Rumi Morales on Distributed Ledger Technology and IoT
Rumi Morales is a pioneer in identifying and cultivating the emerging technologies that will define the future of finance. As Head of CME Ventures, she launched and led one of the most successful corporate venture capital units in financial technology, investing in the “tech that will become fintech.” An early specialist in digital currency, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, Rumi is also a leading early investor in artificial intelligence, deep learning, predictive analytics, and quantum computing as they will affect the financial industry.
A proven entrepreneur herself, Rumi established the Global Markets Institute during her tenure at Goldman Sachs, and also launched a leading economic research firm in Singapore. She began her career in venture capital in London, Kuala Lumpur and New York, and has invested across three continents and lived in seven countries.
Currently based in Chicago, Illinois, Rumi is actively involved in that city’s burgeoning technology and entrepreneurial community, building upon Chicago’s long and important legacy of financial innovation.
An accomplished and dynamic public speaker, Rumi has presented onstage at major conferences globally, including Innovate Finance, CB Insights Future of Fintech, and Consensus, and has been featured on Bloomberg Television and Institutional Investor magazine. Institutional Investor also noted her as one the “most powerful dealmakers in financial technology” two years in a row, and Crain’s recognized her in their esteemed “40 Under 40” list. Rumi received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and received her MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.