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

Also: A look at Sibos 2018 and an examination of the alternative data marketplace.

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

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

Rick Lane, CEO of Trading Technologies, joins the podcast to discuss the challenges of completely shifting from a monolith, hard-install platform to a software-as-a-solution (SaaS) delivery basis. He also talks about Chicago’s burgeoning institutional crypto scene. But before that, Anthony and James hit on stories coming out of Sibos, as well as the alternative data space.

In the News

1:45 A quick look at this year’s Sibos event, which was held in Sydney. To read all of our Sibos coverage, click here.
4:30 A quick look at the alternative data marketplace after WatersTechnology published a 6,000-word examination of the space. This article will be free to read until Oct. 30.
 
Rick Lane

8:00 Rick Lane joins the podcast. 
9:30 First he explains the thinking behind the move from X_Trader to the TT platform, which is delivered via a software-as-a-service model.
16:00 Why did they go down the build path, as opposed to buying a solution (or solutions) and piecing them together. 
24:00 How will the recently-launched TT OMS help underpin future deployments?
27:00 With all the consolidation in the OEMS space, will TT become acquirers in the future?
28:30 What mistakes were made and what lessons were learned during this process?
32:45 Why did Trading Technologies get involved in the crypto space?
36:00 Why has Chicago become the epicenter for institutional crypto development?
37:00 He wraps things up by looking at the recently announced partnership with TradeStation.
 

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 Malakian, editor at large: @a_malakian[email protected]

James Rundle, US editor: @JimRundle; [email protected]


Past 10 episodes:

Episode 132: Thasos Group’s CEO Talks Alternative Data

Episode 133: IBM on Quantum Computing

Episode 134: All About ETFs

Episode 135: The Most Important Technologies of the Future

Episode 136: Blockchain Projects & Some Politics 

Episode 137: Bloomberg on Data Fragmentation

Episode 138: Nasdaq-Cinnober Tie-up & 10 Years After Lehman’s Collapse

Episode 139: Broadridge on Emerging Tech in APAC

Episode 140: Web Data Extraction & Refinitiv Update

Episode 141: Brexit and Blockchain and Data, Oh My

Episode 142: AWS Talks Cloud Adoption in the Capital Markets

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