Wavelength Podcast Ep. 203: Finos’ Columbro on Open Source

Gabriele Columbro, founder and executive director of the Fintech Open Source Foundation (Finos) joins the podcast to talk about open source technology.

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 Gabriele Columbro, founder and executive director of Finos, joins the podcast. He and Wei-Shen discuss how the capital markets’ perception and attitudes towards open source have changed. Then they talk about the foundation’s expansion plans with a particular focus on APAC. 

4:00 – Gab touches on the opportunities in the financial services industry for open source technology. 

9:00 – Open source technology has shifted in recent years as adoption continues to increase. 

14:00 – It’s much easier to be a good open source citizen as an individual. Corporations often come with strings attached. 

19:00 – They discuss whether there is a difference between how the buy-side and sell-side use open source. 

25:00 – Gab talks through how Finos is encouraging more buy-side members to join. 

44:00 – They wrap up discussing projects Finos is working on, and the foundation’s expansion plans into APAC. 


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Wei-Shen Wong: + 852 3411 4758;  wei-shen.wong@infopro-digital.com

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

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