AlphaTech Upfronts


AlphaTech Upfronts

December 1-3, 2020

(full content on demand)

The capital markets industry is rapidly evolving. Innovation in technology, combined with regulatory and market forces, are changing how market participants of all kinds perform their respective functions and deliver results for stakeholders. Emerging companies are leveraging new technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, big data analytics and distributed ledgers to drive innovation in the industry. We call it AlphaTech. Leaders in the industry are partnering with these AlphaTech companies and leveraging these new technologies to create efficiencies and competitive advantages, improving existing processes and developing new business models and revenue opportunities.

Join TabbFORUM, AIR Summit and experts from across the asset management and capital market industry to discuss how AlphaTech will continue to reshape capital markets ecosystems at the AlphaTech Upfronts. Get a rapid-fire preview of new technologies and solutions that were created to drive investment and operational performance in 2021 & beyond.

Keynotes and Panels (expected):
• Securing Cyberspace: A Global Imperative for Government and Industry
​Niall Brennan, VP, Global Head of Strategic Security Partnerships & Engagement @ SAP
• Driving Alpha in Investment Management with AI, Robotics, and RPA technologies
• Building and Engaging Talent for the Investment Process of the Future
• Investing in Culture to Drive Innovation and Efficiency in Investment Operations
• A paradigm shift in data management: How to achieve greater business agility with data as a service?
​Guillaume Rondy, Head of Data Management, APAC @ SimCorp
• How to Boost Revenue Growth and Improve Client Relationships Through Digital Client Engagement
Sarah Prior​, Global Client Communications Strategist @ SimCorp
• A Bird's Eye View on FinTech
​Dushyant Shahrawat, Director, Strategic Insights & Advisory @ Rosenblatt Securities
• Heads of Innovation Speak – Opportunities & Challenges for 2021 and Beyond
• Adding Alpha through Outsourced Trading Technology
• The Business Case for Operationalizing Data & AI Ethics
Reid Blackman, Founder & CEO @ Virtue Consultants

AlphaTech Presentations (10 minute pitches & info sessions):
Finding Alpha in Portfolio Construction and Risk Management
Emerging innovators discuss how they are impacting alpha generation throughout the portfolio construction and risk management processes

Finding Alpha in Investment Implementation and Research
Emerging innovators discuss how they are impacting alpha generation throughout the investment implementation and research processes

Finding Alpha in Investment Operations
Emerging innovators discuss how they are preserving alpha through improved workflow and investment operations

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