<< Steve Wallace - Market Standards Director / App Architect
Steve has been with Idea Group since 1998 and his primary focus is on helping the pension and investment industry develop standards for data exchange that will in turn allow more adoption of straight-through-processing (STP).
In this role, Steve is passionate about the need for the industry to collaborate to agree and implement standards and played a significant role in the development of the ViaNova market practice that applies to corporate pension order processing. He is heavily involved with a number of industry bodies that promote automation in the financial industry and is currently chair of the UK Funds Market Practice Group.
Steve is an experienced IT developer, having worked in software analyst, developer and trainer roles, building numerous software solutions including a resource management system for BBC Television Centre. Steve also worked for four years for Shell International Chemicals Corporation working on straight through processing initiatives and on projects for Bristol Myers Squibb.
Steve started his career in touring theatre, working all over Europe and in Mexico and Japan. He continues to keep a keen interest in the arts alongside his fascination with technology. He lives in Worthing with his wife, dogs and a collection of up to four of his children.