2023 Agenda

Time Wednesday (Engineering Stream) Location
8:15 - 8:30 a.m. Engineering Stream Registration. Pre-registration is required. Those who have not registered will not be admitted. One Raffles Quay North Tower #28-00 Singapore 048583
8:30 - 8:40 a.m. FISD Opening

Explaining the focus and positioning of the FISD "Engineering Stream" program.
David Anderson, Program Director, FISD/Atradia
One Raffles Quay North Tower #28-00 Singapore 048583
8:40 - 9:15 a.m. The Singapore Perspective

Senior and local market data engineering executives from the co-chair firms of the FISD Engineering Stream answer questions highlighting the key issues for market data engineering in APAC. This session will set the scene for the four ‘vendor’ presentations that follow. Our APAC co-chairs will also lead the audience Q&A for each of the following segments. Hearing, and hence better understanding, customer requirements sets us up for a great morning.

Interviewed by: Stuart Roberts, Founder, Sprada Pte Ltd
Janet Foo, Market Data Engineering, Goldman Sachs
Thomas LH Quah, Vice President, Market Data Services Engineering , JP Morgan
Geok Min Tan, Head of Architecture & Innovation, SGX Group
One Raffles Quay North Tower #28-00 Singapore 048583
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Quick Data Solution – Customizable Realtime and Historical Financial Market Data Backend

"How can one access financial market data in real-time, potentially streaming thousands of client connections simultaneously?

Quick Data Solution is a framework of Google Cloud components which have been developed for high demand delivery performance, data points and parallel connections. This allows for the creation of a scalable backend and customizable for each project.

In this session, we will illustrate with a use case where a client creates a social media platform which allows for the creation of chart analysis, publication of ideas, voting, tracking, and getting a trust score. We will go into the details of why certain Google Cloud component were chosen, how we solve the challenge of potential exposure of PII data and how we intend to meet scaling requirements."

Peter Dengler, Senior Manager Solutions Architecture, Refinitiv, an LSEG Company
One Raffles Quay North Tower #28-00 Singapore 048583
9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Accelerating the Impact of Cloud for Trading Workflows

"Phrases such as “real-time analytics” and “microsecond response” do not automatically imply cloud applicability. However, the transformational impact of cloud technologies is very real for trading infrastructures, and firms in APAC are grappling with the scaling opportunities – and constraints – which come with it. In this session, KX will discuss their insights on how market data, trading and cloud infrastructure teams are collaborating to accommodate the cloud meta-trend, from research and modelling to production, from low frequency to high frequency, and from offline reporting to on-demand analytics to real-time signals."

Kim Kuen Tang, Solutions Architect, KX
One Raffles Quay North Tower #28-00 Singapore 048583
10:15 - 10:55 Coffee Break One Raffles Quay North Tower #28-00 Singapore 048583
10:55 - 11:25 a.m. API Strategy for the Future

"No technology construct operates without APIs. They are the key to interaction and services delivery. The problem is that there are far too many of them.
This session will review:
• Challenges with legacy APIs and their obsolescence
• Integration challenges of multiple APIs
• Multi-Language, Multi-Platform APIs
• How API standardization provides ease of platform choice
• Development efficiency gains

We will review two case studies to illustrate the points above. The first case study will examine how a bank unified its API structure across direct broker data delivery to achieve material development efficiencies and meaningful data cost reduction. This use case covers both the market data and market access domains. The second case study will examine a bank migration away from legacy market data APIs to deploy a standardized API abstraction. This bank now enjoys ease of platform switching as a configuration option. "

Brian Stephens, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Pegasus Enterprise Solutions
One Raffles Quay North Tower #28-00 Singapore 048583
11:25 - 12:15 p.m. Cloud-Based Frameworks for Real-Time Analytics of Market Data

ASX and Google Cloud have partnered to add value to the market data supply chain by performing common, complex calculations once and persisting the output in widely accessible datasets -- as an alternative to pushing these calculations onto the market data consumer. Order book construction is the first use case tackled by ASX and Google Cloud.

But what's the best way to construct an order book's point-in-time state, given a rapid-fire series of stateless depth-of-book messages? The answer may be 'With an Apache Beam pipeline!', especially for use cases with lax latency requirements but intimidating scalablility demands. This session discusses the value of using Apache Beam to construct an order book-building pipeline that delivers roughly consistent performance as input datasets increase. The session also delves into the 'calculate once, read many, read anywhere' paradigm that may dramatically alter the industry's order book computation landscape.

