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Hod Lipson, Professor of Engineering and Data Science, Columbia University
Robert Jasminski, Co-Head of Citi Investment Management, Citi Private Bank
Phil Watson, Head of Global Investment Lab & Chief Innovation Officer, Citi Private Bank
Ioana Niculcea, FinTech Advisory Lead, Citi Markets Investment Management
The conversation will be moderated by Jeff Rogers, Principal, Learning & Facilitation, be radical
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics technologies have been making grand strides over the past few years, outperforming humans in tasks once thought to be impossible. Machines can now understand video, audio and language with unprecedented reliability. Cars can drive themselves, and AI-driven medical diagnostics and drug development can outperform trained doctors. But where will this technology go next, and how far can it reach? We will follow the field of AI from its inception nearly a century ago, through its recent exponential ascent, and into the future. We will see how companies are using AI today, and what might be possible in the near and long term future, as we look to harness robotics and AI to rebuild a more resilient and robust economy.
Hod Lipson is a professor of Engineering and Data Science at Columbia University in New York, and a co-author of the award winning book “Fabricated: The New World of 3D printing”, and “Driverless: Intelligent cars and the road ahead”, by MIT Press (translated into 7 languages). Before joining Columbia University in 2015, Hod spent 14 years as a professor at Cornell University.
He received his PhD in 1999 from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, followed by a postdoc at Brandeis University and MIT. Hod Lipson’s work on self-aware and self-replicating robots challenges conventional views of robotics, and has enjoyed widespread media coverage. He has also pioneered open-source 3D printing, as well as electronics 3D printing, bio-printing and food printing. Lipson has coauthored over 300 publications that received over 20,000 citations to date. He has co-founded four companies, and is frequent keynoter both in industry and academic events. His TED Talk on self-aware machines is one of the most viewed presentations on AI and robotics. Hod directs the Creative Machines Lab, which pioneers new ways to make machines that create, and machines that are creative.
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Robert Jasminski is the Co-Head of Citi Investment Management. In this capacity, Rob oversees the global teams responsible for approximately $73.2 billion in assets under management and advisement. Additionally, Rob is a voting member of the Private Bank's Global Investment Committee, which sets tactical asset allocation recommendations for investment solutions on both a discretionary and advisory basis.
Philip is the Head of the Global Investment Lab and Chief Innovation Officer for Citi Private Bank.
He has approximately 20 years financial experience mostly at Citi where he has held diverse roles across the Institutional client group. For the last 15 years he has been at the Private Bank.
The Global Investment Lab provide expert advice to ultra-high net worth individuals and their family offices on portfolio construction, risk management and investment strategy. Each investment solution is tailored to meet each clients' unique goals and objectives.
The Innovation office supports clients by sharing insights and perspectives on key trends and emerging technologies - connecting our clients to helpful resources from across Citi's innovation network. Phil chairs the Growth Board, participates on accelerator programs and other initiatives designed to improve the client experience.
Ioana Niculcea leads the FinTech and Emerging Technology practice area within Citi’s Business Advisory Services team.
Business Advisory Services conducts primary research across investment managers and investors and publishes thought leadership pieces examining the evolution of the industry. These findings are used as the foundation for custom strategic consulting services provided to individual institutional clients. The team is part of the Citi Markets Global Investor Sales and Relationship Management organization.
Prior to joining Citi in 2017, Ioana developed strategic partnerships and investments with FinTech companies at JPMorgan. She also worked in strategy consulting for Monitor Deloitte and in macroeconomics at the International Monetary Fund. Ioana holds a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jeffrey is a multi-modal educator and a top-rated moderator of immersive executive education programs and international summits for Singularity University since 2017. He has also been featured as a guest lecturer and workshop leader at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford, and the Empowerment Summit (at ECAL in Lausanne), and Brand Minds 2019 in Bucharest. Previously, Jeffrey spent a decade building learning and development solutions, consulting on a couple of e-learning startups, and designing and delivering experiential youth leadership programs. He’s a social scientist by training (UC Berkeley, UT Austin) and a future-focused educator--with abiding interests in leadership, human ecology & complexity--by calling. He believes the future is too important to be left to the futurists, and he wants to get you involved.