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May 21-23, 2024
Marriott Marquis San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA

Charles Elkan
Professor of Computer Science at University of California


Charles Elkan is a co-founder of, which has developed the first foundation model for municipal bonds. He has been an adjunct professor at the Stern School of New York University, and a tenured professor at the University of California, San Diego. Until 2020 he was a managing director and the global head of machine learning at Goldman Sachs in New York, while from 2014 to 2018 he was the first Amazon Fellow, leading a team of over 30 scientists and engineers in Seattle, Palo Alto, and New York doing research and development in machine learning for both e-commerce and cloud computing. Dr. Elkan earned his doctorate at Cornell University and his undergraduate degree at Cambridge University. His students have gone on to faculty positions at universities that include Columbia and Stanford, and to leading roles in industry that include managing the largest app store in the world.

Agenda Sessions

  • Hot Or Not Expert Debate: GenAI - The Biggest Thing To Ever Hit Financial Services? Getting Beyond The Hype To Explore Where It Can & Can’t Fit