Seth Rogers

CTO / RE5Q

Seth Rogers, chief technology officer (CTO), leads long-term technology vision & delivery. Seth has responsibility for driving innovation through R&D activities to leverage emerging technologies to bring the newest innovations to partners globally. He also facilitates the technical communities of developers and partners addressing real-world business concerns. He is responsible for maintaining the technology Roadmap, global communications, computing, and security infrastructure that enables internal business operations as well as a variety of hosting and education services. Seth provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment.

Seth is a keen technology enthusiast supporting innovation, technology, and science communities by working on open source projects such as OpenSSL, Apache, RCSwitch, Kodi, IPCop, pfSense. He sits on several technical advisory boards. Seth has worked on many technologies so ubiquitous that they can be found in everyday items. E.g. OpenSSL used in everything from the internet, Banking, Automotive, HDMI, Bloomberg Terminals, Browsers, Game consoles and Smartphones. He is an active developer in Open Source libraries for security and embedded systems (automotive, IoT). Seth was the founding chair of the Web Services Practitioners Group. Founder members include Motorola, Citi, BP, Lattice, Heinz Foods, British Aerospace, 3M, Hitachi, British Airways, Morgan Stanley and American Airlines. This group was subsequently transitioned into W3C / IEEE SIGs

Seth has over 25 years of experience in full lifecycle software development, much of in the financial sector: Trading systems spanning all asset classes: FX, Bonds, Credit Products, Commodities, Equities and Derivatives. He has also worked in technology risk: VaR, Counterparty Risk, Liquidity Risk, trade surveillance, Risk & Regulatory reporting. Seth has worked at a senior level for a number of tier-one investment banks and finance houses: Citi, UBS, Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Bank, Commerzbank, HSBC, RBS, BP and Old Mutual based in London, Zurich and Frankfurt.

Prior to his CTO role, Seth worked at Deutsche Bank on a large risk technology programme. Before this he worked at Citi in Risk Technology working on Trade Surveillance, HSBC running a large machine learning programme and UBS working on a next-gen trading platform:Big Data, Mobile and Web Apps, In 2009 Seth worked with Wellington Management in Boston working on systems to support the massive US government bailout / TARP funds. This was an example where Seth worked in an advisory role as opposed to a senior executive role. Other advisory roles include banks such as Morgan Stanley, and companies such as Accenture (Avanade/Cloud Talent), Reuters, Google, Facebook, VW, Porsche, Bosch, TDK, Hyundai and Hitachi Data Systems. In 2008 Seth was hired by Reuters working on technology to support next-generation data feeds beyond traditional feeds looking at web and internet content aggregation using AI and machine learning.

In 2006 Seth was hired by BP and worked in the integrated supply trading, exploration and production and Physical Operations divisions in London, Chicago and Houston. Seth worked on Oil, Gas and Renewables energy systems and trading. With his experience in Video storage and virtual machine technology gained at BT Seth had an advisory role at Google on the acquisition of YouTube and the development of Chrome & Android. In 2004 Seth was hired by BT to work on the £10 billion NHS Spine contract. His background in large scale, secure, robust IT and knowledge of Medicine meant he was able to successfully run the central design team. Seth went on to become the technical lead for LSP London RIS / PACS (Image processing and video storage.) In the mid 90’s Seth was hired by Citibank to develop a global credit risk system to support increasing customer demand for fungible credit facilities spanning accounts across the globe. Prior to this Seth worked at Natwest Markets (RBS) developing Monte-Carlo simulations for derivatives pricing. Seth started his career at KPMG working in Technology services, he set up the national technology centre and developed shared services for Tax, Audit and Management consulting.

Seth graduated from University College London with a BSc in Computer Science. Prior that Seth studied Medicine and Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School.