2019 Agenda

Chicago, IL, 8 - 9 May 2019

Schedule

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May 808:45
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Opening Remarks

Keynotes
William Brodsky, Former Chair, Cboe Global Markets
May 808:50
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The Ideology of Market Structure – The pursuit of sound policy in an ever-changing competitive landscape

Keynotes
Robert Creamer, President And Chief Executive Officer, Geneva Trading
May 809:20
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State of the Crypto Market – How will the rise of cryptocurrencies impact portfolios, electronic trading desks and capital markets at large?

Keynotes
  • Institutionalization – what entities are beginning to accept/introduce cryptocurrencies as a legitimate form of currency?
  • Regulatory Risks - what developments do risk-averse institutions need to see on the regulatory front to quell concerns about compliance?
  • Product Integration – how will additional financial products like ETFs and crypto futures impact the market?
  • Capital Inefficiencies – is there a better way to manage the necessary capital for bid requests across multiple exchanges?
  • Rebuilding infrastructure – making exchanges more user-friendly for efficient trading
Moderator: Michael Moro, Chief Executive Officer, Genesis Global Trading
Rich Teo, Co-Founder and Head of Asia, Paxos
Ari Paul, Chief Information Officer, BlockTower Capital
Gabor Gurbacs, Director, Digital Assets Strategy, Vaneck
Yoshi Nakamura, Managing Director, Galaxy Digital
May 810:00
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Low Latency Components – Building the infrastructure for accelerated trading

Keynotes
  • FPGA and other co-processor cards: valuing special purpose hardware against general purpose CPUs
  • Software Development: experimenting with coding to construct the fastest system
  • Testing, development and integration – what tools and technology are necessary to build and test low-latency applications?
  • Human Capital: what skill sets matter most when building a team?
Moderator: Mark Dawson, Lead Performance Engineer - R&D, Belvedere Trading
Davor Frank, Senior Solutions Architect, Solarflare Communications
Heath Hutchinson, Director, Supermicro
Alex Gerasev, Chief Technology Officer, Marquette Partners LP
Mike Madigan, Chief Technology Officer, WH Trading
May 811:30
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Disruption in Capital Markets: Analyzing the impact of distributed ledgers and AI on institutional trading

Keynotes
  • Clearing Efficiencies – how has blockchain already shown their ability to shorten settlement time?
  • AI Component – examining the distinction between smart contracts and algorithmic based order flows
  • Processes – how are distributed ledgers impacting the way fund managers run their operations?
  • Data Management – will blockchain create new sets of precleaned and structured data?
  • Trade Compliance – utilizing technology to navigate regulatory requirements with ease
  • Cost Reductions – other ways in which blockchain is saving the institutional investor money, and what funds can do with the extra cash
Moderator: Richard Johnson, Principal, Greenwich Associates
Travis Kling, Founder And Chief Investment Officer, Ikigai Asset Management
Arijit Das, SVP - Automation, Architecture and Innovation, Northern Trust
Samuel Cassatt, Chief Strategy Officer, ConsenSys
May 813:20
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Latency Wars - You lost, now what?

Automated Trading & HPC
May 813:20
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Protecting your bottom-line: Risk mitigation, benefit benchmarking & compliance – how HR outsourcing achieves and promotes performance with FinServ best practices

Automated Trading & HPC
May 813:20
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Speed on a budget – determining the right connectivity architecture based on costs

Automated Trading & HPC
May 813:20
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Big data – how volume, variety, and velocity are impacting the way big data is managed?

Alternative Data & Quant
May 813:20
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Risk – optimizing models to protect investments and trades

Alternative Data & Quant
May 813:20
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Smart Beta – identifying true factor exposure and understanding factor correlation

Alternative Data & Quant
May 813:20
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Back-Testing – from conceptualization to executing trades

A.I. & Advanced Analytics
May 813:20
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Deep Neural Networks – how supervised do deep learning machines need to be?

A.I. & Advanced Analytics
May 813:20
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Real-time analytics – using connectivity to better predict future market movements

A.I. & Advanced Analytics
May 813:20
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AI vs. Blockchain - competition or convergence?

