THE WORLD’S LEADING AI SUMMIT IS COMING TO THE AMERICAS

10 – 11 APRIL 2019

THE ST-JAMES THEATRE

MONTREAL, CANADA

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WHAT’S WORLD SUMMIT AI AMERICAS?

We are launching the first ever World Summit AI Americas! Year one will be an intimate, exclusive gathering of 1000 of the major influencers in AI globally, including 60 speakers, across business, science and tech. On April 10-11, Montreal will host two full days of mind-boggling innovation, heated discussions on AI4good, applied solutions for enterprise, hands-on workshops and the development of plans for advancing the application of AI in the coming year.

Brought to you by the organisers of the World Summit AI, the global series made up of the world’s largest and most active AI community of over 40,000 members from the global AI ecosystem of enterprise, big tech, startups, investors and science from 161 countries worldwide. The WSAI Global community gathers every October at World Summit AI in Amsterdam to set the global AI agenda.

Tickets are selling fast – book now to secure your place – we will sell out.

WHAT’S ON?

You’ll hear from the most pioneering AI speakers in business, tech and science from across the world

You’ll be privy to high level closed-door discussions and plans for developing AI 

You’ll be introduced to the top tech companies creating mind-blowing AI applications

You’ll be the first to hear about the latest AI innovations and product launches from across the world

You’ll have fun !

LEARN ABOUT AI

Learn from the brightest and most influential people smashing through the boundaries of possibility in AI, including Amazon Web Services Director of AI, Pinterest CTO and Yoshua Bengio, one of the ‘fathers of AI’

“DO” AI

Join our workshops and do everything from starting your own AI experiment to deploying machine learning models to gain insight from data

AI NETWORKING

Enterprise, Science, Startups, Investors and Deep Tech will all gather in one inspiring space for two days to do business, exchange ideas, for partnerships and set the AI world alight! We also have the perfect AI-driven networking event app for you to connect with the WSAI community! 5872 connections and 2940 meetings were made through the event app in our Amsterdam event in 2018.

ENTERTAINMENT

DJ Sleeper will fly in from Los Angeles to entertain us

MEET THE AI BRAINS

YOSHUA BENGIO

Professor of Computer Science and Operations Research

University of Montreal

YOSHUA BENGIO

Professor of Computer Science and Operations Research

University of Montreal

Yoshua Bengio is Full Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research, head of the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA), CIFAR Program co-director of the CIFAR program on Learning in Machines and Brains, Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms. His main research ambition is to understand principles of learning that yield intelligence. He supervises a large group of graduate students and post-docs. His research is widely cited (over 135,000 citations found by Google Scholar in September 2017, with an H-index of 125).

Yoshua Bengio is currently action editor for the Journal of Machine Learning Research, associate editor for the Neural Computation journal, editor for Foundations and Trends in Machine Learning, and has been associate editor for the Machine Learning Journal and the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks.

GARY MARCUS

Professor of Psychology and Neural Science

New York University

GARY MARCUS

Professor of Psychology and Neural Science

New York University

DAPHNE KOLLER

Founder and CEO

insitro

DAPHNE KOLLER

Founder and CEO

insitro

Daphne Koller is the CEO and Founder of insitro, a startup company that aims to rethink drug development using machine learning. She is also the Co-Chair of the Board and Co-Founder of Coursera, the largest platform for massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Daphne was the Rajeev Motwani Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, where she served on the faculty for 18 years. She has also been the Chief Computing Officer of Calico, an Alphabet company in the healthcare space.

She is the author of over 200-refereed publications appearing in venues such as Science, Cell, and Nature Genetics.

Daphne was recognized as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2012 and Newsweek’s 10 most important people in 2010. She has been honored with multiple awards and fellowships during her career including the Sloan Foundation Faculty Fellowship in 1996, the ONR Young Investigator Award in 1998, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 1999, the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award in 2001, the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 2004, and the ACM Prize in Computing in 2008.

Daphne was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2011 and elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2014 and of the International Society of Computational Biology in 2017. Her teaching was recognized via the Stanford Medal for Excellence in Fostering Undergraduate Research, and as a Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education

