The Crux Summit:
Fall 2020


Evolution and Key Players of the Data Supply Chain

Virtual Event | Tuesday, November 17 - Thursday, November 19, 2020 

Session Replays 
Now Available! 

November 17, 2020: Discovering Data

Welcome & Mapping the Data Supply Chain
Crux will bring to life the data supply chain, mapping out all the steps required to efficiently get data from suppliers to financial data consumers, unearthing the gaps to be discussed through the three days, and highlighting some of the most exciting initiatives and players along the way.

  • Mark Etherington, CTO, Crux Informatics
Voice of the Market Keynote: Challenges in Data Discovery & Licensing
Session to survey data consumers and a data supplier, on addressing client requirements in terms of discovery, trialing, licensing, sandboxes, and more in a world with ever-growing data.

  • Richard Crozier, Managing Director, Global Head of Asset Manager Platform, Securities Services, London, JP Morgan
  • Mark Heckert, Chief Product Officer, ICE Data Services
  • Eric Suss, Managing Director, Institutional Trading and Reference Data, Morgan Stanley
  • Moderated by Philip Brittan, CEO, Crux Informatics

Synergies of MSCI + Crux: Immediate Query and Distribution Capabilities

  • John Regino, Executive Director, Business and Product Strategy, MSCI
  • Adam Cardarelli, Head of Product, Crux Informatics
Evolution of Marketplaces: Selling Data & the Impact of New Models
How are data suppliers and data consumers looking at marketplaces to consume and sell data? Open discussion on the drivers behind the rise of data marketplaces, the advantages of consuming data via and exchange or marketplace, value to data suppliers of distributing through these models, and the future of marketplaces.

  • Adam Salem, Head of Technology and Portfolio Implementation for Multi-Asset Solutions, AllianceBernstein
  • Sebastian Hedencrona, Chief Growth Officer, GlobalWebIndex (GWI)
  • Jake Graham, Principal PM - Azure Data, Microsoft 
  • Moderated by Suzanne Lock, CEO, EOSE
Alternative Data’s Second Wind: The Increasing Demand of Alternative Data in the Age of COVID
Alternative data companies had been experiencing headwinds for a couple of years, but as COVID brought increased market volatility and demand for new information, investors are again seeing value in a variety of alternative data types. This session will survey some of the leading consumers and suppliers of alternative data to learn about what is driving this resurgence and some interesting use cases for alternative data in these times.

  • Hinesh Kalian, Director of Data Science, Man Group
  • Vin Vacanti, Co-founder and CEO, Yipit Data
  • Daryl Smith, Head of Research, Neudata
  • Moderated by Pablo Cerrilla, Head of Marketing & Growth, Crux Informatics
Supply Chain Spotlights 

How Can a Large Financial Data Company Be Innovative & Disruptive?

  • David Lyons, COO, Euronext FX
  • Interviewed by Dan Ostermueller, Head of Supplier Relations, Crux Informatics

The Need for High Data Quality Generated with Market Knowledge

  • Josh Holden, Chief Information Officer, OpenDoor
  • Interviewed by Dan Ostermueller, Head of Supplier Relations, Crux Informatics

Moving to an Open Data Platform

  • Connel Bell, VP of Operations, BoardEx
  • Interviewed by Dan Ostermueller, Head of Supplier Relations, Crux Informatics

November 18, 2020: Distributing Data

What’s Missing in Data Preparation & Distribution
Data from suppliers comes in all shapes, formats, and sizes, and consumers ingest data in a variety of ways. This session will uncover what the market is looking for as far as data preparations, consistency and operations to enable a consistent flow of data. 

  • Ryan Kelley, VP, Data Science & Analytics, Moelis & Company
  • Tim Lind, Managing Director, DTCC Data Services
  • Morgan Slade, CEO, CloudQuant
  • Moderated by Jason Taylor, Head of Partner Strategy & Integration, Crux Informatics
Build, Buy, and SaaS: Evaluating the Different Data Management Paths
Conversation on modern data management techniques and what works best for different organizations.

