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Key Points for Edgar Perez
- Edgar Perez is a global artificial intelligence, quantum computing, web3 and the metaverse expert as well as an author of financial technology titles published in English, Chinese and Bahasa Indonesia.
- CEOs, directors and senior managers around the world seek out Edgar Perez's authoritative insights on the role of modern technologies and finance in innovating and driving performance across organisations of all types.
- Edgar has been featured by all major business networks and has spoken at twenty of the world’s financial capitals; he has presented to the Council on Foreign Relations, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Institutional Investor, CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, CME Group, Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management, among many other global institutions.
- Edgar Perez's Previous roles included the vice president at Citibank, a senior consultant at IBM and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co.
Topics for Edgar Perez
- Generative AI and the future of artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence (AI) has come a long way since its inception in the mid-20th century. One of the most exciting and promising developments is Generative AI, a rapidly evolving field that focuses on teaching computers to create original content such as music, images, text, video, or protein structures. Unlike traditional AI, where the focus is on classification, prediction, and optimization, Generative AI aims to enable machines to learn from patterns in data and then use that knowledge to create something entirely new. The applications of Generative AI are vast and far-reaching, and its potential to revolutionize industries such as life sciences, fashion, design, healthcare, journalism, and music is significant. Mr. Perez will inspire your team as he explores a future that we can experience today.
- The next decade of technology
From Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing to 5G and the Metaverse, the next ten years will see a rapid acceleration of technological progress that will shape our lives in countless ways. Mr. Perez will provide a visionary overview of the most important technological trends that are likely to dominate the next decade. Drawing on insights from his extensive experience as a thought leader in the tech industry, he will discuss the key technologies that will drive innovation and growth, and explore their potential impact on society and business. By the end of the speech, attendees will have a clear understanding of the major technological trends that are likely to define the next decade, and will be inspired to think creatively about the possibilities and implications of these trends for their own organizations and lives.
- The human element in ChatGPT
ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence language model designed to understand natural language and respond to user queries, providing human-like conversation in text form. ChatGPT can be used to automate customer service, answer frequently asked questions, and gain insights from customer interactions; it can also be used to analyze large amounts of data and generate reports. While ChatGPT is a machine, it was created by humans, and it has important implications for the relationship between humans and machines. Mr. Perez will explore the ways in which ChatGPT blurs the line between human and machine, and what that means for the future of work and our relationship with technology.
- Welcome to the Metaverse: The next evolution of the internet
The Metaverse is where our digital and physical lives will converge. It will include a virtual world interoperating with the physical world where we live, and generate a robust economy that spans entertainment, commerce, education and work, while transforming long-standing industries such as finance, retail, healthcare fitness, and more. Today, every major company is staking a claim on the Metaverse, from social media giants Meta (formerly Facebook) and Snap to gaming powerhouses Tencent, Microsoft and Epic Games, to hardware providers Nvidia and TSMC. Embrace the possibilities the Metaverse will bring to your organization during this fascinating session with Mr. Edgar Perez.
- Is Web3 the beginning of a new internet or a stroke of marketing genius?
Web3 promises a better internet built on the blockchain, the distributed ledger systems that form the basis of cryptocurrencies. Backers promise it will cut out traditional middlemen, letting users transact directly and have a greater stake in the applications they use. Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter, for example, make their money through advertising; yet, they share zero of it. Users are supposed to be happy with likes! If the sirens’ songs are to be believed, Web3 will bring more power into the hands of end users. Some people have different views though. Is Web3 just really a land grab underway by already powerful people? Is it a dystopian vision of a pay-to-play internet? Is Web3 ultimately a mere rebranding of crypto with the aim of convincing people that blockchains are the natural next phase of computing? Mr. Perez will inspire you as he cuts to the Web3 chase.
- Bitcoin is dead. Long live Ethereum and CBDCs
The blockchain has been declared as a big revolution in business technology; it is indeed a game-changer for a global financial system that needs an upgrade. A more exciting development has been the booming rise in speculative cryptocurrencies based on blockchain technology, from Bitcoin to Ether. This surge has attracted a new generation of crypto bulls who see these crypto currencies as the cash of the future. Meanwhile, central banks and policymakers around the world explore ways to introduce Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). If you buy Bitcoin now, Mr. Edgar Perez says, do it at your own peril. Instead, he explains, it is time to explore the future with Ethereum or other platforms that implement smart contracts; ultimately, let’s be prepared to meet the opportunities and challenges of CBDCs’ widespread deployment around the world.
