FINOS Open Source in Fintech Podcast

FINOS Open Source in Fintech Podcast

By FINOS
FINOS will continue to produce short, regular “meetups” with podcasts (usually on a bi-weekly basis), with guest speakers we often feature in our in-person meetups and at OSSF. This quarter's theme is “Enabling financial services to capitalize on open source - with practical examples.”

Join us to see real examples of successful collaboration, hear a few top tips from active contributors, and learn about some innovative approaches to maintaining open source projects.
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FINOS Open Source in Fintech Podcast - "Faking it - How to Easily Create Realistic Test Data" about Data Helix
In this seventh edition of the FINOS Open Source in Fintech Podcast, FINOS Director of Community James McLeod interviews Scott Logic's Head of Consultancy for Bristol, Andrew Carr, and Delivery Manager Tim Johnson after their FINOS Virtual Meetup presentation on June 4, 2020. Head to the FINOS.org site to see the video of the presentation, along with Andrew and Tim's slides. Generating test data is a challenge for many organisations, whether because the production data is sensitive, because there isn’t enough of it, or because new data structures need to be tested. In response to this challenge, Scott Logic has developed DataHelix – a test data generation tool that allows significant volumes of representative data to be generated easily. Andrew Carr, Head of Consultancy at Scott Logic’s Bristol office, and Tim Johnson, Delivery Manager, will introduce DataHelix and what it can do. They will show you how to specify fields and constraints using a simple format, utilise fake data, and demonstrate the output. They will finish their presentation with a demo of some of the exciting up-and-coming new features of this open source tool. FINOS VIRTUAL "MEETUPS" As part of our continued commitment to provide value to our Members and our greater Community, FINOS is expanding our use of virtual meetings and digital communication. While we know this can’t replace our in-person meetups (in New York, London, and Edinburgh), conferences (Open Source Strategy Forum - OSSF - in London and New York), and exclusive FINOS Member Meetings, we think it is a great way for our Community to share their achievements, ideas and even challenges related to open source in financial services. FINOS will continue to produce short, regular “meetups” via WebEx (usually on a bi-weekly basis), with guest speakers we often feature in our in-person meetups and at OSSF.  Our theme is “Overcoming barriers to open source collaboration in financial services - with practical examples.” Join us to see real examples of successful collaboration, hear a few top tips from active contributors, and learn about some innovative approaches to maintaining open source projects. Visit here for more FINOS Meetups Visit the FINOS website - and Get Involved
19:36
June 24, 2020
FINOS Open Source in Fintech Podcast - How to Secure the Electron Container for Capital Markets - Kris West and Ian Mesner, ChartIQ - 20 May 20
In this sixth edition of the FINOS Open Source in Fintech Podcast, FINOS Director of Community James McLeod interviews ChartIQ's Director of Solutions Engineering Kris West and Chief Architect Ian Mesner after their FINOS Virtual Meetup presentation on May 20, 2020. Head to the FINOS.org site to see the video of the presentation, along with Kris and Ian's slides. Smart desktop technology is changing the way we work, but bringing web technology to the desktop creates security issues that must be mitigated. In this webinar, our Director of Solutions Engineering Kris West and Chief Architect Ian Mesner discuss how the architecture of desktop interoperability involves: Protecting the operating system Protecting applications from each other Enabling interoperability and (when needed) providing access to desktop APIs Securing Electron Join us as we outline the steps we took to secure our smart desktop platform, Finsemble, and highlight the use of our Secure Electron Adapter (now available as a FINOS open source project). For a little more background, read the article about the Secure Electron Adapter contribution here. FINOS VIRTUAL "MEETUPS" As part of our continued commitment to provide value to our Members and our greater Community, FINOS is expanding our use of virtual meetings and digital communication. While we know this can’t replace our in-person meetups (in New York, London, and Edinburgh), conferences (Open Source Strategy Forum - OSSF - in London and New York), and exclusive FINOS Member Meetings, we think it is a great way for our Community to share their achievements, ideas and even challenges related to open source in financial services. FINOS will continue to produce short, regular “meetups” via WebEx (usually on a bi-weekly basis), with guest speakers we often feature in our in-person meetups and at OSSF.  This quarter's theme is “Overcoming barriers to open source collaboration in financial services - with practical examples.” Join us to see real examples of successful collaboration, hear a few top tips from active contributors, and learn about some innovative approaches to maintaining open source projects. Visit here for more FINOS Meetups Visit the FINOS website - and Get Involved
17:45
June 10, 2020
FINOS Open Source in Fintech Podcast - Open Source Technology to build and constantly evolve a Low Code Application Platform - Stephen Murphy, genesis global - 13 May 20
