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About the conference

The AFME European Capital Markets Technology and Innovation Conference is the leading event for the European capital markets industry to debate strategic technology and operations change.

Due to the impact of COVID19 on wholesale markets and associated challenges for running in-person events, the planned November 2020 conference has been rescheduled to September 2021. In place of an in-person conference, AFME is arranging a series of 1-hour webinars from the 16-20 November 2020 that will maintain AFME’s engagement with strategic stakeholders while building momentum for the upcoming 2021 conference.

The webinar series will look to bring over 300+ senior market professionals from Europe’s leading financial institutions to discuss a broad range of priorities for firms and policymakers in technology and operations. Speakers will include high-level policymakers, technology consultants and industry leaders, among many others.

Our five webinars will assess how firms are operating in the context of COVID19 and the progress being made to identify short and long term actions to embrace technological change. The discussion will cover topics of digitalisation, operational resilience and sustainability, as well as emerging technologies relating to artificial intelligence, cloud, digital assets, data and cybersecurity.

Even though we will have to wait until 2021 to meet you in person, we relish the opportunity to embrace technology to engage with stakeholders in new and meaningful ways; this is, after all, an event centring on technology and innovation!

For Press Registrations: please refer to AFME Press Policy
If you require assistance with registration or for any queries related to bookings, please email: events@afme.eu


How can your business be a part of AFME's European Capital Markets Technology and Innovation Virtual Series


As a partner you could:
Engage with 200+ European attendees across two days of high value content, videos and live Q&As
Interact with polls, surveys and more from your office or home
Participate in panels on key industry topicsess be a part of AFME’s 12th Annual Spanish Capital Markets Virtual Conference?
Sponsored booth to feature multiple pieces of content to ensure your brand and messaging is reaching the right audience
Gain visibility via our social media channels, website and bespoke promotional marketing to our database of 22,000 industry professionals
Network and connect with attendees via live-chat

Packages can be tailor-made to suit your company's aim and aspirations. To discuss particular opportunities, please contact Cheryl Chickowski at cheryl.chickowski@afme.eu or on +44 (0)20 3828 2704.

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Registration enquiries

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

Monday 16 November

13:00
Welcome series opening introduction
Chair:
James Kemp,
Managing Director, Global Foreign Exchange Division, GFMA Managing Director, Technology and Operations, and Policy Division, AFME
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13:05
Panel discussion: Harnessing technology transformation at scale in Europe's capital markets
  • How well are firms advancing their strategic technology and operations transformation? How has COVID19 impacted firms' strategic change agenda?
  • How else are industry priorities shifting and what new regulatory requirements have emerged?
  • What barriers remain for further technology transformation?
  • How do we increase the pace and scale of change required? What actions are needed?
Moderator:
Mark Leaver,
Partner and UK Financial Services Technology Leader, PwC
Speakers:
Brock Arnason,
Founder, Droit Financial Technologies
Dr Lewis Liu,
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Eigen Technologies
Philip Saunders,
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Vida Rudkin,
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
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14:00
Closing remarks
David Ostojitsch,
Director, Technology and Operations, AFME
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14:05
Networking remains open

Tuesday 17 November

08:00
Networking remains open
13:00
Welcome remarks
David Ostojitsch,
Director, Technology and Operations, AFME
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13:05
Panel discussion: The building blocks of the EU digital finance package
  • What are the key initiatives and intentions of the EU digital finance package?
  • Is the package enough to unlock the digital transformation potential of EU wholesale capital markets? How do the moving parts of the package fit together (Digital Assets, Data, Cloud, Operational resilience)?
  • Does greater regulatory harmonization require more centralization at the EU level (e.g. oversight of 3rd parties, sandbox)?
  • What will now be the key priorities for the industry and policymakers over the next 12 months?
Moderator:
David Ostojitsch,
Director, Technology and Operations, AFME
Speakers:
Adriana Ennab,
Director of Public Policy, Credit Suisse
Doris Dietze,
Head of Digital Finance, Payment Services and Cybersecurity, Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany
Jan Ceyssens,
Head of the Digital Finance Unit, European Commission (DG FISMA)
Pablo Urbiola Ortún,
Head of Digital Regulation and Trends, BBVA
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14:05
Closing remarks
David Ostojitsch,
Director, Technology and Operations, AFME
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14:10
Networking remains open

Wednesday 18 November

08:00
Networking remains open
12:00
Welcome remarks
David Ostojitsch,
Director, Technology and Operations, AFME
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12:05
Panel discussion: Ensuring a resilient financial services sector
  • How has firms and regulators understanding of operational resilience evolved over the last 12 months?
  • What is the biggest risk today to a firms’ resilience?
  • Are third parties aware and able to meet what is expected of them?
  • Is there enough EU and global consistency in the approaches being developed for managing resiliency?
Moderator:
Allison Parent,
Executive Director, GFMA
Speakers:
Arthur Lindo,
Deputy Director, Policy Planning, Federal Reserve Board (FRB)
Nick Godfrey,
Director, Financial Services Security & Compliance, Google Cloud
Nick Strange,
Senior Technical Advisor, Operational Risk and Resilience, Bank of England
Ron Lefferts,
Managing Director, Global Leader of Technology Consulting, Protiviti
Shauna Mcsheehy,
Global Head of Operational Continuity, Resiliency and Services, Bank of America
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13:05
Closing remarks
David Ostojitsch,
Director, Technology and Operations, AFME
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13:10
Networking remains open

