Chairman's Message

It’s hard to believe after 3 incredible years, this is my final Chairman’s Message. From celebrating our 30-year anniversary to hosting our first-ever virtual summit and all the curveballs in between, it’s all been an incredible ride. I’m so grateful to have shared it with all of you.

First and foremost, I would like to thank everyone at ISITC, including the officers, board, co-chairs, members, sponsors, participants, and our partners at PMA, BackBay Communications, and media partner, FTF News. I would also like to extend a special welcome to everyone who has been newly introduced to ISITC in the last year-and-a-half by means of new flexibility as we adapted to a virtual environment. To everyone who has been a part of shaping ISITC into the organization we’ve become today, thank you. I can’t sufficiently capture in a short note my gratitude for everything you have contributed to ISITC, the friendships we’ve fostered, and the many years of memories chatting, laughing – and, yes, even commiserating over the past 22 months.

Whether physically in person or virtually via zoom, we’ve continued to roll up our sleeves, collaborate and find new and creative ways of providing value to our members. I have thoroughly enjoyed all the hard work and many laughs we’ve shared. I am looking forward to what ISITC will address in 2022, and, of course, I can’t wait for us to be in person in Boston, my hometown, for our Annual Securities Operations Summit this coming March. 

As I assume the position of Immediate Past Chair, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge and to thank Erica Borghi for her tremendous work and dedication the past three years. We are all so grateful for everything she has done for ISITC in innumerable ways, and I know I have big shoes to fill. 

I would also like to give a special thanks to Gary Probert for being my advisor as he has been a leader I admire and a dear friend of mine at ISITC. 

Finally, I would like to thank my colleagues at Securrency for supporting me and my continued involvement with ISITC.

As I transition into my role as Immediate Past Chair, I look forward to the leadership of the new officers for 2022. I am honored to have served as Chair of this organization, and I know you will be in great hands. 

Before I conclude my role as Chair, I would like to warmly invite you to join our final event of the year, the ISITC Winter Forum, taking place virtually from December 13-15, 2021. Registration is now open, and details for our two general sessions "Key Themes of the Regulatory Landscape for Digital Assets" and "The New Way of Working" are available on our website.

I am so proud of all the work ISITC has done and will continue to do. This organization has been successful for the past thirty years due to the voluntary dedication, commitment, and passion of our members, and for that I am truly grateful. This has been an incredible journey, and I am so thankful for all of you who have made it possible.  

Lisa Iagatta