Event: 2017/11/01 New York City


The Digital Imperative: Embracing The Disruption

WHERE: Capital Grille, Broadway

WHEN: November 1st, 6:30-9:30pm

About the club

The Boardroom is a global network of senior executives working within the world’s largest and most innovative businesses. We collaborate on the issues our community are facing and bring practical insights and ideas to your challenges. Membership is free and by invitation only. Join us and become part of this global network. 


Why Attend?

  • Gain insights and ideas from thought leaders in your field
  • Benchmark your own plans within a collaborative and confidential environment  
  • Network with this exclusive group of senior executives within the world’s largest companies 

The Discussion

To stay competitive in existing core businesses, incumbent financial services need to be investing more deeply in digital transformation than ever before. However, even if executed well, digital transformation will only maintain shareholder value, not increase it. The advantages secured by digitalization will be matched by new competitor capabilities and rising customer expectations. To grow shareholder value, Financial Services companies need to develop new business models, new capabilities and new competitive advantages. Is your business equipped to compete?


That’s not easy. As a senior executive (whether in IT or not), one of the core issues you face is a centralised technology structure. It has been a strength in the past, but now those complex and finely-honed, yet siloed systems are a poisoned chalice. To evolve, you must ensure your technology strategy re-writes the rule book. It is not enough to simply digitise existing models and processes.


There are some quick wins; an example being the cloud. Once considered to be a no-go area due to compliance and security issues, in 15 months, it is predicted that 80% of all IT budgets will be dedicated to cloud apps and solutions (Forbes, 2017). Our reservations surrounding security and regulation have been thrust aside; the emergent view is these threats are in fact reduced by migrating to the cloud.


But this is just one disruptor affecting your business. At this Boardroom Club dinner discussion, we will be asking:


  • What is the best technology strategy to drive shareholder value?
  • What can the IT function do in 2018 to drive short term gains?
  • What are the priority technology investments for 2018?

Guest List

  • CDO at RBC
  • CIO at Nomura
  • CISO at HBK Capital Management
  • Managing Director & CDO at Société Générale
  • Director, Global Head of Transactional Trading Technology at Bank of America
  • SVP Data Management and Access Control at Wells Fargo
  • Director of Big Data Delivery at UBS
  • ED of Global Technology at JPMorgan Chase
  • Global Head of Data Integration at Deutsche Bank
  • VP of Technology at JPMorgan Chase
  • SVP, Head of U.S. Officer of the CDO at TD Bank
  • SVP at Two Sigma Investments
  • VP, Lead Data Scientist, Cognitive Computing at State Street
  • Director of Regulatory Technology at Deutsche Bank
  • Associate Director, Technology Business Management at Point72 Asset Management
  • VP Permanent Supervision & IT Security at Société Générale
  • Managing Director at Wells Fargo
  • VP & Global Head of Data Analytics Platform at Citi
  • VP Private Banking Technology at Brown Brothers Harriman

When and Where?

6:30pm Networking Drinks

7:00pm Chaired Debate

8:00pm 3-Course Dinner

9:30pm Carriages


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