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About the event

AFME’s 3rd Annual Technology and Innovation Virtual conference will take place on 22- 24th September. The conference brings together over 300 operations, technology, and regulatory leaders for three days of thought-provoking discussions and the sharing of cutting-edge information on trends impacting the digital transformation of capital markets. With capital markets continuing to evolve through the adoption of innovative technologies, regulatory change, and a shifting risk landscape, our conference provides a unique opportunity to gain insights and engage with a wide range of senior market participants driving this digital transformation.

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘New opportunities as the digital and policy agenda matures’. As the digital agenda is now evolving, this has exposed new opportunities and a maturing policy framework. Addressing these priorities together whilst meeting national, regional, and global requirements will be essential to ensure that the collaborative, and strategic approach to digital transformation continues. Hearing from senior keynote speakers, and plenary panellists, the conference will cover a wide range of pivotal topics such as digital operational resilience, the growing focus of digital assets, the EU agenda for open data, and the fundamental role of cloud computing.

Registration fees:
• AFME member: Complimentary
• Non-member: £149 + VAT

Multi-booking discount:
• 10% off when booking 3 or more delegates at the same time
• 20% off when booking 5 or more delegates at the same time

For group bookings, please email events@afme.eu

Complimentary subject to verification:
• Investor: promo code INVESTOR
• Regulator: promo code REGULATOR
• Press: promo code PRESS

Note: Promo codes are case sensitive

How can your business be a part of AFME’s 3rd Annual European Capital Markets Technology and Innovation Conference?

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 topics
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.

Partners

Lead Partner
Partners
Event Endorsers
Media Partner

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 over 5 hours dedicated to networking
  • Hear up to 70 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 22 September

09:00
Registration opens
09:30
Breakfast Briefing with Protiviti: Resilience in the Cloud
Speakers:
Dr Sebastian Wedeniwski,
Global Head of Cloud and DevOps, Standard Chartered Bank
James Fox,
Director – UK Cloud Business Lead, Protiviti
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10:15
Opening remarks
James Kemp,
Managing Director of the Global FX Division, Technology and Operations and CC&A Divisions, AFME and GFMA
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10:25
Keynote address
Speaker:
John Berrigan,
Director General, DG FISMA, Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission
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11:00
Panel discussion: Assessing the Progress of Digital Transformation in Capital Markets and Looking Ahead
  • How are firms advancing their digital agenda across technology and operations?
  • How are priorities shifting based on market conditions and the regulatory agenda?
  • Are challenges emerging from the on-going use of global operating models?
  • What more could be done to further the digital agenda?
Speakers:
Cecile Bartenieff,
COO and Global Head of Technology and Operations, Société Générale Global Banking and Investor Solutions / Member of Société Générale Strategic Committee
Jan Ceyssens,
Head of Digital Finance Unit (B5), European Commission
Sylvain Caillibotte,
Head of Product Management for APIs, Integration and Customization, Murex
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11:45
Networking roundtable
12:00
Panel discussion: Enabling the EU Digital Finance Strategy with new technology adoption
  • What are the main drivers of the EU digital finance strategy?
  • How has the pandemic influenced trends in digital adoption? What have been the impacts on the EU Financial Sector?
  • Are new ways of working, like Agile, needed to enable the strategy?
  • Is the EU digital finance strategy sufficient to unleash European innovation? What more can be done?
Speakers:
Pēteris Zilgalvis,
Head of Unit, Digital Innovation and Blockchain, European Commission
Philip Saunders,
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
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12:45
Closing remarks
Emmanuel Le Marois,
Associate Director, Technology and Operations, AFME
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Thursday 23 September

12:45
Registration opens
13:00
Opening remarks
Emmanuel Le Marois,
Associate Director, Technology and Operations, AFME
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13:15
Panel discussion: Is the financial sector becoming more resilient?
  • How has our understanding of operational resilience evolved?
  • What influence has the pandemic had on operational resilience?
  • What areas are firms and regulators most concerned with and what is being done to mitigate these risks?
  • Is the industry better prepared for any potential future disruption?
Speakers:
Annik Bosschaerts,
Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director, BNY Mellon
Claus Sengler,
Head of Section Non-Financial Risk Inspections / IT and Operational Risk and Resilience, European Central Bank, Banking Supervision
Kim Bozzella,
Managing Director, Global Head of Technology Consulting, Protiviti
Nick Strange,
Senior Technical Advisor, Operational Risk and Resilience, Bank of England
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14:00
Networking roundtable
14:30
Panel discussion: Fostering a more innovative and digitally resilient EU financial sector with DORA
  • What are the key concepts at the heart of DORA?
  • Why is it important for promoting digital transformation in the EU and mitigating potential risks?
  • What will DORA mean for financial services firms and third parties in practice?
  • Can DORA achieve its aims and increase digital resilience and promoting EU and global innovation?
Speakers:
Billy Kelleher,
Irish Member of the European Parliament, Renew Europe
Matthew Field,
Executive Director, Head of Cyber and Tech Policy and Partnerships, EMEA, JP Morgan
Nicola Yiannoulis,
Digital Finance Team Leader, European Banking Authority
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15:15
Keynote address
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15:45
Closing remarks
Emmanuel Le Marois,
Associate Director, Technology and Operations, AFME
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Friday 24 September

