Gabriele Columbro

Executive Director FINOS
Linux Foundation

Harnessing the power of open source to achieve industry wide data standardisation for capital markets

Open Data
Wednesday, February 8 • 5:00pm – 5:30pm GMT
St James, 4th Floor

gabriele columbro

Harnessing the power of open source to achieve industry wide data standardisation for capital markets

Data is the life blood of many industries but it plays a vital role in the financial services and particularly capital markets world. As the industry drastically accelerates the pace of open collaboration, we will discuss how the industry is embracing open data collaboration to drive true industry wide standardisation.

Not only we’ll hear it from Goldman Sachs, maintainer of the Legend open source data modeling platform, but we’ll hear why established global industry bodies like ICMA, ISDA and ISLA have decided to open source their Common Domain Model, the global standard representing financial products and their lifecycle, into FINOS, the Fintech Open Source Foundation, the Linux Foundation project building open collaboration bridges across Wall Street, the City of London and the global financial industry.


Gabriele is an open source leader and technologist at heart, having spent more than 10 years building thriving communities and delivering business value through open source. He thrives in working with open source communities to drive disruptive innovation, whether it’s for an early stage tech startup, a Fortune 500 firm, or a non profit organization. Gabriele brings a wealth of expertise in executive and technical leadership, ranging from FinTech to enterprise collaboration, and from developer platforms to SaaS ARR business models. Previously Director of Product Management at Alfresco, Gabriele has now built the Symphony Software Foundation from the ground up, with the vision of creating a trusted arena for Wall Street to accelerate digital transformation, engaging in a new model of open source FinTech innovation. Gabriele is a PMC Member for the Apache Software Foundation and an advisor for Based in San Francisco but originally from Italy, he’s a proud SSC Napoli supporter, a reggae music connoisseur and a South Park groupie.