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Recorded Webinar: Adding cloud to your high performance trading infrastructure

13 September 2022

Adding cloud to high performance trading infrastructure offers the benefits of scalability, faster development, and lower capex costs – but can it meet required speeds of data delivery, does it limit the extent of available data, and how can low-latency data be sourced in the cloud? Still more, is it feasible to run a complete low-latency trading system in the cloud?

This webinar will answer these questions and more, covering everything from the decision to add cloud to high performance trading infrastructure to the drivers of change, the challenges of implementation, and using cloud to source and deliver low-latency market data. It will also provide guidance on how, where and when to add cloud, and review the potential of cloud to provide competitive advantage in high performance trading.

Listen to the webinar to find out about:

  • Why firms are adding cloud to high performance trading infrastructure
  • How they are designing and implementing the inclusion of cloud
  • Challenges and solutions of high-speed market data delivery in the cloud
  • Feasibility of running a complete high performance system in the cloud
  • Practical guidance on optimising cloud in high performance trading
  • Benefits of getting it right, penalties of getting it wrong


Ben Newton, Associate Partner, Synechron

Habib R. Shaikh, Director – Global Head High Performance Low Latency Electronic Trading Infrastructure, Credit Suisse

Leon Liang, Director, Feeds Business Development, ICE Data Services

Moderator: Sarah Underwood, Editor,
A-Team Group

More About Our Speakers:

Ben Newton
Associate Partner

Ben is a Management Consultant and digital native born into low latency trading. With more than 20 years on the street and experience of working as a consultant for most of the major Investment Banks, Ben speaks with experience on what works and what doesn’t, be that in Equities, FX or Fixed Income. From Developer and Data Scientist, to Architect and Cloud Evangelist, Ben lives and breathes technology ever advocating its potential.

Habib R. Shaikh
Director – Global Head High Performance Low Latency Electronic Trading Infrastructure
Credit Suisse

Mr. Habib R. Shaikh is the Director, Global Head of High Performance/Low Latency Electronic Trading Infrastructure at Credit Suisse. Habib has over 24-years’ experience in the Financial Service industry building, innovating and managing various Specialized and Business aligned Infrastructure organizations. Habib has been instrumental in Architecting, Engineering, Deploying, and managing various Low Latency bespoken solutions across Trading Asset classes which includes Equities, Credit, Macro, Listed Derivatives, FX and Rates businesses. In his previous roles, Habib built and managed various end-end Instrumentation’s platforms across Investment Banking. Habib graduated with the Computer Science Degree from Rutgers University, has led numerous philanthropic and sports committees in his professional and personal career.

Leon Liang
Director, Feeds Business Development
ICE Data Services

Mr. Leon Liang is the Director of Business Development for Real Time and Historical Market Data Feeds at ICE Data Service. Leon has over 15-year experience in the Financial Service industry, and he serves as the domain expert across areas of Market Data Feed, Big Data Analytics, Machine Readable News, Financial Trading systems and Enterprise Risk management. Leon also has rich knowledge in the areas of cloud computing and regulatory requirements over adopting cloud solutions. Leon holds a master’s degree in Electronic Engineering and an MBA degree in Finance and Consulting, and he is also a Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and a Certified snowboarding instructor by the Canadian Snowboarding Association (CASI). Before joining ICE Data Services, Leon worked as the Head of Solution Consultants in North Asia at Refinitiv.


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