The knowledge platform for the financial technology industry
September, 2024



Marriott Hotel Canary Wharf, London



Registration & Networking with Exhibitors


Opening & Welcome
Andrew Delaney, President & Chief Content Officer, A-Team Group


Opening Keynote Fireside Chat: Modernising front to back trading tech

  • What are the pain points trading firms are facing when modernising front to back trading tech?
  • How can technology partners and capital markets work more iteratively together?
  • When looking to use technology to innovate, or differentiate your offering, what are the key factors for success?
  • How are fundamental shifts such as AI, digital ledgers, and the move to T+1 affecting technology strategy?
  • How do you decide which technology suppliers to partner with?
  • What will the future of capital markets technology look like?

Interview with: Anvar Karimson, CTO, Kepler Cheuvreux
Interviewed by: Rachel Przybylski, Head of Business Delivery, Office of the CTO, Man Group


Panel: Adopting modern data fabrics and cloud in trading technology infrastructure

  • How can modern data infrastructure technologies and delivery models help trading firms achieve improved outcomes in terms of enhanced profitability and lower cost?
  • What are the components and capabilities required for a modern data infrastructure?
  • What are the challenges and solutions of building a data fabric and what types of cloud environment are best suited for the technology?
  • What are the lessons learned from working in hybrid and multi-cloud environments to support new trading workflows?

Moderator: Andrew Delaney, President & Chief Content Officer, A-Team Group
Naomi Clarke, Data Innovation & Strategy, CDO Advisory
Bob Mudhar,
Senior Director, Client Account Manager & Head of UK Engineering, Synechron
Peter Williams, CTO, CJC Ltd
Richard Balmer, Senior Director of Network Product Strategy, IPC Systems


Fireside Chat: Trading in the cloud – attitudes to cloud adoption in capital markets

The A-Team Group and Rapid Addition recently surveyed over 20 leading capital markets firms for an ‘under the hood’ discussion regarding cloud adoption for electronic trading.

  • Gain insight into industry attitudes on cloud as Mike and Andrew review some surprisingly diverse opinions, discuss the perceived challenges and obstacles to adoption
  • Learn about potential benefits and areas where cloud is gaining traction in the trading arena
  • Understand where public cloud could fit into your organisation’s trading workflow and some of the pitfalls to look out for

Interview with: Mike Powell, CEO, Rapid Addition
Interviewed by: Andrew Delaney, President & Chief Content Officer, A-Team Group


Networking with Exhibitors & Refreshment Break


Panel: Leveraging interoperability – laying the foundations for unique best of breed solutions

  • What is the current state of play in capital markets for a componentized approach to applications and enterprise software?
  • To what extent is deploying commoditized tech, then building using microservices a reality today?
  • Where are ‘sweet spots’ for enterprise-level interoperability and in what part of the trading stack are they taking hold?
  • As the vendor landscape continues to evolve, how do firms create the right partnerships to deliver change?
  • How are firms using smart desktops, low/no code solutions and microservices to create unique solutions to emerging challenges and opportunities?

Moderator: Steve Grob, Founder, Vision57
Will Winzor Saile, Partner, Execution Analytics & Architecture, Redburn
Rob Moffat,
Senior Technical Architect, FINOS
Reena Raichura,
Director, Head of Product Solutions,
Ben Jefferys,
Global Head of Technical Pre-Sales, Genesis Global


Panel: User experience – placing UX front and center of the trading workflow

  • Why should UX be the first, not final consideration in the design of the modern trading stack?
  • What’s driving this growing awareness of the need for a better user experience?
  • What are the main pitfalls for firms seeking to address their UX deficiencies, and how can they be resolved?
  • Where are capital markets firms focusing their efforts?

Moderator: Scott Bradley, Industry Advisor
Bhupinder Rayat, Executive Director, Head of Front Office Technology, Mitsui Bussan Commodities Ltd
Jon Butler, CEO, Velox
Kate Karimson,
Industry Advisor


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