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SFC Terrier Talks: Embracing Disruptive Technologies

Nov 04 | Wed |
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St. Francis College's presents Terrier Talks Episode #8: Embracing Disruptive Technologies and Understanding the Power of Data. About this Event SFC Terrier Talks, series is hosted and organized by St. Francis College's President's Office. This episode, takes place on November 4th at 1:20 PM , via Zoom Webinar; hear from the following panelists:

Tiffany Perkins-Munn from BlackRock-Global Marketing, Ashanti Ishakarah from Spotify, and McEvans Francois from IHS Markit.

Tiffany Perkins-Munn,

Managing Director at BlackRock

Dr. Perkins-Munn has spent 19+ years in driving decision sciences, research and analytics, machine learning and big data initiatives in financial services firms (sell-side, buy-side, asset management). She joined BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, in April 2019 as Global Marketing Head of Decision Sciences to build the new decision sciences team — a groundbreaking initiative that fuses analytics with artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and machine learning. Earlier this year, she was promoted to Head of Marketing Analytics & Insight for Global Marketing. In this role, Dr. Perkins-Munn is charged with driving an interdisciplinary integration of business, math, technology, design thinking and behavioral sciences to further the firm's Marketing analytics capabilities and position BlackRock’s Marketing efforts as a 'game changer' in wrangling massive amounts of data and developing cutting-edge analytics to identify the right questions...get the best answers...and drive business impact; driving thought leadership; championing cutting edge ideas; Setting the DS research priorities; framing the research agenda: shaping debates, leading discussions and representing the firm in the DS arena across the industry.

Ashanti Ishakarah, Spotify Client Partner, Tech & Telco

"The One and Only" is a Spotify Tech/Telco client partner and overall deal maker. As a successful solutions architect and pioneer in the digital media/ad sales world, Ashanti loves creating and shaping content rooted in audience insights for brands that love people. She welcomes any opportunity to work alongside motivated multigenerational thought leaders to continue cultivating and inspiring award-winning programs. Let's make magic!

McEvans Francois

Executive Director, and co-head of the Brokerage, Research, Sales & Trading program at HIS Markit

McEvans Francois, Executive Director, and co-head of the Brokerage, Research, Sales & Trading program joined IHS Markit (by way of the Ipreo merger) in August 2018. Francois is the lead product strategy and marketing executive. He drives collaboration and coordination across product, technology, development, product consultants and client success. The products within his remit include an Event Management suite of solutions that serve broker dealers in the secondary markets, global cross asset data set, analytics tools, CRM, commission management solutions and buyside broker evaluation solutions. He provides oversight for product build of research management, payment and the evaluation cycle.

Prior to the merger of Ipreo and IHS Markit, Francois spent 8 years in various leadership roles across the Research, Sales & Trading program, at Ipreo. Those roles focused on banking client workflows through Account Management, Team Management, Product Specialist and Strategy roles.

Earlier in his career, Francois was an Investment adviser and Financial planner with Met Life Insurance Company where he serviced tier one level clients with assets over $2.5 million. He provided insurance and personal financial services for over 200 individuals and businesses.

Francois is co-founder and lead for partnerships of the Black ERG “Engage @IHSMarkit”. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brooklyn College, CUNY and lives in Long Island, New York with his wife Renita and two children, Cydney, 6, and McEvans jr. 2.

Venue: Zoom Video Conferencing