Capital markets in Japan unconvinced of big data’s potential

Firms discuss ways to make better use of data glut

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Leading the way? Big data's full potential is yet to be unleashed in Japan

Big data analytics that can provide a competitive edge in trading and investment decisions are being broadly adopted by capital market firms in Japan, though they are still figuring out how to best unleash the technology's full potential, according to panellists at last week's Tokyo Financial Information and Trading Technology Summit.

“Perhaps the only way to find out [the potential of big data] is to develop metrics, define what your big data goals are and be ready to switch to new products and