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April 07, 2021, 10.00am ET / 3.00pm BST
Online - WebEx

Join us Wednesday, April 7th at 10am ET (3pm BST) via WebEx for FINOS Open Source Readiness guest speakers.

The financial services industry is still in the early stages of opening up to open source development, and FINOS is home to some of the industry’s most significant collaborations. This panel discussion will focus on the experiences of open source maintainers operating behind a bank’s firewall. Participants from Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, and Citigroup will discuss what it takes to get an open source project approved, the challenges of collaborating with developers outside their institutions, and how financial institutions can improve the lives of their open source developers.



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Speaker Bios

Stephen Goldbaum - Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
stephen-goldbaumStephen Goldbaum is co-creator of Morphir and an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, where he has performed a variety of technical leadership roles. Stephen’s career has spanned a number of industries. Prior roles include: CTO at a privacy start-up, owner of a software consulting firm, Northeast head of Application Consulting at Netscape, and engineer roles at Sun Microsystems and IBM. Stephen has presented extensively on Morphir, functional domain modeling, and software development, including the keynote address at the Chinese American Academic Professional Society Internet Expo. He has M.S. in Computer Science from NYU and a B.F.A. in Music Performance.
Peter Thomas - Distinguished Engineer, Technology, Data, and Innovation, Deutsche Bank

Peter is a Distinguished Engineer within Deutsche Bank Technology, Data and Innovation.  As a Distinguished Engineer he leads TDI’s Engineering Culture strategy and within this is encouraging a wider adoption of Inner Sourcing and contribution to Open Source projects. His day job involves Cloud Architecture, DevOps and SRE adoption.  He is lead Maintainer for the FINOS Cloud Service Certification project.




Beeke-Marie Nelke - Vice President, Legend Product Team, Goldman Sachs

Beeke is a Vice President in the Goldman Sachs Data Engineering department and manages the delivery of a variety of product enhancements across the Goldman Sachs Data Management Platform Legend. She was part of the team that drove open sourcing Legend last year focusing on aspects of communication, stakeholder engagement and project management.




Paul Groves - Lead Architect, Client Onboarding, Citigroup

Paul has over 20 years’ experience as a software developer across risk, finance, product control and client onboarding.

Aaron Williamson - FINOS Open Source Readiness Chair
Aaron Williamson, General Counsel, Symphony Software Foundation

Aaron chairs the Foundation’s Open Source Readiness working group, helping members to develop policies that enable productive engagement with open source. Aaron has counseled both commercial software producers and nonprofit foundations on legal issues related to open source software. As counsel for the Software Freedom Law Center, he advised some of the most significant open source software foundations. At IEEE, he advised internal clients on open access and open licensing matters. And as a partner at Tor Ekeland P.C., he advised startups and commercial software companies on establishing open source policies, designing open source business models, and on license compliance.


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