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Craig Knight, PhD MSc CPsychol HCPC HRF (Exon) BSCAH

Founder and Director, Haddleton Knight Limited

Craig Knight is a Founder and Director of Haddleton Knight Limited. HK is a leadership, change management and coaching consultancy with strong connections to blue chip industry and several universities, particularly The University of Exeter. Dr. Knight is focused on developing evidence based organizational change, design and leadership programs that directly benefit organization, their employees and the bottom line. Craig’s peer-reviewed research into organizational leadership has been widely published and attracted much comment. The use of HK methodology has seen increases in well-being of up to 40%, productivity of up to 32% and effective intelligence of up to 19%. Craig is a Chartered Psychologist, Honorary Research Fellow (Exon) and a Registered Occupational Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. Craig has operated at Director and Managing Director levels across business design and consultancy sectors. He has a PhD in the psychology of leadership within working and living environments.

Lynn Martin

President & COO, ICE Data Services

Lynn Martin is President and COO of ICE Data Services, a leading provider of market data solutions which is part of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). Martin is responsible for managing global data operations including exchange data, pricing and analytics, reference data, desktops and connectivity services that cover all major asset classes. Martin began her career at IBM in their Global Services organization where she served a variety of functions, predominately as a project manager within the financial services practice. Martin joined NYSE Euronext in 2001 and has served in a number of leadership roles, including CEO of NYSE Liffe U.S. and CEO of New York Portfolio Clearing. She most recently served as COO of ICE Clear U.S. Martin holds a BS in Computer Science from Manhattan College and a MA in Statistics from Columbia University. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society.

Dr. Kay Swinburne, MEP

Vice Chairman of Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, European Parliament

Kay was elected as the Conservative MEP for Wales in June 2009. A successful career in investment banking & fund management has equipped her with in-depth knowledge of the global financial markets and led to her appointment as a Coordinator on the Economics and Monetary Affairs committee (ECON) in the European Parliament. Most recently she was also appointed Vice Chairman on the Economic and Monetary Affairs committee. She has worked on financial reform legislation including EMIR, MiFID II and CSDR as well as recovery and resolution of CCPs for the past 7 years. Since the outcome of the UK’s vote on Brexit, Kay has been actively involved in facilitating industry’s engagement with both the UK Government and the EU institutions. She would like to ensure that whatever the new relationship is between the EU and the UK, the role of the City of London as a successful global financial centre is maintained.

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Ed Addvensky

Vice President - Americas Sales, ICE Data Services

Ed Addvensky serves as Vice President for Americas Sales at ICE Data Services. He leads the company’s Sales and Relationship Management activity for its Pricing and Analytics business where his team uses ICE Data Services fixed income evaluations, reference data, analytics and indices to help clients develop insights, make informed decisions, and optimize processes. Ed previously served in several Sales and Sales Management roles for Interactive Data Corporation, which was acquired by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) in late 2015. Ed has more than 25 years’ experience helping the front, middle, and back office find solutions to complex challenges. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Boston College and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Fordham University.

Deirdre Alphenaar Ph.D.

Chief R&D Officer, Genscape

Deirdre Alphenaar is Chief R&D Officer at Genscape, overseeing the development of unique market-moving intelligence products. She directs and develops the scientific research and field operations teams, with the mission to deliver remote sensing methods, signals intelligence and sensor network solutions to provide unique real-time trading intelligence to Commodities & Energy markets (Oil, Power, Natural Gas, Ag/Biofuels, Solar and Water). The global field operations team have deployed ground-based sensor and telemetry networks totaling over 7,000 individual sensors in more than 140 countries worldwide. Genscape R&D scientists take the remotely sensed data, employ signals/image processing, advanced machine learning and analytical methods to transform signals intelligence into market intelligence for Genscape clients. Deirdre founded the R&D division at Genscape and has led and evolved the strategic development of the Genscape IP portfolio (which currently comprises over 100 patents worldwide). She is a named inventor on several global patent filings and has authored 15+ scientific papers in the fields of radio-immunotherapy, oncology, materials science, polymer physics, and image processing. Prior to Genscape, she worked as the Director of Information Technology for Telemics, Inc., a Louisville based wireless telemetry start-up company. Before moving to Louisville in 2000, she held a research associate position at the University of Cambridge, England, following a Ph.D. in Physics (University of Surrey), and a Masters in Medical Radiation Physics (Charing Cross Medical School/Brunel University).

Manon Amyot-Lake, FIA

Global Head, Market Data Solutions, RBC Capital Markets

Manon Amyot-Lake is Director and Global Head, Market Data Solutions for RBC. She manages a global team responsible for supplier relationships, contract management, Market Data Budget, Special Projects as well as reporting on Market Data performance to internal business lines. Having previously worked for RBC, Manon re-joined the firm in her current role in 2011. Prior to this, Manon worked in a variety of roles including Corporate Trainer, Credit Analyst, Director of Sales, and for a variety of large firms including Imperial Oil, GE Capital, Standard & Poor’s and CIBC. Manon holds a B.A.and B.Ed.from York University in Toronto, as well as being a certified FISD Financial Information Associate (FIA). Based in Toronto, she is fluent in both English and French.

Sebastien Astie

CTO, Pluribus labs

Peter Bailey

Chief Strategy Officer, Dataminr

Peter Bailey was a member of the founding team of Dataminr, joining the company in 2009. He held multiple internal and external roles during Dataminr's early growth and since 2013 has served as its Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to Dataminr, Peter was General Manager of IAM, where he was responsible for overseeing all internal operations, sales, and marketing. Peter holds a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.B.A from NYU Stern School of Business. Peter serves on the Board of B*CURED, a charity that funds Brain Cancer research, and lives with his family in Greenwich, CT.

Tim Baker, CFA

Global Head of Innovation, Thomson Reuters

Tim Baker is the Global Head of Innovation for the Finance and Risk Division at Thomson Reuters. He coordinates a wide variety of innovation activities across the firm, aimed at stimulating the development of new content, products and propositions. As well as helping to enable Thomson Reuters to be innovative, he is also directly responsible for the incubation of certain products and services.Tim also links internal development activities to longer term trends in areas such as the API economy, Cloud Computing, Machine learning, Open Data and Blockchain (Tim is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on Blockchain). Tim is a major sponsor of Thomson Reuters’ open platform strategy and has been an early proponent of the firm’s Open PermID initiative (see PermID.org), as well as the launch of the firms associated big data solutions, also known a Big Open Linked Data Solutions. Tim regularly takes part in external panels, and has authored a number of articles in the firm’s widely read Exchange Magazine (https://blogs.thomsonreuters.com/answerson/authors/tim-baker/) Prior to Thomson Reuters, Tim was a Managing Director at UBS – joining the firm as an equity research analyst based in Mexico, after which he became head of Latin Research, Deputy Head of US Research and CTO for Global Research. Latterly he was leading the firm’s investments in independent research firms, and assumed a number of board positions in portfolio companies. Tim originally trained as an electronic engineer at Rolls-Royce, having graduated with a BSC Electronic Engineering, and an MBA both from Bath University. Tim is also a CFA Charter Holder.

Shaun Baskett

Director of Index Sales, BATS Europe

Shaun Baskett has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry with a background in equity Derivatives and Indexing. Shaun is currently the Director of Index Sales for Bats Europe, the largest stock exchange in Europe. In his role, which he has held since the beginning of 2017, Shaun oversees sales and marketing efforts for the company’s index products. Bats launched its index business in June 2016 and is bringing choice and competition to the European index market through its suite of products. Prior to joining Bats, Shaun worked in Index sales for Deutsche Boerse, as well as roles at the London Stock Exchange and OM Group. Shaun has also had several roles in Investment banks including as a sales trader at JP Morgan and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson. Shaun holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

Ken Brady

Global Head of Market Data, Morgan Stanley

Ken is the Global Head of Market Data responsible for strategic data requirements, procurement and vendor provider strategy for Morgan Stanley Globally. Ken joined Morgan Stanley from Merrill Lynch where he was the Global Market Data Technology manager for the Institutional Business. Prior to Merrill Lynch Ken was with EJV partners in the early start up phase and before EJV Ken managed the Open Systems Group for Reuters. Ken holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science as well as an Masters in Business Administration from the Columbia University Business School. Ken has participated in a number of industry associations including the SIFMA Market Data Committee and the FIF Executive Committee.

Ollie Cadman

Head of Product & Strategy, EMEA, Vela

Ollie Cadman is Head of Product and Strategy, EMEA, responsible for driving product development, strategy, and roadmap priorities at Vela. His role also includes identifying new market, partnership, and product opportunities through ongoing engagements with the firm’s global client base. Based in London, Ollie joined Vela from Intercontinental Exchange (previously Interactive Data) and has a proven track record in global rollout and development of a wide range of products and services. He has an extensive background in electronic trading, exchange connectivity, and real-time data. Combined with his strong analytical skills, he has an ability to adapt to market challenges and optimize new business opportunities. Ollie has held senior roles at Citihub Consulting, JP Morgan, and the London Stock Exchange. Ollie holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Hertfordshire.

Kevin Carrai

VP, Market Data and Access Services, BATS

Kevin Carrai is Vice President, U.S. Market Data and Access Services for BATS Global Markets, one of the leading stock exchange operators in the U.S. and globally. Mr. Carrai oversees the company’s market data and access services business including product development, strategy, pricing and data policy. He was previously with Direct Edge, where he was responsible for building the exchange’s market data and connectivity business, growing it into a significant part of the company’s business. Before joining Direct Edge, Kevin led Access Services at Nasdaq OMX and was responsible for its equity and options connectivity business, including the management of Nasdaq’s co-location business.

