findataAI Agenda

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08:00

REGISTRATION OPENS

08:20

OPENING FROM THE CHAIR:
Setting The Scene For Using Automation & AI In Financial Data Management – How To Get To The True Value Of Data?

Most businesses and academic institutions are acutely aware of the storm the AI, machine learning and automation is causing in the world of business, academic research and everyday family life.

From those who believe AI will save the world from cancer and natural catastrophes, to those who are warning the world that we are already living in a virtual reality controlled by AI, everyone is concerned and interested in the power and potential of this “magical” technology. Join this opening guest address to hear the big picture on business process automation, machine learning and AI from both business and personal viewpoints. Find out what AI and automation are doing in the business world already, as well as how much benefit the technologies bring to certain domains of business, and what the main threats are. Get in on the data, the results and the examples of successful AI and robotics use. Build your strategy based on the mistakes and trials of the pioneers. Decide if AI is a serious option for your business, and if it is worth investing in now, to get ahead of the game. This talk will give you plenty of amazing examples, mind-blowing statistics and a glimpse into the future. And finally, find out what robotics, automation and AI will mean not only for your business, but for your children and their children.

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Alexandra Foster

Head of Insurance & Finance Sector & Post Trade Services
BT

08:30

KEYNOTE GUEST ADDRESS:
Who is driving the digital age? Is it technology, or people?

People aren’t just users, they are in the driving seat. The real importance of digital to business is not the emergence of new technology, it’s the empowering of people – employees, or consumers – to do amazing things. Although technologies such as the Internet of Things, machine learning, and Blockchain are potentially disruptive, they won’t work unless we adopt them. This is why people are the biggest disruptors of the digital age. How do we put people into the centre of the innovation process?

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Nicola Millard

Customer Insights & Futurology
BT

09:00

STAR PANEL:
Putting Data Management, Automation & AI At The Core Of Your Business – Co-creating AI Solutions In Capital Markets

Your board has by now accepted the unquestionable value of AI and automation of data in the CDO office. You have an effective data strategy in place and a great team to support it. The CDO is an all-important part of the C-level team of executives, and takes part in most board level decisions. The next step is robotics, automation and AI. You will inevitably seek new levels of data management, data mining, data analysis and business process automation to gain a competitive advantage in all parts of the business. All of those will require AI and business process automation. This panel is a discussion of the challenges and opportunities automation, AI and machine learning present to your business and your CDO’s approach to data. Putting automation and AI at the core of your strategy doesn’t mean releasing control. Quite the opposite – it means becoming more powerful and taking even more control of the information within your business. So does AI mean radical changes in the data office? Probably; but not necessarily. Do robotics, automation and AI mean people will lose jobs and all will be done by a machine? Again, this debatable and not yet clear. But one thing is clear, automation, robotics and AI are here to stay, grow and change the way data is managed and business is run in the finance world. So join this panel discussion to find out the how, the why and the how quickly. Join this talk to find out:

  • How AI may change the capital markets business in the future
  • How banks can make use of opportunities provided by new technologies
  • New approaches of AI co-creation between banks and data science start-ups
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Roland Fejfar

VP
Morgan Stanley

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Michael Natusch

Global Head of AI
Prudential

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Pierre F. Suhrcke

Managing Partner
Acorus Capital

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Rob King

Founder
Wzard Innovation

09:30

A WORD FROM THE PIONEERS:
Using AI and Blockchain For Regulatory Compliance. What Can Algo-Regulation Do For Your Chief Data Office ?

Regulation is at the core of everything your chief data office does, and will continue to be a huge burden on the value of your organisation. Most see regulation as a necessary evil, with little or no opportunity. This talk is about how you can change regulatory compliance into a valuable opportunity while automating the process through AI and distributed ledger. Join Professor Treleaven to hear about his research and his team’s achievements in algo-regulation. Find out the vision behind using AI in regulatory compliance, data analytics and back office management. Regulation doesn’t need to be a burden, it can create value, build products and avoid huge consequences, if used effectively and efficiently.

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Professor Philip Treleaven

Professor & Director of UK Financial Computing Centre
UCL London

10:00

INDUSTRY PANEL AND AUDIENCE DISCUSSION: How Are Automation & AI Changing The Role & Importance Of CDO & Their Office – Could It All Be Just A Hype?

