Track: Innovations in Fintech

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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 platform architecture, and as a technical consultant and Java evangelist. He is also a frequent presenter at technical conferences. Victor hosts the "Java Concurrent Animated" open source project on SourceForge.

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...

by Varun Srinivasan
Engineering Manager @Coinbase

Coinbase runs one of the largest digital currency exchanges in the cloud, storing over a billion dollars of assets for our users. As we've grown, we've scaled infrastructure and built payment systems that bridge two very different sides of finance while fending off attackers, fraudsters and bad guys along the way. In this talk, we’ll share some of the most interesting war stories from Coinbase, and what we’ve learned from them. First, we'll talk about designing systems resilient to...

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...

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...


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