2018 Agenda

New York, 26 September 2018

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Sep 2610:10
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Tokenization and tomorrow's global economy

Keynotes
  • Tokenization 101 – how will the ability to connect, share and create value globally reinvent the financial world?
  • Preparing for disruption – how can legacy financial institutions prepare for the disruptive fallout caused by bringing physical assets to the digital world?
  • Making it a reality – how can stakeholders come together to implement this vision of an open, inclusive and empowering global economy?
Sep 2613:20
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AI & machine learning for trading and investing – what new tools, strategies and products are on the horizon?

Advanced Analytics
  • Machine learning models – supervised learning, unsupervised learning, reinforcement learning
  • Smart data & real-time indicators – have technology providers solved the challenge of enabling the real-time delivery of accurate and relevant macroeconomic indicators?
  • AI & machine learning solutions for emerging data sources – using the latest advances in cognitive computing, deep learning and neural networking to extract unique insights from unstructured and alternative data sources
Sep 2613:20
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(Ex)change in stripes – how are market operators harnessing innovation and reinventing business models to respond to modern customer demands?

Cryptocurrencies
  • Changing business models – strategies for alternative revenue generation
  • Vision for blockchain/distributed ledger technology – what is its potential impact on market infrastructure and the current processes for trading, clearing and settlement?
  • Crypto trading infrastructure – architecting trading platforms for institutional crypto products
  • Cloud factor – impact of moving venue operations to cloud-based systems
  • Security & compliance – innovation and initiatives for bolstering security in an increasingly unsecure world
  • Artificial intelligence – what role will smart machines play in the exchange of tomorrow?
Sep 2613:40
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Alternative data & cryptocurrency trading – a match made in heaven?

Alternative Data
  • Traditional vs. crypto markets - does alternative data have more of an impact on crypto prices than other asset classes?
  • Lack of historical data – how can alternative data fill the void left by the lack of trading history in crypto markets?
  • Beyond the Twitterverse – where else are traders finding valuable sources of edgeworthy crypto-specific alternative data?
Sep 2614:00
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Workflow integration – how can discretionary managers incorporate new datasets into their trading processes?

Alternative Data
  • Identification & acquisition – licensing new data sets through vendors or third parties; aligning your data with your investment strategy
  • Normalization – storing, structuring and pre-processing data for analysis
  • Modeling – backtesting, visualization, machine learning algorithm development
  • Signal implementation – automated vs. manual execution
Sep 2614:00
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Using AI to enhance asset allocation strategy in the chief investment office

Advanced Analytics
  • Exploring the successful and unsuccessful techniques used by AI-driven asset managers
  • What are the key bottlenecks in training and inference?
  • Which software frameworks and which hardware platforms have proven most useful for those workloads?
  • What does deployment look like?
  • What are the scaling challenges and the key drivers of the cost?
Sep 2614:00
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Blockchain, crypto & the future of money – how will decentralized platforms change the cross-border flow of currency and commerce?

Cryptocurrencies
  • Industry trends & business drivers – evolving customer needs, aging core infrastructure, innovation across payment products and services
  • Opportunities for banks – improved operational efficiencies, increased digitization, parlaying enhanced infrastructure into a platform for additional innovation across businesses and product lines
  • The promise of blockchain/DLT – the ideal design for addressing concerns around trust, lack of transparency, cross-border complexities?
  • Payments 2.0 – how can a blockchain-based network reduce settlement time and lower costs for international payments?
Sep 2614:20
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Quantum computing – the blockchain killer?

Automated Trading & HPC
  • Quantum 101 – particle/wave duality, the significance of the double-slit experiment, Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle and mind-boggling paradox at the center of quantum mechanics
  • When & how – how vulnerable is Bitcoin and other blockchain-based digital assets to a quantum attack? When is quantum technology expected to reach this capability?
  • Preventative measures & post-quantum cryptography – what can the industry do now to mitigate the potential negative consequences of quantum technology on blockchain security?
Sep 2614:20
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Fundamental acceleration – using machine learning techniques to forecast fundamental values

Advanced Analytics
  • Stale valuation – evaluating timeliness of fundamental information
  • Forecasting – how to use a machine learning lasso technique to predict fundamental values
  • Results – how does using this technique impact risk-adjusted returns and capital allocation across existing quantitative signals?
Sep 2614:40
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Next-generation network connectivity – how are you balancing latency and bandwidth in 2019?

Automated Trading & HPC
  • LEO satellites – how is space commercialization impacting data connectivity for low-latency trading?
  • Impact of changing marketplace – how are new technological developments and a changing regulatory environment impacting firms’ approach to connectivity?
  • New world of alpha discovery – how are firms balancing speed and bandwidth as the algorithmic trading arms race turns toward ingesting and analyzing increasing volumes and varieties of real-time data?
  • Network monitoring – solutions, methods and technologies for identifying trends, detecting outliers and correcting excessive latency and jitter in real time
  • Risks around building ULL systems – moving data centers, cost of data, exchanges changing the rules
  • Trading venues moving to the cloud – realistic vs. deterministic
Sep 2614:40
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Alternative data infrastructure – aligning technology, strategy and human capital to achieve peak investment performance

Alternative Data
  • Outsourcing vs. internalizing – how to decide whether to fully outsource, partially outsource of fully internalize big data infrastructure
  • Compute & storage resources – how to determine compute and storage requirements
  • Machine learning & analysis tools – visualization software, open-source libraries
  • Human capital dynamics – how to assemble the most effective team to execute your alternative data strategy
Sep 2614:40
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Enterprise data management – how are you managing, governing and integrating data to achieve peak performance across applications, systems and services?

