Event Details

BLACKROCK Presents: AI – The Transformer of Asset Management & Women’s Role in it - Mon, Jan 20, 2020 @ 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. @ Twenty Anson, Blackrock Boardroom
20 January 2020
18/F BlackRock,
20 Anson Road,
Singapore 079912
  • Members Only Event
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  • ✪ Member's Fee: $0.00


FWA has been allocated 25 seats for our members, so please register quickly. Registration at the event starts at 11:30 p.m. Lunch shall be provided.


AI – The Transformer of Asset Management & Women’s Role in it


BlackRock’s Women’s Initiative & Allies Network presents a fireside chat with Sherry Marcus and Rachel Schutt, Co-heads of BlackRock AI Labs.


AI Labs is the central hub for BlackRock’s initiatives in data science and artificial intelligence to create best practices and solve the high priority problems to bring benefits to our clients and investors.  


The theme of discussion is:


AI – The Transformer of Asset Management & Women’s Role in it


We will explore:

  • How will AI evolve in the coming years for the financial services industry?
  • How the financial services industry can best prepare for this new evolution?
  • BlackRock’s strategy towards advancing and embracing data science?
  • The role women are playing in this prolific growth of data science?



11.30am – 12.00am: Registration, Lunch & Networking  

12.00pm – 12.10pm: Opening Speech by FWA & BLACKROCK 

12.10pm – 12.50pm: Fireside chat

12.50pm – 1.00pm:   Q&A


Speaker Bios:

Dr Sherry Marcus


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Dr Sherry Marcus holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Mathematics and an AB from Cornell University. Prior to Blackrock, she was Chief Data Analytics at Millenium Partners and has held mission-critical roles in the intelligence community and DoD while leading a series of highly successful scalable analytics solution in support of national missions in counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics etc. She has received the technical medal of excellence from the Central Intelligence Agency for her work with the US Government. Sherry is a founding member of the science board at the National Counter-Terrorism Center. She sits on the Advisory Board for the Carnegie Mellon Computational Finance Department and is a member of the board of the MIT Club of NY.







Dr Rachel Schutt


Dr Rachel Schutt, earned her PhD in Statistics from Columbia University, a Masters degree in mathematics from NYU, and a Masters degree in Engineering-Economic Systems and Operations Research from Stanford University. Previously Rachel was the Chief Data Scientist of News Corp where she oversaw the company-wide data strategy as an executive on the senior technology leadership team and established company's first data science team for Dow Jones, the Wall Street Journal, and other media brands. Rachel was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2015 and is on the 2014 Crain's New York Business 40 under 40 list.





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