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October 24 @ IRESS

16/385 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Members – Free | Nonmembers – $500

We are looking forward to a busy Spring in Australia this year with member briefings in Melbourne (Oct 24th) and Sydney (Oct 26th). This will be our first Melbourne briefing and big thanks to IRESS for promoting this important financial centre and hosting our event. 

Join us from 4 p.m. onwards and connect with your industry colleagues for discussions and networking around the topics that are changing our financial information industry. 

Please note that this event has limited capacity.  Should the event become fully subscribed, FISD reserves the right to limit the number of delegates attending per firm.  This may require removing some registrations in excess of the per company limit.  The purpose of this policy is to ensure a diverse member audience with a mix of consumers, vendors, exchanges, and others.


4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Registration & Networking

4:30 - 4:35 p.m.

FISD Opening
Peter Tierney, Program Director, APAC, FISD/Saquish Partners

4:35 - 4:40 p.m.

Host Welcome
Jon Eckfeld
, Iress

4:40 - 5:15 p.m.

Large Language Models for Financial Data – Where Will We See the First Disruption?

Since late 2022, the world has been buzzing with discussions on the applications of LLMs and the implications for the workplace and society in general.  

Arguably the use of algorithmic trading technologies in our industry over the past 15 years provides some very interesting precedents for model training and deployment. 

Our panel of financial information experts are thinking about how these developments will disrupt our existing (and emergent) financial data processes. We expect a lively discussion ranging from applications of the technology to licensing, regulations and controls.

Moderator: Nimesh Bharadia, Kaimian 
James Crosby, Fencore 
Naman Joshi, Databricks
Simon Karaban, Iress 
Sean Mathieson, AWS

5:15 - 5:50 p.m.

Humpty Dumpty and Data Interoperability – Can Emerging Desktop Standards Put Data Back Together Again?

While Cloud and API-based data access has had a significant positive impact within specific vendor solutions, the task for end users facing multiple vendor solutions has largely remained unchanged.

Through recent developments in the area of data portability and interoperability, end users are claiming back the ability to easily (and legitimately) traverse the boundaries of historical “walled gardens”.

We have assembled a panel of experts in fintech interoperability and the end user experience and we are looking forward to a lively discussion of what's practical and possible is this last but most important frontier in the revolution to democratize data.

Moderator: Stuart Roberts, Sprada 
Kelly Atrill, Lab49 
Michael Barbera, Iress
Peter Sherriff, Charles River Development
Adam Toms, OpenFin 

5:50 - 6:00 p.m.

FISD Updates and Closing Remarks
Peter Tierney, Program Director, APAC, FISD/Saquish Partners

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Networking Reception


Stuart Roberts

Founder & Principal Consultant, Sprada

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Simon Karaban

Chief Product Officer – Data, Iress

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Sean Mathieson

Partner Development Specialist – Data & Analytics, AWS

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Peter Tierney

Founder & Owner, Saquish Partners

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Peter Sherriff

Director Product Strategy, Charles River Development, APAC

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Nimesh Bharadia

COO, Kaimian

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Naman Joshi

Head of Field Engineering, Databricks

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Michael Barbera

Chief Product Officer – Trading, Iress

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Kelly Atrill

Strategy & Advisory Practice Lead, Lab49

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Jon Eckfeld


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James Crosby

Founder and CEO, Fencore

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Adam Toms

Global COO and CEO Europe, OpenFin

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