PROGRAMME 2019

We’ve packed the agenda with groundbreaking presentations from across business and science, hot-off-the-press AI announcements , heated panels , lots of lovely tech workshopscoding classes and more.

As always, in conjunction with Ada-AI, we’ve placed a BIG focus on #AI4Good to make sure that wonderfully capable technological methods like deep learning and machine learning are developed in a way that makes the world a better place.

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PROGRAMME

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  • Wednesday 10th
  • 07:30 - 09:00
    REGISTRATION
  • 09:00 - 09:20
    WELCOME Yoshua Bengio - Professor of Computer Science and Operations Research, Université de Montréal
    Carolina Bessega - Chief Scientific Officer, Co-Founder, Stradigi AI
    Will Thompson, Publisher, Forbes AI and Managing Director of Thought Leadership
    • Yoshua Bengio - Professor of Computer Science and Operations Research, Université de Montréal

    • Carolina Bessega - Chief Scientific Officer, Co-Founder, Stradigi AI

    • Will Thompson, Publisher, Forbes AI and Managing Director of Thought Leadership

  • MORNING PLENARY: EXAMINING THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN DEEP LEARNING
    • 09:20 - 09:45
      OPENING HEADLINER: Moving beyond supervised deep learning Yoshua Bengio - Professor of Computer Science and Operations Research, Université de Montréal
      • Yoshua Bengio - Professor of Computer Science and Operations Research, Université de Montréal

    • 09:45 - 10:10
      HEADLINER: Understanding how value predictions shape deep representations Marc G Bellemare - Research scientist at Google Brain in Montreal, Canada, a CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brain Fellow, and an adjunct professor at McGill University
      • Marc G Bellemare - Research scientist at Google Brain in Montreal, Canada, a CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brain Fellow, and an adjunct professor at McGill University

    • 10:10 - 10:30
      HEADLINER: How AI adaptive technology can upgrade the education industry - Using MIBA, MCM, Deep Learning and NKC for AI+ adaptive education Joleen Liang, Partner, Squirrel AI Learning
      • Joleen Liang, Partner, Squirrel AI Learning

    • 10:30 - 10:55
      HEADLINER: Redefining the relationship between humans and technology using natural language processing to deliver a great conversational UI Hassan Sawaf - Director, Artificial Intelligence, Amazon Web Services
      • Hassan Sawaf - Director, Artificial Intelligence, Amazon Web Services

    • 10:55 - 11:10
      SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Towards AI as Commons Amir Banifatemi - General Manager of Innovation and Growth, XPRIZE
      Yoshua Bengio - Professor of Computer Science and Operations Research, Université de Montréal
      Myriam Côté, Director of AI for Humanity, Mila
      • Amir Banifatemi - General Manager of Innovation and Growth, XPRIZE

      • Yoshua Bengio - Professor of Computer Science and Operations Research, Université de Montréal

      • Myriam Côté, Director of AI for Humanity, Mila

  • 11:10 - 11:40
    REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING
  • MORNING PLENARY:ETHICS: CREATING UNBIASED AND TRANSPARENT AI Will Thompson, Publisher, Forbes AI and Managing Director of Thought Leadership
    • 11:40 - 12:05
      HEADLINER: Using machine learning to build explainable, transparent and accountable algorithms Carolina Bessega - Chief Scientific Officer, Co-Founder, Stradigi AI
      • Carolina Bessega - Chief Scientific Officer, Co-Founder, Stradigi AI

    • 12:05 - 12:15
      HEADLINER OPENING: Exploring the opportunity for leadership in ethical & responsible AI Mahdi Amri, National AI Services Leader – Omnia AI, Deloitte Canada’s AI practice
      • Mahdi Amri, National AI Services Leader – Omnia AI, Deloitte Canada’s AI practice

        Madhi Amri is the National AI Services Leader of Omnia AI, Deloitte Canada’s AI Practice. He has 17-plus years of consulting and industry experience in financial markets, possessing specializations in financial instrument valuation and risk management implementation. Mahdi supports external and internal audit teams in valuing complex derivatives and structured products for Deloitte’s largest financial institution clients and multinational clients in Canada. He also provides financial risk management advisory services to a wide range of clients, including banks, insurance companies and multinational corporations. M. Amri has significant regulatory experience and led several commitments related to compliance with the new IFRS9 standard. Before joining Deloitte, Mahdi held several treasury and risk management positions with financial institutions and multinational corporations in Canada

