Edgar Perez Keynote Speaker

  • AI, Blockchain Quantum Computing and Metaverse expert featured on The New York Times, Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business and CCTV
  • Author, “The AI Breakthrough” (2018), “Knightmare on Wall Street” (2013) and “The Speed Traders” (2011), translated into Chinese and Bahasa Indonesia
  • Course Director of Deep Learning, Cybersecurity and Investing workshops in the top twenty world capitals

Edgar Perez's Biography

Edgar Perez is a published author, keynote speaker and business consultant for billion-dollar private equity and hedge funds. He is a 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.

He is 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 addressed thousands of top executives around the world through keynote speeches and corporate training programs on Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning & Cybersecurity.

He regularly contributes to The New York Times and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance. His insights have been featured in several media publications including CBN Newswire, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Chinese Financial News, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times, International Finance News, The Korea Times, amongst others.

Mr. Perez has been interviewed on several news programmes, including CNN‘s Quest Means Business, CNBC‘s Squawk on the Street, CGTN, Worldwide Exchange, FOX BUSINESS‘s Countdown to the Closing Bell and After the Bell, Bloomberg TV‘s Market Makers, Petersburg – Channel 5, Channel NewsAsia‘s Business Tonight, among others.

Mr. Perez has presented to the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), Quant Investment & HFT Summit APAC (Shanghai), the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), APEC SME Service Alliance, 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), Institutional Investor’s CEO Roundtable (Berlin) and Global Growth Markets Forum (London), 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), Technical Analysis Society (Singapore), TradeTech Asia (Singapore), FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul) and Private Equity Convention Russia, CIS & Eurasia (London).

Mr. 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.

Edgar is an inspirational speaker who provides audiences with expert business and technology insights, including artificial intelligence, cyber security, quantum computing, the Metaverse and several other topics.

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Edgar Perez's Speaking Topics

Welcome to the Metaverse: The Next Evolution of the Internet

As our virtual and physical lives converge, Edgar explores the possibilities the Metaverse will bring and what the future may look like as long-standing industries such as finance, healthcare and retail, move into the virtual world.

Bitcoin is dead. Long live Ethereum and CBDCs

While blockchain has been a big revolution in business technology, Edgar argues it is time to explore the future with Ethereum or other Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), and to prepare to embrace the new realities of CBDCs’ widespread deployment.

Meet the Blockchain’s Newest Hype Machine: NFTs

In this session, Edgar explains what NFTs are, how it works and whether we should be jumping on the bandwagon. He addresses why the current NFT mania might be obscuring the beginning of a bubble.

The Artificial Intelligence Breakthroughs that are Changing the Digital World

Edgar offers his insights on how AI advancements will impact the human race, and business, in the years to come. He details how companies can leverage available resources and kickstart a successful digital transformation.

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

Edgar puts forward his case for CEOs and leaders to embrace their weaknesses, using analysis to discover opportunities to improve. Setbacks are a great opportunity to reinvent, build resilience and boost efficiency.

Achieving Digital Impact with “State-of-the-art” Deep Learning

Using his expertise, insights and industry case-studies, Edgar Perez identifies what businesses need to embrace the future and to turbo-charge their digital transformation strategy.

Is the Global Race to Achieve Quantum Supremacy Coming to an End?

Edgar will englighten your audiences by exploring the capabilities of quantum supremacy, and demonstrate some of the most impressive business applications of this revolutionary technology.

What the Boeing 737 Groundings can teach us about Technology and Automation

Edgar presents his insider's perspective on the evolution of the Boeing's new automated flight-control system and how an over-reliance on untested technology allowed failures to take place. He demonstrates what leaders can do to ensure their organisations are not compromised by technological and operational challenges.

Neuro what? Neuromorphic Computing and the Quest to Build an Artificial Brain

Edgar enthrals audiences by exploring the possibilities of Neuromorphic Computing (NC). NC emulates the human brain's neural structure and seeks to create machines that can make decisions, memorise information and deduce facts.

The Ultimate Business Disruptor: Quantum Computing

Edgar reveals how quantum computing is going to disrupt companies in every industry, by dramatically reducing the time spent on complex financial calculations, sampling or search problems.

