Wavelength Podcast Episode 153: Nasdaq's Lars Ottersgård

Lars Ottersgård, head of Market Technology at Nasdaq, talks AI, blockchain, quantum computing, cloud, acquisitions and more.

James Rundle, WatersTechnology’s editor, and Anthony Malakian, editor at large, record a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.

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Lars Ottersgård, head of market technology for Nasdaq, joins to discuss what he sees as being the biggest tech trends in the capital markets for 2019 and beyond.

1:15 Lars takes a quick look back at highlights from 2018.
2:30 He then breaks down what he thinks some of the key tech trends will be for 2019 and beyond. (Cloud will continue to be big.)
6:00 He also thinks that 2019 will be the year for real blockchain use-cases.
9:00 A look at Nasdaq’s recent acquisitions and the company’s tech roadmap.
11:30 Will we see greater consolidation in the alternative data space going forward?
13:00 Lars explains why they are already looking at quantum computing advancements.
15:30 When it comes to AI, what are the most exciting trends that could yield new advancements in 2019?
18:00 Lars tells us his favorite things to do in Stockholm.


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As is the case with everything we do, we'd love to get some feedback from our listeners. Feel free to reach out to Anthony or James via Twitter or email.

Anthony Malakian, editor at large: @a_malakiananthony.malakian@infopro-digital.com

James Rundle, US editor: @JimRundle; james.rundle@infopro-digital.com

Past 10 episodes:

Episode 143: Rick Lane of Trading Technologies on Cloud, Crypto

Episode 144: Market Data Fees Fight & Crypto Hype

Episode 145: CSDs Consider Crypto; Bank Robberies & AI; DTCC's Blockchain 

Episode 146: Waters USA Preview; Brexit Drama

Episode 147: Crypto Insurance; Waters USA Recap

Episode 148: A Look at APAC Trends for 2019

Episode 149: The Biggest Stories from 2018

Episode 150: Bill Murphy of Blackstone Group

Episode 151: Examining the MEMX Announcement

Episode 152: Initial Margin Tech & Investment Theory

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