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Expert in artificial intelligence, deep learning, cybersecurity and neuromorphic and quantum computing.


Edgar Perez is one the world’s few business and technology visionaries who can light up a room with insightful and inspiring presentations on the impact of cutting-edge technologies, from Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning to Web3 and the Metaverse. A published author and energetic keynote speaker, he is also an international consultant affiliated with Ponemon Institute, Gerson Lehrman Group and Guidepoint Global Advisors.

Mr Perez is the author of Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets (2013), and The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), ????, published in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Investasi Super Kilat, published in Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012). He contributes to The New York Times, Sina Finance and CGTN.

Mr Perez has presented in front of thousands of top executives around the world through keynote speeches and both public and in-house corporate training programs in Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kyiv, Kuala Lumpur, Lima, London, Miami, Naples Beach, New York, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Scott Air Force Base, Seoul, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Singapore, Stockholm, Taipei, Warsaw, Washington DC and Zhongshan, among other business metropolises. He has been interviewed on CNN, CGTN, CNBC, FOX Business, Bloomberg TV, BNN Bloomberg, Channel NewsAsia, CNN en Español, Petersburg - Channel 5, Sina Finance, CCTV China, China Radio International, and Bankier. pl, and Leaderonomics.
Mr Perez has presented for the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, APEC SME Service Alliance, Beijing Municipal People's Government, China Securities Regulatory Commission, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, European American Chamber of Commerce, People's Bank of China, China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University, Quant Investment Summit APAC and Fudan University, CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, Hult Business School, Peking University and University of International Business and Economics.

Mr Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including Institutional Investor’s CEO Roundtable (Berlin) and Global Growth Markets Forum (London), Cyber Security World Conference (New York), Inside Market Data (Chicago), Emerging Markets Investments Summit (Warsaw), CME Group‘s Global Financial Leadership Conference (Naples Beach), Harvard Business School‘s Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), MIT Sloan Investment Management Conference (Cambridge), Global InsurTech Leaders (Beijing), Fixed Income & FX Leaders Summit APAC and TradeTech Asia (Singapore), FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul), and institutional forums organized by Fortune 500 companies.

Mr Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. Mr Perez has an undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru (1997) and an MBA from Columbia Business School, New York, majoring in Finance and Management (2002). Mr Perez is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer who gladly enjoys dancing with his wife Olga, son Edgar Felipe and daughters Svetlana Sofia and Mary Olympia.

Talking Points

Artificial Intelligence

- Achieving Digital Impact with “State-of-the-art” Deep Learning

Deep Learning has enabled many practical applications of Artificial Intelligence in today’s digital organizations. Deep learning breaks down tasks in ways that makes all kinds of machine aids seem possible, even likely. Driverless cars, better image recognition, more effective medical diagnoses, AI-generated art, even better language models, are all here today. Mr. Perez will identify what organizations need to do today to embrace the future, starting with the basics: empowering their employees and turbocharging the organization’s digital transformation strategy. Organizations then can then launch pilots for the most promising opportunities, leveraging “state of the art” cases from today’s global innovators such as Google, OpenAI, Meta, Apple and Tesla. Mr. Perez will show organizations how to kick start their digital impact transformation.

- The Artificial Intelligence Breakthroughs that are Changing the Digital World

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been referred as the general ability of computers to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings. Through a comprehensive review of the latest breakthroughs, including AI-generated content, Mr. Perez will offer his insights on how these advancements will impact businesses and the human race in general for years to come, and more specifically, how companies can leverage the plethora of available resources to start their digital transformation and implement solutions to formerly intractable problems. Mr. Perez will reveal why AI is the present and the future.

