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VIDAK RADONJIC

THE BERYL CONSULTING GROUP

Vidak Radonjic is the CEO of The Beryl Consulting Group. He is an investment executive who thrives in entrepreneurial environments that value teamwork, creativity, independent thought and leadership.  In the late 1990s, after working for some of the world's largest investment banks including UBS and Morgan Stanley, he founded a fintech company that provides analytics to the hedge fund industry. In 2004, he founded The Beryl Consulting Group, an investments consulting firm, that advises mainly family offices on their allocations in alternative investments.

Mr. Radonjic has a unique blend of expertise across alternative and traditional asset classes and served as a member of the investment committee team at firms.  He has developed an in-depth expertise in launching alternative asset management businesses and has invested in long/short equities, event driven, credit, emerging markets, and global macro strategies. He possesses a strong ability to develop sophisticated and compelling investment strategies and has performed due diligence on over thousand managers across the U.S./Europe/Asia resulting in over a billion dollar allocations since 2002. He is an expert guest speaker on global markets and geopolitics on CCTV (中央电视台), Bloomberg TV and i24 News and is frequently quoted in the financial press. Mr. Radonjic holds dual Masters degrees from Columbia University, School of International & Public Affairs, and Lubin School of Business, Pace University.

 
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于洋 eric yu

GLOBAL TONE COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

Eric Yu is the Founder & CEO of Global Tone Communication Technology Co., Ltd. (GTCOM). GTCOM is a world-leading big data and artificial intelligence company. With advanced NLP and sematic computing technologies, it collects, mines and analyzes massive global data, builds industrial knowledge graphs, algorithm models and visualization platforms for finance, technology, industry, smart city, national security, consulting and multiple other sectors, and provides global corporate users with comprehensive cutting-edge scenario-based solutions powered by big data and AI.

 
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Robert Koepp

THE ECONOMIST

Robert Koepp serves as director and the chief economist of the Corporate Network in Hong Kong for The Economist Group, parent company of the weekly publication, "The Economist". An active writer, speaker, and commentator, he has authored two full-length books, "Betting on China: Chinese Stocks, American Stock Markets, and the Wagers on a New Dynamic in Global Capitalism" and "Clusters of Creativity: Enduring Lessons on Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Silicon Valley and Europe’s Silicon Fen". Reports he has authored under The Economist brand include "Learning from disruption", "Digital Asia", "China gets its game on", "China’s 'One Belt, One Road'", and annual instalments of the "Asia Business Outlook Survey". He speaks on television and at public forums on such topics as China’s economic rise, the US-China trade war, comparative innovation models between East and West, financial markets, global technology, economic and geopolitical trends throughout Asia, and related topics concerning Asia and the world. Rob graduated from Pomona College with a degree in Asian Studies and earned an MBA from the University of Cambridge. He speaks, reads, and writes fluent Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.

 
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吴晓灵 Xiaoling WU

原中国人民银行副行长、原国家外管局局长

Former deputy governor of the PBOC and former director of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange

Graduated from the Graduate School of the People's Bank of China. On March 5, 2008, at the first meeting of the 11th National People's Congress, she was elected as the vice chairman of the 11th National People's Congress Financial and Economic Committee. On December 12, 2011, she won Economic Figure of the Year in China. In March 2012, she served as Dean of the Wudaokou Finance College of Tsinghua University. She is also the author of "The New Round of Reform in China", "China's Financial Deepening and Financial Reform".

毕业于中国人民银行研究生部。 2008年3月5日,在第十一届全国人民代表大会第一次会议上,当选为第十一届全国人民代表大会财政经济委员会副主任委员。2011年12月12日,获得中国经济年度人物称号。2012年3月,担任清华大学五道口金融学院院长。著有《新一轮改革中的中国》、《中国的金融深化与金融改革》等。

 
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peter reynolds 雷韬润

Head of Greater China Partner 大中华区主管,董事合伙人 / OLIVER WYMAN 奥纬咨询

Peter Reynolds is a Partner in the Finance and Risk practice based in Oliver Wyman's Hong Kong Office. Peter has worked in depth with major financial institutions across the US, Europe and Middle East, focusing on ALM and credit risk across both retail and wholesale assets. He joined the firm in February 2004 from a generalist strategy consulting firm. Peter holds a Bachelor's degree from Oxford University in History and Economics, and an MBA with distinction from INSEAD.

