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Event Registration - FinTech Meet Up: Alpha from Overhead - Spaceborne Insights Come of Age

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time
CFA Society Boston Introduces Meet-Ups

Meet Ups are a new, casual style of meeting that combines networking and content. Meet-ups are member-exclusive and free of charge, and will take place in various office locations around Boston. Meet-ups will be scheduled at different times during the day depending on speaker availability, and attendees will be asked to bring their own lunch and refreshments. Keep an eye out for the logo on both our website and monthly newsletters!

Interested in hosting a Meet-Up at your offices? Contact us at info@cfaboston.org for further details.

FinTech Meet-Up: Alpha from Overhead - Spaceborne Insights Come of Age

Over the past two years, a new wave of spaceborne intelligence has begun to make its way into the hands of leading investors. We’re not talking about counting cars in Walmart parking lots to get ahead of 10-K filings • today, thanks to smartphones, there are perhaps better ways to do that from right here on Earth. Today’s new space insights are different in kind. Armed with modern distributed compute and machine learning platforms, teams are using decades of open, science-grade satellite data to tackle continental-scale questions in agriculture, forestry, water resources, and energy and urban-industrial systems. In this session, we’ll unpack some of the forces that are making these new insights possible, probe the strengths and limitations of the new models, and discuss what this means for global commodities markets. Along the way, we’ll explore some of the beautiful imagery of our home planet that fuels this new class of insights.

David is the co-founder and CEO of TellusLabs, a Boston-based startup that combines decades of satellite imagery with a machine learning platform to answer critical, time-sensitive economic and environmental questions. David co-founded Boston Consulting Group’s global data science practice. At TellusLabs, David is combining his love of satellite remote sensing with nearly a decade of practical experience addressing the geospatial and data-driven questions of the Fortune 500. Prior to BCG, David served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy. He received an AB from Harvard College, an MA in satellite remote sensing from Boston University, and a PhD in geo-demography from Princeton.

Please note, attendees are asked to bring their own lunches.

There is no charge for this event, however registration is required since space is limited.
Metro Meeting Centers - Boston
101 Federal Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Description:Registration open to CFA Boston Members only.

Please note, attendees are asked to bring their own lunches.

There is no charge for this event, however registration is required since space is limited.
CE CreditCFA Boston has determined that this event qualifies for 1 CE credit hour under the guidelines of CFA Institute's Continuing Education Program. If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for your participation in this event will be automatically recorded in your CE tracking tool.
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