Speaker Biographies – Feature Sessions - New York

Philip Filleul, Segment Director – Financial Services, Cray Inc.
Phil is Cray’s global segment director for Financial Services. His role is to understand how Cray’s technologies can be used to bring value to the more challenging use cases in FS. Prior to Cray he has been responsible for capital markets use cases with Teradata analytics and has also created an industry reference data utility for the large banks. He has a strong fascination with how advanced technology can rethink traditional systems in Banks and is a frequent conference speaker, and white paper writer. He has a Masters in Computer Science from Cambridge University, UK and lives in Charlotte NC.

Yadu Kalia, Worldwide Industry Solution Architect, Financial Services, IBM Systems.
Yadu is the Worldwide Industry Architect for Financial Service Solutions at IBM. Yadu worked in Global Banking and Financial Markets for over 15 years; most recently in New York as Vice President, Product Manager for the CTO Domain Engineering group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Yadu has extensive experience architecting, designing and managing multi-tenant distributed risk management and pricing platforms. Yadu studied information technology, and received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Westminster in London, UK.

Ciaran Kennedy, Business Development Manager, Metamako.
Ciaran leads Business Development for Metamako in North America. He has worked in the financial services and low-latency space for over 12 years and has held a number of different roles which primarily have been related to bridging the gap between business requirements and technology for trading systems. He has a proven record of delivering solutions directly to clients and being hands on with technology. Prior to his role at Metamako, Ciaran was COO of Wombat at NYSE Technologies. Ciaran holds a BEng in Software Engineering from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland.

Peter Lankford, Founder & Director, Securities Technology Analysis Center.
Peter leads STAC®, which provides hands-on technology research and testing tools to the finance industry and facilitates the STAC Benchmark Council™, a group of leading financial institutions and vendors that engages in technical dialog and specifies standard ways to assess technologies used in finance. Prior to STAC, Peter was SVP of the $240M market data technology business at Reuters. Prior to Reuters, Peter held management positions at Citibank, First Chicago Corp., and operating-system maker IGC. Peter has an MBA, Masters in International Relations, and Bachelors in Chemistry from the University of Chicago.

David O’Shea, Financial Services ISV Segment Manager, Intel
David has been with Intel for more than 20 years, the last 15 of which he has served as Intel’s ISV lead within financial services. During that time, Intel platforms matured from file and print applications to the mission critical work horse of the industry. David has pioneered Intel’s efforts to meet industry requirements for risk management, market data, and high frequency trading. Prior to Intel, David worked with leading software providers on RISC and PC platforms. David is married, has three children, and is an avid golfer with a high handicap.

Raymond Russell, CTO, Corvil
Raymond is one of Corvil’s founders and co-inventor of its core technology. Since joining Corvil in 2000 as Chief Technology Officer, Raymond has played an instrumental role in building a strong product suite around the core Corvil technology. As CTO, Raymond is focused on driving continued advancement and fulfillment of Corvil’s innovations with a focus on applications and infrastructure in capital markets.

Bjarne Stroustrup, Inventor of C++.
Bjarne is the designer and original implementer of C++ as well as the author of The C++ Programming Language (Fourth Edition) and A Tour of C++, Programming: Principles and Practice using C++ (Second Edition), and many popular and academic publications. Dr. Stroustrup is a Managing Director in the technology division of Morgan Stanley in New York City as well as a visiting professor at Columbia University. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, and an IEEE, ACM, and CHM fellow. His research interests include distributed systems, design, programming techniques, software development tools, and programming languages. He is actively involved in the ISO standardization of C++. He holds a masters in Mathematics from Aarhus University and a PhD in Computer Science from Cambridge University, where he is a member of Churchill College. www.stroustrup.com.

Stuart Wilson, CEO, Endace
Leading the management buyout of Endace from Avago/Emulex, Stuart is CEO of the Endace group of companies. Stuart has more than 25 years’ experience in networking and security product design, including senior management positions at Agilent, Hewlett Packard, and Endace. Under Emulex, Stuart was the CTO, responsible for the long-term technical direction of Endace’s network visibility and information assurance products for the Government, telco and enterprise markets. Prior to Emulex’s acquisition of Endace by Emulex, Stuart was the CTO and VP Engineering at Endace. He joined Agilent via the 2001 spinout from Hewlett Packard where he ran the engineering for the Agilent acquisition of Synthetic Networks, based in Massachusetts. At Hewlett Packard, Stuart developed many market leading products in the telecommunications test space. Prior to Hewlett Packard, Stuart built and ran an ASIC design consultancy after engineering stints at GEC Research in the UK, and Philips Radio in Melbourne, Australia.

Michael Wong, Chair of ISO C++ committee SG14 and SG5.
Michael is the Canadian Head of Delegation to the C++ Standard and a past CEO of OpenMP. He is also a Director and VP of ISOCPP.org, and Vice-Chair of Programming Languages for Canada’s Standard Council. He chairs WG21 SG14 Games Development/Low Latency/Financial/Embedded Devices and WG21 SG5 Transactional Memory, and is the co-author of a book on C++ and a number C++/OpenMP/Transactional Memory features including generalized attributes, user-defined literals, inheriting constructors, weakly ordered memory models, and explicit conversion operators. He is currently Vice President of Research and Development, Codeplay Software. As the past C++ team lead to IBM’s XL C++ compiler, he has been messing around with designing C++ compilers for twenty-five years. His current research interest is in the area of parallel programming, future programming models for self-driving cars and low-power devices, lock-free programming, transactional memory, C++ benchmark performance, object model, generic programming and template metaprogramming. He holds a B.Sc from University of Toronto, and a Masters in Mathematics from University of Waterloo. He is the current Editor for the Concurrency TS and the Transactional Memory TS.

Wenbo Zhao, Quantitative Software Engineer, Two Sigma.
Wenbo joined Two Sigma Investments, LLC as a Quantitative Software Engineer after his graduation of the University of California at San Diego, where he served as a research assistant and earned a PhD in computer science and engineering (spring 2012). In the summer of 2011, Wenbo worked as a software intern at Google, where he implemented a data processing pipeline for URL clustering and tools for the quality analysis and improvement of the predictive targeting of advertisements. Wenbo has also worked as a software intern at the Nokia Research Center (summer 2010) and Bell Laboratories (summer 2009).