This year, we hosted 115 developers across three locations for the Symphony Innovate 2019 Hackathons. Talented teams from the Symphony community came together in London, Paris, and New York to develop scalable solutions that bring progress and efficiency to their firms.
Symphony Innovate 2019: Premier Showcase for Automation, Workflows and Secure Team Collaboration
Tomorrow, Symphony Innovate 2019 will bring together more than 600 executives and technology experts from around the world to learn, share, network and discuss the role of technology, security and collaboration in financial services. The 2019 conference, Symphony’s sixth conference, will focus on the theme of “Trust Propels Progress” and will feature presentations from industry leaders about the tools needed to streamline secure collaboration, connect information systems and automate workflow across regulated industries.
We are especially grateful for our 25 sponsors who have partnered with us to help make Innovate a success year after year. Our Platinum sponsors will be presenting their insights and technology on the main stage throughout the day, in addition to having their company on display on the tradeshow floor along with our Gold and Silver sponsor brands.
The Symphony Partner Program fosters an ecosystem of more than 50 innovative companies who share a common goal of developing workflow and content applications and integrations to extend Symphony. These partners offer complementary business applications to Symphony’s platform, and use the backdrop of Innovate to develop key business opportunities and relationships.
“Attending Innovate and connecting with over 600 technology experts from around the world is one of our favorite ways to show off what’s new in the world of pre- and post-trade charting. We are looking forward to sponsoring Innovate 2019,” said Dan Schleifer, CEO of ChartIQ, a Platinum sponsor of Innovate 2019.
“FlexTrade was one of the first Order and Execution Management Systems to integrate Symphony in 2016, and continues to push the boundaries of integrating secure and automated communication for our buy- and sell-side clients,” said Andrew Mahoney, Head of Sales of Flextrade, also a Platinum sponsor. “Integration with Symphony reduces operational risk for our clients, by structuring communication from the trading blotter into chat, and processing responses from counterparties in a systematic way. It also provides the timestamps and transparency into chat communication on the trading desk required by various regulatory regimes, including MiFID II.”
Matthew Cheung, CEO for ipushpull said, “Symphony Innovate offers ipushpull a platform to showcase our latest integrations, bots and workflow solutions to senior decision makers. We’ve been a global sponsor for the last 3 years and will continue to do so, as we always win new business.”
Learn more about our sponsors and partners below.
For over 12 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS services are trusted by millions of active customers around the world to power their infrastructure, make them more agile, and lower costs.
ChartIQ provides HTML5 components and the Finsemble integration platform to banks, brokerages, trading platforms, and financial portals worldwide. Using ChartIQ technology large organizations are able to assemble and integrate different types of applications in hours instead of months. With over 250+ global customers, ChartIQ is one of the fastest growing companies in fintech and serves many of the largest names in finance including Factset, Fidessa, Nasdaq, and eToro to name a few.
FinTech Studios’ cloud platform seamlessly integrates FinTech apps, news, research, financial data and big-data analytics from dozens of cloud partners and millions of websites, online sources and proprietary financial databases in real-time, leveraging advanced machine learning, artificial intelligence and natural language processing (NLP) technology. FinTech Studios was founded in 2014 by Jim Tousignant, the Company’s CEO, who previously was co-founder and President of Multex, a leading online research and financial information platform that went public in 1999 and achieved a market cap of $1.5 billion.
FlexTrade Systems is the global leader in high-performance execution management and order management systems for equities, foreign exchange, options, futures and fixed income. We partner with our clients to bring their expertise and workflows to life.
GreenKey Technologies (GK) develops natural language processing technology that structures voice and chat data while powering automation and insights for banks and trading firms. GK is based in Chicago with offices in New York and London.
