Technology Summit

How is digitalisation shaping the future of private equity?

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Join PrivateEquityWire as we explore the intersection of trends and overall best practice in the world of tech at our flagship 2021 virtual event.


Free for GPs & LPs.

10th & 11th February 2021

THE WORLD HAS CHANGED.

PROLOGUE

We live straddled between an old and a new normal. PE and VC firms have a unique role to play in determining the best aspects of each.


This will demand operationally-minded visionaries — CIOs, COOs, CFOs, and other creative architects — to scale what already works within a paradigm of changing expectations, values, and technologies.


At PrivateEquityWire, we believe values are the bedrock upon which the right problems are identified — while technology is the substrate upon which the right solutions are built.


In February 2021, you're invited to join us for an exploration of the technologies and approaches most capable of driving the right solutions for a better world.

AGENDA

TWO FULL DAYS ON EVERYTHING TECH

DAY ONE | 10 FEBRUARY

DAY ONE

10 FEBRUARY

PANEL 1

Future trends in PE Technology

  • How are PE firms thinking about digitising/automating their workflows?
  • What areas of technology adoption are realistic, today? And what future trends might we see, in relation to deal sourcing, portfolio monitoring, performance attribution etc?
  • What are the main challenges PE firms face when trying to adopt new technology?
  • Synergistic benefits to leveraging technologies & best practices being used within portfolio companies
  • What will the key drivers of further tech adoption be as the PE industry evolves over the next decade?

PRESENTATION

Apperio's Presentation

James Williams // Editor in Chief, PrivateEquityWire

OPENING ADDRESS

1:50 PM

2:00 PM

2:50 PM

SPEAKERS:

Eric Feldman, CIO, Riverside Company

Sophie Flak, CSR and Digital Managing Partner, member of the Executive Committee, Eurazeo

Jed Gardner, SVP, Linedata Technology Services, Linedata

Jamie Smith, Director of International Technology, Eze Castle Integration

SPEAKER:

Oliver Cardozo, Head of Sales, Apperio

PANEL 2

Data analytics

  • What are the latest technology developments available to PE groups to improve efficiency in data management?
  • How can AI/ML tools be utilised in the front office to enhance pre-investment company analysis, due diligence, risk forecasting/modelling?
  • Data in, data out — what should PE firms be doing to optimise the way they source and aggregate data to improve their investment decision-making?
  • Can predictive analytics help bring marginal gains to investment portfolios – both in terms of market alpha and operational alpha (e.g. frees up time for analysts/deal partners to seek out an extra deal or two over the course of the year)
  • Using data analytics to uncover new insights in portfolio company operating performance; can this lead to cross-fertilisation benefits within the wider portfolio?

PRESENTATION

InCloudCounsel's Presentation

3:10 PM

4:00 PM

SPEAKERS:

Dr. Ahmed Khamassi, Head of Data Science, Stirling Square Capital Partners

Sajjad Jaffar, Managing Partner, Two Six Capital

Tobias True, Partner, Adams Street Partners

Paul Ross, SVP Marketing, Sentieo

Michael Megaw, Managing Director, Regulatory, Analytics and Data, SS&C Technologies

PANEL 3

Assessing the cybersecurity landscape

  • How has the pandemic changed the risk parameters for PE firms as they guard against advanced threats?
  • Is the CISO role likely to become more popular, or will PE firms look for outsourced specialists to protect their business interests?
  • Will AI become an important element of advanced cybersecurity protection? Are there current examples of this that PE firms can think about introducing?

4:20 PM

EVENT CLOSES

NETWORKING

Dedicated networking time

5:10 PM

5:40 PM

SPEAKERS:

George Ralph, Managing Director, RFA

Catherine Parry, Founder and CEO, DeepView

André Pienaar, Chief Executive and Founder, C5 Capital


DAY TWO | 11 FEBRUARY

DAY TWO

11 FEBRUARY

PANEL 4

Investor Relations

  • What are the latest trends in technology to support IR teams?
  • Insights on how best to deploy new technologies to improve LP transparency and reporting capabilities
  • What are the options currently available to PE groups in active fundraising mode?
  • How can digital solutions/platforms provide new ways to seek out prospective investors?
  • ESG reporting – what is the latest innovation being offered by service providers to enhance PE firms’ green reporting credentials
  • What might future tech trends look like as IR teams approach fundraising and strengthening LP relationships?

PRESENTATION

eVestment's Presentation

2:00 PM

2:50 PM

SPEAKERS:

Andrew Harrison, Head of IR, Silverfleet Capital

Zack Ellison, Managing General Partner, Applied Real Intelligence LLC ("A.R.I.")

Lena Ulrich, Executive Director, Investor Relations - Europe, Nordic Capital Advisors

Jeff Williams, VP of Industry Solutions, Altvia Solutions

SPEAKER:

Drake Paulson, Senior Director, eVestment

PANEL 5

Value creation in Europe’s technology sector

Value creation: How do managers think about value creation in this current environment? How do they measure it, and what are one or two of the most important metrics they look for in a target technology company?


Value protection: Easy to protect value in a benign environment, but how are managers preparing for future market downturns? And how important a role does the Operating Partner play?


Investor return expectations: Is there a disconnect between GPs and LPs when it comes to return expectations?

James Williams // Editor in Chief, PrivateEquityWire

CLOSING ADDRESS

3:10 PM

TBD

PRESENTATION

4:00 PM

NETWORKING

4:20 PM

5:00 PM

Dedicated networking time

SPEAKERS:

David Enriques, Head of Private Equity, Bureau of Asset Management in the Office of the New York City Comptroller

Andrew Williamson, Managing Partner, Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC)

Chip Virnig, Partner, Thoma Bravo

SPEAKERS

Managing Partner at Two Six Capital

Sajjad Jaffar

David Enriques

CSR and Digital Managing Partner, Member of the Executive Committee at Eurazeo

Sophie Flak

Tobias True

Head of IR at Silverfleet Capital

Andrew Harrison

Eric Feldman

Eric Feldman

George Ralph

Managing Director at RFA.

Managing General Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Applied Real Intelligence (“A.R.I.”)

Zack Ellison, CFA, CAIA

Partner at Thoma Bravo

Chip Virnig

Head of Data Science at

Stirling Square Capital

Partners

Dr. Ahmed Khamassi

Chief Executive and Founder at

C5 Capital

André Pienaar

SVP, Linedata Technology

Services at Linedata

Jed Gardner

Head of Sales at Apperio

Oliver Cardozo

Director of International Technology at Eze Castle Integration

Jamie Smith

VP of Industry Solutions at Altvia Solutions

Jeff Williams

Founder and CEO at DeepView

Catherine Parry

Drake Paulson

Senior Director at eVestment

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