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Thursday, May 21 • 9:50am - 10:30am
Componentized Architecture and Cloud: The Importance of Partnership

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The new Group CIO at TD put forth a number of disruptive targets to his organization; one of them was an ambitious move to a Private Cloud.


The challenges of this project were immense and fall into three categories

•             Financial: Extracting ROI from a Private Cloud above plain virtualization

•             Organizational: Effecting the organizational change needed to allow for the efficient use of the new paradigm

•             Technical: The Private Cloud space is changing at a breathtaking speed and the constant churn creates fissures and technical problems that need to be continuously addressed

Our analysis led us away from an implementation of a large full-service solution and towards a componentized architecture of mostly Open Source projects, that we integrated in record time. Breaking down the architecture to best-of-breed components had tremendous advantages in agility, but it introduced a large number of moving parts from different vendors.  We succeeded because of the partnerships that were created in the process.


In this talk, we will share our experiences and lessons learned.


Vassil Avramov

Founder, President, Risk Focus
Vassil is the Founder, President and CTO of Risk Focus, a solutions provider to the Capital Markets. Vassil started his career in Silicon Valley with one of the pioneers of handwriting recognition; he moved into FinTech as a developer and eventually into Client Management at a Risk... Read More →

Graeme Peacock

VP Engineering, TD Bank Group
Graeme cut his teeth in the financial services consulting industry by designing and developing real-time Trading, Risk and Clearing applications. He then joined NatWest Markets and J.P. Morgan in executive level roles within the Equity Derivatives business lines.  Graeme then moved... Read More →

Thursday May 21, 2015 9:50am - 10:30am
Room 202/203/204

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