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Peter Grauer is chairman of Bloomberg L.P. He serves as lead director of Davita Health Care Partners, Inc., a healthcare services company based in Colorado. He is a member of the Business Council, the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, and serves on its Media, Entertainment and Information Industry Board of Governors. He is also founding chairman of the Community of Chairmen at the World Economic Forum. Grauer is also an independent non-executive director of Glencore Xstrata PLC and a member of the McKinsey Advisory Council. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, president of the Board of Trustees of the Inner City Scholarship Fund in New York City, and a member of the Partnership for Inner City Education Board of Directors. He is a trustee of Rockefeller University, chairman of the Rockefeller Finance & Operations Committee, and a member of the Board of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the Board of Directors of Room to Read, and the Board of the USA Cycling Development Foundation.
Vlad Kliatchko leads Bloomberg LP's global research and development department, a global team of more than 3,000 software developers and infrastructure engineers. The department is responsible for building and maintaining the Bloomberg Professional service, the world’s most trusted source for real-time and historical pricing, indicative data, reporting, research, estimates and analytics, as well as other financial, legal, government, energy and news applications. Kliatchko joined the R&D team in 2003 to focus on Bloomberg communications platforms. He then assumed a role leading software infrastructure development for the R&D group, focusing on maintaining and enhancing core systems, including Bloomberg's networking technology, databases, middleware, and application development tools. He was a leader in the architecting and development of Bloomberg's rapid application development and continuous deployment framework. In 2012 he became the head of global R&D, and today he is focused on leading a diverse team of programmers and networking experts who are solving extremely challenging technical problems and building advanced systems and applications that fuel markets. Kliatchko graduated with a degree in mathematics and computer science from the St. Petersburg State University (formally Leningrad State University), school of Mathematics and Mechanics.
Shawn Edwards is Bloomberg's Chief Technology Officer. 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. His team is responsible for outreach to and interaction with the Open Source community and the broader develop community in general. In his role, Edwards also furthers the company's ongoing commitment to market transparency by leading Bloomberg's Open Market Data Initiative (OMDI), which brings Bloomberg's Open Symbology (BSYM) catalog and market data interface into the public domain. Previously, Shawn ran Bloomberg's global R&D 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. 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.