New York City

2018 HPC on Wall Street

Join us at the Roosevelt Hotel on September 13th, 2018 for our HPC on Wall Street Annual Conference.

24+ World Class Speakers

To include C-level executives, managing directors, project executives and vendor technologists.

10+ Sessions


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Join us at the newly refreshed HPC on Wall Street event happening September 13, 2018 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, NY. We are bringing together thought leaders and industry frontrunners alike to share experiences and strategies that are setting the standards for Capital Markets today and in the future. With executive advisors from our newly formed Customer Advisory Board and new Event Chair, Jem Pagán, HPC on Wall Street 2018 is dedicated to showcasing tech innovation on Wall Street, making it the premier innovation event for the Financial Services Segment. HPC on Wall Street is composed of the leading advanced scale technology buyers on Wall Street and broader Financial Services segments, delivering an environment designed for innovative providers to share and showcase their value to the leading advanced scale executive leadership attendees.

Meet our Event Chair


Jem Pagan leverages his 25+ years of experience as an IT executive to consult with enterprises on new market trends, disruptions, innovations and inflection points that are actionable and impactful to drive competitive advantage and differentiation for his clients..

“Our goal at HPC on Wall Street is to deliver the message that high performance computing is a hyper-enabler to digital transformation and digital disruption. HPC on Wall Street, for example, will offer in-depth explorations of HPC use cases in High Frequency Trading, Blockchain innovations in financial services, Alternative Crypto platforms to Blockchain, and the use cases that are driving adoption from all segments of the financial services market participants. Our executive attendees this year will exit our conference informed of the innovations and leading use cases for HPC adoption in financial services and our technical attendees will have the opportunity to explore and collaborate with the leading providers of FinTech innovation.”

What's New in 2018

Advisory Committee

Richard Mark Soley, Ph.D.

Richard Mark Soley, Ph.D.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Object Management Group
Ryan Quick

Ryan Quick

Principal, Providentia Worldwide
Arno Kolster

Arno Kolster

Principal & Co-Founder, Providentia Worldwide

Darshak Gosalia

Darshak Gosalia

Technology Management – Offshore | Onshore, Smith Barney
Harvey Stein

Harvey Stein

Head of Quantitative Risk Analytics Group, Bloomberg
Tassos Sarbanes

Tassos Sarbanes

Mathematician – Data Scientist – Data Architect, Credit Suisse AG

Scott Kaplan

Scott Kaplan

Chairman and CEO, JNK Securities
Don Burr

Don Burr

Sr. Solutions Architect – Cloud Technology – Global Consumer Business IT, AIG
Ankit Manoj Vasa

Ankit Manoj Vasa

Data Specialist – Privacy Lead GDPR – Cyber Threat Management, Nasdaq

Steve Yatko

Steve Yatko

Chairman and CEO, Oktay Technology

September 12, 2018 | The Roosevelt Hotel

Pre-conference Dinner Reception (Advisory Board and Sponsors)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

September 13, 2018 | The Roosevelt Hotel

Exhibits and Networking
7:00 am to 8:00 am

Exhibit Hall Open and Networking Breakfast
Breakfast served in the Exhibit Hall

Opening Remarks
8:00 am to 8:15 am

Jem Pagan
Company: BluSky

General Session
8:15 am to 9:00 am

End User Keynote: Credit Suisse
Topic: The Integration of AI with Cloud Computing

Session Abstract
The impact of AI integration with Cloud Computing in financial services has evolved beyond big data to real-time business use cases that are quickly becoming the mainstream in capital markets globally. Our Keynote will address the opportunities, challenges and proven approaches to develop and scale AI for advanced business services and solutions.

Tassos Sarbanes
Title: Mathematician – Data Scientist – Data Architect
Company: Credit Suisse

Bio:  Tassos Sarbanes is a mathematician turned computer scientist and an experienced IT professional with a wealth of capabilities and knowledge acquired specifically in information systems, data management, data (big, fast, and small) analysis and data science in international roles.

Tassos is driven by his ambition to become an established data scientist through gaining new experience in the data analytics field and improving his skills in areas such as handling big data and new technologies. Tassos has a real love for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and effectively combines his technical expertise with commercial acumen. He particularly enjoys researching, exploring, and understanding specific areas of the financial industry, often preparing presentations, papers, and books of certain areas such as algorithmic development for mathematical and statistical problems and optimization in numerical computing.