    • 12:35 - 13:05
      PANEL DISCUSSION: How can we ensure algorithmic fairness and avoid bias, or do the proposed solutions themselves create inherent bias? Hallie Benjamin, Senior Strategist, Ethical Machine Learning, Google
      Mina J Hanna, co-Chair, IEEE-SA Global Initiative on Ethics of AI Systems' Policy Committee, Chair IEEE-USA AI & AS Policy Committee
      Jacomo Corbo, Chief Scientist and Co-Founder, QuantumBlack
      Phil Mitsopoulos, Head of Partnerships, Stradigi AI

       

      Hallie Benjamin, Senior Strategist, Ethical Machine Learning, Google

      Mina J Hanna, co-Chair, IEEE-SA Global Initiative on Ethics of AI Systems’ Policy Committee, Chair IEEE-USA AI & AS Policy Committee

      Jacomo Corbo, Chief Scientist and Co-Founder, QuantumBlack

      Moderator: Phil Mitsopoulos, Head of Partnerships, Stradigi AI

      • Hallie Benjamin, Senior Strategist, Ethical Machine Learning, Google

      • Mina J Hanna, co-Chair, IEEE-SA Global Initiative on Ethics of AI Systems' Policy Committee, Chair IEEE-USA AI & AS Policy Committee

      • Jacomo Corbo, Chief Scientist and Co-Founder, QuantumBlack

      • Phil Mitsopoulos, Head of Partnerships, Stradigi AI

  • 12:15 - 12:35
    PANEL DISCUSSION: Exploring the opportunity for leadership in ethical & responsible AI Chadi Habib, Executive Vice President Information Technology, Desjardins Group
    Murat Kristal, Associate Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems; Program Director, Master of Business Analytics (MBAN), Schulich School of Business
    Jason Garay, Vice President, Analytics & Informatics, Cancer Care Ontario & Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto
    Amir Belkhelladi, Lead Partner, Risk Advisory, Eastern Canada, Deloitte Canada
    • The ethical concerns & lack of understanding of AI are a barrier to greater adoption
    • The concerns of individual Canadians matter because they are decision-makers and opinion leaders
    • They impact how businesses choose to invest and whether governments support or constrain AI adoption

    Chadi Habib, Executive Vice President Information Technology, Desjardins Group

    Murat Kristal, Associate Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems; Program Director, Master of Business Analytics (MBAN), Schulich School of Business

    Jason Garay, Vice President, Analytics & Informatics, Cancer Care Ontario & Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto

    Moderator: Amir Belkhelladi, Lead Partner, Risk Advisory, Eastern Canada, Deloitte Canada

    • Chadi Habib, Executive Vice President Information Technology, Desjardins Group

    • Murat Kristal, Associate Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems; Program Director, Master of Business Analytics (MBAN), Schulich School of Business

    • Jason Garay, Vice President, Analytics & Informatics, Cancer Care Ontario & Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto

    • Amir Belkhelladi, Lead Partner, Risk Advisory, Eastern Canada, Deloitte Canada

  • 13:05 - 14:00
    LUNCH & NETWORKING
  • STREAM 1A USE CASES Examining practical cases of AI in action in enterprise and how it has transformed the business Will Thompson, Publisher, Forbes AI and Managing Director of Thought Leadership
    • 14:00 - 14:20
      Enterprise Story 1 Bahman Bahmani, Director of Data Science, Rakuten
      • Bahman Bahmani, Director of Data Science, Rakuten

    • 14:20 - 14:40
      Enterprise Story 2: How Thales uses AI to accelerate adoption in critical systems Freddy Lecue, Chief AI Scientist at CortAIx, Thales
      • Freddy Lecue, Chief AI Scientist at CortAIx, Thales

    • 14:40 - 15:00
      Enterprise Story 3: Applied AI at Ericsson for 5G and IoT Opportunities Nimish Radia, Head of Global AI Accelerator - North America, Ericsson
      • Nimish Radia, Head of Global AI Accelerator - North America, Ericsson

    • 15:00 - 15:20
      Enterprise Story 4: Three use cases of conversational UI in the enterprise Andy Peart, CMSO, Artificial Solutions
      • Andy Peart, CMSO, Artificial Solutions

