Video Gallery Video Gallery 2016 Exponential Finance Videos 2016 Exponential Highlights Video2016 Highlights View Highlights from Exponential Finance 2016. All VideosSalim Ismail: Becoming An Exponential Financial Services OrganizationDrawing on research from his award-winning book, Ismail will show how companies can use disruptive technologies to streamline operations and dramatically outperform competitors. These innovations – like big data, algorithms, and crowdsourcing – can work for businesses of any size and at any stage. And the organizations that don’t exploit them will be left behind. A sought-after strategist and entrepreneur, Ismail founded Singularity University and now serves at its global ambassador. Prior to that, he headed Brickhouse, Yahoo’s idea incubator.Jesse McWaters: Future Of Financial ServicesThe exponential curve of technological development is driving rapid and disruptive changes within financial services, reshaping the way in which financial products and services are designed, structured, provisioned and consumed. Over the past two years the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Deloitte, has conducted an in-depth exploration of the wave of new fintech entrants to financial services and its potential impact on the structure of the financial system. Drawing on hundreds of expert interviews, top-level discussions at the World Economic Forum’s Annual meeting in Davos, and a series of workshops with incumbents and new entrants, this presentation will explore cross-cutting features of fintech innovation, narratives for the future of the industry, and strategies for success in a rapidly changing business environment.Jane Barrat: Investing The UninvestedQuantified self for next generation investing.Realizing the value of FinTech: A panel discussion with BlackRock and LearnVestThere has been a sharp rise in investment by financial institutions in internal Innovation Labs, Accelerators, and other tools for finding potential fintech partners. When these tools succeed, acquisitions, joint ventures, and other partnering relationships emerge. Building a relationship that realizes the full value of the entrepreneurial spirit of the start-up and the scale of the institution brings a new set of questions and challenges. Join Amelia Dunlop, Principal in Doblin, Deloitte Consulting’s innovation practice for a panel discussion with BlackRock Head of Innovation globally in Strategic Product Management, Lena Mass-Cresnik and LearnVest CEO, Alexa von Tobel.The Blockchain Panel: The Future of Digital BankingHow will Bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology impact the future of banking and financial services? Is there a future for Bitcoin as a currency or is all of the hype around blockchain technology without bitcoin warranted?Brian Forde: Business DecentralizedYou know Bitcoin. But you may not know that the fundamental technology behind it –the blockchain–allows the secure transfer of any digital asset to anyone in the world without the need for a central authority. The implications are staggering. MIT’s Brian Forde will share his insights into the rapid transformations that are being driven by the blockchain and how this technology has the potential to change the financial services industry as we know it.Marco Annunziata: The Death Of Products, When Everything Becomes A ServiceWhat if you couldn’t buy products any more – but you could rent an outcome as a service? How would our economy change?Brad Templeton: Exponential ComputingThe exponential disruptions have all come as an industry gets digitized and connected. Learn the core lessons from the foundational revolutions in computers and networking and the latest hot technologies, including global networks, connected devices and augmented reality.Ray Kurzweil: An Interview With Ray KurzweilRay Kurzweil is one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers and futurists, with a thirty-year track record of accurate predictions. Called the restless genius by The Wall Street Journal and the ultimate thinking machine by Forbes magazine, Kurzweil was selected as one of the top entrepreneurs by Inc. Magazine, which described him as the rightful heir to Thomas Edison. PBS selected him as one of the sixteen revolutionaries who made America. Settle in for a chat with the fascinating Ray Kurzweil, one the world’s leading inventors, thinkers and futurists, and CNBC’s world renowned Bob Pisani.Daniel Schreiber: Managing Exponential Risk, Rethinking InsuranceWhy peer-to-peer technology and behavioral economics can transform insurance.Rob Nail: RoboticsAs robots invade our traditional workforce, what happens to our economy? Singularity University CEO and robotics expert Rob Nail will present on how the rise of robots will impact a wide range of industries and traditional jobs. The accelerating use of robotics will spark unthinkable labor efficiencies over the next ten years. The result? Record profits for some, and complete disruption for others. Robotics will trigger massive transformations in transportation, medicine, agriculture, and many other industries. Trillions of dollars of market value will shift as the global economy reconfigures itself. Join Nail as he explores how robots will force this fundamental shift in the way we think of labor in the oncoming roboticized economy.Ramez Naam: Energy And Smart NetworksIs unlimited, cheap solar & fusion power really just