雷韬润是奥纬咨询香港办公室金融风险业务的董事合伙人。他与美国、欧洲和中东的主要金融机构进行了深入的合作,专注于零售和批发资产的ALM 和信用风险。他于 2004 年 2 月从一个全面战略咨询公司加入了奥纬咨询。 雷韬润拥有牛津大学历史和经济学学士学位,以及与欧洲工商管理学院认证的MBA 学位。

 
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史纪良 Jiliang SHI

原中国人民银行副行长;原中国银行业监督管理委员会副主席

Former Deputy Governor of the People's Bank of China; Former Vice Vhairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission

He has put a lot of effort into the reform of China's state-owned commercial banks. He firmly insisted that state-owned commercial banks should truly realize the transformation of the reincarnation, instead of relying solely on the shareholding system or listing to resolve the contradictions. He strives to create a good external environment for state-owned banks, enabling them to establish mechanisms to adapt to market operations. He was soberly aware that the risks of the financial industry could not be underestimated, and called for the long-term institutionalization of maintaining financial stability and the establishment of a long-term mechanism for risk management in the banking industry.

他对中国国有商业银行的改革付诸了大量心血。他坚定要求国有商业银行要真正实现脱胎换骨的改造,而并非仅仅依靠股份制或者上市来解决矛盾。他努力为国有银行创造良好的外部环境,使其有条件建立适应市场运作的机制。他清醒地看到金融业的风险不能被低估,呼吁维护金融稳定要长期性制度化,抓紧建立银行业风险管理的长效机制。

 
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Michael Weinberg

APG PENSION FUND

For 25 years Michael Weinberg has invested directly at the security level and indirectly as an asset allocator in traditional and alternative asset classes. He is a Managing Director, Head of Hedge Funds and Alternative Alpha, at APG. Previously he was the Chief Investment Officer at MOV37 and Protege Partners. Michael is also an Adjunct Professor of Economics and Finance at Columbia Business School, where he teaches Institutional Investing, an advanced MBA course that he created. He is the Co-Founder of the Artificial Intelligence Finance Institute - AIFI. Michael also testifies as an expert witness in financial and technology litigation. He was a portfolio manager and global head of equities at FRM, a multi-strategy investment solutions provider. Prior to that, Michael was a portfolio manager at Soros, the macro fund and family office, and at Credit Suisse. Before that he was a Real Estate analyst at Dean Witter. Michael is a board member of AIMA and on its Research Committee. He is on the management advisory council for the Michael Price Student Investment Fund and a Special Advisor to The Tokyo University of Science’s Endowment. Michael is a founder and board member of Project Punch Card, a not-for-profit organization. He is a member of The Economic Club of New York. Michael is a former Chair at CFANY, where he has received multiple awards, including Volunteer of the Year. He is a research contributor to The World Economic Forum on the impact of AI on Finance. Michael is a published author, having written for The New York Times, Institutional Investor and investment books. He has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CNBC, Bloomberg and Reuters. Michael is a frequent panelist, moderator and lecturer for investment banks, institutional and family office organizations and business schools, including SALT and Harvard. Michael has a BS from New York University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

 
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史建平 Jianping SHI

中央财经大学副校长

Vice President of Central University of Finance and Economics

He is the Chief Editor or Editor of 20 undergraduate and postgraduate textbooks and monographs. He has published more than 70 academic papers at home and abroad, and has hosted or participated in more than 10 national key projects and provincial and ministerial projects. He also hosted or participated in 3 provincial-level scientific research projects, 2 municipal-level scientific research projects, 8 school-level and horizontal scientific research projects, and hosted or participated in 9 provincial-level educational reform projects and curriculum construction materials.

