Mikhail Genkin is the DCOS Architect at the IBM Platform Symphony group. I focus on analyzing, optimizing and itegrating with IBM products open source resource manager software such as Apache Mesos and YARN. I specialize in performance bench-marking and analysis. In my past roles I managed incubation projects for high-performance analytics solutions, and contributed to many IBM products such as WebSphere Commerce, Rational Application Developer, WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Process Server, WebSphere Portal, and Power systems servers.
Peter Lankford is founder and director of STAC®, the Securities Technology Analysis Center, which provides hands-on technology research and testing tools to the finance industry. STAC facilitates the STAC Benchmark Council™, a group of leading financial institutions and vendors that discusses technical challenges and specifies standard ways to assess technologies used in the financial markets. Prior to STAC, Peter was SVP of the the $240M market data technology business at Reuters and held management positions at Citibank, First Chicago, and operating-system maker IGC. Peter has an MBA, Masters in International Relations, and Bachelors in Chemistry from the University of Chicago.