Waters Wavelength Podcast Episode 114: A Recap of FIA Boca - Blockchain, Crypto, AI, Brexit

WatersTechnology attended the Futures Industry Association's annual conference in Boca Raton, Florida. These are the takeaways.

Anthony Malakian, US editor of Waters, and James Rundle, news editor of Waters, record a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.

Fresh off his trip down to Florida for the annual FIA Boca conference, James Rundle talks to (a very jealous) Anthony Malakian about some of the key topics of discussion from the event.

To hear the full interview, listen in the player above, or you can download it.

2:00 FIA Boca is increasingly becoming a tech conference.

4:00 How the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation plans to evolve in a post-blockchain world.

6:30 What other blockchain/distributed-ledger technology stories came out of Boca?

8:00 Cryptocurrencies were getting the most play at the conference.

13:15 Artificial intelligence is also increasingly becoming a point of interest for even non-technologists.

15:30 People are excited about the Financial Desktop Connectivity and Collaboration Consortium (FDC3).

18:00 The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is not happy about the European Commission’s clearing proposals.

23:30 Data security, data privacy, and Facebook-Cambridge Analytica.

(See below for links to the FIA Boca stories mentioned during the podcast.)


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FIA Boca Stories

CFTC Commissioners Lash Out at EC Clearing Proposals

DTCC Chief: We’re Going to ‘Disappear’ As Blockchain Evolves

Trading Technologies Plots Evolution Away from Screens

Eventus Plans Cautious Steps into AI for Surveillance

Banks and Buy Side Ally for Desktop App Interoperability
 

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_malakian[email protected]

James: @JimRundle; [email protected]


Past 10 episodes:

Episode 104: Regulators Struggle with AI; SS&C Snaps up DST Systems

Episode 105: Blackstone’s Bill Murphy, Part 3

Episode 106: Blockchain on the Buy Side; the Importance of Coding

Episode 107: An Examination of the Thomson Reuters-Blackstone Deal

Episode 108: Dan Schleifer Talks About the Challenges of Creating a Fintech

Episode 109: An Overview of the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee’s Meeting

Episode 110: An Examination of the Temenos-Fidessa Deal

Episode 111: The Challenges Facing Utilities

Episode 112: A Look at How Fintechs are Being Disruptive

Episode 113: IBM’s Lund on Blockchain’s Evolution

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