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Refinitiv at WFIC

Discover how Refinitiv can help you thrive in a hyper-connected world at the World Financial Information Conference 2019.

Looking back on 2019

Every two years, WFIC brought together more than 500 industry peers from 40 countries for the only global event focused on the sourcing, compliance and delivery of financial information.

As the leading provider of financial data, Refinitiv had a dedicated onsite presence at this year’s WFIC event with our team available for presentations and demos.

Meet the speakers

Meet our speakers

Our experts were at WFIC to share insights about cloud adoption, the human side of AI, and innovation in finance.

  • Debra Walton
    Chief Revenue Officer, Refinitiv
  • Brennan Carley
    Managing Director, Platform Consulting
  • Paul Klug
    Global Managing Director, Digital Rights and Order Management
  • Tim Baker
    Global Head of Applied Innovation, Refinitiv Labs
  • Rinesh Patel
    Head of Cloud Proposition
  • Jutta Werner
    Head of Content Partners, Asia
  • Hugh Smith
    Market Development Manager, Research & Portfolio Management, ESG, Americas
  • Wes Schmidt
    Global Head of Key Strategic Accounts


Our plan

We hope you enjoyed WFIC! Our expert team participated in a number of panels and keynotes throughout the week. See past scheduled activities for the latest insights across sustainable investing, cloud adoption and what the future holds for financial services.

Event details

October 13-16, 2019

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Sunday, Oct 13

18:00 - 20:00 Fairview Ballroom
Welcome Reception, Sponsored by Refinitiv 

Monday, Oct 14

14:30 - 15:15 Technology Forum - Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence: Real-Life Use Cases and Impacts
Panelist: Tim Baker, CFA, Global Head of Applied Innovation & Refinitiv Labs, Refinitiv
14:30 - 15:15 Emerging Markets: Growth Spurts and Growing Pains
Panelist: Jutta Werner, Head of Content Partners, Asia, Refinitiv
15:45 - 17:00

Focus on Cloud Transformation
Roundtable: Rinesh Patel, Head of Cloud Proposition, Refinitiv

Tuesday, Oct 15

09:00 - 09:30

The Human Side of AI

Keynote: Debra Walton, Chief Revenue Officer, Refinitiv

14:45 - 15:30 Show and Tell: The Journey to Cloud Adoption
Moderator: Brennan Carley, Managing Director, Platform Consulting, Refinitiv
16:00 - 17:00

Digital Rights Management (DRM)

Roundtable: Paul Klug, Global Head, Order and Rights Management, Refinitiv

16:00 - 17:00 Wanted: Usable ESG Data 
Roundtable: Hugh Smith, Market Development Manager, Research & Portfolio Management, ESG, Americas

Wednesday, Oct 16

11:30 - 11:45 Digital Rights Management
Panelist: Paul Klug, Global Head, Order and Rights Management, Refinitiv

Sustainable WFIC

Our environmental commitment

As part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability, including our pledge to be carbon neutral by 2020 - we played our part to reduce our environmental footprint at WFIC by:

  • Living locally: We built a map of nearby sustainable businesses so conference attendees could quickly find green businesses and restaurants.
  • Going digital: All of our content will be digital – no paper.
  • No giveaways: We replaced giveaways with charitable donations.
  • Carbon offsetting: Attendees visited the Refinitiv booth to offset emissions from their flights to WFIC.