Data Demos: Real Estate, Wikis, and the Web

Michael Simonsen (Altos Research Corp.), Bruce Molloy (Connotate), Matt Jacobson (Connotate), Michael Sha (Wikinvest), Parker Conrad (Wikinvest), Fred Speckeen (AERS Terapeak Dataunison)
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Data is oxygen for stock markets. The trouble is, interesting new data is increasingly scarce, and existing data—like financial and earnings figures—are like mines picked over the point of exhaustion. Enter the Web.

By scouring the Web using new automated services it is possible to create mashups of new, tradable data based on everything from eBay prices, to real estate data, and everything in-between.

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Michael Simonsen

Altos Research Corp.

Mike has built a career creating software that transforms inscrutable data into compelling, actionable information. He co-founded Altos Research in 2005 and, as CEO, has built the company into the premier resource for real-time real estate market analytics (because real estate information is notoriously inscrutable and highly latent.) The company’s information products serve investors, derivatives traders, and thousands of real estate professionals. Mike’s insights on information technology and the real estate market are widely sought, including recent commentary on /Bloomberg Television/ and in the /New York Times/. Prior to founding Altos, Mike was vice president of marketing and product management for network security systems vendor Nevis Networks where has a patent pending for applied data cryptography. For more information see: www.altosresearch.com

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Bruce Molloy

Connotate

Bruce Molloy’s visionary leadership has helped grow multiple companies, resulting in many award-winning products. As a recognized authority in Knowledge Management, he has been featured in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal and Barron’s.

As CEO of Connotate Technologies, Mr. Molloy has brought the company from a promising technology to a high-growth market leader. Having secured strategic investment from Goldman Sachs, Connotate is growing at more than 300% a year, boasting market leading customers in finance, publishing and government.

An experienced entrepreneur, Mr. Molloy has served as CEO and board member of several technology companies. One of his companies, The Molloy Group, merged with ServiceWare Technologies and completed a successful IPO. Mr. Molloy holds a B.A. in Physics and Music from Columbia University.

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Matt Jacobson

Connotate

Matt leads the conception, filtering and execution of Connotate’s services efforts for all clients and prospects.

With over twenty years of high tech industry experience, and executive roles in two, Fast 500 companies, Matt has a wealth of knowledge regarding the technology and business life cycles. His experience includes leading software product businesses, consulting businesses, R&D organizations, customer support and instituting project management best practices. Prior to starting his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Matt received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Honors from the Pennsylvania State University and a Masters of Science in Computer Science from Stanford University.

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Michael Sha

Wikinvest

Prior to creating Wikinvest, Mike was an advisor and consultant to many internet and mobile startups and held key positions at Amazon.com where he launched and ran the Amazon Visa Card business, headed up product development in the Global Payments team, led a technology team focused on building new strategic partnerships and initiatives, and built sophisticated fraud detection models. He received a BA in Applied Math and a MS in Computer Science, both from Harvard University.

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Parker Conrad

Wikinvest

Prior to Wikinvest, Parker worked in marketing at Amgen in a variety of marketing roles, most recently, on a counter-launch strategy team in the company’s Nephrology Business Unit. Parker graduated with a degree in Chemistry from Harvard College.

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Fred Speckeen

AERS Terapeak Dataunison

Fred Speckeen is partner, President and CEO of Advanced Economic Research Systems Inc (AERS). AERS mines and monetizes the world’s largest e-commerce platform and is growing to include others. “E-commerce data is as real-time as it gets, and as e-commerce transaction data grows in proportion to the sum of total commercial transactions, these data are being transformed from merely descriptive to increasingly predictive”. AERS serves a wide variety of clients, including the financial asset management sector, with daily-updated, deep and broad sector and brand intelligence. Fred and CTO Andrew Sukow will debut AERS’s latest product, SectorView at Money:Tech.

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