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Recorded Webinar: Data Science & Analytics – New approaches and capabilities for driving business analytics

12 November 2020

Financial institutions are under pressure to maximise the insight they can derive from their data. With data spread across multiple silos and stored in both structured and unstructured formats, embedding analytics into business processes can be difficult and calls for new approaches to data management.

Open source database and data processing technologies, as well as machine learning techniques including Natural Language Processing (NLP), provide new approaches to advanced analytics. Metadata management, knowledge graphs, data discovery, quality metrics and data visualisation tools are also useful for adding context to data and providing insight, although winning buy in and business ownership for new tools is an ongoing challenge.

Managing data privacy, content license restrictions and security is a critical concern when using data for analytics, and must be addressed in the early stages of any analytics project.

This webinar will discuss data science and how it is driving new approaches and solutions to business analytics.

Listen to the webinar to find out:

  • The role of the data scientist in analytics
  • How to add data sources into workflows
  • How to integrate quality data with analytics
  • How to gain insight from data
  • How to manage data privacy and security
  • Necessary tools, technologies and techniques


Arijit Bhattacharya Executive Director, Data Analytics
Stef Nielen Director of Strategic Business Development
James Corcoran CTO Enterprise Solutions
Moderator: Sarah Underwood Editor
A-Team Group

More about our speakers:

Stef Nielen

Director of Strategic Business Development


As Director of Strategic Business Development, Stef Nielen brings 20 years of experience and deep domain expertise on the distinct processes hedge funds, asset managers, investment managers, and asset owners perform in the areas of market risk, credit risk, hedge fund risk, private equity risk, enterprise risk and performance management. Having worked for industry leaders including MSCI, RiskMetrics, and Axioma, he is well-known in the industry as a trusted advisor to some of the largest asset managers and asset owners. Stef has an MSc Engineering from The Hague University of Applied Sciences and an MSc Business Administration from Erasmus Rotterdam.

James Corcoran

CTO Enterprise Solutions


Since joining Kx as a financial engineer in 2009, James has worked around the world building enterprise systems at top global investment banks. He is currently responsible for platform and product development at Kx, delivering software solutions to customers in the financial services, industrial internet of things and telco sectors.

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