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The 2017 Tech 40: Chris Corrado

No. 31. Chris Corrado, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer, London Stock Exchange Group

31. Chris Corrado
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer
London Stock Exchange Group
Last 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 40
1. Adena Friedman
NASDAQ
2. Catherine Bessant
Bank of
America Corp.
3. Robert Goldstein
BlackRock
4. Jeffrey Sprecher
Intercontinental Exchange
5. Lance Uggla
IHS Markit
6. Shawn Edwards & Vlad Kliatchko
Bloomberg
7. David Craig
Thomson Reuters
8. Michael Spencer
NEX Group
9. Don Callahan
Citigroup
10. Elisha Wiesel
Goldman Sachs Group
11. Michael Bodson
Depository Trust & Clearing Corp.
12. Terrence Duffy
CME Group
13. Charles Li
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing
14. Sean Belka
Fidelity Investments
15. Chris Concannon
CBOE Holdings
16. Guy Chiarello
First Data Corp.
17. Steven Lieblich
Citadel
18. David Rutter
R3CEV
19. Blythe Masters
Digital Asset Holdings
20. Alfred Spector
Two Sigma Investments
21. Neil Katz
D.E. Shaw Group
22. Lee Olesky
Tradeweb Markets
23. Richard McVey
MarketAxess Holdings
24. David Gledhill
DBS Bank
25. Seth Merrin
Liquidnet Holdings
26. Antoine Shagoury
State Street Corp.
27. Peter Brown &
Robert Mercer
Renaissance Technologies
28. Lou Eccleston
TMX Group
29. Peter Cherecwich
Northern Trust Corp.
30. Mike Chinn
S&P Global Market Intelligence
31. Chris Corrado
London Stock Exchange Group
32. Neal Pawar
AQR Capital Management
33. Gary Norcross
Fidelity National Information Services
34. Steven O'Hanlon
Numerix
35. Sebastián Ceria
Axioma
36. Brian Conlon
First Derivatives and Kx Systems
37. Tyler Kim
MaplesFS
38. Michael Cooper
BT Radianz
39. Robert Schifellite
Broadridge Financial Solutions
40. Jim Minnick
eVestment

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