Refinitiv CIO John Finch visits the School of Computing

John Finch

Presentation by John Finch


Tuesday 19 February

2-3pm, Marlowe LT1

Book now

John Finch is the Chief Information Officer for Refinitiv – formerly the Financial & Risk business of Thomson Reuters – and is responsible for all engineering, technical, security and logistical operations to develop enterprise business systems.

John has been twice recognised as one of the 20 “most influential people in UK technology” and speaks widely on talent development in technology and digital, cloud and AI strategy.

John says “We are living through an age of exponential growth in technology capacity and capability, powered by big data, cloud and artificial intelligence – how can businesses accelerate beyond the speed of this change together with their customers?
With computing power able to reach quadrillions of instructions per second, it’s unsurprising that businesses are turning to infrastructure as a service and cloud as they seek to reduce costs and reinvest into innovation. Understanding how to harness the disruption – by leveraging it to process big data or calculate machine learning algorithms – will be key for companies looking to survive and thrive. All of this augmented intelligence will lead us to smarter humans, with smarter machines.”

In this talk, John will share his perspective on disruptions, some bold predictions of the future of technology and how data and an open platform is key to connecting the financial community.