machineByte 2018

Dec 13 2018

Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, CA

Featured speakers

machineByte 2018, the global machine learning in quantitative investment management forum, took place on Dec. 13, 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay in California (close to San Francisco & Silicon Valley).

The conference featured the leading portfolio managers, data scientists and quantitative professionals from hedge funds, asset managers and pension fund managers recognized as thought-leaders in machine learning in investment management. This Exclusive event was designed to grow education among institutional investors interested in alternative data or machine learning and how AI can add value to portfolio management.

It featured leading quantitative investment thought leaders from firms including Goldman Sachs Asset Management, J.P.Morgan Asset Management, The World Bank, OPTrust, among others, machineByte was the premier event taking a deep dive in to alternative data and machine learning.

We created a speaking roster of the top thinkers in the space, anchored by one of the founding fathers of the modern derivatives markets, Myron Scholes


Photo Myron Scholes

Myron Scholes

Janus Henderson, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences

Keynote speaker

Myron Scholes, Janus Henderson, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences

machineByte 2018 provided a forum to assess the impact machine learning is having on the performance of investment strategies. The conference included presentations from the leading quants, portfolio managers and machine learning experts on areas including how deep learning techniques and natural language processing are being applied to systematic strategies. The conference hosted some of the leading Silicon Valley based tech innovators that showcased the latest developments in machine learning and presented on how different machine learning and AI techniques can be adopted in investment management.

Our program delivered a unique, detailed agenda with quantitative presentations and highly curated panel discussions of experts talking about their real world experiences in machine learning, crypto currencies and blockchain.

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay provided cutting edge meeting facilities close to the heart of Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Quality accommodation and renowned farm-to-table cuisine – all within walking distance of the Mavericks surf spot.

Please see the full overview of speakers below. All members will be able to read the event coverage and listen to the soundByte speaker podcasts.

Lead sponsors

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