Tod Mitchinson

Vice President, CISO


Tod Mitchinson joined New York Life in February 2016 as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer. In this role, he focuses on IT Security and Risk functions aimed at ensuring the security of Company information.

Prior to New York Life, Mr. Mitchinson served as a Vice President and Head of IT Security, Risk, and Compliance and interim CISO of AIG. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Mitchinson served as Global Chief Information Security Officer for ICAP plc. In this role, he was the firm's first Chief Information Security Officer tasked with building a global security program and strategy, and developed a global Compliance Framework that included risk assessment, exception management and risk reporting.

Prior to 2010, Mr. Mitchinson held multiple, progressively responsible roles in technology with DLJ/Credit Suisse First Boston, Computer Sciences Corporation, Bankers Trust, and Teleport Communications Group.
Mr. Mitchinson earned his degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Oswego and has persued executive leadership coursework at IMD Business School in Lausanne Switzerland.



Megan Brewer

Group CIO Strategy & Architecture


Megan Brewer is the Head of Innovation within Group CIO Strategy focused on connecting Credit Suisse business divisions and corporate functions to the FinTech ecosystem and driving innovation across the bank. Her team enables both business and technology innovation teams by providing accelerated learning opportunities, intelligence offerings and support in collaborating with FinTechs and other emerging technology firms. Megan manages Credit Suisse's Plug and Play tech accelerator partnership in Silicon Valley including their intensive mentoring and matchmaking of startup companies to internal stakeholders. Prior to this role, Megan worked in Investment Banking Technology Strategy team and served in a number of program and project management roles across Fixed Income Technology. Before joining Credit Suisse, Megan held a number of project management and business analysis positions at GE Capital.



Rohit R. Katti

Director & Chief Technologist, Strategic Technology Investments Group


Rohit is speaking on the Analytics Panel

Predrag Cvetkovski


Senior Vice President, Citibank N.A. Operations & Technology, Governance & Analytics

Predrag Cvetkovski
Senior Vice President, Citibank N.A., Enterprise Operations & Technology Governance & Analytics

Predrag joined Citi in March 2014 where he is responsible for the design, architecture and data modeling of critical operating metrics & performance analytics for prompt discovery of challenges and opportunities by the executive management, board of directors as well as the bank regulators.

Predrag is an innovative entrepreneur with over 9 years of international experience in the financial industry. He has patented solutions based on machine-learning and big-data analytics for the Wealth Management and the Islamic Finance industry, and in addition he has automated multiple processes for data collection, analysis and distribution, enabling multimillion dollar savings for Thomson Reuters. After the acquisition of Reuters by Thomson, he designed and implemented a global performance management system that has enabled the business to realize in excess of $10M per annum from synergies and process improvements.

In his earlier career he founded an IT consulting company, which he led for over 7 years, enabling businesses and governments to leverage cutting-edge technology and realize their full potential. He is also a founder of a non-profit organization for leadership development and has over 16 years of experience as an advisor and a board member of multiple non-profit organizations.

Predrag holds Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Ss. Cyril & Methodius in Skopje and he is currently a Level 2 Candidate in the CFA Program.


William R. Harts

Chief Executive Officer


Bill Harts is the CEO of the Modern Markets Initiative, the advocacy organization devoted to the role of technological innovation in creating the world's best markets. He is known in the financial services industry as a pioneer of algorithmic trading as well as an authority on financial market structure and applied technology for trading.

As Managing Director and Head of Equity Strategy for Bank of America Securities, he was responsible for development of the firm's electronic and algorithmic trading businesses, including its industry-leading Electronic Algorithmic Strategy Execution, InstaQuote direct market access product, and the Quantitative Strategies research group. He was Chairman of the Bank's NYSE Specialist business, guiding it through an especially tumultuous reinvention process.

Prior to joining the bank, Mr. Harts held the position of Executive Vice President for Corporate Strategy for The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc.

Mr. Harts created the industry's first fully automated market making operation for Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup, and was head of the Global Program Trading Department with responsibility for desks in New York, London and Tokyo. Prior to that, he was a consultant to Goldman, Sachs & Co. for three years with Fischer Black in their Quantitative Strategies Group developing equity derivative trading systems.

