Cathy O’Neil is the author of the New York Times best-selling Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, which was also a semifinalist for the National Book Award. She is a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion and founded the company ORCAA, an algorithmic auditing company.
Santo Fortebuono has 25+ years of Fintech experience. He’s currently with Lincoln Financials’ Enterprise Risk Management group. Santo is primarily responsible for ensuring that Lincoln has a successful risk management framework, which requires fast access to quality, transparent and ready-for-analytics data. His focus recently has been on promoting and educating his business partners on the power of self-service analytics. Prior to joining Lincoln, Santo was with Vanguard's Quantitative Equity Group. He was primarily responsible for leading a group of Quantitative Developers in the implementation and oversight of Vanguard’s Quantitative Alpha Model, Performance Attribution and Risk Exposures. His team was also responsible for the implementation of a Global Forensic Testing Program and setting the “Big Data” direction for the Investment Management Group.
Santo earned a BS in Economics and MS in Finance from Penn State University. He also holds an MS in Computer Science from Villanova University. He lives in Devon, Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.