April 16, 2018 | Roosevelt Hotel, New York, NY
Next to Grand Central Station on East 45th St and Madison Avenue, Midtown, New York

2017 Speakers

Terry Roche
Principal, Head of FinTech Research
TABB Group

Terry Roche is responsible for the FinTech practice at TABB Group. Prior to his current role Terry was Chief Operating Officer at NYSE Technologies. Before joining NYSE Technologies Terry held a number of executive positions at Thomson Reuters and Reuters, including, Managing Director, Global Head of Elektron Real Time and Platform, along with Global Head of Strategic Business for Focus Group Accounts.

Terry also held a number of senior positions at HSBC that included, Global Head of Market Data, Head of Global Middleware, and Commercial Director, Fixed Income e-Commerce. Terry is an industry veteran with 30 years' experience. His career started at Telerate and included time at Salomon Brothers, Republic National Bank of New York, where he was head of trading infrastructure and data, and WhiteTree Solutions, an advisory firm founded by Terry.

Donal Byrne

Lacee McGee
Sr Prod Mgr
FSI Vertical Solutions

Lacee McGee is the Sr. Product Manager for FSI Vertical Solutions at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. She is responsible for driving HPC and big data industry solutions, answering customer's key challenges. While at HPE, she has driven both HW platforms and SW ecosystem solutions from idealization to product launch. Her experience has landed her roles working in scalable solution technologies such as object storage, database analytics, and parallel file systems.

Lacee holds a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing and a MBA with a focus in finance. Prior to joining HPE, Lacee has held several marketing and sales roles in both major American banks as well as International Investment Companies.

To learn more about Lacee's views on big data, HPC, and cutting edge technology follow her on twitter at @lacee_mcgee.

Harvey Stein
Head of Credit Risk Marketing

Harvey J. Stein is Head of the Quantitative Risk Analytics Group at Bloomberg, responsible for all quantitative aspects of Bloomberg's risk analysis products. Dr. Stein is well known in the industry, having published and lectured on mortgage backed security valuation, CVA calculations, interest rate and FX modeling, credit exposure calculations, financial regulation, and other subjects. Dr. Stein is also a member of the advisory board of the IAQF, an adjunct professor at Columbia University, a board member of the Rutgers University Mathematical Finance program and of the NYU Enterprise Learning program, and organizer of the IAQF/Thalesians financial seminar series. He received his BA in mathematics from WPI in 1982 and his PhD in mathematics from UC Berkeley in 1991.

Dino Vitale
TD Securities

Moiz Kohari (invited)
SVP, Chief Tech Architect
State Street London

Moiz Kohari currently serves as the Vice President of Advance Platforms Engineering for the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). Mr Kohari's team is responsible for low-latency specific developments for the exchange platform (leveraged in London, Milan, Oslo and elsewhere), and advance research for post-trade components for clearing and settlement purposes. Prior to joining LSEG, Mr. Kohari served as the Chief Technology Officer and VP of Engineering for Novell, Inc. (NASD: NOVL), responsible for the Cloud Computing and Real-Time Computing initiatives. Mr. Kohari was also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mission Critical Linux Inc., a company that was a pioneer in introducing enterprise computing capabilities into the Linux operating system. Mr. Kohari received his BS in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Anthony Golia
FSI Chief Architect
Red Hat

Anthony is a 17-year technology veteran and serves as Red Hat's Chief Solutions Architect within the Financial Services Industry. He is passionate about partnering with clients to ensure open source and emerging technologies bring them value and competitive advantage in today's fast-changing industry landscape.

Prior to coming to Red Hat, Anthony served as a Managing Director at a Fortune 500 bank. In that role he led the development of innovative infrastructure platforms supporting enterprise software development and deployment. This included hybrid cloud architecture, recommendation engines, and a low latency market data plant. Anthony is credited with inventing a fault tolerant network architecture that ensures uninterrupted connectivity, across multiple locations.

"My goal is to be a strategic partner and trusted adviser to my clients, which means investing a lot of time listening to their needs and specific concerns. I act as their champion in the open source community and ensure Red Hat's product roadmaps reflects their interests."

David Rukshin
WorldQuant (invited)

Asaf Wachtel
Sr Dir Business Dev
Mellanox Technologies

Joseph George
VP Solutions Strategy

Joseph George is the Vice President of Solutions Strategy at SUSE, a leader in Linux and other open source technologies like OpenStack cloud and scalable software-defined storage.  Joseph is responsible for driving solutions focus across the SUSE portfolio in these emerging areas, and is extremely passionate about bringing new technologies, like OpenStack and Ceph, to the broader markets like HPC.

Prior to coming to SUSE, Joseph held key executive, strategy, and technical leadership roles at companies like Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell, BMC Software, and Halliburton, and has served on the OpenStack Foundation board of directors. Resultantly, Joseph has spent more than 20 years in driving emerging technology solutions in the areas of cloud, big data analytics, software defined storage, and both commercial and open source software.

Joseph holds a bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering, as well as a master's in business administration (MBA), both from the University of Houston. He's a tried and true Texan, and currently resides in Houston with his wife and two children.

