Data Management & Technology Event

23rd June 2022 Conference

Join Neudata and 100s of technology buyers from investment management firms for our Data Management and Technology Conference

Drive efficiencies, improve data quality and deliver value to your firm by refining your data management strategy and enhancing your knowledge of the technology ecosystem

On 23rd June, Neudata’s inaugural Data Management and Technology Conference will take place in London.

With 100s of technology buyers and service/tech vendors in attendance, the event will focus on:

  • Data Quality: Provide value, reduce costs and drive efficiencies by improving data quality to create actionable insights and improvements for your business
  • Data Integration: Examine common integration challenges including ingestion, mapping, measuring value and usage as well as putting data into production to refine your data integration process
  • Data Storage: Navigate the different storage options available and which are best suited to your data needs with a focus on scalability, ease of data access and flexibility
  • Future Technologies: Assess the latest technologies available that can solve your data challenges whilst sharing “dos and dont’s” when assessing different tech

Our attendees will also join us for an engaging networking program (both online and in-person).

Please note: This event will be happening in conjunction with the London: Data Insights and Scouting Summit – any tickets purchased for either event will provide access to all the content available in the venue.

For any questions, please email [email protected]


  • 9:50

    Opening Remarks

    Dean Murphey, Global Events Director, Neudata

  • 10:00

    Fireside Chat: How Does Data Technology Enable Alpha?

    Moderator: Piers Thompson, CTO, Neudata

    Hinesh Kalian, Director of Data Science, Man Group

  • 10:30

    Setting Up a Data Management Function from Scratch: Outsourced CIO

    Gurprit Singh, Global Head of Data, Partners Capital

  • 11:00

    Networking Coffee Break

  • 11:30

    How Do You Institutionalise Change Management and Support Rapid Growth?

    Alex Baker, CTO, Orchard Global Asset Management

  • 11:50

    Slashing Analytics Costs while Supporting Data Innovation and Avoiding Cloud Concentration Risk

    Neil Carson, CEO and Co-founder, Yellowbrick Data

  • 12:10

    Panel: Defining Your Cloud Migration Strategy

    Moderator: Sara Monsef, Senior Manager, Deloitte 

    Tuba, Islam, Machine Learning Specialist, Google Cloud

    Waqar Rashid, Director of Data, Aspect Capital

    Richard Waters, Manager Internal Data, Risk and Reporting Development, Systematica

  • 1:00

    Fixing Dirty Data

    Susan Walsh, Founder, The Classification Guru

  • 1:20

    Networking Lunch Break

  • 2:30

    Creating an Alternative Data Entity Master: Best Practices for Accelerating Speed to Insight

    Tim Barber, Chief Revenue Officer, Exabel

  • 2:50

    Panel: Future Technologies

    Moderator: Piers Thompson, CTO, Neudata

    Flo Albu, Evidence, Measurement & Evaluation Director – Technology & Data Analytic, CIFF

    Simon Bowie-Britton, CTO, Trium Capital

    Naomi, Clarke, Chief Data Officer, HUB

    Virginie O’Shea, Founder, Firebrand Research

  • 3:30

    How a Data Blueprint Delivers Knowledge and Context for Better Decisions

    Philip Dutton, Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Solidatus 

  • 4:00

    Networking Coffee Break

  • 4:30

    Panel: Managing Data Due Diligence

    Moderator: Don D’Amico, General Counsel, Neudata

    Phillip Chapple, COO & Partner, Monterone Partners

    Doug Bendle, Partner, CFO/COO, Adelphi Capital

  • 5:10

    Closing Remarks


Convene - 22 Bishopsgate

22 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AJ


  • Flo Albu

    Children's Investment Fund Foundation

    EME Director – Technology and Data Analytics

    Flo Albu is a trusted digital leader with proven experience in customer-centric, data-led digital strategies. He has 20+ years of effective digital, data and technology strategy and operations, delivered at global and national levels. Flo has a strong cross-sector experience, having led organisations to success in financial sector, international affairs, logistics, aerospace, biotech, legal, international affairs, renewable energy and regulatory. In CIO, Director and consultant roles, he has delivered digital and data strategies for the Children Investment Fund Foundation, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, the Financial Conduct Authority, OFGEM, Westcoast, United Nations, EUMETSAT and Amnesty International. He is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group task force on AI adoption in the Enterprise. He has a BSc in Engineering from UPB and a MSc in Management from Hult Ashridge.

