We launched our online event series at the start of the Covid pandemic in 2020. When we were unable to host live events Bayes academics, business leaders and alumni were fully active online. Our calendar of webinars, podcasts and videos aimed to guide our community through the uncertain period with insights, advice and news on business and careers related topics.
Our Food for Thought series offered short interview and Q&A sessions with industry leaders every Wednesday at 1pm, Curious Careers is a series of bite-sized interviews showcasing the career and professional development opportunities available through Bayes and Bayes Perspectives is a series of masterclasses from Bayes experts looking at the impact of Covid-19.
Food for Thought series
Bite-sized insights from our experts & industry leaders
A weekly webinar series hosted by Bayes Business School faculty.
The FFT webinars create an occasion for us to come together once a week and discuss important current affairs, our latest research, and insights from industry leaders.
We promise to keep it short: Every session will start with a 15-minute talk or interview, followed by 15-minute live Q&A with you.
Join us every Wednesday at 1 PM (BST) for your weekly serving of “Food for Thought”!
Centre for Banking Research - Special Event
Dark Web Markets and the Pandemic - 3rd November
Wednesday 3rd November – please note unusual start time of 13:30
- Philip Gradwell, Chief Economist, Chainalysis (Panel)
- Alex TeyTelboym, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Oxford and INET (Panel)
- Anthony Finkelstein, President, City, University of London (Panel)
- Andrea Baronchelli Associate Professor in Mathematics, City, University of London (Intro on the ESRC project - 5 minutes)
Hosted by Angela Gallo, Senior Lecturer in Finance, Bayes Business School
The lockdown brought by the pandemic affected lives, markets, and societies. One of the less expected changes it brought was the booming of online trades via dark web markets for COVID-related goods next to the more traditional ones, such as drugs. A project, financed by ESCR, has monitored those markets during the pandemic as they even listed vaccines and proof of vaccinations as their new products. As dark web markets closed 2020 as a record year for their revenues, what is next for this shadow online economy?
Philip Gradwell is Chief Economist at Chainalysis, the blockchain data platform. He is the product lead for Market Intel, on-chain data to inform research and investment in cryptocurrency markets, and writes a weekly Market Intel Report. Prior to joining Chainalysis, Philip led a team of economic consultants working globally on energy system analysis and climate change economics.
Alex TeyTelboym is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. His research lies on the intersection of market design and the economics of networks. Apart from his work on dark marketplaces, he has worked on peer-to-peer energy markets, environmental auctions, and complex humanitarian allocation problems.
Andrea Baronchelli is an Associate Professor in Mathematics at City, University of London and the Economic Data Science theme lead at The Alan Turing Institute, where he created the Token Economy group. His work focuses on the quantitative understanding of human individual and collective behaviour. He has helped advance our understanding of such topics as the emergence, dynamics and change of social norms, information and behaviour spreading on social networks, self-organisation of blockchain ecosystems, and human mobility.
Anthony Finkelstein is the President of City, University of London and Professor of Software Systems Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Distinguished Fellow of RUSI (the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies). Until taking up the role of President he was Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security to HM Government, a senior strategic and operational role that involves leadership of science, research and innovation across the UK's national security community. Whilst undertaking this role he retained a position at University College London (UCL) and as a Fellow of The Alan Turing Institute, the UK national institute for AI and data science, of which he was a founding trustee.
Angela Gallo is a Senior Lecturer in Finance at Bayes Business School, where she was previously a Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellow. She has worked on less traditional types of banking and markets, such as shadow banking, CLO and off-shore markets and policy-relevant topics as bank corporate governance and misconduct. Together with Andrea Baronchelli (PI) and Alex TeyTelboym, she has been awarded a ESCR Covid grant to study dark web markets. Her multidisciplinary research also includes works on cryptocurrencies.
Anthro-Vision: How Anthropology Can Explain Business and Life
- Guest: Dr Gillian Tett, Author and editor-at-large, Financial Times
- Hosted by Dr Daniel Beunza
In an age when the business world is dominated by technology and data analysis, award-winning financial journalist and anthropology PhD Gillian Tett presents a radically different strategy for success: businesses can revolutionize their understanding of behavior by studying consumers, markets, and organizations through an anthropological lens.
