Mark Harris, the Head of Research at RBC Capital, discusses the evolution of equity research over the last decade. He fills us in on how RBC evolved into a top 10 research firm in the industry. With an entrepreneurial work ethic, Harris says the firm was able to gain an edge in stock research. Harris says the trick to getting ahead is Big Data science. One way RBC has grown is through the investment in a team of data scientists. He adds that artificial intelligence is beginning to play a significant role in research, but won't replace human analysts. Looking forward to 2018, Harris gives his top stock picks for the year. He says it's hard to not want to invest in the FAANG stocks, particularly Google. The fact they are investing in drug discovery, as well as other big bets like self-driving cars, presents a big opportunity, according to Harris.