Join us for a half day conference/meetup discussing the hottest trends in quantitative finance and how recent cloud technologies are shaping the way we do business.
Guest speakers from leading cloud technology companies will discuss how the cloud is transforming the way quantitative professionals are handling and processing ever increasing data sets and how the Cloud is evolving in the Finance space.
Network with like minded quants and technology professionals to learn about the hottest trends in financial engineering and cloud Technologies.
Friday, February 17th from 8am to 1pm
Helen Mills Event Space and Theater
135 W 26th St # 1100, New York, NY (larger map)
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KEYNOTE: KEN ELKABANY, CEO PICLOUD
“The Clouds We've Been Waiting For”
The first wave of cloud computing defined by infrastructural services (IaaS) ala Amazon Web Services were largely ignored by financial enterprises. We'll explore why, and see how next-generation cloud platforms (PaaS) will finally make the promises of cloud a reality for quantitative analysts.
WES MCKINNEY, CO FOUNDER & CTO, LAMBDA FOUNDRY
“A Risk Model Simulation Study in Python with Cloud Technology”
View a live demo of the IPython distributed computing framework and web notebook carrying out computationally intensive risk modeling study on Amazon EC2. You will also be briefly introduced to the scientific Python tools used to carry out the study.
DAVID KIM, MANAGING DIRECTOR, ENTHOUGHT
"Really?! Parallel Computing Inside the Enterprise"
Today, every company is a software company, whether it knows it or not. Enthought develops scientific computing software for a wide variety of clients in different industries. While each client is different, Enthought often encounters similar problems across industry lines. This talk describes a few of these recurring challenges as it relates to parallel computing. Distributed computing is a "sexy" topic, but many of the main pitfalls can be avoided by getting the basics right.
MICHAEL DESILVER & ANTONIO ZURLO, MICROSOFT, Azure Technology Specialists
Join two industry leading Cloud technical specialists as they discuss how running HPC applications in Windows Azure frees your resources to focus on solving complex problems rather than investing in capital and skills to administer an on-premise cluster.
VICTOR OLEX, PRESIDENT, VT ENTERPRISE
"RESTful Data Federation with Assetcloud"
We will show how to streamline access to data for quantitative research using a thin HTTP layer over traditional relational databases. Searching for data becomes much easier with the search engine indexing and formats such as JSON, CSV and XML allow for integration with NoSQL databases and Excel
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