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février, 2018

21fév7:30 AM9:30 AMRencontres OFF - Forum Fintech (Sold out)Coping with Quantity and Diversity of Data

Fintech - Data - Event


The event is SOLD OUT.

Finance Montreal is pleased to invite you to this Rencontre OFF Forum FinTech on anaging and using large quantities of market data.

There is a new gold rush to access data that would have been too complex to analyze before the promises of AI and machine learning. But how is this mountain of data made usable? How do you cope with both the quantity and diversity of data?

***Presentation will be given in English but you can ask questions and receive answers in French***

2nd part – Coup de projecteur sur une start-up locale : Hardbacon

Every month, we make shine an emerging start-up or a university Fintech club. This month, Julien Brault, CEO and founder of Hardbacon, will share with us the story of the recent launch of its application on the AppStore. The Hardbacon app allows users to monitor their investments and get a real-time analysis of their stock market portfolio. Julien will have 10 minutes to convince you to make room for his new app on your smartphone.

About Francis Wenzel

Seasoned financial data & technology executive and entrepreneur with 30 years of experience. In 2011, TickSmith founders saw an opportunity to work with a set of historical data at a scale, which was not being actively explored at the time. But how do you take 370 Terabytes of market data in various formats, make it usable, and easily distribute it to users that include hedge funds and trading applications? Coming from the industry, the TickSmith founders knew that this problem was not a unique use case and that every financial institution that produces or consumes data eventually has to face that very issue. No traditional technology could scale terabytes of financial data so the team looked to the latest advancements in big data technology to finally build a full stack on top of Hadoop. TickVault was born and first put in service in late 2013.

Francis Wenzel, TickSmith CEO | Present TickSmith/TickVault (20 min.)

Seasoned financial data & technology executive and entrepreneur who is applying his 32 years of experience to TickSmith, a company that specializes in financial Big Data applications that do away with capacity issues. Described as a “financial data lake platform for Capital Markets”, TickSmith’s flagship platform, TickVault is disrupting financial data management practices by providing untold new opportunities to exploit financial data. TickSmith’s platform provides specific solutions to participants in the brokerage and trading ecosystem, from exchanges to financial institutions, vendors and regulators.

CME Group (Tim Wheeler) | Presentation (20 min.)

With CME DataMine, clients now have a simple way to access the data they need. CME has more than 450 Terabytes of historical market data, some of it going back to the 1970s and CME DataMine is the official source of the most comprehensive price information available for CME Group markets. It provides a broad array of data types including Market Depth, End-of-Day and Block Trades among others, which can help customers discover insights to capture market opportunity.

CME Group has always offered customers a robust set of historical data, and working with TickSmith allows us to deliver it efficiently and cost-effectively. Data users can browse a data catalog, subscribe to the content and access it via web interfaces and APIs instantaneously using TickVault.

Antoine Genereux, AWS  | Presentation (20 min.)

Amazon Web Services is the cloud technology platform in use at 100% of top 50 innovative FinTech startups and powers mission-critical solutions at enterprise customers such as FINRA, Nasdaq and Goldman Sachs. The presentation will provide an overview of the security and compliance mechanisms that enable highly-regulated capital market customers to adopt AWS and will take a look at the technology adoption trends present in the financial services industry today.

Complimentary croissants, fruits, cheese & coffee on site.


(Mercredi) 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM



1130 Rue Sherbrooke West



  • Antoine Généreux

    Antoine Généreux

    Solutions Architect, Amazon AWS

    Solutions Architect, Amazon AWS

  • Francis Wenzel

    Francis Wenzel

    Founder & CEO, TickSmith

    Founder & CEO, TickSmith

  • Julien Brault

    Julien Brault

    Founder, Hardbacon

    Founder, Hardbacon

  • Michael Albo

    Michael Albo

    CEO & Cofounder, Data Science Institute

    CEO & Cofounder, Data Science Institute

  • Tim Wheeler

    Tim Wheeler

    DataMine Product Manager, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group)

    DataMine Product Manager, Chicago Mercan...

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