Emmanuel Kiyanda is Senior Manager, Market Parameters at National Bank of Canada. He is based in Montreal and with competences in market, counterparty and issuer risk, he is responsible of market and reference data and plays an important role in the data governance at the Bank. Recently, his team and him successfully centralized the market parameters for the Financial Markets processes and are delivering data for Basel III requirements.
Timothy P. Ryan, CIPM is a Vice President and Head of Performance Measurement at Hartford Investment Management Company. In this role, Mr. Ryan is department head responsible for GIPS® compliance, return calculation, composite maintenance, peer ranking, and performance attribution support for this $150 Billion plus asset manager. Previously, Mr. Ryan spent seven plus years at Fidelity Management and Research Co. in Boston, culminating in the role of Director of Attribution Analysis following stints as Manager of Attribution Analysis and Fixed Income Performance Attribution Analyst. He is a frequent speaker and author on performance topics, serves on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Performance Measurement, also serves on the CIPM Association Advisory Council, is the 2004 recipient of the Dietz Award for Performance Measurement Literature, and editor of the book Portfolio Analysis. Tim additionally acted as the firm’s Data Governance Officer for a year, during which he lead the firm’s Data Integrity Group and the firm’s cross-functional/inter-departmental Data Governance Advisory Council.
Mr. Peter Richard Benson is the Founding and Executive Director of the Electronic Commerce Code Management Association (ECCMA). The international association was founded in 1999 to develop and promote the implementation of co-operative solutions for the unambiguous exchange of information. Peter has enjoyed a long career in data driven systems starting with early work on debugging Vulcan the precursor of what became dBase, one of the very first relational database applications designed for the personal computer market. Peter went on to design WordStar Messenger, one of the very first commercial electronic mail software applications which included automated high to low bit conversion to allow eight bit word-processing formatting codes to pass through the early seven bit UNIX email systems. Peter received a British patent in 1992 covering the use of automated email to update distributed databases. From 1994 to 1998 Peter chaired the ANSI committee responsible for the development of EDI standards for product data (ASC X12E). Peter was responsible for the design; development and global promotion of the UNSPSC as an international commodity classification for spend analysis and procurement. Most recently, in pursuit of a faster, better and lower cost method for obtaining and validating master data, Peter designed and oversaw the development of the eOTD, eDRR and eGOR as open registries of terminology, data requirements and organizations mirrored on the NATO cataloging system. Peter is also the project leader for ISO 8000 (data quality) and ISO 22745 (open technical dictionaries). Peter is recognized as an expert on the creation, maintenance and distribution of master data, and the automatic rendering of high quality multilingual descriptions from master data that are at the heart of today’s ERP applications and the high speed and high relevance text search engines that we have come to depend on. Peter is a proponent of open standards for data portability and long term data preservation. Peter works to focus international attention on open metadata and how its use in software applications protects an organization’s rights to their own data as well as on the importance of data provenance, the ability to track the origin of data.
Ludwig D’Angelo manages the Global Instrument Reference Data Operating Unit within JP Morgan’s Corporate Investment Bank Operations. Previously at JP Morgan he was the North American Regional Head for Trading Technology. He has over 30 years of experience in financial services including front office, risk management, operations, technology and marketing. He has previously held senior positions at Swiss Bank Corp, Bankers Trust, Reuters as well as KPMG Consulting and CAPCO where he was a practice leader in trading technology. He is a frequent lecturer on Securities and Derivatives topics in industry and academia. Early in his career, he was a professional options trader for Oppenheimer & Company. He earned his MBA in Finance from Fordham University Graduate School of Business and his BBA in Management Information Systems from Pace University. He is a former Chairman of the FISD Executive Committee, a global association of exchanges, vendors and consumers of financial information and a current board member of EDM Council, a global association of enterprise data professionals.
After completing college in 1983 (University of Pittsburgh, MBA with an emphasis in M.I.S.; and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Dayton), Dennis joined IBM as a systems engineer working in the financial services industry. In the late 1980s, he was one of the original members of a national telecommunications practice for Ernst & Whiney (later Ernst & Young). Among the major initiatives that he was engaged were integration of the telecommunications facilities of Northwest Orient and Republic Airlines (which became Northwest Airlines) and deployment of the New York State Lottery network. In the early 1990s, Dennis joined the Travelers where his team introduced routers into the infrastructure (one of the first large organizations to route SNA traffic). In 1994, Dennis joined Mellon Financial, and for 12 years led the architecture and design of the Mellon network. In 2006, Dennis assumed the duties of manager of the Advanced Engineering group which was tasked with introducing new infrastructure technology and maintaining the product roadmaps. In 2007, Dennis assumed these same duties for the merged company, BNY Mellon. Over the past few years, Dennis has been engaged with strategic planning for Cloud Computing and Big Data activities at BNY Mellon. In 2010, Dennis was designated a Distinguished Engineer; the highest technical honor within the BNY Mellon technical community. Dennis has been a guest lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University for over 10 years on various technology topics. In the mid 1990s, he conducted a set of classes at the University of Pittsburgh. He has been quoted and/or featured in the past few years in industry publications (e.g., Computer World and Network World).
