London Conference 2019

29th - 30th October 2019 Science Museum, London SW7 2DD


Neudata’s showpiece Summit returns to London this Autumn, bringing together Investment Managers, Asset Allocators, Data & Service Providers and industry experts from across the globe. Our last events, and many others, have heard multiple funds and providers talk about ‘why’ alternative data – this event is all about the ‘how’!

How much alpha (if any) has decayed from transactional data?

How and when can I crawl websites for data? Is life simpler if someone does it for me?

What are the key factors to use to evaluate 100s of data providers?

What analysis / cleansing / data management solutions are being adopted? And why?

This event will provide deep dives into these and many other practical questions related to alternative data.

You will find a diverse mix of data providers  – from the well-adopted providers with hundreds of clients, to brand new-to-market providers with unique offerings. In addition, a key strand of this event will be dedicated to the technology and services that funds can use to analyse and integrate data into their investment process.

Neudata will partner with a roster of leading funds, providers and partners to deliver panels, workshops, seminars and one-to-one meetings in our showcase, two-day, summit.


Who should attend?

Asset managers

Hedge Funds

Alternative Data Providers

Data Platforms

Data Analysis & IntegrationProviders

Pension Funds and Allocators


Alexander Denev Deloitte

Head of AI

Amy Dafnis Neudata


Dr Anatoli Colicev Università Bocconi

Professor of Marketing

Andreas Zagos IPR Strategies

Founder & Managing Partner

Andreas Zagos is one of the founders and management partners of the German based Intracom Group. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering, and is nominated as Guest professor in several Universities/research centers. His research field is since the year 1995 the intellectual property rights management [IPRm], namely patent valuation. He has published several research papers and one patent application. He led several national and European joint research projects in the area of IPR.

Brad Lau Surveyor Capital

Deputy COO

Brad Lau is the Deputy COO of Surveyor Capital, a global, multi-manager equity strategy that is one of the three core fundamental equity businesses at Citadel. Brad joined Citadel in 2014, and he started Citadel’s Data Services team within Surveyor Capital.

Prior to joining Citadel, he served as the Chief of Staff to the Chief Administrative Officer and Head of Fixed Income at Point72.

Brad received a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Accounting from Miami University.

Dr Brandon Liverance Second Measure

Data Scientist

Brandon began his data science career as a student of human behaviour, earning a BS in Neuroscience from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Yale University. Brandon joined Second Measure in 2017 to develop new ways to analyze consumer behaviour and to collaborate with clients, data scientists, journalists and academic researchers using Second Measure's data set of billions of U.S. consumer transactions. In addition to publishing some of these discoveries on the company's research blog, he also works with external journalists (at outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The Economist and the Financial Times) to help surface Second Measure's data in the press.

Bryan Yates Orbital Insight


Chash Wimalaweera Neudata


Dr Chris Longworth GAM Systematic

Senior Scientist

Chris Perceval S&P Global, Trucost

Head of Business Development

Daniel Fieber Earnest Research

Senior Director

Dr Daniel Mitchell Hivemind


Daryl Smith Neudata

Head of Research

Daryl is Head of Research at Neudata. He and his team are responsible for researching and discovering alternative datasets for a wide range of asset managers worldwide. Prior to Neudata, Daryl worked as an equity research analyst at boutique investment firm Liberum across a number of sectors including Agriculture, Chemicals and Diversified Financials. Prior to Liberum, he worked at Goldman Sachs as an equity derivatives analyst and regulatory reporting strategist. Daryl holds a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bath and is a CFA charterholder.

David de Groot Suburbia

Director of Sales & Partnerships

Doug Edmonds DecaData

Chief Data Officer

Edward Kershaw Huq


Ian Webster Neudata

Senior Vice President

Jeff Cumming Balyasny Asset Management

Senior Associate

Jia Hu Neudata


Julia Asri Meigh Neudata

Senior Analyst

Julia has over four years of experience as an analyst and account manager in consulting and financial services. Prior to Neudata, Julia worked at Macrobond Financial, the Foresight Factory and Gatehouse Advisory Partners. As an analyst, she covered a broad range of topics and sectors, including consumer trends, retail investing and the global macroeconomy.

Julia holds an MSc in Economy, Risk and Society from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics, Politics and Sociology from the University of Westminster.

Justin Zhen Thinknum


Kathryn Forde Neudata


Kathryn is an Analyst at Neudata. She holds a BA in Russian Studies and Classics from the University of Edinburgh and a BSc Hons in Economics and International Relations from the Open University. Prior to joining Neudata, Kathryn completed internships at Suncorp Bank in Brisbane and Yandex in Moscow. Kathryn is currently working towards attaining the CFA designation, having passed Level I of the CFA Program in December.

