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Beju Shah, Senior Expert – Regulatory Data, Technology, Bank of England

Beju Shah is a Senior Expert in the Technology Division of the Bank of England and is responsible for the implementation for the design and collection of regulatory data as well as the adoption of data standards. Beju has played a leading role in the implementation of Solvency II and CRDIV in the UK, as well as working on transforming the way the Bank collects data. Beju represents the Bank and UK at various technical committees of EIOPA, EBA and the ECB.  Beju also manages the Bank’s Blockchain Technology Team and has a background in Artificial Intelligence.

Steve Burman, Managing Director, Global Head of Compliance Operations & Frameworks, Barclays

Oliver Harris, FinTech & In-Residence Lead, J.P. Morgan

Oli Harris leads FinTech and In–Residence for J.P. Morgan’s Corporate and Investment Bank. In this role, Oli is responsible for assessing emerging trends and their impact to J.P. Morgan, fostering relationships with the FinTech ecosystem, and translating these connections into partnerships through In–Residence to transform the way we, and our clients, do business.

Previously he worked for the Office of Tony Blair as an Advisor to the President’s Office of Myanmar, a Project Manager at the World Economic Forum where he led their New Energy Architecture Initiative, and as a Strategy Consultant at Accenture.

Oli is a passionate design thinker, having spent time at Stanford’s d.school, and is particularly interested in the space between large corporates and emerging companies to generate real outcomes. He is a mentor at selected accelerators and a member of Allen & Overy’s advisory board for their Fuse innovation program. Oli is a graduate of Cambridge University.

Jean-Marc Guiteau, Chief Compliance Officer, BNP Paribas Securities Services

Homa Siddiqui, Chief Operating Officer Compliance & Regulatory Affairs, Credit Suisse

Stamos Fokianos, Managing Director, Global Head eBusiness, Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank

Stamos is Crédit Agricole CIB’s Global Head of e-Business, based in London. Prior to joining Crédit Agricole CIB in 2014, Stamos was Global Head of FIC e-commerce with Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets. Stamos has just joined RBC’s Global Head of e-FX Trading before taking the FIC role in April 2012. Prior to this he worked at Standard Chartered for 3 years the Global Product Manager and Global Head of e-channels. His career spans 20 years in the Capital Markets industry, and he has held various positions at RBS, Citi and Swift.

John Byrne, CEO, Corlytics

John Byrne is founder and CEO of Corlytics, responsible for setting the company’s vision and strategy.

He is a serial entrepreneur in the financial technology sector, John has built and sold a number of global technology based enterprises. He co-founded one of the first campus companies in Ireland in 1985 in the energy technology sector and built Information Mosaic in 1997, a global player in the securities software industry which was sold to Markit in 2015. He set up Corlytics to provide real regularly risk intelligence. Following a tsunami of global regulation arrived for the financial markets in 2009, John realised there was no joined up intelligence and predictive analytics to help the banks, regulators and their advisors make informed decisions. Corlytics was formed in 2013 and today is the global leader in regulatory risk intelligence.

John is an executive board member of the International RegTech Association IRTA.  A united community of individuals and organisations, with a shared vision to innovate, advance, and influence the future of regulatory technology. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and has spoken at events such as SIBOS and NEMA. He has also spoken at many other conferences on operational and systemic risk and at RegTech Summits in London and New York. John is a graduate of Stanford Business School and has a Bachelors degree in Electronic Engineering

 

Shaul David, FinTech Consultant, Department of International Trade

Shaul is a London based consultant with a global outlook on innovation in Financial Services. Shaul works with governments, innovative companies seeking to enter the UK market and with UK based companies growing globally. Until recently Shaul was the FinTech sector specialist at the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT – formerly UKTI) the business development arm of the UK Government. In this role, Shaul was responsible for DIT’s engagement strategy with UK and global FinTech markets and stakeholders, facilitating business and economic growth through foreign direct investments and exports.

Prior to that, Shaul was Programme Manager at the Financial Services Knowledge Transfer Network (FSKTN). The FSKTN aims to foster the technological innovation required to reinforce the UK’s reputation as a centre for FS excellence. Earlier in his career Shaul held various roles within retail banking technology and finance.

Juan Alberto Sanchez, Head of Section, DG-Statistics – Supervisory Data Management, European Central Bank

Juan-Alberto was working as a Data Management Expert for nearly 15 years in the private sector and in Banco de España where he was working as Head of the Database Maintenance Unit in the Statistics Department. In this period, Juan-Alberto was involved in the design of processes for the reception, production and dissemination of statistical data. He joined the ECB for the preparation of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) in April 2013. Nowadays, he is heading the Supervisory Data Management section in DG Statistics. His is responsibilities are the development and evolution of the ECB infrastructure for the collection, processing and dissemination of Supervisory Data (COREP/FINREP). Also his section is in charge of processing the supervisory data to provide the ECB supervisors the information they need for an efficient supervision.

Nick Cook, Head of Department, Market Intelligence, Data & Analysis, Financial Conduct Authority

Nick leads the FCA’s RegTech activities and is responsible for 45 staff implementing the FCA’s Data Strategy. He is accountable for a range of data and analytics technology and change projects and leads the FCA’s procurement of market data. He is also the FCA’s representative on the European Securities and Markets Authority’s Financial Innovation Standing Committee.