  • Alex Baker

    Orchard Global Asset Management LLP

    Chief Technology Officer

    Alex Baker joined Orchard Global in its London office in November 2019 as Chief Technology Officer. His primary responsibilities are to oversee the technology function at the firm as well as heading the technology team. Prior to joining Orchard Global Alex spent twelve years working at Cheyne Capital Management LLP as Head of Quantitative Credit Analytics. In conjunction with this role, he spent two years managing the Cheyne Capital investment in Novus Partners LLP, a platform that measures trading acumen, defining and extending the existing Novus equity platform to support fixed income and credit analytics. Alex also worked to launch the first ever Credit derivative based ETF on the London Stock Exchange as part of the Tabula Investment Management team. Alex career has included roles at both Morgan Stanley and the Royal Bank of Scotland as a quantitative analyst. Alex holds multiple degrees; including Physics from the University College, London. Alex is an active member of the Institute of Physics and the London Library.

  • Tim Barber


    Chief Revenue Officer

    Tim joined Exabel in April 2021 as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), responsible for the performance, strategy and alignment of all commercial functions within the organisation that relate to revenue generation, including sales, marketing, partner management and customer success.

    Tim brings over 20 years of sales and commercial leadership experience to Exabel in both enterprise software platforms and alternative data insight solutions. Throughout his career Tim has been instrumental in driving the go to market and growth strategies in a series of successful early, mid and mature technology names including; ForgeRock, Experian Decision Analytics, Clarify and Pitney Bowes Software.

    Tim has a 1st class Honours degree in Business Administration from the University of Bath, a Diploma in International Management from Erasmus School of Management, Rotterdam, and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management.

    Tim is married with 3 children, and lives in the UK.

  • Doug Bendle

    Adelphi Capital LLP

    Partner, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer

    Doug graduated from the University of York with a BSc in Economics. He worked for Deloitte in London within their investment management audit practice, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2007. He went on to join ING Investment Management as a buy-side hedge fund analyst within their global fund of hedge fund team. In 2009 Doug joined Islandbridge Capital Limited, a London based fund of hedge fund, as CFO/COO. He went on to join PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Senior Manager where he led a number of hedge fund audit and assurance engagements. Doug joined Adelphi in July 2011. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds the IMC qualification.

  • Simon Bowie-Britton

    Trium Capital LLP

    Chief Technology Officer

    Simon joined Trium Capital LLP in 2020 as the Chief Technology Officer. Before joining Trium, Simon was the Chief Technology Officer for over a decade at WyeTree Asset Management, building and managing systems for structured bond trading. Prior to this, Simon worked in the sell side for Goldman Sachs as a Project Manager and for 10 years at JP Morgan, managing, designing and building systems for equity and exchange traded derivative products. Simon holds a BSc from Loughborough University of Technology, a patent in the field of distributed data processing and is a Member of the IET.

  • Neil Carson

    Yellowbrick Data

    CEO and Co-founder

    Neil Carson is the CEO and co-founder of Yellowbrick Data, the developer of enterprise data warehouse solutions that run consistently across cloud and on-premises environments. Yellowbrick delivers data modernization to large multinational corporations, such as American Express, Zurich, Citadel, and Nielsen.

    Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Fusion-io where he was responsible for company strategy, product definitions, roadmaps, corporate development, strategic partnerships, and key customer acquisitions. Prior to Fusion-io, Neil was Chief Application Architect at Dell, where he led the platform architecture team across MessageOne, Everdream, Silverback Networks, and other acquired development groups. He joined Dell through the acquisition of Everdream, where he was Chief Architect.

    Neil has also held roles at BMC/Remedy and Liberate Technologies, including Principal Product Architect and Principal Engineer. Neil has served as a technical advisor for start-ups Oxygen Finance and Datera Inc.

