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November Tidbits: 5 Conference Takeaways

Neudata Tidbits
13 Nov 2018

It’s now been one week since our inaugural alternative data summit. Suffice to say here at Neudata we were thrilled with how it went and particularly happy with the calibre of the c.300 attendees each day.

For readers that attended, we hope you found it useful and any feedback would be more than welcome – feel free to email me directly if you haven’t already.

Following on from the conference, we thought it may be helpful to share the following:

1. Most popular vendor: YouGov

Out of all data vendors, market researchers YouGov were the ones that were the most popular during the 1-2-1 sessions, with 27 meetings scheduled.

Not too far behind them were ENGAGE Talent, which provides US company turnover forecasts.

In third place were Delphia, which uses social media and news feeds to derive, among other things, price predictions across 7,000 stocks and crypto markets.

2. Best presentation: SESAMm

Sylvain Forte’s presentation, explaining SESAMm’s method of analysing emotions to forecast stock market returns (let me know if you want the slides), won the “Talk Data To Me” award, earned by audience votes on the strength of the use cases presented.

SESAMm were clearly thrilled to have travelled from France in order to take home with them the best that London could have offered…champagne.

3. The consensus is alt data spending will increase significantly in 2019

Based on our survey carried out during the conference, most buy-side participants are expecting both spending on alt data sources as well as infrastructure is set to grow significantly next year.

Of course we collected plenty more stats throughout the conference, which we’ll be sharing in due course.

4. Best presentation introduction: InTraCoM

More a personal favourite (but I doubt many would disagree) was InTraCoM’s opening during their Shark Tank pitch. In short, Michael Jackson’s anti-gravity shoe patent wasn’t a Bad idea to grab the audience’s interest.

5. Special mention: Ian Webster’s socks

In case you didn’t notice, here they are again:

Have a great week,



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