Big Data Opportunities, Perils Discussed at Waters USA

(L-R) Dennis Gonzalez, Rick Aiere, Garrett Nenner, Will Mechem.

Will Mechem, managing director of high-frequency trading (HFT) firm Pan Alpha Trading, believes that big data is the most exciting thing happening right now in technology and financial services. The opportunities that exist for higher levels of intelligence through greater computing power and analytics are enticing, he says.

Mechem, speaking at Waters USA on a panel discussing the evolving trading landscape, acknowledged that big data means a lot of different things to different people. For him,

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