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Tech at Stern: Conferences, Workshops, and Speaker Series

Connect with insiders and expand your network with startups, investors, academics, and innovative technology firms at Stern's conferences and workshops. Learn from award-winning faculty about research that is already shaping theory and practice.

The Fubon Center hosts several different Speaker Series, all of which are hosted by NYU Stern Professors and feature distinguished guests: 

  • Our AI in Business Speaker Series is hosted by Professor Foster Provost.
  • Our Digital Leaders Series is hosted by Professor Arun Sundararajan. 
  • Our FinTech Speaker Series is hosted by Fubon Center Director & Professor Kathleen DeRose.
  • Our Innovation Speaker Series is hosted by Professor Melissa Schilling.


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2022 Stern Innovation Conference: Building Innovation Portfolios

Friday, Sept 30, 2022 | 12:00 PM-4:10 PM EST This year's 4th annual Stern Innovation Conference theme will be "Building Innovation Portfolios." Come join us to hear the latest in research and practice about how managers create and manage their firms' innovation portfolios, and the lessons they have learned.

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Gary Marcus

What AI is and isn't.  What AI can do, and what it cannot.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 6:00 PM-7:00 PM EST A virtual Fireside Chat with Gary Marcus in conversation with NYU Professor Foster Provost, Ira Rennert Professor of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems and Director, Fubon Center, Data Analytics & AI Initiative. Gary Marcus, NYU Prof. Emeritus, who was founder and CEO of Geometric Intelligence (acquired by Uber), best-selling author, outspoken critic of the current AI hype, and leading advocate for neurosymbolic Artificial Intelligence.

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Business in AI Speaker Series: Can Modern AI Pass a Data Science Interview?

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 | 6 PM-7PM EST | Virtual Event
A Fireside Chat with ChatDS and NYU Stern Professor Joao Sedoc. Moderated by Foster Provost, Fubon Center Director for AI and Data Analytics.

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Rama Akkiraju

Innovation Speaker Series: A Fireside Chat with Rama Akkiraju, Vice President for Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning for IT at Nvidia, and NYU Stern Professor Melissa Schilling, Fubon Center Director of the Innovation Technology Initiative.

Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 6 PM-7PM EST | Virtual Event 
Rama and Professor Melissa Schilling will discuss the ways in which the adoption and performance of artificial intelligence are accelerating right now.

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2023 NYU Stern Fintech Conference: Autonomous Finance: Facts and Fakes

Friday, April 21, 2023 | 8:30 AM-2:15 PM This year's theme is AI and fintech, including both the light and dark sides of automation. For example, we will have a speaker on Deep Fakes, an academic panel on post-FTX crypto governance, "meme-ifcation" of investing, etc.

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