- Managing the Upcoming Tsunami of Unstructured Data with Artificial Intelligence

The Internet of Things (IoT) explosion will see 75 billion connected devices deployed by 2025. The volumes of data generated will become a tsunami that firms will need to digitalize. Unfortunately, most firms only look at the easy information they can get from structured data while ignoring their unstructured data, which accounts for 90 percent of content generated globally, making unstructured data a tremendous source of untapped value. Artificial Intelligence is making it possible and affordable to sift through and find digital meaning in vast amounts of unstructured data obtained from video, audio, emails, logs, social media posts and IoT devices. All of this data can bring about enormous benefits; Mr. Perez will show organizations how to reap these benefits today.

- The Rise of the AI Content Writer

In the past, content creation was a time-consuming and laborious process. But now, AI-powered content writers can create high-quality content in a fraction of the time. This is having a major impact on the content industry, as businesses are increasingly turning to AI to create their content. This trend is only going to continue in the future, as AI-powered content writers become more sophisticated. In this talk, Mr. Perez will explore the rise of the AI content writer and its impact on the content industry. He will discuss the benefits of using AI to create content, as well as the challenges that businesses need to be aware of. Finally, he will also look at the future of AI-generated content and how it is likely to transform the way we consume information.

- The Future of Content Creation: How Artificial Intelligence Will Empower and Challenge Us

Artificial intelligence is a set of technologies that enable computers to perform a variety of advanced functions, including the ability to see, understand and translate spoken and written language, analyze data, make recommendations, and more. Artificial intelligence is now becoming capable of generating high-quality content across various domains and formats. This has profound implications for content creators, consumers, and distributors. Mr. Perez examines the opportunities and risks of AI-generated content. He offers practical recommendations on how to use AI-generated content effectively and responsibly.

Generative Artificial Intelligence

- Generative AI and the Future of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has come a long way since its inception in the mid-20th century. One of the most exciting and promising developments is Generative AI, a rapidly evolving field that focuses on teaching computers to create original content such as music, images, text, video, or protein structures. Unlike traditional AI, where the focus is on classification, prediction, and optimization, Generative AI aims to enable machines to learn from patterns in data and then use that knowledge to create something entirely new. The applications of Generative AI are vast and far-reaching, and its potential to revolutionize industries such as life sciences, fashion, design, healthcare, journalism, and music is significant. Mr. Perez will inspire your team as he explores a future that we can experience today.

- The Human Element in ChatGPT

ChatGPT is an Artificial Intelligence language model designed to understand natural language and respond to user queries, providing human-like conversation in text form. ChatGPT can be used to automate customer service, answer frequently asked questions, and gain insights from customer interactions; it can also be used to analyze large amounts of data and generate reports. While ChatGPT is a machine created by humans, which brings important implications for the relationship between humans and machines. Mr. Perez will explore how ChatGPT blurs the line between human and machine, and what that means for the future of work and our relationship with technology.

- The Rise of AI-Generated Content: How to Harness Its Power and Avoid Its Pitfalls

AI-generated content is content created by an Artificial Intelligence system; it is becoming increasingly popular as a way to quickly and efficiently create content, freeing up time and resources for other tasks. Mr. Perez explores artificial intelligence-generated content's current state and future potential, such as text, images, music, and videos. He explains how AI-generated content can enhance creativity, productivity, and innovation and the ethical and social challenges it poses for human creators, consumers, and regulators.

- AI-Generated Content: The Next Frontier of Creativity and Innovation

Artificial intelligence is the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior, making them act or respond in ways that are similar to humans, such as recognizing faces, understanding language, or playing games. Artificial intelligence is not only transforming how we work, communicate, and learn, but also how we create and consume content. Mr. Perez shares his insights on how AI-generated content is reshaping the fields of art, entertainment, education, journalism, and marketing. He also discusses how we can leverage AI-generated content to unleash our own creativity and innovation.

- How AI-Generated Content Will Change the World: A Visionary Perspective

What if you could create any content you want with the help of artificial intelligence? What if you could access unlimited sources of information, entertainment, and inspiration from AI-generated content? What if you could collaborate with AI agents to produce novel and original content? These are some of the questions that Mr. Perez addresses in this talk. He reveals how AI-generated content will revolutionize our culture, economy, and society.

