FIMA To Focus On The Operational, Risk And Business Issues Surrounding Reference Data Management

January 25, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
New York, March 15-17, 2010 The FIMA (Financial Information Management) conference is the annual meeting place for data management executives to discuss the most innovative strategies for managing reference data today.

"FIMA represents a singular point where the underlying symptoms that contributed to the failure of the financial system meet transparency, timeliness, and comprehensiveness of data."

Last year, the event welcomed +200 executives to NYC and focused on the fundamental challenges that data management executives face:

- The need for higher quality data: Gaining a better understanding of the strategies and technologies currently being used by industry executives to create verifiable, repeatable and meaningful processes & metrics that lead to higher levels of data quality.
- Overcoming data integration struggles: In the wake of numerous mergers, the need to link all of the various applications within your firm will only be elevated. Without the ability to share data and communicate across your business units, you still lack the ability to effectively manage risk.
- Coping with the credit crunch: Understanding that having a sophisticated data model in place increases your businesses agility in reaction to risky investments.

Over the course of three days, FIMA attendees will have access to a focused environment for solution-defining discussion and an intimate setting to benchmark against their peers. New to the FIMA 2010 program, features included:

- Cutting-Edge Content: In addition to helping you contain costs, FIMA focuses on how data managers can help transform data into a business asset.
- Interactive Format: You can't put a price on the value of networking and brainstorming. Our roundtable discussions allow the attendees to be more candid about the challenges they face, and give them the opportunity to walk away with fresh ideas for coping with them.
- New Speakers: Over 23 brand new participants on the agenda means even if you've attended the show before, you'll take away brand new perspectives and fresh ideas.
- Workshop On Data Quality & Metrics: How are you improving your data if you don't have the means to measure improvements? Establishing metrics and defining targets is critical to your success attend a full day dedicated to improving your data quality.

Here are just a few speakers whose insights you can leverage by attending FIMA:

- Deutsche Bank: Carmela Balassiano, Director, Reference Data Services Global Capital Markets
- Federal Reserve Bank of New York: John Bottega, Chief Data Officer Markets Division
- National Institute of Finance (NIF): Allan Mendelowitz, Committee Member and Director, Federal Housing Finance Board
- JP Morgan: Tom Dalglish, VP Investment Banking, Enterprise Reference Data
- HSBC: Peter Serenita, Global Head of Entity Reference Data, Global Banking and Markets, COBAM
- State Street Global Markets: Rick Woodland, VP, Basel II Technology

The FIMA event will be held in NYC in 2010. For more information on the program and speakers, please contact Jarrett Spagnoli, Event Director at 1.646.200.7530 or email