Indicate This! Big Data and the Resilient Economy

  • April 6, 2014
  • 2:00 pm
  • Isabel Bader Theatre

Forty trillion gigabytes of digital data by 2020. What can data this big do for the economy? What can data this big do for your investments? Gauge the hope that Big Data insights could help avert the next financial crisis—even as developments like high-frequency trading raise new unknowns.

Moderator Kim Parlee (vice president at TD Wealth Management and host of BNN’s MoneyTalk), Olaf Weber (Export Development Canada chair in Environmental Finance), Jane Ambachtsheer (partner at Mercer Investments) and Kyle Balkissoon (director of quantitative strategy at Corporate Knights Capital) discuss whether Big Data can help to create a resilient economy and investment returns.

  • General admission: $15
  • Students (with valid ID): $10



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