- Achieving digital impact with “state-of-the-art” deep learning
Deep learning has enabled many practical applications of artificial intelligence in today’s digital organizations. Deep learning breaks down tasks in ways that makes all kinds of machine aids seem possible, even likely. Driverless cars, better image recognition, more effective medical diagnoses, AI-generated art, even better language models, are all here today. Mr. Edgar Perez will identify what organizations need to do today to embrace the future, starting with the basics: empowering their employees and turbocharging the organization’s digital transformation strategy. Organizations then can then launch pilots for the most promising opportunities, leveraging “state of the art” cases from today’s global innovators such as Google, Facebook, Apple and Tesla. Mr. Perez will show organizations how to kick start their digital impact transformation.
- Is the global race to achieve quantum supremacy coming to an end?
Google recently announced that their most advanced quantum computer, a radically new design to manipulate and process information, has achieved “quantum supremacy” for the first time. The technology giant's Sycamore quantum processor was able to perform an incredibly complex task in 200 seconds, a feat that would take the world's fastest supercomputers 10,000 years to complete. The ultimate development and commercialization of this technology will tremendously accelerate difficult tasks across all industries, including financial services, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and the upcoming space exploration. Are we really there yet? Mr. Edgar Perez will enlighten your audience with the latest head-turning business applications of this revolutionary technology.
- The artificial intelligence breakthroughs that are changing the digital world
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been referred as the general ability of computers to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings. Through a comprehensive review of the latest artificial intelligence breakthroughs, Mr. Edgar Perez will offer his insights on how these advancements will impact businesses and the human race in general for years to come, and more specifically, how companies can leverage the plethora of available resources to start their digital transformation and implement solutions to formerly intractable problems. Mr. Perez will reveal why AI is the present and the future.
- What the Boeing 737 groundings can teach us about technology and automation
Only days after the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, the U.S. FAA grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8, joining airlines and governments worldwide in an effort to guarantee passenger safety, just months after the crash of Lion Air Flight 610 involved the same model. Reports point to Boeing’s new automated flight-control system, known as MCAS, as the culprit. However, an initial review of the design, certification and deployment process for the 737 MAX shows an over-reliance on untested technology, potential conflicts of interest between regulators and airlines, and lack of proper documentation and training. Is it still safe to fly? Mr. Edgar Perez will provide an insider’s look at how this dysfunctional process evolved, and what your organization can do to identify technology and operational challenges that can compromise its viability.
- Neuromorphic computing and the quest to build an artificial brain
Neuromorphic Computing (NC) attempts to emulate the human brain’s neural structure and operation with the goal to match a human's flexibility and ability to learn from unstructured stimuli with the energy efficiency displayed by our brain. NC has grown at the intersection of diverse research disciplines, including computational neuroscience, machine learning, microelectronics, and computer architecture, among others. It seeks to produce a cognition machine that not just reaches decisions, but memorizes information and even deduces facts. Mr. Edgar Perez will enthrall your audience with the possibilities created by computers that will behave as though they were originally engineered for the tasks they are executing, rather than as today’s general-purpose computers.
- The ultimate business disruptor: Quantum computing
Classical computing was invented in the 1940s; the advent of Quantum Computing (QC) will make these computers look painfully slow. Calculations that would take longer than a human’s life span to work out on a classic computer can be completed in a matter of hours or minutes with QC. Furthermore, QC will enable solving a set of problems that couldn’t be solved before. QC’s benefits include efficiently simulating new drug molecules and dramatically reducing the time complex financial calculations take, among many others. For optimization, sampling or search problems, this promises dramatic speedups. Mr. Edgar Perez will reveal why Quantum Computing will disrupt companies in every industry.
