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Making Data Science Accessible Video,video

Machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning – all of these tools’ business applications are getting more airplay than ever before. Justin Dickerson, general manager at Data Robot, has a way to make those tools more accessible by opening up access to the manpower needed to deploy them.  After all, data scientists are expensive and their skills are in high demand.   In this video, Dickerson shows how a platform of data scientists can help you identify business trends and issues quickly to help stay in front of the competition.   

In Tumult of Trump, Jon Corzine Seeks a Wall Street Comeback; NYSE blasts Bats plan to compete for end-of-day NYSE stock orders; SEC urged to regulate blockchain John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Futures industry walks to work to support Futures for Kids charity Industry executives from Washington and Chicago also join their London counterparts London Today is the Futures for Kids (FFK) 6th Annual “Walk to Work” , which will see some 70 futures industry executives trek around London before heading to the Finish Line at the Anchor Bankside pub on the South Bank. Many will be travelling the full distance of over 35 miles starting at 8 AM in the morning while others will be taking an afternoon stroll from one of four starting points at Greenwich Park, Clapham…

B23’s Mark Bittman: Characteristics of a Data Analytics Platform Tech / HFT,Video,video

Speaking at Barchart’s FinTech Exchange Chicago conference in April, B23’s Mark Bittman outlined what it takes to build a data analytics platform while harnessing the power of the cloud. In this video he explains why a platform needs to scalable, flexible, composable and transparent.

Cloudy With a Chance of Data Feature,Video,video

Adam Honoré, the founder and CEO of MarketsTech, is fond of making predictions and then seeing how many of them have come true. Back in 2015, he made some predictions about tech trends in the markets. With some he was right on; others less so. But, he said, when he predicts something he hopes will happen, he tries to make it happen. Speaking at Barchart’s FinTech Exchange Chicago conference in April, Honoré said one prediction that he did “fairly well” on was that 100 percent of research and alpha discovery would be done from the cloud. And despite the fact…

D is for Data: FinTech Exchange Blog,Commentary,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Feature,Fintech,Mwiki,Tech / HFT

The sold-out FinTech Exchange conference, hosted by Barchart, was largely about data – what to do with data, how exchanges are capturing new data and how to trade it. That, on its surface, isn’t particularly new. But the infrastructure to capture all kinds of data is now developed. The CME Group’s Julie Armstrong Menacho colorfully outlined how the exchange has migrated all of its historical data onto the cloud, giving customers greater access to it, along with a growing list of partners who provide alternative data sets like satellite images of oil storage facilities or social media sentiment. CBOE’s Catherine…

Big Banks Poised to Scoop Up Fintech Startups, Report Finds; Frankfurt-London Truce Died Along With Deutsche Boerse Deal; Data Clash Heats Up Between Banks and New York Stock Exchange John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read NEX Stop, The Future Of Markets Jim Kharouf – JLN Sometimes the machine needs a reboot. Such is the case with NEX Group, the former ICAP group minus the ICAP voice brokerage business. By now, we know that NEX’s CEO Michael Spencer looked to the future and decided that voice brokering wasn’t it. That doesn’t mean it isn’t valuable. But it just isn’t what he wants to do with his time or shareholder money. So what’s left? Plenty actually, although it took me a while to figure it out. In a simplistic sense, the company is rolling all…

Regulation as a Main Driver of Change in the Sell Side Industry – Karl Hagerman, SEB MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Video,video

“Technology is really becoming an enabler to stay compliant because you can understand the huge amount of data in these complex networks that you have to store, structure and provide to the authorities if requested. That is lot of big data management.” Karl Hagerman works in the engineering team for the Sweden-based corporate bank SEB. He witnessed the regulations and financial innovations that have shaped the Nordic markets over the past thirty years and will “radically change” markets in 2018. Before 2007 and after some early exchange consolidation, all the trading in Sweden was done at one exchange, OMX, in…

Attention To Detail: High Performance Requires Hard Work – Rolf Andersson, Goldman Sachs MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Video,video

“I can’t stress enough the importance of being really good at software in one form or another, whether it’s managing, running projects or sponsoring projects.” Rolf Andersson of Goldman Sachs is a software architect, and he says that software is taking over the world. But all the competition out there is making it much harder to innovate than it was a number of years ago. You have to have a good idea, plus the stamina and expertise and experience. And a good team. Although there are a number of factors one has to take into account when designing software, such…

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Blockchain But Were Afraid to Ask – Johan Toll, Nasdaq MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Video,video

“Instead of having the financial economy we see today with a lot of intermediaries, local custodians and global banks, this could all be replaced by a peer-to-peer community. It’s a massive revolution that probably will happen to our financial industry.” Nasdaq’s Johan Toll became a blockchain expert almost by accident. In April of 2014 he sent an article about blockchain from a Swedish technology magazine around to his business unit, saying, “I think this is something interesting we should start looking into.” A couple of weeks later someone from sales called him and said he had a client who was…