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Event: Big Data Finance 2017


May 19, 2017, 8 AM – 6 PM


NYU Center for Data Science, 60 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10012


For the fifth year in a row, Big Data Finance provides government, academia and finance professionals with unforgettable exchanges of ideas
which help unlock limitless creativity and innovation.

Big Data Finance events draw 200-300 industry executives, quants and technologists. Conference participants include the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Reserve Bank of NY, Two Sigma Investments, Millennium Partners, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Mercer LP and JP Morgan and other players in the Wall Street and Fintech. Speakers are business leaders and academics which have made significant contributions to Big Data in finance.   This year’s speakers include:

  • Adil Abdulali, Partner, Protégé Partners (a US $2 Billion hedge fund)
  • Marco Avellaneda (Prof. of Financial Mathematics, NYU Courant)
  • Irene Aldridge, Author of “High-Frequency Trading” and “Real-Time Risk”, President of AbleMarkets,
  • Sebastian Ceria, CEO of Axioma
  • Graham Giller, Chief Data Science Office at JP Morgan

Now in its fifth year, Big Data Finance seeks to facilitate exchanges on an expanded array of topics in the vast field of Big Data Finance,

  • Latest research in Big Data in Finance
  • Optimization of real-time data analytics
  • Big Data techniques for efficient volatility management
  • Blockchain
  • Big Data in fixed income pricing
  • Etc.

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About the author

George Popescu

Serial entrepreneur.

George sold and exited his most successful company, Boston Technologies (BT) group, in 2014. BT was a technology, market maker, high-frequency trading and inter-broker broker-dealer in the FX Spot, precious metals and CFDs space company. George was the Founder and CEO and he boot-strapped from $0 to a $20+ million in revenue without any equity investment. BT has been #1 fastest growing company in Boston in 2011 according to the Boston Business Journal and the only company being in top 10 fastest in 2012-13 as it was #5 in 2012. BT has been on the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing companies in the US for 4 years in a row ( #143, #373, #897 and #1270). After the company sale in July 2014 until February 2015 George was Head-of-Strategy for Currency Mountain ( ), a USD 100 million+ holding company focused on retail and medium institutional currencies, precious metals, stocks, fixed income and commodities businesses.

• Over the last 10 years, George founded 10 companies in online lending, craft beer brewery, exotic sports car rental space, hedge funds, peer-reviewed scientific journal ( Journal of Cellular and Molecular medicine…) and more. George advised 30+ early stage start-ups in different fields. George was also a mentor at MIT’s Venture Mentoring Services and Techstar Fintech in NY.

• Previously George obtained 3 Master's Degrees: a Master's of Science from MIT working on 3D printing, a Master’s in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Supelec, France and a Master's in Nanosciences from Paris XI University. Previously he worked as a visiting scientist at MIT in Bio-engineering for 2 years. George had 3 undergrad majors: Maths, Physics and Chemistry. His scientific career led to about 10 publications and patents.

• On the business side, Boston Business Journal has named me in the top 40 under 40 in 2012 in recognition of his business achievements.

• George is originally from Romania and grew up in Paris, France.

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