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Speaker at Money20/20 2016

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Benoît Brookens III

Founder & CEO
Accrue
Speaking History

Speaker at Money20/20 2016

Session Information

Benoît Brookens III, more affectionately Dr. BigData is an award-winning data scientist and serial entrepreneur. Benoît is the CEO and Co-Founder of the IBM-backed FinTech (financial technology) firm Accrue Inc. He learned to type before he could write, as one of the earliest participants of M.I.T. Media Lab's Lifelong Kindergarten in the early 1990s. In 2002, he pioneered multi-class IP Web Hosting as a teenager, with his first start-up Dataracks. As one of the youngest quantitative traders at a Swiss Bank, Benoît was ahead of the data science industry, leveraging algorithms on datasets that materialized during the 2000s decade. He was a participant at the world’s first Data Science Summit. After securing the trademark “Apps for Insight” through his incubator nuOctave Inc., he has been focused on the democratization of data to compel better decision making. Benoît currently sits on the advisory board of Tradestation Securities Inc. and is noted as one of the United Kingdom’s Trade & Investment 2016 FinTech Delegation.