We were pleased to gather leading practitioners to share their learnings, actionable tools and solutions to accelerate data ingestion, cloud integrations, and data transformation. Check out the recordings - available now!
Session to survey data consumers and data suppliers, on the latest solutions available to accelerate data ingestion to get analytics-ready data faster.
Chief Data Officer | BNY Mellon
Head of Future Business | SIX
How are data suppliers and data consumers increasing data trials and discovering new datasets? Open discussion on the latest tools available to onboard and trial data faster.
GM of Product & Engineering | AWS Data Exchange
Head of Supplier Relations | Crux Informatics
The contracting process to onboard new data products can be lengthy and laborious. This session will focus specifically on legal solutions to address standardization and tools to accelerate the contracting process.
VP, Manager Global Market Data Services | Alliance Bernstein
CEO and Founder | EOSE
Data quality is essential. This session will bring together data consumers to dive into the latest applications available to ensure data quality. Learn about process and workflow changes organizations have implemented to address data quality issues.
Head of Development | Soros Fund Management
Head of Sales Engineering | FINBOURNE
Chief Technology Officer | Crux Informatics (Moderator)
Crux Protect takes the core Crux Deliver service to the next level by offering users the ability to define and create data quality checks to their specification.
Join us for a demo to understand how you can create data pipeline validations to confirm the data meets your specifications, and create anomaly detections to identify data outliers.
Head of Product | Crux Informatics
Migrating your data to the cloud? Join industry leaders for a conversation tackling the latest tools, process and workflow changes firms are implementing to accelerate distribution and access to data in the cloud.
Director, Global Head of Capital Markets | Google Cloud
Managing Director, Head of Data Engineering | AQR Capital Management
How are firms accelerating data transformations across multiple datasets? The process of standardizing and enrich data is often time consuming and complex. Learn more about the technologies firms are utilizing to accelerate this process.
Executive Vice President, Products and Strategy | RepRisk
CEO | AltDG
Crux Wrangle is a data engineering offering that allows clients to customize and transform their data pipelines. Wrangle builds on top of Crux’s experience curating, validating, and standardizing thousands of datasets from hundreds of data suppliers.
Join us for a look into a recent project with one of our data partners, GWI.
Chief Growth Officer | GWI
With the rise of AI and machine learning, there are improved capabilities and more powerful tools to get your data analytics-ready, faster. Discussion to focus on the latest solutions implemented to process and consume data faster.
VP, Customer Product Strategy | Snowflake
Founder and CEO | algoseek
Unearth the latest solutions available by which data is discovered, processed and delivered in the cloud.
Acquire an actionable list of tools leveraged by top data players today
Live demos of solutions available to more quickly trial, protect, and transform your data.
Chief Data Officer
Chief Data Officer, BNY Mellon
Eric Hirschhorn is the CDO of Bank of New York Mellon. As CDO, Eric is focused on digital transformation, operational efficiency, AI/ML, Regulation and helping the firm evolve to being data driven by design.
Before joining BNYM, Eric was the Chief Information Officer for Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners. Prior to Cantor, he spent several years in various senior roles on Wall Street, most recently as Managing Director of Global Fixed Income eTrading & Rates Technology at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Prior to Bank of America, Eric was at Morgan Stanley serving as CTO of Fixed Income, at Citi where he ran Global FX technology, at Lehman where he was responsible for Global Fixed Income eTrading, and at Chase where he ran International Treasury technology. His professional life has taken him around the world including several years living in London. Eric is an authority on how technology drives transformation in financial markets. He has been involved in various industry working groups.
Eric graduated Cooper Union in 1989. He holds a Bachelors of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and current serves as Vice Chair of the Board Trustees at the Cooper Union.
Chief Technology and Data Officer
Senior Managing Director & Chief Technology and Data Officer
Kelly is responsible for all aspects of CPP Investments’ technology and data capabilities and leading the firm’s efforts to optimize the use of data, advanced analytics, and technology to enable business growth, process automation, and innovation.
