Founder , White Rock Data Solutions LLC
Elizabeth is Founder of White Rock Data Solutions LLC a consulting firm providing innovative solutions for managing and commercializing data. In 1996, Elizabeth joined Goldman Sachs and held leadership roles across Sales and Trading, Compliance, Middle Office and Treasury for nearly two decades, delivering impact through people, process, data and technology. Elizabeth developed the strategy for and built the first Supervisory Control Function on Wall Street. As Managing Director of the Global Market Data Services team, Elizabeth adopted new data sources and applied data science to vendor content and usage to drive expense efficiencies and developed the firm’s strategy for a centralized data cloud for external content. Elizabeth collaborated with data vendors and principal investing in strategic deals. In 2015, Elizabeth joined AIG as Chief Operating Officer, Science. She was responsible for ensuring improved business outcomes in customer experience, underwriting, and claims.
In 2017, Elizabeth became a founding executive at Crux Informatics, a startup reinventing data delivery in finance. While there, Elizabeth was responsible for Marketing, Sales, and Supplier Partnerships. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and MBA from Columbia University.
Vice President of Membership and Programs, FISD
Tracey Shumpert is Vice President of Membership and Progams at FISD, where she seeks to constantly improve the FISD member experience and to broaden the FISD community. She is the program manger for the World Financial Information Conference, the Alternative Data Council, Lunch & Learn and Women’s Group activities.
Prior to FISD Tracey was senior events manager at FIX Trading Community and before that, she held various roles at Bloomberg. Tracey holds a BA in Comparative Literature at Smith College and an MA in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.
Global Data Manager , Pendal Group
Shruti Thaker is the Global Data Manager for Pendal Group where she is working to develop and implement a new data strategy for the group. Ms Thaker has a long history in the finance sector, having previously headed up CRM and Corporate Access technologies for Citigroup Institutional Equities. Where Shruti created a new Corporate Access system and implementing many of the MiFID II changes required. While at Citigroup, she also lead a cross industry group of individuals in creating industry wide standards for MiFID II reporting.
Ms Thaker’s latest role was at BlackRock, where she was head of Alpha Capture and vendor data for Active Equities, focusing on alternative data.
Outside of work, Shruti is on the board of directors for Grace Institute, a non-profit in New York which aims to improve the lives of women through training and job placements.
Head of Big Data Client Strategy & Business Development, Citi
Richard has 22 years of financial industry experience and is the global head of Big Data client strategy and business development, working with Investor clients on their emerging needs in the Big Data space. The Big Data Client Strategy & Business Development Role is newly created within Citi Markets and Research to help coordinate our global activities in the evolving industry of Big Data, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. The team is building a new product, Citi Global Data Insights (CGDI) which will provide bespoke access to Citi data and services. Prior to the new role Richard was Americas Head of Business Advisory Services, the strategic consulting team within Investor Sales and Relationship Management. Richard began his career in 1995 at JP Morgan in the Investment Bank and held various roles in operations & technology before joining the specialist capital markets consulting company m.a.partner in 2001. As a partner in the US practice he worked with a wide variety of the Investment Banks and Hedge Funds across the spectrum of operations and technology business consulting, including business strategy, market research, organizational design, operations & technology architecture, and vendor outsourcing. When Detica Consulting acquired m.a.partners in 2007 Richard ran the US financial services consulting practice before joining Citi in 2009 to run strategy & planning for the US Broker-Dealer before joining Business Advisory Services in 2010.
Richard holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from East London University and attended Harvard Business School’s Leading Professional Services Firms course in 2008.