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Thursday, November 12 • 12:55pm - 1:25pm
Leveling the Market Data Playing Field with OpenMAMA - Frank Quinn, Cascadium Ltd. & Nigel Phelan, JP Morgan Chase

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Market data is a tricky business to deal with. It is the life blood of so many financial organizations, yet it tends to be under constant pressures which end up shaping its structure organically over time. What can start off as a fairly straightforward “service” can turn into a “platform” very quickly. Platforms need to be low latency, but high bandwidth; flexible but deterministic; progressive but backwards compatible; easy to access but easy to audit. The inevitable truth is that multiple technologies, software stacks, partners and vendors will need to play nicely with each other. If not now, then in the (not too distant) future.
This is where OpenMAMA comes in to help provide a single way to access each of these services. Application software is written once, then can access a variety of market data vendors with no code changes. Not even a recompile.
This talk will introduce OpenMAMA, how it is put together and how it helps reduce cost, complexity and vendor lock-in where it is used. It will also assert that OpenMAMA as an excellent conduit through which market data providers can sell their services on a level playing field without customers needing to worry about costly migrations - either now or in the future.

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Nigel Phelan

Chief Architect, Market Data Services, JP Morgan Chase
Nigel has been working in the financial services industry for over 20 years and in market data for more than 15. He currently works in the central market data team at JP Morgan Chase and is responsible for market data product strategy.  An experienced infrastructure engineer, Nigel... Read More →
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Frank Quinn

Founder Cascadium Ltd and OpenMAMA Maintainer, Cascadium Ltd.
Frank has been working with Market Data and other financial technologies for over 15 years. He has held various roles across Wombat, NYSE, and Vela including Regional Support Manager, Product Manager, Principle Software Engineer and Research and Development Manager. His development... Read More →

Thursday November 12, 2020 12:55pm - 1:25pm EST
Open Projects (Technical) Theater