In this fifth edition of the FINOS Open Source in Fintech Podcast, FINOS Director of Community James McLeod interviews genesis global's CEO, Stephen Murphy after his FINOS Virtual Meetup presentation on May 13, 2020. Head to the FINOS.org site to see the video of the presentation, along with Stephen's slides. Guest speaker: Stephen Murphy, CEO for Genesis Global, presented on the "Open Source Technology to build and constantly evolve a Low Code Application Platform". Genesis presented on how they used a variety of Open Source technologies to build a Low Code Application Platform (LCAP) for Capital Markets and  cover some key Open Source technologies used within the system. They talked about some of their future plans for using Open Source technologies including FINOS initiatives that help drive standards and re-use across our industry, such as Financial Objects and FDC3. FINOS VIRTUAL "MEETUPS" As part of our continued commitment to provide value to our Members and our greater Community, FINOS is expanding our use of virtual meetings and digital communication. While we know this can’t replace our in-person meetups (in New York, London, and Edinburgh), conferences (Open Source Strategy Forum - OSSF - in London and New York), and exclusive FINOS Member Meetings, we think it is a great way for our Community to share their achievements, ideas and even challenges related to open source in financial services. FINOS will continue to produce short, regular “meetups” via WebEx (usually on a bi-weekly basis), with guest speakers we often feature in our in-person meetups and at OSSF.  This quarter's theme is “Overcoming barriers to open source collaboration in financial services - with practical examples.” Join us to see real examples of successful collaboration, hear a few top tips from active contributors, and learn about some innovative approaches to maintaining open source projects. Visit here for more FINOS Meetups Visit the FINOS website - and Get Involved
20:51
May 28, 2020
FINOS Open Source in Fintech Podcast - EPAM GLUE Project: Developing a Unified Entity and Data Model for the Buy-Side - Heiko Sundermann, EPAM - 29 April 20
In this fourth edition of the FINOS Open Source in Fintech Podcast, FINOS Director of Community James McLeod interviews EPAM's VP & Head of Digital Engagement Practice for Wealth and Asset Management, Heiko Sundermann after his FINOS Virtual Meetup presentation on April 29, 2020. Head to the FINOS.org site to see the video of the presentation, along with Heiko's slides. Guest speaker: Heiko Sundermann, VP, Head of Digital Engagement Practice for wealth and asset management for EPAM, will be presenting on the "EPAM GLUE Project: Developing a Unified Entity and Data Model for the Buy-Side". Buy-side firms are under enormous pressure not to miss out on the digitalisation wave. Changing client demands, regulatory pressure and the rapid adoption of structured quantitative investment management approaches are fuelling investment into digitalization and data driven Asset & Wealth Management. Buy-side firms are often held back by legacy infrastructure and inappropriate data storage. Open API architectures provide a route to adopt best of breed solutions and leverage specialized fintech offerings, but the integration costs of these approaches tend to be costly. Traditional Data-Warehousing approaches are also not suited to the performance needed for modern digital and analytical solutions; they struggle to adhere to the stringent regulatory requirements inherent in data-privacy, cross-border and data lineage. EPAM have created an investment management eco-system delivering a comprehensive set of components along the investment management value chain developed by EPAM or by fintech partners. The foundation of this ECO-System is EPAM GLUE which is a unified entity and data model serving as a common semantic layer to all components. EPAM GLUE provides the flexibility to model hierarchical data structures as well as the complex legal entity structure that buy-side firms are facing. Concurrently it addresses the problems of data-security, auditability and privacy which minimises integration costs and implementation risks. FINOS VIRTUAL "MEETUPS" As part of our continued commitment to provide value to our Members and our greater Community, FINOS is expanding our use of virtual meetings and digital communication. While we know this can’t replace our in-person meetups (in New York, London, and Edinburgh), conferences (Open Source Strategy Forum - OSSF - in London and New York), and exclusive FINOS Member Meetings, we think it is a great way for our Community to share their achievements, ideas and even challenges related to open source in financial services. FINOS will continue to produce short, regular “meetups” via WebEx (usually on a bi-weekly basis), with guest speakers we often feature in our in-person meetups and at OSSF.  This quarter's theme is “Overcoming barriers to open source collaboration in financial services - with practical examples.” Join us to see real examples of successful collaboration, hear a few top tips from active contributors, and learn about some innovative approaches to maintaining open source projects. Visit here for more FINOS Meetups Visit the FINOS website - and Get Involved
20:06
May 20, 2020
FINOS Open Source in Fintech Podcast - From Closed Source to Open Source - Petyo Ivanov, Glue42 - 15 April 20
