17 SEPTEMBER 2019, LONDON
  • Software Testing and
    Trading Technology Trends 2019
About EXTENT

EXTENT is an annual forum for sharing innovative trading technology ideas and expertise among specialists working in the global financial markets industry.

  • Exclusive event with under 250 participants

  • Relevant content from experienced industry professionals

  • A chance to network with established industry leaders

  • Great buy-side and sell-side balance

  • 4th time in London

The event is devoted to trends in developing program- and hardware platforms used at exchanges, brokerages, investment banks and other trading participants with focus on quality assurance and efficiency of such platforms.

PREVIOUS EXTENT SPEAKERS

CIO, Moscow Exchange

CTO, RISE Financial Technologies

EXTENT speaker - Dr. Rostislav Yavorsky, Associate Professor, Faculty of Computer Science, School of Data Analysis and AI at Higher School of Economics
Dr. Rostislav Yavorsky

Associate Professor, Faculty of Computer Science, School of Data Analysis and AI at Higher School of Economics

Head of Strategy, Regulatory, Risk & Compliance, GFT

Head of Equity Product Technology, London Stock Exchange

Phil Penhaligan

Head of Equity Product Technology, London Stock Exchange

Product manager with 8 years experience in the build and provision of low latency equity trading venues, and 10 years prior experience in Investment Banking, mostly equities front office. Specific areas of expertise are cash equities, program trading & algorithmic trading. Original technical background in C/Unix/Sybase development. Most recently (past 12 months) have been a key player in the transition of LSEG equities development from waterfall to agile (scrum).

EXTENT speaker - Alyona Bulda, Senior QA Project Manager, Exactpro
Alyona Bulda

Senior QA Project Manager, Exactpro

VP, IT Development, Clearing Systems, Japan Exchange Group

Senior NFT Analyst, Exactpro

Principal Consultant, Atos

David Santais

Principal Consultant, Atos

Product Owner with 10 years experience in the build and provision of core systems for CCP and CSD including business architecture consulting for large market infrastructures and 7 years prior experience in Business Analysis, mostly Post Trade infrastructure. Specific areas of expertise are cash equities, listed derivatives, post trade & risk management. Original business background in Finance. Most recently (past 12 months) have been involved in large post-trade migration program and about to embark on new challenges.

Head of QA, Consolidated Team, Exactpro

Chief Technology Officer, Minium, a Cinnober Group Company

Alexander Sehlin

Chief Technology Officer, Minium, a Cinnober Group Company

Before joining Cinnober in 2012, Alex worked 10 years managing teams building and supporting complex data-driven platforms at Lehman Brothers and Nomura. He now manages the Sweden based technology division at Minium.

Tradecope Department Director, Netcope Technologies

Experienced Industry Technology Leader

Mark Ryland

Experienced Industry Technology Leader

Mark has extensive experienced in wholesale financial services technology projects. He has worked for several of the top tier sell side firms e.g. at HSBC he was Global Head of Equities and Futures Technology, several market infrastructure providers e.g. at LSEG Turquoise he was the CTO. More recently he has been working as a consultant to several large banks and technology vendors. Mark has always taken a very keen interest in the QA testing aspects of large project delivery finding that great testing makes a pivotal contribution to project success.

Head of Hardware Accelerated Systems, MillenniumIT

SVP, Strategy and Research, Itiviti Group AB

Head of Non-Functional Testing Department, Exactpro

Head of Market Risk QA, Environment and Release Management, Deutsche Bank

Yvette Berman

Head of Market Risk QA, Environment and Release Management, Deutsche Bank

Yvette has 30 years’ experience across financial risk technology, which includes working at 3 Investment Banks including DB and a specialist consulting firm. She has spent the last 22 years specialising in QA and Testing and the last 9 years of that with Deutsche Bank. During that time she has built out QA functions across Deutsche Bank’s Risk Systems and has been a key influencer in defining, shaping and implementing the banks QA practices across Risk platforms. With a strong focus on regulation across the Bank, in 2014 Yvette moved from a role running QA across the banks Front Office Risk systems to building the QA and Testing, Environment and Release Management team’s years across Market and Counterparty Credit Risk.

QA of Risk Systems and Platforms

Regulation has been a key driver for change across investment banking systems, in particular those systems focused on Risk. Historically investment in Risk systems have been Front Office centric and changes in regulation has caused a shift in focus towards Risk Managements functions. The change in focus has meant build out of Risk Management systems focusing on control functions and reporting requirements. Risk systems are complex in terms of the data they present and challenging of testing. Yvette will provide an overview of the challenges of testing risk management systems in a changing technical and business environment.

Chief Software Architect, Exactpro

Corporate Development Director of QA Media, QA Vector

EXTENT speaker - Jeremy Norwood, Director of Project & Programme Management, Compagnie Financière Tradition
Jeremy Norwood

Director of Project & Programme Management, Compagnie Financière Tradition

NFT QA Team Lead, Exactpro

CEO, Alignment Systems

CEO, Exactpro

Solution Architect, RiskIT, LCH

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Aesthetic Integration

Head of Xitaro Exchange System Development, Boerse Stuttgart

QA Analyst, Exactpro

Co-founder and CEO, GATElab

EXTENT speaker - Kaushalya Kularatnam, Head of Quantitative Surveillance and Technology, LSEG
Kaushalya Kularatnam

Head of Quantitative Surveillance and Technology, LSEG

CoE Consultant IT, ABN AMRO

EXTENT speaker - Anna-Maria Lukina, Business Development Director, Exactpro
Anna-Maria Lukina

Business Development Director, Exactpro

Professor, Imperial College London

Head of Market Supervision, London Stock Exchange Group

Liam Smith

Head of Market Supervision, London Stock Exchange Group

Liam joined the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) as Head of Market Supervision LSE plc in 2015. His role encompasses real-time and post trade coverage of the London Stock Exchange plc, Turquoise MTF and the Curve Global Derivatives market. At LSEG Liam has overseen the transformation of the LSE plc automated alerting system, including the implementation of an operational quantitative surveillance department, development of proprietary trade surveillance algorithms and data visualisation tools within the LSEG’s bespoke surveillance platform – Pentagon.

Prior to joining LSEG Liam worked as a proprietary trader for a European based principal trading firm, specialising in equities and index futures, intraday high-throughput strategies. Additionally Liam has held roles at the FSA/FCA as part of the Market Monitoring division, investigating and prosecuting instances of market abuse. While at the regulator this included direct oversight of a criminal insider dealing ring which was subsequently prosecuted by the FCA. Additionally Liam developed the FCA’s first internal market replay tool which was used for order book rebuilds in subsequent manipulation cases.

Following the FCA Liam worked on the sell-side for a number of years at a European broker in a senior regulatory advisory and equities market structure capacity. This included oversight of regulatory impact on execution strategy, equities advisory (execution, ECM, research), deployment of an automated trade surveillance/electronic communication surveillance platform and best execution/venue routing analytics.

Technical Director, TraderServe Limited

Founder and CTO, Metamako

VP, Product Management, FIX Flyer

Chief Operating Officer, ASX Limited

Managing Director, BTA Consulting Limited

CEO, Arche Informatique

Senior QA Project Manager, Exactpro

Data Scientist, Exactpro

DA Lead for TCS, ABN AMRO relationship, Tata Consultancy Services

CEO & Founder, Spacechips

Chief Technology Officer, Exactpro

Managing Director, Technology, Accenture

CEO, Exactpro

Head of QUIK Development, ARQA Technologies

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