AI in Action E106: Jeremy Baksht, SVP of Alternative Data at Ascential

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Welcome to episode 106 of the AI in Action podcast, the show where we break down the hype and explore the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

Powered by Alldus International, our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is being done within AI in the United States and Europe.

Today's guest is Jeremy BakshtSVP of Alternative Data at Ascential in New York. Jeremy is an experienced capital market professional with twenty years in the industry as an investment banker, business consultant, FinTech entrepreneur and angel investor. Jeremy is currently the global head of alternative data at Ascential, the leading specialist information public company covering the digital economy.

Ascential works with the world’s best consumer brands and their ecosystems, connecting them with their customers throughout the purchase journey. Jeremy leads Ascential’s efforts to sell their offerings to financial services clients. Their team has expertise at pricing, sales and share and consumer perception in various sectors. Ascential's data sets include several years of history and can be utilized to build robust financial models well beyond those typically available in current investment research.

In the show. Jeremy will discuss:

His background and his current work at Ascential 

Exciting use cases of how they help clients in the consumer space 

Helping clients maximise their data to gain ROI 

The impact of Data Science & Machine Learning at Ascential 

What he loves about working in Alternative Data 

What's in store for the future  

Top advice on transitioning into a role within Alternative Data 

To find out more about Jeremy and his work at Ascential, check out the website or follow them on Twitter @Ascential_. You can also connect with Jeremy on Linkedin

What did you make of Jeremy's podcast? Where do you see the future of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning heading in the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts on this episode, so please leave a comment below.

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    Alternative data has an incredible amount of potential that can be harnessed by the banking industry, financial sectors and other related brands and businesses that will result in improving not only the credit risk assessment, underwriting mortgage process and credit underwriting process in banks but also help easier digital loan approvals benefitting the digital lenders and other individuals.

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