Evolve ETFs: The Innovators Behind Disruption with Raj Lala

Evolve ETFs: The Innovators Behind Disruption with Raj Lala

Raj Lala, President & CEO of Evolve ETFs, joins industry experts to discuss topics such as; cyber security, artificial intelligence (A.I.), auto innovation (including electric and self-driving cars), blockchain, ETFs, and more.

Episodes

June 30, 2022 26 min

Episode length: 26 min 49 sec

EPISODE #47 – Innovation, Infrastructure & AI with Amit Monga

In this episode of The Innovators Behind Disruption, we explore innovation, infrastructure and artificial intelligence with keynote speaker, Dr. Amit Monga.

TIMESTAMPS:

0:00 Opening remarks and introductions

2:04 Infrastructure evolving into smart infrastructure

4:25 Adoption of technology from pre-pandemic to post-pandemic

8:47 Sustaina...

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Episode length: 17 min 53 sec

EPISODE #46 – Empowering Female Investors with Julie Shipley-Strickland

In this episode of The Innovators Behind Disruption, we explore female investors from the point of view of a female investment advisor, keynote speaker, Julie Shipley-Strickland.

TIMESTAMPS:

0:00 Opening remarks and introductions

0:50 About the practice, focusing on female business owners

3:30 Similarities & differences between...

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EPISODE #45 – Cryptocurrency Investing with David Abner

In this episode of The Innovators Behind Disruption, we explore cryptocurrencies and investment opportunities in crypto with keynote speaker, David Abner.


TIMESTAMPS:

0:00 Opening remarks and introductions

1:36 About Gemini

6:18 ETFs and the beginnings of bitcoin ETFs

10:38 Why invest in bitcoin?

13:19 Bitcoin as a hedge to inflation

17:23 Cryptocurrency adoption

21:40 Regula...

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EPISODE #44 - Investing in Disruptive Innovation with Scott Bullis

In this episode of The Innovators Behind Disruption, we explore disruptive technologies and investment opportunities in disruptive innovation with keynote speaker, Scott Bullis.


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0:00 Opening remarks and introductions

0:55 Dot com era

2:33 Growth and adoption of disruptive technology

3:50 Looking for investment opportunities for investors

6:10 Pandemic a...

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EPISODE #43 - Everything Crypto with Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano

In this episode of The Innovators Behind Disruption, we explore the current cryptocurrency landscape and what’s next for bitcoin and ether with Elliot Johnson and keynote speaker, Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano.


TIMESTAMPS:

0:00 Opening remarks

1:53 Key opportunities and challenges in bitcoin

7:25 Nation-state adoption of bitcoin & regulations

18:33 Bitcoin adoption in in...

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EPISODE #42 - Midyear ETF Industry Update with Eric Balchunas

In this episode of The Innovators Behind Disruption, we chat with Bloomberg senior ETF analyst, Eric Balchunas on the ETF market thus far in 2021.

TIMESTAMPS:

  • 0:00 Opening remarks
  • 1:20 This year so far
  • 3:30 How is growth spread between DIY and advisors?
  • 6:50 What are the biggest trends that are being seen now?
  • 12:05 Why ESG investing could be on the up
  • 16:50 Bullish on Clean ...
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    EPISODE #41 - The Future of Disruptive Innovation with Shawn Kanungo

    In this episode of The Innovators Behind Disruption, we explore what the future of disruptive innovation could look like with keynote speaker, Shawn Kanungo.

    TIMESTAMPS:

  • 0:00 Opening remarks
  • 2:00 Are organizations embracing disruptive tech?
  • 6:00 Electricity the backbone of the future
  • 9:15 The growth of automation and AI
  • 14:26 The bubble of crypto
  • 19:05 The biggest disr...
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    In this episode of The Innovators Behind Disruption, we sit down with Carole Piovesan of INQ Law to discuss how spending on cybersecurity is divided and which ways data privacy is involved in everyday life.  


    TIMESTAMPS: 

     0:00 Opening remarks 

    1:30 Banning paying ransom on ransomware attacks 

    3:50 The three spends of technical defence 

     5:35 Data privacy in everyday life

     7:25 Giving up control of privacy

     9:20 Big tech privacy a...

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    In this episode of The Innovators Behind Disruption, we sit down with Chris Overholt of OverActive Media to discuss the ever-growing eSports industry. This discussion ranges from the ins and outs of being an eSport professional, the financial growth this industry will see and where Toronto fits into the potential space for an eSports performance centre.

