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April 29, 2020, 11.00am ET / 4.00pm BST
Online - WebEx

Join us Wednesday, April 29th at 11am ET (4pm BST) via WebEx for a guest presentation for our FINOS "Meetup".

Guest speaker: Heiko Sundermann, VP, Head of Digital Engagement Practice for wealth and asset management for EPAM, will be presenting on the "EPAM GLUE Project: Developing a Unified Entity and Data Model for the Buy-Side". 

Please register below to receive the link to the webinar.


Join for Heiko's Presentation: EPAM GLUE Project: Developing a Unified Entity and Data Model for the Buy-Side - April 29th, 2020

Buy-side firms are under enormous pressure not to miss out on the digitalisation wave. Changing client demands, regulatory pressure and the rapid adoption of structured quantitative investment management approaches are fuelling investment into digitalization and data driven Asset & Wealth Management. Buy-side firms are often held back by legacy infrastructure and inappropriate data storage. Open API architectures provide a route to adopt best of breed solutions and leverage specialized fintech offerings, but the integration costs of these approaches tend to be costly. Traditional Data-Warehousing approaches are also not suited to the performance needed for modern digital and analytical solutions; they struggle to adhere to the stringent regulatory requirements inherent in data-privacy, cross-border and data lineage.

EPAM have created an investment management eco-system delivering a comprehensive set of components along the investment management value chain developed by EPAM or by fintech partners. The foundation of this ECO-System is EPAM GLUE which is a unified entity and data model serving as a common semantic layer to all components. EPAM GLUE provides the flexibility to model hierarchical data structures as well as the complex legal entity structure that buy-side firms are facing. Concurrently it addresses the problems of data-security, auditability and privacy which minimises integration costs and implementation risks. EPAM is keen to open-source this approach and contribute it to the FINOS community to develop it further and extend it with more data-entities.

This session will give a general introduction and dive into the core modelling concept of EPAM GLUE.

Heiko's Bio:

Heiko Sundermann is VP Head of Digital Engagement Practice for wealth and asset Management at EPAM. Heiko is a senior technology, transformation, and product manager, with over 18 years of experience developing, communicating and implementing transformational business and IT strategies as well as service innovations, that are aligned with the overall business goals. Prior to EPAM he held senior positions in the wealth management divisions of UBS and Deutsche Bank. Passionate about enabling financial services institutions to be competitive and disruptive in the marketplace through Innovative use of technology whilst helping them to navigate successfully through multiple waves of technology change. Heiko’s philosophy is based on being a pragmatic implementer and strong believer in agile program management.

This session will be recorded. All normal FINOS Community Code of Conduct applications apply to this Meetup.


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Pre-registered attendees will be entered into a drawing for FINOS swag.

The link to the FINOS virtual "Meetup" will be sent to you via email when you register.


Join us Wednesday, April 29th at 11am ET (4pm BST) to learn more!  You can add the event to your calendar by importing the FINOS Program Calendar.

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