Blockchain
May 813:20
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Data Storage – the impact from blockchain technology

Blockchain
May 813:20
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Infrastructure developments that will stem from decentralized ledgers

Blockchain
May 813:20
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Bitcoin Regulation – examining the landscape for all cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
May 813:20
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Clearing cryptocurrency trades – at what speed will blockchain allow transactions?

Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
May 813:20
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Crypto derivatives - in the evolving marketplace, what is needed to fuel growth and deliver more value for traders?

Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
May 814:00
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Connectivity: A Review of the Latest Developments

Automated Trading & HPC
Stéphane Tyc, Co-Founder, Quincy Data & McKay Brothers
May 814:00
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Determining Risk – how funds are analyzing how much risk they’re willing to take and utilizing new technologies to enhance risk management

Alternative Data & Quant
  • Simulations - Applying stress testing into existing enterprise infrastructure
  • Adopting models that focus on product dynamics
  • Compute-intensive Risk - how are quants and risk managers using the cloud to scale up modelling capacity without breaking the bank on building new data centers?
Moderator: Marat Molyboga, Chief Risk Officer, Efficient Capital Management LLC
Euan Sinclair, Partner, Talton Capital Management
Brian Miller, Founder And Head Strategist, Optimized Trading LLC
Maxwell Rhee, Senior Quantitative Researcher, Citadel
May 814:00
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AI and Machine Learning – how markets will move forward

A.I. & Advanced Analytics
  • Building the system: managing the costs of infrastructure through greater technology investment
  • Learning prospects: what opportunities are machine and deep learning systems providing financial markets
  • Technology Crossroads: examining the intersection of artificial intelligence and blockchain
  • AI vs Quants: how is AI forcing traders to deviate from traditional quant techniques?
Moderator: John Morgan Slade, Chief Executive Officer And Chief Information Office, CloudQuant Capital Management, LLC
Salloum Abousaleh, Managing Director, Americas, QuantHouse
Jim Creighton, Chief Investment Officer, Creighton AI
Andrej Rusakov, Partner, Data Capital Management
Brian Peterson, Managing Director, Hehmeyer Trading + Investments
Cole Diamond, Portfolio Manager, Millennium Management LLC
May 814:00
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Blockchain Applied – examining the practical use cases for decentralized ledgers

Blockchain
  • Crypto tokens and Alt Coins: Are Bitcoin and Ethereum becoming the global version of PayPal?
  • Cloud Storage: how blockchain will change the way data is stored
  • Privacy: which coins are untraceable?
  • Efficient banking: using blockchain to avoid cascading failures to deliver
Moderator: Jonathan Morley, Lead Software Engineer, Tech Labs, CME Group
Matthew Kaye, Managing Partner, Blockhead Capital
William Peets, Chief Information Office, Passport Capital
Yubo Ruan, Founding Partner, 8 Decimal Capital
David Fauchier, Chief Executive Officer And Chief Information Office, Cambrial Capital
May 814:00
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Crypto trading infrastructure – architecting platforms for institutional crypto products

Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
  • Execution: what systems are in place to provide trade certainty?
  • Cloud connection: will trades slow down if moved to off-site servers?
  • Liquidity: how are exchanges keeping up with a rise in volume?
  • Liquidity vs. Volatility: which matters more for institutional traders?
Hao Chen, Chief Executive Officer, Koi Trading
Jeremy Drane, Chief Commercial Officer, Lukka
John Burnett, Co-Founder And Head Of Business Development And Strategy, OMNIEX
Shane Molidor, Global Head Of Business Development, FBG Capital
Daniel Gunsberg, Co-Founder, Gordian Block Capital, LLC
May 814:30
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The Value of Microsecond (part 2) – An Analysis of Information Flows within the Chicago-New Jersey Corridor

Automated Trading & HPC
Mike Persico, Chief Executive Officer And Founder, Anova Financial Networks
May 814:40
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Pyqstrat – An open source backtesting system for quant strategies

Alternative Data & Quant
Sal Abbasi, Co-Founder, Coatbridge Capital
May 814:40
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Automated Time Series Modeling for Trading

A.I. & Advanced Analytics
Jay Schuren, General Manager, Time Series, DataRobot
May 814:40
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Blockchain’s Mass Adoption – What will it take?