AI is real: no question about that. Super computers are solving super problems and are coming up with super insights into many the challenges and problems faced by the world. But if it is so real, why has it not been adopted faster and more widely in your finance and data sectors? Could it be that your architecture is too clumsy to integrate with the latest AI solutions and ideas? Could it be that your people have failed to buy into the idea, and are worried about ‘uber’ automation leading to loss of jobs? Or is it just the fear of the unknown that is slowing the adoption of AI into the financial institutions? This panel will gather together a selection of data executives from top financial institutions with opposing views.

The skeptics will talk about why they are not adopting AI in a hurry, whilst the enthusiasts will show you their AI footprint and plans for the future. Join the debate and make up your mind on how AI is changing the role of the CDO. Perhaps this is all just a hype, but it could also be costly to wait and find out the hard way.

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Professor Philip Treleaven

Professor & Director of UK Financial Computing Centre
UCL London

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Hany Chouieiri

Head of Data Governance & Strategy (CDO)
EMEA at State Street

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Igor Lobanov

Head of Systems Architecture
LGIM

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Julia Sutton

Group Customer Data Manager
HSBC

10:30

Drink Coffee, Network & Benchmark In The Exhibit Hall

11:00

INDUSTRY PANEL AND AUDIENCE DISCUSSION: Enabling Effective Decisions & Value Creation Through Business Process Automation & AI – Data Office As The Driver Of Your Business

When was the last time you made a huge personal decision based on advice from a machine? Bought a house? Changed car? Got married? Had an operation on Thursday instead of Wednesday? Had another child? Moved country? Surely never. Because it doesn’t feel right. And yet, machines and robots are already deeply involved in investment advice, credit checks, economic forecasts, and advice to both governments and large businesses. This panel will be looking specifically at what your data organization can do with automation, robotics and AI to enable better, more effective and more profitable decisions across all business.

From KYC to product innovation, everything it seems can use the help of machines and ‘machine learning’. In fact, there are new ideas and great insights to be found hidden in your data, and these can only be accessed by learning machines. Find out from our panel of data veterans specifically what they are thinking and doing now to enable more use of automation, robotics and AI in decision-making in the business. Get their results. Hear about their concerns.

Leading Technology Firms

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Sue Baldwin

Data Expert, 3rd Party Oversight, EMEA
JP Morgan

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David Berry

Head of Market Data Sourcing
UBS

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Peter Van Kleef

Partner
Lakeview Capital

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Richard Ellison

Formerly CDO & Deputy CFO
CYBG

11:30

TECHNOLOGY PIONEER WISDOM:
What Will Automation Do For Your Regulatory Compliance & How Much Can Your Chief Data Office Save?

How To Encourage, Manage & Benefit From Disruption – Prepare To Handle The Unexpected
Senior Partners, AI Technology Innovator

12:00

AI IN PRACTICE:
Looking At The Future Of AI & Its Role In Every Financial Institution

AI has only just appeared. Most companies are not yet affected by AI. It will help every data manager analyse data more effectively, it will help automate processes, but the interesting questions is – how will it change things profoundly? Companies will be able to not only predict but fully control their future. Sounds positive? Perhaps a little bit scary? Join this talk to hear the ideas, details and to debate AI with a true expert.

  • How new a technology is Artificial Intelligence “AI”
  • How Artificial Intelligence can affect companies
  • The key to a successful Artificial Intelligence initiative
  • How AI can help build enterprise-wide feedback loops where they can learn from what’s happened through automation
  • To choose Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Robotic Process Automation (RPA) or both for your enterprise
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Michael Natusch

Global Head of AI
Prudential

12:30

Lunch, Network & Benchmark

13:15

DATA GOVERNANCE: Using Automation & AI To Implement A Business Driven Data Governance Strategy – What Is Stopping Us?

Data maturity models and prescriptive rules have to integrate with your automation tools in order for it to have an impact. Data governance is one of the most challenging aspects of financial data management. It is hardly surprising that most banks and asset managers are investing heavily in robotics, deep learning and AI. This case study will focus on some innovative ideas and their implementation in a real data management strategy with its legacy systems, maturity models, multiple users and requirements. Join to hear about the mistakes and the results your colleagues achieved so far.

