Chairman's Message

The days are getting longer and warmer, bringing summer’s arrival within reach. For all of us here at ISITC, it also means that our 2021 ISITC Summer Series is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to introduce this year’s line-up.

Last year, we kicked off our first-ever summer webinar series as an opportunity to engage with our members and stay connected on the conversations and innovations propelling our industry forward. We were thrilled by the success of our first series, and are delighted to bring them back for a second year.

Inspired by the rich discussions at our 27th Annual Securities Operations Summit in March, our teams have been hard at work preparing an exciting cast of speakers and topics for you. We have two opportunities to get involved this year. Save the dates…and stay tuned here for updates as we will soon release our agenda and speaker line-up.

Looking for other ways to get involved with ISITC? I invite you to participate in our newest forums launched earlier this year: Digital Assets and ESG. We developed these Forums based on the strong demand from our members, and we encourage you to check them out!

The Digital Assets Forum, led by Executive Sponsors Erik Barry (Credit Suisse) and Jason Ward (Fidelity), will dive deep into the emerging digital asset ecosystem and explore new opportunities around blockchain technology, regulation, and practices.

The ESG Forum, led by Grace Kang (TCW Group), will tackle one of the most timely topics around Environmental, Social, and Governance frameworks and provide members tools, insights, and best practices for implementing ESG priorities. Bonus: Learn more about Grace and get a sneak peek at our ESG Forum in this Member Spotlight

If you would like to participate in one or both groups and are a member of ISITC, log-in to the Member Center and add yourself to the group to begin participating! If you’re not a member of ISITC and want to learn how to become one, click here.

As always, we are constantly striving to ensure our events, webinars, and resources are tailored to our members’ needs. If you have a topic, question, or challenge that you would like to explore, reach out to us via our Ask ISITC portal. We have created this Q&A resource as an opportunity for you to engage directly with our team of experts, gain valuable insights to bring back to your firm, and connect with a community of individuals and firms with similar interests. Feel free to drop us a line any time!

Finally, I want to extend my continued thanks and appreciation for our dedicated members and partners who make it all possible. ISITC is an entirely volunteer-run organization, which is why I am always amazed and inspired by the commitment of our board and co-chairs’ who find the time while managing their full-time jobs. Outside of ISITC, our members are active within their firms and other industry organizations, exchanging questions and ideas to help advance our industry forward as we recently highlighted in our recent article, “ISITC Members Making an Impact.” Thank you, as always, for all that you do, and I look forward to collaborating in our shared mission to drive the future of financial services forward.

Lisa Iagatta