ISDA Technology Forum

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
etc. venues, 8 Fenchurch Place

Member US$375.00

Non-Member US$475.00

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2 CLE Credit Hours Available (New York) Transitional and Nontransitional
[Regulatory, Smart Contracts & Digital Assets Sessions Only]

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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8:15 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM Opening Remarks Scott O’Malia

Scott O’Malia, Chief Executive Officer, ISDA

9:10 AM Transforming Wholesale Markets Clive Ansell, Lee Braine, Andrew Dyson, Carl Forsberg, Andy Hill, Leo Labeis, Marcus Robinson

Derivatives markets are awash with technology solutions, but the industry has so far been insulated from the ‘disrupters’ that have emerged in other areas of finance, such as payments. Is this about to change? Is a transformation of wholesale financial markets necessary? What is the value and what are the risks? What role will the ISDA Common Domain Model play?

Moderator: Clive Ansell, Head of Market Infrastructure and Technology, ISDA
Lee Braine, Director of Research and Engineering, Barclays
Andrew Dyson, Chief Executive Officer, International Securities Lending Association
Carl Forsberg, Senior Director, Axoni
Andy Hill, Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA
Leo Labeis, Co-Founder and CEO, REGnosys
Marcus Robinson, Head of Group Business Development, LCH

10:10 AM Case Study Tom Salmon

How is technology being applied in other industries? Is there anything the derivatives markets can learn?

Tom Salmon, Lead Customer Engineer, Capital Markets, Google Cloud

10:40 AM Networking Break

11:00 AM Developing a Regulatory and Oversight Framework Ciarán McGonagle, Caroline Dawson, Nicole Sandler, Mai Santamaria

Regulators and central banks are keen to balance a desire to encourage innovation in technological solutions with the need to ensure safe and efficient markets. What is the right balance? How closely should regulators and central banks get involved with emerging technologies? What is the future direction of regulatory and oversight policy?

Moderator: Ciarán McGonagle, Assistant General Counsel, ISDA
Caroline Dawson, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP
Nicole Sandler, Innovation Policy Global Lead, Barclays
Mai Santamaria, Head of Financial Advisory Team, Irish Department of Finance

11:45 AM Constructing Smart Derivatives Contracts Scott Farrell, Dr. Christopher D. Clack, Dr. Florian Herzog, Peter Hunn, Aaron Wright

Smart Contracts are currently being developed and implemented across a range of industries, including trade finance and capital markets. Beginning with practical demonstrations of different smart contract implementations, this panel will discuss what the derivatives industry can learn from current initiatives and how smart derivatives contracts might be constructed.

Moderator: Scott Farrell, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Dr. Christopher D. Clack, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, UCL
Dr. Florian Herzog, CTO & Founder, Deon Digital
Peter Hunn, Founder, Accord Project
Aaron Wright, Chief Executive Officer, OpenLaw

12:30 PM Showcase: What's New in Tech? Andrés Choussy, Andrew Kayiira, Robin Moody

What are the latest technology solutions on offer in the derivatives markets? In a series of short presentations, senior executives at leading technology firms will highlight recent trends and developments.

Presentations by:

Andrés Choussy, President and COO, Baton Systems
Andrew Kayiira, Director, Product Development, ISDA
Robin Moody, Global Head of SmartDX, SmartDX

1:00 PM Lunch

2:20 PM The Rise of Digital Assets Richard Hay, Klaus M. Löber, Harriet Territt, Ken Timsit

A variety of digital coins, tokens and other assets have emerged, but what impact might they have in derivatives and broader capital markets? How do these assets fit into the existing legal and regulatory framework? Could they ultimately be used for transaction settlements or collateral transfers?

