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CEO and Co-Founder of Gavagai, Innovation and Big Data Expert
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Lars Hamberg is a founder of several game-changer businesses and is CEO and co-founder of Gavagai, a Swedish company with world-leading research in Artificial Intelligence.
He is a big data expert with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Lars has become a frequent speaker on new thinking and innovation in financial services in various forums. Lars' expertise includes new business trends, new thinking and innovation in the financial services industry and in banking: digital transformation, predictive analytics, big data, distribution models, robo-advisory, new technology & FinTech.
Independent and opinionated, Lars is outspoken with a direct and engaging speaking style. His popular talks reflect a good mix of deep domain knowledge, practical experience, and some dry humor. Lars has founded several established businesses, including “one of Sweden’s hottest IT-companies”, according to Reuters. Lars has a long and solid experience from the financial services industry; in trading, sales, research and asset management, and has held various positions, including head of research, within UBS and ABN AMRO.
Additionally, Lars has been engaged in executive financial training and he has taught more than 500 specialists on all parts of the syllabus for the Swedish Securities Dealers’ Association examination. Lars is involved in a number of research projects in the big data space, such as the Suitability Reference Project, for solving problems related to Robo-Advisory, and WIM, a project evaluating big data models claiming to predict short-term price formations in financial risk assets.
His academic record includes language studies, a LLM degree from Stockholm University and PhD studies at LTU. Lars has written a book on counter-party risk in OTC-derivatives trading, he has been arbiter at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Institute for commercial dispute resolution, and after the Icelandic crisis he was responsible for restructuring Glitnir AB, as CEO.
Growth Hacking in Asset Management - AI and Advanced Analytics in Production, Selection, Marketing and Distribution of Wealth Products. The biggest challenge for any organization is the higher rate of technology-driven change. AI and Advanced Analytics are rapidly changing the way we think about value creation in asset management, across the entire value chain, from production to distribution. What are the most important tech-driven trends in the asset management industry, and what are the uses of AI and advanced analytics in investment strategy, alpha-creation, manager selection, marketing, distribution, and in online asset gathering? What is the impact on the competitive landscape? How can the industry adapt to the ongoing shift?
How New Technology Will Transform Financial Services. The scope of Lars' presentations is business oriented and aims to provide an overview and a strategic outlook, in light of digital transformation, innovation, new technology, and new market entrants. Why and how is financial services facing a transformative shift? What are the business implications of FinTech, robo-advisory, big data and predictive analytics in the production and distribution of financial products and services? Who are the new entrants? What are the threats and opportunities in a changing competitive landscape and in tomorrow’s ecosystem?
KEY TOPICS: Innovation and New Thinking in Banking and Financial Services, Artificial Intelligence, Executive AI Strategies, AI-driven Customer Insight