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October 26 @ Google
Cylon, One Darling Island Building, 1 Darling Island Road, Pyrmont

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). Join us from 4pm onwards in either (or both) locations 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.


3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Registration & Networking

4:00 - 4:05 p.m.

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

4:05 - 4:20 p.m.

Host Welcome
Stuart Houston
, Google

4:20 - 4:50 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 whats practical and possible is this last but most important frontier in the revolution to democratize data.

Moderator: Stuart Roberts, Sprada 
Kelly Atrill, Lab49
Andrei Borsaru, LSEG
Clayton IssItt, State Street
Adam Toms, OpenFin

4:50 - 5:25 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
Matt Pancino, Google Cloud
Mark Thomson, Optiver 
Patrick Tompsett, Factset 

5:25 - 6:00 p.m.

Financial Data, Compliance and Regulatory Enforcement – Data Lessons for Emerging Initiatives like ESG

Whether its compliance with FRTB or TCFD, externally sourced data plays a critical role in a firm’s calculations, disclosures and ultimate compliance.

Recent local and global ESG regulatory enforcement actions against FIs come just as local and global digital disclosure standards take a leap forward.

Building on the success of our ESG data panel in April, we have convened experts from across the industry to examine how we might apply data lessons from trading book risk and compliance to the evolution of sustainability risk and compliance.

Diccon Close, ASX 
Dianna Enlund, S&P Global Sustainable1 
Antoine Grijol, Rimes 
Cécile Walton, MinterEllison  

6:00 - 6:10 p.m.

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

6:10 - 8:00 p.m.

Networking Reception


Stuart Roberts

Founder & Principal Consultant, Sprada

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Stuart Houston

Financial Services Industry Executive, Google Cloud Australia

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Peter Tierney

Founder & Owner, Saquish Partners

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Patrick Tompsett

Vice President – Content & Technology Solutions, FactSet

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Nimesh Bharadia

COO, Kaimian

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Naman Joshi

Head of Field Engineering, Databricks

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Matt Pancino

Director of Industry Technology, Asia Pacific, Google Cloud

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Mark Thomson

Head of Market Data and 3rd Party Platforms, Optiver

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Kelly Atrill

Strategy & Advisory Practice Lead, Lab49

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James Crosby

Founder and CEO, Fencore

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Diccon Close

General Manager, ASX Information Services

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Dianna Enlund

Sustainability Solutions Director, Australia & New Zealand, S&P Global Sustainable1

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Clayton IssItt

Head of Alpha Client Solutions, APAC, State Street

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Cécile Walton

Director, Sydney, MinterEllison Consulting

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Antoine Grijol

Commercial Lead, APAC, Rimes

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Andrei Borsaru

Global Customer Technology Director, LSEG

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Adam Toms

Global COO and CEO Europe, OpenFin

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