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Tuesday, March 22nd 
Agenda – Battle of the Quants Hong Kong
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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10:30amKEYNOTE: Artificial Intelligence and the Survival of Mankind
Ben Goertzel, Chief Scientist, Aidyia Partners

Ben Goertzel is founder and Chief Scientist of Aidyia Limited, a Hong Kong investment management firm using advanced AI for financial prediction. Dr. Goertzel is one of the world’s foremost experts in Artificial General Intelligence, a subfield of AI oriented toward creating thinking machines with general cognitive capability at the human level and beyond. He has decades of expertise applying AI to practical problems in areas ranging from natural language processing and data mining to robotics, video gaming, national security and bioinformatics. He has published nearly 20 scientific books and well over 100 scientific research papers.
11:45am Investor Panel
After a seven year bullrun discretionary long/short equity hedge funds returns are suffering. Investors seeking yield are turning to non-correlated, systematic hedge funds which are showing strength across the board. Where are investors seeing the greatest opportunities? Systematic CTA’s, Stat Arb, Market Neutral or the new Artificial Intelligent/Big Data strategies?

Moderator: William Broadway, Business Development, Alternative Soft
Allen Sing, Quant Analyst, SAIL Advisors
Mitchell Dong, CEO and Founder, Pythagoras Investment Management
Eric Wong, Director, TCG Capital
Theodore Shou, CIO, Skybound Capital
1:30pm Trading China: Navigating Volatility and Regulations
Increased volatility and trading restrictions have caused managers trading China to adjust and find new strategies to survive. From new rules including daily ETF futures trading to increased margin requirements, Chinese traders have had to adjust and find ways to maintain returns. Will return expectations be lower? What new tactics are being pursued? What new strategies are evolving?

Jonathan Hu, CEO, Red Pulse
Jagdeesh Prakasam, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Rotella Capital
Zhen Liu, CEO and Founder, Clipper Advisor
Eyal Cohen, COO, AL Investment
2:15pmFinTech innovations: Silicon Valley vs. Wall Street
Investments in what is known as FinTech, or financial technology, continues to grow. Start-ups are now taking aim at nearly every line of financial business. Almost every Wall Street firm has put out research reports on the tens of billions of dollars of revenue that might be lost to these start-ups in the coming years. In Aisa, Cyberport has established itself as a leading innovation and technology hub, hosting many companies developing new quantitative solutions. How are Fintech start-up innovators disrupting traditional Wall Street business models? What ideas are effecting the quantitative landscape?

Moderator: Janos Barberis, Co-Founder, The FinTech Book
Philippe El-Asmar, Founding Partner, Amareos (Trading the News)
Mohamed E. Ait Hassoune, Co-Founder, EUREKA.AI, ("Siri for finance")
David Rosa, Co-Founder, Neat (NLP)
3:30pmPanel: Machine Learning and Big Data
The Machine Learning/Big Data combination has been getting a lot of attention lately, what are some of the trading strategies that are being pursued?
Big data is available to anyone willing to look for it and acquiring it, what differentiates the winners in this arena? Many strategies have been brought forth and discussed, however which ones have shown the most promise? With the advent of Artificial Intelligence, what is the time frame when most human traders will be replaced by machines?

Moderator:Bartt Kellermann, CEO, Battle of the Quants Worldwide
Andrej Rusakov, Partner, Data Capital Management
Kevin Kane, CEO, Claro Automato
Ben Goertzel, Chief Scientist, Aidyia Partners



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