Abraham Thomas

Founder and chief data officer Quandl

Abraham Thomas is Quandl’s co-founder and Chief Data Officer. An expert data analyst, Abraham handles all data-related operations for Quandl: identification, acquisition, curation, organization and dissemination.

Abraham co-founded Quandl after a successful career on Wall Street, where he was the youngest ever trader at a multi-billion-dollar hedge fund. At this fund, Abraham conceived, designed and executed a number of quantitative data-driven investment strategies while managing a $300mn arbitrage portfolio, building cutting-edge trading technology along the way. Abraham has a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay.

Conference Day Two: July 1 2020

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

9:50 AM Panel: Keeping a competitive edge past the use of alt data

- Now the value of alt data is understood, where do we go from here?
- Leveraging data from multiple sources and expert research networks
- Using analysis surrounding people and connectivity to gain deeper insights

1:35 PM In and out: The making of an alternative dataset

- Case study covering the life-cycle of a single alternative dataset, covering every stage of the data pipeline 
- Aggregating and anonymizing data while retaining its information content 
- Using ML and human-in-the-loop techniques to process incomplete or ambiguous input data