Masters of Food and Resource Economics Speaker Series

Open to the public. Please come join us!


The MFRE speaker series is part of the professional development program and is designed to show a glimpse into the complexities of ‘real world’ food and resource economics issues.

The speakers series aims to cover two main topics:

Food & Agribusiness
Provides students with the opportunity to interact with key industry experts from the food and agribusiness sector and learn about industry opportunities & trends, or the challenges in running an Agri-Food entrepreneurial business.

Resource & Environment
Provides an opportunity to interact with a range of people either influencing environmental policy, or shaping the natural environment through their activities. Guests are typically government officials, industry leaders, pioneers in resource management, academics or NGO representatives.


Next Speaker:

Natalie Cartwright, Co-Founder, Board Member & Chief Operating Office at Finn AI: “The Role of AI in Finance”

March 22, 2019 3:30 pm, MCML 160
Finn AI -The Most Innovative Banking Technology: Leveraging artificial intelligence and the deepest banking domain expertise in the industry, Finn AI builds simple, easy-to-use conversational banking platforms for financial institutions so their customers can easily manage their money and improve their financial literacy. Finn AI provides a more personalized experience for customers by recognizing connections and patterns beyond what a human can comprehend – automatically facilitating customer questions in the moment.

Natalie is a vocal proponent in examining the ethical implications of new emerging technology. She is an advocate for socially conscious innovation and how the intersection of humans and technology can positively impact society. Prior to founding Finn AI, Natalie worked at the Global Fund in Geneva managing a USD $250 million health investment portfolio. Natalie received her MBA at IE Business School in Spain.
Read about previous speakers here.