Nick Shalek - Ribbit Capital
Nick Shalek provided the opening keynote for our "Evolution of Finance" Policy Forum. First, he provides historical context and the stages of finance innovation. Next, he considers the surprisingly slow adoption of Internet technologies for financial functions. He then cites the many startups making progress in the "fin tech" world, and points out the wide variety of solutions they provide.
Our Most Recent SIEPR Policy Forum, The Evolution of Finance, Friday, May 15th, 2015.
About the Forum
Moderator: John Shoven - Charles Schwab Professor of Economics and Trione Director of SIEPR
Two of the leading companies using algorithmic investing to better serve investors will discuss their experiences from founding to "blue chip" status, and how pioneering finance research transforms into entrepreneurial success.
Dan Aisen - IEX
IEX became famous as the "white knight" startup in the book Flashboys. By algorithm design, IEX seeks to level the playing field for investors and high frequency traders. Joining the discussion are lead members of the San Francisco office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, tasked with ensuring entrepreneurial finance companies are fair and transparent.
Invoice2go - Brendan Kereiakes
CreditKarma - Rama Katkar
Venmo - Esther Jang
Entrepreneurs are challenging almost all aspects of traditional finance. Join the discussion with some of the most exciting startups creating new payment systems, consumer credit opportunities, and innovative brokerages.
Speaker Biographies: Click here.
All current Stanford students are welcome, as well as members of the Stanford community with a Stanford ID. Others are welcome by invitation.
If you are interested in the Forum, please contact SIEPR Policy Forum Director Ward Hanson.
SIEPR Policy Forum, The App Economy, Friday, January 30th, 2015.
Our Winter Policy Forum on the The App Economy was fascinating, with a look at the explosion of mobile activity in the U.S. and around the World. We began with a look at the trends in the industry, followed by a number of the consequences.
An agenda, with biography links, is here.
Big Data is sweeping business and government. Those with "data skills" are highly sought after job applicants. Some view Big Data as the next big job and productivity generator for the U.S. economy.
At the same time, big data presents a confusing and worrisome challenge. Whether its Big Brother (such as the NSA) or "Little Brother (such as your cell phone company), many are worried about how big data tracks and predicts our every movement.
Come hear, debate, and meet some of the world experts on the impact of big data on our economy. What does it mean for you, your career, and our lives?
For a look at the agenda, please click here.
Our SIEPR courtyard - on a quiet summer night.