So Money - Episode Bonus

Kimberly Ellison-Taylor

Executive Director, Oracle

How do you feel about the idea of robots playing a bigger role in our financial lives? What does that even mean? I recently teamed up cloud computing firm Oracle to ask over 9,000 consumers and business leaders around the globe about their thoughts on the relationship between money and tech — specifically AI (artificial intelligence) and robots. What we discovered is that two in three people (67%) say they trust robots more than humans with their money. And 8 in 10 consumers think automated tools will replace personal financial advisors in the coming years.

Joining me today to discuss all of this for this special bonus podcast brought to us by Oracle, is Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, who has a diverse background in finance and technology; she is currently an executive director at Oracle and previous to Oracle she held positions at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and Motorola.

She and I discuss the benefits of leveraging technology in our financial lives and what this trend means for advisors. Kimberly also shares personal stories of her upbringing and what drove her to the field of tech and science.

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More about Kimberly: She is a global technology and finance leader with over 29 years of career achievements. She is a sought-after keynote speaker and has received many awards and recognitions for her expertise and leadership, including Accounting Today’s “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting” and CPA Practice Advisor’s “25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting.”

For the last 16 years, Ellison-Taylor has served in global leadership roles for Oracle Corporation and also currently advises C-Suite executives on cloud solutions that innovate and transform business. She is also an adjunct professor for Carnegie Mellon University’s Chief Information Officer Certificate program, teaching courses in Emerging Technologies & Innovation.

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