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Day 2 : AI in Action

Part of the artificial intelligence meetings Events The speech will be delivered in French and in English.

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Since 2018, three Strategic Forums on Artificial Intelligence have been organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, while Scale AI, Canada's artificial intelligence supercluster, has held two editions of its key event, AI in Action. For its part, Forum IA Québec has recently joined the Quebec ecosystem to act as a hub for strategic reflection and consultation in the sector.

The CCMM, Scale AI and Forum IA Québec are teaming up this year to offer you an event highlighting the Québec and pan-Canadian artificial intelligence ecosystem. This two-day activity is a must for all players in the sector and for companies wishing to discover how and why to invest in AI. These meetings will be held on a virtual platform.

Program summary (details will be published as they become available):

Day 2 — AI in Action

Discover real-life examples and the benefits of deploying AI in various companies.

Master of ceremonies:

  • Behnaz Saboonchi, Ph.D. Chief Supply Chain Officer
    IVADO Labs

8 h Welcoming remarks:

  • Hélène Desmarais Co-chair of the Board
    Scale AI
    Founder & Executive Chairman
    IVADO Labs

8 h 05 Presentation –Key principles for successfully scaling AI & ML

  • Solmaz ShahalizadehVice President, Commerce Intelligence

8 h 30 Joint presentation – Major trends in AI-driven supply chain solutions; Research and industry

  • Arnold Liwanag CTO
    IVADO Labs
  • Emma Frejinger, Ph. D. Scientific Advisor
    IVADO Labs

8 h 55 Panel: AI at the service of transportation and logistics

  • Serge Auclair Vice-President, Strategy and Human Resources
    Administration portuaire de Montréal
  • Pierre Dodin Principal Data Scientist, Bombardier aftermarket planning & Forecasting
  • Ken Trickey Director, Innovation & Integration
  • Frédérick RielDirector of LionEnergy & LionBeat
    Lion Électrique

Animation :

  • Sarah HoudeCEO
    Propulsion Québec

9 h 25 Panel : AI solutions for retail trade and customer service

  • Cari Covent Vice President, Intelligent Automation
    Canadian Tire Corporation
  • Martin DenaultDirector, Business Intelligence
  • Charles Tanguay Vice President Sales and Finance
    Ameublements Tanguay


  • Maxime Cohen Associate Professor and Bensadoun Faculty Scholar
    McGill University

9 h 55 Panel: AI's contributions for fostering advances in healthcare

  • François Drolet Director, Public Affairs
    Roche Diagnostics
  • Christelle FasanoSenior Director, Business Development, Pharma & Biotech
  • Louis P. J. ParentNew Business Initiatives


  • Léa BerlinguetProject Director, Life Sciences & Health Tech – Foreign Investments
    Montréal International

10 h 25 Panel – Benefits of AI in manufacturing and automation potential

  • David AustinSr Principal Engineer
  • Florent Bouguin Eng., M.Sc.Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
    Optel Group
  • Boris GermanovVP, Strategy and Growth, Partner
  • Mehdi MeraiCEO and co-founder


  • Philip Mitsopoulos Account Director, Customer Success
    Stradigi AI

10 h 55 Panel: AI's potential for solving labour and training issues

  • Laurence Beaulieu Deputy CEO
  • Olivier BlaisCo-founder and VP, Data and Transformation
    Moov AI
  • Prasad GarigipatiHead of Global AI Accelerator – Montréal
  • Alain Zubrzycki, M.Sc.President
    Géophysique GPR International Inc.


  • Julien BillotCEO
    Scale AI

11 h 25 Joint presentation - The accelerated transformation of financial services through artificial intelligence

  • Simona Gandrabur LLead Stratégie d’Affaire en Données, Intelligence Artificielle et Innovation
    Banque Nationale du Canada
  • Carl Lambert Vice President & Chief Analytics Officer, Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
    Banque Nationale Canada

11 h 50 Panel: Smart solutions for decarbonizing the economy

  • Louis Brun President and CEO
    Sollum Technologies
  • Joann de ZegherFounder & President
    PemPem Inc.
  • Patrick Elie CEO
    Metrio Software inc.
  • Jean-Simon VenneCo-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
    BrainBox AI


  • Sylvain Carle Senior Director
    SecondMuse Capital

12 h 20 Closing discussion

  • Julien BillotCEO
    Scale AI
  • Marie-Paule Jeansonne President and CEO
    Forum IA Québec
  • Michel LeblancPresident and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
  • Pierre FitzgibbonMinister of Economy and Innovation


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Contact et informations

By phone:

514 871-4001

For more information

Véronique Lauzon
Special Projects Manager
514 871-4000, ext. 4006

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