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ADAM BARON
Director of Big Data Quantitative Research, StarMine

Adam J. Baron is the Director of Big Data Quantitative Research for StarMine, a Thomson Reuters brand. He utilizes distributed machine learning techniques to build quantitative finance models that can predict events which
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AIDA MEHONIC
Financial Services Lead, ASI Data Science

Dr Aida Mehonic is a Principal and a Financial Services Lead at ASI Data Science. After her PhD, she worked at UBS and at J.P. Morgan, firstly as a derivatives structurer and subsequently as a strategist developing quantitative
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MARTIN FROEHLER
CEO, Quantiacs

Starting with US stocks in high school, continuing through his mathematics education, and culminating as head of a quantitative research firm in Zurich, Martin has over 20 years of experience with the markets. As former manager
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PATRICIA HALPER CFA
Partner & Co-CIO – Equities, Chicago Equity Partners

Ms. Halper oversees all of Chicago Equity Partners’ equity products as well as the equity portfolio management and quantitative research groups. Previously, she was a member of the quantitative research team. Prior to joining
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MICHAEL O'ROURKE
Head of Machine Intelligence, NASDAQ

Mike O’Rourke has spent 18 years of his two-decade long career in technology at Nasdaq. Now, as Global Head of Machine Intelligence and Data Services, he leads Nasdaq’s machine intelligence development group—Nasdaq’s
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MANOJ NARANG
Founder & CEO, Mana Partners LLC

Manoj Narang is the founder and CEO Mana Partners LLC. Mr. Narang was previously the founder, CEO, and Chief Investment Strategist of Tradeworx, Inc, where he created and managed the firm’s HFT and quant hedge
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CHRISTINA DOLAN
Founder and CEO, InsideChains

In the early days of the Internet, MIT Media Lab alumna, Engineer and Computer Scientist, Cristina Dolan, co-founded OneMain.com, which grew to be the tenth largest ISP after a successful IPO. At OneMain,
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MICHAEL WEINBERG
Senior Managing Director, Protege Partners

For more than two decades Michael has invested directly at the security level and indirectly as an asset allocator in traditional and alternative asset classes.
He is the Chief Investment Strategist at Protege Partners,
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PETER HAFEZ
Chief Data Scientist, RavenPack

Peter Hafez is the head of data science at RavenPack. Since joining RavenPack in 2008, he’s been a pioneer in the field of applied news analytics bringing alternative data insights to the world’s top banks and hedge funds.
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J. MORGAN SLADE
CEO, CloudQuant

Morgan has over 20 years of experience as a trader, portfolio manager, executive and entrepreneur in
the financial services industry. His current role is CEO of FinTech start-up CloudQuant.com, a cloudbased
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VINESH JHA
CEO, ExtractAlpha

Vinesh founded ExtractAlpha in 2013 in Hong Kong with the mission of bringing analytical rigor to the analysis and marketing of new data sets for the capital markets.
From 1999 to 2005, Vinesh was the Director of
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GUILLAUME VIDAL
CEO, Walnut Algorithms

Guillaume is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Walnut Algorithms, a technology start-up focused on applying the latest advances in data science and machine learning research to systematic investment strategies.
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HENRY PANG
Head Research Strategist, Global Sigma

Henry is the head Research Strategist for Global Sigma. Global Sigma, launched in 2009, has become one of the most active managers of the weekly option contracts in the industry. Prior to
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SCOTT KERSON
Head of Systematic Strategies, Gresham Investment Management

J. Scott Kerson is Head of Systematic Strategies at Gresham Investment Management, LLC. Scott is responsible for strategy research and business development across Gresham’s quantitative
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MICHAEL OVED
Founder, Swap Protocol

Mr. Oved is a founder of the Swap Protocol, a decentralized, peer-to-peer token trading protocol on the Ethereum blockchain. He is passionate about a future where people fearlessly
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DR. HAMISH MACALISTER
Portfolio Manager & Deputy CIO, Firth Investment Management

Hamish is the Deputy CIO for Firth Investment Management, and portfolio manager of Firth Asian Systematic Equities Fund. Prior to joining Firth, Hamish was Head of Research for Maiora
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MICHELLE KNUDSEN
Senior Principal, Partners Capital

Michelle Knudsen is a Senior Principal at Partners Capital, having joined in 2010. Partners Capital is an Outsourced Investment Office managing approximately $18B in assets for highly
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ADAM DUNCAN
Senior Investment Director, Cambridge Associates

Adam is the Head of Portfolio Modeling and Quantitative Research and is a Partner and Managing Director in Cambridge Associates’ Boston office. He specializes in portfolio risk
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DR. DAVID MARTIN
Chairman, M*CAM International

Dr. David Martin is the founder of the world’s top performing public equity index – the CNBC IQ100 powered by M·CAM – out-performing the Dow, NASDAQ, and S&P. His long-only quantitative
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JONATHAN LARKIN
Chief Investment Officer, Quantopian

Jonathan Larkin is the Chief Investment Officer at Quantopian. He directs Quantopian's investment strategy, leading the effort to identify, select, and allocate capital to investment algorithms created
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SCOTT CROWDER
Chief Technical Officer and Vice President, Quantum Computing

Scott Crowder is currently Chief Technical Officer and Vice President, Quantum Computing, Technical Strategy and Transformation for IBM Systems. His responsibilities include leading the
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RYAN RUGG
Director, R3

Ryan Rugg is a Director in R3’s lab and research center, spearheading North American business development focused on asset managers and the insurance industry. She is responsible for the
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JEFF HOLMAN
CIO, Sentient Investment Management

Jeff Holman is chief investment officer at Sentient Investment Management, the trading and investment arm of Sentient Technologies. He joined Sentient from Highbridge Capital
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JACKIE ROSNER
Managing Director, Head of Global Macro and Systematic Trading Strategies, PAAMCO Prisma

Jackie Rosner (New York) joined the firm in 2013 and is a member of the Portfolio Management team, with a specific focus on global macro,
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MAXIMILIAN ROOS
CIO, Sixty Capital

Max is CIO of Sixty Capital, a market-neutral systematic equities fund. Sixty trades individual stocks based on price impacts from investor flows, particularly uninformed flows from passive allocations such as ETFs.
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MITCHELL DONG
President & CEO, Pythagoras Investment Management

Mitchell Dong is a private investor and runs his family investment office. He is a serial entrepreneur who has started a dozen businesses over the last
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BETH KRAMER
Partner, Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Beth Kramer focuses her practice on investment management and securities law. She regularly advises investment advisers on the formation and ongoing management of funds and on the Read More…


WILLIAM LIBBY
Head of Electronic Quant Sales in the Americas, Goldman Sachs

William Libby is Head of Electronic Quantitative Sales and Systematic Market Making Sales in the Americas.  Mr. Libby’s team is responsible forRead More…


TOM DUCROT
Founder, Fides + Ratio

Tom is the Founder of Fides + Ratio, a consulting and investment firm at the cross road of technology and finance. Tom served as an Executive Director in Capital Introductions for
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RICH BROWN
CEO, WorldQuant’s Virtual Research Center

Richard Brown is an executive and entrepreneur with expertise in commercializing leading-edge, technology-based business ventures, largely for early-stage, undefined markets. Currently, Rich is
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TOM EVANS
Sr. Director of Strategic Accounts, Planet

Tom Evans is the Sr. Director of Strategic Accounts at Planet. He and his team focus on providing a new and impactful data set to the financial, insurance and technology sectors.
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