Matt Tait, Solutions Architect, Capital Markets, Google Cloud & ASX

Diccon Close, Acting General Manager, ASX Information Services
One Raffles Quay North Tower #28-00 Singapore 048583
12:15 - 12:25 p.m. Closing Remarks

One Raffles Quay North Tower #28-00 Singapore 048583
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. DEI Lunch

An informal networking lunch celebrating the diversity already in our industry and challenging the audience to even greater levels of equity and inclusion. SGX has a long and meaningful DEI program and during lunch attendees will learn more about the programs they implement in their enterprise, and they model for SGX-listed companies. This lunch is a great opportunity for the passionate DEI leaders within our financial information community to share insights and observations on the important and positive impact these initiatives are having. We anticipate the lunch to be a largely informal affair with a brief (15-20) minute introduction from an SGX D&I leader. We look forward to greeting an engaged audience of mid to senior level professionals from the regional financial data community.

John Augustine Ong, Head of Learning and Development, SGX Group
2 Shenton Way, #02-02
SGX Centre 1
Singapore 068804
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Constituent Group Meetings

Constituency Group Meetings FISD operates meetings for members from three categories of members:
• The Consumer Constituency Group (CCG)
• The Data Vendor Constituency Group (DVCG)
• The Exchange Constituency Group (ECG)

FISD will contact registered AsiaFIC delegates inviting them to the relevant CG meeting that they qualify for and informing them of the location of their meeting.
Invite Only
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Opening Reception at the Fairmont sponsored by TraditionData. Swissotel The Stamford Skai Suites, Level 69 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882
Time Thursday
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 - 9:10 a.m. Opening remarks
Tom Davin, Managing Director, FISD
9:10 - 9:35 a.m. Keynote: Evolving Industry Needs – A View From the Client Side.
A senior executive from one of Singapore’s largest asset management firms sets the tone for our day 2 May 4th program. Seviora is a Temasek owned multi-boutique asset manager, with strategies covering public and private markets across the capital structure. Seviora is a sophisticated, locally based and globally invested operation. Wolfgang is both Head of Strategy and Development, and Head of ESG at the company and he will share his clear and compelling views about the direction and pace of evolution of sustainability data in our financial data industry.

Wolfgang Klemm, Head, Strategy and Development/ Head, ESG, Seviora Holdings
9:35 - 10:15 a.m. Panel: Cloud – TECHNOLOGY, the broad spectrum and the full stack
"It is technology that enables market data in the cloud. One size does not fit all. There is both a ‘stack’ and a ‘spectrum’ to consider. We review the different layers of that stack and who positions themselves in some of these layers. The broad spectrum of latency also needs to be addressed. The how we get market data into the cloud is a fascinating and evolving topic."

Moderator Stuart Roberts, Founder, Sprada Pte Ltd.
Paul Callaway, Head of Real-Time Systems Architecture, Bloomberg
Janet Foo, Market Data Engineering, Goldman Sachs
Shikin Khan, Sales Lead, Enterprise Data Solutions, LSEG
Dennis Lim, Regional Specialist, Real-Time Solutions, FactSet
10:15 - 10:55 a.m. Panel: Managing Market Data – Getting the Job Done in 2023
Our jobs require new skills and knowledge, adapting to different processes against the backdrop of technological evolution. Data licensing is changing as exchanges seek to contract directly with consumers and data licensing agreements shift to a Digital Rights Management (DRM) approach. The data vendor model is being challenged by consumers' use of cloud services to aggregate best-of-breed, cost-optimized “data lakes” populated by multiple information providers. If that was not enough, market data administration resourcing is becoming a menagerie of FTEs, contractors, off-shore teams, and SaaS service providers. How can a market data manager increase capacity, manage a virtual team, cope with a new technological environment, track performance, and deliver cost-savings?

