IntroductionCognizance, the annual technical festival of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee invited QuantInsti (represented by Varun Divakar) as an Eminent Panelist for an exhilarating panel discussion on “Value Investing vs Quantitative Trading” as a part of FinFest, Cognizance 2019 that was held on March 16, 2019 at IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand.
Session HighlightsThe theme at Cognizance this year was “Unwinding Chaos” with the ambition to throw the spotlight on small actions and contributions in reference to the bigger picture that they want to conceive. This year marked the inaugural year of Finance Club, IIT Roorkee and the young finance enthusiasts from all over the country were present during the 3-days of the technical extravaganza.
About Varun DivakarVarun Divakar is a member of the Quantra® Research and Development team at QuantInsti®, and is responsible for creating the content for trading strategies, using Quantitative and Machine Learning techniques. Prior to QuantInsti®, Varun worked as an associate commodities trader managing international energy and softs markets at Futures First.
About CognizanceWith 200+ events, 20k+ footfall and prizes worth more than Rs 21 Lacs, Cognizance, the Annual Technical Festival of IIT Roorkee, is one of the largest technical festivals of Asia. They provide a platform for the finest technical minds in the country to showcase their talents and an opportunity to interact with dignitaries like Shri Manohar Parrikar, Shri Suresh Prabhu, Prof. Ada Yonath, Dr CNR Rao etc. In previous editions, they have associated with industry leaders like Microsoft, Samsung, IBM, Cisco etc. They aim not only to enhance the technical knowledge of participants but also provide them with a memorable experience at the oldest technical institution of the country.