Prior to joining CPP Investments, Kelly served as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Managing Director for S&P Global Ratings in New York. Before that, Kelly was the Chief Information Officer, Business intelligence for GE Capital, where she had dual responsibilities for GE Capital’s global risk data warehouse and Capital Americas’ entire data ecosystem and established an award-winning innovation team.
Kelly holds an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business and Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia. She was recognized with the CIO 100 award in 2014 for turning analytics into money-making products, and Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders honor in 2015 for positively impacting organizations through technology.
Head of Future Business
Head of Future Business, SIX
Sam leads the Global Future Business unit for Financial Information at SIX - a leading financial services and infrastructure technology company – engineering the business for the future through global partnerships, innovation, new technology, and market intelligence. Sam is a strategic, commercially focused executive, with 25 years of broad
international experience in financial data and capital markets; operating at the intersection of banking, data, and technology.
Recent areas of focus include Alternative data, Cloud, Advanced Analytics, and use of Big-Data platforms to support clients in their search for untapped alpha, and unidentified risk. Sam represents SIX on the advisory board of Unbank Ventures – a Silicon Valley accelerator and growth fund; the West Coast advisory committee for NICSA – the national
association for investment and asset managers; and on the oversight committee for Omniex – a Silicon Valley digital asset trading technology company.
Sam holds a PGC in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from Stanford University, and a BSc (Hons) in Computer Studies from the University of Portsmouth.
Managing Director, Head of Data Engineering
AQR Capital Management
Managing Director, Head of Data Engineering
John is a managing director and heads data engineering at AQR Capital Management. Prior to working at AQR he held engineering positions at D. E. Shaw & Co., Lehman Brothers, and Deephaven Capital Management. Before that he was an assistant professor in computer science at the University of Virginia and a research scientist at Caltech. John has a Ph.D. in computer science (parallel computing) from Caltech and M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in computer science from the University of Auckland in New Zealand.
VP, Manager Global Market Data Services
VP, Manager Global Market Data Services, AllianceBernstein
Julia is currently managing Market Data services globally for AllianceBernstein, representing both the Asset Management and Broker Dealer divisions.
Her team is responsible for sourcing and managing a diverse universe of data tools that help facilitate the investment process. She joined AllianceBernstein in 2005 and prior to that had managed Market Data services for E*TRADE and Morgan Stanley.
Julia began her career in Finance embedded in the fast paced and often tumultuous pits of the NYMEX & COMEX trading floors, in the Operations and Compliance teams. She holds a BA from Binghamton University and completed her studies at Bogazici University in Istanbul.
CEO, Crux Informatics
Will Freiberg is a technology executive and entrepreneurial leader with significant cross-functional expertise across sales, product, business development, customer success and strategic initiatives. Most recently, he was Co-CEO at D2iQ (formerly Mesosphere), a platform that simplifies and automates the difficult tasks needed for enterprise Kubernetes in production at scale. During his six-year tenure at D2iQ, he held various leadership positions and led the company through hypergrowth as the company helped define the cloud native container industry.
Previously, Will was Founder and CEO of eCommerce startup Tipping Basket, and worked in the Venture Capital and Technology Practice of Gunderson Dettmer, the M&A Group at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, and started his career as an analyst at Bank of New York Mellon. He is a CEO mentor and an early-stage investor in a variety of new technology spaces, including an advisor to Iterative.ai and a Board Member at Trilio. Will holds a BS from the University of Pittsburgh and a JD from Columbia Law School.
Director, Global Head of Capital Markets
Director, Global Head of Capital Markets, Google Cloud
Ashish Majmundar is a Director and Global Head of Capital Markets at Google Cloud. Ashish works with strategic customers, partners, and Google Cloud’s engineering teams to create industry solutions for financial services institutions.