Dr. Alexander D. Wissner-Gross is an award-winning scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur. He serves as the President and CTO of Gemedy, Inc., and also holds academic appointments as an Institute Fellow at the Harvard University Institute for Applied Computational Science and as a Research Affiliate at the MIT Media Laboratory. He has received 107 major distinctions, authored 13 publications, been granted 17 issued, pending, and provisional patents, and founded, managed, and advised 4 technology companies, 1 of which has been acquired. In 1998 and 1999, respectively, he won the U.S.A. Computer Olympiad and the Intel Science Talent Search. In 2003, he became the last person in MIT history to receive a triple major, with bachelors in Physics, Electrical Science and Engineering, and Mathematics, while graduating first in his class from the MIT School of Engineering. In 2007, he completed his Ph.D. in Physics at Harvard, where his research on smart matter, pervasive computing, and machine learning was awarded the Hertz Doctoral Thesis Prize. His work has been featured in over 100 news outlets worldwide including The New York Times, CNN, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek.
Mike has been a professional facilitator and financial information industry advocate for over 20 years. He is currently the Managing Director for the Enterprise Data Management Council – a business forum for financial institutions, data originators and vendors on the strategy and tactics of managing data as an enterprise-wide asset Mike is an active in industry initiatives, provides consultation to global market authorities on the data implications of financial regulatory reform and is recognized as an expert in reference data strategy, governance, data quality and standards. He is currently a member of the Financial Stability Board’s LEI Advisory Panel; the CFTC’s Data Standardization Subcommittee; ISO TC68/SC4 and ANSI/X9D. He has also been involved with many organizations, provides strategic advice to members and is a frequent speaker on a range of issues associated with data management. Mike has been the Managing Director of the EDM Council since February 2006.
Kamal Panda heads the data quality and governance effort for Wholesale Banking in Wells Fargo. Kamal has 22 years of data background and 13 years of it with WF. He has been involved in various data management initiatives during his tenure in Wholesale. He started his career with Wholesale Finance building out the first iterations of the budgeting applications, Treasury Management Pricer, Treasury reporting and incentive compensation applications. He led a customer MDM effort as the product manager and chaired a wholesale wide data council for several years. Before joining his current role as head of data governance, he built out the data integrity program for Wholesale BASEL compliance, managed the spreading/internal risk rating applications and wholesale loan services data and analytics platform.
Gwen Thomas is a globally recognized leader in Data Governance and Strategy. President of the Data Governance Institute and creator of the industry’s original Data Governance Framework, she has personally assisted 200+ organizations to meet data-driven business goals. As writer/publisher of the web’s #1 site for Data Governance and Strategy, contributor to industry discussion groups, certification tests, and professional organizations, and a sought-after keynoter, she has influenced thousands of business leaders, data managers, and consultants. Thomas’s 25 years’ experience with financial data has been split between consulting, business management, and IT management roles. In the past ten years, she has lead/advised efforts to define and implement initiatives for Sallie Mae (a program that has won numerous Best Practice Awards), the Federal Reserve’s Bank Supervision Group (both for the New York Fed and for systemic efforts), for WaMu and Wachovia (as part of Basel and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance), and for other financial institution. Thomas is comfortable in complex environments involving both structured and unstructured data (from legacy systems to big data) that must meet analytics, compliance, and business process needs. A personable and confident communicator, Thomas is known for her ability to inform, connect with, and engage stakeholders from all levels and all branches of an organization.
James is responsible for Reference Data technology at Barclays. The Reference Data team supports systems for product, price, counterparty, account and standing settlement instruction data within the Corporate, Investment Bank and Wealth businesses. They are responsible for distributing this reference data to numerous applications and users within the firm, supporting the evolving needs of the consumers and expanding consumer coverage.
James joined Barclays in 2010 with over 20 years of experience in IT within the Financial Industry. Most recently, James worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he managed Client Data Strategy and was also responsible for the global electronic trading client on-boarding systems, client access entitlements and executive services. James also managed the counterparty data integration effort for the newly combined organization’s Fixed Income and Derivative businesses. Prior to that, James was a Partner at Accenture.
Juan has over 11 years experience with high performance, real-time Market Data systems and has deep knowledge of high-speed messaging middleware, networking, and system integration. Before joining Goldman, Juan was a Senior Market Data Engineer for Jane Street Capital, he has also held positions at West Highland Support Services, STAC Research, Barclays Capital and Reuters. Juan holds a Masters degree in Finance from the Institute of Technology and Higher Education of Monterrey.
Mark is Enterprise Data Leader for GE Asset Management (GEAM), the investment management arm of GE. Mark joined GE in 2002 as a Corporate Initiatives Group Manager, where he focused on sourcing metrics, process improvement and IT systems. After two years, he moved to GE Capital as the Program Manager for a large Oracle ERP implementation. Mark then moved into IT infrastructure program management for GE Capital Americas, where he delivered major improvements in the areas of financial management, ITIL process, application monitoring and system testing. In 2010, he moved into his current role as Enterprise Data Leader for GEAM. Prior to joining GE, Mark spent nine years as a combat systems engineer in the Royal Canadian Navy, and held several system engineering positions at Lockheed Martin Canada and Alcatel Canada. He has an undergraduate degree in computer engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada.
