Samantha Kappagoda was a Speaker at the Private Directors Association AI in the Boardroom – What Independent Directors Should Know

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Samantha Kappagoda, Chief Economist of Risk Economics® and Independent Director/Trustee of Credit Suisse Mutual Funds, was invited to speak at the Private Directors Association (PDA) New York Metro Chapter’s event AI in the Boardroom – What Independent Directors Should Know, held on April 30, 2024 at Wells Fargo NYC.

The session was moderated by Adriana Rizzo, and Samantha was joined by co-panelists Susan Youngblood, Pouya Lavian, and Anne Mai Bertelsen. Samantha’s comments focused on the challenges in assessing the tradeoffs between potential benefits and corresponding risk and liability implications of adopting AI and other emerging technologies.

Samantha Kappagoda on AI in the Boardroom at Private Directors Association

Samantha Kappagoda currently serves as an Independent Director / Trustee, Nominating Committee Chair, and Audit Committee Member of Credit Suisse Mutual Funds, which are comprised of two closed-end funds (NYSE: DHY and CIK) and six open-end funds investing in commodity, quantitative and high yield and credit strategies. She is also Chief Economist and Co-Founder of Risk Economics® and Visiting Scholar at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences NYU, advising research activities at RiskEcon® Lab for Decision Metrics @ Courant Institute.

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