- The importance of the cybersecurity framework for directors and CEOs
An email embedded with malware. Security systems hacked by thieves. Credit card numbers stolen from store purchases. There’s certainly no shortage of examples when it comes to data security breaches and the havoc they wreak on business. No wonder then that nearly a third of CEOs in KPMG’s latest global survey identified cyber security as the issue having the biggest impact on their companies today. Every organization should apply a Cybersecurity Framework for analyzing cyber security, and ideally it should be integrated into an organization’s existing enterprise risk framework. The most innovative companies today have recognized that cyber security is a customer experience and revenue opportunity, not just a risk that needs to be managed. Mr. Edgar Perez will explain why this must be done across the entire organization and why the CEO and Board of Directors have the most important role to play.
- Managing the upcoming tsunami of unstructured Data with artificial intelligence
The Internet of Things (IoT) explosion will see 75 billion connected devices deployed by 2025. The volumes of data generated will become a tsunami that firms will need to digitalize. Unfortunately, most firms only look at the easy information they can get from structured data while ignoring their unstructured data, which accounts for 90 percent of content generated globally, making unstructured data a tremendous source of untapped value. Artificial Intelligence is making it possible and affordable to sift through and find digital meaning in vast amounts of unstructured data obtained from video, audio, emails, logs, social media posts and IoT devices. All of this data can bring about enormous benefits; Mr. Edgar Perez will show organizations how to reap these benefits today.
- The future of cybersecurity in the Metaverse
The Metaverse is the next iteration of the Internet. It will transform long-standing industries such as finance, retail, manufacturing, healthcare fitness, and much more. However, the array of technologies that will enable the Metaverse, including VR, AR, 5G, and AI, raise issues of privacy and data security. In immersive worlds, these technologies will siphon up data at an increasingly granular level, a person’s gait, eye movements, emotions and more, putting far greater strain on existing safeguards. Mr. Edgar Perez will review the strategies companies and governments will develop to welcome the Metaverse-shaped data economy.
- The biggest risk for financial markets
Regulatory changes and technological evolution have transformed the financial landscape. Regulators around the world are now in a race to respond to the evolution of technology in financial markets and prevent its operational challenges from becoming the biggest risk for financial markets. However, when considering technology and the cyber landscape, errors are bound to happen. Financial services firms are expected to have deployed the most sophisticated defense systems against cyberattacks. Most of them would realize the need of these investments and implement them, but their IT departments would soon hit a wall. What would it take to limit the impact of the biggest risk for financial markets?
- Social engineering: The “weakest human link” in cybersecurity
Social engineering involves tricking your employees into breaching security protocols or giving away information. Social engineering exploits human weaknesses rather than technology, preying upon people’s propensity towards trust. Often, these exploits are used to gather information to support a more targeted cyberattack, with the initial forays based on the premise of ‘little and often’ so as not to cause concern. Employees at all levels, including senior executives, are vulnerable. Mr. Edgar Perez will explain why by improving employee awareness and introducing simple technical measures, organizations can improve their protection against social engineering techniques and the risk of a cyberattack.
- Establishing or improving a cybersecurity program
The Cybersecurity Framework drafted by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology comprises leading practices from various standards bodies that have proved to be successful when implemented; it also may deliver regulatory and legal advantages that extend well beyond improved cybersecurity for organizations. Its adoption may prove advantageous for businesses across virtually all industries. Mr. Edgar Perez will explain why a proper Cybersecurity Program will build on the analysis of possible areas of concern, an understanding of the firm’s most critical assets, and a thorough review of Information Technology’s policies and procedures when faced with rampant cybercrime.
Testimonials for Edgar Perez
Thank you very much for your participation in Berlin at the European Institute CEO Roundtable. Your presentation was fascinating, a really informative session. The delegates seemed to hang off your every word! We greatly appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to join us for the event and look forward to working with you again in the near future.
European Institute (United Kingdom)
We were much honored to host you at our annual conference held at our Washington DC headquarters. The Market Abuse Unit investigates large-scale market abuses and complex manipulation schemes by institutional traders, market professionals and others. As such, we were focused on the discussion of these topics in your book The Speed Traders, copies of which we purchased for each of our unit supervisors. We really appreciated your first-hand impressions of the current trading world as well as your thoughts on how trading practices will evolve in the future.
Chief, Market Abuse Unit,
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (United States)
Edgar’ speech gave us a lot of inspiration. We can see how young entrepreneurs have big dreams. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and ByteDance’s Zhang Yiming really displayed long-term thinking, and now they are the biggest competitors in the world. I enjoyed his speech a lot!
