BlackRock's Godrich: OpenStack, Software-Defined Data Centers Increasingly on the Rise

The money manager's chief technologist sang the praises of open-source technologies at BST North America.

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Kfir Godrich of BlackRock delivers the keynote address at this year's Buy-Side Technology North American Summit.

"We did not get out of the Stone Age because we were out of stone; we got out because we had new technology. This is the time to take advantage of these technologies."

─ Kfir Godrich on embracing open source

The most famous story involving Wall Street and open source in recent years has been the case of Goldman Sachs going to battle against its former programmer, Sergey Aleynikov.

Goldman accused Aleynikov of stealing code related to its high-frequency trading business; Aleynikov said that it wa