29th Annual Securities Operations Summit

March 19 - 21, 2023 | Boston, MA

The theme of the 29th Annual Securities Operations Summit is "The Great Balancing Act." The Great Balancing Act will focus on the transition many companies are facing as they prepare for the future and balance priorities to meet industry standards.

Agenda at a Glance                 Program Book


Focus Sessions

ESG: Regulatory Landscape & Data Standard Challenges
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LIBOR: You Don’t Have to Go Home, but You Can’t Keep Using LIBOR Here
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T+1: The Road To T+1 and Beyond

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General Sessions

Innovating Across the Spectrum
Mona Vernon, Head of Fidelity Labs, Fidelity Investments
In her keynote presentation, Head of Fidelity Labs Mona Vernon will share learnings from building new ventures in the software incubator for Fidelity Investments. She will explain the role of Fidelity Labs within the broader corporate innovation spectrum and the importance of intently listening to both your internal and external customers. The discussion will also include profiles on new Wealth Tech businesses built in Labs currently in market.    

In Conversation with DTCC: Accelerating to T+1
John Abel, Executive Director, Clearance & Settlement Product Management, DTCC
Barney Nelson, CEO, TheValueExchange
Join DTCC and The ValueExchange in a discussion on industry readiness for T+1 and what the recent industry-wide survey reveals in terms of perspectives from the different market segments on the implementation activities, timelines, dependencies, and risk impacts that the industry should consider as we prepare for the transition to T+1 in 2024.
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T+1: An Industry Checkpoint – 2023 The Year of Development

Moderator: Lou Rosato, Director, BlackRock Global Investment Operations
Tom Damico, Managing Director, Global Head Equities Operations, JP Morgan
Katelyn O’Grady, Vice President, Brown Brothers Harriman
Michele Pitts, Managing Director, Citi
Brian Steele, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co.
Interested in hearing how the largest Asset Managers, Broker/Dealers and Custodians are preparing for the SEC’s Shortened Settlement proposal? Please join us for this engaging panel moderated by Blackrock’s Lou Rosato, as he speaks with industry peers from JP Morgan, Citi, Goldman Sachs, and Brown Brothers Harriman. Gather insight as they share how they are preparing for this year of Development and move towards the year of testing.


How ESG is Shaping Corporate Citizenship & Driving Diversity
Moderator: Wendy Mailot, Senior Director, Global Technology Development, MFS Investment Management
Cathy Saunders, Head of Corporate Sustainability & Public Policy, Putnam Investments
Melissa Sternberg, Global Head of ESG, SWIFT
Michelle Thompson-Dolberry, Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer, MFS Investment Management
As companies move forward in the post-pandemic world, they must learn to balance competing priorities to keep their employees, their clients, and regulators happy. In this session, hear how companies are handling those conflicts and using the Social and Governance pillars of ESG to build strong, resilient, and diverse organizations capable of leading them into the future. We will touch on attracting and retaining talent – the role of diversity, equity and inclusion; balancing the collaboration and community that come with in person interactions with employees increasing demands for remote and hybrid work; and examining how ESG demands are forcing companies to look internally at their own diversity, carbon footprint, and role in society.


Navigating the Future of Work in the Capital Markets 
Stefanie Coleman, Principal, People Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP
Reetu Khosla, Title, Ernst & Young LLP
Join EY in a discussion around the critical skills for the future of banking, with a focus on technological innovation. Discuss key strategies for obtaining in-demand talent in a heavily disrupted financial services market.


Empowering Operations Through Technology Innovation
Moderator: Chris Daur, Managing Director Americas Head Client Coverage Group, Goldman Sachs
Kate Chatzopoulos, Head of Operations Strategy, Symphony
Conor O'Boyle, Head of Customer Success, AccessFintech
Kevin Urlik, Product Manager, Middle Office Operations, American Century Investments
Adam Watson, Director, Global Custody Product Manager, BNY Mellon
This panel will focus on how effecting change through technology in the post trade space allows for and solves significant business challenges. We will take a dive into why technology disruption is not a luxury but rather a necessity.


Path to Transitioning Markets to Blockchain Based Infrastructure 
Laureen Ouellette, Vice President, Research, Fidelity Center for Applied Technology
Tim Rice, Co-Founder & CEO, Coin Metrics
Jason Ward, Head of Blockchain Incubator, Fidelity Center for Applied Technology
We believe blockchain can provide benefits and efficiencies to traditional security markets but markets run on an existing infrastructure, built up over decades, that can't be easily replaced overnight. Having interviewed over 50 companies working in this space, we've created a framework that factors in market dynamics, regulatory environment, and blockchain technology to evaluate which asset classes will likely transition to this new technology first.


