Data Analytics - Financial

Staying Ahead with Effective Data Strategies

The 3rd Altair Data Analytics Summit | 19th January 2023 | The Brewery, London | 8.30 am - 16.30 pm

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Join your peers at the 3rd Altair Data Analytics Summit and discover the future of analytics for the banking, financial services, and insurance sectors.

Through thought-leading keynote speeches and insightful technical presentations, our speakers will reveal how they are injecting innovation into their data analytics strategies and projects.


Featuring insight from:



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Together with Altair Technology partners: 

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Who should attend?

  • Anyone who is responsible for researching and implementing data analytics software or manages teams that deal with data analytics and AI.
  • Anyone who is responsible for data analytics strategy and implementation at their organisation.
  • Those who are responsible for data transformation, analytical modernization, and infrastructure optimisation.

9:00-9:05 Welcome and Introduction

Opening Keynote

Oliver Robinson, Senior Vice President, Data Analytics Strategy



Be Future Fit With Data And Analytics

  • How leading firms are using data & analytics to reduce risk.
  • What impending and potential AI regulations mean for banks and insurers.
  • How a solid foundation of data and analytics is the key to agility and innovation.

Martha Bennett, Keynote Speaker, Vice President, and Principal Analyst



The Path to Enterprise Scale AI

What does it take for organizations to reach enterprise-scale AI? The presentation will examine the methods, the component parts, and results on the path to enterprise AI, as well as where organizations are headed on this journey in 2023 and beyond.

Abhiram Sudheer Mahajani, AI Business Head, EMEA 

Tech Mahindra

10:15-10:45 NETWORKING

Panel Discussion: The Role of Data Analytics in Technology Modernization

Join us for a relaxed and interactive discussion on the wide-ranging use of data analytics across the BFSI sector, with a view into the evolution of analytics software and how products have changed to better meet customer needs.

We will look at the customer journey, from the initial project to the final outcomes: examining successes and failures with our panelists sharing stories from the field about the route to planning large analytics projects

Bruce Zulu, Senior Director, Solutions Architecture, Data Analytics (Host)

Mark Do Couto, Senior Vice President, Data Analytics

Dylan Tancill, Global Head of BSFI

Aurelien Decros, Lead Solutions Architect

Ludvig Sandman, Senior Vice President, Panopticon Product Engineering



Managing a Large Data Transformation Project: Migrating SAS Language Code and Modernizing Analytical Platforms at AXA France

Mourad Bachiri and Gaetan Soulas, Big Data Solutions Architects

AXA France


Using Open Data to Estimate Forced Sale Discount in Residential Mortgages

For lenders in the UK, IRB models are being refreshed to take account of a new economic reality. As mortgage arrears and possessions have been falling for years, there are few lenders with sufficient possessions to estimate forced sale discount. This presentation will provide a suggested method for this estimation.

John Christiansen, Chief Risk Officer



AI in Banking: Recent Advances & Future Directions

Dr. Emmanouil Platanakis, Associate Professor of Finance

University of Bath


Optimization of Credit Limit Increase: Altair’s Prescriptive Analytics Solution

Credit card companies can increase their revenue from interest charges and transaction merchant fees by offering their customers higher credit limits to allow them to make transactions of higher values and carry higher monthly balances. In this presentation, we show how Altair developed a method for optimizing credit limit increase to maximize the provider revenue while reducing the risk and complying with the constraint on the reserve capital requirement. 

Dr. Mamdouh Refaat, Chief Data Scientist



Innovation in National Security and the Impact of AI and Data

Prof. Sir Anthony Finkelstein, President

City University of London


'Memory' in the Middle

This presentation will shed a light on the processes via which ‘memories’ determine the predictive patterns in a system and demonstrate that they are not clearly defined or understood. It will show in a generic sense, that a measurable extent of policy failure in a socio-economic-financial setting is due to the unaccountability of the real effects of memory. Using an example of a system of high-frequency time series data in finance, Professor Mishra will demonstrate how one can significantly improve predictive power by accommodating the correct features of memory in the system.

Prof. Tapas Mishra, Professor of Financial Economics and Head of Banking & Finance

Southampton Business School

15:00-15:30 BREAK

Orchestrating DevOps for Open-Source and SAS Language Programs

Oliver Plaistowe, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Data Transformation



Rapid Miner: Frictionless AI for Every Person and Every Enterprise

Oliver Clark, Technical Expert and Engineer




Confirmed Speakers


Martha Bennett

VP, Principal Analyst


Keynote Speaker

Professor Sir Anthony Finkelstein-1

Professor Sir Anthony Finkelstein

President, City, University of London

Guest Speaker

Mourad Bachiri-1

Mourad Bachiri

Big Data Solutions Architect

AXA France

Dr Emmanouil Platanakis

Dr. Emmanouil Platanakis

Associate Professor of Finance, University of Bath

Keynote Speaker

John Christiansen

John Christiansen

Chief Risk Officer


Abhiram Sudheer Mahajani

Mr. Abhiram Sudheer Mahajani

AI Business Head, EMEA

Tech Mahindra

Mamdouh Refaat

Dr. Mamdouh Refaat

Chief Data Scientist


Tapas Mishra

Professor Tapas Mishra

Head of Banking and Finance, Southampton Business School

Guest Speaker

Gaetan Soulas

Gaetan Soulas

Technical Expert, Certified Google Cloud Architect


Meet the Altair Data Analytics Team

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Oliver Plaistowe
Sr. Vice President,
Enterprise Data Transformation

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Oliver Robinson
Sr. Vice President, Data Analytics Strategy

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Bruce Zulu
Sr. Director,
Solutions Architecture, Analytics



Ludvig Sandman
Sr. Vice President,
Panopticon Product Engineering

Mark Do couto


Mark Do Couto
Senior Vice President, Data Analytics


Dylan Tancill 
Global Head of BSFI
Michael Vallely


Michael Vallely
Senior Data Analytics,
Solutions Specialist, EMEA
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Oliver Perilli
Sales Manager, Data & AI


Aurelien Decros
Lead Solutions Architect

Oliver Clark


Oliver Clark
Technical Expert and Engineer



The event will take place at THE BREWERY, 52 Chiswell St, London EC1Y 4SA, UK