The 27th RegTech Convention once again offers high-ranking speakers and panelists from central banks, supervisory authorities, banks and insurers as well as numerous industry experts. The following speakers have confirmed their participation in this year's event.

  • Nikolay Arnaudov is a Senior Policy Officer at the Market and Data Department at ESMA. He is working for ESMA since January 2013 where he has been fully dedicated to trade repositories in all the different aspects such as policy work, registration and supervision, as well as supervisory convergence. He led ESMA’s work on Level 2 measures under SFTR and is currently coordinating the ESMA’s Repositories Task Force.

  • Lorenzo Bini Smaghi is currently the Chairman of Société Générale. He is also a CEPR Distinguished Fellow and a Senior Fellow at LUISS School of European Political Economy in Rome. He is Chairman of the Board of the Pecci Museum of Contemporary Art in Prato. He is the Honorary President of the Italian Alumni of the University of Chicago. From June 2005 to December 2011 he was a Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank.

  • Adrian joined ISLA in January 2019 and is Head of Regulation & Market Practice. In this role, his focus is on all regulatory matters that impact Securities Lending and the technical processes that support and underpin that market. He has over 30 years of experience in financial services including roles in product development, business analysis, trading, operations and IT development. Prior to joining ISLA, Adrian headed up product development and relationship management of the SFTR product at IHS Markit.

  • Slavka Eley is the Head of Unit Banking Markets, Innovation and Products since 1 March 2018, where she leads the EBA work on innovation and digital finance, market access and capital market union. She also leads the EBA work on sustainable finance and participates on the work of the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance.

  • Ben Hammersley is a thought-provoking futurist who has been lecturing to audiences around the globe for over 15 years. He brings a practical, proactive approach to the digital era inspiring audiences to be present now to be prepared for the future.

  • Dr. Jennifer Hauschild is Managing Consultant at d-fine GmbH, specialising in digitalisation and capital markets regulation. Having worked with clients across different countries and industries, as well as various trade repositories, reporting software providers and trade associations, Jennifer has gained in-depth insight into the challenges faced by market participants and regulators alike. She is passionate about helping to achieve market transparency and stability while minimising the operational burden on reporting entities.

  • Jean-Claude Juncker is one of the founding fathers of the euro and a pioneer of European unification. As Prime Minister of Luxembourg he was the longest-serving head of government in the European Union - with 18 years in office - as well as the longest-serving democratically elected head of government worldwide.

  • Jean Kizito is an Associate Partner in the financial services tax department of KPMG Luxembourg. During the past decade, he built experience in the financial sector and provided ongoing tax advice to financial groups. He specializes in corporate and operational taxes in the investment fund and banking sector.

  • Seb Malik is a thought-provoking author of a number of bestselling books and academic papers on EU financial regulation and has a reputation for leading the industry in obtaining groundbreaking information and providing unique insights - such as his interaction with the UK Treasury leading to their statement confirming NFCs would not report in UK SFTR. Seb's clients include National Banks, National Regulators as well as a rich mix of clearing houses, investment banks and funds.

  • Andrew McCormack is the Centre Head of BIS Innovation Hub Singapore. The mission of the Innovation Hub is to foster international collaboration on innovative financial technologies within the central banking community.

  • Kalliopi Minga is Head of Finance at DekaBank in Frankfurt am Main. In this position, she is responsible for accounting, regulatory reporting, taxes, financial controlling as well as financial architecture and process support.

  • Dr. Christian Ossig is Chief Executive and Member of the Board of Directors of the Association of German Banks and a former investment banker. He is, among other mandates, chairman of the Executive Committee of the European Banking Federation (EBF), a member of the Administrative Council and Advisory Board of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and a member of the board of the International Banking Federation (IBFed).

  • Falk Rieker is responsible for the Banking solution strategy and solution management teams at SAP. He is part of SAP’s Global Leadership Team for Financial Services. His responsibilities include the definition of the solution portfolio and go-to-market strategy, roll-in and roll-out of new solutions and releases, co-innovation with software partners to complement the solution portfolio, pre and post sales support of customer projects, support of press, analyst and marketing events.

  • Dr. Anke Sax looks back on 30 years of experience in various management positions at banks. Until the end of 2019, she was head the IT department of Deutsche WertpapierService Bank AG (dwpbank) as Chief Information Officer (CIO).

  • Lars Semmler is IT Project Manager of Business Intelligence at Volkswagen Financial Services AG since March 01, 2014. Currently he is leading the project for the introduction of the software Abacus. Since 2016 Mr. Semmler is also responsible for IT Development Regulatory Reporting.

  • Gediminas Šimkus is Member of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania. Gediminas Šimkus joined the Bank of Lithuania in 2002, and over the 18 years of his work at the institution consistently furthered his career, working in areas of financial stability, economic analysis and forecasting, statistics, banking supervision.

  • Joseph E. Stiglitz is an American economist, winner of the Nobel Prize in economics in 2001 and named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2011. He is currently University Professor at Columbia University in New York and Co-Chair of Columbia University's Committee on Global Thought. He is also the co-founder and Co-President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia.

  • Johannes Turner is Director Statistics Department of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB), which is in charge of compiling and analyzing monetary, interest rate, supervisory and external statistics and maintaining the Austrian Central Credit Register.

  • Tom is in charge of product strategy for LSEG’s UnaVista post-trade regulatory services, including MiFIR ARM and EMIR TR. Tom’s responsibilities include guiding the direction of UnaVista’s solutions and keeping LSEG post trade offerings at the forefront of regulatory, market and technology developments. Prior to joining LSEG, Tom headed financial services solutions at NexJ, led workforce planning and business intelligence products at Workbrain Inc., and worked in Product Management and Business Development at Siebel Systems. Tom holds an engineering degree from University of Waterloo and an MBA from Queen's School of Business.

  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Wuermeling is Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank, his areas of responsibility are Banking supervision, Risk control, and Information Technology. He is further member of the ECB Supervisory Board, of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), and of the German Financial Stability Committee as well as alternate member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

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