Ex-SunGard chief Cris Conde’s random walk to fintech and beyond

Technologist talks artificial intelligence, angel investing and accidentally contributing to the Basel framework

Cristóbal Conde
Cris Conde: 28-year veteran of SunGard, now early-stage investor

Cris Conde, the financial technology pioneer and former chief executive of software giant SunGard, talks enthusiastically about car crashes. He is describing a fraud scheme uncovered by artificial intelligence (AI) firm Shift Technology, one of his investees, in which a single extended family deliberately crashed 57 insured vehicles.

“What tipped off the software was, there hadn’t been a single bodily injury,” says Conde. “It turns out they were building ramps.” A driver would back a car up a

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