Distinguished key note speakers and discussion participants from central banks, supervisory authorities, banks and insurers as well as many industry experts were able to present their views at the 26th RegTech Convention.
Here you can find the full list of speakers 2018.
Catherine Ahsbahs is leading the Analytical Credit Data Section in the Statistics Department of the European Central Bank (ECB). She is overseeing the AnaCredit project. Catherine joined the ECB at inception. She has worked before in the European Monetary Institute, the European Commission and in the French National Institute for Transport and Safety Research.
Nikolay Arnaudov is a Senior Policy Officer at the Market 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.
Christoph Bennemann is a partner in d-fine’s Technology practice with more than 20 years’ experience delivering IT-solutions in the financial sector for institutions across Europe. He has worked for a broad range of clients ranging from international banks and insurance firms to hedge funds and financial regulators.
Roman Berninger has been a member of the Management Board of Berlin Hyp AG since 2010 and is responsible for Finance and Banking Operations, Risk Controlling and Organization and Information Technology. He has also been a member of the Board of Managing Directors of LBB Holding AG since January 1, 2015.
Since 2015 Stefan Brunken is Head of Division Monetary and Financial Statistics at the Deutsche Bundesbank. He is member of the European System of Central Banks’ (ESCB) Statistics Committee and from 2007-2015 he was Chairman of the ESCB Working Group on Securities Statistics.
Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Burghof has been the head of the Banking and Financial Services department at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart since 2003. He trained as a banker and studied economics, addressing banking supervision and credit-risk transfer in his doctoral and post-doctoral theses.
Massimo Casa is Head of the Assistance to Reporting Agents Division in the Statistical Data Collection and Processing Directorate of Banca d’Italia. He is also chairing the Puma2 initiative of cooperation with Italian reporting agents in the field of regulatory reporting and (co-) chairing the Steering Group of the BIRD (Banks’ Integrated Reporting Dictionary), a similar European initiative whose participants are a number of commercial banks, the European Central Bank and National Central Banks.
Melanie has worked at UBS for the last 4 years in the dynamic and fast-paced Investment Banking COO team, where she specialises in project and regulatory initiative implementation. She has worked on numerous complex regulatory projects whilst at UBS, with a recent highlight being the Derivatives Regulatory Reform (DRR) program where she led the bank's efforts in the Uncleared Bilateral Margining project initial margin calculation (ISDA SIMM) and functional readiness.
Graham Corr is Head of Regulatory Technology Development at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), driving a portfolio of innovation initiatives from proof of concept and pilot to use in the business. He also represents RBS on the Digital Regulatory Reporting Steering Committee.
Bob is a 20-year veteran in the SAP business, both with SAP Partners and since 1994 at SAP itself in a number of international roles. He was one of the original founders of the SAP Industry Business Unit for Insurance, which has led to the building out of an end-to-end Insurance suite.
Sidhartha is a Research Director at Chartis with over 20 years of experience in the financial, energy, and commodities markets in various functions across the trade life-cycle (risk management, trading, and product structuring) and software development life-cycle (risk, analytics, and trading).
Pursuant to the decision of the Croatian Parliament, Martina Drvar assumed office as Vicegovernor of the Croatian National Bank on 18 July 2018. She coordinates and manages the Prudential Regulation and Supervision Area. In October 2019 she has been appointed a member of the European Banking Authority Management Board.
Christian Ebe is leading the Solvency II Team at Swiss Life Group. He joined Swiss Life six years ago and accompanied the complete implementation of the Solvency II framework including the development of the reporting landscape around ABACUS/Solvency II.
Dr. Carsten Esbach is Chief Operating Officer at BNP Paribas Germany and Member of the BNP Paribas Group Management Board Germany.
Jon Frost is a Senior Economist in the Innovation and the Digital Economy unit of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). In this role, he conducts policy-oriented research on FinTech and digital innovation. He has written on FinTech credit, BigTech in finance, and technology and inequality.
Sandra Hack is Principal Expert at the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority’s (EIOPA) Risks & Financial Stability Department. Currently, she is leading the European pension funds’ stress test and has designed EIOPA’s pensions reporting. Further, her responsibilities include EIOPA’s activities around insurers and pension funds’ financial statements and accounting.
Marc Hemmerling (MSc in Computer Sciences) is General Counsel Digital Banking, FinTech and Payments and is Member of the Senior Management of ABBL, the Luxembourg Bankers’ Association. The main domains he covers are: Digital Banking and FinTech Innovation, Payments, ICT and Cybersecurity.
Francesca leads the FCA’s RegTech and Advanced Analytics function responsible for developing and embedding data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence tools and capability across the organisation. She also runs the FCA’s RegTech activities, including the FCA’s TechSprint events, the first of their kind convened by a financial regulator.
