SPEAKERS
John Abel
John Abel
DTCC
Executive Director
John Abel is currently the Executive Director of Settlement and Asset Servicing Strategy in the Product Management group at the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC). Mr. Abel’s primary responsibilities include identifying, evaluating and developing strategic business opportunities within DTCC’s Settlement and Asset Servicing Product lines. In addition, Mr. Abel recently led DTCC’s initiative to move to a shorter settlement cycle in the U.S. (T+2). Mr. Abel began his career at DTCC in 1987, and has held a number of Operational and Project related positions.

Andrew Barman
Andrew Barman
The Network Forum
MD
With a long background (25+ years) in market research of the global securities industry, Andrew launched The Network Forum in January 2017 together with his business partner Ed Jones. Unique to the the custody and post-trade industry, The Network Forum aspires to be the undisputed global community for market participants. Andrew's strengths are in Product and Business Development, Negotiation, Sales and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Andrew Carrano
Andrew Carrano
JP Morgan
Executive Director - Network Management
Andrew is part of the Network Management team and is responsible for the appointment and oversight of the services provided by Agent Banks for the Americas

Stephen Dokken-Isgar
Stephen Dokken-Isgar
RBC Investor & Treasury Services
Region Lead Americas, Global Network Management

Jonathan Ehrenfeld
Jonathan Ehrenfeld
SWIFT
Strategy Securities
Jonathan Ehrenfeld is the Head of Securities & FX Markets at SWIFT. He joined SWIFT in 2011 to lead the development of SWIFT’s educational programme for the post-trade market reforms
in France and Spain. Jonathan has more than eight years of experience in information management and architecture, data management and financial standards. Before joining SWIFT
he was an assistant professor at the University of Brussels.

Miguel Ferreira
Miguel Ferreira
Euroclear
Regional Head Americas, Relationship Management
Miguel Ferreira, Regional Manager Americas, is responsible for managing relationships with Euroclear’s clients in the region. As part of the Commercial Division, he leads Euroclear’s relationship and account managements teams in New York.

Prior to this, Mr. Ferreira managed relationships with clients across the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands, CIS, Middle East and Africa, out of his base in London and Dubai.

Mr. Ferreira joined Euroclear in 1997 and has held different positions in the Commercial Division, spanning from Client Support to Relationship Management, responsible for South American (based in Sao Paulo), South Europe, Global Custodian (based in Brussels) and Investment Bank clients (based in the London).

Mr. Ferreira holds a Masters degree in International Relations from Universidade do Minho (Portugal) and a certificate from Solvay Business School on TransConstellation – financial transaction services management.

Timothy Gallagher
Timothy Gallagher
Kroll
MD
Timothy Gallagher is a Managing Director with Kroll’s Cyber Security and Investigations practice, based in the New York office. Tim is a highly regarded law enforcement executive, who served with great distinction for over two decades with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Before joining Kroll in 2018, he was the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Newark, N.J. office, where he managed the activities of over 800 professionals. Tim possesses a broad array of investigative experience spanning the areas of financial fraud, including matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as well as cyber-related criminal activities.
In 2016, Tim was elevated to Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Newark Division, the agency’s seventh largest field division. In addition to managing the entire office, he administered the multi-agency Joint Terrorism Task Force responsible for identifying and mitigating all terrorist threats throughout the State of New Jersey.
The year prior to this appointment, Tim served at the FBI’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C., as Deputy Assistant Director of the Criminal Investigative Division, the largest division in the FBI. In this capacity, Tim focused on developing and executing effective strategies to mitigate globalized criminal threats with an economic nexus. He regularly collaborated with UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand law enforcement counterparts to combat fraud, money laundering, and cyber threats.

