Simplifying Entity Identification for the Digital Age

The focus of the speech will be on the future of secure digital identity and leveraging the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) in different applications - digital signatures, digital certificates, and decentralised identifiers. The focus will be on interoperability and evolving from the current fragmented approach to entity identification management.

Speaker - Clare Rowley is the Head of Business Operations at the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF). Prior to working with GLEIF, Ms. Rowley worked at the United States Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation where she led technology initiatives improving bank resolution programs and contributed to research on subprime mortgages. Ms. Rowley is a CFA charterholder and holds a MS in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University.

Chair - James Pitcher, Director, FS Club.


- Hugh Morris, Chief Executive Officer, ChainZy. Hugh has over 35 years business experience and has deep expertise in financial services. He specializes in leading technology and business services companies, delivering profitable entrepreneurial growth. He was a Global Managing Partner at Accenture where he led the technology and outsourcing practices in the UK, led the public sector practice in Scandinavia, UK, Ireland and South Africa and, subsequently, the global Transition and Transformation practice for the outsourcing business of the firm. He was then an Executive Director at Xchanging plc where he led the HR outsourcing business and then integrated the company's global IT and operations infrastructure. He then started his own business, Laureate Legal Services, aimed at delivering BPO services to leading UK law firms. He worked at Genpact leading business development in EMEA for financial services and then as Sales and Marketing Director for TORI Global, a financial-service focused consultancy.

- Beju Shah is a Special Advisor, in the Technology Directorate of the Bank of England, supporting the Bank’s strategic priorities such as the Future of Finance, RTGS renewal and Data. Prior to this he was Head of Data Services and technology liaison to the EU financial services authorities, playing an instrumental role in how the Bank has modernised its data architecture, operations and capabilities post the financial crisis. Beju is a board member at XBRL international, the digital business reporting standard and also a member of the Legal Entity Identifier Regulatory Oversight Committee (LEI ROC).

- Steve Pomfret has spent the majority of his career working within operational change within large banks and brokers, including Credit Suisse, UBS, Instinet and Deutsche Bank. He has acted as an internal consultant, troubleshooting areas to improve efficiency and minimise risk. Areas covered include emerging markets, investment banking, custody, fund administration, wealth management, trade finance and corporate banking. As well as the UK, he has spent time working in the US, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and most recently 3.5 years in Russia. As CEO of Cygnetise he has delivered a live, commercial Blockchain application. Cygnetise is one of the first uses of Blockchain outside of cryptocurrencies used across multi industry sectors. He is skilled in Blockchain, Securities, Management, Risk Management, Equities, Financial Middle Office, and Derivatives. A strong professional with a BEng (honours) in Civil Engineering.



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Speaker Presentation And Q & A


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Wednesday, 06 November 2019

18:00 - 20:45

£ 59.00


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    Head of Business Operations
    Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation
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    FS Club
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    Hugh Morris
    Chief Executive Officer
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    Beju Shah
    Special Advisor – Future of Finance (Technology) / Data
    Bank of England
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    Steve Pomfret
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