Conference Schedule

Registration

Attendees are encouraged to arrive earlier to check in and receive their conference passes for the two days.

»    7:00 am – 8:00 am
Welcome

Opening Remarks delivered by the President & CEO of CPA Ontario.

»   8:00 am – 8:10 am
Opening Keynote: CEOs Talk Tech

This session is for CEO’s of tech companies to come and share their journey with you, the ups, downs, challenges and key takeaways. Don’t miss this fan favourite session!

»   8:10 am – 8:55 am
Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Autonomous vehicles will be critical to the development of smart cities and will shape the way that people move within and between the cities of the future.So what does this mean for the future of transportation?

| Ken Sills | Rita Ciaravino | Stanislaw Schmal | Christopher Reynolds |

»   8:55 am – 9:40 am
CPQi: Don’t Waste Money on AI

This talk will provide some musings on the current arms race in Artificial Intelligence. It will identify for you what artificial intelligence REALLY is, how it fits inside your business processes and most importantly how to understand the value creation (or destruction) that your AI program will create.

»   9:40 am – 9:55 am
Networking Break

There will be a networking break opportunity for attendees to connect with others in the AI community over some light snacks and coffee.

»   9:55 am – 10:15 am
Shopify: The Role of AI in Ecommerce

Shopify’s Data Science Lead will be sharing how you can leverage AI to take your company to the next level.

| Sarah Siu |

»   10:15 am – 10:30 am
How AI is Transforming Banking

The banking panel is a key panel at the AI World Forum, with thoughts leaders from leading financial service providers coming together to discuss how AI has been transforming the traditional banking sector and how banks can benefit from incorporating AI into their business process to serve their clients better and more efficiently.

»   10:30 am – 11:15 am
Keynote: Darktrace

TBA

| Nabil Zoldjalali |

»   11:15 am – 11:30 am
Keynote: NVIDIA

Almost every major tech company uses NVIDIA’s GPU’s. Learn from the AI industry leader themselves on what they are doing to change the game.

»   11:30 am – 11:50 am
Lunch

There will be lunch served for all attendees, and a chance to visit the exhibitors and network with others.

»   11:50 am – 1:00 pm
Enterprise AI and the Consumer Experience

AI is a powerhouse when it comes to customer experience. This technology not only allows companies to create faster, more personalized experiences, but to gain insights and advantages to lead customer experience in the future. Learn about how companies can properly leverage this technology.

»   1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Quantum Computing

Quantum computers work by exploiting the phenomenon described as quantum physics, like the ability of an object to be, in a very real sense, in more than one place at the same time. Doing so enables them to solve problems in seconds that would take the age of the universe to solve on even the most powerful of today’s supercomputers. So where are we now with this technology?

»   1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
How AI Doctors Can Outperform Humans

This panel will explore the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve patient/provider communication, including providing information about patients’ physical and mental health, detecting high-risk situations when providers are under stress, and preventing unnecessary testing.

»   2:00 pm – 2:40 pm
Apple: AI Tools of Today and Tomorrow

Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to fundamentally change the way we use technology to solve challenging problems. From the potential of self-driving cars to virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa, we are already starting to see a glimpse of what the future holds. Apple shares what the tools of AI look like now and in the distant future.

| Erica Lee |

»   2:40 pm – 3:00 pm
Closing Remarks

Closing remarks delivered by the CEO of the AI World Forum

»   3:00 pm – 3:05 pm
Networking Cocktail Party 

There will be a networking party for all attendees of the AI World Forum to get meet and chat with their peers in the industry.

»   5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Registration

Attendees are encouraged to arrive earlier to check in and receive their conference passes for the two days.

»    8:00 am – 9:00 am
Welcome

Welcoming remarks delivered by the CEO of the AI World Forum

»    9:00 am – 9:05 am
Keynote: Uber

Uber’s Senior Engineering Manager will be opening day two of the AI World Forum with a keynote on Autonomous Vehicles.

»    9:05 am – 9:25 am

Ethics & AI

As the architects of the future, we have a responsibility to build technologies that will enhance human lives, not hurt them. We have an opportunity now to take a step back and really understand how these product decisions can impact human lives.

»    9:25 am – 9:40 am

AI – The Future of Media & Entertainment

AI is steadily infiltrating every industry; and the entertainment industry is no exception. Will AI be playing an increasing role in media? marketing? and entertainment? If so, how?

»    9:40 am – 10:20 am

Cloud/IT Solutions

AI and machine learning are becoming fundamental to basically how all pieces of technology are built. So, for example, your phone has it, your bank has it, it’s kind of everywhere. So it’s important, going forward, to make sure that we are designing and building all of that technology the right way

»    10:20 am – 10:35 am

Coffee Break

There will be a networking break opportunity for attendees to connect with others in the AI community over some light snacks and coffee.

»    10:35 am – 11:00 am

Why 5G Matters for AI

5G is just the next generation of our wireless ecosystem and will play a crucial role in AI. We’re already starting to see many rollouts. The ecosystem will require widespread collaboration between the wireless carriers and everybody else in that ecosystem. We need to discuss the expectations, and how to meet the expectations that we’ve all had for 5G.

»    11:00 am – 11:15 am

AI Predictions for the Future

With much speculation in the industry, we want to get to the bottom of what is to expect in the coming year for the expecting area of AI!

| Steven Kuyan | Nargiz Mammadova | Carlo Dal Mutto | Chiel Hendriks | Trishala Pillai |

»    11:15 am – 11:55 am

Conscious AI: Can Machines Reason?
What does it mean to think, reason and be intelligent in current developments. Can machines reason?

»    11:55 pm – 12:10 pm

Lunch

There will be lunch served for all attendees, and a chance to visit the exhibitors and network with others.

»    12:10 pm – 1:20 pm

Chatbots: Getting the Answers You Need

Most of the chatbots we see today are useful only for trivial tasks like gathering information, checking an order status, or doing a simple keyword search. However, chatbots can—and should—be used to create more intelligent customer experiences. The most effective way to do this is by blending artificial intelligence with the ingenuity of your human sales agents.

»    1:20 pm – 1:35 pm

IBM: The Future of AI in 2025

The Senior Cloud Architect at IBM will be sharing his insights on the development of AI and what we can expect that to look like in 2025.

»    1:35 pm – 1:50 pm

Robots: How Will They Live Amongst Us?

The question on everyone’s mind, “Will Robots Take My Job?” But we need to ask the more important question of how they will work alongside us!

| Jean Baptiste Passot | Jason Braverman | Manir Al-Faisal | Anjalee Narenthiren | Peter Suma |

»    1:50 pm – 2:35 pm

Ubisoft: A.I.’s Game-Changing Impact

For years, video games have relied on Artificial Intelligence developments to advance gameplay, while A.I. pioneers used video games as a benchmark to compare how their algorithm performed against real humans for human level decisions. Today, disruptive changes in both areas have created new ecosystems where they not only accelerate their own developments but a new paradigm has emerged where video games and A.I. are on the verge of having real world implications to positively impact peoples lives in significant ways.  Is our world the next “open world”?

»    2:35 pm – 2:50 pm

Closing Remarks

Closing remarks delivered by the CEO of the AI World Forum

»    2:50 pm – 2:55 pm

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