The B23 data platform is an artificial intelligence engine to discover, transform, and synthesize data from a variety of sources to provide unique and predictive insights.
At B23, we build high value Big Data and Cloud analytics solutions that bring data closer to the consumer for analysis.
We understand that in today’s fast paced business environment organizations don’t have time to waste waiting on IT. B23 empowers the enterprise to ingest raw data and rapidly transform it to competitive intelligence.
ALTERNATIVE DATA FOR FINANCE
Alternative data provided by B23 allows our customers to gain a unique advantage when assessing the performance of markets and businesses. Our alternative data sources are generating difficult-to-find alpha for our customers, and providing actionable insights to traders and investors. B23 uses both esoteric and well known alternative finance data to generate the most complete composite analysis of markets and businesses for our customers.
PREDICT THE FUTURE WITH EASE
B23 builds upon our years of experience in the most technically progressive environments to provide customizable and technically advanced syndicated research products. Our syndicated data research reports using artificial intelligence (“AI”) have enabled institutional investors, marketers, and real-estate investors who want to bypass the challenges, delays, and risks associated with doing it themselves.
Data Discovery & Synthesis
B23’s Cloud-based Data Platform allows organizations to discover, acquire, and synthesize disparate data sources in minutes. Our proprietary automation technology makes it possible for data scientists, quants, and research analysts to start analyzing data quickly. The B23 Data Platform is used by customers in a variety of industries to accelerate their ability to leverage artificial intelligence.
ALTERNATIVE DATA FOR REAL ESTATE
B23’s collection of multiple mobile-sourced geolocation data sets allows for detailed foot traffic trends and predictions at any scale. View property level foot traffic, or larger geographic boundaries – anything is possible. We develop our own set of places-of-interest (“POI”) polygons in order to provide the most precise and customizable geographic analysis.
B23 DATA PLATFORM
ANALYTICAL PROCESSING FRAMEWORKS (ALGORITHMS)B23 helps scale our customers’ custom algorithms on platforms that meet their data size and temporal requirements. We assist implementing algorithms for real-time, micro-batch, and batch processing requirements.
DATA STREAMING AND INGESTB23 uses modern data ingest and streaming technologies to get data from its source to where it can be analyzed. We select the right technology to meet source requirements, data types, throughput, latency, and analytical framework requirements.
DATA ACCESSThe nexus between infrastructure and data is what B23 calls the data access layer. B23 uses a variety of applications that are best suited for our customers’ data structure, scheme, scalability, durability, and analytical requirements.
INFRASTRUCTURE ABSTRACTIONInfrastructure abstraction and resource management helps organizations use their existing resources more efficiently. Abstracting resources across Cloud providers, compute clusters, or even single machines empowers our customers to gain more control in deciding how to best manage their infrastructure.
PROGRAMMABLE INFRASTRUCTUREProgrammable Infrastructure is the key foundation to building dynamic and automated analytical platforms. B23 uses Cloud Application Programmable Interfaces (API’s) and Software Development Kits (SDK’s) to automate the management of software defined networks, software defined storage, and virtualized machines.
We started B23 to help customers see through the hype and uncertainty of analyzing large volumes of data. After working at Amazon Web Services (“AWS”) for several years, we saw the potential to harness vast quantities of computing power applied to data to generate competitive insights. B23 provides a new, refreshing source for big ideas, and most importantly provides capabilities to implement those big ideas. read more
Dave is a co-founder and Managing Partner at B23. Prior to starting B23, Dave worked at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Over the duration of his career, Dave has supported a variety of enterprise customers in the Financial Services, International Telecommunications, and Public Sector markets. Dave has an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Virginia, and an M.B.A. from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland at College Park.
Mark is a Partner at B23. Before joining B23, Mark directed the corporate product development and in-house innovation center for Agilex Technologies (later acquired by Accenture). Mark is the author of a patent application for applying machine learning to natural language, and he has contributed to the Apache Spark project. Mark earned a BA in Physics from Georgetown University and an MS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.
Brad is a co-founder and Managing Partner at B23. Prior to starting B23, Brad worked at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he helped Big Data, Financial, Health Care, and Public Sector customers make their transition to Cloud Computing. Brad started his professional career in the U.S. Navy where he spent 9 years as a Navy SEAL and left as a Lieutenant Commander. Brad has a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara an M.B.A. from George Mason University.
Peter Cohen is the principal and founder of Xendota. He is a 17 years Amazon veteran and founding member of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) team, where he spent eleven years in senior technical and business roles helping to build the business. At AWS, he drove and contributed to product definition, development and direction for several core AWS cloud service offerings. Most recently he led strategy, acquisition and investment for AWS. Prior to this role, Peter built and ran the Amazon Mechanical Turk business, and managed several engineering teams responsible for building and operating core technology and computing-related architectural initiatives for the company. Peter also provides technology and business advisory and board member services to a number of organizations worldwide.
Over the course of 25 years, Alan served as the Chief Policy and Communications officer for the International Derivatives Clearing Group (IDCG), the Director of External Affairs for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Director of Government Relations office for the Commissioner of Baseball, and the Director of Tax & Trade Policy for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. In addition, Alan works with a number of start-up and early stage companies in various roles such as an advisor, board member, executive and investor. Alan received his undergraduate degree from Kansas State University, an MBA degree from Arizona State University, and his law degree from the University of Kansas.