主编或参编本科、研究生教材、专著20部,在国内外公开发表学术论文70余篇,主持或参与国家重点项目和省部级课题10余项。 主持或参与省级科研项目3项,市级科研项目2项,校级和横向科研项目8项,主持或参与省级教改项目及课程建设教材建设9项。

 
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Gurraj S. Sangha

STATE STREET VERUS

Gurraj Sangha is the Global Head of Risk and Market Intelligence for State Street Verus and leads a risk and investment strategy team for an artificial intelligence platform that integrates machine learning, natural language processing, portfolio and risk management, and human experiences to explore connections and extract relevant insights between market-moving events and multi-asset class portfolios. Mr. Sangha is an accomplished global macro portfolio manager, strategist, and risk manager, with over 20 years’ experience. He has advised firms on developing quantamental approaches to trading --- strategies at the intersection of structural, statistical, and fundamental trading, utilizing data science, machine learning on both structured and unstructured data, and behavioral analytics. Further, he has led several investment strategy and risk management teams and held a number of senior positions, including Chief Investment Strategist at a $6 billion global macro volatility hedge fund, and Senior Global Macro Trader at a $400 million hedge fund. Mr. Sangha began his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co.,in the Global Investment Research Division. He received honors at the International Mathematics Olympiad, served on the Canadian Mathematics Olympic Team, and is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Brown University.

 
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邢精平 Jingping XING

深证证券信息科技有限公司副总经理

Deputy General Manager of Shenzhen Securities Information Technology Co., Ltd.

Graduated from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics with a Doctorate in management. From August 2000 to October 2003, he worked at the Nanjing Branch of the People's Bank of China. In October 2003, he entered the Shenzhen Stock Exchange postdoctoral workstation (Tsinghua University postdoctoral mobile station) to conduct index derivative products research. In August 2005, he entered the Shenzhen Stock Exchange Derivatives Group to engage in equity derivative product development. Since February of 2006, he has participated in the preparatory work for the China Financial Futures Exchange, mainly engaged in contract design and system construction. At present, he has published more than 30 papers in newspapers such as Economic Research, Financial Research and People's Daily (Overseas Version), presided over or mainly wrote research projects such as “National Postdoctoral Science Fund” and “Shanghai Composite Index Joint”. Item, published a monograph (co-author).

毕业于西南财经大学,获管理学博士学位。2000年8月至2003年10月,曾就职于中国人民银行南京分行。2003年10月,进入深圳证券交易所博士后工作站(清华大学博士后流动站)从事指数衍生产品研究。2005年8月,进入深圳证券交易所衍生产品小组从事股权类衍生产品开发工作。2006年2月至今,参与中国金融期货交易所筹建工作,主要从事合约设计与制度构建工作。 目前,已在《经济研究》、《金融研究》及《人民日报(海外版)》等报刊上发表论文30多篇,主持或主要执笔“国家博士后科学基金”与“上证联合”等研究课题6项,出版专著(合著)一本。

 
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THE HONORABLE ALBERTO BACÓ BAGUÉ

is a former Secretary of Economic Development & Commerce in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.  Bacó Bagué is the Founder and General Director of the Partnership for Modern Puerto Rico, a forum that promotes co-investment, macro project promotion, deep dive thought processes, and high-level networking to lead Puerto Rico in the future. Bacó Bagué is an attorney, CPA, and entrepreneur. During his career, he has distinguished himself as an active supporter of the development of the venture capital and private equity industry in Puerto Rico and has held senior management positions in both the public and private sectors. In the public sector, Bacó Bagué has held positions as Executive Vice President, President and Chairman of the Board of the Economic Development Bank and the Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico. 

For four years, he directed the economic development strategy and execution as a cabinet level Secretary. Prior to his appointment, Bacó Bagué held several leadership positions within the private sector, including CEO of Marvel and Bohio International, and Board seats with W Holdings and Assurant P.R., among others. He has held several positions within international accounting and law firms., and currently directs ABB Capital LLC, which specializes in strategies for growth, governance and turnarounds. Bacó Bagué graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. He also holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Puerto Rico. He is an active member of Young Presidents' Organization (YPO).

 
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谢永林 Yonglin XIE

中国平安集团副总经理

Deputy General Manager of PING AN INSURANCE (GROUP) COMPANY OF CHINA ,LTD

Since September 2016, he has served as the deputy general manager of Ping An Group and has been the chairman of Ping An Bank since December 2016. Mr. Xie joined Ping An Group in 1994. He started as a grassroots salesman and served as deputy general manager of Ping An Property Insurance Branch, deputy general manager and general manager of Ping An Life Insurance Branch, and general manager of Ping An Life Insurance Marketing Department. From June 2005 to March 2006, he served as deputy director of the Ping An Group Development and Reform Center. From March 2006 to November 2013, he served as the operation director, human resources director and deputy president of Ping An Bank. From November 2013 to November 2016, he served as special assistant, general manager and CEO of Ping An Securities. Mr. Xie is a Ph.D. in Management and a Master of Science degree from Nanjing University.

