TradingTech Summit:
Bringing together the trading technology community.


  • Trading Technology
  • High Performance Trading Infrastructure
  • Best Execution and Transparency
  • Real-time Analytics
  • Machine Learning, AI and Predictive Analytics
  • Regulation: Brexit, MiFID II
  • Low Latency Technologies
  • Cloud
  • Algorithmic trading 

Registration and Networking over Coffee


Chair’s Opening address Andrew Delaney, Chief Content Officer, A-Team Group


Keynote: Trading in the post-Brexit landscape 
Beate Born,
Executive Director, Risk and Regulatory Management, UBS Wealth Management


Opening Panel: MiFID II, Brexit - What is the impact on trading tech operations and how are firms responding to the new trading environment?

  • Opportunities for accessing liquidity in the new trading environment: Navigating the evolving liquidity landscape
  • Cross border aspects of MiFID II (rules such as research acquisition, transaction reporting and product governance), how can regtech help and will this lead to MiFID III?
  • The equivalence regime and the Brexit scenario
  • Setting up EU entities - issues to be aware of
  • FCA expectations for firms and observations on planning efforts so far

Moderated by: Andrew Delaney, Chief Content Officer, A-Team Group
Dave Howson, COO, Cboe Europe
Jonathan Finney, Director of European Business Development, Citadel Securities
Irina Sonich Bright, Director, Global Execution Services, Head of Product Management, Credit Suisse
Representative from the FCA 


Platinum sponsor Keynote: Leveraging machine learning in your trading organisation


Networking and Refreshment Break


Panel: Trade infrastructure monitoring for optimal trading connectivity

  • Network monitoring and timestamping challenges - data capture issues and governance
  • The crossover between Compliance and Operations in monitoring
  • Maintaining high quality connectivity and moving from pure infrastructure performance monitoring to value added data: gaining insights from data for business intelligence activities 

Moderated by: Leon Lobo, Strategic Business Development Manager, National Physical Laboratory
Neil Horlock,
Former Director and Global Architect within Global Markets, Credit Suisse  


Technology Solution Spotlights 
Hear two five minute pitches from technology innovators 


Panel: Optimising fast market data using high performance technologies
This session will look at cutting edge low latency technologies for optimising market data and includes:

  • FPGA developments; measuring the performance of FPGAs
  • Microwave technology
  • Radiowave technology: How this is evolving between trading venues?
  • Kernel bypass - switches and network cards

Moderated by: Mike O'Hara, Partner, The Realization Group


Networking and lunch


Panel: HPC strategy - Leveraging the cloud to support maximum compute performance

  • Infrastructure design and approach: On-premise vs. public clouds vs. private bare metal-as-a-service offerings
  • Where should I be using the cloud and where not?
  • How to support legacy systems in a hybrid environment
  • Managing data in the cloud: balancing regulatory considerations e.g. MiFID II vs. GDPR, security concerns
  • Parallel processing using GPU Farms: how and when to do this to best effect
  • Managing the skills gap for large-scale parallel machine programming

Richard Croucher, Distinguished Engineer/VP - Global Head of Engineering, Specialised Infrastructure, Barclays
Peter Williams, Chief Technology Officer, CJC


Panel: Algorithmic trading 2.0: Evolution and re-design of algos and SORs for best execution

  • How are firms responding to the MIFID II rules on algo development and algo testing that require effective systems and risk controls in place to monitor, record and report on algorithms?
  • TCA, Pre and post-trade analytics: With the explosion in available data how are firms gaining real time insights to aid decision making using the latest tools: in-memory analytics, visualization tools and other technologies?
  • Incorporating machine learning into execution analytics: challenges of moving towards ‘closed loop’ models
  • Algo wheels - who has the scale?
  • Data management challenges: data collection, data filtering, ensuring data quality

Moderated by: Gavin Williamson, Former MD, Global Head of Product Development and Regulatory Change, HSBC
Matthew McLoughlin, Head of Trading, Liontrust Asset Management
Will Winzor Saile,
Execution Analytics and Architecture, Redburn 


Panel: Institutionalising crypto technology: Developing the technology to trade crypto

  • How is trading crypto different from trading other asset classes?
  • How is regulation affecting time to market and causing a hesitancy to move forward?
  • Market access: What is current state of play with regards to building an infrastructure layer that can interoperate across all exchanges?
  • What are the key challenges in custody and settlement?
  • What about clearing? Is Blockchain the holy grail?

Moderated by: Simon Barnby, CMO, Archax Exchange 
Targ Patience, Group Chief Compliance Officer, Gibraltar Stock Exchange 
Barry Childe, CEO, PR9-Fast DLT and Former Head of DLT and Cryptocurrency Technology, HSBC


Trading Tech Awards Europe Ceremony and Networking drinks

*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

Really interesting panels. Enjoyed immensely.

Andrew Biggart
Business Development Manager, Australian Securities Exchange

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

This is my second year attending the Intelligent Trading Summit. A-Team Group pull together a good group of relevant panellists and speakers – backed up by a good show in the exhibitor section. These are the people who you want to meet and listen to. 

I find myself able to agree with some information – but always with a learning aspect attached to that and the rest.

I look forward to the event next year.

Julian Maule
Delivery Manager eTrading Systems, Rabobank

I found it a great opportunity to hear from and network with, many of the thought leaders in the intelligent trading space.

Kenneth McLeish
MD, Global Head of Trading Technology, JP Morgan Asset Management

I found it a great opportunity to hear from and network with, many of the thought leaders in the intelligent trading space.

Kenneth McLeish
MD, Global Head of Trading Technology, JP Morgan Asset Management

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We offer a comprehensive selection of sponsorship opportunities which provide a superb platform for you to raise your corporate profile, be seen as thought leaders, conduct highly valuable face-to-face networking, and generate real sales leads.

Find out how you can sponsor or become an exhibitor, or to ask a question, contact:

Phil Ansley
Tel: +44 (0)7857 175 694
Email: [email protected]

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The Trading Tech Summit (TTS) London is organised by A-Team Group, producers of