Tony Brownlee has global responsibility for the company’s Data Solutions business, which includes Kingland’s 360 Data™ line of reference data and master data management (MDM) software products and data quality services and consulting. Mr. Brownlee was instrumental in the creation of Kingland Systems’ Data Solutions business and has managed numerous operational, product development, sales and marketing, and business development functions for the company as well as the company’s strategic relationship with IBM for Information Management software. Mr. Brownlee is recognized as a thought leader throughout the financial services industry, speaking regularly at industry events on topics of MDM, data governance, data standards, entity and hierarchy data, as well as serving on industry committees through the Securities Industry Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the International Standards Organization (ISO), the Financial Stability Board (FSB) for the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI), the Enterprise Data Management Council (EDMC), and other international industry groups. Prior to joining Kingland Systems, Mr. Brownlee worked in the financial services industry providing consulting services for a top ten global bank and an international agri-business company. Mr. Brownlee holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Central College, Iowa, an MBA from Iowa State University, and serves on advisory boards of both institutions.
Fred Cohen is Group Vice-President and Global Head of iGATE Patni's Capital Markets and Investment Banking practice. With over 25 years’ experience in the financial markets, Fred has held senior management positions with high-profile employers such as Lehman Brothers, State Street, Thomson Financial and DST; he also has extensive experience managing very large scale financial projects.
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Philippe Chambadal, CEO of SmartStream, is also the CEO of DClear - a wholly-owned subsidiary of DIFC Investments and SmartStream's parent company. As the CEO of DClear, Philippe led the acquisition of SmartStream in 2007. Prior to his appointment he served as a SmartStream board member and actively driving the Company’s progress in the marketplace. Philippe has held senior management positions in software and hi-tech firms for the past 15 years. He was the Founder & CEO of MetaMatrix, the leading data services platform purchased by Red Hat. Prior to MetaMatrix, he was EVP at FAME Software, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company - subsequently acquired by Sungard. Additionally, Philippe co-founded Reuters New Media and was responsible for the successful launch of the Reuters Terminal, the first Windows-based product launched in the financial market. He also created and led the Research & Analytics division at Instinet.
Geoff joined Acadian in March 2008 and heads up the Investment Process and Databases Team, the group that manages the data that drives Acadian’s process. Geoff has a strong background in financial data and technology and previously served in a consulting role at Morgan Stanley, where he oversaw the development of equity research, data and risk databases. Education: B.S., Mechanical Engineering and Economics, Birmingham University (U.K.).
Steven Munter is the Head of Union Bank’s Data Management Office (DMO). He was recruited by the bank in 2010 to form the DMO and has led the bank’s development of its end-to-end data management strategy. Steve has over 30 years of experience in financial services, primarily at Bank of America. At Bank of America he served in a variety of leadership roles in Commercial Banking and Credit Risk, as well as multiple international assignments in Latin America and Japan.
Justin Magruder is the founder and CEO of Noetic Partners, a technology services company. He is an accomplished executive, with proven success in the financial services sector and expertise in product, client, counterparty and pricing management. He has extensive knowledge of tools, processes and concepts required for enterprise data architecture, data governance, reference data architecture, STP, cloud deployment, and advanced analytics and decision support for investment management. Prior to founding Noetic, Justin held senior strategic planning and management positions with Freddie Mac, HP-Knightsbridge, Deutsche Asset Management, J.P. Morgan Securities and EDS Financial Industry Group. He has developed business information architectures and functional reference data solutions, worked with advanced technologies and complex data processing systems. Before Freddie, Justin was a partner with HP-Knightsbridge where he was the senior strategist and client-focused leader in the Capital Markets practice. He developed and led enterprise strategies and solutions programs at UBS Investment Bank, J.P. Morgan Securities, Thomson Financial and Bloomberg. Justin earned a Bachelor’s degree from Colorado College in 1985 and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business in 1995. He was one of the first 100 FISD recipients of the Financial Information Associate Certification in 2010.
Ken Zockoll is Senior Vice President and Director of Content Development at FactSet Research Systems, Inc. Ken has worked in the financial content business for over 25 years. Ken was a founder of the LionShares database of global ownership content. Since FactSet acquired LionShares in 2001, Ken has been involved in the development and deployment of FactSet's enterprise content solutions , which assist clients in the integration of their internal and third party content via an issuer centric data architecture.
