Wavelength Podcast Ep. 207: Vaccine Tracking and Other Alt Datasets

Wei-Shen and Tony talk about alt datasets relating to the pandemic.

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 share their thoughts on new alternative datasets relating to the pandemic, and how investment firms are taking advantage of it. 

2:00 – Tony talks about how he’s putting together the August issue of the WatersTechnology magazine, focused on our coronavirus coverage.

4:00 – They discuss Jo Gallagher’s story on vaccine tracking data as an alt dataset, and how it can signal potential “winners” to investment professionals.

8:30 – Advancements in NLP and sentiment analysis has helped give these new datasets a leg up. 

10:00 – Tony talks about geolocation data is used to monitor foot traffic in and out of hospitals. 

13:00 – Then, they discuss the privacy issues associated with geolocation data, and how many don’t realize the personal data they’re giving away.  

19:30 – They wonder if government entities would regulate the use of wearing fitness trackers in the future.


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;  [email protected]

Anthony Malakian: + 1 646 490 3973; [email protected]


Past 10 episodes:

Episode 197: A Look at Innovation

Episode 198: DTCC's Peve on DLT

Episode 199: Working Through Covid-19

Episode 200: The Reunion Special

Episode 201: Refinitiv Labs on Unstructured Data

Episode 202: Northern Trust’s Pete Cherecwich, Part 2

Episode 203: Finos’ Columbro on Open Source 

Episode 204: Nasdaq on Cloud Strategy

Episode 205: Just Talkin'

Episode 206: Liquidnet's Simon Maughan

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