virtual summit 2020

9th April 2020


The world has been turned upside down, and it doesn't seem the impact of the coronavirus is going away anytime soon. If this is the 'new normal', what are the data sources that investors and corporations can use, to survive the crisis and identify opportunities?

Neudata's covid-19 Summit, supported by Morgan Stanley as Platinum Sponsor, will see leading analysts, scientists and investors join Neudata’s team of expert analysts to address this question. Each session will pick through some key questions about the spread and impact of the disease globally, and provide specific data use-cases and applications.

Neudata will also facilitate one-to-one meetings between data users and providers, so that companies can dive deep into the most pertinent sources of data during these turbulent times.

To enquire about tickets, sponsorship, or taking part in the one-to-one meetings, please register your interest using the form below.


  • 8.15am Log in to virtual meeting
  • 8.30am Welcome and state of the alt data nation – Rado Lipuš, Neudata
  • 8.45am Coronavirus – most popular datasets – Daryl Smith, Neudata
  • 9.00am China – understanding where we are now – chaired by Helena Yu, Neudata
  • 9.15am The impact of COVID-19 on global labour markets – Julia Meigh, Neudata
  • 9.30am Tracking the Impact of COVID-19 using Morgan Stanley AlphaWise Trackers – Brian Kelleher, Laura Wang and Robin Xing, Morgan Stanley
  • 10.00am Three Quant Lessons from COVID-19 – Marcos Lopez de Prado, Cornell University
  • 10.25am Break
  • 10.50am Diagnosing the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare stocks – Kathryn Forde, Neudata
  • 11.20am The health of Consumer – data sources digging beyond the obvious – Ian Webster, Neudata
  • 11.30am Mapping the New Normal – Francesco D’Orazio, Pulsar Platform
  • 11.50am The Fierce Urgency of Understanding “Why”: Survey Research in the COVID-19 Era – Jon Cohen, SurveyMonkey
  • 12.10pm Alternative Data: Solutions for Signal Generation – Stathis Onasoglou, Google Cloud
  • 12.30pm Break
  • 1.00pm Online one-to-one meetings – session 1
  • 1.20pm Online one-to-one meetings – session 2
  • 1.40pm Online one-to-one meetings – session 3
  • 2.00pm Online one-to-one meetings – session 4
  • 2.20pm Break
  • 2.40pm Online one-to-one meetings – session 5
  • 3.00pm Online one-to-one meetings – session 6
  • 3.20pm Online one-to-one meetings – session 7
  • 3.40pm Online one-to-one meetings – session 8



Jon Cohen

SurveyMonkey Chief Research Officer

Jon joined SurveyMonkey in January 2014. He brings years of research and data expertise to the company’s portfolio of products and solutions, as well as strategic direction for future innovations. Previously, he was Vice President of Research at the Pew Research Center. As Director of Polling and Polling Editor, he also led The Washington Post’s polling operation through two presidential campaigns and four congressional cycles, as well as numerous gubernatorial and mayoral elections. Prior to the Post, he was a polling expert at ABC News and the Public Policy Institute of California. He is an active member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and previously served on AAPOR’s Executive Council, as well as the president of its Pacific Chapter, PAPOR. Jon earned an MA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in History from Johns Hopkins University.

Francesco Dorazio

Pulsar Founder and CEO

Francesco D’Orazio is a researcher and product designer specialised in online audiences and Internet culture. He holds a PhD in social science and the immersive evolution of media. He is the Founder and CEO of Pulsar, an award-winning audience intelligence firm on a mission to reshape the way we understand people, consumer behaviour and public opinion. Pulsar combines conversational and behavioral signals from the web and industry-specific AI, to provide transformative insights for marketing and innovation.

Kathryn Forde

Neudata Senior Analyst
Kathryn Forde is a senior analyst at Neudata. As part of Neudata’s data scouting team, she is responsible for researching and evaluating alternative datasets for institutional investors. Her specialisms include transactional data and cryptoassets, as well as the broader alternative data landscape. Kathryn is currently working towards attaining the CFA designation.

Brian Kelleher

Morgan Stanley Head of AlphaWise Asia

Brian Kelleher is an executive director on the Asia research product team. Previously, he had been providing pan-Asia equity strategy aimed at Morgan Stanley's non-institutional investor client base. Brian joined Morgan Stanley in August 2011 from Citigroup, where he had been an Asia wealth management strategist in Hong Kong for the previous four years. Brian spent the first eight years of his career as a journalist covering financial services and markets for Reuters in Hong Kong and New York and graduated with a BA degree in economics from Wake Forest University in the US.

