Edgar Perez American-Peruvian Business Author, Speaker and Strategy Consultant

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  • Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Alphabet and… your company?
  • Is the Global Race to Achieve Quantum Supremacy Coming to an End?
  • Trade Wars and their Impact on Financial Markets already influenced by Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • The Biggest Risks for Financial Markets
  • Finance in the New Global Economy
  • Social Engineering: The “Weakest Human Link” in Cybersecurity
  • The Importance of the Cybersecurity Framework for Directors and CEOs
  • Establishing or Improving a Cybersecurity Program
  • Managing the Upcoming Tsunami of Unstructured Data with Artificial Intelligence
  • Achieving Deep Impact with “State-of-the-art” Deep Learning
  • The Artificial Intelligence Breakthroughs that are Changing the World
  • What the Boeing 737 Groundings can teach us about Technology and Automation
  • The Ultimate Business Disruptor: Quantum Computing
  • Neuro what? Neuromorphic Computing and the Quest to Build an Artificial Brain
  • Welcome to the Metaverse: The Next Evolution of the Internet
  • Bitcoin is dead. Long live Ethereum and CBDCs
  • Meet the Blockchain's Newest Hype Machine: NFTs
  • Meet the Blockchain's Newest Hype Machine: NFTs

Select Book Titles

  • 2012 Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets
  • 2012 Investasi Super Kilat
  • 2011 The Speed Traders: An Insider's Look at the New High-Frequency Phenomenon That Is Transforming the Investing World

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 5G to quantum computing and from artificial intelligence and cyber security to the blockchain 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 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), 交易快手, 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, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kiev, Kuala Lumpur, Lima, London, Miami, Naples Beach, New York, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Scott Air Force Base, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Taipei, Warsaw, Washington DC, Xi’an 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, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com and Leaderonomics.

Mr. Perez has presented to 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 (Beijing, China), European American Chamber of Commerce, People's Bank of China, China’ State Administration of Foreign Exchange, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), Quant Investment Summit APAC and Fudan University (Shanghai), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, Hult Business School (Shanghai), Peking University and University of International Business and Economics (Beijing).

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 wife Olga, son Edgar Felipe and daughters Svetlana Sofia and Mary Olympia.

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