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Financial Crime Technology Expert at Allianz Global Headquarters. Previously worked as Sanctions/AML business analyst and systems expert and currently working on and leading projects related to the development of RegTech and similar IT solutions in the area of Financial Crime regulatory compliance. Holder of 3 Master degrees in Information Management and Computer Science and a B.Sc. in Business Informatics.
Patrick is the Financial Crime Technology Coordinator of the Allianz Group based in Munich, Germany. He has multiple years of experience in the area of sanctions and anti-money laundering. His strong vision is that effective and efficient compliance processes and controls enable business to be more productive. He studied Business Information Management (B. Sc., B.A. Hons) with focus on financial services and compliance. Patrick is a fellow of the Bucerius Summer School on International Governance.
Beju Shah is Head of Data Collection and Publication in the Technology Directorate of the Bank of England and is responsible for the design, delivery and implementation of the Bank’s data collections, data collection and publication systems and all market data services as well as data standardisation initiatives. Beju has played a leading role in the implementation of major regulatory change in the UK over the past seven years, being at the border of where regulation meets technology, as well as now modernising the way the Bank collects data. Beju represents the Bank and UK at the LEI ROC as well as various technical committees of EIOPA, EBA and the ECB. Beju has a background in Artificial Intelligence.
Nicola Cowburn is Chief Marketing Officer at Qumram, and she sits on the Executive Board of the International RegTech Association (IRTA).
An award-winning marketing professional with 25 years’ experience in technology and financial services, Nicola is a recognised thought leader, and avid supporter of financial innovation and regulatory technology. After spending her early career at Hewlett Packard, Nicola has devoted the last 18 years to working with high-growth technology SMEs to help them evolve into successful global enterprises.
Currently focused on developing RegTech and compliance solutions that support digital transformation, Nicola is proud to be a member of the 2016 Innovate Finance Women in FinTech Power List.
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 has the global responsibility for Compliance for BNP Paribas Securities Services since he joined in 2010 and is a member of its Executive Committee. He is also a member of the Corporate and Institutional Banking Compliance Executive Committee.
He has more than 25 years of experience in the financial industry, including ten within the BNP Paribas Group, of which four as Deputy Head of Investment Solutions Compliance. Prior to joining BNP Paribas, he worked 8 years for the French Insurance company MMA, as Group Compliance Officer and Head of Internal Control for the group finance and asset management activities. In the meantime, he has published a survey for the French Internal Auditors’ Association (IFACI) on the Risk management and the Risk Mapping methodology within Insurance Companies.
He started his career at HSBC France (formelly Crédit Commercial de France), where he spent 11 years in various functions, successively within the Securities Services as Relationship Manager, Head of organisation for the CIB activities and Head of mission at the General Inspection of the Bank.
Alan Blanchard has been the publisher of the FCA’s Handbook of rules and guidance since 2014. He has brought his extensive legal publishing background to bear on the Handbook website: launching a completely new platform in 2015, introducing a timeline feature, glossary pop ups and personalisation. Improvements continue to be made to the site and to its content as this session will highlight.
Ms. Homa Siddiqui is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Compliance and Regulatory Affairs division, based in Zurich. She is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the division. As COO, she is responsible to ensure effective and efficient execution of the divisional strategy, drive and implement change in the organization, propose and manage investment decisions supported by strong business cases, determine workforce strategy/human capital planning as well as oversee all other daily operating activities. Prior to joining the Compliance and Regulatory Affairs division, Homa was the Global Head of Platform Strategy & Governance, where she was responsible for defining the global PBWM Platform Strategy, Investment and Execution Governance for Shared Services IT and non-IT demand. Homa joined Credit Suisse in October 2007 from Morgan Stanley where she spent 5 years in a few different functions, such as Global Program Manager for cross-selling initiative across the Institutional Business and the lead for deployment in IT and Operations. Prior to that, she worked as a Partner at Kanbay, a consulting firm acquired by Capgemini, and was responsible for the Morgan Stanley relationship.
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 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 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 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 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.
Richard has extensive experience of working with financial institutions throughout the world, assisting companies in managing enterprise risk more efficiently while addressing local regulatory guidelines and standards. As well as being the founder and CEO of Governor Software, Richard is currently an Independent Non Executive Director at both PermanentTSB Bank plc and JP Morgan Fund Administration ltd.
Prior to Governor Software, Richard has worked in various senior banking, insurance, credit and market risk roles at Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, ABN AMRO, Bain, COMIT Gruppe and Quay Financial Software. He has analysed, designed and managed the development of core treasury and enterprise risk management systems for large financial institutions, including UBS, Citibank, Schroders and Unicredito.
In 2009, Richard was recognised as a “Top 50” Face of Operational Risk by Op Risk & Compliance magazine and was a contributing author to two books on risk management. He is also a board member of the Governance, Risk and Compliance Technology Centre which focuses on research in the area of financial services governance, risk and compliance. Richard has also received the designation of ‘Certified Bank Director’ by the Institute of Banking.
