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Dan Simon on “Innovation in Crisis”

Thursday, July 30, 2020, 121 p.m.

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The Centennial Speaker Series presents a moderated conversation with Dan Simon, author of The Money Hackers: How a Group of Misfits Took on Wall Street and Changed Finance Forever. Dan will discuss “Innovation in Crisis” in a conversation with Museum of American Finance president David Cowen.

The first 100 attendees to login to the webinar will receive a free e-book
of Money Hackers.


12 p.m. Welcome Remarks

James Kelly, Director, Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis

12:05 p.m. Speaker Introduction

David Cowen, President and CEO, Museum of American Finance

12:08 p.m. Discussion

Presenter: Dan Simon

12:45 p.m.

Q&A from audience

1:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

David Cowen, President and CEO, Museum of American Finance

About the Author
Daniel P. Simon is a writer, entrepreneur, and financial communications expert. He has been part of the “Fintech Revolution,” or financial technology revolution, since its inception, advising on some of the biggest brands in the space including Morgan Stanley, Bloomberg, and Goldman Sachs. His focus on finance and its future led him to become CEO and cofounder of Vested, an integrated communications firm where he and his team partner with top financial and fintech companies.

Simon’s natural curiosity about all things related to finance and his unique viewpoint as an insider in the financial industry have perfectly positioned him to be an authority on the beginnings of the Fintech Revolution. He’s been watching the industry since its inception and has chronicled its major events, from the day when Apple launched its App Store, to the Winkelvoss twins becoming key players in the world of Bitcoin, and beyond. He is a regular columnist for Forbes, Market Media, and CoinTelegraph; and has appeared on Cheddar, FinTech TV, Asset TV, and BrightTALK’s “Focus on Fintech” series. He is the founder of the online digital publication Finsiders and the podcast Money & Broad, as well as the co-founder of the Museum of American Finance’s Communications Executives Advisory Panel.

About David Cowen (moderator)
David Cowen, president and CEO of the Museum of American Finance, has over 20 years experience as a trader on Wall Street, including in the foreign exchange groups at Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank. The founder of Quasar Capital Partners, a macro hedge fund, Cowen holds a B.A. in American history from Columbia College, an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business, and an M.A. and Ph.D in American history from NYU. He has written extensively on US financial history.