Technology and Innovation

Technology is the sum of any techniques, skills, methods, and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation. Innovation is the practical implementation of ideas that result in the introduction of new goods or services or improvement in offering goods or services.

Samantha Kappagoda and David K.A. Mordecai presented at the 2019 ABA-IPL Annual Meeting and Intellectual Property Law Conference

Samantha Kappagoda and David K.A. Mordecai presented at the 2019 ABA Annual Meeting and Intellectual Property Law Conference

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.

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David K.A. Mordecai was Invited to Speak at the Accenture Insurtech Summit

David K.A. Mordecai was Invited to Speak at the Accenture Insurtech Summit

David K.A Mordecai, President of Risk Economics, was invited to speak at the Accenture Insurtech Summit on December 5, 2017 in New York City.

David Mordecai spoke on a panel entitled Big Data: The Oxygen of Life Underwriting, moderated by Michael Reilly, Insurance Underwriting Leader, Accenture. The other panelists were Scott Armstrong Head of Business Development, Domino Data Lab and Cristina Vigilante, Vice President, Sales Operations Leader, Marsh.

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About Risk Economics
Risk Economics is a New York based advisory firm founded in 1999, providing 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 analytics.

About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. They serve clients in over 120 countries, across over 40 industries.

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David K.A. Mordecai was a Keynote Speaker at the Family Office Association Conference

David K.A. Mordecai was a Keynote Speaker at the Family Office Association Conference

David K.A. Mordecai, President of Risk Economics, was invited to give the opening keynote address at the two-day New York City conference of the Family Office Association. The conference took place on November 6-7, 2017 at the NYC headquarters of the law firm Nixon Peabody. David Mordecai spoke about topics related to economic analysis of geopolitical uncertainty, industry structure and corporate liabilities, moderated by Scott Beach, chair of the Corporate and Business Law department and chair of the Private Equity and Venture Capital practice group at Day Pitney LLP.

Other keynote addresses were given by the following speakers:

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About Family Office Association
Family Office Association is an exclusive membership organization for the wealthiest families in the world. Members share with and learn from peers with the utmost regard for privacy. Family Office Association’s thought leadership, resources and exclusive events provide an opportunity for growth and enlightenment so that their members continue to perform at their highest potential.

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David Mordecai was invited to speak at Accenture Technology Vision 2016

David Mordecai was invited to speak at Accenture Technology Vision 2016

David K.A Mordecai, President of Risk Economics, was invited to speak at Accenture Technology Vision 2016 in New York on March 30, 2016.

The panel was entitled People First: The Primacy of People in the Digital Age. Paul Daugherty, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Accenture moderated the event. The other speakers for the event were:

  • Taso Du Val CEO of Toptal,
  • David Kirkpatrick Founder and CEO of Techonomy Media, and
  • Judith Spitz Executive-in-Residence at Cornell Tech and former CIO of Verizon.

David Mordecai was invited to speak at Accenture Technology Vision 2016

David K.A. Mordecai is President and Co-Founder of Risk Economics, a New York City based advisory firm, specializing in the application of computational economics to the proprietary development and scalable implementation of robust modeling and data analytic frameworks for valuation, strategic and systemic risk analysis, and dynamic asset-liability management. The scope of activities includes applying the expertise of Risk Economics in product development, as well as FinTech strategy and process engineering, to the commercialization of R&D for risk and liability management analytics.

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Samantha Kappagoda was Interviewed for an Article Voice of Experience in The Glass Hammer

Samantha Kappagoda was Interviewed for an Article “Voice of Experience” in The Glass Hammer

Samantha Kappagoda, Chief Economist at Risk Economics, was interviewed for an article entitled “Voice of Experience” in The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. The profile highlights Samantha Kappagoda’s career path and her activities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Samantha Kappagoda was Interviewed for an Article Voice of Experience in The Glass Hammer

Samantha Kappagoda is Chief Economist and Co-founder of Risk Economics, a New York City based advisory firm that provides consulting services and research and development of rigorous analytics applied to large-scale, real-world modeling and surveillance for geopolitics and socioeconomics involving population, demographics and macroeconomics. Her areas of expertise include econometric time-series and longitudinal analyses of consumer behavior, labor supply, wealth and income distribution, housing, population and immigration, political risk and international trade, resource allocation, environment, health, aging and retirement, as well as currency, commodity and capital markets activity.

Samantha Kappagoda also co-advises research activities at RiskEcon® Lab for Decision Metrics @ Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences NYU, and is Visiting Scholar at Courant Institute.

Samantha Kappagoda received an M.B.A. in Analytic Finance and Statistics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She also holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of Toronto, and graduated with a B.Sc. (Honors) in Mathematics from Imperial College, London. Her biography has been published in the Marquis publications Who’s Who in AmericaWho’s Who in Finance and Business (formerly Finance and Industry), Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders, Who’s Who of American Women, and Canadian Who’s Who (University of Toronto Press). She was recently honored by the Girl Scouts of Greater New York as a Women of Distinction for her work in STEM.

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David K.A. Mordecai Participated in the Santa Fe Institute and Fidelity Investments Software Complexity Conference

David K.A. Mordecai Participated in the Santa Fe Institute and Fidelity Investments Software Complexity Conference

David K.A. Mordecai, President of Risk Economics, participated in the jointly sponsored Santa Fe Institute (SFI) and Fidelity Investments Software Complexity: Implications for the Capability, Integrity and Security of Large Scale Software Systems Conference. Dr. Mordecai’s presentation was entitled Implications for the Financial Industry. The conference took place on May 11, 2011 at the Fidelity Investments office in Boston, MA.

This conference explored ways in which the study of complex systems in other domains of science and technology can be valuable for large-scale software systems, surveyed the state of the art in verification and validation of large-scale software systems from the academic and corporate perspectives, and considered implications of large-scale systems for the financial industry.

David K.A. Mordecai Participated in the Santa Fe Institute and Fidelity Investments Software Complexity Conference

 

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