Big Data: Wall Street Style

Jen Zeralli (S&P Capital IQ), Jeff Sternberg (S&P Capital IQ)
Domain Data, Ballroom E
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Over the last 12 years, S&P Capital IQ has built a successful world-class data product: the Capital IQ platform. Join two key members of the Data Team as they tell this amazing story, focusing on the challenges, opportunities, and wins of an organization where information itself is the product, and Wall Street is the setting.

Topics will span the data flow lifecycle from data collection, curation and quality, to aggregation and standardization of a multitude of complex data sources, to the creation of valuable analytics, including recommendations that connect users to the data.

To surmount the obstacles and discover the opportunities, we’ve built a focused team of technologists that use a variety of techniques and tools – including SQL, Hadoop, Solr, and others – as well as a small army of dedicated researchers that churn out timely, high-quality data.

S&P Capital IQ is a leading provider of data and analytics for global financial professionals. We founded our business in 1999, and now work with over 4,200 client firms, including many of the world’s most successful investment banks, asset management firms, private equity firms, universities, and corporations. Our mission is to change the way global professionals gather and analyze information, so they can work faster, better, and smarter. We help our clients identify investment opportunities, draw unique insights and increase returns by providing them with deep information on companies, markets, and people along with powerful applications for desktop research and analysis.

Jen Zeralli

S&P Capital IQ

Jen Zeralli has over a decade of experiences at major financial firms and software companies. She has spent the last several years at S&P Capital IQ. In her current role, she is the Senior Analyst and a founding member of the S&P Capital IQ Data Science Team. She holds a degree in Finance and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business. In her spare time, Jen is an avid amateur genealogist (her favorite big data sets). She is also an active volunteer with the Good Dog Foundation providing animal-assisted therapy with her dogs Kitty and Twiggy.

Jeff Sternberg

S&P Capital IQ

Jeff Sternberg founded and currently leads the Data Science Team at S&P Capital IQ. The team builds data products for the S&P Capital IQ platform, a leading provider of data and analytics for global financial professionals. Recent team projects include a company profile recommendation engine, fraud detection, and client value analytics.

Previously, Jeff lead the engineering team that builds S&P Capital IQ’s data collection software and systems. These tools enable collection, standardization, and aggregation of key content sets, including fundamental financials, earnings estimates, company profile information, news and events, and more. Jeff’s career at S&P Capital IQ started in 2002 as a core member of the technology team, where he lead database projects such as a mergers & acquisition valuation calculation engine, enhanced profile search, and various data integrations.

Jeff got his start in technology via desktop publishing, where he fell in love with AppleScript and great design.


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