Cetin Karakus has more than two decades of experience in designing and leading the development of high-impact (PnL driving) large-scale, mission-critical, data intensive systems. Though he started his professional career first in developing manufacturing planning & optimization systems and then building carrier-grade voice-over-IP systems, he later moved into the financial engineering field, working on complex derivatives pricing, hedging and risk management systems for global investment banks and trading houses. He worked on dozens of proprietary derivatives pricing libraries and risk management systems over the years, allowing him to gain a broad perspective on the cutting edge quantiative technologies in the investment banking (sell-side) world. He joined BP's trading division late 2011 with a mandate to bootstrap the Quant Technology efforts and to build investment banking-grade quantitative analytics systems and applications. The scope of his role has expanded into data analytics and fundamentally driven quantitative strategies in the recent years, allowing him working on building state-of-the-art trading analytics systems and platforms to capture alpha from the global energy markets. He has deep domain knowledge in trading analytics, particularly in commodities and energy markets. Cetin holds a degree in Electrical & Electronics engineering and enjoys reading and occasionally writing about a wide range of subjects. When not attached to a computer screen, he likes to enjoy great outdoors and improving his sailing skills.
· Impact of Covid-19 on the utility and consumption of alternative data
· Data sourcing and evaluation of new datasets
· Fundamental vs quant and systematic methods approaches to alt data
· Identifying when to use in-house AI services vs outsourced options
· Determining how to get better insights, reduce costs and improve security and transparency
· On-boarding and warehousing of data from alt data providers