About Speaker Clara Durodie…
Clara Durodié is a technology strategist specializing in applied artificial intelligence (AI) in financial services, with a focus on AI & Ethics and the strategic adoption of AI for business profitability.
She is internationally recognized for her expertise, advising Boards of leading financial institutions, think-tanks, governments, and academia. She also mentors AI startups on funding and growth strategy.
She is consistently named on numerous global lists of leading women in fintech, and is the Chair of the Non-Executive Directors Board’s special committee on Best Practice for AI Adoption (UK) and a member of IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (USA). Clara has advised the World Economic Forum’s 4th Industrial Revolution Centre in San Francisco (US), the All Parliamentary Party Group for Artificial Intelligence (UK) and the Ministry of
Finance’s special commission on Artificial Intelligence (Japan). In June 2018, Clara was also appointed as a member of the European Union Artificial Intelligence Alliance, an EU governmental body.
Clara is a frequent presenter at leading conferences around the globe, including SIBOS, Money 2020, Innovate Finance Global Summit, AI World and the Goshal Conference at London Business School where she addressed an audience from leading universities around the world such as Harvard, Stanford, MIT and Cambridge. She has been invited to provide her expertise to deliver the AI Module at University of Oxford’s Fintech course, at Massachusetts Institute of Technolgy’s Fintech course as well as the renowned Roubini Report on asset and wealth management.
In 2015, Clara started scoping the research for her PhD which sits at the intersection of neuroscience, artificial intelligence and asset management. Her focus is on how episodic memory informs how people save and invest. Prior to founding Cognitive Finance Group, Clara served in leadership roles in European asset and wealth management in the UK, Switzerland and Luxembourg. Clara is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (UK), has a Certificate in Investment Management (UK) and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford.
Clara is authoring a book on applied AI. It is planned to be published Q1 2019.