Moderator Paul Nash, Global Business Director, Solace Corp
Janet Cheung, Vice President, Goldman Sachs
Garett Lim, Global Business Director, SIX
Gavin Lau, Senior Technical Manager, Market Data, Fidelity International
James Watson, Global Head of Sales, TraditionData
10:55 - 11:25 a.m. Coffee Networking Break
11:25 - 12:05 p.m. Panel: ESG Data - Opportunities and Innovation
While there are flaws and gaps in ESG data – usage begets quality. The urgency for better measurement and management and the increase in mandatory reporting and data usage is driving inexorable progress in this area. This is a new area for many data professionals but essentially, it’s a data and data management problem. Good old-fashioned concepts of accuracy, completeness, reliability, relevance, validity, and timeliness are all equally applicable and with ESG AUM forecast to exceed a third of global AUM by 2025, the skills in this (FISD) community will play a big role in the financing of our greener more sustainable future.

This panel will review the sustainability data “supply chain” and recent (since COP26) changes in data standards. Our experts will decipher the acronym soup, analyse the direction and rate of evolution of this data set and discuss the role experienced data professionals will play in accelerating this critical initiative.

Moderator: Randall Duran, Senior Lecturer, Singapore Management University
Dan Chesterman, Group Executive, Technology and Data, Chief Information Officer , ASX
James Crosby, Founder and CEO, Fencore
Ho Eng Ban, Director, Asia Pacific, CUSIP Global Services
Jerry Lee, Product Specialist, ICE Data Services
Nicole Lim, ESG Investment Analyst, abrdn
12:05 - 12:45 p.m. Panel: Cloud – DATA, Any Time, Any Place, Any Type
Data is what we put in the cloud. Understanding the different types of data that we can move to the cloud and further understanding the benefits and the costs of doing so is a critical and not straightforward task. The location and timeliness of data is yet another consideration – and finally working out the nuances of an ideal commercial policy in the new world of market data in the cloud is an exciting but challenging task. This is all about what data we put in the cloud.
Moderator Peter Shen, Head of Innovation and Market Data, Eastspring Investments
Chris Casey, General Manager, AWS
Chris Grant, VP, Market Data, OTC Markets Group
Eric Kuah, Head of BDM, IRESS
Rodney Pederson, Chief Revenue Officer, Visible Alpha
12:45 - 2:40 p.m. Lunch
2:40 - 3:00 p.m. Presentation: Promoting the Development of a Vibrant Financial Information Service Industry in China

Mao Yaping, Deputy Director-General of Bureau of Internet Governance, Cyberspace Administration of China
3:00 - 3:50 p.m. ROUNDTABLES - Part 1

This is an opportunity for all in the audience to join in the conversation(s). We will arrange the room into separate ‘roundtables’ each led by a facilitator. These are interactive sessions for those who wish to interact, but we also welcome members of the community who are more interested in listen to a vibrant conversation. The topics will mirror the panel discussions of the day. There will be 5 topics to choose from and there are two 50 minute sessions with the topics repeating in the second session.
3:50 - 4:20 p.m. Coffee
4:20 - 5:10 p.m. ROUNDTABLES - Part 2

This is an opportunity for all in the audience to join in the conversation(s). We will arrange the room into separate ‘roundtables’ each led by a facilitator. These are interactive sessions for those who wish to interact, but we also welcome members of the community who are more interested in listen to a vibrant conversation. The topics will mirror the panel discussions of the day. There will be 5 topics to choose from and there are two 50 minute sessions with the topics repeating in the second session.
5:10 - 5:50 p.m. Panel: Market Data – Thinking About The People (i.e., You!)
Market Data is a fascinating but somewhat esoteric part of the capital markets. Products, services, and technology make for excellent discussions. One aspect less often considered is you/us i.e., the people who work in and who are part of the market data community. Attracting new talent, retaining, and nurturing existing valuable staff, and simply managing and supporting the human resource that drives market data is a massive topic – and a topic close to all our hearts. Understanding the difficulties, we face and the possibilities to improve is a challenge we should all embrace. This discussion is very multi layered and has regional or even country variations, and differences between job functions e.g., technical/engineering contrasted with commercial and content. Let’s explore this and find ways of making our working lives better and so much more.

Moderator: David Anderson, Program Director, FISD/Atradia
Kathryn Dunn, Executive Director , JPMorgan Chase & Co
Martina Satherlund, Head of Market Data , Fidelity International
Joyce Tan Head of Market Data Development & Delivery, SGX Group
Sallianne Taylor, Principal Advisor within the External Relations & Government Affairs team, Bloomberg
5:50 - 6:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
Tom Davin, Managing Director, FISD
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Closing Reception Sponsored by SIX
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