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Big Data Analytics and Visualization

USE CASES

Dashboards & Reporting

Navigate through your customized dashboard and generate reports based on your full data set


Dev Environment


Create your own metrics and run specific calculation using editable Python calculators


BIG DATA AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

What-ifs Analysis

Run yourself what-if scenario simulations in seconds on very large data sets and cross analysis through multiple data sets

Versioning & Adjustments


Thanks to a user friendly multi-versioning tool (patent pending) capable of handling multiple users and scenarios per users, each with their read/write authorizations, you can run advanced scenarios analysis

Results Storage


ICA's "on-disk" technology allows you to store your results in a highly performant and cost efficient manner

Slice & Dice, Drill Down

Access the most granular level of your data

Cloud powered or on premises or hybrid


Discover a plug and play solution available on the Cloud or on premises


In 2015, we had the ambition to build the most innovative pricing and risk management systems for derivatives, using the latest Big Tech innovations​.


We used optimal parallel computing to generate billions of data points and insisted on keeping them all: we did not want to impoverish our data set with slicing or pre-aggregation. 


We could not find the right big data tool box so we built our own, around 3 axes:​

  • High performance numerical data handling (this meant finding the best way to store numbers)​
  • Fully scalable and cost controlled architecture, with virtually no capacity limit​
  • Empowering users with data agility: investigate, calculate, simulate, adjust… autonomously!​

Banks are big data users; they loved our data module so much that we made it a stand-alone solution and developed dedicated functionalities to enhance the ability for data users to mine value from massive numerical data sets



From there, we have developed an "all in one" high efficiency Big Data solution to handle trillions of data points with flexible functionalities to visualize, aggregate, run calculations, validate and handle data. This solution allows:


  • Improved Understanding: aggregate, drill-down and navigate through data points with speed and the flexibility of a pivot table
  • Boosted Use: in full autonomy, risk and front office users can simulate, certify, correct, report and calculate using editable Python calculators
  • Full Data Set benefit: trillions of points are handled, with no need to pre-aggregate, filter or slice data beforehand, at a fraction of the cost of existing high performance solutions (infrastructure is horizontally scalable)

THE COMPANY

THE TEAM

Emmanuel Danzin

Head of Business Development

20 years in xVA Structuring, Advisory and Audit

- xVA Optimization at Société Générale and Crédit Agricole 

- Structurer at Société Générale 

- Consultant and auditor Deloitte & Touche 

Academics: ESSEC business school, Columbia University (Masters in Mathematics of Finance)

Stéphane Rio

CEO

24 years in Trading, Fintech and Board

- Board member of Depfa & CEO of ACS Bank (post 2008 to restructure the group)

- CEO of Fintech Swapstream. Sold to CME in 2006

- Global Head of Interest Rate Swaps at Commerzbank

Academics: Ecole Polytechnique, ENSAE and Master in Stochastic Models applied to Finance

Jean-Michel Fayolle

Head of Research

26 years in Risk, Quant, Research and Board

- CRO Banque AIG post 2008 

- CRO Aspect Capital 

- Head of Quant Research / New Products in large financial institutions 

Academics: Télécom Paris (Computer Science), Texas A&M University (MS - Statistics, BS of applied Mathematics)

Vincent Boilay

Head of Solutions

26 years in Financial Software, IT dev and New Technologies

- New technology expert (Big data, Spark, Web)

- Broad experience in designing and implementing trading solutions platforms 
Academics: EPSI Paris (Master of Computer Science)

Guillaume Aubert 

Head of Product Management

23 years in Financial Software, Quant and Fintech

- Co-founder and Managing partner at Orchestrade Financial Systems (cross-asset trading and risk) 

- Head of Quant and Solutions Consulting at Summit (North-America /EMEA) 

- Certified FRM 

Academics: Supélec (Physics & Computer Science)

Developers and Quants

ICA team is mostly comprised of PhD and Masters in IT, specialists in digital technologies, as well as PhD and masters in Quantitative Finance.

Julien Fraichard

Head of Architecture and Big Data

12 years in Big Data technology, IT dev and start-ups

- Founder of Boumbo (Routing tool) and Geowiz (Geo marketing tools)

- Head of desk on innovation projects for the French Ministry of Finance

- In depth expertise of Cloud and Big Data technology. Broad tech  experience.
Academics: Ecole Polytechnique, ENSAE (Corps of INSEE)

PARTNERS AND AWARDS

Strategic Partner

Kepler Cheuvreux is one of the initial investor in ICA, and a strong believer in the ICA vision for the banking outsourcing.

Cloud

Our cloud partners are providing the public cloud computational power which our platform is built on. We can work with any cloud and have existing implementations at Google Cloud, Amazon and Outscale.

Academic Partners

Laureate of Concours Innovation Numérique (December 2016)

Competition for most innovative companies in digital innovation

Laureate in category Fintech
“Concours d’Innovation Numérique” is sponsored by the French state to support the best innovative projects in digital transformation. Its ambition is to accelerate the developments of projects based on digital technologies by sponsoring a significant part of the project.

Financing support from BPI France (the French Public Investment Bank) to help grow innovative products

Selected by BPI France to by be 1 of the 6 start-up to represent France at the International SME forum on Artificial Intelligence in Montreal 7th and 8th May 2018.

Label Finance Innovation (July 2017

Backing of the Worldwide Competitivity Cluster FINANCE INNOVATION

“This recognition validates both the innovative and strategic nature of a project and has the goal of driving access to FINANCE INNOVATION's circle of industrial, commercial and potential financial partners”

Member of France FinTech (March 2018)
ICA has joined France FinTech who gathers all businesses using innovative, disruptive technological business models which aim at addressing current or emerging issues in the financial services industry. France Fintech is in charge of promoting french fintech in France and abroad.

Selected to be part of the Global Markets Incubator (February 2019)
ICA has been chosen by Société Générale among many other Fintechs to join their capital markets accelerator.

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London:

5th Floor, 95 Gresham Street, London

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ABOUT ICA


ICA is a Capital Markets Fintech that empowers Big Data end-users to make advanced risk and business decisions.

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