The Future of Business

Business Leaders Lecture Series - John Finch, Chief Information Officer, Refinitv

John Finch
Networking | Public lectures

We are living through an age of exponential growth in technology capacity and capability, powered by big data, cloud and artificial intelligence – how can businesses accelerate beyond the speed of this change together with their customers?

  • From: Tuesday 29 January 2019, 6 pm
  • To: Tuesday 29 January 2019, 7.30 pm
  • Registration: 5.30 pm
  • Location: Newton Building, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Tuesday 29 January 2019, 8.00 am

Event details

Lecture Details

We are living through an age of exponential growth in technology capacity and capability, powered by big data, cloud and artificial intelligence – how can businesses accelerate beyond the speed of this change together with their customers?

With computing power able to reach quadrillions of instructions per second, it’s unsurprising that businesses are turning to infrastructure as a service and cloud as they seek to reduce costs and reinvest into innovation. Understanding how to harness the disruption – by leveraging it to process big data or calculate machine learning algorithms – will be key for companies looking to survive and thrive. All of this augmented intelligence will lead us to smarter humans, with smarter machines.

In this talk, John will draw on years of experience in senior technology leadership roles that have put him at the heart of this transformation in one of world’s leading ‘big financial data’ and infrastructure companies. He will cover what he believes it takes to operate effectively at scale and his responsibility for an open platform ecosystem that can serve nearly 80 billion messages to financial markets in one day.

John is keen to share these insights with everyone from business leaders, to aspiring leaders with an eye for the entrepreneurial, and looks forward to a lively discussion.

Biography

John Finch is the Chief Information Officer for Refinitiv – formerly the Financial & Risk business of Thomson Reuters – and is responsible for all engineering, technical, security and logistical operations to develop enterprise business systems. This group, working with strategic partners and vendors, innovate, deliver and run the platform that powers financial markets across the world.

This platform is enabled by data, analytics, insight and human expertise to enable smarter machines that equip Refinitiv’s customers to face the forces acting on today’s financial industry, like regulatory compliance, smarter, responsible trading and investing, and tackling financial crime. These customers from over 190 countries operate in financial markets, equity and foreign exchange trading and transactions, banking, insurance, supply chain, 'Know Your Customer' (KYC), regulation and compliance.

Prior to Refinitiv, John was CIO and an Executive Director of the Bank of England, responsible for management of critical components of the UK payments infrastructure, as well as delivery of the Bank’s cyber security program.

He was previously Global CIO of Experian and CTO for Consumer Information Development and has led large technology teams in industries such as Fast-Moving Consumer Goods, telecommunications and human capital as well as financial services.

John is a strategic technology advisor to the Royal Society of Medicine, a UK charity dedicated to providing training and education to healthcare professionals and has served as a Trustee and council member of Nottingham University, a global Top 75 university.

John has been twice recognised as one of the 20 “most influential people in UK technology” and speaks widely on talent development in technology and digital, cloud and AI strategy.

Programme

Tuesday 29 January 2018

5.30 pm - Registration in the main Newton building with welcome drinks

6.00 pm - Lecture commences

6.45 pm - Questions to John

7.00 pm - Refreshments, wine and canapés

7.30 pm - Close

Location details

Room/Building:

Newton Building

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

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