Partner and Head of the Package Solutions Practice, Excelian
Adam Vile is a Senior Partner at Excelian, and the head of the Technical consulting Practice. Adam has spent over 15 years in the financial services industry in a variety of development, architecture, management and consultancy roles across front middle and back office technology. He specializes in problems and technologies in large-scale, low latency, high volume, distributed, High Performance Computing and big data, working closely across Quant, IT and infrastructure teams. He has a background in financial data, and an additional focus on technical and business aspects of data repository centralisation and management.
Adam is a Mathematician and a Software Engineer who started his career as a Teacher and Lecturer before moving to industry. After a long spell in investment banking he joined Excelian in 2006 to develop and and grow the technical consulting business from the ground up, taking on responsibilities across all parts of the consultancy value chain, from business development, account management to delivery and thought leadership.
Whilst predominantly now a buisness leader, Adam is still active in consultancy, and alongside work in technical architecture he has managed the delivery of high-complexity and high-profile projects at Tier 1 investment banks.
Technology is constantly evolving and Adam maintains an excellent understanding of the current and future technical computing space for Financial Institutions, particularly in the field of high-performance and low-latency technology, and is often found blogging or speaking on a variety of topics. Adam has written a number of books and articles, on topics as diverse as High performance computing, consultancy skills, sports performance, and hypnosis.
While technology remains a major interest, in his downtime Adam turns off the computer and enjoys spending time with his family, and in the paddock with his sheep. He also loves the Blues and can be caught gigging around the blues clubs and pubs in london and the southeast.
Non-Executive Director, Man Group plc
Chairman, Ofcom, Channel 4 & Former Chairman, Santander
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Professor of Economics, Warwick University