2015 Keynotes

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Thursday, October 29

9:00 - 10:00 am
Robert Mathisen
Managing Director, Segment Executive and Head of US Financial Institutions
BNY Mellon


TOPIC | Embracing Transformational Change: Turning Uncertainty into Opportunity

About Robert:
Robert "Bob" Mathisen currently serves at BNY Mellon as a Segment Executive for the Investment Management Segment of Asset Servicing and is head of the US Financial Institutions Business.

Bob has 28 years of experience in the securities industry.  He joined The Bank of New York in 1996 as manager of the Bank's North American Investment Manager Services Group and served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Bank of New York's Institutional Investor Services business prior to the merger with Mellon Financial in 2007.

Prior to BNY Mellon, he worked at JP Morgan where he was responsible for the North American Investment Manager Services Group and was a member of the Global Master Custody Product Management Team.  Previously, Bob held positions at Chase Manhattan Bank and Manufacturers Hanover/Chemical Bank.
He holds a B.A. from the State University of New York and an M.B.A. in International Finance from Long Island University.

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Darby Hobbs
Founder and President

TOPIC | Global Trends in Social Innovation and Impact to Sustainable Living

About Darby:
Darby Hobbs launched SOCIAL3 in 2013. SOCIAL3 cultivates the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Impact Investing and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) story lines and helps ensure that a firm's vision and strategy align with its marketplace engagement.

In 2009, Darby became certified in CSR. Prior to that, she was a senior leader at several firms, including Brown Brothers Harriman and Fidelity Investments, in marketing strategy, strategic and business planning, product development, communications, and education. In 1996, she launched her first start-up that provided thought leadership, conferences and networking platforms for strategy, marketing and product professionals in the mutual fund industry.

Darby has participated in leading global platforms to educate and motivate senior managers in CSR/SRI/ESG and Impact Investing as well as branding and creative thinking. She is an author in the area of business social responsibility and consumer sustainability value drivers.
Additionally, Darby is on the board of Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (BYSO), a member of The Boston Club for Women where she serves on the strategic planning committee and is a member on the Education Committee at US SIF. She is also a member of The Ad Club of Boston.

Friday, October 30

8:30 - 9:30 am
Josef Pilger
Global Pension and Retirement Leader
Ernst & Young

TOPIC | What's Shaping the Global Pension and Retirement Sector

About Josef:
Josef leads Ernst & Young's Global Pension and Retirement business working across their Government and Public Sector practice as well as their Financial Services practice.

Josef has more than 20 years strategic and operational experience in Asia Pacific, Europe, Brazil and North America. He worked in several strategic and operational industry and advisory roles servicing governments and leading organizations in the life insurance, asset management, wealth management, and Pension and Social Security industry. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Josef was European Head of Pensions of a European bank as well as member of the Executive Board of Management and Chief Operating Officer of a bank-owned multi-employer master trust pension fund in Europe.

He is a regular speaker at pension, retirement and social security conferences globally and passionate about industrializing delivery and simplifying of pension, retirement and social security systems.
11:15 am - 12:15 pm 
Garrick Hileman
Economic Historian
London School of Economics

TOPIC | Bitcoin and the Blockchain: Monetary Innovation in the 21st Century

About Garrick:
Garrick is best known as an expert on Bitcoin and alternative currencies, and he is frequently sought as a speaker and makes regular appearances in the media.

Garrick's other research interests include systemic risk, sovereign credit, financial crises, black markets, financial repression, taxation, regulation, banking, deposit insurance, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Garrick currently teaches a course on comparative national economic performance at the London School of Economics.

Garrick is the founder of MacroDigest, which employs a proprietary algorithm to cluster trending macroeconomic debate, news and analysis.

Prior to returning to academia Garrick worked for 15+ years in the private sector with both start-ups and established companies such as Bank of America, The Home Depot, IDG, and Allianz. He previously co-founded and led the investment team for a $300 million San Francisco-based tech incubator. He also worked in both equity research and corporate finance at Montgomery Securities where he executed over $1 billion in M&A and underwriting transactions.