Connection Science Annual Sponsors' Conference

November 16, 2021

MIT Connection Science Annual Sponsors' Conference  -- Thank you for a great confernce!


MIT Connection Science Annual Sponsors’ Conference

“Horizon 3: Trust & Finance, Mobility and Infrastructure”

November 15-17, 2021

MIT Media Lab, 6th Floor

Monday, November 15

3:00 – 5:00 PM MIT Connection Science Fellows and Executive Board Meeting (closed door session for MIT Connection Science Sponsors and Executive Board)

5:00 – 8:00 PM Cocktail reception and dinner at the MIT Media Lab


Tuesday, November 16: MIT Trust Data and Finance Initiative

8:00 AM – 9:00: Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15  AM: Welcome Remarks, Introductions and Agenda Review, 

Diane Greene – Chairperson, MIT Corporation, Prof Alex “Sandy” Pentland

9:15 – 10:45 AM TRUST::DATA – NEW FINANCE : Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and Digital Currency – a new “Bretton Woods” Accord exploring new payment rails, new risk, regulatory, taxation models, and solutions:  Panelists:  Wilson D’Souza – CTO Akoya, Thomas Hardjono – MIT Connection Science, Peter Tsahalis,- EVP & CIO Wells Fargo, Jeffrey Saviano, Partner, EY. Moderator: Alex “Sandy” Pentland

10:45 – 11:00AM : Break

11:00 – 12:30: TRUST::DATA – DATA PRIVACY : The future of data privacy, and data ownership – threats, risks and solutions for consumer services, insurance, healthcare and financial services. Panelists:Bob Hedges – SVP Global Strategic Initiatives at Visa, Ben Moskowitz – Consumer Reports, Hossein Rahnama – CEO of Flybits, Robert Pozen – lecturer at MIT and former President of Fidelity Moderator: Alex “Sandy” Pentland

12:30 – 1:30 PM : Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 PM : TRUST::DATA – AI Driven Finance: opportunities and risks of Artificial Intelligence in automation of financial applications, financial systems and markets, fairness in algorithmic decision making.  Panelists: Peter Tsahalis,- EVP & CIO Wells Fargo, Prof. Alex Sandy Pentland, MIT, Mona Vernon - Head of Fidelity Labs, Rohit Chauhan, EVP of AI, Mastercard.  Moderator: Douglas Kim

3:00- 3:30PM: BREAK

3:30 – 4:00 PM : “CBDC and Digital Identity”, Thomas Hardjono, CTO Connection Science

4:00 – 4:30 PM : “Social Bridges in Community Purchase Behavior, Understanding consumer behavior in terms of healthcare, financial decisions and commerce”, Prof. Vivek Singh

4:30 – 5:00 PM : “Computational Law”: Exploring the ways that law and legal processes can be reimagined and engineered as computational systems – Dazza Greenwood – MIT Connection Science

5:00 - 6:00: Cocktail Reception

6:00: Dinner at the MIT Media Lab

Wednesday, November 17 MIT Trust Data Mobility and Infrastructure

8:00 AM – 9:00: Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 AM: Introducing Trust Data:: Mobility and Infrastructure Prof Alex “Sandy” Pentland, MIT Connection Science, Prof Jinhua Zhao at MIT MIT Mobility Initiative, 

9:30 – 10:30 AM: “Building Back Better” our communications, transportation and public service infrastructure to improve healthcare, commerce, and the environment. Panelists: Praveen Mandal – CTO Volta Charging, Layla Shaikley, Co-Founder, Wise Systems, Adam Grosser, Chairman and Managing Partner, UP Partners,  Lakshmanan Chidambaram - President - Tech Mahindra,  John Moavenzadeh – MIT Mobility Initiative. Moderators: Prof. Alex “Sandy” Pentland & Douglas Kim

10:30 – 11:00 AM: BREAK

11:00- 11:30AM:  Social Determinants of Health”, Prof Alex “Sandy” Pentland

11:30 – 12:00 PM : “Economic Opportunities with Mobility Data” Dr. Shenhao Wang

12:00 – 1:30 PM :  Lunch and Lightning Talks, “The Atlas of Opportunity”, Dr. Mohsen Bahrami, “Voyage Viewer” Isabella Loiza Saa, “Who are the Influencers?:  How to reach your customer”, Dr. Tara Sowrirajan

1:30 – 2:00: Prof. Jinhua Zhao, “The Future of Work and Impact on Urban Mobility”

2:00 – 2:30: “Mobility Rich Census” Prof. Esteban Moro

2:30-3:30: In depth discussion and next steps.  

3:30: Adjourn