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Driving Quality@Speed in a Digital Age - sponsored by Cognizant
23 May 2018 -The Shelbourne, Dublin

Keynote speaker: Sean Sheehan, Data and Test Director, Bank of Ireland Core Banking System Programme

Topics that will be covered in-depth and will be open to our invited participants to discuss include:

• Key actions that a bank or a financial service organisation must drive to positively impact their ‘digital quality’ agenda
• How to drive quality and speed in the digital era with consideration of enterprise data and regulatory compliance
• Artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) – the opportunities and issues
• Dealing with the complexity of the legacy suite and the integration of new systems
• Using DevOps and agile tools and practices to enable ‘Quality@Speed’, better alignment between business and IT teams, improved technical and functional quality, and lower maintenance costs
• Driving business innovation by engaging intellectual capital and drawing on disparate networks of knowledge
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Is GDPR the End of Big Data Analytics, Cloud & Blockchain? - sponsored by Hitachi Vantara
13 June 2018 - Searcys at the Gherkin, London

Topics that will be covered in-depth and will be open to our invited participants to discuss will include:
• Consent No Longer Authorizes Big Data Analytics:
New technically-enabled “legitimate interest” legal basis is required to continue to lawfully collect, store and process big data analytics. Organisations can still make desired uses of data but must do so differently.
• Data Protection by Design and by Default:
New technically-enforced fine-grained data element controls are now required to manage data access and use in a lawful manner.
• Decentralized Systems Need Centralized Controls:
Lawful sharing of data, migration to the cloud, blockchain, IoT, and other decentralized processing activities require new centrally-enforced controls to comply with evolving regulatory, privacy and security mandates.
• Shortcomings of Traditional Data Protection:
Traditional approaches (Generalized Statistics/Anonymisation/Differential Privacy) to data protection only support static/deterministic data uses and fail to ensure privacy in emerging advanced analytics use cases.
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Taking stock, a month on from GDPR - sponsored by Opentext
20 June 2018 - Tower 42

Topics that will be covered in-depth and will be open to our invited participants to discuss include:

• Almost a month has passed, what are your initial observations?
• How have the public used their new rights (Subject Access Requests, Right to Erasure, etc.)
• How many requests were you getting vs how many you are getting now?
• How do you see this trend growing?
• How are you prepared to manage the requests that are coming in?
• Is automation playing its part?
• Data Discovery: Are you confident in knowing what unstructured data you hold?
• Risk identification vs acting upon those risks?
• How are you managing continual data discovery?
• What's been the biggest struggle and what are you doing to deal with it?
• Is application decommissioning a big part of obtaining GDPR compliance?
• How are you adding compliance to systems?
• What about the intersection between different regulations (MIFID II, GDPR, ePrivacy, etc.)?
• What benefits and opportunities have you witnessed on your GDPR journey?
• How is it aligned to any other digital transformation plans?

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FStech organises and hosts a range of exclusive intimate roundtables and bespoke events throughout the year, which are free to attend for financial technology professionals.

A roundtable is a form of discussion where participants debate specific business and technology topics. Each person is given equal right to participate in these discussions, which centre on current trends and issues affecting the sector.

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There is also the opportunity for FStech to work with you on networking drinks evenings, half-day conferences, seminars and much more.

If you have a roundtable or bespoke event topic in mind, please enquire and our in-house events team can build an event specific to your needs.

Recent and future FStech event topics include: digital transformation, data management, payments, cloud computing, compliance, blockchain and artificial intelligence. Click here to see our past events.

For further information on sponsorship on our forthcoming roundtables, please contact:
Lauren Blackhall

+44 (0)20 7562 2429