Michael Shashoua: Before and After NAFIS

Points made at the annual New York-hosted North American Financial Information Summit illustrate how blockchain and data science can or should pivot to better serve data management operations. Michael considers what legal entity identifier efforts could gain from mirroring the approach of these methods. Before the North American Financial Information Summit (NAFIS) last month, blockchain had already been on the minds of data management professionals. They look at the fragmented nature of its distributed-ledger technology, knowing that there are already plenty of reconciliation issues in reference data, and wonder how to contend with new hurdles to standardization and consistency. NAFIS sessions explored data governance, regulatory compliance, managed services and the adoption of the legal entity identifier. Data science was addressed as an area that may not be correctly understood and…


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