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The 2015 Tech 50: Hauke Stars

The head of information technology, market data and services at Deutsche Börse claims No. 36 on this year’s Tech 50 ranking.

Hauke Stars
Head of Information Technology, Market Data and Services
Deutsche Börse

As the first major stock exchange operator to go digital — it introduced the first fully electronic derivatives market in the late 1980s — Deutsche Börse has information technology in its DNA. Hauke Stars, the former Hewlett-Packard Co. executive who took charge of the group’s information technology, market data and services at the end of 2012, is turning that core competence into an engine of growth. Driven by its algorithmic news and data feed AlphaFlash and real-time data services for the group’s power-trading subsidiary, European Energy Exchange, Stars’ division grew revenue at a company-leading rate of nearly 20 percent in the first quarter of this year. She is targeting emerging markets for future growth. Frankfurt-based Deutsche Börse said in May that it is working with the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the China Financial Futures Exchange to develop renminbi-based derivatives for international investors, and in March it agreed with China Construction Bank to explore a potentially extensive collaboration that includes posttrade and custody services for the offshore renminbi market in Europe. The pace of change demands continuous adaptation, and to that end Stars, 48, last year launched Open Innovation, a program designed to attract external partners to share ideas and incubate promising technologies and business ideas. “Next-generation technology is highly relevant for Deutsche Börse, which is, after all, an IT company,” she says. “To stay in the lead in this fast-changing and highly competitive market, we need to work with the smartest minds in the business.”

See the full story, “The 2015 Tech 50: Racers to the Edge.”

The 2015 Tech 50

1. Jeffrey Sprecher
Intercontinental Exchange
2. Catherine Bessant
Bank of America Corp.
3. Phupinder Gill
CME Group
4. Lance Uggla
5. Robert Goldstein
6. Shawn Edwards &
Vlad Kliatchko
7. R. Martin Chavez
Goldman Sachs Group
8. Deborah Hopkins
Citi Ventures
9. Stephen Neff
Fidelity Investments
10. Adena Friedman
Nasdaq OMX Group
11. David Craig
Thomson Reuters
12. Daniel Coleman
KCG Holdings
13. Michael Spencer
14. Michael Bodson
Depository Trust & Clearing Corp.
15. Charles Li
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing
16. Chris Concannon
BATS Global Markets
17. Christopher Perretta
State Street Corp.
18. Antoine Shagoury
London Stock Exchange Group
19. Kevin Rhein
Wells Fargo & Co.
20. Neil Katz
D.E. Shaw & Co.
21. Lee Olesky
Tradeweb Markets
22. Richard McVey
MarketAxess Holdings
23. Seth Merrin
Liquidnet Holdings
24. Robert Alexander
Capital One Financial Corp.
25. Frank Bisignano
First Data Corp.
26. John Marcante
Vanguard Group
27. Joseph Squeri
28. Lou Eccleston
TMX Group
29. Claude Honegger
Credit Suisse
30. Chris Corrado
31. David Gledhill
DBS Bank
32. John Bates
Software AG
33. Michael Cooper
BT Radianz
34. Gary Scholten
Principal Financial Group
35. Sunil Hirani
trueEX Group
36. Hauke Stars
Deutsche BÖrse
37. Brian Conlon
First Derivatives
38. Jim Minnick
39. Lars Seier Christensen & Kim Fournais
40. Tyler Kim
41. Jim McGuire
Charles Schwab Corp.
42. Steven O'Hanlon
43. Sebastián Ceria
44. Yasuki Okai
NRI Holdings America
45. Stephane Dubois
46. Mazy Dar
47. Brian Sentance
Xenomorph Software
48. Mas Nakachi
49. John Lehner
BNY Mellon Technology Solutions Group
50. Jock Percy

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