Dr. Leila Pinto Campillo
Associate Professor (Education) at UCL School of Management, UK
Leila Pinto’s professional career developed in the Financial/Banking Industry at different Financial Institutions in Spain, the United States, Panama, Guatemala, Colombia and Ecuador. For more than fourteen years she led Private Banking teams and managed wealth management portfolios for top International banks such as Deutsche Bank, Banco Sabadell, Lloyds TSB Bank and Grupo IF (US Group Bank) where she was the Head of the International Area. She currently owns a financial advisory boutique firm whose main objective is to advise high net worth families in Latin America.
Leila’s academic career started in 2010 when she began teaching Corporate Finance and Advanced Financial Management at IE Business School. Leila is an Associate Professor (Education) at UCL School of Management and holds a Degree in Business Administration, an MBA and a Masters in International Relations Degree. She is currently working on her PhD in Higher Education and Research at Lancaster University.
Dr. Umair Akram
Post Doctoral Researcher, Guanghua School of Management, Faculty of Economics and Management, Peking University, China
Research interest: Consumer Behavior, Social Commerce, Mobile Commerce, Online Marketing, Impulse Buying Behavior
Dr. Asish Law
Samueli Computer Science, UCLA, USA
Speech topic: AI Innovation in the Field of Education
Asish received BS in Electronics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and MS/Ph.D. degrees in Computer Information Science from The Ohio State University, Columbus. From 1997 to 2004, he was a visiting Computer Science professor at UCLA and USC and is continuing to teach at UCLA since 2019. Dr. Asish Law brings 25 years of industry experience as a developer, analyst, product manager, and CTO with several Fortune 100 companies like Disney, Hilton, Bank of America, Bank of Montreal, and Farmers Insurance, among others. His keen focus on product quality, automation, and “green” solutions has helped several startups advance from angel-funded to fully-marketable products. Lately as a Global Educator, he has designed several courses to train instructors in the field of Education and AI, NLP, among serval others. Asish continues to be a serial entrepreneur having founded and delivered various innovative software products and startups.
Dr. Joaquín Blaum
Department of Economics, Boston University, USA
Speech topic: Introduction to International Trade: Perspectives on Recent Trade Policy and Challenges to the WTO
Joaquín Blaum’s areas of research are international trade and macroeconomics. His work focuses on how heterogeneity matters for macroeconomic outcomes. Joaquin’s recent research studies how sourcing of foreign inputs affects firm and aggregate productivity. In ongoing work, he shows that the interdependence between firms’ import and export behavior is key to understanding how economies adjust to large devaluations. In earlier work, Joaquin studied the effects of wealth inequality on aggregate productivity when financial markets function imperfectly.