Emerging Information Technologies: From Analytics to DAOs to Quantum Computing

November 15, 2022
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual Event

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Emerging technologies from AI and ML to quantum computing are reshaping how financial services firms manage, analyze, and extract value from information. But which technologies, and what value? 

Session Details

This session focuses on the art and science of applying emerging technologies to create value.

What are the most significant emerging and disruptive technologies on the horizon for 2023? How should technologists prepare to test, validate, adopt, and operate them? Thought leadership presentations focus on assessing these emerging technologies and providing use cases, best practices, and recommendations for implementing them effectively.

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Topics Covered
  • AI, ML, and deep learning
  • Quantum computing and cryptography
  • Augmented/virtual reality
  • Bots, avatars, and the metaverse
  • Predictive analytics and decision-making
  • Observability
  • Behavioral threat analytics
  • Data and information security
  • Secure storage and deletion
  • Next-generation cybersecurity

Agenda

10:00 am – 10:05 am

WSTA Introductions

Nadira Hardial | SVP-Corporate Technology, Brown Brothers Harriman

Nadira Hardial is the Senior Vice-President responsible for Corporate Technology at Brown Brothers Harriman. She is responsible for the platforms that support the Finance, Compliance, Risk, Human Resources and Enterprise functions of the Bank. In support of Inclusion in Technology careers in Banking and Finance, Nadira founded the Women in Technology community at BBH.

Prior to joining Brown Brothers Harriman, Nadira was a Senior Vice-President for Fund Services applications, for Citibank’s Securities and Funds Services division. She led the design and implementation of a new proprietary ETF servicing platform, in line with Citi’s global product strategy.

At Merrill Lynch, as Director, Nadira was responsible for Margin and Collateral Management Technology as well as several Credit Risk applications, supporting the firm’s global Institutional Business. She conceptualized and implemented the firm’s strategic margin platform, including cross-asset portfolio management capabilities as part of the toolset supporting Prime Brokerage.

In a career spanning over 25 years in Financial Services Technology, Nadira was also an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, where she managed the Tax and Gain Loss Technology program for Wealth Management. Earlier in her career, Nadira held various application development roles at Barclays, Societe Generale and UBS. She started her career as a Middleware developer working for Pepsi-Cola. Nadira holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems from Baruch College.

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

Industry Perspectives

Johna Till Johnson | CEO and Founder, Nemertes

Johna Till Johnson is the CEO & Founder of Nemertes Research, an 18-year old research-advisory firm specializing in the business impact of emerging technologies. Ms. Johnson spearheads Nemertes’ security and risk management practice, where she works with Fortune 200 financial services, manufacturing, utility, and other leading organizations.

Ms. Johnson’s career in information security began more than 25 years ago when, as a young engineer, she developed security products for Mosler Security Systems. In the early 1990s, she ran the lab-testing program at Data Communications Magazine, which uncovered vulnerabilities in the then-novel RSA two-factor authentication system. In the mid-1990s, Ms. Johnson ran the Global Networking Strategies Service at the META Group, which included META’s security and risk management offering. Subsequently, she served as the Chief Technology Officer overseeing the security practice for Greenwich Technology Corp., a global consulting and engineering firm that developed and implemented leading-edge security architectures for financial services firms and other global organizations.

10:20 AM - 10:30 AM

Premier Panel Sponsor Presentation

10:30 AM - 10:40 AM

Premier Panel Sponsor Breakout Room

10:40 AM - 10:50 AM

Panel Discussion

(Moderator) Johna Till Johnson | CEO and Founder, Nemertes

Johna Till Johnson is the CEO & Founder of Nemertes Research, an 18-year old research-advisory firm specializing in the business impact of emerging technologies. Ms. Johnson spearheads Nemertes’ security and risk management practice, where she works with Fortune 200 financial services, manufacturing, utility, and other leading organizations.

Ms. Johnson’s career in information security began more than 25 years ago when, as a young engineer, she developed security products for Mosler Security Systems. In the early 1990s, she ran the lab-testing program at Data Communications Magazine, which uncovered vulnerabilities in the then-novel RSA two-factor authentication system. In the mid-1990s, Ms. Johnson ran the Global Networking Strategies Service at the META Group, which included META’s security and risk management offering. Subsequently, she served as the Chief Technology Officer overseeing the security practice for Greenwich Technology Corp., a global consulting and engineering firm that developed and implemented leading-edge security architectures for financial services firms and other global organizations.

Taimur Rashid | Chief Business Development Officer, Redis

Taimur Rashid is Chief Business Development Officer at Redis where he leads corporate strategy, emerging businesses, and new business incubation. He is leading the commercial strategy and GTM for Redis’s Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning initiatives.

Prior to Redis, Taimur was Vice President and General Manager of Customer Success at Microsoft, where he helped build one of the largest cloud focused customer success organizations in the industry.

Prior to Microsoft, he led global business and market development at Amazon Web Services (AWS) for ~10 years. He helped some of the most innovative companies adopt cloud including Airbnb, CapitalOne, GE, Dropbox, Netflix, Nordstrom, Samsung, and others.

Taimur holds a bachelor’s in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin, and lives in Bellevue, Washington with his wife and three boys. He enjoys cross training, hiking, biking, and cooking on the weekends for his family.

10:50 AM - 12:10 PM

Premier Speaking Sponsor Presentation

12:10 PM - 12:20 PM

Premier Speaking Sponsor Breakout Room

12:20 PM - 12:30 PM

Break

12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Presentation

12:50 PM - 1:10 PM

Presentation

1:10 PM - 1:30 PM

Presentation

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

Presentation

1:50 PM

Closing Remarks