In the Spotlight

Event: SSF Executive Director is panelist at FinJS on Open Source in FinServ

Event: Symphony Software Foundation sponsors the New World Symphony and Symphony Innovate

Fostering an Open Ecosystem on the Symphony Platform

Promote the adoption of Symphony Open Source Project as the preferred messaging, communications, workflow and productivity platform worldwide.

Host an arena of innovation focused on solving industry collaboration problems with a cooperative approach, through openness, interoperability and standardization on the Symphony Open Source Project.

Deliver an enterprise grade platform in terms of security and compliance produced in a community and enterprise friendly governance that fosters Open Source contributions.

What We Do

Open Governance

Governs development of Symphony core and extension component through an open and transparent decision making process, a meritocracy driven influence on the project, while ensuring IP cleanliness and enterprise viability for all projects. See our Foundation Governance.

Industry convergence

Through Member Working Groups and industry surveys, and with the input of the community-at-large, ensures the widest adoption and interoperability for the Symphony Platform, leveraging and, where applicable, defining industry wide standards. Become a member today!

Code Foundry

Hosts open source development and releases of the Symphony Platform, API clients/SDKs, extension and integration patterns, utilities, libraries & Dev tools, horizontal and 3rd party platform integrations, fostering security and compliance best practices. Get involved and join the Community today!

Open Source Readiness

Enable productive 2-way participation to the open source process from Member organizations and community at large, with enablement campaigns, open source readiness programs and new contributor/committer on-ramps. Let us know how we can help to help enabling your Member organization.

September 13th, 2016

An introduction to Symphony Software Foundation Open ecosystem

Gabriele Columbro, Symphony Software Foundation Executive Director, on mission, values and roadmap of the SSF

August 8th, 2016

OpenFin & Symphony Software Foundation Join Forces

OpenFin & Symphony Software Foundation Join Forces to Drive Fintech Standardization

June 20, 2016

Symphony & Markit promote Collaboration-Platform-As-A-Service

SSF recognized as a key player in FinServ Open Collaboration on Symphony

May 17, 2016

A great first SSF Members Meeting

A recap of our first Members Meeting in New York City

May 26, 2015

Symphony Foundation Formed to Enable Community-Built Advancements of Communication Platform

New Foundation Promotes Innovation Through Open-Source Access to the Symphony Source Code

October 4th, 2016

FinJS New York

Gabriele Columbro, SSF Executive Director, will participate to a thought leadership panel on Open Source in Financial Services at FinJS. FinJS is invite-only and includes executives & other thought-leaders from banks, buy-side and industry-leading technology platforms.

October 5th, 2016

The New World Symphony

The Symphony Software Foundation Open Development infrastructure will power the “The New World Symphony” developer event, for a day of collaborative and open source coding, getting us one step closer to the future of work.

October 6th, 2016

Symphony Innovate

The Symphony Software Foundation is a proud Gold Sponsor of the Symphony Innovate event. Symphony Innovate 2016 connects 300 global IT and financial executives, engineers, and thought-leaders to experience how technology will create the “Future of Work" for the financial services industry.

Contact Us

The Symphony Platform

The Symphony Platform enables secure and compliant messaging for Enterprise collaboration, within and across the firewall, while users retain full control of their information over the wire and at rest, thanks to a fully client side encryption technology. Based on modern, open source, cloud and big data technologies, it provides the perfect environment to collaborate and integrate with in order to take business productivity to the next level for your organization.

Security

Through fully client side end-to-end encryption technology for data in motion and at rest, Symphony provides a secure messaging framework which satisfies privacy needs of individuals and Enterprises.

APIs

Extend the Symphony experience to implement your custom business solutions or integrate your 3rd party product, through the multiple API sets provided on the server and client side.

Focus

Through the usage of signals, hashtags and cashtags, Symphony enables a drastic reduction of signal-to-noise ratio in your communications and a fully integrated flow of information between chats and external information feeds.

Desktop Integration

Through advanced client side technologies, Symphony provides cross platform Desktop integration which allows the Symphony experience to be integrated in everyday knowledge workers tools of choice.

Projects

Contributed projects are hosted in our Github repository. There are several types of projects that we plan to host in the Foundation, see below for contribution ideas:

Symphony Core

The Symphony core messaging platform. We are working with Symphony to have the initial contribution of the Platform, so Get in Touch and join the Community for updates.

Symphony Developer Tools

API clients, SDKs, libraries and scripts to provide a rapid and effective developer experience.

Extensions

General purpose extensions of the Symphony experience and applications running on the Symphony platform, to solve common industry problems.

Platform integrations

Integrations with 3rd party platforms and other enterprise software, to enable wider adoption in the enterprise and support extended workflow and productivity intra- and inter-organization.

Financial Services

The Financial Services industry leverages Symphony for internal and external communication, feeding of financial information and market data as well in integration with trading platforms.

The Symphony Software Foundation welcomes contributions members of the Financial Services community, riding the wave of innovation and interoperability that this industry is witnessing.

For more information check out the Symphony website.

Service Provider

Symphony LLC is the SaaS provider for the Symphony Platform.

About Symphony

Connect, Collaborate, Deliver

Symphony’s secure, cloud-based communications service delivers the next wave in organizational productivity where markets and individuals come together to create vibrant communities in which to share content, insights and opinions without compromising on organizational compliance. Learn more about Symphony.

Community

Contribute to the Symphony Software Foundation

There are many ways you can get involved in the Symphony Community, by contributing ideas, code and sending us your feedback in the different Symphony Foundation channels. Join the Symphony Community today and send us your feedback!

