Sep 23–26, 2019
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How Nuveen rapidly integrated ESG data to advance its platform value (sponsored by Zaloni)

Ben Sharma (Zaloni), Santanu Sengupta (Nuveen)
5:25pm6:05pm Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Location: 1E 17
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Financial services companies are faced with the task of balancing data agility and data governance. Incorporating emerging third-party data sources, such as ESG data, into the mix makes this even more challenging. Nuveen, a leader in the responsible investment space, encountered this challenge when building its award-winning responsible investment dashboard. The dashboard, leveraged by Nuveen’s portfolio managers and analysts, provides a new proprietary view of ESG criteria allowing them to achieve competitive investment results for their clients.

To build this platform, Nuveen needed to quickly onboard new datasets from a variety of ESG sources into a centralized repository and enrich the data while still preserving the raw datasets. It required quick self-service access for users, while still tracking data lineage and ensuring data quality.

Santanu Sengupta and Ben Sharma detail the development journey and provide best practices on integrating and accelerating ESG data with an agile, governed data platform.

This session is sponsored by Zaloni.

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to integrate ESG data and other popular third-party data sources
  • Discover the importance of metadata management and cataloging
  • Identify considerations for data governance and operations
  • Understand how to address data management in hybrid, cloud, and multicloud environments
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Ben Sharma


Ben Sharma is founder and CEO of Zaloni. Ben is a passionate technologist with experience in solutions architecture and service delivery of big data, analytics, and enterprise infrastructure solutions and expertise ranging from development to production deployment in a wide array of technologies, including Hadoop, HBase, databases, virtualization, and storage. Previously, he held technology leadership positions at NetApp, Fujitsu, and others. Ben is the coauthor of Java in Telecommunications and Architecting Data Lakes. He holds two patents.

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Santanu Sengupta


Santanu Sengupta is the managing director of innovation and data science technology at Nuveen, a TIAA company, where he has pioneered the use of advanced technologies and developed innovative platforms for investment research and financial products using new technologies, which helped Nuveen become one of the leaders in financial technology among major asset managers. Previously, Santanu worked in the Quantitative Research Group at ITG and spent significant time at State Street. Santanu holds a BS in EE from Indian Institute of Engineering, Science, and Technology and an MBA from Northeastern University.

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