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Chief Technology Officer, Financial Services, Platform Computing
David has over 20 years experience in financial services, working at major investment banks like JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. Prior to joining Platform Computing, he was responsible for infrastructure architecture solutions design and service delivery at Merrill Lynch, supporting the company’s Fixed Income, Prime Brokerage and Global Markets Transactional Clearing and Settlement businesses. He has also held management positions at Goldman Sachs, and with several technology vendors serving the financial services industry, including Fortent, an Anti-Money Laundering software vendor and Egenera, a virtualization hardware vendor. He holds a Masters Degree in Technology Management from NYU-Poly
Cost reduction and improved IT responsiveness are at the forefront of discussions related to private clouds, but there’s another issue central to this approach’s value proposition: better infrastructure control. This session will explore seven key ways private clouds can be leveraged to break traditional cost structures, promote greater business agility and reduce the constraints of vendor lock-in through new models of application support. We will discuss the evolution from clusters to grids to clouds, and share how leading Wall Street, technology, biotech and telecom companies are approaching private clouds, and outline best practices for successful planning and deployment.
Once an enterprise has in-house computing in a private cloud, it's time to link to public clouds for elasticity, disaster recovery, and cost efficiency. But connecting public and private systems isn't straightforward: workloads may not be portable, and policies between on-premise and on-demand platforms have to be enforced. This session will examine the integration of public cloud platforms with in-house private clouds, and the creation of self-regulating "hybrid" cloud architectures.