Group Chief Information Officer, Euronext
After various missions in the integration and launch of the inter-banking clearing system as well as missions mainly dedicated to the networks architecture, Tarak Achiche joined the SBF-BOURSE DE PARIS in 1995 to work on the launch of the New Trading System (NSC) and took the responsibility of the Information System architecture. In 1998 he became Director of the Market Technologies, being in charge of the promotion and development of electronic Trading and Clearing systems.
In year 2000, he was appointed Division Director at Atos Euronext, a common subsidiary of Euronext and Atos Origin. In May 2002, he became Deputy CEO in charge of projects and operations at Clearnet, which became LCH.Clearnet on 1st January 2004. Since April 2003, Tarak Achiche acts as Group Chief Information Officer of Euronext.
Editor of Inside Market Data Reference & Principal, Atradia Consulting
David Anderson has worked in the market data industry for the last 21 years starting out as a Telerate Salesman way back in September 1984 and spending nearly 14 years with Reuters; finishing up in their international marketing group. Since the end of 2001 he has worked as consultant running his own highly specialised firm Atradia Consulting. Based in the UK David is a regular visitor to New York and is pleased to work for a range of clients on both sides of the Atlantic - including some large scale market data vendors, a few mid sized and small software houses, and at least one exchange. Alongside providing market and strategy analysis services to his vendor clients over the last three years David has become well known for his editorship of the annual Inside Market Data Reference and is often quoted in the mainstream press and seen presenting or moderating at industry events.
Global Head, Market Data Services, Société Générale
Peter is the architect and led the development of the information, trading and data exchange systems that underpinned the London Stock Exchange's move from floor to screen trading at the time of Big Bang. He went on to serve on the Managing Board of the Exchange for three years in the capacity of CIO, delivering a blueprint for change. He then co-founded and was the architect of the Tradepoint Investment Exchange. Following the sale of Tradepoint to a group of leading investment banks Peter has focussed on strategic consultancy work in capital markets. He is a member of the Securities Institute, and an early member of the forward thinking Global Business Network based in San Francisco. A recent assignment involved the specification of a state-of-the-art regulatory reporting system for the China Securities and Regulatory Commission. He is currently advising HCL Technologies, a major Indian Systems Integrator, about business development opportunities in Capital Markets.
Vice President and Managing Director, International, Dow Jones Newswires
Michael Bergmeijer is vice president and managing director, international with responsibility for both business and news operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as Asia Pacific, and is based in London. His role allows him to direct the growth of Newswires overall business, including the roster of local language wires (which now number nine), and expand relationships with key partners.
Prior to assuming his current position in October 2005, Mr. Bergmeijer was vice president of international sales and marketing for Dow Jones Newswires, a unit of Dow Jones & Company having overall responsibility for business operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region for the newswires, based in London. Before this he had been managing director and senior editor of Dow Jones Newswires in the Asia/Pacific region where he was responsible for the newswires' editorial and business operations in the region and was based in Singapore.
Managing Director, Standard & Poor's, Europe
Krishna Biltoo joined Standard & Poor's in August 2003 and has over 25 years of experience in the financial information sector. Based in London, he is responsible for the overall growth, direction and leadership of Standard & Poor's European Securities Services business.
Chief Business Writer, US, The Economist
Matthew Bishop joined The Economist in 1991 as Economics Correspondent. In 1994 he switched to the Britain Section as Britain Correspondent. In 1997 he moved to New York to become American Finance Editor and in 2000 was appointed New York Bureau Chief. He returned to London in September 2002 as Business Editor. He is the author of The Pocket Economist, the official Economist guide to economics and he appears frequently on TV and radio. In the summer of 2005 Matthew moves to New York to become The Economist's Chief Business Writer in the U.S.
President, Shore Communications
Mr. Blossom's career spans more than twenty years of marketing, research, product management and development in advanced information and media venues, including major financial publishers and financial services companies (Citicorp, Quotron and for Reuters Holdings PLC), as well as earlier experience in broadcast media. Mr. Blossom served as a Vice President and Lead Analyst at Outsell, Inc., where he provided research and analysis coverage of content technologies and financial and corporate information markets for major corporate clients, and developed successful online ecommerce services for research reports. For his excellence in qualiitative research, Mr. Blossom was recognized with the Vendor of the Year award by Standard & Poor's in 2001.
Director – Global Head of Product & Price Reference Data, Credit Suisse First Boston
John has over 25 years experience in Information Technology and has spent the last 20 years working with Financial Industry Market and Reference Data. At CSFB, Bottega heads up a global team within the Strategic Core Services Division, responsible for the acquisition, storage, management and dissemination of Product & Price Reference throughout the firm. He is responsible for driving the group’s strategic roadmap – to expand and improve the data coverage and distribution services via a major reengineering program, that will enable the use of consistent product & price reference data throughout the firm’s business flows. Prior to joining CSFB, Bottega worked at Merrill Lynch where he served as Product Manager for the firm’s Product Master Environment, responsible for the development of specifications, design and strategic planning for firm’s reference data service solutions.
Global Head of Market Data Business Management, Barclays Capital
Simon Brain has worked in the market data industry for the past 18 years, starting out at Reuters where he spent 9 years managing trading room implementations before leaving to work as an independent consultant and then European market data manager for Morgan Stanley. In his current role at Barclays Capital Simon is responsible for developing market data strategy, service program management and business and vendor relationship management relating to Market Data, E-trading and Market Intelligence services.
