AIM 2018, hosted by Ticker, intends to address any blind spots as well as to explore possibilities to incubate some of the outcomes and to bridge the gap between industry demands and subject experts.
Rajib Ranjan Borah (CEO, iRage and QuantInsti) was invited to participate in the panel for the discussion on 'Data Science For Finance' at Analytics In Markets (AIM 2018), held by Ticker at The Leela Palaces, Mumbai on 7th July 2018, Saturday.
Moderated by Dr. Diganta Mukerjee (Indian Statistical Institute), the panel involved Mr. K.R.C Murty (Vice President - Group CIO at Deutsche Bank AG India), Mr. Pallab Bhattacharya - Associate Director, Edelweiss Financial Services), Mr. Rajib Ranjan Borah (CEO, iRage and QuantInsti), Ms. Ujjyaini Mitra (Head Analytics - AVP Strategy, Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd.)
Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning is the latest buzz in any industry today. Though heavily studied, it still remains unexplored to its full potential, at least in India, in the financial services space.
There has been an explosion in the velocity, variety and volume of financial data. Social media activity, mobile interactions, server logs, real-time market feeds, customer service records, transaction details, information from existing databases - there’s no end to the flood. To make sense of these giant data sets, companies are increasingly turning to data scientists for answers. The activities include:
- Capturing and analysing new sources of data, building predictive models and simulations of market events
- Using technologies such as Hadoop, NoSQL and Storm to tap into non-traditional data sets (e.g., geolocation, sentiment data) and integrate them with more traditional numbers (e.g., trade data)
Here are few more pictures from the event:
About Rajib Ranjan Borah
Mr. Rajib Ranjan Borah, CEO iRage Rajib is the co-founder of iRage, a high-frequency trading firm which manages the broadest exchange-traded option portfolio book in India. He is also the co-founder and director of QuantInsti, an 'Algorithmic and Quantitative Trading' training and research institute which trained thousands of professionals from over 130 countries. His prior experiences include high-frequency trading on all major US & European exchanges (Optiver, Amsterdam); data analytics technology (Oracle Corp); business strategy consulting (PwC) and in equity derivatives research (Bloomberg, New York). Rajib holds an MBA degree from IIM Calcutta and is a computer engineer from NIT, Karnataka.
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