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Cloud in the Banking Sector

  • Date: Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017
  • Time: 10am - 1pm
  • Location: Hogan Lovells International LLP, Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, EC1
  • Note: This is an invitation only event

In July 2016 the FCA published its well received “Guidance for firms outsourcing to the ‘cloud’ and other third party IT services” stating that there is "no fundamental reason why cloud services (including public cloud services) cannot be implemented, with appropriate consideration, in a manner that complies with our rules". Such a move is in keeping with the regulator's efforts to promote innovation and competition across the sector.

We invite you to join us for this unique half day event in which our expert speakers will explore the business drivers and requirements for the regulated Banking sector to expand its use of cloud services to drive business efficiencies and modernise operations. 

The discussion will focus on issues that need to be addressed by FIs in order to meet regulatory requirements, and in turn help suppliers to the banking industry to understand and respond to the implications for delivery of services. 

10.00 – 10.10

Intro and Welcome

Alex Hilton, Chief Exec. CIF

10.10 – 10.40

QMUL Survey on use of Cloud by banks

Prof Ian Walden QMUL

10.40 – 11.10

Benefits of Cloud to Banks:  why you should never invest in another data centre again

Michael Harte, Chief Innovation Officer, Barclays

11.10 – 11.30

Coffee break


11.30 – 12.00

A regulator's view of using the Cloud: what a bank must cover in its arrangements with service providers [and why]

James Anderson, Acting CIO Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

12.00 – 12.30

A trusted cloud for a regulated industry

How Microsoft is working with regulators and the financial services industry to facilitate the move to the cloud.

Richard Peers, WW Lead, Retail, Private Wealth Banking, Microsoft

12.30 – 13.00

Panel discussion

Chaired by Prof Conor Ward

Michael Harte (Barclays)

James Anderson (FCA)

Richard Peers (Microsoft)

John Salmon (Partner, Hogan Lovells)



 Register here  to secure your place. Event Brief

Note that this is an invitation only event and places are limited.  We will confirm available places once we have received your registration.