UC Berkeley’s Financial Innovation Conference : June 16th, 2023
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June 16th, 2023
8.00 – Registration
8.45 – Opening Address from the Chairs: Berkeley Haas MFE Executive Director Jacob Gallice & Conference Host Rebellion Research CEO, Alexander Fleiss
8.50 – Opening Keynote: Building AI Models for Finance: Goal-Oriented Search
Professor Will Cong, Director of FinTech at Cornell, Co-Inventor of “quantimental” investment and “tokenomics”
9:30 – PANEL DISCUSSION: The Future is Now: Artificial Intelligence, Generative AI, and ChatGPT
Moderator: Peng Cheng, Head of AI Strategy, JPMorgan
Dr. Stefano Pasquali Head of Liquidity & Trading Research, Blackrock, Dr. Ernest Chan, Founder PredictNow.ai & Chairman QTS Capital, Amit Varshney, Head of QuantAI at J.P. Morgan
10.10 – KEYNOTE Speech: Where do we see FinTech going from here?
Professor Jimmie Lenz, Director of Duke University’s Master’s in FinTech Program
10.35 – KEYNOTE Speech: Maintaining Cargo Quality in Transport – An Application of IoT in Insurance and Finance
Arnab Chakrabarti, Senior Research Scientist, Financial Innovation Lab, Hitachi America
11.00 KEYNOTE Speech: Behavior of Market Participants
Professor Terrance Odean, Berkeley Haas
11:35 – Panel Discussion: What is the Future of Money?
Moderator: Dr. Linda Kreitzman, MFE Co-Founder, Berkeley, Lecturer, University of California at Berkeley & Partner, 0xPartners
Leah Wald, Co-founder and CEO of Valkyrie Investments, Richard Lyons, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Innovation & Entrepreneurship Officer at the University of California at Berkeley, Eric Nemeth, Sino Global Capital’s portfolio lead, Guillermo Goncalvez, Founder of El Dorado, Emmanuel Vallod, Stake Capital
12.05 – LUNCH
1.05 – KEYNOTE Speech: Reinforcement Learning For Finance
Professor Ashwin Rao, Stanford University, fmr Head of Ai, Target
1.30 – PANEL DISCUSSION: A New Era: How the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence are impacting businesses & investors
Moderator: Steve Goldberg, Partner, Finistere Ventures
Trevor Mottl, Walleye Capital, Mona Vernon, Head of Fidelity Labs, Jess Stauth, Chief Investment Officer – Systematic Equity, Fidelity, Patrick Chung, Managing General Partner of Xfund
2:30 – KEYNOTE: Origins of Stock Market Fluctuations
Dr. Martin Lettau, Professor, Berkeley Haas
2.55 – PANEL DISCUSSION: Ethics In Data!
Moderator: Sharon Asaf Director Global Climate Risk, Citi
Professor Lisa Goldberg, Berkeley Haas, Professor Sudip Gupta, Johns Hopkins University, Clemens Kownatzki, Associate Dean of Full-time Programs at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, Winfield Xu, Director of Data Science, Unison
3.35 – KEYNOTE: How generative AI can empower fintech starting today!
Hui Wang, VP Data Science & Machine Learning at PayPal
4.10 – PANEL DISCUSSION: Investing for an uncertain future: how market participants can navigate a dynamic economic environment
Moderator: Gregory La Blanc, Lecturer, Berkeley Haas
Christina Qi, CEO Databento, Mike Ryerson, Portfolio Manager, Centiva Capital, Ananth Madhavan, Managing Director, Blackrock, Carson Boneck, Chief Data Officer, Balyasny Asset Management L.P.
4.50 – CONCLUDING KEYNOTE : Tackling Read World Data
Dr. Ehsan Bokhari, Assistant General Manager, Chicago Cubs
5.30 – Conference Concludes & Post Conference Networking
UC Berkeley’s Financial Innovation Conference