Exponential Conference Series by Singularity University and CNBC with Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis keynotes | Exponential Finance

Dates: June 10 – 11, 2014
Location: New York, New York

Exponential Finance | CNBC and Singularity University have partnered to present Exponential Finance. The conference will address upcoming, game-changing technologies and their imminent implications for the financial world.

Part of the Exponential Conference Series, this event will take place at New York’s Lincoln Center from June 10-11, 2014.

Exponential Finance is a two day conference that brings together top experts, such as Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Peter Diamandis, MD, Marc Goodman, and Ray Kurzweil to inform financial services leaders how technology is impacting business.

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Keynote by Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil has been called “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes.

In his role as a Director of Engineering at Google, Kurzweil heads up a team developing machine intelligence and natural language understanding.

During this keynote he will share his thoughts on accelerating technology with a particular focus around artificial intelligence and machine understanding.

About Exponential Finance

This event will explore how accelerating technologies, such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, robotics and synthetic biology, are disrupting business.

Top experts and practitioners from 3D Systems, Ayasdi, D-Wave, Bitcoin Investment Trust, Crowdfunder, IBM’s Watson, and SAS will discuss:

Crowdfunding: Shifts in the capital landscape, unfolding regulatory hurdles, threats of disintermediation for traditional capital players and financial services providers.

Cybersecurity: Identify theft, fraud, bio-crime, corporate vulnerabilities and the exponential nature of crime in the 21st century.

Digital Currencies: Digital derivatives, smart contracts, wire-based settlement, cross-border payments, peer-to-peer banking and new emerging asset classes.

Artificial Intelligence: Increasing impact on risk analysis, tax, audit and asset allocation via account aggregation, sentiment analysis, high frequency trading and credit evaluation.

video | Peter Diamandis, MD, cofounder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University, describes the upcoming conference.

Exponential Finance is an “application required” program for investors, innovators, financiers, day traders, policymakers and those who want to understand how exponentially accelerating technologies are reshaping finance and the world as we know it. Singularity’s Exponential Finance brings together leading thinkers and practitioners to reveal what game-changing technologies are likely coming to market in the coming years. We put a special focus on artificial intelligence, big data, robotics, 3D printing, synthetic biology, and nanotechnology.

All of these exponential technologies and more are discussed in the context of the current explosions of digital information, the quickening pace of change and how companies and individuals need to embrace this change faster than ever before. Through a series of luminary faculty and outside speakers, panel discussions, demos, and in-depth explorations, participants will come away from this intensive two day program with new relationships, business concepts, insights, and opportunities for collaborations that can transform their company.

Speakers include Ric Edelman, Kay Koplovitz, Barry Silbert, and Gurjeet Singh and their insights will be shared through presentations, panel sessions, fireside chats and Q&A.

Leave with new relationships, concepts and insights for your business. Most importantly, gain a crucial understanding of exponential technologies, the current explosions of digital information, the quickening pace of change, and what companies and individuals need to do to be prepared for this disruption.

Why Attend

Within the next decade, 40 percent of today’s S&P companies will not be here. Exponential Finance will help financial services industry leaders address questions:

Do you understand the exponential technologies and organizational best practices you can take advantage of right now? In 1-3 years? In 5-10 years? What’s your strategy for staying contemporary, progressive or even relevant? Is your business agile, adaptable and flexible enough to fully capitalize on an era of “exponential” innovation?
Have you broadened your partner ecosystem to include the right set of collaborators and contributors?


Accountants, consultants, regulators, CFOs, entrepreneurs, and others: if you are seeking to understand where business is heading and want to be at the forefront of disruption, we encourage you to join us at Exponential Finance.

Examples of industries and companies registered include:

• financial advisors
• private equity
• banking
• venture capital
• insurance
• policymakers
• service providers
• investment
• portfolio/hedge fund managers
• mergers & acquisitions
• quantitative modeling
• asset development