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Recorded Webinar: Leveraging innovation in data management

28 March 2019

Financial Institutions are going through considerable change as they look to deploy innovative technologies and solutions that could radically change data management processes and deliver operational and business benefits.

This webinar will review innovation in data management – including technologies such as machine learning, pattern matching, artificial intelligence and solutions such as utilities and managed cloud services – and discuss use cases and adoption.

It will also consider the problems of implementing and integrating innovation, such as managing privacy and ethics, and look at how to ensure you have the right talent and resources to not only leverage new data management technologies, but also innovative data sources that require data management.

Listen to the webinar to find out more about:

  • The need for innovation in data management
  • How it could change processes and resources
  • How to build a business case for innovation
  • The challenges of implementation and integration
  • Potential benefits of successful deployment and opportunities for data monetisation


William M. Cohee, Vice President, Data Management, Chief Data Office, HSBC

Michelle (Yinghua) Zhou, Enterprise Data Management – Head of Referential Data Management Office, BNP Paribas

Linda Coffman, VP Product Management, The SmartStream Reference Data Utility (RDU); in partnership with Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley

Moderator: Sarah Underwood, Editor,
A-Team Group

More About Our Speakers:

William M. Cohee
Vice President, Data Management, Chief Data Office

William M. Cohee is a Vice President in the Chief Data Office of HSBC. William has over fifteen years of management experience implementing and supporting systems in the Fixed Income and Reference Data domains. In his current capacity as Data Quality Manager, he is responsible for measuring and improving the information assets used to inform business decisions and achieve regulatory compliance in the Investment Banking division of HSBC.

Michelle (Yinghua) Zhou
Enterprise Data Management – Head of Referential Data Management Office
BNP Paribas

Michelle (Yinghua) Zhou is the Head of the Referential Data Management Office in Enterprise Data Management of BNP Paribas. She lead multiple data projects covering data sourcing, data quality remediation, data governance, and data modeling. Michelle works closely with the business functions, Data Stewards and Technology teams. Her current focus is on reducing the regulatory risks by improving data quality of client data. She actively participates in programs that will fundamentally design/improve processes which will contribute to clearer roles/responsibilities, ownership and data quality. Prior to her data career, she was primarily a data user in Finance. She is a strategic partner with business and constantly focusing on using the data to generate meaningful business intelligence and insights to increase revenue and reduce cost.

Linda Coffman
VP Product Management
The SmartStream Reference Data Utility (RDU); in partnership with Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley

Linda Coffman is Vice President of Product Management at Smartstream RDU, responsible for overseeing product development of the Reference Data Utility. Before taking on the role of Product Manager, Linda was responsible for key initiatives across the Listed Derivative and Regulatory product areas. Linda has over 20 years of experience in the Reference Data industry. Prior to joining Smartstream RDU, she was a member of the reference data team at Morgan Stanley where her primary focus was on the creation of a fixed income security master and the onboarding of vendor data. Earlier in her career, Linda worked for an industry joint venture where she managed a data operations and development team covering fixed income and securitized products.



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