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About the conference

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event AFME’s 2nd Annual Capital Markets Technology & Innovation Conference will take place at Palais Brongniart, the former French Stock Exchange, in the very centre of Paris on the 21st and 22nd November. The conference will bring together over 300 senior executives and their teams who are driving strategic innovation in technology and operations from Europe’s leading financial institutions. The unique feature of this programme is its visionary agenda which focuses on what capital markets may look like in 20+ years, which is key for planning strategy in the immediate term. This will be 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?

  • Meet over 300 senior level attendees
  • Build contacts in 6 hours dedicated to networking
  • Hear up to 50 industry expert speakers
  • Join the debate in 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 [email protected] for assistance.


Registration and Breakfast
Welcome Remarks
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Keynote Address: Building innovation, growth and resilience into Global Capital Markets: Considerations for Europe
Plenary Panel : Lessons from change: The journey of adopting new technologies and new ways of working
  • How banks are transforming: where, why, and the results?
  • What new challenges or opportunities are now arising?
  • How are business models changing?
  • What jurisdictions are ‘winning’?
Isabelle Jenkins,
Partner UK Banking & Capital Markets, PwC,
Cecile Bartenieff,
COO, Global Markets, Societe Generale and Vice-Chair, Technology and Operations Committee, AFME,
Luc Meurant,
Chief Marketing Officer, SWIFT,
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Keynote Address: Making Digital Transformation a reality in the Capital Markets industry
Joanne Hannaford,
Head of Technology EMEA & Global Head of QAE, Goldman Sachs,
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Networking Lunch
Plenary Panel : 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)?
Arthur Lindo,
Deputy Director for Policy in the Federal Reserve Board's Division of Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Board,
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Break for Tracks
Track A Panel : Applying explainability and ethics to AI in capital markets
  • What does AI explainability mean in a capital markets context?
  • How does explaiability contribute to trust and the ethical use of AI?
  • Is ‘black box’ AI ever acceptable?
  • Is the current policy and regulatory framework fit for purpose?
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Track B Panel : Is Europe doing enough to embrace innovation in Financial Services?
  • What has been accomplished? What future lies ahead?
  • How does Europe compare to other jurisdictions?
  • What else will be needed in the years ahead (investment, policy, partnerships)?
Nikki Johnstone,
, Allen & Overy,
Slavka Eley,
Head of Banking Markets, Innovation and Products, European Banking Authority,
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Networking Break
Track A Panel: 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?
Bernd Rummel,
Senior Policy Expert, European Banking Authority,
David Wallace,
Head of IT and Facilities Management, European Stability Mechanism,
Witte Wijsmuller,
Policy Officer, Member of the Fintech Taskforce, European Commission,
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Track B Panel: 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
Teana Baker-Taylor,
Executive Director, Global Digital Finance,
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Networking Break
Afternoon Keynote Address : Beyond Capital Markets: The increasing important role of technology for sustainability, inclusion and social mobility across the industry
Masamichi Kono,
Deputy Secretary-General, OECD,
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Closing Remarks and Conference Fintech Pitch Award
Cecile Bartenieff,
COO, Global Markets, Societe Generale and Vice-Chair, Technology and Operations Committee, AFME,
Graeme Munro,
Head of CIB Operations, JP Morgan and Chair, Technology and Operations Committee, AFME,
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Close of Day One
Registration and Breakfast
Welcome Remarks
James Kemp,
Managing Director, AFME,
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Morning Keynote Address : Beyond 2019: The next phase of industry and regulatory collaboration
Keynote Address : What are innovators in capital markets doing well and what can we learn for the next phase of technology transformation?
Networking Break for Tracks
Track A Panel : 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?
Wiebe Ruttenberg,
Senior Adviser, European Central Bank,
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Track B Panel : 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?
James Cunningham,
Senior Advisor / Public Policy, BNY Mellon,
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Networking Break
Track A Panel: 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?
Peteris Zilgalvis,
Head of Unit, Digital Innovation and Blockchain; Co-Chair, FinTech Task Force, European Commission,
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Track B Panel: Realising our digital potential
  • Automation and people
  • Acquiring and nurturing talent: how are banks taking on BigTech?
  • The realities of Agile working in practice
  • Attracting talent and fostering diversity
Ben Rayner,
Global Head of Innovation and Productivity, Citi,
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Conference Close
Closing Remarks

Keynote speakers

Joanne Hannaford

Head of Technology EMEA & Global Head of QAE, Goldman Sachs

Masamichi Kono

Deputy Secretary-General, OECD

Steven Maijoor

Chair, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)


Teana Baker-Taylor

Executive Director, Global Digital Finance

Michael Cole-Fontayn

Chairman, AFME

Slavka Eley

Head of Banking Markets, Innovation and Products, European Banking Authority

James Kemp

Managing Director, Global FX, Technology and Operations and Policy Divisions, GFMA and AFME

Bernd Rummel

Senior Policy Expert, EBA

Wiebe Ruttenberg

Senior Adviser, European Central Bank

Peteris Zilgalvis

Head of Unit, Digital Innovation and Blockchain; Co-Chair, FinTech Task Force, European Commission