September 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting

Financial Services, AI, and Ethics:
Business Implications for Data Usage and Customer Engagement

Free Live Lunchtime Webcast Panel Discussion

Wednesday, September 16, 2020



Automated decision making in highly regulated industries such as financial services requires careful consideration of ethical issues and their impacts on customers, business and society.  Emerging technologies in ML and AI, data collection, tracking and tracing tools, chatbots, predictive analytics, augmented decision support systems impact the customer experience and business practices in credit scoring, fair lending, etc.


In this discussion, the focus will be on ensuring the creation of ethical business practices.  NYPAY will explore foundational AI ethics questions and the impact on customers, business and the potential trade-off decisions that the new technologies bring to financial services.  Panelists will include experts Reid Blackman, CEO Virtue Consultants and EY AI Advisory Board Member, Amgad Muhammad, AI Product Lead in Global Product Management.

Moderated by
Patricia Raufer, Consultant / Digital Business Strategist


The Panelists

Uri Rivner

Uri Rivner

Chief Cyber Officer, Co-Founder, Biocatch

Uri Rivner has been fighting online fraud for twenty years, working closely with major financial institutions on developing strategies against cybercrime.

Prior to joining BioCatch, Uri served as Head of New Technologies at security giant RSA. Innovations Uri spearheaded such as Risk-Based Authentication are now saving the industry billions of dollars in fraud each year.

Amgad Muhammad

Amgad Muhammad

Author, AI Product Lead, and Principal Deep Learning Scientist

Amgad has more than 15 years of professional experience and a Master’s degree in machine intelligence and computer vision. Having cross-cutting knowledge and practice in data science, engineering, and product management he helps companies to format, execute AI strategies and build AI products from inception to production. Amgad is a published author, with award-winning publications in computer vision and deep learning.

Reid Blackman

Reid Blackman

CEO, Virtue Consultants & AI Advisory Board Member

Reid Blackman, Ph.D., is the Founder and CEO of Virtue, where he helps companies operationalize data and AI ethical risk mitigation. He is also a Senior Advisor to Ernst & Young and sits on their Artificial Intelligence Advisory Board, and is a member of IEEE’s Ethically Aligned Design Initiative.

Reid’s work has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal and Dell Perspectives and he has contributed pieces to The Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, and Risk & Compliance Magazine. He has been quoted in numerous news articles, and he regularly speaks at various venues including The World Economic Forum, SAP, Cannes Lions, Forbes, NYU Stern School of Business, Columbia University, and AIG.

Prior to founding Virtue, Reid was a professor of philosophy at Colgate University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He also founded a fireworks wholesaling company and was even a flying trapeze instructor. He received his B.A. from Cornell University, his M.A. from Northwestern University, and his Ph.D. from The University of Texas, Austin.


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