FOCUS GROUPS

Focus Groups

The focus groups aim for an open dialogue between SimCorp Dimension® users and SimCorp solution experts about experiences, challenges, and new development ideas. The sessions are interactive and give you an opportunity to contribute to our development plans, priorities, and design considerations.

*Focus Group sessions are open to SimCorp Dimension users only.

MONDAY, MAY 6, 2019
 Focus Group Time
CECL, Evolving FASB Standards & Regulations 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Technology 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Pensions + US State & Government Entities 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
SimCorp Dimension Upgrades: Accelerating Time to Value 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Performance Management Best Practices 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
SimCorp’s CTO Perspective: Cloud & Machine Learning 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2019
 Focus Group Time
What’s Ahead for Performance Management 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Reconciliation: Eliminate the Burden of Data Aggregation & Normalization 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Focus Group Topics

CECL, Evolving FASB Standards & Regulations

Jenny Ravenscroft, Head of North American Product Group, SimCorp
Matthias Stehle, Product Expert, SimCorp

In this focus group, we will discuss CECL (Current Expected Credit Loss) preparation as well as the evolving FASB (Financial Accounting Standards Board) Standards and other industry regulations.

Session Time:
Monday, May 6, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Technology

Tommy Dube-Leblanc, Vice Chair for Technology, SimCorp User Group

James Wong, Technology Lead, SimCorp User Group

Mikael Bång, Lead Product Owner, Technology, SimCorp

Joachim Bonding, Product Portfolio Manager, Technology, SimCorp

This interactive session open only to SimCorp Dimension clients is a continuation of a series of technology discussions between SimCorp and the user community.

Session Time:
Monday, May 6, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Pensions + US State & Government Entities

Aimee Scott, Business Lead, Accounting, SimCorp User Group

This focus group provides an opportunity for networking and the exchange of ideas and best practices between SimCorp Dimension clients in US Public Pension Plans and US Government Sponsored Enterprise sectors.

Session Time:
Monday, May 6, 2019 | 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

SimCorp Dimension Upgrades: Accelerating Time to Value

James Wong, Technology Lead, SimCorp User Group

Mark Henoch, VP, Head of Global Customer Support, SimCorp

Chris Reece, Regional Support Director, North America, SimCorp

SimCorp clients often look upon SimCorp Dimension upgrades as a necessary disruption. In this session, we will discuss how to minimize the operational burden of upgrades while accelerating time to value for new SimCorp Dimension functionality. This is an interactive session, so please bring any questions or concerns you may have, such as:

  • How can we harvest functional value from system upgrades faster?
  • How can we streamline the project plan to incorporate regular upgrades more seamlessly into our business processes?
  • How much of the current upgrade project scope can be outsourced to keep critical resources free for actual business change projects?
  • How to can we benefit from increased flexibility of version choices?
  • How to can we increase flexibility about upgrade decisions while still securing the necessary quality assurance?
  • What level of automation is required?
  • How can we narrow the time window between decision point and upgrade weekend?

Session Time:
Monday, May 6, 2019 | 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Performance Management Best Practices

Kevin Butterfield, CIPM, Business Lead, Performance, SimCorp User Group

Lars Ole Hansen, Product Manager for Performance, BI and KPI, SimCorp

In this focus group, clients leveraging SimCorp Dimension performance and risk management solutions will share their implementation experiences, best practice guidelines, and how performance & risk management modules in conjunction with internal and/or 3rd party systems impact data visibility for their firms and stakeholders.

Session Time:
Monday, May 6, 2019 | 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

SimCorp’s CTO Perspective: Cloud & Machine Learning

Thomas Hejlsberg, CTO, Senior Vice President, SimCorp

Meet SimCorp’s new CTO Thomas Hejlsberg, who will share with you his experience and strategies for cloud transformation and machine learning from his previous role at Microsoft. Additionally, he will discuss the promise and hidden potential of cloud services, and what it means for the future of investment management.

Session Time:
Monday, May 6, 2019 | 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

What’s Ahead for Performance Management

Kevin Butterfield, CIPM, Business Lead, Performance, SimCorp User Group

Lars Ole Hansen, Product Manager for Performance, BI and KPI, SimCorp

The second half of this session will provide a forum for SimCorp Dimension’s performance & risk management clients to suggest improvements, and suggest valuable analytic outcomes that could help further their system consolidation journey. Collective themes will be aligned to include a discussion of the SimCorp Dimension Roadmap, which will highlight the new “FIPA” (Fixed Income Performance Attribution) module and Index Authorization module.

Session Time:
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Reconciliation: Eliminate the Burden of Data Aggregation & Normalization

Paul Michael, Product Manager, Reconciliation, SimCorp

The days of laborious data aggregation and normalization for accurate reporting is over with SimCorp’s reconciliation solution. Join this session to understand how you can shave off hours of tedious manual processing from your daily reconciliation duties. Hear about recent developments in the reconciliation area including improvements to usability, workflow and matching. You will also learn about SimCorp Dimension’s roadmap for our Reconciliation Standard Platform solution which offers clients low cost onboarding in key areas such as: cash and position management.

Session Time:
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

NAUS 2019

May 6-8, 2019

Hotel del Coronado | San Diego, CA

Early Bird Registration Fee: USD $269.00

Early Bird Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 14, 2019

Registration Fee: USD $369.00

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2019

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