Managing the Multicloud: Hybrid Cloud Operations

September 22, 2022
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual Event

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Now that multicloud is a reality for most financial services firms, it’s time for a review and overhaul of cloud operations.

Session Details

This session drills down into the tools and technologies available for cloud orchestration, management, and security, including ways to access resources securely across a hybrid, multicloud environment. Panel participants share strategies and best practices for making your multicloud environment more robust, secure, and seamless.

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Agenda

10:00 AM - 10:05 AM

WSTA Introductions

Randall Brett | Head of Risk Technology, Schonfeld Strategic Advisors & WSTA Director

Randall Brett has held senior management positions for over 25 years in software development and financial services.  Currently, he is Head of Risk Technology at Schonfeld Strategic Advisors, a Quantitative Long/Short Equity hedge fund based in NYC. Previously, he was at Pine River Capital Management in NYC, most recently as Managing Director, Chief Technology Officer.  His prior positions include: Senior Vice President, Application Development and Integration at Harvard Management Company, Boston; Director, Risk Technology at SAC Capital Management, and CTO at Askari Risk Management Systems/DSTi.  Education:  BA, English, Sociology, University of Colorado, 1980 PRM Certification, 2006 (Professional Risk Manager).

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

Industry Perspectives

Jason Madigan | Chief Cloud Security Architect, Booz Allen Hamilton

Jason Madigan is a Chief Cloud Security Architect leading the commercial Cloud Security Operations and Engineering team. Jason is a cloud security subject matter expert with experience in governance, compliance, operations, threat detection, and cloud security response. Jason has over 20 years of experience in the IT and Cloud industry, serving as a network engineer, sysadmin, IT Architect, Operations lead and cloud security lead. As a leader across the Commercial Cloud Security space, Jason leads team members in helping customers across multiple industries in securing cloud resources, reducing attack surfaces, protecting sensitive data, providing cost concise cloud security implementations and creating secured cloud workloads.

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

Premier Sponsor Presentation

10:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Panel Discussion

(Moderator) Jason Madigan | Chief Cloud Security Architect, Booz Allen Hamilton

Jason Madigan is a Chief Cloud Security Architect leading the commercial Cloud Security Operations and Engineering team. Jason is a cloud security subject matter expert with experience in governance, compliance, operations, threat detection, and cloud security response. Jason has over 20 years of experience in the IT and Cloud industry, serving as a network engineer, sysadmin, IT Architect, Operations lead and cloud security lead. As a leader across the Commercial Cloud Security space, Jason leads team members in helping customers across multiple industries in securing cloud resources, reducing attack surfaces, protecting sensitive data, providing cost concise cloud security implementations and creating secured cloud workloads.

Sean O’Dowd | Global Financial Services Strategy & Solutions, Nutanix

A senior Financial Services leader focused on developing cloud, data, and application solutions expressly for banking and capital markets segments.
Mr. O’Dowd joined Nutanix after leading global Financial Services strategy and solution development at Proofpoint, MapR (HPE), and Teradata.

He previously worked within capital markets and the asset management industry in portfolio management, equity research, and securities trading at IDC, State Street and a number of alternative investment funds.

With over 20 years of experience in Financial Services, Mr. O’Dowd is a quoted source in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Bloomberg.

Andreas Prins | VP of Product Management, StackState

Andreas Prins is the VP of Product Management at StackState, the topology-powered observability company. Previously, Andreas held positions as Director of Engineering and VP Product Management. As a VP of Product Management, Andreas works closely with product, marketing, engineers and customers to continuously improve our product and continue to offer a rock-solid observability solution for our customers.

Guruprasad Ramamoorthy | VP, Global Head of Network Architecture, Engineering & Operations, S&P Global

Guruprasad Ramamoorthy is the Global Head of Network Architecture, Engineering & Operations at S&P Global. He has been with the company since 2017 and is a hands-on technology executive with a unique blend of Product Development, Digital Infrastructure, End User Computing and Cybersecurity experience.

Guruprasad is responsible for plan-build-run functions of the global network that spans across 80+ offices, 10+ on-premises Data Centers and 4+ multi-cloud environments. He also leads various enterprise-wide initiatives to rapidly transform S&P Global’s core infrastructure to software-defined, re-imagine the edge infrastructure and strengthen the cybersecurity.

Guruprasad represents the company’s commitment to develop talent to deliver new insights, accelerate the speed of operations and value delivery for customers while establishing S&P Global as the most innovative company. To achieve this, he works closely with the global leaders to enable S&P Global’s product and systems with the help of 1000 + technology associates.

In his previous role, Mr. Guruprasad was responsible for building S&P Global’s Technology center of excellence in India from ground-up while attracting the best talent in the region. The site in India was purpose-built to facilitate innovation by providing employees with access to latest technologies and infrastructure, as well as physical spaces that enable highly collaborative teams.

Guruprasad has about 18 years of experience. He was previously associated with companies such as Visa, BNY Mellon and Sify Technologies. He has a Master’s in Business Administration and Bachelor’s in Information Technology.

Lenworth Smith | Director of Global: Infrastructure, Operations and Security, EquiLend

Lenworth is a technology executive with over 22 years industry experience specializing in several technology disciplines including implementing, deploying and managing next gen technology infrastructure, private clouds, platform optimization, business continuity, IT Security, etc. Lenworth has extensive experience and skills with implementing Global IT Security Programs, Virtualization and Hyper-Converged technologies.

Lenworth is currently the Head of the Global: Infrastructure, Operations and Security teams for EquiLend Holdings LLC, which is responsible for providing the business with innovative, reliable, cost-effective and secure technology solutions across all core infrastructure services.

Prior to joining EquiLend, Lenworth served as the EVP and Head of IT, Warehouse and Logistics for Lloyd’s Manufacturing Inc., a foods and beverages retail manufacturer in Jamaica, W.I. There he led the firm’s datacenter re-architecture, which successfully reduced costs and decreased complexity, while also providing improved disaster recovery for the firm’s critical systems.

Michael Wiley | VP/CTO Applications, F5

Michael Wiley is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Applications at F5, Inc. He is responsible for leading technology architectures, product evolution, and critical innovations focused on modern application developers, delivery and standards. With 25+ years of experience through Startups, Vendors, Hyper Scalers, and Financials – Michael Wiley brings a unique and valuable perspective to the Application Developer experiences and Enterprise digital transformation.

12:00 PM

Closing Remarks