Unlocking efficiency – cloud-native observability for financial services

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Unlocking efficiency – cloud-native observability for financial services

About the speakers
  •  Shruti Khairnar
    Shruti Khairnar
    Reporter at FinTech Futures
    Shruti Khairnar is a business and financial journalist with over three years of experience. Prior to FinTech Futures, she wrote about covered bonds and sustainable finance for various publications including Sustainabonds and ESG Investor. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from City, University of London.
  • Ian Smith
    Ian Smith
    Field CTO at Chronosphere
    Ian Smith is Field CTO at Chronosphere, where he works to deliver better insights and outcomes to observability teams supporting high scale cloud native environments. Previously, he worked with industry-leading engineering organisations implementing observability and incident response tooling in pre-sales roles at New Relic, Wavefront, PagerDuty and Lightstep.
  • Tom Bentley
    Tom Bentley
    Head of Growth at Natwest Group
    Tom is an expert in the Banking and Financial services Technology sector with more than 15 years of experience. Tom joined Natwest from Vodeno, a Warbug-Pincus backed venture, where he was the Chief Commercial Officer across the UK & Europe. Previous to this Tom was part of Thought Machine where he was responsible for growing its business across Europe and has held executive roles at banking software company, Temenos, across Asia and Australia, working with some of the most disruptive fintechs in the world.
  • Michael Azoff
    Michael Azoff
    Chief Analyst at Omdia
    Michael Azoff is Chief Analyst in the Cloud and Data Center Research Practice, Omdia, part of Informa Tech, where he runs the Cloud Native Computing Intelligence Service. Topics coverage range from cloud native (microservices, containers and their management, agile/DevOps) to software development lifecycle, observability, artificial intelligence, and more. He provides consulting to clients and supports Informa Tech events. Michael was with Informa companies including Ovum for 17 years until he left in 2020 as Distinguished Analyst to work for Kisaco Research, GigaOm and the UK Home Office, before returning to Omdia/Informa in March 2022. After completing his PhD in the field of solid state electronics at University of Sheffield, Michael worked at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and published academic papers. He went into R&D in industry, building neural networks when backpropagation was invented, had a startup for his Prognostica Microsoft Excel add-in for time series forecasting and published a book on Neural Network Time Series Forecasting (Wiley, 1994).

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