Advanced Analytics
  • Warehousing & integration – best practices for building an enterprise data warehouse and unifying data management across different IT teams and departments
  • Governance – how to design an effective data governance strategy for managing regulatory risk and staying compliant with LEI, MiFID II, GDPR and other reporting requirements
  • Roadblocks – data quality, integrating new technologies with legacy infrastructure
  • Cybersecurity – what are the most effective solutions for securing high-performance networks and protecting sensitive enterprise data against evolving threats?
  • Standardization & open data – what are the benefits and drawbacks of implementing a common financial industry language, or financial Rosetta Stone, on operational efficiency and regulatory reporting?
  • Intelligent storage – how to store and protect data needed for emerging AI and real-time analytics applications
Sep 2614:40
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Token gesture – a framework for assessing the value of crypto tokens and alt coins

Cryptocurrencies
  • Factors driving the value of crypto assets – the network effect, low correlation to traditional assets and the rise of digital monetary commodities
  • Traditional valuation vs. crypto valuation – why traditional models of valuation don’t make sense for crypto assets; why equity bubbles are a false analogy for the rapid growth in Bitcoin
  • Economic impact – how crypto assets will change the dynamics of investing much in the same way the Internet changed the flow of information
  • Valuing Bitcoin’s dominance – could another alt coin displace Bitcoin; is it worth diversifying your portfolio with other crypto assets?
  • Crypto metrics & market data – what types of datasets are most useful in determining value?
Sep 2615:50
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Smart execution and the alpha of trade performance – how to harness real-time TCA to lower execution costs, optimize trading algorithms and predict market behavior

Automated Trading & HPC
  • Less alpha, tighter spreads, thinner margins & increased risk aversion – how must quant funds, trading firms, asset managers and banks adjust when implementing a market data strategy?
  • Performance measurement solutions – post-trade, intra-day and real-time cost analysis
  • Capturing, cleansing, storing & analyzing market data – how to enable alpha discovery across asset classes and geographies in turbulent market conditions
  • Vendor relationships – the build vs. buy puzzle and working with your provider to improve performance, capacity and cost efficiency
  • Real-time insights – how can traders use visualization technology to aid in real-time pattern discovery and outlier detection?
  • Real-time pattern detection – how to use low-latency, complex event processing (CEP) technology to interpret live data streams
Sep 2615:50
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Alternative data – how are you leveraging nascent data sources for alpha generation?

Alternative Data
  • Datafeeds – organizing and integrating alternative data for benchmarking, performance measurement, quantitative analysis, application development and trade execution
  • Exclusivity vs. processability– is one more important than the other when mining for alpha?
  • Speed vs. veracity – how are vendors balancing performance and accuracy in the sub-millisecond delivery of real-time, ultra-low latent machine-readable news and economic data?
  • Alpha decay & packaged alpha products – how are vendors accounting for crowding and the resultant decay of the value with time?
Sep 2615:50
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Re-thinking risk – how are savvy funds machine learning technology to augment risk management?

Advanced Analytics
  • Complexity & volatility – how are portfolio managers accurately assessing risk in unpredictable modern market conditions?
  • Next-generation data management & analytics – leveraging new tools to achieve an integrated view of portfolio risk exposure across time horizons and asset classes
  • Risk modeling – how can new validation tools be applied to ensure accuracy?
  • Predictive analytics – how are you using predictive tools to measure risk?
  • Compute-intensive risk – how are quants and risk managers using the cloud to scale up modeling capacity without breaking the bank on building new data centers?
  • Alternative data for risk management – how can “alt” data be leveraged as an indicator for measuring risk, anticipating volatility and extracting unique market insights?
Sep 2615:50
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Custodianship and asset security in digital currency markets – the last hurdle to crypto legitimization?

Cryptocurrencies
  • How is the maturing cryptocurrency economy addressing the issue of reliable custodianship in digital currency markets?
  • How much institutional money is still parked on the sidelines due to a lack of reliable asset security?
  • How will the introduction of digital currency custodians serving institutional investors impact the crypto economy?
  • Wallets vs. compliant custodians – crossing the chasm
  • What are the unique security risks involved with irreversible transactions?
Sep 2616:40
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From fundamental to quantamental – how are discretionary managers using machine learning and big data technologies to enhance investment decision making?

Keynotes
  • Data integration challenges – how are fundamental investors overcoming the technical and corporate barriers to integrating big data into front-office systems?
  • Dissecting quantamental investing & the human element – how can new technologies like machine learning be effectively integrated into a fundamental investment process? What can systematic managers learn from discretionary managers, and visa versa?
  • Human capital evolution – how have talent and skill sets changed over time in the discretionary world? Is business and economics acumen no longer as important as engineering and computer science skills?
Sep 2617:00
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Exploring the D’s of disruption – democratization, disintermediation, datafication and decentralization

Keynotes
  • Democratization of investment research – does crowdsourcing earnings estimates from anonymous contributors, professionals and non-professionals from the buy-side, sell-side and academia lead to more accurate forecasting than traditional sell-side research?
  • Data democracy – is the trend toward equal access to information eroding alpha? If so, how can active managers pivot to regain a competitive edge?
  • Real-time information – how are social networks, blogs and other digital mediums offering instantaneous access to news and information filling a void left by traditional investment research?
  • Overcoming blockchain’s kryptonite – what are the most promising solutions to the scalability problem posed by the decentralized structure of distributed ledgers?
  • Canary in the crypto mine – how can technologists, policymakers and capital markets leaders address the ever-increasing electricity/compute/e¬nergy resources being consumed by proof-of-work mining operations?
  • Mining centralization – are you concerned about a potential hidden power structured created by industrial mining pools driving network centralization?
last published: 13/Jun/18 18:35 GMT
 

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