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28 July 2022

A recap of TFITS 2022, Three delivered keynotes


Tokyo Financial Information & Technology Summit (TFITS) is the only event in Japan focused on the opportunities and challenges facing IT, data, and operations executives from financial institutions.

TFITS is a hybrid conference hosted by WatersTechnology and sponsored by six solution providers across APAC, with 25 speakers and 250+ delegates. The 2022 in-person summit was held on June 29 and featured an agenda packed with practical insights on a variety of topics, including:

  • Tech Leaders Spotlight: Industry Updates, User Cases, and Business-driven IT Approach
  • Data Leaders Spotlight: Trends and Innovation in Quantitative Analysis and How to Drive Business Outcome
  • Investor Spotlight: Build Resilience to Your Portfolios with Extensive Automation
  • Trading Panel: Operational Alpha in Capital Markets: Achieving Cost Efficiency and Resilience
  • Remote Working Spotlight: Implication on Operating Models and Risk
  • Cloud Panel: Migration to Cloud―What Is There to Keep from Your Legacy System

Celent delivered the following three keynote addresses:

Tech Leaders Spotlight: Industry Updates, User Cases, and Business-driven IT Approach

1. Market trends and top technology trends

  • Capital Markets Now: The Haves and Have-Nots (of Complex Technologies)
  • Capital Markets’ 5 Technology Trends and 10 Priorities

2. Implications for the Japanese market

  • IT Investment Objective Perspective: What is the split ratio between technology for "organizational operations" and "organizational innovation"?
  • IT investment priorities: Which of the key technology trends is your company most focused on?
  • Domino effect to digital assets: How prepared are you for the invisible continent?

Operational Alpha at Capital Markets: Combining Resilience and Cost Efficiency Initiatives

1. Why is responsiveness to change and cost efficiency important now?

  • Economies and efficiencies on the buy side now
  • Longing for the cloud to deliver operational efficiencies in capital markets
  • Hybrid front-to-back technology, managed services, outsourcing

2. Operational alpha initiatives and strategies: rethinking the operating environment from end-to-end

  • Strategic technology approach to support operational efficiency and alpha generation capabilities
  • Building process integration and data enablement layers through APIs
  • Create a road map for cost and operational efficiency improvements

Migration to Cloud: What Is There to Keep from Your Legacy System

1. Expectations for beyond-the-cloud technology

  • Three "as-a-Service" models of cloud computing
  • Cloud technology adoption practices in financial institutions—a hybrid approach
  • Seven key considerations for moving to the cloud
  • Sharing of management responsibilities between the financial institution and the cloud provider

2. Cloud urban myths

  • Is public cloud less expensive than on-premise?
  • Is the cloud less secure than on-premise?
  • Should we follow suit after someone else experiences "fail first"?
  • Should we hold off until we identify a strong cloud provider?
  • Are cloud use cases limited to big data?
  • Is it too costly to train and upskill employees for cloud?
  • Are open source tools essential for leveraging the cloud?

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