Martin Thompson, CTO and co-founder of LMAX/Tradefair
Martin has had a passion for pushing software and electronics to the limit since childhood. He was the type of kid who took the video recorder apart and then fixed it. Since then he has always been attracted to business problems where high performance computing can open new, previously impossible, opportunities. Ranging from stock market data feeds to PCs as in the early 90s, working on the first generation of internet banks, implementing the largest product content management systems, working on the worlds largest sports betting exchange (Betfair) and now founding LMAX/Tradefair. Martin brings his mechanical sympathy for the hardware that it runs on, to the software that he creates, which has taken him deep into the subjects of concurrency and parallel computing. Martin is the co-founder and CTO of LMAX where he leads the building of the worlds highest performance financial exchange.