John Simeone is the COO for Global Product Reference Data Management for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. His team is multi-faceted with areas of focus on Client Integrations, Technical Project Management, Document Management, Financials, and Quality Assurance Testing with teams regionally located in AMRS, EMEA, and APAC. He is leading numerous Product Data Initiatives for all major business lines including Capital Markets, Wealth Management, Risk, Compliance, and Research. John has over 10 years of Product Data/Security Master experience in Operations and Technology. His previous roles include Business Analysis and managing Operations globally for Fixed Income and US Listed Options. John holds an MBA in Finance and is Series 7 certified
Heather H. Wilson is the Chief Data Officer of AIG. Prior she was Chief Data Officer and Global Head of Decision Management for Citigroup. Prior to Citi, she was the Global Head of Information Strategy, Data Governance and Innovation/Advanced Technology at Kaiser Permanente. Heather was a senior partner at Knightsbridge and CSC Consulting and worked for an extended period of time at Deloitte and Accenture. Heather graduated Summa Cum Laude from Shenandoah University earning her International Business Degree with minors in Japanese and Russian from Shenandoah University. Heather is a Trustee at Shenandoah University and serves on the Future Business Leaders of America Foundation that she spearheaded. Heather launched the Kaiser Permanente Women in Technology group focused on mentoring, innovation and retention for women in math, technology and science. She was an executive member of Citi4Women.
Eric is the Global Head of Business Data Management for Citi’s Chief Data Office. He has been with the CDO since its inception in 2010, and was a leader of the team which developed the Global Data Roadmap, Citi’s end-to-end data management strategy, in 2009.
In his current role he is responsible for establishing and driving the execution of Citi’s data strategy, managing the business data governance program that crosses all product lines and regions, and establishing polices and standards regarding data management.
Prior to joining the Chief Data Office, Eric ran the Business Architecture competency for Citigroup’s Architecture and Technology Engineering group (CATE), architecture and solution-design support to Citi’s business units.
Eric came to Citi in 2005, from IBM’s Business Consulting Services group where he provided Technology Strategy consulting services for IBM’s clients including Citigroup, Bloomberg, S&P, and other Financial Services companies.
Before his involvement in business consulting he was an architect and developer in the telecom-datacom space, designing and developing networking devices for companies such as Siemens, Racal-Datacom, and Fujitsu.
Eric has a B.S. in computer science from the University of Florida. He was a member of the Florida Army National Guard with a Military Occupational Specialty of Infantry and later, Military Intelligence (Counterintelligence). He lives in Forest Hills with his wife and 7 year old son
Ron Papka is Global Head of Client Analytics and Market Data Distribution at Citigroup. Prior to Citi, Ron developed portfolio, trading and risk analytical systems for BlackRock, Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital. He holds a BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia, Brown, and UMass Amherst respectively. He was formerly an adjunct professor in Computer Science at Smith College in Massachusetts, and his academic work is in the field of Machine Learning and Information Retrieval.
Tom is global head of Reference Data Operations. He is the Reference Data Workstream chief operating officer in the firm's Regulatory Reform Program, a member of the Operations Client Experience Committee and co-sponsor of the Salt Lake City Veterans Network. Previously, Tom was based in Hong Kong, where he was head of Asia Regulatory and Tax Operations from 2009 to 2011. He had regional oversight for Asia Operations Risk Management, Asia Operations Project Services and Asia Operations Technology Strategy groups. In 2008, Tom was head of Private Wealth Management International Operations. Prior to holding these responsibilities, he managed various Private Wealth Management Operations functions while based in Salt Lake City from 2002 to 2007. Tom joined Goldman Sachs in 2000 within Investment Management Operations in New York and was named managing director in 2010. Prior to joining the firm, Tom was a vice president in the Worldwide Securities Services division at Citibank. Tom serves on the Board of Directors of the Enterprise Data Management Council and the Guadalupe School. Tom earned a BA in Economics from Columbia University in 1991.
Amy G. Harkins is the Managing Director and Senior Vice President at BNY Mellon. Her direct responsibilities are to provide a central utility for Account Opening, Reconciliation, Tax, Income and Control for all client types and all systems globally. Services include account set up, collection of market and tax related documentation, data security administration, exception management processing, identification, research, limited resolution, and reporting of exceptions, income collection, reclaim processing, tax withholding, preparation of IRS filings, claims management, regulatory reporting and risk mitigation. Ms. Harkins serves on the DTC Advisory, Broadridge, Enterprise Data Management Council, and FIMA Market Data Advisory Boards. In addition, Ms. Harkins is actively involved in the Securities Industry Association FISD and FIMA Program Committees.
Jacqueline Hayes is the Regional Head of Reference Data Management for RBS Americas, where she oversees both Client and Market Reference Data for the US Broker Dealer. During her 6 year tenure at RBS, Jacqueline has managed and overseen the integration of large scale data initiatives involving company mergers and has integrated regional systems onto global platforms. She has driven data initiatives spanning across various business lines such as Corporate Bonds, Sovereign Bonds, MBS, Equities, FX, and Futures as well as across multiple RBS entities. Jacqueline has also partnered with the AML and Client On Boarding enterprise programs in the development of a workflow tool that has improved efficiency and operational controls for both groups. As a result of the current regulatory environment, she strives to understand and meet the needs of the business while ensuring the control requirements are fulfilled. Her role also allows for constant interaction and partnership with the Front Office, Middle Office, Finance, Credit Risk, Market Risk, Regulatory reporting and Operations functions of the Firm. Prior to working at RBS, Jackie worked within the Derivatives product space at both HSBC and Nomura Derivative Products Inc.