- Artificial Intelligence-Generated Content: A Blessing or a Curse?

Artificial Intelligence-generated content is content that is influenced or enhanced by artificial intelligence, such as text, images, or videos, that incorporates elements of creativity, personalization, or optimization. It can be considered a double-edged sword. On one hand, it can provide us with endless possibilities for expression, communication, and education. On the other hand, it can also threaten our authenticity, credibility, and security. Mr. Perez explores the pros and cons of AI-generated content. He urges us to be aware of the potential benefits and harms of AI-generated content and to take action to ensure its positive impact.

- AI-Generated Content: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

AI-generated content is enabled or facilitated by artificial intelligence, such as text, images, or videos, that supports various goals or outcomes, such as entertainment, education, or marketing. It is a mixed bag. It can be amazing, inspiring, and useful but also misleading, harmful, and dangerous. Mr. Perez gives us a balanced and realistic view of AI-generated content. He highlights the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of AI-generated content, and how we can deal with them effectively.

- The Power and Peril of AI-Generated Content: How to Navigate Its Opportunities and Challenges

Artificial Intelligence-generated content is a powerful tool that can help us create and consume content in new and exciting ways. However, it also comes with significant challenges that we must be aware of and prepared for. Mr. Perez guides us through the opportunities and challenges of AI-generated content. He provides us with practical recommendations and strategies for using AI-generated content wisely and ethically.

- AI-Generated Content: A Game-Changer or a Game-Ruiner?

Artificial Intelligence-generated content is changing the game of content creation and consumption. It can offer us new entertainment, education, and communication possibilities, but it can also ruin the game by creating fake, biased, or harmful content. Mr. Perez analyzes the impact of AI-generated content on various domains and industries. He explains how we can embrace the game-changing potential of AI-generated content while avoiding its game-ruining pitfalls.

- The Promise and Problem of AI-Generated Content: How to Make It Better for Everyone

AI-generated content is created using artificial intelligence principles to generate text, images, or videos that are informative, relevant, and engaging. It is promising but problematic. It can offer us great benefits but also create great challenges. Mr. Perez evaluates the promise and problem of AI-generated content. He suggests ways to improve the quality, diversity, and accessibility of AI-generated content for everyone. He also calls for more collaboration and regulation to ensure the ethical and responsible use of AI-generated content.

- AI-generated Content: A Threat or an Opportunity?

AI-generated content can potentially revolutionise how we create and consume information. However, there are also some concerns about the potential risks of AI-generated content, such as the potential for bias and misinformation. In this talk, Mr. Perez will explore AI-generated content's potential benefits and risks. He will discuss how businesses can use AI to create more effective content marketing campaigns and the ethical implications of using AI to create content.

- The Future of Content is AI-powered

Artificial Intelligence enables computers to perform tasks that require human intelligence, such as reasoning, learning, or problem-solving. AI is already being used to create new forms of content, such as chatbots and virtual assistants. In the future, AI is likely to become even more integrated into the content creation process. This could lead to a new era of personalized content, where AI-powered algorithms deliver content that is tailored to each individual's interests. Mr. Perez will discuss how AI is being used to create new forms of content and the potential for personalized content in the future.

Quantum Computing

- The Ultimate Business Disruptor: Quantum Computing

Classical computing was invented in the 1940s; the advent of Quantum Computing will make these computers look painfully slow. Calculations that would take longer than a human’s life span to work out on a classic computer can be completed in a matter of hours or minutes with QC. Furthermore, it will enable solving a set of problems that couldn’t be solved before. Quantum Computing’s benefits include efficiently simulating new drug molecules and dramatically reducing the time complex financial calculations take, among many others. For optimization, sampling or search problems, this promises dramatic speedups. Mr. Perez will reveal why Quantum Computing will disrupt companies in every industry.