Commissioner, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
Sharon Brown-Hruska was nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the US Senate in 2002, and is currently serving her second term as Commissioner. She is the Chairman of the CFTC's Technology Advisory Committee, which has recently explored intellectual property in trading and settlements technology, restrictions on the usage of exchange settlement prices, and market data piracy. Before coming to the Commission, as a professor at George Mason University, she wrote "Competing Models for Market Data Dissemination," (2002) which is available here and "Financial Markets as Information Monopolies?" (Regulation, 23(3), 2000). She holds a Ph.D. in economics (1994) from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Member of the Management Board, SWX Swiss Exchange
Werner Bürki has been a member of the Management Committee of the SWX Swiss Exchange since July 2002 and, since October 2001, has held the position of CEO of EXFEED Ltd., a company he established as a European provider of raw financial data. He has also been a member of the STOXX Supervisory Board since December 2002, taking the chair in 2004 and 2005. He started his career in 1992 as a sales manager with Dow Jones Markets Switzerland AG. By 2001, he had become a member of that company's Executive Committee and Board of Directors, whereas in June 1998 he assumed the position of General Manager Switzerland for Bridge Information Systems. During that phase, Werner Bürki introduced the Dow Jones platform to the Swiss market and was responsible for the merger between Dow Jones Markets and Bridge Information Systems. Werner Bürki graduated from business school in Zurich. Earlier in his career, he was a specialist in the field of options and futures trading, and in 1987 completed additional specialized studies at the New York Institute of Finance.
Clem Chambers is CEO of ADVFN, Europe's leading stocks and investment website. He became CEO of ADVFN in January of 2002 and is credited with steering the company from likely dot.com failure to thriving market leader. Internet bible, Wired Magazine, for which he regularly contributes, described him as a 'Market Mavern'. He is also a member of their renowned 'Brains Trust.' Clem wrote a stock column in Wired from 2000 to 2001 in a period spanning the final boom and following bust. He is a columnist for The Business, The Scotsman, Traders' and Inside Edge and is a regular contributor to a number of UK and US financial publications including Investors Chronicle, Stocks & Commodities and Futures. He is a regular commentator on CNBC, the BBC and numerous US financial radio stations.
Chief Technology Officer, EDGAR Online
Stefan Chopin was appointed Chief Technology Officer in February 2004, after serving on the Board of Directors of EDGAR Online since 1996. Stefan is a 20-year technology veteran of the Financial Services Industry and is responsible for EDGAR Online's technology strategy and the development of all product offerings. He was previously the president of Pequot Group, Inc. a financial technology development company. From 1998 to November 2001, he was the Senior Vice President of Technology for iXL Enterprises, Inc., an e-business solutions provider. Previously, Stefan was the Vice President of Engineering at Micrognosis, Inc. a leading provider of trading room solutions.
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, NASD
Martin Colburn is the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for NASD. As such, Mr. Colburn is responsible for all technology-related efforts for the NASD. He manages the NASD technology staff and oversees all technology-related, third-party service contracts. Prior to the commencement of his work with NASD in August 2001, Mr. Colburn was the Chief Operating Officer and the Chairman of the Australia Asia Joint Venture from 2000-2001 for Metiom, Inc. From 1996-2000, he worked for Fannie Mae as the Senior Vice President of the Technology Management Center. From 1993-1996, Mr. Colburn was the Vice President for Customer Service, Technology. He began his stint with Fannie Mae in 1988 as a Director of UNIX Technical Services. From 1985-1988, Mr. Colburn was the Vice President for Advanced Technology Planning for Sovran Bank. He began his technology career with the Marriott Corporation in 1980.
Associate Director, Market Data Specialist, UBS AG
Juan Corchete-Canavan is an Associate Director at UBS AG, which he joined in 2002. He works within the Global Technology Sourcing & Contract Management unit, a unit responsible for negotiating all vendor contracts for hardware, software, market data, and services within IT Infrastructure. Juan specializes in market data and has ten years experience in the market data industry. Prior to joining UBS AG, he was at Thomson Financial where he was a Data Acquisition Regional Manager - Asia and a Product Manager/Content. Juan has an M.B.A. from the V.U.B. in Brussels, Belgium.
Associate Vice President, Market Data Product Development, The NASDAQ Stock Market
Claude Courbois leads the Market Data Product Development department at The NASDAQ Stock Market. His team generates new market data products, many of which they demonstrate on their Experimental Market Information website. The EMI website enables data vendors and subscribers to use near real-time demonstration versions of new products, provide feedback, and request other products. The most successful new products are moving from EMI into full-scale production in coming months. Claude has been with NASDAQ since 2000, and previously held positions as Director of Financial and Market Analysis for NASDAQ’s Data Products division and as Economist in NASDAQ's Economic Research department. Claude has a PhD in economics from North Carolina State University and is a CFA charterholder.
European Business Lines Director, Interactive Data Europe
Robert Cumberbatch joined FT Interactive Data in June 1998 as production director to run the company's IT operations. Robert was responsible for the mission critical IT infrastructure with a 24 x 7 data centre, a 24 x 6 help desk, technical support group, network support and project planning. From January 2003 Robert led an international real-time integration programme aimed at integrating the infrastructure of the recently acquired ComStock business into that of Interactive Data. In June 2005 Robert became European business lines director at FT Interactive Data Europe. He now focuses on executing product development plans, product reliability, product infrastructure, future business opportunities and the product development process.
Chief Executive Officer, Tullett Prebon Information Limited
G. Andrea Danese has assumed the position of CEO of Tullett Prebon Information Limited in March 2005. Prior to that he was President and COO of Creditex Inc. focusing on Credit Derivatives electronic trading and Data sales. From 1998 to 2000 he was the CAO and Director of the Global Credit Derivatives business at Deutsche Bank in London. Before moving to Deutsche Bank, he was a VP in the Structured Product Group at JP Morgan London. Andrea Danese is a qualified lawyer in Italy and has an LLM in International Business Law from Queen Mary and Westfield College - University of London.