自2016年9月起出任平安集团副总经理,并自2016年12月起出任平安银行董事长至今。谢先生于1994年加入平安集团,从基层业务员做起,先后担任平安产险支公司副总经理、平安寿险分公司副总经理、总经理、平安寿险市场营销部总经理等职务。2005年6月至2006年3月任平安集团发展改革中心副主任。2006年3月至2013年11月先后担任平安银行运营总监、人力资源总监、副行长等职务,并自于2013年11月至2016年11月先后担任平安证券董事长特别助理、总经理兼CEO。谢先生是南京大学管理学博士及理学硕士学位。

 
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sourav mazumder

IBM ANALYTICS

Sourav Mazumder is Data Scientist Thought Leader at IBM Analytics working in the area of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Big Data for last 10 years with over 22 years of total IT experience. Sourav has consistently driven business innovation and values through Methodologies and Technologies related to Artificial Intelligence and Data Science transpired through his knowledge, insights, experience and influencing skills across multiple industries including Manufacturing, Insurance, Telecom, Banking, Media, Health Care and Retail industries in USA, Europe, Australia, Japan and India. In last 10 years he has influenced key decision makers in about 7 different fortune 500 companies to adopt Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data related technologies to address complex business needs through use of large volume of Data. Sourav has also consistently provided directions to and successfully led numerous challenging Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Big Data oriented projects in last 10 years applying various related methodologies ranging from Descriptive statistics, Probabilistic Modeling, Algorithmic Modeling, Natural Language Processing, etc., to solve critical business problems using large volume of data. Sourav has also successfully partnered with academia within North America, India, South Africa to mentor the students and enabling them in this area. Sourav is a seasoned professional experienced in working both as an individual contributor and team player thriving in a dynamic and ambiguous environment. Sourav has experience and exposure in working in variety of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Big Data related technologies like Watson APIs, Watson Studio, Watson Explorer, SPSS, Spark, Hadoop, BigSQL, HBase, MongoDb, Solr, System ML, Brunel, Cognos, R, Python, Scala/Java, etc., using them in projects involving phases from creation of Minimum Viable Product to Productionization. Sourav consistently publishes papers/blogs/articles in various industry forums. He also speaks in various Industry conferences on Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Big Data.

 
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霍肖宇 Xiaoyu HUO

副总裁,工商管理硕士

Vice President of China Galaxy Securities Co., Ltd, MBA

From 1988 to 1991, she worked in the Department of Industrial Transportation Finance of the Ministry of Finance. From 1991 to 2002, she worked in China Economic Development Trust and Investment Co., Ltd., and served as deputy general manager of the Industrial and Commercial Credit Department. In 1998, she served as general manager of the business department in Beijing. In 2002, she worked in China Galaxy Securities Co., Ltd., and served as deputy general manager of Management Department in Beijing.

1988年至1991年,在财政部工业交通财务司工作。1991年至2002年,在中国经济开发信托投资公司工作,历任工商信贷部副总经理,1998年任北京营业部总经理。2002年在中国银河证券公司工作,历任北京管理部副总经理。

 
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Mike McGlone

BLOOMBERG INTELLIGENCE

is a senior commodity strategist for Bloomberg Intelligence, a unique research platform that provides context on industries, companies, and government policy, available on the Bloomberg Professional service at BI(GO). Mr. McGlone specializes in the broad investible commodity markets. Mr. McGlone joined Bloomberg in 2016 with over 25 years of futures and commodity trading and investing experience, beginning at the Chicago Board of Trade. Prior to joining Bloomberg, he was a head of US research at ETF Securities. Prior to ETF Securities, Mr. McGlone headed the commodity business at S&P Indices. His previous roles included head of futures research at ABN Amro and VP research, analyst, trader, sales at Aubrey G. Lanston / IBJ Futures.

Mr. McGlone has an MBA from DePaul University in Chicago and bachelor’s of science and arts degrees from Illinois State University. He is a CFA Charter holder and has earned a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation.

