ISDA Technology Forum

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
etc. venues, 8 Fenchurch Place

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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8:50 AM Opening Remarks

9:00 AM Keynote Address

9:20 AM Transforming Wholesale Markets

Derivatives markets are awash with technology solutions, but the industry has so far been insulated from the ‘disrupters’ that have emerged in other areas of finance, such as payments. Is this about to change? Is a transformation of wholesale financial markets necessary? What is the value and what are the risks? What role will the ISDA Common Domain Model play?

10:10 AM Case Study

How is technology being applied in other industries? Is there anything the derivatives markets can learn?

10:40 AM Networking Break

11:00 AM Developing a Regulatory Framework

Regulators are keen to balance a desire to encourage innovation in technological solutions with the need to ensure safe and efficient markets. What is the right balance? How closely should regulators get involved with emerging technologies? What is the future direction of regulatory policy?

11:45 AM Constructing Smart Derivatives Contracts

Smart Contracts are currently being developed and implemented across a range of industries, including trade finance and capital markets. Beginning with practical demonstrations of different smart contract implementations, this panel will discuss what the derivatives industry can learn from current initiatives and how smart derivatives contracts might be constructed.

12:15 PM Showcase: What’s New in Tech?

What are the latest technology solutions on offer in the derivatives markets? In a series of short presentations, senior executives at leading technology firms will highlight recent trends and developments.

12:50 PM Lunch

2:05 PM The Rise of Digital Assets

A variety of digital coins, tokens and other assets have emerged, but what impact might they have in derivatives and broader capital markets? How do these assets fit into the existing legal and regulatory framework? Could they ultimately be used for transaction settlements or collateral transfers?

2:50 PM Keynote Address

3:10 PM Networking Break

3:30 PM Opportunities in AI

AI has the potential to fundamentally transform the shape and structure of financial institutions and the nature of financial markets. But do we really understand what AI is and how it might be applied in derivatives markets? Is it explainable? What are the opportunities, and what can the industry learn from how AI has been implemented elsewhere?

4:15 PM The CDM Implementers

Firms that have deployed the ISDA CDM discuss their applications and describe how the ISDA CDM accelerated their development progress.

4:55 PM Closing Remarks

Agenda is subject to change.

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