Philip Saunders is a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, responsible for Cross Divisional Projects and Architecture in EMEA. Currently he is leading the technology efforts around the firmwide Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) program. Additionally Philip has been helping push some industry RegTech ideas around Common Domain modelling. He has been at Goldman Sachs since 2001.
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.
Nirvana Farhadi is an expert in global RegTech compliance, operations and risk across multiple financial services sectors. As the former Head of Regulatory Reporting at KPMG, she led the practice and its development for regulatory transaction reporting. She has served as a lead regulatory expert across various trade, transaction, periodic, and positional reporting requirements under various global regulations including, but not limited to: MiFID, MiFID2/MiFIR, EMIR, REMIT, DFA, SEC, CFTC, Hong Kong TR, Canadian TR, ASIC TR, Commodities Position Reporting, and Threshold reporting requirements. She has over 17 years of senior experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, she has advised many institutions on MiFID II/MiFIR Transaction Reporting Technical Standards, and Instrument Reference Data Standards, and the Impact of Brexit on financial services firms and their business.
After qualifying as a barrister, Jane gained broad experience in card, e-money, internet and mobile payments having worked in commercial (marketing) and legal roles in the sector for over 20 years.
Jane was Managing Director at Access, the credit card issuing and acquiring organisation, and later became Divisional Manager at Mondex International where she became familiar with e-money regulation.
Jane has undertaken a broad range of legal and compliance work for a wide variety of companies including internet payment gateways, mobile phone payment companies, e-money issuers, pre-paid card companies and money transmitters.
In 2014 Jane obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance from the International Compliance Association (ICA) and is a Fellow of the ICA. .
Jane is currently CEO of Kompli Limited which is offering a unique Gold Standard” Compliance Service whch goes beyond the regulatory requirements and enables clients to take on new business and retain it, confident that they have access to the best available information and expertise to fulfil their compliance obligations.
Sarah combines a proven track record in driving highly complex B2C and B2B products to market success with a passion for business growth and product strategy. Sarah thrives to strengthen Mitek’s position as the global leader in mobile identity verification. Before joining Mitek, Sarah successfully managed the product strategy and business development for startups in the payments, e-commerce and technology markets, serving as Head of Product at Incomm’s Qpay and Director of Product at iWire. Sarah holds a BS in Mathematics from Duke University and further developed her managerial skills at Harvard Business School.
Paul Cummins is CEO of Regassur, an innovative data-driven simulation and modelling platform that helps provide senior management comprehensive and dynamic reassurance that their GRC environment is operating as it should be. He is also a managing partner at Stonerock Advisors, an investment vehicle into interesting new technologies relevant to current problems and opportunities in the wholesale financial markets and also an advisor to traditional financial organisations as they transform to new paradigms. Paul has over 25 years experience in investment banking, 15 at MD level. For many years he successfully supported complex businesses while in senior global and regional roles in Technology and Operations at CSFP, CSFB, Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers, where he was also a member of the European Operating Committee. Later he held senior positions in the Front Office to direct the build out of Electronic Client Services, OTC Derivatives Servicing and, most recently at Nomura, Cash Prime Brokerage. He has also been an advisor to senior management on the buy-side on OTC derivatives and at international banks on both Prime Brokerage and Compliance with recent regulation.
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.
Iona started her career as a business apprentice at Microsoft, where she led on various marketing activities for the Scotland office. Iona is now studying Business and Marketing at the University of Edinburgh, while working as the Marketing Lead for Wallet.Services – a recognised leader in BlockChain technology. Iona has recently started a channel to evangelize Blockchain tech, as BlockChain Beyonce.
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 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.
Evgeny Likhoded is the Founder and CEO of ClauseMatch, which helps financial institutions to implement robust governance and legal documentation processes as part of first and second line of defence. Having worked in legal profession for several years in Morgan Stanley and Gazprom, Evgeny sought to improve the current ways of how legal and compliance departments manage high value and high risk documentation. Evgeny helps clients to implement best practice governance platform, which provides much needed transparency and better enterprise risk management.
Tony Sio is the Head of Exchange & Regulator Surveillance, Market Technology at Nasdaq, this includes responsibility for the SMARTS Market Surveillance solution which is used by 47 marketplaces and 17 regulators globally. His team uses the latest in technology to provide surveillance solutions for all tradeable products in the world’s largest markets.
Tony brings over 15 years’ experience implementing or advising upon financial technology and surveillance practices at exchanges and regulators across USA, Europe, Middle East, Asia-Pacific, and Africa. Tony has overseen teams performing major technology changes at over a dozen marketplaces. He has also lectured and taught on the use of technology for regulation and financial research.
Gordon McKenzie is Vice President of Digital Reasoning for EMEA and APAC Regions, formerly a senior executive with Microsoft responsible forl global solution areas covering government and financial services industries. He is based in London’s Canary Wharf, and helps both governments and banks manage the growing challenge of sophisticated financial crime and compliance.