  • Graeme Dixon, Chief Technology Strategist, TSIQ
  • Gabriele Columbro, Executive Director, FINOS
  • Maria Adamjee, Partnerships & Alliances, Beacon Platform
  • Moderated by Mark Etherington, CTO, Crux Informatics
Supply Chain Spotlights: Reonomy and Morningstar
Bringing Relational Data to Real Estate 
  • Aviva Fink, VP, Business Development & Partnerships, Reonomy
  • Interviewed by Dan Ostermueller, Head of Supplier Relations, Crux Informatics

How the Emergence of Alternative Data Sets Can Help Firms Make Sense of Data

  • Joscelyn MacKay, Director of Product Management, Data Products, Morningstar
  • Interviewed by Dan Ostermueller, Head of Supplier Relations, Crux Informatics
Reach for the Cloud: Data Distribution Possibilities in the Cloud
The cloud has demonstrated data consumers the benefits of secure data sharing and exchange, enabled agile applications, and streamlined data engineering. This session will discuss some of the latest services and partnerships in the cloud, so you can operate with speed and scale.

  • Matt Glickman, VP, Customer & Product Strategy, Snowflake
  • Miles Ward, CTO, SADA Systems
  • Abhishek Narang, VP and Technology Fellow, Core Engineering Division, Goldman Sachs
  • Moderated by Philip Brittan, CEO, Crux Informatics
Supply Chain Spotlights: algoseek, Accern and Habidatum
How Machine Learning Can Transform Market Data

  • Chris Higginson, Partner, Head of algoseek Services, algoseek
  • Interviewed by Dan Ostermueller, Head of Supplier Relations, Crux Informatics

How Technology is Enabling Customers to Build Out More Bespoke Datasets

  • Kumesh Aroomoogan, Co-Founder & CEO, Accern
  • Interviewed by Dan Ostermueller, Head of Supplier Relations, Crux Informatics

'Location Risk Score' as a Financial Benchmark 

  • William McCusker, Director of Partnerships, Habidatum
  • Interviewed by Dan Ostermueller, Head of Supplier Relations, Crux Informatics

November 19, 2020: Empowering Data

Beyond Spreadsheets: The Evolution of Data Science Tools
For many years, spreadsheets have been core to data analytics and business operations, but they have their limits and challenges. Join us for a fireside chat conversation between Jeff Sternberg, Mark Ainsworth and Philip Brittan as they discuss the evolution and benefits of data science tools to enhance data analytics for financial data consumers.

  • Jeff Sternberg,  Technical Director, Google Cloud Office of the CTO
  • Mark Ainsworth,  Head of Data Insights, Schroders
  • Moderated by Philip Brittan, CEO, Crux Informatics
Scalable Data Transformations
For years this has been at the top of the most pressing list for data consumers.  What is the work you need to get right to ensure you can scale your data ingestion and run transformations across your datasets? Conversation will cover both the techniques and infrastructure needed to enable data transformations.

  • Stephen Orban, General Manager, AWS Data Exchange, Amazon Web Services
  • Hylton Socher, CTO, GMO
  • Dr. David Robinson, CTO, BMLL
  • Moderated by Mark Etherington, CTO, Crux Informatics

Curation Enables Creation
Few appreciate the value of what solid data curation means for powerful analytics. This session will discuss some of the best techniques to curate your data early on in your ingestion process to make it more actionable in data analytics.


  • Michael Buckland, Professor Emeritus, School of Information, UC Berkeley
  • Amy Hodler, AI and Graph Analytics Program Director, Neo4j
  • Jon Loyens, Chief Product Officer,
  • Dr. Kalev Hannes Leetaru, Founder, GDELT Project
  • Moderated by Julia Belford, Data Insights Lead, Crux Informatics
Supply Chain Spotlights
How ESG Data Science Transforms Investment Strategy
  • Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon, EVP, Sales & Marketing, RepRisk
  • Interviewed by Dan Ostermueller, Head of Supplier Relations, Crux Informatics

Greater Than the Sum of its Parts: How Organizations and Associations Can Combine Their Data for Strength in Offering 

  • Robert Fish, Commodities Consultant, LEBA Limited
  • Interviewed by Dan Ostermueller, Head of Supplier Relations, Crux Informatics
The Future of the Data Supply Chain
How will the data supply chain evolve over the next 5-10 years? A conversation about the future of data distribution and expected developments and trends within the next 10 years. 

  • Emmett Kilduff, Founder & CEO, Eagle Alpha
  • Josh Pantony, CEO & Co-Founder,
  • Matt Fitzpatrick, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Moderated by Harry Askenazi,  Senior Sales & Account Executive, Crux Informatics

The Latest in Data Discovery, Distribution, and Management


For years, financial companies have spent billions of dollars and countless hours managing their data infrastructures in a costly and inefficient manner. We’ve entered an era where data is becoming ubiquitous and cloud technology has given rise to a new data supply chain. While these have resulted in greater insights and technical efficiency, so have the challenges associated with discovering, ingesting, and managing large amounts.

