During this webinar, we will discuss ideas for democratizing the path to career in data science and best practices for building and managing data teams with Sameer Gupta, Head of Data, Fusion, at Point72, Marta Lopata of Thinknum and Ka Yee Tom of CUNY. Sameer will share insights on his career path, what he considers “talent” in data science and the most desirable skills and traits to enter the space outside of the well-trodden channels of elite schools and rival financial firms.
Point72 Asset Management is a global firm led by Steven Cohen that invests in multiple asset classes and strategies worldwide. Resting on more than a quarter-century of investing experience, Point72 seeks to be the industry’s premier asset manager through delivering superior risk-adjusted returns, adhering to the highest ethical standards, and offering the greatest opportunities to the industry’s brightest talent.
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Head of Data, Fusion
@Point72 Asset Management
Head of Data, Fusion @Point72 Asset Management
Sameer is Head of Data, Fusion at Point72. Previously, Sameer was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at iSentium, an Artificial Intelligence start up that quantifies unstructured social media text for predictive analytics in stock market and brand marketing. In this role, he led key business functions including Sales, Business Development, Fundraising, Engineering and Operations. Prior to this, Sameer was the COO for Global Electronic Trading and Americas Cash Equities business at JPMorgan. He also served in Business Development and Product Management roles at NYSE Technologies. Before that, Sameer worked at Goldman Sachs in multiple roles including Software Development, and Technology Strategy working within Office of Chief Information Officer (CIO).
Sameer received his MBA from Harvard Business School, MS in Information Systems Management from Carnegie Mellon, and BS in Computer Science from National Institute of Technology in India.
Sameer is passionate about role of education in democratization of opportunity. Recently, he spearheaded development of a job training initiative for students selected from 24 colleges in CUNY system. Kickoff workshop brought together investment, data science and technology professionals from Point72 and Google to introduce students to skills required for jobs in Data and Analytics. Sameer also serves on the Steering Committee of Lincoln Center Theater Angels, and lives in NYC with his wife and two daughters.
Ka Yee Tom
Finance Sector Innovation
@City University of New York
Ka Yee Tom
Finance Sector Innovation @City University of New York
Chief Growth Officer
@Thinknum Alternative Data
Chief Growth Officer @Thinknum Alternative Data
Marta V. Lopata is the Chief Growth Officer at Thinknum Alternative Data and Kgbase - no-code knowledge graph tool. In 2019, Marta has founded External Data Conference - the world’s first annual conference bringing together leading minds in finance, business, media, government and sustainability to discuss the real-world applications for alternative data.
Marta is also a co-Founder of Thinknum's media outlet which attracted millions readers with its alternative-data focused market insights about leading public and private companies.
Marta is frequently quoted in the Business Insider, Institutional Investor, TechCrunch and other business publications; and is often a featured panelist at major market-related conferences.
Marta speaks 4 languages (Chinese, French, Polish and English) and before immigrating to the US, she led product & growth teams in digital fabrication and sustainable materials in China and France.