Vice President, JP Morgan Chase
Ludwig D’Angelo is the North American Regional Head of Trading Technology for JP Morgan Chase. He has over 23 years of experience in financial services including front office, risk management, operations, technology and marketing. He has previously held senior positions at Swiss Bank Corp, Bankers Trust, Reuters as well as KPMG Consulting where he was a practiceleader in trading technology. Early in his career, he was a professional options trader for Oppenheimer & Company.
VP/Managing Director, FISD, SIIA
Tom Davin comes to SIIA after eighteen years at The Nasdaq Stock Market, where he was most recently Senior Vice President for Market Data Distribution. In that role, he managed the products and distributor relationships that supported Nasdaq’s real-time market data business. While at Nasdaq, he served as the Chair of the FISD Executive Committee.
Executive Vice President and General Manager, MarketWatch, Inc.
Jeff Davis is Executive Vice President and General Manager of MarketWatch, Inc., a Dow Jones Company (formerly CBS MarketWatch). Mr. Davis is responsible for overseeing the MarketWatch Licensing Services business, which designs and licenses highly customized financial tools, applications and news to over 600 firms globally. Mr. Davis has more than 20 years experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining MarketWatch he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Thinking Investments, Inc., a company that specialized in forward-looking portfolio analytics. He also served as President of the Institutional Division of Data Broadcasting Corporation (now Interactive Data Corporation) the original parent company of CBS MarketWatch. He has held senior management positions in the financial services divisions of ADP as well as Citibank, starting his career in sales and management with LEXIS/NEXIS. Mr. Davis is a resident of New York City. He holds a MBA from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University.
President, Global Sales, Marketing & Services, Thomson Financial
Lou Eccleston joined Thomson in July 2002 as President of the Banking and Brokerage Group for Thomson Financial. In November 2003, Eccleston assumed the role of President for a new organization within Thomson Financial - Global Sales, Marketing and Services. Eccleston, a 14-year veteran of Bloomberg L.P., most recently served as head of Global Financial Services for Siebel Systems. At Bloomberg, he joined the firm as a managing director and served as a member of the executive management team, overseeing business and product strategy for the core business, brokerage and data services, and media operations. Prior to Bloomberg, Eccleston was head of Sales and Marketing for Fixed Income Research at Moody's Investor Service.
P. Howard Edelstein
CEO & President, BT Radianz
P. Howard Edelstein brings multiple years of financial expertise and technological leadership to Global Business Management. Currently President and CEO of BT Radianz, Edelstein is considered a pioneer and leading innovator in his field. Before coming to BT Radianz, Edelstein held senior executive positions at financial and technological firms such as E.M. Warburg Pincus, Thomson Financial, Dow Jones Telerate, CATS Software, and Knight-Ridder, Inc. He is also the creator of OMGEO, which has become the industry standard and global utility for post trade processing. Edelstein brings this same innovative thinking to BT Radianz, where he strives to build a 21st Century market infrastructure platform. Edelstein takes personal pride in building high-performance teams, focused on developing high-growth, scalable businesses.
Eurex Zurich AG
Director, General Internal Market, Financial Policy Services European Commission
Sven Gentner works in the Financial Services Policy unit of the Directorate-General Internal Market and Services of the European Commission. He is responsible for the coordination of the Financial Markets Regulatory Dialogue between the European Commission and the United States. He studied economics at the Universities of Frankfurt/Germany and York/UK. Before joining the Commission he had been working for Allianz Insurance plc and the Institute of Public Finance at the University of Muenster/Germany.
Publisher, Inside Market Data
Adrian Goulbourn is Publisher of the Market Data Group at Incisive Media. Joining the company in 2001, he has overall responsibility for the group's activities across operations in London, New York and Hong Kong. This includes publishing the market data industry's leading title, Inside Market Data. He joined Risk Waters Group (now Incisive Media) from Thomson Financial, where he was Managing Director, Europe, responsible for Porvenir, the emerging markets database. Previously, he was Publisher at International Systems and Communications, where he created a financial publishing division. Adrian has had a long time interest in the emerging markets, fulfilling publishing roles at Garlickhill Limited, where he built an independent financial research and publishing company which specialized in researching developing economies; at Citybridge Research, where he was Executive Director of Emerging Markets Forum and Emerging Markets Financial Information Services, where he was responsible for publishing many financial titles, including the Reuters Asian Stock Sourcebook. He has also been an advisor to the Association of European Financial Centres and served on the Management Committee of Europa E-borsa, a European Commission initiative.
Chief Technologist, SIIA/FISD
Mr. Hartley, as Chief Technologist of SIIA/FISD, is charged with support and development of MDDL (www.mddl.org) and similar efforts at the association. Previously, Mr. Hartley was employed by Reuters Group (aka Bridge Information Systems) for five years as Senior Architect for the Chief Architecture Office, as well as Catalyst in the Office of the Chief Scientist, where he concentrated on the development of leading edge technologies, including delivery mechanisms and user interface platforms, for the dissemination and representation of quotes, news, charts, and other financial information. Mr. Hartley has had global involvement and responsibilities in furthering new capabilities and products through training and technical leadership. Mr. Hartley has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Computer option) from The Ohio State University and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering at The University of Colorado (Boulder).
Director, Back Office Data & Analytics, Deutsche Börse AG
Markus Heer is responsible Director in Deutsche Börse Group for Backoffice Data & Analytics including Reference Data and Data Services. Before joining Deutsche Börse Group he was head of securities and payments processing at DZ BANK. Before that he was Skill Group Manager at Cap Gemini group and Managing Principal at Capco, helping financial institutions to develop and improve their transaction banking operational strategy. Before becoming a consultant, Markus worked for Deutsche Bank in the Investment Banking division.
