Advisory Council member Shawn Edwards is Bloomberg’s Chief Technology Officer. Based in New York, he oversees the development of Bloomberg’s global technology strategy, including enhancements to the company’s core business, the Bloomberg Professional service.
Shawn and his team, in partnership with Bloomberg’s global Engineering team, are instrumental in the ongoing development of Bloomberg’s leading market data, analytics, news and community products. The team researches existing and emerging technologies, architects solutions in strategic areas and sets the technology direction for the company.
In his role, Shawn advances the company’s engagement with academia, including research fellowships, grants and sponsorships, and also leads engagement with the open source community and the broader developer community in general.
In 2017, Shawn was named to the top ten of the Institutional Investor Tech 40 – an annual ranking of financial industry technology leaders. He was previously included in the top ten of the Institutional Investor Tech 50 in both 2015 and 2016.
Previously, Shawn ran Bloomberg’s global Engineering group where he helped streamline the product development process, bolster the Bloomberg network’s technical infrastructure and create a user-experience design team, which now influences product development company-wide.
Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2003, Shawn worked for Bear Stearns & Co. where he was a managing director in the company’s fixed income trading group. He has also held positions at Mentor Graphics and IBM.
Shawn received a bachelor’s of science and a master’s degree from the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University.