Symposia, Conferences and Demo Days

Risk Economics® participation in various symposia, conferences and demo day events hosted by industry, academic institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations.

David K.A. Mordecai was a Speaker on Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession

David K.A. Mordecai was a Speaker on Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession

David K.A. Mordecai, President of Risk Economics, was invited to speak at the 7th Annual Disruption and Innovation in the Delivery of Legal Services Conference 2023, entitled  Transformative Impact of AI on the Legal Profession organized by Sandpiper Partners, hosted at Paul Weiss on October 26, 2023. The conference co-chairs were Katherine B. Forrest, Partner at Paul Weiss, and William J. Perlstein, Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting.

Dr. Mordecai  was invited to join the second panel of the day entitled Generative AI Tools: How Transformation Occurs, to describe and discuss applicable underlying technical functionality. His fellow panelists were the following:

  • Adam Aft, Partner at Baker McKenzie
  • Jonathan H. Ashtor, Partner at Paul Weiss
  • Matt A. Kelly, Counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Shawn Malhotra, Head of Engineering at Thomson Reuters
  • Sophie Ross, Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting

David K.A. Mordecai was a Speaker on Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession

Dr. Mordecai was also invited to the closing panel of the day entitled: Navigating the Future Including AI and the Changing Regulatory Landscape, to address practical mitigation of functional technical limitations and corresponding risk and liability implications.  His fellow panelists were the following:

  • Jonathan H. Ashtor, Partner at Paul Weiss
  • Laurence A. Cunningham, Special Counsel at Mayer Brown
  • Bonnie Jonas, Co-CEO of Pallas Group
  • Rashida Richardson, Senior Counsel for Artificial Intelligence at Mastercard

Dr. Mordecai is President and Co-Founder of Risk Economics, Adjunct Professor of Econometrics and Statistics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and Visiting Scholar at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences NYU, advising research activities at RiskEcon® Lab for Decision Metrics @ Courant Institute.

About Risk Economics
Risk Economics specializes in economic analysis of risk and liability. It provides advisory services at the intersection of commercial business-process engineering and risk engineering with a particular focus on coupling commercial reinsurance and financial technology, through the rigorous application of agent-based, demographic, and statistical methodologies to microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis. The RiskEcon® client roster is diverse and includes governmental and quasi-governmental agencies, global insurance and reinsurance firms, leading law firms, technology firms, global banking institutions, asset management firms, multinational corporations with interests in natural resources, commodities, and energy, as well as government agencies and regulators. For additional information, please visit https://riskeconomicsinc.com/.

Samantha Kappagoda was a Speaker on Artificial Intelligence in Asset Management: Considerations for Fund Boards

Samantha Kappagoda was a Speaker on Artificial Intelligence in Asset Management: Considerations for Fund Boards

Samantha Kappagoda, Chief Economist of Risk Economics and Independent Director/Trustee of Credit Suisse Mutual Funds, was invited to speak at the 2023 Independent Directors Council (IDC) Fund Directors Conference in Chicago on October 11-13, 2023.  The Independent Directors Council (IDC) represents independent directors and trustees who serve on the boards of mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds and other registered investment companies.

Samantha joined a panel entitled Artificial Intelligence in Asset Management: Considerations for Fund Boards, moderated by Jennifer Murphy, Independent Director, Putnam Funds. Fellow panelists were:

  • Nathan Briggs, Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and
  • Deep Ratna Srivastav, SVP, Head of AI and Digital Transformation, Franklin Templeton

Samantha Kappagoda is 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. She also currently serves as an Independent Director / Trustee, Member of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Nominating Committee 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.

Artificial Intelligence in Asset Management: Considerations for Fund Boards

About Risk Economics
Risk Economics specializes in economic analysis of risk and liability. It provides advisory services at the intersection of commercial business-process engineering and risk engineering with a particular focus on coupling commercial reinsurance and financial technology, through the rigorous application of agent-based, demographic, and statistical methodologies to microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis. The RiskEcon® client roster is diverse and includes governmental and quasi-governmental agencies, global insurance and reinsurance firms, leading law firms, technology firms, global banking institutions, asset management firms, multinational corporations with interests in natural resources, commodities, and energy, as well as government agencies and regulators. For additional information, please visit https://riskeconomicsinc.com/.

Samantha Kappagoda was a Speaker on AI: Opportunities and Potential Risks at PCCE Directors Academy

Samantha Kappagoda was a Speaker on AI: Opportunities and Potential Risks at PCCE Directors’ Academy

Samantha Kappagoda, Chief Economist of Risk Economics and Independent Director/Trustee of Credit Suisse Mutual Funds, was invited to speak at the 2023 PCCE Directors’ Academy at NYU School of Law on September 21-22, 2023.  The annual PCCE Directors’ Academy seeks to provide public company directors with the opportunity to engage directly with C-suite leaders and experienced board members, covering cutting-edge issues and providing in-depth analysis.

Samantha Kappagoda joined a panel entitled Artificial Intelligence (AI): Opportunities and Potential Risks, moderated by Joseph Facciponti, Executive Director, Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement (PCCE). Fellow panelists were:

  • Avi Gesser, Partner, Debevoise and Plimpton
  • Christina Montgomery, Chief Privacy and Trust Officer, IBM
  • Matthew Merritt, Vice President of Global IT Risk, Royal Bank of Canada

Samantha Kappagoda is 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. She also currently serves as an Independent Director / Trustee, Member of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Nominating Committee 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.