Thursday 19 November

08:00
Networking remains open
13:00
Welcome remarks
David Ostojitsch,
Director, Technology and Operations, AFME
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13:05
Panel discussion: Creating legal certainty for Crypto-Assets
  • What use cases for crypto-assets are we seeing in the market today?
  • How does the EU crypto-assets framework as recently proposed support innovation? Could it be used as a model in other jurisdictions?
  • How can a crypto-asset taxonomy provide legal certainty?
  • Will the role of financial intermediaries change in a DLT environment?
  • What opportunities for decentralisation given regulatory requirements?
Moderator:
Montserrat Farina,
Executive Director, Regulatory Affairs, J.P. Morgan
Speakers:
John Timothy Whelan,
Head of Digital Investment Banking, Santander
Lex Sokolin,
CMO and Global Fintech Co-Head, Consensys
Pēteris Zilgalvis,
Head of Unit, Digital Innovation and Blockchain, European Commission
Radoslav Albrecht,
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bitbond
Steven Lightstone,
Associate, Morgan Lewis
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14:05
Closing remarks
David Ostojitsch,
Director, Technology and Operations, AFME
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14:10
Networking remains open

Friday 20 November

08:00
Networking remains open
13:00
Welcome remarks
David Ostojitsch,
Director, Technology and Operations, AFME
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13:05
Panel discussion: Adopting Agile work practices at scale within European wholesale markets
  • What are Agile work practices and why are firms now adopting them at scale?
  • What barriers remain for firms to increase their organizational flexibility and adopt new ways of working?
  • What actions are needed to continue supporting the adoption of Agile work practices in the European capital markets?
  • Are Agile work practices able to reduce change risk, and is the regulatory framework accommodating?
Moderator:
Emmanuel Le Marois,
Associate Director, Technology and Operations, AFME
Speakers:
Antoine Vonk,
Chief Operations Officer, Financial Markets and Lending, ING Wholesales Banking, ING
Cecile Bartenieff,
Chief Operating Officer, Global Banking and Investor Solutions, and Global Head of Technology and Operations, Société Générale
Gagan Bhatnagar,
Partner, Ernst & Young (EY)
Rob Fanshawe,
Chief Organisation Officer, Fnality
Stella Fau Clarke,
Chief Marketing Officer, Murex
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14:05
Closing remarks
David Ostojitsch,
Director, Technology and Operations, AFME
View speakers
14:10
Networking remains open
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Speakers

Adriana Ennab

Director of Public Policy, Credit Suisse

Allison Parent

Executive Director, GFMA

Antoine Vonk

Chief Operations Officer, Financial Markets and Lending, ING Wholesales Banking, ING

Arthur Lindo

Deputy Director, Policy Planning, Federal Reserve Board (FRB)

Brock Arnason

Founder, Droit Financial Technologies

Cecile Bartenieff

Chief Operating Officer, Global Banking and Investor Solutions, and Global Head of Technology and Operations, Société Générale

David Ostojitsch

Director, Technology and Operations, AFME

Doris Dietze

Head of Digital Finance, Payment Services and Cybersecurity, Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany

Dr Lewis Liu

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Eigen Technologies

Emmanuel Le Marois

Associate Director, Technology and Operations, AFME

Gagan Bhatnagar

Partner, Ernst & Young (EY)

James Kemp

Managing Director, Global Foreign Exchange Division, GFMA

Managing Director, Technology and Operations, and Policy Division, AFME

Jan Ceyssens

Head of the Digital Finance Unit, European Commission (DG FISMA)

John Timothy Whelan

Head of Digital Investment Banking, Santander

Lex Sokolin

CMO and Global Fintech Co-Head, Consensys

Mark Leaver

Partner and UK Financial Services Technology Leader, PwC

Montserrat Farina

Executive Director, Regulatory Affairs, J.P. Morgan

Nick Godfrey

Director, Financial Services Security & Compliance, Google Cloud

Nick Strange

Senior Technical Advisor, Operational Risk and Resilience, Bank of England

Pablo Urbiola Ortún

Head of Digital Regulation and Trends, BBVA

Pēteris Zilgalvis

Head of Unit, Digital Innovation and Blockchain, European Commission

Philip Saunders

Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Radoslav Albrecht

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bitbond

Rob Fanshawe

Chief Organisation Officer, Fnality

Ron Lefferts

Managing Director, Global Leader of Technology Consulting, Protiviti

Shauna Mcsheehy

Global Head of Operational Continuity, Resiliency and Services, Bank of America

Stella Fau Clarke

Chief Marketing Officer, Murex

Steven Lightstone

Associate, Morgan Lewis

Vida Rudkin

Managing Director, Morgan Stanley