Dr Gillian Tett is chair of the editorial board and editor-at-large, US of the Financial Times. She writes weekly columns, covering a range of economic, financial, political and social issues and co-founded the bi-weekly Moral Money FT newsletter. She is also the author of three books. She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University. She may be most famous for having correctly predicted the 2008 financial crisis.
Daniel Beunza is Associate Professor in Management at the Business School and leads the MSc in Management. Daniel's research aims to better understand and improve the management of banks on Wall Street and the City of London. His latest book, Taking the Floor: Models, Morals and Management in a Wall Street Trading Room was published by Princeton University Press in September 2019.
Bayesian thinking and storytelling with numbers
- Guest: Tom Chivers, science writer and author
- Hosted by Dr Aneesh Banerjee
Numbers are often used to tell a good story! But, if used unwisely, they can twist messages and mislead audiences. So, what are the most important dos and don’ts when reporting numbers in a story? Moreover, how can we hone our skills to catch statistical lies? Join Tom Chivers, science writer, author, and Science Editor at Unherd for a discussion on the good, the bad, and the ugly practices of using statistics in writing.
Tom Chivers is a science writer and author, and the Science Editor at UnHerd. We know him because he helpfully (and entirely coincidentally) published a very popular article in the Observer on the usefulness of Bayes’ theorem three days before we announced our new name. He also just published his second book, called “How to read numbers: A guide to statistics in the news.” He was awarded the Royal Statistical Society 'statistical excellence in journalism' award in 2018 and the American Psychological Society media award in 2017. He was once described by Sir Terry Pratchett as 'far too nice to be a journalist'. He tweets (a lot) @tomchivers.
Aneesh Banerjee is Senior Lecturer in Management and the Director of the successful Global MBA programme at the Business School. He specialises in technology, innovation management, and strategy. His current favourite book is the ‘The Argumentative Indian’ (Amartya Sen) – which is kind of telling.
The Life and Legacy of the Reverend Thomas Bayes
- Guest: Prof David Bellhouse, biographer of Thomas Bayes
- Hosted by Prof Steve Haberman
As you all know by now, we are changing our name to Bayes Business School in September. But who was the Reverend Thomas Bayes? What do we know about his person, his views, and his life? What is the story of his famous theorem, and how is that intertwined with Richard Price, another famous intellectual buried and in some ways the founding father of the field of actuarial science? We have the immense privilege of welcoming Prof David Bellhouse, the foremost expert and biographer of Thomas Bayes; hosted by our own Prof Steve Haberman.
David Bellhouse is the Professor Emeritus for the Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences at the University of Western Ontario. He is an expert in the history of probability, statistics and actuarial science, survey sampling design and estimation and analysis of complex survey data. He has studied the life of Thomas Bayes in depth – and he is certain that the one picture that circulates of Bayes online is actually NOT his picture.
Steve Haberman is Professor of Actuarial Sciences at the Business School and was our Deputy Dean and then Dean from 2002 till 2015. He also worked on a part-time basis for about 20 years at the Government Actuary's Department in London. From March 2016 until January 2020, he was an Associate Director of the Actuarial Research Centre set up by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. David and Steve know of each other and have admired each other’s work for years, but this is the first time they will actually meet “in person.”
Building the Future of Higher Education
- Guest: Prof Anthony Finkelstein, President, City, University of London
- Hosted by Dr Nettra Pan
Independent research and education institutions are essential pillars of a democratic society. In recent decades, these centuries-old institutions have been forced to adapt the content of their degrees to keep up with the different demands of the global digital, knowledge-based and purpose-driven economy. This past year, new shifts have occurred, shifting the nature of collaboration from in-person to virtual with important implications for the educational experiences of students in 2021 and beyond. In this webinar, Professor Finkelstein will share how his background in research and technology has shaped his understanding of the higher education field, why innovation is entrepreneurship is critical to our communities, and where we must go next.
