Keynotes from BBH and Northern Trust Announced for ISITC’s Securities Operations Summit

ISITC’s 24th Annual Summit will tackle disruption in financial services and how operations professionals can navigate the changing landscape.

BOSTON, MA – January 9, 2018 – ISITC (The International Securities Association for Institutional Trade Communication), the industry trade group focused on standards in transaction processing and related communications, announced today that Michael F. McGovern, Managing Director of Brown Brothers Harriman, and Dan Houlihan, EVP and Head of Global Fund Services for Northern Trust, will be keynote speakers at the 24th Annual Securities Operations Summit, to be held March 18-21 in Boston.

McGovern serves as the Head of Brown Brothers Harriman’s Investor Services Fintech offerings, while Houlihan services Northern Trust’s asset management clients. Both of the keynotes will provide insight into how emerging technologies are impacting and shaping the financial services industry.

For the last 27 years ISITC has provided members with the means to influence the securities transaction process through collaboration and practical applications for new technologies. This year’s conference theme, Financial Services Disrupted: Navigating Change, will continue this tradition by focusing on practical guidance around the technology revolution going on in the financial services industry.

Topics that will be covered in this year’s agenda include machine learning, distributed ledger technology, cybersecurity, and the financial services industry’s relationship with the government.

“Fintech has become, and will continue to be, a fundamental part of our industry. ISITC sets itself apart with this event -- from how we come together as a group to process emerging trends in technology, to developing best practices with the goal of easing pain points and increasing efficiency,” said 2017 ISITC Chair Erica Borghi. “Michael McGovern and Dan Houlihan’s perspectives will be invaluable in shaping our discussions and influencing the agendas of our working group sessions.”

ISITC’s March event is its largest conference of the year, gathering hundreds of subject matter experts within the securities industry to collaborate in discussing key industry challenges and developing best practices. For more information on ISITC or to register for the March conference, please email

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