In this third edition of the FINOS Open Source in Fintech Podcast, FINOS COO Tosha Ellison interviews Glue42's Product Manager, Petyo Ivanov after his FINOS Virtual Meetup presentation on April 15, 2020. Head to the FINOS.org site to see the video of the presentation, along with Tom's slides. Guest speaker: Petyo Ivanov, Product Manager for Glue42, presents on transitioning a company "From Closed Source to Open Source". Open Source removes the traditional communication barriers between the vendor and the consumers, resulting in an experience that cannot be matched by the traditional distribution model. In this talk, Petyo Ivanov, Glue42 Product Manager, will tell the story of how a traditional enterprise software vendor transitioned towards distributing their latest product version as an open source offering. The talk will describe the concerns, the unknowns and the discoveries the company made in this journey. This podcast was from a live FINOS virtual "Meetup" on April 15, 2020. Join us live for future "Meetups" to see real examples of successful collaboration, hear a few top tips from active contributors, and learn about some innovative approaches to maintaining open source projects. PETYO'S BIO Petyo Ivanov, Glue42 Product Manager, is currently leading the open source transformation journey of Glue42. Petyo comes from a software engineering background with a handful of successful open source initiatives in his timeline. FINOS VIRTUAL "MEETUPS" As part of our continued commitment to provide value to our Members and our greater Community, FINOS is expanding our use of virtual meetings and digital communication. While we know this can’t replace our in-person meetups (in New York, London, and Edinburgh), conferences (Open Source Strategy Forum - OSSF - in London and New York), and exclusive FINOS Member Meetings, we think it is a great way for our Community to share their achievements, ideas and even challenges related to open source in financial services. FINOS will continue to produce short, regular “meetups” via WebEx (usually on a bi-weekly basis), with guest speakers we often feature in our in-person meetups and at OSSF.  This quarter's theme is “Overcoming barriers to open source collaboration in financial services - with practical examples.” Join us to see real examples of successful collaboration, hear a few top tips from active contributors, and learn about some innovative approaches to maintaining open source projects. Visit here for more FINOS Meetups Visit the FINOS website - and Get Involved
15:06
May 13, 2020
FINOS Open Source in Fintech Podcast - 7 Unexpected Lessons from 2 Years of our SDK in Banks - Tom Schady, GreenKey - 08 April 20
In this second edition of the FINOS Open Source in Fintech Podcast, FINOS Director of Community James McLeod interviews GreenKey's CTO, Tom Schady after his FINOS Virtual Meetup presentation on April 8, 2020. Head to the FINOS.org site to see the video of the presentation, along with Tom's slides. Guest speaker: Tom Schady, CTO of GreenKey Technologies, presents on "7 Unexpected Lessons from 2 Years of our SDK in Banks".  GreenKey provides an open-source SDK to empower banks to extend our NLP engine with custom interpreters.  Over the last 2 years, we've learned much: we'll share the top 7 most surprising things our startup encountered, how we solved for them, and how you might avoid them altogether. This podcast was from a live FINOS virtual "Meetup" on April 8, 2020. Join us live for future "Meetups" to see real examples of successful collaboration, hear a few top tips from active contributors, and learn about some innovative approaches to maintaining open source projects. TOM'S BIO Tom Schady has 20 years experience leading engineering teams and delivering software across the defense, finance, e-commerce, and medical verticals.   For the last 6 years, he's focused on delivering cloud, mobile, and web solutions for regulated, global markets at speed.  Currently the CTO of GreenKey Technologies, his mission is to deliver state-of-the-art NLP technology to financial markets in a simple and secure way. Tom has a degree in Physics from MIT. FINOS VIRTUAL "MEETUPS" As part of our continued commitment to provide value to our Members and our greater Community, FINOS is expanding our use of virtual meetings and digital communication. While we know this can’t replace our in-person meetups (in New York, London, and Edinburgh), conferences (Open Source Strategy Forum - OSSF - in London and New York), and exclusive FINOS Member Meetings, we think it is a great way for our Community to share their achievements, ideas and even challenges related to open source in financial services. FINOS will continue to produce short, regular “meetups” via WebEx (usually on a bi-weekly basis), with guest speakers we often feature in our in-person meetups and at OSSF.  This quarter's theme is “Overcoming barriers to open source collaboration in financial services - with practical examples.” Join us to see real examples of successful collaboration, hear a few top tips from active contributors, and learn about some innovative approaches to maintaining open source projects. Visit here for more FINOS Meetups Visit the FINOS website - and Get Involved
14:54
May 8, 2020
FINOS Open Source in Fintech Podcast - FDC3 1.1 - Nick Kolba - 01 April 20
In this first edition of the FINOS Open Source in Fintech Podcast, FINOS Director of Community James McLeod interviews FDC3 Project Lead Nick Kolba after the first FINOS Virtual Meetup on April 1, 2020.   The FDC3 community is delighted to announce the release of FDC3 1.1!   In its 2+ years as an open source organization, FDC3 has brought key financial firms together to set, and put into production, standards for application interoperability.  As we approach the release of the FDC3 1.1 standard, this webinar will look at what's new in FDC3 and how we got there through a collaborative, open source approach.   This is the first point update to the FDC3 standard since 1.0 was released a year ago. 1.1 has been an extremely collaborative process with active contribution and input from 10 different firms and a lot of input from teams putting 1.0 into production.  We especially want to give a huge thanks to all of the stakeholders who worked so hard to make this happen!   Be sure to check out the presentation that Nick Kolba, FDC3 Project Lead/Chair, gave during the FINOS virtual Meetup on April 1, 2020. It includes great information on FDC3 1.1.   As always, this is a community effort and we welcome and encourage everyone to get involved! You can do so by reaching out to us on Github or at fdc3@finos.org.   Visit the FDC3 website   Visit the FINOS website - and Get Involved
22:30
May 4, 2020