Edgar Perez is one of the world’s most influential business and technology visionaries; he is able to light up a room with insightful and inspiring presentations on the impact on business and society of cutting-edge technologies, from Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing to 5G and the Metaverse. A published author and energetic keynote speaker, he is also an international consultant affiliated with the 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, 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, Jiaoyi Kuaishou, published in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House, and Investasi Super Kilat, published in Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia. He has contributed to The New York Times, W Radio, Sina Finance and CGTN.
Mr. Perez has presented in front of thousands of top executives around the world through in-person and online keynote speeches and both public and in-house corporate training programs in Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Jakarta, Kyiv, Kuala Lumpur, Lake Louise, Lima, London, Miami, Naples Beach, New York, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Scott Air Force Base, Seoul, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Singapore, Stockholm, Taipei, Toronto, Warsaw, Washington DC, Weifang, Zhongshan, and Zibo. He has been featured on CNN, CGTN, CNBC, FOX Business, Bloomberg TV, BNN, Channel NewsAsia, CNN en Español, Sina Finance, CCTV China, China Radio International, TheStreet.com, TV Perú, The Korea Herald, Valor Econômico, The Star, Caixin, China Daily, South China Morning Post, SPUTNIK Mundo and The Wall Street Journal.
Notably, Mr. Perez has presented for 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’ State Administration of Foreign Exchange, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China’s Ministry of Science and Technology, European American Chamber of Commerce, Quant Investment Summit APAC, CFA Shenzhen, CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Columbia University, New York University, Hult Business School, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University, Fudan University, Peking University and University of International Business and Economics.
Mr. Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including World Artificial Intelligence Conference (Shanghai), GITEX GLOBAL (Dubai), 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), 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 forums organized by global corporations such as CME Group, Dell, Franklin Templeton, Huawei, Pure Storage, Rackspace, Symantec, and Tencent, among others.
Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey. Mr. Perez has an undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru, a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru, and an MBA from Columbia Business School, New York, majoring in Finance and Management. Mr. Perez is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer.