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CFA Society San Francisco: Data Science & AI Update: Hear from the Experts



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6/10/2021 1:30 PM

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6/10/2021 2:30 PM

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Artificial Intelligence is transforming industries and reshaping how information is used and how decisions are made by integrating text, speech, and images on a nearly unfathomable scale. Join us for a discussion with John Ashely and Prabhu Ramamoorthy, experts in the future of FinTech at NVIDIA, a leader in data science and artificial intelligence. Discussion moderated by Don Hejna, Managing Partner at Stantum, LLC.
Learn about the latest artificial intelligence technologies and their expanding use cases. This discussion will take participants from understanding simple regressions to concepts in state-of-the-art natural language processing and image recognition technologies in a rapid paced, high-level discussion.

This event is offered in partnership with NVIDIA and FDP Institute.
Then join us on Wednesday, June 16th for a panel discussion with Jane Buchan, Nigel Noyes, and Sam Shapiro, moderated by Mehrzad Mahdevi on Data Science & AI Series (Part II): Industry Leader Best Practices, offered in partnership with FDP Institute. 


John Ashely, General Manager, Financial Services and Technology, NVIDIA

John Ashley currently leads the Global Financial Services and Technology team at NVIDIA. Previously, he started and led the Professional Services Deep Learning Practice for NVIDIA and the NVIDIA Deep Learning Professional Services Partner program, working to help customers and partners adopt and deliver deep learning solutions, managed the relationship with IBM’s Software and Cognitive groups, was a senior solutions architect covering financial services based in New York and then London, and supported NVIDIA work with the Square Kilometer Array radio astronomy programs. Mr. Ashley holds a doctorate in computational sciences and informatics, and both BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering. He holds a US patent in predictive analytics.


Prabhu Ramamoorthy, CFA, FRM, CAIA, Customer/Partner Developer Relationship Manager, NVIDIA

Prabhu Ramamoorthy is the financial ecosystem partner manager at NVIDIA, where he focuses on HPC/ML/AI acceleration for financial services. Previously, he held leadership roles as the head of technology of a margin software firm Dash Regtech, catering to leading investment banks and broker-dealers and served in leadership roles at Big Four firm KPMG/EY as a director in financial services practice, where he helped 80+ financial institutions over the last 10 years. Mr. Ramamoorthy holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an undergraduate engineering degree from BITS-Pilani, one of the top engineering institutes in India. He is a CFA charterholder, Financial Risk Manager (FRM), and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), specializing in financial use cases.


Don Hejna, CFA, CAIA, FDP, Managing Partner, Stantum, LLC

Don Hejna is the Managing Partner of Stantum, LLC, a registered financial advisory firm. He specializes in quantitative analysis of credit, loans, securities, and portfolio optimization. Mr. Hejna has been a Managing Partner of Virentem Ventures, LLC, a Silicon-Valley firm focused on Intellectual Property acquisitions, strategy, market analysis, and turn-around opportunities for high tech companies since 2010 and has also been employed on occasion by the Stanford Graduate School of Business as a Group Facilitator for the Interpersonal Dynamics Course and Teaching Assistant for the High-Performance Leadership Course. Previously, he was CEO of Enounce, Incorporated, a software technology company in Palo Alto from 1989 through 2015 and has worked at several high-tech companies and startups including: Sun Microsystems, Qualcomm, Chronologic, Ambit Design Systems, Cadence, and consulted for Cisco and NVIDIA. Mr. Hejna earned a Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Methods in Finance and Risk Management from Stanford University’s Financial Mathematics / Statistics Department; a Master of Science degree in Management from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business as a Sloan Fellow; a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.); and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from M.I.T. He is a CFA charterholder, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), Chartered Financial Data Professional (FDP) and Series 65 Licensed Investment Advisor Representative.

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