Dr. Douglas Arnold has over 15 years experience developing precise time and frequency equipment. He is currently a Principal Technologist with Meinberg USA. He is a Co-Chair of the IEEE 1588 Working Group, and a Co-Chair of the ISPCS IEEE 1588 Plugfest Committee. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.
Andy is currently a Senior Technical Advisor at Pico helping them build the next generation of ultra-high performance infrastructure for the Financial Service sector. Pico has a broad team of industry experts all laser focused on building and delivering on the fastest most reliable infrastructure for the industry. From networking and hosting to precision timing, all delivered at maximum performance, and at the right price point.
Before Pico, Andy was Chief Architect for the Financial Services Team at Juniper Networks, Inc. starting June 2012. Prior to joining Juniper, he was SVP, Global Head of Network Services, at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE Euronext) where he was responsible for planning the company¹s worldwide networks, voice and cellular services, and led the design and deployment of Data Center solutions. Mr. Bach was responsible for planning Juniper’s worldwide networks that link all NYSE, Securities Industries Automation Corporation (SIAC), the American Stock Exchange (AMEX), Pacific Stock Exchange, Archipelago, LIFFE and European cash markets, as well as the national markets system networks SIAC operates.
He sat on the board of the Promise Fund at Polytechnic University in New York City, where he also was an adjunct professor for graduate studies in networking. Currently he is also the chair of the Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications(CATT) advisory board at the University. In 2000, he won the prestigious Computerworld Smithsonian Award for his role in the integration of IP multicasting technology in the financial services industry. Mr. Bach also holds multiple patents in communications technologies and received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Pratt Institute.
George Bollenbacher is a NY based Partner and Head of Capital Markets Advisors’ Regulatory Reform Practice. George specializes in the implementation of derivatives and banking reform. He spent twenty years as a bond trader and ten years in the technology business. For the last fifteen years he has assisted many banks, asset managers and custodians in implementing process and technology changes. He is the author of The Professional’s Guide to the US Government Securities Market and The New Business of Banking. George is a subject matter expert who is a frequent contributor of topical material to independent research firms such as TabbForum.com and Track.com.
Lee Cosart is a Senior Technologist with Microsemi. A graduate of Stanford University, his R&D activities have included measurement algorithms and mathematical analysis for which he holds several patents. He serves on, as chair, contributor and editor, the ATIS and ITU-T committees responsible for network synchronization standardization. His TimeMonitor software is used to collect and analyze synchronization and packet timing data and has been used in laboratories and networks throughout the world.
For more than a decade, John has been at Spectracom working with global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), wireless, positioning navigation and timing (PNT) and specialized systems for customers. Prior to joining Spectracom, he specialized in wireless telecom as a founding member of two startups: Aria Wireless in 1990 and Clearwire Technologies in 1997. At Clearwire, he served as Chief Technology Officer in creating wireless broadband equipment for Internet connectivity. Early in his career, John worked as a systems engineer in radar, EW and command and control systems at Sierra Research and Comptek Research. He graduated with a Master’s and Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computing Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Austin Gerig leads the Office of Research and Data Services in the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics and an M.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the SEC, Austin was a Graduate Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney, and most recently, a Senior Research Fellow in the Said Business School, University of Oxford. Austin’s research has touched on a number of important topics in market microstructure including: the price impact of large, algorithmically traded orders; the structure of volatility fluctuations in security prices; and the effects of high-frequency trading in financial markets. His research has been highlighted in numerous media outlets including Bloomberg View, The Wire, The MIT Technology Review, and NPR.
Mr. Dana Goward, is President of the Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit. The foundation is dedicated to protecting, toughening and augmenting GPS signals. Foundation efforts include supporting GPS spectrum protection, stronger laws and better enforcement against jamming and spoofing, and a high power terrestrial signal to provide a second source for precise, wireless navigation and synchronized timing.
He retired in 2013 from the U.S. federal Senior Executive Service as the nation’s maritime navigation authority, with 12 business lines budgeted at over $1.3B/yr. Mr. Goward has represented the US at IMO, IALA, the UN anti-piracy working group, and other international forums.
A career Coast Guard officer, among his many assignments were command of the Coast Guard’s Air Station in New Orleans and leadership of the service’s nationwide boat operations as the first Chief, Office of Boat Forces. He retired from uniformed service as a Captain in 2003.
Mr. Goward is a member of the Administration’s National PNT Advisory Board, is the Chairman of the Board for the Association for Rescue at Sea, and is the proprietor at Maritime Governance, LLC..
