Technology & Operations

Technology & Operations

The Technology and Operations Division focuses on regional and global technology and security policy, best practice and member education.

The Division is led by a Committee of senior Technology and Operations leaders from AFME board member firms.  The Committee advocates for innovation, technology and cybersecurity policy that can drive growth and stability in European and global capital markets by:

  • Driving collaboration across the technology and business operations of member firms
  • Directing advocacy at policy makers, regulators and government engaged in technology policy development
  • Partnering with other trade associations with common interests around technology and operations
  • Managing execution of cross-industry change impacting technology & operations

Our priorities
The Division is focused on three priority areas:

  • Innovation and New Technologies: Supporting innovation, the adoption of new technologies, and regulatory change (e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Distributed Ledger Technology, Digital Assets, Cloud Computing)
  • Cybersecurity and Resilience: Identifying and responding to Cybersecurity risks and emerging frameworks (e.g. penetration testing, operational resilience)
  • Operational Cost and Efficiency: Achieving cost reduction and efficiency gains through process and technology change (e.g. industry utilities, outsourcing, future skills and workforce)

The Technology and Operations Committee is supported by a wide range of technical working groups that deliver against the objectives of each priority area.

What is the role of the AFME Technology and Operations division?

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2nd Annual Capital Markets Technology & Innovation 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 21&22 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 program is its visionary and forward-looking agenda focused on what capital markets may look like in 20+ years, which is key for planning strategy in the immediate term.

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  • Graeme Munro, Chair

    J.P. Morgan Securities plc

  • Cecile Bartenieff, Vice-Chair

    Société Générale

  • Andrew Butcher


  • Mik Bjorkenstam


  • Ian Downes


  • Hady Mansour

    BNP Paribas

  • Ben Rayner


  • Piya Khanna

    Crédit Agricole CIB

  • Adriana Ennab

    Credit Suisse

  • Joanne Hannaford

    Goldman Sachs International

  • John Lloyd


  • Antoine Vonk


  • Stephen Ellis

    Lloyds Banking Group

  • Gordon Grant

    Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc

  • John Smith

    NatWest Markets

  • Gordon Middleton


  • Michael Buzza

    Northern Trust Corporation

  • Richard Adams


  • Fabiano Sardei

    UniCredit Bank AG