Mark Ainsworth Schroders

Head of Data Insights

Mark joined Schroders in 2014 where he has formed the Data Insights Unit, a team of data scientists. The team focuses on using big data, analytics and machine learning for investment and research, to enhance and complement the existing skills of our fund managers and analysts, and to give Schroders an ‘information edge’ over competitors.

 After his degree in Experimental Psychology from Oxford and masters in Operational Research, in 1999 he was recruited by the McLaren F1 team as a Race Strategy Analyst. In 2002 he moved to Tesco, initially reporting on trade performance and analyzing customer spending behavior and then heading up the analytics team in the Site Location Planning function. In 2007 he became Chief Technology Officer of Talent Innovations, a start-up selling online 360 degree feedback software. In 2012 he joined Telefonica Digital, as Head of Analytics of Smart Steps, their ‘big data’ monetization division.

Matt Napoli 1010data

Business Development, Equity Insights

Matt began his career in 2004 at Bear Stearns, working in Mortgage-Backed Securities trading. In 2007, Matt joined Two Sigma Investments, mainly to build out the infrastructure to value the firm’s trading in OTC derivative markets. He spent 8+ years with Two Sigma, most recently co-managing a strategy within Two Sigma’s Alpha Capture division.

Matt joined 1010data’s Equity Insights team in July 2017, and leads the firm’s Business Development efforts in non-US markets. He holds a BA in Economics from New York University.


Paul Reader Mind Foundry

Paul Reader is the CEO of Mind Foundry and a tech veteran with more than 25 years of experience in industry. Prior to his position as CEO at Mind Foundry, Paul set the strategic direction focused on ensuring sustainable growth and long-term shareholder value as Chief Strategy Officer and EMEA GM for Silicon Valley VC-backed digital marketing platform Wayin. Before that he was Global Head of Strategy and Organisation Development for $6BN of start-up technology assets that he integrated into the Marketing Cloud business unit at Oracle. He joined Oracle as part of the $871M acquisition of marketing automation platform start-up Eloqua where he was responsible for growth strategies as Global Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives (Corporate Development).

Rado Lipuš Neudata

Founder & CEO

Dr Savvas Savouri Toscafund

Chief Economist

Simon Clode YouGov

Editor, Business Content

Simon Clode works on YouGov’s data for investors and the development of YouGov Direct – a blockchain based advertising platform. Prior to joining YouGov, he ran a marketing start up in Beijing and before that was Chief of Staff to the Minister for Trade and Investment

Stanislav Ermilov Tallarium


Tony Berkman Two Sigma

Managing Director


DAY 1 

8.30 – 9.30     Registration & Breakfast

9.30                    Introduction

9.40 – 10.00   2019: A Year in Alternative Data

10.00 – 10.30 What Can Finance Learn from Formula 1?

10.30 – 11.10  Integrating Alternative Data with Human Talent

11.10 – 11.35   BREAK

11.35 – 12.05  Alternative Data for Healthcare

                                  Harnessing the Power of the Crowd!

12.05 – 12.40  Getting Inside the Mind of the Consumer

                                  Trend: Hiring and Firing as Leading Indicators

12.40 – 13.10   LUNCH

13.10 – 13.40   Startup Showcase

13.40 – 14.10    Lifting the Curtain on How to Backtest a Dataset

14.10 – 15.45   One-To-One Networking

15.45 – 16.05   BREAK

16.05 – 16.40  Compliance Panel

                                  An Overview of ESG Data

16.40 – 17.20  Interview with ‘The Godfather of Alternative Data’

                                  Patent Data for Alpha

17.20                    COCKTAIL HOUR

DAY 2 

8.30 – 9.00   Doors Open

9.00 – 9.45    Discretionary Data

9.00 – 9.25    Fortune Telling; The Economics of Brexit

9.25 – 9.45    Brexit Alternative Data

9.45 – 10.25   Sector Overview & Case Study – Oil & Gas

                                 AI in Action

10.25 – 10.50  BREAK

10.50 – 11.15  Breaking Down the Barricades – Selling to Hedge Funds

11.15 – 12.50  One-To-One Networking

12.40 – 13.10  LUNCH

13.10 – 13.40  Startup Showcase

13.40 – 14.10  From Darwin to Deep Mind; The History of Data

14:10 – 14.30  How to Assess a Data Provider

                                 Asking the Right Questions

14.30 – 15.10  Finding New Data in Developed Markets

                                  The New Horizon: China and Japan Data

15.10 – 15.30   BREAK

15.30 – 16.00  Tools, Technology, Techniques

16.00 – 16.15   Startup Showcase Winner, Closing Remarks

16.15                     CLOSE


For all enquires about sponsorship, exhibitor or one-to-one table packages please email [email protected] or call +44 2036 082 162.

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