 
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杨德龙 Delong Yang

前海开源基金管理公司执行总经理

Executive General Manager of Qianhai Open Source Fund Management Company

In July 2006, he joined the Southern Fund Research Department. He was a researcher, chief strategist and fund manager of the automotive industry. In March 2016, he joined Qianhai Open Source Fund. He is currently the executive general manager of the company. Since 2009, he has been a special commentator of CCTV. Regularly broadcast live on CCTV's financial channel trading time and market analysis room programs, and special guests in Phoenix TV's Caizhi Jingyinghui and Dazheng Shangdao. Since 2010, he has served as a part-time tutor in finance at Tsinghua University's School of Economics and Management.

2006年7月加入南方基金研究部,曾任汽车行业研究员、首席策略分析师、基金经理;2016年3月加盟前海开源基金,现任公司执行总经理,2009年起任中央电视台特约评论员,定期在中央电视台财经频道交易时间和市场分析室节目做直播,在凤凰卫视财智菁英汇、大政商道等节目做特邀嘉宾;2010年起任清华大学经济管理学院金融硕士兼职导师。

 
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POUL B. KRISTENSEN

NEW YORK LIFE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

Poul is an Economist and Portfolio Manager with New York Life Investment Management’s (NYLIM) Strategic Asset Allocation and Solutions (SAS) Group, which has $10 billion in assets under management. He joined NYLIM in 2011 to focus on global macroeconomic trends and investment strategy and has 19 years of experience in the industry, specializing in quantitative investment strategy, machine learning and asset allocation. Prior to joining NYLIM, he worked at Danske Bank Markets, where he specialized in tactical asset allocation and international macro and interest rate strategy. Before that, he was a senior strategist where he headed and coordinated tactical and strategic asset management. Poul holds a Master’s degree in economics from Aarhus University (in Denmark), and he received his Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) in 2011. He is also a CFA Charter holder since 2004.

 
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王兵 Bing WANG

广发银行副行长

Vice President of Guangfa Bank

He has served as Deputy Director of the Operation Department of the Science and Technology Department of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Deputy Director and Director of the System Department, Deputy General Manager of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Data Center (Beijing), Chief Information Technology Officer of Guangfa Bank.

曾任中国工商银行总行科技部运行处副处长,系统处副处长、处长,中国工商银行数据中心(北京)副总经理,广发银行首席信息技术官。

 
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michelle makori

i24 NEWS

Michelle Makori is an internationally acclaimed television journalist, news anchor, reporter and producer. Currently she is a leading anchor and Editor-in-Chief at i24News. Makori has worked as an anchor and reporter for Bloomberg, CNN Money, CGTN and SABC. As an anchor and reporter, Makori has covered and analyzed the biggest global economic, financial and geopolitical events of the past decade. Makori joined i24 NEWS from CGTN (China Global Television Network) where she was the New York-based anchor and producer of “Global Business America”, CGTN’s flagship global economic and business news show. Makori was a key member of the team that launched CGTN’s U.S. based global English Channel in 2011. Prior to joining CGTN, Makori was a reporter with CNN Money and an anchor and reporter for Bloomberg TV. Makori has interviewed heads of state, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and other leaders in politics, business and entertainment. Born in Israel, raised in South Africa and now an American citizen, Makori speaks five languages and brings a truly global perspective. Makori also brings Wall Street experience to her financial news coverage, having received her FINRA financial adviser license (Series 7) and having worked with The Beryl Consulting Group and GFI. Makori holds a Post Graduate Honors Degree in Media Studies and Journalism (with distinction), and a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Law and Psychology from Witwatersrand and her Masters degree from Damelin Business School, in South Africa.

 

张泰立 Taili ZHANG

国联人寿保险股份有限公司 副总经理

Deputy General Manager of Guolian Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

He used to be the general manager of Jiangyin Branch Company of China Life Insurance. The total premiums have been in the first place in the county (city) branch of the country in recent years, and the market share has remained above 80%. Under his leadership, the company's business has developed rapidly and his service has been excellent. It has been commended by the head office and provincial companies for years. The company has been rated as the advanced unit of the dual-civilization construction of Jiangsu Life Insurance System for 9 consecutive years. From 2003 to 2006, he has won the “National First” crown of China Life Insurance System County (City) Branch for four consecutive years. In May 2006, Zhang was awarded the “National Financial May 1st Labor Medal” by the National Committee of the Chinese Financial Union.

