Even as the financial markets undergo unprecedented turmoil, the drive to lower latency shows no sign of abating. Why is this? Put simply, it’s because low latency technologies enable those competing in the financial markets - whether they be sell-side firms, buy-side firms, exchanges or alternative trading venues - to run ahead of the pack. And to win. Such concepts are explored in the round table debate inside, and we thank those that participated for their insight and wisdom.