Capital Factory - Voltron Room
701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
On Zoom (register for event to receive link)
5:15-6:15 p.m. - Networking
6:15-7:30 p.m. - Presentation
7:30-7:45 p.m. - Q&A
8:00 p.m. - Networking at Upstairs at Caroline
Today’s financial markets are deeply dependent on technology to improve their function and enable expanded access to all participants. But why is technology so fundamental to modern markets? In this month’s Austin Forum, Optiver’s Scott Richardson and Luke Wilson will walk us through the role of financial markets in today’s society and how technologies, like machine learning and reprogrammable hardware, make modern financial markets possible.
About the Speakers
Scott Richardson is the managing partner of Optiver’s Austin office. Optiver is a global proprietary trading firm. In Austin, we develop and run ML-based algorithmic trading strategies in world futures markets. This offices serves as a global HQ for Optiver’s quantitative research and hardware research/engineering. Before moving with Optiver to Austin, Scott ran various algorithmic trading groups at Optiver in Chicago.
Head of Global Research Infrastructure
Luke is the Head of Global Research Infrastructure at Optiver, a global market making firm which works to provide liquidity and stability to financial markets around the world. Prior to Optiver, Luke served as a Distinguished Engineer at Dell Technologies, where he designed High Performance Computing (HPC) & AI solutions and served as the Chief Architect for Omnia, Dell’s HPC/AI solution automation framework. Before that Luke held various roles at the University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) in HPC software development, performance optimization, and training. Luke received his PhD in Computer Science from The University of Texas at San Antonio, and both MS and BS in Computer Science from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.