Digital transformation & technology in alternative investing – CAIS 2018 preview

December 19, 2017 4:37 pm |

Such has been the pace of technological innovation over the last decade that we have never been more connected with one another. 

The volume of data generated by social media platforms is transforming the way that fund managers analyse the markets – using sentient algorithms to analyse unstructured data sets such as Twitter feeds, GPS data, etc – while the sheer processing power of machines has led to historic milestones, such as AlphaGo beating Lee Sedol, the world’s number one Go player last year.

Heck, even technologies in movies like Total Recall are becoming science fact. Intel has claimed that virtual reality (VR) will remove the need for humans to physically travel the world. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich believes that the merging of digital and physical worlds will change the world of travel.