Thursday, October 8th, 2015
5:56 PM
Registration and Breakfast

8:00 AM
Welcoming Remarks from:

8:05 AM
Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

  • Dimitrios Tzimas, Managing Principal & Chief Technology Officer, XQUISITEC TECHNICAL CONSULTING
5:56 PM
Keynote Session

9:00 AM
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

5:56 PM
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

  • Adam Sussman, Partner & Director of Research, TABB GROUP (Moderator)
  • David Meitz, Managing Director, Chief Technology Officer, ITG INC.
5:56 PM
Networking Refreshments

5:56 PM
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

  • Dimitrios Tzimas, Managing Principal & Chief Technology Officer, XQUISITEC TECHNICAL CONSULTING (Moderator)
  • Daniel Gingras, Partner, TATUM LLC
5:56 PM
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

5:56 PM
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

  • Alexander Wissner-Gross, The MIT Media Laboratory, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
1:00 PM
Networking Luncheon

2:00 PM
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

5:56 PM
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

  • Yvonne Pytlik, Chief Compliance Officer, DVM INVESTMENT ADVISER, Chief Compliance Officer, DREMAN CONTRARIAN MUTUAL FUNDS (Moderator)
5:56 PM
Networking Refreshments

5:56 PM
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

  • Kevin McGuire, Director, Investment Technology, LOOMIS SAYLES & COMPANY (Moderator)
5:56 PM
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

  • Alexander Wissner-Gross, The MIT Media Laboratory, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Moderator)
5:00 PM
Networking Cocktail Hour

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

Event Contacts
Managing Director
Andy Melvin
(212) 901-0542
Head of Conference Coordination
Jill Rockett
(212) 901-1897
Audience Development
Gina Dzurenda
(732) 713-4889
Marketing Manager
Matt Gessel
(212) 224-3024
Seaport World Trade Center

Phone: 800-440-3318

200 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA, 02210

A block of rooms is being held for this conference at the Seaport Hotel. In order to make a reservation, please call 617-385-5000 and asked for the IMN room block.

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