Ashish brings deep capital markets experience with a strong technology background. He previously served as the Cloud CTO for Wells Fargo where he was responsible for overall cloud strategy, roadmap, and delivery enabling transformation across lines of business. He has over two decades of experience with major Wall Street firms and has served in numerous leadership roles such as CTO and Chief Development Officer of JP Morgan, India, and Managing Director, Chief Architect for Derivatives Technology at DTCC.
Throughout his career, Ashish has focused on designing, building, and implementing mission-critical systems for global financial services enterprises spanning front-, middle-, and back-office functions, for both buy-side and sell-side. In his role as Principal Solutions Architect at AWS, Ashish helped Financial Services enterprises in cloud adoption. He has also launched a startup, and is the sole inventor of two US patents for software design.
Ashish holds a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s degree in information systems.
Director - Data Solutions
Director - Data Solutions, Moody's Analytics
Maribeth is a Product Development Executive Leader with a passion for “what’s next” and improving “what’s now” for companies that value innovation as a market advantage. In a fast-track career through product strategy and development roles in the financial software industry, she has made a measurable impact on revenue, market penetration, and product innovation.
Currently, Maribeth is a Director of Product Strategy in the Data Solutions Group at Moody’s Analytics. She manages the Moody’s Analytics Data Partnership with FinTech Sandbox to foster and promote innovation with the fintech community by providing data services for research and development purposes. Maribeth has led the product strategy for an AI driven platform that enables analysts and data scientists to transform unstructured data into structured data and actionable insights which feeds downstream applications and machine learning models.
In 2013, Maribeth joined Moody’s Analytics as Associate Director for Product Strategy for the Content Distribution team, which is actively engages in working with startups and assessing emerging technologies that can be leveraged to distribute Moody’s unique value added content. In this role, she oversaw the strategy and execution of third-party research distribution, which included the research API product suite and the management of over 30 partner relationships.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Maribeth worked at FactSet Research Systems as Vice President – Product Development of Research. At FactSet, Maribeth developed a number of software solutions for the buy side and sell side research analysts workflows.
Maribeth is CFA charter holder and a member of the CFANY’s Fintech Thought Leadership Group. Maribeth holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Georgetown University.
General Manager of Product & Engineering
AWS Data Exchange
General Manager of Product & Engineering, AWS Data Exchange
Noah Schwartz is the GM of Product and Engineering for AWS Data Exchange. He joined AWS in 2017 and has spent most of his career in a role building technology to generate or use data to answer questions across FSI, CPG, and Sports while working at Bloomberg, Dow Jones, and Palantir. Prior to joining AWS, he was the CTO of Bloomberg Sports, Head of R&D at Dow Jones, and Head of Engineering for Risk & Regulatory Data at Bloomberg.
Executive Vice President, Products & Strategy
Executive Vice President, Products and Strategy
Luba Protopopova is the Executive Vice President of Products and Strategy at RepRisk, overseeing global product development, legal and compliance, and strategy. She initially joined RepRisk in 2017 as the Chief of Staff, where she led globally distributed Technology, Finance, and HR teams, and supported the company’s growth agenda.
Prior to joining RepRisk, Luba worked at the international secretariat of the WWF, the global environment NGO, leading global change projects and supporting WWF offices. Her past experience also includes strategy consulting at the Boston Consulting Group, and work as VP in International Financial Institutions at the Bank of Montreal in Toronto, Canada, where she managed relations with foreign private and central banks.
Luba holds a degree in Law (honors) from Moscow State University in Russia, a Master's degree in Law from McGill University in Canada, and a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) from Queen's University in Canada.
VP, Customer & Product Strategy
VP, Customer & Product Strategy, Snowflake
Matt is an industry leader in enterprise data platforms. For over 20 years, he led the development of business-critical analytics platforms at Goldman Sachs.
As a Managing Director, he was responsible for the entire data platform of Goldman’s $1T asset management business. Matt also co-led Goldman’s risk management platform where his team built Goldman’s first, company-wide data warehouse that helped it navigate the 2008 financial crisis.
