Robert Palatnick (2020 Tech and Ops)

Managing Director and Global Head of Technology Research and Innovation

Robert Palatnick is a Managing Director and Global Head of Technology Research and Innovation at DTCC, where he has responsibility for driving technology innovation at the firm and leads a number of key technology initiatives, including cloud, automation, machine learning, big data analytics and distributed ledger technologies. He is also responsible for collaboration with clients, regulators, fintech vendors and academia to research and advance technology innovations across the financial services industry.

Prior to this role, Rob served for over a decade as Chief Technology Architect, overseeing the firm’s global IT strategy, architecture, standards and engineering design of the systems and applications that support the firm’s broad range of products and services. During his career at DTCC, Rob also served as an Application Development Domain Lead, Chief Administrative Officer of IT and CIO of FICC. Prior to joining DTCC, Mr. Palatnick was Vice President, Development and Systems, at Security Pacific Corporation Sequor Software Services.
An active technology voice in the industry, Rob has been a featured guest speaker at key conferences worldwide and is often quoted in the press. He currently serves as Chairman of the Governing Board of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project, a collaborative effort to establish, build and sustain an open, distributed ledger platform across industries.
Rob received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Buffalo and is an alumnus of the David Rockefeller fellowship.