Samantha Kappagoda was a Speaker on AI: Opportunities and Potential Risks at PCCE Directors Academy

About Risk Economics
Risk Economics specializes in economic analysis of risk and liability. It provides advisory services at the intersection of commercial business-process engineering and risk engineering with a particular focus on coupling commercial reinsurance and financial technology, through the rigorous application of agent-based, demographic, and statistical methodologies to microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis.

David K.A. Mordecai was Invited to Speak at the Future of AI & the Law Conference

David K.A. Mordecai was a Speaker at The Future of AI & Law Conference

David K.A. Mordecai, President of Risk Economics, was invited to speak at The Future of AI & the Law: Risks, Opportunities and Challenges at NYU School of Law on September 13, 2023. This conference sought to examine how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will affect law and the legal profession, with participation from leading experts, professors, scientists, regulators, and lawyers.

Dr. Mordecai participated in a panel entitled: AI in Financial Services: Cementing Industry Gains Through Governance and Guardrails. The Panel was moderated by Katherine B. Forrest, Partner at Paul Weiss. Fellow panelists were: Konrad Alt (Partner, Klaros Group); Jonathan Ashtor (Partner, Paul Weiss), Christina Miller (General Counsel, Tenet Energy, Inc.) and Charles Platt (CEO, Cartiga).

Dr. Mordecai is President and Co-Founder of Risk Economics, Adjunct Professor of Econometrics and Statistics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and Visiting Scholar at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences NYU, advising research activities at RiskEcon® Lab for Decision Metrics @ Courant Institute.

David K.A. Mordecai was Invited to Speak at the Future of AI & the Law Conference

About Risk Economics
Risk Economics specializes in economic analysis of risk and liability. It provides advisory services at the intersection of commercial business-process engineering and risk engineering with a particular focus on coupling commercial reinsurance and financial technology, through the rigorous application of agent-based, demographic, and statistical methodologies to microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis.

David K.A. Mordecai Participated in Demo Day 2023 for FinTech Innovation Lab

David K.A. Mordecai Participated in Demo Day 2023 for FinTech Innovation Lab

David K.A. Mordecai, President of Risk Economics, participated in Demo Day 2023 for FinTech Innovation Lab (FTIL) on June 22, 2023, as Scientist-in-Residence for FTIL. FTIL is an accelerator platform for early and growth stage technology firms, organized by the Partnership Fund for New York City, in conjunction with Accenture and a consortium of venture capital firms and global financial institutions.

As Scientist-in-Residence for FTIL, Dr. Mordecai is one of seven Executives-in-Residence who are part of the FTIL Mentors Network, which is comprised of over 30 seasoned entrepreneurs who have successfully launched and scaled a financial technology company to acquisition or IPO. Members of the Network serve as mentors and informal advisors for companies accepted into FTIL, providing guidance on the broad range of issues faced by senior management of financial technology (FinTech) companies.

David Mordecai is President and Co-Founder of Risk Economics, Inc., and advises research activities at RiskEcon® Lab @ Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences NYU.

David K.A. Mordecai Participated in Demo Day 2022 for FinTech Innovation Lab

Demo Day

Applicants to FTIL are required to have at least a working beta version of their technology that is ready for testing in either the institutional or retail market. The Chief Technology Officers from the 40 supporting financial institutions and venture capital firms selected the ten Fintech companies participating in the 2023 cycle, which included 55/Redefined, Jaid, Breakthru, Billy and Lab1.

About Risk Economics, Inc.

Risk Economics specializes in economic analysis of risk and liability. It provides advisory services at the intersection of commercial business-process engineering and risk engineering with a particular focus on coupling commercial reinsurance and financial technology, through the rigorous application of agent-based, demographic, and statistical methodologies to microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis. The RiskEcon® client roster is diverse and includes governmental and quasi-governmental agencies, global insurance and reinsurance firms, leading law firms, technology firms, global banking institutions, asset management firms, multinational corporations with interests in natural resources, commodities, and energy, as well as government agencies and regulators. For additional information, please visit https://riskeconomicsinc.com/.

David K.A. Mordecai Chaired a Session at the Cournot Centre Conference on Modeling Markets

David K.A. Mordecai Chaired a Session at the Cournot Centre Conference on Modeling Markets

David K.A. Mordecai, President of Risk Economics was invited to Chair the first session at the Cournot Centre Conference on The Modeling of Markets with Complex and Rough Regimes, part of the Sloan Foundation Conference Series. The videoconference was held from August 31 – September 1, 2022 and co-organized by École Polytechnique and the University of California at Irvine, with academic and industry participation from the EU, UK, North America, Latin America and Asia.

Dr. Mordecai chaired the first session of the conference with the following presentations:

Dr. Mordecai is President and Co-Founder of Risk Economics, Adjunct Professor of Econometrics and Statistics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and Visiting Scholar at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences NYU, advising research activities at RiskEcon® Lab for Decision Metrics @ Courant Institute.

About Cournot Centre
The Cournot Centre was co-founded by Nobel Laureate Robert Solow, and is an independent research institute based in France. It is supported by the Cournot Foundation, which operates under the Fondation de France. The Centre adopted the name of pioneering economist, mathematician and philosopher Antoine Augustin Cournot (1801–77).

About Risk Economics
Risk Economics provides advisory services at the intersection of commercial business-process engineering and risk engineering with a particular focus on coupling commercial reinsurance and financial technology, through the rigorous application of agent-based, demographic, and statistical methodologies to microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis. The RiskEcon® client roster is diverse and includes governmental and quasi-governmental agencies, global insurance and reinsurance firms, leading law firms, technology firms, global banking institutions, asset management firms, multinational corporations with interests in natural resources, commodities, and energy, as well as government agencies and regulators. For additional information, please visit https://riskeconomicsinc.com/.