Ana Giraldo
Ana Giraldo
Thomas Murray Data Services
Director – Americas & Eurasia
Ana Giraldo joined Thomas Murray in 2002 and is Director and Head of Risk Products in the Capital Markets Infrastructure team. Ana is responsible for the ongoing development of TM’s risk products and methodologies across the Capital Markets business, as well as leading a number of public ratings and consultancy projects. Ana is a specialist in the Latin American and Eurasian securities markets including trading, clearing and settlement practices. Her role includes maintaining relationships with regulators, clearing houses, central securities depositories, custodian banks and other market players in the different markets of these two regions. Ana is also the vice-chairman of Thomas Murray’s Risk Committee. Ana joined Thomas Murray after she completed her Masters degree in Banking and International Finance in the City University in London. Ana previously worked at Fitch and the Colombia Stock Exchange based in Bogota, Colombia.

Roberto Gonzalez Barrera
Roberto Gonzalez Barrera
Grupo BMV
CEO Post Trade Division
Roberto Gonzalez Barrera joined Grupo Bolsa Mexicana de Valores on January 1st, 2015 acting as CEO for the Post Trade Division and CEO of Indeval, (Mexico´s Central Securities Depository CSD). He has over 25 years of experience in the financial sector, having worked for Bancomer, ING-Barings and Banamex- Citi.

He was Member of the Board and of the Executive Committee of Indeval for 14 years and a Founding Member of CCV’s Board (equities CCP), and member of the Executive Committee as well as Member of Asigna’s Technical Committee (derivatives CCP) for 7 years.

He has served as President of ACSDA (Americas Central Securities Depositories Association) since 2017.

Roberto Gonzalez Barrera has a degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Iberoamericana

Simon Goodman
Simon Goodman
JP Morgan
Global Head of Securities Network Management
Simon Goodman is the Global Head of Securities Network Management for J.P. Morgan, responsible for the delivery of Securities Agent and CSD / CCP Market Infrastructure services to all of the J.P. Morgan Business Lines

Based in New York, Simon Goodman has been with JP Morgan since 2016. He joined as the Americas Head of Market Infrastructure Management and now leads the Securities Network team globally as well as leading our Network Client Consulting team. Prior to joining JP Morgan, Simon held senior Operations roles at both UBS and Credit Suisse

Dominic Hobson
Dominic Hobson
Future of Finance
Co-Founder
Dominic consults to banks and infrastructures, contributes to the Financial Times, Financial News and BBC, and has published three books. He was also amanuensis to Nigel Lawson in the preparation of his memoirs. Dominic is co-founder of the Future of Finance conference, a member of the Innovate Finance Policy Advisory Board, and contributed to a UK study of distributed ledger technology.

Javier Jara
Javier Jara
Deposito Central de Valores S.A. (DCV)
Gerente Legal y Asuntos Corporativos
Lawyer, MBA, Mastering Innovation, AMP, with more than 30 years of experience in the legal and commercial field both in the financial sector and the securities market.

Lawyer, MBA - Deusto Business School - Mastering Innovation Program, The Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania. He also completed the Advantage Management Program (AMP- ESE- Business School). At present, he works as the Legal and Corporate Affairs Manager of the Depósito Central de Valores (DCV). He serves as the Vice Chairman and member of the Executive Committee of the Americas’ Central Securities Depository Association (ACSDA).

Alex Krunic
Alex Krunic
LCH Ltd
Head of Equities
Alex Krunic is Head of Equities at LCH Ltd., responsible for driving EquityClear’s strategy and managing relationships with clearing members and trading venues.
Alex has more than 18 years’ experience in international banking and the securities services industry. Before joining LCH in May 2019, he was Head of Sales and Relationship Management for Global Broker Dealer Services within Societe Generale Securities Services for almost three years. Prior to this, he held various senior roles at J.P. Morgan, including Executive Director and member of the Broker Sales team within Investor Services, and Citi.

Additionally, Alex has served on the Supervisory Board of AS Privatbank, Latvia and is a former member of the Supervisory Board of the National Settlement Depository (Russian Central Securities Depository). He holds a BA(Hons) degree in Economics from Thames Valley University and an MSc in Business Finance from Brunel University.

Juan Mariano
Juan Mariano
Caja De Valores
Juan Mariano is Head of the International Department at BYMA group with more than 15 years of experience in asset services, cross-border transactions and corporate actions.

