April 4th, 2013 | Gerstein Fisher Updates
Real Talks 2013 Was Held on April 3
Knowledge Redefined: How Technology is Changing the Way We Learn, What We Know, and How We Invest
In today’s interconnected world, the very concept of knowledge is morphing before our eyes. Technology has made information and ideas more accessible, more fluid, and more networked than ever. Gerstein Fisher was thrilled to welcome noted Harvard researcher and bestselling author David Weinberger to Gerstein Fisher’s Real Talks event on Wednesday, April 3.
Dr. Weinberger, a senior researcher at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, shared key themes from his latest book: “Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room is the Room”, including why a knowledge ecosystem that is vast, unsettled and “messy” is actually truer to the real nature of knowledge than the orderly, static frameworks society has relied on until now.
Gerstein Fisher Chief Investment Officer Gregg S. Fisher explained how the pervasiveness of real-time data affects financial markets and how Gerstein Fisher uses quantitative investment strategies to transform vast amounts of data into actionable investment insights. To highlight how this transformation in knowledge has impacted real estate investing in particular, he welcomed special guest and the most recent addition to Gerstein Fisher’s network of esteemed academic advisors, Sheridan Titman. Currently a finance professor at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Titman has authored several groundbreaking research papers on momentum and asset pricing and is the most well-published author of research on the topic of real estate investment trusts (REITs).
Stay tuned: we will be sending out an event recap to clients and attendees shortly.
About David Weinberger: One of the connected economy’s most dynamic thought leaders and engaging speakers, David Weinberger is a senior researcher at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, a former philosophy professor, NPR commentator, technology commentator, blogging pioneer, and dot com entrepreneur. His other books include “Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder”, “Small Pieces Loosely Joined” and the influential bestseller “The Cluetrain Manifesto”, of which he is a co-author.
About Sheridan Titman: Sheridan Titman, Ph.D., is the Walter W. McAllister Centennial Chair in Financial Services, Department of Finance, the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and an Advisor to Gerstein Fisher. In addition to producing groundbreaking studies related to factor-based investing, over the course of his career Dr. Titman has focused on both theoretical and empirical research on asset pricing, corporate finance, and real estate and energy finance.