2012 CIO/CTO Leadership Forum: Spotlight on Financial Services
2012 CIO/CTO Leadership Forum: Spotlight on Financial Services
July 17, 2012 - New York, NY
Join an intimate group of executives in your field for breakfast and a morning of learning. Explore cutting edge content through a panel presentation, a topical keynote and interactive round table discussions with peers.
Why You Should Attend!
Chief Technology and Chief Information Officers at financial services companies face unique challenges. The industry operates globally in real time, requiring precision in data matters and analytics across a myriad of products and functions. Additionally, the unprecedented change resulting from the financial crisis; sweeping regulatory reform globally, emerging competitors, and significant pressure to reduce costs has added another layer of complexity to the role. However, amidst this change, there is a tremendous opportunity for the CIO and CTO professional to be a key player in reshaping their institutions for success in this new environment and restoring confidence in the financial services industry as a whole.
The Argyle CTO Leadership Forum Spotlight on Financial Services is bringing together leading CTOs, CIOs, Chief Data Officers, COOs, CAOs, CROs, CISOs, VPs, and IT/Technology/Operations and Data leaders from the financial services industry. The forum will focus on several areas including: “Successfully Navigating the Changing Regulatory Environment”; “Challenges of Creating Consistent Data Across the Enterprise”; “Successful Strategies for Data Migration and Integration”; “LEIs as a Way to Identify and Understand Counterparty Risk”; and “The impact of Cloud Computing, Mobile Devices and Social Media on the IT department”.
The "2012 CIO/CTO Leadership Forum: Spotlight on Financial Services in New York"
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S&P Capital IQ is a leading provider of multi-asset class data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment advisors and wealth managers around the world. S&P Capital IQ combines two of our strongest brands—S&P, with its long history and experience in the financial markets and Capital IQ, which is known among professionals globally for its accurate financial information and powerful analytical tools. We provide a broad suite of capabilities designed to help track performance, generate alpha, identify new trading and investment ideas, and perform risk analysis and mitigation strategies.
This event will feature insights from top executives, including:
Lord Abbett & Company View Bio »
Nathan Boylan is Head of IT Operations at Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC, which is an independent, privately held U.S. investment management firm with over 100 billion dollars under management, offering a broad array of equity and fixed-income strategies to individual and institutional investors.
In his time at Lord Abbett, Mr. Boylan has been responsible for a number of technology restructuring and process improvement initiatives with a focus on transforming the technology group into a cost effective, business aligned service provider. Over the length of his international career Mr. Boylan has worked for a number of global financial firms including CIBC, UBS and NatWest, leading many technology initiatives and cost based strategies, as well as providing leadership and expertise in enterprise technologies and their integration in the financial industry.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. View Bio »
Edward Brandman (New York) joined KKR as Chief Information Officer in 2007 from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a Managing Director in its Advisory Services group, focused on technology strategies to support capital markets and trading activities for clients in financial services. From 2003 through 2006, Mr. Brandman was a Managing Partner at OMT Partners LLC, a boutique advisory firm. Prior to that, he founded and served for two years as the CEO of Renaissance Trading Technologies, a technology firm focused on trading solutions for the NYSE/NASDAQ markets. Before founding Renaissance Trading, Mr. Brandman was Chief Information Officer and Head of Electronic Trading at Robertson Stephens as well as a member of its Management Committee from 1998 to 2001. Mr. Brandman began his career at JP Morgan & Co. in 1991 where he managed Equity Trading Technology. He received a B.A. from Rutgers College.
UBS AG View Bio »
Andy Brown is the UBS Group CTO, GMD. He and his team are responsible for innovation, technology architecture, blueprints, roadmaps and portfolio alignment across business, back office, and core technology functions.
Previously Andy led Enterprise Technology and Delivery strategy, architecture and optimization for Bank of America. In that role, Andy was responsible for driving technology strategy, architecture and convergence as well as introducing technology innovation.
From 2006 to 2008, Andy was CTO for Infrastructure at Credit Suisse, where he oversaw its Global Virtualization Initiative.
Prior to that, Andy was managing director and chief technology architect at Merrill Lynch, where he spearheaded strategic plans, guidelines, technology governance processes and technology portfolio management. He originally joined Merrill Lynch in London in 1996, serving in roles in Europe and the US in infrastructure architecture and engineering, Equity Technology Architecture, GMI Architecture, GMI eCommerce, Global Networks and Market Data Services.
Previously, Andy led technology architecture for Banque Paribas Capital Markets, based in London and Paris. His major achievement was the rollout of Windows/NT desktop across the PCM businesses, enabling a new generation of desktop financial instrument development and associated revenue streams. Prior to that, Andy worked for British Telecom, Royal Dutch Shell and Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI).
He holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Physics from University College London.
S&P Capital IQ View Bio »
Rui Carvalho is the Managing Director, Enterprise Solutions, for S&P Capital IQ, a McGraw Hill Financial brand. Enterprise Solutions is the data feed, on-demand products and content licensing business for S&P Capital IQ. Based in New York, Rui leads a global team of 150 product management, platform management, operations and fixed income evaluated pricing professionals.
Before his career at S&P Capital IQ, Rui was the Vice President and Global Head of Fundamentals and Corporate Actions content, for Reuters. Rui was based in Singapore, where he led strategic data operations executions for the Asia Pacific and Emerging regions, including the Reuters Japan, Middle East and India growth strategies for the Research & Asset Management Segment.
Rui holds a bachelor’s degree from York University, Toronto, and also attended the Reuters Executive training program at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.
S&P Capital IQ View Bio »
Robert Coppola is the Chief Technology Officer for McGraw-Hill Financial. In this role, Bob leads the product and technology organization for the division. This includes the S&P Capital IQ and S&P Indices business lines. He is responsible for driving the overarching technology strategy, architecture, and development in addition to execution and operations. Bob brings over 20 years of industry experience to the role.
Prior to Joining McGraw-Hill Bob was Global Head of Technology, Service, and Operations at Thomson Reuters where he was accountable for the technology and operations supporting the Editorial, News, and Media business lines in addition to IT and productivity tools for all employees.
Over the past 20 years Bob has accumulated a broad range of business, technology, and support experience within the financial services and media industries. His previous responsibilities include roles as Chief Reliability Officer and Global Head of Customer Service at Thomson Financial, Global Head of Research and Data, General Manager of Product Strategy, Global Head of Transaction Product Sales and Implementation, and Global Head of Integration Services at Bloomberg LP. The aforementioned broad range of experience which includes; business development, product management, software development, innovation, technology, operations, sales, customer service, and strategy aggregates into a unique perspective and understanding of the financial services business, technology, and product development. Along with this experience Mr. Coppola brings a strong track record of success through execution that includes the incubation of start-up efforts, evolution of well established legacy products and operations to meet rapidly evolving business needs on a global scale, and a focus on innovation by stretching technology capabilities to solve complex business challenges.
Bob is a graduate of Rutgers University and has been a member of the New Jersey Institute of Technology Board of Visitors since 2008 where he has been an active contributor focused on driving changes in curriculum that will better prepare computing science students and graduates for the dynamic and challenging opportunities that exist within Financial Services.
The Edelman Financial Group View Bio »
Bill Coquelin is Chief Information Officer (CIO) of The Edelman Financial Group. Previously, he was a principal at a technology consulting company, providing IT oversight and solutions to firms in the pharmaceutical and defense contracting markets. For the past 20 years, he has served in CIO and other technical/operations senior leadership roles with financial industry firms in the Greater Washington, D.C. Region, as well as a multinational financial services firm. Mr. Coquelin received a BS in Management from George Mason University in 1988.
JPMorgan Chase & Co View Bio »
Ludwig D’Angelo manages the Global Instrument Reference Data Operating Unit within JP Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank Operations. Previously at JP Morgan he was the North American Regional Head for Trading Technology. He has over 30 years of experience in financial services including front office, risk management, operations, technology and marketing. He has previously held senior positions at Swiss Bank Corp, Bankers Trust, Reuters as well as KPMG Consulting and CAPCO where he was a practice leader in trading technology. He is a frequent lecturer on Securities and Derivatives topics in industry and academia. Early in his career, he was a professional options trader for Oppenheimer & Company. He earned his MBA in Finance from Fordham University Graduate School of Business and his BBA in Management Information Systems from Pace University. He is a former Chairman of the FISD Executive Committee, a global association of exchanges, vendors and consumers of financial information and a current board member of EDM Council, a global association of enterprise data professionals.
The Bank of New York Mellon View Bio »
Gary Maier is the Chief Information Officer of BNY Mellon Asset Management. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Management Executive Committee and is responsible for all global technology strategy, planning and initiatives for the sector. He is also a member of the BNY Mellon Operating Committee and Executive Technology Operating Committee.