In 2015, Matt joined Snowflake to run Product Management and then went on to launch the Snowflake Data Marketplace. Today Matt leads the Financial Services business globally where he is driving customer and product strategy for one of Snowflake’s most important industry verticals.
Founder, Crux Informatics
Philip Brittan is the founder of Crux Informatics, Inc., helping companies simplify their data delivery. He has over 30 years experience as a technology and business leader, primarily in FinTech. In addition to founding four start-ups, he served as CTO and Global Head of Platform for Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk division, headed up Google Finance, and ran Bloomberg’s foreign exchange business. Philip grew up on a ranch in Montana, holds a degree in Computer Science from Harvard, and loves making music and spending time outdoors.
Program Manager, Azure Synapse Engineering Group
Principal Group Program Manager, Azure Synapse Engineering Group, Microsoft
Charles is a Principal Group Program Manager is the Azure Synapse engineering group. He has been working with distributed data platforms in various capacities for over a decade with a focus originally on appliance-based platforms and more recently cloud native solutions in support. Currently his team is primarily focused on enabling ISV’s to develop solution for Azure Synapse and also the design and developer of tools to simplify customer migration onto Synapse.
Suzanne is the CEO and Founder of EOSE. She is a seasoned data professional with a proven record of accomplishment in sales, product development and data licensing supported with an excellent understanding of data systems and technical requirements. Before building EOSE she has previous experience in developing and launching market data businesses for exchange, vendor and broker employers. Now Suzanne is taking that experience in creating product and growing revenues as an outsourced service to the market. EOSE are at the forefront of data services, working with both data producers and consumers to find opportunities in Data.
Chief Technology Officer
CTO, Crux Informatics
Mark is the Chief Technology Officer of Crux Informatics, overseeing Platform Engineering, Data Engineering, Operations, and Information Technology initiatives. Mark started his career at Logica, a UK software house, and later worked at J.P. Morgan, where he built major systems across the firm as well as headed their distributed computing group globally. Joining Goldman Sachs in the mid 2000’s, Mark led their infrastructure group in EMEA prior to leading the Application Systems Infrastructure group that established virtualization within the firm and led to the development of the Goldman private cloud. Leaving the firm in 2015 to help bring a trading spin-off to market, Mark joined Thomson Reuters through acquisition in 2017. Prior to joining Crux, he was the Global Head of Trading Technology at Refinitiv. Mark lives in New York with his wife Louise, has three children, and loves travel and skiing.
Head of Development
Soros Fund Management
Head of Development, Soros Fund Management
Lee Kafafian is the head of development at Soros Fund Management, a multi-billion dollar family office. He has over 20 years of software development experience; having developed proprietary financial software for the most recognizable names on Wall Street. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, Lee took a role with PSE&G writing software to track and trade emissions credits in the market. Lee went on to work for Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, SAC Capital and ultimately SFM. Passionate about software process and controls, Lee has established a cutting edge development operations model at SFM.
Chief Growth Officer
Chief Growth Officer, GWI
Sebastian Hedencrona is a startup and growth-stage commercial leader. He launched his first venture in Australia in 2002 and moved to the UK in 2005 to join gaming software company Gamesys.
Employee number three at leading target audience company GlobalWebIndex (GWI), Sebastian spent eight years building a global commercial organization establishing GWI as a commercial partner for SMEs to Enterprise organization globally.
After spending two years in New York launching the GWI US operation in 2017, Sebastian is now responsible for business expansion through commercial partnerships. Sebastian is Chief Growth Officer at GWI, a super proud dad, and a passionate road cyclist.
Head of Engineering
Head of Engineering, SIGTech
Matthias Frank is the Head of Engineering at SIGTech and one of the original authors of the SIGTech platform. He spent the majority of his early career at UBS Investment Bank as a Quantitative Analyst in algorithmic trading strategies. In 2015 Matthias teamed up with Bin Ren at Brevan Howard Asset Management and was instrumental in building up the systematic research and trading platform. In early 2019 he moved to SIGTech and is responsible for quant and research analytics. Matthias holds a Diploma in Mathematics and Economics from Ulm University, Germany.
