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FISD Technology Forum 2018

April 26, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

Registration & Networking

3:30 P.M. - 3:35 P.M.

FISD Introduction

David Anderson, FIA, Program Director, FISD/Atradia

Ken Brady, Global Head of Market Data, Morgan Stanley

3:40 P.M. - 4:25 P.M.

Let's get it done - actions speak louder than words when it comes to The Cloud

The switch from talking to doing is a significant tipping point. Considering both the “Diffusion of Innovations” and the “Product Lifecycle” curves we seem to be fast approaching, the crest of that hill. This discussion will focus on getting things done, a refreshing shift from pontificating about possibilities and ideas. What practical steps should firms take to either put Market Data in the ‘Cloud’ or depending on circumstance fetch it down from the ‘Cloud’. A crucial point to note it is plural steps, not singular step.


Brian McCallion , Founder and Cloud Architect , Bronze Drum Consulting


Don Callahan, Global Head of Market Data Infrastructure, HSBC

Jonathan Roberts, Solutions Director, Capital Markets NA, Colt

Steven Roe, CEO, West Highland

Dina Xu, Director of Business Development, Xignite

4:25 P.M. - 4:35 P.M.

Feeding the appetite for limitless compute and data without boundary

New systems are revolutionizing the way data is stored, managed and put to use in the marketplace.  Machine and deep learning using market reference data for stock price prediction is only one example of how new systems can change business.  The removal of IT silos, refreshing aging compute and data infrastructures, on-premises compute, and hybrid cloud models all play a role in enabling these new capabilities. A broader technology ecosystem is needed to provide the right access to the right data and compute at the right times. This presentation will focus on how storage offerings enable a modern data-driven, intelligent infrastructure which is critical to this transformation.

Jim Mancuso, Worldwide Sales Leader for Software Defined Infrastructure, Financial Services , IBM

4:35 P.M. - 5:20 P.M.

Technology - the perfect partner for Alternative Data

The edge, or officially the Alpha, that can be obtained from Alternative Data is a bit of a gold rush a la mode. However, Alternative Data provides serious challenges as well as those tantalizing opportunities. Technology provides solutions both in creating data sets but also in squeezing meaning and signals out of them. We discuss which technologies, on both the vendor and consumer side, are most effective and how best to leverage them. New programming languages, The Cloud, Visualization, Big Data, AI and Machine Learning all play a part. Data Scientists have been in hot demand – now with the rise of Alternative Data even more so.


Lauren Stevens, Senior Vice President, Senior Director, Content and Technology Solutions Strategy, FactSet


Drew Hodun, Cloud Machine Learning Specialist , Google

Dr. Stephen Malinak , Chief Data and Analytics Officer , TruValue Labs

Praveen Rawat, Partner Tech Evangelist (ISV Strategist ), Microsoft

Edward Reder, Account Partner, Global Business Services, IBM

5:20 P.M. - 5:25 P.M.

Member Briefing: Metamako

Vinko Grskovic , Lead Development, Metamako

5:25 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.

FISD Closing

David Anderson, FIA, Program Director, FISD/Atradia

5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Networking Reception


April 26, 2018
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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