    • 15:20 - 15:40
      Enterprise Story 5: Combining AI with behavioural economics to make your analytics investment pay off Jose Murillo - Chief Analytics Officer, Grupo Financiero Banorte
      • Jose Murillo - Chief Analytics Officer, Grupo Financiero Banorte

    • 15:40 - 16:00
      Enterprise Story 6: How Shopify builds AI-powered products at scale to offer financial solutions to merchants Kyle Tate, Senior Data Science Lead, Shopify
      • Kyle Tate, Senior Data Science Lead, Shopify

  • STREAM 2 Shagun Maheshwari, Innovator at The Knowledge Society
    • 14:00 - 14:30
      Panel Discussion: Hot pick of AI disruptors Dan Belcher, Co-Founder, mabl
      Michel Dubois, Vice President QA & Artificial Intelligence, Newtrax Technologies Inc
      Erkin Adylov, Founder and CEO, Behavox
      Charles Roberts, Co-Founder & Chief Partnership Officer, Freenome
      Kurt Busch, CEO, Syntiant Corp
      Bruno Morency, Managing Director, Techstars Montreal AI

      Kurt Busch, CEO, Syntiant Corp

      Dan Belcher, Co-Founder, mabl

      Erkin Adylov, Founder and CEO, Behavox

      Michel Dubois, Vice President QA & Artificial Intelligence, Newtrax Technologies Inc

      Charles Roberts, Co-Founder & Chief Partnership Officer, Freenome

      Moderator: Bruno Morency, Managing Director, Techstars Montreal AI

       

      • Dan Belcher, Co-Founder, mabl

      • Michel Dubois, Vice President QA & Artificial Intelligence, Newtrax Technologies Inc

      • Erkin Adylov, Founder and CEO, Behavox

      • Charles Roberts, Co-Founder & Chief Partnership Officer, Freenome

      • Kurt Busch, CEO, Syntiant Corp

      • Bruno Morency, Managing Director, Techstars Montreal AI

    • 14:30 - 14:40
      Startup Story Gwendal Bihan, CEO, Axionable
      • Gwendal Bihan, CEO, Axionable

    • 14:50 - 16:20
      Stradigi Workshop: Augment and Enhance: AI and the Customer Journey Carolina Bessega - Chief Scientific Officer, Co-Founder, Stradigi AI
      Jaime Camacaro, Chief Innovation Officer, Co-Founder, Stradigi AI

      Immediacy, convenience, personalization: these are all keywords that come to mind when we think about the evolution of the customer journey. Businesses have been forced to reinvent themselves to make meaningful connections with clients at every step of their journey: acquisition, retention, and loyalty. Businesses who are finding and keeping clients are going above and beyond the basics of smart targeting and savvy customer service.

      Our workshop aims to answer: how can your business enhance the journey of its customers with AI-driven models? To answer this question, we will unpack four key areas: (1) growing your reach; (2) inspiring action; (3) driving conversions; (4) engaging meaningfully with your customers. Come with an open mind and expect to leave with actionable takeaways in your back pocket to implement now.

       

      Workshop Hosts:

       

      Carolina Bessega, Chief Scientific Officer, Co-Founder, Stradigi AI
      Jaime Camacaro, Chief Innovation Officer, Co-Founder, Stradigi AI

      • Carolina Bessega - Chief Scientific Officer, Co-Founder, Stradigi AI

      • Jaime Camacaro, Chief Innovation Officer, Co-Founder, Stradigi AI

    • 16:30 - 17:30
      BCF Workshop: Immigration: Your stepping stone to success Elsa Agostinho, Lawyer, BCF Avocats d'affaires
      Christina Karadimos, Lawyer, BCF Avocats d'affaires

      Canada is great ey? A few interesting scenarios to ponder (1) So, you have tons of work, great projects in the pipeline, have super meetings set-up with super people, but do you have enough manpower to meet your current and upcoming needs…  Wait… can I hire this foreign worker? (2) I’m packing up and moving to Canada! Great country with tons of awesome companies and I scored a deal on my flight ticket! Insert Canadian Immigration Officer: “Where is your work permit Sir?” Insert Excited Traveller: Tiny beads of sweat start forming on their forehead… (3) Well, Canada is just fabulous and I am coming over to start and operate my business. What do work permit do I need to get started?