Professor Anthony Finkelstein has just taken up his new role as President of City, University of London. Prior to that, he was the Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security for six years, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Head of Computer Science at University College London. He is an expert in software systems engineering and a member of The Alan Turing Institute. Anthony has a strong connection to City: In addition to having been a faculty member himself early in his career, his father, Professor Ludwik Finkelstein FREng OBE, was a world renown Professor of Measurement and Instrumentation and one of the longest-serving members of City’s academic staff. He played a vital role in the development of the University throughout his tenure.
Dr Nettra Pan is a Lecturer at the Business School teaching purpose-driven innovation and entrepreneurship. Nettra’s courses aim to help students, founders and executives identify and execute on profitable opportunities most meaningful to them and to their community. Her teaching is inspired by her own mixed-method research on new venture and innovation strategy as well as other peer-reviewed sources in social and psychological science.
The Code of the Rainmaker
- Guest: Simon Brocklebank-Fowler, Founder and President, Firehouse Communications
- Hosted by Professor Scott Moeller, Founder and Director, M&A Research Centre
This talk will discuss what are the behaviours, values, and systems which deliver revenue growth in all markets, for companies, big and small … especially in professional and financial services. This will be related to the current post-pandemic period. As the speaker is also experienced with coaching executives in interviewing skills, he said he’s happy to include some advice for anyone currently interviewing (such as the currently-graduating students of the school).
Delivered by a former diplomat and investment banker with over 20 years’ experience in communications consultancy, including as CEO of two leading global firms. Client experience includes three Nato / EU governments; 15 FTSE 100 companies and six global 20 law, accounting service and strategy consulting firms. Simon has been an active Honorary Visiting Fellow of the Business School.
Simon’s talk will be hosted by Professor Moeller, who is also a former investment banker but who has now very happily been with the business school for 19 years. His greatest passion is teaching, peppering his lectures with many a war story from his banking days in New York, Tokyo, Frankfurt and London.
Women in Leadership: Where do we stand?
- Guest: Denise Wilson, OBE, CEO of the Hampton-Alexander Review.
- Hosted by Dr Sonia Falconieri
As ministers just announced the relaunch of the Hampton-Alexander review, we will be in conversation with Denise Wilson, OBE, and CEO of the review to reflect on the progress made over the past 5 years to increase female representation on corporate boards, and the challenges the relaunched review will tackle in the next few years to promote the appointment of women to top leadership roles in corporations.
Denise Wilson, OBE, is the Chief Executive of the Hampton-Alexander Review. She has served as a Non-Executive Director of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, Chair of the Remuneration Committee, Chair of the Royal Academy of Arts Friends and member of the Royal Academy Audit Committee. Her previous appointments include Chief Executive of the Davies Review and various senior executive roles at National Grid, BG Group and British Gas. She is a business coach, mentor and passionate supporter of women in business.
Sonia Falconieri is a Reader in Finance at Bayes Business School and the course director of its flagship MSc in Finance. She is an expert in Corporate Finance and has studied the impact of quotas on diversity and performance of corporate boards. Her work was included in the first Hampton-Alexander review.
How to Thrive in a World Obsessed with Work
- Guest: Rahaf Harfoush, Author, Hustle & Float: Reclaim Your Creativity and Thrive in a World Obsessed with Work
- Hosted by Professor André Spicer
If a worker from the early 1900s were to travel through time and observe our modern, innovation-driven economies, they would be flabbergasted. So much of our work has become automated and digitised. Our documents, our machine buttons, so many of our assets are dematerialised. We meet virtually, zooming in from different time zones from around the world. And yet, many knowledge workers still impose productivity standards and schedules that mimic our industrial past.
In this webinar, Rahaf Harfoush, Digital Anthropologist, Visiting Policy Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, will share insights from her latest New York Times Best-Selling book, titled “Hustle & Float: Reclaim Your Creativity and Thrive in a World Obsessed with Work.” Rahaf will share what she’s learned about workplace culture and challenge our preconceived notions about what it means to be productive and successful in today’s day and age.
