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FINOS Open Source in Fintech Podcast - Introducing Waltz an Open Enterprise Project - Waltz Team

October 01, 2020
In this second edition of season two of the FINOS Open Source in Fintech Podcast, FINOS Director of Community James McLeod interviews David Watkins, Director at Deutsche Bank and the Waltz Team, after their FINOS Virtual Meetup presentation on August 12, 2020. 

FINOS OPEN SOURCE IN FINTECH PODCAST - Introducing Waltz, an Open Enterprise Project - Waltz Team - 12 August 20


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In a nutshell, Waltz is Deutsche Bank's open source project, recently contributed to FINOS, that allows you to visualize and define your organization's technology landscape.

Think of Waltz as a structured Wiki for your enterprise architecture.

A core belief behind Waltz is that technology information should be accessible by everyone within your organization. Furthermore, employees are your best source of information about your technology landscape and should therefore be empowered to enhance and correct data.

Join Dave, Jessica, Kamran, and Mark from the Waltz open source team as they introduce the project, the evolution of Waltz, and what it's like to be open source contributors in banking.


David Watkins' Bio:

David Watkins - Director at Deutsche Bank

David is a London-based director at Deutsche Bank currently working in finance within the Enterprise Architecture group. David primarily works on the FINOS open source Waltz project, which allows organizations to document, visualize, and define their enterprise level technology landscapes

Jessica Woodland-Scott's Bio:

Jessica Woodland-Scott - Technology Analyst

Jessica is an analyst developer working on an open source application, with experience in SQL, Java 8, and AngularJS. Previously she was BA/scrum master for an Agile team. Jessica is a recent graduate from the University of Oxford, with research experience in the Senn and Goodwin groups, specializing in NTE behaviour.

Kamran Saleem's Bio:

Kamran Saleem - Senior Software Developer

Kamran is an experienced senior software engineer with a history of working in the financial services industry. Skills include WPF, HTML, JavaScript, AngularJS, databases, unit testing, and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). Kamran is a strong engineering professional with a Master of Engineering degree (MEng) focused in Computer Science from Imperial College London.

Mark Guerriero's Bio:

Mark Guerriero - Lead Business Analyst/ Product Manager

Mark is a Singapore-based senior business analyst with a strong foundation working within change in the bank teams. Mark has worked in  the banking industry for over 15 years, specializing in analyzing current state problems through to delivering the requirements that meet the needs of the key business stakeholders.


The FINOS Open Source in Fintech Podcast is part of our continued commitment to provide value to our Members and our greater Community. In these (usually bi-weekly) sessions we speak with members of the FINOS community about specific open source projects and interesting topics at the cross section of financial services and open source. So far, our industry experts have discussed practical applications of and their real-world experiences with a range of open source projects including desktop interoperability, low code platforms, synthetic data, and data modeling. They’ve also discussed best practices for inner source, common myths about open source and why commercial companies choose to introduce open source offerings. Tune in to hear what comes next.

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