Agenda – May 24, 2018

Start Time End Time Agenda Item Participants
7:30 AM 8:15 AM Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:15 AM 8:20 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks Cheryl Jensen, President, Algonquin College
8:20 AM 9:00 AM Keynote Leon Katsnelson, CTO, Strategic Partnerships and Data Science at IBM Canada
9:00 AM 9:15 AM Ottawa as a cradle for Innovation (AI)
Mayor Jim Watson
9:15 AM 9:30 AM Positioning Canada for Dominance in AI Leadership Eli Fathi, Chair IMPACT AI; CEO MindBridge 
9:30 AM 10:15 AM AI in Canada: Public-Private Partnership

Michael Hainsworth, Veteran BNN Anchor

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister Of Innovation, Science And Economic Development

Dr. Larry Heck, Senior VP, Co-Head of Global Artificial Intelligence Research, Samsung Electronics

10:15 AM 11:00 AM

Panel Discussion: Healthcare and Wellness

Transforming Healthcare with AI

Exploring the promise and currently reality of AI in healthcare from a Health Care Professional (Physician), Point of Care organization (Hospital), and Regulatory (Government) point of view.

Keith Liu, SVP, Klick Health

Dr. Alan Forster, VP Innovation, The Ottawa Hospital

Louise Beauchesne, Executive Director, IBM Health

Tom Chan, MD, Hawk Capital (ex-CMO, The Scarborough Hospital) 

Milos Popovic, Institute Director – Research, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – UHN & Tenured Professor, University of Toronto

11:15 AM 12:00 noon

Panel Discussion: Higher Education

Preparing the Next Generation of Workforce

Artifical Intelligence is penetrating every major industry from healthcare to, finance, legal, education and government. In today’s marketplace, business leaders must understand the short and long-term impacts of technological transformation. They must better equip current and future workers with the tools, skills and information they need to succeed in the new economy.

Sophia Leong, Executive Director, Telfer Executive MBA (moderator)

Jacques Beauvais, Dean, Engineering, University of Ottawa

Shadi Khalifa , Queens University

Dr Rafik Goubran,Vice President Research and International, Carleton University

Christopher Janzen , Dean Faculty of Technology and Trades, Algonquin

12:00 noon 12:45 PM Fireside Chat Michael Hainsworth, veteran BNN Anchor with
Darin Briskman, Data Scientist, Amazon Web Services

Anthony de Fazekas, Head of Technology and Innovation, Norton Rose Fulbright

Cindy Gordon, CEO, SalesChoice

Valerie Turner, VP Information Technology, MD Financial Management

1:45 PM 2:30 PM

Panel Discussion: Government Services

Leaning in on AI: Your new government with AI 

Michael Karlin, Ai Advisor Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Paul N Wagner, CIO, NRC

Jenna Sudds, Executive Director, CIO Strategy Council

Dr. Joel Martin, Director of Research and Development for Digital Technologies, NRC

2:30 PM 3:15 PM

Panel Discussion: Legal Services

E-Discovery and Information Governance in the Legal Profession using AI

How is the legal profession driving greater value and de-risking information governance through advanced technologies?

Carla Swansburg, Chief Officer, Practice Innovation, Pricing & Knowledge Services Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Carole Piovesan, Litigator, McCarthy Tetrault

Samuel Witherspoon, CEO, IMSRV Labs

Colin Lachance, CEO Vlex

Anne Mcnulty, KIRA Systems

3:15 PM 3:30 PM BREAK
3:30 PM 4:15 PM Fireside Chat Michael Hainsworth, Veteran BNN Anchor with
Mohamed Musbah, Head of Product at Microsoft Research
4:15 PM 5:00 PM

Panel Discussion: Financial Services

Augmented vs Automated – Combining Artificial with Human Intelligence in Delivering Financial Services

Financial systems with augmented intelligence have the potential to be a game changer, allowing financial services firms to create more personalized service environment, resulting in more satisfied customers, while reducing operational cost and risk, and enhancing privacy.


Jad Chehlawi, CEO, Systelos

Justin Ferrabee, COO, Payments Canada

Karla Congson, CEO, Collective IQ

Cathy Cobey, Risk Advisory Partner, EY

Tony Peccia, MD and Chief Risk Officer, Citigroup Canada

5:00 PM 5:30 PM Wrap up Keynote Joe Marks, Executive Director, Centre for Machine Learning and Health, Carnegie Mellon University
5:30 PM 6:30 PM Networking Reception