Digital Week - Tuesday (EST)

Alternative Data

9:45 am - 10:15 am RORO Regime based ensemble learners & the Holy grail of Factor Investing

Milind Sharma - CEO, QuantZ/ QMIT
  • A regime based Factor Investing framework
  • Ensemble learners towards smart betas & smarter alphas
  • Evidence from the Covid crash & rebound 

Milind Sharma

QuantZ/ QMIT

10:25 am - 10:40 am Practical Use Cases for AI in Trading

Tom Leinberger - High Performance Computing and AI Business Development Manager, CDW

With nearly 13,000 customers in the financial services industry, and over 250,000 customers across segments and geographies, no one understands the technology landscape quite like CDW. Join Tom Leinberger as he shares the most practical and valuable artificial intelligence use cases for trading firms of all sizes. 


Tom Leinberger

High Performance Computing and AI Business Development Manager

  • Now the value of alt data is understood, where do we go from here?
  • Leveraging data from multiple sources and expert research networks
  • Using analysis surrounding people and connectivity to gain deeper insights 

Sante Faustini

Head of Account Management
M Science


Peter Hafez

Chief Data Scientist


Bill Dague

VP of Alternative Data


Chris Petrescu

Founder, CEO
CP Capital

11:50 am - 12:05 pm 2020 Vision: Alternative Data and the COVID Economy

Abraham Thomas - Founder and chief data officer, Quandl
  • Surveying the forces shaping data-driven investing in 2020
  • Challenges and solutions facing data users today
  • Case studies of powerful new data in Quandl’s alternative data catalog 

Abraham Thomas

Founder and chief data officer

12:15 pm - 12:35 pm Elements of Quantamental investing

Brian Chingono - Partner, Verdad Advisers
  •  Improving predictive accuracy by employing multiple models in your security selection process
  • Choosing the right tool for the right job; how to apply ML in a way that supplements linear models
  • Applying the principals of comparative advantage to identify task best handled by humans vs machines 

Brian Chingono

Verdad Advisers

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm Discover, Evaluate, and Implement Data and Solutions with FactSet

Mackenzie Hargrave - Specialist, FactSet Content Strategy
  • Discover vetted and connected content from best-in-breed data providers on Open:FactSet
  • Learn how FactSet's solutions expedite data evaluation, delivery and integration
  • Receive the data you need how and where you want it with flexible delivery options

Mackenzie Hargrave

FactSet Content Strategy

  • Using new data and combined datasets not just to find alpha
  • As acquisition and analysis of alt data is now commonplace, how can we use it for the next big thing?
  • Recapturing alpha – is alt data the only way?

Scott Solomon

Global Head
UBS Evidence Lab


Konstantin Korobkov

Data Technologies Leader
Carlson Capital


Todd Schmucker

Former Director, Data Sourcing & Strategy
Balyasny Asset Management


Gene Ekster

Alternative Data Group


Sunaina Swaminathan

Head of Data Acquisition
M Science