They say that if you can make it here, you can make anywhere. Well, Ayasdi is checking that box in more ways than one.
Our financial services business has always been focus for us, afterall, we do business with three of the five largest banks in the world plus hedge funds, credit card companies and insurance companies.
Still our presence in NYC is growing both in terms of our new offices but also in terms of our event schedule.
Let’s start with the offices.
We took down some space on in the heart of the Financial District (aka FIDI) in the former Goldman Sachs building. Down the street from entertainment friendly Stone Street, this is a great place for us to take up residence.
We are members of the WeWork community and have shared space on the 18th floor with both startups and established companies. In addition, to WeWork’s well known perks there are amazing water views throughout the space.
The office is just one of the places we are to be seen these days. Last week, we had a starring role at Strata + Hadoop at the Javits Center. It was a great week for us, Patrick Rogers spoke twice over at the Intel booth and Mukund Ramachandran dropped Taylor Swift lyrics at his packed Solutions Showcase talk.
The big takeaway for us came in the form of the commentary from the attendees – time and time again they commented on how we were the most distinctive and unique voice at the show. Everyone else it seemed was focused on ways to ask questions faster or allow more people in the organization to ask questions. When faced with complex data, asking more questions is futile. It seems that message is starting to take hold.
In addition to Strata + Hadoop World, Jennifer Kloke took the stage at the DARPA SIMPLEX PI conference at the Museum of Natural History. This gathering of key program managers proved to be an exceptional opportunity to talk about how TDA is shaping everything from cyber-security to baggage screening.
Strata + Hadoop was the metaphorical starting gun for us in NYC. On the 10th and 11th of October, Ayasdi will be at the CFP New Generation Risk event at Convene Times Square.
Our Chief Product Office, Noah Horton is talking on day one about Creating Effective Revenue Forecasting Models for CCAR. Noah will also take the stage on Day Two as the Master of Ceremonies.
Later in the month we return for Risk.net’s flagship RiskUSA event. Carl Dietz, a data scientist will talk to our real life experience managing regulatory and capital market risk for one of the largest, most complex banks in the world.
Finally, we complete the CFP two-step with the QuantRisk America’s event at the start of November. Here we will talk about how to use machine intelligence to manage risk and build trading models.
By the end of this stretch we will have trained up half the company on how to navigate the big city! We are so excited about the time in NYC that we even made a t-shirt to memorialize the event: