Melbourne, 7 May 2018: Australia’s most connected digital stockbroker OpenMarkets today announced the appointment of Dr Robert Lang to the new role of Chief Technology Officer, bolsting its strong IT team.
Dr Lang – who was CEO of Auggd, a leading provider of augmented and virtual reality platforms and solutions before taking this role – brings impressive credentials to the position, most notably as Head of NASDAQ SMARTS, a trade surveillance and monitoring business that NASDAQ acquired during his tenure as the company’s CTO in 2010.
Before SMARTS, Dr Lang spent 10 years in various technology management roles, mostly in Silicon Valley, producing hardware products in the computer graphics and image processing industry for technology giants such as Silicon Graphics and NVIDIA.
OpenMarkets CEO Mr Andrea Marani says: “From day one, our focus has been on providing quality technological solutions, including open architecture and a collaborative approach to working with a range of businesses across the financial services industry.
“To achieve this, we’ve developed efficient, scalable systems built on modern technological systems.
“So, to appoint someone with Rob’s industry knowledge and experience to drive the IT effort ensures we will continue to develop leading-edge technology to underpin further growth for OpenMarkets and our commercial partners.”
Dr Lang’s role at OpenMarkets will include responsibility for all technology and IT leadership, and, as a member of the senior management team, will provide strategic advice about technological approaches to maximise the company’s opportunity to achieve its business objectives through innovative solutions and partnerships.
Dr Lang says: “I’m really excited to join a business that differentiates itself through technology and is passionate about industry disruption.
“The fact that OpenMarkets is institutionally unaligned and therefore free to open its architecture to third parties and promote a financial services ecosystem for today’s changing world is an exciting concept that opens up an array of commercial opportunities.”