Optimality vs. Fragility: Are Optimality and Efficiency the Enemies of Robustness and Resilience? - Agenda

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Thursday, October 2

Held at Morgan Stanley World Headquarters, 41st Floor, 1585 Broadway, New York, NY

8:00 am Breakfast and Registration
8:45 am Welcome and Overview, Martin Leibowitz, Morgan Stanley and Chris Wood, SFI
9:00 am Optimization from Mt. Fuji to the Rockies, Cris Moore, Professor, Santa Fe Institute
10:00 am Break
10:30 am Defining and Mapping Fragility, Nassim Taleb, Author of "Fooled by Randomness", "The Black Swan", and "Antifragile"
11:30 am Universal Laws and Architectures for Robust Efficiency in Nets, Grids, Bugs, Hearts, and Minds, John Doyle, Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems, Electrical Engineering, and Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Building a Better Trading Exchange, Rob Park, CTO and Co-Founder, IEX Group (featured in Michael Lewis' recent "Flash Boys")
2:30 pm Are Humans Optimal?, [ Juan Enriquez], Managing Director, Excel Venture Management, Author of "Evolving Ourselves" (publication March 3, 2015), "Homo Evolutis" and "As The Future Catches You"
3:30 pm Break
4:00 pm Optimality and Fragility of the Internet, Dan Geer, noted Cyber-Security Analyst
5:00 pm Adjourn