D.E. Shaw Technologist: 'Eliminate IT'

David Rukshin, DE Shaw

"I'm going to say something controversial," said David Rukshin, a senior vice president at investment management firm D.E. Shaw, to an audience at the North American Trading Architecture Summit. "Eliminate IT."

Rukshin proposed this jaw-dropper amid a throng of technologists, including two others on his panel and a moderator, Anthony Vigilante, who leads an IT staff at MacKay Shields. As a hacker himself, Rukshin has heard every complaint in the book about IT not serving the needs of the busines

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