What is IMPACT AI?
IMPACT AI is Ottawa’s first artificial intelligence conference and this SOLD OUT event will take place on May 24, 2018.
The flagship MindBridge AI conference will feature over 15 speakers who will share a wealth of information on applied AI and its transformational impact on the future of the workforce.
introducing our speakers
CTO, Strategic Partnerships and Data Science at IBM Canada
Senior Advisor at Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Veteran BNN Anchor
Vice President Information Technology at MD FInancial Management
CEO at IMRSV Data Labs
CEO at SalesChoice Inc.
SVP, Products & Innovation at Klick Health
Managing Director, Hawk Capital Group
Risk Advisory Partner, EY
CEO, Compass and country lead, vLex Canada
DR. ALAN FORSTER
Vice President, Innovation and Quality at the Ottawa Hospital
Chief Officer, Practice Innovation, Pricing & Knowledge Services, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer for Citibank Canada
Litigator at McCarthy Tetrault
PAUL N. WAGNER
Chief Information Officer Director General Knowledge, Information & Technology Services, National Research Council Canada
Executive Director, Center for Machine Learning and Health, Carnegie Mellon University
MILOS R. POPOVIC, PhD, PEng
Institute Director, Research at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - University Health Network
Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at University of Ottawa
Director of Legal Knowledge Engineering at Kira Systems
Head of Product at Microsoft Research Montreal
Senior Advisor, Advanced Technologies, Province of Ontario
Chief Information Officer and Director General, Technology and Information Management Services at Transport Canada
Dr. Chris Janzen
Dean of the Faculty of Technology and Trades at Algonquin College
Chancellor’s Professor and Vice-President (Research and International) at Carleton University
He is now a Chancellor’s Professor and Vice-President (Research and International) at Carleton University. He was involved in several research projects with industry and government organizations in the areas of digital signal processing, biomedical engineering, sensors, data analytics, microphone arrays, and the design of smart homes for the independent living of seniors. Dr. Goubran co-supervised 85 Master’s and PhD students at Carleton, and co-authored over 300 international publications and 10 patents.
Dr. Goubran served as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Design from 2006 to 2016 and as Chair of the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering from 1997 to 2006. He was the Founding Director of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering from 2006 to 2009. Dr. Goubran is a fellow of the IEEE, a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, and an affiliate investigator with the Bruyère Research Institute.
Data Scientist and Engineer with Amazon Web Services
Postdoctoral Fellow at Queen's Centre for Advanced Computing
Executive Director, Telfer Executive MBA Program, University of Ottawa
Sophia has extensive strategic and general management experience working with technology companies and on executive education. Sophia had advised over 100 companies and worked with Ottawa’s Forty Under 40 business leaders on Self Leadership and Self Branding. While she was with Nortel Networks, she was directly engaged in commercializing business ventures by leveraging angel and venture capital markets. Sophia was involved with management of seven business ventures, three of which were global, involving technologies such as neural technology, speech recognition, e-commerce payment, digital content management/protection and mission critical assessment applications for software assets. She represented the interest of Nortel Networks when working with respective General Managers and was responsible in providing timely reporting to the respective Board of Directors.
She is a recipient of numerous awards for outstanding contribution and was awarded a patent on software business process for Mergers and Acquisition during her time at Nortel Networks and Nortel Technology. She is currently Chair/Board Member of a few start-ups and has successfully exited from two startups that she co-founded.
Chief Operating Officer, Payments Canada
Justin is an accomplished senior leader with more than 20 years of executive experience growing and transforming organizations, from complex global businesses to advanced public sector entities. Justin’s transformational change expertise has been a critical part of the evolution of the Payments Canada organization and continues to shape the transformation taking place in the payments ecosystem through Payments Canada’s Modernization program.
Anthony de Fazekas
Head of Technology and Innovation, Canada
The Honourable Navdeep Bains
Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Navdeep is a long-time resident of both Mississauga and Brampton and has strong ties to the social and cultural associations of Mississauga–Malton. Navdeep has been active in a variety of community organizations, as a board member for the Mississauga Food Bank, having worked with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Guru Gobind Singh Children’s Foundation, as well as having served as an Ontario board member with the Heart and Stroke Foundation. He is the recipient of a number of awards recognizing his work in promoting diversity within his community.
Having served as the Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Brampton South from 2004 to 2011, Navdeep gained extensive experience as the Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Paul Martin and as the Critic for Public Works and Government Services, the Treasury Board, International Trade, Natural Resources, and Small Business and Tourism.
Dr. Larry Heck
Senior VP and Co-Head of Global Artificial Intelligence Research at Samsung Electronics
Dr. Joel Martin
Director of Research and Development for Digital Technologies at the National Research Council of Canada
Message from the Chair
Dear IMPACT AI attendee,
It is a pleasure to warmly welcome you to our foremost IMPACT AI conference and I thank you for being a part of it. Our vision is to put Canada and Ottawa on the map with regards to leadership in artificial intelligence (AI). The innovation landscape in Canada is supported by the talent, research hubs, government funding and a growing base of AI companies. With such backing, Canada is poised to drive AI leadership on the world stage. AI is an exciting area in which to work/study/ play, and we’ll continue to meet and bring inspired leaders together in forums like this, to ensure IMPACT AI is able to help Canada and Ottawa claim its rightful position as an AI leader.
There is no shortage of future forecasters to tell us how the changes brought by AI will play out, but at the end of the day, every change requires enterprises, industries, governments and academic institutions to be open towards it, to break the myths, accept it and then adopt it into their everyday lives and business visions. IMPACT AI will focus on the here and now of AI, with its 2018 theme— Applied AI: Artificial Intelligence in the Real World and the Transfor-mation of the Future Workforce. We believe this year’s theme will inspire many such conversations. Our inspiring speakers will be presenting on a range of topics within the Applied AI theme, such as using AI to improve the delivery of government services, the presentation of awe-inspiring use cases of AI, preparing the workforce for the AI revolution and AI’s impact on healthcare, financial and legal services.
I hope you will enjoy this opportunity to be a part of IMPACT AI 2018. Before I close, I’d like to thank each of you for attending our conference and bringing your expertise to our gathering. You, as organization leaders, have the vision, the knowledge, the wherewithal and the experience to help us pave our way into the future. You are truly our greatest asset today and tomorrow, and we could not accomplish what we do without your support and leadership. Throughout this conference, I ask you to stay engaged, keep us proactive and help shape the future of AI.
Chair, IMPACT AI