Tassos enjoys a collaborative approach to tasks, working alongside like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds to align on a common goal or theme through healthy debate.

General Session
9:00 am to 9:45 am

Sponsor Keynote: IBM
Topic: AI / Big Compute

Session Abstract
The demands of HPC and AI applications are creating significant infrastructure challenges. This session will describe how IBM Cognitive Systems is addressing these challenges with new hardware and software capabilities.

Steve Fields
Title: IBM Fellow, Chief Engineer of Power Systems
Company: IBM

Bio: Steve Fields is an IBM Fellow and is the Chief Engineer of Power Systems at IBM, leading the team responsible for Architecture and Design of IBM’s Power Systems servers. His background is POWER microprocessor design focused on I/O, memory, caches and SMP interconnect, and has led system design since 2008.

Exhibits and Networking
9:45 am to 10:45 am

Exhibit Hall Open and Networking Break
Coffee and pastries served in the Exhibit Hall

General Session
10:45 am to 11:15 am

End User Keynote: Arista
Topic: Programmable Networks for Financial Trading

Session Abstract
Over 10 years ago, Arista led the market with low latency switching products and we have continued to innovate and grow our portfolio of Software-Driven Cloud Networking offerings. From EOS and CloudVision with real-time streaming telemetry to a new line of highly programmable switches, Arista is providing the building blocks for next generation network architectures. In this session, Arista will provide an update on our latest products and technologies that ensure fair, low latency market access that is crucial for financial institutions and exchanges.

Anshul Sadana
Title: Chief Customer Officer
Company: Arista Networks

Bio: Anshul Sadana brings almost two decades of relevant skills in engineering management, systems and software development in the networking industry. Anshul joined Arista in 2007 and is responsible for Arista’s cloud networking operations and customer advocacy worldwide. This includes global sales and market development, product definition and management, systems engineering and customer support functions.

Previously at Cisco, Anshul led aspects of software development of the Catalyst 4500 and 4900 product lines and also managed strategic customer relationships. Anshul has an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business.

General Session
11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Sponsor Panel: Cisco, Dell, Mellanox, Red Hat, SNIA, VMWare
Topic: Cloud

Moderator: Don Burr, AIG

Bio: Don Burr is an accomplished, resourceful, dynamic, and hands-on technology executive with 15 years of experience in the management of information technology. Don is adept at clarifying business requirements and then translating them into effective real-world solutions that are tightly aligned with business goals that increase productivity, reduce costs, and strengthen competitive advantage. Don has expertise in strategic planning, enterprise software development, vendor management, negotiation, the selection, purchase, and implementation of new technologies, building and motivating teams, working collaboratively in a cross-functional organization, directing successful IT departments, administering technology budgets, and a consistent track record of delivering high-quality solutions on-time and on-budget.


Dave Malik
Title: Fellow and Chief Architect
Company: Cisco

Bio: Dave is a Cisco Fellow and Chief Architect in Cisco’s Customer Experience organization where he is responsible for developing solution architectures for next-gen data centers and multicloud environments, large-scale Automation frameworks, high performance workloads and ML systems for Enterprise and Service Provider clients. He works closely with many global Financial Services clients to enable their digital transformation strategies.



Ed Turkel
Title: HPC Strategist
Company: Dell EMC

Bio: Ed Turkel is a Global HPC Strategist in Dell EMC’s worldwide HPC team. For the past 3 years Ed has been helping to develop and deliver Dell’s evolving HPC Strategy as Dell EMC increases its investments in this strategic and rapidly growing market. Dell EMC’s HPC solutions span many of the products and services of Dell Technologies, from servers, storage, networking, management, services, cloud, etc. in integrated solutions designed to solve the most challenging problems in science, engineering and analytics.

Prior to joining Dell, Ed spent over 35 years with HP/HPE, Compaq and Digital Equipment in various technical, marketing and business development roles focused on technical and high-performance computing.

Asaf Wachtel
Title: VP, Business Development
Company: Mellanox

Bio: Asaf Wachtel is Vice President of Business Development at Mellanox Technologies where he manages an organization in charge of identifying new applications for high performance networking in the Enterprise space. Prior to this role Mr Wachtel led business development for the financial services vertical, spreading the use of high performance networking from the electronic trading space to the wider grid, cloud and big data deployments. Mr. Wachtel joined Mellanox Technologies through the acquisition of Voltaire, where he served as Senior Product Line Manager for the main networking product line. Prior to joining Voltaire, Mr. Wachtel spent 8 years at RAD Data Communications, a leading provider of access solutions for the Telecom market, and held various roles in both engineering and product management. Mr. Wachtel holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University and an MBA from the Inter-Disciplinary Center.