Head of Technical Evangelism
Head of Technical Evangelism, KX
Rebecca Kelly is Head of Technical Evangelist at KX, based in New York City and was recently awarded 2020 Tech Evangelist of the Year at the Women in IT Awards - New York series. Previously, Rebecca has worked as a kdb+ developer and senior solutions architect at financial institutions around the world. Rebecca has a master’s degree in Informatics with a specialty in Machine Learning from the University of Edinburgh, and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
Chief Legal Officer
Chief Legal Officer, Crux Informatics
James (“Jim”) Salitan serves as Chief Legal Officer at Crux Informatics. Prior to Crux, Jim spent 20 years at IQVIA as VP & Associate General Counsel. He was Head of Legal at IQVIA for Europe, Middle East, Africa and South Asia Regions, overseeing M&A, Corporate, Commercial and Technology, Data Protection, Intellectual Property and Litigation activities. Jim started his career at McCarter & English as a corporate and M&A lawyer. He is an avid swimmer, sports enthusiast, and aspiring sailor, having recently completed a major offshore competition called the Fastnet Race, sailing from southern England to Ireland and back.
VP, Director of Delivery Platform Strategy
VP, Director of Delivery Platform Strategy, FactSet
Mr. Christopher Thomas is VP, Director of Delivery Platform Strategy at FactSet. In this role, he manages the development, implementation, and strategy around FactSet’s cloud, managed services, and API delivery mechanisms. Throughout his career, he has built extensive experience working with data feed solutions across a variety of workflows in Asset Management, Wealth Management, Insurance, Pension Funds, Corporates, and Brokerage firms around the world. Mr. Thomas earned a BS in Marketing and Business Law from Penn State University.
Co-founding Partner, Woodseer Global
Ed Dean is a cofounding partner at Woodseer Global. Woodseer uses a hybrid algorithm+analyst approach to calculate dividend forecast data for over 25k securities globally. Clients include market makers, hedge funds, banks and other data firms – use-cases include: options pricing and trading, stock selection and evaluation, income/tax planning and risk management.
Gene Ekster is the CEO of AltDG, an alternative data software company. Hi is also a professor at NYU where he teaches an alt-data masters course. Previously he helped establish the alternative data practices at Point72 Asset Management, Balyasny Asset Management, Lone Pine, 1010 Data, and Majestic Research. Gene is a board member of IDSO (a compliance organization), Eagle Alpha, Ottoquant and Super Signal Capital. He holds a degree in Artificial Intelligence from U.C. Berkeley, an MBA from Cornell University and is a CFA charter holder.
Head of Sales Engineering
Head of Sales Engineering
Rizwan runs FINBOURNE's Sales Engineering team working with clients and partners through the onboarding process to help them get the most out of our products and services. Rizwan and his team do this through building and maintaining open-sourced SDKs, tools and examples available on GitHub, and building a developer community of LUSID users.
Prior to joining FINBOURNE, Rizwan spent 18 years at UBS where he was the Head of Technology for UBS Delta, a client risk, performance and portfolio management platform.
Founder and CEO
Founder and CEO, algoseek
Chris is the founder and CEO of algoseek, the market and reference data leader for quantitative trading and research.
Before launching algoseek, Chris had 15 years of quantitative and algorithmic intraday trading experience on US Equities, Options and Futures at Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Swiss bank. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Manchester.
SVP, Business Development
SVP, Business Development
Craig has more than 20 years of technology industry experience in business development and in-house counsel roles. In his first year at Weather Source, Craig created the messaging and sales strategy that doubled the company’s revenue and over the next three years continued to help grow the company until it was acquired by Pelmorex in 2019.
In his previous position, Craig was CEO & General Counsel for Berkeley Communications, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of a successful company-wide sales and operations strategy that resulted in Berkeley’s revenue increasing by more than 175%. Craig has more than $1B in transactional
experience and is skilled at helping companies navigate periods of rapid growth.
