2020 Agenda

TradingTech Summit: Bringing together the European trading technology community. New information for 2021 coming soon.

Hilton London Tower Bridge, London

February 2021




Registration and Networking over Coffee


Chair’s Opening address
Andrew Delaney, President & Chief Content Officer, A-Team Group


Regulatory Keynote: EU Regulatory impact on UK trading industry in 2020

David will share views on what trading firms in London can expect in the post-Brexit regulatory space and what’s in store from planned revisions to MiFID II. Will the EU be operating under two different regulatory regimes or will we evolve towards a smooth Equivalence Regime?  What other EU regulatory initiatives are in the pipeline for 2020?

Dr. David P. Doyle
EU Policy Adviser, Financial Services Regulation
EU Policy Director, The Genesis Initiative
Member of the Board of the Kangaroo Group (Brussels)

EU Policy Adviser Dr David Doyle Outlines TradingTech Summit Keynote on Impact of EU Regulation


Thought Leader (User) Panel: Trading in the post Brexit EMEA trading environment

Panel to review the technical challenges following recent geo-political events and changes required to ensure ongoing compliance with MiFID II

  • Share trading obligation
  • Connectivity to venues, order book handling and symbology management
  • SIs and periodic auctions
  • European markets under two regulatory regimes – UK and EU.  What to expect?

Moderated by: Andrew Delaney, Chief Content Officer, A-Team Group 
Irina Sonich Bright, Chair of Brexit Working Group and Co-Chair of MiFID Transparency Working Group, FIX; Head of Product Management, Global Execution Services, Credit Suisse
Matthew McLoughlin,
Head of Trading, Liontrust Asset Management
Joelle Tarrant,
Director, Global Head of Market Structure, HSBC
Stephen Hanks,
Manager, Markets Policy, FCA


Keynote: Adopting and integrating new technologies to create the next generation global front office platform

In today’s global, multi-asset class world, it is an evermore challenging quest to deliver profitable returns in a sustainable and compliant manner. Regulation and competition to derive positive alpha needs new technologies and innovation to enable success for sell and buy side alike.

  • How can the adoption of elastic compute, (“cloud”), data analytics and AI combine to give the ultimate advantage across the five dimensions of performance, cost, security, geography and time.
  • Data is created, processed, transported, stored and used again in many ways. What does the total utility model look like that enables participants with an advantage?

Steve Hewson, Global Head of Product and Technology, Fixnetix


Networking and Refreshment Break


Keynote Fireside Chat: Moving to the cloud – CIO perspective
Hear from Ashok Kalyanswamy, CIO, Saxo Bank who will give his perspective and share insights on Saxo’s journey to the cloud.  Ashok will share considerations for choosing a cloud provider, pitfalls to avoid and challenges around implementation.

Ashok Kalyanswamy, CIO, Saxo Bank interviewed by:  Rachel Przybylski, Head of Regulatory Quality Assurance, Trading Platforms and Core Technology, Man Group


Panel: Leveraging cloud technologies to create a differentiated platform at a scalable cost

  • Cloud migration: strategies for migrating systems to cloud and overcoming regulatory hurdles
  • Cloud data management for your hybrid cloud environment
  • Common problems around PaaS adoption
  • Approaches to monitoring and governing cloud environments

Moderated by: Jim Oulton, Cloud Practice SME, Citihub Consulting
Richard Croucher,
Distinguished Engineer, VP – Global Head of Engineering, Specialised Infrastructure, Barclays
Will Winzor-Saile,
Execution Analytics and Architecture, Redburn
Peter Williams,
Alex Stepney,
Financial Services Customer Engineering Lead, Google Cloud
John Bryant,
CTO, Options Technology


Presentation: Drive increased profitability with the world’s fastest file system

Learn how financial companies are running more simulations faster than ever before, implementing machine learning to drive increased profitability.

Derek Burke, Regional Manager, WekaIO


Lunch and Networking


Keynote: The new race in financial markets infrastructure

  • Deriving insights from trading infrastructure using AI and Machine Learning technologies
  • Lessons learned so far; challenges and effectiveness of applying AI and Machine Learning to real trading operations
  • Expected business benefits from tapping into these data sources

Donal Byrne, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Pico


Panel: Optimising outsourced infrastructure to enable focus on value added capabilities

  • Making decisions on outsourcing, managed services or building in-house for non-core services
  • Taking a strategic approach and what to look for in an outsourcing partner
  • Managing control and accountability when outsourcing
  • Outsourcing as a means of competitive advantage

Moderated by: Sarah Underwood, Editor, A-Team Group
Robert Johnson,
CTO, Coremont
Gary Paulin,
Global Head of Integrated Trading Solutions (ITS), Northern Trust Capital Markets
Steve Hewson, Global Head of Product and Technology, Fixnetix
Donal Byrne, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Pico
Elliot Banks,
Chief Product Officer, BMLL Technologies


Networking and Refreshment break


Presentation: Cutting-edge technology for performance computing and AI

  • Evolution of performance computing technology within Financial Service Institutions
  • Solving IT system performance and scalability challenges
  • Future trends

Dr Daniel Goodman, Managing Director, Business Systems International (BSI)


Panel: The new world of market data

  • How are you managing the increasing volumes and need for market data?
  • Market data technologies and infrastructures or delivering real time market data
  • Accessing market data via cloud
  • Market data licensing in a digital world
  • How is alternative data shaping market data sourcing and management?

Moderated by: Kevin Morgan, Former Global Head of Market Data, Tier 1 Bank
Milla Pfundstein,
Group Head of Market Data, Deutsche Bank
Zal Spencer,
Head of Market Data Commercial EMEA, Nomura
Matt Smith,
CEO, SteelEye


TradingTech Insight Europe Industry Awards and Networking Reception


End of TradingTech Insight Europe –  Summit & Awards


“It was a great event and a pleasure to participate.”

Jim Oulton, Cloud Practice SME, Citihub Consulting