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Since 2018, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal has organized three Strategic Forums on Artificial Intelligence. In that time, Scale AI, Canada's artificial intelligence supercluster, has held two editions of its key event: AI in Action. The Forum IA Québec has also recently joined the Québec ecosystem to stimulate this flourishing industry. 

In 2021, these three organizations teamed up to create the high point of the year in artificial intelligence—AI Meetings, a two-day virtual event open to the public.

On April 8, 2022, the CCMM, AI Scale and the Forum IA Québec will team up again to create a second day-long edition of AI Meetings. This edition will be closed by the presentation of the first edition of the Quebec Excellence in AI Awards, which will highlight the role of several organizations in the deployment of AI in Quebec and its international influence.

In-person experience!

We will warmly welcome you with breakfast.

Everyone will receive a gourmet boxed meal at lunchtime.

Attend the first Awards Ceremony for Excellence in AI in Quebec

Experience this truly live event and meet the speakers.

Come with your colleagues or business associates and take advantage of various networking opportunities throughout the day.

End the day with a complimentary drink.

*Depending on the sanitary measures in effect at the time of the event, your participation in person may be exchanged for a virtual participation and the difference in cost will be refunded.

During this event, we will bring together players in the AI ecosystem to take stock of and address the following three themes:

  • The current state of the Quebec ecosystem
  • AI in Action: deployment and acceleration in businesses
  • Reflecting on the future of AI

Here is the program for this second edition:

7:30 a.m. Doors open: breakfast and networking

8 a.m Welcome by the master of ceremonies  :

  • Oriane Morriet Techno-Cultural Journalist and Producer of Humaniteq podcast, PhD student at Université de Montréal and Project Manager at IVADO

8:05 a.m. Welcoming remarks

  • Michel Leblanc President and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal


8:10 a.m. Discussion – Government's winning strategies for AI's future in Canada and Quebec

  • The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
    Government of Canada
  • Pierre Fitzgibbon  Minister of Economy and Innovation  
    Government of Québec 
  • Michel Leblanc President and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

8:35 a.m. Introduction:

  • Hélène Desmarais Co-Chair of the Board of Directors
    Scale AI

8:40 a.m. Remarks from the co-developers

  • Julien Billot CEO
    Scale AI
  • Marie-Paule Jeansonne President and Chief Executive Officer
    Forum IA Québec
  • Michel Leblanc President and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

8:50 a.m. Unveiling of Vitrine IA Québec

  • Nadine Girault Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie
  • Marie-Paule Jeansonne President and Chief Executive Officer
    Forum IA Québec

9 a.m. Panel – Artificial intelligence continues its momentum

  • Magaly Charbonneau Partner
    Inovia Capital
  • Marie-Paule Jeansonne President and Chief Executive Officer
    Forum IA Québec
  • Valérie Pisano President and CEO
  • Suzanne Talon Executive Director
    Calcul Québec
  • Isabelle Turcotte VP, Marketing and Communications
    Scale AI

9:25 a.m. Talk – Democratizing AI: machine learning for all

  • Nick FellerSolutions Manager


9:40 a.m. Discussion – Using AI to optimize public services

  • Éric Caire Minister of Cybersecurity and Digital Technology
    Minister Responsible for Access to Information and the Protection of Personal Information
  • Michel Leblanc President and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

9:50 a.m. Panel – AI in the aerospace industry

  • Elza Brunelle-Yeung Senior Director, Products & Aftermarket Services, Customer Experience
  • Maher Chaouachi Artificial Intelligence Solution Manager
  • Sylvain Riendeau Senior Director, Operations and Business Transformation, Satellite Systems
  • Julien Billot CEO
    Scale AI

10:10 a.m. Networking break

10:35 a.m. Successfully deploying an AI project

  • Mehdi Merai Partner, Consulting

10:50 a.m. Panel – Large retail companies transformed by AI

  • Gary Bogdani Head, Data and Analytics
    Unilever Canada
  • Daniel Lavinskas Head, Analytics
  • Enrico Cremonese Senior Director, Product Management
    IVADO Labs