Gary's career spans over 20 years on Wall Street. Prior to joining BNY Mellon in January 2012, Gary served as a Managing Director and the global Head of Application Engineering at Blackrock. His most recent tenure at Blackrock marked a return to the company, where he had served 16 years earlier. In his prior capacity at Blackrock, Gary was instrumental in the original design and development of the firm’s highly-regarded portfolio management system, now commercialized as Aladdin®. Prior to his return to Blackrock, Gary served as Chief Technology Officer at York Capital Management, a global multi-strategy hedge fund manager, headquartered in New York. He also served as Chief Technology Officer at Five Mile Capital Partners, a fixed-income alternative asset manager in Stamford, CT. Gary began his career at Drexel Burnham Lambert.
Gary is a graduate of Duke University, where he received his B.A. in Economics and International Public Policy.
Deloitte L.L.P. View Bio »
Larry Quinlan is a principal at Deloitte LLP and serves as the Global Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Deloitte – one of the world’s largest professional services organizations with over 170,000 people in 140 countries around the world. Larry sits on the US Executive Committee and chairs the global CIO Council.
As CIO, Larry has responsibility for all facets of technology including strategy, applications, infrastructure, support, and execution. He leads the worldwide technology organization.
Larry has been with Deloitte since 1988 and has served in a variety of leadership roles, including Global CIO for Deloitte Consulting LLP and National Managing Principal for Process Excellence. As Process Excellence leader, Larry led the US enterprise-wide effort to increase margins and effectiveness through continuous process improvement using the Lean Six Sigma methodology.
Larry holds an MBA from Baruch College, City University of New York and a B.Sc. degree from the University of the West Indies.
Larry has been widely quoted including in major publications including the Wall Street Journal and InformationWeek and has also spoken at major events. He has been honored by institutions and publications including Caribbean American Heritage Awards (2011 Outstanding Corporate Contribution to Corporate America), Computerworld (2007 Premier 100 IT Leaders), Harlem YMCA (2000), and Black MBA Magazine (2005 Top 50 Under 50).
Larry currently serves on the Boards or Councils of NPower, Nashville Technology Council, BDPA Education & Technology Foundation, W.E.B. Du Bois Society and the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NY).
S&P Capital IQ View Bio »
Jonathan Reeve is Executive Managing Director, Product & Content, S&P Capital IQ Enterprise Solutions. In this role he oversees a global team of over 4,000 content experts delivering standard and customized suites of equity, debt and risk data and research from S&P Capital IQ to brokers, insurers, asset managers and academics around the world. These data sets include security and entity reference data; security terms and conditions and corporate actions; counterparty linkage and exposure data; corporate financial performance data; structured finance performance data; credit ratings, evaluated pricing for illiquid securities, and other proprietary analytics.
Prior to joining S&P Capital IQ, Jonathan was Senior Vice President for Reuters Global Data Operations. Jonathan was at Reuters for 9 years where he performed a series of roles including global head of equities data operations. In his nine years at Reuters Jonathan managed a number of large-scale transformation projects, both technical and operational. These included a technical integration from fragmented data architecture onto a single data platform with improved user tools and capabilities. Also the integration of several operational data groups in Asia, Europe and the Americas realized through acquisition into a unified data management structure as well as a large operational migration to India.
Jonathan is based in New York and holds a BA in Economics from Concordia University in Montreal.
Brown Brothers Harriman View Bio »
Christopher C. Remondi, Partner, is the Global Head of Brown Brothers Harriman’s Systems and Technology Division. In this role Mr. Remondi is responsible for the firm’s systems infrastructure, application development and technology strategy across all business lines, which include Investor Services, Investment Management and Banking.
Mr. Remondi joined Brown Brothers Harriman in 1994 and is currently located in the firm’s New Jersey Office. Prior to his current position, Mr. Remondi was responsible for the firm’s Innovation and Technology Services Division (ITS). ITS included BBH’s Infomediary business, custody and accounting internet products, and the firm’s outsourcing services. In prior roles Mr. Remondi managed teams in BBH’s custody and accounting division and served in BBH’s Hong Kong and Tokyo offices.
Mr. Remondi chairs the firm’s Systems Operating Committee and is a member of the firm’s Operating Committee and Foreign Exchange Steering Committee and Brokerage Steering Committee. Mr. Remondi is a member of the Omgeo LLC Advisory Board and leads the Cathedral High School Inner-city Adopt-An-Intern Program. Mr. Remondi is a graduate of Boston College and received his MBA from the Columbia Business School.
FX Alliance Inc. View Bio »
Steve Rubinow is currently the Chief Information Officer at FXall, responsible for leading the company's technology endeavors globally.
