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Conference hosted by XBRL UK with the support of XBRL Europe

Speakers and panellists

Alan Hilton

Alan Hilton is Senior Manager at Ernst & Young and was formerly Policy Director at the British Bankers' Association.

Andreas Weller

Andreas Weller is Head of IT at the European Banking Authority (EBA). The EBA officially came into being as of 1 January 2011 and has taken over all existing and ongoing tasks and responsibilities from the Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS). The EBA has some quite broad competences, including strengthening international supervisory coordination, promoting supervisory convergence and providing advice to the EU institutions in the areas of banking and financial reporting. The EBA is in charge of COREP and FINREP Taxonomies. Mr. Weller is responsible for the IT and the EBA XBRL-related activities. Mr. Weller has extensive experience in co-coordinating international and pan-European developments. Starting his career at the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities he has more than 20 years' experience in SGML, XML, XBRL and the financial industry. Mr. Weller holds a diploma in Mathematics, Economics and Information Technology from University of Trier, Germany.

Andreas Weller

Antoine Bourdais

As Director of the Banking & Insurance Division at Invoke, a European software company specialized in financial and regulatory reporting solutions focusing on the use of XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language), Antoine Bourdais is a well-known and active participant in both his local French jurisdiction and on the wider international stage. A successful Masters candidate, Antoine initially graduated as a mathematical engineer. Having demonstrated his capacity to manage transformational financial reporting projects, he was promoted to Product Manager for the reporting and consolidation software range at Invoke, reinforcing his collaboration with the R&D department. Today, in his current role as Director of the Banking & Insurance Division, he is responsible for driving and coordinating the overall product strategy. 

Antoine Bourdais

Aurel Schubert

Aurel Schubert is Director General of Statistics at the European Central Bank and Chairman of the Statistics Committee of the European System of Central Banks. He also serves as Chairman of the Contact Group on Data of the European Systemic Risk Board. For 25 years, Aurel worked at the Oesterreichische Nationalbank; 13 of these years were as Director of Statistics. He is a member of several Austrian and European statistical bodies, and is Honorary Professor for Economics of the University of Economics and Business in Vienna, Austria. Aurel is a lecturer at several academic institutions; he holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of South Carolina (USA) and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Economics and Business in Vienna. Aurel's publications include "The Credit-Anstalt Crisis of 1931" (Cambridge University Press), and over 50 articles on central banking, European monetary policy, statistics and monetary history.

Aurel Schubert

Campbell Pryde

Campbell Pryde is the CEO of XBRL US. Prior to joining XBRL US Mr. Pryde led the development and maintenance of Morgan Stanley's Equity Research valuation framework. Before joining Morgan Stanley Mr. Pryde was a partner with KPMG. Mr Pryde was heavily involved in the Financial Services practice of KPMG in New York for 9 years working on audit and advisory engagements. Mr Pryde is a New Zealand Chartered Accountant.

Campbell Pryde

Candice Raybourn

Candice Raybourn works at Deloitte UK and has over 10 years experience in the financial services industry across finance transformation, risk and regulatory reporting and operating model delivery. As Consulting Finance lead for the Deloitte COREP working group, she specialises in translating complex business issues into viable solutions for her clients by combining her background in corporate finance with her experience in Finance Performance Management. Prior to joining Deloitte, Candice worked with a number of international investment banks on developing pricing models for their acquisition and structured finance functions with a focus on capital analysis and long-term stress scenarios.

Candice Raybourn

David Anderson

David Anderson is Global Solutions Director, Insurance and Banking at HCL Technologies and is responsible at for defining solutions to allow regulated Financial Services firms to comply with regulatory regimes such as Solvency II, Basel III and CRDIV. These solutions vary at their simplest in being individual partner-led applications to at their most complex technology, service and partner integrated systems delivering sustainable compliance as a managed service. SME in all aspects of implementing XBRL-based regulatory systems with 12 years global experience.

David was formerly Programme Director - Electronic Regulatory Reporting at the Financial Services Authority.

David Anderson

Derek De Brandt

Derek De Brandt is founding partner and CEO of Aguilonius, a Brussels-based consulting Partnership, founded in 2007, operating in the wide area of regulatory reporting, with deep domain expertise in XBRL, IFRS, accounting and reporting processes and software with financial institutions. Aguilonius is Administrator of XBRL Belgium.

