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The 2017 Tech 40: Chris Corrado

< The 2017 Tech 4031. Chris CorradoChief Operating Officer and Chief Information OfficerLondon Stock Exchange GroupLast year: 40

With an "open access model," serving London Stock Exchange Group constituents (such as the flagship LSE, LCH Group, and Borsa Italiana) and supplying systems to more than 40 external entities (including the London Metal Exchange and Singapore Exchange), "we have to be better" with information technology, Chris Corrado says. "The external customers keep us disciplined commercially and technically in a way that an internal-only IT shop is typically not." A veteran Wall Street technologist who has worked for Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, and UBS, 57-year-old Corrado has also served as chief technology officer of eBay and was MSCI's chief information officer for two years before LSEG named him COO and CIO in November 2015. That was just in time to ride out the ultimately disbanded LSEG-Deutsche Börse merger agreement. Corrado remained preoccupied with bringing a vast array of technology assets under a more streamlined management structure. In addition to having CIOs in the business units reporting to him, Corrado hired a chief information security officer (Adrian Asher, formerly of HSBC Group) and chief technology officer (Greg Allen from Toronto's TMX Group). The latter is running an emerging technologies function, currently concentrating on blockchain applications, cognitive computing, applied data analytics, and what Corrado calls "elastic computing," leveraging cloud environments.

 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