Blockchain
Aaron Winkler, Founder, Hamilton Digital Assets
May 814:40
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Crypto Custodians – how is the way digital assets are stored impacting the way cryptocurrencies are traded?

Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
  • Cybersecurity: using cold storage and protocols to safely hold cryptocurrencies
  • Digital Wallets: developing secure keys for on and offline wallets
  • Balance of power: should exchanges be allowed to act as custodians and brokers?
  • Number of Custodians: are digital assets safer with a lesser amount of large institutions holding AUM?
Moderator: Colleen Sullivan, Partner In Cmt Digital Holdings Llc, CMT Capital Markets Trading
Josh Schwartz, Vice President, Sales, BitGo
Dan Patterson, Managing Partner, Polynexus Capital
David Wells, General Manager of itBit, Paxos
May 815:00
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The Future of low latency – what networks allow you to communicate at max speeds?

Automated Trading & HPC
  • Undersea cables: extending fibre connectivity as the industry norm
  • Microwave Connections: using radio frequency for one-hop connections
  • Low Earth Orbit Satellites: how complex are they and what are the costs associated?
  • Free Space Optics: will the use of lasers overcome the obstacles of weather disruption?
  • Tower consolidation
Michael Ourabah, Chief Executive Officer, BSO
Sean Mirsky, Chief Executive Officer, ZNES Group, LLC
Jerry Nelligan, Head Of Technology, XR Trading
May 815:00
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Sources of the future - where might alternative data come from next?

Alternative Data & Quant
  • GPS: will the build out of IoT link GPS coordinates of ships for more reliable intel?
  • A.I.: how will next generation A.I. and machine learning predict data before it is even created?
  • How will growing usage of cryptocurrencies impact alternative datasets?
Moderator: Derek Wang, Chief Executive Officer, Bell Curve Capital
Joel Bloch, Founding Partner And Cro, Trinnacle Capital Management
David Taylor, Chief Technology Officer, Exegy
Olga Kokareva, Data Sourcing And Strategy, Quantstellation
May 815:00
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GTAA implementation – using A.I. in assessing the global landscape

A.I. & Advanced Analytics
Gaurav Chakravorty, CIO and Co-Founder, qplum
May 815:00
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Scalability – how to improve blockchain’s capacity for a growing market?

Blockchain
  • Consumer adoption: how will systems respond as more customers join a chain?
  • Faster consensus: how can nodes communicate at greater speeds to approve transactions?
  • Subchains: can splitting up larger blockchains improve responsiveness?
  • Off-chain: conducting transactions offline to avoid overwhelming blockchain servers
Moderator: James Todaro, Managing Partner, Blocktown Capital
Eric Ervin, President, Chief Executive Officer, Blockforce Capital
Samuel Cassatt, Chief Strategy Officer, ConsenSys
Timothy Lewis, Co-Founder, Ikigai Asset Management
Benjamin Richman, Director of BD & Partnerships, Blockstream
May 815:20
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Designing AI

A.I. & Advanced Analytics
  • Bridging the gap: improving the communication between product specialists and algorithm programmers
  • Supervised vs. Unsupervised: analyzing machine learning and the various ways it is contributing to generating alpha
  • Data visualization: seeing financial metrics to achieve informed trade decisions
Moderator: Erol Pekoz, Chief Scientist, HIAI Capital
Michael Mescher, Founder, Gammon Capital LLC
Adrian Bialonczyk, Managing Director, Co-Founder, Algo Depth Capital
Howard Getson, Chief Executive Officer, Capitalogix Trading
May 815:20
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Capitalizing on the inefficiencies in the cryptocurrency markets

Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
  • Identifying the spread: locating arbitrage opportunities between exchanges to maximize bid-ask spreads
  • Reading the chain: what will each coin’s blockchain tell you about its price?
  • Government intervention: what ways can governing bodies impact market efficiencies?
  • Proliferation: how will the continued entry of additional cryptocurrencies be reflected in the markets?
  • Determining the metrics: what statistical indicators provide better insight into the health of a cryptocurrency
Christopher Hehmeyer, Chief Executive Officer, Hehmeyer Trading + Investments
John Rapa, Managing Partner And Chief Executive Officer, Tellefsen and Company
Charles Hwang, Managing Partner, Lightning Capital
Toby Allen, Head Of Digital Assets, Akuna Capital
May 815:40
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Re-thinking IT for high performance trading – compute, data management, storage and networking

