Derivative Insider Webinar Series:
Cautionary Insights on Software Development

Numerix is pleased to introduce a new series of webinars called our “Derivative Insider” series. In this series, we interview clients to learn their hard-won secrets and practical tips on building and leveraging technology for maximum benefit in their OTC derivatives businesses.

In the inaugural webinar of the series, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) from Capstone Investment Advisors, Sean Huba, joins Numerix’s CMO James Jockle to discuss some troubling trends he’s observed in software development, and how firms can address them before they cause serious problems.

One topic in particular – development of proprietary systems using open-source code – has received much industry attention, but Sean sees firms making serious mistakes and offers suggestions on how to solve them.

Watch the webinar to hear Sean’s views on:

  • The challenges and opportunities of open-source code
  • Avoiding DevOps pitfalls from adding large numbers of open-source packages
  • Downsides to using Python in enterprise software
  • Building apps vs. enterprise software
  • Automating manual processes
  • Lessons learned in aggressively growing a software development team

Featured Speaker:

Sean Huba, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Capstone Investment Advisors

Sean Huba is Capstone’s Chief Technology Officer, responsible for application development and support across investment and operational groups. Sean enjoys working at Capstone because he gets to shape and build the technology platform to give the firm an edge and make technology congruent with firm performance. Sean joined Capstone in 2018 with over 25 years of technology and risk management experience in the financial services industry, 12 of which were with hedge funds. Previously, Sean served as Chief Information Officer at Hutchin Hill Capital, a multi-strategy hedge fund. Prior to that, he focused on developing and implementing trade processing platforms and multi-strategy information infrastructures for both FrontPoint Partners and Caxton Associates. He began his career at Dresdner Bank and Solomon Brothers in Frankfurt and went on to spend eight years building a consulting business that focused on risk technology and the integration of cross-asset information. Sean received a B.A. degree in Math and Physics from Susquehanna University.

Moderator: James Jockle, Chief Marketing Officer, Numerix

James Jockle leads the company's global marketing efforts, spanning a diverse set of solutions and audiences. He oversees integrated marketing communications to customers in the largest global financial markets and to the Numerix partner network through the company's branding, electronic marketing, research, events, public relations, advertising and relationship marketing. Prior to joining Numerix, he served as Managing Director of Global Marketing and Communications for Fitch Ratings. During his tenure at Fitch, Mr. Jockle built the firm’s public relations program, oversaw investor relations and led marketing and communications plans for several acquisitions. He also oversaw the brand development of a new company dedicated to the enhancement of credit derivative and structured-credit ratings, products and services. Prior to Fitch, Mr. Jockle was a member of the communications team at Moody's Investors Service.




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