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About the conference

AFME’s 2nd Annual Capital Markets Technology & Innovation Conference took place at Palais Brongniart, the former French Stock Exchange, in the very centre of Paris on the 21st and 22nd November. The conference brought together over 300 senior executives and their teams who are driving strategic innovation in technology and operations from Europe’s leading financial institutions. The programme was focused on the outlook for capital markets over the next 20+ years and how institutions can prepare in the immediate term.
This was accomplished through a series of thought-provoking panel discussions featuring high-level policy makers, technology consultants and industry leaders.

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Who attends?

  • AFME members
  • Regulators
  • Investment banks
  • European supervisory authorities
  • National competent authorities
  • Clearing and settlement houses
  • Exchanges
  • Asset managers
  • Financial associations
  • Technology providers
  • Professional services
  • Law firms
  • Fintech start-ups

Why attend?

  • The event provided an opportunity for delegates to meet over 300 senior level attendees
  • Build contacts in 6 hours dedicated to networking
  • Hear up to 50 industry expert speakers
  • 12 hours of content designed and driven by market participants
  • Showcase solutions at the event exhibition space

Registration enquiries

For registration enquiries, please contact Events on events@afme.eu for assistance.

Wednesday 20 November

18:00
VIP and speakers’ drinks reception
Speaker:
Steven Maijoor,
Chair, ESMA
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Thursday 21 November

