Speakers List - Buy-Side Technology North American Summit


Jeff Brown

Chief Security Information Risk Officer

BNY Mellon Investment Management

Jeffrey W. Brown is the CSIRO for BNY Mellon Investment Management, one of the world's leading investment management organizations with more than $1.7 trillion under management and one of the top U.S. wealth managers. Jeff is a recognized information security and IT risk expert with exceptional communication skills and a strong track record spanning two decades implementing cost-effective controls for global Fortune 500 financial institutions including Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, GE Capital and AIG.

Jeff has authored multiple publications and works closely with industry organizations including FS-ISAC, ISSA and ISACA and is a co-chair for the Evanta NY CISO Executive Summit.

He holds a B.A. and an M.S. from Pace University and has multiple industry certifications including CISSP, CISM, CRISC and PMP.


Keith Lubell

Chief Technology Officer


Keith Lubell is Chief Technology Officer at Berkery Noyes. Since 2002, Keith has been developing an application and database of the Mergers and Acquisitions marketplace, encompassing more than 47,000 transactions and 123,000 companies in the software and information industry, including a toolset to understand business models and identify short and long-term trends. Berkery Noyes uses this application to generate market reports and to host live access to the data via http://mandasoft.com. Prior to Berkery Noyes, Keith worked as Director of Application Development at Valinor - Ikon Office Solutions, where he obtained certifications as a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, Microsoft Certified System Engineer and Microsoft Certified Trainer. Earlier in his career, Keith worked on radar training simulators for Electronic Warfare Environments for the Department of Defense. As an inventor, Keith holds a US patent for a "Method of Displaying Enhanced Three-Dimensional Images," and has published in Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine and American Journal of Physics. Keith earned a B.A. degree in Physics from Middlebury College.

William (Bill) Murphy

Chief Technology Office


William (Bill) Murphy is a Senior Managing Director and the Chief Technology Officer at Blackstone, leading the Blackstone Innovations and Infrastructure team. Mr. Murphy is responsible for the firm's technology efforts. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Murphy was founding Chief Technology Officer for Capital IQ. Mr. Murphy was responsible for overseeing all product design, development, infrastructure and technology support and was involved with all operations of the business. Before Capital IQ, Mr. Murphy led teams at Sapient, delivering solutions for large clients primarily in financial services. He received a BSE in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.


Miquel Noguer

Executive Director, UBS and Adjunct Professor


Miquel Noguer i Alonso is a financial markets practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in asset management, he is currently working for UBS AG (Switzerland) as Executive Director. He worked as a CFO and CIO for a European bank from 2000 to 2006. He started his career at KPMG.
He is Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University teaching Asset Allocation, Big Data in Finance, Fintech and Hedge Fund, Big Data in Finance and Fintech Professor at ESADE. He taught the first Fintech course at the London Business School.
He received an MBA and a Degree in business administration and economics in ESADE in 1993. In 2010 he earned a PhD in quantitative finance with a Summa Cum Laude distinction (UNED - Madrid Spain). He also holds the European CFA - CEFA 2000.
His research interests range from asset allocation, big data, machine learning to algorithmic trading and Fintech. His academic collaborations include a visiting scholarship in Columbia University in 2013 in the Finance and Economics Department, in Fribourg University in 2010 in the mathematics department, and giving presentations in Indiana University, ESADE and CAIA and several industry seminars like the Quant Summit USA 2017 and 2010.

Elliot Noma, Ph.D.

Managing Director

Garrett Asset Management

Dr. Noma is the founder of Garrett Asset Management, a systematic trading firm that uses technical systems to invest in futures, ETFs, and currencies. His research also includes applied decision making and the application of technology to solve real world problems. Prior to founding Garrett Asset Management, Dr. Noma was a portfolio manager running a fund of hedge funds and was the Chief Risk Officer at Asset Alliance, a seeder of hedge funds.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Noma was Senior Risk Analyst, Fixed Income Products, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (2000-2003). He was Director of Corporate Risk Management overseeing derivative and fixed income products within Deutsche Bank, Americas (1995-1999), and developed fixed income market strategies at, J.P. Morgan Securities (1993-1995). Dr. Noma‘s research has been published in numerous industry journals and scholarly periodicals. He is also active in the New York tech community writing a popular blog on data science, mobile computing, software development, deep learning and user-friendly interface design. Earlier this year he led a team that won an award from Intel at its Internet of Things hackathon.
Dr. Noma graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Mathematics. He received an M.A. in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Mathematical Psychology from The University of Michigan.

Bruno Piers de Raveschoot

Chief Operating Officer, RegTech division


Bruno joined RIMES in 2016 to set up its new Regulatory Division. Before joining RIMES, he was President EMEA and APAC at NICE Actimize, responsible for growing the company from zero to more than US$135M in revenue, positioning the company as the global leader in regulatory compliance and financial crime technology. Prior to Actimize, he held various senior roles and board memberships at CSFB, Tradair and Traxpay. Bruno holds a Masters in Corporate Finance from the University of Dallas and a Masters in Investment Banking from the London Business School.

Gurvinder Singh

CEO & Co-Founder

Indus Valley Partners

Gurvinder spent his early career in technology consulting during the late 90's with Sapient, helping financial services firms adapt to Internet technologies. In 2000 he founded IVP with Bijesh Amin as a niche-consulting firm focused on the Capital Markets industry initially working with prime brokers. He has led IVP's growth since inception to its current size of 380 employees across 5 global office locations servicing more than 115+ fund managers managing more than 1 trillion in assets using IVP Technology. Gurvinder graduated with a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 1995 and is also a graduate of Harvard Business School's OPM (Owner/President Management) program.

Milind Sharma

Founder & CEO

QuantZ Capital

Milind has 21 years of market experience including 8 years running the QuantZ Capital hedge funds. For the 3 years prior, he managed a Prop Trading desk at RBC where he served as Portfolio Manager for Quant EMN, Short Term & Event Driven portfolios. Prior to that, he served as Director and Senior Proprietary Trader at Deutsche Bank (now SABA) where he managed Quant EMN portfolios of significant size with input in Event Driven and the larger Capital Structure Arbitrage desk mandates (under Boaz Weinstein). Prior to that he was a co-founder of Quant Strategies at Merrill Lynch IM (now BlackRock), where his investment role spanned a dozen quantitatively managed funds and separate accounts with up to $30 Billion in AUM under the firm CIO. In addition to being a founding member of Risk at MLIM, he was also a Manager of the Risk Analytics & Research Group at Ernst & Young where he co-created Raven TM. He also created the AIRAP methodology for hedge funds. Milind has an MSCF and an MS in Applied Math from the pioneering financial engineering program at Carnegie Mellon University where he was also in the Doctoral program in Logic (A.I.) and worked on Automated Theorem Proving. Other education includes Wharton, Vassar and Oxford. He has published extensively (JoIM, Risk Books, Wiley etc.) and is a frequent speaker at conferences.

Anthony G. Vigilante

Managing Director - Head of Global Information Technology & Information Security

Global Information Technology group at MacKay Shields

Anthony is a Managing Director and head of the Global Information Technology group at MacKay Shields. He graduated from New York University with a BS in Information Systems Management and from Fordham University with an MS in Computer Science. Anthony also holds an Advanced Certificate in Financial Econometrics and Data Analysis from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at Fordham University. He regularly speaks at various technology conferences and enjoys volunteering his time with the Computer Science program at Fordham University. He joined MacKay Shields in 1999 and has been in the industry since 1994.