Speaker "Steven Gustafson" Details Back



AI for Thematic and ESG Attribution in Investment Decisions


Making investment decisions for ESG and Thematic attribution can be assisted by AI technology.  Today, to understand how a financial asset like a company stock is related to 'climate change' requires a significant amount of expertise and research time.  In this talk we will overview an existing use case of ranking companies across a variety of ESG and related themes.  We will then describe three areas where AI technology can be applied and share our insights on current and future challenges.


Dr. Gustafson is the CTO at Noonum, a FinTech startup that delivers insights on companies and markets using advances in NLP and AI. He received his PhD in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence  from the University of Nottingham, UK, where he was a research fellow in the Automated Scheduling, Optimisation and Planning Research Group.   Shortly thereafter, Dr Gustafson was awarded IEEE Intelligent System's "AI's 10 to Watch" for his work in algorithms that discover algorithms. For 10+ years at GE's corporate R&D center he was a leader in AI, successful technical lab manager, all while inventing and deploying state-of-the-art AI systems for almost every GE business, from GE Capital to NBC Universal and GE Aviation. He has over 50 publications, 13 patents, was a co-founder and Technical Editor in Chief of the Memetic Computing Journal. As the Chief Scientist at a Knowledge Platform software company for 3 years, he invented and architected new AutoML and NLP microservices for industrial customers while growing an international data science and research team. With a passion for solving problems and innovation, Steven is excited about Noonum's opportunity to use AI to deliver insights and enable better decisions in financial markets and other industries.