10:00
Welcome registration and refreshments
10:30
Opening remarks
Speaker:
James Kemp,
Managing Director, AFME and GFMA
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10:35
Keynote address: The Long-Term Impact and Opportunity of New Technology for Financial Markets
Speakers:
Arnaud de Bresson,
Chief Executive Officer, Paris EUROPLACE
Odile Renaud-Basso,
General Director, Ministry of Economy and Finance, French Treasury
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11:00
Panel discussion: Turning Disruption to Your Advantage: The Investment Bank of the Future
  • What opportunities and challenges are arising as the result of disruption?
  • How are banks transforming today: where, why, and what the results?
  • What will the business models of tomorrow look like?
  • What are the critical ingredients to success as the financial services ecosystem develops?
Moderator:
Isabelle Jenkins,
Banking & Capital Markets Leader, PwC
Speakers:
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Director, Capital Markets Strategy, SWIFT
Cecile Bartenieff,
Chief Operating Officer of Global Banking & Investor Solutions, Société Générale Vice-Chair, Technology and Operations Board, AFME
David John Gledhill,
Senior Advisor, DBS Bank
Gordon Grant,
Head of European Client Operations, Morgan Stanley
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11:45
Keynote address: Making Digital Transformation a Reality in Capital Markets
Speaker:
Stephan Schmidt-Tank,
Head of Business & Market Development, AWS
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12:05
Networking lunch
13:05
Panel discussion: Building an Industry Approach for Achieving Operational Resilience
  • How does Operational Resilience need to be considered within firms and by regulators?
  • How do we identify Critical Business Services?
  • How do we set impact tolerances?
  • What are the emerging regional and global trends (policy and implementation)?
Moderator:
Ron Lefferts,
Managing Director, Global Leader, Technology Consulting, Protiviti
Speakers:
Arthur Lindo,
Deputy Director for Policy, Federal Reserve Board's Division of Supervision and Regulation
Graeme Munro,
Managing Director, Digital and Platform Services – Corporate & Investment Bank, J.P. Morgan Chair, Technology and Operations Board, AFME
Jeff Kuhn,
Global Head of Enterprise Resiliency Office, EVP, BNY Mellon
Nicola Russell,
Senior Operational Resiliency SME, HSBC
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13:45
Interval
13:55
Panel discussion: AI, Use Cases and the Regulatory Implications
  • Where is AI being applied in European and global wholesale capital markets?
  • Is the current policy and regulatory framework fit for purpose?
  • What level of ‘explainability’ do we need for AI?
  • What are the risks, and controls required, for responsible AI?
Moderator:
Terence Tse,
Professor, ESCP Europe Business School
Speakers:
Janet Adams,
Head of Risk and Controls, Head of AI, Business Banking, TSB Bank
Leigh Bates,
Data & Analytics Leader, Financial Services, PwC
Lewis Liu,
Co-founder and CEO, Eigen Technologies
Sotiris Manderis,
Managing Director, Head of Industry Initiatives & Consortiums Corporate and Institutional Digital, HSBC
Su Yang,
Fintech Expert, ACPR/Banque de France
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Panel discussion: Are we doing enough to embrace innovation in Financial Services?
  • What has been accomplished? What future lies ahead?
  • How does Europe compare to other jurisdictions? What is driving the difference?
  • What else will be needed in the years ahead (investment, policy, partnerships)?
Moderator:
Nikki Johnstone,
Senior Associate, Allen & Overy
Speakers:
Adriana Ennab,
Director, Public Policy, Credit Suisse
Nicole Sandler,
Innovation Policy Global Lead, Barclays
Slavka Eley,
Head of Banking Markets, Innovation and Products, EBA
Yuko Kawai,
General Manager for Europe, Bank of Japan
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14:40
Interval
14:50
Keynote address: Building Growth and Innovation into Europe’s Capital Markets
Speaker:
Denis Beau,
First Deputy Governor, Banque de France
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15:10
Networking break
15:40
Panel discussion: Outsourcing and Cloud Computing: Where Are We?
  • What industry benefits are being seen today from Cloud Computing adoption?
  • How has recent policy or regulation supported Cloud adoption?
  • What are longer-term concerns on Cloud Computing, and Outsourcing, and what measures may be required?
  • How can the industry best continue to pursue Outsourcing and manage risk?
Moderator:
Nick Weisfield,
FS Cloud Transformation Lead, PwC
Speakers:
Bernd Rummel,
Senior Policy Expert, EBA
David Wallace,
CIO (Head of IT and Facilities Management), European Stability Mechanism
Joe Tan,
Legal Counsel, Google Cloud
Patrick Maes,
Managing Director – Global Head of Bank User Solutions, Credit Suisse
Witte Wijsmuller,
Policy Officer, Member of the Fintech Taskforce, European Commission
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Panel discussion: The Regulatory Implications for Digital Assets in Europe
  • How do policymakers view and consider Digital Assets and their future role and regulation in capital markets?
  • The need for common taxonomy and global harmonisation
  • The key issues for the industry, and the technology, that need to be addressed
Moderator:
Richard Hay,
UK Head of Fintech, Linklaters
Speakers:
Adrien Delcroix,
Market Infrastructure Expert, ECB
Daniel Heller,
Head of Regulatory Affairs, Fnality International
Swen Werner,
Managing Director, Global Product Manager, State Street
Teana Baker-Taylor,
Executive Director, Global Digital Finance
Teunis Brosens,
Lead Economist for Digital Finance and Regulation, ING
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16:25
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16:35
Keynote address: Technology and Innovation: The Opportunities and Challenges for Policymakers
Masamichi Kono,
Deputy Secretary-General, OECD
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17:05
Closing remarks
Speakers:
David Ostojitsch,
Director, Technology and Operations Division, AFME
Graeme Munro,
Managing Director, Digital and Platform Services – Corporate & Investment Bank, J.P. Morgan Chair, Technology and Operations Board, AFME
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17:10
Conference drinks reception

