Speakers

Scott Cooper

Scott Cooper

FISD Asia-Pac Regional Representative & Partner, Saquish Partners

Scott spent seven years as the Asia Pacific Global Banking & Financial Markets (GB&FM) Marketing Lead with BT. Scott has been involved representing GB&FM in Prosperity marketing initiatives and interventions and also has responsibilities for APAC Marketing activities for GB&FM Propositions such as BT Unified Trading, BT Radianz and Payments. The objective is to develop BT’s presence for the entire portfolio of core and GB&FM services with financial institutions in the region supporting Steve Rathborne and the APAC GB&FM teams. Scott joined BT as part of the Radianz acquisition in March 2005. He expanded Radianz’s footprint to include Developing Markets such as Korea, Taiwan, China, India UAE and Russia as part of BT Radianz’s infrastructure and cross-border trading strategy to provide secure, reliable and scalable connectivity to the financial community. Prior to joining BT Scott was APAC Deputy Managing Director at Moneyline Telerate, a Market Data vendor that was acquired by Reuters. He also had other key roles in market data and network services. During his career Scott has become familiar with Over-The-Counter (OTC) products such as FX, Fixed Income, Credit Derivatives, etc. where the trading does not take place on an exchange but through money brokers as well as exchange-traded financial products including fixed income, derivatives and commodities. Scott is a member of the Society of Technical Analysts and the FIX Protocol Limited industry groups. He is also versed in regulatory and network service provision issues. Scott has lived in Hong Kong and Singapore for over 25 years and currently resides in Singapore.

Victor Ekong

Victor Ekong

Senior Systems Technologist, Solace

Victor Ekong joined Solace in 2018 as Senior Systems Technologist and FSI advocate. In this capacity, he is charged with helping companies become event-driven by adopting efficient messaging architectures. Victor started his career developing low latency data delivery platforms for financial services in US and Asia. He also is the founder of CorelDMS, a data analytics solutions company.

With 20+ years of experience in investment banking technology at Reuters and Citigroup as Head of Market Data Services, Victor oversaw pre- and post-trade connectivity with global stock exchanges, trading applications and hybrid cloud in tier 1 banks.

More recently, Victor is excited about event-driven applications with a view across multiple industries and hybrid cloud use cases. He holds MSc degrees in electrical engineering and technology management. He is certified in Quantitative Finance from Stanford University and is a Metis Data Scientist.