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Recorded Webinar: Taking a holistic approach to buy-side data management

7 February 2023

As data volumes and complexity continue to increase, buy-side data management is at an inflection point. Manual processes and data siloes are no longer fit for purpose, and firms need to take a more holistic approach to data management that not only reduces manual intervention and cost, but also increases data access and accuracy for better business decisions and speed to market.

This webinar will consider the limitations of buy-side legacy data management, and provide practical guidance on how to transition to a more holistic approach. It will also identify the business and operational benefits of such a transition, and review technologies, solutions and services that underpin modern data management.

Listen to the webinar to find out about:

  • Limitations of buy-side legacy data management
  • The potential of more holistic approaches
  • Practical guidance on how to transition
  • Helpful technologies, solutions and services
  • Ultimate benefits of holistic data management


Julia Bardmesser SVP, Head of Data, Architecture and Analytics
Voya Financial
Sylvain Pendaries Chief Data Officer
PSP Investments
Don Huff Global Head of Client Services and Operations
Bloomberg Data Management Services
Moderator: Sarah Underwood Editor
A-Team Group

More about our speakers:

Julia Bardmesser

SVP, Head of Data, Architecture and Analytics

Voya Financial

Julia Bardmesser is a technology, architecture and data strategy executive most recently with Voya Financial. She is also a Board Advisor for two technology startups, The Medici Project and Polymer and a founding member of Women Leaders in Data and AI (WLDA).

At Voya Financial Julia served as Senior Vice President, Head of Data, Architecture and CRM. In her role Julia led the transformation of Voya into data, cloud and analytics enabled company by leveraging enterprise data and technology capabilities. These capabilities enabled innovation, agility and speed to market by reducing friction and delivering key insights from proprietary data.

Prior to joining Voya Julia was a Global Head of Data Integration at Deutsche Bank, where she led the implementation of global metadata management platform that enabled data lineage and robust front to back data quality measurement.

Julia has over twenty years of experience in cross-platform solution delivery in the financial industry, architecture, data management, and data governance. She also worked at Citi, FINRA, Freddie Mac, Thomson Financial Services, Bear Stearns and Bloomberg L.P.

Julia is a much sought-after speaker and mentor in the industry, and she has received recognition across the industry for her significant contributions. She has received 2022 WLDA Changemaker in AI award; has been named to CDO Magazine’s List of Global Data Power Women three years in the row (2020-2022); named Top 150 Business Transformation Leader by Constellation Research in 2019; and recognized as the Best Data Management Practitioner by A-Team Data Management Insight in 2017.

She holds a Master of Arts in Economics from the New York University.

Sylvain Pendaries

Chief Data Officer

PSP Investments

Sylvain Pendaries is a 4-time award winner with over 25 years of experience in major Financial Services organizations (sell-side & buy-side) with Data and Technology executive experience.

He is the Head of the Data Management & Strategy at PSP Investments, a Canadian Pension Fund, where he leads all initiatives pertaining to Market Data, Data Governance, Data Technology and Data Strategy.

Prior to joining PSP, Sylvain held several executive Data roles at Franklin Templeton, Janus Henderson and CDPQ, all Investment firms in the USA and Canada. As a consultant, he also advised many CEOs and COOs on their data organization, strategy, governance processes and data operations.

Sylvain also worked in technology executive positions as Chief Information Officer for CDC Ixis North America (Natixis CIB) in New York and Société Générale (SG) in New York and Paris.

Sylvain received his DEA (Post-Graduate) in Artificial Intelligence from Pierre & Marie Curie University in Paris, France. He holds a Master’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Paris VII University.

Don Huff

Global Head of Client Services and Operations

Bloomberg Data Management Services

Don Huff is the Global Head of Client Services and Operations for Bloomberg’s Data Management Services (DMS) business. Bloomberg’s DMS business provides organizations with the tools and services to streamline the acquisition, management and distribution of their data from multiple sources through private cloud-based data management capabilities. Mr. Huff joined Bloomberg in 2004 and has held leadership roles in various divisions with in Bloomberg L.P., including Global Data, Customer Service, Enterprise Technology Sales, and Event Driven Feeds Product Development division.

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