Financial Editor, Financial Times
Andrew Hill has been Financial Editor of the Financial Times since June 2005 and an Assistant Editor since August 2003. He has overall responsibility for coverage of companies and markets and writes regularly on financial, corporate and business topics. Prior to becoming Financial Editor, Andrew was the FT's Comment & Analysis Editor, with responsibility for the paper's opinion and features pages. From September 1999 until July 2003, he was the FT's New York Bureau Chief, US Business Editor and a member of the paper's US editorial board. Andrew played a lead role in coordinating coverage of and writing about the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, helped investigate the Enron collapse and other US corporate scandals for the FT and covered the related issues of corporate governance and executive compensation. One of his columns was selected for the 2004 edition of The Best Business Stories of the Year (Vintage Books).
Mr. Holmes has served since 1999 as Executive VP and Managing Director at Cicada, global provider of reference data management technology and managed services. Prior to joining Cicada, Hubert was Executive VP and Director of Global Securities Markets at Reuters, responsible for global product marketing of all equities and fixed income products. He also held executive and director roles in Reuters subsidiaries and joint venture companies, including Multex, Loan Pricing, and Reuters America. Prior to this, Mr. Holmes was MD of the subsidiary that produces all integrated technical analysis software for Reuters products. He has also managed the company's electronic transactions business and acquisition strategy in Asia. Before joining Reuters in 1987, Mr. Holmes was an officer in the corporate strategic planning group at Chemical Bank.
Head of Reference Data, London Stock Exchange
Mark has worked at the London Stock Exchange for over 6 years having previously worked at Citibank. His time at the Exchange has been spent on a variety of key Information Services projects including RNS System Development and Trading, Information System upgrades and Reference Data enhancements. Mark currently heads the Exchange's Reference Data business. He was responsible for project managing the development, and launch, of SEDOL Masterfile, the Exchange's award winning reference data service. He now focuses on growing our global reference data business and enhancing our Corporate Actions products and services.
Chief Executive Officer, ICAP Electronic Broking, Europe
Garry Jones was CEO and President of BrokerTec Europe Ltd, before the merger with ICAP Plc and became CEO of ICAP Electronic Broking, Europe after the transaction. ICAP Electronic Broking (IEB), harnesses ICAP's Electronic capabilities across multiple asset classes including bonds, repo, eonia, swaps, CDS and foreign exchange and offers full STP and post trade feeds across the entire product range. IEB is now the largest electronic broker in the world, transacting over $500 billion a day. Garry worked in New York for Merrill Lynch and Bankers Trust in a variety of derivatives and bond trading roles, before returning to the UK in 1991.
CEO, Jordan & Jordan
Tom Jordan is President and CEO of Jordan & Jordan, which provides Management Consulting, Project Management, Market Data Management, Search and Software Development for the Securities and Banking Industry. Tom was the Managing Director of Knight-Ridder Financial/Americas. Prior to that position, he was the Chairman of Monchik-Weber, a Wall Street consulting and product development firm. Tom also held various management positions at IBM both on the technical and marketing side of the business. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Irish America Magazine selected Tom as a member of the 2004 Wall Street 50. Tom has a M.S. in Industrial Administration from Union College and a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Saint Peter's College where he is a member of the Board of Regents.
General Manager, Information Services, Australian Stock Exchange Ltd
Jason Keady has worked in the financial markets for over 10 years. He first joined the Australian Stock Exchange as a lawyer, culminating in his eventual appointment as Deputy General Counsel at ASX where he worked on a range of significant transactions, including ASX's demutualisation and listing on its own market. Among a range of key initiatives, Jason was also involved in the various proposals for exchange mergers between ASX and SFE and the restructure of ASX's index and market information services. In 2001, Jason moved from his legal role to head up a strategic review of the then Market Information business. That review resulted in many changes that have improved the underlying performance of the market information business. More recently, Jason was appointed General Manager of Information Services, which includes the market information business, following an organisation-wide restructure. Jason and his Information Services team are responsible for providing world class market data, security reference data and other information solutions for all ASX markets.
VP, Product Management, GoldenSource
Paul Kennedy, VP, Product Management is responsible for GoldenSource's Enterprise Data Management (EDM) product suite. Based in the London office, Kennedy works closely with clients and prospects to enhance EDM solutions, ensuring that their development strategy remains abreast of the evolving market and regulatory needs. Kennedy's 12 year product management experience and strong development background is instrumental in leveraging awareness of GoldenSource's enterprise software solutions for improving information quality and efficiency and optimizing investments by reducing operational costs. Prior to joining GoldenSource, Kennedy spent 7 years with Reuters where his career spans various technology and content development roles, including Head of Content Integration where he was responsible for managing capacity constraints on Reuters Integrated Data Network. Also, as Head of Content & News, Product Management, Kennedy spearheaded various product development projects including data presentation for Reuters information products and ensuring the timely distribution and display of information. Kennedy began his career as a journalist where he worked for 10 years for several news agencies including Reuters and Knight-Ridder Financial.
Senior Vice President, IT Resources, Korea Exchange
Secretary General, World Federation of Exchanges
Thomas Krantz serves as Secretary General of the World Federation of Exchanges, the Paris-based trade association for the regulated financial exchange industry world-wide. He has been with the Federation since 1997. Before coming to WFE, Mr. Krantz worked as an institutional investment advisor and head of the sales team at the Banque de Gestion Privée/Crédit Agricole group in Paris. Prior to that, he was a stockbroker and head of the sales/trading table at the Dresdner Bank group’s Paris office. He also worked at Arthur Young in Paris as an auditor/consultant in the financial services sector. From 1986-88, Mr. Krantz managed central bank monetary reserves deposited at the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, along with the bank’s own capital invested in multi-currency treasury instruments. He worked at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York and Paris in country risk evaluation and in corporate banking for trading and commodity companies.
