Starling Featured at Milken Institute’s 2018 Global Conference

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Starling Founder and CEO Stephen Scott was featured on a panel at the Milken Institute’s 2018 Global Conference on the subject of “Big Data: The Next Frontier in Risk Management”.

Described by the moderator Starling was joined by executives and founders from other innovative companies that are bringing innovative new technologies to the field of Risk Management. Panelists discussed new opportunities that these technologies offer as well as how they are working to make algorithms more transparent and resistant to biases that can impact outcomes.

More than 4,000 international leaders in business, government, science, philanthropy, academia, arts, and culture attended the 21st Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles earlier this month. The program featured candid conversations about trade, technology, national security and the opioid crisis, among other issues. At the same time, CEOs, philanthropists, investors, innovators, and medical researchers discussed topics ranging from artificial intelligence to blockchain, financial regulations, global markets and breakthroughs in health.

A recording of the panel is available: Big Data: The Next Frontier in Risk Management

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MAVA Selects Starling for 20th Edition of TechBUZZ

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Starling is proud to be one of 10 startups selected to present at the 20th edition of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association’s TechBUZZ conference. The event will feature the hottest up-and-coming technology companies from up and down the East Coast. “MAVA piloted its TechBUZZ program in 2010 as a response to the pull-back in capital deployment post-recession. Our Board saw the need to support the earliest of market-ready and backable innovative companies hitting the market, and at that time there was no regional platform these companies could to turn to for this type of support,” said Julia Spicer, Executive Director of MAVA. Firms were selected based on their innovative technology and approach to solving critical problems.

Each company will describe their respective business, vision, and product or service within a tightly-timed, four- to five- minute window. The event will take place on June 6th from 1:00 – 7:30pm at Oath’s Serriff Auditorium in Dulles, Virginia.

About TechBUZZ and MAVA: Piloted in Baltimore in 2010, TechBUZZ is hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), an independent, member-owned organization representing the full spectrum of private equity, corporate strategic, industry and venture capital investment interests across the Mid-Atlantic, nationally, and internationally. As a member-owned organization, MAVA brings together capital sources, entrepreneurs, C-Level executives, company builders, and world-class professional partners to encourage the thoughtful exchange of ideas; foster solid business relationships; and provide information on industry trends to help companies gain competitive advantage.

The Press Release is Available: MAVA to Celebrate its 20th Edition of TechBUZZ

For information and registration details please visit: TechBUZZ Summer 2018

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Starling Founder & CEO Stephen Scott Presents at Milken Institute 2018 Global Conference

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Washington D.C. – Starling’s Founder and CEO, Stephen Scott, will speak at the Milken Institute Global Conference during a session entitled, “Big Data: The Next Frontier in Risk Management.” The Milken Global Conference, which attracts 3,500 attendees from over 60 countries, brings together the leading minds in business, government, technology, philanthropy, academia, and media to find actionable, collaborative solutions to some of the most important questions of our time.

The panel overview is as follows: Human bias is a notorious hindrance to effective risk management, and humans have long relied on machines to help them compensate for these errors. In particular, algorithmic, rules-based decision-making has done much to limit human bias in risk analysis. Machine learning is now lifting this work to the next level by uncovering trends and correlations heretofore unknown — and unknowable — and by enabling real-time access to high-frequency data. CEOs from innovative big data companies will reveal some of the most exciting new discoveries and applications of this sophisticated technology.

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Yale Institute for Network Science and Human Nature Lab Director, Nicholas Christakis, Joins Starling Advisory Board

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Washington, DC – Starling, an applied behavioral sciences “RegTech” company, announced the appointment of Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD, to its Advisory Board.

Christakis holds appointments in the Departments of Sociology; Statistics and Data Science; Medicine; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; and Biomedical Engineering at Yale University. He is Director of the Yale Human Nature Lab, and Co-Director of the Institute for Network Science. In 2009, Christakis was named by Time magazine to their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2009 and in 2010, he was listed by Foreign Policy magazine in their annual list of Top 100 Global Thinkers. His acclaimed 2010 TED talk on “The Hidden Influence of Social Networks” has had some 1.5 million views. (here)

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Starling Event – Bank Culture and Conduct

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Starling co-hosted a forum in New York this week with Thomson Reuters on the subject of reforming bank culture through the application of advances in behavioral science. Henry Engler, the North American Regulatory Intelligence Editor for Thomson Reuters, offers a detailed summary of the day’s discussions. Behavioral science tools are improving rapidly but banks face a lot more work before they will be fully able to exploit them to have an impact on their conduct risk.

Summary of the Panel Discussions: Behavioral Science and Bank Culture

Video Roundup of Panel Members: Video

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