Alternative Data, Finding an Edge in Big Data

Committee Meeting
Banking & Finance
Date and Time: 
16 May 2018
08:30 to 10:00
Wednesday, 16 May, 2018 - 08:30 to 10:00
French Chamber Meeting Room, 541 Orchard Road, #09-01 Liat Towers, Singapore 238881
Registration Dates: 
19 Apr 2018
15 May 2018

Beyond the definition you will find on Google, alternative data is little more than 'thinking outside the box' in the world of big data.


Companies compete for the best data scientists to extract analytics from very similar datasets built for specific industries and purposes. However brilliant your data scientists are, it is increasingly difficult to get an edge from the same datasets used by your competitor.


Alternative data restores this edge by identifying data that seemingly does not have anything to do with your activity and integrating it into your analytical flow. With a little creativity, it can open a brave new world.


Let’s hear it from Raphael Bouzy, Co-founder and CEO of Datarama!



- Please note that this event is restricted to French Chamber members only -


About the speaker

Raphael Bouzy, Co-founder and CEO, Datarama

Raphael’s professional career is split between the four cornerstones of Datarama: Data, Rating, Mapping and Consulting. He started his career in London with LSE-listed financial publication group Euromoney, where he was exposed to both the editorial and business development process of various products of the company.

After moving to Hong Kong in 2006, Raphael was recruited by the Asian arm of a global advocacy group for the financial industry, the Securities Industry and Financial Market Association (ASIFMA). He contributed to the organisation’s advocacy effort to develop the securitisation market in Asia until the project was interrupted by the 2008 financial crisis. Following the collapse of the international capital market, Raphael’s position evolved into a crisis management role where ASIFMA acted as a buffer between international financial institutions and local Asian regulators.

In 2010, Raphael moved away from the financial industry and joined international risk consulting firm Control Risks as a senior member of the business intelligence team in Singapore. In this role, he oversaw over 200 due diligence and business intelligence projects in a whole range of industries and jurisdictions. He established a strong network of contacts that allows him to obtain first-hand information on virtually any company in Asia. However, the limitations of the traditional risk consulting model soon became obvious in the face of new compliance requirements from MNCs and international financial institutions. Bespoke investigations are simply not a sustainable solution for organisations that need to monitor hundreds of stakeholders.

Having identified a gap in the market, Raphael left Control Risks and started Datarama. As a co-founder and CEO, he leads a team that is developing a game changing tool for due diligence, KYC, business development and relationships management in emerging markets.


About Datarama

Datarama is the one-stop source for hard-to-find risk analysis and due diligence information in Asia. It combines advanced data mining and artificial intelligence technology with human analysis to provide a complete business intelligence solution, making compliance checks, business development and deal identification cheaper and faster. 


Terms & Conditions

  • This event is for members only.
  • Full payment is required upon registration. 
  • Should you need to cancel, please do so no later than two working days before the date of the event.
  • No shows will not be refunded.
  • Please note that photographs and videos may be taken during the event for news and publicity purposes.
Registration are now closed.