VP, Intellectual Property Policy & Enforcement, SIIA
Mr. Kupferschmid is responsible for working directly with SIIA's Intellectual Property Committee to establish SIIA positions and moving the SIIA agenda on issues relating to intellectual property. He also supervises the Association's Anti-Piracy programs. Prior to joining SIIA, Mr. Kupferschmid was an attorney with the law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner where he advised clients on all matters relating to copyright and copyright-related protection, including client counseling, opinion drafting, license negotiations, and litigation.
Sr. Director, Planning and Program Management, NASD
Kay LaBare is an experienced Technologist with an extensive background in Financial Services. At the NASD she led an enterprise-wide Technology Strategy effort and currently heads Transparency Services technology which is charged with increasing the visibility of TRACE Corporate Bond Data to the public. Prior to joining NASD, she was CTO of Thomson Healthcare. Kay joined Thomson Healthcare in 2002 from Thomson Financial where she was CTO of the Investment Banking and Capital Markets group. Previously, Kay was CTO of CDA Investment Technologies responsible for technology for a federated group of businesses including Spectrum, Wiesenberger, ISS, Technimetrics, and Nelson. In addition, she held technology management positions at T. Rowe Price, Random House and Alexander and Alexander.
CEO, NextVIEW Group
Stephen Lai is CEO of NextVIEW Group of companies operating local offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia and Thailand, with active marketing presence in India and Pakistan. NextVEW provides internet-based streaming real-time market data services, distributed ticker plant solutions and investor education programs to support the needs of financial brokerage firms, investors and traders in Asia.
Stephen has 18 years professional experience working as software entrepreneur in 3 technology-based start-ups in Asia, consultant to Singapore government's info-communications R & D lab, investment technology and research manager and sales executive with IP Sharp and Reuters in Asia.
A MBA graduate from the University of Michigan, Stephen also holds double degrees in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Managing Director, CounterpartyLink
In February 2005, Mr. Lammersdorf joined CounterpartyLink as Managing Director, responsible for the company's strategy, business development efforts and daily operations. An experienced financial data and technology executive, he had previously served as Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Börse AG and Managing Director of its Information Services division. Under his leadership, the division achieved a number of major goals, including increasing revenue and profitability from information products for several consecutive years, completing a new data warehouse, launching a new real-time consolidated data feed, building a joint venture for a new European bond index family and acquiring a 50% ownership stake in Infobolsa. Prior to joining Deutsche Börse, Mr. Lammersdorf served in a variety of management roles at Dow Jones Markets (Telerate), most recently as Vice President of Global Contributor and Supplier Relations. Before that he worked in product marketing and sales management positions in the computer industry.
Information Technology, Morgan Stanley
Bill has been in the Securities Industry for 35 years. The last five years have been with Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. managing Exchange Relations for Market Data. His mission is to expand the uses of exchange information while reducing or eliminating administrative burdens. Immediately prior to his current role, 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.
Senior VP, E-Business & Information Services, Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Limited
Roger Lee is the Head of Cash Market and Senior Vice President at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. ("HKEx"). He joined the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in 1997 and was Director of Trading and Information Services of the Exchange prior to establishment of the HKEx in 2000 when the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Futures Exchange were demutualised and together with Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited, merged under a single holding company, HKEx. Before that Mr Lee worked for the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong and a number of financial and IT institutions. He has over twenty years of business and management experience in the information technology and finance industries.
Director, VSA Financial
Simon Leighton-Porter has been working with Citigroup since 1998 and has spent the last 3 years concentrating on a number of straight through processing and reference data initiatives for the equities division. Now working as a consultant, he is a member of a number of industry groups including the FIX Global Technical Committee and the FIX Allocations Working Group. As the co-chair of the MiFID Joint Working Group Standard Protocols Group he has been concentrating on the new messaging and data structure requirements brought about by MiFID.
Lai Kok Leong
Vice President, Data Services, Singapore Exchange Ltd.
LAI Kok Leong is the Head of Data Services business unit and Vice President at Singapore Exchange Ltd. ("SGX"). He joined the Stock Exchange of Singapore in 1998 and was involved in brokerage inspections, securities trading & pricing policies, exchange and trading access memberships marketing, prior to the establishment of Data Services business unit in 2003. Before that Mr Lai worked for the Ministry of Finance, Singapore and in the area of forensic accounting/judicial management in a Big Six audit firm. He has over ten years of experience in the securities industry.
Chief Information Officer, London Stock Exchange
David Lester is responsible for the Information and Technology Services division at the London Stock Exchange accounting for over 40% of the exchange's total revenue. Since joining the Exchange in June 2001, David has overseen many major IT projects such as upgrades to the Exchange's SETS trading platform, the introduction of the new Internet Protocol communications network, the provision of technology services to the JSE Securities Exchange South Africa and the implementation of a Corporate Data Warehouse. He is currently leading the implementation of the Exchange's Technology Roadmap, a complete refresh of the Exchange's technology due for completion in late 2006.
Deputy CEO, MTS S.p.A. & EuroMTS
Francesco Margini is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of MTS S.p.A. and
EuroMTS Ltd., the European Bond Exchange. He is responsible for Technology, Product
Management and Data Sales for the MTS Group companies.
He was previously the Head of Strategy and Development of EuroMTS. Prior to this
position in London, he was responsible for Business Development at MTS S.p.A and the
promotion of the MTS electronic platform within the international financial community.
During 1999, Mr Margini devoted his full time and efforts to the creation of
EuroMTS, the first pan-European electronic trading platform. Following the successful
launch of EuroMTS in April 1999, Mr Margini has been increasingly involved in a number
of projects aimed at expanding the range of fixed income products offered and the
establishment of other markets in Europe and beyond based on the MTS model.
