Sam is a seasoned data and technology professional with over 22 years of experience working within the sales teams of financial services, data and software companies. He joined the Swiss based, SIX Group, in early 2010 working closely with major banking clients developing Index and ETF products. Prior to joining SIX, Sam led sales at a UK listed media and technology organization, managed strategic accounts at Thomson Financial, and spent almost 10 years with VC backed technology start-ups. 3 years ago Sam moved out to the Bay area to lead the West Coast Americas business for SIX; helping and advising key clients, technology partners and innovation labs with complex data compliance, and regulatory reporting requirements. Sam holds a BA (Hons) in Business & Technology from the University of Portsmouth, is a qualified FIA, and is currently participating in a PGC program at Stanford University.