CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Barchart, a leading provider of market data and financial technology solutions, announced FinTech Exchange 2016 (www.fintechchicago.com), its second annual event in Chicago focused on financial technology, and the financial markets and trading. Following a sold-out inaugural event in 2015, the 2016 event on April 21 will focus on the convergence of financial markets, trading and technology. The event features leaders from software, market data, infrastructure, cloud computing, exchanges, trading, venture capital and media in a series of 20 on-stage presentations.
FinTech Exchange is a uniquely formatted event, focusing less on seminars and panels, and more on concise and engaging on-stage presentations. Presenters will highlight the underlying technologies that are key to their business, instead of solely focusing on specific products and services, while also describing ways new technology is helping them innovate and grow. The event is geared towards those involved in the financial markets and trading. Attendees will include: proprietary trading firms, professional traders, market data providers, trading software providers, developers and quants, exchanges, hedge funds, and other financial markets firms.
"The fintech market is moving so quickly that in just a year since our last event, there have been notable changes," said Mark Haraburda, Managing Director at Barchart. "There is more excitement about blockchain as a method to disrupt financial transactions, while the cloud and APIs are lowering costs and creating an environment where smaller firms can create robust technologies."
John Lothian News will provide in-depth coverage of the event. Their coverage of the 2015 event was captured through several articles and videos including "FinTech Exchange 2015: A Chicago Story", "FinTech Chicago Gets Democratic" and "Unchained: How Blockchain and Bitcoin are Going Mainstream".
"The FinTech Chicago event features some of the best and most innovative firms in this space," said Jim Kharouf, president and editor-in-chief of John Lothian News. "These companies not only talk about where their firms are today, but where financial technology is going."
Cloud computing and its impact on trading software and related applications will continue to be a focus at FinTech Exchange 2016, as will new topics like bitcoin, blockchain, artificial intelligence and binary options.
"Barchart's inaugural event gave us an opportunity to showcase how we're pushing the envelope with our new TT platform and learn from other financial technology pioneers," said Drew Shields, CTO of Trading Technologies. "We're looking forward to participating again in FinTech Exchange 2016. Chicago's long-standing position as the capital city of derivatives is fueling a new surge of fintech innovation and there will be much to talk about."
To view the event program, register or learn more, please visit www.fintechchicago.com.
Barchart converts market data, financial data and news into technology solutions for the financial, media and commodity industries. Barchart's products include data feeds, trading software, mobile apps, and financial content and tools. For more information, please visit www.barchartmarketdata.com.
About FinTech Exchange
FinTech Exchange is an annual event where financial markets and technology collide. FinTech Exchange features firms representing software, market data, APIs, exchange technology, mobile, infrastructure, and emerging financial ideas and technologies like cloud computing, binary options, bitcoin and blockchain. The event is uniquely formatted and focuses less on seminars and panels, and more on concise and engaging on-stage presentations.