October 2019 Evening Meeting
Guest Speaker: Conor Twomey - Managing Director, Kx / First Derivatives North America
Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Time: Networking starts at 6:30 p.m. and meeting starts at 7:15 p.m.
Location: Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY
Conor Twomey is the Managing Director of First Derivatives North America.
First Derivatives are the largest indigenous software company on the Island of Ireland and one of the Island's top graduate recruiters.
The Group employees over 850 staff across 12 cities in the US, Canada and Mexico. It's biggest location is New York City with over 330 employees where Conor is based.
Starting as a software engineer, Conor has worked in a number of locations and roles for First Derivatives around the world (London, Tokyo and Newry Co.Down) during his 10+ years with the company specialising in building bespoke trading and risk systems. He has a Bsc. in Financial, Mathematical and Actuarial Sciences from University College Cork and a Msc. in Computational Finance from the University of Limerick where he graduated top of his class.
Conor led the creation of First Derivatives' Data Science Graduate Stream and North American Graduate Program, was shortlisted by GradIreland as Graduate of the Year in Ireland 2010, was listed on the Sunday Independent’s "30-under-30 Who Will Shape the Future of Ireland" in 2016, represented Ireland at the World Economic Forum for under 30s and was a recent recipient of the Irish Echo's "40-under-40" award.
He has a paper published in the Journal of Physics and is an avid runner.