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FISD Hong Kong

May 7, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

3:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Registration & Networking

4:00 P.M. - 4:05 P.M.

Introduction Remarks



Scott Cooper, FIA, FISD Asia-Pac Regional Representative & Partner, Saquish Partners

4:05 P.M. - 4:10 P.M.

Host Welcome


Shing Cheng, Executive Director - Asia Head of Specialized Electronic Trading Infrastructure, Morgan Stanley

4:10 P.M. - 4:50 P.M.

Share a ride on the fastest connectivity between Chicago and Tokyo

Long haul connectivity is expensive.  Low-latency connectivity over oceans is really expensive.  But HFT competitors - and competing exchanges - have become "frenemies".  Why are HFTs and exchanges sharing connections and customers that they previously used to covet?  

  • How are exchanges and HFTs helping to facilitate low-latency Connect services?  
  • Who is providing access to Connect services?
  • What’s the cost (infrastructure and trading) to participate?
  • When a contract/company is traded in two connect markets is it subject to a Mutual Offset System (MOS) agreement?
  • What market making is involved: licensing the underlying index, getting local market market makers? Who sells the data?


Alexandre Durand, VP of Business Development APAC & EMEA, Enyx

James Hardcastle, Business Development Director APAC, Capital Markets, Colt Technology Services Limited

Charif Lakchiri, Head of Connectivity & Feeds, APAC, ICE Data Services

Danny Lee, Director, Asia-Pacific, Financial Market Networks, IPC Systems, Inc.

4:50 P.M. - 5:10 P.M.

What is FPGA; how does it make a difference?


Alexandre Durand, VP of Business Development APAC & EMEA, Enyx

5:10 P.M. - 5:50 P.M.

Cloud Computing and Market Data Analysis

Machine learning and big data analysis tools work best with eclectic inputs: a broad range of financial instruments across multiple asset classes (with deep, granular history), combined with unstructured content to identify patterns, correlations, and predictive outcomes with high probability.  

  • What are the benefits of cloud for big data analysis?
  • What sort of APIs are used to give cloud computing platforms access to data?
  • How is the data (real-time and non-real-time) being licensed?
  • How does the interface and analysis operate on an ongoing basis?  Does it start from scratch each time or are new updates applied to an incremental analysis?
  • Is this a "three way" relationship among the data vendor, cloud provider and the prospective client?  Who sells the proposition?


Endre Markos, Former Director and Asian Head of Execution to Custody,


Jesper Bruun-Olsen, Head of Algomi APAC, Algomi Corporation

Victor Ekong, Director, Corel DMS

Avril Parkin, Director, Client Technology North Asia, Thomson Reuters

Flora Yu, Senior Technical Sales Manager, Microsoft

5:50 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Closing Remarks

Tom Davin, FIA, Managing Director, FISD

6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

Networking Reception


May 7, 2018
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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