Mr. Harts was a member of the SEC's Special Advisory Committee on Market Information and a member of the Nasdaq UTP Advisory Committee. He has spoken at the SIFMA Annual Conference, the FPL Americas Electronic Trading Conference, the Securities Industry Association Market Structure Conference, and the Baruch College Zicklin School of Business' Regulation of U.S. Equity Markets Conference. He is an occasional guest lecturer at Columbia Business School.

Mr. Harts served as a Director and Vice Chairman of the Board of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange from 1994 through 1999.

Mr. Harts holds a B.S. in Business Management and Economics from the State University of New York.


William (Bill) Murphy

Chief Technology Office


Bill will be moderating the C Level Panel Discussion

William (Bill) Murphy is a Senior Managing Director and the Chief Technology Officer at Blackstone, leading the Blackstone Innovations and Infrastructure team. Mr. Murphy is responsible for the firm's technology efforts. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Murphy was founding Chief Technology Officer for Capital IQ. Mr. Murphy was responsible for overseeing all product design, development, infrastructure and technology support and was involved with all operations of the business. Before Capital IQ, Mr. Murphy led teams at Sapient, delivering solutions for large clients primarily in financial services. He received a BSE in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.


Keith Lubell

Chief Technology Officer


Keith Lubell is Chief Technology Officer at Berkery Noyes. Since 2002, Keith has been developing an application and database of the Mergers and Acquisitions marketplace, encompassing more than 47,000 transactions and 123,000 companies in the software and information industry, including a toolset to understand business models and identify short and long-term trends. Berkery Noyes uses this application to generate market reports and to host live access to the data via Prior to Berkery Noyes, Keith worked as Director of Application Development at Valinor - Ikon Office Solutions, where he obtained certifications as a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, Microsoft Certified System Engineer and Microsoft Certified Trainer. Earlier in his career, Keith worked on radar training simulators for Electronic Warfare Environments for the Department of Defense. As an inventor, Keith holds a US patent for a "Method of Displaying Enhanced Three-Dimensional Images," and has published in Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine and American Journal of Physics. Keith earned a B.A. degree in Physics from Middlebury College.

Luis Valdich

Managing Director, Venture Capital Investing


Luis Valdich joined Citi Ventures in late 2015 as a Managing Director and leads its New York office and venture capital investing activities in the US east of the Rockies and in Europe.

Luis is currently focused in Fintech, ecommerce and big data/analytics applications relevant to financial services. Luis actively looks for opportunities to invest in innovative startups that are pioneering new business models and technologies that intersect with Citi's businesses and where Citi can eventually add value via a commercial relationship as a user, service provider and/or partner which in turn can help Citi innovate. As such, Luis actively partners with the venture capital and startup ecosystems and with Citi businesses and functions firmwide.

From 2008 to 2015, Luis founded and ran JPMorgan Chase's Strategic Investments group; he was part of the investment committee, made over 40 investments, and participated in several boards. Previously Luis was a consultant at McKinsey and venture capital principal at Softbank.

Luis received his MBA from Harvard University and BA from Franklin & Marshall College.

Matthew Joseph


Head of the Jersey City Innovation Center

Matt Joseph is the Head of the Jersey City Innovation Center at BNY Mellon. His responsibilities include innovation projects, improving developer productivity, client engagement, startup community engagement, NEXEN strategy, talent engagement, and more.  Matt is a self-described “geek” who is passionate about technology, equally at ease with writing code, testing products, and iterating on the user experience.

Prior to his role at the Innovation Center, Matt was part of BNY Mellon's Enterprise Business Architecture team.  He has worked on a variety of strategic projects, including business architecture analysis, analytics platform onboarding and cloud migration..


Luigi Mercone

Managing Director - Enterprise Engineering & Architecture


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Anthony Johnson

Managing Director


Anthony Johnson is the Managing Director and Business Information Security Officer for the Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB) at J.P. Morgan Chase & Company. Anthony is a graduate of Indiana University, where he received a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and of Regis University where he received a BS in Computer Information Systems. Within the Corporate & Investment Bank, Anthony is the Managing Director responsible for all aspects of cyber security including emerging threats/risk mitigation and the protection of the firm's data and system assets.

