We would like to invite you to our next Imperial DigiTalk on 5 May at 16.00 BST. Our guest speaker will be Professor David Shrier, and the topic will be Financial Innovation in the Connected World.
Artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain, and other new technologies have upended the global financial services sector, creating opportunities for entrepreneurs and corporate innovators. Venture capitalists have helped to fund this disruption, pouring nearly $500 billion into fintech over the last five years. In his new book from MIT Press, co-edited by MIT Professor Alex Pentland, David Shrier offers global perspectives on technology-fueled transformations in financial services, with contributions from a wide-ranging group of academics, industry professionals, former government officials, and current government advisors. They examine not only the struggles of rich countries to bring the old analog world into the new digital one but also the opportunities for developing countries to “leapfrog” directly into digital. This DigiTalk will illuminate key themes and ideas from this investigation into the future.
David Shrier is Professor of Practice, AI & Innovation with Imperial College Business School, and leads both the TRanslational AI Lab (TRAIL), applying trusted AI solutions to problems of business, government, and society, and the Institutional Digital Assets Project, helping mainstream organisations understand and adopt digital assets such as crypto and other DLT derivatives. David is the founding faculty of Imperial's Centre for Digital Transformation. His academic teaching focus is on using technology innovation to drive change at scale.
David is a globally recognized thought leader in technology and educational innovation, parallel entrepreneur, and author. Collaborating with Professor Alex 'Sandy' Pentland at MIT, David revolutionised the university executive short course model for online learning. The portfolio of digital classes he created originally for MIT and the University of Oxford have engaged nearly 20,000 innovators in over 150 countries. David is personally responsible for spearheading the three most profitable online classes in history.