Derek is picking up the XBRL expert role in multiple projects in the private and public sector, actively promoting the standard on a daily basis. Derek is also chairman of the technical working group on COREP/FINREP/SolvencyII at XBRL Europe. In this capacity, Derek contributes actively to the XBRL Networks of the European Banking Authority and Eurofiling.

In the past, Derek has been involved in the "XBRL in Europe" project (FP6-507480) lead by PricewaterhouseCoopers from 2004 to 2006 and dedicated to "Speeding up the development and adoption of XBRL in Europe". He participated in XBRL studies for public institutions, published short XBRL-basics pages on De Tijd / Les Echos and consulted several European banks on implementing XBRL for COREP and FINREP, in multiple countries.

Derek holds a 1993 Master degree in Business Administration at Solvay Business School, Brussels Free University and is fluent in 5 languages (Dutch, French, English, German and Spanish).

Eric Jarry

Eric Jarry has developed taxonomies in France and is chairman of the Technology Group of XBRL France. Previously working for Bull and Software AG, Eric has joined Bank of France in 2009 to work on XBRL taxonomies and the reporting repository for the French Prudential Supervisory Authority (ACP).

Eric has developed the SURFI (Universal System for Financial Reporting) XBRL taxonomy and is currently involved in taxonomy development for a large supervisory project.

With more than 30 years of experience as an IT engineer, Eric has successively worked on micro-programming, operating systems, data communications, distributed transactional systems, security, object and XML technology. He has contributed to standardization in ISO, ECMA, ITU, Open Group and OMG.

Eric Jarry

Gilles Maguet

Gilles Maguet is the Secretary General of XBRL Europe since its start in 2008. XBRL Europe groups European XBRL Members of the non-profit XBRL International consortium of over 650 members. XBRL Europe manages common projects through dedicated Working Groups, liaises with the European Institutions and organises dedicated and thematic events. Its membership is comprised of 21 members (XBRL Belgium, XBRL Denmark, XBRL Germany, XBRL France, XBRL Italy, XBRL Luxembourg, XBRL Netherlands, XBRL Spain, XBRL United Kingdom and XBRL International) and with direct members (The European Federation of Financial Analyst Societies, Deloitte Innovation BV, Bermuda Monetary Authority, Fujitsu Poland EMEA, Infogreffe, THEIA Partners, Ernst & Young EMEIA, Bank Al Maghrib (Central Bank of Morocco)), BR-AG Poznan, Atos International and UB Partners. As Secretary General, Gilles Maguet is largely involved in the liaison with the European institutions and authorities in the present reshaping of the European Supervision through the new directives at stake.

Gilles Maguet holds an Engineering degree in Mechanics and IT and a post graduation in financial management from Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. His past experience lies with engineering as well as with management consultancy activities for a range of large to small organisations and institutions.

Gilles Maguet is involved in the XBRL initiative since 2003. He has been part of the XBRL in Europe project secretariat until 2006 and was the Secretary General of XBRL France until 2008 helping to move XBRL forward in France in the Basel II and Business register sectors.

Gilles Maguet

Ignacio Boixo

On 2005, the Committee of European Banking Supervisors convened an open group of experts to design an IT interchange format for COREP, its Basel II Common Reporting. Ignacio Boixo, representing the Bank of Spain, was the organizer. This Eurofiling initiative attracted in turn the support of XBRL Europe and Insurance Supervisors. The current focus is harmonizing the financial regulatory reporting, as mandated by the Center for European Normalization: the CEN WS XBRL project. All the Eurofiling activities are public, notably the six-monthly Eurofiling Workshop to be held in London, June 18-19, along with the XBRL Europe Day.

Ignacio Boixo

Jason McCreight

Jason McCreight is a Director in Finance Performance Management at Deloitte. He has worked in Finance Systems and Operations for over 20 years with specialism in Regulatory Reporting and specifically CRD IV over the last few years. Jason has worked in the UK, US, Europe and the Middle East in several industries both in consulting and industry roles. His specialist area is in the Performance anagement discipline, covering Consolidation, Reporting and Planning subject areas. This includes the use of Performance Management solutions to solve compliance challenges in effective and sustainable ways.

Jason McCreight

Jon Siddle

Jon Siddle is a Technical Lead at CoreFiling. His current focus is on technical standards related to Eurofiling projects, and the implementation of those standards. He is the lead editor of the Table Linkbase specification, the key XBRL standard developed for use in European financial regulation. He holds a Master of Engineering in Computer Science from The University of Warwick. In his career, he has developed process management software in a variety of settings.