Bruno is a Vice President in the Data Management Group with over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector. His responsibilities include data governance of common captured reference data. He also leads business analysis efforts to expand the capture of this data for use across SSgA. Prior to joining Data Governance Bruno was an application project manager in IT where he worked on the development of the applications responsible for account setup and maintenance and the application for capturing and reporting assets under management (AUM). Prior to joining SSgA, Bruno spent four years consulting with Cohesive Technology Solutions and spent two years apiece at Thomson Financial and DST International working on their portfolio accounting system solutions. Prior to that he was a business analyst at The Boston Company now Bank of New York Mellon. He began his career as a budget analyst with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Bruno holds a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from Bentley College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University.
Michelle Bryan Oroschakoff is Global Chief Risk Officer for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, a global leader in wealth management, provides access to a wide range of products and services to individuals, businesses and institutions, including brokerage and investment advisory services, financial and wealth planning, credit and lending, cash management, annuities and insurance, retirement and trust.
Ms. Oroschakoff joined Morgan Stanley in June 1993 and has held a succession of leadership and senior management positions both in the US and internationally. In her current role, she is responsible for the various aspects of Risk Management, including Operational, Field, Credit, Market, Investment and Product risk.
Previously, Ms. Oroschakoff was the Chief Administrative Officer for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Prior to that, she was Director of Compliance for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management globally, and from 2001 – 2004, she was the head of the Firm’s San Francisco Litigation Department, with responsibility for retail litigation and regulatory matters in the western United States, Hong Kong and Singapore. In 2004, Ms. Oroschakoff left the Firm to become the General Counsel for Fisher Asset Management; she rejoined in January 2006.
Before joining Morgan Stanley, Ms. Oroschakoff practiced law in San Francisco. She earned a JD degree, cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of Michigan Law School and a BA from the University of Oregon.
Ashish Shrowty is responsible for leading the Big Data and Analytics Strategy at BNY Mellon. He is the member of the Enterprise Architecture group that has visibility across the various business lines within organization. Ashish has deep and varied experience delivering successful business and technology strategies working with C-level executives. He has also architected and engineered large scale complex systems for the Financial services industry. He is an Electrical Engineer and has completed graduate level coursework in Financial Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Machine Learning.
Daniel Maury is the Global Lead for the Finance Data Strategy Program, a group-wide strategic initiative aiming to remediate key Data challenges as Input into Finance and within Finance. Daniel began his career with UBS in 2001 in IB Operations where he spent 8 years in RTB roles (EMEA Fixed Income lead, Global Rates Operations lead) and Program roles (Transaction Data Integrity, Single Client View). Prior to UBS, Daniel started his career with Arthur Andersen as an auditor in Paris for 4 years and then moved to take a Program Manager role in fixed Income for JP Morgan in London. Between JP Morgan and UBS, Daniel set-up and ran an internet-based company, Agriflow.com, aimed at delivering on-line trading capability for Commodities traders. Daniel is based in New York. Daniel graduated with a Master in Finance from the Reims Management School, France, in 1993.
Michael G. Miller is a member of the HSBC Global Finance IT Architecture team acting as a Global Information Architect. He has responsibilities for architecture guidance of Global Finance projects. Mr. Miller has over 30 years of IT experience in banking, securities and insurance starting in his career computer operations, programming and systems design, and then moving on to consulting roles in enterprise architecture and business intelligence. Michael’s previous consulting roles include National Director of Enterprise Architecture and Business Intelligence, Executive Consultant CRM COE, and Principal - Management Consultant. He holds a BBA and four master degrees (MBA, MPM, MTM, & MISM) and has done over two years of doctoral work in Knowledge Management. He is a member of the Data Management Association – Chicago Chapter Board, a Certified Business Process Management Professional (ABPMP) and a Certified TOGAF Enterprise Architect.
Roger Fahy is Senior Director, Product Management – Ratings and Reference, at S&P Capital IQ Enterprise Solutions. He is accountable for managing, developing, maintaining and enhancing the Credit Ratings and Cross Reference Services product lines.
Roger joined Standard & Poor's in 1998 as Municipal Research Analyst in Standard & Poor’s Securities Evaluations Group. He was appointed Director of the Securities Evaluations Research group in 2006 before moving on to manage Standard & Poor’s Cross Reference Services group. In 2010 Roger assumed responsibility for RatingsXpress Credit Ratings, RatingsXpress Credit Research and Credit Wire.
Roger is Six Sigma Green Belt and Pragmatic Marketing certified. He holds a B.B.A. in International Business from Iona College.
Scott J. Preiss is vice president, CUSIP Global Services/ S&PCapitalIQ, 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, CUSIP Global Services 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 >100 global markets, and jointly operated with SixInformation, Zurich. CUSIP Global Services / S&PCapitalIQ 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.
Sean holds the position of Vice President in the Global Data Services organization within the Asset Management Division at Fidelity Investments. In his role, Sean is responsible for client relationship management, implementing data enhancements, and expanding new data service offerings. As part of his responsibilities, Sean is involved with data strategy planning, data governance, MDM projects, and setting data policy to meet current and anticipated business objectives.
