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92nd MidWinter Meeting Agenda
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Wednesday, January 10

9:00 am

Registration Opens | Continental Breakfast

9:20 am Mid-Winter Meeting Welcome 

9:30 am - 10:20 am

Panel Discussion: Emerging Technologies
Moderator:  Catherine Clay, Cboe Global Markets
Panelists: Erik Schlesinger, alpha consulting; Feargal O’Sullivan, USAM Group; Sam McIngvale, APEX Clearing

10:30 am - 11:20 am

Panel Discussion:  Trading Signals
What types of tools are being used to generate alpha in a low volatility environment?
Moderator: Jerry Hanweck
Panelists: Don Dale, Equity Risk Control Group; Samina Yasin, BAML; Mike Wisnefski, Materials Xchange; Jared Broad, Quantconnect

11:30 am - 12:20 pm

Panel Discussion:  ETF 101 & Trading Opportunities
Moderator:  Doug Yones, NYSE | ICE
Panelists:  John Ricci, Invesco; David Lavalle, SSGA; Steven Givot, CHX; Ben Hessels, Susquehanna

12:30 pm

Lunch and Mid-Day Break

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm STA Listed Options Committee Meeting  (invitation only)

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm

STA Business Meeting (all welcome)

3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

Panel Discussion:  Market Data
Access to information has never been more broad-based, but the burden of keeping up with data produced by dozens of venues is considerable.  Additionally, the recent US Treasury report and appellate court decisions raise questions about the status quo.  How are the positions of exchanges, broker-dealers, and investors evolving as we enter 2018?
Moderator:  Vlad Khandros, UBS
Panelists:  Michael Blaugrund, New York Stock Exchange; John Ramsay, IEX Trading; Joe Mecane, Citadel Securities

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Panel Discussion: Revisiting US Options Market Structure's Sustainability
Moderator:  John Fennell, OCC
Panelists: Steve Crutchfield, Chicago Trading Company; Peter Maragos, Dash Financial Technologies; Paul Jiganti, IMC Financial Markets; Ed Boyle, BOX Options

5:45 pm – 7:15 pm

Reception at Kitty O'Shea's

 7:15 pm - 10:30 pm Open Evening - Enjoy Chicago!

10:30 pm

Late Night Reception in the Conrad Suite

Thursday, January 11

7:30 am - 10:30 am

Affiliate Presidents Workshop (by invitation only)


9:30 am

Registration Opens | Continental Breakfast

10:00 am - 10:50 am

Panel Discussion:  CAT Readiness, Benefits & Security
Hear the latest from an SRO, Broker-Dealer, & the Technology Vendor building the Consolidated Audit Trail - on what’s needed to go live, what cybersecurity measures are being implemented, and key benefits the system will produce for the overall competitiveness and protection of the U.S. national markets.

Moderator: Manisha Kimmel, Thomson Reuters
Panelists:  Chris Concannon, Cboe Global Markets | Jaime Selway, ITG | Shane Swanson, Thesys CAT, LLC

 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Retail Roundtable

11:30 am - 12:20 pm

Fireside Chat:  Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion
featuring Silvia Davi, Thesys Technologies and Patsy Doerr, Thomson Reuters.  

 12 noon - 2 pm Board of Governors Meeting (invitation only)

12:30 pm

Lunch and Mid-Day Break  (Lunch served from 12:30 - 1:45 pm)

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm

Panel Discussion:  Start Me Up
Methodologies and philosophies that drive early stage trading firms located in the Chicago area.
Moderator:  Drew Mauck, 3Pt Communications
Panelists: Peter Wilkins, Hyde Park Angels; Brian Clark, Ascent Technologies; Julia Kanouse, Illinois Technology Association; Kyle Tuskey, Deep Systems;

 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Panel Discussion:  Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrencies are changing the current investment and trading landscape, a great example is Bitcoin which saw a 900% increase in 2017 alone. What is it about this particular asset class that is drawing individuals and institutions? Will we see this continued growth? How does a one handle this growth? Our diverse panel will dive in and talk about Cryptocurrencies.
Moderator:  Sean Ristau, BCause, LLC
Panelists:  Alan "Koz" Kostrinsky, Macola Management;  Michael Mollet, Cboe Global Markets; Todd Briggs, RSM; Michael Unetich, Trading Technologies International;
 4:30 pm - 5:20 p

Panel Discussion: Artificial Intelligence
This panel of expert speakers will explore how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is leveraged at trading firms and hedge funds.  The discussion will include how AI can impact electronic trading, market data/big data, compliance as well as risk and profitability.  We will also take a look at how students are using this technology in the academic world and what this means for the next generation of traders and analysts.
Moderator: Jessica Titlebaum Darmoni, The Title Connection, LLC
Panelists:  John "Morgan" Slade, CloudQuant; Inderdeep Singh, CME Group; Matt Dixon, IIT Stuart School of Business; Brian Peterson; DV Trading

 5:20 pm - 5:30 PM

Presidents Remarks and Recognition of Scholarship Recipients
James Bohrer, Thomson Reuters
STAC President

5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

About Todd Buchholz

Keynote Address:  Todd Buchholz, Former White House Economic Policy Advisor

Prosperity Ahead — Or Not?

As President Donald Trump promises to reshape policy from taxation to healthcare to foreign affairs, governments and companies must grapple with crucial questions:  Can the new President’s tax cuts prod the economy to recover, despite worldwide worries over Brexit and trade disputes ?  Will the Fed keep its independence? How can the president repeal Obamacare and Dodd-Frank, while fostering a new era of deregulation?  Will the U.S. build up bigger and bigger debts without tackling entitlements?  What’s at stake for the economy, the financial markets and geopolitics, amid foreign policy crises in Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela, and China.

7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Taste of STA Chicago - featuring food stations serving Chicago favorites, a casino night and music

1512 N. Fremont St, Suite 104   Chicago, IL 60642