The Crux Summit:
Fall 2020


Evolution and Key Players of the Data Supply Chain

Virtual Event | Tuesday, November 17 - Thursday, November 19, 2020 

The Latest in Data Discovery, Distribution, and Management


For years, financial companies have spent billions of dollars and countless hours managing their data infrastructures in a costly and inefficient manner. We’ve entered an era where data is becoming ubiquitous and cloud technology has given rise to a new data supply chain. While these have resulted in greater insights and technical efficiency, so have the challenges associated with discovering, ingesting, and managing large amounts.

At the center of this new ecosystem, many key players have developed solutions that make data more readily and easily available for ingestion. We are pleased to invite leading practitioners and thought leaders to share their insights and discuss key learnings made in their work across the evolving data supply chain.

A three-day summit packed with impactful content:

Day 1

Discovering Data

Mapping the data supply chain and understanding best practices in discovery, trialing and licensing data.

Day 2

Distributing Data

Decode the gaps and opportunities across data distribution and hear the latest possibilities enabled by cloud technologies.

Day 3

Empowering Data

Learn what’s next in scalable data transformations and some of the best techniques to curate data for more actionable data analytics.

Key Themes Covered

Gain a full understanding of the various channels and players through which data is getting discovered, processed and delivered


45% of asset managers look to outsource data management, ranked the most important of 12 functions asset managers are looking to scale over the next 2 years.*

Northern Trust Survey Report "Driving Growth in Asset Management"


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Learn tactical ways of creating more efficient integrations to your sources of data and distributing efficiently across your team

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Hear about the latest initiatives empowering data transformations, standardization and distribution

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2020:
Discovering Data

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM EST
Welcome & Mapping the Data Supply Chain
Crux will bring to life the data supply chain, mapping out all the steps required to efficiently get data from suppliers to financial data consumers, unearthing the gaps to be discussed through the three days, and highlighting some of the most exciting initiatives and players along the way.

Mark Etherington, CTO, Crux Informatics

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM EST
Voice of the Market Keynote: Challenges in Data Discovery & Licensing

Session to survey both a data consumer and a data supplier, on addressing client requirements in terms of discovery, trialing, licensing, sandboxes, and more in a world with ever-growing data.

To be announced 

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM EST
Spotlight: Synergies of MSCI + Crux: Immediate Query and Distribution Capabilities
Join Crux and MSCI for a conversation and demo on how to leverage MSCI’s datasets with Crux. Session will include a demo of delivery features including the use of Jupyter notebooks and cover specific use cases and capabilities.


        • John Regino, Executive Director, Business and Product Strategy, MSCI
        • Adam Cardarelli, Head of Product, Crux Informatics

11:30 - 12:15 PM EST
Evolution of Marketplaces: Selling Data & the Impact of New Models
How are data suppliers and data consumers looking at marketplaces to consume and sell data? Open discussion on the drivers behind the rise of data marketplaces, the advantages of consuming data via and exchange or marketplace, value to data suppliers of distributing through these models, and the future of marketplaces.


        • Adam Salem, Head of Technology and Portfolio Implementation for Multi-Asset Solutions, AllianceBernstein
        • Sebastian Hedencrona, Chief Growth Officer, GlobalWebIndex
        • 3rd speaker to be announced
        • Moderated by Suzanne Lock, CEO, EOSE

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM EST
Alternative Data’s Second Wind: The Increasing Demand of Alternative Data in the Age of COVID
Alternative data companies had been experiencing headwinds for a couple of years, but as COVID brought increased market volatility and demand for new information, investors are again seeing value in a variety of alternative data types. This session will survey some of the leading consumers and suppliers of alternative data to learn about what is driving this resurgence and some interesting use cases for alternative data in these times.


        • Hinesh Kalian, Director of Data Science, Man Group
        • Vin Vacanti, Co-founder and CEO, Yipit Data
        • Daryl Smith, Head of Research, Neudata
        • Moderated by Pablo Cerrilla, Head of Marketing & Growth, Crux Informatics

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM EST
Spotlight: How Can a Large Financial Data Company Be Innovative & Disruptive?

        • David Lyons, COO, Euronext FX
        • Dan Ostermueller, Head of Supplier Relations, Crux Informatics

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM EST
Spotlight Sessions

To be announced

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020: Distributing Data

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM EST
What’s Missing in Data Preparation & Distribution
Data from suppliers comes in all shapes, formats, and sizes, and consumers ingest data in a variety of ways. This session will uncover what the market is looking for as far as data preparations, consistency and operations to enable a consistent flow of data. 