      Whether you are: Looking to start and operate your company in Canada, Have a prospective employer in Canada that wishes to hire you, or, Are already operating in Canada but are struggling to meet you manpower needs, BCF can help you and provide you with the immigration assistance you need to make your project, dreams, and adventure a success. Come join us for a fun and exciting workshop where we will guide you and provide you with valuable information to get to saying ey in no time.

      Workshop Hosts: 

      Elsa Agostinho, Lawyer, BCF Avocats d’affaires
      Christina Karadimos, Lawyer, BCF Avocats d’affaires

      • Elsa Agostinho, Lawyer, BCF Avocats d'affaires

      • Christina Karadimos, Lawyer, BCF Avocats d'affaires

  • 16:00 - 16:30
    REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING
  • AFTERNOON PLENARY: AI for good Will Thompson, Publisher, Forbes AI and Managing Director of Thought Leadership
    • 16:30 - 16:50
      EXCLUSIVE: Lessons to be learned from the Montreal Declaration on the Responsible Development of Artificial Intelligence Marc-Antoine Dilhac, Associate Professor, Dept of Philosophy, Université de Montréal, Canada Research Chair in Public Ethics
      Nathalie De Marcellis-Warin, President and Chief Executive Officer at CIRANO and Professor, Polytechnique de Montréal

      Speakers:
      Marc-Antoine Dilhac, Associate Professor, Dept of Philosophy, Université de Montréal, Canada Research Chair in Public Ethics

      Nathalie De Marcellis-Warin, President and Chief Executive Officer at CIRANO and Professor, Polytechnique de Montréal

      • Marc-Antoine Dilhac, Associate Professor, Dept of Philosophy, Université de Montréal, Canada Research Chair in Public Ethics

      • Nathalie De Marcellis-Warin, President and Chief Executive Officer at CIRANO and Professor, Polytechnique de Montréal

    • 16:50 - 17:00
      How AI is changing Montreal Hubert Bolduc, CEO, Montréal International
      • Hubert Bolduc, CEO, Montréal International

    • 17:00 - 17:30
      PANEL DISCUSSION: Democratising the use of AI for good Constanza Gomez Mont - Founder and CEO, C Minds
      Alejandro Saucedo, Chief Scientist at the Institute for Ethical AI & Machine Learning
      Valentine Goddard - Founder and CEO, Artificial Intelligence Impact Alliance (AIIA) and Member of the United Nations Expert Group on the transformative impact of new technologies
      Fiona J. McEvoy, Tech Ethics Researcher/Writer & Founder of YouTheData.com

      Constanza Gomez Mont, Founder and CEO, C Minds and AI for Good Lab, Latam

      Valentine Goddard, Founder and CEO, Artificial Intelligence Impact Alliance (AIIA) and Member of the United Nations Expert Group on the transformative impact of new technologies

      Alejandro Saucedo, Chief Scientist at the Institute for Ethical AI & Machine Learning

      Moderator: Fiona J. McEvoy, Tech Ethics Researcher/Writer & Founder of YouTheData.com

      • Constanza Gomez Mont - Founder and CEO, C Minds

      • Alejandro Saucedo, Chief Scientist at the Institute for Ethical AI & Machine Learning

      • Valentine Goddard - Founder and CEO, Artificial Intelligence Impact Alliance (AIIA) and Member of the United Nations Expert Group on the transformative impact of new technologies

      • Fiona J. McEvoy, Tech Ethics Researcher/Writer & Founder of YouTheData.com

  • 17:30 - 17:40
    CLOSE OF SUMMIT DAY ONE Christoph Auer-Welsbach, Partner, IBM Ventures
    • Christoph Auer-Welsbach, Partner, IBM Ventures

  • 17:30 - 18:30
    Inspired Minds Drinks
  • Thursday 11th
  • 08:00 - 09:00
    REGISTRATION
  • 09:00 - 09:20
    WELCOME Sara Conejo Cervantes, Spokesperson on Gender and Equality Inspired Minds
    Sarah Porter, CEO and Founder, InspiredMinds
    Fiona J. McEvoy, Tech Ethics Researcher/Writer & Founder of YouTheData.com

    WELCOME: Sara Conejo Cervantes, Spokesperson on Gender and Equality, InspiredMinds

    WELCOME:  Sarah Porter, CEO and Founder, Inspired Minds

    Chair: Fiona J. McEvoy, Tech Ethics Researcher/Writer & Founder of YouTheData.com

