Digital Innovation Summit

In conjunction with the GMM, Nicsa will be hosting our first ever Digital Innovation Summit—a one-day, virtual experience where attendees will take a deep dive into forward-thinking tech topics such as fintech disruptors, cryptocurrency, digitalization & transformation, data analytics and more. The Summit will take place after the GMM on Tuesday, October 19.

The GMM corporate pass includes unlimited virtual registrations to both the GMM and the Digital Innovation Summit. Employees will have the option to register for the Summit during the GMM registration process. 

Click below to learn more about our registration options.


Tuesday, October 19

9:55 am EST
Opening Remarks

10:00 am EST
Cybersecurity and Fraud Prevention

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Ransomware, identity theft, account takeovers…the list goes on. Fraudsters and Cyber criminals are hard at work trying to disrupt your business, hold your firm hostage, and steal funds from you and your investors. Behind the dark curtain lies individuals, organized rings, and digital cyber technologies designed to disrupt and commit fraud. Our panel will explore the latest tactics these criminals are using and detail how new technologies like behavioral biometrics, passive voice biometrics, and multi-factor, app-based security can help you stay ahead of fraud. Learn the latest on how your organization can be better protected against these constantly emerging cyber and fraud threats.


Chuck Gallant, Director, BNY Mellon

Mike Gray, Chief Technology Officer, Thrive

Kimberly Sutherland, Vice President of Fraud & Identity Strategy, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Leia Rudikiff, Global Anti-Fraud Officer, Manulife

10:50 am EST

11:00 am EST
Decrypting the Hype: Cryptocurrency and Digitized Assets

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Industry buzz regarding cryptocurrency and digitized assets abounds. We will discuss the opportunities and challenges for the asset management and financial services industries. Discover the growth opportunities over the next 2-5 years, what they mean for related technologies such as distributed ledger, and the implications to financial services as we know them.


Andrew Czupek, Senior Vice President, Northern Trust

Andrew Forman, Manager, EY

John Lee, Global Managing Director, Accenture

Rajeev Sambyal, Director, BNY Mellon

11:50 am EST

12:00 pm EST
Digital Innovation Summit Exhibitors

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Digital Innovation Summit Exhibitors: Exhibitors will have the opportunity to live demo a product or offering of their choosing during the lunch portion of the Digital Innovation Summit.

12:00pm ET - Northern Trust present, Investment Data Science
12:30pm ET - Horizon8 presents, valid8Me
1:00pm ET - SS&C Technologies presents, The Importance of Shareholder Intimacy
1:30pm ET - Ultimus Fund Solutions presents, Modernizing the Investor and RIA Experience


Presenting with Northern Trust

Paul Fahey, SVP Head of Investment Data Science, Northern Trust

Clare Flynn Levy, Founder and CEO at Essentia Analytics

Presenting with SS&C

Michele Bowman, Senior Director, Head of Digital Strategy, SS&C Technologies

Christian Cole, Vice President, Digital Solutions, SS&C Technologies

Presenting with Ultimus Funds Solutions

Ian Martin, EVP, Chief Administrative Officer, Ultimus Funds Solutions

1:50 pm EST

2:00 pm EST
FinTech Disruptors

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The adoption of digital technologies by both companies and consumers during the pandemic has fueled the emergence of more and more FinTech solutions in the Financial Services and Asset Management communities. In this session, you will hear from industry experts as they explore how large enterprise organizations are partnering with (and in some cases, acquiring FinTech solutions) to drive innovation, improve the overall customer experience and increase productivity within their organizations.


Anish Mazumdar, Director, Aliter Investment Services


Paul Fahey, Senior Vice President, Northern Trust

Karym Murphy, Managing Director, Horizon8

Daniel New, Managing Director, EY

2:50 pm EST

3:00 pm EST
Front-to-Back Solutions

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Front-to-back solutions through a single integrated platform/provider is resonating with the buy-side clients and gaining momentum within the asset servicing business. Learn industry experts’ (CIO organizations, product owners and consulting firms) perspectives on how data and technology platforms, coupled together with advancements in big data and AI, are redefining the “ecosystem” and driving the way forward in solving business challenges.


Gary Casagrande, VP Global Market Strategy, Confluence


Jeff McCarter, Chief Information Officer C & IS, Northern Trust

Mark McKeon, Managing Director, Global Head of Front to Back Solutions and International Product, BNY Mellon

3:50 pm EST
Closing Remarks