Rick Lane is the CEO of Trading Technologies (TT), a Chicago-based professional trading software company.Previously, he was the chief technology officer and led TT’s global engineering, support and technology initiatives. He assumed this role in March 2012 after re-joining TT from Google, where he worked as a product manager on their display ad serving technology.Lane first joined TT in June 2010, when TT acquired the company he co-founded, TickIt Trading Systems. At TickIt, he was the principal architect of ADL, a visual programming platform for automated trading. Using drag-and-drop building blocks, ADL allows traders and programmers alike to rapidly design, test and deploy automated futures and options trading programs without writing a single line of code.Before cofounding TickIt in October 2009, Lane worked for a proprietary trading firm, where he developed trading algorithms for the Chicago futures markets. Before entering the financial sector, he worked at consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, where he developed defense-analysis software for the U.S. Department of Defense and other government agencies.Lane graduated with a BS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Rick Lane and other top speakers and celebrities.