Throughout his career, Craig has applied his expertise at organizations such as ADrive, Biderly, Boston Microfluidics, Google, Inch of Daylight, ITA Software, Omni Ventures Group, Vector Data, and more.
Senior Analyst, Aite Group
Mr. Mindlin brings to Aite Group more than 17 years of experience in software and product development, trading, and consulting. Prior to joining Aite Group, he was a senior associate of audit and advisory services at Corsis, an IT advisory firm that assists venture capital and private equity investors, entrepreneurs, and C-level executives in assessing IT risks and opportunities. Prior to that, he founded and directed product management at eDeriv Technologies and spent nine years at Goldman Sachs, first as a senior product manager for Execution & Clearing, and then as a trader on the company’s exchange-traded fund market-making desk.
Mr. Mindlin has presented at a wide range of industry conferences and is regularly quoted in the financial media, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CNBC/Money, Bloomberg Markets, Time, Pensions and Investments, Institutional Investor, and Traders Magazine. He has also given talks about electronic trading and ETFs at Columbia University, Kent State University, and City University of New York. He has provided live commentary for CNBC and CBS Radio.
Mr. Mindlin holds a B.A. with a concentration in Computer Science from Hamilton College, a post-baccalaureate certificate in Business and Finance from Columbia University, and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business in Washington, D.C. He has held FINRA Series 7, 55, and 63 licenses.
Head of Product
Head of Product, Crux Informatics
Adam is Head of Product at Crux Informatics, a data delivery and operations company, facilitating faster and easier data delivery for financial services organizations. He oversees product management and new product development across the Crux portfolio of cloud-based services.
Adam has over 15 years experience in fintech developing products on both sides of the data supply chain. Before his role as Head of Product, Adam served in various product leadership roles across small- and large- companies overseeing data management, delivery, analytics and security initiatives.
Adam earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from Stony Brook University.
Head of Go to Market
Head of Go to Market, Crux Informatics
Michael Rude is the Head of Go To Market at Crux, accountable for all client-facing functions, articulating strategic vision and product roadmap, creating and executing go to market strategy, and achieving revenue targets. Michael was previously the Head of Buy-Side Trading Solutions at Refinitiv, where he was the proposition owner for the REDI trading platform, the Alphadesk portfolio and order management system, and Autex Trade Route. He held Chief Operating and Revenue Officer responsibilities at REDI Global Technologies from when REDI was spun out from Goldman Sachs in July 2013 and until it was acquired by Refinitiv (Thomson Reuters) in January 2017.
At Goldman Sachs, Michael held various senior leadership positions in electronic trading in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong prior to the REDI spinout. Michael attained an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business and an undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota.
Head of Applied Innovation
Head of Applied Innovation, Crux Informatics
Jason Taylor (“JT”) leads the Applied Innovation group at Crux, guiding hands on research with clients for the next wave of Crux products, features, and solutions.
JT is an uncommon blend of quantitative finance, public speaking, data and programming. The first person to volunteer for 'impossible' projects, Jason holds both his CFA and FRM. When he is not speaking to clients, designing systematic strategies, or programming data products, he can often be found eating his way across NYC.
Head of Supplier Relations
Head of Supplier Relations, Crux Informatics
Dan is the Head of Supplier Relations at Crux, where he is responsible for educating, onboarding and collaborating with Crux's data supplier partners. Previously, Dan was Director of Strategic Partnerships at Visible Alpha and a Legislative Aide on Capitol Hill.
Crux helps companies reliably get the data they need, how they need it and where they need it. Our data delivery and operations platform and managed service ensures that data flows seamlessly between data suppliers and data consumers. By working directly with suppliers and serving many consumers across a multitude of data sources, Crux unlocks economies of scale that benefit the entire industry. We deliver data at a lower cost, in a standard easy-to-use way, via flexible delivery methods, and at a consistently high-level of service and security.
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