Anthony Golia
Title: Chief Solutions Architect, Financial Services
Company: Red Hat

Bio: Anthony is a 17-year technology veteran and serves as Red Hat’s Chief Solutions Architect within the Financial Services Industry. He is passionate about partnering with clients to ensure open source and emerging technologies bring them value and competitive advantage in today’s fast-changing industry landscape.

Prior to coming to Red Hat, Anthony served as a Managing Director at a Fortune 500 bank. In that role he led the development of innovative infrastructure platforms supporting enterprise software development and deployment. This included hybrid cloud architecture, recommendation engines, and a low latency market data plant. Anthony is credited with inventing a fault tolerant network architecture that ensures uninterrupted connectivity, across multiple locations.

“My goal is to be a strategic partner and trusted adviser to my clients, which means investing a lot of time listening to their needs and specific concerns. I act as their champion in the open source community and ensure Red Hat’s product roadmaps reflect their interests.”

Michael Oros
Title: Executive Director
Company: Storage Networking Industry Association

Bio: Michael Oros is Executive Director at Storage Networking Industry Association, where he oversees the group, industry collaboration and standards work of the organization. Michael brings 20 years of strategy, planning and development experience in IT services and high-tech industry to SNIA. Before joining the organization, Michael held roles at Intel including oversight of technology initiatives and collaboration on open standards, as well as the deployment of storage, backup, and disaster recovery services for the organization. He led the storage and networking components vendors through the biggest I/O transitions of the past decade, while playing a key role in the introduction, adoption and ramp of PCI Express, InfiniBand, OpenFabrics, and various storage/memory technologies in server, cloud, HPC and storage industries. Michael holds an MBA in strategic management, marketing and international business from USIU.

Josh Simons
Title: Chief Technologist for HPC
Company: VMware

Bio: Josh Simons is Chief Technologist for High Performance Computing, working in the VMware Office of the CTO where he currently leads an effort to bring the value of virtualization to HPC. Previously, he was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems working on HPC and prior to Sun he worked at Thinking Machines Corporation. He has a degree in Engineering from Harvard College and a Masters in Computer Science from Harvard University. He is currently serving on the OpenMP Board of Directors.

12:15 pm to 1:30 pm

Lunch Panel
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Sponsor Panel: Intel, Datera, Vexata, Levyx
Topic: Leveraging Intel 3D NAND3D X-Point (Optane) Technology  

Session Abstract
Intel will host a session that will illustrate how their (NSG) Non-Volatile Solutions Group’s transformational technology, 3D NAND3D X-Point (Optane), can be leveraged to solve real business problems through the products of 3 ecosystem partners, Vexata, Levyx, and Datera.

Moderator: Charles Milo, Intel Global Industry Technical Specialist for Financial Services

Exhibits and Networking
1 pm to 2:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Open and Networking Break
Snacks, coffee and sodas served in the Exhibit Hall

General Session
2:30 pm to 3:15 pm

Sponsor Panel: Accenture, Global Debt Registry, HPE, and Intel 
Topic: Blockchain for the real world: How to harness it for your business

Session Abstract
Blockchain has become one of the top technology topics that has gone viral this year, leading a new era of disruptive technologies emerging in the financial services industry. The growing number of proofs-of-concept and pilots has validated the transformational potential of Blockchain on everything from cryptocurrencies to traditional banking. This panel will offer in-depth explorations of blockchain innovations in financial services and alternative platforms that are enabling the proliferation of innovative use cases.

Moderator: Jennifer Smith, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Bio: Jennifer Smith leads Global Marketing at Hewlett Packard Enterprise for Blockchain and Financial Services. Focused on strategically delivering innovative, disrupting solutions for customers’ largest business challenges.

As we enter a new world of value exchange – Jennifer is driving HPE’s worldwide Enterprise-grade blockchain marketing – aligning strategy and go-to-market enablement. She built and grew the marketingprogram from a project to a fully integrated and strategic priority within Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “As we help evangelize this massively disruptive technology – we are excited to not only deliver innovative blockchain solutions but also to enable our customers, who require additional privacy, resiliency and controls, to shift their business and support this new value exchange model.”

