Dennis Aust | CTO
Ativo Capital Management LLC

Dennis Aust, CTO, Ativo Capital Management LLC

Dennis has had a deep association with the Ativo valuation framework for over thirty years, first using the approach for corporate development at FMC Corporation in the early 1980’s. After joining Ativo’s predecessor firm (Callard, Madden & Associates, Inc.) in 1985, Dennis specialized in extending and implementing our approach with both investment research and corporate operating clients. Dennis ran Ativo’s corporate consulting affiliate, CharterMast Partners LLC, from 2001 until 2013, when he became Director of Research and Deputy CIO as part of Ativo’s strategy to focus exclusively on Asset Management.  Some of his most recent published research concerns the influence of ESG performance on stock prices.  

Dennis has written and spoken extensively on valuation, strategic analysis, financial management, and executive compensation. His articles have appeared in several publications, including Corporate Finance Review, Journal of Private Equity, and Directors Monthly (National Association of Corporate Directors), and he has contributed chapters to three books, most recently “The Valuation Handbook: Valuation Techniques From Today’s Top Practitioners” (Wiley, 2009). He holds an undergraduate degree in Business and an MBA in Management Science from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


TSC 2018 - DAY 1 @ 15:30

Enterprise data management – how are you managing, governing and integrating data to achieve peak performance across applications, systems and services?

  • Warehousing & integration – best practices for building an enterprise data warehouse and unifying data management across different IT teams and departments
  • Governance – how to design an effective data governance strategy for managing regulatory risk and meeting compliance demands 
  • Roadblocks – how can you overcome issues surrounding data quality and integrating big data technologies with legacy IT infrastructure?
  • Cybersecurity – what are the most effective solutions for securing high-performance networks and protecting sensitive enterprise data against evolving threats?
  • Standardization & open data – what are the benefits and drawbacks of implementing a common financial industry language, or financial Rosetta Stone, on operational efficiency and regulatory reporting?
  • Intelligent storage – how to store and protect data needed for emerging AI and real-time analytics applications 

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