Joshua Carroll

Global Head of Market Data Operations & Engineering, RBC Capital Markets

Joshua Carroll joined RBC in the UK in April 2009, initially running the London & Asia Market Data Team. Joshua relocated with RBC to NY in January 2014 having taken over the role of Global Head of Market Data Operations and Engineering in November 2013. Josh joined RBC from Merrill Lynch where he was Head of Market Data Operations for EMEA. During his time with RBC – he has at times also held several other dual roles in addition to his Market Data responsibilities – Head of Infrastructure Applications (covering Global Monitoring & Databases) and London Unix Manager.

Paola Cereghino

Market Data Services, JP Morgan

Paola has worked in multiple areas at JP Morgan after joining in February 1997. She has been in Market Data for over 10 years holding multiple global roles. Paola’s current role is focused on Market Data for Applications, prior to that she worked in Global Market Data Strategy and Planning and headed the EMEA Market Data Commercial team. She brings a wide experience in the field with special focus on market data licensing and compliance and use of market data in applications.

John Chappell

EMEA Market Data Services, Goldman Sachs

Linda G. Clarkson

VP, Director News, Research, Filings & Transcripts, FactSet

Linda is the Director of News, Research, Filings & Transcripts for FactSet Research Systems, Inc. She and her global team manage relationships with editorial news providers, regulatory news and filings sources, and research and fund contributors. She also manages the FactSet CallStreet team that provides event information and transcripts of management conference calls to the investment community. Linda joined FactSet in 2000 and during her tenure, she led the launch of real time news, research and filings in FactSet’s first real time product (Marquee) in June 2002, managed document sourcing for the Worldscope acquisition for FactSet Fundamentals, and ensured a successful integration of StreetAccount News. Prior to FactSet, Linda was News Product Manager at Bridge Information Systems and also previously worked on the Market Data teams at Credit Suisse and Oppenheimer. She holds a BSBA degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

David Coluccio

VP Head of Enterprise Solutions, S&P Global Market Intelligence

David is accountable for managing, developing, maintaining and enhancing the Fundamental Analysis suite of products, which includes Compustat, Capital IQ Fundamentals, Capital IQ Estimates, GICS, Ownership and Transactions to name a few. David joined S&P Capital IQ in August 2013. Prior to joining S&P Capital IQ, David spent 18 years in the financial service industry serving in multiple leadership roles within content and product at firms such as Market Guide, Multex, Reuters and Thomson Reuters. While at Thomson Reuters, David was responsible for the Fundamentals, Estimates and Ownership content strategy, working very closely with clients and industry leaders. David has contributed in the analysis and execution of many acquisitions and partnerships and has also participated and presented at many industry wide XBRL conferences and round tables. David graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Economics.

Dan Connell

Managing Director, Greenwich Associates

Daniel Connell oversees the Market Structure and Technology practice at Greenwich Associates. Immediately prior to Greenwich Associates he was the CEO at Correlix, Inc., a leading provider of real-time performance optimization technology. Formerly, Dan worked as an executive-in-residence at Spire Capital where he oversaw strategic investments in the financial technology and business services sectors. He has served as the COO of Xinhua Finance Ltd as well as the President of Real Time Services for Interactive Data Corp. He was also the Executive Managing Director at Standard & Poor’s where he managed the Investment Services Division of the company. Dan earned his BBA in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and completed Executive Business Management Training at the Darden Graduate School of Business. He also attended the Global Leadership program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, University of Oxford and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Michael Connor

Principal, Tower Hill Advisors

Michael Connor is a principal of Tower Hill Advisors, a management consulting firm focused on media, financial information and fintech companies. He specializes in helping organizations rediscover their entrepreneurial “mojo” through radical change in culture, communication, and customer engagement. Prior to Tower Hill, he was Chief Executive Officer of Gimme Credit LLC, an independent corporate bond research firm based in New York. Connor was also the Chief Executive Officer of Market News International (MNI), where he led the company from its startup phase to its position as a leading provider of information and intelligence to the global financial markets. He also served as President of Xinhua Finance’s News & Analysis Division, which included MNI. Prior to joining MNI, Mr. Connor was the Manager of Strategic Planning and Development for the Corporate Bond Division of Moody's Investor Service. He has also worked at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets and the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Connor holds a BS in Business and Economics from Lehigh University. He served on the Board of Trustees of Lehigh, is a founder and former president of the Lehigh Wall Street Council (a networking organization which he grew to 1,800+ members), served on the planning committee for this year’s WFIC, is a member of the Advisory Council of the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation, is on the board of directors for Nathan Associates, is on the advisory board of MT Newswires, and is a past President of the Money Marketeers of New York University.

Michael Cooper

CTO, BT Radianz, Global Banking and Financial Markets, BT

Michael is a business technologist with considerable experience of the capital markets and a background in finance industry networking. He combines a particular interest in the evolution of the capital markets with the exploitation and integration of technology in capital markets business. As CTO for BT Radianz, Michael is responsible for architecture and the technical strategies that underpin BT’s Financial Market propositions. These products and services include: the BT Radianz Cloud — the world’s largest secure networked financial services community, BT Radianz Messaging, BT Radianz Hosting and Venue Interconnect. Previously, Michael was the Head of GB&FM Product Technology. During this time he created a business technology group responsible for the development and evolution of products and propositions together with leadership of innovation. Prior to this he ran the Radianz Customer Solutions team that provided early adopter solutions for key clients and new technologies. In 2012, Michael was named a ‘CTO of the Year’ finalist in the Financial News awards for Excellence in Trading and Technology. And in 2013 he made the final shortlist in the Here is the City CTO/CIO of the Year Poll. Michael has an MSc in Telecommunications Business Management from the University College of London.

Søren Dambæk

Market Data Head, Saxo Bank

Søren Dambæk is Global Head of Market Data Management and Client & Platform Configuration at Saxo Bank. Søren Dambæk has been with Saxo Bank since 2007 overseeing a wide range of functions in the bank. For the first seven years as part of the Legal function, since then he has headed the Onboarding function, and from 2015 he has headed Saxo Bank’s global market data function out of the head office in Copenhagen. Through his ten years with Saxo Bank, Søren has worked to ensure that Saxo Bank’s facilitation of multi asset international trading comes together operationally and contractually from vendors and counterparties to the end client. Prior to joining Saxo Bank, Søren was Compliance Officer for the Danish bank, SkandiaBanken. Søren Dambæk holds a Msc in Business Administration and Commercial Law (Cand. merc. (jur.)) from Copenhagen Business School.

Tom Davin, FIA

Managing Director, FISD

Tom Davin is Managing Director, Financial Information Services Association (FISD) of the SIIA. FISD is the global, neutral forum for the financial information industry with a diverse membership that includes major market data vendors, exchanges, technology providers, and the financial institutions that utilize financial data products. Tom works closely with FISD members to identify major issues and seek opportunities to bring the financial information industry together to discuss and resolve those issues. FISD conducts regular membership events in North America, Europe, Asia, Brazil, and Australia and hosts the biennial World Financial Information Conference – the premiere global industry conference for financial information professionals.

Andrew Delaney

President & Chief Content Officer, A-Team Group

Andrew Delaney is A-Team’s President & Chief Content Officer, based in London and New York. He has been involved in information gathering and dissemination around financial markets IT since 1987. He joined A-Team in 2002 to spearhead the company’s publishing activities and today runs A-Team’s range of content offerings across our online communities and for our clients. Before joining A-Team, Andrew spent three years building a financial information distribution platform aimed at the off-trading-floor marketplace. Prior to that he spent 11 years at Waters Information Services in a variety of senior roles including editor-in-chief, senior vice president of global sales, and general manager of North American operations. He also spent time with Banking Technology magazine in London and The Wall Street Journal in Brussels. Andrew likes motorbikes, hockey, France and fishing, in no particular order.

Frank Desmond

CEO, Data & Analytics Division, TP ICAP

Frank Desmond is a member of the Global Executive Committee TP ICAP plc and Chief Executive Officer of TP ICAP’s Data & Analytics division, a global business with operations in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific providing independent financial Information, consulting and analytics to the financial markets. The Data & Analytics division of TP ICAP plc comprises a range of market leading businesses including Tullett Prebon Information, ICAP Information, PVM Data Services and Burton Taylor International Consulting. Prior to joining TP ICAP, he spent more than a decade at Thomson Reuters in a range of legal and business roles. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and served on the executive committee of the FISD for several years. Frank began his career as a corporate lawyer where he worked for several years at international law firm, Clifford Chance LLP. He was educated at University College Dublin.

Anastasia Dokuchaeva

CEO, AD Consulting

Anastasia Dokuchaeva is a seasoned professional with expertise and proven track record delivering regulatory technology solutions to the financial services industry. At this time Anastasia is an independent consultant working with the RegTech start-up community and advising firms on product and go-to-market strategy for recent and upcoming regulations such as 4MLD, MiFID II, and GDPR. She is currently working on such a project with London-based ClauseMatch. Prior to this, Anastasia was Director of Global Regulatory Solutions at FactSet, where under her leadership the company released a number of successful solutions for Solvency II, BCBS 239, PRIIPs and KYC/AML. Anastasia is a frequent speaker at industry events with the focus on challenges around data management and data standards.

Morgan Downey

CEO, Money.net

Morgan Downey is the CEO of Money.Net. Prior to Money.Net, Morgan was Global Head of commodities at Bloomberg, LP. Morgan managed development of the Bloomberg Professional terminal. At Bloomberg, Morgan used his market experience to build a suite of revolutionary, unique, and innovative products. Before Bloomberg, Morgan spent 15 years running trading desks, as manager and head trader, for banks including Citibank, Bank of America and Standard Chartered, in the US, UK, Australia, and Singapore. Morgan is the author of the book 'Oil 101', a best-seller explaining the oil industry. Contact morgan@money.net

Stephane Dubois

CEO, Xignite

Stephane Dubois was among the first entrepreneurs to monetize packaged financial web services products in 2003, and has grown his completely web-driven business organically to attract 200 customers in only three years. Dubois is a visionary who has held senior product management positions at Advent Software, Walker Interactive Systems, and Oracle Corporation. Dubois holds an M.S. from M.I.T. Sloan and both M.S./B.S. degrees from the MBA Institute in Paris.