around the corner? How will this change our world and present new Investment opportunities? Which industries will get disrupted? Join Ramez Naam as he dives into the dramatic changes taking place in the energy sector.Marcos Lopez: Quantum ComputingWhat is Quantum Computing, and how could it potentially change the landscape for computing in finance?Neil Jacobstein: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Big DataJoin Jacobstein as he explores how machine learning and data analytics are revolutionising credit, risk and fraud, and changing the overall financial services landscape.Bob Pisani: What Does Money WantHow are the exponentials likely to affect the money business – and be affected by it? Pisani will help us understand the major themes of the conference (Blockchain, AI, Machine Learning, etc.) and how they are and will impact the future of financial services.Will Weisman: Understanding ExponentialsAs we kickoff Exponential Finance, Executive Director, Will Weisman lays the foundation for our exploration of the emerging technologies shaping the financial services industry. Marcus Shingles: Uber Yourself Before You Get KodakedToday, technology makes crowdsourcing possible on an industrial scale, with potentially disruptive impacts on how organizations (public and private) should start to consider future of jobs, the nature of labor/work, and implications to the traditional notion of a “career path”.Day 1: Short OverviewDay 1: Short Overview Watch a short overview of the first day of Exponential Finance 2016. All Videos 2015 Exponential Finance Videos Exponential Finance 2015 HighlightsExponential Finance 2015 Highlights Video Highlights from the Exponential Finance 2015 Conference. All VideosIs There a Future for Financial Advisors? with Ric Edelman, Bill Bachrach and Diane FrancisWATCH NOW: Does the world still require financial advisors? Bill Bachrach and Ric Edelman believe they’re more important than ever. Two of the industry’s most successful entrepreneurs will talk candidly about financial advising in the age of AI and other disruptive technologies.Blythe Masters on the BlockchainWATCH NOW: Blythe Masters's June 2nd presentation on why major financial institutions and their regulators should explore the potential for technologies like the blockchain.Attendees React to Singularity University’s Exponential Finance 2015 in New York CityWATCH NOW: Hear what attendees have to say about Exponential Finance 2015 in this short conference recap video.General Highlights from Day 1 at Exponential FinanceWATCH NOW: Kemi Ilesanmi, Executive Director of The Laundromat Project, talks about the excitement when several minds come together at Exponential Finance and how she added her voice to the mix.Highlights from Peter Diamandis at Day 1 of Exponential FinanceWATCH NOW: Peter Diamandis, Co-Founder Singularity University, takes the stage at Exponential Finance 2015 in New York City.Day 1: Morning ReactionsWATCH NOW: Attendees of Exponential Finance react to Day 1 of this two-day event at the Conrad Hotel in New York City. Ray Kurzweil: Can You Read 100 Million Webpages in a Few Seconds? Your Robot Assistant Will.What would it mean for your business if every one of your executives had a personal assistant capable of answering all of their questions before they even ask them?Want to Be a Billionaire? Impact a Billion People.Investor and Entrepreneur Peter Diamandis on how to become a billionaire by helping billions of people.Exponential Finance 2014 HighlightsExponential Finance 2014 Highlights Missed Exponential Finance 2014? Watch this short highlight video and hear what our faculty and attendees have [...]Exponential Finance 2014 TestimonialsA brief testimonial video from the faculty members and attendees of Exponential Finance 2014.Responsible Use of TechnologyAfter two great days exploring accelerating technological change, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, CEO of the Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute and Lynn Tilton, the CEO of Patriarch Partners, address the appropriate and responsible use of technology. How can we be sure that we guide technology towards societal and business needs and don’t leave a generation of people behind, become slaves to the machine, or worse?Keynote: Jay RogersCrowdsourced car designs, micro factories, small batch production: Local Motors has definitely gone a very different route for a vehicle manufacturing company. In this keynote speech by Local Motors CEO Jay Rogers, we’ll hear about his journey to create this different kind of company—an exponential one. Understand how he has created this highly successful organization and utilized some of the principles that Salim Ismail touched on in the previous session.Exponential Organizations: The New Breed of BusinessIn this talk, successful entrepreneur, renowned speaker and Singularity University’s founding executive director and global ambassador, Salim Ismail will take you through a new breed of organizational structure that has started to emerge over the last few years. “Exponential Organizations” leverage externalities like big data, community, crowd, user engagement, gamification and other techniques to achieve 10x performance benchmarks relative to their competitors.Future Proof: Free Markets Fair MarketsWhen technological innovation moves faster than regulation infrastructure can be put in place, are some innovators at risk