Philip Saunders, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Russell E. Perry, Co-Founder & CEO, kompany

Russell co-founded kompany together with long-time friends and business partners.
Russell was the start-up CEO of the largest people-search engine with more than 50 million monthly uniques, operating in 13 countries in 11 languages. He expanded the company from a garage operation to a profitable business within six months and oversaw the sale for EUR 15 million, generating up to a 5x return for investors. For nearly six years Russell was a member of the senior management team at the online gaming company bwin. He led product management betting with more than EUR 2.5 billion in wagers, established strategic and media partnerships in 25 countries.
Russell’s mobile and telecommunications roots go back to 1998 when he joined Austria’s third mobile operator ONE (which became Hutchison 3 Austria) as head of product management data. He oversaw several European firsts, such as mobile banking, SMS content services, SMS payment for vending machines and the first real-time multi-user gaming platform. Russell then joined Telefonica Movile’s 3G Mobile AG in Zurich as Director of Products & Services where he defined and led the launch portfolio of the 3G green field mobile operator.

 

Stephan Wolf, Chief Executive Officer, Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF)

Stephan Wolf is the CEO of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF). Since January 2017, Mr. Wolf is Co-convener of the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 68 FinTech Technical Advisory Group (ISO TC 68 FinTech TAG). In January 2017, Mr. Wolf was named one of the Top 100 Leaders in Identity by One World Identity. He has extensive experience in establishing data operations and global implementation strategy. He has led the advancement of key business and product development strategies throughout his career. Mr. Wolf co-founded IS Innovative Software GmbH in 1989 and served first as its managing director. He was later named spokesman of the executive board of its successor IS.Teledata AG. This company ultimately became part of Interactive Data Corporation where Mr. Wolf held the role of CTO.

Giles Spungin, Global Head of Operational Risk & Regulatory Compliance Analytics, HSBC

Dr Giles Spungin, PhD(Lon) is a Global Head of Operational Risk and Regulatory Compliance Analytics at HSBC. He is responsible for design and execution of analytics strategy for Op Risk and Reg Compliance functions globally. This involves development and deployment of predictive analytics and modeling capability ranging from automation and behavioural analytics to bank-wide cloud-based solutions. Activity examples include Reg Compliance Monitoring and Testing and surveillance analytics, Economic Capital modeling and Stress Testing programmes. Prior to joining HSBC, Giles worked at a number of leading financial institutions including Goldman Sachs and Deutche Bank.

Chris Johnson, Senior Product Manager, Market Data, HSBC Securities Services

Chris joined HSBC Securities Services in 2006 and is a Senior Product Manager with responsibility for Market Data. Chris was previously at Threadneedle Investments where he was Head of Investment Information Services. Before then he was a Director at UBS. Chris started work in the city with Laurie, Milbank stockbrokers, in their futures and options operations team, continuing with Chase Manhattan for a further ten years, culminating in three years as head of the equity derivatives middle office. He also headed OTC derivative client valuations at Bankers Trust. Chris is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Stephane Malrait, MD, Global Head of Financial Markets eCommerce, ING

Stephane joined ING to lead the bank e-commerce initiatives across all financial market products and to develop on the financial market group’s cross-asset ecommerce strategy. Before joining ING in May 2015, spent eight years at Société Générale, where he became the Global Head of FIC eCommerce, creating an eCommerce business covering credit, rates, money market, emerging market and FX. Prior to this, worked at JPMorgan Chase for ten years, serving in different roles in Global FX E-Commerce Business Management and cross-asset Commerce technology.

Has a strong background in financial markets and understands the need for continued technological development to drive positive change in trading and market structure workflows. He is leading the ING Financial Market innovation strategy and also working on the implementation of financial regulations that will impact the clients trading activity and transform how the trading floor operates. Board member for several eTrading market initiatives and associations. Since 2005 been active with the ACI Financial Market Association – an international non-profit organisation that represents the interests of market professionals in foreign exchange and money markets. Here, he has chaired the ACI FX committee and overseen the launch of the ACI Fixed Income committee, representing the views of professionals in these respective sectors. He is also an active member of the ECB FX contact group working on the BIS Global FX code of conduct.

Christian Krohn, Head, Compliance & Regulatory Affairs, Europe, Standard Chartered Bank

Hany Choueiri, Head of Data Governance & Strategy (CDO), EMEA, State Street

With over 25 years of experience, Hany Choueiri joined State Street in 2016 as Head of Data Governance and Strategy for EMEA.  Previously he was the Chief Data Officer at the Bank of England leading the strategic One Bank Data initiative. Between 2009 and 2014, Hany had a variety of roles at HSBC most recently as the GBM Chief Data Officer, Europe & Head of Data Quality Services. Prior to HSBC, Hany worked at Deutsche Bank, Clerical Medical and Ernst & Young where he managed a number of key client data, business intelligence, cash management and risk initiatives. Having been instrumental in pioneering one of the first Data Warehouses, Hany’s career has been centered around data and its management. A regular speaker in a number of data events, Hany has also been involved in number of data centric industry initiatives such as the LEI, KYC Utility and the development of Data Maturity Models

 

John Turner, CEO, XBRL International

John Turner is the CEO of XBRL International, the standards development organisation behind the XBRL, the business reporting specifications. XBRL works to enhance transparency and accountability in business performance by developing and promoting its global data exchange specifications in the public interest. Mr Turner has previously served as the CEO of CoreFiling, a leading XBRL vendor, led the XBRL activities of KPMG International LLP and ran the first regulatory project to utilise XBRL for data collection, leading the data collection and analysis reengineering efforts at APRA, the Australian financial regulator. He is a passionate advocate for the pragmatic use of standards to enhance reporting and with the staff of XBRL International works with the consortium’s members and leading regulators around the world to this end

Kevin Taylor, Managing Director, Group Head of CIB Compliance Strategic Advisory, UniCredit Group

Kevin has over 25 years experience gained across City regulators, investment banking and broking sectors working in senior Compliance management roles in which he has successfully applied commercial judgment and forward thinking often in difficult and challenging environments.  Specific focus on building successful compliance teams with an international coverage of regulation particularly with respect to fixed income products and market abuse detection technology.

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