Market Forces: Can Technology Bring Free Enterprise to Everyone?
Shelley Leibowitz, World Bank Group
Steven Rubinow, NYSE Euronext
Moderated by Matthew Bishop, The Economist
NExTWORK is a one-day, interdisciplinary conference that will feature world-renowned business leaders, technologists, and thinkers exploring the promise and peril of the network's future, as well as the most pressing digital issues and opportunities today.
Matthew Bishop is the U.S. business editor and New York bureau chief of The Economist. His new book, The Road from Ruin: How to Renew Capitalism and Put America Back on Top, with Michael Green, was published by Crown in February 2010. Philanthrocapitalism, his previous book (also with Mr. Green) was on the global revolution under way in philanthropy. Mr. Bishop is also the author of Essential Economics, The Economist's official layperson's guide to economics.
Shelley Leibowitz is Chief Information Officer of the World Bank Group and Vice President, where she's responsible for strategic leadership of the information management and information technology services that support the World Bank's work of delivering knowledge and financing products to developing countries around the world. Since her appointment in 2009, she has established technology innovation as a key part of the bank's modernization agenda and has made the bank's tech services more open and agile.
Prior to joining the World Bank, Leibowitz served as CIO at a number of financial firms, including Morgan Stanley, Greenwich Capital Markets, Barclays Capital, and Investment Risk Management. She was also a board member and technology adviser for Gain Capital. In 2002, she received the Merit Award from the Women's Bond Club of New York for career achievement and leadership in the financial industry. She is a frequent lecturer on topics relating to technology in financial services.
Steve Rubinow is executive vice president at NYSE Euronext, an international corporation that owns and operates several leading securities exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange
and the pan-European Euronext exchange. As chief information officer, he is responsible for most of the company's technology endeavors. Prior to taking his current position, Rubinow was chief technology officer at the electronic trading firm Archipelago Holdings, which merged with the NYSE in 2006. He also served as CIO/CTO at several successful Silicon Valley startups, including AdKnowledge and NextCard, a leading Internet provider of consumer credit. Before that, he was a vice president at Fidelity Investments, where he developed an enterprise information architecture and systems to support mutual fund operations and evaluated new companies as investment candidates for Fidelity Ventures. He taught computer science at DePaul University from 1986 to 1994.
Shelley Leibowitz, chief information officer of the World Bank Group, explains that while the World Bank has historically been viewed as an exclusive, opaque organization, they are continuously working to be more open and cooperative.