曾任中国人寿保险江阴支公司总经理,保费总量近年来一直处于全国县(市)支公司第一的地位,市场占有率保持在80%以上。在其带领下,支公司业务发展迅速,客户服务优良,连年受到总公司和省公司的表彰。公司连续9年被评为江苏省人寿保险系统双文明建设先进单位,2003年至2006年连续四年摘取中国人寿保险系统县(市)支公司“全国第一”桂冠。2006年5月,张被中国金融工会全国委员会授予“全国金融五一劳动奖章”。

 
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PETER MARBER PH.D

APERTURE INVESTORS

Peter Marber has professionally invested billions of dollars for many of the world's largest corporations and financial groups since 1987. Dr. Marber is a founding member and portfolio manager at Aperture Investors, and has headed emerging market investments for Loomis, Sayles & Company, HSBC Global Asset Management, and he was a partner and president of the emerging market subsidiaries at Wasserstein, Perella & Co. Dr. Marber has taught at Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Harvard and NYU. He has lectured at dozens of international conferences, and has been a market commentator for CNN, the Financial Times, CNBC, Barron’s, Reuters, Bloomberg, and the Wall Street Journal. He serves and/or has served on various boards for New America, St. John’s College, World Policy Institute, Columbia University, the Emerging Markets Traders Association, and is a Fellow of the RSA in London. Dr. Marber has authored more than 100 articles and columns on international finance and globalization and has published six books. He earned his bachelor’s degree from John Hopkins, his master’s from Columbia, and his PhD. from Cambridge.

 
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陈伟 Wei CHEN

平安银行副行长

Deputy Governor of Ping An Bank

Deputy Governor of Ping An Bank She joined China Merchants Bank in February 1993 and served as Executive Director, Deputy Governor and Chief Financial Officer. From 1982 to 1984, she worked at the Beijing Branch of the People's Bank of China; From 1984 to 1993, she served as the Cadre, Section Chief, Deputy Director of the Financial Planning Department of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone of the People's Bank of China, and Director of the Financial Management Division; From April 2007 to May 2010, she served as Executive Vice President of Ping An Bank and from September 2007 to May 2010, she served as Executive Director of Ping An Bank.

平安银行副行长 1993年2月加入招商银行,曾任执行董事、副行长兼财务负责人。 1982年至1984年任职于中国人民银行北京市分行; 1984年至1993年任中国人民银行深圳经济特区分行资金计划处干部、科长、副处长,金融管理处处长; 2007年4月至2010年5月任平安银行股份有限公司常务副行长,并自2007年9月至2010年5月兼任平安银行股份有限公司执行董事。

 
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david weild iv

is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Weild & Co. David is a former Vice Chairman and executive committee member of The NASDAQ Stock Market and spent years running Wall Street investment banking and equity capital markets businesses. The studies that he co-authored have documented the long-term decline in equity capital formation in the United States and provided the core arguments that gave rise to the JOBS Act and many of the specific provisions contained in the JOBS Act. For these reasons, he has been called “The father of the JOBS Act.” David has also called for a “JOBS Act 2” or “JOBS Act Part 2” - language increasingly heard on Capitol Hill. The work has been cited by a broad range of legislators, regulators, academics, the IPO Task Force and the White House Jobs Council leading up to the JOBS Act. David has testified in Congress (most recently in June 2013) and at the SEC (most recently at the Roundtable on Decimalization) on these and other market issues and attended the signing of the JOBS Act by President Obama in the Rose Garden on April 5, 2012. David was also recently asked to author a study for the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) which was entitled, “Making Stock Markets Work to Support Economic Growth” and presented in April 2013 in draft form to the 35 member nations of the OECD, IOSCO and the European Commission. The U.S. Treasury and SEC were in attendance. He later presented the final version at a meeting in June that included the CEO of the World Federation of Exchanges where it was generally agreed, as Weild and Kim have maintained, that structural changes to stock markets have caused the global decline in capital formation for small companies. David holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business and a BA from Wesleyan University. He studied on exchange at The Sorbonne, Ecole des Haute Etudes Commerciales and The Stockholm School of Economics. He is also Chairman of the Board of Tuesday’s Children, the 9/11 charity.