Rahaf Harfoush is a Strategist, Digital Anthropologist, and New York Times Best-Selling Author who focuses on the intersections between emerging technology, innovation, and digital culture. She is the Executive Director of the Red Thread Institute of Digital Culture and teaches “Innovation & Emerging Business Models” at Sciences Politique’s School of Management and Innovation in Paris. She is currently working on her fourth book. Rahaf is a member of France’s National Digital Council. In 2021 she joined The Oxford Internet Institute as a Visiting Policy Fellow.
Andre Spicer is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Bayes Business School. He is author of The Stupidity Paradox, Business Bullsh*t, and Desperate Seeking Self Improvement. Friendly guy who likes chatting to people, so hosting a webinar series is a dream come true.
Curious Careers offers bite-sized career-focused insights from career experts, leading employers and Bayes alumni.
Curious Careers, hosted by the Bayes Careers Team, is a bite-sized interview series showcasing the career and professional development opportunities available through Bayes Business School. The series is an excellent opportunity for students, employers, the Bayes community and potential students to engage with the school through the medium of careers while celebrating the successful career stories of our international alumni. All of the above achieved in 15-minute interview segments.
David Huff speaks with Ana Velandia Evan who is AIG’s Global Head of Trade Finance.
Throughout this insightful interview Ana details her background, career to date and top career tips. Join us as we discuss trade finance and how it adds value to firms and what a day working in trade finance looks like.
A big thank you to Ana Velandia Evan for sharing her invaluable insights and career tips.
David Huff talks to Simon Brocklebank-Fowler, Founder and President of Firehouse Communications
In this episode of Curious Careers, we are discussing entrepreneurship with Simon Brocklebank-Fowler. Simon is an experienced Entrepreneur, Advisor and Founder and President of Firehouse Communications.
Enjoy this thought provoking and engaging episode of Curious Careers available now.
David Huff talks to Jo Hole, Amazon UK recruiter
In our first edition, join Bayes Careers Corporate Relationship Manager, David Huff and Amazon UK recruiter Jo Hole as they discuss Amazon's move to an entirely virtual recruitment process to overcome the challenges currently created by the pandemic.
Get top tips from Amazon's Jo Hole on how to ace your virtual interview and stand out in a crowded Amazon recruitment process. Learn about Amazon's unique customer-centric and innovative culture and how, as a candidate, you can prepare for the upcoming September recruitment process.
David Huff talks with Brett Hemmerling of Moody's
Are you interested in working for Moody's?
Join Corporate Relationship Manager David Huff as he talks with Moody's recruiter Brett Hemmerling. Learn about the unique culture at Moody's. Discover what Moody's look for in potential employees. Hear Moody's experience of hiring from Bayes Business School and future recruitment opportunities.
David Huff talks with Cass Business School alumnus and Google employee Fergus Miskelly
What influences someone to do an Executive MBA at Bayes Business School?
Join Corporate Relationship Manager David Huff as he talks with Bayes Business School alumnus Fergus Miskelly. Fergus is an ex-JP Morgan, Barclays and Accenture employee and is currently working at Google as a leader in Cloud Technology. Learn why people choose to come to Bayes Business School. Discover how an advanced degree is a career game-changer and uncover top career tips for succeeding in world-leading companies.
David Huff talks with Cass Business School alumnus Xavier De Pauw
Join Corporate Relationship Manager David Huff as he talks with Bayes Business School alumnus Xavier De Pauw. Xavier is ex-Merrill Lynch and a Co-Founder of a Bank. Discover why Xavier choose BayesBusiness School to start his finance career, how the Bsyes Business School to start his finance career, how the Bayes community is a powerful and supportive network. Learn top career tips from a seasoned finance executive.
Sarah Juillet talks with Bloomberg's Head of EMEA Entry-Level Recruitment Irina Fransson
If I want to work at Bloomberg, where do I start?
In part one of our two-part Bloomberg interview, Postgraduate Careers and Professional Development Director Sarah Juillet speaks with Bloomberg's Head of EMEA Entry-Level Recruitment Irina Fransson. Discover the entry points to Bloomberg and how you can stand out from the crowd. Learn about the Bayes Business School difference and how Bloomberg actively engages with Bayes Business School. Understand the importance of networking and building your Bayes Business School alumni network and connections.
