BOSTON - ISITC (The International Securities Association for Institutional Trade Communication), the industry trade group focused on standards in transaction processing and related communications, today announced that Karen Peetz, President of BNY Mellon, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming 21st Annual Industry Forum and Vendor Show taking place March 22-25 in Boston. The theme of the conference, "Connecting the DOTs: The future of Data, Operations and Technology," will highlight the shifting forces transforming the financial services industry today including issues involving the rapidly increasing amounts of data, accelerated technological evolution and the operations needed to adapt to these developments and ensure best practices. The event will bring together hundreds of broker/dealers, investment managers, custodians and vendors from across the industry. Karen Peetz will open the 21st annual gathering by sharing many of the valuable lessons learned throughout her more than 30-year career in banking. Currently, she oversees BNY Mellon's global client management, regional management, and its treasury services business. She also leads the company's global innovation efforts. Karen has been consistently named among American Banker's "25 Most Powerful Women in Banking," based on her responsibilities, management style, crisis management skills, and influence within the industry and charitable endeavours. "ISITC's focus is to continue to foster and facilitate discussions around the evolution of the financial services industry and work together on finding solutions to these changes," comments Jeff Zoller, Chair of ISITC and Vice President at T. Rowe Price. "This year, our conference will explore the importance of aligning components of change in the industry to be revolutionary rather than reactionary. We are thrilled to welcome Karen as this year's keynote and look forward to hearing her thoughts on the future of the financial services industry." In addition to Karen Peetz, the ISITC Annual Industry Forum and Vendor Show will feature distinguished experts and leaders from across the industry, including executives from top financial institutions and ISITC member firms. The ISITC 21st Annual Industry Forum and Vendor Show will take place March 22-25 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel in Massachusetts. Over 300 industry professionals, representing all areas of the financial industry, including broker/dealers, investment managers, custodians and associate constituencies, will be attending. Delegates to the event include C-Suite and senior executives at ISITC's member firms and have a wide variety of roles in both business and operations. To register for the conference, visit ISITC?s Event Page. To obtain a press pass, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.