Noelle Acheson
Product Lead - Institutional Crypto
Noelle writes and speaks about the impact of blockchain technology, and develops new media products at CoinDesk, the leading media resource for the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. From its niche crypto beginnings, in just a few years the concept of decentralized, distributed data has caught the imagination of creative thinkers and innovative leaders in all sectors. Noelle focuses on what’s beyond the hype, and how this new technology will change processes both large and small.

After many years in corporate finance and fund management, Noelle founded one of the first ecommerce companies in southern Europe, which she sold in 2013. From there she dove into blockchain research, and hasn’t looked back since. After living, studying and working in four different continents, she now resides in sunny Spain.

Rolf Bachner
Managing Director - Digital Product Management
BNY Mellon
Rolf is head of BNY Mellon’s Asset Servicing Digital Product Management. He leads the design, prioritization and commercialization of new digital services and the digital transformation of current services. These include big data analytics solutions as well as API and UI based services. Rolf works closely with clients to support their digitization and with FinTechs to integrate and assimilate their innovations.

Andrew Barman
Managing Director
The Network Forum
With a long background (20+ years) in market research of the global securities industry, Andrew launched The Network Forum in January 2017. A new industry initiative for 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).

Marc Bayle
Director General, Market infrastructure and Payments
European Central Bank
Marc leads the Directorate General Market Infrastructure and Payments at the European Central Bank. Previously he managed the T2S Programme as T2S Programme Manager and, before that managed dossiers related to the promotion of market integration and the definition of the Eurosystem’s operational framework, focusing in particular on payment systems and market infrastructure. He has authored publications on the market infrastructure integration and related issues, such as the euro repo market. He is an active member and chairman of European and international working groups and frequently speaks at international conferences.

Steve Bayly
Head of HSBC Securities Services (HSS) Technology
Stephen Bayly has been with HSBC since 1997, starting as a developer in the Asset Management Group. He has been Head of HSBC Securities Services (HSS) Technology since February 2014 and since 2016 has also had responsibility for the systems supporting Product Control and Finance Regulatory Reporting. Previous responsibilities including Head of Technology for Global Markets Operations, and Global Head of Fund Services Technology in which capacity he was responsible for the design and implementation of the award-winning Middle Office Programme.

Georgiana Bobe
FVP, Head of Network Management
Sumitomo Mitsui
A 40 + year veteran of the securities industry, Georgiana was hired in 2001 to create and head up the Global Network Management team at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (U.S.A.) Limited. Based in New Jersey, Georgiana has the responsibility of managing a global network consisting of 19 sub-custodian relationships covering over 75 markets. Georgiana represents the bank at many industry functions and events. She plays a vital role in mitigating risk and ensuring proper service levels are met.

Nicholas Bone
Nicholas Bone founded EquiChain in 2016 and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer. He has over 20 years’ global banking expertise spanning operations, product development, network management, sales and relationship management, with a specialism in emerging markets.

Bone is known as a thought-leader and strategic thinker on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), capital markets and securities services, having gained broad experience across transaction, investment and central banking.

He has previously served at the Bank of England, Deutsche Bank, BNY Mellon and most recently at Standard Chartered as an executive director. Bone was a member of the ISSA working group on DLT and a judge on SWIFT’s Innotribe 2016 DLT Challenge

EquiChain recently won the “FinTech Innovation of the Year” at the Global Investor 2017 Awards

Christoph Boschan
Wiener Bourse

Stephen Brown
Senior Vice President, Regional Head Network Management
Northern Trust

Stephen Burton
Stephen, Managing Director of the Post Trade Division, has primary responsibility for clearing, settlement and trade confirmation related issues. He acts as an observer on the ECB’s AMI-SeCo advisory group, is a member of the T2S Harmonisation Steering Group and supports the relevant AFME groups. Previously, Stephen was responsible for implementation of equity business strategy in the post trade division at Deutsche Bank. Prior to that, he spent 10 years at Citi, working with operational groups to deliver pan-European market initiatives and represented the company at various market infrastructure and industry user groups.

Alan Cameron
Head of Strategy Brokers
BNP Paribas
Alan Cameron is responsible for initiating and developing clearing and custody solutions for clients of BNP Paribas Securities Services. He has over 30 years experience of securities services in sales, product and relationship management. He holds a MA in Economic History from the University of Edinburgh and is a Chartered Banker. He is a member of AFME’s post-trade board.

Daniel Carroll
Head of Regulatory Impact - Network Management
Daniel leads the regulatory agenda for RBS Network Management & International Payments Product.
Prior to joining RBS in 2010, Daniel worked in Network Management at JPMorgan & managed Fixed Income / Derivative Operations at Black River Asset Management.
Daniel currently has responsibility for the ICB Ring Fencing, EMIR & Brexit change programmes impacting the RBS Agent Bank network overseeing RBS, NatWest Bank and NatWest Markets.

