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.
“Thank you very much for your participation in Berlin at the European Institute CEO Roundtable. Your presentation was fascinating, a really informative session. The delegates seemed to hang off your every word! We greatly appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to join us for the event and look forward to working with you again in the near future.”
Karen Litchfield, Director, European Institute & Global Fixed Income Institute (Germany)
"I would like to show my appreciation on your willingness to share your insights about cybersecurity. We would certainly have you in mind as we move forward to deal with this very important issue."
Nik Hasyudeen, former President of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (Malaysia)
“We were much honored to host you at our annual conference held at our Washington DC headquarters. The Market Abuse Unit investigates large-scale market abuses and complex manipulation schemes by institutional traders, market professionals and others. As such, we were focused on the discussion of these topics in your book The Speed Traders, copies of which we purchased for each of our unit supervisors. We really appreciated your first-hand impressions of the current trading world as well as your thoughts on how trading practices will evolve in the future.”
David Hawke, Chief, Market Abuse Unit, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (United States)
“Your presentation was the real highlight of the Emerging Markets Investments Summit. You clearly have the connections in the industry and are very well connected.”
Alex Ritson, BBC News Presenter at The Newsroom, World Business Report and Business Matters (United Kingdom)
“Edgar can deliver insightful and compelling presentations to audiences at the highest levels. Thanks to his international entrepreneurial and consulting experience, Edgar can persuasively highlight current developments and critical trends on a variety of business and technology topics, from Artificial Intelligence to Quantum Computing, and from Cybersecurity to Fintech. His programs are undoubtedly lively and unquestionably inspiring. His unique insights, built over decades of rich industry experience, capture the undivided attention of CEOs and top executives.”
Maggie Shen, Senior Manager, Elite Master of Finance, Fanhai International School of Finance, Fudan University (China)
“Your program provides a comprehensive approach for any organization to lead in cybersecurity readiness.”
Jerome Morandiere, Security Manager, Airport Council International Europe (Belgium)
“Thrilled to have your participation at this year’s Global Financial Leadership Conference.”
Randy Frink, Senior Director, CME Group (United States)
"Thank you again for a great event. I hope we have the chance to work together again in the future."
Joanna Danger, Director of Executive Education, Seminarium (Chile)
"Edgar Perez is THE expert on high-frequency trading."
Liz Claman, Anchor, FOX Business News (United States)
"Excellent intense masterclass to help me brush up on Deep Learning. From applications and models to optimization and Python code, CNNs, RNNs, etc."
Professor Nick Colosimo, Strategy Executive, BAE Systems, (United Kingdom)
"Your presentation absolutely hit the mark and we have had some really great feedback already. We look forward to working with you again soon!"
Mark Crane, Technology, European Practice Leader, Travelers Insurance Company (United Kingdom)
“Edgar absolutely exceeded our expectations. He delivered an amazing review of today’s global geopolitical environment. In a very straightforward and illuminating fashion, Edgar synthesized recent developments and future scenarios for our C-level audience hungering and thirsting for the most practical knowledge about China’s recent policies and strategies.”
Rodrigo Ferreira, Manager, StartSe (Brazil)
"It was such a pleasure to have you participate in our conference. The feedback was great and the information you shared with the audience was invaluable. Once again, thank you for your contribution in making the event a success."
Holly Chudzy, Corporate Events Coordinator, Peters & Co. (Canada)
“I have had the pleasure of working with many of the industry’s smartest minds. Edgar ranks among the best speakers I have ever encountered. His keynotes on disruptive technologies have influenced industry leaders attending our forums in many parts of the world. In just one hour, attendees gain a fresh perspective on the major trends that are transforming the world, one qubit at a time.”
Melania Pulitzer, Managing Director, GLDNAcademy (United States)
“Thanks so much for your incredible speech at our forum. It was an excellent presentation. We really look forward to bringing you back in the near future. Thank you again for giving your all!”
Maria Ximena Bejarano, Enterprise Software Leader, Broadcom (Colombia)
“Thank you very much for your strong support of our program at Fudan University. Through a comprehensive review of the latest breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing applied to finance, you have distilled complex and interconnected concepts into unique Insights. Our distinguished audience has greatly benefited from your enlightening presentation and the rich discussion you have remarkably inspired. I hope I will have the opportunity to invite you for upcoming exchanges.”
Betty Chen, Senior Manager, Master of Business Administration in Finance, Fanhai International School of Finance, Fudan University (China)
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