A Successful Foray into the Asian Alternative Data Market

On November 6th, 2018, we hosted our first Alternative Data Discovery Day event in Hong Kong. We successfully facilitated over 1,000 one-on-one meetings between data providers and data buyers and hosted a variety of panel discussions around the industry's current hottest topics. Below, you'll find a recap of the event as well as its top highlights.
Discovery Day at a Glance

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# of data companies and hedge funds present, respectively.

Assets Under Management (AUM) present.

# of one-on-one meetings facilitated.


From the CEO

Our foray into the Asian market couldn't have gone better. We're proud to have brought together such an amazing group of over 400 companies to this one-of-a-kind global alternative data event. Attendees heard from the best-of-the-best from panels discussing hot topics around the satellite industry, finding Signal in alternative data, web scraping for investment ideas, and other investment strategies. I learned so much from this Discovery Day and I hope everyone who attended found it fun, insightful, and beneficial. Now, onward to Discovery Day Miami on January 29th!

- Tim Harrington, CEO, BattleFin

Discovery Day Agenda

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Discovery Day Check In
Opening Remarks
Satellite Data Panel
How Machine Learning & AI are transforming finance
Stop stalling it’s all about Web Crawlling
Alternative Data Sources Panel
Alternative Data for the Energy Sector11
Discovery Day Break Out Sessions
Discovery Day Break Out Session
Discovery Day Break Out Session
Guide to Machine Learning & AI for Finance
BattleFin Showcase - Machine Learning & AI Strategy
Data Buyers Panel

Discovery Day Platinum Sponsors

Discovery Day Gold Sponsors

Discovery Day Silver Sponsors


1010 Macro investment ideas generated using alternative data

Sean Darby, Jefferies
Alisa Lukash, Rystad Energy

Using Satellite Imagery to predict beyond parking lots and oil tanks

Leban Yu, Jefferies
AJ De Rosa, Orbital Insight

Understanding the BattleFin Accelerator

Tim Harrington, BattleFin
Graham Tolson, BattleFin
Robert Martinez, BattleFin
Nitzan Weinstein, BattleFin
Flavio Lici, BattleFin

Hong Kong 1125 IoT Discussion: Sensors, cameras and generating Industrial and Transport research ideas from IoT.

Kevin Tingley Camgian Microsystems
Edison Lee, Jefferies

Hong Kong 0950 Understanding the Asian Alternative Data Market, China vs Japan vs Korea vs…

Mu Chen, BigOne Labs
Henry Guo, M Science
Rich Carbone, Jefferies

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Mapping and Enriching Alt Datasets

Tim Harrington, BattleFin
Dan Mitchell, Hivemind

Understanding the ROI of a data set, quality, testing and pricing

Tim Harrington, BattleFin
Stewart Stimson, Jump Trading

IoT Discussion: Sensors, cameras and using visual analytics

Tim Harrington, BattleFin
Gary Butler, Camgian

Energy Data Panel: Understanding how to use alternative data to understand oil and gas sector KPI’s

Jason Gammel, Jefferies
Matthew Watson, Rystad

Using Alternative Data to Track Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Ish Pandher

GDPR, Compliance and the alternative data regulatory landscape

Dan Furstenberg, Jefferies
Marc LoPresti, LoPresti Law Group

Techniques for Finding Signal in Alternative Data

Tim Harrington, BattleFin
Darko Matovski, causaLens

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