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FPC Kicks off 4th Quarter with AI Power Symposium Titled: In The Future, Business Thrives on new Artificial Intelligence Solutions or DIES

NEW YORK CITY, NY - August 26, 2016 — The Financial Policy Council, riding high on a series of successful events that began with a Global Financial Summit in the Bahamas in March, and culminated in a powerhouse symposium on Global Health presented by bigbang Health, announced it will host a special 6-person panel on Applied Artificial Intelligence in New York City on September 8th.  

The event will address the way that Applied AI is poised to radically reengineer the future of the service economy and its business models.  From driverless cars, to healthcare, to finance, to supply chain, to outsourcing, to selection of human resources, artificial intelligence is restructuring the business models and solutions of tomorrow.

FPC Chairman, Ziad Abdelnour, said, “We are excited that the FPC is jumping right into the heart of the Artificial Intelligence conversation, and are looking forward to a highly-engaged and positively explosive event.”
  
Evangelized by  Mark Minevich, AI Expert, CTO, High-Level Fellow and  Tech Advisor at US Think tanks and Institutes,  and  Venture Partner at GVA Capital Group, the panel includes Guruduth Banavar, one of the leading executives from IBM’s Watson Research Division, Lucy Wang of Greycroft Partners, Dr. Long Phan, CEO of Top Flight Technologies, Heiko Schmidt, CEO of PhiFactor Technologies, Bruce Gallager, Partner at True Global Ventures and member of the New York Angels.

“One thing is clear: The business models of the new digital future are going to be closely linked to artificial intelligence, industrialization, and commoditization of cognition” said Minevich.  He further added, “The rapid emergence and evolution of new technologies means that new revenue opportunities will emerge with unprecedented speed.  We should start preparing now for a future involving the immersion of AI, creating value around it, and leveraging it to our benefit.”

Karl Schlegel, FPC Events Chair and board member, said that he is excited about the way that “Applied Artificial Intelligence” can bring the worlds of tech, finance, and consumer interests closer together.  “This event represents what we at the FPC truly believe in: addressing the key issues at hand and getting a solid grasp on how they affect each person individually as well as at the macro level.  Artificial Intelligence is truly a game changer.”

The symposium will be held at Elebash Recital Hall at the CUNY Graduate Center in Midtown on September 8th and will run from 6:00 – 8:30 pm.  Tickets are available at the Financial Policy Council’s website: www.financialpolicycouncil.org/event-sept-2016.  

Ziad Abdelnour- #142 out of the 500 Most Influential CEOs in the World !
 
Wall Street investor, Financier, Author, Philanthropist, Activist, Lobbyist, Oil & Gas Trader, President & CEO of  Blackhawk Partners, Inc.
 
New York, NY, December 30, 2015 : https://www.rise.global/500-ceos
 
NY Nonprofit Attacks Global Issues Through Private Council on Foreign Relations Style Briefings

The Financial Policy Council is bringing a Council on Foreign Relations approach toward financial policy education through a series of private invitation-only briefings. On March 16th, Iranian American Fox News award-winning investigative journalist, Lisa Daftari, will speak with concerned business leaders & financiers and address how global terrorism is changing world markets, national security, and human rights. In addition to Fox News, Lisa has been featured on CBS, NBC, PBS, NPR, & more.

New York, NY, February 23, 2015 -- The Financial Policy Council is a New York 501(c)3 non-profit that is bringing a Council on Foreign Relations approach toward financial policy education through a series of private invitation-only briefings.

On March 16th, Iranian American investigative journalist, Lisa Daftari, will speak with concerned business leaders & financiers and address how global terrorism is changing world markets, national security, and human rights. Lisa is a Fox News award-winning journalist focusing on foreign affairs with expertise in the Middle East and counter-terrorism. In addition to her work with Fox News, Lisa has been featured on CBS, NBC, PBS, the Washington Post, NPR, ABC, Voice of America, and others.

The March 16th event marks the first of 6 events scheduled for the New York think tank whose active approach toward addressing key global issues is attracting interest across the spectrum. On April 8th, Kevin Freeman, one of the world's leading experts on the issues of Economic Warfare and Financial Terrorism, will address the rising threat of cyber terrorism and how one can protect him or herself in the event of a cyber-economic attack.

Organized for action, the FPC's mission is categorized by 4 key directives: Educate, Inform, Empower, and Bridge:

Educate policy makers and the public to enable them to support and recognize sound financial public policy, with a clear understanding of the issues of concern to entrepreneurs, investors and the public.

Inform entrepreneurs, investors, and the public of the roles they can play to ensure that their opinions are heard by policy makers.

Empower entrepreneurs, investors, and the public by creating a forum through which their voices can be clearly heard by and in Washington DC and abroad.

Bridge the chasm between Washington, Wall Street, and Main Street using sound, rational economic research and education.

Former speakers have included former CIA Director Jim Woolsey, Governor of Virginia Jim Gilmore, CATO Senior Fellow Doug Bandow, and many more. Please visit www.financialpolicycouncil.org for a full list.


Members of the press are welcome to attend the briefing. Please contact karl@financialpolicycouncil.org or call 212-452-0743 to obtain a pass. Interviews are also welcome. Business leaders who feel they would be a good fit but have not been personally invited can call or email for further information.
 
Financial Policy Council Re-Elects Ziad Abdelnour to Three Year Term

Ziad K Abdelnour, Founder and President of the Financial Policy Council, has been re-elected by the board of directors to another three year term based on his outstanding track record.

New York, NY, January 26, 2014 -During his position as President of the Financial Policy Council, Ziad Abdelnour has demonstrated remarkable success. He put together a Board of Directors of 17 first class individuals who have one thing in common: a genuine pursuit of excellence and sense of mission second to none. At the end of the day, it's all about having the right people on board. Ziad K Abdelnour hopes to increase the board to 21 members by the end of 1Q 2014.

Ziad Abdelnour also formed a First Class Publications Committee that is already producing its own proprietary research, with a goal of increasing capabilities by at least fivefold in the upcoming three years.

Ziad K Abdelnour and the Financial Policy Council co-sponsored with the Hudson Institute - one of Washington's premier think tanks - a series of 12 events over a 3 month period back in 2011 dealing with fiscal and monetary policy. He lured over 300 financiers of the highest caliber to the different venues. This was clearly the series of events that put the Financial Policy Council at the forefront of "financial innovation" and set the stage.

In addition, Ziad Abdelnour organized Twenty World Class Events with speakers ranging from members of the US Congress (Nan Hayworth, Scott Garrett, Jim Moody & John Le Boutilier) Academia (Burt Abrams, Tom Rossman and Edward Stringham), Wall Street (Morty Davis, Constance Hunter, and Victor Sperandeo), Washington Think Tanks (Herb London, Fred Smith, Scott Hodge and Gal Luft), Former Governors (Jim Gilmore), Corporate America (Rand Corporation & JP Morgan), Hollywood (Alan Schwalb) along with former Budget Director under Reagan David Stockman.... bringing over 1,600 guests to their venues.

The mission of the Financial Policy Council, a research think tank and educational institution, is to formulate and promote sound public policy based on the principles of free enterprise and wealth creation as envisioned by the ideals of the American Founding Fathers.