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Edward O. Thorp Speaker

Edward O. Thorp

California, USA

Inventor of the First Wearable Computer in 1961

Pioneered the Use of Quantitative Investment Techniques in the Financial Markets

Author of Best Seller 'Beat the Dealer' (1962)

Edward O. Thorp Speaker Profile: 

Edward O. Thorp is an American mathematics professor, hedge fund manager, and blackjack player. To beat roulette, he and the father of information theory, Claude Shannon, invented the first wearable computer in 1961. Along with applying innovative applications of probability theory, Thorp is also the New York Times bestselling author of Beat the Dealer: A Winning Strategy for the Game of Twenty-One (1962), the first book to mathematically prove that the house advantage in blackjack could be overcome by card-counting.The effects Edward’s innovations can be seen in gaming today when the State of Nevada banned devices such as his wearable computer from casinos in 1985. He would go on to be a founding member of the Blackjack Hall of Fame.

In addition to his work in gaming probability, he also pioneered the use of quantitative investment techniques in the financial markets.

He currently resides in Newport Beach, California.

For availability and speaker fees, please contact Edward O. Thorp’s speaking agent at Chartwell here, or call +1 972 385 1021 for U.S. inquiries or +44 207 293 0864 for international inquiries.

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