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FISD Alternative Data Forum

October 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday, October 4, 2018
2:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Registration and Networking

2:30 P.M. - 2:35 P.M.

FISD Introduction

Tracey Shumpert, FIA, Vice President of Membership and Programs, FISD

2:35 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

AWS: Host Welcome and Conversations on Alternative Data in the Cloud

Julie Hutchinson, Capital Markets Segment Lead for Global Financial Solution Partners at AWS, will introduce a series of live use cases that work backwards from customers to address creating, sourcing, delivering and managing alternative, 3rd party and unstructured data sets in the cloud.


Julie Hutchinson, Capital Markets Business Development – Exchanges & Trading Platforms , Amazon Web Services


Tim Harrington, Co-Founder & CEO, BattleFin

Ian Rosen, CEO, Stocktwits, Inc.

Aaron Walters, Senior Director, Global Data Licensing Services, CME Group

Francis Wenzel, CEO, TickSmith

3:00 P.M. - 3:05 P.M.

Member Briefing: ETF Global

Jim Gregory, Director of Business Development, ETF Global

3:05 P.M. - 3:10 P.M.

Member Briefing: EventVestor

Anju Marempudi, Founder & CEO, EventVestor

3:10 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Sourcing Alternative Data: Opportunities and Challenges

The incumbent market data role has evolved in the shadow of the financial crisis, prioritizing skill-sets necessary for cost-cutting, efficiencies, and regulatory change.  However, the new day represented by alternative data is already here.  While its impacts may not yet be felt by market data mangers outside the quant world, almost all “traditional” players are developing or actively deploying alternative data-dependent strategies.

This panel will outline the new skills required by an alternative data-influenced universe and make the case for why market data managers should fight to be integral to the sourcing process.


Elizabeth Pritchard, Founder , White Rock Data Solutions LLC


Rich Brown, Managing Director, Market Data, Schonfeld

Matt Fitzpatrick, Partner, McKinsey & Company

Norman Niemer, Chief Data Scientist, UBS Asset Management, QED

Kristen Thiede, Senior Vice President, Two Sigma

4:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.


4:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

The Strategic Importance of Data Science

Dan Furstenberg, Global Head of Hedge Fund Distribution and Head of Data Strategy, Jefferies

5:00 P.M. - 5:05 P.M.

Member Briefing: Bronze Drum Consulting

Brian McCallion , Founder and Cloud Architect , Bronze Drum Consulting

5:05 P.M. - 5:25 P.M.

Perspectives on Alternative Data

Jonathan Neitzell, Investor and Board Advisor, Anduril Partners

5:25 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.

FISD Update

Tracey Shumpert, FIA, Vice President of Membership and Programs, FISD

5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Networking Reception


October 4, 2018
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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