The list of interesting speakers was long, featuring many highly senior industry representatives. While spanning the broad view on today’s post-trade landscape – including its always important regulatory drivers – the event would inevitably be putting heavy emphasis on the many criss-crossing trends of digitalisation.

Blockchain goes everyday

Johann Palychata, head of blockchain at BNP Paribas Securities Services, provided overview of how the new digital wave will transform post trade. Michael Osman of Nasdaq described the world-renouned experimental blockchain integration project Ubin, performed for Singapore’s exchange and central bank to integrate one money chain and one asset chain into a full delivery-versus-payment platform.

Sweden-based blockchain collaboration Nordic Fund Ledger performed a demo Wednesday afternoon. And to definitely send us off with minds wide open to change, IBM Sweden’s Mikael Haglund eventually mapped the outlook for quantum computing – a phenomenon that could soon radically challenge traditional data security.

Building that learning culture

In the less technical end of topics Mirtha Kastrapeli, head of State Street’s Center for Applied Research, discussed what it takes to a create a true learning culture in the investment industry. Ingrid Garin, managing director of BNY Mellon Markets, put light on the massive change induced by the new margin rules for non-cleared OTC derivative trades.

So far just a pick of all participants who would have deserved mentioning. The program started Wednesday afternoon, at Felix Konferansesenter.