An Evening on AI
“This is the most important conversation of our time…..” Stephen Hawking
We stand at the beginning of a new era. What was once science fiction is fast becoming reality, as AI transforms war, crime, justice, jobs and society – and, even, our very sense of what it means to be human. More than any other technology, AI has the potential to revolutionize our collective future.
Please join us for an evening on Artificial Intelligence with David Kelnar of MMC Ventures, a UK based investment manager that is heavily investing in early AI technologies. David recently led The State of AI in 2017 report published by MMC Ventures and titled Inflection Point. As the name suggests, we are at an inflection point with the direction of travel in artificial intelligence and the potential impact on every industry, including the investment management industry, is expected to be revolutionary. The evening kicks off with an AI primer by David, followed by a moderated fireside chat and a Q&A. We will discuss the first and second order impacts of AI on the investment management industry, including the impact on investment risks and opportunities across sectors and the future employment trends in investment management.
David is an Investment Director and Head of Research at MMC Ventures. He leads MMC’s research team, which provides MMC with a deep and differentiated understanding of the technologies, themes and sectors in which it invests. David has eight years of entrepreneurial leadership experience in early stage companies, having served as the founding CEO and CFO, respectively, of two consumer service technology companies, and is an advisor to a range of early stage ventures. Previously, David was an equity research analyst and investor in the European technology sector, at Goldman Sachs in London and a hedge fund in New York. David graduated with double First Class Honours in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge.
Date: 18 January
Time: 6:30 pm for 7 pm start
Royal Thames Yacht Club, 60 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LF
Event kindly organized by Paul O'Neill '03 Sedef Koktenturk '04