Rado Lipuš

Neudata Founder & CEO

Rado Lipuš, CFA is the founder and CEO of Neudata, an alternative data intelligence and SaaS provider. Prior to founding Neudata, Rado's professional experience spans 20 years of FinTech leadership, quantitative risk management and data innovation for the buy-side. An acknowledged expert, Rado is regularly invited to speak about alternative data at conferences and industry events.

Julia Asri Meigh

Neudata Head of ESG Research
Julia is a senior analyst at Neudata. She has over four years of experience as an analyst and account manager in consulting and financial services. Prior to Neudata, Julia worked at Macrobond Financial, the Foresight Factory and Gatehouse Advisory Partners. As an analyst, she covered a broad range of topics and sectors, including consumer trends, retail investing and the global macroeconomy.
Julia holds an MSc in Economy, Risk and Society from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics, Politics and Sociology from the University of Westminster.

Stathis Onasoglou

Google Cloud Customer Engineer

Stathis is a Customer Engineer at Google Cloud, leading the Asset Management offering in the London office. He has over 13 years of combined experience in advanced analytics and financial services. Prior to Google he worked in a London-based event driven hedge fund, as a lead data scientist towards leveraging "quantamentals" to generate alpha. Previously, he worked as a product manager in the FX algo-trading desk at Morgan Stanley, and in the past in the FS Risk Advisory of Deloitte UK.  His studies include an MSc at Imperial College London (Distinction), focusing on forecasting, and an MBA focusing on financial risk management; he is also currently a CFA L3 candidate.

Prof. Marcos López de Prado

Cornell University’s School of Engineering Professor of Practice

Prof. Marcos López de Prado is the CIO of True Positive Technologies (TPT), and Professor of Practice at Cornell University’s School of Engineering. He has over 20 years of experience developing investment strategies with the help of machine learning algorithms and supercomputers. Marcos is the author of several graduate textbooks, including Advances in Financial Machine Learning (Wiley, 2018) and Machine Learning for Asset Managers (Cambridge University Press, 2020). In 2019, he received the ‘Quant of the Year Award’ from The Journal of Portfolio Management.

Daryl Smith

Neudata Managing Director and Head of Research

Daryl is Head of Research at Neudata. He and his team are responsible for researching and discovering alternative datasets for a wide range of asset managers worldwide. In doing so, Neudata are able to deliver objective advice to clients on exactly which datasets are most appropriate for their investment strategy.

Laura Wang

Morgan Stanley Chief China Equity Strategist

Laura Wang is a managing director and the chief China equity strategist for Morgan Stanley. Laura’s coverage includes both the onshore A-share market and the offshore China equity space including the Hong Kong market and Chinese companies listed in the US market. Laura has been consistently ranked as the No.1 equity strategist in Institutional Investor buy-side surveys since 2019. Laura is a key member of the Morgan Stanley Asia/global emerging markets equity strategy team, which has been ranked as the No. 1 equity strategy team in the same survey between 2018-2022. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2012, Laura had worked as a strategy consultant at Boston Consulting Group in its New York office. Laura has an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.

Ian Webster

Neudata Managing Director

Ian heads the Client Engagement group at Neudata, as well as its busy programme of events. He has spent the last six years helping asset managers, investment banks and retailers to get value out of traditional and alternative data. Prior to that, Ian's experience encompassed analytical and commercial roles at Vodafone, Bank of Scotland and Liberty Mutual.

Ian holds an MA in Mathematics from the University of Oxford, and a Saltire Fellowship in Entrepreneurship from Babson College, Massachusetts.


Robin Xing

Morgan Stanley Managing Director

Robin Xing is a managing director at Morgan Stanley who joined the Firm’s Asia ex-Japan economics research team in 2016 as Chief China Economist, leading the firm’s macro and FX research on China. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he was an investment strategist at Goldman Sachs’ investment management division. Previously, he worked as director of China macro research at S.A.C Capital, and vice president and economist at China International Capital Corporation. Robin’s team was ranked #1 for Economics in the 2019 Institutional Investor All-Asia survey, and he has written extensively on China’s long-term economic outlook, including the rising consumption potential of lower-tier cities, China’s deleveraging process, the impact of trade tensions, and the outlook for the Greater Bay Area. He has presented his views frequently to senior policymakers in China. Robin has a BA in economics from Peking University, an MSc in economics from the National University of Singapore, and a PhD in economics from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Tickets and Sponsorship

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