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Bridgewater and Renaissance Eat Rivals’ Lunch: Why Artificial Intelligence Wins the Day at Terrapinn Training’s Deep Learning Masterclass with Edgar Perez

Executives in London, Dubai, Mumbai, Abu Dhabi, New York, Kuala Lumpur, London, Singapore, Mexico City and Hong Kong will acquire a comprehensive understanding of Cybersecurity, Deep Learning / Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing and how they will impact business and society with keynote speaker and expert Edgar Perez


Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates and Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies beat their rivals in a tough year for hedge funds in 2018, making a combined $13 billion for their investors, according to Bloomberg; the profits accounted for more than half the money generated by the top 20 managers last year.

It is not a coincidence that Bridgewater Associates and Renaissance Technologies are the funds with the most experience with machine learning, the most successful approach to artificial intelligence today, says Edgar Perez ( ). Bridgewater is going as far as to attempt to automate its internal management processes to ensure the longevity of its $150 billion under management.

Perez is visiting New York City, Mumbai, Dubai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, London, Mexico City and Hong Kong to offer cutting-edge programs on Cybersecurity, Quantum Computing and Deep Learning / Artificial Intelligence:

The Cybersecurity Workshop for Today’s Strategic Leaders will bring top executives up to speed on the most recent technologies and battle-tested approaches to protect their companies’ valuable information and intellectual property from prying eyes of hackers and competitors, and leverage their cyber success in both cultivating stronger relationships with current and new clients and safeguarding the interests of all stakeholders, partners and employees.

The Quantum Computing Workshop for Today’s Strategic Leaders will show CEOs how to learn to harness the opportunities unveiled by Quantum Computing, how to identify challenges and how to prepare their organizations for what the future holds. Powerful quantum computers will model all 19,000+ proteins in the human genome and simulate how new drugs can cure everything from the common cold to cancer.

The Deep Learning / Artificial Intelligence Workshop for Today’s Strategic Leaders focuses on practical applications of artificial intelligence for businesses using TensorFlow, the most widely-used deep learning framework from Google. Deep learning is already impacting every part of business today; in fact, PwC has warned that automation could replace 38% of all American jobs by 2030. Deep learning will continue to be a rich source of insights from ever-growing data sets being evaluated by powerful algorithms, enabling companies to make better decisions.


As information technology becomes ever more complex and Internet usage increasingly widespread, cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly important and business-critical field. Unfortunately, most organizations are not prepared to handle cybersecurity threats. In fact, 66% of IT and security professionals say that their firms are unprepared to recover from a cyberattack. A key example of this unpreparedness is the fact that many of the companies impacted by the recent WannaCry attack didn’t install critical updates into their Windows infrastructure that had been released by Microsoft months before.

Attempting to disrupt the landscape of technologies focused on cybersecurity is artificial intelligence and, more specifically, deep learning. Taking the flexibility and thinking capacity of the human mind, digitizing it, and creating a genius system faster, more consistent and potentially more capable than any human brain, deep learning is now plowing through colossal mountains of data, often in real time, to uncover new and often unexpected relationships, providing unique insights into threats, and empowering improvements to machine learning models and mitigation processes. One of the benefits of these technologies will be to enable analysts or threat responders to focus on the half-dozen critical events of the day (rather than distill 50,000 erroneous alerts generated each day).


Deep Learning is the most leveraged Artificial Intelligence approach today and involves algorithms by which computers train themselves using multi-layered neural networks (inspired by the human brain) and vast quantities of data.

Deep Learning allows computational models that are composed of multiple processing layers to learn representations of data with multiple levels of abstraction. These methods have dramatically improved speech recognition, visual object recognition, object detection and many other domains such as drug discovery and genomics.

Deep Learning effective and efficiently discovers intricate structure in large data sets by using algorithms to indicate how a machine should change its internal parameters that are used to compute the representation in each layer from the representation in the contiguous layer, which have brought about breakthroughs in processing images, video, speech, audio and financial data.


Today's computing machinery, which has brought incredible technological innovations over the past decades, still relies on calculations with 1s and 0s, even if the devices are orders of magnitude smaller than the stadium-sized systems of the previous century. Quantum Computing (QC), computing technology’s next generation, holds the promise of new machines operating at one million times the speed of current computers, allowing scientists, for example, to model complex molecular interactions at an atomic level.
QC’s benefits include efficiently simulating much larger molecules, effectively minimizing the overhead to run complex logistical operations and dramatically reducing the time for advanced portfolio construction optimization, among many others applications.

Furthermore, in the same way that combustion engines and microprocessors once redefined entire industries, QC heralds today the advent of as yet unimagined realms, while also opening new radical avenues for existing industries, such as finance, pharma, oil and gas, and even the acceleration of artificial intelligence.


Edgar Perez is a great business speaker, a confident communicator and a world class motivator. Global executives have come to appreciate his wide-ranging insights on how they can better position their organizations for success through strong leadership and a comprehensive approach that links business strategy and disruptive technologies including artificial intelligence and deep learning, quantum computing and cyber security. A published author, keynote speaker and business consultant for private equity and hedge funds, he is Council Member at the Gerson Lehrman Group, Guidepoint Global Advisors and Internal Consulting Group.

Mr. Perez has been interviewed on CNN‘s Quest Means Business, CNBC‘s Squawk on the Street, Worldwide Exchange, Cash Flow, Street Signs and Squawk Box, FOX BUSINESS‘s Countdown to the Closing Bell and After the Bell, Bloomberg TV‘s Market Makers, CNN en Español‘s Dinero, Petersburg – Channel 5, Sina Finance, BNN‘s Business Day, CCTV China,,, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia‘s Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Mr. Perez has been featured on Sohu,, Caijing,, 360doc, AH Radio,,, The Korea Times, The Korea Herald, The Star, The Malaysian Insider, BMF 89.9, iMoney Hong Kong, Caixin, Futures Daily, Xinhua, CBN Newswire, Chinese Financial News, International Finance News,, Bloomberg Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Mr. Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including Cyber Security World Conference (New York), Inside Market Data (Chicago), Emerging Markets Investments Summit (Warsaw), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago), MIT Sloan Investment Management Conference (Cambridge), CME Group‘s Global Financial Leadership Conference (Naples Beach, FL), Harvard Business School‘s Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), Institutional Investor‘s Global Growth Markets Forum (London), TradeTech Asia (Singapore) and FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul). In addition, Mr. Perez has presented to the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), Quant Investment & HFT Summit APAC (Shanghai), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing) and Hult International Business School (Shanghai), among other public and private institutions.

Mr. Perez has addressed thousands of top executives around the world through keynote speeches and corporate training programs on quantum computing, artificial intelligence, deep learning, cybersecurity and financial trading. He has presented in Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Kiev, Kuala Lumpur, Lima, London, Miami, Naples, New York, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Taipei and Warsaw, among other global capitals. He contributes to The New York Times and China’s Sina Finance.

Mr. Perez is author of The AI Breakthrough, How Artificial Intelligence is Advancing Deep Learning and Revolutionizing Your World (2018), Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets (2013), 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 Inc. (2011), ????, published in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Investasi Super Kilat, published in Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012).

Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. He managed Operations and Technology for Peruval Finance. Mr. Perez has an undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru (1997) and an MBA from Columbia Business School, New York, majoring in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Mr. Perez is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer and resides in the New York City area with wife Olga, son Edgar Felipe and daughters Svetlana Sofia and Mary Olympia.

Contact Info
Edgar Perez
London, Dubai, New York, Kuala Lumpur, London, Mumbai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Mexico City, Hong Kong

Phone: 14143678670