16 October 2019

Computation Meets
Data Science

16 October 2019 | 17:30–20:30 | London, UK

Financial data science professionals and Wolfram technology experts will come together, in association with Fitch Learning and the CQF Institute, to share their knowledge and experience with you at the Computation Meets Data Science evening talk. Attendees will get the chance to discuss their own challenges and network with other attendees while seeing the latest advances in computational technology.

By showcasing how to inject cutting-edge computation at every level in your financial data science workflow, this evening talk seeks to promote how an "analytics-driven" decision-making culture can result in better, more insightful answers. So whether you're looking to improve your data science methodologies, empower technical collaboration or construct an enterprise-wide computation strategy, this evening talk will provide fresh advice and new perspectives.

Featured topics will include machine learning, data visualisation, advanced analytics and infographics, with applications ranging from finance to insurance, and many more!


Registration and Networking
Data Science Is More Than Just Statistics Jon McLoone

Much of the focus in data science tends to be the application of traditional statistics techniques in more automated ways. This talk will discuss how this automation now makes it possible for data scientists to apply much more sophisticated computation to their data to achieve deeper insights and derive more value from the data. Computational techniques originally developed for science and engineering applications can often be applied, in sometimes surprising ways, to big data applications. During the talk, we’ll see how techniques from machine learning to image processing to signal processing are now easy to apply.

AI Live: No Experience Required Mark Braithwaite

A fast-paced, interactive and example-driven exploration showcasing the AI capabilities of the Wolfram Programming Language. This presentation will demonstrate how sophisticated AI tools can be rapidly developed and deployed to extract new insights from your data and improve decision making.

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Jon McLoone Wolfram Research Europe Director of Technical Communication and Strategy As Director of Technical Communication and Strategy at Wolfram Research Europe, Jon McLoone is central to driving the company's technical business strategy and leading the consulting solutions team. With over 25 years of experience working with Wolfram technologies, Jon has helped in directing software development, system design, technical marketing, corporate policy, business strategies and much more.
Mark Braithwaite Technical Consultant, Wolfram Research Mark Braithwaite, senior technical specialist at Wolfram Research, is responsible for developing AI and technical solutions for customer projects. Mark has built a reputation as an exciting speaker delivering livecoding demonstrations and data science and AI talks across Europe. He also develops technical content for our customer training programmes, including multiple courses about the application of Wolfram technology to data science and machine learning.

About the Sponsors

Wolfram Research

Wolfram Research is one of the world's leading computer, web and cloud software companies—as well as a powerhouse of scientific and technical innovation. As a pioneer in computation and computational knowledge, the company has pursued a long-term vision to develop the science, technology and tools to make computation an ever-more-potent force in today's and tomorrow's world.

CQF Institute

Promoting the highest standard in practical financial engineering, the CQF Institute provides a platform for educating the quantitative finance community around the globe. Part of Fitch Learning, the Institute is the awarding body for the Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF). It organises key industry events, including the Quant Insights conference, and offers educational resources online, keeping Institute members up to date on the latest industry practices.

Fitch Learning

Part of the Fitch Group, Fitch Learning partners with clients to enhance knowledge, skills and conduct. With centers in London, New York, Chicago, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong, we are committed to questioning and understanding client needs across the globe and on the ground locally. Our people advise and build learning solutions to accelerate the achievements of the individual and the company, across the entire employee lifecycle.


Address: Fitch Learning Training Centre, The Corn Exchange, 55 Mark Lane, London, EC3R 7NE

If you have any questions, please contact events-europe@wolfram.com or call +44-(0)1993-885024.