You can catch Joseph's thoughts and opinions regularly at the JBGeorge Tech Blog (www.jbgeorge.net) and he can often be found talking tech on Twitter (@jbgeorge).

Andy Steinbach
Sr Dir Global FSI Bus Dev

Phil Filleul
Segment Dir Fin Svcs
Cray, Inc.

Phil is Cray's Global Director for the Financial Services segment responsible for bringing Cray's differentiated technologies into those parts of FS that can utilize it best. He is currently focussed on sell side institutions large risk grid workloads, quantitative fund backtesting as well as large scale analytics workloads including deep learning, graph and cognitive computing.

Phil has 30 years IT experience mainly in banking and the capital markets and has a broad and deep understanding of capital markets use cases especially after several years in Teradata. He has also been head of Mifid regulation at Sun Microsystems and has created a process outsourcing business for iGate Patni delivering cleansed reference data to the capital markets.

Phil has a Masters degree from Cambridge University UK in Computer Science.

Felix Candelario
Global Fin Svcs Sol Architect

Felix Candelario is a Global Financial Services Solutions Architect and focuses on assisting financial services enterprises build applications at scale and migrate critical workloads into the cloud. He brings deep knowledge in hybrid strategies, encryption, security, monitoring, disaster recovery, storage, and networking. He has over 16 years of technology and financial services experience and has worked with and for numerous organizations, including investment banks and hedge funds.

Asif Alam
Global Bus Dir
Thomson Reuters

Asif Alam is the Global Business Director, Technology Sector at Thomson Reuters where he leads and drive strategic & commercial engagement with our technology partners across the portfolio of Thomson Reuters assets: Legal, Financial & Risk, IP&S, Tax & Accounting and News.

Previously Asif Alam was the Head of Enterprise Capabilities, Market Development at Thomson Reuters. In this role, Asif led the business development and business management of the firm's Enterprise product line in Americas.

Asif began his career with Thomson Reuters in 2001, and served in several roles including Global Head of Machine Readable News, overseeing the strategy and financial success of news and social media products. He also worked as a Solutions Business Director, navigating and leading complex and large business development opportunities that required in-depth understanding of the entire Thomson Reuters assets.

Prior to Thomson Reuters Asif worked at Japanese Bank as Head of Systems and Networks, and at AT&T as a Unix Administrator.

Pat McGinn
BBA/IB, CITP, VP Prod Mktg
CoolIT Systems

Pat is a passionate and creative product leader experienced in the planning and execution of global product strategies including CoolIT's Closed-Loop and Rack DCLC data center liquid cooling solutions. In his previous role as Senior Product Manager for CoolIT's data center solutions, Pat was responsible for driving all aspects of development from inception through to manufacturing and delivery. In his current role as VP of Product Marketing Pat leads CoolIT's product strategy across all market segments.

Pat holds a bachelor's degree in International Business, is an active member of several industry associations, and has presented at numerous conferences and tradeshows such as Supercomputing, International Supercomputing, and HPCAC Stanford.

Ed Turkel
HPC Strategist
Dell EMC

Natalia Vassilieva
Sr Research Mgr
Hewlett Packard Labs

Natalia Vassilieva is a Sr. Research Manager at Hewlett Packard Labs, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Her focus is machine learning and artificial intelligence, analytics, and application-driven software-hardware optimization and co-design. At HPE she currently leads research teams developing algorithms and applications for the era of Memory Driven Computing – a new concept of computer architecture by Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Natalia joined HPE at 2007 and served as the head of HP Labs Russia in 2011-2015. Prior to joining HPE, she was an Associate Professor at St. Petersburg State University and worked as a software engineer for different IT companies. Natalia holds PhD in computer science from St. Petersburg State University.

Don Clegg
VP Mktg Bus Dev
Supermicro (invited)

Robert Y. Geva
Principal Engineer

Dean Wampler
Office of the CTO & Big Data Architect

Dean Wampler is the architect for fast data products at Lightbend, where he specializes in scalable, distributed big data and streaming systems using tools like Spark, Mesos, Akka, Cassandra, and Kafka (the SMACK stack). Dean is the author of Programming Scala and Functional Programming for Java Developers and the coauthor of Programming Hive, all from O'Reilly Media. He is a contributor to several open source projects and the co-organizer of several conferences around the world and several user groups in Chicago. Dean can be found on Twitter as @deanwampler.

Bishop Brock
IBM Research Staff & Master Inventor
IBM Research

Bishop Brock serves as a Research Staff Member in IBM's Austin Research Laboratory. Mr. Brock has worked and published in a variety of computing disciplines including automated reasoning, system design and energy management, computational finance and permissioned blockchains. His current focus is the exploitation of the unique acceleration capabilities of IBM POWER systems for machine learning and deep learning. Mr Brock holds BS, BA and MS degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, is a Senior Member of the IEEE and an IBM Master Inventor holding nineteen US patents.

Ken Barnes
SVP Corporate Development
Options IT

Bijan Treister
Infrastructure Development Lead
Millenium Management

Pete Lumbis
Solutions Engineer
Cumulus Networks

John Ashley
Global Professional Services Lead

Lior Gal

More speakers and topics to come.