Avoiding Common Pitfalls on the Path to Digital Transformation

Recent years of fintech innovation have ushered in a new era for capital markets and financial services. As a result, many institutions across global capital markets find themselves in the midst of a digital transformation initiative or at least on the brink of launching one. Some organizations anticipate their initiative will enable them to leapfrog the competition, or perhaps achieve disruptor status in the process; for others, it's a measure to survive. Whatever the case, all transformation initiatives—digital or otherwise—are costly and risky, and often with odds stacked against them from the beginning.

While there is no shortage of talk about the importance of choosing the right technology, moving quickly and anticipating where the next digital opportunity (or threat) lies, it is easier than ever to lose sight of the critical success factors without which there is little chance of success for any change program.

On May 15th Mark Ronan, Head of Program Management for Numerix, shared some practical insights, principles and techniques which can help you create and maintain sufficient focus on the core fundamentals as you progress from planning through execution of your transformation journey. After this short talk, you might think differently, or at least more often, about:

  • How to identify and manage your critical stakeholders
  • Avoiding confusion of means and ends in different contexts
  • Identifying and managing constraints, especially constrained resources
  • Delivering value often, in small increments (no matter what your Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) looks like)
  • Deciding well, and as often as necessary

 

WHY ATTEND:

Walk away with fundamental tools and techniques you can immediately bring to bear on your digital transformation journey.

Attendance is complimentary, Registration is required. Space is limited, reserve your seat today!

 

Featured Speakers:

Mark Ronan, VP, Head of Program Management at NumerixMark Ronan, VP, Head of Program Management at Numerix
As Head of Program Management, Mr. Ronan supports the CTO by coordinating development efforts of the globally distributed development teams to ensure successful delivery of value to users of Numerix solutions everywhere. Prior to joining Numerix, Mr. Ronan had over two decades of experience building and managing software development teams for top-tier organizations in global capital markets on both the buy-side and the sell-side. Most recently, he has held senior management positions at top tier technology consulting firms that focus on capital markets. These include Lab49, where he reported to the CEO as Head of Consulting, and Sapient Global Markets, where he managed the Murex Implementation Practice for North America.​

JamesJockleModerator: James Jockle,Chief Marketing Officer, Numerix
Mr. Jockle leads the company's global marketing efforts, spanning a diverse set of solutions and audiences. He oversees integrated marketing communications to customers in the largest global financial markets and to the Numerix partner network through the company's branding, electronic marketing, research, events, public relations, advertising and relationship marketing.

Prior to joining Numerix, he served as Managing Director of Global Marketing and Communications for Fitch Ratings. During his tenure at Fitch, Mr. Jockle built the firm’s public relations program, oversaw investor relations and led marketing and communications plans for several acquisitions. He also oversaw the brand development of a new company dedicated to the enhancement of credit derivative and structured-credit ratings, products and services. Prior to Fitch, Mr. Jockle was a member of the communications team at Moody's Investors Service.

 

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