Mark Weber (@markrweber) is the Strategy & Operations Lead and manager of the corporate membership program at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab. His expertise is connecting dots across disciplines to bridge fundamental research to real-world impact in business and society. Mark also conducts applied research, presently focused on scalable graph convolutional networks for anti-money laundering.
Prior, Mark earned his MBA in finance at MIT Sloan while developing blockchain technologies at the MIT Media Lab's Digital Currency Initiative. As a fellow of the MIT Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship, he led the development of b_verify, an open-source blockchain protocol for agricultural finance informed by field research in Mexico and Ukraine.
Classically trained in Notre Dame's intensive "great books" program, Mark spent the first chapters of his career focused on political economy and international development. He produced three documentary films on these subjects, most notably the critically acclaimed and internationally distributed Poverty, Inc.
Mark's recreational joys include ultramarathon running, reading, and cooking with his wife.
Learn more and invite Mark to speak at your upcoming event at www.markrweber.com.