Automated Trading & HPC
  • Warehousing & integration: best practices for building an enterprise data warehouse and unifying data management across different IT teams and departments
  • Design and engineering developments: how are new technologies driving trading firms from proprietary software and hardware to open source, automated, software-defined models?
  • Hyperconverged vs. converged vs. traditional infrastructure: assessing the benefits of combining compute, storage and networking into a single, software-driven appliance
  • Outsourcing your data center: sourcing, integrating and managing third-party DCaaS (data center as-a-service), IaaS (infrastructure as-a-service), PaaS (platform as-a-service) solutions
  • Containerization vs. virtualization: how can you leverage container technology to increase operational efficiency, boost scalability, facilitate application development and lower costs?
  • Storage: deploying cloud servers and software-defined data centers to maximize storage efficiency and scalability; maintaining storage requirements to accommodate new data sources
  • Cybersecurity: assessing the importance of data management in security analytics
Karl Fife, Partner, Emergent Trading
Brandon Richardson, Partner, Emergent Trading
May 815:40
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The Privatization of Alpha – how trading strategies are evolving from development to asset class selection

Alternative Data & Quant
Paul Rowady, Director of Research, Alphacution Research Conservatory
May 815:40
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Non-correlation and the search for yield - how digital assets can provide exposure to non-correlated asset classes

Blockchain
  • Correlated diversification is “fake diversification”
  • Are crypto assets correlated to “fiat” assets?
  • Is crypto yield real?
  • Invest in crypto? Are you insane?!
Timothy Enneking, Managing Director, Digital Capital Management, LP
May 816:20
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Investments for tomorrow – analysis of future technologies and the product development that will stem from them

Keynotes
Moderator: Peter Johnson, Principal, Jump Capital
Jeffrey R. Carter, General Partner, West Loop Ventures
David Siemer, Chief Executive Officer, Wave Group
Henry Liu, Chief Investment Officer, Yeoman's Capital
Greg Carson, Head of Corporate Development & Venture Capital, XBTO

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May 909:00
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Blockchain and the financial market – is the revolution coming or is it just hype?

Keynotes
  • Payments – lowering the cost of carrying out transactions
  • Data Infrastructure – using additional nodes for storage and quick access
  • M&A Transactions – greater transparency helping to facilitate takeovers
  • Lending – using blockchain assets as loan collateral
Henry Liu, Chief Investment Officer, Yeoman's Capital
May 909:20
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AI Trading Strategies – How much should we rely on robo-advisors and algorithms to make trades?

Keynotes
  • Discovering the Risks – what should trading companies be most cautious of when it comes to AI?
  • Machine Learning – training the computer to spot the trends
  • Deep Learning – allowing the computer to discover what cannot be seen ourselves
  • Swarm Intelligence – getting machine learning computers to communicate with each other for better market comprehension
Moderator: David Nuelle, Managing Director, Hehmeyer Trading + Investments
Javed Ashraf, Partner, BlackBox Alpha Management
Shiliang Tang, Chief Investment Officer, LedgerPrime
Howard Getson, Chief Executive Officer, Capitalogix Trading
Ernest Chan, Principal, QTS Capital Management
May 911:00
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Maximizing your profitability in a market with reduced inefficiencies

Automated Trading & HPC
  • Niche Strategies: How are prop trading companies staying afloat with reduced bid-ask spreads?
  • Trading ‘speed bumps’: how are firms keeping speed given exchanges deploying intentional transaction delays?
  • Execution Wheel: using various basket strategies to maximize profits
  • Contain Costs: innovative cost-saving measures that yield positive returns
Mehmet Yanilmaz, Partner, Navus, Inc.
Alan Burke, Principal, Condor Trading, LLC
Denis Popov, Chief Executive Officer, Atto Trading Technologies, LLC
David Klusendorf, Chief Investment Officer, Typhon Capital Management
May 911:00
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Model Management – leveraging research for optimal trade strategy

