Intelligent Trading Summit:
Bringing together the trading technology community.


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

Registration and Networking over Coffee


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


OPENING KEYNOTE: Innovation and technology driven transformation at State Street: unlocking value to support the digital age

Moiz’s Keynote will explore how he is upgrading and modernizing State Street’s technology stack to take advantage of open platform technologies, tackling the challenges of legacy systems and data silos and using new technologies like blockchain & cognitive computing.

Nate Rand, Managing Director, State Street


PANEL: Optimizing trading infrastructures for high performance in fast markets

  • Trading infrastructure testing and monitoring: Ensuring resiliency, reliability and availability 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?
  • The outsourcing trend: When should you outsource, use managed services or build in-house?
  • Evaluating your application infrastructure to ensure suitability of high performance hardware (FPGAs, GPUs, acceleration technologies) for low latency environments; tools for measuring FPGA performance 

Moderated by: Jason England, Head of Capital Markets Networks & Hosting, TD Securities
David Winig, Managing Director, Core Trading Services, Corporate and Investment Banking, JP Morgan Chase 
Keyvan Azami, Director - Global Head of Rates E-Trading, RBC Capital Markets
Donal Byrne, CEO, Corvil
Anne Petersen, Global Head of Sales, Pico 
Anthony Amicangioli, Founder & CEO, Hyannis Port Research


PLATINUM SPONSOR PRESENTATION: The next wave for trading infrastructure analytics
Donal Byrne,
CEO, Corvil 

A new wave of machine-time analytics is emerging for trading infrastructure based on the application of AI and machine learning, which has the potential to spark another arms race in the search for competitive advantage.
This talk will look at the application of AI and machine learning to machine-time data. We will look at three specific examples where AI powered machine-time analytics is used to achieve better trade execution outcomes, predict compliance with MiFID II rules and achieve trade performance benchmarking among industry peers.

Networking and Refreshment Break


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

Moderated by: Bill Harts, Senior Advisor, Modern Markets Initiative 
Andrew Keane, Global Head - Listed Derivatives Algo Trading Citigroup Futures & OTC Clearing, CITI
Jared Broad, CEO, QuantConnect
Peter Maragos, CEO, Dash Financial 


Fireside Chat: Alternative Data moving into the mainstream

Alternative Data is no longer a niche research tool for quant hedge funds, its gaining momentum and interest from the mainstream investment industry.  This educational session with Tammer Kamel, CEO, Quandl, will look at why Alternative Data is important and explore challenges around integration into workflows and trading platforms.
Interview with Andrew Delaney, Chief Content Officer, A-Team Group and Tammer Kamel, CEO, Quandl

Presentation: Exploring digital transformation for financial desktops
  • How have trading, research and portfolio management desktops evolved?
  • What can we learn from mobile and tablet experience?
  • Overview of the FDC3 industry initiative to accelerate change on desktops
Adam Toms, CEO, OpenFin Europe 

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, driving the need for smarter Smart Order Routers (SORs)
  • Will cloud and managed services increasingly play a role in smart connectivity and trade execution or do concerns about deterministic latency and security mean that is off the agenda?
  • Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA) - how are firms developing real time analytics across different instruments to improve understanding of the order flow and execution quality for transparency 
  • Evaluating performance: Assessing options for trading venue analysis and order routing transparency. Are your analytics fit for purpose?

Moderated by: Haim Bodek, Managing Principal, Decimus Capital Markets, LLC
Eric Karpman
, Independent Trading Technology Expert
Michael Beth, Vice President, Equity & Derivative Trading, WallachBeth Capital
Saurabh Srivastava, Senior Vice President, Electronic Trading, Jefferies


Presentation: Transatlantic radio links - Exploring the potential of ultra low latency transatlantic data transmission

  • Understand how transatlantic latency can be reduced by 30% 
  • ​​Get insight into the capability and understand what it means for your firm’s trading strategies.
  • Learn the major hurdles and components for building your own link

​Jason England, Head of Capital Markets Networks & Hosting, TD Securities


PANEL: Capitalizing on the cryptocurrency craze

  • Is there a role for Blockchain in capital markets?
  • Regulatory concerns and building a regulatory framework
  • Crypto trading platforms: buy or build?
  • Market access: What is current state of play with regards to building an infrastructure layer that can interoperate across all exchanges?
  • What about clearing? Is Blockchain the holy grail?
  • ​New data sets and analytics to evaluate price of cryptocurrencies

Moderated by: Emilio Mercado, COO, TrueTrade Ltd
Richard Chmiel, COO, Algo Trader
Kyle Tuskey, COO, Deep Systems 
Shawn Sloves, CEO, Fundamental Interactions 

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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