Masterclass Agenda

Masterclass Agenda

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Ina Wanca

Professor

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

Ina Wanca is a cybersecurity and AI professor at New York University and a founder of AI Governance LLC, a strategy consulting company focused on FutureCrafting, tackling complex problems such as building cyber-awareness and trust between humans and AI in smart cities and deep space. She is affiliated with Carnegie Mellon University, the FBI InfraGuard, the Council of Europe Cybercrime Octopus Community, and the Initiative for the Study of Emerging Threats at the Center for Global Affairs at New York University.

Prominent cybersecurity and artificial intelligence scholar and advisor, known for groundbreaking contributions to social, criminal justice, business issues, and her pioneering cyberlearning platforms which prevented up to 91% of internal cyber-threats. Previously, Ms. Wanca worked for the Crime Commission of NYC as a Director of Cybercrime Prevention where she pioneered the Predictive Prevention Lab. Throughout her career, Ms. Wanca advised various international, intergovernmental, diplomatic, and private organizations including the United Nations, the International Peace Institute, Bloomberg LP, Chubb limited and the U.S. Mission to the European Union.

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Kevin Sweeney

Professor of Practice in Finance

WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

In addition to serving as a full-time professor of practice with the Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts, Kevin is also a lecturer at Columbia University in New York, New York in the School of Professional Studies.  He teaches courses in finance, strategy, financial technology, and economics. At WPI, Kevin also serves as the Director of the Wall Street/FinTech Project Center and Faculty Co-coordinator of the WPI FinTech Collaborative.

Kevin serves on the Board of Directors of Western New England Bancorp (WNEB). WNEB is a NASDAQ traded firm that operates as a bank holding company for Westfield Bank, a federally chartered stock savings bank that provides various community banking products and services to businesses and individuals in Massachusetts and Connecticut. He is chair of the Finance and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee of the WNEB Board.

In 2012, Kevin served in an interim appointment as the President and CEO of DevelopSpringfield in Springfield, Massachusetts. Prior to that, he spent 19 years with the MassMutual Financial Group, where he was most recently a managing director of MassMutual Capital Partners LLC. He was responsible for strategic mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and other transactions in the financial services industry for MassMutual and its affiliated companies. He also served in various other executive roles at MassMutual, including senior vice president (chief operating officer and regional executive for Latin America and Europe) of MassMutual International, vice president of human resources of MassMutual, and second vice president and associate general counsel of MassMutual.

Kevin received his M.B.A. jointly from the New York University Stern School of Business, the London School of Economics & Political Science, and the HEC School of Management in Paris as a graduate of TRIUM. He received his Doctor of Law (J.D.) from the University of Wisconsin Law School and his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst.

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Evan Gerber

VP, Cognitive Design

FIDELITY INVESTMENTS

Since the late ‘90s, Evan has been designing and building at the emerging edge of digital customer experiences across product and marketing channels.

An avid technophile, Evan is fascinated by the interplay of business need, technology capability, and consumer behavior. A passionate advocate for embracing change while maintaining high standards for on time delivery driven by customer focused thinking, Evan is recognized in his organization and beyond as a big thinker with pragmatic, results driven roots. Until recently, Evan was a digital strategist at Fidelity Investments, leading creative development of their mobile app, AI platform, and major product initiatives.

Prior to this role, Evan headed up a UX team for a leading agency in San Francisco, ensuring that a broad array of clients, from leading millennial brands to established financial players, were creating and executing on award winning mobile projects, as well as tech heavy and cross channel efforts. Evan is a well known writer and speaker, including such high profile venues as Forbes Magazine, the Mobile World Congress, and Ad:Tech. When Evan isn’t at work or obsessively reading about all of the amazing things going on in our world, he is probably outside climbing or inside cooking.

Agenda at a Glance

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9:00am

THE CURRENT WAVE OF CLOUD COMPUTING, ALTERNATIVE AND UNSTRUCTURED DATASETS TO IMPROVE BUSINESS OUTCOMES

  • Accelerating innovation and digitization adoption to further improve efficiencies
  • How to define and implement new, digitally-enabled business models to efficiently modernize the finance function
  • The changing value propositions of data function: How to successfully integrate operational improvements and growth drivers?

Evan Gerber, VP, Cognitive Design, FIDELITY INVESTMENTS

10:15am

Morning Break and Refreshments

10:45am

 

 

DATA STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE YOUR BACK OFFICE, MIDDLE OFFICE, AND FRONT OFFICE INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Structure and clean data to get the most out of your data
  • Discussing the Interoperability of data to limit data waste and duplication
  • Rethinking privacy: Practitioners tips to enhance data security 
  • Addressing regulatory issues following the IPA & GDPR’s implementation

12:15pm

 

Networking Lunch

1:15pm

WHY DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION STARTS WITH THE RIGHT INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Preparing for tomorrow’s workforce: How to attract and empower talent for higher value finance activities
  • Maintaining cost arbitrage through process excellence, accurate analytics and automation
  • Harnessing the power of AI to efficiently prepare and process market and reference data

Kevin M. Sweeney, Professor of Practice in Finance, WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE 

2:30pm

Afternoon Break and Refreshments

3:00pm

THE FUTURE OF FINANCE: ARE YOU READY FOR WHAT'S COMING?

  • Examining the implications of the widespread adoption of artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, the Internet of things, machine learning, and social media
  • Understanding the emerging of different cybersecurity threats, risks, and models in a global context 
  • Designing policy solutions for decision-makers in the financial sector

Ina Wanca, Professor, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
 

4:30pm

End of the NAFIS Masterclass