    • Sara Conejo Cervantes, Spokesperson on Gender and Equality Inspired Minds

    • Sarah Porter, CEO and Founder, InspiredMinds

    • Fiona J. McEvoy, Tech Ethics Researcher/Writer & Founder of YouTheData.com

  • 09:20 - 09:55
    PANEL DISCUSSION: How can government leverage the use of AI to improve the infrastructure in the country? Javier Barreiro, CTO of AGESIC, Presidential Agency for e-Government and Information Society of Uruguay
    Ashley Casovan, Director for Data Architecture and Innovation, Government of Canada
    Mauricio Marcos Mera, CIO of the Ministry of Social Development of Chile
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Technical Advisor in Innovation, Science and Competitiveness to the President of the Republic of Haiti
    Mina J Hanna, co-Chair, IEEE-SA Global Initiative on Ethics of AI Systems' Policy Committee, Chair IEEE-USA AI & AS Policy Committee

    Javier Barreiro, CTO of AGESIC, Presidential Agency for e-Government and Information Society of Uruguay
    Ashley Casovan, Director for Data Architecture and Innovation, Government of Canada
    Mauricio Marcos Mera, CIO of the Ministry of Social Development of Chile
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Technical Advisor in Innovation, Science and Competitiveness to the President of the Republic of Haiti

    Moderator: Mina J Hanna, co-Chair, IEEE-SA Global Initiative on Ethics of AI Systems’ Policy Committee, Chair IEEE-USA AI & AS Policy Committee

    • Javier Barreiro, CTO of AGESIC, Presidential Agency for e-Government and Information Society of Uruguay

    • Ashley Casovan, Director for Data Architecture and Innovation, Government of Canada

    • Mauricio Marcos Mera, CIO of the Ministry of Social Development of Chile

    • Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Technical Advisor in Innovation, Science and Competitiveness to the President of the Republic of Haiti

    • Mina J Hanna, co-Chair, IEEE-SA Global Initiative on Ethics of AI Systems' Policy Committee, Chair IEEE-USA AI & AS Policy Committee

  • 09:55 - 10:20
    HEADLINER: Rebooting AI: Why AI still needs new ideas Prof Gary Marcus, Professor of Psychology and Neural Science, New York University
    • Prof Gary Marcus, Professor of Psychology and Neural Science, New York University

  • 10:20 - 10:50
    PANEL DISCUSSION: How to get past the problem of data fragmentation to get access to good quality data at scale Daphne Koller, Founder and CEO, insitro
    Dr Geoff Benton, Director, Health R&D, 23andMe
    Mason Victors, CPO and CTO, Recursion Pharmaceuticals
    Chris Kakkanatt, Data Science Team Leader, Pfizer
    Will Thompson, Publisher, Forbes AI and Managing Director of Thought Leadership

    The panel will discuss how the healthcare industry has addressed this issue whilst dealing with the ethical issues surrounding data-sharing and ask how can these lessons translate into other industries where data-sharing holds the key to success?

    Professor Daphne Koller, Founder and CEO, insitro. Co-founder, Coursera. Formerly Professor in CS and Pathology at Stanford (now adjunct)

    Dr Geoff Benton, Director, Health R&D, 23andMe

    Mason Victors, CPO and CTO, Recursion Pharmaceuticals

    Chris Kakkanatt, Data Science Team Leader, Pfizer

    Moderator: Will Thompson, Publisher, Forbes AI and Managing Director of Thought Leadership

     

    • Daphne Koller, Founder and CEO, insitro

    • Dr Geoff Benton, Director, Health R&D, 23andMe

    • Mason Victors, CPO and CTO, Recursion Pharmaceuticals

    • Chris Kakkanatt, Data Science Team Leader, Pfizer

    • Will Thompson, Publisher, Forbes AI and Managing Director of Thought Leadership

  • 10:50 - 11:15
    HEADLINER: Machine learning: A new approach to drug development Daphne Koller, Founder and CEO, insitro
    • Daphne Koller, Founder and CEO, insitro

  • 11:15 - 11:40
    REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING
  • STREAM 1 USE CASES Examining practical cases of AI in action in enterprise and how it has transformed the business Fiona J. McEvoy, Tech Ethics Researcher/Writer & Founder of YouTheData.com
    • 11:40 - 12:00
      Enterprise Story 7: AI at Bombardier Thomas Reid, Head of AI, Advanced Technology Office, Bombardier
      • Thomas Reid, Head of AI, Advanced Technology Office, Bombardier