        • Lena Mass-Cresnik, Chief Data Officer, Moelis & Company
        • Tim Lind, Managing Director, DTCC Data Services
        • Morgan Slade, CEO, CloudQuant
        • Moderated by Jason Taylor, Head of Partner Strategy & Integration, Crux Informatics

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM EST
Build, Buy, and SaaS: Evaluating the Different Data Management Paths

Conversation on modern data management techniques and  what works best for different organizations.


        • Graeme Dixon, Chief Technology Strategist, TSIQ
        • Gabriele Columbro, Executive Director, FINOS
        • Maria Adamjee, Partnerships & Alliances, Beacon Platform
        • Moderated by Mark Etherington, CTO, Crux Informatics

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
Spotlight Sessions


To be announced

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Reach for the Cloud: Data Distribution Possibilities in the Cloud
The cloud has demonstrated data consumers the benefits of secure data sharing and exchange, enabled agile applications, and streamlined data engineering. This session will discuss some of the latest services and partnerships in the cloud, so you can operate with speed and scale.


        • Matt Glickman, VP, Customer & Product Strategy, Snowflake
        • Additional panelists to be announced
        • Moderated by Philip Brittan, CEO, Crux Informatics

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM  EST
Spotlight Sessions


To be announced

Thursday, November 19th, 2020: Empowering Data

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM EST
Beyond Spreadsheets: The Evolution of Data Science Tools
For many years, spreadsheets have been core to data analytics and business operations, but they have their limits and challenges. Join us for a fireside chat conversation between Jeff Sternberg and Philip Brittan as they discuss the evolution and benefits of data science tools to enhance data analytics for financial data consumers.


        • Jeff Sternberg,  Technical Director, Google Cloud Office of the CTO
        • Philip Brittan, CEO, Crux Informatics

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM EST
Scalable Data Transformations

For years this has been at the top of the most pressing list for data consumers.  What is the work you need to get right to ensure you can scale your data ingestion and run transformations across your datasets? Conversation will cover both the techniques and infrastructure needed to enable data transformations.


        • Stephen Orban, General Manager, AWS Data Exchange, Amazon Web Services
        • Hylton Socher, CTO, GMO
        • 3rd panelist to be announced
        • Moderated by Crux Informatics

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM EST
Curation Enables Creation

Few appreciate the value of what solid data curation means for powerful analytics. This session will discuss some of the best techniques to curate your data early on in your ingestion process to make it more actionable in data analytics.


        • Michael Buckland, Professor Emeritus, School of Information, UC Berkeley
        • Additional panelists to be announced
        • Moderated By Julia Belford, Data Insights Lead, Crux Informatics

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EST
Spotlight Sessions

To be announced

12:30 PM  - 1:15 PM EST
The Future of the Data Supply Chain
How will the data supply chain evolve over the next 5-10 years? A conversation about the future of data distribution and expected developments and trends within the next 10 years. 

To be announced 


Register for The Crux Summit: Fall 2020
November 17 - 19, 2020



VP, Customer & Product Strategy

Matt Glickman


Chief Data Officer

Lena Mass-Cresnik

Moelis & Company

Head of Technology and Portfolio Implementation for Multi-Asset Solutions

Adam Salem


Chief Technology Officer

Hylton Socher


Chief Technology Strategist

Graeme Dixon


General Manager, AWS Data Exchange

Stephen Orban

Amazon Web Services

Emeritus Professor, School of Information and Co-Director, Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative

Michael Buckland

U.C. Berkeley


Suzanne Lock


CEO & Founder

Phillip Brittan

Crux Informatics

Technical Director, Office of the CTO

Jeff Sternberg

Google Cloud

Director of Data Science

Hinesh Kalian

Man Group


John “Morgan” Slade


Partnerships & Alliances

Maria Adamjee

Beacon Platform

Executive Director, Business and Product Strategy, Analytics

John Regino


Chief Growth Officer

Sebastian Hedencrona


Chief Technology Officer

Mark Etherington

Crux Informatics

Chief Operating Officer

David Lyons

Euronext FX

Executive Director

Gabriele Columbro

Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS)

Managing Director

Timothy Lind

DTCC Data Services

Data Insights Lead

Julia Belford

Crux Informatics

Co-founder and CEO

Vin Vacanti

Yipit Data

Head of Research

Daryl Smith


Head of Product

Adam Cardarelli

Crux Informatics

Head of Supplier Relations

Dan Ostermueller

Crux Informatics

About Crux Informatics 

Crux helps companies reliably get the data they need, how they need it and where they need it. Our data delivery and operations platform and managed service ensures that data flows seamlessly between data suppliers and data consumers. By working directly with suppliers and serving many consumers across a multitude of data sources, Crux unlocks economies of scale that benefit the entire industry. We deliver data at a lower cost, in a standard easy-to-use way, via flexible delivery methods, and at a consistently high-level of service and security.