APFIC 2019 agenda

APFIC 2019 agenda

Agenda at a Glance

11 – 12 June 2019 I Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong

For more information on APFIC 2019 agenda or speaking opportunities, please contact Eric Chan through email [email protected] or by phone + 852 3411 4974

11 June 2019

11:30 – 13:30

FISD Women’s Group Luncheon with featured speakers

Hosted by Refinitiv
Location: Hong Kong, ICBC Tower, 18/F, 3 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong
Capacity is limited and attendance is restricted to registered APFIC delegates.

15:30 – 17:30

Constituency Group Breakout Sessions

Location: Announced via email to invitees.

Break-out sessions for constituent groups: exchanges, vendors, and consumers.  Attendees must be part of the targeted constituency.  By invitation only.

18:00 – 21:00

Welcome Reception
Host: Infopro-Digital & FISD
(for registered APFIC delegates only)

Ozone Bar - Ritz-Carlton, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Hong Kong
Catch up with old colleagues and meet new contacts at the Ozone Bar at the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong - world famous as the ‘highest bar in the world’.

12 June 2019

09:00 – 09:05

Welcome remarks

09:05 – 09:55

C-suite panel discussion: Understanding end users preferred data sourcing tools and criteria

Data quality, data management, integrity, and control are fast becoming board room-level topics. This panel will explore some of the latest essential tools for distilling the highest quality of data while ensuring its safe keeping.  Understand how executives plan their next generation architecture to improve efficiency, data quality, souring and management:

  • C-suite’s point of view  on leveraging finance innovation for measuring data quality and streamline data management
  • Embedding efficient data quality analysis tools strategic level for enhancing productivity and profitability
  • Best practices on leveraging financial innovations to mitigate risk and provide competitive edge
  • How will regulatory drivers including MiFIDII and FRTB affect the usage of data
  • Data licensing - Understanding compliance considerations

Christopher Butler, Chief Data Officer - Asia Pacific International Markets, HSBC

09:55 – 10:25

Case studies: Sanctions and corporate actions

10:25 – 10:55

Morning coffee break

10:55 – 11:45

Panel discussion: Cloud-based data management

  • What data management and reporting tools will data vendors offer: for access to shared clouds for access to bespoke “data lakes”? 
  • How is user and usage reporting performed in a cloud environment?
  • Can Consumers create - and manage - hybrid cloud environments (e.g. exchange data resides in a shared cloud, OTC data resides in a private cloud) using an integrated data management tool?

Stephane Dubois
, Chief Executive Officer, XIGNITE

11:45 – 12:30

Panel discussion: The Implications of China’s Renminbi Globalisation on the APAC region

  • How are the capital markets factoring into China's globalisation and its economic future?
  • Which asset classes are being traded internationally? Why?
  • Who is participating in the Chinese capital markets outside China? 
  • Where are participants getting market data for pricing?  Which trading platforms are they using?
  • In terms of the Chinese institutional footprint and investment regulation as part of the globalisation, what can we expect?

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:00

Fireside chat: Inclusion of China in the MSCI indexes

14:00 – 14:20

Presentation:  Addressing the need for change, applications of artificial intelligence and the tech strategy of tomorrow

  • What are some of the current trends in the innovation for capital markets?
  • How much has been invested in artificial intelligence and emerging technology innovation across leading banks?
  • How will financial regulation affect the future of artificial intelligence?

Medhy Souidi, Head of Fintech & Startup Xchange, DBS

14:20 – 15:00

Case studies:  What are the latest  artificial intelligence capabilities and how to prepare for them

  • Streamlining processes and automating repetitive tasks to focus on higher value added activities
  • Applying artificial Intelligence for improved market data management

Medhy Souidi, Head of Fintech & Startup Xchange, DBS

15:00 – 15:30

Afternoon coffee break

15:30 – 16:10

Panel discussion: How is the proliferation of alternative data and unstructured data positively impacting the financial world?

  • Understanding the development direction and implications of alt-data
  • Identifying various alt-data sets and understanding where they can really add value
  • Utilizing artificial intelligence and Machine Learning technologies for internal user generated data
  • Cleansing internal data and external alt-data sets to increase the accuracy of trade predictions
  • What are the latest products and technology for alternative data generation and analytics?

16:10 – 17:00

Interactive round-tables

Take the day’s most interesting issues and engage with your peers in small, interactive round-table discussions to share best practices, continue the debate, and take away a different perspective to the same challenge with your fellow peers.

1. Data quality

2. Alt-data and unstructured data

3. Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning

4. Vendor risk management

5. ESG data: Integration into mainstream investment

6. Tools for data management in the cloud

7. Case study for cloud-based market data entitlements and reporting
Stephane Dubois, Chief Executive Officer, XIGNITE

17:00 – 17:30

Harvest session:

Each host will share the key takeaways following their round-table discussion


Closing remarks

For more information on APFIC 2019 agenda or speaking opportunities, please contact Eric Chan through email [email protected] or by phone + 852 3411 4974

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