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Keynote Speaker

Roy Lurie

Roy Lurie, MathWorks
Dr. Roy Lurie, vice president of engineering for MATLAB products at MathWorks, is responsible for the ongoing development and evolution of the MATLAB product family. These products include capabilities for parallel and GPU computing, application deployment, image processing, control systems, test and measurement, and computational finance and biology. He joined MathWorks in 1994 and has been a MATLAB user since 1989. As a young entrepreneur he founded MathWorks South African distributorship. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.

Customer Speakers

Jaromir Benes

Jaromir Benes, International Monetary Fund
Jaromir Benes has spent the last 12 years designing and implementing forecasting and policy analysis systems and models for several monetary policy institutions. Before joining the International Monetary Fund in 2009, he worked for the Czech National Bank and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. He has also provided short-term technical assistance and advice to about 20 other central banks worldwide, including Botswana, Indonesia, Guatemala, and Colombia.

Martyn Dorey

Martyn Dorey, CAMRADATA
Martyn Dorey is a director of CAMRADATA Analytical Services, Europe's largest institutional investment database. Martyn is a qualified investment actuary who has been working in the wider field of research and product development within the investment industry since 1996 for Bacon and Woodrow, Aon Consulting, and other companies. MathWorks has been an industrial partner during that time.

Bart Hamers

Bart Hamers, Dexia
Bart Hamers is head of Data Governance for Risk Quantification and Pricing at Dexia s.a. in Brussels, Belgium. Bart joined Dexia in 2006, initially as a quantitative credit risk analyst. He has worked as a data mining consultant at Vadis Consulting and Ikan Consulting. Bart holds master’s degrees in physics and artificial intelligence, and a Ph.D. in applied science, mathematical engineering, all from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Christian Hesse

Christian Hesse, Deutsche Bank
Christian Hesse is a quantitative strategist for Equity Algorithmic Trading at Deutsche Bank. He has an academic research background in applied biomedical signal processing and machine learning.

Nicolas Labelle

Nicolas Labelle, Bank of Canada
Nicholas Labelle joined the Bank of Canada in July 2008 as an economist in the Financial Stability Department. His focus has primarily been on policy work related to financial market infrastructures. His current research interests pertain to the analysis of risk in financial market infrastructures and agent-based modeling. He has a master's degree in economics from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

Attilio Meucci

Attilio Meucci, Kepos Capital, LP
Attilio Meucci is chief risk officer at Kepos Capital, LP. Concurrently he is adjunct professor at the Masters Program in Financial Engineering at Baruch College, where he runs the six-day Advanced Risk & Portfolio Management Bootcamp. Previously, Attilio led the research effort of ALPHA, the portfolio analytics and risk platform at Bloomberg; he has also held positions as a researcher at Lehman Brothers, a trader at the hedge fund Relative Value International, and a consultant at Bain & Co. Attilio is the author of Risk and Asset Allocation (Springer) and several other publications in practitioner and academic journals. He holds a B.A. summa cum laude in physics from the University of Milan, an M.A. in economics from Bocconi University, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Milan. He is also a CFA charterholder.

Joan Puig

Joan Puig, Banc Sabadell
Joan Puig is the head of quantitative tools at the trading desk of Banc Sabadell, one of the largest banking groups in Spain. He oversees the development of all the in-house tools and their integration with the rest of the bank's systems. MATLAB is the central piece of the entire infrastructure he has developed. Before joining the banking industry, Joan worked at Interactive Supercomputing (now Microsoft) developing a technology that enabled the integration of HPC clusters with high-level languages such as MATLAB. He holds a B.S. in applied physics and an M.S. in aerospace engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Timo Salminen

Timo Salminen, Model IT
Timo Salminen is a partner and head developer of mSII software at Model IT. Timo has comprehensive experience in the field of quantitative analysis in finance and asset management. Timo’s particular fields of expertise are mathematical models and algorithms, high-performance computing, and simulation technologies. Timo previously worked as a quantitative research analyst at Evli Bank.