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ISITC Europe Call For New ISITC Leadership Executive Volunteer

Following the resignation of Dr Hermann Rapp for personal reasons, we have an open position on the ISITC Europe Leadership Group (IELG) for the Head of the ISITC Europe Academic Forum (IEAF) for immediate fulfilment. The IEAF is the most recent addition to the working groups for ISITC Europe and is reflects the leadership ISITC […]

ESMA DLT Report

ESMA Report – The Distributed Ledger Technology Applied to Securities Markets This report from ESMA is important reading for people interested in the DLT explosion of interest in financial markets. It’s an encapsulation of views taken from financial services firms trade associations and financial market experts that ISITC Europe contributed to last year. The ISITC Europe […]

Gary Wright invited to speak at the ITU “Workshop on Security Aspects of Blockchain”

Gary Wright, ISITC Europe’s Blockchain DLT leader has been invited to participate at ITU’s workshop on the 21st March in Geneva. He will be remotely participating in “Future directions on blockchain standardization activity” which will highlight diverse aspects and standardization efforts on blockchain in international standards bodies, identify potential items that ITU-T SG17 needs to analyse/review and […]

Summer in the ISITC Europe Camp

London, 28th July 2016 As we all head off for well-earned rest and relaxation breaks with family and loved ones, I wanted to provide an update to you of activities, plans and events to book into your calendars when you return. I also wanted to provide you all with an opportunity to contact me should […]

Double Standards: The Coming Push for Blockchain Interoperability

Not everyone wants to copy the world’s most successful blockchain. While bitcoin’s public-facing, immutable ledger has proven resilient to attacks (and a mostly reliable way to transact peer-to-peer), businesses are still looking for something else to meet their volume and privacy requirements. Read more…

ISITC: Blockchain Investment Impact 12 to 18 Months Away

Published in Coindesk Daniel Palmer | Published on February 18, 2016 at 22:10 GMT Trade processing was historically an inefficient process that involved sending documents between firms via fax and Telex, and manual re-keying of data as it passed from one proprietary trading system to another. Then, in 1991, a group of financial industry leaders […]

B.I.S.S. Research collaborating with ISITC and London Metropolitan University

London, UK, January 20th 2016 – B.I.S.S. Research, the City think tank, facilitating academic research in the financial services sector, today announced that it is collaborating with ISITC Europe to produce a series of Blockchain events for ISITC Europe members. Blockchain has captured the imagination of software developers and business leaders over the last few […]

ISITC Europe First Steps Towards Delivering Value to the Securities Practitioners and Suppliers Alike

The IELG are working hard to reshape ISITC Europe and deliver value to Members and the industry in general. The Agenda we recently sent out has generated a great deal of interest from industry participants and like-minded Industry associations. This has given us a great deal of comfort that the topics are ones which we […]

ISITC Strategic Review 2015 – Letter from Nigel Solkhon, Interim CEO

Firstly, I would like to thank the IELG for giving me the opportunity to lead ISITC Europe on an interim basis. It is an exciting challenge to help review the current state of the organisation as well as lead the important task of helping make ISITC Europe more relevant and Member driven. As way of […]

Announcement from the Leadership Group

Graeme Austin has stepped down from the role of ISITC Europe Chief Executive. Graeme has decided on a complete change of career and will be leaving the industry. We wish him well in his new role and thank him for his significant contribution to ISITC over the years. It is sad to see Graeme go […]