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#28: The Power of Alternative Data | What Can It Do for Your Firm?

In this episode of Tech It Up, we explore the world of alternative data revealing how it is revolutionizing investment management. Together, we unravel the mysteries of the unique advantages it offers and its potential to drive firms ahead of the competition. Join us as industry insider Matt Carroll, Head of Data Lens Sales and Partnerships at SS&C, sheds light on the essence of alternative data, how it differs from traditional data used in reporting, and the momentum it's gaining in the finance sector.

Matt also discusses the barriers to wider adoption and introduces groundbreaking tools and technologies, including SS&C Data Lens. Whether you're new to alternative data or seeking to integrate data science into your firm’s DNA, this episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to stay competitive in the ever-evolving world of finance.


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Matt Carroll

Guest Speaker | Head of Data Lens Sales & Partnerships, SS&C Eze

Matt Carroll is the Head of Data Lens Sales & Partnerships for SS&C Technologies.  In this role, he oversees the business development for SS&C Data Lens. This solution simplifies investment data with one centralized solution for all firms' data needs, plus managed services to enable users throughout the process.  

Before joining SS&C, Matt held senior business development roles at alternative data and research firms, including Yodlee, CFRA Research, and EPFR. Prior to his work in alternative data and research, Matt spent nearly ten years in business development and relationship management at leading buy-side firms, including Invesco and J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Matt holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Villanova University.

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Jasmin Conner

Host | Sales Engineer, Black Diamond, SS&C Advent

Jasmin Conner is a Sales Engineer for Black Diamond, an SS&C Advent company. She has an extensive background in working with wealth management to understand their unique business and technology needs and provide tailored solutions and services to meet those needs.

Based out of the great city of Jacksonville, FL, Jasmin enjoys spending quality time with her family, volunteering in her community, and exploring her interests in economics, history, and art.

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Trent Berry

Host | SS&C Advent

Informally known as ”The Voice of University,” Trent Berry joined SS&C Advent at the turn of the century in 2000, having previously worked in Support and Consulting before occupying his current long standing role as Advent’s Senior Instructional Designer As such, he is responsible for client and employee training for products such as APX, Axys, and Geneva. In his spare time when not working or perfecting French cooking techniques in his kitchen,

Trent owns and operates Dreamrack Studios, a professional recording studio in San Francisco where he can be found producing and engineering music for various artists.