Project Contribution

Anyone can contribute code and become a committer the Symphony Software Foundation. The code will be hosted in our source code repository and licensed under Apache License v2. Take a look the type of projects hosted by the Foundation and start contributing following our Code Contribution Process.

Patches Contribution

The easiest way to start contributing is to send us your patches for bugs or new features, via Pull Requests or submitting patches in our Issue Tracker.

Working Group

If you are a Member Organization you can participate to and initiate new Working Groups, to collaboratively work on common industry problems and identify solutions based on the Symphony Platform.

Community Governance

Enhance, provide feedback and help shaping our Foundation governance and transparent decision-making, by joining our Wiki.

Get in touch with the Symphony Community

Mailing List

Join our mailing lists, depending on your level of affiliation with the Foundation. See how to Get in Touch.

Chat Rooms

Find the following chatrooms on Symphony free messaging:

symphony-oss-dev for any developer with technical questions (and answers) regarding the Symphony platform

symphony-oss-general for anyone having general questions around the project, the Foundation governance and how to participate to the Community

symphony-oss-members for employees of the Symphony Software Foundation Members organizations.

Resources

About the Symphony Software Foundation

Fostering open innovation, industry standardization, security and compliance for Financial Services business inter- and intra-firm communication, collaboration and workflow productivity on the Symphony Platform

Our Values

Leanness

Validation driven, KISS, crawl/walk/run, agile

Openness

Open Communication, Open Source & Standards, Open Architecture

Transparency

Public decision making process, records, clear communication

Inclusivity

Invites contribution from members and community at-large. Our strength is in the network.

Meritocracy

Fosters bottom up, reputation driven influence on the project

Developer Focus

Participation should be easy & engaging, because developers love it

Cloud readiness

Products integrate easily with de facto DevOps standards and Cloud PaaS

Enterprise Grade

IP Cleanliness, Predictable product lifecycle, compliance and security

Governance

The Foundation is governed by the following entities:

Board of Directors

Drives business and overall strategy.

Committers

Develop and manage projects under the Foundation umbrella.

Engineering Steering Committee

Provides high level technical governance and roadmap alignment between the projects in the Foundation.

Contributors

Our community-at-large, providing code and documentation contributions, with a meritocracy-driven path to committership.

Working Groups

Member driven committees impacting design, architecture and standardization choices in the platform.

Board of Directors

Gabriele Columbro
Executive Director
Symphony Software Foundation
John Madsen
Co-CTO
Goldman Sachs
Jim Adams
Managing Director
Deutsche Bank
Nick Caine
Head of Global Markets Architecture & Cross Product IT
HSBC
Brad Levy
Global Head of Processing and Loans, CEO MarkitSERV
IHS Markit
Mike Gardner
Managing Director and Head of Center at BNY Mellon Innovation Center
BNY Mellon
Christopher McGuire
User Experience Designer & Development Manager
Citadel
Alejandra Villagra
Head of Product Development, Citi Velocity
Citigroup
Ray Mulligan
Head of IB Trading Tech
Credit Suisse
Borre Wessel
Global Head of Fusion Development
ICAP
Nathan Bricklin
SVP, Innovation Group
Wells Fargo
Jonathan Reeve
Chief Product Officer
S&P Global Market Intellignce
Sandeep Saini
Global Markets Sales, Research and Capital Markets Technology
BAML
Mike Urciuoli
Managing Director
JP Morgan
Jeff Bergamotto
Managing Director
Morgan Stanley
Jason Imperato
CIO Nomura Holding America; CIO Global Markets; previously Global Head of Equities & Prime Services Technology
Nomura
Justin Peterson
Head of Institutional Technology
Tradeweb
David Gurle
Founder & CEO
Symphony LLC
Mike Harmon
CTO
Symphony LLC
David M'Raihi
CSO
Symphony LLC

Engineering Steering Commitee (ESCo)

The Engineering Steering Committee is responsible for the active maintenance and management of the Symphony Open Source Project, including establishing product roadmaps and the development, testing, acceptance, commitment and publication of new features.

The ESCo is the technical arm of the Foundation. The membership elects two representatives to the ESCo.

Find out more about the ESCo proceedings and composition in the Foundation Wiki.

Members

Symphony Software Foundation membership

The Foundation thrives because of its Members and community at-large. World leading companies have joined the Symphony Software Foundation to build business communication and workflow solutions in an open and collaborative way, at the pace of Open Source. See Membership Benefits and Become a Member today!

Read the Membership Prospectus

Platinum Members

Our Platinum Members include

Gold Members

Our Gold Members include

Membership Benefits

Industry Working Groups

Member organizations participate to collaborative Working Groups which influence the design, standards and architecture decisions in the development of Symphony core and extensions, fostering adoption and interoperability. Working Groups enable wider adoption and interoperability for the Platform even prior to code being developed. Take a look at existing Working Groups or propose the creation of a new Working Group.

Strategy and Roadmap Influence

Members organizations have a strong representation in the Foundation Board of Directors and in the Engineering Steering Committee, influencing the overall evolution of the Symphony project and the long term roadmap.

Industry Surveys

Through periodical industry surveys, the Foundation provides his members with unique insight on the usage of the Symphony platform in different industries, global security / compliance trends and open source readiness, driving focused and informed investments in the Platform and in your organization.

Global Visibility

Unique positioning in the Foundation worldwide evangelism campaigns, conferences and online presence.

Become a member