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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Empowering the financial planner with the use of an embedded chatbot

Michelle Pisters will write her thesis at Ortec Finance about chatbots that are embedded inside a web application. She will even create her own chatbot to support financial planners.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Tech Labs developed a workshop that teaches you how to create skills for Alexa

With conversational interfaces we have finally found a way to improve upon the old point & click paradigm, but how can such an interface be developed? At Tech Labs we are looking into and working on several possibilities, one of them is Alexa, by Amazon. What started as a Hackathon project is becoming a much more important focus for our research. After creating several skills we started looking at ways to share the knowledge about creating skills for Alexa, the most easily accessible way is through a workshop we created and open-sourced on Github

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Ortec Finance launches Data Analytics

Ortec Finance expands its activities as of 1st January 2018 with the launch of a new entity, named Data Analytics. The entity will focus on big data analysis and will be located at the Ortec Finance head office in Rotterdam.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Distributing Financial Simulations with Microsoft HPC

The need for speed in risk management applications is unabated. If an applications’ performance is improved, users and consultants tend to fill this space rapidly with additional requirements or more complicated calculation settings. Since processor speeds are hardly improving, applications should adopt other paradigms to comply with their current computational requirements. At Ortec Finance we tailor the High Performance Computing (HPC) techniques used in our applications to the domain and to the application usage.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

The beauty of emergence

Combining emergent architecture with conversational interfaces has lead to the creation of Oratio, a conversational interface framework for the web, running in the browser.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A hybrid approach to house valuations

A master thesis on combining machine learning and econometric modeling. Can we optimize accuracy while maintaining interpretability?

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

About Tech Labs

Ortec Finance’s Tech Labs is a technical innovation center where we work and experiment with new IT techniques and concepts in order to research their applicability in finance. Together with students, academics and external parties we collaborate to design the future of financial decision-making.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Vacancy Front-end developer

Are you an ambitious front-end web developer who can offer a distinctive contribution in a complex software environment? Are you seeking a new challenge in realizing user-friendly web applications for the financial world? Please read on and see if you are ready to join our company.

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Ortec Finance Hackathon 2017: a day of collaboration and innovation!

Tech Labs organized a new hackathon this year on June 9 in Rotterdam and followed the trend that Hackathons are no longer just for coders...

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sustainable Software Development: a little insight in our model

Because our software is meant to support our clients over the long-term we need a sustainable way of developing and maintaining software. Here we describe the method we use at the SA-team to develop sustainably.

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