With a career that started in technology as a management consultant at Ernst and Young – she helped Fortune 500 clients’ battle regulatory compliance and operational cost constraints with technology solutions. Moving into brand and marketing consulting post MBA she worked at 3M as a strategist within their Corporate Marketing and Brand group working on over twenty global and new product development projects in two years. From there she moved to New York City for the brand strategy firm Interbrand, where she developed strategies for clients that elevated the value of their brand and the experiences they created for their customers. Carrying over her brand expertise – she helped the Hewlett Packard Enterprise brand launch in 2015 as it split from HP Inc. Now driving innovative solutions for the Financial Services Industry, she’s excited to be on the forefront of another industry changing movement with Blockchain.

Jennifer’s background has prepared her for a role in delivering innovative technologies to customers. She has an undergraduate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a Masters of Business from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. She’s able to simplify the complex and communicate how technology solutions can untangle the largest business challenges.


Wynn Davies
Title: Managing Director
Company: Accenture

Bio: Wynn Davies is a Capital Markets Managing Director at Accenture where he helps to lead the North American Practice out of New York. He has been with Accenture since 2005; prior to joining Accenture he worked for JPMorgan Investment Management and Citigroup Equities. During his time in the industry Wynn has worked on both the Sell and Buy side, and from Front to Back. Functional areas of focus are Data, Operations, operating models for shared services and set-up of new entities Most recently, Wynn has managed global change programs driven by regulation and capital optimization primarily in Fixed income, Equities and Commodities.

His current focus in on Intelligent Automation working with a number of firms to understand how RPA, Machine Learning, Big Data and Analytics can be leveraged.

Wynn has a MBA in Finance and New Product Development from HEC Paris and an undergraduate in Accounting from Bournemouth University. Outside of work he lives with his family in the New York area trying to be a good father and Husband and supports organizations which focus on alleviating food poverty.

Charlie Moore
Title: CEO
Company: Global Debt Registry

Bio: Charlie Moore leads Global Debt Registry, bringing to his role more than 20 years’ experience in building new financial services businesses. He is an advocate for blockchain technology in improving the integrity and efficiency of the structured credit markets, having got involved with Crypto assets in 2013.

He has led early stage financial technology ventures in Europe and the United States at Thomson Reuters, Lloyds of London and Barclays Bank, helping to grow with roles covering innovation, strategy, marketing, business development and account management.

Robert Wallos
Title: Chief Technologist – Financial Services Industry
Company: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Bio: As Chief Technologist for Financial Services Robert focuses on aligning strategy and solutions to meet the unique needs of the global financial services industry. He is a highly qualified executive with over 20 years of technology and business alignment experience.  Focus areas include data sourcing, direct market data access platforms, data source conversions, IT operations, datacenter build design, staff development and formation of architecture and data strategies to support business goals for global financial services organizations.


Dejan Kusalovic
Title: WW Head of Fintech Enabling
Company: Intel

Bio: Dejan leads fintech enabling program at Intel. Earlier in his Intel career he held leadership positions in sales and marketing. He also spent time at Intel Capital after earning an MBA from the University of Chicago.

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm

General Session
3:30 pm to 4:10 pm

End User Keynote: Women in Derivatives
Topic: Transforming Finance: The Impact of Emerging Technologies

Kristin Boggiano
Title: Chair of the Board and President
Company: Women in Derivatives

Bio: Kristin is a founder, Chair of the Board and the President of Women in Derivatives (WIND) and the Chief Legal Officer and on the Executive Committee of AlphaPoint, a blockchain, fintech company that enables institutions to launch and operate digital asset networks and exchanges worldwide. Prior to AlphaPoint, Kristin was a Managing Director with Guggenheim Partners, where she advised on asset management, broker-dealer and insurance issues. Previous to Guggenheim, Kristin spent 16 years as a Special Counsel at Schulte Roth & Zabel where she structured complex products, launched private businesses and provided regulatory advice. Prior to Schulte, Kristin worked at Merrill Lynch on the derivatives desk, beginning her career with stints at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). Kristin has advised entities in overall legal and regulatory strategy and governance and with operational, regulatory and risk management procedures and programs.

Kristin is an avid writer on financial related topics and a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars. She is a founder, Chair of the Board and the President of Women in Derivatives (WIND). Kristin earned her law degree and MBA from Northeastern University and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College.

