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Thursday, October 29 • 13:00 - 17:00
FINOS Mini-Summit: Accelerating Open Source Software and Standards in Financial Services

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FINOS is a community of developers, technologists, and industry leaders from major financial institutions, tech firms, fintechs, and consultancies. This is a highly competitive, highly regulated industry, dealing with massive amounts of complex data while meeting the needs of demanding internal and external users, which means it’s essential to focus on both efficiency and innovation. This FINOS Mini-Summit will showcase projects that address key challenges in financial services that are also applicable to other industries. It will also highlight some of the unique and interesting challenges that financial services firms encounter while collaborating through open source, solutions the community is developing, and how you can get involved.

FINOS Mini-Summit Agenda

  • 1:00 PM - 1:10 PM   Introduction to Mini-Summit - Tosha Ellison, COO, FINOS 
  • 1:10 PM - 1:30 PM   The challenges and opportunities of building open source communities in the highly regulated financial services industry - James McLeod, Director of Community, FINOS
  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM   Why we need open sourced Data Models in the Financial Industry - Pierre de Belen, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs; Ffion Acland, Vice President, Goldman Sachs; Ian Sloyan, Director, Market Infrastructure and Technology, ISDA; Nigel Cobb, Senior Data Modeller, REGnosys; Moderated by Rob Underwood, Chief Development Officer, FINOS 
  • Panelists from the Financial Sector will talk about the value of shared data models in the industry and how they can significantly impact collaboration and efficiency.
    • Values: Fostering Collaboration across industry participants and regulators, positive impact on agility & time to market, cost reduction
    • Benefits of having a 3rd party hosting the shared models
    • How open sourcing Legend makes shared modeling possible + expedites & fosters collaboration in the industry
  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM   Building Highly Reliable Software More Efficiently - Stephen Goldbaum, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley; Mark Marron, Principle Research SDE, Microsoft; Aitana Myohl, Strategic Initiatives Manager, FINOS
    • Building highly reliable software should be easier.  Studies estimate that there are 10 bugs for every 1,000 lines of code a developer writes.  That has led to a plethora of tools to test and assess the quality of the code we write.  While these are great for the checks once the coding is written, there are still great opportunities to improve the coding process itself.  Dependable software can be written without requiring massive amounts of developer effort, elite teams, or verification experts and new languages and tools are paving the way.
    • In this talk we demonstrate leveraging three powerful open-source projects to efficiently write dependable systems:  Microsoft’s Bosque language for writing ultra-dependable application code; Morphir, a FINOS project recently contributed by Morgan Stanley, for efficiently producing multi-platform code from pure business logic; and Microsoft’s Dapr for running applications in a robust and cloud-ready infrastructure.  In particular, we will explore how these tools promote reliability and correctness while still being easily usable by development teams.
  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM   The Art and Tech of Generating Secure & Authentic Synthetic Data - Paul Groves, Senior Vice President and Lead Technical Architect, Citi; Andrew Carr, Scott Logic
    • In this talk, Paul Groves from Citi and Andrew Carr from Scott Logic will discuss challenges to creating realistic synthetic data as well as solutions that the two firms have developed to address this. Learn more about how you can leverge two open source projects, DataHub and Data Helix, to solve your synthetic data challenges.
  • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM   Streaming, cross-sectional data visualization in Jupyterlab with Perspective and Apache Arrow - Junyuan Tan, J.P. Morgan
    • At J.P. Morgan, traders, researchers, and engineers use Jupyterlab and Perspective, a high performance streaming data visualization library, for analytics across large, real-time datasets. Junyuan Tan demonstrates how Perspective and Apache Arrow can be used to accumulate, dissect and visualize streaming data - all within a Jupyter Notebook.
    • Many data visualization libraries are built with static data in mind, where everything is known before the visualization is created. Analyzing data streams in real-time, however, is a crucial part of many industries. Combining JupyterLab's ease-of-use and flexibility with Perspective, a high-performance streaming data visualization library, users can rapidly prototype, analyze, and visualize results from a multitude of data sources both live and static.

Speakers
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Mark Marron

Principal Research SDE, Microsoft
Mark Marron is a Principal Research SDE at Microsoft Research where he works on a range of programming language and software engineering topics. He is currently leading work on the Bosque Programming Language project. His other work includes cloud runtimes, low-overhead diagnostic... Read More →
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Tosha Ellison

COO, FINOS
Tosha has spent more than 20 years in financial services and technology working with banks, software companies and start-ups in a wide variety of roles. Leveraging this experience Tosha works across a number of initiatives to promote the Foundation and help our members maximize value... Read More →
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Stephen Goldbaum

Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Stephen Goldbaum is co-creator of Morphir and an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, where he has performed a variety of technical leadership roles. Stephen’s career has spanned a number of industries. Prior roles include: CTO at a privacy start-up, owner of a software consulting... Read More →
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Pierre de Belen

Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Pierre De Belen is a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs where he leads the Data Model Engineering team, tasked with defining and implementing tools for data specification, transformation and consumption across the firm. He designed and led the implementation of several modeling frameworks... Read More →
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Ffion Acland

Vice President, Goldman Sachs
Ffion is co-head of the Global Markets Data Models & Governance Team at Goldman Sachs tasked with defining, building and governing the internal data models for derivatives products. Since joining the Data Models and Governance team four years ago, she has contributed to many internal... Read More →
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James McLeod

Director of Community, FINOS
James is the Director of Community at FINOS and wholeheartedly believes the transformation of Financial Services can only be fulfilled if Open Source is embraced under the three pillars of Contribution, Consumption and Community.James has a twenty year career in software engineering... Read More →
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Ian Sloyan

Director, Market Infrastructure and Technology, INTERNATIONAL SWAPS AND DERIVATIVES ASSOCIATION, INC. (ISDA)
Ian Sloyan is a Director for Market Infrastructure and Technology at ISDA, where he leads ISDA’s Common Domain Model initiative. He joined ISDA in May 2014. From 2008 to 2014 he held was various roles in Equity, Credit and Interest Rate Derivative Operations at RBS. Prior to that... Read More →
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Nigel Cobb

Senior Data Modeller, REGnosys
With over 20 years experience as an Operations leader in the Derivatives markets, Nigel’s core expertise is in leveraging technology to deliver process transformation and industry change. Nigel is Senior Data Modeller at REGnosys where his principal responsibility is to partner... Read More →
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Aitana Myohl

Strategic Initiatives Manager, FINOS
Aitana is a Strategic Initiatives Manager at FINOS and co-leads the FINOS Open RegTech Initiative, which aims to promote Open Source Software and Standards among financial regulators and for regulatory reporting in general. Since joining FINOS in 2019, Aitana has worked on the open... Read More →
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Paul Groves

Senior Vice President and Lead Technical Architect, Citi
Paul has worked as a software developer for the past 20 years across a variety of industries from engineering, ecommerce, to financial services. Paul lives somewhere west of London.
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Andrew Carr

Head of Consultancy, Scott Logic
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Junyuan Tan

Software Engineer, J.P. Morgan
Junyuan Tan is a software engineer at J.P. Morgan, where he is a core contributor on Perspective: an open-source, high-performance streaming data visualization library written in C++, Javascript, and Python.
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Rob Underwood

Chief Development Officer, FINOS
Rob Underwood brings to FINOS two decades of experience leading high profile marketing, technology, and strategy initiatives, both for profits and nonprofits, across a diversity of organizational sizes and types, from Fortune 100 technology companies, to educational foundations, to... Read More →


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