Shawn Edwards is Bloomberg's Chief Technology Officer. Based in New York, he oversees the development and implementation of Bloomberg's global technology strategy, including functional enhancements to the company's core business, the Bloomberg Professional service.
Mr. Edwards and his team were instrumental in the development of Bloomberg's leading market data products, including its Desktop and Server API market data distribution products. He also furthered the company's ongoing commitment to market transparency by leading Bloomberg's Open Market Data Initiative (OMDI), which brought Bloomberg's Open Symbology (BSYM) catalog and market data interface into the public domain.
Previously, Mr. Edwards ran Bloomberg's Research and Development 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, Mr. Edwards 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.
Mr. Edwards received a bachelor's of science and a master's degree from the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University.