Russ Goyenko

Russ Goyenko is an Associate Professor of Finance at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. He also held faculty appointments at the University of Toronto, Notre Dame University, and most recently a visiting position at the Yale School of Management. His industry experience includes consultant appointments with KPMG’s risk management group, private asset management companies, and equity options market making firms. Russ has more than 20 years of quantitative research experience in financial markets and his research has been published in the most prestigious finance peer-reviewed journals. He is also a founder of AI in Finance initiative: Financial Innovations and Risk Management Labs – FIRM Labs – a research tank bridging the gap between financial economics and computer science. Its objective is to develop fundamental and practical applications of ML/AI in Asset Management and finance in general. 

Vasco Ceccon

Vasco Ceccon is President of Vasco design international inc. which he founded in 1969. His professional expertise lies in consulting and ideation in graphic design and marketing communication. His extensive experience in the industry allows him to rapidly grasp business challenges and to develop innovative communication tools for clients. His actions earned him the CITATION award by Design Canada, for his contribution to the advancement of graphic design in Canada. He also received numerous medals, including the Governor General of Canada, the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec and the Unesco.