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
                                            
Fawn Annan, President and Group Publisher, ITWC
Rob Meikle, Chief Information Officer, City of Toronto
Michael H. Williams, General Manager, Economic Development & Culture, 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 – 10:00 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: Jim Love, CIO, ITWC

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

10:15 am – 10:40 am 
Refreshment & Networking Break 

10:40 am – 11:40 am
Toronto as a start up rocket: challenges and opportunities
A discussion of the health of the startup community in Toronto around AI

Moderator: Amy Matchen, Economic Development Officer, Innovation

Panel:
Bianca Lopez, Chief Identity Officer, BioConnect
Elissa Strome, Executive Director, SOSCIP
Corey Gross, CEO Sensibill (FinTech start up);
Craig Major, Start up Toronto
Andrew Graham, CEO, Borrowell

Changing within: Preparing 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

Panel
Namir Anani, CEO ,ICTC
Marlina Kinnersley, Co-founder, Fortay


11:40 - 11:50 am
AI Quiz for the audience (Round 1)

11:50 am - 1:00 pm
Networking Lunch
Luncheon Keynote (15-20 min) A presentation by Toronto Mayor John Tory

 

1:30 pm - 2 pm
AI and Healthcare: More than Medicine
Karim Ramji, Chief Information Officer, Kinark Child and Family Services and Vincent Lamanna, VP Business Solutions at Behaviour Interactive will talk about the challenges and opportunities of AI  and machine learning as they impact healthcare.


2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fireside chat: Doing business with the City.
A session on the nuts and bolts of partnership
Jim Love moderates panel with CIO Rob Meikle and Paula Kwan, head of the Civic Innovation Office . The discussion will talk about the various ways companies can do business with the City. It will  clarify the goals and objectives of the Innovation Office and how they differ or dovetail with the duties of the Chief Transformation Officer.

2: 30 pm - 2:45 pm
AI Quiz (Part 2) and Networking Break

2:45 pm  - 3:15 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

Panel:
Barb Gray - Director of Transportation
Tracey Cook - Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards
Matthew Pegg - Fire Chief & General Manager - Toronto Fire Services at City of Toronto

  
3:30 pm  
Wrap up and Close