29 June 2017
LSE Headquarters, London
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Speakers EXTENT 2017

Sergei Poliakoff
CIO, Moscow Exchange

Sergei Poliakoff is the Chief Information Officer and the Executive Board member of Moscow Exchange. Before joining Moscow Exchange, Sergei was based in New York, where he held senior management positions at AQS Financial Markets, Deutsche Bank, NatWest Securities and Morgan Stanley. He received a BS in Computer Science from the Polytechnic Institute of New York, and an MS in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University.

Iosif Itkin
CEO, Exactpro, LSEG

Iosif is co-founder of Exactpro and has remained its Co-CEO after its acquisition by LSEG in May 2015. Iosif started his professional career as a software developer working on outsourcing projects for a number of US companies. In 2006, he joined a company specialising in providing Quality Assurance services for the financial industry as Head of Performance Testing and Test Automation projects done for a number of global investment banks and execution venues, including LSE Baikal. In 2009, Iosif co-founded Exactpro, an independent specialist firm focused on software testing for market infrastructures. He managed the first Exactpro project with LSEG: Turquoise migration to the MillenniumIT platform. He also created EXTENT Trading Technology Trends and Quality Assurance conference series, successfully launched by Exactpro in 2011. Iosif holds a Master of Science degree from the Theoretical Physics Department of the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, graduated summa cum laude in 2001.

Matthias Burghardt
Head of Xitaro Exchange System Development at Boerse Stuttgart

Dr. Matthias Burghardt is head of the Xitaro exchange system development at Boerse Stuttgart. He is responsible for the future development of the system and the strategic provider management. In the implementation project for Xitaro, Boerse Stuttgart's trading system since 2015, he was responsible for Stakeholder Management, Functional Design and Test & Acceptance. Currently, he is heading Boerse Stuttgart’s MiFID II implementation project. Matthias has been with Boerse Stuttgart for more than 10 years. He holds a Master degree in Management from New Jersey Institute of Technology, a Diplom in Information Engineering and Management as well as a PhD in Business and Economics from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Ferdinando La Posta
Co-founder and CEO, GATElab

Mr. Ferdinando La Posta received his degree in electronics from Naples University in 1979 and soon joined the Olivetti operating systems group. In 1981 he became a member of the USA team responsible for designing and implementing the kernel of MOS operating system for the Olivetti L1 line products, on the file system area and the locking and recovery environment. Between 1984 to 1985 he joined the system architecture team, working on the definition of a DIP standard protocol (based on LU6.2) in ECMA TC32/TG2, whilst designing MOS operating system distributed architecture in a LAN environment. In 1985 he joined the Italtel Telematica PBX research and development group as Team Leader, in charge of all system aspects under UNIX for an integrated voice/data switching project. In January 1988, he moved to the system architecture group, as assistant to the research chief, where he worked on PBX networks sides. He also investigated the AI technology, defining and building Expert Systems for automatic features testing and PBX configuration. Ferdinando La Posta co-founded GATElab Group in 1989 with Antonio Caroselli with the vision to play a leading role in the adoption of emerging technologies to mission-critical areas such as finance. Since the early ’90s GATElab has been providing its customers, namely, exchanges, investment banks and hedge-funds, with state-of-the-art technologies in low-latency high-performance trading and information handling. The GATElab Group is now part of London Stock Exchange Group. Ferdinando has been appointed as the CEO to drive the international growth plans and to continue to expand GATElab offers in the low latency arena.

Vladimir Kurlyandchik
Director of Business Development, ARQA Technologies

Following his graduation from the Novosibirsk State University Vladimir started working in the Technical Directorate of the Siberian Interbank Currency Exchange. Soon he was a leading software developer and later became the head of the Software Department. Working at the Exchange Vladimir acquired a vast experience of creating trading platforms for various assets – equities, bonds, derivatives, FX instruments.

In 2000 Vladimir became one of the founders of ARQA Technologies in his new position of Business Development Director. ARQA Technologies develops ‘front to back’ solutions for banks, investment and management companies. Its clients are more than 300 financial institutions from various countries. For the last few years the company's focus has been solutions for fast access to trading systems with online pre-trade control using sophisticated risk management implemented into its flagship product – QUIK trading platform.

For 11 years Vladimir has been a member of the Moscow Exchange Technical Committee.