Agenda

Time Wednesday
8:00 - 8:30 Engineering Stream Registration
8:30 - 12:30 Engineering Stream
12:30 Themed Lunch - Focus on DEI
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Constituent Group Meetings
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Opening Reception at the Fairmont
Time Thursday
8:00 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:10 Opening remarks
9:10 - 9:35 Keynote
9:35 - 10:15 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."
10:15 - 10:55 Cloud – DATA, anytime, anyplace, 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.
10:55 - 11:25 Coffee Networking Break
11:25 - 12:05 Panel: ESG Data - experienced data professionals required
There are flaws and gaps in ESG data, and an urgency for better measurement and management. We see increases in mandatory reporting and new jurisdictional taxonomies. Navigating these shifting sands requires skills and knowledge beyond the traditional, but data quality still matters - accuracy, completeness, reliability, relevance, validity, and timeliness. ESG AUM are forecast to exceed a third of global AUM by 2025 - this coupled with the steady increase in extreme climate events and social unrest, further hampered by a lack of correlation across providers and a lack of agreement on standards – all creates a heady mix of challenges and opportunities.
12:05 - 12:45 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?
12:45 - 2:15 Lunch
2:15 - 2:30 Web 3.0 looms large – Digital Assets; DeFi, Crypto, Tokenisation … and more.
2:30 - 3:20 ROUNDTABLES - Part 1
3:20 - 3:50 Coffee
3:40 - 4:40 ROUNDTABLES - Part 2
4:40 - 5:20 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.
5:20 - 5:30 Closing Remarks
5:30 - 7:30 Closing Reception Sponsored by SIX
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