Anthony started his career in the U.S. Air Force where he focused on computer and network security. He has consulted with many of the Fortune 100 financial and retail organizations where he provided strategy and technical guidance in all aspects of cyber security. He has held various senior cyber security leadership roles in large U.S. based retail and Global Finance organizations and participated as a voting Board Member for ANSI X9. Most recently, prior to joining J.P. Morgan Chase he served as the Global CISO for Fannie Mae based in Washington D.C.

Anthony regularly speaks at industry security conferences and is a firm advocate of protecting the collective ecosystems of enterprises as business dependencies are often deeply integrated. His passions include working with newly formed/startup technology companies to help understand their value proposition to the marketplace and he is a true champion for driving innovation and bleeding edge solutions to meet business needs. He lives in the Washington D.C area with his wife and daughter.


Vishal Sood

Global Head of Electronic Trading Technology


Vishal Sood is Global Head of Electronic Trading Technology for the Equities at Citi. In this role, Vishal is responsible for driving the vision and strategy around the complete Electronic Trading stack which includes FIX connectivity platforms, Exchange connectivity, Algorithmic trading, Smart Order Routing, Citi's internalization platforms and the fully automated Market Making Platform. Many of these platforms, though originally built for Equities are in use by other asset classes for electronic trading at Citi.

In addition to the global Electronic Trading role, Vishal is also the Head of North America Equities Technology at Citi. In this role, he oversees all aspects of the Equities franchise including development, production services and regional regulatory responsibilities.

Vishal joined Citi in December 2009. Prior to joining Citi, Vishal worked at Credit Suisse starting as a Technical Associate in the Electronic Trading Division, Head of US Client Connectivity and Global Head of Client and FIX Connectivity.

Vishal received his Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from Nagpur University in India, and Masters of Science from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY.


Additional speakers

Jean-Pascal Chauvet

CTO of Equities Technology


Anthony G. Vigilante

Managing Director, Head of Information Technology


Anthony is speaking on the technology innovation panel

Anthony is a Managing Director and head of the Global Information Technology group at MacKay Shields. He graduated from New York University with a BS in Information Systems Management and from Fordham University with an MS in Computer Science. Anthony also holds an Advanced Certificate in Financial Econometrics and Data Analysis from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at Fordham University. He regularly speaks at various technology conferences and is significantly involved with the Computer Science program at Fordham University. He joined MacKay Shields in 1999 and has been in the industry since 1994.



Emmet Murphy

Client and Channels Technology CTO


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David Kelly

Partner, Co-Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer


David is a Partner, Chief Information Officer and Co-Chief Operating Officer. He is a member of the firm's Operating Committee and Human Capital Committee. Prior to joining Pine River, David was the Chief Technology Officer of the Enterprise Division at Thomson Reuters from 2010 to 2012. From 2001 to 2010, David worked at SAC Capital Advisors, where he ultimately served as a Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer.

David was responsible for all aspects of the firm's technology strategy, including infrastructure and development. From 1996 to 2001, David worked for Barclays Capital in a variety of positions including Head of Technology for the Americas. From 1994 to 1996, David worked for JP Morgan Chase as Associate of Global Technology of Operations, and from 1992 to 1994 David worked for Unilever as a Programmer/Analyst. David received an MS in Information Systems from Pace University in 1994 and a BS in Business Administration and Management Information Systems from Boston University in 1991. He was admitted to the partnership in 2014.

John Popolizio

Founding Principal, Chief Security and Risk Officer,


Henry Kravchenko

Managing Director


Mr. Kravchenko is Mariner's Chief Technology Officer and Managing Director, leading the firm's Information Technology Department. Prior to joining Mariner in 2005, Mr. Kravchenko worked at DKR Capital as a senior architect where he was responsible for the implementation of DKR's comprehensive, fully integrated risk system. Mr. Kravchenko previously consulted for CIBC World Markets, RBC Dominion and Morgan Stanley as well as a number of hedge funds and broker dealers. Mr. Kravchenko graduated from Brooklyn College, where he earned a B.S. in Computer Information Science studies; he also actively studied economics and finance.

Stu Taylor



Before becoming CEO of Algomi, Stu was Managing Director, Global Head of Matched Principal Trading in Fixed Income at UBS. In 2010 - Stu launched UBS PIN-FI - the first internaliser model in Fixed Income at a global investment bank, covering bonds and CDS.