    • 12:00 - 12:20
      Enterprise Story 8: How the National Bank of Canada uses AI to improve customer experience Lionel Pimpin, Senior Vice President, Digital Channels and P&C Strategies, National Bank of Canada
      • Lionel Pimpin, Senior Vice President, Digital Channels and P&C Strategies, National Bank of Canada

    • 12:20 - 12:40
      Enterprise Story 9: How Bayer uses AI to ensure food security and promote environmental sustainability Naveen Singla, Data Science Center of Excellence Lead, Crop Science, Bayer
      • Naveen Singla, Data Science Center of Excellence Lead, Crop Science, Bayer

    • 12:40 - 13:00
      Enterprise Story 10: Using AI to strengthen predictive capabilities and drive content curation Daniel Monteiro, R&D Leader, TV Globo
      • Daniel Monteiro, R&D Leader, TV Globo

    • 13:00 - 13:20
      Enterprise Story 11: Revolutionizing sports team performance and fan engagement with AI Mehrsan Javan, Co-Founder and CTO, Sportlogiq
      • Mehrsan Javan, Co-Founder and CTO, Sportlogiq

  • STREAM 2 Startups, Scaleups and Unicorns Shagun Maheshwari, Innovator at The Knowledge Society
    • 11:40 - 12:20
      Panel Session: Startup to buyout - how to build a successful AI startup Elliot Turner, Founder & CEO, AlchemyAPI (IBM Watson)
      Damien Tardieu, Co-Founder and CEO, Niland (Spotify)
      Joshua Pantony, Co-Founder & CTO, Maluuba (Microsoft
      Joleen Liang, Partner, Squirrel AI Learning
      Christoph Auer-Welsbach, Partner, IBM Ventures

      Founders of startups that have been acquired share their challenges and experiences

      Elliot Turner, Founder & CEO, AlchemyAPI (IBM Watson)

      Damien Tardieu, Co-Founder and CEO, Niland (Spotify)
      Joshua Pantony, Co-Founder & CTO, Maluuba (Microsoft)
      Joleen Liang, Partner, Squirrel AI Learning

      Moderator: Christoph Auer-Welsbach, Partner, IBM Ventures

      • Elliot Turner, Founder & CEO, AlchemyAPI (IBM Watson)

      • Damien Tardieu, Co-Founder and CEO, Niland (Spotify)

      • Joshua Pantony, Co-Founder & CTO, Maluuba (Microsoft

      • Joleen Liang, Partner, Squirrel AI Learning

      • Christoph Auer-Welsbach, Partner, IBM Ventures

    • 12:20 - 12:50
      Panel Discussion: Investing in the Americas - The rise of an AI-startup nation Jean-Sebastien Cournoyer, Co-founder and Partner, Real Ventures
      Milad Alucozai, Founding Partner, Good AI Capital
      Sophie Forest, Managing Partner, Brightspark Ventures
      Marc Michel, Managing Partner, Runway Venture Partners
      Christoph Auer-Welsbach, Partner, IBM Ventures

       

        • What are the current investment trends?
        • What are the 3 key things that investors look for before investing their money?
        • What top tips can you offer to startups looking to attract investment?

       

      Panellists:

      Sophie Forest, Managing Partner, Brightspark Ventures

      Jean-Sebastien Cournoyer, Co-founder and Partner, Real Ventures

      Milad Alucozai, Founding Partner, Good AI Capital

      Matt Ocko, Co-Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Data Collective and Managing Director of Archimedes Capital

      Marc Michel, Managing Partner, Runway Venture Partners

      Moderator: Christoph Auer-Welsbach, Partner, IBM Ventures

      • Jean-Sebastien Cournoyer, Co-founder and Partner, Real Ventures

      • Milad Alucozai, Founding Partner, Good AI Capital

      • Sophie Forest, Managing Partner, Brightspark Ventures

      • Marc Michel, Managing Partner, Runway Venture Partners

      • Christoph Auer-Welsbach, Partner, IBM Ventures

    • 12:50 - 13:20
      Panel Session: Maintain your edge in the AI world; own your Intellectual Property (IP) Thierry Paul. Director, Intellectual Property, Element AI
      Guillaume Salou, Machine Learning Services Team Leader, OVH
      Tuba Yamaç, Partner, BCF Avocats
      Julien Lacheré - Partner, Patent Agent, Engineer, BCF Avocats