of missing their opportunity? This panel looks at balancing the regulatory environment as technology reinvents our financial markets. We’ll hear from Barney Frank, one of the architects of the landmark Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and Chris Concannon, President and COO of Virtu Financial, the trading firm COO whose IPO was scrapped in the wake of the negative national attention on high-frequency trading.Exponential Investing: The Long and Short of Trading the FutureCNBC’s Bob Pisani talks with Ed Maguire, Senior Technology Analyst at CLSA, and Ben Ruegsegger, Senior Thematic Analyst for AllianceBernstein’s Global and Thematic Portfolios, on how investors get exposure to technology trends early in the cycle, but also the tricky business of investing in “valley stocks” – publicly traded stocks with large maturing businesses as well as small, growth businesses not yet large enough to have major impact. Key topics include how to judge the maturity of an industry, how to determine the future value of a new technology, what opportunities exist for investing now in “maturing” disruptive technologies like genomics, big data, and the internet of things, the critical importance of early legwork, and how to anticipate and judge investment “bubbles”.The Transformative World of Digital Commerce and FinanceExecutive director of the Center for Financial Markets at the Milken Institute, Staci Warden provides an overview of digital commerce and how this emerging area has the potential to radically change how we bank, how payments are made, what a trusted transaction means, and more.Robots are Changing EverythingRob Nail will provide an overview of robotics technology, the far-reaching impact this technology is having throughout the world, and how what is coming will change business globally. As robotics use accelerates, many branches of the financial world will change. In this session we’ll address: Why companies like Google are making massive bets on Robotics; Massive labor force implications; Machine to machine payments; and Insurance and liability issues.Innovative Regulations Not an OxymoronThe “Father of the JOBS Act,” David Weild will offer insights into what Congress, the SEC and other regulatory groups are doing to keep America competitive and foster innovation.The Technological Disruption of HealthcareConvergence of fast-moving technology is rapidly changing the face of health and medicine. From mobile health and wearable sensors to artificial intelligence and personal ‘omics, this talk will explore implications for personal health, workforce health and the corresponding areas of emerging investment opportunity.Digital-Synthetic BiologyThe digitization of biology is driving massive disruption in the life sciences field. Human genome sequencing is the single best example of faster, better, cheaper. Previously confined to research tools, these new solutions are now entering the clinical and consumer markets. This session will shine light on the drivers in this field, new business models, where technology costs are trending, and innovative startups that have the potential to be significant disruptors.The Imminent Disruption of the $10T Manufacturing IndustryWith applications ranging from cars, décor and consumer products to custom implants, jet engines and hearing aids—3D printing is revolutionizing product design and supply chain management, and opening a world of possibilities for creatives. There is growing interest in using the technology in direct manufacturing: In the last two years, the technology has become available to consumers, finding its way into homes, middle schools and garages through 3D printers and cloud printing. This talk will also touch on the potential unintended consequences of 3D manufacturing technology, such as fraud and 3D printed weapons.Insights from the World’s First Quantum Computer Software CompanyBy harnessing the power of quantum mechanics, quantum computers offer the potential to solve extremely large- scale optimization problems faster than traditional computers. Dr. Goddard will provide us with insight into some of these problems that are now becoming addressable with a particular emphasis on the financial world.Quantum Computing: A Threat to Leading Financial PlayersAs the former CTO of Goldman Sachs, Vern Brownell understands the technical challenges facing large financial institutions. He’ll share his unique perspective as the head of the leading quantum computer manufacturer, D-Wave, to provide an understanding of quantum computing and its radical impact on present and future computing.Innovations in Capital FormationDavid Rose, a serial entrepreneur and active angel investor in New York, as well as the founder and CEO of Gust, will share his insights on the rapidly evolving world of capital formation—from crowdfunding to peer-to-peer lending to the growth and rebirth of equity capital markets. David will illustrate how it’s never been easier to raise capital and why these new innovations create significant threats, as well as opportunities, for incumbents and startups alike.The Global Explosion of CrowdfundingKay Koplovitz leads a panel discussion addressing how crowdsourcing models are impacting and disintermediating traditional capital sources. Participants include industry experts Chance Barnett of Crowdfunder, Luan Cox of Crowdnetic, Katie Fitzgerald of CircleUp. and Michael Millman of JP