Rohini Gupta is a highly skilled financial service professional with niche and diverse blend of experience as a trader, risk management professional and regulatory supervisory. In her 12 years, Rohini has worked as Vice President at RBS and Credit Suisse, and a Senior Risk Associate at Bank of England, PRA and FCA.
Rohini has extensive experience in working with regulation. She led the implementation of many BIS, FSB and EU regulatory initiatives post the financial crisis within banking institutions and the UK’s regulators.
Rohini’s passion for learning about regulatory frameworks around the world prompted her to create the FinReg E-cyclopedia. With her solution, she wants to make access and understanding to global financial regulation easier for all users.
Through her learnings from the development FinReg E-cyclopedia, Rohini wants to work with global regulators to improve the access they provide to the industry to local regulation by learning from one another.
Carl-Henrik Thorsen is an experienced SaaS sales executive with over a decade capital markets’ experience.
He is passionate about how technology can simplify and make life better for his clients. Carl’s experience spans from well-known companies such as Morgan Stanley and FactSet as well as his own start-up, and smaller up-and-coming FinTech companies.
Clients ranging from some of the largest banks and asset managers in the world, to small funds, brokers and PE shops have benefited from his creative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit around applications of existing and new technology alike.
With ClauseMatch Carl is taking this to the next level – with a truly ground-breaking technology that will redefine how financial institutions operate and manage their multiple documents and policies, making them more effective, more responsive and better suited for today’s demanding environment.
Ralf Huber is Co-Founder of Apiax, a Swiss RegTech start-up, transforming complex financial regulations into easy-to-use digital compliance rules.
Ralf has over 16 years of legal and compliance experience within the financial industry and holds a Master in Law from the University of Zurich. Starting his compliance career at Zürcher Kantonalbank, Ralf went on to perform a variety of different legal and compliance roles at Credit Suisse between 2005 and 2016, both in Switzerland and abroad. Ralf Huber covered with his lawyer team all legal and compliance tasks for the investment services and products, asset management and mutual funds business.
Ralf has always been passionate about standardization and leveraging technology to simplify the demands of modern legal and compliance work. Ralf is also President of the Swiss Chapter of the International RegTech Association.
Beginning his career with MISYS Group, Ben has spent 20 years working in the technology sector majoring on Content (unstructured data) and how organisations can best leverage and manage it. Through this understanding of Content, Ben has successfully grown a number of technology and service companies as part of The Content Group which he founded in 1998. As a subject matter expert and thought leader, Ben has been involved in setting global standards for a number of Content related initiatives.
In 2011 Ben founded CUBE, an international RegTech provider and now the category leader for Global Regulatory Change solutions. By leveraging regulatory Content on the Open Web, CUBE’s AI platform provides an automated approach to monitoring, detecting and analysing global regulatory change, creating the world’s first single source Regulatory Data Service.
Ben is also an Executive Board Member and the Chapter President, UK & Ireland, of the International RegTech Association (IRTA).
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
Shane Brett is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, peer-reviewed author, and thought-leader specializing in hedge funds, FinTech, and the global economy.
He is co-founder of GECKO Governance—the new blockchain-enabled Fund Regulation solution.
Shane has 20 years experience in hedge fund /asset management operations, consultancy and technology, including program and product management at top fund managers and administrators worldwide (e.g., BNP Paribas, HSBC, UBS, and RBS).
Guy Levit was appointed CEO of TeleMessage in July 2002 and was one of its founders in 1999. Prior to his current position he held various sales, marketing and operational positions within the group. From 1996 until 1999, Guy was the head of the planning and development department of an elite technical unit in the Intelligence corps of the Israeli Defense Forces (I.D.F). Guy holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology and a MBA from the Tel Aviv University.
Ian is responsible for CAO Innovation, Strategy and Planning within ING Wholesale Banking UK. An accomplished Change Manager, with 15+ years’ experience across Capital Markets supporting the delivery of significant front to back technology, operational and regulatory programs. Ian has held a number of positions across the bank including Client Services, Network Management and Head of Service Management.
Ian forms part of ING-UK’s Innovation Council and is Chair of the Association of Foreign Banks RegTech Working Group. Ian is extensively involved in the development of Market Infrastructure for Post Trade processing & Regulatory Affairs. He is currently helping to develop a collaborative market pilot centre to support the validation and adoption on new RegTech and FinTech solutions.
Mike O’Keeffe is general manager of Corlytics UK. As general manager, Mike is responsible for leading operations in the UK and ensuring customer needs are met, from initial sales conversations right through to product delivery and on-going support. He has over 15 years in the development and delivery of advanced analytics solutions for the risk, compliance, fraud and security markets to major blue-chip organisations. Prior to working with Corlytics, Mike held roles as general manager of security product innovation at Telstra, as VP of product management and product marketing at Cognevo, and had senior product management and delivery roles at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence and Norkom Technologies. Mike holds a degree in Industrial Biochemistry, and a graduate diploma in Technical Communications from the University of Limerick and an MBA from Dublin City University.