FinTech Exchange 2016 is an annual event focused on Chicago and the crossroads of technology and financial markets. This fast-paced event offers attendees an opportunity to hear from 21 fintech innovators—in one afternoon. Following a sold-out inaugural event in 2015, this year's program features leaders in software, market data, infrastructure, cloud computing, exchanges, trading, venture capital and media.

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FinTech Leaders participating this year:

Google Cloud Platform
Tally Capital
Cantor Exchange

CME Group
Markets Tech LLC
Trading Technologies
Rival Systems
Amazon Web Services
CBOE LiveVol
GX2 Systems
Narrative Science
Alpaca AI
FinTech Sandbox
Alpha Street
Source HOV Tax

Media Coverage for FinTech Exchange 2016:

Photos from the 2015 Inaugural Event:

Venue Six 10 Stunning exterior of Venue SIX10.
Check in Check-in began at noon.
Feinberg Theatre The sold-out event filled up early.
Mark Haraburda Barchart Managing Director Mark Haraburda welcoming attendees.

April 2015: Opening Presentations & FinTech Forecast

The sold-out event kicked off with in-depth presentations from the industry's biggest names, and an insightful FinTech forecast focused on what the industry will be facing in the next three-to-five years.

CME Group CME Group's Julie Menacho on the Exchange view on market technology.
AWS Amazon Web Services Karim Hopper from AWS on innovative technologies for financial services.
IBM Watson Kaveh Massoudian from IBM talking about cognitive computing and big data.

AWS Scott Mullins from AWS explaining disruptive innovation.

April 2015: Lightning Rounds

Fast-paced, <8 minute presentations provided concise information about new services and how firms faced and solved technological challenges.

FinTech Forecast Adam Honoré, Markets Tech, discussing current and near-future challenges, innovations and market drivers.
CME Group Drew Shields, Trading Technologies, talking about how to integrate and embrace new technology.
AWS Amazon Web Services Jeremy Jongsma from Barchart stressing the importance of automation in implementation.
IBM Watson Joe Gits, Social Markets Analytics, speaking on capturing trends from social media.

April 2015: Panel & Reception

FinTech leaders discussed pressing issues and the FinTech ecosystem in Chicago.

FinTech Exchange Panel 1 John Lothian talking with Barchart President Eero Pikat.
FinTech Exchange Panel 2 Panelists Keith Fishe, Trade Forecaster, and Chuck Mackie, Maven Wave Partners.
XR Trading Matt Haraburda from XR Trading.
FinTech Exchange 2015 Reception Cocktail reception after the event in the open landing and atrium.
FinTech Exchange 2015 Networking Barchart CEO Andrew Lowdon chats with an attendee.

FinTech Exchange 2015 Reception2 Attendees meet with colleagues.

Barchart OnDemand Barchart OnDemand is a cloud-based platform for managing and delivering market data and information.

Barchart OnDemand provides financial data APIs to trading software providers, financial services firms, trading firms, media, as well as website and app developers. Barchart OnDemand is also utilized by third-parties for proprietary market data management and distribution/EDM solutions. Learn more at

FinTEx Chicago FinTEx is a collaboration between leading players in financial services and technology to expand Chicago’s role as a center of innovation. While Chicago has a storied history in financial services innovation and exciting things are happening now, the city is viewed as being on the periphery. Chicago is being overshadowed by centers like New York, London and Silicon Valley. Even companies in Chicago tend to look elsewhere for potential partners, not realizing what's happening next door.

FinTEx Chicago will help companies of all sizes take advantage of the power of adjacency through the formation of a business cluster focused on FinTech and FinServ in Chicago. This will allow participating companies to improve their businesses by becoming productive and more innovative. Learn more at FinTEx Chicago.

Announcing FinTech Exchange 2016

FinTech Exchange Conference Set for April 21, 2016 in Chicago

Featuring Google, Quandl, CME Group, CBOE Holdings, Trading Technologies, Cantor Exchange, Barchart, Tally Capital, Rival Systems, MarketsTech, Nadex, Narrative Science,, Esentire, Alpaca, GX2 Systems, SourceHOV Tax and more

January 28, 2016 – Today, Barchart, a leading provider of market data and financial technology solutions, announced FinTech Exchange 2016, 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 onstage 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."