Digital Week - Wednesday (EST)

Machine Learning Case Studies

9:45 am - 10:15 am Machine Learning Prediction of Recessions: An Imbalanced Classification Approach

Al Yazdani - Senior AI Professional, Senior AI Professional

Al Yazdani

Senior AI Professional
Senior AI Professional

10:25 am - 10:40 am Delivering value from AI and alternative data for aspiring quantamental managers

Neil Chapman - CEO, Exabel
  • Interest in deriving value from Alt data and AI has never been greater
  • Market participants point to Technology, Talent and Infrastructure as key barriers to progress
  • Learn in this session how PMs and Analysts can use a cloud-delivered service to overcome these barriers and land tangible value without needing to build inhouse capability.

Neil Chapman


  • Identifying at what point human intervention is necessary
  • Avoiding building models on spurious relationships

Denis Vritov

Head of Machine Learning Research
7 Chord


Stan Yakoff

Head of Americas Supervision


Ben Steiner

Global Fixed Income
BNP Paribas Asset Management

11:50 am - 12:05 pm Event driven strategies with enhanced forward-looking calendar data

Anju Marempudi - Founder and CEO, EventVestor

Anju Marempudi

Founder and CEO

12:15 pm - 12:35 pm Alpha, Risk and Customer Satisfaction: Advance in AI for Natural Language

John Ashley - Director, Global Financial Services Strategy, NVIDIA

Exciting progress in AI for natural language has been made in the past year. Models that work with language in context are demonstrating human or better level ability to respond to questions and process language. NVIDIA will cover the key moment that spurred this progress, and talk about how it can be applied across the industry to provide richer information to discretionary or systematic trading.

They will talk about how these advances can be used to provide new information for risk analytics, and how firms are starting to leverage these models to improve the customer service experience.

You will leave with an understanding of what changed, why it matters, and how you can get started leveraging this for your own problems.  


John Ashley

Director, Global Financial Services Strategy

  • Assessing different sentiment techniques to extract signal from text
  • Applying NLP to transcripts of US, non-US and EM companies to predict stock returns 

Yuyu Fan

Data Scientist
Alliance Bernstein


Andrew Chin

Chief Risk Officer and Head of Quantitative Research