HPC + AI Wall Street presents ‘creepy’ science for financial services

Albert Einstein famously described quantum mechanics as “spooky action at a distance” due to the non-intuitive nature of superposition and quantum entangled particles. It’s a good thing you don’t need to understand the intricacies of advanced physics to use these technologies, as they’re applied to practical, real-world applications in financial services and other industries – just as you don’t need an electrical engineering degree to get a classic computer to use.

The opening panel of the HPC + Wall Street Conference (September 20-21, New York City) will address the hot topic of quantum computing, which could bring a massive competitive advantage to many financial services applications such as portfolio optimization, risk management, secure communications and more.

Four experts on the panel will provide guidance aimed at helping organizations develop quantum readiness strategies. The panel will be moderated by John Russell, one of the editors of HPCwire and the managing editor of our new quantum-focused microsite and newsletter, QCwire.

Each panelist will briefly address a focus area, Russell explains. Broadly, they will cover 1) investment trends in QC – where money is flowing is often a key indicator of segment dynamics – 2) the QC vendor community and use cases, 3) some early quantum computing implementations – at this stage no man uses quantum computing in a production environment, but has many public and private projects running. 4) We also have a global futurist on the panel which should make for an interesting listen.

This year’s HPC + AI on Wall Street, now owned and produced by Tabor Communications, will be held September 20-21 at the Intercontinental Hotel Times Square in-person with experts focusing on four themes: Quantum Computing , HPC, data management and AI – and most importantly, the way these areas intersect and converge.

“This is the convergence paradigm and there are no frills,” said Tom Tabor, industry watcher and CEO of Tabor Communications. “This program has a strong focus on the future and convergence of HPC, AI and data. This should not be missed.”

Here’s a snapshot of the HPC + AI on the Wall Street agenda:

20 Sept
8:30-8:45 am Welcome and opening speech
08:45-09:45 Morning Panel: Three Analysts and a Futurist: Meet the Realities of Quantum Computing
9:45-10:30 am Quantum Keynote, The Best Roadmap for Quantum Computing into a Classic Computing Environment
10:30-11:00 a.m. break + exhibitions
11:00-12:00 The Future of Quantum Technology at JP Morgan Chase
12:00-1:00 p.m. Panel: Quantum is Coming! A conversation about its many implications for finance
13:00-14:00 Lunch and HPC keynote: Together we advance FSI with HPC and AI solutions
14:00-15:00 break + exhibitions + 4 flash presentations
15:00-16:00 Endless Memory: An overview of CXL for FSI
16:00-17:00 Panel: Accelerator for FinServ: What’s available and which one is right for your workload?
17:00-18:00 Provider Showdown with Intersect360 Research
18:00-19:30 Cocktail Reception

21 Sept
8:30-9:45 Top 10 Resources for Unlocking the Value of Big Data
9:45-10:30 Keynote on Data Management: Analytics Everywhere: How to Scale and Accelerate Your Data Science and AI in Capital Markets
10:30-11:00 a.m. break + exhibitions
23:00-12:00 Intelligent search with computational storage and neuromorphic processing
12:00-13:00 Migration of data lakes and machine learning to the cloud
13:00-14:00 Building and training large-scale AI/ML models for operational efficiencies – challenges and a prescribed roadmap
14:00-15:00 break + exhibitions + 4 flash presentations
15:00-16:00 Panel: The Tao of Open Source AI
16:00-17:00 Planning for AI regulation and ethics
17:00-18:00 Analyst Crossfire with Intersect360 Research
18:00-18:15 Closing remarks and raffle

Follow this link to view the full HPC + AI on Wall Street agenda.


Notable quotes from some speakers:

“It’s relatively easy to catch up when you’re falling behind in a traditional computing environment. If you fall back into Quantum, it will be extremely hard to catch up!” — Marco Pistoia, JPMorgan Chase

“HPC is powering financial services, but quantum computing will offer far greater (competitive) advantages to those who are prepared.” – Jay Boisseau, Dell Technologies

“Rather than dismiss interest in quantum as hype, let’s encourage sustainable, thoughtful investment in the space.” – Alex Challans, The Quantum Insider

“Learn how you can benefit from quantum computing without ruining your entire HPC infrastructure.” — Sam Mugel, PhD, Multiverse Computing

“Quantum computing will create financial opportunities measured not in billions or trillions, but in quadrillions and quintillion.” — William “whurley” Hurley, Strangeworks

“It’s not about general purposes, it’s about general specialization. Accelerate the right things!” — Ryan Quick, Providentia Worldwide

“The mountains of data hide knowledge that could revolutionize your company. AI shows you how.” — Arti Garg, HPE

“Open-source solutions encourage adaptability and innovation, but are far from solving the problems of transparency in AI.” — Alexei Zhukov, EPAM

“They say data is the new oil, but AI is the refinery that turns that raw resource into its more usable by-products.” – Bob Gaines, Intel

“AI remains a competitive advantage for organizations, but emerging ethical considerations are changing the way we use it.” — Traci Gusher, EY (Ernst & Young)

“Quantum computing is a marathon and we’ve only completed the first 300 meters.” – Bob Sorensen, Hyperion Research

Also speaking are Harvey Stein (Senior VP, Research Analytics and Methodology, Two Sigma); Steve Yatko (CEO, Oktay Technology); Dino Vitale (Distinguished Engineer, Infrastructure Technology Solutions Cloud Engineering Team, TD Bank Group); Heather West (Research Manager, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies, IDC); Dan Olds (Principal Research, Intersect360 Research); Robert Hormuth (corporate vice president, architecture and strategy, Data Center Solutions Group, AMD); Steve Scargall (CXL Consortium member and Lead Product Manager and Software Architect, MemVerge); Aparna Prabhakar (Vice President Quantum Partners & Alliances, IBM); Alex Woodie (Editor-in-Chief, Datanami); William Cunningham (Head of Quantum Software, Agnostiq); Thierry Pellegrino (SVP and President, Penguin Solutions); Kurt Kuckein (VP Marketing, DDN); Marc Fisher (solution architect, Lenovo); Monica Livingston (Senior Director, Artificial Intelligence and Graphics Sales, Intel); Eric Hunter (Global Futurist, Head of Innovation Futures, Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Bradford & Barthel, LLP) – and more.

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