San Francisco Summit 2020

27th February 2020 InterContinental Mark Hopkins, San Francisco


Neudata is excited to bring its fifth alternative data Summit to San Francisco, in February 2020.

The SF Summit will bring together hundreds of West Coast public market investors looking to use alternative data in their process. Investors presenting use cases and top tips for alternative data are a key part of the event.

Alternative Data has also seen significant interest from the PE / VC worlds, with hundreds of firms buying alternative data to help in screening, due diligence and monitoring.

The event also will feature some of the best known alternative data providers, and the technology that is being used in the effort. In addition, we take pride in featuring lesser known providers, at the cutting edge of adoption globally.

Who should attend?

Public market investors

Venture capital investors

Private equity investors

Corporations using alternative data to influence strategy

Startups looking to bring their data products to market

Established data providers, looking to reach new buyers

Data platforms and technology providers


Amy Dafnis Neudata

Amy works on Neudata's research team and is responsible for identifying and evaluating alternative data sources for Neudata’s asset manager and hedge fund clients. Her areas of research interest include (1) applications of natural language processing (NLP) within alternative data, (2) compliance issues relating to web scraping and geolocation data, as well as (3) the wider alternative data landscape in APAC.

Anagha Vaidhyanathan Morgan Stanley

Executive Director

Anagha Vaidhyanathan is an Executive Director in the Institutional Equities Division at Morgan Stanley. She has worked at the firm for 8.5 years, in both New York and San Francisco. Anagha advises hedge funds and asset managers on investments in global equities with a focus in Pan-Asia and technology, media, and internet companies. She spearheads Morgan Stanley’s Quantitative and Systematic Advisory Services efforts on the West Coast. Anagha has a BA in Economics from Wellesley College. She is on the board of the Wellesley Alumni Club of Silicon Valley and has a deep passion for financial literacy and education.

Anjun Zhou ex Mellon

Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance

Anjun has two decades of investment management experience. Her latest role was Head of Multi-Asset and Multi-Factor Research at Mellon Capital, responsible for the R&D of investment strategies and solutions. Prior to Mellon Capital, Anjun held senior roles at Wall Street firms such as Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank, responsible for portfolio management, research and product development. Anjun serves on the Research Committee of Q Group. She has authored publications on real asset investing, stock selection using artificial intelligence and volatility modeling. Anjun earned her Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a B.A. in Business Administration from Peking University. She completed the Stanford GSB LEAD Program on Corporate Innovation.

Christian Gilson Hivemind

Co-Founder and Head Of Data Science

Christian Gilson is the Head of Data Science at Hivemind, where he leads a team of data scientists who help businesses transform their messy or unstructured data into relevant, accurate, and valuable data assets. Christian holds a first-class honours degree and MSci in Physics from the University of Bristol where he also received the ‘Best Astrophysics Research Award’ and the ‘Best Physics Research Award’. In 2013 he was selected as one of the ‘top three physics students in the UK’ at the Science, Engineering & Technology Awards.

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. In doing so, Neudata are able to deliver objective advice to clients on exactly which datasets are most appropriate for their investment strategy. To date, Neudata's research team have thoroughly covered c.900 datasets.

Elizabeth Elliott Morgan Stanley

Vice President

Elizabeth is a Vice President in Equity Research and member of Institutional Investor's top three ranked IT Hardware team led by Katy Huberty. She joined Morgan Stanley in 2012 after graduating from Wake Forest University with a B.S. in Finance, and has 7+ years of industry experience. Elizabeth holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 registrations. She is the co-head of undergraduate recruiting in Equity Research and a member of the department's technology steering committee.

Julia Asri Meigh Neudata

Senior Analyst
Julia is a senior analyst at Neudata. She 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.

Rado Lipuš Neudata

Founder & CEO

Rado Lipuš, CFA is the founder and CEO of Neudata, an alternative data intelligence and SaaS provider. Prior to founding Neudata, Rado's professional experience spans 20 years of FinTech leadership, quantitative risk management and data innovation for the buy-side. An acknowledged expert, Rado is regularly invited to speak about alternative data at conferences and industry events.

Takashi Yamada Nikkei

VP, Head of Sales

Takashi Yamada is the VP,  Head of Sales for the Data Solution at Nikkei America and has been with the company for 2 years after seconded from Nikkei. He is responsible for client management in the US for its unique Japanese Alternative/Market Data. Before Nikkei, He has got experience as a business consultant at a consulting firm and engineer at an advertising firm and Daiwa Institute of Research after graduating from The University of Tokyo.

Todd Schmucker ex Balyasny Asset Management

Director, Data Sourcing & Strategy

Zander Lurie SurveyMonkey


Zander is CEO of SurveyMonkey and serves on its board of directors, which he has been a part of since 2009. Previously, Zander was Senior Vice President of Entertainment at GoPro; he has served on the company’s board of directors since 2016. Prior to GoPro, Zander was SVP of Strategic Development at CBS Corporation, via its acquisition of CNET Networks, where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development. Zander began his career in the technology investment banking group at JPMorgan, leading equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions in the Internet sector. He holds a JD and an MBA from Emory University, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Washington. Zander co-founded the California-based nonprofit organization CoachArt, which serves chronically ill children and their siblings.



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