    He earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Software Engineering from Cranfield University.

  • Phillip Chapple

    Monterone Partners LLP.

    Chief Operating Officer

    Phillip Chapple is the COO of Monterone Partners LLP. He has been involved in the financial services industry since 1997. From 2010 to 2015 Mr. Chapple was the founder of the London branch of KB Associates where he focused on assisting fund managers to build investor friendly operational infrastructures and prepare for investor due diligence. Prior to joining KB Associates, Mr. Chapple was CFO/COO of Ironshield Capital Management LLP, a European Distressed investment management company. Previously he was COO at IBIS Asset Management, a $10bn family office, and Head of Operations at OLEA Capital. Mr. Chapple had commenced his career at Morgan Stanley before spending a number of years in prime brokerage at both Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Chapple holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LLB) from Exeter University.

  • Naomi Clarke


    Chief Data Officer

    Naomi Clarke has over 35 years experience across the financial sector specialising in all-things data. Over the last 15 years she has established several central data functions for buy side firms including GLG (now Man Group), GAM and M&G. In her CDO roles, she has had responsibility for data strategy, architecture, governance and analytics, focussing on how to bring data together in a controlled manner to satisfy both the demands for flexibility from data analytics functions and those of working in a highly regulated environment. She is now CDO and a founding executive member of HUB, a new venture bringing PIMCO, Man Group, State Street, IHS Markit, Microsoft and McKinsey together to build a new operating infrastructure for asset management. Naomi holds an MA from the University of Oxford.

  • Donald D’Amico


    General Counsel

    Don is the General Counsel of Neudata. In addition to managing the company's legal affairs, Don leads the review of the compliance and regulatory aspects of new datasets and assists with product development. He previously served as Legal Counsel at Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP, where he onboarded third party research providers and conducted related due diligence. Don started his career as a research analyst on a merger arbitrage trading desk.

    Don holds a JD from the Fordham University School of Law and a BA from Washington University in St. Louis. He has received CIPP/E and CIPP/US certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

  • Philip Dutton


    Co-CEO & Co-Founder

    Since its inception, Philip has led the Solidatus vision and team as Co-CEO and Co-Founder. With over two decades of industry experience, Philip has become a recognized and influential thought leader within the FinTech, RegTech and Data Management space and has campaigned to revolutionize the data economy and change the way the world manages
    data. Prior to Solidatus, Philip delivered multiple global digital transformation projects across industries, championing businesses to become proactive in their management of data. He has supported organizations in delivering quantifiable and future-proof business
    results, while leading the Solidatus team in addressing real-life data challenges by uncovering its true value. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology in Information Systems and Software Engineering (Honors I) from Griffith University in Australia.

  • Tuba Islam

    Google Cloud

    Machine Learning Specialist

    Tuba is a machine learning specialist at Google Cloud, based in London, primarily focusing on deep learning, forecasting, natural language processing, image processing and the automation of machine learning solutions. Before Google, she was a data scientist at SAS, working globally across Europe and US. She started her career in research and development at the National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology in Turkey implementing speech recognition engine for Turkish. She has an engineering background in electronics and holds a master’s degree in digital signal processing.

    She delivered successful projects across various industries such as rogue trader fraud detection in capital markets, smart metering analytics in utilities, hazard detection and readmission prediction in healthcare, credit risk in banking, churn prediction in telecom, rate making in insurance, demand forecasting in retail, pharmacovigilance analysis in life sciences.

    What she enjoys the most is understanding the business problems and designing analytical solutions to solve them in simple, creative and effective ways.

  • Hinesh Kalian

    Man Group

    Director of Data Science

    Hinesh Kalian is Director of Data Science at Man Group. He is responsible for data strategy, data acquisition, data science and data science engineering across Man Group’s investment
    managers. Hinesh was formerly Head of Data Science and Investment Implementation for Man AHL, where he was responsible for monitoring and verifying activity on the Man AHL trading
    system, new data acquisition and strategy, data management and portfolio implementation. Prior to joining Man Group in 2010, Hinesh spent six years at JPMorgan.
    Hinesh holds an MSc in Finance from the University of London.

