US Financial Services Evangelist, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Sweeney is the US financial services evangelist of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence and is entrusted with cultivating innovative technology solutions in cyber security, fraud prevention and regulatory compliance for buy- and sell-side professionals worldwide. For more than 20 years, Sweeney has leveraged emerging and state-of-the-art software and services to empower and transform investment operations as well as control risks. He has served as chief information officer and chief technology officer for a number of marquee-name banks, hedge funds and Wall Street firms. Prior to joining BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, he served as chief information officer of compliance and legal technology for global financial services conglomerate Citi. From 2008 to 2012, he was director of research technology for Bridgewater Associates, the largest global hedge fund by assets with $160 billion. In addition to serving in senior roles for several technology boutiques, Sweeney also was CTO of HSBC. He is a graduate of Manhattan College and earned his master's degree in computer science from the University of Southern California.