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Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY

How big data is creating a new breed of CFOs

krish venkataraman (Syncsort)
10:05am–10:30am Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Location: 1 E14/1 E15
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While CFOs have traditionally been seen as a company’s treasurer, technological innovations such as big data are creating a new breed of CFOs who operate at the intersection of financial services, technology, and big data. With data mining and analytics becoming the new gold standard in fiscal decision-making, CFOs are taking on more IT responsibility and decision-making than ever before.

In this session, Krish Venkataraman, CFO of data integration company Syncsort, will discuss how his experience working with over 2,000 engineers at NYSE Euronext led him to rethink his role as a CFO. He will also detail how CFOs can harness the power of big data and predictive analytics to reduce risk and position their companies for success.

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Krish Venkataraman is Syncsort’s chief financial officer and chief operations officer. He has strategic and tactical expertise and demonstrated success across the industry spectrum – from M&A to corporate finance, investment banking, global corporate strategy, equity research, consulting, trading and exchanges, and payment systems.

Prior to joining Syncsort in March 2014, Krish served as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer of global information technology for NYSE Euronext, where he managed significant portions of capital and expenses for the S&P 500 company with $4 billion in global annual revenues.  He helped drive the strategy, governance, financial reporting, and management of a workforce in excess of 1,500 that spans three continents and 10 countries. Previously, he served as chief administrative officer of equities liquid markets for Lehman Brothers, strategist for American Express’s financial advisory practice, and as a mergers and acquisitions expert at Deloitte Consulting. Krish holds an MBA from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University.