Today’s dialogue is with Senior Vice President and Head of Artificial Intelligence and Global Information Services Technology at NASDAQ, Mike O’Rourke. We spoke about the impact of Gen Z on the digital economy, highlighted key terms like machine intelligence, and learned about NASDAQ’s unique AI applications, such as leveraging AI to detect irregular and potentially malicious trading activity. BiographyMike O’Rourke serves as Senior Vice President and is Head of Artificial Intelligence and Global Information Services technology. He oversees the development of Nasdaq’s data and index business technology, as well as the advancement of using machine learning throughout Nasdaq.Mike’s team combines proprietary data with advanced analytics and machine learning to produce sophisticated solutions for Nasdaq’s global customers. These efforts have resulted in several technology breakthroughs and patents for the use of machine learning in areas of market surveillance, advisory, and new data products—including Trading Insights and the Nasdaq Analytics Hub. Mike is also responsible for the data technology that powers Nasdaq’s U.S. and global market data feeds, global index offerings (including the Nasdaq 100 and Nasdaq Composite), and critical market infrastructure, such as the UTP SIP.Mike joining Nasdaq in 1999 as Director, Global Access Services. Previously, he held a professorship at Fairfield University and management roles within the Global Technology Services division at IBM. Mike attended Fairfield University, where he earned a master’s degree in Software Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.