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February, 2025

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Location

Hilton Canary Wharf, London

Past Agenda

8:15am

Registration and Sponsor Networking 

9:00am

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

9:05am

Opening Keynote Fireside Chat: The evolution of the trading landscape: challenges and opportunities for trading technology

  • What are some of the regulatory trends and technology drivers influencing change and shaping the future?
  • How are execution venues responding to liquidity challenges and what is their impact on trading?
  • What are the opportunities and challenges of the consolidated tape for the industry?
  • What improvements can be made to market resilience and to better manage failures from market outages?
  • How can Europe better serve retail customers to grow the ecosystem overall?
  • What innovations can be brought to primary markets to help make the UK and EU a more desirable location for listings?

Interview with: Natan Tiefenbrun, President, North American and European Equities, Cboe Global Markets
Interviewed by: Milla Pfundstein, Head of Strategy, Global Markets, BNP Paribas

9:30am

Leaders’ Panel: Trading Tech outlook – Reviewing regulatory, market structure and technology changes across the trading landscape

  • How are firms and the industry responding to regulatory and market structure challenges?
  • With market data being a significant expenditure for firms, what can firms and the industry do to optimise spend and data usage?
  • How can firms get the best ROI on technology investments?
  • How mainstream is the use of generative AI on the trading desk?

Moderator: Irina Sonich Bright, Managing Director. Head of Market Access Product, Agency Trading, UBS
Stephane Malrait
, Global Head of Market Structure and Innovation, ING
Jessica Morrison
, Head of Market Structure & Quantitative Analytics, LSEG
James Baugh,
Managing Director, Head of European Market Structure, TD Cowen
Laetitia Visconti,
Head of EMEA Equities Market Structure & Market Connectivity, Barclays

10:10am

Keynote Fireside Chat: Navigating the complexity of communications surveillance

The impact of regulations like Dodd-Frank, KYC, AML, MAR and MiFID II is beginning to be felt in terms of a series of significant penalties for non-compliance. With regulators intensifying their enforcement activities – and the concept of Manage by Policy all but dead – financial institutions are accepting the need to take a holistic approach to communications monitoring that incorporates fixed and mobile voice, as well as SMS, email and social messaging.

But how can firms strike the correct balance between meeting their regulatory obligations and streamlining surveillance coordination, maximising productivity and minimising friction?

Join this ‘Fireside chat’ session to learn how innovative firms are implementing state-of-the-art surveillance solutions with help from 1Global Finance. The conversation will touch on:

  • Regulatory and business drivers impacting communications surveillance
  • How to get executive buy in for your investment
  • Challenges and obstacles in the trader’s workflow for effective surveillance and how to address these
  • Key considerations for a successful implementation

Interview with: Paul Liesching, Chief Revenue Officer, 1GLOBAL
Interviewed by: Andrew Delaney, President & Chief Content Officer, A-TEAM GROUP

10:35am

Morning Break and Sponsor Networking

11:05am

Panel: Best practice approaches for modernising the trading technology stack

  • What does the trajectory look like for buy vs. build vs. buy AND build?
  • What are today’s best practices for integrating and managing market data services?
  • Managing the cost of legacy: What are the effective strategies and approaches for decommissioning legacy systems and running legacy alongside new tech?
  • Cloud risk: What are the best ways to keep up with operational resiliency requirements?
  • What impact will AI have on trading tech modernisation and where do the opportunities lie?

Moderator: Andrew Delaney, President & Chief Content Officer, A-Team Group
Anthony Warden
, MD, Citi Tech Fellow – Global Head of High Performance Architectures, Citi
Gary Collier
, CTO, Man Group
Chris Stevenson
, Managing Director, Distinguished Engineer, Agency Trading, UBS; Board Representative, FINOS
Richard Bell
, Head of Engineering, CoinShares

11:45am

Demo: FINOS Vuu

Vuu is an open source View Server framework for building large, ticking grid based trading and risk systems

Allan Jakobsen, Crew Product Lead, UBS
Steve Heron
, Senior UI Specialist, Core Platforms, UBS
Na-Lee Ha
, Software Developer, Core Platforms, UBS

11:55am

Keynote: Five lessons from managing the cost of cloud

  • What are the costs of cloud and how can they be identified?
  • How can cloud costs be optimised without compromising on performance, security or quality of service?
  • What are the capabilities, metrics and observability tools to optimise cost-performance?
  • What role does AI and automation play in cloud cost optimisation?
  • What are the do’s and don’ts of cloud cost optimisation?