Nick holds the position of Global Reference 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 Data Governance agenda as well as defining global reference data standards and policies.
After spending 10 years as a Equity Derivatives sales trader at Lehman Brothers focusing on the Global Program Trading product and its evolution into Algorithmic Trading and DMA offerings, Kevin took his data management expertise and experience in client service and market drivers to Royal Bank of Canada, where he is currently driving the implementation of a global client onboarding and KYC solution, along with efforts around the maturation of their central client data repository.
Krishnan Vaidyanathan is Vice president, Data Modeling Management of FIMT, the Information Technology division of Fidelity Management & Research Company, the investment arm of Fidelity Investments, the largest mutual fund company in the Unites States, the No. 1 provider of workplace retirement savings and a leading online brokerage firm. Krishnan is responsible for Data Modeling for all the systems Key Initiatives and the Common Data component of the FIMT Blueprint. Krishnan joined Fidelity in 1999 and he worked in the retail brokerage division of Fidelity until 2004. He played a key role in adding cutting-edge features to Fidelty.com. Since then he has been in FMRCo and has lead multiple technology Initiatives in the fields of Investment Compliance, Proxy Voting and others. He assumed his current responsibilities in 2009 and has been instrumental in building the Security Reference, Portfolio Reference Data Models among 5 others which form the basis of an integrated common data store, which is the foundation of FMRCo’s multi-year technology strategy. Prior to joining Fidelity, Krishnan was a software engineer at PTC, a mechanical CAD software company where he was in the core team that built their Product Data Management product line. Krishnan has over 20 years of experience in IT and software product development.
Rob is a VP Product Strategy and looks across Informatica’s products to advance its breadth in data management. He has more than 20 years of data management experience, working in both business and IT roles to develop solutions that provide better quality of, confidence in, and usability of critical enterprise data. Most recently, Rob spent six years with Forrester Research as a Principal Analyst and Research Director, and was a leading expert in how companies deliver trusted information across the enterprise to enable mission critical business processes, customer interactions and decisions. Rob’s research focus included master data management, data quality, metadata management, data integration, data architecture, and data governance best practices. Prior to joining Forrester, he managed Intuit's enterprise data quality initiatives and supported the implementation of Intuit's customer master. Prior to Intuit, Rob managed the design and development of customer master and attribute management solutions for Cisco Systems. Earlier, Rob was Research Manager for the global mergers and acquisitions product group at Thomson Financial Securities Data (now part of Thomson Reuters).
Con Crowley is the Associate Director, Information Standards for the United States Department of the Treasury, Office of Financial Research. Mr. Crowley joined the Office in July 2011 and is focused on designing and developing data management solutions to support the research mission. Mr. Crowley’s broad industry experience in major financial institutions and consulting organizations includes operational, tactical, and strategic initiatives in the United States, Europe, and Japan.
Tim Rourk has responsibility for program management and business development in Kingland Systems’ Data Solutions business, as well as overseeing key customer relationships for MDM software implementations and Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) solutions. Mr. Rourk has previously managed projects and teams supporting Kingland’s Compliance Solutions business. With expertise in project management, business analysis, process management, and data management, Mr. Rourk has worked with large, complex enterprise software systems and data management solutions within the financial services industry. Mr. Rourk has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University, and he is a member of the Iowa chapters of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) and the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Chris Vickery, Managing Director, is Chief Operations Officer in the Americas and Global Head of Enterprise Data Management at Nomura, the global investment bank, and is also a member of the firm's Executive Management Committee in the Americas.
Prior to joining Nomura in 2009, Chris was a Managing Director in investment banking operations at JP Morgan. Chris held operations roles across fixed income and equities during t1is four year tenure, in his last role managing global operations for commercial loan origination, trading and servicing, tt1e CLO business and the credit portfolio group.
Previously, Chris spent nine years at Citigroup where he was a business manager in the North American credit, rates and currencies businesses, and served as Chief of Staff for the global commodities business. Prior to t1is role in the commodities business, he ran a technology department supporting the FX division, managed enterprise projects, and worked in tt1e risk tearn.
Alan Paris is Principal of the Financial Services division at eClerx and Global Head of FS Consulting. Responsibilities include account management with a focus on regulatory reporting, FATCA, Dodd-Frank, cost-basis and KYC. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Paris contributes a high level of front to back office and financial markets expertise to eClerx’s global service platform. Prior to joining eClerx, Paris was Executive Director at Ernst & Young, where he led the Capital Markets Technology and Operations Transformation team. Additionally, he was formerly Global Head of Trading Support at Deutsche Bank and has held senior-level positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, BearingPoint, Capco and Bankers Trust Company. Paris holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Vassar College.