Senior Vice President, Content Group, Thomson Financial
Peter Marney is the Senior Vice President of the Content Group for Thomson Financial. Peter is responsible for managing all content related activities ranging from determining content strategy and priorities through to generating the content that is delivered to product and clients. The team, which consists of 2,000 employees principally based in the US, Europe, India and the Philippines, focuses on providing the highest quality content in the most cost effective manner. As Thomson Financial's content experts the team collaborates closely with segment managers, sales and client services. The content produced spans company fundamentals, earnings estimates, ownership, contact profiles, research, filings, capital markets issuance, M&A activity, time series securities and economics and a global security master.
Chairman, Financial Information Forum
Leo McBlain is the chairman of the Financial Information Forum - an industry organization that focuses on issues related to information systems in the brokerage industry. He has over thirty-five years of experience in the brokerage industry with Automatic Data Processing in both real-time market data and brokerage processing systems. He was a founding member of the Financial Information Services Division and served as its chairman for five years. He also served on the Options Industry Roundtable working with the Options Clearing Corp. and he has been a speaker at the annual Options Industry Conference on options market data issues. Leo also headed various Securities Industry Association subcommittees addressing industry-wide projects such as Y2K, decimalization and straight-through-processing. He was asked to provide testimony regarding market data traffic and order processing issues to the Securities and Exchange Commission at their hearing on Regulation NMS. Leo holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Villanova University.
With more than 20 years of experience in business management, software development, strategic partnerships, and corporate start-ups, Michael Meriton is responsible for the strategic vision, overall management and business leadership of GoldenSource Corporation. Mr. Meriton is charged with executing the company's aggressive vision -- "To be the leader in Enterprise Data management (EDM) by providing software solutions that enable financial services companies to manage company data at an enterprise level to gain a substantial competitive advantage." Executing this vision includes continual innovation of the company's products and services, accelerating new product time-to-market and reducing implementation time.
Director, Market Data Distribution, The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc.
Jeannie Merritt is Director of Market Data Distribution at the NASDAQ Stock Market. Her team is responsible for the administration of the NASDAQ and UTP market data products, including TotalView, Nasdaq's premier data entitlement. The Market Data Distribution team conducts market data audits, collects usage reporting and processes datafeed applications. Jeannie has been with NASDAQ since 1996, and has served as a Director since 2003. Prior to 1996, she worked for the National Association of Securities Dealers as a regulatory analyst. Jeannie has an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park. She currently serves as the NASDAQ representative on the FISD Executive Committee as well as on other working groups within the FISD.
Business Development Director - EMEA, eSignal
Darell Miller is the European Business Development Director for eSignal. eSignal is a division of Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC) specialising in the delivery of global, real-time market data, decision support tools and advanced trading workstations to both active investors and professionals worldwide. In this role he manages all of eSignal's European third party relationships with exchanges, brokerages, analytical software packages and third party study providers that are focused on the retail investor. Mr Miller joined eSignal in 2003 after being one of the founding partners of Nextera Interactive - Europe and serving as the Business Development Director of Bluecurve. Prior to moving into software and consulting he spent five years at Thomson Financial running the European content group of the First Call and Investext business units. He has been in working in the financial markets since the 1993 when he joined UBS as the European Business Manager for Equity Research. Preceding this Mr Miller served as an officer in the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and holds an LLB from the University of Sheffield.
Global Head, Equity Pricing Data Operations, Reuters
Kevin Morgan has worked at Reuters for the past 17 years and is Global Head of Market Data, Data Operations, managing teams in the UK, New York, Singapore and Bangalore. Kevin has held a number of positions within Reuters Data teams and has wide range of experience in both Real Time and Reference data collection. Prior to joining Reuters, Kevin gained experience working for a number of city institutions primarily in the Hong Kong and Australian Equities markets.
Head Of Information Products, London Stock Exchange
Wendy has worked at the London Stock Exchange for over 15 years, and is responsible for leading the growth and diversification of Market Data revenue through business and product development. Wendy's portfolio includes the Technology Roadmap project, including the migration of the Exchange's real time information service, LMIL, to the functionally enhanced Infolect platform. The new architecture is based on next generation technologies and provides the agility to exploit new products, markets, and technology sales. Wendy is also responsible for Extranex, the IP feed for our Market Data and STX, the Exchange's closed user phone network. Prior to this she product managed and developed the Exchange's specialist and reference data information products, headed up the Regulatory News Service (RNS) and managed the listing applications process.
Eugen Niesper joined Telekurs Financial Limited in 1987 and has over 15 years of experience in the financial information sector. He is responsible for the overall growth, direction and leadership of foreign subsidiaries.
Senior Vice President, Market Data Distribution, The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.
William O'Brien is Senior Vice President, Market Data Distribution for The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. Mr. O'Brien is responsible for the management and business direction of Nasdaq's real-time market data products, including TotalView, Nasdaq's premier data entitlement. He is also responsible for Nasdaq's role as securities information processor for the UTP Plan, and serves on the UTP Plan Operating Committee as Nasdaq's market representative. Prior to his Nasdaq appointment, Mr. O'Brien was Chief Operating Officer of Brut, LLC. As COO, Mr. O'Brien participated in the management of all, strategic, operational and administrative affairs of the company, and helped lead the company through its acquisition by Nasdaq in September 2004. Mr. O'Brien originally joined Brut as Senior Vice President and General Counsel in September 2000, with responsibilities that included management of Brut's legal affairs, regulatory strategy and compliance area.
Manager, Industry Relations, BT Radianz
Chris is an international financial technology marketing manager who has worked for over 30 years in the industry. His previous jobs have included being secretary-general of the European Association of Securities Dealers in Brussels, Head of Exchange Products at Deutsche Boerse in Frankfurt, and marketing with Reuters in London, Paris and Frankfurt. Chris is Co-Chair of the Global Education & Marketing Committee of FIX Protocol Ltd, a member of the Executive Committee of SIIA/FISD, and is Chair of the MiFID Joint Working Group.
