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Edgar Perez Keynote Speaker

  • Quantum computing, artificial intelligence / deep learning and cybersecurity 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, 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.

Mr. Perez has presented to the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), Quant Investment & HFT Summit APAC (Shanghai), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), 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), 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), Institutional Investor‘s Global Growth Markets Forum (London), 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.

Read more on Edgar’s blog regarding his comments on politics and recent news.


Speaking Topics: 

  • Meet the Blockchain’s Newest Hype Machine: NFTs
  • The Artificial Intelligence Breakthroughs that are Changing the Digital World
  • Advice for Global Organizations: Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste
  • Achieving Deep Impact with “State-of-the-art” Deep Learning
  • Is the Global Race to Achieve Quantum Supremacy Coming to an End?
  • What the Boeing 737 Groundings can teach us about Technology and Automation
  • Neuro what? Neuromorphic Computing and the Quest to Build an Artificial Brain
  • The Ultimate Business Disruptor: Quantum Computing
  • The Importance of the Cybersecurity Framework for Directors and CEOs
  • The Challenges of Content Creation on Machine Learning Steroids
  • Managing the Upcoming Tsunami of Unstructured Data with Artificial Intelligence
  • Trade Wars and their Impact on Financial Markets already influenced by Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Social Engineering: The “Weakest Human Link” in Cybersecurity
  • The Biggest Risks for Financial Markets
  • Establishing or Improving a Cybersecurity Program


“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 program provides a comprehensive approach for any organization to lead in cybersecurity readiness.” – Jerome Morandiere, Security Manager, Airport Council International Europe (Belgium)

“Edgar Perez is THE expert on high-frequency trading.” – Liz Claman, Anchor, FOX Business News (United States)

“Excellent intense masterclass to help me brush up on Deep Learning. From applications and models to optimization and Python code, CNNs, RNNs, etc.” – Professor Nick Colosimo, Strategy Executive, BAE Systems, (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)

Thank you very much for your strong support of our program at Fudan University. Through a comprehensive review of the latest breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing applied to finance, you have distilled complex and interconnected concepts into unique insights. Our distinguished audience has greatly benefited from your enlightening presentation and the rich discussion you have remarkably inspired. I hope I will have the opportunity to invite you for upcoming exchanges.” – Betty Chen, Senior Manager, Master of Business Administration in Finance, Fanhai International School of Finance, Fudan University (China)

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Videos of Edgar Perez

The Artificial Intelligence Breakthroughs Changing the Digital World - Edgar Perez at WIM2020
The Artificial Intelligence Breakthroughs Changing the Digital World - Edgar Perez at WIM2020
Bitcoin is dead. Long live Ethereum and CBDCs | Edgar Perez
Bitcoin is dead. Long live Ethereum and CBDCs | Edgar Perez
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

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