Professional Seminar: “AI-first Companies: Implementation and Impact”

Friday, March 23, 2018
19:00 - 21:00 (Japan Standard Time)
with David Malkin Register Now Details

Overcoming the challenges of building AI and the impact of "AI first" companies on the economy

Dr. David Malkin, AI architect at Cogent Labs, will explain some of the organizational challenges of building AI systems and will share his vision of "AI first" companies of the future. After completing his PhD in Complex Systems in University College London, David worked in the finance industry as well as running his own AI consulting business in London. He joined Cogent Labs in 2015. The presentation and the subsequent discussion with GLOBIS professor Jorge Calvo will help participants understand how AI can be practically applied to a business and how "AI first" companies are transforming the business landscape. 

*Please note that our Professional Seminars are paid events - the registration fee for this event is 2,000 yen.


  • 18:30
    Reception Opens
  • 19:00
    Seminar Begins
  • 19:05
    Presentation by Dr. David Malkin
  • 19:50
    Dialogue Session with Dr. Jorge Calvo
  • 20:20
  • 21:00
    Wrap Up
If you are a GLOBIS student or alumni please register from the Virtual Campus

Keynote Speaker

David Malkin
AI Architect, Cogent Labs Dr. David Malkin is an AI Architect at Cogent Labs Tokyo. David's PhD in Computer Science at University College London focused on the optimization of complex networks, including neural networks, using genetic algorithms. Following his studies David worked as a quantitative trader using machine learning to develop high frequency trading algorithms. Seeing the tremendous impact of autonomous systems in financial markets in 2013 David established an AI consulting firm in London helping companies use AI technology. David joined Cogent Labs in the early days of the company in 2015 where he works both on research and business development. Cogent Labs is a Tokyo based applied AI company which conducts cutting edge research and applies this to real world business challenges, from handwriting recognition to financial time series forecasting.

Dialogue Partner

Jorge Calvo
Deputy Dean, Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University Dr. Calvo is an independent strategic advisor and professor, with 32 years of corporate experience as former Executive Officer at Roland DG Corporation Japan, President Global SCM Division HQ, and President & CEO in EMEA. His experience spans the fields of global operations management, global supply chain management, organizational change development and business strategy development, within the digital manufacturing industry. Beyond this, Dr. Calvo has experience as a Visiting Professor ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Professor of Global Supply Chain Management at OBS Business School, Barcelona University, and is a Board Director and member of the Japan Operations Management & Strategy Association, as well as a member of the Council of Supply Chain Professionals, the Institute for Supply Chain Management, the Academy of Management. He is also a keynote speaker on Strategy, Change and Leadership. See details
If you are a GLOBIS student or alumni please register from the Virtual Campus


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  • Date
    Friday, March 23, 2018
  • Time
  • Where
    GLOBIS Tokyo Campus
  • Registration Fee
    2,000 yen for general public
  • Language

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