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Advancing Collaboration Between Industry & Academia and Exploring Innovation Challenges

Thought Leadership in Trading Technology

Workshop Venue: Holborn Bars, 138-142 Holborn, London EC1N 2NQ

20 January 2010

Following Dave Cliff's two very successful workshops organised at Trade Tech 2008 and Trade Tech 2009, it was agreed that an interim Thought-Leadership Workshop should be held before Trade Tech 2010. We are now delighted to announce that the interim workshop will be held on January 20th in London. As in the previous workshops, delegates and speakers will include leading representatives from technology-based equity trading, industry analysts, academic innovators, and research funders.

This workshop will dig deeper into themes and industry challenges developed previously and aims to turn thought into action - to identify practical next steps and who will be involved from industry and academia. It is hoped and expected that all delegates will be active participants in round-table discussions.

The final schedule for the workshop is:

1:30pm Arrival

2:00pm Welcome - Dave Cliff

2:05pm Presentation - Systems Latency (Matt Dangerfield)

2:25pm First Discussion Session (Systems Latency): delegates join round-table discussion. The round-table is tasked to prioritize the various challenges and identify the two or three most important, together with named individuals who will be involved in further activities to find solutions. Issues relating to missing parties ("who else needs to be involved?"), project management, and exploitation of results should be noted. The key theme of this discussion is "Systems Latency", but can if necessary or appropriate be widened to encompass other performance issues such as inter-core contention and data movement.
2:45pm Potential projects and sources of funding (Systems Latency)
2:55pm Break and refreshments, networking
3:25pm Presentation - Transaction Cost Analysis: "TCA" (Chris Clack)
3:45pm Second Discussion Session (TCA): as before, delegates join round-table discussion. As before, the round-table is tasked to prioritize the various challenges and identify the two or three most important, together with named individuals who will be involved in further activities to find solutions. Issues relating to missing parties ("who else needs to be involved?"), project management, and exploitation of results should be noted. The key theme of this discussion is "Transaction Cost Analysis", but can if necessary or appropriate be widened to encompass other related issues such as historical data sets.
4:05pm Potential projects and parternships (TCA)
4:15pm Summary of findings from the two discussions, next steps and final remarks.
4:30pm Drinks and Canapes. Drinks reception, sponsored by Pipeline Financial Group
5:00pm End

Each round-table will be provided with a technical secretary to take notes, and following the workshop delegates will receive a brief report covering all discussions, noting further actions and next steps.

Registration

To cover costs, including the technical secretariat, there will be a registration fee of £95 for industry and £20 for academics. To register, please first sign up as a member of the Centre for Financial Computing.