Philippe Castelanelli
Global Head - Network Management & Market Intelligence
Based in London, Philippe is in charge of Global Network Management and Market Intelligence, a shared service organisation servicing Global Banking and Markets, Global Private Banking, Commercial Banking, and Retail Banking and Wealth Management. This function is global in scope and covers securities and cash products as well as precious metals. In addition, it is also responsible for assessing the operational risk of Market Infrastructures and Brokers.

Diana Chan
European Central Counterparty N.V.
Diana Chan became CEO of EuroCCP Limited in 2007 at the start of pan-European equities clearing, and became CEO of EuroCCP N.V. in 2013 after the company’s merger with European Multilateral Clearing Facility (EMCF). In the last ten years, Diana played an instrumental role in the transformation of equities clearing by advocating dynamic efficiency through interoperability and competitive clearing. EuroCCP now brings choice of CCP to 83% of trades executed in Europe. It is the most connected CCP, clearing for nine national stock exchanges and nineteen other platforms including the largest multilateral trading facilities.

Diana has worked in the post-trade sector almost her entire career – gaining experience from all segments of the post-trade value chain, from market infrastructures to intermediaries serving clients investing worldwide. Prior to 2007, Diana worked at Euroclear Operations Centre, JP Morgan, Bank of New York, and Citi. At these institutions, she had a variety of global and regional management roles in Europe, America and Asia, with responsibilities for strategy, market policy, product management, network management and financial control.

Diana was born in The People’s Republic of China and is a graduate of the University of Hong Kong and Harvard Business School.

Mike Clarke
Deutsche Bank
Mike Clarke is the Global Product Manager in the Securities Services business at Deutsche Bank. In this role he is responsible for Client and Product solutions in Europe.

As a global product manager, Mike specialises in developing business related analysis in regard to securities trading and post-trading environments, providing product management leadership throughout the clearing & settlement and custody landscape in Europe. Furthermore he is a thought leader in the development of componentized strategies and the provision of bespoke solutions to help enable corporates and institutions globally achieve their post-trade goals.
Mike has over 20 years of financial experience, and at Deutsche Bank, he is instrumental in development of the concept of Smarter custody (http://cib.db.com/insights-and-initiatives/initiatives/smarter-custody-initiative.htm) and the new tools being developed to help clients increase process efficiency and improve data quality to drive value in securities services. In addition, the componentized solutions approach he has driven has seen the bank winning several awards including Innovation in Market Collaboration, Best Custody Deal of the Year and Quality of Personnel from Global Custodian magazine.

Brian Collings
Brian has over 25 years of executive and board level management experience in a variety of high profile positions in the financial sector. As one of the founders of Torstone Technology, he led the management-buy-out of the securities and derivatives post-trade processing technology from KBC Financial Products, where he served as CIO for an expansive decade and later as COO after helping with a number of business divestments. As CEO, he continued to expand Torstone’s global coverage by opening a Singapore office in 2013 and a Tokyo office in 2016. Brian also serves as Chairman at Percentile, a provider of risk management technology.

Greg Cracknell
Global Network Management
Credit Suisse
Global Head Network Management @CS since April this year, previously Global Head of Cash & Intraday Liquidity Management. Joined the industry in 2005 as a newly qualified Chartered Accountant, and spent time in derivatives valuations prior to cash management. Career predominantly at CS, but with a stint at Barclays.

Mike Drake
Global Head of Subcustodian Relationship Management
Brown Brothers Harriman
Michael A. Drake has been with BBH for over 22 years and is currently Head of Global Subcustodian Relationship Management within NCRM. Focused on subcustodian strategy, appointment, service delivery and due diligence, Mr. Drake leads a global team of Network Relationship Managers with an emphasis on risk assessment, robust monitoring practices and oversight of more than 175 subcustodian and counterparty bank relationships.
Michael’s experience at BBH includes heading the Network Registration team, Systemic product design, development and implementation, managing various Network Regional Market teams, Client Sales and Relationship Management for Fund clients, and various supervisory roles within Operations.

Peter Felsinger

Goran Fors
Association of Global Custodians
Goran has been also a SWIFT Director since 2009. Chairman of the SWIFT Securities Committee of the Board. Joined SEB in 1997. Previous functions include Head of Custody Services and Securities Operations at Swedbank and Gotabank. Serves as a Chairman of Euroclear Sweden Market Advisory Committee,T2S National User Group Sweden, and the Swedish SWIFT National Member Group. Member of VPS Advisory Board.

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