Senior Region Manager - Europe, Global Data Acquisition, Thomson Financial Limited
Claire Pons is a Senior Manager in Thomson Financial's Global Data Acquisition responsible for Europe. She acts as Thomson Financials' representative on a number of industry associations and serves on the FISD Executive Committee. Claire joined Thomson Financial in 1996 and holds a Masters Degree in International Relations. Thomson Financial is a US$1.73 billion provider of information and technology solutions to the worldwide financial community. Through the widest range of products and services in the industry, Thomson Financial helps clients in more than 70 countries make better decisions, be more productive and achieve superior results. Thomson Financial is part of The Thomson Corporation, a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to more than 20 million business and professional customers in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate e-learning and assessment, scientific research and healthcare
Managing Director, Rights Management Associates Ltd.
Reg Pritchard is the owner and Managing Director of Rights Management Associates (RMA), the world's leading independent specialists in market data contracts and policies. Shortly after foundation in 1999 RMA was selected to write FISD's Exchange Contracts Guide and to compile FISD's Market Data Polices Database. Since then RMA has provided confidential advice and support to many leading exchanges, vendors and user firms on the development and implementation of market data contracts and policies. In 2002 RMA introduced specialist Internet search and tracking facilities for market data websites. RMA's unique database of market data websites now contains details on almost 10,000 domains. Reg Pritchard's prior industry experience includes seventeen years in Reuters Ltd as International Business Administration Manager, Country Manager and Internal Auditor, with five years representing Reuters on FISD's Executive Committee.
Product Manager, Standard & Poor's Securities Classifications
Darren Purcell is a Product Manager for Securities Classifications products within the Securities Services division at Standard & Poor's. Darren is responsible for developing Standard & Poor's reference data business in Europe, continuing our commitment to serving a global audience.
Prior to joining Standard & Poor's, Darren spent 10 years at Telekurs Financial where he was responsible for product development and client relationships for the back-office suite of products, including corporate actions, pricing and static data.
President, Telekurs USA
Barry S. Raskin is President of Telekurs (USA) Inc., the American subsidiary of Zurich-based Telekurs Financial, a premier supplier of pricing, descriptive and corporate actions information on securities traded around the world. Barry helped establish TKUSA in 1987, serving as CFO and Secretary prior to his promotion to President in 1995. Under his stewardship, TKUSA has focused on customers' needs and improved data accessibility, resulting in significantly increased revenue and profitability, as well as enhanced reputation for quality, reliability, and comprehensive global coverage. During his tenure, Telekurs has answered the needs of the US market and enhanced its position by developing products geared toward local requirements. Among the many examples are low latency real-time data feed solutions and multiple formats for global corporate actions and reference data, as well as unique market offerings, like the Security to Entity CrossWalk service, produced in partnership with D&B and Standard & Poor's.
President, Sungard Market Data
Dale Richards provides leadership for SunGard's firm-wide Enterprise Data Management segment strategy, an initiative established to strengthen SunGard's data management approach and opportunities across the organization
Prior to SunGard's acquisition of FAME Information Services, Inc. in 2004, he was Chief Executive Officer of FAME, where he restructured the product and launched a successful strategy to leverage its data management capabilities into the emerging reference data management market. As a result, FAME's profitability surged, securing industry recognition by such respected venues as Waters magazine, which named FAME as the "Top Global Data Management Solutions Vendor" for 2 years in a row.
Vice President, Market Data Services, New York Board of Trade
Jack is currently on FISD’s Executive Committee and is on the SIIA’s Board. He has been in charge of market data at New York Board of Trade since the New York Cotton Exchange and Coffee, Sugar, Cocoa Exchange merged in 1998. Prior to NYBOT, Jack was Chief Information Officer at the New York Cotton Exchange; before that he was Vice President – Development for Commodity Exchange, Inc (“COMEX”), where he developed leading edge, fault tolerant systems for the open outcry trading floor. One of the systems received a patent for software design technique.
Head of Product Design, Front Office Data & Analytics, Market Data & Analytics, Deutsche Börse AG
Axel Schorn leads the Unit Product Design of Deutsche Börse's Front Office Data & Analytics Section. He is responsible for the development and management of all real-time content delivered via the high performance data feed CEF®. Besides proprietary information of Deutsche Börse Group like the DAX® index family or market data from the Eurex® and Xetra® trading systems, the feed also contains exclusive information from cooperation partners like the Irish Stock Exchange or the DJ Stoxx® Indices. Axel joined Deutsche Börse in 1999. He holds a degree in International Business Administration from Limburg Business School, the Netherlands.
Manager, Infrastructure & Delivery, FT Interactive Data
Nat Sey is manager of delivery and infrastructure for FT Interactive Data Europe, part of Interactive Data. Nat is a member of the Reference Data User Group (RDUG) and its corporate actions working group, and is also FT Interactive Data's representative on the Technical Standards Committee (TSC), the WG11 (ISO Working Group 11), as well as one of the representatives on the MiFID Joint Working Group.
Prior to his current position, Nat Sey has held many product management roles within FT Interactive Data. His first role within FT Interactive Data was as customer support manager for Europe.
Principal, Barclays Global Investors
Claire Simpson is Global Market Data Relationship Manager at Barclays Global Investors (BGI), London where her career initially began in technology nearly 7 years ago.
Claire is responsible for all aspects of market data commercials and has a good understanding of the market data industry & vendors. BGI is an Asset Management subsidiary of Barclays Bank (Buy Side).
Claire's responsibilities cover the real-time, index and research business requirements.
Prior to joining BGI, she gained a BSc (Hons) in Management Science.
