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The 2017 Tech 40: Mike Chinn

< The 2017 Tech 4030. Mike ChinnPresidentS&P Global Market IntelligenceLast year: 31

The buzz around big data and analytics is music to Mike Chinn's ears. He is president of S&P Global Market Intelligence, a $1.6 billion-in-revenue division of S&P Global that was built to capitalize on the seemingly insatiable demand for financial data, market signals, and insights. Reflecting on the implications of data and analytics on business, Chinn says, "It means everything and nothing. A spreadsheet is data. A model that gets you to a decision is analytics." Given the ubiquity of data and how quickly the ability to aggregate and analyze it has evolved, value increasingly lies in asking the "right questions," says Chinn. He has led S&P Global Market Intelligence since September 2015, when McGraw Hill Financial acquired SNL Financial for $2.2 billion and combined the information provider with its S&P Capital IQ business. Chinn, 45, was president and CEO of SNL Financial prior to the purchase. He's partly focused on "widening the moat around unique and proprietary data sets and finding new ones." Despite the trend toward open availability and democratization of data, there are still opportunities to gain proprietary data, and to profit handsomely from it.

 The 2017 Tech 40Click below to view profiles
1. Adena FriedmanNASDAQ2. Catherine BessantBank of
America Corp.3. Robert GoldsteinBlackRock4. Jeffrey SprecherIntercontinental Exchange5. Lance UgglaIHS Markit
6. Shawn Edwards & Vlad KliatchkoBloomberg7. David CraigThomson Reuters8. Michael SpencerNEX Group9. Don CallahanCitigroup10. Elisha WieselGoldman Sachs Group
11. Michael BodsonDepository Trust & Clearing Corp.12. Terrence DuffyCME Group13. Charles LiHong Kong Exchanges and Clearing14. Sean BelkaFidelity Investments15. Chris ConcannonCBOE Holdings
16. Guy ChiarelloFirst Data Corp.17. Steven LieblichCitadel18. David RutterR3CEV19. Blythe MastersDigital Asset Holdings20. Alfred SpectorTwo Sigma Investments
21. Neil KatzD.E. Shaw Group22. Lee OleskyTradeweb Markets23. Richard McVeyMarketAxess Holdings24. David GledhillDBS Bank25. Seth MerrinLiquidnet Holdings
26. Antoine ShagouryState Street Corp.27. Peter Brown &
Robert Mercer
Renaissance Technologies28. Lou EcclestonTMX Group29. Peter CherecwichNorthern Trust Corp.30. Mike ChinnS&P Global Market Intelligence
31. Chris CorradoLondon Stock Exchange Group32. Neal PawarAQR Capital Management33. Gary NorcrossFidelity National Information Services34. Steven O'HanlonNumerix35. Sebastián CeriaAxioma
36. Brian ConlonFirst Derivatives and Kx Systems37. Tyler KimMaplesFS38. Michael CooperBT Radianz39. Robert SchifelliteBroadridge Financial Solutions40. Jim MinnickeVestment