Until joining FXall in April 2012, Steve was Executive Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer, NYSE Euronext, responsible for most technology endeavors at the company. Mr. Rubinow was Chief Technology Officer of Archipelago Holdings, Inc, prior to its merger with the NYSE in 2006 and was responsible for all of Archipelago's software development, database development, quality assurance, operations, and client connectivity areas. Prior to Archipelago, Mr. Rubinow worked in Silicon Valley as Senior Vice President and Chief Information/Technology Officer at NextCard, Inc., a leading Internet provider of consumer credit that had a successful IPO in 1999. Prior to joining NextCard, he was the Chief Information Officer at another successful start-up, AdKnowledge, Inc. which was acquired by CMGI in 2001. Mr. Rubinow was Vice President, Corporate Management Information Systems at Fidelity Investments where he developed an Information Architecture to integrate the information housed in a vast array of software and hardware technologies across Fidelity’s 40+ divisions. He also developed critical systems for use in the core mutual fund investment area and evaluated new companies as potential candidates for investment by Fidelity Ventures. He served on the adjunct faculty in Computer Science at DePaul University from 1986-1994, where he taught undergraduate and graduate classes in database technology and analytic systems.
Steve was named by Computerworld as one of 2012's "Premier 100 IT Leaders," and has been recognized as one of the top 10 CIOs on Wall Street in 2010 by Securities Technology Monitor magazine, as one of the top CIOs on Wall Street in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 by Wall Street & Technology magazine, and received an InfoWorld Award as leader of one of the top 100 IT projects of 2009. He is a frequent speaker on a variety of business and technology topics at conferences all over the world. He sits on a number of advisory boards for non-profit and technology organizations.
HSBC Bank USA, N.A. View Bio »
Chief Operating Officer for the Americas and Group General Manager HSBC Holdings plc
Eli Sinyak is Chief Operating Officer for the HSBC Bank, USA, Chief Operating Officer for the Americas and Group General Manager for HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE:HBC), one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations. Sinyak is responsible for technology, bank operations, corporate real estate and procurement for the Americas region as well as managing the total cost base and business transformation for the Americas.
Sinyak returned to the U.S. in March of 2011 after a nearly six-year assignment in Asia. Since his return, he has served as the Chief Technology and Services Officer HSBC – North America and HSBC Bank USA, where he successfully led key strategic transformation initiatives, including business divestitures and cost-realignment programs. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer for the Americas in November 2011.
From 2008 to 2011, Sinyak served as Chief Technology and Services Officer for HSBC in Asia Pacific, with overall responsibility for operations, technology, security and fraud risk, real estate, and procurement. From 2005 to 2008, Sinyak served as the Chief Information Officer for HSBC – Asia Pacific. Also, from 2005 to 2010, he double-hatted as the Chief Information Officer for Global Commercial Banking (CMB). Sinyak joined HSBC in 1999, and before moving to Hong Kong, he held a variety of both country-specific and global management roles based in the US and Canada with the primary focus on eCommerce and on business transformation.
Prior to joining HSBC, Sinyak held a variety of senior management roles in companies operating in the insurance, software development, integrated logistics and consumer finance industries. From 2005 to 2011, Sinyak also served as a Director of SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), a global banking cooperative, where he chaired the Audit and Finance Committee from 2005 to 2010.
Sinyak holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. He graduated in 1981 from Albright College in Pennsylvania, USA. Sinyak is married. He and his wife reside in New York City.
S&P Capital IQ View Bio »
Jeff Sternberg founded and currently leads the Data Science Team at S&P Capital IQ. The team builds data products for the S&P Capital IQ platform, a leading provider of data and analytics for global financial professionals. Recent team projects include a company profile recommendation engine, fraud detection and client value analytics.
Previously, Jeff led the engineering team that builds S&P Capital IQ’s data collection software and systems. These tools enable collection, standardization, and aggregation of key content sets, including fundamental financials, earnings estimates, company profile information, news and events, and more. Jeff’s career at S&P Capital IQ started in 2002 as a core member of the technology team, where he lead database projects such as a mergers & acquisition valuation calculation engine, enhanced profile search, and various data integrations.
Jeff got his start in technology via desktop publishing, where he fell in love with AppleScript and great design.
Credit Suisse AG View Bio »
Rick Thompson is Director/Chief Architect of Credit Suisse’s Risk, Finance & Corporate Systems division. Rick is responsible for overseeing the architecture for this division including infrastructure, data, application, and integration architecture. Specifically, providing subject-matter expertise on interim and strategic architecture and roadmap planning; oversee the quality and control of the divisions architecture principles and standards; review and guide technology design and construction as part of project design reviews; develop strategies for architecture adoption aligned to business objectives; and provide guidance on technology investments.
