Dr. Karthik Balasubramanian is a professor at Howard University's School of Business. Over the past 15 years, Karthik has conducted high-impact strategic analytics for the World Food Programme, the American Red Cross, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, corporate clients as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, and many political campaigns.
With a relentless drive to succeed and a passion for making a positive impact on society, Tristan is a dynamic force in policy, angel investing, and entrepreneurship. His ability to think strategically and make bold, data-driven decisions has propelled him to the forefront of the industry, earning him a reputation as a leader and innovator. Possessing a diverse skill set, including a degree in political economics, a certification in non-profit management, and a deep understanding of business administration, Tristan is a multi-faceted and driven professional, constantly pushing the boundaries of success.
Chris Parker is the Kogod Research Professor and Associate Professor in the Information Technology and Analytics Department of the Kogod School of Business at American University. Chris received a PhD at London Business School in the Management Science and Operations Department, a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics and Quantitative Studies at the Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University and a Master of Science in Computational Finance at the Centre for Computational Finance and Economic Agents, University of Essex.