Open Source in Finance eXchange

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Tuesday, 15th December in London

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Angelo Corsaro

Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D. is OpenSplice DDS Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at PrismTech. As CTO, Angelo directs the technology strategy, planning, evolution, and evangelism. Angelo leads the strategic standardization at the Object Management Group (OMG

Apache Open Source for Financial Services

Rob Davies

Rob Davies is the Director of Engineering for FUSE, the open source division of Progress Software. FUSE delivers certified, productized and supported versions of Apache ServiceMix, ActiveMQ, CXF and Camel for use in enterprise IT organisations.

Making every millisecond count! JVM performance tuning in the real-world

Ben Evans

Ben Evans is an author, entrepreneur, consultant and educator. His career highlights to date include: Co-founding jClarity, a performance startup, Chief Architect for Listed Derivatives at Deutsche Bank, Performance testing the Google IPO, consulting CTO to several startups, initial UK trials of 3G networks with BT, building award-winning websites for some of Hollywood's biggest hits of the 90s, developing some of the UK’s very first true e-commerce websites, building multibillion dollar low-latency trading systems and designing technology to help some of the UK’s most vulnerable people.

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Alan Hardy

Alan Hardy is a lead developer at Skills Matter. His technical playground consists of building high performance, latency sensitive, pricing and trade execution systems.

Waking up to the New Economics of IT

Emma McGrattan

Emma McGrattan is Senior Vice President of Engineering at Ingres Corporation. A leading authority in Open Source and Database Management System (DBMS) technologies, Ms. McGrattan has been instrumental in the ongoing success of the Ingres product line

Scala, A better language for finance?!

Alex McGuire

Alex McGuire is a mathematician who, with a startling lack of originality, ended up working in the city as a quant developer. He has been developing pricing and risk management systems for derivatives of varying complexity for the past twenty years,

Hand me the spanner, I think it's going to break

Janne Valkealahti

Janne is a member of Spring Data team focusing on "Spring for Apache Hadoop", "Spring YARN" and "Spring XD". After spending 10 years handling IT systems in a Finnish bank he joined SpringSource and has called London his home for past few years.

Climbing mount complexity, one event at a time

David Vincent

David worked for more than eight years in high-level IT design, development and management positions at Societe Generale on projects specifically concerned with OTC derivatives trading operations. His work as a software developer, system architect a


Simon Wardley

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