Mike Dunne

Chief Technology Officer, Activ Financial

Mike Dunne is the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of ACTIV Financial and has over 15 years of senior technology management experience. At ACTIV, Mike architected and led the development of the state-of-the-art ACTIV suite of products and managed data services, including ACTIV's high performance enterprise distribution platform, and global low latency real-time data feed. Before ACTIV, he held senior management and software development positions with ICV Ltd / Primark / Thomson Financial, making major contributions to the design and development of the TOPIC3 and GlobalTOPIC products. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Computer Science from The University of Manchester.

Bonnie Eshel

Global Head of Content Strategy & Acquisition, ICE Data Services

Bonnie Eshel is the Global Head of Content Strategy and Acquisition at ICE Data Services which is part of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). She is responsible for ICE’s relationships with data vendors and exchanges, works closely with vendor partners to obtain best of breed sources for ICE’s vast product line and oversees data sourcing for all of ICE’s trading and clearing businesses. Eshel was previously Head of Market Data for SuperDerivatives, which was acquired by Intercontinental Exchange in 2014. She has 25 years of experience in market data in a variety of roles, ranging from operations and product management to sales and business management. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Barnard College and a Master’s degree in Management from Ben Gurion University.

Charles Farara

Application Specialist, News, Bloomberg

Charles is an Application Specialist at Bloomberg. In a 20-year career with the firm, he's held positions across Sales and Product for the a range of services. Charles' current responsibilities include the development and promotion of news and social media content and product for the Bloomberg terminal.

Jamie Farmer

Managing Director, Index Investment Strategy, S&P Dow Jones Indices

Jamie Farmer is Managing Director, Index Investment Strategy of S&P Dow Jones Indices. He oversees the creation, development and maintenance of new indexes and ensures the alignment of strategic objectives and activities across the business unit. He also is responsible for maintaining relationships with stock, futures and options exchanges in the Americas region. Mr. Farmer oversees business development for the Dow Jones Energy Indexes. Prior to his current role, Mr. Farmer was a senior associate of strategic relationships at Susquehanna International Group, LLP, a global institutional sales, research and market-making firm based in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., from 1999-2006. There his primary focus was on the development of new products such as cash-settled index options and exchange-traded funds. He also handled marketing, equity research and business development at SIG. In 1991 Mr. Farmer began his career as vice president of marketing at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX), where he successfully positioned PHLX’s sector indexes, index-linked products and trading products.

Martin Finniss

Global Head of Market Data, Macquarie Group

Martin is currently Global Head of Market Data at Macquarie Group, headquartered in Sydney, Australia, with 25 years plus Market Data experience. Prior to 2006 Martin held a number of similar roles in Market Data Analysis and Project Management roles with Westpac, Citigroup and Salomon Smith Barney after spending 10 years in Technology with Thomson Reuters. Martin started his career as an Electronics Engineer in the Armed Forces.

Edmund Flynn, FIA

Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

Ed is an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley and has the responsibility of managing global exchange relationships and sourcing for exchange data use across the Morgan Stanley enterprise. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he founded The Flynndex Company in 2011 to provide market data training and consulting services. Ed developed training classes to support the FISD Financial Information Associate Professional Certification program and collaborated with the eLearning firm “Finance Modules” to produce online market data training for the FISD FIA Certification. Ed began his career with Interactive Data and Moody’s Investors Service, then joined Fidelity Investments managing market data and investment research for the Fidelity Funds and the Fidelity enterprise. Ed has an MBA from Babson College, a BS from the University of Vermont, is a FISD FIA Market Data Professional and additionally holds a Master Captain’s sailing license.

Liz Freeman

Global Head, Data Licensing Services, CME Group

Elizabeth (Liz) Freeman serves as Head of Derived Data Licensing, Global Data Licensing Services of CME Group. She is responsible for the growth and development of licensing products and solutions for customer use of CME Group’s intellectual property. Freeman joined CME Group in 2000 and has held positions of increasing responsibility since that time. Prior to assuming her current role, Freeman served as Global Head of Data Licensing Services, Senior Director of IP Strategy, Senior Director of Information Product Management, Associate Director of CME Group’s Global Command Center & Settlements. As part of her responsibilities, she played a leading role in the trading floor integration efforts following CME’s merger with the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) in 2007 and CME Group’s acquisition of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) in 2008. Freeman also traded equities, commodity options and foreign exchange products on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) trading floor and CME Globex. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science from The Ohio State University.

Deborah Fuhr

Partner, ETFGI

Deborah Fuhr is a partner and co-founder of ETFGI, an independent research and consultancy firm established in 2012 covering the global ETF and ETP industry. The firm is focused on providing thought leadership, producing independent research on the global ETF and ETP industry including monthly ETF and ETP asset flows, manager rankings, product updates, index providers rankings, exchanges rankings, banks and brokerage firms ETF and ETP trading rankings, providing education and assistance to investors on product comparison, asset allocation implementation as well as offering customised research. ETFGI’s annual paid subscription service provides 1) a monthly global report which includes over 200 pages of charts and analysis on the global ETF and ETP industry covering fund flows, provider, index provider, exchange and broker rankings basis, 2) a monthly directory of ETFs and ETPs and 3) access to the ETFGI database on a country, regional or global basis to allow investors to find and compare ETFs and ETPs across various characteristics in order to build a single or multi-faceted analysis in line with their investment or research requirements. Previously she was the Global Head of ETF Research and Implementation Strategy and a Managing Director at BlackRock/BGI from Sept 2008 – Oct 2011 managing a team which won a number of awards. Ms Fuhr worked at Morgan Stanley in London from 1997 – 2008 as a Managing Director and head of the Investment Strategy team. Prior to this she was an Associate at Greenwich Associates the strategic consulting and research source for providers and users of financial services worldwide. Ms Fuhr was named as one of The Ten to Watch 2014 by Rep. Magazine/ wealth management.com. ETFGI won Best ETF research Europe(statistical) in the exchangetradedfunds.com 2012 awards and Best ETF Research award in 2012 in the ETF Express awards. In 2012, 2009, 2008 and 2007, Ms Fuhr was named as one of the Top 100 women in Finance, a distinguished list of the most influential women in European Finance, by Financial News. She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Indexes (USA) and Journal of Indexes Europe, the Advisory Board for The Journal of Index Investing, investment panel of experts for Portfolio Adviser, FTSE ICB Advisory Committee, and the International Advisory Committee (IAC) for the Egyptian Stock Exchange, as well as the University Of Connecticut School Of Business International Advisory Board. She has an MBA from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Chris Godfrey

Lecturer, Alliance Manchester Business School (Manchester University)

Chris Godfrey is a Lecturer in Finance at Alliance Manchester Business School. Previously, he was Lecturer at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, from where he also gained a PhD in Finance, studying the effects of Behavioural Finance in explaining Equity Momentum. He took his first degree in Natural Sciences and Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge, after which he worked in Corporate Finance for ING Barings, before taking the MSc International Securities, Investment & Banking course at the ICMA Centre. He had presented his research at conferences in the UK and abroad, most recently at the Behavioural Finance Working Group conference in London, The European Financial Management Association in Basel and the Financial Data Science Association in Dubrovnik. He is also on the academic advisory board of the Deep Data Delivery Standard. Chris’ research focuses on asset pricing, financial anomalies, momentum trading, and behavioural finance. His current research projects involve examining the effects of investor short-termism on company management and share price performance, the interaction between momentum, size and value factors, the price of factor risk on investable universes, and the use of sentiment data in generating portfolio alpha.

Armando Gonzalez

President & CEO, RavenPack

Armando Gonzalez is President & CEO of RavenPack, the leading provider of real-time news and social media analysis. Armando is an expert in the field of text analytics and applied semantic technologies. He has designed systems that turn unstructured content into structured data, primarily for financial trading applications. Armando is widely regarded as one of the most knowledgeable authorities on automated text and sentiment analysis. His commentary and research has appeared in leading business publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CNBC, among many others. Armando holds degrees in Economics and International Business Administration from the American University in Paris and is a recognized at academic and business conferences across the globe.

Dr. Hartmut Graf

Executive Director, Head of Data Services; Deputy Head of Market Data + Services, Deutsche Boerse Group

Hartmut Graf is Head of Data Services at Deutsche Börse Group. The department is responsible for the market data business including the real-time dissemination and analytics business. Hartmut also acts as deputy head of Market Data + Services. Before becoming Head of Data Services, Hartmut ran the index business at Deutsche Börse Group from 2004 to 2016. As CEO of STOXX, he transformed the company into a leading provider of global index solutions. Previously, he worked for the consulting firm Roland Berger and Commerzbank. Hartmut holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics and an Executive MBA from Stanford.

Yousaf Hafeez

Director, Capital Markets Development & Chair, FISD Exec Committee, BT

Yousaf is currently Head of Business Development at BT Financial Technology Services; responsibilities include establishing and maintaining relationships with key trading venues (including Exchanges, MTFs, ECNs, PTSs and dark pools) across asset classes globally. As a result Yousaf has developed strong relationships with a number of CxOs globally and has developed an excellent understanding of their services (trading and market data). Additionally, Yousaf has established strong relationships with both the buy-side and sell-side community. Yousaf has spoken at a number of conferences on subjects ranging from low latency, emerging markets and the search for liquidity, liquidity fragmentation and blockchains applications and trends in capital markets and has written articles and been quoted in various trade publications. He supports the BT Radianz sales team on major opportunities globally and has designed and implemented a number of programs to educate the sales teams on trends and requirements in the financial services community; including topics such as dark pools, FX, FI, emerging markets trends in the market space and different trading strategies. Other experience includes marketing, product marketing and business development in telecom and IT related companies with a finance sector focus.

