Agenda

December 12, 2017, 8:00 am — 3:30 pm

Connecting AI Innovation to Opportunity

7:45 am – 8:30 am    Registration   

8:30 am – 8:45 am    Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jim Love, CIO and Chief Content Officer, ITWC
Michael Thompson, Councillor, Ward 37, Chair of the Economic Development Committee and Member of Executive Committee, City of Toronto
Rob Meikle CIO, City of Toronto

8:45 am – 9:15 am   Tomi Poutanen, Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Layer 6 AI, Co-founder Vector Institute, Toronto
The serial entrepreneur will offer a short address about the state of AI as a business application and why Toronto maintains a leading position.

9:15 am – 10:15 am    Artificial Intelligence panel
The panel will highlight business case studies and best practices for companies seeking to employ AI and M2M learning. It will focus on the ways AI is in place now and what’s ahead for the foreseeable future.

Moderator: Steve Holder, Strategy Lead, SAS Canada

Panel
Glenn Gore, Chief Architect,  Amazon Web Services
Ted Graham, Head of Open Innovation, General Motors
Foteini Agrafioti, Head RBC Research Institute
Andrew Graham, CEO, Borrowell

10:15 am – 10:45 am   Refreshment & Networking Break 

10:45 am – 11:45 am   Toronto as a start up rocket: challenges and opportunities
A discussion of the health of the startup community in Toronto around AI

Panel
Jason Cassidy, CEO Shinydocs
Elissa Strome, Executive Director, SOSCIP
Giri Amarakone, CEO, deepPIXEL
Craig Major, Startup Toronto

11:45 am - 12:30 pm   Networking Lunch 

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm   Luncheon Keynote 
Thoughts from Hillary Hartley, Ontario’s first Chief Digital Officer

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm   Changing within: Preparing the workplace for changes in the marketplace
Senior leaders discuss the changes that need to take place inside organizations as they digitally transform. This panel will also look at tech trends and will debunk the myth that technology kills jobs

Moderator: Jaime Leverton, Vice President and General Manager, CANADA and APAC, Cogeco Peer 1

Panel
Jeremy Depow, VP Policy and Research, ICTC
Evan Ross, Principal, Dimensional Strategies Inc
Marlina Kinnersley, Co-founder, Fortay
Roy Pereira, CEO ZoomAI

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm   Quayside: A data-driven neighbourhood
Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm   Networking break

2:15 pm - 2:55 pm   AI as an Enabler of Civic Involvement
Three City of Toronto Departments provide a stripped down view of how technology drives their growth

Moderator: Jim Love

Panelists
Barb Gray - General Manager, Transportation Services
Tracey Cook - Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards
Matthew Pegg - ‎Fire Chief & General Manager - Toronto Fire Services

3:00 pm  - 3:45 pm   Innovation and Doing Business with the City
Councillor Michelle Holland will moderate a roundtable discussing the City’s approach to innovation and the varying ways to create partnerships with the city.

Moderator: Councillor Michelle Holland

Panelists
Rob Meikle, CIO
Paula Kwan, Director, Civic Innovation Office
Michael Kolm, Chief Transformation Officer  

3:45 pm   Wrap up and Close