FISD Sydney

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Location: ASX - Exchange Centre 20 Bridge Street Sydney

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Employees of member firms attend for free / non-members attend for $250. Not sure if you are an FISD member? Click here.

Tuesday, November 12

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration & Networking

4:00 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.

Housekeeping and Introduction


Scott Cooper, FIA, FISD Asia-Pac Regional Representative & Partner, Saquish Partners

4:05 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

Host Welcome: ASX

4:10 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.

The Reference Data Utility - the drive to cleaner data and reporting

With the continuous evolution of Regulatory Reporting across the globe, there is a growing need for firms to improve their referential data in order to improve their STP and regulatory reports.

  • What are the challenges facing organisations?
  • Bridging the gap through a utility
  • How will this support MiFiD II and SI’s?

If time allows there will be a demonstration.


Neil McNaught, Account and Business Development Manager, Oceania, SmartStream

4:35 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

ASX Analytics Webstore: market proposition, content and technology

The ASX has launched services on its new data analytics platform, dubbed ASX DataSphere.  ASX DataSphere brings together ASX and third party data to drive a range of products that can be purchased through a web-based store. ASX as well as third parties will offer datasets for analysis by DataSphere customers. Data providers will have access to a range of ingestion, curation, discovery and security services.  The platform will offer customers access to a range of tools via a secure workspace, with compute and storage to perform analysis provided by ASX. The presenter will discuss - and demonstrate:

  • Business problems and challenges in the financial markets 
  • Features and benefits of the ASX DataSpere platform
  • The commercial model


Mark Monfort, Business Development manager, Data Analytics, ASX

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

DataSphere: the customer motivations and business model


  • What are some of the data challenges you’re working with day to day?
  • How will the DataSphere platform be leveraged internally?
  • Can you tell us more about the Digital transformation that the ASX is undertaking?
  • What are some of the AI works that you’ve done internally?
  • What were the challenges you faced with ASX datasets and getting them ready for analytics?



Dan Chesterman, Chief Information Officer, ASX

5:30 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.

Digital Rights Management: what is it, how could it impact information providers and data vendors?

Sell-side consumers and data vendors have been working on a Digital Rights Management (DRM) capability that can turn a data licensing agreement into rules - and code.

  • How does this work: legally, technically and technologically?
  • Is this new?  Are the technologies proprietary or open-source?
  • Who is embracing DRM; how/when will it be introduced; where?


Scott Cooper, FIA, FISD Asia-Pac Regional Representative & Partner, Saquish Partners

5:50 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

FISD Update


David Anderson, FIA, Program Director, FISD/Atradia

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Networking Reception