Juan joined the company in 2006 and is responsible for the oversight of the settlement of cross-border transactions involving Caja de Valores accounts at different (I)CSDs around the world. Also, the settlement of corporate actions of local and international securities for domestic and foreign clients is managed by his team.

He has served as ALARG convenor (ANNA Latinamerican Regional Group) coordinating topics of regional interest and assisting potential ANNA members and partners, reporting to the ANNA membership, and is an active member at FIAB Working Groups.

He has been panelist in different securities-industry-related forums, both in the domestic and international markets.

Kelly Mathieson
Kelly Mathieson
Digital Asset
Chief Client Experience Officer
Kelly Mathieson is Chief Client Experience Officer at Digital Asset, the leading provider of smart contract and distributed ledger technology for business processes across financial services and a broad range of industries. She also serves on Digital Asset’s Executive Management team.
Prior to Digital Asset, Kelly spent 26 years at J.P.Morgan and 3 years at Goldman Sachs working across Corporate & Investment Bank, Asset Management and Treasury & Securities Services businesses. She was most recently Head of J.P.Morgan’s Global Collateral Management and Securities Clearing and played an instrumental role in the Federal Reserve Bank of NY Repo Reforms in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis.

Spencer Mindlin
Spencer Mindlin
INDEPENDENT
Spencer Mindlin was most recently at Aite Group, focusing on capital markets technology, particularly front-office trading technology, execution and order management systems, market data platforms, exchange-traded funds, and emerging financial technology products.
Mr. Mindlin has more than 17 years of experience in software and product development, trading, and consulting. Prior to joining Aite Group, he was a senior associate of audit and advisory services at Corsis, an IT advisory firm that assists venture capital and private equity investors, entrepreneurs, and C-level executives in assessing IT risks and opportunities. Prior to that, he founded and directed product management at eDeriv Technologies and spent nine years at Goldman Sachs, first as a senior product manager for Execution & Clearing, and then as a trader on the company’s exchange-traded fund market-making desk.

Susana Montero
Susana Montero
Santander Caceis, Colombia
Chief Executive Officer Country Head Manager
Susana Montero currently is the CEO for Santander CACEIS Colombia, she have more than 20 years of experience in the financial sector specially in trust sector and capital markets, 15 of them in the securities services business in different positions and responsibilities such as relationship manager, product manager, responsible of business units and also general manager of trust entities; join Santander CACEIS on July 2021 with the responsibility of managing the trust company, its strategy and business development in the Colombian Market.
Due to her expertise in the Colombian capital markets has sponsored and advised the issuance of legal framework and regulations with aim of implementing best practices in the Colombian Securities Market
She has a degree in finance and international trade with graduate program in financial management and also and advanced management program degree in the IE of Madrid

Jose Ometo
Jose Ometo
B3
International Business Development

Virginie O’Shea
Virginie O’Shea
Firebrand Research
Founder
Virginie O’Shea is a capital markets fintech research specialist, with two decades of experience in tracking financial technology developments in the sector, with a particular focus on regulatory developments, data and standards. She is the founder of Firebrand Research, a new research and advisory firm focused on providing capital markets technology and operations insights for the digital age.

Most recently, she was a research director with Aite Group, heading up the Institutional Securities & Investments practice and covering data management, collateral management, legal entity onboarding, and post-trade technology. In this role she spearheaded strategy for the practice and managed a team of eight analysts across the globe.

Ms. O’Shea has spoken at industry conferences including Sibos, TradeTech, FISD events, and The Network Forum, and is actively engaged in a number of post-trade industry standards groups.
Prior to Aite Group, she was managing editor of A-Team Group’s flagship publication,A-Team Insight, where she covered financial technology from the front to back office, including trading technology, market data, low latency, risk management, regulatory impacts on IT, and reference data. During her time at the firm, she was heavily involved in planning risk and data management events and creating multimedia offerings, including podcasts, webinars, and video interviews. Prior to this, Ms. O’Shea was group editor of Investor Services Journal and Alternatives magazine, focused on the asset servicing and buy-side communities. Before that, she was editor of STP Magazine and online service stpzone.com, where she focused on financial technology in the capital markets.

Colin Parry
Colin Parry
ISSA
CEO