2015: The Year in Review for Tech @ Bloomberg

2015 was a busy year for us. We opened our first West Coast Tech Hub, launched the first ever financial enterprise app for the iPad Pro and expanded our relationship with Twitter, among other things. We also claimed a top position in the II Tech 50, an annual ranking of financial industry technology leaders, with CTO Shawn Edwards and Global Head of R&D Vlad Kliatchko cracking the top ten.

We expanded our scope of coverage, and dug deeper into our technology organization and efforts than ever before. We also started to introduce the world to some of the individual technology leaders at Bloomberg including  Q&A’s with Adam Wolf (about our work with Solr), Bonnie John (about UX design and discoverability) and Roger Piqueras Jover (about mobile security).

There were also key events taking place at Bloomberg, including the Data for Good Exchange and our partnership with UNICEF, as well as the launch of our new speaker series Cornell Tech at Bloomberg.

Given the increase in our output (nearly twice as many blog posts as 2014) as well as our audience, we wanted to look back on some of this year’s highlights. So we’ve put together our own “Top 10” list based on readership. Note, two blogs (#5 and #9 on the list) were actually first published in 2014, but we decided to leave them in because surprisingly, a significant part of the traffic was generated in 2015. We’re glad those who missed them the first time around were able to discover them and hope this list helps others do the same.

Thanks for reading (and sharing) our blog. And we hope to have more of you visit in 2016.

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