The Virtual Event for Financial Data Management Executives

January 26 - 27, 2021 | Starts at 12 PM ET

FIMA Virtual Event

The World’s Leading Data Management Virtual Event

At the FIMA Virtual Event, attendees will hear from leading data management executives on how to pursue strategic revenue opportunities while also addressing the growing challenges of data security and compliance. Through easily accessible presentations, group panels, interviews and Q&A’s, you will learn the strategies you need to turn challenges into opportunities during a time of crisis.

For the past several years, the Data Governance and Management communities within the financial services industries have sought to balance their commitments to the creation of secure and compliant data infrastructure and management guidelines with the potential for utilizing their data to unlock business-driving insights and opportunities for revenue creation. Going into a new year, we’ll discuss topics relating to both the compliance and security.
Data is derived from business processes, capturing internal and external interactions. Traditionally, this is captured and stored, then maintained within a passive data management function. This does not allow for understanding what did happen, and what could happen based on the data trends.

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Hear From CDOs and Data Leaders, Debating Together

Listen to leading Chief Data Officers and fellow data experts for an honest, unbiased view of what's working right now and the future ahead.

We Didn’t Build This Over Night

Data management executives across the finance industry have relied on FIMA for over 15 years - so you can trust the quality of information, the presentations, and the format itself.

Finally, A Virtual Event Where You Can INTERACT

Use live chat and virtual Q&As to benchmark and connect with peers to beat challenges together. You can be an active participant - or just sit back and take notes – it’s up to you!

Our Speakers. Your Visionaries.

Debbie Williams

Debbie Williams

Director, Data Strategy

BNY Mellon

Bruno Giordano

Bruno Giordano

Vice President, IT Risk and Control, Global Technology Services

State Street Corporation

David Wright

David Wright

Chief Data Officer North America


Zhongcai Zhang

Zhongcai Zhang

Chief Analytics Officer, Business Intelligence

New York Community Bank

FIMA Virtual Event Agenda

All Sessions listed in Eastern Time

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

    Day 1: Pursuing Strategic and Revenue Opportunities

  • 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

    12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

  • 12:05 pm - 12:15 pm

    12:05 pm - 12:15 pm

  • 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

    12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

    Bruno Giordano, Vice President, IT Risk and Control, Global Technology Services, State Street Corporation
    David Wright, Chief Data Officer North America, Commerzbank

    Within this panel discussion, we’ll revisit core concepts related to the pursuit of strategic data practices. The foundational elements of data asset definition and quality benchmarking will be discussed. We will take steps to outline how to use proper management foundations as a springboard to prepare for the pursuit of a proactive utilization of organizational data, making sure those goals are communicated across the organization.

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  • 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

    12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

  • 1:15 pm - 1:35 pm

    1:15 pm - 1:35 pm

    David Wright, Chief Data Officer North America, Commerzbank

    Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are both valuable tools that are key elements of a strategic approach within the data practice. Building on our conversations around the foundational data quality required to support these downstream applications, this panel session will explore the next steps in the use of AI.

    • How can we define the right questions and applications to enable with AI?
    • What systems can we use to validate our results?
    • As these technologies become progressively integrated to our practices, how can we continue to ask the right questions to gain business-applicable results?
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  • 1:35 pm - 2:05 pm

    1:35 pm - 2:05 pm

  • 2:05 pm - 2:35 pm

    2:05 pm - 2:35 pm

    Through the development of a strategic approach to data management, not only can the business gain insights into strategic action suggested by the patterns that they see; they can also share insights and opportunities with their customers.

    Within this panel, we’ll discuss ways that the organization can engage with their customers to improve the services and products provided to them while remaining compliant.

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  • 2:35 pm - 3:05 pm

    2:35 pm - 3:05 pm

  • 3:05 pm - 3:25 pm

    3:05 pm - 3:25 pm

    Zhongcai Zhang, Chief Analytics Officer, Business Intelligence, New York Community Bank

    Building off of a solid defensive foundation, this panel will close our program by enumerating some of the potential opportunities present in the offensive data management space that are present going in to 2021. Reactions to COVID-19 and changes in consumer behavior present a moment of flux that is potentially conducive to organizational change. We’ll cover how to move forward, and on which projects in this session.

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  • 3:25 pm - 3:55 pm

    3:25 pm - 3:55 pm

  • 3:55 pm - 4:30 pm

    3:55 pm - 4:30 pm

  • 4:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    4:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

    Day 2: Addressing the Growing Challenges of Data Security and Compliance

  • 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

    12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

  • 12:05 pm - 12:15 pm

    12:05 pm - 12:15 pm

  • 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

    12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

    Data management and governance face both internal pressures based on the need for clean and reliable data to support downstream applications and strategic utilizations, as well as external pressure from compliance requirements. Within this panel discussion, we’ll take stock of the changes made to adapt to the past several months, as well as identify how we will be adapting to and anticipating further regulatory change in the coming year.

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  • 12:45 pm - 1:05 pm

    12:45 pm - 1:05 pm

  • 1:05 pm - 1:35 pm

    1:05 pm - 1:35 pm

    Debbie Williams, Director, Data Strategy, BNY Mellon

    The data supply chain refers to the provenance of all information entering the organization, from both internal and external sources and interactions. Within this session, we will discuss the importance of creating visibility around data provenance, as well as what tools and strategies are important for creating visibility of the data supply chain supplying the organization and their downstream data customers.

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  • 1:35 pm - 1:55 pm

    1:35 pm - 1:55 pm

  • 1:55 pm - 2:35 pm

    1:55 pm - 2:35 pm

    Over the past several years, the juxtaposition of defensive and offensive data management has become a hot topic. The example of “governance 2.0” and other buzzwords demonstrates both a hypothetical model and a real demand for moving past data management and governance this is solely focused on quality, compliance, and risk mitigation.

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  • 2:35 pm - 2:55 pm

    2:35 pm - 2:55 pm

  • 2:55 pm - 3:15 pm

    2:55 pm - 3:15 pm

    Metadata tagging can provide an important ability to understand data and how it is being fed into and consumed by critical business applications. Within this panel, we’ll seek to lay out some standard practices for metadata classification and how to enforce those rules and definitions across the business.

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  • 3:15 pm - 3:35 pm

    3:15 pm - 3:35 pm

  • 3:35 pm - 3:35 pm

    3:35 pm - 3:35 pm

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Rated #1 By The FIMA Community

"I was blown away at the quality of topics and speakers. I would recommend this conference to anyone who is seriously involved in data management."

Andrew Yoon, VP

Goldman Sachs

“FIMA is an exceptional event to hear from data management practitioners, gain insight from industry expertise, and collaborate on new and innovative approaches to data management in the financial industry.”

Brian Buzzelli, SVP, Head of Data Governance

Acadian Asset Management’s

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How Our Virtual Events Work

Participating in a virtual event is easy. Once you and your team register, each of you will receive a link to access the presentations. You can also add the event to your Outlook or other calendar as a reminder. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. All you need is Internet access. The sessions will be recorded, and will be available for a limited time afterwards. It’s going to be a great event!

This event is exclusively for data management executives in financial services. Solution providers to these organizations and others will not be allowed to attend. Please register with your full company name and your corporate email address or you risk not gaining admittance. WBR reserves the right to not admit registrants based on company type.