Intelligent Trading Summit:
Bringing together the trading technology community.


  • Trading Technology
  • High Performance Trading Infrastructure
  • Electronic Execution
  • Real-time Analytics
  • Machine Learning, AI and Predictive Analytics
  • Algorithmic trading: 2.0
  • Regulation
  • Cloud and Managed Services
  • Low Latency

Registration and Networking over Coffee


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


OPENING KEYNOTE: A vision for electronic trading in 2020



Our panel of industry experts will discuss the drivers and trends impacting the electronic trading marketplace and how these are shaping trading technology choices and strategy.  

  • Regulatory outlook: What is on your radar for 2018 and to what extent can RegTech help solve the regulatory burden?
  • Market structure issues: Accessing liquidity in a fragmented landscape; connectivity to SIs
  • Impact of cost pressures on technology choices and infrastructure projects
  • How is the march towards trading automation impacting the buy side and how is the sell side responding?
  • Which disruptive technologies do you see coming that will impact your trading infrastructure?
  • Attracting and retaining top technology talent as we move into an AI and machine driven trading environment


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Networking and Refreshment Break


PANEL: Optimizing trading infrastructures for high performance in fast markets

  • The outsourcing trend: When should you outsource, use managed services or build in-house?
  • Ensuring resiliency, reliability and availablility of service to gain an edge
  • Performance metrics for monitoring high performance trading environments: Are your analytics fit for purpose?
  • Focusing on Fixed Income Technology upgrades: What have we learnt and what can we apply from other asset classes?
  • How can you apply best practice techniques from cloud architecture to more traditional environments?
  • Evaluating your application infrastructure to ensure suitability of high performance hardware (FPGAs, GPUs, acceleration technologies) for low latency environments; tools for measuring FPGA performance 

Case study: Monitoring the performance of trading infrastructures in the cloud using open source tools


PANEL: Algorithmic trading 2.0

  • How are algorithmic traders addressing compliance obligations in the current regulatory landscape:
    Automating algo testing and resiliency;
    Monitoring performance and market impact of algos: Developing suitable pre-and post-trade risk controls to identify, monitor and control risks
  • Algo optimization: With the explosion in available data how are firms gaining real time insights using the latest tools: in-memory analytics, visualization tools and other sophisticated technologies
  • Turbo charging algos: Moving from a static, deterministic approach to using predictive analytics, Machine learning techniques and providing real time signals to influence algo trading strategies

Networking Lunch in Exhibition Area


PANEL: Ensuring best execution compliance in a multi-venue environment

  • Responding to market fragmentation; the proliferation of venues and liquidity pools on connectivity requirements and the need for smarter Smart Order Routers (SORs)
  • Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA) - how are firms developing real time analytics across different instruments to improve understanding of the order flow and execution quality
  • Evaluating performance: Assessing options for trading venue analysis and order routing transparency. Are your analytics fit for purpose?

FinTech/RegTech Showcase
Five minute pitches from four FinTech innovators and entrepreneurs showcasing the latest innovations in FinTech/RegTech
If you are interested in presenting in this session please contact: 


PANEL: The evolution of trade surveillance

  • What is the right balance of legacy reporting technology vs. new technology?
  • The potential of AI & Machine learning tools to monitor both internal and external surveillance
  • Regulators upping the ante and expectations from “Suptech”
  • Real time monitoring of trading activity for trade reconstruction and records retention means an extra burden on data capture and storage systems – how are firms addressing this?
  • Assessing the effectiveness of surveillance programs


*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

Become a sponsor

Want to sponsor ITS to make real connections with key decision makers at financial institutions?

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:

James Blanche
Tel: +44 (0)7899 392 992 / +44 (0) 20 7096 0387

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