Jon Siddle

José María Roldán

Mr. José María Roldán has been Director General of Banking Regulation and Financial Stability of the Bank of Spain and member of its Executive Board since October 2000. He is currently a member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS).

During his tenure as Director General of Banking Regulation and Financial Stability he has chaired several international bodies, such as Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), Banking Advisory Committee (BAC), Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS) and Standards Implementation Group (SIG).

José María Roldán studied Economics at Universidad Complutense in Madrid, from 1982 to 1987, where he graduated in Business and Economic Science. He completed his post-graduate studies between 1987 and 1989 at the Centre of Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI).

Jose Maria Roldan

Levine Naidoo

Levine is an associate partner in the IBM Business Analytics and Optimisation consulting practice. He is an applied XBRL thought leader and has devised approaches to accelerate the adoption and implementation of XBRL enabled programs. His latest work includes reducing the latency between data provisioning and analysis, and the use of analytics to raise performance. He has also held the role of chief architect and subject matter expert on a number of large transformation programs, including Standard Business Reporting in Australia.

Levine Naidoo

Mark Allen

Mark Allen is currently a fellow at CASE Research In Warsaw and a consultant to several international financial institutions. He is the former Director of the Policy Development and Review Department at the International Monetary Fund (2003-2008), and Senior IMF Resident Representative for Central and Eastern Europe (2009-2013). His earlier IMF assignments include Chief of the Capital Markets Division (1987-1990), and Senior IMF Resident Representative in Poland (1990-1993) and Hungary (1996-1998).

Mark Allen

Meri Rimmanen

Meri Rimmanen is working at the European Banking Authority (EBA) as Bank Sector Analyst in the Risk Analysis Unit of the EBA's Oversight function. Risk Analysis Unit tasks include monitoring, assessment, analysis and reporting of risks and vulnerabilities in the EU banking sector as well as development of harmonised European regulatory reporting framework. Meri works on European regulatory reporting and data issues, specifically on financial reporting (FINREP), EBA's data collections and data sharing within the European System of Financial Supervisors. Before joining the EBA (then the Committee of European Banking Supervisors) in 2009 she worked at the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority for ten years on on-site inspections and off-site supervision of market and liquidity risks.

Meri Rimmanen

Philip Allen

Philip Allen is the Chairman of XBRL UK, the UK jurisdiction of the XBRL International consortium. He devised, and is the editor of, the Specification for Inline XBRL, the standard mandated for company tax filings in the UK and elsewhere. In 1997 he founded, and remains Executive Chairman of, CoreFiling, the world's leading specialist XBRL software and services firm. He was one of the co-founders, in 1987, of CATS Software Inc., a software start-up providing enterprise trading and risk management systems for the capital markets. His earlier career included trading positions in the Swiss Bank Corporation and National Westminster Bank groups.

Philip Allen

Robert Priester

Robert Priester is Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of the Wholesale and Regulatory Policy Department of the European Banking Federation, where he deals with wholesale banking matters and general management duties. He is Dutch, with an International Law Degree from Leyden University. Before joining the EBF in 2005 Robert held various positions at EFAMA (for 5 years), InsuranceEurope (for 6 years), and started his lobby career in Brussels at the European Savings Banks Group in 1991.

Robert Priester

Said Tabet

Dr. Said Tabet is leading the Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) Strategy within the Office of the CTO at EMC Corporation. He is also serving as the chair of OCEG Technology standards. Prior to joining EMC, Said was a principal consultant in Business Rules, Business Process Automation and GRC. Said is participating and leading standards initiatives within ISO, OMG, W3C, OASIS, CSA, IETF. He is the co-founder of RuleML, co-chair of CSA SME Council and actively involved in LegalRuleML, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Business Rules and Modeling, financial services and healthcare standards. Said is a regular speaker at industry and academic conferences, author and organizer of International workshops.

Said Tabet

Sharon Bowles MEP

Sharon Bowles has a scientific and mathematical background having completed her doctorate at Oxford University. She later trained and worked as a Chartered and European Patent Attorney setting up her own practice in 1981. Sharon has been active in politics since the mid 1980s. She became a member of the European Parliament for UK South East region in May 2005 and was re-elected in June 2009. Sharon has been a full member of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee since her arrival as an MEP and was elected as Chairwoman in July 2009. Sharon has also been a substitute member of the Legal Affairs committee since January 2007.

