Conference sponsors


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RavenPack is the leading big data analytics provider for financial services. Financial professionals rely on RavenPack for its speed and accuracy in analyzing large amounts of unstructured content. The company’s products allow clients to enhance returns, reduce risk or increase efficiency by systematically incorporating the effects of public information in their models or workflows. RavenPack’s clients include the most successful hedge funds, banks, and asset managers in the world.


In the new era of artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning is shaping our world like no other computing model in history. Search engines, interactive speech, and video recommendations are just a few of the many AI-based services we use every day. From self-driving cars to more accurate medical diagnosis, the potential of intelligent machines is endless.


Everything we do aims to identify unique sources of alpha. BattleFin is an alternative asset management firm that uses technology and data science to produce uncorrelated absolute returns for our firm and our investors. Our proprietary data analytics and distributed community of investment talent sets us apart. 

We use our BattleFin Stadium Technology App to source alternative data companies and machine learning and AI liquid investment strategies. BattleFin Asset Management develops internal alternative data and machine learning strategies as well as invests in external strategies. Top strategies are displayed at our Discovery Day Events for 1 on 1 meetings with investors. These events are held 3 times a year in Palo Alto in October, The Nobu Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach on January 30th and 31st, 2018 and aboard the Intrepid, Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City on June 21st, 2018. These events are where our community comes alive. We are currently incubating 12 liquid investment strategies.


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2iQ Research is a leading behavioral finance research firm focused on collecting most accurate and timely global director dealings data for alpha generating models & research. They offer you a number of very useful alpha-generating tools designed to help investors make informed decisions and screen for investment opportunities. With 2iQ, you can choose from a wide array of services, ranging from web access with customisable tools and views to tailor-made solutions including data feeds.

Credit Suisse logo

Credit Suisse AG is one of the world's leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies (referred to here as 'Credit Suisse'). As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse offers clients its combined expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management. Credit Suisse provides advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients globally, as well as to retail clients in Switzerland. Credit Suisse is headquartered in Zurich and operates in over 50 countries worldwide. The group employs approximately 46,230 people. The registered shares (CSGN) of Credit Suisse's parent company, Credit Suisse Group AG, are listed in Switzerland and, in the form of American Depositary Shares (CS), in New York. Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at www.credit-suisse.com.

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Founded over 100 years ago, Hitachi is a recognized global technology leader with over 335,000 employees working at more than 1,000 Hitachi Group Companies in 70 countries. Their employees have made Hitachi one of the most respected brands on the planet.

Digital transformation improves enterprises’ cost-efficiency, time to market, customer experience, and revenue through better data management. Hitachi Data Systems uses data to power the digital enterprise.

JP Morgan Chase & Co logo

For over 200 years, JPMorgan Chase & Co has provided innovative financial solutions for consumers, small businesses, corporations, governments and institutions around the world. Today, they are a leading global financial services firm with operations servicing clients in more than 100 countries. Whether they are serving customers, helping small businesses, or putting our skills to work with partners, we strive to identify issues and propose solutions that will propel the future and strengthen both their clients and their communities.

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Kinetica is a GPU-accelerated, in-memory analytics database that delivers truly real-time response to queries on large, complex and streaming data sets: 100x faster performance at 1/10 of the hardware of traditional databases. Kinetica’s fully distributed architecture and simplified data structures lead to more predictable scale out on industry-standard hardware. In-database analytics via user-defined functions (UDFs) open the way for converged AI and BI workloads accelerated by GPUs. Kinetica comes with native geospatial and visualization pipeline for interactive location-based analytics. 



With over 4.5 million users, Anaconda is the world’s most popular Python data science platform. Anaconda, Inc. continues to lead open source projects like Anaconda, NumPy and SciPy that form the foundation of modern data science. Anaconda’s flagship product, Anaconda Enterprise, allows organizations to secure, govern, scale and extend Anaconda to deliver actionable insights that drive businesses and industries forward.

data bricks logo

Databricks’ vision is to empower anyone to easily build and deploy advanced analytics solutions. Founded by the team who created Apache® Spark™, the powerful open source data processing engine, we provide a Virtual Analytics Platform to simplify data integration, real-time exploration, and robust deployment of production applications.

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Dataminr are the leading real-time information discovery company. They have the ability to find and deliver information faster than any other source have completely revolutionized the information discovery space. Dataminr transforms the Twitter stream into actionable alerts, identifying the most relevant information in real-time for clients in Finance, News, Corporate Security, and the Public Sector. Using powerful, proprietary algorithms, Dataminr instantly analyzes all public tweets and delivers the earliest warning for breaking news, real-world events, off-the-radar content and emerging trends. Dataminr alerts you to information first, so you stay one step ahead.


Established in 2013, Global Tone Communication Technology Co., Ltd. (GTCOM) is the world's leading company in big data and artificial intelligence. With "Language connects the World , Data inspires the Future" as the objective, GTCOM has developed machine translation, speech recognition, image recognition, semantic search, knowledge graph, as well as big data analysis and visualization, and has, on this basis, built the state-of-the-art "YeeCloud" language ecosystem and "YeeSight" big data ecosystem.

GTCOM has launched a Multi-Lingual Machine Translation Platform, Global Big Data Analysis Platform and other products, providing tailor-made big data solutions such as Insider (Standard), JoveBird (Financial), and Public Safety etc. for governments, news media, financial investors and other industrial users around the world.

m science logo

M Science is a data-driven research and analytics firm, uncovering new insights for leading financial institutions and corporations. We are revolutionizing research, discovering new data sets and pioneering methodologies to provide actionable intelligence from alternative data. Our research teams have decades of expertise working with massive amounts of unstructured data to discern critical insights that help clients make smarter, more informed decisions.

M Science was founded as Majestic Research in 2002 and in 2016 was spun out to form M Science, a portfolio company of Leucadia National Corporation


At the core of Societe Generale’s universal banking business model, the Corporate & Investment Bank is a well-diversified and leading player with more than 12,000 professionals and a commercial offer in 37 countries with extensive European coverage and representative offices in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region. 

Standing by its clients across sectors, the Corporate & Investment Bank offers bespoke financial solutions combining innovation, advisory services and high execution quality across four areas of expertise: investment banking, financing, market activities and investor services. 

For more information, visit www.cib.societegenerale.com.



Gaining actionable insight requires the best analytical tools and access to all relevant data. 1010data offers a complete solution that provides both, with the only out-of-the-box, self-service, cross-enterprise insights platform.

More than 850 of the world’s largest companies trust 1010data to manage, share and analyze over 32 trillion rows of data because of the company’s proven ability to deliver results more quickly, easily and accurately than any other solution.

Please visit www.1010data.com for more information.

eagle alpha

The last major change to the investment process was the introduction of expert networks in the late 1990s. Alternative data is the next.

Alternative data is non-traditional data that can be used in the investment process. More specifically it can be defined across the 24 categories of alternative data e.g. consumer transactions, geo-location, satellite and sentiment.

Our founder left Morgan Stanley in 2012 to set up Eagle Alpha with the sole focus of enabling asset managers to obtain alpha from alternative data.


Crux was built to solve the pain of data wrangling by helping firms acquire, explore and transform data with ease. Actionable insights are the life-blood of industry and Crux takes on the burdensome and non-differentiating aspects of our customers’ information supply chains so they can focus on what really matters most for their business. For providers of content and analytics, Crux accelerates sales by enabling direct access to target consumers and reducing friction for them evaluating and acquiring content. With the Crux Informatics Platform, customers benefit from a secure and scalable cloud environment to store, explore and transform data. At Crux, we make data delightful. Visit us at  www.cruxinformatics.com