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EXDC: Live from New York - our external data conference, told in photos

1 week ago by Jon Marino in Retail

This week, Thinknum Alternative Data hosted our first annual EXDC External Data Conference in midtown Manhattan, covering subjects including ESG investing, startups and applying alternative data to complex investing theses. 

Now that we've wrapped up - and, recuperated - we're proud to share some images from our event. We'll be back in 2020 with our next EXDC! (Images provided by Mohican Studios unless otherwise denoted)

We led off with Business Insider's Dan DeFrancesco interviewing Matthew Rothman of Goldman Sachs, UBS' Norman Neimer, Point72's Matthew Dowd, Lisa Schirf and Gene Ekster. 

Coindesk editor John Biggs spoke with 500Startups Amit Bhatti, BelHealth Investment Partners' Rebecca Yu and Alessio Fanelli of 645 Ventures. 

Marcos Lopez de Prado of Cornell University was one of our keynote speakers at EXDC in New York this November. 

Thinknum Media publisher Joshua Fruhlinger hosted our Shared Economy panel with Paul Suhey, co-founder of scooter-sharing startup Revel, and Mark Gilbreath, CEO of Liquidspace. 

Thinknum Alternative Data's lunches and coffee were served sustainably. (Image Credit: Stella Weng)

NYU's Tensie Whelan, James Yeo of Bank of America, Jen Fela of Greenpeace and Jonathan Berkow of Alliance|Bernstein joined Thinknum chief growth officer Marta Lopata to discuss how investors are applying alternative data to ESG principles. 

Poppy MacDonald, president of, talks with Thinknum Media finance editor Jon Marino about how her organization is partnering with media companies to highlight crucial alternative data insights. 

Author Kevin Maney spoke to EXDC attendees about the Creation of Health Assurance. 

Your data sucks - and Thinknum Media publisher Joshua Fruhlinger spoke with AdWeek's Shoshana Wodinsky, Dealbreaker executive editor Thornton McEnery, Wall Street Journal data scientist Ross Fadely, and Business Insider's Ben Gilbert about it. 

Pudding.Cool CEO Matt Daniels gave a keynote speech at EXDC and spoke about ways to tell more stories through data. 

For our final panel, Thinknum Alternative Data co-founder Justin Zhen hosted Richard Berner, of the NYU Stern School of Business, and Nick Hart, of the Data Coalition, about transparency and data. 

Event attendees gathered around our demonstration hub to test out the latest data sets from Thinknum Alternative Data (Image Credit: Stella Weng). 

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Jon Marino is Thinknum's finance editor, covering the impacts of alternative data on public companies and investors. Prior to joining Thinknum, Jon worked in the ...

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