FISD Level 2: data licensing

  • 3 days
  • Transformation & technology
  • 6 CPD points
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Key reasons to attend

  • Learn the fundamental steps in the data lifecycle

  • Gain insight into the principles of licensing

  • Understand the high-level structures that manage data 

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About the course

This learning event provides participants preparing for the FISD Level 2 examination with a comprehensive understanding of the technical and administrative aspects of the market data industry. Participants will engage in an in-depth exploration of the data lifecycle, with a specific focus on the principles of data licensing and the concepts that govern successful data usage.

By the end of the course, participants will have acquired the necessary in-depth knowledge to take the FISD Level 2 exam.

Flexible pricing options:

  1. Early-bird rate: book in advance and save $200 

  2. 3-for-2 group rate: book three delegates for the price of two and save more than $2,000 

  3. Season tickets: book a team of 10 or more and save up to 50%

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Learning objectives

  • Understand the data lifecycle and the main steps involved
  • Define the fundamental principles of data licensing and the different needs for different situations
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the central components of data usage relationships and how to keep track of changes in different licenses
  • Identify the technological tools used to manage and administer acquired data
  • Successfully engage with vendors, providers and industry groups in the market data space
  • Prepare for the FISD Level 2 exam through case studies and sharing of best practices

Who should attend

This course is primarily aimed at those working in market data sales or data administration. WatersTechnology welcomes anyone who would benefit from this training. Specific job titles in exchanges, vendors, buy and sell side firms, may include but are not limited to: 

  • Exchange data policy manager 

  • Data sales executive 

  • Data purchasing manager 

  • Market data administrator 

  • Market data consultant 

  • Market data auditor  

  • Data sourcing manager 


July 10–12, 2023

Time zones: Emea/Americas


  • Overview of data licensing

  • Understanding the data lifecycle

  • Understanding different uses require different licences

  • Principles of licensing (part one)

  • Contracts and licence agreements

  • Principles of licensing (part two)

  • Administration, compliance and pricing concepts

  • New and emerging issues


November 27 – 29, 2023

Time zones: Emea/Americas



R. "Tee" Williams

Principal and owner

Tee Williams Associates


This course is CPD (Continued Professional Development) accredited. One credit is awarded for every hour of learning at the event.

Pre-reading materials

The WatersTechnology and resources below have been selected to enhance your learning experience:

  • JP Morgan fast-tracks market data licensing tools - Read article

  • Digital rights group debuts ODRL, plans common tech framework - Read article

  • Data is boring, right? A look at some innovative market data projects underway - Read article

To access some of the above articles you need to have a current subscription to If you don’t have one now, please subscribe to a free trial


July 10 – 12, 2023

Virtual, EMEA / Americas



November 27 – 29, 2023

Virtual, EMEA / Americas



Early-bird Price

Ends October 27
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