Dale is Founder of Island 20 Ventures, a business strategy & advisory firm in data, analytics, technology and data monetization. He has held senior operating roles with First Derivatives (President, North America & Head of Data); Reference Data Factory (Board); LakeFront Data Ventures (CEO / Founder); SunGard (Chief Data Officer & President of EDM); EDM Council (Original Founder); FAME Information Services (President & CEO); Benton Associates Financial Software (Founder & CEO). Most recently, Richards has been an advisor / board member to leading fintech & data organizations; Toronto Stock Exchange (Data & Analytics); Quandl (Alternative Data); Datactics (Data Quality); TickTrade (eFX trading software). Dale is a Board advisor to RoZetta Technology, provider of RoZetta Financial Data Platform (RDFP). RDFP is best-in-class time series big data management and analytics software and architecture leveraging years of success serving the world’s most data-demanding organizations; RDFP is Australia’s primary financial research big database across 30 universities, with 10 petabytes and scale to grow substantially subject to use case. It is a global go-to data engine supporting hundreds of PhD’s and professors doing research using market structure analytics, end of day & tick history, fundamental & economic data; RDFP was Thomson Reuters TRTH outsourced, managed data solution, the world’s largest tick data history database containing 450 venues and over 5 petabytes of data over 25 years. RoZetta was formed from the combination of SIRCA (Securities Industry Research Center of Asia) and CMCRC (Capital Markets Cooperative Research Center) in Australia. The merger cfeated a globally recognised big data and data science tech powerhouse with capabilities across capital markets. NASDAQ SMARTS, the leading big data trade surveillance and management platform, was incubated here.