Friday 22 November

08:30
Registration and refreshments
08:45
Opening remarks
Speaker:
Michael Cole-Fontayn,
Chairman, AFME
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08:50
Keynote address: Regulatory Answers to Technology Challenges
Felix Hufeld,
President, BaFIN
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09:20
Keynote address: What Are Innovators in Capital Markets Doing Well?
Ulku Rowe,
Technical Director, Financial Services, Google Cloud
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09:50
Interval
10:00
Panel discussion: Is a More Connected Capital Markets a More Secure One?
  • Current EU and global policy developments
  • What is the emerging threat landscape?
  • How are public and private agencies evolving?
Moderator:
Emmanuel Le Marois,
Associate Director, Technology and Operations, AFME
Speakers:
Andra Catincescu,
CISO UK Regulatory Specialist, Deutsche Bank
Barbara Daskala,
Senior Supervision Officer, ESMA
Deborah Eng,
Executive Director, J.P. Morgan
Steven Purser,
Head of Core Operations Department, European Union Agency for Cybersecurity
Subas Roy,
Partner, Oliver Wyman
Wiebe Ruttenberg,
Senior Adviser, ECB
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Panel discussion: The Next Stage for Industry Shared Platforms, Collaboration and Operational Efficiency
  • The changing landscape of utilities, technology providers, and their impact on bank operating models
  • How and where can industry cost and efficiency gains can be made?
  • Why do shared platforms often fail to materialise?
  • What is the role regulation for supporting shared platforms?
Moderator:
James Morgan,
Capital Markets Technology Partner, PwC
Speakers:
Bob Santangelo,
President of International Sales, Broadridge
Ian Downes,
Managing Director, Head of Post Trade Business Development, BBVA
James Cunningham,
Senior Advisor, Public Policy, BNY Mellon
Marcus Robinson,
Group Head of Business Development, LCH
Stella Fau Clarke,
Chief Marketing Officer, Murex
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10:40
Networking break
11:00
Panel discussion: The Scaling of DLT in Capital Markets and The Role of Governance and Standards
  • Where has DLT started to be scaled: Is progress being made in the industry?
  • What learnings have been gained from early use-cases?
  • Are governance and standards being addressed to enable DLT? What is required?
  • What policy and regulatory considerations still remain for the use of DLT?
Moderator:
Jennifer D'Hoir,
Senior Advisor, Innovation & FinTech, Gide Law Firm
Speakers:
Andres Choussy,
President and COO, Baton Systems
Jean-Marc Stenger,
CEO, Société Générale Forge
Keith Bear,
Fellow, Centre for Alternative Finance, University of Cambridge
Peteris Zilgalvis,
Head of Unit, Digital Innovation and Blockchain; Co-Chair, FinTech Task Force, European Commission
Stephane Malrait,
Global Head of Market Structure and Innovation for Financial Markets, ING Group
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11:40
Panel discussion: Realising our Digital Potential
  • How to adopt Fintech and introduce innovation in a world of legacy systems and processes
  • The importance of agile working and the realities in practice
  • How, and where, are new technologies significantly changing existing roles and skills?
Moderator:
Tram Anh Nguyen,
Co-Founder, CFTE
Speakers:
Ben Rayner,
Head of Productivity and Innovation, Capital Markets O&T, Citi
Ben Roles,
Director of Technical Solutions, EMEA/APAC, Introhive
Matthew Howse,
Partner, Morgan Lewis
Philip Saunders,
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Piya Khanna,
Head of Global Markets Technology and Process Group, Crédit Agricole, CIB
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12:20
Closing remarks
Speaker:
David Ostojitsch,
Director, Technology and Operations Division, AFME
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12:25
Conference close
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Keynote speakers

Arnaud de Bresson

Chief Executive Officer, Paris EUROPLACE

Denis Beau

First Deputy Governor, Banque de France

Felix Hufeld

President, BaFIN

Masamichi Kono

Deputy Secretary-General, OECD

Odile Renaud-Basso

General Director, Ministry of Economy and Finance, French Treasury

Stephan Schmidt-Tank

Head of Business & Market Development, AWS

Steven Maijoor

Chair, ESMA

Ulku Rowe

Technical Director, Financial Services, Google Cloud

Speakers

Director, Capital Markets Strategy, SWIFT

Adriana Ennab

Director, Public Policy, Credit Suisse

Adrien Delcroix

Market Infrastructure Expert, ECB

Andra Catincescu

CISO UK Regulatory Specialist, Deutsche Bank

Andres Choussy

President and COO, Baton Systems

Arthur Lindo

Deputy Director for Policy, Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Board

Barbara Daskala

Senior Supervision Officer, ESMA

Ben Rayner

Head of Productivity and Innovation, Capital Markets O&T, Citi

Ben Roles

Director of Technical Solutions, EMEA/APAC, Introhive

Bernd Rummel

Senior Policy Expert, EBA

Bob Santangelo

President of International Sales, Broadridge

Cecile Bartenieff

Chief Operating Officer of Global Banking & Investor Solutions, Société Générale

Vice-Chair, Technology and Operations Board, AFME

Daniel Heller

Head of Regulatory Affairs, Fnality International

David John Gledhill

Senior Advisor, DBS Bank