Since February 2014, Dr. Ibel has served the European Central Bank as Director General of Micro-Prudential Supervision IV. From 2008-2014, he worked at Commerzbank in various positions.
Ana joined the REGIS-TR team in 2017 as a Relationship Manager with responsibility for Switzerland, Benelux, Austria and Eastern Europe. Her focus is on supporting the company's financial customers and corporates with reporting obligations under EMIR, Finfrag and SFTR.
Paul Janssens is Programme Director at SWIFT. In this role, he manages the reference data standards and is responsible for fostering the adoption of international industry standards to comply with regulatory requirements.
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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.
As an expert in operational taxes and tax CMS, Sebastian Krippendorf is project manager of Deka’s group-wide DAC 6 project. He has a graduate degree in business law, auditing and taxation and more than 10 years of experience in the financial industry.
Andreas Kröner is a financial correspondent for Handelsblatt, Germany’s largest business and finance newspaper. He studied journalism, politics and economics in Munich and at the same time completed his training at the German School of Journalism. After a long-term stay in the USA, he worked for the news agency Reuters from 2008 to 2017 - first in Berlin, then in Frankfurt. Since August 2017, he works for Handelsblatt, reporting mainly on banks, stock exchange operators and the regulation of financial markets.
Dr. Lukasz Kubicki is an Advisor in the ECB’S Banking Supervision driving the SupTech activities in the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM). Before, he worked in McKinsey&Co mainly for banks and financial institutions in the area of strategy, business model reengineering and digitalisation.
Daniel Kunkel is the Deputy Head of Statistics on Insurance Corporations and Pension Funds in the Directorate General Statistics at the Deutsche Bundesbank.
Maciej Lewandowski is a seasoned banking professional with 20+ years of experience ranging from financial control, credit risk management to corporate banking, derivatives and fixed income.
At RegTech Associates, Sian works with clients to help them refine, grow and scale their RegTech products and companies. She also leads the research and content generation activities.
As a Director in the Financial Services Team at KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Franz Lorenz mainly focuses on topics related to the management and measurement of market price risk and counterparty credit risks. Further, he focuses on regulatory requirements in this context and on quantitative methods.
As Head of Division, Patrick Maccury is responsible for the application portfolio and major projects within the European Central Bank in the core areas of Micro- and Macro-Prudential Banking Supervision and Statistics.
William has been the Director General of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission since mid-2013. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors and Chairman of its Audit & Risk Committee.
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.
Ana Teresa Moutinho is Head of the Supervisory Processes Department of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA). She is responsible for EIOPA's activities related to supervisory review process under Solvency II, data and business intelligence tools and the operational methodology and monthly production of the Solvency II technical information, such as the risk-free interest rate term structures and its associated components of volatility adjustment and fundamental spread, index for equity symmetric adjustment.
Meri Rimmanen is currently Head of Reporting, Loan Management and Transparency unit at the European Banking Authority (EBA). The unit is leading the work on supervisory reporting and Pillar 3 transparency, loan management and NPLs as well as valuation.
Dr. Christian Schmaltz is an adjunct professor for regulation and risk management at EADA Business School (Barcelona), as well as a leading trainer and consultant on Basel III / IV capital and liquidity.
Rafael Schmidt has been working at the BIS since 2007, as a Senior Risk Analyst and Head of Risk Methodology at the Bank’s Risk Management unit and now as the Head of IT in the Monetary and Economic Department.
Dr. Sarah Schröder is an in-house lawyer in the Capital Markets department at the Association of German Public Banks and is responsible for the capital market reporting. In this function, she supports financial institutions with implementation projects related to regulatory reporting.
Paul Sedgwick is Director, Head of European Regulator Outreach and Regulatory Product Delivery for DTCC’s Global Trade Repository (GTR) service – reporting to Val Wotton, Managing Director, Product Development and Strategy, Derivatives and Collateral Management at DTCC.
Tomas Sedlacek is Chief Macroeconomic Strategist at ČSOB banking group and gained international fame for his award-winning, bestselling book "Economics of Good and Evil: The Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street" (Oxford University Press, 2011).
Aleksandar Simic is Cloud Solution Architect and software developer at Swiss Life. The technical implementation and agile further development of Swiss Life Solvency II Reporting are among his main tasks.
As Deputy Head of Division, Dr. Sertaç Son is responsible for the application portfolio and major projects within the European Central Bank in the core areas of micro and macro-prudential banking supervision as well as statistics.
Since February 2019, Silke Stapel-Weber is the Director General for Statistics of the European Central Bank (ECB). She is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.
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.
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).
Marc Ziegler is head of the department Architecture & Data Warehouse for Group Finance at DZ BANK. He is among other areas of work responsible for the support and development of the group‘s financial and risk data warehouse on the business side. In October 2019 he was appointed co-chair of the BIRD (Banks‘ Integrated Reporting Dictionary) Steering Group for the banking industry.