July 16, 2017
The 7th EXTENT Software Testing and Trading Technology Trends Conference, co-organized by London Stock Exchange and Exactpro, took place on 29 June at the LSEG headquarters at 10, Paternoster Square, London
This year, 124 FinTech specialists visited the event. Speakers from various countries presented their unique points of view on the cutting-edge issues of the global financial market.
The Conference started with a Market Open Ceremony, traditionally held at LSEG to welcome new market participants and celebrate significant achievements and events. It was a very special way to start the day.
Among the conference participants, there were representatives of London Stock Exchange, Japan Exchange Group, SIX Group, Athens Stock Exchange, Deutsche Boerse, Boerse Stuttgart, Deutsche Bank, Moscow Exchange, LCH Clearnet, Bloomberg, Fidessa, Tradition, Exactpro, MillenniumIT, GATElab, Accenture, Metamako, LIST, Itiviti, IRESS, FinEx Capital Management, ARQA Technologies, Alignment Systems, BCS Global Markets, IG Group and more.
Brian Taylor, Managing Director, BTA Consulting Limited, opened the Capital Markets & Software Testing Trends session with his presentation on Re-Engineering Capital Market Business Models to Use Different Technologies.
Peter Babucke, VP, IT Development, Clearing Systems, Japan Exchange Group shared his expertise in designing a New Clearing System, opening the Market Infrastructure & Software Testing session.
Sergei Poliakoff, CIO of Moscow Exchange opened the MIFID II: Implementation & Challenges session with a keynote speech on how to Climb Out of the Stability Sinkhole - Survivor’s Guide. The speech summarized the steps that the Moscow Exchange has undertaken to improve the stability of their systems.
Matthias Burghardt, Head of Xitaro Exchange System Development at Boerse Stuttgart, concluded the MIFID II session, talking on the Key Challenges and Lessons Learned from Testing a New Trading System. The audience was presented with a comprehensive overview of the exchange and its background. It was followed by the critical analysis of the two-year-long process of implementing the Xitaro exchange system, from conception to Go live.
Medha Kamat, Solution Architect, RiskIT at LCH, opened the Efficient QA session by sharing her insights on transformation projects. This presentation touched upon aspects like the incremental nature of transformation and the psychological implications of change. It also outlined the universal key characteristics of a change-ready business.
John Greenan, the CEO of Alignment Systems gave a talk on the advantages of FIX Orchestra in the Capital Markets & Software Testing Trends section of the conference.
Anton Sitnikov, Chief Software Architect, Exactpro, LSEG successfully concluded the Advanced Technology session with his talk on Independent QA in Agile.
The talks interchanged with engaging panel discussions on MIFID II & Software Testing Challenges and Advanced Testing in Financial Services: Applying the Best Practices from Other Industries.
The conference provided more than three hours of networking opportunities, both between the sessions and during the closing cocktails.
The social media contest organized by Exactpro was met with great enthusiasm. During Networking Drinks, a randomiser picked the winner among all the tweets and Instagram posts of the day, tagged #EXTENTconf and #exactpro. Matthias Burghardt won the main prize - a drone.
The EXTENT-2017 Team would like to thank everyone who supported this event and made it possible!