Senior Data Governance Executive, Bank/Asset Manager

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Julian Dorado

Director of Data Management
M&G

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Dhiraj Saxena

Enterprise Business Architect
Deutsche Bank

REGULATORY ROUNDTABLES: Finding The Best & Most Efficient Ways Of Tackling The Latest Regulatory Requirements With Automation

Every time a new regulatory requirement comes out your Chief Data Office is burdened with yet another implementation and integration challenge. You have to spend your valuable resources on compliance. Join a series of roundtables with colleagues from banks and asset management institutions to share experiences, get ideas and find out about the latest regulatory initiatives in capital markets. Each table will run for 30 minutes and will have an expert host-moderator as well as 10 participants. You will have a chance to switch tables every 30 minutes covering the following regulatory initiatives:

FRTB
MiFID II
GDPR
BCBS 239

13:45

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION IN PRACTICE: Exploring The Practical Applications Of AI & Machine Learning In Your CDO’s Organisation

DATA AUTOMATION IN PRACTICE:
What Can Automation Do For Your Data Management Strategy & Efficiency Of Organisation?

14:15

DATA QUALITY PANEL: Can Automation & AI Truly Rescue & Support Your Data Quality Strategy? How So & How Quickly?

Your data office is only as good as your data quality. Everyone agrees on this. So then the question becomes – how good should your data be? Is 70% good enough? Or maybe 90%? What if you could have 100% proof data quality? How would it affect the bottom line and your role in the business? Because AI is perhaps the only tool that can achieve this. Should you give up on humans, and just entrust your data quality with automated robots in that case? But how would you measure and control quality in a data organization if robots and AI were in charge? Join this panel to get different perspective to all of the above questions and much more.

  • Measuring data quality against rules
  • Analytics as applied to machines & AI
  • Measuring data quality with the help of machine learning – making rules more complex and improving rules

Leading Technology Firm
Leading Data Vendor

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John Varga

Global Risk Management HQ, Business Data Coordinator
Nomura International

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Giancarlo Pellizzari

Head of Supervisory Statistics Division
European Central Bank

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Sam Pandya

Director, Data Quality
Deutsche Bank

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Olivier Rose

Head of Projects & International Master Data Management Production
Societe Generale

ARCHITECTURE & AUTOMATION PANEL: Building Your AI Strategy To Take Advantage Of Your Existing Architecture – Possibilities & Challenges

If you ask any architect in any financial institution what would make their job easier and more effective, the answer will almost always and inevitably be – I WISH WE COULD GET RID OF OUR OLD LEGACY SYSTEMS! The legacy systems are dragging everything down, and are standing in the way of effective business process automation, Machine Learning and the implementation of new tools. This is why we have gathered financial architects to discuss, debate and share their experiences of how they are tackling the challenge of automating and integrating AI into their legacy systems. Lots of things are impossible, or very expensive, but there are always great ideas and tactics you can employ to get the maximum out of automation, robotics and AI despite your legacy architecture. Join this panel to find out how.

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Tom Dalglish

Head of Technical Services, Applied Innovation
HSBC

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John Denheen

Head of Data
Tyler Capital

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Victor Lebreton

Capital Markets & Investment Management
Ecole Centrale d’Electronique

14:45

Coffee, Network & Meet Future Partners

15:15

HUMANS VS AI PANEL & DEBATE: Balancing Humans & Machines In Your Data Management Strategy – Should We Limit Robots & AI Before They Takes Control?

There is an opinion that each financial institution of the future will be run by one computer, one human and one large dog. The computer will run the business process, the dog will guard the computer and the human will feed the dog. Do you agree? It sounds like an extreme scenario to most, but… This panel discussion is all about the value that human expertise, interaction and experience brings to your data office and organisation. AI will do more and more with data, but will it ever take over thanks to what are becoming its super-human powers? At some point robots will become as intelligent as a human, and then they will need only one more day to become far more powerful, to then learn everything we know and more, and in a very short time. So what then? Join this panel to debate the all-important question of how far you should let your machine and AI strategy penetrate your data organisation and your business overall.

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Andrew Burgess

Strategic AI Consutant

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Mahendra Jape

Director & Data Governance Leader
GE Capital

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Peter Jackson

Head of Data, Regulatory Policy
The Pensions Regulator

AI FOR DISRUPTION PANEL: Disrupt Or Be Disrupted – Can Organizations Use AI To Push The Boundaries Of Innovation Against The Rise Of Fintech Start-ups?

