Samantha Kappagoda and David K.A. Mordecai presented as invited panelists at the 2019 American Bar Association Annual Meeting and 34th Intellectual Property Law Conference (ABA-IPL) in Crystal City, Virginia.
Ms. Kappagoda presented intuitive insights and practical technical observations related to the functional aspects of blockchain consensus algorithms most relevant to their scalable reliability and validity during the panel Blockchain & IP Promises and Limitations. Samantha Kappagoda is Chief Economist of Risk Economics, and co-advises research activities at RiskEcon® Lab for Decision Metrics @ Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences NYU. She has extensive experience overseeing development and implementation of analytics and algorithms in real-world trading environments, in addition to Masters degrees from both University of Chicago and University of Toronto, and a BSc (Honors) degree in Mathematics from Imperial College London.
Dr. Mordecai highlighted relevant operative aspects of Artificial intelligence, and offered observations regarding law and economics implications of those underlying technologies during the panel Artificial Intelligence and IP Rights in and from AI Around the Globe. David K.A. Mordecai is President of Risk Economics and co-advises research activities at RiskEcon® Lab @ Courant Institute. He has over three decades of extensive industry and capital markets experience with automation and operational risk in diverse commercial contexts, as well as a PhD from University of Chicago and an MBA in Finance from NYU Stern. He is also a Vice-Chair of the AI and Robotics Law Committee of the SciTech Chapter of the ABA, and Co-Chair of the cybersecurity industry organizing committee of the NSF-funded Northeast Big Data Hub.