Samantha Kappagoda was a Speaker at the Executive Forum Navigating AI from A to Z: Executive and Board Perspectives Panel

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Samantha Kappagoda, Chief Data Scientist of Numerati® Partners and Independent Director/Trustee of Credit Suisse Mutual Funds, was invited to speak at Executive Forum Navigating Artificial Intelligence (AI) from A to Z: Executive and Board Perspectives panel on May 10, 2024.

Samantha discussed the challenges in adopting AI and other  emerging technologies from the board and operating perspective. The panel was moderated by Wally Yosafat, Executive Forum member and Tech SIG Co-Lead. Samantha’s fellow panelists were:

  • Ron Bisaccia, Data Science Practice Leader, West Monroe Partners
  • Jon Eisenstein, AI Strategy, Product and Transformation Lead, Unlocked Ventures

The Executive Forum is a highly engaged community of C-level executives and directors serving on boards of public, private and non-profit organizations.

Samantha Kappagoda was a Speaker on Artificial Intelligence at the Executive Forum

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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