Malcolm Chisholm, PhD
Director of Education, Master Data Management University (MDMU)
Dr. Chisholm has over 25 years of experience in data management in a variety of sectors including finance, manufacturing, government, pharmaceuticals, telecoms, and more. He specializes in Data Governance, Metadata Management, Master Data Management, Reference Data Management, Knowledge Management, Database Design, and Strategic Data Consulting. He has considerable experience in data architecture, building business rules engines, and setting up data management functions in enterprises. He speaks frequently on these subjects in the US and Europe, including at the FIMA and DAMA International conferences held each year.
Gary L. Gastineau
Principal, ETF Consultants LLC
Gary Gastineau is a recognized expert on exchange-traded funds. He is the Principal of ETF Consultants, a firm providing specialized exchange-traded fund consulting services to ETF issuers, exchanges and other markets, market makers, research organizations and investors. He is also a Managing Member and co-founder of Managed ETFs, a firm that has patents and patent applications covering a new ETF trading mechanism and actively managed ETFs. Previously, Mr. Gastineau was Managing Director of ETF Advisors and Managing Director for ETF Product Development at Nuveen Investments. Preceding his tenure at Nuveen, Mr. Gastineau was Senior Vice President for New Product Development at the American Stock Exchange for five years where he was instrumental in the introduction of many derivative contracts and ETF products. Earlier, Mr. Gastineau held senior positions in research, product development and portfolio management at major investment banking firms.
Chairman/Founder of Brilig
Mr. Keith is Chairman/Founder of Brilig, an Internet company which operates currently as a data exchange and whose objective is to create an open platform for “people search”. People search looks for people who have some specified attribute. Though its first focus is the advertising business the function spans all commercial and social space. It only finds people who want to be found, thus ensuring privacy in a way “opting out” approaches can’t. Mr. Keith is also Chairman of PDQ enterprises, an ATS currently trading 5-10 million shares and Chairman/CEO of ExchangeLab, a company with nearly a dozen trading/Internet issued patents over the last decade. Its current focus is on next generation trading architecture and on collaborative Internet games.
Derek N. LaSalle
Mr. LaSalle leverages over 20 years of business information systems development and core technology engineering experience in providing architectural advisory services to firms and CxO level clients. Global finance and banking expertise combined with commercial software product delivery serves to inform Mr. LaSalle in his many endeavors as an inventor, author, engineer, architect and leader of business development. With a deep and broad professional network upon which to draw, Mr. LaSalle facilitates the engineering of industry solutions and global collaboration.
Dr. Robert M. Mark
CEO, Black Diamond Risk
Dr. Robert M. Mark is the Founding Chief Executive Officer of Black Diamond Risk which provides corporate governance, risk management consulting, risk software tools and transaction services. Dr. Mark is also the Founding Executive Director of the Masters of Financial Engineering Program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He serves on several boards as well as on Checkpoint’s Investment Committee. In 1998, he was awarded the Financial Risk Manager of the Year by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). He is the Vice Chairperson of the Board of the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA).
Gerry Mintz, PhD
Gerry Mintz is a business leader with over 25 years of experience in the B2B information services and enterprise software industries, working primarily but not exclusively in the financial services markets. He has consistently driven growth through product innovation, both organically and via acquisition, in large and small companies.
Brenda Pomerance, Esq.
Patent Attorney, Law Office of Brenda Pomerance
Ms. Pomerance is the founder and sole proprietor of Law Office of Brenda Pomerance. She has prepared and/or prosecuted about 2,000 patent applications and provided advice relating to about 1,000 patents. She is a guest lecturer at New York University Stern School of Business Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, and at New York Academy of Sciences.
Daniel Reininger, Ph.D.
Chairman/Founder and CEO of Semandex Networks Inc.
Dr. Reininger is the Founder, Chairman, President and CEO of Semandex Networks Inc., a company that develops semantic software applications for information management and intelligence analysis. Semandex software helps organizations analyze large volumes of data by linking it semantically – producing connected intelligence. Since its inception, Semandex has pioneered technologies to advance information management and sharing. For those innovations, Semandex has been awarded patents for high-performance content-based routing of data and its applications to rapid dissemination of actionable information.
David M. Rowe, Ph.D.
President, David M. Rowe Risk Advisory
David M. Rowe is founder and president of David M. Rowe Risk Advisory, a risk management consulting firm. The firm is focused on risk management support for boards and senior executives of financial institutions, primarily banks and investment banks, with particular focus on capital market activities. It also advises on risk management technology strategy and vendor relationships. Dr. Rowe is a frequent contributor to Risk magazine, where he has written the monthly Risk Analysis column since late 1999, and has appeared at numerous conferences and seminars over the past 20 years.
Professor Steve Toms ACA, PhD
Chair, Accounting and Finance; Head, York Management School
University of York
Professor Toms is Chair in Accounting and Finance and Head of the York Management School, University of York. He has led a number of research projects sponsored by professional accounting bodies including a recent project entitled Accounting Based Risk Measurement funded by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland. He is a member of the Research Board of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has previously served on the Research Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland. He is an Associate Editor of the British Accounting Review and Executive Editor of Business History.
Chuck Wiley is a thirty-year professional manager and industry executive with detailed expertise in investment management and global securities services. Trained as an economist, Mr. Wiley has had an impressive career with such market leading firms as SWIFT, Interactive Data Corporation, and Chase Econometrics. Today he specializes in the connectivity of data management and securities processing systems.