Vinesh Hirani

Executive Director, UBS Investment Bank

Vinesh is the Global Head of Market Data Services - Account Management, and also the Deputy Global Head of Market Data Services for UBS. Vinesh has over 15+ years’ experience managing market data for large institutional banks. He is an entrepreneurial senior management professional who specialises in identifying effective global strategies to deliver programs across all aspects of market data. Vinesh’ s current responsibilities include the business advisory team globally, where he and his staff liaise directly with end users and COO teams across UBS business; managing - demand, spend, vendors and projects. In his capacity as deputy for MDS as a whole he has oversight of all MDS lines of services from Infrastructure, Engineering, Admin, Compliance, Product and Service Line Management disciplines. Vinesh has previously worked for SocGen where he started as an under graduate whilst studying for his BSc in Computer Science. After graduating he moved into a consulting role for various firms before joining UBS in 2004.

Adam Honore

Executive Director, CME Group

Adam Honoré is an Executive Director at CME Group. Previously, he was CEO at Markets Tech LLC. Prior to MarketsTech, Mr. Honoré was a managing director at NASDAQ responsible for global business development and ISV relationships for FinQloud. Prior to NASDAQ, Mr. Honoré was the Research Director of the capital markets practice at Aite Group where he specialized in financial services technology, focusing on strategic technology initiatives associated with high performance trading, market data, machine-readable content, smart order routing, technology services, complex event processing (CEP), straight-through processing (STP), and risk management issues. Mr. Honoré has been quoted in media publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, Associated Press, Investor’s Business Daily, SmartMoney, the Washington Post, and Business Week, as well as industry publications such as Wall Street & Technology. He has presented at leading industry events globally. Mr. Honoré has conducted consulting engagements for global exchanges, Fortune 500 technology and financial companies, as well as routine work in trading technology advising on partnerships, M&A, competitive positioning, product roadmaps, market entrance, marketing, and thought leadership. Prior to joining Aite Group, Mr. Honoré was the Product Director responsible for front office solutions at Comprehensive Software Systems, Inc., including CRM, portfolio & account management, content management, and business intelligence platforms. Prior to CSS, Mr. Honoré was responsible for development at Tucker Anthony Sutro Capital Markets, designing and creating applications for investment banking & research, including one of the early capital markets online personalized research delivery websites. Before Tucker Anthony, Mr. Honoré was a software engineer at Strong Capital Management. While there, Mr. Honoré helped create an online brokerage platform, tools for their award winning mutual fund site, and intranet applications supporting Strong's enterprise, including the call center. Mr. Honoré received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee with a double major in Public Relations and History. He is a four-year veteran of the U.S. Army, including tours in Korea and Desert Storm. Mr. Honoré has received a citation from the Wisconsin State Legislature for charitable development work, and was Master of Ceremonies for the 1990 Missouri Special Olympics.

Andrew Housden

Vice President Capital Markets, Colt Technology Services

Andrew Housden is VP for Capital Markets at Colt Technology Services where he manages a global team to serve the needs of clients in the Financial Services community. Currently based in London, Andrew has global business experience and lived in Connecticut for 10 years. Andrew joined Colt after a lengthy career at BT Global Services. During that time he developed deep experience of the Retail, FMCG and the Financial Services sectors. Whilst VP for BT’s Global Banking & Financial Markets, Andrew led the Unified Trading & Radianz cloud services businesses connecting the global trading community. He also managed BT’s large Global Finance Accounts and, having sold & managed £billion outsourcing contracts, Andrew is recognized as someone who can successfully deliver technology transformation and operate large, secure and complex communication infrastructures. Now at Colt, Andrew is managing the global Capital Markets business and helping clients move business applications to the cloud whilst also providing secure & reliable high bandwidth connectivity between primary financial centres. Andrew is an experienced executive with strong leadership and communication skills who believes that most business challenges are achievable with the right people, teamwork and direction setting. He resolves complex issues, set high standards and delivers on his promises. Andrew enjoys the challenge of working in and with large firms who are serious about being the best. Andrew gained a BA (Honours) in History & Political Science from Kent University and completed post-graduate study at Indiana University in the USA. He is married with two children and lives in Richmond, North Yorkshire.

Ganesh Iyer, CAIA, FIA

Director, Global Marketing, IPC

Ganesh Iyer, CAIA, FIA, is Director, Global Marketing at IPC Systems, a leading provider of specialized communications and managed network-as-a-service solutions for the capital markets. At IPC, Ganesh is responsible for spearheading global product marketing initiatives, building brand awareness and growing the business. He has been widely quoted in the press regarding various aspects of the financial markets and has been featured in a number of publications including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CIO Review magazine, Global Trading magazine, FX-MM, Best Execution magazine and Futures and Options World. He has also been a speaker and panelist at various industry events in the US, UK, France, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Japan. Ganesh holds an MBA from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and a BS in Engineering from the Delhi Institute of Technology in India. He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and an FISD Financial Information Associate.

Adrian Johnson

Managing Director, Startupbootcamp

Adrian is the Managing Director of Startupbootcamp Fintech New York City, a leading accelerator with programs in 20 cities around the world. Startupbootcamp has invested in and accelerated over 500 startups. Our fintech vertical is the fastest growing vertical with 55 corporate partners and 6 global programs in New York, London, Amsterdam, Singapore, Mumbai, and Mexico City. Adrian is a former coder turned entrepreneur with 15 years experience as a founder. He has founded multiple tech based startups and now focuses on coaching founders and startups. After studying business at Oxford, he continued his work as a Fellow of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Saïd Business School.

Chris Johnson

Senior Product Manager, Market Data, HSBC Securities Services

Chris joined HSBC Securities Services in 2006 and is a Senior Product Manager with responsibility for Market Data. Chris was previously at Threadneedle Investments where he was Head of Investment Information Services. Before then he was a Director at UBS. Chris started work in the city with Laurie, Milbank stockbrokers, in their futures and options operations team, continuing with Chase Manhattan for a further ten years, culminating in three years as head of the equity derivatives middle office. He also headed OTC derivative client valuations at Bankers Trust. Chris is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment

Emma Kalliomaki

Managing Director, Association of National Numbering Agencies scrl.

In the past decade, Emma Kalliomaki has been an active and highly visible proponent of international standards such as the ISIN, CFI and LEI. From her current position as managing director of both the Association of National Numbering Agencies and its nascent Derivatives Service Bureau, as well as her previous role as head of the LSE’s SEDOL Masterfile, she has been at the forefront of a number of critical data related initiatives as well as shared business context and hands-on experience in many speaking engagements.

Rushabh Kapashi

Co-Leader, Global Exchanges and Capital Markets Infrastructure Practice, McKinsey & Company

Rushabh Kapashi is a Partner in McKinsey’s New York office and co-leads McKinsey's Global Exchanges and Capital Markets Infrastructure Practice. Rush serves clients across the capital markets infrastructure spectrum including exchanges, inter-dealer brokers, information services players, fin tech and private equity firms. He has served leading firms that operate in this space in the US, Europe and Asia. In addition, he also serves investment banks and trading houses. Prior to joining McKinsey, Rush worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and international development at the American India Foundation. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, a BSC from The Wharton School and a BAS from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jeff Kimsey

Vice President and Head of Global Product Management, Nasdaq

Jeff Kimsey is Vice President and Head of Global Product Management for Global Information Services at Nasdaq. He is responsible for the ensuring the ongoing growth and development of current and new data products globally. Mr. Kimsey’s team manages all global outbound dissemination including the new analytics hub and trading insights products as well as core equities, options, futures, indexes, commodities, mutual funds and fixed income products. Mr. Kimsey has been with Nasdaq since 2001 while holding the current role since 2008. He has previously held positions in Research and Development for the company’s Data Products division and Analyst in its Internal Data Products department. Before arriving at Nasdaq, he worked at Micros Systems, Inc in many aspects of research and development including testing, development and product management. Mr. Kimsey holds a Bachelor in Finance from the University of Maryland and a Masters in Business Administration from Loyola University.

Lauren Kline

Vice President, Senior Strategist Content & Technology Solutions, FactSet

Lauren Kline, Ms. Kline is Vice President, Senior Strategist, for FactSet’s Content and Technology Solutions. Specifically, Ms. Kline is responsible for analyzing market research and determining the direction of the FactSet content, cloud and technology strategy. Since joining FactSet in 2006, Ms. Kline worked as a Consultant until 2008, and then as an Economic Specialist until 2013, when she assumed her current role. Ms. Kline received her B.S. in Policy Analysis from Cornell University.

Piet Klop

Senior Advisor Responsible Investment, PGGM

Piet Klop develops PGGM’s 20 billion euro “investing in solutions” portfolio, including impact measurement. He also manages a number of special projects including ESG integration in strategic asset allocation. Before joining PGGM Investments in July 2011, Piet was at the World Resources Institute in Washington DC and held senior positions at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the private sector. As water resources expert he worked at the World Bank and United Nations. Piet holds master’s degrees in Water Resources Management (Wageningen University, 1989) and Applied Environmental Economics (University of London, 1999).

Rob Lane

Global Head of Sales & Marketing, Vela

Rob Lane leads Vela’s Sales, Business Development and Marketing teams globally. He joined the firm in 2015, bringing extensive knowledge of electronic trading, real-time services and managed solutions following a nearly 20-year stint at Interactive Data. Most recently he served as VP & General Manager, Real Time feeds & 7ticks EMEA, where he was responsible for growing and maintaining the Trading Solutions businesses in EMEA. Prior to that Rob held a variety of increasingly senior sales, marketing and product roles across both Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Bill Lee, FIA

Senior Market Data Advisor, Interactive Brokers

Bill has been in the Securities Industry for 44 years, and recently joined Interactive Brokers after 15 years with companies containing the name Morgan. By utilizing his experience with exchanges and data providers he intends to leverage his relationships in the market data industry; with continuing goal to expand the uses of information while reducing or eliminating administrative burdens. Prior to New York Investment Banks Bill spent 18 months in Egypt working with Chemonics International consulting for the Egyptian Capital Markets Authority and the Cairo and Alexandria Stock Exchange. Bill was a Senior Vice President at the Boston Stock Exchange where he served in many capacities including managing the Trading Floor, Corporate Communications and as the representative to the Consolidated Tape Association. In his early years, Bill worked for Merrill Lynch while putting himself through both under Graduate and Graduate degree programs at Suffolk University in Boston.

