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FISD Melbourne – October 24, 2023

October 24

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. 


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

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. 

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.

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


Vincenzo Giordano

Principal Product Manager, FactSet

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Tom Davin

Managing Director, FISD

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Naj Alavi

Managing Director & President, Xenomorph

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Leslie Spiro

Co-founder and CEO, Glue42

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Kerry Baker Relf

Head of Strategic Data Programs, LSEG

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Brett Redfearn

Founder, Panorama Financial Markets Advisory

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