Moderator: Richard Hay, UK Head of Fintech, Linklaters LLP
Klaus M. Löber, Head of Oversight Division, European Central Bank
Harriet Territt, Partner, Jones Day
Ken Timsit, Managing Director, ConsenSys

3:10 PM Networking Break

3:30 PM Opportunities in AI Charles Post, Janet Adams, Nikita Aggarwal, Charles Kerrigan, Alistair Wye

AI has the potential to fundamentally transform the shape and structure of financial institutions and the nature of financial markets. But do we really understand what AI is and how it might be applied in derivatives markets? Is it explainable? What are the opportunities, and what can the industry learn from how AI has been implemented elsewhere?

Moderator: Charles Post, Head of US Consulting Services, JDX Consulting
Janet Adams, Head of Risk and Controls & Head of AI, TSB Business Banking
Nikita Aggarwal, Research Associate, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Charles Kerrigan, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Alistair Wye, Lead Innovation & Technology Solutions Attorney, Latham & Watkins LLP

4:15 PM The CDM Implementers Ian Sloyan, Debbie Evans, Jean-Baptiste Gaudemet, Leo Labeis, Jon Nance, Brian Nolan

Firms that have deployed the ISDA CDM discuss their applications and describe how the ISDA CDM accelerated their development progress.

Moderator: Ian Sloyan, Director, Market Infrastructure and Technology, ISDA
Debbie Evans, Senior Product Manager, Digital Asset Holdings
Jean-Baptiste Gaudemet, Capital Markets Technology Director, Finastra
Leo Labeis, Co-Founder and CEO, REGnosys
Jon Nance, Enterprise Solutions, Axoni
Brian Nolan, Co-founder, Finteum

5:00 PM Keynote Address Sir Geoffrey Vos

Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court of England and Wales

5:20 PM Networking Drinks Reception

6:30 PM Event Concludes

Agenda is subject to change.

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Janet Adams

Head of Risk and Controls & Head of AI

TSB Business Banking


Nikita Aggarwal

Research Associate

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford


Clive Ansell

Head of Market Infrastructure and Technology



Lee Braine

Director of Research and Engineering



Andrés Choussy

President and COO

Baton Systems


Dr. Christopher D. Clack

Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science


Caroline Dawson


Clifford Chance LLP

Andrew Dyson

Chief Executive Officer

International Securities Lending Association

Debbie Evans

Senior Product Manager

Digital Asset Holdings


Scott Farrell


King & Wood Mallesons


Carl Forsberg

Senior Director



Jean-Baptiste Gaudemet

Capital Markets Technology Director



Richard Hay

UK Head of Fintech

Linklaters LLP


Dr. Florian Herzog

CTO & Founder

Deon Digital


Andy Hill

Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy


Peter Hunn


Accord Project


Andrew Kayiira

Director, Product Development



Charles Kerrigan


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP


Leo Labeis

Co-Founder and CEO



Klaus M. Löber

Head of Oversight Division

European Central Bank


Ciarán McGonagle

Assistant General Counsel



Robin Moody

Global Head of SmartDX


Jon Nance

Enterprise Solutions



Brian Nolan




Scott O’Malia

Chief Executive Officer



Charles Post

Head of US Consulting Services

JDX Consulting


Marcus Robinson

Head of Group Business Development



Tom Salmon

Lead Customer Engineer, Capital Markets

Google Cloud


Nicole Sandler

Innovation Policy Global Lead



Mai Santamaria

Head of Financial Advisory Team

Irish Department of Finance

Ian Sloyan

Director, Market Infrastructure and Technology



Harriet Territt


Jones Day


Ken Timsit

Managing Director



Sir Geoffrey Vos

Chancellor of the High Court of England and Wales

Aaron Wright

Chief Executive Officer



Alistair Wye

Lead Innovation & Technology Solutions Attorney

Latham & Watkins LLP


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Complimentary buy-side registration: To qualify, the registrant must be an employee of a buy-side firm. Buy-side firms include asset managers, hedge funds, mutual funds, pension funds, insurance companies, energy/commodity firms and corporates. Institutions that have a proprietary trading arm but also provide services to other market participants do not qualify as buy-side even if they are the clients of service providers. All complimentary registrations are subject to ISDA approval. Click here to register as a comp.


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Member US$375.00

Non-Member US$475.00

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