Marion Leslie

Managing Director, Enterprise, Thomson Reuters

Marion Leslie is the Managing Director of Thomson Reuters Enterprise business, delivering award-winning market data, platforms and services to financial services firms globally. She transitioned to this role in 2016, after successfully transforming and growing the Regulatory, Pricing and Reference Services business. In prior roles Marion has run global technology and cross asset content teams at scale, supported by 1500 experts in 26 countries worldwide. She also spent four years as General Manager creating a start up in Bangalore, building the Thomson Reuters office from scratch to 2000 employees across multiple functions, and serving as Executive Board Member of Reuters India Private Ltd. In addition, Marion is Chair of the London Women’s Forum, an exclusive network for senior women working within the financial services industry in London. She is Non-executive director for the UK Hydrographic Office (a Government Trading Fund) and Trustee for Prostate Cancer UK. In 2014, Marion was Winner of the Award for Achievement at the 2014 Women in Banking and Finance Awards.

Donald Madura

Founder and Managing Director, Madura Associates

Don Madura is the founder and Managing Director of Madura Associates, Inc. (MAI), a New York-based international consulting firm, established in 1990, and specializing in market data content and technology strategies and market data optimization services. Don brings over thirty years of specialized financial services expertise to the consulting practice and is a leading expert in direct to source strategies, distributed architectures, enterprise data solutions, and international market information. His efforts have provided clients with increased productivity from market data / ECN sources and dramatically lower incremental cost structures. Don has worked in a variety of upper level management functions in both the corporate and consulting environments. His prior corporate affiliations include Citigroup, the New York Stock Exchange, Standard & Poor’s/Telekurs, and Reuters Information Services. He has provided consulting services to many leading buy and sell side oganizations. In 2008, Don took a hiatus from his consulting practice to lead the market data efforts at Citigroup. As Managing Director and member of Expense Management operating committee, Don was directly responsible for its global market data and enterprise strategies including its innovative direct to source and administrative optimization efforts. More recently Don has added executive coaching services to his consulting practice to help businesses effectively transform their organizations and focus on innovation. Don is a certified executive and high performance coach and a board member and head of international markets for iPEC, the leading global coach training program.

Robert Maltempi

Vice President, Barclays Capital

Robert Maltempi joined Barclays in 2007 as Assistant Vice President of Marketdata Business Management. Since 2009 Robert has been managing the index licensing for Barclays. In that time he has become well versed in the Index Licensing priorities of the firm, including Data use, Product creation and Data Distribution. Before Barclays, Robert managed Marketdata procurement and use for Bank of America, and Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. Robert was exposed to Marketdata at Reuters and then Bridge, where he was a Sales Support Specialist on many Front End products. Robert is a graduate of Brooklyn College with a degree in Economics and Finance. Robert holds a third Degree Black Belt in Isshinryu Karate.

John Mason

Head of Regulatory and Market Structure Propositions, Thomson Reuters

John Mason is the Global Head of Regulatory and Market Structure Propositions at Thomson Reuters. In this role, John and his team are responsible for ensuring that Thomson Reuters is effectively addressing the industry’s regulatory challenges – of which MiFID is a particular focus area – and developing solutions across the entire product range to meet the evolving requirements of the financial market participants. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Mason ran the European Enterprise Solutions for Bloomberg and was also their Global Head of Regulatory Reporting. Before joining Bloomberg Mason was the Chief Operating Officer for Core One Technologies prior to its sale to Markit.

James McKeone

Head of EMEA Sales, Nasdaq

Marc McLaughlin

CEO & Business Designer, Do Tank

Marc is an experienced strategy consultant and business designer who is responsible for our office in Chicago, USA. He supports organizations by the use of his bold strategic thinking, creative visual design and practical implementation skills that are ever focused on delivering concrete results. Marc has an impressive ability to confront the norm and help frame and reduce complexity allowing organizations to discuss, re-design and determine the critical few next steps required to drive strategic change. With 13+ years of experience with corporates through to start-ups, and within a wide range of industry sectors, he enjoys realizing the successful impact of implementing our new tools, skills and mindsets within organizations.

Julie Menacho

Executive Director, Global Head of Market Technology Services, CME Group

Julie Menacho joined CME Group in February 2011 and serves as Executive Director, Market Technology Services. She is responsible for sales and product development efforts globally across all customer segments for the company’s co-location, software and connectivity businesses. In her first year at CME Group, she contributed to the launch of the CME Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) and held a board seat with the organization for three years. Menacho serves on the Board of Chart IQ, a Fintech company based in Charlottesville, VA. She is also a member of the Illinois Technology Association (ITA). Prior to joining CME Group, Julie served as V.P. of Sales and Head of U.S. Implementation at RealTick, LLC, an execution management system. She was responsible for a team selling to both the buy-side and sell-side users of the system, as well as managing the group that performed the technical configuration behind user setups. Prior to running sales for the Chicago office, Menacho was the global relationship manager for the Lehman Brothers global equity team during their ownership of RealTick from 2005 until 2008. Her background also includes corporate cash management at Precision Castparts, LLC. Menacho holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign language and international economics with a minor in business from the University of Kentucky.

Andrew Miller, FIA

Consultant, Net Effect Ltd.

Andrew has over 25 years experience in the market data industry, having worked on and managed consulting projects across the industry, from vendors and large sell-side banks to smaller technology firms and retail on-line trading shops. Andrew is active in industry working groups and a vocal advocate of vendor independent technologies to facilitate choice in cross-platform integration, reduce costs and increase quality of real-time market data and systems.

Michael Mohr

Director, Deutsche Asset Management

Michael studied at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and the National University of Singapore and holds a BBA and a Master degree in Banking/Finance. He has been with Deutsche Bank for more than 19 years. His early roles at Deutsche Bank included Product Management and Development for Structured Products, Funds and Derivatives. Following various positions in Germany, London and Turkey Michael joined Deutsche’s DWS business to lead a team within Structured Products Europe where he looked after the development of DWS’s structured products business. In 2010 Michael joined Deutsche’s Passive Exchange Traded Products business where he was responsible for the build-up of ETC platforms. Michael currently leads EMEA Passive Product Structuring.

Steve Moreton, FIA

Senior Technical Director, CJC Ltd

Steve has worked in the market data community since 2000, joining CJC in 2004 and has been working in hosting and managed services since 2007. He has worked for both vendor and clients in a variety of technical desktop, infrastructure and project management roles. In 2010 Steve became the CJC director of operations in Asia, setting up and heading the support desks for CJC in Hong Kong and Singapore. Steve now works as senior technical director, working on global client solutions and account management. He has first-hand experience of migrations to new infrastructures both deployed or to managed services and understands the challenges faced by the clients and vendors.

Kevin Morgan

Head of Market Data, HSBC

Kevin Morgan has worked at HSBC for 6 years and is responsible for Market Data across the bank at a group level. Previous to the Market Data role, Kevin was Head of Data Operations with teams in Bangalore and Kuala Lumpur. Prior to HSBC, Kevin worked for Reuters/Thomson Reuters and has held a number of senior management positions in London and Exeter. In his last role as Global Head of Market Data, Kevin’s responsibilities included the maintenance of TR real time exchange data and reference data from over 300 exchanges globally. His team of 350 Market Analysts were based in six locations: Exeter, Bangalore, Singapore and New York, China and Poland. Kevin was also the Site Head for the TR office in Exeter, Devon. Prior to joining Reuters, Kevin worked on the Equities desks of a number of Banks/Brokers in the City of London including Citibank and Lehman Brothers. Kevin holds a Masters degree in Management from the University of Exeter’s School of Business and Economics, and is married with 4 children.

Michael Morris

Head of Partnerships, FENICS Market Data

Michael Morris is currently the Head of Partnerships for FENICS Market Data whose primary responsibility is creating new avenues of redistribution for all data products under BGC Partners. Michael’s responsibilities also include partnering with well recognized or unique data brands and redistributing their products through the FENICS Market Data channel. Michael has over 20 years of market data experience managing product development and sales teams while based in offices in Princeton, Hong Kong and New York. Before joining FENICS Market Data, Michael was the Bloomberg Head of Data Acquisition Pricing for Asia Pacific & the Middle East before becoming the Global Head in 2012 based in NYC.

Stephen W. Morse

Consultant Advisor, Neudata

As former Head of Global Financial Data Partnerships at Twitter, Stephen was responsible for all business with hedge funds, asset managers, banks, FinTech partners, platforms and other financial institutions. He joined via acquisition of Gnip, where he opened and ran the New York City office. Stephen now consults in the areas of AI and big and alternative data, including as an advisor to Neudata - a firm specializing in alternative data discovery and intelligence. Stephen has a long career in entrepreneurial, disruptive businesses, especially in and around data, hedge funds, FinTech and business information services, including with firms that were acquired by, or are now a part of Barra/MSCI, Dow Jones, KCG and Twitter.