General Session
4:10 pm to 4:55 pm

Sponsor Panel: Rstor, Sylabs, and Sandia National Laboratories 
Topic: Adopting HPC in the Enterprise and Other Lessons from the Financial Services Industry

Session Abstract
The intersection of high performance computing and the private sector isn’t new. The financial services industry was one of the first to adopt supercomputers for advanced analytics and data-intensive workloads for high-frequency trading and Monte Carlo simulations. Today, we’re witnessing existing and new enterprise users looking to follow the lead of financial services and we call that Enterprise Performance Computing. As more companies leverage data and applications like artificial intelligence, machine learning and real-time analytics to support their businesses they realize that general purpose hyperscale cloud services don’t meet their specific workload needs so their IT organizations are turning to HPC technologies for these applications, incorporating a range of strategies including containers, high-performance data movement, and hybrid clouds. Join this panel of experts who will address the HPC characteristics financial services and enterprise users require from hybrid cloud solutions and how containers for HPC play a huge role in delivering these new business models.

Moderator: Addison Snell, Intersect360

Bio: Addison Snell is the CEO of Intersect360 Research and a veteran of the High Performance Computing industry. He launched the company in 2007 as Tabor Research, a division of Tabor Communications, and served as that company’s VP/GM until he and his partner, Christopher Willard, Ph.D., acquired Tabor Research in 2009. During his tenure, Addison has established Intersect360 Research as a premier source of market information, analysis, and consulting. He was named one of 2010’s “People to Watch” by HPCwire.

Addison was previously an HPC industry analyst for IDC, where he was well-known among industry stakeholders. Prior to IDC, he gained recognition as a marketing leader and spokesperson for SGI’s supercomputing products and strategy. Addison holds a master’s degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.


Timothy Harder
Title: GM, Cloud & Cyber
Company: RStor

Bio: Harder is an entrepreneurial leader with a 20-year track record of driving growth at every business stage from pre-revenue to category champion, through organic operations, acquisitions and restructuring programs in +35 different countries. At Amazon Web Services, Harder delivered +$800M in revenue gains as Global Head for Block and File Storage Services, guiding the organizations participation in the $45B data storage market. At EMC Corporation, Harder was founding team member for EMC Technical Ventures and Cloud Infrastructure Group, which reported directly the Board and was responsible for the first projects in Cloud Computing. Harder has advanced certificates in Mandarin Chinese from the Beijing Language and Cultural University. Harder has advised senior government leaders on national strategic programs, testified in front of the United States Congress on Innovation, Cyber Warfare and after winning the UBS Ivy League Investment Challenge, founded Bellvista Capital, to produce yield on permanently allocated capital in strategies that include venture, debt, and special opportunities. Harder joined RStor in 2017 as GM, Cloud and Cyber.

Greg Kurtzer
Title: CEO
Company: Sylabs, Inc.

Bio: Gregory M. Kurtzer is the CEO and founder of SyLabs, Inc. which is the company leading the open source project Singularity. Previously, Greg spent nearly 20 years as the HPC Systems Architect for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where Singularity was conceived and is well known throughout the industry for creating various open source projects such as the Warewulf cluster management toolkit, CentOS Linux, Perceus, and most recently, the container system Singularity.


Andrew J. Younge, PhD
Title: Senior Member of Technical Staff
Company: Sandia National Laboratories

Bio: Andrew Younge is a Computer Scientist at Sandia National Laboratories with the Scalable System Software group.  His research interests include High Performance Computing, Virtualization, Distributed Systems, and energy efficient computing. Andrew has a Ph.D in Computer Science from Indiana University, where he was the Persistent Systems fellow and a member of the FutureGrid project, an NSF-funded experimental Cloud testbed.  Over the years, Andrew has held visiting positions at the MITRE Corporation, the University of Southern California / Information Sciences Institute, and the University of Maryland, College Park.  He received his Bachelors and Masters of Science from the Computer Science Department at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 2008 and 2010, respectively.

Closing Remarks
4:55 pm to 5:00 pm

Jem Pagan
Company: BluSky

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Rooftop Reception
Sponsored by: Intel
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The Roosevelt Hotel

The Roosevelt Hotel is a classic facility in the heart of New York at Madison Ave and East 45th Street, right by Grand Central Station. It is convenient and affordable, and major financial headquarters including JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, NASDAQ, Deutsche Bank are a short walk away.