David Huff talks with Bloomberg's EMEA Head of Trade Support Emma Balon
Do you need a finance background to work at Bloomberg?
In part two of our two-part Bloomberg interview, Corporate Relationship Manager David Huff speaks with Bloomberg's EMEA Head of Trade Support Emma Balon. Understand if you need a finance background to be successful at Bloomberg. Learn about the culture at Bloomberg and what makes someone stand out from the crowd in a Bloomberg interview. Discover how Emma has led a team of 80 people successful through the current pandemic.
Group Business Development Director Mike Kennedy offers advice for working in tech
What career advice would Executive MBA graduate and Group Business Development Director, Mike Kennedy give someone wanting to work in technology?
Join David Huff as he discusses career development with Executive MBA graduate and Group Business Development Director, Mike Kennedy. Discover what drives an individual to take on the challenge of an Executive MBA. Understand the benefits of an advanced qualification and get top career tips and advice from a business leader candidate, you can prepare for the upcoming September recruitment process.
Career development, banking and fintech: an interview with Fintech Advisor Martin Griffiths
What would you ask a financial services leader with over 30 years' experience in traditional Banking and Fintech with Barclays, Bank of Scotland, and Lloyds? Join MBA Corporate Relationship Manager David Huff as he discusses career development, Banking and Fintech with Martin Griffiths ex-Head of Fintech at Barclays and current Fintech Advisor. This event is part of the recorded interview series Curious Careers and includes Q&A with a virtual audience of MBA students.
From our Business School to Managing Director at Morgan Stanley
Join MBA Corporate Relationship Manager, David Huff as he speaks to Morgan Stanley Managing Director and our Business School alumnus Rehan Latif. Discover Rehan's journey from our Business School to Morgan Stanley.
David Huff talks with our Business School alumnus and founder of TLG Capital Zain Latif
In the first Curious Careers episode of 2021, David Huff talks with our Business School alumnus and founder of TLG Capital Zain Latif. In this episode, we discuss Zain's experience at our Business School and how it prepared him for the future world of work. Following this, we discuss Zain's extensive Banking career at some of the industry's top names such as Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and HSBC. We then discuss his current work at TLG Capital and impact investing.
David Huff talks with Elizabeth van den Berg from PE/VC leader, Insight Partners
In the latest Curious Careers episode, we are joined by Elizabeth van den Berg a Senior Vice President of Insight Partners. Throughout this insightful and informative interview, we discuss the private equity and venture capital sectors, Insight Partners as a firm and what Elizabeth's day to day as a Senior Vice President looks like. This episode of Curious Careers is a must-watch for anyone considering a private equity or venture capital career.
David Huff talks with Kate Munk from Goldman Sachs
In the latest episode, Curious Careers, we are joined by Kate Munk, a Vice President at Goldman Sachs and an alumna of our Business School.
Throughout this thought-provoking discussion, we deep dive into Kate's background, experience at our Business School, the resilience she demonstrated graduating during the 2008 financial crisis and her 10 plus year journey at Goldman Sachs.
Be prepared for an enlightening and engaging episode of Curious Careers.
A series of masterclasses from Bayes Business School's experts exploring the Impact of COVID-19. Over 10 Cass academics have run a class so far, each examining a different topic or sector.
- Business Model Response to COVID-19 - Professor Charles Baden-Fuller
- Business and Climate Change - Professor Bobby Banerjee
- Behavioural Economics and Social Distancing - Dr Simon Hayley
- Making Your Organisation and Supply Chain Resilient and Adaptable for COVID-19 - Professor Manmohan Sodhi
- Financial Strategies Companies Adopt in Financial Distress (Part 1) - Professor Meziane Lasfer
- Sequence Risk: Whoever Thought the ORDER of Investment Returns Matters? - Professor Steve Thomas
- Pandemic and Insurance - Professor Paula Jarzabkowski
- Finance in the time of COVID-19 - Professor Thorsten Beck
- What have we learnt about personal leadership through Covid-19? - Natasha Maw
- The role of analytics in the new normal - Dr Dimitris Paraskevopoulos
- Financial Strategies Companies Adopt in Financial Distress (Part 2) - Professor Meziane Lasfer
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