Fintech is not just another bubble. It is swiftly taking over the world of finance. In fact, Fintech is the fastest growing industry in the financial services. Financial institutions stand to lose millions if they don’t regroup to compete with the new ideas and new products from the start-ups. This is why most banks, brokers and asset managers have invested in start-up incubators, and fintech accelerators and are now buying fintech companies. One of the biggest threats to a start-up that has been swallowed up by a large financial institutions is death by suffocation. Small start-ups simply don’t manage to integrate into the large financial machines and eventually their idea becomes a small little cog in a large company with little return to show. This panel is about fostering innovation in finance, both in large and small firms. It is about finding talent, finding new products, getting to know your customer and sourcing new ideas. Join those who have been successful in building innovation in their firms.

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Peter Sarlin

Director
RiskLab Finland

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Frank Abbenhuis

VP, Wholesale Banking Advanced Analytics
ING

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Simon Gregson

Chief Information & Operations Officer
Novae

15:45

“SHOW & TELL” – Automation, Robotics & AI, In Finance

Four 10 minute pitches from the most innovative fintech companies in the world. No more than 4 in one go and then the audience gets to ask questions. If you are a start-up looking for funding, partnership or to promote your idea and solution, then this is a great place to gain visibility and generate interest from financial institutions.

“SHOW & TELL” – Business Process Automation, Data Visualisation & AI In Finance

Four 10 minute pitches from the most innovative fintech companies in the world. No more than 4 in one go and then the audience gets to ask questions. If you are a start-up looking for funding, partnership or to promote your idea and solution, then this is a great place to gain visibility and generate interest from financial institutions.

16:15

CLIENT ONBOARDING & KYC PANEL: What Can Automation & Machine Learningng Do For Your Customer Management Strategy?

Most KYC strategies will be using some sort of automation, robotics & AI tools to get even closer to their customers and to build up the quality of client data. This session will focus on the practical tools and strategies you can employ today to improve your client on-boarding and KYC processes

  • Where in your KYC strategy can robotics be implemented best?
  • Potential value of automation in customer management
  • Who owns the customer data and can it be used with AI?
  • Measuring the true return on investment automation and machines in KYC and client on-boarding

Leading Technology Firm
Leading Data Vendor

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Julia Sutton

Group Customer Data Manager
HSBC

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Sean Taylor

Executive Director
Canaccord Genuity Group

CLOSE AND PERSONAL:
Meet & Question The Speakers Roundtables

This series of roundtables with our speakers will allow you to follow up on their presentations, ask questions in person and debate the questions that matter to you in your job and organisation. Each table will have a up to 10 participants, one speaker and one moderator. The time will be share between the moderator interviewing the speaker and the participants asking follow up questions. If you don’t like asking questions in a large conference room with hundreds of people in the audience, this is a great opportunity for you to ask your questions. Having heard the speakers in the morning, you will no doubt want to share your experiences with colleagues and get an opinion from the speaker. Join and question:

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Nicola Millard

Customer Insights & Futurology
BT

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Michael Natusch

Global Head of AI
Prudential

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Professor Philip Treleaven

Professor & Director of UK Financial Computing Centre
UCL

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Hany Chouieiri

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

16:55

GUEST SPEAKER: Surviving AI – What Will Super-intelligence Do To Us & Our World?

This talk is about the possibility that the first machine with human-level cognition may be created within a few decades.  If and when that happens, it will be closely followed by the arrival of the world’s first superi-ntelligence, and humans will become the second smartest species on the planet. Some years or decades before then, intelligent machines may render most humans unemployable.

Calum Chase thinks these two developments are so radical that they both deserve to be called “singularities”, a term borrowed from maths to denote maximum transformation.  They are, respectively, the technological singularity and the economic singularity.

The consequences of human-level artificial intelligence (artificial general intelligence or AGI) would be astonishing. The consequences of technological unemployment, if it happens, will also be profound.  Both these developments could have wonderful consequences for us – or terrible ones.  And the outcome is partly up to us. Want to hear the insight and details behind these ideas? Join this talk just before lunch and find out how AI is going to change our world forever

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Calum Chase

Author
Surviving AI

17:30

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