Morgan.Insights From The Leading EdgeAs Bitcoin and other alternative currencies capture our imaginations, new possibilities for digital commerce and financial services are emerging. This panel provides a glimpse into how new opportunities including digital derivatives, smart contracts, wire based settlement, cross border payments and peer to peer banking are being enabled by new technologies and gives us a glimpse of what’s next in the world of digital commerce and finance. Moderated by Staci Warden, participants include luminaries Barry Silbert of SecondMarket and Bill Barhydt of BOOM Financial.Living In A Virtual WorldAs we saw with the $2B acquisition of Oculus Rift, virtual reality (VR) is big business. In this session, Philip Rosedale, one of the pioneers of VR, as well as the creator of Second Life and CEO of his latest venture, High Fidelity, will take us through why VR has the potential to have such an outsized impact over the coming decade. Learn how virtual reality will change almost every aspect of our life, such as: how we interact with others, how we learn, how we conduct business, who we are friends with, and where we spend our free time.The Global Evolution of Networks and Computing SystemsAs processing power continues to grow exponentially, as trillions of devices and sensors come online, and as technology costs continue to decrease dramatically, we are entering an era of new possibilities. In this session, Board Member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), founder of the first internet-based business, and Networks & Computing Chair for Singularity University, Brad Templeton will dive into Moore’s Law, abundant bandwidth, the trillion-dollar impact of autonomous vehicles, the network of everything, and more.Will The Robo-Advisors Take Your Job?A conversation between Peter Diamandis and acclaimed financial advisor Ric Edelman. The discussion will focus on the future of the financial advisory business and how Ric sees exponential technology changing his business and the overall landscape.Disruptive Tools In The Data Science ToolkitDr. Gurjeet Singh of Ayasdi, named Fast Company’s 2014 Most Innovative Company in Big Data, addresses the cutting edge of big data and how machine learning/big data is and will be used in business going forward.Harvesting Gold from Your Data - Finally!Fireside chat with Keith Collins, CIO of SAS. What applications are available now and will be available in the future to assist in making the most of your data? How do you differentiate between relevant/representative data and “big” data?The Data Science RevolutionData Science (Big Data, Data Analysis, Machine Learning) is said to represent a larger potential disruption than the industrial revolution. This session will address the impact on the financial world by data driven decision-making, predictive modeling, machine learning, intelligent computing and more.Is AI Your Enemy or New Best Friend?Daniel Nadler describes the virtual artificially intelligent, financial industry-focused assistant that his company, Kensho, is creating. Why is this possible now for the first time, and what will this mean for the playing field in five years’ time? This high-level conversation will cover the implications of these Virtual AI Assistants—from the labor market to risk management to financial advisors.Will IBM's Watson and Other AI's Overtaketake Wall Street?This fireside chat with Michael Rhodin of IBM will explain how Watson has moved beyond Jeopardy into finance, and what this and other AI solutions mean for Wall Street. Specifics include: The Watson Applications Ecosystem; Automating finance sector jobs; Role of AI on global financial centers; and the future of Watson.Understanding the AI LandscapeSingularity University’s Co-Chair on AI Neil Jacobstein will discuss how businesses, financial institutions and individuals are utilizing AI to address credit risk analysis, investment decisions, sentiment analysis, high frequency trading and avoiding corporate/market flash crashes. Neil will also provide an overview of AI—from 50 years of successful AI applications to augmenting humans with AI—and what this means for the world at large.CEO of Sprint, Dan HesseLarge incumbents are increasingly threatened by new innovations and the quickening pace of change. Many ventures that used to require a large multinational company can now be successfully pulled off by a few individuals. In this fireside Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Peter Diamandis will chat with Sprint CEO, Dan Hesse, on how he is building a winning organization in an era of rapid technological change.Bankers Beware: Embrace Exponential Technologies or Face ExtinctionExponential technologies are presenting a 360 degree assault on every part of the banking business. It couldn’t come at a worse time, as the industry tries to respond to regulatory pressures and rebuild trust in the wake of the financial crisis and great recession. Hear from emerging leaders— Elliot Weissbluth, CEO of Hightower; Jay Sidhu, CEO of Customers Bancorp; Ben Milne, CEO of Dwolla; and Karen Pascoe, Senior Vice President at MasterCard – Emerging Payments Group — who are all bent on transforming the banking experience by embracing accelerating technologies and new business models.Exponential ThinkingPeter Diamandis speaking about "Exponential Thinking" at Singularity University's Exponential Finance Conference 2014.