FISD Technology Forum

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016, Location: Wells Fargo, 150 E 42nd Street, New York, NY

Employees of member firms attend for free / non-members attend for $250. Not sure if you are an FISD member? Click here.

Thursday, April 21

3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Registration & Networking

3:45 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

FISD introduction

David Anderson, FIA, Program Director, FISD/Atradia

4:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

Sourcing Liquidity and Mitigating Risk in a High Volatility Regime

How to make the most of ground breaking connectivity solutions

Ganesh Iyer, CAIA, FIA, Director, Global Marketing, IPC

4:10 p.m. - 4:55 p.m.

Analytics - The Deep Dive

Analytics is the new frontier. Firms are storing a vast and eclectic range of data. Their object is to extract meaning and hence value. New techniques, new concepts and new technology is being applied to this problem domain. This session will explore and unravel several of these new approaches.


Dayle Scher, Senior Analyst, TABB Group


Joshua Carroll, Managing Director, Global Head of Shared Application Services, RBC Capital Markets

Matthew Rawlings, Head of Middle Office and Operations, Bloomberg

Francis Wenzel, CEO, TickSmith

4:55 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.

Assessing market data quality: Taking it to the next level

Shimrit Or, Professional Services Consultant, Velocimetrics

5:05 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.

Is the race to zero over? Latency - a review

Is the race over, if so who won? In practice the race has evolved and segmented. We do not hear much noise about low latency but the issue has not gone away. In Q2 2016 let's review the status of the latency race. Who is still in the race and how have the rules or the environment changed from the heady days of 4+ years ago?


Darren Wasney, Program Manager, FIF (Financial Information Forum)


Brennan Carley, Managing Director, Platform Consulting, Refinitiv

Frank Piasecki, President, Activ Financial

Matthew Spedden, Global Head of Equities and Market Data Solutions, Morningstar

Aaron Wald, CTO, SR Labs

5:50 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.

New Member Introduction: DTCC

Matthew Bergerman, Director, DTCC

5:55 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

FISD update

Tom Davin, FIA, Managing Director, FISD

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Networking Reception