 
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Allen YAN

CEO of GTCOM USA

Allen Yan has accumulated more than ten years of experience in international marketing & sales of information and data, and has successively worked for Datang Telecom Technology Co., Ltd. (listed) and Feitian Technologies Co., Ltd. (listed). He currently serves as the head of Overseas Business as well as the CEO of GTCOM Technology Corporation(GTCOM US Subsidiary) and manages the company’s global strategic layout, international cooperation and marketing. Mr. Yan has led his team in reaching strategic cooperation with Alibaba, Cisco, Microsoft, Softbank and in promoting the global presence of YeeSight, a cross-language big data analytical platform, which provide big data analysis services for more than 40 countries around the world. Mr. Yan earned his master’s degree from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, School of Computer Science and Engineering.

 
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Philip Brittan

is the CEO of Crux. Philip has nearly 30 years experience as a technology and business leader, primarily in FinTech. In addition to founding three start-ups, he has held significant roles at Bloomberg, where he was head of foreign exchange trading, Google, where he headed up Google Finance, and Thomson Reuters, where he was CTO and Global Head of Platform of the Financial and Risk Division, and successfully turned around their flagship financial desktop, Eikon. Philip currently manages Crazy Peak LLC, a technology business investment and advisory firm, and holds a degree in Computer Science from Harvard University.

 
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Robert fagin

is Head of Research at Cowen and Company. He also heads Kyber Data Science, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cowen Inc. Kyber is focused on developing and selling unique and proprietary datasets across a variety of sectors to institutional investors and corporations. Robert joined Cowen from Jefferies, where he was Co-Head of US Equity Research and the global coordinator of Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Research. Prior to joining Jefferies, Robert was the president of Darga Consulting, which provides strategic consulting services to high- profile private companies, including business planning, capital introduction, M&A analysis, and board constitution, and served on a variety of private company boards, such as Brightwire. Before founding Darga, Robert was a managing director in Bank of America’s equity research department for five years, where he had senior managerial responsibilities including management of the firm’s TMT, financials, and energy research practices. He also established Bank of America’s Taiwan-based TMT equity research effort. Prior to coming to Bank of America, Robert was a senior equity research analyst at Bear Stearns, where he was responsible for stock coverage of the Internet Infrastructure Services sector (1999 –2002) and U.S. telecommunications sector (2002 –2004). He was recognized as a member of Institutional Investor’s All-America Research Team for coverage of both sectors and was named by Forbes/Starmine as one of the top 5 earnings estimators in the US across all industries. Robert’s equity research experience also includes three years as an analyst at Oppenheimer, where he covered software stocks. Before his Wall Street career, Robert was a research analyst at IDC, the world’s leading technology market research firm, and before that worked in the National market analysis group of Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), where he was responsible for analyses of high- technology clients and potential clients, and supported consulting engagements and due diligence for several large M&A transactions in technology sector. At Coopers he also served as a member of the firm’s 8-person national technology planning team.

 
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mengyu wang

Mengyu Wang is a bilingual news anchor and producer. She reports daily financial news in both English and Chinese from New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Also, she reports from the U.S for China Business Network( Shanghai TV Station) and China National Radio. Mengyu produces and serves as a news anchor of “Mengyu with You,” where she interviews Wall Street executives, politicians and celebrities. She also hosts the investors show “Dialogue with CEO,” and her guests include CEOs of listed companies, stock market commentators and block chain experts. Prior to her NYSE and Nasdaq reporting, she worked at Fox News, United Nations headquarter New York, Asia Society, Hudson Institution and at China Construction Bank Corporation, China's largest bank. Masters from University of Chicago and New York University, and a bachelor degree from Syracuse University, studied at Tsinghua University and participated in joint study program with U. S senate.