Tuesday Morning Breakfast Presentation

Inclusion & Allyship: Keys to Building a Culture of Belonging
Enna Jimenez, Business Transformation and Quality Leader, IDEMIA
Daniel Danso, Director of DEI for the Americas, LSEG
Diversity and Inclusion have evolved over the last few years into one of the business world’s biggest drivers. The fight for talent is reshaping how today’s companies think about their brands, their connection to talent communities, and about the allyship needed to truly create a culture of equity and inclusiveness. Join us for a breakfast seminar and Q&A with Enna Jimenez, Business Transformation and Quality Leader at IDEMIA, who will dive deep into the opportunities to invest in the fastest growing talent market, followed by Daniel Danso, Director of DE&I for the Americas at LSEG, who will highlight how DEI, ESG and allyship can be transformative and a differentiator for today’s modern businesses.


Event Policies and Attendee Guidelines
ISITC is dedicated to providing a safe and productive environment for everyone attending our events. To help ensure all attendees have a pleasant conference experience, we ask you to please read through and abide by our conference policies and attendee guidelines. They include, but are not limited to General Policies, Code of Conduct, Personal Safety and Security, and Americans with Disabilities Accommodations.

Policies & Guidelines



Full Conference Registration (Sunday-Tuesday)

Member: $875.00 USD
Non-Member: $1,095.00 USD
Vendor: $1,500 USD   *Applies to: Vendor/Utility attendees whose firm is not Exhibiting/Sponsoring. See below for more details.
All registrations include: Access to the Exhibit Hall; Working Group, Forum and Committee Sessions; General Session; the exhibitor cocktail receptions on Sunday and Monday evenings, Women's Event, and all conference meals.

One-Day Monday Registration

Member: $400.00 USD
Non-Member: $475.00 USD
*This registration type is not available to non-Exhibiting/Sponsoring Vendors.
Registration includes: Access to the Exhibit Area on Monday, General Sessions on Monday, and all meal functions on Monday excluding the Monday Evening Dinner (can be purchased separately for $100).

Tuesday D&I Breakfast Presentation

Member/Non-Member: $75.00 USD
Table of 8: $525.00
If you are interested in a table, please reach out to Tara Roling at usainfo@isitc.org.
Registration includes: Access to the Tuesday Breakfast and Presentation only.


The cost for Vendors to attend the Securities Operations Summit will be $1,500 per person. You may also choose to purchase an exhibit booth which comes with two complimentary Full Conference registrations and many of our sponsorship categories come with complimentary Full Conference registrations as well. If your firm chooses to exhibit or sponsor the event, individuals from your firm can then register at the Non-Vendor rate. One-Day Monday Registration is not available to Vendors who are not exhibiting or sponsoring.

Register Now to Exhibit or Sponsor at the 2023 Summit!

Why Exhibit or Sponsor?
Being an in-person exhibitor can give you access to the expected 150 attendees. All meals and breaks on Sunday evening and Monday will take place in the exhibit hall. Attendees will be able to visit your booth at any time to get more information, learn about your products, and network.
The sponsorship opportunities give firms the ability to showcase their firm, brand, and logo before, during, and after the meeting. There are multiple levels of sponsorship as well as additional opportunities to take advantage of - see what works best for your firm!
View the Exhibitor and Sponsorship Brochure below for all of the pricing and details.

Exhibit Fees

On or Before February 20, 2023: $3,000
After February 20, 2023: $3,500

On or Before February 20, 2023: $3,800
After February 20, 2023: $4,300



BackBay Communications
CUSIP Global Services
Data Foundation
Seclore, Inc.
SS&C Technologies, Inc.
Tata Consultancy Services - TCS BaNCS



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The Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
606 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210

The Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel is located in Boston's Seaport district, walking distance to many exciting Boston attractions, restaurants and bars.

Group Room Rate: $249.00 USD/night
Hotel Reservation Deadline: Monday, March 6, 2023
Reservations - Online
Phone - (877) 901-6632, make sure to mention you are with the ISITC Meeting to get the group rate

Room Rate Includes:

  • Check In: 4:00 pm Check Out: 12:00 pm
  • Complimentary internet access in guest rooms
  • Complimentary use of health club

Cancellation Policy: Hotel cancellation policy is 72 hours.