Our purpose is to deliver world-class trainings to our delegates, so when they leave our classrooms they go on to become world-class experts.

Here is what our delegates have to say about our courses:

Joachim Tigler, who knows Bilokon from Deutsche Bank and has been to various Thalesians events, thinks the seminar was very well worth it. Now that artificial intelligence is the new hot thing, he says a lot of events are “superficial”, but that the Thalesians are distinct: “There are people here with significant experience and influence who understand the mathematical foundations of machine learning and its practical applications in finance.”

Sarah Butcher, Global Editor, eFinancialCareers, quoting Joachim Tigler, Head of ETF Trading, ADG Trading LLP


This workshop was intellectually stimulating. The learnings from the workshop will be useful in my work. I especially liked the length of the material covered and the Python tutorials. Speakers have a good sense of humour, they present the material with entertaining background and historical data.

Dr Mauricio Alvarez-Manilla, Director at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International, Front Office Solutions

I really liked the choice of topics. I especially liked the theoretical foundations of machine learning. Speakers have explained the mathematical concepts of ML very well. I would definitely recommend attending the workshop to my colleagues and friends.

Emre Ozcan, Director at Finstrategy

The instructors demonstrated breadth of knowledge and expertise and were keeping us engaged for the whole training. For me, the most valuable takeaway was the understanding of the link between maths and data science.

Stefan Turalski, FX Software Developer at BNP Paribas

Rotating between theoretical and practical parts, all questions were answered, the pace was excellent not one bit was boring. Plus the venue and customer service was 5-star. I liked the personal approach and provided explanations to the questions.

Zuzana Roskova, Executive Director, Quant, Derivatives Strategist at J.P. Morgan

I was very glad that I attended the two day course taught by Dr. Paul Bilokon of Thalesians. The course covered essential tools in Data Science and Machine Learning methods, for systematic electronic trading practitioners. Paul demonstrated his expertise on both the theory and the practical implementation of topics such as data capture architecture, multidimensional optimization, and deep learning with neural networks. Other topics that I found extremely useful were the compact yet thorough overview of kdb+/q from basic to intermediate topics, and the overview of the Monte Carlo Tree Search method at the end. The two-day program balanced lectures as well with hands-on exercises. I cannot recommend this course highly enough to practitioners of systematic electronic trading, and even to the wider audience of big data practitioners.

Juan M., PhD, Equity Trading Strat