Smarsh helps financial services organizations get ahead – and stay ahead – of the risk within their electronic communications. Smarsh has established the industry standard for the efficient review and production of content from the diverse range of channels that organizations now use to communicate. With innovative capture, archiving and monitoring solutions that extend across the industry’s widest breadth of channels, customers can leverage the productivity benefits of email, social media, mobile/text messaging, instant messaging/collaboration, websites and voice while efficiently strengthening their compliance and e-discovery initiatives. A global client base, including the top 10 banks in the United States and the largest banks in Europe, Canada and Asia, manages billions of conversations each month with the Smarsh Connected Suite.
Gold & Silver Sponsors
Adaptive is a software consultancy specializing in real-time trading systems. We design, build and operate business led technology solutions utilizing leading edge technologies.
ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW) is making the world of work, work better for people. Our cloud‑based platform and solutions deliver digital workflows that create great experiences and unlock productivity for employees and the enterprise.
AccessFintech is the industry exception portal, delivering control, transparency and collaboration into the operating models of financial institutions. AccessFintech’s system agnostic Global Exception Network service provides intelligence through analysis of exceptions, association of risks and enabling collaboration on resolution. Linking together in-house technology, incumbent providers and fintech innovation enables customers to view a full lifecycle of actions in a compressed, prioritized and mutualized dashboard. The technology is designed in such a way that clients can quickly and easily adopt the service without significant resource allocation, enabling firms to control their risk management practices while increasing the number of services consumed.
Asia’s Leading AI Fintech startup that builds Deep Learning and Big Data technology for financial markets. Providing “AlpacaForecast”, a platform that predicts market moves and “AlpacaRadar/Search,” a new product that predicts market risk anomaly between cross assets.
Amberdata is a blockchain and digital asset data company. Organizations use market-leading Amberdata to solve their toughest crypto data challenges. Amberdata combines real-time validated blockchain and crypto market data into a unified platform enabling, developers, institutional investors and exchanges to monitor, search and build real-time data-powered applications.
Capacity is a secure, AI-native knowledge sharing platform that empowers teams with instant access to the knowledge they need to do their best work. Capacity connects to enterprise apps, mines company documents and spreadsheets, and captures the tacit knowledge of an organization— making everything instantly accessible through a single platform. Capacity was founded in 2017 by David Karandish and Chris Sims, and is part of the Equity.com incubator.
Since 2004, Daitan clients have trusted us to build core technology, data solutions and software products that scale with real-time performance. As a Symphony partner, Daitan helps maximize the business value of the platform by taking advantage of its extensibility for developing tools and end-to-end workflow automations that increase operational efficiency and lower costs. Clients choose Daitan to deliver quality results, while de-risking projects and accelerating time-to-market.
With over 45 years of experience, DTCC is the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry. From operating facilities, data centers and offices in 16 countries, DTCC, through its subsidiaries, automates, centralizes and standardizes the processing of financial transactions, mitigating risk, increasing transparency and driving efficiency for thousands of broker/dealers, custodian banks and asset managers. Industry owned and governed, the firm simplifies the complexities of clearing, settlement, asset servicing, data management, data reporting and information services across asset classes, bringing increased security and soundness to financial markets.
EFA, a leading FinTech solutions provider. We have been creating investment research software and financial analysis technology for both sell-side and buy-side institutions since 2003. Our mission is to make it easier for our customers to manage, better understand and leverage their financial data and related content.
Fincloud specialises in Financial Technology for the Capital Markets Industry, and offers a container-based platform for both cloud and on-prem deployment, allowing clients to leverage our expertise in Chatbots, Connectivity and Machine Learning.
Our main product is a Fintech Integration platform with a flexible plugin architecture solving the integration needs of clients in the Capital Markets industry. Our clients include Traditional and Alternative Asset Managers, EMS Vendors, Prime-brokers and Equity Research houses. Our clients have been using the platform to distribute research content via chat systems, provide online query functionality and to auto-tag text content for publishing. We also provide general consulting services to major clients, in both Front-Office systems and Post-Trade securities processing.