Alternative Data & Quant
  • Good Quants vs. Bad Quants: how to avoid overfitting?
  • Process vs. Results: which carries more weight?
  • Alpha shifts: how to evolve when your model starts underperforming?
  • Future of alpha generation: how will research advance in 2019?
Sal Abbasi, Co-Founder, Coatbridge Capital
Olga Kokareva, Data Sourcing And Strategy, Quantstellation
George Mylnikov, Head Of Quantitative Research, Windhaven Investment Management
May 911:00
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Evaluating Risk – algorithms that measure exposure across asset classes

A.I. & Advanced Analytics
  • Machine Learning: re-writing models for predictive outlook on risk
  • Modernization of data management: incorporating new technologies and open source software for smarter betas
  • Predictive analytics: using algorithmic tools to measure future risk
  • Alternative Data: using abstract information as additional risk assessment
Dongsheng Lu, Head Of Quantitative Research, Derivatives Trading, BNY Mellon
May 911:00
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Tokenizing assets: how will blockchain change the meaning of liquidity?

Blockchain
  • Securities: a new landscape for traditional stock trading
  • Real Estate: changes to investing via blockchain REITs
  • Real assets: using blockchain to purchase commodities, art, diamonds, and other alternative assets
  • Exchanges: how blockchain and tokenization will lead to AI-only exchanges
Moderator: Nancy Fechnay, Chief Executive Officer, BedrockX
Jeff Dorman, Co-Founder & CIO, Arca
Timothy Enneking, Managing Director, Digital Capital Management, LP
Mohammed Tayeb, Director, Medicalchain
Richard Johnson, Principal, Greenwich Associates
May 911:00
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Liquidity in Crypto – adding stability to a young and fast-growing market

Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
  • Volume: how many more players are needed in the crypto market for greater liquidity or are we already there?
  • Market Price: how does the growing access to crypto-fiat conversions allow for less extreme fluctuations?
  • Speed of Trade: how much faster can trades become as a result of more liquidity?
  • Coin-coin vs. coin-fiat: how will crypto conversions be handled in the future?
  • Exchanges: what are the innovative ways in which exchanges are working to improve access and scale?
Moderator: Spencer Fan, Founder, Beavo Investment
Darius Sit, Managing Partner, QCP Capital
Lawrence Newhook, Founder And Chief Executive Officer, Laureate Digital Securities
Rosario Ingargiola, CEO, OTCXN
Nick Goodrich, Director of Business Development, trueDigital
Rich Rosenblum, Co-Founder, GSR
May 911:40
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Growing Marketplace – how are increased number of players impacting the market?

Automated Trading & HPC
  • Exchange communication: updating the microstructure between exchanges, traders and regional data centers
  • Barriers to entry: is it becoming more or less difficult to enter the trading market?
  • Forward thinking strategy: adapting your trading strategy for foreseen increases in market entrants
Michael O'Hara, Senior Vice President, Wedbush Securities
Sam Yudelovitch, Electronic Equity Trading Director, IMC
May 911:40
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Extracting Value – analyzing alternative datasets through technology and human capital

Alternative Data & Quant
  • Datasources: sifting through the streams of data to achieve peak performance
  • Training the model: using algorithms to understand the context of financial conversation
  • Building the system: which hardware and software systems are necessary for storing and running data analysis at the lowest latencies?
Moderator: Chuck Mackie, Principal, Fathom Communication
Chris Kennedy, Partner, Bridge Alternatives
May 911:40
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Utilizing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to generate a more diversified portfolio

A.I. & Advanced Analytics
  • Land of Opportunity: tapping into the Silicon Valley region to build more complex AI systems
  • Learning for a Purpose: realizing the true fundamental effects of machine learning to best correlate data and returns
  • Who’s moving markets: understanding the true players and their impact on prices to construct a more useful AI system
Alexander Kment, Financial Engineer, Hull Tactical Asset Allocation
Che Guan, Vice President, N.C.I.
Vadim Kanofyev, Senior Quant, Bloomberg
May 911:40
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Trading Crypto Beyond 2019 – how will cryptocurrencies be traded in the future?

Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
  • High Frequency Trading: developing the systems necessary to trade on a relatively high-latency infrastructure
  • Options: preparing for the buildout of derivatives that allow for less risk
  • ETFs: will the SEC allow for an explosion of crypto exchange traded funds?
  • Security Tokens: which tokens will be tied to tangible assets and how will that impact the market overall?
  • Privacy: how will future tokens avoid being tracked through chain analysis?
Louis Baudoin, Chief Executive Officer, Merkle Data
Baris Dundar, Co-Founder, Tulip Trading
Travis Kling, Founder And Chief Investment Officer, Ikigai Asset Management
Chris Matta, Co-Founder, Crescent Crypto
Mike Ossowski, Crypto Market Making And Trading Strategy, Hehmeyer Trading + Investments
May 912:00
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Framework to Evaluate Protocols – Beyond the Market Cap

Blockchain
  • Brief history: overview of existing frameworks and their valuation models
  • Variables that matter: Technology, economics, and business
  • Proposed Framework and application: evaluating protocols like Ethereum, EOS, and Ripple
  • Extrapolating Variables: 5-10 year perspective
Kate Mitselmakher, CEO/Founder, Bloccelerate VC
May 913:30
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Asset Manager solutions - staying relevant in the face of coded solutions

Automated Trading & HPC
May 913:30
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Low Latency – examining the newest technologies for faster trading

Automated Trading & HPC
May 913:30
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Robo-advisors - suggesting portfolio changes based on machine learning

Automated Trading & HPC
May 913:30
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Cleaning Data – using tools like Python and Tableau to eliminate noise

Alternative Data & Quant
May 913:30
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Sentiment Analysis – using trader positioning to make informed trading decisions

Alternative Data & Quant
May 913:30
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Using models – how to implement alpha once it is calculated?

Alternative Data & Quant
May 913:30
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Back-testing – determining the number of years that are best to examine

A.I. & Advanced Analytics
May 913:30
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Data architecture – balancing storage needs with accessibility needs

A.I. & Advanced Analytics
May 913:30
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Natural Language Processing – architecting AI for sentiment analysis

A.I. & Advanced Analytics
May 913:30
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Payments – how are businesses beginning to accept accounts receivable via blockchain?

Blockchain
May 913:30
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Security – wallet protections for the institutional investor

Blockchain
May 913:30
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The Value of Blockchain – Why this technology is here to stay

Blockchain
May 913:30
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Crypto in the Asian Markets – understanding the landscape of a vastly growing crypto community

Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
May 913:30
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Crypto Infrastructure – overcoming technical challenges

Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
May 913:30
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STO’s – taking advantage of the credible opportunities, avoiding the noise and knowing the difference

Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
May 914:10
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Transparent Trend Following Project and Realtime Trading Experiment

Automated Trading & HPC
Andrew Strasman, Principal, Totem Asset Group
May 914:10
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Data access architecture – how the way you connect with your data impacts trading strategy

Alternative Data & Quant
  • Data storage: keeping all needed information for algorithmic decision-making
  • Speed of data: designing an infrastructure that allows for fast data analytics
  • Fast algorithms: how AI system speeds will enhance trade returns
May 914:10
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Nowcasting Recessions using the SVM Machine Learning Algorithm

A.I. & Advanced Analytics
Xiao Qiao, Co-Head Of Research, Paraconic Technologies
May 914:10
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Know your exchanger/coin issuer

Blockchain
  • Case studies: BTC-e, Bitconnect, BitPetite: Red Flags
Katherine May, Assistant Vice President, Senior Manager - Aml Business Intelligence, BMO Financial Group
May 914:10
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Volume in Crypto – evaluating the fluctuations in volatility and capital in the space

Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
  • Crypto derivatives: finding additional trading strategies when low volatility prevents max profit out of exchange arbitrage
  • Fluidity: raising additional capital to make the market more liquid
  • STO’s: navigating the landscape of new token offerings and separating the legitimate from the illegitimate
Brian Sewell, Founder, Rockwell Capital
Bert Mouler, President And Chief Executive Officer, Profluent Group
David Drake, Founder And Chairman, LDJ Capital
Satya Bajpai, Tech Manda And Head Of Blockchain And Digital Assets, Jmp Group Inc.
May 914:30
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High-Performance infrastructure strategy – how are you aligning HPC hardware & software to optimize performance?