The Importance of the Cybersecurity Framework for Directors and CEOs

The most innovative companies today have recognised that cyber security is a customer experience and revenue opportunity, not just a risk that needs to be managed. Mr. Edgar Perez will explain why this must be done across the entire organisation and why the CEO and Board of Directors have the most important role to play.

The Challenges of Content Creation on Machine Learning Steroids

Edgar offers insights on how content-creators can rise to the challenge of machine-generated journalism so that their APIs are not taken for a ride by such tactics designed to garner a more favorable portrayal.

Managing the Upcoming Tsunami of Unstructured Data with Artificial Intelligence

The Internet of Things (IoT) explosion will see 75 billion connected devices deployed by 2025. AI allows for affordable analysis to find digital meaning of vast amounts of data. Edgar demonstrates how organisations can use this data, from emails, video, audio, social media posts, and more, to reap the benefits.

Trade Wars and their Impact on Financial Markets already influenced by Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Examining the China-US trade battle, Edgar discusses the impact of current and subsequent trade wars on both countries and the rest of the world. Financial markets are already wobbling as a result, could this increase the likelihood of a "flash crash"?

Social Engineering: The “Weakest Human Link” in Cybersecurity

Social engineering is a form of cyberattack that exploits human weaknesses by tricking employees into providing information or breaching security protocols. Edgar explains how improving employee awareness and introducing simple technical measures can improve organisations' protection against social engineering techniques and cyberattack risk.

The Biggest Risks for Financial Markets

Edgar explores the financial landscape, including regulatory changes and technological evolution and how to employ effective defence systems against cyberattacks and errors.

Establishing or Improving a Cybersecurity Program

Edgar explains the importance of a robust Cybersecurity Program to build on analysis of threats, an understanding of the most valuable assets and a review of IT policies in the face of cybercrime.

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Videos of Edgar Perez

Technology Innovation drives Business Restructuring - Master Keynote Speech by Author Edgar Perez
Technology Innovation drives Business Restructuring - Master Keynote Speech by Author Edgar Perez
Technology Innovation drives Business Restructuring - Master Keynote Speech by Author Edgar Perez
Technology Innovation drives Business Restructuring - Master Keynote Speech by Author Edgar Perez
THE NEXT DECADE OF TECHNOLOGY - Master Keynote Speech by Edgar Perez on AI, Quantum, 5G & Robotics
THE NEXT DECADE OF TECHNOLOGY - Master Keynote Speech by Edgar Perez on AI, Quantum, 5G & Robotics
The Artificial Intelligence Breakthroughs Changing the Digital World - Edgar Perez at WIM2020
The Artificial Intelligence Breakthroughs Changing the Digital World - Edgar Perez at WIM2020
How Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence will Change your World: Keynote Speaker Edgar Perez
How Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence will Change your World: Keynote Speaker Edgar Perez

Books by Edgar Perez

AI Breakthrough
The AI Breakthrough
Knightmare on Wall Street by Edgar Perez
Knightmare on Wall Street
The Speed Traders

Comments & Testimonials

“Thank you very much for your participation in Berlin at the European Institute CEO Roundtable. Your presentation was fascinating, a really informative session. The delegates seemed to hang off your every word! We greatly appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to join us for the event and look forward to working with you again in the near future.”
Karen Litchfield Director, European Institute (United Kingdom)
"Your presentation was the real highlight of the Emerging Markets Investments Summit. You clearly have the connections in the industry and are very well connected."
Alex Ritson BBC News Presenter at The Newsroom, World Business Report and Business Matters (United Kingdom)
“Edgar absolutely exceeded our expectations. He delivered an amazing review of today’s global geopolitical environment. In a very straightforward and illuminating fashion, Edgar synthesized recent developments and future scenarios for our C-level audience hungering and thirsting for the most practical knowledge about China’s recent policies and strategies.”
Rodrigo Ferreira Manager, StartSe (Brazil)
"Edgar Perez is THE expert on high-frequency trading."
Liz Claman FOX Business News (United States)
"Your program provides a comprehensive approach for any organization to lead in cybersecurity readiness.”
Jerome Morandiere, Security Manager, irport Council International Europe (Belgium)

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