Dushyant Shahrawat, CFA, Senior Research Director, Capital Markets, CEB TowerGroup
Dushyant Shahrawat is a Senior Research Director in CEB TowerGroup’s Capital Markets practice. With over 18 years of experience in financial services, he is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society. He researches strategic issues facing asset managers, hedge funds, and brokerage firms globally and advises clients about strategy, marketing, regulation, technology, and product development. In over a decade as an industry analyst, Dushyant has analyzed business and technology issues impacting investment managers and brokerage firms, and written over 90 reports covering new investment products (alternative assets), electronic trading, agency brokerage, regulation, market structure, and outsourcing. He serves on the advisory board of the US Institute, Institutional Investor’s member organization comprising Chief Investment Officers of the largest asset managers.
Before Dushyant joined TowerGroup, his experience involved conducting financial and business analysis at Thomson Financial Services and at Fidelity Investments, where he was involved in IT forecasting and analyzing trends in Fidelity's technology spending.
Dushyant has shared his opinions on financial industry trends at over hundred events across the US, Europe, and Asia. He has addressed sessions at SIFMA conferences, Institutional Investor Forums, Wall Street & Technology conferences, Financial Times Expo, and SWIFT’s Sibos. He has appeared on television and radio including CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox News and National Public Radio. He has also been widely quoted in publications including Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Fortune, Financial Times, Barron's and Institutional Investor.
Dushyant has an M.B.A. in finance from Northeastern University and a B.A. in economics (with honors). He has completed the Investment Management executive workshop jointly held by CFAInstitute and Harvard Business School that focuses on the future of global asset management.
Michael O'Connell, PhD, Senior Director, Analytics, TIBCO Spotfire
Michael runs the Industry Analytics Group at TIBCO Software, developing analytic solutions across a number of industries using Spotfire, Statistics Services and other TIBCO products. He did his graduate work in statistics and has published more than 50 papers and several software packages on statistical methods.
Rich Blank, Solutions Engineer, NewsGator Technologies
Rich Blank advises on social computing, collaboration and content management technology solutions and strategy. He is a frequent blogger on CMSWire.com and a featured MS SharePoint expert and contributor on AIIM.org. Rich has spoken at events including 2011 Social Media Summit, 2010 SharePoint Summit, and prior IT & Business Alignment Conferences, and regional SharePoint User Groups. Rich is also a certified PMP, Microsoft MCP, AIIM CIP, and Six Sigma Green Belt and has held previous senior technology and management consulting roles at IBM and EMC. Follow Rich on Twitter: @pmpinsights
Alex Black, Senior Partner, CSC Global Business Solutions
Alexander J. Black is a senior partner in CSC’s Analytic Insights & Information Management Practice (AIIM) where he leads the Business Insights team. Mr. Black has over 30 years of broad-based experience in information systems, finance, sales and marketing. He specializes in directing consulting engagements that develop a client’s vision and strategy and transform business processes and information systems to achieve the organization’s growth objectives.
Mr. Black is a member of the Advisory Board of the CMO Council and has collaborated with the following clients on behalf of CSC: Avis Budget Group, BHP Billiton, ConAgra, Dell, DirecTV, DuPont, DST, Flowserve, JPMorgan Chase, Hewlett-Packard, Novartis, Scottrade, Thermo Fisher and The Vanguard Group. Mr. Black holds a B.A. from Westminster College and an M.B.A. from Rutgers University.
Geoffrey Noer, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Panasas
In this position, he is responsible for all outbound and inbound product marketing and product management, including determining product positioning, go-to-market strategies and market requirements for future products. Previously he led the product management team at SGI for its server product lines, especially focusing on products designed for the High Performance Computing and Internet markets. Geoffrey joined SGI through its acquisition by Rackable Systems where he was VP of Product Management for all products and sat on the Green Grid board of directors. Before joining Rackable Systems in 2003, he headed technical marketing and systems engineering at Zambeel, a scalable network attached storage start-up. Earlier, he was director of field applications engineering at Red Hat and Cygnus Solutions, leaders in Linux and open source software development tools. Geoffrey holds a BA in Computer Science from Swarthmore College.
Dan O’Connell, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, Actuate Corporation
Dan O’Connell applies his knowledge of information user interfaces and visualization to creating product demonstration materials and custom examples in his role as technical marketing manager. He is an experienced IT administrator and professional graphic designer who combines modern, Web 2.0 technologies with a keen eye for creating clean, easy to understand information interfaces. With Actuate since 2006, Dan's designs have impressed audiences with their quality and ease of understanding.
Mike Saliter, Sr. Director, Global Market Development - Financial Services, QlikTech, Inc.
Mike Saliter joined QlikTech in 2011 as Global Director for Financial Services Market Development. Mike has over 15 years of software solutions, sales and consulting experience with a focus on Financial Services. In his role at QlikTech, Mike oversees all Financial Services go-to-market initiatives spanning sales, marketing, solutions and partners. Mike often works directly with customers and prospects to convey Financial Services capabilities, solutions and experience. He leads the Financial Services marketing activities such as special events, industry marketing and strategy. Mike also helps recruit and integrate Financial Services solution partners and system integrators.
Steve Barlow, Principal Solution Architect, Delphix
Steve Barlow joined Delphix in 2011 as a Principal Solutions Architect and he brings with him over 20 years of consulting experience implementing systems based on Oracle technologies. He has significant experience in Oracle database administration and Unix system administration. During the course of his career he has also worked all of the major storage platforms, backup technologies, virtual systems and he has implemented many applications that run on top of these platforms. During his time at Delphix he has worked with mostly Fortune 500
Michael B. Flynn, Principal, Financial Services Office, Ernst & Young LLP
Michael (Mike) Flynn is a Principal in the Financial Services Office of Ernst & Young LLP. He serves as the analytics and reporting solution leader for the Enterprise Intelligence practice focused on helping the world’s largest financial services companies harness the full potential of their enterprise data.
Mike has more than 13 years of technology experience with 9 years focused on advising the financial services industry. He has assisted clients in developing advanced analytics solutions to support risk, audit, compliance, operations, sales and performance initiatives in the banking and capital Markets and asset management industries