      Industry experts will share their views on topics ranging from the landscape of IP in the field of AI, strategic use of IP rights to support business models and how transp

      Thierry Paul. Director, Intellectual Property, Element AI

      Guillaume Salou, Machine Learning Services Team Leader, OVH

      Tuba Yamaç, Partner, BCF Avocats

       

      Moderator: Julien Lacheré, Partner, Patent Agent, Engineer, BCF Avocats

       

      • Thierry Paul. Director, Intellectual Property, Element AI

      • Guillaume Salou, Machine Learning Services Team Leader, OVH

      • Tuba Yamaç, Partner, BCF Avocats

      • Julien Lacheré - Partner, Patent Agent, Engineer, BCF Avocats

  • 13:20 - 14:20
    LUNCH & NETWORKING
  • STREAM 1 Deep Dive tech talks Will Thompson, Publisher, Forbes AI and Managing Director of Thought Leadership
    • 14:20 - 14:40
      Tech Talk 1: Harnessing the wisdom of digital crowds; building a decentralised collective intelligence for the economy of things Jonathan Ward, Head of Research at Fetch.AI
      • Jonathan Ward, Head of Research at Fetch.AI

    • 14:40 - 15:00
      Tech Talk 2: Robust machine-learning ideas for AI engineering Dragos Margineantu, AI Chief Technologist / Technical Fellow - Boeing Research & Technology
      • Dragos Margineantu, AI Chief Technologist / Technical Fellow - Boeing Research & Technology

    • 15:00 - 15:20
      Tech Talk 3: Baidu’s Initiative in Creating the Future of Intelligent Transportation (By Skype) Hao Liu, Research Scientist at Business Intelligence Lab, Baidu Research (remotely)
      • Hao Liu, Research Scientist at Business Intelligence Lab, Baidu Research (remotely)

    • 15:20 - 15:40
      Tech Talk 4 : AI-based Autonomous Response: Are Humans Ready? David Masson, Director of Enterprise Cyber Security, Darktrace
      • David Masson, Director of Enterprise Cyber Security, Darktrace

  • STREAM 2 : Workshops
    • 14:20 - 15:20
      BCF WORKSHOP: Navigating Intellectual Property in AI and Data Sciences Julien Lacheré - Partner, Patent Agent, Engineer, BCF Avocats
      Jocelyn Auger, Partner, BCF Avocats

      For AI-based companies, devising impactful intellectual property (IP) strategies that serve business objectives is not a straightforward exercise. What forms of IP rights best serve those objectives? Trade-secrets? Copyrights? Publications? Patents? Shall we leverage open source technologies or develop proprietary technologies? This workshop will provide an overview of the IP rights available for AI-based technologies. Real-life examples will be presented and discussed.

       

      Workshop Hosts:

      Julien Lacheré, Partner, Patent Agent, Engineer, BCF Avocats
      Jocelyn Auger, Partner, BCF Avocats

       

      • Julien Lacheré - Partner, Patent Agent, Engineer, BCF Avocats

      • Jocelyn Auger, Partner, BCF Avocats

  • 15:40 - 16:05
    REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING
  • AFTERNOON PLENARY: FUTURE GAZING Will Thompson, Publisher, Forbes AI and Managing Director of Thought Leadership
    • 16:05 - 16:30
      HEADLINER: Beyond automation: How can enterprises achieve the creative potential of AI? Kathryn Hume, Director of Business Development, Borealis AI
      • Kathryn Hume, Director of Business Development, Borealis AI

    • 16:30 - 16:55
      HEADLINER: Work in the era of AI – Have we reached Peak Human? Ravin Jesuthasan, Author and Managing Director and Global Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson
      • Ravin Jesuthasan, Author and Managing Director and Global Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson

    • 16:55 - 17:20
      CLOSING HEADLINER (BY SKYPE) Ruslan Salakhutdinov, Associate Professor in Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University (remotely)
      • Ruslan Salakhutdinov, Associate Professor in Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University (remotely)

  • 17:20 - 17:21
    CLOSE OF WSAI AMERICAS

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