Tiedemann Advisors Speaker Series

The Transformative Power of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
A conversation with Matthew Putman

Join us on October 28 for a conversation with Matthew Putman, cofounder and CEO of Nanotronics, a science technology company that has redefined factory control through the invention of a platform that combines AI, automation and sophisticated imagining.

Matthew will share where AI and ML stand and what's on the horizon. He will discuss various real-life applications, including many that are outside of what we normally think of. He will also talk about what we all should know when it comes to AI to maximize its benefits and lessen our concerns.

In this webinar, we will cover questions including:

  • What is the difference between AI and ML?
  • How will AI transform businesses, manufacturing, the economy and financial services in the short- and long-term?
  • Will AI/ML replace more jobs than it will create?
  • What are the ethical issues around AI/ML?
  • How is AI regulated in different countries? And what are the implications of different regulations?
  • Could AI surpass humans? / How can AI become a force for good?

This webinar took place on October 28, 2021. Listen to the recording here.

About Our Speaker

Matthew Putman

Cofounder and CEO, Nanotronics
Chairman of the Board, Nanotronics Health

Dr. Matthew Putman is the cofounder and CEO of Nanotronics, a science technology company that has redefined factory control through the invention of a platform that combines AI, automation and sophisticated imagining to assist human ingenuity in detecting flaws and anomalies in manufacturing, an industry that has been stagnant since the 1950s.

Previously, Matthew was the President of Tech Pro Inc, maker of data acquisition software, and physical testing equipment for various industries. He lead the acquisitions of two companies, and opened offices in 13 countries.Tech Pro was acquired in 2008 by Roper Industries.

Currently, Matthew is building New York’s first High-Tech Manufacturing Hub in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This new facility will allow Nanotronics’ artificial intelligence researchers, computer scientists, chemists, and physicists to work directly with skilled machinists on the manufacturing floor to develop innovations that will lead partner industries to a smaller factory footprint, producing less waste while bolstering speed from R&D to production. Nanotronics’ new facility is projected to be completed by Q2/Q3 2020 and aims to serve as the blueprint for modern manufacturing.

Matthew is an Applied Physicist who worked as an adjunct Professor at Columbia University until 2013. He has worked extensively in the areas of Polymer Rheology, nanotechnology, and semiconductors, with a focus on wide-bandgap materials and photonics. Matthew has published over 30 papers and is an inventor on over 50 patent applications filed in the U.S. and other countries for his work on manufacturing, automation, inspection, instrumentation, super resolution, and artificial intelligence. He is an expert in quantum computing and a founding member of The Quantum Industry Coalition, which called upon him to urge Congress to make quantum research a Congressional Priority.

Dr. Putman resides on the board of directors of New York Live Arts and Pioneer Works. He is an accomplished jazz pianist, a published poet, served as Executive Producer on several films and plays and was recently the recipient of the Tribeca Film Festival Gallielo Prize for innovation.

Moderated by:

MGMichael Greenwald
    • Director, Tiedemann Advisors
    • Head of Digital Asset Education
    • Former U.S. Treasury Attaché to Qatar and Kuwait


Michael is responsible for managing a number of Tiedemann’s client relationships and overseeing their advisors to provide solutions that address the challenges of stewardship of wealth over generations. As a member of the firm’s business development and strategy team, he is a referral resource for attorneys and accountants. Michael is also Director of Digital Asset Education, in which role he provides education across the firm on issues related to digital assets and blockchain technology.

Prior to joining Tiedemann in 2017, Michael worked in senior roles within the United States Treasury working with Africa and Europe. He served as a financial diplomat in the Middle East spanning the tenures of U.S. Treasury Secretaries Geithner, Lew, and Mnuchin. Greenwald initially served as the United States Treasury Policy Advisor for Europe. In this role, he was appointed head of the United States Delegation to the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism before the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. Greenwald was part of the U.S. Treasury team that crafted U.S. sanctions against Russia, the largest U.S. sanctions program to date, and negotiated similar sanctions by Europe. Between 2015-2017, he served as the first United States Treasury Attaché appointed to Qatar and Kuwait and opened the Treasury Department’s office in Doha, Qatar. He also served in a variety of counterterrorism roles in the U.S. Intelligence Community and in the Office of General Council at the U.S Treasury. Greenwald worked closely with the National Security Council at the White House tackling issues and crafting sanctions programs related to countering ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, Iran, Ukraine/Russia, Syria, and North Korea.

Michael is a frequent speaker, writer and commentator on international security, the Middle East and the global economy. He has been featured on CNBC; published in Barrons; and given lectures at The Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard, Yale Law School, Stanford, and Northwestern Business School, Doha.

Michael earned a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University School of Law, a Master of Arts from Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from George Washington University. Originally from Brookline, Massachusetts, Michael resides in Palm Beach, FL with his wife.