Chairman's Message

ISITC had a great start to 2023, and as we enter a new quarter, the energy here at ISITC is one of continued excitement for the year ahead. Most recently, we came together for our annual ISITC Securities Operations Summit, which took place in Boston from March 19-21.

Now in its 29th year, this year’s summit explored the theme “The Great Balancing Act.” We dug into various topics at the forefront of the financial services agenda and strategies for balancing and implementing these priorities into our organizations as effectively as possible.

Over the course of the conference, we heard from industry professionals on our panels, discussing topics such as T+1 (with our co-sponsored survey results with The Value Exchange), the impact of ESG on shaping corporate citizenship, and how we empower operations through technology innovation.

Notably this year, we celebrated more than 200 event attendees who came together for an eventful three days of lively conversations, networking opportunities and interesting panels and sessions. The room was packed with long-standing ISITC members along with many new faces from across the country and even globe with a vigor and enthusiasm that was felt throughout the room. I would like to give a special shout-out to our sponsors and Conference Task Force, who helped the event go off without a hitch.

On the heels of the summit, we look forward to an exciting line-up of events and projects in the months ahead. I cannot wait for you all to be a part of it. If you couldn’t attend our Operations Summit, save the date for our next event, the annual Fall Forum in Baltimore from September 10-12, 2023. Registration for the event will open in June, so keep an eye out for updates.

Finally, a special thank you to our organization’s Board of Directors, Co-Chairs, partners, and other dedicated members who help us continue to carry the ISITC mission forward year after year. We are so grateful for your ongoing support and dedication to advancing the future of financial services together. Here’s to the year ahead!

Kristin Hochstein