Prior to this, Stu held various senior roles in Fixed Income both at UBS and Merrill Lynch, in addition to having served as a board member of Tradeweb and of Baymarkets, the OTC trading system vendor.

Stu holds an MPhil from Cambridge University.


Louis Lovas

Director of Solutions


Louis Lovas is the Director of Solutions at OneMarketData where his responsibilities include strategic business development and delivering targeted solutions for quantitative research and trading systems. Louis brings over 20 years of experience in developing cutting edge solutions for financial markets and is a leading voice on industry trends, trading technology and data management for Capital Markets. Prior to joining OneMarketData, Louis was the Chief Architect and Fellow of Apama products (formerly from) Progress Software. Earlier in his career, Louis held numerous positions in the Financial Systems and Corporate Program Management divisions at Unisys Corporation (formerly Burroughs). Louis has a B.S in Business Administration/Management.


Elliot Noma


Founder and Managing Director

Dr. Noma is the founder of Garrett Asset Management, a systematic trading firm that uses technical systems to invest in futures, ETFs, and currencies. Dr. Noma is also a Senior Risk Consultant with Asset alliance. He consults on a variety of financial issues involving portfolio management, hedge fund due diligence, trading systems, risk management, fund of hedge funds, and operational due diligence. Dr. Noma is a member of the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) examination committee within the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). Prior to founding Garrett Asset Management, Dr. Noma was the portfolio manager for the BTOP50 fund, a diversified portfolio of global macro, commodity, and managed futures programs. He was a member of the Asset Alliance Investment Committee that oversees all fund of funds investments for Asset Alliance. Dr. Noma was also the Chief Risk Officer at Asset Alliance. In that role he was responsible for the risk oversight of Asset Alliance's single- and multi-manager product offerings. Dr. Noma graduated from Dartmouth College in 1972 with a BA in Mathematics. He received M.A’s in Mathematics and Psychology in 1979 and a Ph.D in Mathematical Psychology in 1982 from The University of Michigan. In 1990, Dr. Noma received an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance from New York University. Dr. Noma also spent four years in the psychology faculty at Rutgers University (1983 – 1986) and his research has been published in numerous industry journals and scholarly periodicals.

Sonny Saksena



Mr. Saksena is the Principal for Maihar Capital, a private investment office focused on developing investment strategies that can preserve capital while generating prudent risk adjusted returns. Maihar Group is asset class agnostic and considers direct investments, co-investments and external manager allocations. Current focus includes (i) Providing bespoke liquidity solutions to investors challenged with illiquid portfolios, PE/HF secondaries, and stranded/esoteric assets; (ii) Orchestrating direct private capital/real assets solutions and special situation investments; and (iii) Developing liquid investments program.

Prior to Maihar Capital, Mr. Saksena served as the Managing Director for Finles, one of the oldest fund manager in the Netherlands. Mr. Saksena has extensive experience in developing investment portfolios and realizing value from difficult to price investments. He has led multiple efforts to reposition complex alternative investment portfolios, realize value from stranded assets and evaluate/orchestrate cross-border investments.

Mr. Saksena started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Consulting and provided consulting services to many Fortune 500 companies, including AT&T, Avaya, Alcatel, and Comcast. Mr. Saksena has pioneered and developed methodologies to analyze/envision internet traffic, customer behavior and complexity. Mr. Saksena has received education at Government Engineering College, Rollins College, Harvard Business School (HBS) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


Pierre-Alexandre Kahn

Trading Tools Analyst


Uday Shankar



Ted Pendleton

Senior Vice President – Business Development


Ted has 22+ years of experience leading business development, sales, and growth within early stage technology companies, the last 14 years in FinTech. Ted joins AlphaPoint from Sybenetix, where he expanded the UK-based behavioral analytics company into the US. Prior to Sybenetix, Ted ran Business and Corporate Development for Numerix, a market-leading derivatives analytics company. Ted helped the company realize 15x revenue growth while driving the Partnerships channel growth to over half of this total. He established and oversaw the firm's 90 partnerships, which include relationships with some of the world's largest trading and risk systems, data vendors, valuation service organizations, value added resellers, and auditors - including Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Misys, Northern Trust, Microsoft, IBM, Sapient, and Ernst & Young.