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Financial Technology and Operational Risk Summit (<font color=red>Cancelled</font>) - May 7, 2012 - Boston, MA
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Agenda Last Updated On: Monday, February 27, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012

7:15am Registration and Breakfast




8:00am Welcoming Remarks from:



8:05am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Dimitrios V. Tzimas Ph.D., Managing Principal & Chief Technology Officer, XQUISITEC TECHNICAL CONSULTING [ BIO ]

8:15am Keynote Session

9:00am Changing Regulatory Landscape

- Dodd-Frank and Basel III regulations: Discussing regulatory timelines, lack of clarity and future regulatory mandates
- Achieving compliance in a changing regulatory landscape
- Staying compliant: Reviewing data for completeness and accuracy
- Industry concerns, experiences and proposed solutions and best practices for current and pending regulatory proposals

9:45am Technological Innovations to Capitalize on a Changing Market Structure

- How the financial services industry is changing its technology and infrastructure
- Evaluating your current infrastructure: The importance of having a robust and fast system to provide up-to-date, timely and transparent information
- Data elements: Reviewing the effects of data quality, storage, retention and cost
- Staying competitive: Aligning technology and business intelligence with organizational strategies
- How mobility can/will change the dynamics

Moderator:

Adam Sussman, Partner & Director of Research, TABB GROUP [ BIO ]

Panelists:

David Meitz, Managing Director, Chief Technology Officer, ITG INC.

Adam Sussman
Partner & Director of Research
TABB GROUP
Sussman

10:30am Networking Refreshments

10:45am Evolution of Cloud Based Infrastructure

- Defining 'cloud'
- How safe is the cloud environment? Understanding the risks and how it fits with your overall technology and outsourcing strategy
- Cost savings vs. risk, compliance and security issues
- A look at using a host versus your own

Moderator:

Dimitrios V. Tzimas Ph.D., Managing Principal & Chief Technology Officer, XQUISITEC TECHNICAL CONSULTING [ BIO ]

Panelists:

Daniel Gingras, Partner, TATUM LLC [ BIO ]

Daniel Gingras
Partner
TATUM LLC
Gingras

11:30am Establishing a Comprehensive Operational Risk Management Foundation

- Identifying and assessing key risks and compliance priorities
- Developing an effective and efficient risk model
- Validating, monitoring progress and updating efforts to promote continuous improvement to risk strategies
- Developing and applying benchmarks for performance measurement: How to assess if a risk strategy is successful

12:15pm High Frequency Trading

- How prevalent is HFT? Staying competitive
- How HFT will integrate with current risk management systems and other back office systems
- Is HFT to blame for market volatility?
- Developing an effective technology infrastructure to facilitate HFT such as ultra Low Latency, co-location in DC’s
- Hardware acceleration

Panelists:

Alexander D. Wissner-Gross Ph.D., The MIT Media Laboratory, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY [ BIO ]

Alexander Wissner-Gross
The MIT Media Laboratory
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Wissner-Gross

1:00pm Networking Luncheon

2:00pm Discussing the OTC Derivatives Market

- Data reporting requirements ,standardized formats and new ways of managing systemic risk
- Methodology for data aggregation on a global basis
- Impacts on technology budgets
- Valuing hard-to-price securities

2:45pm Examining Complexities of Today's Economic Environment: Enterprise Risk Management

- Tracking, quantifying, and analyzing risk: Using IT to implement a successful ERM program
- Assess the risk management board’s oversight processes: Reducing operational risk, improving transparency and supporting governance
- Best models to achieve risk objectives
- Flexibility, speed and deployment of technology in support of risk management

Moderator:

Yvonne I. Pytlik MBA, CPA, Chief Compliance Officer, DVM INVESTMENT ADVISER, Chief Compliance Officer, DREMAN CONTRARIAN MUTUAL FUNDS [ BIO ]

Panelists:

John Robbins, Managing Partner, GLOBAL COMPLIANCE RISK MANAGEMENT CORP. [ BIO ]

Yvonne Pytlik
Chief Compliance Officer, DVM INVESTMENT ADVISER, Chief Compliance Officer
DREMAN CONTRARIAN MUTUAL FUNDS
Pytlik
John Robbins
Managing Partner
GLOBAL COMPLIANCE RISK MANAGEMENT CORP.
Robbins

3:15pm Networking Refreshments

3:30pm Technology Innovation and Maximizing Potential: Focusing on Financial Advisors

- How does technology provide a significant competitive advantage?
- How systems can support compliance while advisors expand their activities and opportunities
- Increasing productivity and efficiency while reducing costs

Moderator:

Kevin P. McGuire, Director, Investment Technology, LOOMIS SAYLES & COMPANY [ BIO ]

Kevin  McGuire
Director, Investment Technology
LOOMIS SAYLES & COMPANY
McGuire

4:15pm Perspectives on the Year Ahead

- Predictions for significant technology changes in financial services
- New technologies or systems that will dominate the industry
- Forecast for the 2012 election and impact on the technology and risk industries

Moderator:

Alexander D. Wissner-Gross Ph.D., The MIT Media Laboratory, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY [ BIO ]

Alexander Wissner-Gross
The MIT Media Laboratory
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Wissner-Gross

5:00pm – 6:00pm Networking Cocktail Hour

6:00pm IMN’s Financial Technology and Operational Risk Summit Concludes


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