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Equities Trading & The Cloud: A Webinar Series | Part 1

Pre-Migration Strategy Formation


The first installment of Equities Trading & The Cloud presents insights from the beginning of Instinet’s journey to AWS with Risk Focus. “There’s less debate, more experimentation,” says Instinet CTO Minor Huffman on the advantages of moving to the cloud, “less supposition, more data.” A FinTech pioneer, Instinet has launched a cloud-migration initiative with Risk Focus that aims to harness AWS’s higher-level offerings such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. As the panelists discuss, getting to the cloud offers opportunities to enrich the product offerings of financial services organizations. It also requires a sound technology strategy and a thorough understanding of the unique business problems each organization faces.


Irene Aldridge


Cornell University




Minor Huffman

Chief Technology Officer

Instinet Incorporated

Peter Meulbroek

Partner, Head of DevOps and Cloud Solutions

Risk Focus

Peter Williams

Global Head of Financial Services,
Partner Technology

Amazon Web Services

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Risk Focus is a consultancy solving capital-markets business problems with technology and insight. We combine business domain knowledge, technology expertise, and a disciplined process to ensure the success of the most challenging projects in the industry. Many of the largest exchanges and investment banks operate on systems built by Risk Focus teams. Our practices include Custom Application Development, Regulatory Reporting & Compliance, DevOps & Cloud, Streaming Architectures, and IT Strategy. We’re a Premier Confluent Systems Integrator and an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner with Financial Services, Migration, and DevOps Competencies. Clients count on us to provide outcomes that advance their objectives on time and on budget.