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ITM Conference - presentation pack

08:30 09:00: Registration and breakfast

09:00 – 09:10: Chairman’s welcome
Duncan Howorth, Executive Chairman, ITM

09:10 – 09:30: Update from the Regulator
Keynote Speaker: Louise Sivyer, Policy Manager, Regulatory Policy Directorate, TPR
As the challenges and opportunities facing the pensions industry continue apace, good quality data remains a lynchpin to their success. This update from the regulator will cover some of the key issues, including Master trust authorisation, consolidation and GMP equalisation, and how TPR is making use of data in its clearer, quicker and tougher approach.

09:30 – 10:15: Panel: Current day scheme challenges – what’s top of the agenda for schemes?
This session will focus on capacity v capability, futureproofing and the changing role of pensions administration.
Ian Bloxham, Director, Cosan Consulting
Simon Lewis, Pensions Technical Manager, National Grid UK Pension Services
Amy Regler, Head of Operations, West Midlands Pension Fund

10:15 – 10:35: Legal view point
Keynote Speaker:
 Anna Copestake, Partner, ARC Pensions Law
With limited Parliamentary time and a busy political schedule, government and regulators have had to move quickly and focus on what is at the top of their agendas. As a result we are going to see fundamental changes in the way the pensions market and pension schemes operate, but there is a common theme: getting back to basics. Understanding what members are entitled to and making sure they are informed. Anna will look at what challenges might lie ahead and why it will be important to get it right.

10:35  11:00: Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:40: De-risking panel
Whatever the end game, is there commonality that applies to all schemes?
Adrian Cooper, Head of Direct Distribution,TPT
John Smitherman-Cairnes, Commercial Lead, Aviva
Adam Saron, CEO, Clara Pensions

11:40 – 12:35: Panel: Dashboard (can Rome be built in a day?)
There’s unanimity that pension dashboard services will be good for members. But consensus ends there, so just how can the industry deliver a solution? Collaboration is key.
Mick Mulligan, Head of Engagement, Civil Service & Royal Mail Pensions
Darren Philp, Head of Policy, Smart Pension
Romi Savova, CEO, PensionBee 
Richard Smith, Independent Pensions Professional

12:35 – 12:45: Technology – what gets us excited?
Paul Whiteside, CTO, ITM
Whether master data management, automated existence checking, universal data sets or predictive analytics, technology-enabled innovation could change the landscape as we know it. ITM’s Chief Technology Officer gives a taste of what the future might hold and the benefits we could all enjoy.

12:45 - 13:30: Lunch

13:30 – 14:00: ID Theft
Bennett Arron, Comedian
Comedian Bennett Arron was in serious debt. He owed thousands of pounds to mobile phone companies, credit cards and department stores. Only it wasn’t him. Bennett was the first major victim of Identity Theft in the UK. In his fascinating, disturbing yet humorous talk, Bennett explains how the crime left him penniless and homeless and how, years later, he carried out the crime himself by stealing the identity of the Home Secretary.

14:00 – 14:20: Blue Prism
Keynote Speaker:
 Adam Reynolds, Account Manager, Blue Prism
Blue Prism’s Digital Workforce automates many of the processes that hold financial organizations back. With world-class security, comprehensive audit trails and non-repudiation, Blue Prism is designed to meet the strict security and compliance needs of the financial services industry.

14:20  14:30: Creating lasting solutions
Matt Dodds, Director, ITM
Understanding where you are now, and where you are trying to get to, is the start. To conclude the seminar, we’ll provide some real-world examples that you can use to enhance your data and operations, so that rather than holding you back, it drives you forward.

14:30 – 14:40: Summary and closing remarks 
Duncan Howorth, Executive Chairman, ITM

14:40 Onwards: Drinks Reception and Networking