Desiree Abad

Desiree Abad

Global Manager for Bloomberg Global Data News Automation & Automated Events Creation

For the past several years I have worked within financial technology services, managing a wide range of products and cross-functional teams consisting of news, developers, analysts, and managers.

My advanced strategic planning, leadership, and communication skills allow me to direct global initiatives, design and execute global sales campaigns, and lead numerous cross-organizational teams and individuals globally.

Currently, I serve as a the Global Data Head of Bloomberg News Automation, an enterprise-wide initiative where we aim to generate real-time news and events leveraging data and infrastructure across the enterprise. As a new business I am responsible for developing the strategic road-map for this initiative that aligns to the company and various business unit priorities, while ensuring execution. On a daily basis I communicate with Senior Executives across the company, liaise with internal and external stakeholders, manage global resources, track and report on success metrics, direct global communication and change management, and work on implementing technology solutions to execute against our strategic vision.

Other core responsibilities include organizing, restructuring, and creating new databases to properly support various products. Creating schemas, taxonomies, ontologies and assisting in the design choices for databases are core skills utilized on a daily basis. Combining my advanced technical knowledge, financial modelling skills, and product understanding to solve complex problems remain key strengths.

Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.

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