The 2015 Tech 50: Antoine Shagoury

The London Stock Exchange Group COO climbs to No. 18 on this year’s Tech 50 ranking.

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Antoine Shagoury
Chief Operating Officer
London Stock Exchange Group
Last Year: 25

Acquisitions are by definition heavy lifting for technology executives responsible for postmerger integrations. A string of such projects has kept Antoine Shagoury hopping since he joined London Stock Exchange Group as chief information officer in 2010 — none more strategically transformational than the May 2013 purchase of clearinghouse operator LCH.Clearnet. “This is that nirvana piece for us,” says the 45-year-old, who added to his CIO title that of chief operating officer in May 2012. “We’re closing the loop on providing a single source of clearing solutions, not only for the LCH businesses but also so we can expand that further, internally and externally, as a third-party service provider.” Now with a portfolio that includes world-class posttrade capabilities alongside core exchange operations — the latter platforms were unified on Shagoury’s watch using technology from Sri Lanka–based MillenniumIT, which LSE has owned since 2009 — the COO-CIO looks to share technologies as much as possible across businesses to reduce costs and time spent on product development. Following an “anything as a service” philosophy, LSE has licensed technologies to bourses in Hong Kong, Singapore, Peru and elsewhere. On the R&D front Shagoury, a former American Stock Exchange CIO, is exploring natural language processing, machine learning, cognitive computing and adaptive heuristics. “Natural language processing gives us the engine to interpret market scenarios,” he says. “And with a transition into machine learning, we can be predictive and proactive about how we react to traditional investment scenarios as well as extreme anomalies” that might foreshadow market crashes.

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The 2015 Tech 50

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1. Jeffrey Sprecher
Intercontinental Exchange

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2. Catherine Bessant
Bank of America Corp.

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3. Phupinder Gill
CME Group

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4. Lance Uggla
Markit

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5. Robert Goldstein
BlackRock

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6. Shawn Edwards &
Vlad Kliatchko
Bloomberg

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7. R. Martin Chavez
Goldman Sachs Group

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8. Deborah Hopkins
Citi Ventures

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9. Stephen Neff
Fidelity Investments

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10. Adena Friedman
Nasdaq OMX Group

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11. David Craig
Thomson Reuters

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12. Daniel Coleman
KCG Holdings

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13. Michael Spencer
ICAP

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14. Michael Bodson
Depository Trust & Clearing Corp.

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15. Charles Li
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing

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16. Chris Concannon
BATS Global Markets

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17. Christopher Perretta
State Street Corp.

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18. Antoine Shagoury
London Stock Exchange Group

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19. Kevin Rhein
Wells Fargo & Co.

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20. Neil Katz
D.E. Shaw & Co.

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21. Lee Olesky
Tradeweb Markets

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22. Richard McVey
MarketAxess Holdings

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23. Seth Merrin
Liquidnet Holdings

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24. Robert Alexander
Capital One Financial Corp.

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25. Frank Bisignano
First Data Corp.

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26. John Marcante
Vanguard Group

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27. Joseph Squeri
Citadel

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28. Lou Eccleston
TMX Group

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29. Claude Honegger
Credit Suisse

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30. Chris Corrado
MSCI

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31. David Gledhill
DBS Bank

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32. John Bates
Software AG

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33. Michael Cooper
BT Radianz

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34. Gary Scholten
Principal Financial Group

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35. Sunil Hirani
trueEX Group

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36. Hauke Stars
Deutsche BÖrse

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37. Brian Conlon
First Derivatives

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38. Jim Minnick
eVestment

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39. Lars Seier Christensen & Kim Fournais

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40. Tyler Kim
MaplesFS

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41. Jim McGuire
Charles Schwab Corp.

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42. Steven O’Hanlon
Numerix

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43. Sebastián Ceria
Axioma

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44. Yasuki Okai
NRI Holdings America

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45. Stephane Dubois
Xignite

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46. Mazy Dar
OpenFin

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47. Brian Sentance
Xenomorph Software

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48. Mas Nakachi
OpenGamma

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49. John Lehner
BNY Mellon Technology Solutions Group

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50. Jock Percy
Perseus


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