Hurun Report (China)
I have been fascinated with the presentation, Mr. Edgar Perez. We all hear a lot about the Metaverse. I thank you very much for having enlightened us; I think it's been a fascinating subject. Honestly, you have left me very impressed.
Chairman of Board of Trustees of Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería and Chairman of Buenaventura Mining (Peru)
Your presentation was the real highlight of the Emerging Markets Investments Summit. You clearly have the connections in the industry and are very well connected.
BBC News Presenter at The Newsroom,
World Business Report and Business Matters (United Kingdom)
Edgar can deliver insightful and compelling presentations to audiences at the highest levels. Thanks to his international entrepreneurial and consulting experience, Edgar can persuasively highlight current developments and critical trends on a variety of business and technology topics, from Artificial Intelligence to Quantum Computing, and from Cybersecurity to Fintech. His programs are undoubtedly lively and unquestionably inspiring. His unique insights, built over decades of rich industry experience, capture the undivided attention of CEOs and top executives.
Senior Manager, Elite Master of Finance,
Fanhai International School of Finance, Fudan University (China)
I would like to show my appreciation on your willingness to share your insights about cybersecurity. We would certainly have you in mind as we move forward to deal with this very important issue.
Malaysian Institute of Accountants (Malaysia)
Your program provides a comprehensive approach for any organization to lead in cybersecurity readiness.
Airport Council International Europe (Belgium)
Thrilled to have your participation at this year’s Global Financial Leadership Conference.
CME Group (United States)
We loved the enlightening way in which you conducted your presentation on the Metaverse. Thanks to this approach, we are aware of the impact that social networks and video games have today on the advancement of virtual worlds. All attendees were very interested in the subject, which was evidenced in the questions asked at the end of the presentation. We would really love to have your participation in a future opportunity.
IEEE UNMSM (Peru)
Thank you again for a great event. I hope we have the chance to work together again in the future.
Director of Executive Education,
Edgar Perez is THE expert on high-frequency trading.
FOX Business News (United States)
Excellent intense masterclass to help me brush up on Deep Learning. From applications and models to optimization and Python code, CNNs, RNNs, etc.
BAE Systems (United Kingdom)
Edgar absolutely exceeded our expectations. He delivered an amazing review of today’s global geopolitical environment. In a very straightforward and illuminating fashion, Edgar synthesized recent developments and future scenarios for our C-level audience hungering and thirsting for the most practical knowledge about China’s recent policies and strategies.
It was a great pleasure to have a speaker like Edgar Pérez, an international expert in technology and finance, at the ALIDE General Assembly. The vision and clarity with which Edgar spoke about the influence of technology on the sustained growth of nations has been essential for the 265 representatives of development banks from 30 countries around the world and 17 international organizations that participated in our assembly to understand better understand the fundamental role of these new trends in the challenge of sustained and inclusive growth in the region. Thank you very much, Edgar, for your important participation.
Your presentation absolutely hit the mark and we have had some really great feedback already. We look forward to working with you again soon!
Technology, European Practice Leader,
Travelers Insurance Company (United Kingdom)
It was such a pleasure to have you participate in our conference. The feedback was great and the information you shared with the audience was invaluable. Once again, thank you for your contribution in making the event a success.
Corporate Events Coordinator,
Peters & Co. (Canada)
I have had the pleasure of working with many of the industry’s smartest minds. Edgar ranks among the best speakers I have ever encountered. His keynotes on disruptive technologies have influenced industry leaders attending our forums in many parts of the world. In just one hour, attendees gain a fresh perspective on the major trends that are transforming the world, one qubit at a time.
GLDNAcademy (United States)
Thanks so much for your incredible speech at our forum. It was an excellent presentation. We really look forward to bringing you back in the near future. Thank you again for giving your all!
Enterprise Software Leader,
Thank you very much for your strong support of our program at Fudan University. Through a comprehensive review of the latest breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing applied to finance, you have distilled complex and interconnected concepts into unique insights. Our distinguished audience has greatly benefited from your enlightening presentation and the rich discussion you have remarkably inspired. I hope I will have the opportunity to invite you for upcoming exchanges.
Senior Manager, Master of Business Administration in Finance,
Fanhai International School of Finance, Fudan University (China)