Peter Moss

CEO, SmartStream RDU

Peter Moss has been Chief Executive Officer of The Smartstream Reference Data Utility at SmartStream Technologies ltd. since September 2016. Mr. Moss joined SmartStream Technologies in August 2016 following 25 years at Thomson Reuters. He served as Head of Content, Technology and Operations at Thomson Reuters UK Limited since 2003. Mr. Moss joined Reuters in 1989, based in the UK, and held various product management, marketing, sales management, strategy and business management positions across Reuters. During his time at Thomson Reuters, he established the Thomson Reuters Enterprise business, lead the integration of the Thomson Financial and Reuters businesses, ran data and technology operations as Chief Technology Officer and most lead the Financial Division. Before joining Reuters, he worked in the information technology industry. Mr. Moss graduated from Bristol University with honours in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Scott Mullins

Head, Worldwide Financial Services Business Development, Amazon Web Services

Scott Mullins is Head of Worldwide Financial Services Business Development at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he is responsible for leading the development and execution of AWS's strategic initiatives in the financial services industry around the world. In his 17 year career, Scott has worked for firms such as JPMorgan Chase, Nasdaq, Merrill Lynch, and Penson Worldwide. As a founding member of Nasdaq's FinQloud team, Scott was responsible for global business and product strategy and a co-inventor of the first cloud-based storage solution for compliance with regulatory records retention requirements. Before joining Nasdaq, Scott ran Surveillance and Trading compliance for one of the nation's largest clearing broker-dealers, with responsibility for regulatory response, emerging regulatory initiatives, and compliance matters related to the firm's trading and execution services divisions. Scott's involvement in emerging financial services regulatory initiatives has resulted in numerous presentations to members of the House Financial Services Committee, SEC Commissioners and key staff, as well as FINRA's leadership on proper implementation and possible impact of proposed regulations. Prior to his roles in regulatory compliance, Scott spent 10 years as an equity trader. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Scott is a subject matter expert quoted in industry media, a recognized speaker at industry events, and serves on the advisory board of the FinTech Sandbox.

Joe Nardulli

Senior Vice President, Strategic Sourcing, Enterprise Market Data, Northern Trust

Joe is responsible for analyzing and evaluating market data vendor products, contract negotiations, client engagement, and industry advancement of best practices. Joe has been with The Northern Trust Company for 19 years and previously worked in accounting operations, product development, and as manager of the index team in the Investment Risk and Analytical Services group.

Michael Neff

Market Data Services, Deutsche Bank AG

Michael Neff joined Deutsche Bank’s Market Data Contracts Team back in 2007. He took on the role of heading up the newly created Global Index Team, tasked with putting in place the structure to source, license and manage all of DB’s Index Market Data and Derivative product licensing. Mike has over 25 years of experience in financial services, including having held senior positions at a Technical Analysis Software provider (Aspen Research Group) and heading up the Market Data Services for a Commodities Exchange (New York Board of Trade). Mike has a degree in Electronic Engineering (and a Master at Fatherhood, having raised 6 kids!).

Michael O'Byrne

MD Institutional Equities Division, Morgan Stanley

Michael is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley. He runs the European product marketing team, responsible for commercialising content across Equities and Fixed Income. Before taking over the role in 2011, Michael was a pan-European equity salesperson speaking with a range of long only and hedge fund clients. Michael joined Morgan Stanley in 2007, having started his career at ABN AMRO. Michael studied at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and the London School of Economics.

Michael O'Rourke

Vice President, Head of Machine Intelligence and Data Services, Nasdaq

Michael O'Rourke has spent 18 years of his two-decade long career in technology at Nasdaq. As Global Head of Machine Intelligence and Data Services, he leads Nasdaq's machine intelligence Innovation Lab that combines proprietary data with advanced analytics and machine learning to produce high-impact results for customers, including the Lab's newest products: Trading Insights and Nasdaq Analytics Hub.

Michael Patton

Senior Director, Enterprise Solutions, S&P Global Market Intelligence

Michael Patton joined S&P Global Market Intelligence in early 2008. He is a Senior Director within the Enterprise Solutions global product management team and oversees many of S&P Global Market Intelligence's quantitative datasets, including its Global Earnings Estimates, Ownership, Transactions, and Transcripts business. He is responsible for the overall maintenance of each of these product offerings, as well as a continued focus to uncover new growth opportunities in the marketplace. He is also actively involved in many of the firm's strategic partnerships. Prior to joining S&P Global Market Intelligence, Mr. Patton was a sales executive at the Bank of New York, where he sold independent research to institutional clients across the northeast and southwest region. Mr. Patton began his financial career at Thomson Financial. During his stay, he held various sales roles including managing large institutional accounts throughout North America. Mr. Patton holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Elena Philipova

Head of Company Content Management, I&A, Thomson Reuters

Elena Philipova is a global content manager for company data at Thomson Reuters, with 10+ years of experience in the ESG / Sustainability industry. She started as Research Analyst at Morgan Stanley in Florida, USA before joining ASSET4, a Swiss ESG data provider in 2005. Elena holds an MBA and BA in Finance and International business from Stetson University.

Frank Piasecki

President, Activ Financial

Frank W. Piasecki is the president and co-founder of ACTIV Financial, a global provider of real-time, multi asset financial market data, managed enterprise services and Cloud Publishing solutions. Before ACTIV, Frank spent 11 years at A-T Financial where he spearheaded the institutional sales programs and global customer service group. Frank drove a customer-centric, product definition process, positioning A-T as a pioneer in real-time market pricing, data feed and display technology. His previous financial services work includes the formation of SRG, Inc., a VRDO securities content management research firm. He currently serves as a board member of Clearwater Management Company, a privately held asset management company. Frank has over 22 years of senior management experience in the market data industry and has spoken on various panels globally to address the role of technology and content within the changing real-time data space.

Marcy Pike, FIA

Senior Vice President, Market Data, Fidelity Investments

Marcy Pike is Senior Vice President, Market Data within Enterprise Infrastructure, a division of Fidelity Investments. Fidelity is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and other financial products and services Ms. Pike is responsible for the management and delivery of real time market data, real time news, and history and analytics content, including the underlying architecture and infrastructure, to Fidelity business units leveraging this content for internal consumption and external delivery to Fidelity retail and institutional customers. The EI Market Data team also delivers advisory services including the management of enterprise forums focused on firm level market data expense management, inventory management, information management and vendor management. Prior to joining Fidelity in 2009, Ms. Pike was an Associate Partner at Wellington Management Company, LLP where she implemented and managed the Investment Information Services function delivering market data and research services globally. She also managed the IT global transformation program. Ms. Pike has also managed market data at Harvard Management Company, managed the institutional pricing team at the Boston Company/Mellon Bank and began her career in various roles at Interactive Data Corporation. Ms. Pike received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Philosophy from Simmons College.

Jan-Carl Plaage

Managing Director - Head of Research, STOXX, Ltd.

Jan-Carl Plagge is managing director and head of research at STOXX Ltd. In this role Jan is responsible for the development of innovative index concepts across all asset classes. Prior to joining STOXX Ltd in 2010, Jan spent 4 years as product development manager at Deutsche Börse AG, where he was involved in the development of equity- and strategy indices. Jan-Carl Plagge holds a master of science (M.Sc.) in Business Management from the University of Münster/Germany and a Ph.D. in Finance from the EBS, Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, Wiesbaden / Germany.

Jared Podnos

Global Head of Financial Data Partnerships , Twitter

Jared manages of Twitter’s global finance ecosystem within the Data and Enterprise Solutions team at Twitter. He is is responsible for Data strategy, ensuring Twitter's ecosystem of financial partners create innovative solutions that showcase the unique value of Twitter Data to all financial professionals. Twitter's Data and Enterprise Solutions team serves more than 95% of the Fortune 500 and works with hundreds of customers over more than 40 countries. Jared is a Chartered Financial Analyst, who prior to Twitter, was a Vice President at FactSet, where he served as a founding member of the Strategic Partnerships and Alliances team. Previously, Jared worked on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for Perdiue Securities, and is a graduate of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Scott Preiss

Managing Director, Global Head of CUSIP Global Services, CUSIP Global Services

Scott J. Preiss is Managing Director, Global Head of CUSIP Global Services (CGS)/S&P Capital IQ, which administers the CUSIP numbering system and the CUSIP International Numbering System (CINS) for the United States, Canada, and various global territories under contract to the American Bankers Association. Under Scott’s direction, CGS is responsible for the development and operation of the ANNA Service Bureau, launched as a central hub for the consolidation and distribution of ISIN data from >120 global markets, and jointly operated with Six Financial Information, Zurich. CGS/S&P Capital IQ also provides a variety of cross-referencing, obligor and entity-identification solutions to market participants for risk management and compliance needs. Previously, during Scott’s tenure as director of CUSIP Operations, a major revitalization and upgrade of CUSIP’s infrastructure was implemented that facilitates the numerous securities issuance procedures in a real-time environment. He has been actively involved in the industry’s effort to standardize legal entities, securities descriptive data and product classifications, and has chaired the ANSI-accredited standards group X9D in that regard. Scott regularly lectures on standardization, reference data and risk management, both in the U.S. and globally. Scott is a member of the Enterprise Data Management Council (EDM), the Executive Committee of the SIIA/FISD, SIFMA, Various ISO Working Groups (including ISO TC68 SG1 that examined LEI), and is the Chairman of the ASB Advisory Board. He is a member of the New York, and New Jersey Bar Associations and has a B.B.A. in Business/Finance from Pace University, New York and a J.D. from New York Law School.

Barry Raskin, FIA

Managing Director, Jordan & Jordan

Barry Raskin joined Jordan & Jordan (J&J) in January 2016 as Managing Director of Management Consulting. After a 28 year career as the Managing Director of the Americas for SIX Financial Information and a similar role at GBST, a financial software firm, Barry joined Jordan & Jordan. J&J is the premier financial technology company providing regulatory, market data and trading solutions across the securities industry. Barry’s extensive industry experience and network across all disciplines, enables him to provide J&J’s clients with a wide range of consultative services based on clients’ requirements. Barry is a member of the Inside Market Data Hall of Fame, has been a frequent industry panelist and speaker and holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Buffalo.

