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Edgar Perez

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Futurist & business consultant with expertise in the fields of quantum computing, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity

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Excellent intense masterclass to help me brush up on Deep Learning. From applications and models to optimization and Python code, CNNs, RNNs, etc.

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Keynote speaker Edgar Perez is a published author, business consultant for billion-dollar private equity and hedge funds and Council Member at the Gerson Lehrman Group, Guidepoint Global Advisors and Internal Consulting Group, with subject matter expertise in quantum computing, artificial intelligence and deep learning, cyber security and financial regulation.

Sought-after speaker Edgar Perez has addressed thousands of top executives around the world through keynote talks and corporate training programs on quantum computing, artificial intelligence, deep learning, cybersecurity and financial trading. He had presented in Beijing, Chicago, Hong Kong, Kiev, Kuala Lumpur, Lima, London, Miami, Naples, New York, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm and Warsaw, among other global capitals. He contributes to The New York Times and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance.

Edgar Perez is the author of The AI Breakthrough, How Artificial Intelligence is Advancing Deep Learning and Revolutionizing Your World (2018), Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets (2013), and The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), 交易快手, published in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Investasi Super Kilat, published in Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012).

Mr. Perez has been interviewed on CNN‘s Quest Means Business, CNBC‘s Squawk on the Street, Worldwide Exchange, Cash Flow, Street Signs and Squawk Box, FOX BUSINESS‘s Countdown to the Closing Bell and After the Bell, Bloomberg TV‘s Market Makers, CNN en Español‘s Dinero, Petersburg – Channel 5, Sina Finance, BNN‘s Business Day, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia‘s Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Mr. Perez has been featured on Sohu, News.Sina.com, Yicai, eastmoney, Caijing, ETF88.com, 360doc, AH Radio, CNFOL.com, CITICS Futures, Tongxin Securities, ZhiCheng.com, CBNweek.com, Caixin, Futures Daily, Xinhua, CBN Newswire, Chinese Financial News, ifeng.com, International Finance News, Finance.QQ.com, hexun.com, Finance.Sina.com, The Korea Times, The Korea Herald, The Star, The Malaysian Insider, BMF 89.9, iMoney Hong Kong, Bloomberg Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Keynote speaker Edgar Perez has presented to the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), Quant Investment & HFT Summit APAC (Shanghai), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Hult International Business School (Shanghai) and Pace University (New York), among other public and private institutions. In addition, Mr. Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including Cyber Security World Conference (New York), Inside Market Data (Chicago), Emerging Markets Investments Summit (Warsaw), CME Group‘s Global Financial Leadership Conference (Naples Beach, FL), Harvard Business School‘s Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago), MIT Sloan Investment Management Conference (Cambridge), Institutional Investor‘s Global Growth Markets Forum (London), Technical Analysis Society (Singapore), TradeTech Asia (Singapore), FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul) and Private Equity Convention Russia, CIS & Eurasia (London).

Edgar Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Previously, he managed Operations and Technology for Peruval Finance. Mr. Perez has an undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru (1997) and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, New York, with a dual major in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Mr. Perez is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer and resides in the New York City area with wife Olga, son Edgar Felipe and daughter Svetlana Sofia.

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Meet the Blockchain’s Newest Hype Machine: NFTs

Non-fungible tokens or NFTs are virtual certificates built on blockchain technology. The blockchain offers a secure
record of transactions, serving as an incorruptible proof of ownership.

NFTs offer today two things that the physical art market has always depended on: scarcity and authenticity. Therefore, “original” artworks and their owners can always be identified via the blockchain. NFTs can be sold or traded; often gaining value in the secondary market, so far. Should users jump on the NFT bandwagon?“ Two words,” says Mr. Edgar Perez. “Be cautious.”

Audience takeaway:

  • Why Perez thinks the current NFT mania might be
    obscuring the beginning of a bubble.
Keynote by speaker Edgar Perez

The Artificial Intelligence Breakthroughs that are Changing the Digital World

Artificial intelligence 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. Perez will reveal why artificial intelligence is the present and the future.

Audience takeaways:

  • Edgar offers his insights on how these advancements will impact businesses and the human race in general for years to come.
  • How companies can leverage the plethora of available resources to start their digital transformation and implement solutions to problems that only a few years ago belonged to the realm of science fiction.
Keynote by speaker Edgar Perez

Advice for Global Organizations: Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste

A “black swan” event of the magnitude of COVID-19 will certainly trigger a radical change in the expectations of
business stakeholders.

Mr. Edgar Perez will inspire CEOs not only to analyze weaknesses but also to discover opportunities to improve the performance of their organizations.

Audience takeaways:

  • How organizations that reinvent themselves and leverage Artificial Intelligence, 5G and Blockchain to make the most of better insight and foresight will disproportionally stand to succeed
  • Online commerce could be turbocharged in ways that  irreversibly reshape consumer behavior.
  • The requirement of resilience trumps the everlasting pursuit of efficiency; potentially marking the end of supply-chain globalization
Keynote by speaker Edgar Perez

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, even better movie recommendations, are all here today.

Mr. Perez will show organizations how to kick start their digital impact transformation.

Audience takeaways:

  • 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.
  • How once these two important tasks mentioned are accomplished, organizations 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.


Keynote by speaker Edgar Perez

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 Sycamore quantum
processor was able to perform an incredibly complex task in 200 seconds, a feat that would take the worlds 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.

Audience takeaway:

  • Are we really there yet? Mr. Edgar Perez will enlighten your audience with the latest head-turning business applications of this revolutionary technology.
Keynote by speaker Edgar Perez

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

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.

Audience takeaways:

  • Is it still safe to fly? Mr. Edgar Perez will provide an insider’s look at how this dysfunctional process evolved, resulting in 346 casualties within five months
  • What your organization can do to identify technology and operational challenges that can compromise its viability.
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The Artificial Intelligence Breakthroughs Changing the Digital World - Edgar Perez at WIM2020

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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.

Nik Hasyudeen,

former President of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (Malaysia)

“Your program provides a comprehensive approach for any organization to lead in cybersecurity readiness.”

Jerome Morandiere,

Security Manager, Airport Council International Europe

Thrilled to have your participation at this year’s Global Financial Leadership Conference.

Randy Frink

Senior Director, CME Group

Edgar Perez is THE expert on high-frequency trading

Liz Claman`

Anchor, FOX Business News
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5 out of 5 stars

Excellent intense masterclass to help me brush up on Deep Learning. From applications and models to optimization and Python code, CNNs, RNNs, etc.

Professor Nick Colosimo, Strategy Executive, BAE Systems, (United Kingdom) See all references

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