Track: Innovations in Fintech

Location: Plymouth - Royale, 6th fl.

Day of week: Monday

FinTech is a fast-moving trend; it focuses on emergent technological innovation in the financial sector. Historically applied mostly at investment banks and hedge funds, FinTech is now exploding with new ideas and startups in digital payment systems, crypto-currencies, machine-based advisors, cloud-based techniques for behavioral analytics, ML-enhanced risk management, etc.

Track Host:
Victor Grazi
Vice President @Nomura, Oracle Java Champion

Victor Grazi is the Java queue lead at InfoQ. Inducted as an Oracle Java Champion in 2012, Victor works at Nomura Securities on core platform tools, and as a technical consultant and Java evangelist. He is also a frequent presenter at technical conferences. Victor hosts the "Java Concurrent Animated" and "Bytecode Explorer" open source projects.

10:35am - 11:25am

by Rob Witoff
Security Director & previous Chief Architect @Coinbase

Over the last 8 years the burgeoning space of digital assets including Bitcoin and Ethereum have grown from an idea to a $100+ Billion dollar market that’s increasingly used by people and companies around the world. As this space continues to mature, similarities and differences to existing Fintech applications continue to grow in both directions. This talk recaps on the past several years at the largest cryptocurrency company in the world and explores technical infrastructure and security...

11:50am - 12:40pm

by Sean T. Allen
VP of Architecture/Engineering @SendenceEng

Pony is a high-performance, actor based language that compiles to native code. Pony holds great promise for writing *the kinds of* highly concurrent, performance sensitive applications that dominate Fintech. In this talk, I'll discuss my experiences using Pony to build Wallaroo: a high-performance, low-latency stream processing engine. By the end of the talk you'll have learned a little about Pony, what it's like to build a large application with it, and the kinds of problems Pony is great...

1:40pm - 2:30pm

Open Space
2:55pm - 3:45pm

by Danny Goovaerts

To take on new competitors and grab the attention of new generations of clients, traditional financial institutions are faced with the challenge of reinventing their service offering for a digital economy. Our new services must combine modern data types with legacy data, with interaction throughput's an order of magnitude higher. And when existing back-end systems are not architecturally or technologically geared up for these challenges, a new solution approach is needed. In this talk, we...

4:10pm - 5:00pm

by Gil Tene
CTO & Co-Founder @AzulSystems

Putting a technology to use in Finserv environments is a great way to find and stretch its limitations, and Java is a great example of that. Behavior artifacts that may be generally interesting across industries often become highlighted as specifically named problems in FinServ. For example, requests to solve to the Java's "Market Open" and "Rare Trading Algo" issues rank among the most requested customer-driven features we've seen. Similarly, the constant drive for speed and leverage of the...

5:25pm - 6:15pm

by Vitor Olivier
Software Engineer and Partner @Nubank

Financial institutions have the responsibility of providing reliable, correct, and audited financial records for theirs customers and regulators. As financial services move towards real-time and adopt microservices architectures, how can they ensure data quality in a distributed system without compromising availability? We will present how we’ve built our system of record based on functional programming principles, the tools we used (Clojure, Datomic, Kafka), the challenges we faced when...

7:00pm - 9:00pm

by Matt Sakaguchi
Site Reliability Manager @Google


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