Main Bullet points:
- Robo-Advisors: Learn about automated investment advice
- Blockchain: The blockchain represents a way to transfer value, securely and with no central authority involved.
- InsurTech: Get familiar with the evolving InsurTech landscape and its potential, how to think about these changes, and where you can get involved.
Robo – Advisors Presenter: Jonathan Hudacko
Jonathan Hudacko is the CEO of Just Invest and Just Invest Systems, a Registered Investment Advisor and it’s affiliated technology arm. Just Invest specializes in providing Advisors and their clients with personalized index solutions that tailor a client’s investment portfolio. The Just Invest Systems technology incorporates large-scale data analysis, quantitative algorithms and risk modeling to deliver scalable portfolio management, greater client engagement, and a better product solution and economics for both the Advisor and end client. Just Invest was founded in 2016.
Prior Just Invest, Jonathan was the COO of Pluribus Labs, a Berkeley based research and technology firm distilling investment signals from non-traditional data sources. Jonathan’s investments career began at MSCI Barra, where he headed the Portfolio Analytics business for institutional investors. Jonathan managed the business unit P/L and worked with leading global investors to drive product innovations in multi-asset class risk modeling and asset-allocation solutions. Before entering the investment technology world, Jonathan started his career at Apple Computer.
Blockchain Presenter: Patrick Baron
Patrick Baron is an experienced blockchain entrepreneur and is currently Head of Sales and Business Development at Ambisafe which provides turnkey ICO services and a decentralized Ethereum exchange. He is a Consultancy Advisor to Blockchain at Berkeley, a student-run organization at UC Berkeley that promotes blockchain technology adoption. The organization hosts educational classes, sponsors research and development, and provides consulting services to Fortune 500 companies. He is an Adjunct Instructor of Blockchain at the FinTech School where he leads blockchain workshops and is author of the Blockchain 101 web course. He is a Cofounding Member of the OSCRE Blockchain Initiative which is a consortium of real estate companies focused on exploring blockchain use cases for the real estate industry. Previously, he was cofounder of HitFin, an Ethereum based platform focused on moving traditional financial assets onto the blockchain. Patrick has worked in a variety industries including Financial Services, Renewable Energy, Energy Storage and Data Analytics, Congressional Campaign Strategy, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, as well as SMB and Government Software-as-a-Service.