Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Daphne Kis

CEO, WorldQuant University

Daphne Kis is the CEO of WorldQuant University (WQU), a not-for-profit advancing global education that is funded by the WorldQuant Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to making education accessible to all qualified students. WQU's first initiative is an instructor-led, tuition-free master's degree program in financial engineering. The arc of Kis's career has been far from traditional, and as a passionate entrepreneur she has been at the forefront of identifying, chronicling, and transforming trends in technology, health, education, and business for decades. Passionate about global entrepreneurship opportunities, especially for women, Kis serves on the board of Springboard Enterprise's Tech Council and of the German Accelerator, a government-funded initiative that brings innovative technologies to the U.S. She also serves on the national board of Young Audiences Arts for Learning, a 30+ chapter affiliate network that serves over five million children around the country.


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