CAROLINA BESSEGA

Chief Scientific Officer, Co-Founder

Stradigi AI

CAROLINA BESSEGA

Chief Scientific Officer, Co-Founder

Stradigi AI

HASSAN SAWAF

Director, Artificial Intelligence

Amazon Web Services

HASSAN SAWAF

Director, Artificial Intelligence

Amazon Web Services

KATHRYN HUME

Head of Business Development

Borealis AI

KATHRYN HUME

Head of Business Development

Borealis AI

DEEPAK AGARWAL

VP of Artificial Intelligence

LinkedIn

DEEPAK AGARWAL

VP of Artificial Intelligence

LinkedIn

NAVEEN SINGLA

Data Science Center of Excellence Lead, Crop Science

Bayer

NAVEEN SINGLA

Data Science Center of Excellence Lead, Crop Science

Bayer

MARC G. BELLEMARE

Research Scientist

Google Brain

MARC G. BELLEMARE

Research Scientist

Google Brain

JACOMO CORBO

Chief Scientist and Co-Founder

QuantumBlack

JACOMO CORBO

Chief Scientist and Co-Founder

QuantumBlack

DR SATYAM PRIYADARSHY

Halliburton Technology Fellow & Chief Data Scientist

Halliburton

DR SATYAM PRIYADARSHY

Halliburton Technology Fellow & Chief Data Scientist

Halliburton

JOSE MURILLO

Chief Analytics Officer

Grupo Financiero Banorte

JOSE MURILLO

Chief Analytics Officer

Grupo Financiero Banorte

HALLIE BENJAMIN

Senior Strategist, Ethical Machine Learning

Google

HALLIE BENJAMIN

Senior Strategist, Ethical Machine Learning

Google

ANTHONY LAMBROU

Corporate Strategy and Digital Innovation

Pfizer 

ANTHONY LAMBROU

Corporate Strategy and Digital Innovation

Pfizer 

MASON VICTORS

CPO and CTO

Recursion Pharmaceuticals

MASON VICTORS

CPO and CTO

Recursion Pharmaceuticals

CONSTANZA GOMEZ MONT

Founder and CEO

C Minds, and AI for Good Lab, Latam

CONSTANZA GOMEZ MONT

Founder and CEO

C Minds, and AI for Good Lab, Latam

MINA J. HANNA

Co-Chair

IEEE-SA Global Initiative on Ethics of AI Systems’ Policy

MINA J. HANNA

Co-Chair

IEEE-SA Global Initiative on Ethics of AI Systems’ Policy

JOLEEN LIANG

Partner

Squirrel AI Learning

JOLEEN LIANG

Partner

Squirrel AI Learning

RAVIN JESUTHASAN

Author, Managing Director and Global Practice Leader

Willis Towers Watson

RAVIN JESUTHASAN

Author, Managing Director and Global Practice Leader

Willis Towers Watson

WILL THOMPSON

Publisher, Forbes AI and Managing Director of Thought Leadership

Forbes

WILL THOMPSON

Publisher, Forbes AI and Managing Director of Thought Leadership

Forbes

ANDY PEART

CMSO

Artificial Solutions

ANDY PEART

CMSO

Artificial Solutions

Andy Peart is CMSO of Artificial Solutions, an international business that “Makes Technology Think,” believing that people should be able to interact with technology intelligently, using their own voice, in their own terminology and across whatever channel they choose.  Using a form of AI referred to as ‘Conversational AI’, Artificial Solutions allows people to talk to applications, websites and devices in a human like, intelligent and conversational way. Its Teneo platform enables non-specialists to rapidly build and deploy enterprise strength, conversational applications and deliver customer insight and personalization using conversational data. Andy has over 25 years marketing experience within the IT and natural language industry, successfully helping build innovative, technology driven organizations.

 

CHRISTOPH AUER-WELSBACH

Partner

IBM Ventures

CHRISTOPH AUER-WELSBACH

Partner

IBM Ventures

Christoph Auer-Welsbach is an experienced founder, investor, product manager, venture community builder, and speaker on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Infrastructure & Cloud and Internet of Things. Focusing on Deep Technology as partner at IBM Ventures, and applied Artificial Intelligence as the initiator of City.AI.

AMIR BANIFATEMI

General Manager of Innovation and Growth

XPRIZE

AMIR BANIFATEMI

General Manager of Innovation and Growth

XPRIZE

DR GEOFF BENTON

Director, Health R&D

23andMe

DR GEOFF BENTON

Director, Health R&D

23andMe

VALENTINE GODDARD

Founder and CEO

Artificial Intelligence Impact Alliance (AIIA)

VALENTINE GODDARD

Founder and CEO

Artificial Intelligence Impact Alliance (AIIA)

