Agenda

Webinar One
Tuesday 23 June at 15:00 BST
Panel Discussion Cyber Resilience Programmes - The Increase of Cyber Threats as Working from Home Becomes the Norm
  • An overview of the latest cyber attacks and what you need to look out for
  • Understanding the technology behind cyber security and how this protects your business
  • What technologies can be implemented that are timely, cost effective and can be put in place and monitored remotely
  • What is on the horizon? New technologies being developed to protect businesses

Chair: Sam Birchall, Reporter, Real Deals

Bala Krishnan, Investment Director, Sovereign Capital

George Ralph, Managing Director, RFA

Dougal Bennett, Partner, Dunedin

Andy Strickland, Senior Investment Director, Palatine PE

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Webinar Two
Tuesday 30 June at 15:00 BST
Panel Discussion Discussing the Impact of Tech Tools on Fundraising and Investment
  • Exploring how LPs are using technology to inform asset allocation strategies and manage their portfolios
  • Understanding the reporting demands of the modern LP and what GPs can do to attract investment
  • Utilising market mapping technology to assess the fundraising landscape and focus your efforts
  • ​Building an investor portal - Mitigating security risks and streamlining communications by centralising deal data from DD to exit
  • Finding and implementing the right marketing infrastructure and CRM system for your firm’s resources
  • Applying quantitative methods in investment evaluation and monitoring
  • Automating routine processes to increase internal efficiencies

Chair: Talya Misiri, Editor, Real Deals

Konstantin Sidorov, Founder and CEO, London Technology Club

Graeme Faulds, Director - Private Equity Solutions, eVestment Private Markets

Bala Krishnan, Investment Director, Sovereign Capital

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Webinar Three
Tuesday 7 July at 15:00 BST
Case Study Presentation How AI Is Already Transforming Private Equity Deal-Sourcing
  • ​Using AI-based origination strategies to radically disintermediate deal flow
  • ​Tracking the exponential growth of the database and understanding the possibilities for add-on benefits
  • Building the right in-house team and vision to facilitate progress

Jean Schmitt, Managing Partner, Jolt Capital

Panel Discussion The Power of Digital– Understanding the Future of Tech-Tools in the Private Equity Industry and How to Implement Them
  • Exploring the possible integration of innovative new tools in the whole deal-cycle – from sourcing to portfolio management and exit
  • A long time coming - Discussing the path to tech-integration and sharing pitfalls to avoid
  • AI, RPA, Blockchain and beyond – Cutting through the buzzwords to identify the real changes and developments set to transform the industry over the next decade
  • Exploring how dealmakers can take a key part in ensuring their firms are ready for the future

Chair: Alice Murray, Editor, The Drawdown

Justin Partington, Group Head of Funds, IQ-EQ

Jean Schmitt, Managing Partner, Jolt Capital

Patrick Camenisch, Director Finance and Operations, Evoco

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Webinar Four
Thursday 16 July at 15:00 BST
Closeup: The Private Equity Tower of Babel – Creating a Common Data Language to Revolutionise Reporting and Transform the Industry
  • ​Beyond Excel and PDF – Rethinking and evolving modes of data transport
  • ​How to ensure buy-in from investors, managers and solution providers alike to transform the industry - is this easier given the new global landscape?
  • Asking the right questions: Navigating reporting challenges through consistent data points
  • ​Learning from the public and listed space to refine PE-reporting standards
  • ​Understanding the ADS’ strategies and vision for the future of PE-reporting

Alice Murray, Editor, The Drawdown, in discussion with Lorelei Graye, Founder and President, ADS Initiative

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Webinar Five
Tuesday 21 July at 15:00 BST
Case Study Interview - Discussing Tech-Enabled Portfolio Monitoring Strategies
  • ​Examining portfolio monitoring since February 2020, uncovering why technology in this field has become so essential as the world changes
  • ​Finding and implementing the right system to accurately track and predict portfolio performance
  • ​Centralising data to enable efficient reporting and forecasting across your portfolio
  • ​Integrating ESG data capture into your portfolio reporting strategies

Chair: Simon Thompson, Senior Reporter, Real Deals

Hugh Stacey, Investor Solutions Executive Director, IQ-EQ

Binoy Parekh, Investment Director, Olympus Wealth Management

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Webinar Six
Tuesday 28 July at 15:00 BST
Panel Discussion - Integrating Innovation into Tech Strategies for your Portfolio Companies to Stay Ahead of the Curve
  • The growing importance of technology in the current landscape
  • Supporting your portfolio company and making sure they have the right technology to grow their business and keep ahead of their competitors
  • Keeping mindful of the future - what new technologies are on the horizon

Chair: Alice Murray, Editor, The Drawdown

Ian Oxley, Partner, Silverfleet Capital

Karine Gourlay, Managing Consultant, Intuitus

Giancarlo Beraudo, Partner, Ambienta

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Webinar Seven
Thursday 30 July at 15:00 BST
Panel Discussion: (Re)building trust between GPs & LPs: navigating a murky data world
  • Uncertain times demand more clarity, how has the current market environment and recent SEC warnings changed your views on any data deficiencies?
  • How do you ensure that you have access to accurate and timely data to assess GP performance?
  • What are the practicalities of aligning LP and GP interests, to better measure and demonstrate value
  • Beyond core fund and asset financials, have standards of reporting ESG data improved across the industry?

Chair: Talya Misiri, Editor, Real Deals

Melissa Ferraz, Managing Director, Global Head of eFront Insight, BlackRock Solutions

Alex Scott, Partner, Pantheon

Carla Findlay-Dons, Director – Asset Management Business Development, KPMG

Brad Thawley, Senior Director, UTIMCO

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