We have a great speaker lineup for FinDEVr London which will take place on June 12 & 13. As part of our FinDEVr Feature series, which highlights some of the speakers you will see on stage at the event, we recently interviewed the CEO of one of the presenting companies, Streamdata.io. You can save 20% on your FinDEVr ticket when you register with Streamdata.io’s promo code Streamdata.io20LD17.
Here’s our interview with Eric Horesnyi, Streamdata.io’s CEO:
Where did you start your career and how did you gain the experience needed to run the tech side of your company?
Horesnyi: I started my career as a developer for a B2B ISP in France then coded a (back then) high bandwidth (384kbps!) Internet access layer for a US ISV. After a database experience in Mexico and B2B data architecture for multinationals, I joined the founding team of Radianz to run our midmarket and exchange business in the US, as part of the Flashboy team depicted by Michael Lewis. We sold Radianz to British Telecom, and this first step in the cloud industry allowed me to get a clear view of the path technology and finance were taking together, especially with the rise of the API economy.
When I joined Streamdata.io as CEO back in 2014, there was already a very skilled and gifted team in charge of developing our product. All this knowledge allowed me to easily interact with them and start working on the SaaS solution I had the feeling the market was waiting for.
From a technologist’s perspective, what’s unique and game-changing about your technology?
Horesnyi: If I was to think about one thing and one thing only, I think I would talk about time-to-market. Nowadays, the pace of innovation is so fast that there’s no longer room for a company to waste time developing everything on its own. With our solution, any API provider can save a year of development (and associated costs) to implement real-time features. And for developers consuming API data, it’s just a matter of minutes for them to transition from polling data to taking advantage of real-time data flow.
Tell us about your favorite implementation of your solution/technology.
Horesnyi: I really like what Xignite did with its CloudStreaming solution. Through a partnership between our two companies, Xignite’s CloudStreaming solution leverages our unique technology to deliver streaming market data directly to millions of devices and apps. For us, working with such a player in the financial data industry is a great way to demonstrate how robust and efficient our product is.
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