Automated Trading & HPC
  • To invest or not to invest: what types of latency problems are best addressed through hardware implementation vs. a software-based approach?
  • Deep learning chipsets: are specialized chipsets the future platform for implementing deep learning algorithms?
  • Mission-critical servers & AI infrastructure for data-intensive workloads: how are new breeds of enterprise servers ushering in the next generation of accelerated computing?
  • HPC software implementation: what are the key software challenges of developing and deploying increasingly complex HPC, big data, machine learning and visualization workloads?
  • Open source big data frameworks: integrating Hadoop, Spark and other big data technologies into your trading operation
  • Big data productivity tools & software utilities: compilers, debuggers, performance analysis and visualization tools
Eric Powers, Director And Head Of Infrastructure, HC Technologies, LLC
May 914:30
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Modeling the big picture – how will macroeconomic and geopolitical developments guide trading decisions in 2019 and beyond?

Alternative Data & Quant
  • How does increased geopolitical uncertainty, particularly following Brexit uncertainty and US trade wars with China and the EU, drive other risk factors?
  • Behavioral vs quantitative approaches to economic forecasts – balancing hard numbers with human psychology in economic forecasting
  • Where do traditional risk management processes fall short in effectively assessing the complex relationships between key risk factors?
  • How can you apply new advances in quantitative modeling to geopolitical and socioeconomic risks?
Moderator: Daniel Gramza, Prseident, Gramza Capital Management
Tom Sosnoff, Co Founder of Thinkorswim and Chief Executive Officer, TastyTrade
Andrew Curto, Partner, Meta Trading LLC
May 914:30
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TCA and AI analytics – how can AI be utilized for better trade execution?

A.I. & Advanced Analytics
  • Trading Strategy: confirming and developing algorithms that align with a firm’s preferred method of execution
  • System Integration: tying in datasets, 3rd party information, and analytical tools for alpha generation
  • Real-Time analytics: connecting to the most up-to-date trading costs for more informed decision making
  • Post-Trade analytics: factoring in variable’s like daily volume and volatility to optimize trading strategies
  • Vendor Relationships: the build vs. buy puzzle and working with your provider to improve performance, capacity, and cost efficiency
Zachary David, Co-founder, Mile 59
Brian Peterson, Managing Director, Hehmeyer Trading + Investments
Gaurav Chakravorty, CIO and Co-Founder, qplum
May 914:30
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Decoding the chain – what’s being developed for the future of trade execution?

Blockchain
  • Open Source vs. Proprietary software
  • Smart contracts: going beyond MAST to make smarter contracts
  • Sidechains: extending the use of blockchain systems to better work with one another
  • Leading Languages: which coding languages will be used for future blockchain growth
  • Privacy: using schnoor signatures to help provide discretion among crypto transactions
Moderator: Shiliang Tang, Chief Investment Officer, LedgerPrime
Bob Mcelrath, Blockchain Architect, Fidelity Digital Assets
Ben Nadareski, Corporate And Product Strategy, DrumG Financial Technologies
May 914:50
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Empirical Statistics of Cryptocurrency Returns

Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
Brian Boonstra, Head Of Quantitative Research, Cognitive Capital
May 915:10
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A.I. in Blockchain – how machine learning and other algorithms will impact larger scale applications of distributed ledgers

Keynotes
  • Learning from the ledger – keeping data on the blockchain for better visualization and improve decision making
  • Trade records – looking back in the blockchain to understand trading patterns and trends
  • Risk Management and Safeguards – how is blockchain facilitating in minimizing losses?
Moderator: Agnes Budzyn, Managing Director Of Global Growth, ConsenSys
Eric Ervin, President, Chief Executive Officer, Blockforce Capital
Rumi Morales, Partner, Outlier Ventures
Lou Kerner, Founding Partner, CryptoOracle
last published: 18/Apr/19 21:25 GMT

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