Martin Williams is recognized as an expert on the creation, collection and distribution of high-quality reference data for use across the financial instrument processing lifecycle. As vice president of Interactive Data Pricing and Reference Data’s Reference Data Product Development team, Mr. Williams is responsible for the product strategy and for identifying and developing new business opportunities for Interactive Data in the Reference Data market. Since assuming this role, Mr. Williams has led the development and introduction of several completely new reference data offerings including the Business Entity Service which is designed to help clients meet their requirements for managing credit, market and operational risk, and compliance under a variety of global risk management and liquidity risk regulations. Mr. Williams has also been instrumental in the development and implementation of the firm’s next-generation reference data strategy which is bringing to market a set of transformational new services targeting data management and usage throughout the enterprise.
Previous to this role, Mr. Williams served as Vice President of Interactive Data Pricing and Reference Data’s Institutional Data Delivery Products Business for seven years. There he led the Company’s institutional business, a $130 million business line specializing in pricing, reference data, on-line and access products. Mr. Williams’ contributions have been critical to establishing Interactive Data Pricing and Reference Data as a leading provider of high-quality, award-winning reference data services that are utilized by many of the world’s largest and most innovative financial institutions as well as leading solutions providers.
A 25-year veteran of the financial services industry, Mr. Williams previously managed the Asset Backed Securities Group (ABSG) for The Muller Data Corporation. ABSG was a provider of descriptive and pricing data for mortgage related securities. Muller and ABSG were part of Thomson Financial Services and were subsequently sold to Interactive Data in 1999. A major highlight of Mr. Williams’ tenure at Muller Data was building and leading ABSG’s securities pricing service. Prior to joining ABSG, he served as a project leader at RMJ Securities for the firm’s dealer operations software system. Before arriving on Wall Street, Mr. Williams served as a project manager and systems analyst at AT&T.
Mr. Williams holds a Masters in Business Administration from Rider University and a B.S. in Marketing and Information Systems from Manhattan College.
With over 25 years of experience in the investment systems technology field working with global institutional investment organizations, Jeremy has developed extensive knowledge and expertise in investment theory and process, operational efficiencies as applied to Enterprise Information Management (EIM) and technology architectures disciplines. Jeremy manages InvestTech’s EIM practice and provides strategic data architecture and technology design services to the firm’s clients.
In 1992, Jeremy co-founded InvestTech Systems Consulting, the leading investment systems consulting group specializing in the evaluation, design, and implementation of investment management information systems. Mr. Hurwitz has managed the implementation of many of the leading vendor-provided investment management and data architecture solutions, across a wide range of clients and technology platforms. Many of these projects involved strategic technology design, development and integration of customized technology solutions, including:
- Enterprise-wide investment data management systems design (EIM, MDM, DGO)
- Global data warehouse, operational data store, data marts and BI reporting services
- Exposure to institutional, pension, mutual, advisors and wealth management firms
- Strategic investment systems architecture and technology planning
- Expertise in equity, fixed income, derivative, high yield, bank debt and other asset classes
- Evaluation of data management, accounting, trading, performance & risk systems
- Front-to-back office STP automation management systems/ future technology trend evaluation
Jeremy has a BS in Computer Science & Applied Mathematics and a Post Graduate Degree in MIS from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He also has completed the Securities Analysis and Portfolio Management coursework at the U.C.L.A. Graduate School of Management
As Chief Technologist, Chris Blotto leads the development of customer facing operational and technical solutions for Knowledgent. In addition, he heads up business development and strategy for the Information Value Management practice across all industries.
He is responsible for continuous refinement the company's client facing information management and enterprise architecture vision and strategy. To ensure Knowledgent best meets customer demand for high quality, low risk solutions, Chris spends a significant amount of his time directly with customers and partners to further develop and enrich Knowledgent’s solution portfolio.
Chris has over 18 years of experience in the Information Technology field, specializing in information management, enterprise architecture, organizational change management, and IT leadership. He has been successful both in industry and in management consulting, and brings a unique perspective of both business and technical solutions across multiple industries with a primary focus in the financial services, healthcare life science, consumer products, and communication areas.
An expert on Master Information Management and Governance, Mr. Blotto is frequently requested to share his experiences at industry events and conferences.
Peter Gibson has been in the business and technology consulting space for last twenty nine years. Peter has started several consulting practices and built and managed global consulting operations, his latest venture was BusinessEdge Solutions. As a co-founder, he helped grow BusinessEdge to a 750 person nation-wide consulting firm specializing in industry-specific strategy, process and technology consulting to clients in the communications, financial services and life sciences industries. Prior to founding BusinessEdge, Peter was Group President at TRECOM Business Systems – an east coast-based 1500 person systems integration firm. TRECOM was focused on applying emerging technology solutions to solve operational problems for clients in the communications and financial services verticals. Peter has worked extensively with many Fortune 500 clients including AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, BofA Merrill, JP Chase, Prudential, Merck, Pfizer, J&J, etc.
Peter holds a BS in Computer Science from CW Post College of Long Island University.
Peter enjoys coaching Football, Lacrosse and supporting various charities such as Boys and Girls Club, Homeless Families, CW Post and Rutgers Athletics and Dayspring Ministries and Light and Peace Mission in Bon Repos, Haiti.
