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The Power of Alternative Data: an Entrepreneur’s Tale
December 2, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join the Galante Engineering Business Program in welcoming Yiannis Tsiounis as he reviews how cellphone location data helps investors monitor companies; how real estate owners understand the demographics and occupancy ratio of their existing or competitive/prospective properties; and how insurance companies price risk. Yiannis will also share his entrepreneurial journey building and growing companies.
Yiannis is the CEO of Advan Research, which he founded in 2015, and an acting investor and advisor to several startups. He founded and led BQuotes, a fixed income price discovery platform in 2005. BQuotes was acquired by Moody’s in 2008. From 2003-2005 he was a Partner at Etolian Capital, a Fixed Income hedge fund. He was a consultant for Concord EFS, a payments processor, from 2002-2003, and prior to that, he was the co-founder and CTO of InternetCash, an internet payments platform, from 1999 to 2001. He was a senior member of the research staff at GTE Labs from 1997-1999. Yiannis holds a Ph.D. in Cryptography with a thesis in Anonymous Electronic Cash and a Master’s in Computer Science from Northeastern University, and a Bachelor’s in Mathematics from the University of Athens. He has published 14 peer-refereed papers in Cryptography and Privacy, and has been an invited speaker at MIT, NIST, RSA, Sandia National Laboratories, and Ecole Normale Superieure, among others.