2022 Agenda

Chicago, IL, 28 - 29 September 2022

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Sep 2809:40
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Decentralized finance: The convergence of technology that will impact the next stages of development

Keynotes
Moderator: David Easthope, Senior Analyst, Coalition Greenwich
David Nuelle, Managing Director, Hehmeyer Nortide AG
Adam Zarazinski, Chief Executive Officer, Inca Digital
Kristin Smith, Executive Director, Blockchain Association
Sep 2811:20
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Platinum sponsor presentation

High Performance Computing
Stéphane Tyc, Co-Founder, Quincy Data & McKay Brothers
Sep 2811:20
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NLP: Using unstructured data as a reliable data source

Algo, Data, & AI
Zachary David, Co-Founder, Urvin AI
Jonathan Berkow, Alternative Data Lead, Alliance Bernstein
Sep 2811:20
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Crypto lending: Optimal ways to borrow and lend while mitigating risk

Digital Assets
Moderator: Brandon Elsasser, Chief Investment Officer, Victoria Asset Management
James Putra, Head Of Product Strategy, TradeStation Crypto
Sep 2811:20
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Best execution: Using algorithms to ensure competitive pricing and trade transparency

Digital Assets Trading Infrastructure
John Burnett, VP, Strategy, Gemini Prime, Gemini Trust Company, LLC.
Hillary Conley, Director of Business Development, Gemini Trust Company, LLC.
Claire Ching, Director of Business Development, Gemini Trust Company, LLC.
Sep 2811:40
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Quantum computing: The role of quantum techniques and algorithms in finance

High Performance Computing
Hari Krishnan, Head of Volatility Strategies, S.C.T. Capital Management Inc
David Orrell, Principal, Systems Forecasting
Sep 2811:40
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Forecasting: Validating time series

Algo, Data, & AI
Mehmet Yanilmaz, President, Navus, Inc.
Baris Dundar, Co-Founder, Tulip Trading
Sep 2811:40
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Building the TradFi-crypto bridge

Digital Assets
Derar Islim, Chief Operating Officer, Genesis Global Trading
Sep 2811:40
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Out of the Ether: The nature of blockchain and cryptocurrency

Digital Assets Trading Infrastructure
Moderator: Chuck Mackie, Principal, Fathom Communication
Matthew Leising, Co-founder, Decential
Sep 2812:00
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Infrastructure: Aligning hardware and software for optimal performance

High Performance Computing
Denis Imaev, Managing Director, Head of Algorithmic Trading Development, Cantor Fitzgerald
Sep 2812:00
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Neural networks: The use of neural networks for assets

Algo, Data, & AI
Michael Beal, Chief Executive Officer, Data Capital Management
Peng Cheng, Head Of Machine Learning Strategies, J.P. Morgan
Stefan Jansen, Founder and Lead Data Scientist, Applied AI
Sep 2812:00
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Staking: Understanding the opportunities and risk

Digital Assets
Demo Skalkotos, Head of Sales, Blockdaemon
Sep 2812:00
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Quants in crypto: Market entry and risk

Digital Assets Trading Infrastructure
Gabriel Bassas, VP, EMEA & APAC, Avelacom
Michael Safai, Managing Partner, Dexterity Capital
Maxwell Rhee, Senior Quantitative Researcher, Citadel
Sep 2813:40
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 1. Financial reinforcement learning

Roundtables
Sep 2813:40
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2) ETFs

Roundtables
Sep 2813:40
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3. Reserved for DDN Storage

Roundtables
Sep 2813:40
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4. Is it possible to mimic cost-effective North American HPC and Grid Compute in EMEA?

Roundtables
Sep 2813:40
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5. Stablecoins: Trading and regulation

Roundtables
Sep 2813:40
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6. Asset tokenization: On-chain vs. off-chain

Roundtables
Sep 2813:40
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7. Price information and liquidity

Roundtables
Sep 2813:40
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8. Crypto mining

Roundtables
Sep 2814:20
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Stress testing

High Performance Computing
Moderator: John Krane, Director of Risk Analytics and Modeling, Charles Schwab
Sep 2814:20
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Alternative data: Evaluating the value of datasets to generate alpha

Algo, Data, & AI
Arun Verma, Head, Quantitative Research Solutions Team, Bloomberg LP
Sep 2814:40
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Mitigating Risk in ML: Improving accuracy and efficiency for models

Algo, Data, & AI
Ernest Chan, Founder, PredictNow.ai
Sep 2814:40
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Tokens

Digital Assets
Gabor Gurbacs, Director, Digital Assets Strategy, Van Eck Global
Sep 2814:40
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Blockchain: Measuring performance and scalability

Digital Assets Trading Infrastructure
Moderator: Asher Corson, Digital Asset Portfolio Manager, Consolidated Trading
Dhawal Shah, Chief Investment Officer, Bison Fund
Sep 2815:00
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Trading trends: Maintaining competitive edge in volatile markets

High Performance Computing
Andrew Strasman, Principal, Totem Asset Group
Noel Smith, Chief Investment Officer and Head of Options Trading, Convex Asset Management
Sep 2815:00
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Cloud management: Technical challenges as trading infrastructure is moved to the cloud

Algo, Data, & AI
Moderator: NIgel Cheetham, Senior Analyst, Celent
Vladyslav Ivanov, Quantitative Researcher, Outremont Technologies
Sep 2815:00
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DeFi: The current landscape and its barriers to entry