08:00
Registration opens
09:00
Opening remarks
Emmanuel Le Marois,
Associate Director, Technology and Operations, AFME
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09:05
Keynote address
Speaker:
Roberto Viola,
Director General, European Commission
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09:35
Panel discussion: Driving an EU Market for Digital Assets
  • How has the digital assets agenda changed in the last 12 months?
  • What regulatory proposals has the EU put forward to mitigate the risks of digital assets whilst promoting innovation?
  • How are other jurisdictions considering digital assets? Is there a path for harmonisation?
  • How do CBDCs and other Digital Assets need to work together?
Speakers:
Anne Choné,
Senior Officer, ESMA
Florian Denis,
Member of Cabinet for European Commissioner, Mairead McGuinness, European Commission
Montserrat Farina,
Executive Director - Digital Assets, JP Morgan
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10:10
Networking roundtable
10:30
Panel discussion: A European Approach to Open Data and the Implications for Wholesale Capital Markets
  • What does a ‘European approach to data’ mean for wholesale markets?
  • What are firms doing today to increase data access and sharing?
  • What are the implications for competition (BigTech firms), security and collaboration?
  • How does technology need to enable this objective?
Speakers:
Adriana Ennab,
Director of Public Policy, Credit Suisse
Coen ter Wal,
Tech and Prudential Policy Advisor, Netherlands Central Bank
Malte Beyer-Katzenberger,
Team Leader Data Policy and Innovation, European Commission
Matthew Gravelle,
Director, Group Public and Regulatory Affairs, Standard Chartered
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11:15
Panel discussion: Navigating the increased regulatory focus on AI
  • How is the adoption of AI within financial markets progressing?
  • How does the EU legislative proposal on AI translate to financial markets?
  • What level of clarity on existing rules does the industry require at the ESA’s level?
  • How will the EU approach fit within a global context?
Speakers:
Noémie Papp,
Policy Expert, Conduct, Payments and Consumers, European Banking Authority (EBA)
Yordanka Ivanova,
Legal and policy officer, European Commission (DG CNECT, A2)
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12:00
Closing remarks
Emmanuel Le Marois,
Associate Director, Technology and Operations, AFME
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12:25
Conference close
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Keynote Speakers

John Berrigan

Director General, DG FISMA, Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union,

European Commission

Roberto Viola

Director General,

European Commission

Other Speakers

Adriana Ennab

Director of Public Policy, Credit Suisse

Anne Choné

Senior Officer, ESMA

Billy Kelleher

Irish Member of the European Parliament, Renew Europe

Cecile Bartenieff

COO and Global Head of Technology and Operations, Société Générale Global Banking and Investor Solutions /

Member of Société Générale Strategic Committee

Claus Sengler

Head of Section Non-Financial Risk Inspections / IT and Operational Risk and Resilience,

European Central Bank, Banking Supervision

Coen ter Wal

Tech and Prudential Policy Advisor, Netherlands Central Bank

Dr Sebastian Wedeniwski

Global Head of Cloud and DevOps, Standard Chartered Bank

Emmanuel Le Marois

Associate Director, Technology and Operations, AFME

Florian Denis

Member of Cabinet for European Commissioner, Mairead McGuinness, European Commission

James Fox

Director – UK Cloud Business Lead, Protiviti

James Kemp

Managing Director of the Global FX Division, Technology and Operations and CC&A Divisions, AFME and GFMA

Jan Ceyssens

Head of Digital Finance Unit (B5), European Commission

Kim Bozzella

Managing Director, Global Head of Technology Consulting, Protiviti

Malte Beyer-Katzenberger

Team Leader Data Policy and Innovation, European Commission

Matthew Gravelle

Director, Group Public and Regulatory Affairs, Standard Chartered

Nick Strange

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

Nicola Yiannoulis

Digital Finance Team Leader, European Banking Authority

Noémie Papp

Policy Expert, Conduct, Payments and Consumers, European Banking Authority (EBA)

Pēteris Zilgalvis

Head of Unit, Digital Innovation and Blockchain, European Commission

Sylvain Caillibotte

Head of Product Management for APIs, Integration and Customization, Murex

Yordanka Ivanova

Legal and policy officer, European Commission (DG CNECT, A2)