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The 2017 Trading Tech 40: Donal Byrne

  • By Peter Vasiliev

28. Donal Byrne
Chief Executive Officer
Corvil
Last 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 40

1. Richard Prager
BlackRock
2. Chris Isaacson
Bats Global Markets
3. Bradley Peterson
Nasdaq
4. Brad Levy
MarkitSERV
5. Dan Keegan
Citi
6. Glenn Lesko
Bloomberg Tradebook
7. Bryan Durkin
CME Group
8. Mayur Kapani
Intercontinental Exchange
9. Mike Blum
KCG Holdings
10. Raj Mahajan
Goldman Sachs Group
11. Ronald DePoalo
Fidelity Institutional
12. Nick Themelis
MarketAxess Holdings
13. Jenny Knott
NEX Optimisation
14. Billy Hult
Tradeweb Markets
15. Rob Park
IEX Group
16. Bill Chow & Richard Leung
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing
17. John Mackay (Mack) Gill
MillenniumIT
18. Paul Hamill
Citadel Securities
19. Eric Noll
Convergex
20. Veronica Augustsson
Cinnober Financial Technology
21. Tyler Moeller & Joshua Walsky
Broadway Technology
22. Alasdair Haynes
Aquis Exchange
23. Gaurav Suri
Arcesium
24. Manoj Narang
Mana Partners
25. Michael Chin & Neill Penney
Thomson Reuters
26. Robert Sloan
S3 Partners
27. Anton Katz & Stephen Mock
AQR Capital Management
28. Donal Byrne
Corvil
29. Stu Taylor
Algomi
30. Alfred Eskandar
Portware
31. Steven Randich
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
32. R. Cromwell Coulson
OTC Markets Group
33. Peter Maragos
Dash Financial
34. John Fawcett
Quantopian
35. Donald
Ross III
PDQ Enterprises
36. Jennifer Nayar
Vela Trading Technologies
37. Dan Raju
Tradier
38. Susan Estes
OpenDoor Trading
39. David Mercer
LMAX Exchange
40. Oki Matsumoto
Monex Group

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