AI and Super Exponential Growth

Ark has identified five converging innovative platforms that define this technological era. They include public blockchain, multi-nomic sequencing, energy storage, robotics and artificial intelligence. Brett Winton will discuss how AI is a central platform that touches and integrates all these technologies. He will address the steep cost declines occurring in the field and fueling super exponential growth.

AI and Super Exponential Growth featuring Brett Winton of Ark Invest

Join CFA Society Boston in-person as we host Brett Winton, Chief Futurist of Ark Invest, on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, for a timely discussion on AI and Super Exponential Growth.

Ark has identified five converging innovative platforms that define this technological era. They include public blockchain, multi-nomic sequencing, energy storage, robotics and artificial intelligence. Brett will discuss how AI is a central platform that touches and integrates all these technologies. He will address the steep cost declines occurring in the field and fueling super exponential growth.

Food and beverages will be provided. Following the program, there will be 30 minutes of networking. 

 Date/Time and Location 

Tuesday, September 26, 2023, from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Check-in starts at 11:30 AM)

Location: CFA Society Boston Office, 101 Federal Street, Suite 502, Boston, MA 02110

Speakers 

Brett Winton, Chief Futurist, ARK Invest

Brett joined ARK in February 2014 and has worked alongside Cathie for almost 15 years since their time at AllianceBernstein. As Chief Futurist, Brett drives ARK’s long-term forecasts across convergent technologies, economies, and asset classes, helping ARK dimension the impact of disruptive innovation as it transforms public equities, private equities, cryptoassets, fixed income, and the global economy. Brett also serves on the ARK Venture Investment Committee. Brett joined ARK as Director of Research, guiding and managing the proprietary research of ARK’s investment team.

Prior to ARK, Brett served as a Vice President and Senior Analyst on the Research on Strategic Change team at AllianceBernstein. In that role, Brett conducted thematic research, served on the thematic portfolio’s strategy committee under Cathie Wood’s stewardship, and advised portfolio managers across asset classes. His research topics included Global Energy in the Face of Carbon Dioxide Regulation; Social Media and the Rise of Facebook; the Reformation of the Financial Services Landscape; and the Emergence of Electric Vehicles.

Brett earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Rebecca L. Burke, Vice President, Product Specialist, ARK Invest (Moderator)

Rebecca L. Burke serves as a vice president and product specialist in the Sales division of Resolute Investment Managers, the parent company of American Beacon Advisors. Her role entails coordinating and supporting the national sales efforts for all products and strategies that Resolute markets on behalf of ARK Investment Management, including ETFs, separate account strategies and a mutual fund. She serves as a liaison between ARK’s investment management team and financial advisors and their clients.

Prior to joining Resolute in 2016, Ms. Burke was director of ETF Sales at Lattice Strategies, a San Francisco-based ETF startup. Additionally, she held the roles of regional director for another startup ETF strategist and at Eaton Vance Investment Managers. She began her career in financial services at Putnam Investments after graduating from University of Massachusetts Lowell with a B.A. in History.

Ms. Burke holds FINRA Series 7, 6, 63 and 65 licenses.

Pricing 
Member Registration | $50 
Candidate Member Registration | $40
Student Member Registration | $30 
Non-Member Registration | $75

Passport Program 

Members of any CFA society may attend at the CFA Society Boston member rate. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the Society member rate.

Professional Learning Credits
CFA Boston has determined that this event qualifies for 1 PL credit hour under the guidelines of CFA Institute's Professional Learning Program.  If you are a CFA Institute member and a CFA Society Boston member, PL credit for your participation in this event will be automatically recorded in your PL tracking tool. Otherwise, you may upload 1 PL credit to your CFA Institute account in the PL tracking tool. 

Registration 
Members can register by logging into their Boston specific account. Non-members and CFA Society Global members must create an account, or log into their Boston specific account, to register for this program. Confirmation details will be sent following registration. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please ensure you have completed the entire checkout process. 

Meeting Safety and Responsibility Policy
All registrants and attendees of all CFA Society Boston programming agree to the Meeting Safety and Responsibility Policy. The CFA Society Boston Meeting Safety and Responsibility Policy includes the following:  

  • Personal Safety and Security
  • Unacceptable Behavior
  • Responsible Drinking
  • Privacy Policy
  • Zero-Tolerance
When
9/26/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time
Where
CFA Society Boston Office 101 Federal Street Suite 502 Boston, MA 02110 UNITED STATES
Registration
Online registration not available.