Chris Kovel is a Managing Director and the Chief Technology Officer at PJT Partners, based in New York. Prior to joining PJT Partners, Chris spent 25 years at Morgan Stanley in the technology department. In his last role at Morgan Stanley, he was primarily focused on Artificial Intelligence, Analytics and Data for the Wealth Management division. Over the course of his time at Morgan Stanley, Chris developed significant technologies for Investment Banking, Capital Markets, Wealth Management, Research & Sales Distribution. Chris holds two patents for banking and trading technologies. Chris led the project and team that won the 2018 Banking Technology Award for Artificial Intelligence for the Next Best Action implementation. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Chris worked for Lotus Development Corporation. Chris received a BA from Skidmore College.