Generation Data

CME Group Invites You

To join us at Tech Talk 6.0:  Generation Data for an evening of innovation-driven discussions with technology thought leaders in the trading industry and beyond.

The annual event brings together industry leaders and experts who are pushing the boundaries of emerging and disruptive financial technology markets in areas such as cultivated big data, virtual/augmented reality, machine learning and much more.

Event Details


Thursday, September 14, 2017



Registration: 3:30 p.m. CT
Event: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
Networking Reception: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. CT



Museum of Broadcast Communications
360 N. State St.
Chicago, IL


Registration is now closed. Please contact Gina DelFavero if you are interested in attending this event.

Event Topics

Tech talk 6.0 aims to provide insightful and thought-provoking content covering:

Alternative Data

For the past few years, big data has been a big topic. With real-time access to unprecedented amounts of data, the focus has shifted to cultivating, visualizing and using it. Tech Talk 6.0 will look at how the financial community harnesses non-traditional data sets and recent advancements in derived data and analytic tools.


Innovation in the Cloud

With wide spread adoption of cloud technologies, quantitative finance has started leveraging the cloud for storing, studying and transferring data. As this area continues to develop, it is important to understand how using the cloud can potentially revolutionize the way we access and work with financial information.

Trending FinTech

New technology is constantly on the horizon. From digital assets to true automation, 2017 looks to usher in plenty of opportunities for FinTech start-ups and consumers. Take a closer look at what is new in FinTech and learn about use cases currently being implemented in the financial markets.


Analytics: From Sports to Finance

After a century, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series! Through analyzing player data, the Cubs’ management team was finally able to create a winning lineup to capture the Championship. Learn more about the Cubs’ winning data strategy and how these same techniques can be incorporated into financial business development.

Event Agenda


3:30 – 4:00 Registration

4:00 – 4:05 Welcome

CME Group

4:05 – 4:35 Special Guest Speaker – Julie Armstrong Hosts a Discussion with Jed Hoyer

Jed Hoyer – Executive Vice President and General Manager, Chicago Cubs
Julie Armstrong - Executive Director, Global Head of Market Technology Services, CME Group

4:40 – 5:10 Economic Outlook

Blu Putnam – Chief Economist, CME Group

5:20 – 5:30 A word from our Sponsor (Colt)

5:35 – 5:55 Alternative Data Panel

John Han - Head of Research & Analysis, Orbital Insight
David Potere - CEO and Co-Founder, Tellus Labs
Moderator: David Gresky – Senior Director, Market Technology Sales, CME Group

6:05 – 6:35 Keynote Presentation by Google

Ulku Rowe – CTO Technical Director, Financial Services, Google Cloud

6:40 – 6:50 Closing Remarks

CME Group

7:00 – 8:30 Networking Reception

*Schedule is subject to change.


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