New Technologies in Finance (NTIF) Conference

Columbia Business School’s Program for Financial Studies, together with its program committee of academic contributors, and additional partners, will launch its inaugural New Technologies in Finance (“NTIF”) conference on the Columbia campus November 15, 2019. The conference is part of an expansion of the Business School and Program for Financial Studies’ engagement in FinTech research.

Conference website and agenda: www.ntif2019.com

While technological change has been a common component of economic growth throughout human history, developments over the past three decades—such as modern computing, big data, and the internet—are accelerating the rate of change. Many industries have seen rapid exploration and adoption of new technologies, with academic research struggling to keep up.

Leveraging its location in New York City, Columbia Business School’s Program for Financial Studies aims to provide a central forum for discussion and promotion of new academic research on technological change in finance. The goal of the conference is to bring together academics and relevant practitioners in an area where such interaction is especially important.

The broad conference themes will include large and/or unstructured datasets, applications of machine learning and AI in the finance industry and academic research, technological change and innovation, impact of digital and decentralized financial services, new trading technologies, blockchain and alternative currencies.

The conference will be comprised of 8 academic presentations and an afternoon industry panel discussion led by the School’s new Dean, Costis Maglaras.

Current sponsors include: BNP Paribas, JP Morgan, QED Investors, Columbia University’s Data Science Institute

For sponsorship opportunities and/or questions, please contact Melina Denebeim ’12, Director of Columbia Business School’s Program for Financial Studies: md2953@gsb.columbia.edu

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