Wavelength Podcast Episode 150: Bill Murphy of Blackstone Group

Blackstone's CTO talks about the firm's cloud strategy and looks at some of the lessons learned as they've migrated systems to the cloud.

James Rundle, WatersTechnology’s editor, and Anthony Malakian, editor at large, record a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.

To hear the full interview, listen in the player above, or you can download it.

This week Bill Murphy, chief technology officer of Blackstone Group, joins to discuss his firm’s migration to the public cloud and what he views as being best practices for going to the cloud. This is Bill’s fourth time on the show. Here are the links to his previous conversations.

https://www.waterstechnology.com/industry-issues-initiatives/3473326/waters-wavelength-podcast-episode-105-blackstones-bill-murphy-part-3

https://www.waterstechnology.com/trading-tools/3056376/waters-wavelength-podcast-episode-60-bill-murphy-blackstone-cto

https://www.waterstechnology.com/trading-tools/2461751/waters-wavelength-podcast-episode-22-blackstone-cto-bill-murphy

A Conversation About the Public Cloud

1:45 Where is Blackstone in its cloud migration journey?
4:30 Where is the industry as a whole when it comes to cloud adoption?
6:30 How can you “do the cloud wrong”?
8:00 As these platforms become more mission-critical for everyone, how concerned are you about outages?
12:00 Beyond price, what other factors come into play when choosing between Amazon, Google or Microsoft?
16:00 What does Blackstone’s three-year cloud roadmap look like?
18:15 What were some of the lessons learned as Blackstone went down this path?
22:00 How do you build in an efficient governance layer to prevent cloud sprawl?
25:00 How do you incorporate new technologies into the overall cloud strategy?
26:30 When you start, what gets migrated first?
30:00 What’s new after the Thomson Reuters/Refinitiv acquisition?
32:00 New Year’s resolutions.


Contact Info

As is the case with everything we do, we’d love to get some feedback from our listeners. Feel free to reach out to Anthony or James via Twitter or email.

Anthony Malakian, editor at large: @a_malakian[email protected]

James Rundle, US editor: @JimRundle; [email protected]


Past 10 episodes:

Episode 140: Web Data Extraction & Refinitiv Update

Episode 141: Brexit and Blockchain and Data, Oh My

Episode 142: AWS Talks Cloud Adoption in the Capital Markets

Episode 143: Rick Lane of Trading Technologies on Cloud, Crypto

Episode 144: Market Data Fees Fight & Crypto Hype

Episode 145: CSDs Consider Crypto; Bank Robberies & AI; DTCC’s Blockchain 

Episode 146: Waters USA Preview; Brexit Drama

Episode 147: Crypto Insurance; Waters USA Recap

Episode 148: A Look at APAC Trends for 2019

Episode 149: The Biggest Stories from 2018

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