Wavelength Podcast Ep. 188: OpenFin’s Mazy Dar Talks Interoperability

OpenFin’s Mazy Dar comes on this week’s podcast to discuss the interoperability movement.

Wei-Shen Wong, Asia Editor, and Anthony Malakian, Editor-in-Chief of WatersTechnology, record a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.

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This week, Mazy Dar, CEO and co-founder at OpenFin joins Wei-Shen on the podcast. First, they talk about how the developing coronavirus (Covid-19) situation impacts the workforce, and how OpenFin is communicating with clients. Then, they discuss financial institutions’ adoption of the Financial Desktop Connectivity (FDC3) standards, and what’s holding them back.  

1:00 – Wei-Shen and Tony talk about industry-scale project delays, such as ASX’s CHESS replacement, and also the delay of deadlines for the CAT, due to the coronavirus (Covid-19). 
7:00 – Mazy joins the podcast and talks about the working from home and schooling from home situation, and how OpenFin continues to communicate with clients throughout the disruption caused by Covid-19. 
13:00 – Then, he discusses how cloud is becoming more topical as financial institutions start to realize how an on-premise approach can be problematic. 
19:00 – Has OpenFin experienced any push backs in projects? Are clients focusing on other things?  
25:00 – As interoperability continues to seep into capital markets, how will OMS and EMS platforms of the future look like?  
26:30 – Mazy elaborates on the state of adoption of the Financial Desktop Connectivity (FDC3) standards, and why some firms are holding back.
37:30 – Where are the opportunities for interoperability in the middle and back-office? 
41:00 – What are some new innovations OpenFin is working on, following its last funding round? 
46:00 – Mazy wraps up with the two things he’d like to see happen for interoperability this year.


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Anthony Malakian: + 1 646 490 3973; anthony.malakian@infopro-digital.com

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