At the center of this new ecosystem, many key players have developed solutions that make data more readily and easily available for ingestion. We are pleased to invite leading practitioners and thought leaders to share their insights and discuss key learnings made in their work across the evolving data supply chain.

A three-day summit packed with impactful content:

Day 1

Discovering Data

Mapping the data supply chain and understanding best practices in discovery, trialing and licensing data.

Day 2

Distributing Data

Decode the gaps and opportunities across data distribution and hear the latest possibilities enabled by cloud technologies.

Day 3

Empowering Data

Learn what’s next in scalable data transformations and some of the best techniques to curate data for more actionable data analytics.

Key Themes Covered

Gain a full understanding of the various channels and players through which data is getting discovered, processed and delivered


45% of asset managers look to outsource data management, ranked the most important of 12 functions asset managers are looking to scale over the next 2 years.*

Northern Trust Survey Report "Driving Growth in Asset Management"


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Learn tactical ways of creating more efficient integrations to your sources of data and distributing efficiently across your team

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Hear about the latest initiatives empowering data transformations, standardization and distribution

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VP, Customer & Product Strategy

Matt Glickman



Suzanne Lock


Head of Technology and Portfolio Implementation for Multi-Asset Solutions

Adam Salem


Technical Director, Office of the CTO

Jeff Sternberg

Google Cloud

Managing Director, Global Head of Asset Manager Platform, Securities Services, London

Richard Crozier

JP Morgan

Chief Technology Strategist

Graeme Dixon


General Manager, AWS Data Exchange

Stephen Orban

Amazon Web Services

Managing Director, Institutional Trading and Reference Data Director,

Eric Suss

Morgan Stanley

Chief Product Officer

Mark Heckert

ICE Data Services

EVP of Sales and Marketing

Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon


Principal PM - Azure Data

Jake Graham


VP, Data Science & Analytics

Ryan Kelley

Moelis & Company

CEO & Founder

Phillip Brittan

Crux Informatics

AI and Graph Analytics Program Director

Amy Hodler



Matt Fitzpatrick

McKinsey & Company

Head of Data Insights

Mark Ainsworth


VP and Technology Fellow, Core Engineering Division, Goldman Sachs

Abhishek Narang

Goldman Sachs

Emeritus Professor, School of Information and Co-Director, Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative

Michael Buckland

U.C. Berkeley

Chief Technology Officer

Hylton Socher


Director of Data Science

Hinesh Kalian

Man Group


John “Morgan” Slade


Partnerships & Alliances

Maria Adamjee

Beacon Platform

Executive Director, Business and Product Strategy, Analytics

John Regino


Co-founder and CEO

Vin Vacanti

Yipit Data

VP, Business Development & Partnerships

Aviva Fink


Chief Growth Officer

Sebastian Hedencrona


Co-Founder & CEO

Kumesh Aroomoogan


Chief Technology Officer

Dr David Robinson


Chief Information Officer

Josh Holden


Partner, Head of algoseek Services

Chris Higginson


Commodities Consultant

Robert Fish

LEBA Limited

Director of Partnerships

William McCusker

Habidatum International

Chief Technology Officer

Mark Etherington

Crux Informatics

Chief Operating Officer

David Lyons

Euronext FX

Executive Director

Gabriele Columbro

Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS)

Managing Director

Timothy Lind

DTCC Data Services


Miles Ward


Data Insights Lead

Julia Belford

Crux Informatics

Founder and CEO

Emmett Kilduff

Eagle Alpha

CEO and Co-Founder

Josh Pantony

Head of Research

Daryl Smith


VP, Operations

Connel Bell


Chief Product Officer

Jon Loyens


Dr Kalev Hannes Leetaru

GDELT Project

Head of Marketing and Growth

Pablo Cerrilla

Crux Informatics

Head of Product

Adam Cardarelli

Crux Informatics

Head of Supplier Relations

Dan Ostermueller

Crux Informatics

Head of Partner Strategy & Integration

Jason Taylor

Crux Informatics

Senior Sales and Account Executive

Harry Askenazi

Crux Informatics

About Crux Informatics 

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.