Wavelength Podcast Ep. 185: Gamer Tech & Data Mining

Wei-Shen and Tony discuss using gaming technology for data visualization and data mining.

Wei-Shen Wong, Asia Editor, and Anthony Malakian, Editor-in-Chief of WatersTechnology, record a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.

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This week, Wei-Shen and Tony talk about two features recently published on the website. The first, written by Wei-Shen, is on how video game technology can be applied in the financial industry and some of the challenges there. The second feature is written by Rebecca Natale, our reporter based in New York, calling out data mining for what it is, and the importance of having a plan when dealing with alternative data. 

2:00 – Tony shares some of his thoughts on Bank of America’s approach to using gaming technology and the ongoing work on its prototype. 
6:00 – Then, Wei-Shen talks about some of the similarities between professional gamers and traders. 
10:30 – Where’s the balance between new edge technology and the risk of information overload? 
16:00 – Then, they discuss Reb Natale’s feature on data mining and some of the existing challenges in approaching alternative data. 
20:30 – Tony talks about how the buy side is getting frustrated with promises from alternative data providers. 
22:00 – Firms should have a plan, and talented people to work with alternative data, as well as the mindset of failing fast. 
23:30 – They talk about how humans have a natural need to make connections with data and how alt data providers take advantage of this. 
26:30 – Wei-Shen and Tony wrap up chatting about their collaborative playlists on Spotify. 

Contact Info: 

As is the case with everything we do, we'd love to get some feedback from our listeners.

Wei-Shen Wong: + 852 3411 4758;  wei-shen.wong@infopro-digital.com

Anthony Malakian: + 1 646 490 3973; anthony.malakian@infopro-digital.com

Past 10 episodes:

Episode 175: Tradeweb's Billy Hult

Episode 176: Data Hungry AI; Women in Data

Episode 177: Data Implications of 5G & IoT

Episode 178: MEMX's CEO & COO

Episode 179: Deepfakes and the Capital Markets

Episode 180: FactSet's Sara Dillon

Episode 181: M&A News; Limitations of AI

Episode 182: Third-Party Resiliency & Regulatory Pressure

Episode 183: Transforming the Workforce

Episode 184: Broadridge’s Mark Schlesinger

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