As Chair of ECON, Sharon presides over each Committee meeting, as well as the trilogue negotiations between Parliament, Council and the Commission, and she is currently the ALDE group's shadow rapporteur on CRD4 (Capital Requirements Directive), CSDR (Central Securities Depositories), PRIPs (retail investment), state aid procedural regulation, and the forthcoming Securities Law Directive.

Sharon Bowles

Simon Hills

Simon Hills is the Executive Director of the Prudential Capital and Risk Team at the British Bankers Association.

Much of his time is taken up with interfacing with the FSA on issues relating to prudential regulation but he is also interested in liquidity management and bank funding instruments such as hybrid capital instruments and covered bonds. He leads the BBA team working on reforms to international regulatory architecture and Basel 2 resulting from the recent financial turmoil and their implementation in Europe via the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD) and the FSA's prudential sourcebook. He is chair of the International Banking Federation's Basel working party.

He was previously a Director in the Debt Capital Markets Origination team at BZW and has experience of energy and aerospace project finance, gained at First Chicago. He studied at London Business School (MBA) and Imperial College (B.Sc. in Biochemistry) and more recently completed a Masters' in Financial Services Regulation at Guildhall University. He is a member of the Court of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers.

Simon Hills

Steve Baker MP

Steve Baker is Conservative MP for Wycombe and Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Economics, Money and Banking.

He was originally a Royal Air Force engineer officer and a chartered aerospace engineer. He then read for an MSc in Computer Science at Oxford before joining DecisionSoft and, later, their sister company CoreFiling. He became one of the world's leading XBRL technical consultants before going into politics via a senior technical role at Lehman Brothers. He now campaigns for profound financial reform.

Steve believes he is the only Member of Parliament who can edit XBRL and XBRL taxonomies with Vim, bash and Perl and yet leave them valid.

Steve Baker

Thomas Verdin

Thomas is the founder and CEO of THEIA Partners, a consulting company based in Paris, which helps financial institutions and companies to set up and maintain their business and regulatory information supply chains. As a consultant, Thomas participates in major regulatory reporting projects for the banking and insurance sectors, using XBRL in the IFRS, Basel II/III and Solvency II contexts. Since 2005, he has joined many projects for commercial banks and banking supervisors in France and Morocco, with a special focus on the improvement of the production process for better quality, quicker controls and reduced delays.

Thomas is the Chair of the XBRL Europe Business Registers Working Group (xEBR) and an active player of the interconnection projects for business registers across Europe.

Thomas holds a double-degree in Engineering in Electronics and a MBA: he completed his engineering studies at Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles and Ecole Centrale de Paris, and earned a Master of Business Administration at Collè des Ingéneurs (Paris-Stuttgart-Montreal).

Thomas Verdin

Victor Morilla

Victor Morilla is a project manager in the Bank of Spain where he is focused on delivering financial reporting solutions for the Regulatory Banking Department. He is one of the principal authors of the original COREP and FINREP taxonomies and their Spanish extensions. He is also a member of the XBRL Quality Review Team of the IASC Foundation and member of different groups of XBRL International: Rendering Working Group, Formula Working Group (Vice-Chairman) and the XBRL Standards Board.

Victor graduated, in 1994, as a Telecommunications Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He completed his Master Thesis with distinction at the Artificial Intelligence Department at this University, in collaboration with the Linguistics Chair of the Autóa University of Madrid. He started his professional career in 1994 at the research and development branch of a multinational telecommunications company where he developed management systems and worked on the analysis of standard telecommunications protocols. In 2000, he moved to the IT department of the holding company of this group where he specialized in business intelligence and financial reporting supply chain related systems. Victor joined the Bank of Spain in 2005.

Victor Morilla

Wolfgang Strohbach

Wolfgang Strohbach is working at the European Banking Authority (EBA) as Policy expert in the Risk Analysis Unit of the EBA's Oversight function. Risk Analysis Unit tasks include monitoring, assessment, analysis and reporting of risks and vulnerabilities in the EU banking sector as well as development of harmonised European regulatory reporting framework. Wolfgang works on European regulatory reporting and data issues, specifically on solvency reporting (COREP) and developing the Data Point Model covering the EU regulatory reporting framework. Before joining the EBA (then the Committee of European Banking Supervisors) in 2008 he worked at the Austrian Nationalbank and Austrian Financial Market Authority on financial analysis.

Wolfgang Strohbach
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