapient
  • Gavan Corr, Principal, Financial Services Google Cloud
  • Sarva Srinivasan, Founder & President, EZOPS

Moderated by: Brenda Tsai, Global Head of Marketing, FactSet

 

 

RegTech Stream: Applying Machine Learning to Compliance Data to Achieve Competitive Advantage

What standards are needed for regulatory data, and how are firms utilizing advanced technology techniques such as machine learning to glean additional insight from data collected as part of compliance efforts? The panel will also discuss how firms can leverage these initiatives to achieve efficiencies in compliance and differentiate their offerings to achieve competitive advantage.

Speakers:

  • Michael F. McGovern, Managing Director, Investor Services, Brown Brothers Harriman
  • Pierre Brun, Head of Innovation and Digital, BNP Paribas Securities Services
  • Jeff Bandman, Founder and Principal, Bandman Advisors

 Moderated by:

  • Anna Irrera, Journalist, Reuters

4 – 4:30 pm: Refreshment Break

 

4:30 – 5:05 pm:

Cloud Stream: Cloud, A How-To Guide for Capital Markets

Capital markets is unlike other industries as it is the first digital industry and one that is highly regulated. The ability for capital markets to move to the cloud in technological and regulatory compliance terms is complex and time-consuming. We will explore the technological and regulatory compliance aspects of cloud migration and operations.

Speakers:

  • Mark Beeston, Managing Partner and Founder, Illuminate Financial Management LLP
  • Daniel Schwartz, Managing Director, Corporate and Institutional Banking Technology, NatWest Markets
  • Steven Sadoff, Technology Executive
  • John Stecher, MD, Head of Innovation, Barclays

Moderated by:

  • Monica Summerville, Head of European Research & Senior Analyst, FinTech Research, TABB Group

 

DLT in Action

A conversation with Digital Asset, discussing the real-world challenges and progress made for Distributed Ledger Technology within the Capital Markets

Speakers:

  • Chris Church, Chief Business Development Officer, Digital Asset
  • Terry Roche, Principal, Head of Business Development and FinTech, TABB Group

 

Are Deep Learning and Quant Trading the Future of Asset Management

Asset management is becoming more systematic as intuition is being replaced by data driven insight. Clients expect lower fees which are indexed to long term performance. Panelist will discuss these and other business drivers behind why quantitative and deep learning approaches may be the future of asset management.

Speakers:

  • Gaurav Chakravorty, Co-Founder and Head of Portfolio Management, Qplum
  • Lucien L. Foster, Head of FinTech Strategy & Partnerships, BNY Mellon Corporation

Moderated by:

  • Dayle Scher, Senior Analyst, TABB Group

 

RegTech Stream: RegTech 101: Implementing a RegTech Solution in Your Firm

The potential for RegTech is massive, and both financial firms and regulators are embracing the trend. But where to start? What is RegTech, and what is not? We will discuss RegTech concepts, identify key enabling technologies such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA), cloud and machine learning, and review the potential organizational hurdles and benefits. 

Speakers:

  • Michael Hilmen, Senior Solution Architect, Solace
  • L. Michael Meyer, CFA, Managing Partner, Middlegame Ventures
  • Larry Tabb, Founder & Research Chairman, TABB Group

Moderated by:

  • Matt Simon, Principal, Head of Consulting and Advisory Services, TABB Group

 

5:10 – 5:40 pm: Closing Keynote: Miguel Vias, Head of XRP Markets, Ripple

Antiquated global payment rails are weighing down the traditional correspondent banking model. But blockchain offers an innovative path forward. Hear from Ripple’s Head of XRP Markets Miguel Vias as he explains why financial institutions and corporates are adopting blockchain and discusses the pain points vs. the benefits, including current adoption trends among banks and use cases.

 

5:40 pm:  Closing Remarks – Terry Roche, Principal, Head of Business Development and FinTech, TABB Group

 

Cocktail Reception