Colin Rogers

Director, Indexes, EMEA, Morningstar Indexes

Alan Ross

Global Head of Market Data Services , UBS

Alan is Global Head of Market Data Services for UBS based in Hong Kong. He has 19 years experience in investment banking technology roles and vendor technology roles in both Europe and Asia. Alan was previously Regional Head of Market Data for Global Markets Equities IT in Deutsche Bank, Hong Kong where he was responsible for their low-latency data implementation and API strategy across APAC. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Alan was with Thomson Reuters for 7 years where he ran the Enterprise IMS business in Asia (Enterprise Platform) and had previously worked on many new initiatives such as TRHS hosting in the US and Machine Readable News in the Innovations Group; Also in his time at Reuters, Alan spent two years in Thailand off-shoring 2nd level engineering and support for RMDS. Prior to Thomson Reuters, Alan had spent 7 years with JPMorgan Chase running their UK Market Data service delivery and architecture teams. He has a degree in Physics with Computing and has lived in Hong Kong for the last 4 years with his wife and two children.

Claudio Salinardi

Managing Director, Pricing Reference Data, EMEA, ICE Data Services

Claudio Salinardi is Managing Director EMEA, Pricing & Analytics for ICE Data Services and is responsible for business development across the region. Prior to joining ICE Data Services, Claudio spent 10 years at Thomson Reuters in a range of roles, most recently as Managing Director, Fixed Income. Claudio has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial markets. He held a number of roles in the investment banking world, including J.P. Morgan and ABN Amro before stepping into information services. Claudio holds a MA in Economics from Kent University.

Mike Salk

Managing Director, Content Distribution, Moody's Analytics

Michael Salk is Managing Director, Content Distribution for Moody’s Analytics. Mike is responsible for product and strategic management for a global portfolio of rating, research and analytic content services which are delivered direct and via business partners to financial institutions. Mike joined Moody’s in 2007 and has more than 20 years information industry experience developing and marketing financial products. Prior to Moody’s, he oversaw financial news and market data products at the Associated Press. Mike worked for Reuters, as Global Head of Text and Online products for Reuters Media, and was Global News Manager for the Investment Banking & Brokerage segment. Earlier in his career, Mike was Vice President Strategy for BridgeNews, and held a number of marketing positions with IDD Information Services. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science in Industrial Administration (MBA) from Carnegie Mellon University.

Antti Savilaakso

Partner, Auriel Capital

Antti Savilaakso is a head of ESG research and a partner at Auriel Equity Investors LLP, a London based ESG hedge fund. AEI LLP runs equity market neutral strategy that is based on ESG data. The fund has a track record of live positive returns for over 10 years demonstrating that ESG alpha both exists and can be captured in investment processes.Antti has been doing environmental, social and governance research with responsible investment context for more than 10 years. Prior to Auriel, Antti was a head of ESG research, EMEA for MSCI ESG Research. Before MSCI, he worked with ESG analysis, corporate engagement and portfolio management at Nordea Asset Management in Helsinki, Responsible Research (now Sustainalytics) in Singapore, Dexia (now Candriam) Asset Management in Brussels and ABN AMRO Asset Management in Amsterdam. He has been involved with various sustainable investment (PRI Co-chair of Reporting & Assessment committee, FINSIF chairman of the board) and Corporate Responsibility Initiatives (GRI Stakeholder Council). His research has been widely presented in industry conferences (PRI in Person, RI Europe, TBLI) as well as in various books ( in Finnish ) . Antti has studied information technology, international business and finance with University of Oulu, and Helsinki School of Economics. He resides and works primarily in London.

Steffen Scheuble

CEO, Solactive AG

Dan Schleifer

Co-Founder, CEO, ChartIQ

Dan has spent his career building and taking to market enterprise software solutions in the information security, sales enablement, and financial technology markets. With a huge passion for data visualization, he founded ChartIQ to bring data viz and modern design to capital markets technology. @dschleifer

Conor Sheehan

Market Data Regional Manager, Capital Group Research Inc

Conor Sheehan has been at Capital Group based in London for the past 11 years and is currently Market Data Regional Manager. Conor is also responsible for global product support at Capital Group with a focus on market data product research and training coordination. Over a 25 year career Conor has previously led teams in administration and inventory management and has had Market Data Analyst responsibilities for Asset Management, Investment Management and Private Client departments. Conor holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University College Cork Ireland in Economics and Applied Psychology.

Dennis Slattery

CEO, EDM Works

Dennis has 30 years experience working in the finance sector. He has a computer science background and is an expert in data strategy, architecture, governance and implementation of complex, data intensive financial systems. He has deep experience of leading transformational change across large, complex global organisations. His focus is on enabling new product launches, improving business effectiveness and facilitating regulatory compliance through the development and execution of sound data strategies. Developing people is important to Dennis and to that effect he has developed a series of data management courses designed to develop multi-skilled, practitioners capable of driving change in their organisation.

Douglas B. Taylor

Founder & Managing Director, Burton-Taylor International Consulting

Douglas B Taylor is Founder & Managing Partner of Burton-Taylor International Consulting LLC, a business consulting organization created in 2006 and acquired by TP ICAP in 2016. Burton-Taylor has become the market data industry reference. Burton-Taylor clients command an estimated 80% share of global revenue in the market data space. Mr. Taylor entered the financial information industry at Reuters in 1987, where he spent 15 years in North America, South America and Europe, the last 5 of which heading Reuters news marketing and product management globally. After leaving Reuters, and before founding Burton-Taylor, Mr. Taylor headed the marketing and product development divisions, as well as the Investment Management, Investment Banking & Research, Institutional Equities and Wealth Management business units for Thomson Financial in Asia. He has also served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at EMIS, a Euromoney Institutional Investor company, as Chief Marketing Officer at software developer Insurance Technologies and as Manager, Partner Engagement at software giant Microsoft Corporation. Mr. Taylor has been quoted as a financial information industry expert by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The London Times, Dow Jones Newswires, Forbes and in the biography "Mike Bloomberg; Money, Power, Politics", by Joyce Purnick.

Sallianne Taylor

Global Manager, Market Structure and Strategic Alliances, Bloomberg L.P.

Sallianne Taylor is the Global Head of Bloomberg’s Market Structure & Strategic Alliances team. The Market Structure Strategy team focuses on positioning Bloomberg in the optimal space as regulation and politics drive the development of the financial markets. Key to the successes of the group are the relationships forged with the prominent market players in this space – namely the exchanges, the clearing houses and the regulators, together with an in-depth understanding of the needs of Bloomberg’s clients, today and more importantly in the future. Sallianne joined Bloomberg in 1989 and has held positions within Sales, Trading Solutions and Product Development. Prior to heading the Market Structure Stategy team, Sallianne was Global Manager of Exchange Business Management where she oversaw Bloomberg’s relationships with the exchanges and trading venues. Sallianne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Italian from Royal Holloway and Bedford New College (University of London) . She represents Bloomberg on the executive committee of the FISD (Financial Information Services Division of the Software & Information Industry Association), is Co-Chair of the FISD Vendor Constituency Group and is a member of the Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative Corporate Working Group. She also holds a seat on the ESMA (European Securities & Markets Authority) Market Data Working Group.

Robert Tommaselli

Global Lead Architect Market Data Operations and Engineering , RBC Capital Markets

Robert Tommaselli is the Global Lead Architect of Market Data at RBC Capital Markets. Mr. Tommaselli started his career at Kidder Peabody in the early 90’s and subsequently worked at several large banks where he learned enterprise architecture. Mr. Tommaselli is currently at RBC Capital Markets where he has been deploying cutting technology for 18 years. He holds a B.S in Computer Science from Old Dominion University.

Dorthe Jul Vindal

Market Data Manager, Danske Bank

Dorthe Vindal is Market Data Manager at Danske Bank, covering buy- and sell-side globally. In this role she addresses issues related to data requirements and new regulations, among them MiFID II, and associated issues including Best Execution, Reference Data & Transaction Reporting, Unbundling of Research, Investor Protection and MAR additional data requirements. Prior to joining Danske Bank, Dorthe held several key roles within the financial information industry including Market Data & Sourcing Manager at Saxo Bank, Sales Director for the NASDAQ OMX Group, Key Account Manager for OMX Exchanges, and Global Account Manager at Thomson Reuters.

Matthias Voelkel

Global Leader of Capital Markets Infrastructure, Securities Services & Exchanges Practice, McKinsey & Company

Matthias is a Global Leader of Capital Markets Infrastructure, Securities Services & Exchanges Practice in McKinsey's Frankfurt Office. He is the global leader of McKinsey's Capital Markets Infrastructure, Securities Services & Exchanges Practice. He works for capital markets infrastructure providers as well as leading banks across the world, presents at industry conferences, and is a strong contributor to knowledge development. Prior to joining McKinsey, Matthias was the chief of staff to the chairwoman of the Committee for Budgetary Control of the European Parliament and completed the legal clerkship, inter alia in the M&A department of the international law firm Freshfields and the German embassy in the US. Matthias studied law at the University of Freiburg, the University of Oxford/St. Catherine’s College (Diploma in Law) and the University of Heidelberg (Masters), focusing on European and international law. Matthias also holds a PhD and is a qualified attorney-at-law.

Trip Wadleigh, FIA

Senior Relationship Manager, TRG Inc.

