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.

SPEAKERS

TBA. Want to nominate someone? Get in touch.

AGENDA

TWO FULL DAYS ON EVERYTHING TECH

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

Artificial intelligence in private markets

James Williams // Editor in Chief, PrivateEquityWire

OPENING ADDRESS

1:50 PM

2:00 PM

2:50 PM

PANEL 2

Data analytics

  • What are the latest technology developments being offered 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?

FIRESIDE CHAT

Cybersecurity-as-a-service — what is it and what should PE groups be looking for in a trusted outsourced partner?

3:10 PM

4:00 PM

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

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

TBD

2:00 PM

2:50 PM

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

To be announced shortly.

SPEAKERS

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