Ben Lackey +1 720 933 9852
+44 (0) 7771 690553
Summary Presales representative with a strong technical background and successful
experience selling across verticals, building relationships from the CxO level to
the developer level. 12+ years of experience in IT presales, evangelism and
Specialties Ultra Low Latency Messaging, Complex Event Processing (CEP), Event Driven
Architecture (EDA), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Enterprise Service Bus
(ESB), Business Process Management (BPM)
Experience TIBCO Software Ltd.
February 2008 – Present London
Promoted TIBCO’s value proposition to a variety of hedge funds and
finance ISVs resulting in sales of TIBCO’s ultra high performance
messaging products such as RV IPM as well as recurring OEM revenue
from trading platform embedding.
Led POC at top 5 London investment bank. Demonstrated how TIBCO
CEP can provide complex trade transformation and routing across the
entire bank at 40,000msg/sec resulting in ongoing service revenue.
Built value proposition and use case for top 3 Contract Research
Organization (CRO) using TIBCO tools, resulting in multiple sales as well
as recurring OEM revenue.
Led POC and built relationships with a partner resulting in the selection
of TIBCO as both BPM and ESB vendor across an agency handling over
£2 billion in claims annually.
Lackey, J., etal. (2009). Predictive Customer Management (PCM) in Investment
Banking Trading Services. Whitepaper.
Broadway Market Trading
May 2009 – March 2010 London
Worked with a team of fixed income traders to build strategies based on
the analysis of order book dynamics and time and sales data.
Architected and built black box framework using Trading Technologies
XTrader, Trading Technologies FIX Adapter, QuickFIX and OneTick
CEP engine resulting in the creation of an extremely scalable platform
for creating custom analytics.
Led evaluation process for both CEP engines and tick store technologies
including OneTick, Progress Apama and Vhayu.
TIBCO Software Inc.
January 2007 – February 2008 New York
Led POC at top 5 London investment bank to integrate legacy batch
transfer, IBM MQ and Java systems into a SOA using TIBCO’s ESB and
SOA tools with TIBCO’s CEP engine, BusinessEvents for SLA
Worked with GFI Group to design a system to coordinate trades between
London, New York and Singapore using BusinessEvents and JMS,
resulting in both license and service revenue.
Prototyped EAI infrastructure for Royal Bank of Scotland resulting in
RBS choosing to use a TIBCO based solution.
Worked with Rand Merchant Bank to architect a credit application
system using TIBCO’s iProcess BPM suite for counterparty
Demonstrated TIBCO’s ESB to London hedge fund, resulting in a sale
after a 2 hour demo.
TrakWell Medical Technologies
July 2005 – October 2006 Seattle, WA
Architected and developed flagship .NET CF application to remotely
gather medication compliance statistics and modify prescriptions in real
time using smart phones.
Presented Prescription Management application to HMOs, clinics and
Consulted with General Mills to develop an application for assessing
employee health using Windows Mobile smart phones.
Successfully led a team of engineers developing the prescription
management system’s JMS based communications infrastructure and
.NET and SQL web application back end.
November 1999 - January 2002 Boulder, CO
Designed CGI, PHP and HTML for corporate web site enabling
customers to submit papers for proofreading and automatically routing
work to proof readers.
Administered UNIX Open BSD server DNS, Sendmail, Apache, etc.
URAP Program at University of Colorado
September 1999 - June 2000 Boulder, CO
Developed a Java web application used by the L3D group for
Built Swing and AWT GUI to visualize network connections allowing the
disparate groups to connect.
July 1997 - September 1999 Boulder, CO
Built VRML model of the Front Range with hyperlinks to major ski resorts
for client demo.
Constructed a high resolution (120mb) Inventor model of San Francisco
for trade exposition.
Automated VRML generation in C, C++ and Perl. These programs were
used to automatically generate place names directly on terrain in a
VRML interface design for the manipulation of a 3d globe used on
corporate home page.
Education Colorado School of Mines
MS in Computer Science and Mathematics
August 2003 - May 2005 Golden, CO
Generalized support vector machines for polychotomous classification in
Matlab, a Java package for WEKA and as a computationally efficient C
library for MySVM on Windows.
Automated segmentation of Visible Human Database in C/C++ for Linux
allowing hand segmentation work to be done five times more quickly.
Lackey, J. (2005). A Kernel Method for Polychotomous Classification. Masters
Thesis. Colorado School of Mines, Golden. http://ben.nonplatonic.com/kernel.pdf
Lackey, J. and Colagrosso, M (2004). Supervised Segmentation of Visible
Human Data with Image Analogies. Proceedings of the MLMTA 04, Vol. 2. http://
University of Colorado, Boulder
BS in Computer Science
BA in Mathematics
August 1999 - August 2003 Boulder, CO
Designed a spiking neural network for time series prediction of self-
organized critical systems in Java showing that spiking nets have
Found information theoretic evidence for unifying theory of attractor nets,
Bayesian nets and spiking nets using Mathematica neural networks and
Lackey, J. (2003). Computational Dynamics of a Spiking Neural Network. Honors
Thesis. University of Colorado, Boulder. http://ben.nonplatonic.com/spike.pdf