 
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Evan A. Schnidman, Ph.D.

is the Founder of Prattle Analytics, LLC and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Schnidman's financial research has been featured in Bloomberg News and Seeking Alpha while his academic research has been published in journals and edited volumes. He has vetted the political, economic and financial risks of major infrastructure investments for large corporations. He has also vetted finances, management structures and community engagement of small and midsize financial institutions to maximize relationships, tax status and grant opportunities from the government. From 2010 to 2014, he taught courses in economics, public policy and political science at Harvard University and Brown University. Notably, his first article in Bloomberg, “Strong Dollar Advocates Make a Weak Case” (Jan. 25, 2012), showcased a mathematical model he designed to successfully predict every intermediate S&P 500 market bottom and top since 2008. Dr. Schnidman holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University as well as Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Washington University in St. Louis.

 
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Nathan Vardi

is a Senior Editor at Forbes Media, helping lead Forbes’ Wall Street and investment channels. He is responsible for Forbes’ coverage of hedge funds, private equity and other big investors, and writes regularly for Forbes Magazine. Nathan helps edit the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans and Forbes’ list of billionaires. He also manages projects like the Forbes 30 Under 30 Finance list. An 18-year veteran of Forbes, Nathan has written profiles of big investing personalities like Andy Beal, Robert Smith, David Rubenstein, Carl Icahn, John Grayken, and Harold Hamm, and conducted investigative work on topics like Valeant Pharmaceuticals, the 2008 cash crunch at Harvard’s endowment, Bernard Madoff, Yasser Arafat’s money, Iraq and Afghanistan reconstruction, terrorism funding, failed fintech unicorn Mozido, and Intellectual Venture’s patent investing model.

 
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Andrew Lazarus

Andrew Lazarus, Managing Director, heads The Beryl Consulting Group’s Real Estate practice. As part of the New York real estate community, he brings a proven track record of over 25 years in commercial real estate.

Mr. Lazarus was an owner’s representative for VMS Realty Partners, responsible for the leasing and asset management of over 2.5 million square feet of property in New York. Prior to Beryl, he was a Managing Director at Grubb & Ellis. Since 2013, as a partner of Almatt llc he has been involved in development, financing, and the acquisition of both commercial properties and over 500 multi-family apartment units. On a combined basis, Mr. Lazarus has leased, acquired, and asset managed real estate properties, in excess of five million square feet.

The mission of Beryl’s Real Estate practice is to maximize long term capital appreciation through the acquisition and development of real estate assets, both in the United States and abroad. Beryl’s approach monetizes asset values for privately-owned entities and family offices with projects ranging from $20M - $500M.

 
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Jeffry Nimeroff Ph.D

joined Zeta Global as its Chief Information Officer in 2014. Prior to joining Zeta Global, Dr. Nimeroff held executive technology positions as 1) the Head of Technology Solutions for eBay Enterprise (formerly GSI Commerce) where his focus was to ensure that the architecture of the hardware and software solutions, the construction of the implementation teams, the enforcement of technical processes, the demonstration of prototypes, and the project management for the builds was successful, 2) the Chief Information Officer of Pet360, Inc. where he oversaw all technical aspects of the company including the web properties Pet360.com, PetFoodDirect.com, NationalPetPharmacy.com, and the Pet360 Media Network (Pet360Media.com, PetMD.com, ThePetCenter.com, DoggySpace.com, PetStyle.com, Blogpaws.com, and others), 3) the Chief Technical Architect at BeMusic, the music arm of Bertelsmann’s Direct Group where oversaw technical decisions related to CDNOW, BMG Direct, MyPlay, and Napster, 4) the Chief Technology Officer at HotSocket, Inc., a Red Herring and FastCompany top 100 online marketing and analytics company, where he oversaw all aspects of HotSocket’s patented experimental testing technology, 5) the Chief Technology Officer at fashion500.com, an online B2B2C luxury-market service provider, where he oversaw all aspects of the fashion500.com’s end-to-end commerce offering, and 6) the Head of Technology Integration at CDNOW, Inc., a leading music e-commerce company where he led their research and development efforts concentrating on the architecture and design of their new secure digital music distribution infrastructure.

Dr. Nimeroff began his career in academia, teaching at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Architecture. His research concentrated on the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Computer Graphics and the Internet. He was the co-designer of the graduate and undergraduate degree programs in Digital Media Design and has authored and published numerous works in computer graphics and multimedia. Dr. Nimeroff earned his Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997, concentrating on the design of large multimedia systems. He earned an M.S.E. from the university in 1993 as well. Dr. Nimeroff has also earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in Computer Science from Boston University.