Trip offers 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, providing leadership and subject matter expertise across vendor and expense management, process improvement and specifically the negotiation and administration of market data services across enterprises. He has supported the investment process from both front and back office perspectives and has experienced the consumer and vendor sides of the industry. At TRG, Trip leverages his leadership, technical and industry experience to ensure client success by effectively and proactively maintaining relations with TRG clients and the industries TRG supports. Prior to joining TRG, Trip managed the Market Data Services team at State Street Bank & Trust, providing the full commercial spectrum of market data management including strategic negotiations, vendor management, invoice and invoice reconciliation to business unit reporting. He has also managed large projects involving spend reductions, governance, and process improvements leading to significant savings. Prior to joining State Street, Trip directed the Market Data Administration function at Fidelity Investments, managed the Market Data Services team at Brown Brothers Harriman, and was Director of Data Acquisitions at Interactive Data Corporation. Trip is actively involved with the Financial Information Services Division of the Software and Information Industry Association, serving on the Executive Committee and has led and participated in several key industry initiatives. He is a past member of the TRG Executive Advisory Board, currently serves on the Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA Alumni Council, and spent over 15 years on the board of Martha’s Vineyard United Youth Soccer. He holds a B.A. from The College of Wooster in Ohio.

Debra Walton

Global Managing Director, Customer Proposition, Financial & Risk, Thomson Reuters

Debra Walton is the Global Managing Director, Customer Proposition, Financial & Risk at Thomson Reuters; she is a member of the Financial and Risk Division’s Executive Leadership Team and Executive Sponsor of the Women’s Network. Ms. Walton has been in senior management at the company since 2003, with roles in sales, marketing, strategy, product development, Financial & Risk and Operations. She currently has end-to-end responsibility for the division’s solutions and product offerings. Working from the firm’s Enterprise Innovation Hub in Baar Switzerland, she manages several large enterprise projects, including an ongoing effort to unify Thomson Reuter’s data across the enterprise as well as leading the execution of the firm’s open digital platform strategy. An expert on big data and the challenges it poses in today’s business world, Ms. Walton speaks frequently at global conferences and industry events where she discusses data management, innovation, and leadership. She blogs frequently on those topics, as well as on gender diversity issues, for sites such as The Huffington Post, Business Insider, and Financial IT. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, she was president and chief executive of Nucleus Inc., a technology start-up delivering enterprise solutions. Before that, she was the first female partner at Cantor Fitzgerald and a founding board member of the Cantor Financial Futures Exchange, the first electronic platform for trading U.S. Treasury futures contracts. In addition to her day to day responsibilities at Thomson Reuters Ms. Walton represents Thomson Reuters as a board member on the Tradeweb Board of Managers and she is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Data Science Institute at Imperial College in London. She is a board member at the Women’s Refugee Commission, a non-profit organization serving refugee women and children around the world, and an advisory board member at Springboard, a New York based nonprofit that brings together entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts to help women take their business plans to market. Ms. Walton recently was awarded the 2017 Gertrude Crain Award from the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) for her extraordinary record of achievement and service. In 2016 she was acknowledged as a Springboard Enterprises Oracle honoree, championing women entrepreneurship. In 2015, she was named a Woman of Vision by the Anita Borg Institute, won the coveted Merit Award from the Women’s Bond Club, and earned a spot on the New York Business Journal’s inaugural “Women of Influence” list. She has also won the New York Women’s Agenda Galaxy Award and the Women’s Venture Fund Highest Leaf Award. An avid golfer and sailor, Ms. Walton lives in Switzerland with her husband Marc.

Andreas Waschto

Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Andreas Waschto is an Associate Partner in McKinsey’s Hamburg office and member of the core leadership group of the Firm’s Global Capital Markets Infrastructure Providers & Exchanges Practice. Andreas serves various clients in the capital markets infrastructure industry, including exchange groups, CCPs, and CSDs, information services providers, and providers of financial technology. He has served leading industry players in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, also working on capital markets development projects. Prior to joining McKinsey, Andreas has worked for an investment bank, an asset manager, and a rating agency. He has studied business administration at the University of Mannheim and New York University and earned a doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) at Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Universität Aachen.

Angela Wilbraham

CEO, A Team Group

Angela Wilbraham founded the media and marketing company A-Team Group in 2001. A-Team Group thrives on taking complex business and technology topics and turning them into compelling content for consumers and providers alike. A-Team Group operates the online resources Data Management Review and Intelligent Trading Technology offering informative blogs, industry guides, webinars, white papers and more. And it runs the highly successful event series’ the Data Management Summit and the Intelligent Trading Summit. A-Team Group also works with data and technology providers to create content marketing strategies and assets to drive lead generation and prospect nurturing with a measurable ROI. Prior to setting up A-Team Group, Angela was a journalist and editor of Inside Market Data at Waters Information Services (now part of InfoPro Digital’s Incisive Media).

Peter Williams, FIA

Chief Technology Officer, CJC

Peter Williams is CTO at CJC Ltd the leading global market data technology Managed Services and Consultancy provider. Reporting directly to the board Peter’s role is to grow the business at CJC by developing client solutions, exploring new technologies and overseeing their implementation. As a market data technology professional with 17 years’ experience and a career spanning inter dealer brokers, tier one investment banks and a global managed services provider Peter has wide ranging experience of technologies and organisations. Initially working in a support role with Tullett Prebon and then Credit Suisse Peter joined CJC Ltd 10 years ago as an onsite consultant at BNP Paribas, soon after Peter was seconded into forming part of the initial managed services team at CJC which provided remote monitoring, support and management of the newly created Reuters Hosted System (RHS). As the system grew and thrived so did CJC and Peter was made Director of Operations for EMEA with the remit of growing the London support and engineering teams and helping to shape the operational processes and structures used to deliver the service. A self-confessed geek Peter revels in new technology and is a passionate advocate of “the cloud” and cloud based managed services.

Dr. Matt Woodhams Ph.D.

Managing Director, Head of Information, GFI Group for FENICS Market Data

Dr. Matt Woodhams joined GFI in 2000 and until recently oversaw product development, marketing and support of GFI’s trading platforms, their compliance with current regulatory requirements and commercial positioning for regulatory changes. Previously, he held various roles within the company including oversight of the FENICS business while based in New York. Currently, Dr. Woodhams manages businesses within BGC Group’s Fintech division with particularly focus on market data and analytics platforms. Before joining GFI, he headed quantitative analysis at Garban/Harlow Butler, now known as ICAP. Dr. Woodhams holds a BSc in management science and a PhD in mathematics from Swansea University.

Bryan Yates

Director of Sales - EMEA, Orbital Insight

Bryan Yates is the Director of Sales and General Manager for the EMEA region at Orbital Insight, a geospatial analytics company that provides unprecedented visibility into the economic pulse of the world by using AI to analyze vast amounts of satellite imagery to count objects like cars, oil tanks and ships. Prior to joining Orbital Insight, Bryan was the Director of Sales at Medallia, a Sequoia-backed SAAS Customer Experience Management company. Prior to Medallia, Bryan worked as a Senior Director for over 13 years at Eze Software Group, the leading global provider of investment management software solutions to a broad range of clients across the investment community. Bryan was born and raised in South Africa and holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics and Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Christina Young

Specialist Leader, Technology and Financial Services, Deloitte Consulting

Tina is currently a specialist leader of Technology and Financial Services at Deloitte Consulting. She has over 25 years of experience in the information technology and financial services industries. She has extensively worked within Tier 1 financial institutions’ market and reference data, especially from a vendor and contractual management perspective. Tina’s expertise is in setting sourcing strategies and license solutions to successfully mitigate risk and reduce costs. She was formerly the Executive Director and Global Head of Market Data Sourcing for JPMorgan Chase & Co. personally managing Bloomberg, TR, Factset & Dow Jones, Vice President and Sourcing lead for Index licensing, as well as reference data: ratings, identifiers, FI analysis and newsfeeds for Morgan Stanley’s Re-engineering & Expense Management team and Vice President and Sourcing Procurement Services Manager for JPMorgan’s Asset Management Division. At JP Morgan, she worked closely with Global Head of Supplier Diversity to develop and Co-Chair Women-In-Sourcing-Empowerment (WISE) initiative. Assist in organizing venues aimed at enhanced networking and mobility opportunities for women in Sourcing group. She leads several initiatives to support women in financial information presently at Deloitte.

Richard Young

Industry and Regulatory Strategy, Bloomberg Global Data

Richard joined Bloomberg in September 2015 in an industry and regulatory relations role in Global Data. This role includes industry and regulatory outreach on the data aspects of Bloomberg’s services for MiFID and other related regulatory initiatives, with a special emphasis on key identifiers such as FIGI and LEI. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Richard spent 20 years with the financial messaging and standards body – SWIFT, where he held a variety of roles in sales and marketing. Most recently Richard was Head of Regulatory Affairs at SWIFT, where he contributed to the development of new services arising from regulatory change, including services for reporting to Trade Repositories and reference data/standards initiatives, such as the development of SWIFT’s services for the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI). He also led initiatives with EU and other regulators to raise awareness of the operational impacts of regulation, including strengthening the regulatory recognition of financial messaging and reference data standards. This involved a particular focus on the promotion of the ISO 20022 financial messaging standard to EU regulatory bodies. At various times Richard represented SWIFT in a number of bodies focused on more efficient post-trade processing, including the EU Commission expert group (CESAME) for securities post trading in 2008/9, the EU Clearing and Settlement Code of Conduct monitoring group and the EGMI group on market infrastructure in 2010/11. Prior to joining SWIFT Richard held product management roles with a leading global custodian for four years, and before that with the London Stock Exchange, where he oversaw the introduction of the institutional net settlement service.

Ken Zockoll

Senior Vice President, Symbology & Reference Data, FactSet Research Systems, Inc.

Ken leads the team that drives the development and deployment of FactSet's enterprise data governance model which connects all of FactSet's content via a common set of security and entity level identifiers and their associated taxonomies. Ken joined FactSet in 2001 as part of the LionShares’ acquisition, FactSet's first major investment in proprietary content. During his tenure at FactSet Ken has helped create and manage a number of FactSet's proprietary content sets before moving into his current role. Prior to joining FactSet Ken worked at a number of other content vendors involved in the creation, management and deployment of commercially successful financial databases. Ken holds a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University.

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