Managing Director, Mondo Visione Ltd
Herbie Skeete, who has over 25 years experience in the financial information industry, has become recognised globally as an expert on exchanges and content issues. He is the founder of exchange information publisher Mondo Visione Ltd, and edits the industry-standard Handbook of World Stock, Commodity and Derivative Exchanges, which will celebrate its fifteenth edition this year.
Senior Editor, Dow Jones Newswires EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Asia)
Gabriella Stern has two decades of Journalism experience and was formally The Wall Street Journal's news editor in New York for health and science. She is Dow Jones Newswires' Senior Editor for Europe. The Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In this role, she has overall responsibility for the editorial operations in the region, which includes some 300 journalists and stretches from Dublin to Dubai.
Vice President - Worldwide Data Support, Northern Trust Company
Iman Szeto - Northern Trust, is responsible for Northern's world wide reference data management projects. He is actively involving with the industry initiatives on reference data standard. He is the Chairman of the Information Provide User Group (IPUG) and is currently chairing the Unique Instrument Identifier working group which is tasked to recommend the UII data standard for MiFID reporting. Iman has over 18 years experience in Securities Industry started his career with HSBC. He studied Physics with Computational Mathematics in Edinburgh and completed his MBA in Finance at Cass Business School.
Swaminathan (That’s his first name, he has no last name!) founded IRIS, an Indian information and research company, in 1994, among India’s earliest internet start ups... Trained as an economist at Yale University, he served in senior positions in the Indian media, with The Economic Times and Business India.
Best known for myiris.com, India’s preferred personal finance destination where people research stocks and mutual funds before trading in them with an intermediary of their choice, IRIS is synonymous with high quality actionable content that spans a range of databases, from market data to news written by our journalists, policy & economy information (We also run India’s only Parliamentary newspaper), industry sectors and commodities, corporate information and mutual funds. We also serve banks and mutual funds apart from running shared services for brokerage firms.
Leveraging its skills and experience in Indian markets, IRIS has recently started working with global information players, investment banks, brokerages and institutional investors with an offering that includes global information and research support, managed data services and technology.
Manager, Information Services Department, Tokyo Stock Exchange
Daisuke Tanaka joined Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in 1997 and has experienced working in key areas of the exchange such as market surveillance and listed company relations. He is now in charge of developing strategies of TSE's information services and sales of MAINS, which is TSE's flagship real-time market data feed service.
, Director, Market Data Services, Montréal Exchange
Jean-Yves Trempe leads the Market Data Services at the Montréal Exchange (MX), Canada's sole financial Futures & Options exchange. Jean-Yves joined the Exchange management team in 2000 to oversee the company's data dissemination business strategies and daily operations. Before joining the Exchange, Jean-Yves occupied several positions in the financial industry. He was consultant and sales representative for broker-dealers in Canada and Supervisor for Market Information Derivatives Markets for the Montréal Exchange. Jean-Yves holds a MSc. and BSc. degree in economics from the Université de Montréal. Since 2003, Jean-Yves represents the Montréal Exchange at the SIIA/FISD where he currently serves on different working groups.
Market Connectivity Marketing Manager, GL Trade
Laetitia joined GL TRADE in 2004 as a Market Connectivity Marketing Manager. Recruited for both her marketing and engineering experience, she is responsible for technology and architecture projects within GL TRADE Corporate Marketing & Research Department. Since April 2004 she is leading the GL TRADE Marketing and Product task force dedicated to MiFID and Best Execution impacts. Involved in CESR consultative process, and an active member of the MiFID Joint Working Group, she is coordinating GL TRADE’s actions across Europe and acts as a consultant for Product and R&D division.
Industry Consultant, Jordan and Jordan
Leo Vozel has thirteen years experience in the market data industry, beginning at Dow Jones Markets/Telerate where he had global responsibility for managing all contractual, compliance, audit and business and marketing relationships with over 150 exchanges. At Jordan & Jordan, he manages its market data consulting practice and is a recognized authority on exchange market data re-distribution and compliance policies, having built key relationships with global exchange and vendor contacts over the years. He has managed many client projects related to market data re-distribution and exchange compliance issues, as well as advising exchanges on market data pricing and repackaging issues. Leo is a member of the Executive Committee of the FISD and Co-chair of its Business Issues Advisory Committee.
President, Software & Information Industry Association
Wasch's involvement in SIIA is based on both personal and professional interests. His long-standing interest in computers and software, coupled with the industry's need for a central trade association, led him to establish the Software Publishers Association (SPA) in 1984 with an initial group of 25 software firms. Wasch has led the association from its infancy to its merger with the Information Industry Association in January 1999, resulting in the formation of SIIA.
Senior Vice President, Product Development, Reuters
After graduating from the London School of Economics - MSc (Econ), International Relations- in 1985, Jeff worked for the UK's Ministry of Defense in Economic Intelligence. Jeff then began corporate life in the City of London at Scandinavian Bank (1987) where he traded international stocks, bonds, commodities and derivatives. In 1990, Jeff started his career at Bridge Information Systems in the UK office. He moved to the USA in 1994 to the Bridge Technology Center in St Louis. Since 2001 Jeff has been working for Reuters in various management roles including head of Quality Assurance for Bridge products and more recently as Senior Vice President of Product Development.
Managing Director, Information Services, Euronext
Andre Went graduated from the Erasmus, Rotterdam (Economics) in 1988. He joined Amsterdam Exchanges in 1989. After the merger with the Belgium and French exchanges in 2000 he became Group Policy Director based in Paris followed by his appointed of Director Strategy and Market Development in 2003. He was involved in several strategic projects such as the acquisition of LIFFE and the Portuguese exchange. Furthermore he is involved in several international working committees including the FESE and World Federation of Exchanges. As of 1 January 2005 he is responsible as Managing Director of the business unit Euronext Information Services and member of the Operational Committee of the Euronext Group.
Editor, Inside Market Data