Waters Wavelength Podcast Episode 97: C-Level Execs Talk Bitcoin, Fintechs, Cognitive Computing & Open-Source Tech

In separate interviews, executives from AQR, JPMorgan, Cboe and IBM discuss topics permeating the capital markets.


Since it’s the week of Thanksgiving in the US and there’s little news to be found, this week on the podcast we’re going to do a “Best Of” episode from interviews we’ve conducted on the podcast over the last six months. 
(3:00) First we have Bryan Harkins, head of US equities and global FX at Cboe Global Markets, talking about the firm’s acquisition of Bats and how the exchange is attempting to launch a bitcoin futures contract.
(6:50) Next, Oliver Harris, head of JPMorgan’s In-Residence Program, explains why the bank launched this fintech accelerator, and he gives two specific success stories to come out of the program.
(17:45) Batting third, Marc Andrews, vice president of Watson Financial Services Solutions for IBM, explains how cognitive computing can help answer some of Mifid II’s regulatory challenges and then gives his thoughts on if an all-encompassing industry utility for AML/KYC is on the horizon. 
(23:30) Finally, Neal Pawar, chief technology officer at AQR, talks about the impact and growth of open-source projects in the capital markets and how his nearly $200 billion hedge fund is using these increasingly popular technologies to both improve its offering and to attract talent.

Contact Info

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: @a_malakiananthony.malakian@infopro-digital.com

James: @JimRundle; james.rundle@infopro-digital.com

Past 10 episodes:

Episode 87: Disaster Recovery & Initial Margin Rules

Episode 88: CBOE's Bryan Harkins, SEC Hack, Esma Proposal

Episode 89: JPMorgan's Oliver Harris on Fintechs; T2S Developments

Episode 90: CCOs Talk About AI, Cyber Threats & Real-Time Monitoring

Episode 91: Sibos Preview; M&A Activity; Blockchain's Evolution

Episode 92: The Best of Sibos Toronto

Episode 93: Recaps of Sibos Toronto, Risk USA & Sifma DC

Episode 94: The CME's Bitcoin Play & FSB Worries About AI

Episode 95: Bitcoin/Blockchain News, BNP's Acquisition, Post-Trade Tech

Episode 96: CAT Concerns & Big Tech Takes Aim at Asset Managers

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