MarketsWiki Education is back for a fourth year in Chicago, and this year’s lineup is as strong as ever.  Note: Registration for these events have closed. Have a look at our speaker/session list, and stay tuned to to see the release schedule for each speaker’s video presentation.

For more information about MarketsWiki Education, click HERE. To see a full list of past sessions, visit our YouTube channel.

Session 1, July 12, 3-4:30 pm
CME Auditorium, 20 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago

Welcome Address by CME Group

A John Lothian & Co. Overview, by COO Doug Ashburn 

Kate Maehr, CEO, Greater Chicago Food Depository   
Volunteerism: Good for the community and good for you!

  • Giving back is good for the body and the mind
  • Service benefits companies and careers
  • Volunteers build a healthier, stronger community for all

Rob D’Arco, CEO, Rival Systems
Technology: the Center of the (Financial) World

  • Innovation, incubation, monetization
  • HFT, the cloud, and big data
  • Fintech revolution and your career

Lisa Dunsky, Senior Compliance Officer, OCC
Why You Should Embrace Career Setbacks

  • Setbacks teach you things you can’t learn any other way.
  • Setbacks can propel you forward, out of your comfort zone.
  • Embracing setbacks enables you to thrive, instead of just survive.

Christian Domin, Managing Director, Glenstar Properties
The Need for Office Space and Associated Risks

  • Your Office – Why and Where
  • Keys to finding value in office space
  • The benefits and risks of term


Session 2, July 14, 3-4:30 pm
CME Auditorium, 20 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago

Drew Shields, Chief Technology Officer, Trading Technologies
Next-Generation Product Development

  • requires people who are hungry
  • demands that you challenge the status quo

Walt Lukken, President and CEO, Futures Industry Association
The New Normal?

  • Uncertainty in Politics and Markets
  • Navigating this Environment
  • Getting Back to Growth

Rumi Morales, Executive Director, CME Ventures
The Fintech Factor

  • Setting the stage for venture capital in Chicago, the fintech hub of the U.S.
  • From artificial intelligence to adaptive security, where is technology headed in the financial sector
  • How innovative fintech is impacting CME Group and those that trade in our markets

Jeff Levoff, Partner, DRW
The Trading Industry

  • What would Groucho Marx say?
  • What would the lead guitarist from U2 say?
  • And what would Yogi Berra say?

Karen Wuertz,  SVP of Strategic Planning and Communications, National Futures Association
Opportunity Behind Many Doors

  • Opportunity Knocks Where You May Not Be Looking
  • Regulatory/Compliance Opportunities May Be More Interesting than You Think
  • Turning Opportunities into Jobs and Careers

Maureen Downs, President, Rosenthal Collins Group
The Role of the Mentor

  • The Myth of the Mentor
  • The Ideal Mentor
  • Self-Mentoring

Session 3, July 15, 3-4:30 pm
Trading Technologies, 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Chicago
Networking reception immediately following, at TT’s Tech Tap

JJ Kinahan, Managing Director, TD Ameritrade
Seeing Opportunity Everywhere in the Market

  • Opportunity is available in a variety of careers
  • Opportunity is available in products
  • Opportunity is most heavily related to attitude

Lanre Sarumi, CEO, RiskBone
Success Mindset for the Financial Industry

  • Succeeding while riding the popular trends in the financial sector
  • Succeeding in niche areas of finance industry
  • Succeeding wherever you find yourself

Tayloe Draughon, MD Product Design, Neurensic

Tracy Raben, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, OCC
Talent Management and Culture Transformation

Peter Nabicht, President and COO, 12Sided Technology
The Implied Job Descriptions in Finance

  • the death of “not my job”
  • systems analysis for fun and profit
  • the shared responsibility of well functioning markets



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