Founded in 1996, Globanet is a pioneer in eDiscovery, compliance and information governance solutions. Globanet’s portfolio of proprietary enterprise software include Globanet Merge1™, Globanet Migrate™, Globanet Classify™ and Globanet Balance™. Globanet also provides a broad range of eDiscovery, migration and compliance services including system configuration and installation, data migrations and archiving platform health checks.
ipushpull is a real-time workflow automation platform that connects data and applications. Used across sell-side and buy-side for bilateral and multilateral pre-trade negotiation workflow, such as trade axes and package trades, also operations based workflow, such as reconciliations management. ipushpull improves workflow efficiency by allowing data interoperability between Symphony, Excel, databases, cloud services, trading platforms, internal platforms and APIs. ipushpull was a winner of the Symphony Innovation Award 2018.
EarlyBird is Safe, Smart Twitter for Finance. Follow anyone anonymously, use AI-powered SmartTracks to deep-dive when other sources aren’t giving the full story, and stay informed with pre-built financial, economic and political collections. It’s read-only, so there’s no Tweeting, no direct messaging and all received Tweets are recorded for compliance purposes.
Reason is a strategic, professional services partner to Symphony, working with Symphony Market Solutions and platform users to identify, design and create products on the Symphony platform. Our deep understanding of Symphony’s APIs, SDKs, and development environments, coupled with our understanding of the financial technology environment, means we know what considerations are needed for successful product releases. Our Symphony products range from internal workflow management tooling (Symphony SPARC), content distribution (UBS Live Desk), trade reconciliation (ANZ Trade Butler), and development tooling integrations (Jira, BitBucket & Bamboo).
re:infer’s deep learning platform works across pre- and post-trade operations, converting unstructured communications (emails, calls, chats, notes) into structured data in real-time, allowing for analytics and process automation. In the pre-trade environment, re:infer automatically discovers market information, client intent, sentiment, trends and hidden relationships that translate into trading signals for front-office teams. In post-trade operations, re:infer discovers manual processes — quantifying failures, highlighting root-cause drivers of demand, detecting incorrect reference data and enabling straight-through-processing of requests in natural language.
Selerity is a financial technology company using proprietary A.I. to deliver content and data solutions designed to automate inefficient workflows in finance. The Company’s clients range from sophisticated asset management firms and banks on Wall Street to innovative media and technology companies serving retail investors. Selerity’s flagship product, Selerity Context, offers contextual search & automation solutions for the capital markets and digital wealth industries, while the Company’s event data powers trading, risk, and investment models used by retail and institutional investors.
Speakerbus leads the field in creating and delivering world-class, innovative, mission critical voice solutions to global Fortune 1000 corporations within the financial services & command sectors. We provide resilient, high availability solutions, with simplified management and enhanced control from one central location. The iSeries solutions help you leverage & maximise existing investment in unified communications, voice recording & WAN infrastructure, with no hidden cloud network or service costs. Our client base spans 50,000+ users in over 60 countries.
Taskize has a unique service that offers inter-company workflow for financial services. By allowing tickets to be raised in one firm and resolved in another, Taskize replaces email to radically reduce problem resolution timescales. Trusted by over 200 financial institutions in 50 countries, Taskize increases operational productivity and control by enabling clients, colleagues, and counterparties to securely resolve queries efficiently across firms. Taskize’s purpose-built issue resolution workflows and unique Smart Directory™ enables individuals to work with the right people, in the right roles, in the right firms to resolve problems in a timely and compliant manner. Founded in 2012 by the creator of open standard messaging infrastructure for capital markets, Taskize is privately owned and backed by Euroclear.
Terranoha is a ultra-low-latency worldwide financial connectivity provider. With more than 80 pre-connected execution venues and 18 physical servers’ implantations in the most important exchanges and marketplaces around the globe linking to a market proven global network and a solid and reliable 24/7 customer support, Terranoha aims at providing the best low latency connectivity service.
Symphony founder and CEO David Gurlé kicked off the day’s activities with an overview of the main pressures facing the global markets: complexity, inefficiency, cost pressures, and regulation.
As the international Symphony community continues to grow, introducing Meetings for Android is just one of the ways we’re working to make it easy for our users to collaborate–no matter where in the world they are.