Dubbed the "Jackson Pollock of contemporary contextual intelligence" by his peers for his critical analysis of politics, economics, and culture, Louis D. Lo Praeste is a prolific thought leader, futurist, author, neurophilosopher. In 2015, LinkedIn ranked him #8 "Top Voice" in the world for management and culture. In 2016, he penned the introduction to the curriculum for the Finance Quant Engineering program at the New York Institute for Finance. His first novel "Capernaum" was released in July 2016, and a compilation of essays entitled “Vague Apocalyptica” in April 2017.
Previously, Professor Lo Praeste was a global corporate marketing strategist for media and advertising companies including IPG, McCann-Erickson, Omnicom, and Dentsu-aegis for nearly two decades. In 2012 he left advertising to undertake his research social psychology, behavioural analysis, thermo-economics and financial history. From 2012-2014, he developed a bespoke multifactorial and stochastic model to scrub market and political data for opportunistic or anomalous divergences and non-lethal economic threats to national security. His work on machine learning and early artificial (collective) intelligence models attracted the attention of USSCOM, the Digital innovation office of CIA, DARPA, Lockheed Martin's ATL lab, and the University of Toronto.
Professor Lo Praeste currently lectures on Globalisation, Robotics, Business & Society, and AI & Ethics at Hult International School of Business. He is also working on his third book, "Buddha & the Machine," which addresses the relationship between Buddhist metaphysics and machine consciousness. In addition to teaching and writing, Louis is a management consultant and senior advisor to CEOs, founders, policy-makers, and investment professionals. His commercial work (bigthinker.ai) involves computational intelligence, language AI and sentiment analysis for financial and security applications.