Peter Warms manages product development for Global Data and Symbology. The Symbology initiative provides the marketplace access to Bloomberg identifiers and symbols across all asset classes with no commercial terms or restrictions on usage.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Warms was responsible for overseeing business development for Bloomberg Data License, which combines the resources of the Bloomberg Professional Service - the world’s most trusted source of information, analytics, data and news - with end of data and intraday reference, pricing and corporate action data services.
Peter joined Bloomberg in 1993 and has worked in the Global Data division primarily focusing on Fixed Income, while also managing Mutual Funds amongst other asset classes during his tenure at Bloomberg.
David Goldberg, Senior Vice President of Sovereign Santander is responsible for managing all commercial operations functions for Banco Santander’s US subsidiary Sovereign Bank with a heavy emphasis on risk and compliance data management.
Prior to March 2012, Mr. Goldberg was with Bank of New York Mellon serving as Managing Director; Enterprise Data Management responsible for establishing and leading the firm’s Enterprise Client Data Management Program, a strategic initiative to build and deploy a firm-wide client reference data utility and a unified technology infrastructure for the management of all client relationship data.
Mr. Goldberg worked previously at UBS Investment Bank serving as Global Head of Client Data Operations responsible for managing operations teams globally tasked with the set-up and maintenance of all UBS Clients, Accounts and Standard Settlement Instructions (SSIs).
Prior to joining UBS, Mr. Goldberg spent 20+ years at JPMorgan Chase (and predecessor institutions) where he gained substantial wholesale banking experience in operations management, risk management, technology development and client service. His last assignment at JPMorgan Chase was serving as Business Lead for a strategic multi-year cross-business data transformation initiative.
Ken Napolitano is the Global Head of Sales for Bloomberg Data Solutions.
Data Solutions is responsible for the sale of the Bloomberg Data License products and BVAL, Bloomberg’s evaluated pricing offering. Data License provides the financial markets with the highest quality reference, pricing and corporate action data. BVAL represents a new standard for data transparency and quality in valuation. The service combines a unique market insight, sophisticated quantitative models and data from over 4,000 contributing sources to produce credible and defendable valuations.
Ken joined Bloomberg in 1998 and has held positions in Bloomberg Tradebook as Global Head of Sales as well as holding several positions within the Bloomberg Terminal sales division including Sales Manager. Before joining Bloomberg, Ken worked as a Registered Representative servicing high net worth individuals. He holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Adelphi University and an MBA from Cornell University.
Marty Loughlin is Vice President, Financial Services at Cambridge Semantics Inc. Prior to joining Cambridge Semantics, Marty was the Managing Director for EMC’s consulting business in Boston. His 25 year career has focused on helping clients leverage transformative technologies to drive business results, most recently in Cloud and Big Data. Prior to joining EMC in 2005, Marty was co-founder and COO of Granitar, a web consultancy that grew to 250 people in four years and served clients such as State Street Co., The New York Times and Standard & Poor’s. Marty began his career in Ireland with Digital Equipment Co. He holds a B. Eng. from Dublin City University and a High Tech MBA from Northeastern University.
Max founded CrowdComputing Systems in 2010 as CEO and Chief Architect. He leads the company's work combining artificial intelligence and crowdsourcing, the heart of the CCS's two key products, the WorkFusion platform and CrowdVirtualizer. Max hatched the idea behind the company in research at MIT, and his academic and professional focus has been dedicated to crowdsourcing, high-value customized data sets, and the data supply chain within enterprise organizations. Max has 15 years of experience founding and growing large-scale enterprise cloud computing and technology companies and attended MIT's computer science program.
Peter Marney is a Senior Vice President at Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information to businesses and professionals. Peter leads the team that defines and implements the company's information architecture strategy known as Content Marketplace. He serves on the Content Board of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). In 2011, Peter was selected by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the independent agency of the US government that regulates futures and options markets, to serve on its Subcommittee on Data Standardization, part of the CFTC's Technology Advisory Committee. Peter also sits on the board of directors of Thomson Reuters Global Resources, the entity that owns Thomson Reuters' intellectual property. Peter has held many senior positions during his 20 plus year career at Thomson Reuters and has principally focused on products and services directed at the investment banking community.
Michael Hutnyan has been with Trillium Software for nearly 15 years and has held various sales, sales management and senior management positions at the company. He is currently the senior sales executive at Trillium Software, and his current responsibilities include global revenue generation and corporate and product strategy. Mr. Hutnyan is also a senior member of Trillium Software’s Executive Committee responsible for solution development, and corporate strategy and execution.
Prior to joining Trillium Software, Mr. Hutnyan was a National Account Manager with Softbridge, a manufacturer of testing software. Prior to Softbridge, he was a Senior Account Manager with NCR Corporation for eight years. His assignments at NCR included marketing NCR hardware, software, and services to large, national retail accounts.
Tim Kosinski develops solutions to help financial institutions address data related challenges for producing information required by Dodd-Frank, Basel and other regulations. Prior to his role at Trillium, Tim worked in product management roles of increasing responsibility at a number of leading technology companies. He has produced a range of software products for compliance and data analysis that were designed to help financial institutions improve their top and bottom lines.