Exactpro CEO Highlights AI Testing Expertise at FIA Conference

May 31, 2024

John Lothian

John Lothian

Executive Chairman and CEO

May 31, 2024

BOCA RATON, Fla. (JLN) – At the recent FIA International Futures Industry Conference, Exactpro Systems CEO Iosif Itkin discussed the company’s AI-enabled software testing services and expertise during an interview with John Lothian News for the JLN Industry Leader video series sponsored by Wedbush.

Itkin revealed that one of the largest trading platform implementations in the world went live seamlessly into production when COVID-19 hit, giving mature clients an additional line of defense to complement their internal teams. Less mature clients building new exchange platforms could rely on Exactpro’s expertise in large-scale, reliable system development.

Exactpro focuses on functional and non-functional testing of financial market products operating at microsecond latencies, where distributed systems exhibit non-deterministic and unpredictable behavior. Itkin explained that their experience testing exchanges and clearing platforms directly applies to testing AI-based systems, which also rely on huge data volumes and exhibit non-deterministic behavior.

The company leverages large data volumes and computational capacities to provide actionable insights about technology, helping humans better understand complex systems, he said. Exactpro’s areas of expertise include low-latency protocol testing, market data feeds, and working with industry organizations to convert protocols into machine-readable formats for test generation.

Itkin emphasized that accurate and relevant information about technology is crucial, likening it to performing surgery without diagnosis or trading without market data. By providing objective information, Exactpro helps clients make better decisions on building and operating their platforms, contributing to transformation programs as an information service provider.

Regarding diverse regulatory environments, Itkin said Exactpro focuses on the commonalities and distinctions between exchanges and clearing houses, leveraging their expertise while exploring client-specific areas.

Crisis memory, geopolitics and the risks of financial contagion

Crisis memory, geopolitics and the risks of financial contagion

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff When Jack A. Wing died in 2011, I realized the industry was losing some of the pioneers of the financial futures era. Wing founded the masters program in financial engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology,...

We visit more than 100 financial news websites daily (Would YOU do that?)

The Spread

Todays  Options Newsletter

The Stock Market Has Rarely Been This Sleepy

Lead Stories The Stock Market Has Rarely Been This Sleepy Gunjan Banerji - The Wall Street Journal It's eerily calm out there in the stock market. The Cboe Volatility Index, or VIX, dropped below 12 last week, a nearly five-year low. The gauge, based on options prices...

Now Read This

John Lothian: Week in Review (June 17-21, 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (June 17-21, 2024)

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK

Opinion: Class-Action Lawsuit Against CME Group Holds Disruptive Potential to Membership Prices, Future Deals and CME Leadership

A long-standing certified class-action lawsuit against CME Group, filed by members of the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange, poses a potential threat to the exchange group’s membership market. A mediated settlement, encouraged by the judge, could reshape how trading rights are offered at the exchange and potentially benefit a class of shareholders, whose B-shares have declined while A-share values rose.

ASEAN exchange leaders discuss transition finance and the economic shift to net zero

ASEAN exchange leaders discuss transition finance and the economic shift to net zero

In a recent roundtable on transition finance with the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), JLN spoke with three dynamic leaders representing exchanges from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), all members of the World Federation of Exchanges. Speaking with us were Dr. Soraphol Tulayasathien, senior executive vice president, Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET); Dr Hezri Adnan, current director, group sustainability of Bursa Malaysia; and Laurent Poirot, head of product strategy and development at SGX. Contributing to the conversation were Nandini Sukumar, CEO of the WFE and Victoria Powell, senior manager – ESG, regulatory affairs for the WFE.

Regulatory Uncertainty Clouds Options Market Innovation

Regulatory Uncertainty Clouds Options Market Innovation

David Dooman, head of options at Dash Financial, a subsidiary of ION Group, expressed concerns about the impact of regulatory uncertainty on the options markets during an interview at the Options Conference in Asheville, NC.  Dooman highlighted several key issues stifling innovation and offered recommendations to address the industry’s challenges.

John Lothian: Week in Review (June  10-14, 2024)

John Lothian: Week in Review (June 10-14, 2024)

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK

The role of the FCM: Futures Discovery EP 10

Today, we’re immersing ourselves in a detailed exploration of the pivotal role of Futures Commission Merchants, commonly known as FCMs. These financial intermediaries play a crucial role in facilitating futures and options trading, serving as a linchpin in the complex web of derivative markets. Understanding the intricate responsibilities and functions of FCMs is essential for navigating the dynamic landscape of modern financial systems.