Free Event to Decode Artificial Intelligence in Finance

NYU Tandon Future Labs and Capital One Growth Ventures Host Focus AI: Finance, Featuring Insights from Executives at Silicon Valley Bank, Datalogue, Alpha Vertex, and More

BROOKLYN, New York – On Monday, October 15, 2018, the NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s Future Labs will host the latest event in the Focus AI series, this time delving into the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the financial industry. Starting with refreshments at 5:30 p.m., Focus AI: Finance will provide attendees with the opportunity to network with other AI professionals, learn about the hottest fintech startups using machine learning, and hear insights from the leading minds in finance and AI, including:

Peter Carr
Professor Peter Carr
  • Professor Peter Carr, chair of NYU Tandon’s Finance and Risk Engineering Department
  • Venkatesh Seetharam, partner at Capital One Growth Ventures
  • Tim Delisle, co-founder and CEO of Datalogue
  • Natalie Fratto, vice president-Early Stage Practice at Silicon Valley Bank
  • Mutisya Ndunda, co-founder and CEO of Alpha Vertex

The free event will take place at Capital One Labs at 114 5th Ave in Manhattan.


Artificial Intelligence, with its ability to process vast amounts of available data, has had an enormous impact on the financial industry and is likely to continue to do so. Focus AI: Finance will educate attendees on the role of technology in financial risk assessment, how startups can integrate with enterprise companies, and the keys to scaling a fintech startup.

“Focus AI has been an extremely important series for New York City, providing technology leaders with the opportunity to evaluate the anticipated impact that artificial intelligence will have on a range of industries, including cybersecurity and healthcare,” said Steven Kuyan, managing director of the NYU Future Labs. “We have curated a strong group of speakers who are leading their industries in adapting to this technology.” 


About the NYU Tandon Future Labs

Launched in 2009 by the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, the Future Labs are a network of innovation spaces and programs that support the early-stage startups of tomorrow through personalized and curated support services, mentorships, and resources. The companies work at the intersection of a leading academic institution and the City of New York. For more information, visit


About the New York University Tandon School of Engineering

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering dates to 1854, the founding date for both the New York University School of Civil Engineering and Architecture and the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute (widely known as Brooklyn Poly). A January 2014 merger created a comprehensive school of education and research in engineering and applied sciences, rooted in a tradition of invention and entrepreneurship and dedicated to furthering technology in service to society. In addition to its main location in Brooklyn, NYU Tandon collaborates with other schools within NYU, one of the country’s foremost private research universities, and is closely connected to engineering programs at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai. It operates Future Labs focused on start-up businesses in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn and an award-winning online graduate program. For more information, visit