Alan Thornburrow


Why Join Us?

Scottish Investment Operations (SIO) is a professional body dedicated to developing a centre of excellence for financial services operations in Scotland.

Through its membership of financial institutions, SIO connects leaders across the sector, to share knowledge and identify best practice in ways that influence policy, encourage business improvement and generate sustainable growth.

Developing people is a key priority for SIO which works in partnership with its members and academia to attract, retain and develop the very best talent, equipping them with the right skills and qualifications to drive the sector forward.

Through these activities, SIO seeks to build awareness and understanding in the wider community, of the role and contribution of financial services in a successful Scottish economy.

The Main Event

Feb 18th

SIO Forum: Cyber Security

Timings: 2pm - 2:30pm tea / coffee / networking 2:30 - 3:30pm session 1 3:30 - 4:00pm tea / coffee / networking 4:00 - 5:00pm session 2 Meeting Outline: The first part of our meeting will focus on Cyber Security. We're delighted to have John Whitehill, a director in PwC's Cyber Security team join us for this discussion. John will: 1. Provide an overview of the cyber security context and threat landscape  2. Discuss potential mitigations and how financial services organisations are tackling the challenges  3. Provoke debate about your role and your organisations response to cyber risk Following this session we will break for tea and coffee before returning for the second part of the afternoon with colleagues from Thunderhead. The trade and relationship document process is undergoing substantial change given the drive for further digitisation and change in industry compliance regulation. In this session you’ll learn from Thunderhead, the leading provider of collaborative SaaS solutions for trade and relationship documentation, about how the documentation process can be accelerated and made more transparent and accessible. The discussion will cover: 1. How Thunderhead is working with market actors to create a collaborative environment for document negotiation 2. What a collaborative SaaS solution does in the trade documentation process 3. The results from early trials of the solution going live in March 2016 We look forward to seeing you.

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