In January 2018, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal held its first Strategic Forum on Artificial Intelligence in order to decode the impressive progress of AI, mobilize the business community and encourage the creation of a supercluster.
Following the resounding success of this first gathering, the Chamber held a second Strategic Forum on AI on February 18, 2019. This forum aimed to bring together the main AI players around common goals in order to solidify Montréal’s AI ecosystem.
After two successful editions, the Chamber is pleased to invite you to a third Forum, on February 24, 2020. This year we would like to facilitate synergy between different players in Montréal’s AI community in order to strengthen Montréal’s position as an AI hub.
This event will focus on accelerating corporate action and the adoption of AI and encourage the creation of new, innovative projects.
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Discover our first speakers
9:15 a.m. Welcome, networking breakfast
10:00 a.m. Opening remarks and introduction
Part 1 : Montréal's AI community is growing
10:20 a.m. Panel - Talent, research and marketing: Preparing for the future of the Quebec ecosystem
10:37 a.m. Joint presentation – Strength in numbers: The advantages of AI collaboration
10:54 a.m. Panel-Local emerging players in AI
Anne Martel Co-Founder, SVP Operations
Frantz Saintellemy President and Chief Operating Officer
Part II The transformative power of AI for business
11:11 a.m. Presentation – Adopting AI Thanks to the Democratization of Technology
11:28 a.m. Presentation – Artificial intelligence in business –Vidéotron’s experience
11:40 a.m. Presentation – What Are the Hurdles to Adopting AI in a Company?
11:52 a.m. Networking lunch
Part II The transformative power of AI for business (cont.)
1:00 p.m. Presentation – Challenges and Opportunities of AI in Banking: An Account of our Experience with AI at National Bank
Simona Gandrabur, PhD Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Strategy for the Wealth Division
National Bank of Canada
Manuel Morales Chief AI Scientist
National Bank of Canada
1:17 p.m. Joint presentation – Piloting an AI Project in Logistics
Simon Boivin Head of AI Products
Ray-Mont Logistics International
Arnold Liwanag CTO
Serge Massicotte CEO
1:34 p.m. Panel – How to attract, train and retain workers in the age of AI
Émélie Brunet Vice President, Talent & Ecosystem
Manon Poirier, CRHA CEO
Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés
1:51 p.m. Transformation... Today? Machine Learning, No Previous Experience Required
2:03 p.m. Joint presentation – How AI Is Revolutionizing Cybersecurity
Eric PérionSenior Manager – Cyber & IT Risk Advisory
Luc SiroisExecutive Director
2:20 p.m. Networking break
Part III AI and social issues
2:40 p.m. Presentation – Data at the Heart of Tomorrow's Energy System
2:52 p.m. Presentation – Interpreting Our Environment Through the Lens of AI
3:04 p.m.Presentation Health care and Artificial Intelligence or How to Avoid Human Error
3:16 p.m. Panel – Pushing the limits of creative experiences with AI
3:33 p.m Two-person conversation – Imagining the city of the future: Challenges and opportunities
Jean-François BarsoumSenior Innovation Executive | Research, Innovation, Environment and Smart Cities
Sylvain PerrasIT Strategy & Transformation Consultant
3:50 p.m How Element AI collaborates with governments to ensure the responsible development of AI products
Marc-Etienne OuimetteHead, Public Policy and Government Relations
Catherine Rousseau-SaineSenior consultant in strategy and negotiation
4:07 p.m Presentation – How AI Will Change Quebec's Economy
4:19 p.m Networking
5:00 p.m End of the Forum