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The 2017 Trading Tech 40: Donal Byrne

< Wall Street's Nerds: The World's Most Powerful Trading Executives28. Donal ByrneChief Executive OfficerCorvilLast year: 32

As financial markets and technology infrastructure as a whole have gotten bigger, faster, and more complex, Corvil has grown up as a supplier of analytic tools essential to monitoring and safeguarding critical networks. Virtually every major market operator is a customer of Dublin-based Corvil, which reported 50 percent sales growth last year. In October it introduced its latest set of analytic capabilities for transparency, surveillance, and compliance in trading businesses, dubbed machine-time analytics.

Machines are capable of taking actions a million times faster than humans, notes Donal Byrne, 51, the company's CEO since 2002. Streaming analytics are thus required to "act on the time scale of the machines," he says. Cybersecurity requires the same and is another growth area. Last year Corvil partnered with endpoint security company Carbon Black to offer an integrated cyberthreat detection, analysis, and response platform.

 The 2017 Trading Tech 40Click below to view profiles
1. Richard PragerBlackRock2. Chris IsaacsonBats Global Markets3. Bradley PetersonNasdaq4. Brad LevyMarkitSERV5. Dan KeeganCiti
6. Glenn LeskoBloomberg Tradebook7. Bryan DurkinCME Group8. Mayur KapaniIntercontinental Exchange9. Mike BlumKCG Holdings10. Raj MahajanGoldman Sachs Group
11. Ronald DePoaloFidelity Institutional12. Nick ThemelisMarketAxess Holdings13. Jenny KnottNEX Optimisation14. Billy HultTradeweb Markets15. Rob ParkIEX Group
16. Bill Chow & Richard LeungHong Kong Exchanges and Clearing17. John Mackay (Mack) GillMillenniumIT18. Paul HamillCitadel Securities19. Eric NollConvergex20. Veronica AugustssonCinnober Financial Technology
21. Tyler Moeller & Joshua WalskyBroadway Technology22. Alasdair HaynesAquis Exchange23. Gaurav SuriArcesium24. Manoj NarangMana Partners25. Michael Chin & Neill PenneyThomson Reuters
26. Robert SloanS3 Partners27. Anton Katz & Stephen MockAQR Capital Management28. Donal ByrneCorvil29. Stu TaylorAlgomi30. Alfred EskandarPortware
31. Steven RandichFinancial Industry Regulatory Authority32. R. Cromwell CoulsonOTC Markets Group33. Peter MaragosDash Financial34. John FawcettQuantopian35. Donald
Ross III
PDQ Enterprises
36. Jennifer NayarVela Trading Technologies37. Dan RajuTradier38. Susan EstesOpenDoor Trading39. David MercerLMAX Exchange40. Oki MatsumotoMonex Group