After studying Computer Science at university, Matthew joined the Treasury Department of a large Geneva bank. A few years later, he moved on to Reuters where he specialized on delivering internal training on Market Data System and Web-delivered products. He remained in internal training for nine years eventually becoming the Director of Training for Europe, the Middle East and Africa with global ownership of Sales and Technology Training. He then spent two years working on independent business projects including designing an early VOIP service and launching a Performance Car Club before joining STAC Research in 2007. At STAC, he worked on low-latency benchmarking as well as developing testing methodologies and tools to for the benchmarks. He gained immense exposure to the latest high-performance server and networking technologies as well as high-precision timing hardware/software. From 2009, Matt has worked as Head of Labs at DRW Holdings, pushing the limits of low-latency as applied to electronic trading systems, President of Accensus LLC and Technical Marketing Director, Financial Services at Solarflare Communications
Peter Lankford is founder and director of STAC®, the Securities Technology Analysis Center, which provides hands-on technology research and testing tools to the finance industry. STAC facilitates the STAC Benchmark Council™, a group of leading financial institutions and vendors that discusses technical challenges and specifies standard ways to assess technologies used in the financial markets. Prior to STAC, Peter was SVP of the the $240M market data technology business at Reuters and held management positions at Citibank, First Chicago, and operating-system maker IGC. Peter has an MBA, Masters in International Relations, and Bachelors in Chemistry from the University of Chicago.
Judah Levine is a Fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and is the leader of the Network Synchronization Project in the Time and Frequency Division, which is located in the NIST laboratories in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Levine is responsible for the design and implementation of the time scales AT1 and UTC (NIST), which provide the reference signals for all of the NIST time and frequency services. In addition, he designed and built the servers that support the Automated Computer Time Service (ACTS) and the Internet Time Service, which provide time and frequency information to users in a number of different digital formats. The ACTS service is realized using a number of parallel computers that control a 12-line telephone rotary. The Internet Time Service uses 20 computers, which are located at several sites in the US. These computers receive about 20 000 million (20 billion) requests per day for time stamps in 3 different standard formats. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from New York University in 1966. Dr. Levine is a member of the IEEE and a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Tom Pfeifer is an Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton with 30 years of experience providing systems and software engineering services across the DoD, civil, commercial, and international communities with a particular emphasis on enterprise information management, service oriented architectures, network engineering, and cyber security.
Tom currently leads Booz Allen’s Air Force C4ISR business which includes R&D initiatives at the Air Force research labs; engineering, technical, and programmatic support to the Air Force acquisition community; and technical, analytic, and rapid reaction support to the operators. Across the life-cycle of programs, Tom has a passion for driving out inefficiencies; maximizing and optimizing operational utility; streamlining processes; and driving out costs, risks, and delays.
Tom is the officer in charge of several NETCENTS-2 IDIQs including Enterprise Integration and Service Management (EISM), NETOPS, and Application Services. In addition, he has been a key contributor and leader to Booz Allen’s functional standards and quality initiatives including the firm’s software CMMi, ISO-9001, and ISO-20000 certifications.
Tom holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Systems Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, the American Society of Quality, and AFCEA.
David is CTO at Metamako, with his core role comprising product and technology strategy at the company. His role liasing with customers about their needs gives him a unique view into the challenges faced by such firms. Prior to founding Metamako, David gained a wealth of experience working in and for HFT firms, optimising their network structures, network performance, and building performance hardware, gateware and software. He has a PhD in Operating Systems, looking at and taking advantage of the effect of frequency scaling on power and energy usage. Energy efficiency has long been an interest, with ten years spent designing, building and racing high performance solar powered cars in international events. David’s team formerly held the Guiness record for the world’s fastest solar powered vehicle.
Dr. Marc Weiss worked at NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology--formerly NBS, the National Bureau of Standards) from 1979, specializing in time transfer techniques and statistics of timing systems, particularly applied to GPS and to telecom systems. He has over 100 publications from his time at NIST. Since January 2014 he is now a contractor for NIST, doing much of the same work. He received the NBS Applied Research Award for a first GPS timing receiver in 1983. He was awarded a patent for the Smart Clock algorithm in 1993, which optimally locks a slave clock to a master. Dr. Weiss won the 2013 NIST William P. Slichter Award, “For pioneering highly productive industry/government partnerships to advance telecommunications and data networks through precision synchronization.” Marc founded and has led WSTS, the Workshop on Sync and Timing Systems, annually since 1992, now a sister conference to the European version, the ITSF. Dr. Weiss is the NIST co-chair of the Timing subgroup of the NIST Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Public Working Group. Marc co-founded the Time-Aware Applications, Computers and Communications Systems (TAACCS) initiative, and edited the white paper and subsequent NIST Technical Note. In addition, Dr. Weiss has led the NIST program to support the GPS program office in developing their clocks and timing systems since 1980. He has worked on and published Relativity issues as they relate to GPS and to primary frequency standards. He has also specialized in Time-Scale Algorithms. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematical-Physics from the University of Colorado in 1981.
Victor Yodaiken is CEO and co-founder of FSMLabs, the developer of TimeKeeper software and hardware time synchronization technology for financial trading markets. FSMLabs began life in 1999 as a developer of the RTLinux real-time operating system used to control jet engine tests stands, robots, mobile phones, and software radios among other products. RTLinux was sold to WindRiver Systems in 2007 and FSMLabs then entered the financial technology and larger enterprise markets. Prior to founding FSMLabs,Yodaiken worked in academia and as an industry consultant. He was a professor of Computer Science at New Mexico Tech, a Research Professor and Post-Doc at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), a visiting lecturer at Beijing Aerospace University, a consultant on storage systems and financial software projects and a principal engineer of a fault-tolerant system startup (Auragen). He is named on 5 issued US Patents.
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