  • Sara Monsef

    Deloitte UK

    Senior Manager

    Sara is part of Deloitte Consulting’s Artificial Intelligence & Data practice for nearly 10 years focused on supporting Insurance and Banking clients. She has 20 years experience in Data Management specialising in Data Governance and Data Strategy design, and supporting clients to form effective teams. Prior to joining Deloitte, Sara worked in Media and professional services firms as a Data Manager, and developer. Sara has an MSc in Information Science from UCL, and Economics and International Affairs degrees from George Washington University.

  • Virginie O‘Shea

    Firebrand Research


    Virginie O’Shea is a capital markets fintech research specialist, with two decades of experience in tracking financial technology developments in the sector, with a particular focus on regulatory developments, data and standards. She is the founder of Firebrand Research, a new research and advisory firm focused on providing capital markets technology and operations insights for the digital age.

    Most recently, she was a research director with Aite Group, heading up the Institutional Securities & Investments practice and covering data management, collateral management, legal entity onboarding, and post-trade technology. In this role she spearheaded strategy for the practice and managed a team of eight analysts across the globe.

    Ms. O’Shea has spoken at industry conferences including Sibos, TradeTech, FISD events, and The Network Forum, and is actively engaged in a number of post-trade industry standards groups.

    Prior to Aite Group, she was managing editor of A-Team Group’s flagship publication,A-Team Insight, where she covered financial technology from the front to back office, including trading technology, market data, low latency, risk management, regulatory impacts on IT, and reference data. During her time at the firm, she was heavily involved in planning risk and data management events and creating multimedia offerings, including podcasts, webinars, and video interviews. Prior to this, Ms. O’Shea was group editor of Investor Services Journal and Alternatives magazine, focused on the asset servicing and buy-side communities. Before that, she was editor of STP Magazine and online service, where she focused on financial technology in the capital markets.

    Ms. O’Shea holds a Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh.

  • Waqar Rashid

    Aspect Capital

    Director of Data

    Waqar Rashid is Director of Data at Aspect Capital, having joined the systematic investment manager in December 2006. He is responsible for the entire set of data requirements for all of Aspect’s quantitative programmes.  With over twenty years of experience in the industry, Waqar Rashid has held various roles including: Quantitative Analyst in the Equity Strategy Team at Goldman Sachs; Quantitative Analyst in the Equity Quant-Macro Trading Desk at Nations Bank; Head of Quant Research at IBJ Asset Management and Principal of Equinox Capital Management, where he ran European and US Equity Statistical Arbitrage. Waqar Rashid has an M.Sc. in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Sussex University.

  • Gurprit Singh

    Partners Capital

    Head of Data Management

    Gurprit is Global Head of Data at Partners Capital, an outsourced CIO with $48 billion assets under management. He is responsible for all aspects of data from Data Governance, Data Quality to Data Analytics and Data Science.

  • Piers Thompson



    Piers is the CTO of Neudata. Before joining Neudata, Piers held a range of technical leadership roles, most recently for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and UBS. Positions included Head of Research Data technology at UBS and Head of Global Markets Finance technology at BofAML. In addition to leading development teams in the financial services industry, Piers has also built teams and systems in domains including military aircraft, telecoms and network management.

    Piers holds a BEng in Microelectronics from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

  • Susan Walsh

    The Classification Guru

    Founder & Managing Director

    With a decade of experience fixing your dirty data, Susan Walsh is the founder and MD of the Classification Guru Ltd, a specialist data classification, taxonomy customisation and data cleansing consultancy. She is an industry thought leader, TEDx speaker and author of the ‘Between the Spreadsheets: Classifying and Fixing Dirty Data’. She’s also the founder of COAT.

    Susan has developed a methodology that her team use to accurately and efficiently classify, normalise, cleanse and check data for errors which will help prevent costly mistakes. This could save days, if not weeks of laborious cleansing and classifying and can help your business find cost and time savings, driving profitability and supporting better, more informed business decisions.

  • Richard Waters


    Manager Internal Data, Risk and Reporting Development