Digital Assets
David Fauchier, PM, Diversified Alpha, Nickel Digital Asset Management
Michael Bucella, Partner, BlockTower Capital
Shiliang Tang, Chief Investment Officer, LedgerPrime
Sep 2815:00
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Low latency in crypto markets

Digital Assets Trading Infrastructure
Michael Ourabah, Chief Executive Officer, BSO Network
Sep 2815:40
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Third-party digital asset custody: Hot vs. cold wallets

Keynotes
Glenn Barber, Head of Sales, Americas, Copper Technologies

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Sep 2911:00
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Unstructured data: Quantamental approach to generating Alpha

Algo, Data, & AI
Michael Beal, Chief Executive Officer, Data Capital Management
Sep 2911:00
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Yield farming

Digital Assets
Ravi Teja Kanneganti, General Partner, Qwerty Fund
Sep 2911:20
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Mergers & Acquisitions: How to prepare for effective company integration

High Performance Computing
Moderator: Mark Solovy, Managing Director And Co-Head Of Technology Finance Group, Monroe Capital Llc
Nancy Stern, EVP & General Counsel, Allston Trading
Sep 2911:20
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Explainable AI: The crucial need for interpretable AI in financial markets

Algo, Data, & AI
Sahana Athreya, Data Scientist/QR- Investment Research, Millennium
Sep 2911:20
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NFTs: The development and potential of playing a much larger economic role

Digital Assets
Moderator: Mariana Danilovic, Managing Director, Infiom, LLC
Sep 2911:40
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Backtesting: Maintaining accuracy during highly volatile times

High Performance Computing
Alex Popovici, Senior Quant Trader, Chicago Trading Company
Jared Broad, Chief Executive Officer, QuantConnect
Sep 2911:40
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Portfolio Optimization: Advancing portfolio optimization with return prediction

Algo, Data, & AI
Ernest Chan, Founder, PredictNow.ai
Maxwell Rhee, Senior Quantitative Researcher, Citadel
Sep 2911:40
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Crypto derivatives: As trading volume increases, what effects will the market experience?

Digital Assets
Delfos Machado Neto, Chief Executive Officer, Dunamis Trading
Joshua Lim, Head of Derivatives, Genesis Global Trading
Mehmet Yanilmaz, President, Navus, Inc.
Andrea Leccese, President, Bluesky Capital
Sep 2913:20
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10. Maximizing profitability

Roundtables
Sep 2913:20
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11. Crypto market data

Roundtables
Sep 2913:20
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12. AI Analytics

Roundtables
Sep 2913:20
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13. GDCA: Tax and reporting

Roundtables
Sep 2913:20
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14. Market making in the crypto space

Roundtables
Sep 2913:20
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15. Automating workflow

Roundtables
Sep 2913:20
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16. DTI

Roundtables
Sep 2913:20
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9. Discretionary trading

Roundtables
Sep 2914:00
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Non-predictive market making: Strategies that benefit from short-term liquidity imbalances

Algo, Data, & AI
Baris Dundar, Co-Founder, Tulip Trading
Sep 2914:00
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New digital assets: How to overcome challenges within the marketplace as new products are created

Digital Assets
Moderator: John Rapa, Managing Partner/Chief Executive Officer, Tellefsen and Company
Daniel Gramza, President, Gramza Capital Management
Michael Rabkin, Head of Institutional Sales, DV Chain
Sep 2914:20
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Market structure: Implications that regulatory mandates will impose on the market

High Performance Computing
Gabriella KUSZ, Board of Directors, Global Digital Asset and Cryptocurrency Association (Global DCA)
Sep 2914:20
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ESG: Adjusting traditional quant models to capture ESG risks

Algo, Data, & AI
Moderator: NIgel Cheetham, Senior Analyst, Celent
Jim Creighton, Chief Investment Officer, Creighton AI
Ernest Chan, Founder, PredictNow.ai
Sep 2914:20
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DeFi vs. CeFi: The benefits and disadvantages of both trading systems

Digital Assets
Moderator: Lamont Black, Associate Professor of Finance, DePaul University
Dimitri Bianco, Quant Influencer, Fancy Quant NATION
Kenny Estes, Chief Executive Officer, Diffuse Inc
Sep 2914:40
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Best execution technology: Improving liquidity through automation

High Performance Computing
Anuraj Dua, Head of Systematic Macro Trading, Walleye Capital
Sep 2914:40
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Transactional data: How to use transactional data to create insight

Algo, Data, & AI
Duncan Robinson, Senior Investment Data Scientist, Wells Fargo Asset Management
Nataliya Bershova, Head Of Execution Research, Alliancebernstein L.P.
Sep 2914:40
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Market Structure: How new developments are disrupting the already ever-changing environment

Digital Assets
David Fauchier, PM, Diversified Alpha, Nickel Digital Asset Management
Kevin Kang, Founding Principal, BKCoin Capital
Satya Bajpai, Technology Investment Banking, Jmp Group Inc.
Sep 299:40
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Institutional adoption of digital assets

Keynotes
Jessica Raybeck, Head of Hedge Funds and Market Makers, BlockFi
Matthew Hougan, Chief Investment Officer, Bitwise Asset Management
Mina Nguyen, Head of Institutional Strategy, Jane Street Capital Llc
last published: 06/May/22 20:55 GMT

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