Don't Stop Believing


In his final year at engineering school, Francis Gross chose to focus on materials that each defined the start of a new era - bronze and iron. Now, as head of external statistics at the European Central Bank (ECB), Gross has found himself working in a field he thinks could define another new era - data.

Gross has become one of the most well-known people in the reference data industry, after he was the first to present the concept of a centralized industry reference data utility in November 2008.

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