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Kx 20th Anniversary
25 September, Kx continues to celebrate its 20th anniversary in NYC after starting the festivities this spring with a dinner in Shanghai, followed by a summer boat trip from Navy Pier in Chicago. For those of you who were able to join us for these events and those who will be celebrating with us in NYC next week, we thank you for sharing this milestone year with us.
8 October, Low Latency Summit. Kx Chief Strategist Simon Garland will be speaking on a panel at this event entitled, "In-Memory in The Real World - Your Competitors are Already There."
Kx welcomes AquaQ Analytics and QuantumKdb as training, consulting and support partners. These firms provide the financial services sector with assistance building and maintaining their kdb+ systems. Please visit them at aquaq.co.uk and quantumkdb.com.
12 November, Low Latency Summit. Kx Senior Engineer Fintan Quill will be speaking on a panel at this U.S. version of the previous month's London conference entitled, "In-Memory in The Real World - Your Competitors are Already There."
Kx attended the 10th Annual High Performance Computing for Wall Street show this month as a guest in the Scalable Informatics booth and as a co-host of a rooftop cocktail party following the conference. The Securities Technology Analysis Center benchmark results are a strong indication of how much demand there is for high-performance hardware on Wall Street.
Kx made news at the Securities Technology Analysis Center summits in Chicago and New York this summer with M3 benchmark results for kdb+ 3.1, which were the fastest seen at that time. Since the summer Kx has been turning out the best times on M3 benchmarks on a variety of hardware. Please check out the official test results here.
Kx and DEVnet hosted two User Group Meetings in Singapore and Hong Kong in August. The audience learned how to use kdb+ for interactive visualization and how to quickly build powerful web front ends with the websocket interface introduced in kdb+ 3.0. Speakers included Nick Psaris from BAML, George Papp from Citi, Hui Li from Marshall Wace, Peggie Zih and Eddie Toh from Intel, Chris Burke, Kx's Director of Asia Pacific and Kim Tang from DEVnet.
15-17 October, European Utility Week in Amsterdam. Kx will be sponsoring the world's largest smart utility exhibition, focusing on renewable energy integration and storage solutions, grid security, and smart cities. Please stop by to meet Kx and DEVnet at Kx booth # 4. G02.
Kx Team News
Kx is pleased to announce that Abby Gruen has returned to the company as Director of Business Development. Her mission will be to find new types of clients in the U.S. and abroad. This appointment marks Abby's second tour with Kx. Her first role at the company was in corporate communications. Since then, she has been working as a journalist for publications such as the Newark Star-Ledger, the New York Times and SNL Financial. We are thrilled to have her back.
The Kx team and our partners hosted multiple quant workshops this summer. Locations included London, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo and Chicago. These events gave attendees a high-level introduction to kdb+ and the q language and provided real-world business and financial examples of kdb+ in practice. For additional information about Kx workshops and other company events, please visit kx.com.
Simon Garland was named to the Institutional Investor 2013 Top Tech 50: Masters of a Volatile Universe. By responding to complexities in the marketplace, the executives on the list are at the forefront of financial technology and they show an uncanny ability to come up with the right solution at the right time.
Fintan Quill talked with Tim Bourgaize Murray at Waters Magazine about the trend of "mini options." He offered an in-depth look at how they are steadily attracting proprietary trading shops beyond the retail investors they were originally built for, by providing the right balance of liquidity and arbitrage opportunities for cross-asset trading.
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