Waters Wavelength Podcast Episode 30: Northern Trust's Vijay Luthra Talks Disrupting Data Centers

Dan chats with Vijay Luthra, global head of infrastructure engineering and operations at Northern Trust, about leveraging emerging technologies in data centers.

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Sell-Side Technology deputy editor Dan DeFrancesco and WatersTechnology US editor Anthony Malakian record a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.


Dan talks to Vijay Luthra, global head of infrastructure engineering and operations at Northern Trust, about the disruption of data centers through emerging technologies (2:48). Vijay details some infrastructure projects taking place at Northern (5:23), shares his thoughts on the public cloud (12:42) and explains how the firm balances between being innovative with its data centers while still making sure they are reliable and secure (15:45). He also talks about some of his favorite eateries in Silicon Valley (18:01) and about what he does during his regular trips out west(20:13). Vijay wraps up by giving advice to firms looking to disrupt their own data centers (27:17). Afterwards, Dan and Anthony catch up by discussing their recent vacations (29:13) and the Olympics (31:20).

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Past episodes:

Episode 1: Bloomberg Terminals, Work Force Issues

Episode 2: Blockchain, StatPro-Investor Analytics Merger

Episode 3: Dark Pools, SEC, Enterprise Risk 

Episode 4: Flash Crash, MiFID II, Blockchain on the Buy Side, DMMs

Episode 5: Waters Wavelength Podcast Episode 5: Linux Vulnerability, Bitcoin vs. Blockchain

Episode 6: FBI vs. Apple, LSE-Deutsche Börse Merger

Episode 7: Machine Learning, Climbing the Corporate Ladder

Episode 8: Consolidation of Risk Platforms, Open Source

Episode 9: Cyber Risk North America, Deutsche Börse-LSE Deal

Episode 10: Markit-IHS Merger, FIA Boca

Episode 11: Future of Exchanges, Bussmann Departure, Apple-FBI Closure

Episode 12: Open Source, Reg AT, Panama Papers

Episode 13: TruMid, Innovation Labs

Episode 14: NATAS, Sell-Side Technology Awards

Episode 15: Consolidated Audit Trail

Episode 16: Sifma Ops, Nasdaq, Fixed Income

Episode 17: Regulatory Landscape, Fixed Income, Blockchain

Episode 18: Dos and Don'ts for PR People

Episode 19: BNP's Growth Plans, Buy Side KYC

Episode 20: CAT, Unbundling Research, June Features

Episode 21: Toronto Information and Tech Summit, Fintech Regulation

Episode 22: Blackstone CTO Bill Murphy

Episode 23: Brexit, Fintech Innovation Lab, TSAM

Episode 24: Blockchain Adoption with Richard Johnson, Greenwich Associates

Episode 25: Buy Side KYC, User Experience

Episode 26: Wei-Shen Wong, Waters Hong Kong Reporter, Talks Fintech in Asia

Episode 27: Trading Turrets, Sifma's CAT Comment Letter

Episode 28: Larry Malakian (aka, Tony Malakian's Dad)

Episode 29: LedgerX's Paul Chou and Zach Dexter Talk Bitfinex Hack

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