- Is the Global Race to Achieve Quantum Supremacy Coming to an End?

Google recently announced that their most advanced quantum computer, a radically new design to manipulate and process information, has achieved “quantum supremacy” for the first time. The technology giant's Sycamore quantum processor was able to perform an incredibly complex task in 200 seconds, a feat that would take the world's fastest supercomputers 10,000 years to complete. This technology's ultimate development and commercialization will tremendously accelerate difficult tasks across all industries, including financial services, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and the upcoming space exploration. Are we really there yet? Mr. Perez will enlighten your audience with this revolutionary technology's latest head-turning business applications.


- The Importance of the Cybersecurity Framework for Directors and CEOs

An email embedded with malware. Security systems are hacked by thieves. Credit card numbers stolen from store purchases. There’s certainly no shortage of examples when it comes to data security breaches and the havoc they wreak on business. No wonder then that nearly a third of CEOs in a KPMG’s global survey identified cyber security as the issue having the biggest impact on their companies today. Every organization should apply a cybersecurity framework for analyzing cybersecurity, and ideally, it should be integrated into an organization’s existing enterprise risk framework. Today's most innovative companies recognise that cyber security is a customer experience and revenue opportunity, not just a risk that needs to be managed. Mr. Perez will explain why this must be done across the entire organization and why CEOs and directors have the most important role to play.

- The Future of Cybersecurity in the Metaverse

The Metaverse is the next iteration of the Internet. It will transform long-standing industries such as finance, retail, manufacturing, healthcare fitness, etc. However, the array of technologies that will enable the Metaverse, including VR, AR, 5G, and AI, raise privacy and data security issues. In immersive worlds, these technologies will siphon up data increasingly granularly, a person’s gait, eye movements, emotions and more, putting far greater strain on existing safeguards. Mr. Perez will review the strategies companies and governments will develop to welcome the Metaverse-shaped data economy.

- Social Engineering: The “Weakest Human Link” in Cybersecurity

Social engineering involves tricking your employees into breaching security protocols or giving away information. Social engineering exploits human weaknesses rather than technology, preying upon people’s propensity towards trust. Often, these exploits are used to gather information to support a more targeted cyberattack, with the initial forays based on the premise of ‘little and often’ so as not to cause concern. Employees at all levels, including senior executives, are vulnerable. Mr. Perez will explain why by improving employee awareness and introducing simple technical measures, organizations can improve their protection against social engineering techniques and the risk of a cyberattack.

- Establishing or Improving a Cybersecurity Program

The cybersecurity framework drafted by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology comprises leading practices from various standards bodies that have proved to be successful when implemented; it also may deliver regulatory and legal advantages that extend well beyond improved cybersecurity for organizations. Its adoption may prove advantageous for businesses across virtually all industries. Mr. Perez will explain why a proper cybersecurity program will build on the analysis of possible areas of concern, an understanding of the firm’s most critical assets, and a thorough review of information technology’s policies and procedures when faced with rampant cybercrime.

Futuristic Themes

- The Next Decade of Technology

From Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing to 5G and the Metaverse, the next decade will rapidly accelerate technological progress that will shape our lives in countless ways. Mr. Perez will provide a visionary overview of the most important technological trends that are likely to dominate the next decade. Drawing on insights from his extensive experience as a thought leader in the tech industry, he will discuss the key technologies that will drive innovation and growth, and explore their potential impact on society and business. By the end of the speech, attendees will have a clear understanding of the major technological trends that are likely to define the next decade, and will be inspired to think creatively about the possibilities and implications of these trends for their own organizations and lives.

- Welcome to the Metaverse: The Next Evolution of the Internet

The Metaverse is where our digital and physical lives will converge. It will include a virtual world interoperating with the physical world where we live, and generate a robust economy that spans entertainment, commerce, education and work, while transforming long-standing industries such as finance, retail, healthcare fitness, and more. Today, every major company is staking a claim on the Metaverse, from social media giants Meta (formerly Facebook) and ByteDance to gaming powerhouses Tencent, Microsoft and Epic Games, to hardware providers Nvidia and TSMC. Embrace the possibilities the Metaverse will bring to your organization during this fascinating session with Mr. Perez.