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  • 0:00 Opening remarks
  • 2:05 Getting involve in eSports
  • 4:10 The differe...
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    In this episode of The Innovators Behind Disruption, we sit down with Mike Szabo of Carbon Pulse to discuss the impact of climate change and the steps put in place to combat carbon emissions. While there is a social cost and the very obvious environmental cost, economists have decided to deal with this by putting a monetary cost on pollution and we discuss the two main approaches.

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    In this episode of The Innovators Behind Disruption, we discuss how the rapid rise of bitcoin has sparked an increase in conversations about the future growth of digital finance. As a non-correlated asset class, bitcoin is being viewed as a store of value and a potential hedge against inflation.

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    In this episode of The Innovators Behind Disruption, we chat with Drew Orsinger, CEO & Co-Founder of TradeX. Drew is a career security professional who has served as Chief Security Officer at several companies including SpaceX, CME Group, and Honeywell. Drew is excited to fuse a proven Department of Defense technology with blockchain to innovate a market data solution to propel the financial services industry forward. He also s...

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    In this episode of The Innovators Behind Disruption, we chat with Robert Di Iorio. Robert is Vice-President & Portfolio Manager at RBC Dominion Securities Inc. Robert focuses on working with clients to create long-term, mathematically attainable, personalized plans, and oversees overall portfolio design. In this conversation, we discuss how to discuss a volatile market with clients, how growth themes affect our lives, and which...

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    In this episode of The Innovators Behind Disruption, we chat with Anthony Di Iorio. Anthony is founder and CEO of Decentral Inc. He funded and co-founded Ethereum, the decentralized smart contract platform. In this conversation, we discuss the ethereum blockchain, cryptocurrencies (ether/bitcoin), disruptive technologies, giving back to the community and helping solve problems.

    TIMESTAMPS:

    0:15 Opening remarks

    0:50 Introduction to ...

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    Episode Length: 27:22

    Learn about:

    · Defining disruption and evolution

    · Technological advancements in the banking industry

    · Clientelligent services in the financial industry

    · Deep learning for product recommendations

    · Data-driven lead generation

    · Deep learning model development

    · Views on industries to watch for disruptive innovation

    · Predictions on the adoption of evolutionary technology

    Keynote Speaker:

    Darren Cabral, Co-Fo...

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    Episode Length: 32:58

    Learn about:

    · Overview of the Canadian and U.S. ETF markets

    · Actively managed ETF strategies

    · Smart beta strategies

    · How the ETF market eclipsed the mutual fund market in Canada

    · U.S. ETF market trends 

    · Why financial advisors use ETFs in Canada and the U.S.

    · Views on whether or not the ETF market is overcrowded

    · Growing interests in thematic ETFs

    · Institutional investors and ESG 

    · Expectations on th...

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    Episode Length: 24:11

    Learn about:

    · Views on the recent Capital One data breach

    · Canadian law on data breaches 

    · Global spending in the cybersecurity industry

    · What CEOs are most concerned about regarding cybersecurity

    · Outsourcing of cybersecurity services

    · What banks are doing to protect themselves from security breaches

    · The biggest shift in the types of cyber attacks 

    · Sectors that may need to increase cybersecurity spe...

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    Episode Length: 20:09


    Learn about:

    · The catalysts for growth in the technology sector

    · Differences between eGaming and eSports

    · How revenue streams have changed in the gaming industry

    · eSports leagues and teams

    · Size and growth of the eGaming sector

    · How 5G and cloud computing affects eGaming

    · Global demographics of gamers

    · eSports viewership

    · Top predictions on the eGaming & eSports industry


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    July 12, 2019 22 min

    Episode Length: 22:24

    Learn about:

    · How the Canadian cannabis market is changing 

    · The role of retail in the cannabis space

    · Recent developments in the U.S. cannabis industry

    · Insights on legalization in the U.S.

    · How the U.S market is developing in comparison with the Canadian market 

    · The cannabis market in California

    · Market projections for the Canadian and U.S. cannabis industry

    · Latest company updates on MedMen

    · Predi...

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    Episode Length: 18:13

    Learn about:

    · The evolving role of the financial advisor 

    · Changes to the wealth management industry

    · Rising popularity of ETFs

    · Current investor trends and socially responsible investing mandates

    · Current investment themes

    · Views on how age may play a factor to investment decisions

    · Predictions on the future of the Canadian ETF industry

    · Helpful tips for investors

    Keynote Speaker: John De Goey, Portfo...

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