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UC Berkeley’s Financial Innovation Conference

UC Berkeley’s Financial Innovation Conference : June 16th, 2023

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Master of Financial Engineering Program : Berkeley Haas

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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 DISCUSSIONThe 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 SpeechWhere do we see FinTech going from here?

Professor Jimmie Lenz, Director of Duke University’s Master’s in FinTech Program

10.35KEYNOTE 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

1.05KEYNOTE 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

3.35KEYNOTE: 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

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