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TRG Screen went full speed at WFIC 2022

The 2022 World Financial Information Conference (WFIC) took place October 16-19 at the Hilton Hotel in Prague.  The week was filled with tours of the city, cocktail parties, panel discussions, slot car racing, and much more. 

WFIC 2022 - Prague

Getting the Party Started πŸ₯‚

TRG Screen kicked off the week with a Drinks and Canapes Reception in the 'Hop House' Brewery on Sunday evening. Our guests enjoyed an evening of beer, networking with colleagues and live music from the band 'Twin Sisters'. We danced and sang the night away (so good, so good, so good 🎻🎀) - what a great start to WFIC 2022. 

Stay ON TRACK with your market data spend 🏎🏁

Over the three days, things got exciting at TRG Screen's booth as our slot car racing competition got underway. Participants could experience how to:

➑ Stay ON TRACK with their market data spend
➑ SPEED UP their market data management processes
➑ REV UP their market data insights
➑ DRIVE DOWN their market data expenses

Did you have a go on the track? It was great to see so many of you stop by our booth to take part in the slot car racing or simply say 'hello' to the team. Congratulations to all the prize winners over the 3 days, it was a fierce competition. 

WFIC Blog - Booth  (1)

Keynote Speeches, Roundtables & Panel Discussions πŸ—£

The three day agenda was filled with networking, keynote speeches by industry leaders, discussion rooms with roundtables & panels on key industry topics. These covered a wide range of topics such as ESG, diversity & inclusion, AI, cryptocurrency data, to name a few. 

Catherine Clay, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Data and Access Solitons at CBOE Markets opened the event with a keynote speech on 'Anything to Anything: Future opportunities for data and information provisioning', this was followed by further exclusive panel discussions and keynotes from global market leaders & researchers.

The Keynote 'The Benefits of Exchange' was presented by Dr. Alireza Dorfard, Head of Market Data & Services at Deutsche Borse. Dr. Alireza Dorfard discussed the upward trend in data partnership between data content providers and vendors. 

'Data Democratization in the Digital Age' was another interesting Keynote by Shai Popat, Managing Director, Global Head Product and Commercial Strategy at SIX where he discussed the explosion in demand for data by organisations, applications and individuals.

Special guest Howard Lutick, Chairman & CEO of BGC Partners, Inc., Chairman of Newmark Group, Inc, and Chairman & CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald L.P gave an inspiring presentation on 'Creating a Culture of Resilience'. Howard Lutick spoke about creating the culture of resilience which guided the rebuilding Cantor Fitzgerald following the devastating September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks that claimed the lives of 658 of the firm's 960 New York-based employees, and how this philosophy still provides the bedrock of Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC Partners and their affiliate’s successes

Using Data Catalogs to Handle a LOT of Data

On Tuesday, Trip Wadleigh, Global Head of Relationship Management at TRG Screen moderated the panel  discussion 'How to Handle TMI: Consumers Using Data Catalogs to Handle a LOT of Data'. They discussed how market data professionals are being pushed by their business counterparts for faster access to more data in service of ever more complex use cases, while maintaining clear cost predictability. 

The panel put emphasis on the need to understand what data they already have, what they still need, how the data can be used, and how to quickly get it into users hands. They further discussed how for market data professionals and their business counterparts, data catalogs are emerging as a possible answer.


In the Heart of Prague πŸ’–

The off-site dinner event on Tuesday sponsored by Deutsche Borse Group was a spectacular evening at the Zofin Palace – Island in the Heart of Prague! It was a real highlight of the week.

On Wednesday afternoon WFIC 2022 came to a close with a farewell networking reception sponsored by CME Group. We reflected on a fun week had by all.

Thank you all for making WFIC 2022 one to remember

Thank you for making WFIC 2022 one to remember. You made our party rock on Sunday evening, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.  And a huge thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth to say 'Hi' or to take part in our slot car racing competition. What an exciting contest it was.

See you at WFIC 2024. 

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