JONATHAN WARD

Head of Research

Fetch.AI

JONATHAN WARD

Head of Research

Fetch.AI

MEHRSAN JAVAN

Co-Founder and CTO

SPORTLOGiQ

MEHRSAN JAVAN

Co-Founder and CTO

SPORTLOGiQ

JULIEN LACHERE

Partner, Patent Agent, Engineer

BCF Avocats

JULIEN LACHERE

Partner, Patent Agent, Engineer

BCF Avocats

BRUNO MORENCY

Managing Director

Techstars Montreal AI

BRUNO MORENCY

Managing Director

Techstars Montreal AI

KURT BUSCH

CEO

Syntiant Corp

KURT BUSCH

CEO

Syntiant Corp

MATT OCKO

Co-Managing Partner and Co-Founder

Data Collective

MATT OCKO

Co-Managing Partner and Co-Founder

Data Collective

THIERRY PAUL

Director, Intellectual Property

Element AI

THIERRY PAUL

Director, Intellectual Property

Element AI

FIONA McEVOY

Tech Ethics Writer/Researcher & Founder

YouTheData.com 

FIONA McEVOY

Tech Ethics Writer/Researcher & Founder

YouTheData.com 

ELLIOT TURNER

Founder & CEO

AlchemyAPI & Hologram Communications 

ELLIOT TURNER

Founder & CEO

AlchemyAPI & Hologram Communications 

ABHISHEK GUPTA

Founder

Montreal AI Ethics Institute 

ABHISHEK GUPTA

Founder

Montreal AI Ethics Institute 

DAMIEN TARDIEU

Co-Founder and CEO

niland 

DAMIEN TARDIEU

Co-Founder and CEO

niland 

JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU

Technical Advisor in Innovation, Science and Competitiveness

President of the Republic of Haiti 

JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU

Technical Advisor in Innovation, Science and Competitiveness

President of the Republic of Haiti 

WHO’S COMING?

Enterprise Big Tech companies AI Tech Startups & Scaleups Academics Investors Students

CEOs CTOs COOs Founders Chief Data Officers Chief Information Officers Chief Digital Officers

VP’s Directors Heads of AI Machine Learning Data Science Technology Innovation Applied AI

Scientists Engineers Developers

Investors – progressively minded VCs, Seeds and Angels

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WHAT WE TALK ABOUT

AI IMPLEMENTATION ROADMAP : how to embed AI throughout your whole business to increase productivity, accelerate growth and broaden your customer base

MIND-BLOWING ADVANCES IN AI: Genuinely ground-breaking new innovations in AI soon to go into full-scale application

AI USE CASES : cross-industry enterprise stories of how AI has transformed businesses, the impact on the bottom line, the hurdles and challenges faced, what’s fact and what’s not

ADVANCES IN THE AI REVOLUTION  from the world’s leading tech innovators across industry & academia – the recent breakthroughs in natural language processing, artificial general intelligence, AI and robotics, image and voice recognition, and learning from encrypted data

HOW TO ATTRACT, MANAGE, DEVELOP & GROW THE AI TALENT POOL : engaging and enticing talent to be a part of your organization and embracing a culture of test and learn to upskill and reskill your workforce

AI ETHICS, SAFETY & CREATING VALUE-ALIGNED SYSTEMSbuilding responsible and controlled AI

ANALYSING THE SOCIAL & ECONOMIC IMPACT OF AIimplications for productivity, wages and employment

INVESTORSUnderstanding what investors are looking for and how to get a share of the AI investment pie

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WORLD SUMMIT AI GLOBAL SERIES

NEW!  An exclusive gathering of the major AI players, 1000 delegates, and 60 industry-disrupting AI brains as speakers, for two days of mind-boggling innovation, heated discussions on AI ethics and AI4good, applied solutions for enterprise, hands-on workshops, knowledge-sharing, networking and entertainment

World Summit AI Americas, 10 & 11 April 2019, Montreal, Canada

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World Summit AI will once again gather the global AI ecosystem of Enterprise, Big Tech, Startups, Investors and Science, the brightest brains in AI as speakers next October in Amsterdam to tackle head-on the most burning AI issues and set the global AI agenda.

 

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NEW!  Over 100 affiliated events, round tables, workshops, investor days and exclusive private meetings will take place in conjunction with World Summit AI in a WORLD first this October in Amsterdam. Pre-register and we’ll notify you when registration is live!

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"The best event for feeling the global pulse of AI"

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Sainsbury’s Argos

"Biggest European AI Event with a great mixture of participants from students, startups to enterprises and provides insights from coders to Business Managers"

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"Great event where enterprise and academia meet to join forces and push the limits of AI even further"

Senior Scientist at
Philips

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Stradigi AI helps enterprise clients transform their business using platform agnostic solutions.

Powered by one of Canada’s largest applied research labs, their cutting edge solutions drive innovation and strategic growth in a secure and scalable way.

With offices in Montreal and Toronto, Stradigi AI is well-positioned to serve global clients.

Visit www.stradigi.ai to learn more.

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BCF is the go-to firm for business leaders, growing companies and well-established global enterprises who have chosen Québec and Canada as a stepping stone to growth and success. BCF understands its clients’ commercial activities and is well-positioned to partner with organizations: from first-time entrepreneurs to well-established public or private organizations to brokerage, venture capital or private equity firms. BCF’s team helps turn clients’ dreams into viable and innovative businesses. With humility, creativity, generosity, intensity and authenticity, BCF has earned the trust of companies in all sectors of activity in Québec, throughout Canada and elsewhere in the world, developing close relationships with renowned firms, and helps clients reach their growth objectives by providing pragmatic and forward-thinking solutions.

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