- Is Web3 the Beginning of a New Internet or a Stroke of Marketing Genius?

Web3 promises a better internet built on the blockchain, the distributed ledger systems that form the basis of cryptocurrencies. Backers promise it will cut out traditional middlemen, letting users transact directly and have a greater stake in the applications they use. For example, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter make their money through advertising; yet, they share zero of it. Users are supposed to be happy with likes! If the sirens’ songs are to be believed, Web3 will bring more power into the hands of end users. Some people have different views though. Is Web3 just really a land grab underway by already powerful people? Is it a dystopian vision of a pay-to-play internet? Is Web3 ultimately a mere rebranding of crypto with the aim of convincing people that blockchains are the natural next phase of computing? Mr. Perez will inspire you as he cuts to the Web3 chase.

- Bitcoin is dead. Long live Ethereum and CBDCs

The blockchain has been declared as a big revolution in business technology; it is indeed a game-changer for a global financial system that needs an upgrade. A more exciting development has been the booming rise in speculative cryptocurrencies based on blockchain technology, from Bitcoin to Ether. This surge has attracted a new generation of crypto bulls who see these cryptocurrencies as the cash of the future. Meanwhile, central banks and policymakers around the world explore ways to introduce Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). If you buy Bitcoin now, Mr. Perez says, do it at your own peril. Instead, he explains, it is time to explore the future with Ethereum or other platforms that implement smart contracts; ultimately, let’s be prepared to meet the opportunities and challenges of CBDCs’ widespread deployment around the world.

- Neuromorphic Computing and the Quest to Build an Artificial Brain

Neuromorphic Computing attempts to emulate the human brain’s neural structure and operation with the goal to match a human's flexibility and ability to learn from unstructured stimuli with the energy efficiency displayed by our brain. Neuromorphic Computing has grown at the intersection of diverse research disciplines, including computational neuroscience, machine learning, microelectronics, and computer architecture. It seeks to produce a cognition machine that not just reaches decisions, but memorizes information and even deduces facts. Mr. Perez will enthrall your audience with the possibilities created by computers that will behave as though they were originally engineered for the tasks they are executing, rather than as today’s general-purpose computers.
Thank you very much for your participation in Berlin at the European Institute CEO Roundtable. Your presentation was fascinating, a really informative session. The delegates seemed to hang off your every word! We greatly appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to join us for the event and look forward to working with you again in the near future.” European Institute

Your presentation was the real highlight of the Emerging Markets Investments Summit. You clearly have the connections in the industry and are very well connected.

World Business Report and Business Matters

Thrilled to have your participation at this year’s Global Financial Leadership Conference.”

CME Group

Excellent intense masterclass to help me brush up on Deep Learning. From applications and models to optimization and Python code, CNNs, RNNs, etc.

BAE Systems

Edgar Perez is THE expert on high-frequency trading

FOX Business News

I have had the pleasure of working with many of the industry’s smartest minds. Edgar ranks among the best speakers I have ever encountered. His keynotes on disruptive technologies have influenced industry leaders attending our forums in many parts of the world. In just one hour, attendees gain a fresh perspective on the major trends that are transforming the world, one qubit at a time.


It was such a pleasure to have you participate in our conference. The feedback was great and the information you shared with the audience was invaluable. Once again, thank you for your contribution in making the event a success.

Peters & Co

Edgar absolutely exceeded our expectations. He delivered an amazing review of today’s global geopolitical environment. In a very straightforward and illuminating fashion, Edgar synthesized recent developments and future scenarios for our C-level audience hungering and thirsting for the most practical knowledge about China’s recent policies and strategies

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