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Perry Beaumont, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Perry Beaumont is a data scientist with multiple industry certifications and he is active in the financial services sector and academia. Perry is currently with AWS Cloud Computing and he is a Lecturer at Columbia University. He has led a number of high-profile insurance and banking initiatives over the arc of his 30-year professional career, including serving as the first Head of Data Science and Analytics at Distinguished Programs (an insurance firm), successfully launching a Fintech firm that was later acquired, and managing a multi-national division for AXA Insurance based in Paris, France with their asset management group.

Perry has authored several books on financial services while also being a speaker at a variety of industry events and conferences. He is the recipient of a U.S. patent related to statistical analysis, and his recent text entitled Digital Finance published by Routledge Press was nominated as Best Reference Business book.

Perry has been engaged for many years with a variety of programs dedicated to enriching opportunities for others, such as volunteering at The Foundation for Investor Education to teach finance and judge various entrepreneurship competitions in city public high school classrooms. He is also a mentor with Columbia University’s Entrepreneurship Center and he participates in shadow day programs for several universities that champion support for the advancement of women and minorities and the promotion of diversity, inclusion, and equity. He is passionate about ethical applications of data science and his views are featured in the documentary “Data Science Pioneers.”