11:10 a.m. Panel – Manufacturing 4.0: Integrating AI

  • Mathieu Laroche Director, Data, Analytics & AI
  • Florent Bouguin Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer
    Optel Group
  • Marie-Claude Côté Head of Data Scientists
    IVADO Labs

11:35 a.m. PechaKucha – AI, driving innovation in fintech

  • Edouard Clement Chief Product Officer and Co-founder
  • Sarah Legendre Bilodeau CEO
    Videns Analytics
  • Alain Lavoie Co-founder and CEO
    LexRock AI Inc.
  • Olivier Blais Co-fonder and Head of Decision Science
    Moov AI

12 p.m. Networking lunch

1 p.m. PechaKucha – Health sector: advances through AI

  • Sarah Jenna Co-Founder and CEO
  • Kathy Malas Responsible for Innovation & Artificial Intelligence, CHUM
    Associate Professor, Departement of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, HEC Montréal
  • Jack Klejka Senior Director, Product Management
    IVADO Labs
  • Marc-Olivier Schüle Co-Founder and CEO


1:20 p.m. Tribute - Innovation, the backbone of economic development

  • Luc Sirois Quebec's Chief Innovation Officer
  • Gilles Savard  Interim President
    Polytechnique Montréal

1:25 p.m. Panel - Breaking into international markets: business opportunities for Quebec AI

  • Hubert Bolduc President
    Investissement Québec International
  • Julie Pottier Senior Vice-President, Small Business, Commercial Markets and Partnerships
    Export Development Canada
  • Michel Leblanc President and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

1:50 p.m. Panel – Quebec's flagships conquering international market

  • Naomi Goldapple Vice-President AlayaLabs
  • Michael Poulin Vice-President, Strategic Partnerships and Corporate Development
  • Renée Bergeron Senior Vice President & General Manager of AppSmart
  • Philippe Cusson Vice-President, Corporate Development, Partnerships and Membership
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

2:15 p.m. Panel – Diverse perspectives on AI and its integration into international SMEs

  • Joseph Huang Executive Director of Strategic Research Initiatives
    Stanford University, Computer Science
  • Peter Kurzwelly Strategic Partnerships and Head
    AI Sweden in Canada
  • Sarah Gagnon-Turcotte Director, Artificial Intelligence Adoption
    Forum IA Québec

2:35 p.m. Networking break

3 p.m. Panel – Resolving the challenges of SMEs in deploying AI Quebec

  • Antoine Cossé Investment Director
    IVADO Labs
  • Fanny Leroux Data Sciences and Business Analytics Expert, Head of the NUMERIA program
  • Nancy Laramée Partnerships Director 
  • Rene Vargas Senior Business Advisor
    BDC Advisory Services
  • Julien Billot CEO
    Scale AI

3:25 p.m. Panel – Leveraging green AI to stand out

  • Sylvain Carle Partner
  • Martin Bouchard President and Co-founder
  • Sam Ramadori CEO
    BrainBox AI
  • Anne Boily Performance Director of the Quebec Ecosystem
    Forum IA Québec

3:45 p.m. Conclusion

  • Pierre Boivin  Chairman of the Board, Forum IA Québec
    Chair of the Board, Mila  

3:50 p.m. Closing remarks

  • Julien Billot CEO
    Scale AI
  • Marie-Paule Jeansonne President and Chief Executive Officer
    Forum IA Québec
  • Michel Leblanc President and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

4 p.m. Quebec Excellence in AI Awards

4:45 p.m. Networking cocktail 5@7

Awards for excellence in AI in Québec

AI company with the strongest international performance

Awarded to the Quebec-based artificial intelligence company that, over the past two years, has promoted Quebec's AI expertise outside the province (including the ROC).

Québec AI start-up of the year

Awarded to a Quebec-based AI start-up, with its head office in Quebec, whose research, products or services have enabled it to distinguish itself and stand out in its field by addressing an important problem in a large market.

Best AI project for social good

Awarded to the Quebec AI project with the greatest impact or the greatest potential for human, social and financial impact on Quebec society as a whole.

Best integration of AI into a product/service or business process

Awarded to a company or business and its service provider, including research labs, whose integration of AI into its business (products, services, operations, business model) has resulted in significant gains in competitiveness, profitability, or productivity.

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