AI Events

Who are the speakers?

Our speakers are futurists, and executives from various enterprise & Artificial Intelligence companies.

Hadid Huque

Hadid Huque

CEO, bd2i

Terry Stuart

Terry Stuart

Chief Innovation Officer, Deloitte

Faramarz Farhoodi

Faramarz Farhoodi

CEO, Sapientshopping

Barrie Kirk

Barrie Kirk

Executive Director, Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence

Dennie Theodore

Dennie Theodore

Strategy, Communications & Change

Tracy Fleming

Tracy Fleming

Senior Technologist CTO, Architecture Innovation, AVAYA

Robello Samuel

Robello Samuel

Chief Technical Advisor and Technology Fellow, Halliburton

Khalid Al-Kofahi

Khalid Al-Kofahi

VP, Research and Development Thomson Reuters

Dean W. Harvey

Dean W. Harvey

Co-chair – AI, Machine Learning & Robotics Perkins Coie

Taimour Zaman

Taimour Zaman

Host, Partner 8 Billion Acts of Innovation

What is in store for this year’s event

Actionable case studies, methodologies and tips relevant to all organizations in how to:

  1. Leverage AI to get a competitive advantage when you face legacy systems, stale data and silo organization
  2. Understand the challenges/dangers/opportunities of adopting new technologies/platforms too fast or too slow.
  3. Understand the difference between AI technologies vs. other investment opportunities & timeframes for seeing ROI?
  4. Identify the best opportunities to leverage new technologies like AI in your business
  5. Build internal support for AI


Bonus for Attending:

a framework for how to enable Artificial Intelligence in large enterprises

Event Schedule



12:00pm – 12:05am

Welcome to the era of Artificial Intelligence – best suspense story of the 21st century

12:05pm – 12:25pm

Audience Engagement: Audience – Why are you here and what burning questions or business problems do you need to resolve from your participation?

12:25pm – 12:40pm

Opening Keynote Speaker: Why AI matters to YOU more and more each day and how to think about it & leverage it to get a competitive advantage

12:40pm – 1:10pm

Lunch & networking with our panel members.

At this point, we will be introducing our panel members and asking our audience to have lunch with them.

1:10pm – 1:55pm

Panel Discussion with enterprise customers:

  • Technological changes are now happening at the speed of thought. What are the challenges/dangers of adopting new technologies/platforms too fast or too slow?
  • From your perspective, what’s the difference between AI technologies vs. other investment opportunities? Have you assessed not using AI? What were the findings?
  • Regardless of whether you invest in AI or not, what are the timeframes for seeing ROI?
  • How do you identify the best opportunities to leverage new technologies like AI in your business? Do you look for how your competitors are using new technologies like AI or where the bottlenecks within the organization are that could impact shareholder value?
  • What are the biggest changes in people, projects or revenue as a direct result of AI implemented? What are the best practices in dealing with them?

1:55pm – 2:25pm

Panel discussion with CEOs of AI companies:

  • What’s different between artificial intelligence compared to any other technologies?
  • What relevant case studies/stories can you share about how AI is disrupting business models?
  • What are the dangers/challenges facing companies who want to adopt AI? What new questions must they be asking?
  • What do you need to do differently in order to help with the adoption of AI?
  • How do you justify the investment and the timing of the investment?
  • What challenges will you need to overcome?

2:25pm – 3:00pm

Audience Participation:

  • What are your dangers of going too fast or slow?
  • How can AI businesses help you build internal support for AI?
  • Are we solving a new challenge or using AI for existing problems with businesses?
  • What challenges did you not anticipate?
  • What questions or business challenges do you still have and need to resolve?

3:00pm – 3:10pm


3:10pm – 3:35pm

Leadership & gaming exercises designed to impact the adoption of a new technology: Artificial Intelligence

3:35pm – 3:50pm

Closing Keynote Speech: The Era of Artificial Intelligence: a template for the enablement of Artificial Intelligence

3:50pm – 4:45pm

Bonus Section: Leveraging AI in our businesses: Product Demos from self-driving cars, chat boxes, lead generation and machine learning technologies.

“You’re Just ONE CLICK Away From…”

  • Meeting & Networking with CEOs of various AI companies
  • Instantly gaining an unfair competitive advantage by learning how to leverage AI in different parts of your business
  • Actionable insights in how to engage your stakeholders in various AI projects
  • A customized framework in how to enable AI within your large enterprise
  • Meeting and networking with your peers from your industry

Reserve Your Ticket

Sponsor the Conference Series

Montreal, May 16, 2018

Fairmont Hotel
900 René-Lévesque Blvd W, Montreal,
QC H3B 4A5

Toronto, May 24, 2018

Thomson Reuters Customer Centre
Bay Adelaide Centre
333 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5H 2R2

Vancouver, June 20, 2018

Simon Fraser University
8888 University Dr, Burnaby,
BC V5A 1S6, Canada

San Francisco, June 26, 2018

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission Street, San Francisco,
CA, United States

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