Intelligent Trading Summit:
Bringing together the trading technology community.


  • Trading Technology
  • Trading Infrastructure
  • Electronic Execution
  • Analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • AI
  • Regulation
  • Cloud
  • Low Latency

Intelligent Trading Summit (ITS) New York City Agenda - 8th June 2017


Registration and Networking over Coffee


Chair’s Opening Address: Andrew Delaney, Chief Content Officer, A Team Group




KEYNOTE PANEL: Managing change and disruption: Trading in the new normal environment

Our panel of experts will share insight and predictions on what business as usual looks like in a post Brexit, post Trump world:

  • Volatility is set to persist - What strategies can firms use to respond and react to the changing geopolitical landscape?
  • Possible repeal of Dodd Frank - what does that mean for a global player?
  • How are firms dealing with market structure issues: (IEX speed bumps, SEFs, MiFID II venues)?
  • With the downward pressure on margins for the buy-side how can firms be more agile and nimble?
  • Reg AT, FRTB, MIFID II - balancing budgets whilst meeting regulatory demands
  • With the increasing threats from state sponsored attacks how can firms ensure sufficient spend on cyber security?
  • From art to science: To what extent will the automation trend impact trading?
  • Leveraging cloud based services and emerging technologies: hiring in the right talent and skill sets to stay relevant



Networking and Refreshment Break


PANEL: Electronic execution infrastructures – optimizing performance and reducing complexity and costs

  • What are the considerations for designing effective and competitive platforms? What is driving requirements - business, regulations?
  • Working with 3rd parties and managed services – what should you outsource, what should you build in-house?
  • How can firms leverage investments in regulatory compliance projects  to improve infrastructures and drive better investment to benefit the business?
  • How are firms leveraging disruptive technologies like big data, open source and cloud to help manage costs?

PANEL: Keeping up with the data management deluge and new market data sources

  • As data volumes continue to grow how can firms build a holistic view of their market data to create single version of the truth?
  • How are firms addressing the need for increased reporting obligations across the whole investment lifecycle increasing the data management burden?
  • How are firms addressing the data management challenges around record keeping and data retention?
  • What investments are firms making to take advantage of new market data sources?



Networking Lunch in Exhibition Area



Leveraging disruptive technologies for smarter trading

Chaired by: Michael Shashoua, Editor, A Team Group

PANEL: Machine learning, AI and analytics for smarter trading

  • To what extent will the machine learning trend impact trading?
  • What will the trading desk of the future look like?
  • Machine learning and AI to control whole trading operations vs. finding new news sources
Optimizing trading infrastructure

Chaired by: Andrew Delaney, CCO, A Team Group

PANEL: Execution venues, hosting, cloud : Ensuring optimal access to variable markets

  • Swap Executions Facilities  - what is the impact of moving OTC derivatives onto exchange life trading platforms, creating new venues and market data sources?
  • What are the implications of the CME and Bats Merger?
  • What are the significant issues concerning co-location or hosting of applications at different trading venues?  
  • As more services are moved to the cloud how are issues like the lack of standardization being addressed?


Leveraging disruptive technologies for smarter trading

Chaired by: Michael Shashoua, Editor, A Team Group

PANEL: Seeking alpha through data driven research

  • What are the latest developments with firms using big data analytics to gain a competitive advantage?
  • Alternative data  - what are the developments in this area, what are the issues and problems with data sources firms need to be wary of?
  • News and sentiment analysis
  • Machine readable news
Optimizing trading infrastructure

Chaired by: Andrew Delaney, CCO, A Team Group

PANEL: Low latency data including determinism, speed bumps, hardware acceleration

  • Huge focus on cost - how is this impacting latency efforts?
  • Where will see innovation in latency?



Networking and Refreshment Break


PANEL: Time synchronisation and post trade reporting and analytics

  • For trade reporting operations, what burdens does CAT create, particularly for time-stamping and tracking orders?
  • What cyber-security issues is CAT likely to create?
  • What are the biggest issues with clock synchronization? Have more recent changes to plans for CAT adequately addressed those issues?
  • Are the provisions of CAT and MiFID II concerning time-stamping very similar or very different?
  • Capturing transaction data and using analytics to find value


*Please note: This programme is subject to change.

Attendee Testimonials

I like the fact that each panel had a good mix between practitioners, old world vs technical new world. Very well balanced.

Kee Meng Tan
Head of Electronic Execution Strategy, BNP Paribas

Very good event - All around.

Alex Merriman
Director & Head of Global & European Regulatory Affairs, SIX Securities Services

Really interesting panels. Enjoyed immensely.

Andrew Biggart
Business Development Manager, Australian Securities Exchange

Fantastic event. Unique speakers, fresh approach and lively debate

Ian Salmon

I would like to thank you for an excellent event last week. The Intelligent Trading Summit was great. Our booth had some excellent traffic and we made a number of very good, new contacts. The venue was very good and the layout meant that all exhibitors had a good flow of interested attendees. We also attended a number of the Keynote and Panel sessions – all of which were interesting and useful. Congratulations on a really good event. Exhibiting and attending was money well spent

Ian Hillier-Brook
CEO, MCO Europe

It was a pleasure to speak on the panel. The discussion with the audience and my fellow panelists was good and the general feedback and questions were constructive and added to the discussion.

Neil Horlock
Director, Credit Suisse

The Intelligent Trading summit was the best conference I have been to in a long time. It’s difficult to get fresh about some regulatory topics and A- Team did this by delivering well moderated and interesting panels all day with a variety of topics covered in a thought provoking way.

Rachel Przybylski
Head of Markets Data Structure, Saxo Capital Markets

It was an excellent event and it was great to see some familiar faces and meet some new ones! I enjoyed all the sessions I saw: the panellists were excellent and all experts in their fields.

Toby Bryans
Principal Consultant, Finance Practice DataArt

Outstanding event - Well done A Team for a very exciting and well-organised event. Excellent exposure for Redline's brand and some fascinating conversations initiated with lead prospects.

Carlos Lopez Lansdowne
Director EMEA & APAC

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