Speakers

Dan Connell

Dan Connell

Managing Director, Greenwich Associates

Daniel Connell oversees the Market Structure and Technology practice at Greenwich Associates. Immediately prior to Greenwich Associates he was the CEO at Correlix, Inc., a leading provider of real-time performance optimization technology. Formerly, Dan worked as an executive-in-residence at Spire Capital where he oversaw strategic investments in the financial technology and business services sectors. He has served as the COO of Xinhua Finance Ltd as well as the President of Real Time Services for Interactive Data Corp. He was also the Executive Managing Director at Standard & Poor’s where he managed the Investment Services Division of the company.

Dan earned his BBA in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and completed Executive Business Management Training at the Darden Graduate School of Business. He also attended the Global Leadership program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, University of Oxford and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Anu Murgai

Anu Murgai

Vice President, Economic and Commodity Products, SpaceKnow

Anu Murgai is excited about the fusion of data, technology and human intuition in investment management today. She is Vice President of Economic and Commodity Products for SpaceKnow, which provides actionable intelligence by fusing satellite imagery data with advanced statistics, machine learning, and industry expertise. For several years, she was a global macro Portfolio Manager. She was Founder and Managing Partner of Suranya Capital Partners from 2007-2012. She has also worked at Tiger Management, Shumway Capital Partners and Alphadyne Asset Management. In 2019, she joined Crux Informatics, a cloud-based data operations and delivery company. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a B.A (High Honors) from Swarthmore College.


Norman Niemer

Norman Niemer

Chief Data Scientist, UBS Asset Management, QED

Norman Niemer is the Chief Data Scientist within UBS Asset Management's Quant & Data Science (QED) team where he delivers data-driven investment insights. He is also responsible for both the business as well as technical aspects of multiple innovation projects that augment human decision makers with machine intelligence. Prior to UBS Asset Management, Norman led the data science efforts at UBS O'Connor, worked as an investment analyst at Caxton Associates and Morgan Stanley and even founded a tech company in high school. Outside of investment management, he has led teams that built data- and AI-based products that won several high profile hackathons including Techcrunch NY, Fintech NY and Mastercard Masters of Code NY. He holds a MS Financial Engineering from Columbia University and a BS in Banking and Finance from Cass Business School (London).

Elizabeth Pritchard

Elizabeth Pritchard

Founder , White Rock Data Solutions LLC

Elizabeth is Founder of White Rock Data Solutions LLC a consulting firm providing innovative solutions for managing and commercializing data. In 1996, Elizabeth joined Goldman Sachs and held leadership roles across Sales and Trading, Compliance, Middle Office and Treasury for nearly two decades, delivering impact through people, process, data and technology. Elizabeth developed the strategy for and built the first Supervisory Control Function on Wall Street. As Managing Director of the Global Market Data Services team, Elizabeth adopted new data sources and applied data science to vendor content and usage to drive expense efficiencies and developed the firm’s strategy for a centralized data cloud for external content. Elizabeth collaborated with data vendors and principal investing in strategic deals. In 2015, Elizabeth joined AIG as Chief Operating Officer, Science. She was responsible for ensuring improved business outcomes in customer experience, underwriting, and claims.
In 2017, Elizabeth became a founding executive at Crux Informatics, a startup reinventing data delivery in finance. While there, Elizabeth was responsible for Marketing, Sales, and Supplier Partnerships. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and MBA from Columbia University.

Tracey Shumpert

Tracey Shumpert

Vice President of Membership and Programs, FISD

Tracey Shumpert is Vice President of Membership and Progams at FISD, where she seeks to constantly improve the FISD member experience and to broaden the FISD community. She is the program manger for the World Financial Information Conference, the Alternative Data Council, Lunch & Learn and Women's Group activities.

Prior to FISD Tracey was senior events manager at FIX Trading Community and before that, she held various roles at Bloomberg. Tracey holds a BA in Comparative Literature at Smith College and an MA in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

Brad Tingley

Brad Tingley

Analyst, Market Structure & Technology , Greenwich Associates

Brad Tingley covers institutions on the Firm’s Market Structure and Technology team. Brad identifies, analyzes and advises clients on key financial market trends and issues impacting the buy and sell-side globally. Areas of focus include global market structure impacting the equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, commodities markets, and financial regulations. Prior to his current role, Brad was a Client Associate on the Fixed-Income team and worked with broker-dealer clients globally.

Brad earned a B.A. in Economics from Amherst College.

Francis Wenzel

Francis Wenzel

CEO, TickSmith

Francis Wenzel is a seasoned financial data & technology executive and entrepreneur who is applying his 32 years of experience to TickSmith, a company that specializes in financial Big Data applications that do away with capacity issues. Described as a "financial data lake platform for Capital Markets", TickSmith's flagship platform, TickVault is disrupting financial data management practices by providing untold new opportunities to exploit financial data. TickSmith's platform provides specific solutions to participants in the brokerage and trading ecosystem, from exchanges to financial institutions, vendors and regulators.