Gary Harmson, Principal Customer Engineer, Google UKI

12:15pm

Panel: Driving trading innovation and digitisation with interoperability and low code no code technologies

  • What are the technical drivers for adopting interoperable solutions and low code or no code trading tools?
  • What are the key success factors for building agile and interoperable trading platforms?
  • How do firms create the right culture for innovation and FinTech partnerships to deliver change?
  • How can technologies like APIs, microservices, containers, cloud, AI, DLT, open up opportunities for innovation in trading infrastructure?
  • What progress are firms making in adopting these platforms and technologies to create a better user experience?
  • What are the business benefits of adopting interoperable solutions and low code or no code trading tools?

Moderator: Reena Raichura, Founder, Finergise
Will Winzor Saile
, Partner, Execution Analytics and Architecture, Redburn Atlantic
Cathy Gibson
, Global Head of Trading, Ninety One
Jon Butler
, CEO, Velox
Rob Moffat,
Senior Technical Architect, FINOS

1:00pm

Lunch and Sponsor Networking

2:00pm

Panel: Disruptive innovation in market data – what does the future look like?

  • What is driving innovation and disruption in market data?
  • How can financial institutions keep market data costs in check with demand for data and analytics increasing across front, middle and back offices?
  • What have been the lessons learned from moving to cloud so far, how are firms balancing costs vs. benefits?
  • Market data flexibility: How can the industry move to new market data licencing models to facilitate data innovation and derive additional data value?
  • What are the opportunities for more collaboration on market data across the industry and how disruptive could they be for data vendors?
  • What will the future of market data look like for both providers and consumers?

Moderator: Michelle Ansell, Global Leader, Market Data SME & Industry Advisor
Nick Morrison, Managing Director, EVENTI Consulting
Jag Sidhu
, Head of Market Data, Investec Bank
Jonathan Syrén
, Head of New Product Development, Fenics Market Data
Bill Bierds
, President, BCC Group

2:45pm

Panel: The promise and potential of big data AI and Machine Learning in trading research and analytics

  • How are firms dealing with the realisation of Big Data’s large and varied data sets to improve business outcomes through enhanced analytics?
  • How can data be better aggregated to improve automation on the trading desk?
  • Data as a differentiator: How are firms using alternative data sources, AI and Machine learning techniques for data insight?
  • How can firms successfully integrate AI and ML tools into trading workflows?
  • How will trading analytics continue to improve the evolving trader’s workflow?
  • What are the potential and benefits of Generative AI and LLMs? How disruptive could this be for trading?

Moderator: Sarah Underwood, Editor, A-Team Group
Dr Elliot Banks
, Chief Product Officer, BMLL
Sachin Sureka
, Principal, Financial Services, AWS (Amazon Web Services)
Ashish Pabalkar
, Managing Director, Electronic Trading (Governance and Controls), Bank of America
Dr Eugenia Shynkevich
, Head of Quant Solutions, Senior Vice President, BNY Mellon
Prasad Shinde
, Lead Specialist, UK, I and MENA, KX

3:30pm

Afternoon Break and Sponsor Networking

4:00pm

Panel: The evolution of communications surveillance – How to manage risk, improve oversight and ensure compliance in today’s complex environment

  • What are the regulatory requirements of communications surveillance?
  • What are the most challenging comms channels to deal with and why?
  • How have technologies and capabilities evolved around communications and voice surveillance?
  • What progress are firms making in deploying AI/ML solutions to manage communications and voice surveillance and can they be trusted and relied upon for accurate results?
  • Are we moving towards an integrated or holistic approach to surveillance?
  • How do you calculate the ROI of surveillance, what metrics can you use?
  • What are the best practices for investing in communications surveillance technology to ensure compliance, trust and to maintain the integrity of operations?

Moderator: Anish Amin, Senior Manager, Surveillance, Macquarie
Justin Nathan
, Head of Surveillance, Glencore
Simon Abbott
, Global Head of Capital Markets Compliance, Northern Trust
Simon Hand
, Global Head of Sales, 1GLOBAL Compliance
Phil Fry,
VP Financial Compliance, Verint

4:45pm

Panel: Modernising the front to back trading workflow: Getting ready for T+1 SEC settlement

  • What is the impact for the global industry of moving to T+1 Settlement?
  • What are the operational challenges of moving to a shortened settlement cycle and what do firms need to do to prepare?
  • How can automation and innovative technologies help improve post trade processes and workflows?
  • What are the expected benefits for firms of moving to T+1 and what does the future look like?

Moderator: Peter Tomlinson, Director, Head of Post Trade, AFME
Linda Gibson
, Director, Head of Regulatory Change, BNY Mellon | Pershing
Sachin Mohindra
, Executive Director, Client & Market Solutions, Goldman Sachs
Emma Johnson
, Executive Director, Securities Services Global Custody Industry Development, JP Morgan
Matt Johnson
, Director, ITP Product Management and Industry Relations, DTCC
Karan Kapoor,
Executive Director – Global Head of Regulatory Solutions, Delta Capita

5:30pm

Networking Drinks & TradingTech Insight Europe Awards Ceremony

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