Prior to joining Credit Suisse in 2007, Rick spent 26 years with JP Morgan Chase in various business and IT roles. His last role at JPM was head of Finance Data Warehousing, leading JP Morgan’s initiative to create a single source of authoritative financial and reference data supporting expense management, business performance reporting, client profitability reporting, regulatory reporting, and the linkage between accounting journals and transactional source data.
Rick holds a BS degree in Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Sun National Bank View Bio »
Angelo J. Valletta is Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, and Head of Bank Operations for Sun National Bank.
In this role, he has leadership responsibility for Sun’s Technology, Bank Operations, ATM and Merchant Services. Additionally, Mr. Valletta is Chairman of the Bank’s Management Automation Committee, which consists of the most senior level leaders at the Bank.
Mr. Valletta has nearly thirty years of progressively responsible managerial experience in diverse industries, for companies ranging from small consulting firms to multi-national Fortune 100 companies. Valletta has a proven track record of developing and building effective internal, outsourced and distributed teams, and is a turnaround specialist in operations and customer service. He was honored as one of SmartCEO’s Top 10 Leaders in 2012. In 2011, he was named one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders and IT Pro of the Week for SearchCIO/TechTarget.
Mr. Valletta holds a bachelor degree in Computer Science from Temple University and an MBA from Philadelphia University. He serves on the Board of Directors for Hopeworks in Camden, NJ, and several advisory boards, most notably Evanta, CIOFinanceSummit.com, Paetec and FirstData. Valletta is Chairman of the FidelityIS-Bankway large company synergy group. He also serves on various committees and mentors students at Columbia, Philadelphia, and Temple Universities. Mr. Valletta is a former elected official for the district of Gloucester County, NJ, and served as Chairman for Sun’s 2009 United Way campaign.
7:45am – 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am – 8:35am Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
8:35am – 8:55am Fireside Chat Presented by S&P Capital IQ
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"Simplifying Your Business Model: Define - Build - Sell"Jonathan ReeveExecutive Managing Director, Product & ContentS&P Capital IQInterviewed by:Bob CoppolaChief Technology OfficerS&P Capital IQ
9:00am – 9:40am Panel Discussion
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“CIO/CTO as a Strategic and Transformative Business Partner"
Session topics may include, but are not limited to:
- How can the Technology Executive become a significant change agent and strategic business partner within the organization?
- What role does Information Technology play in the paradigm shift that is occurring within the financial services industry?
- How important is it for technology professionals to have a thorough grounding and experience in the business units of an organization?
- What are some of the ways to forge stronger and deeper relationships with other members of the C-Suite?
- What are some of the challenges as the organization is increasingly global?
- How has the skill set for technology professionals changed and what are the important skills and experiences necessary for successful candidates?
9:45am – 10:05am Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by S&P Capital IQ
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“Data Science Wall Street Style”Jeff SternbergChief Data ScientistS&P Capital IQ
10:10am – 10:50am Panel Discussion
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“Technology as a Disruptive Innovator: What’s on the Horizon?“
Session topics may include, but are not limited to:
- What role can data analytics play in the search for alpha, transparency and revenue enhancement?
- What are some of the innovative ways firms are interpreting and visualizing data?
- What is the impact of information mobility on internal and external business processes?
- How do you leverage internal and external clouds; private clouds?
- What are some of the innovative ways that cloud technology is being employed?
- What is the impact of mobile technologies on enterprise efficiency and profitability? What about security?
- Social Media: important emerging channel or mere curiosity? How do you create a more customer centric organization using new technologies?
10:50am – 11:05am Coffee Break
11:05am – 11:45am Panel Discussion
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“The Changing Role of Data within Financial Services“
Session topics may include, but are not limited to:
- What is the impact of standardized LEIs on the enterprise and what are the best strategies for implementation? What are the challenges for the infrastructure? Who within the organization should be responsible for data governance? What’s behind the growing trend to create a Chief Data Officer role within the organization?
- What are the challenges and issues surrounding data quality and governance?
- How important is it to have an integrated framework for risk and financial data?
- Best practices for creating interoperability of diverse data sets to serve multiple applications What are the obstacles in the development of cross-asset class trading platforms?
11:45am – 11:50am Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
Participation is reserved for Members of Argyle Executive Forum that meet the following criteria:
- Chief Technology, Data, Operating and Information Officers (or equivalent) from financial services companies with between $100mm in assets under management or $500mm in annual revenue.
- VP Level or higher information technology executives (or equivalent) from companies with at least $1bn in assets under management or $750mm in annual revenue.
If you do not meet these requirements, and would like to discuss participation in this meeting, please contact: Frannie Coggeshall, firstname.lastname@example.org, (646)-380-1251.
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