What to expect in financial services in 2024

There have been many changes in financial services, but the new year brings new conversations and new opportunities. Advancements in technology and in the market are constant, and staying on top of them is critical to your success. Get insights and tips from our panelists. Tune in to learn about what to expect in financial services in 2024, including top challenges for global customers, short-term, and long-term improvement goals. In this episode, we’ll discuss: - Top challenges customers are facing globally - Areas for effective improvement over the next 6 months - How you can optimize your investments long-term


Richard Harmon | Vice President, Global Financial Services, Red Hat

Dr. Harmon is the Global Head of Financial Services at Red Hat. He joined Red Hat in December, 2020 and has more than 25 years of experience in capital markets with specializations in risk management, advance analytics, fixed income research and simulation analysis. Prior to working at Red Hat, Dr. Harmon was managing director of financial services at Cloudera for 5 years and has held senior positions at Citibank, Bankers Trust, J.P. Morgan, BlackRock, Bank of America and Countrywide Capital Markets, First American CoreLogic, and SAP.

Jim Bennett | Capital Markets Business Lead and Global Financial Services Support, Red Hat

Jim Bennett joined Red Hat in 2022 to lead the capital markets business and support accounts around the globe. Prior to this Jim served as a global business development leader for Sapient Global Markets—a diverse financial service market provider. He began his career as an officer for Texas Commerce Bank, which would eventually become JP Morgan Chase and Co. He has served as executive vice president of Countrywide Capital Markets, primarily focusing on its rates business, alternative investment company, and expanding its international offices. Bennett also worked in various management and executive roles at Bank of America such as CFO, COO, and Global Head of Middle Office.

Aric Rosenbaum | Chief Technologist, Global Financial Services, Red Hat

Aric Rosenbaum serves as the Chief Technologist on Red Hat's Global Financial Services team. In this role Aric helps clients meet their strategic priorities through the use of open source technology. Prior to joining Red Hat, he led large, digital transformation projects at Goldman Sachs’ Investment Management Division and was cofounder and CTO of several fintech companies in equity and foreign exchange trading.