The knowledge platform for the financial technology industry
June, 2023



Convene, 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York

Past Agenda


Registration and Networking 


Opening and Welcome


Keynote Fireside Chat: The new world of trading technology – a view from the top 

  • Lessons learnt from the last year and how that is helping us now
  • Digital transformation and trading technology: where to invest to maximize innovation?
  • Talent, skills and diversity for trading technology
  • New trends: Digital assets, Sustainability and ESG: impact on the trading landscape

Interview with: Nikhil Singhvi, Managing Director – Core Trading Technology, Credit Suisse
Interviewed by: Andrew Delaney, President & Chief Content Officer, A-Team Group


Panel: Modernizing trading platforms – How to leverage technology to differentiate and create a best in class trading platform 

  • Technology modernisation: decisions around buy vs. build
  • Interoperability: How to approach integration with legacy systems and workflows; open source, devops and APIs
  • Applying lessons learnt from technology builds for mature asset classes to new asset classes
  • The shift to inter-connectedness: How the vendor-client landscape will evolve and what this means for your trading technology strategy

Moderator: Andrew Delaney, President & Chief Content Officer, A-Team Group
Dave Johnsen, Head of Electronic Trading, Equities & Fixed Income, Scotiabank
Zach Cohen, Managing Director, Head of Trading Engineering, Two Sigma Investments
Fergus Keenan, Chief Strategy Officer, Adaptive Financial Consulting


Panel: A hybrid approach for moving your trading platform to the cloud 

  • How to approach cloud migration
  • What are differences in managing compliance and latency considerations as you move onto the cloud?
  • Lessons learnt: what works and what to look out for
  • Transitioning to a devops approach
  • Practical applications of hybrid cloud
  • The potential in the next 3-5 years

Moderator: Adrian Sharp, Founder and Consulting Partner, Fairfield Insights 
Fabrice Scialom, Head of Digital Business Architecture, RBC Capital Markets
Vijay Bhandari, Technology Principal & Innovation Lead for Investment Bank, Deutsche Bank Cloud and Innovation Network
Alex MacKenzie, Vice President, Options Advisory, Options Technology
Eric Karpman, Independent Trading Technology Expert


Networking and Refreshment Break


Panel: Optimising trading infrastructures for high performance and agility in fast markets 

  • Latest trends in connectivity and networks: what is the optimum set up to ensure reliability and availability in your connectivity infrastructure
  • Trade infrastructure monitoring: Latest developments in analytics and cloud monitoring to improve performance
  • Developments in co-location, hosting and data centres
  • Reviewing the vendor landscape and the evolution of the best of breed hosting services

Moderator: Nigel Cheetham, Principal Consultant, Synechron
Jason England, Head of Capital Markets Networks & Hosting, TD Securities
Habib R. Shaikh, Director – Global Head High Performance Low Latency Electronic Trading Infrastructure, Credit Suisse
Saurabh Srivastava, Electronic Trading Specialist, Chicago Trading Company
Laurent de Barry, Director of Hardware Trading Solutions, Exegy


Panel: Accessing liquidity in digital assets: Connecting and trading in the emerging exchange landscape

  • Exploring the evolving trading venue and exchange landscape for trading digital assets – price transparency and sourcing liquidity
  • Connectivity and hosting issues for managing digital assets and how are these can be addressed  – SORs, execution algorithms

Moderator: Kathryn Zhao, Head of Electronic Trading, Cantor Fitzgerald
Abhay Navale, Global Head of Digital Assets Engineering, BNY Mellon
Emmanuel Aidoo, Executive Director, Perella Weinberg Partners
Yue Wang, Crypto Specialist, Cantor Fitzgerald
Alisa DiCaprio, Chief Economist, R3


Networking Drinks and TradingTech Insight USA Award Winners Ceremony



Hear what past attendees have to say

“It was an excellent event and it was great to see some familiar faces and meet some new ones! I enjoyed all the sessions I saw: the panellists were excellent and all experts in their fields.”
Toby Bryans, Principal Consultant, Finance Practice, Dataart


“This is my second year attending the [TradingTech Summit]. A-Team Group pull together a good group of relevant panellists and speakers – backed up by a good show in the exhibitor section. These are the people who you want to meet and listen to. I find myself able to agree with some information – but always with a learning aspect attached to that and the rest. I look forward to the event next year.”
Julian Maule, Delivery Manager eTrading Systems, Rabobank


“It was very useful, lots of insight in a small package. Coming from a relatively unsophisticated market such events help for keeping track of global trends and potentially building our competitive advantage.”
Andreas Papanagiotopoulos, Director Market Making & International Markets Trading, Alpha Finance


“I found it a great opportunity to hear from and network with, many of the thought leaders in the trading technology space.”
Kenneth McLeish, MD, Global Head of Trading Technology, JP Morgan Asset Management

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