Big Data & AI Toronto 2019 Program

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1Room 203: Big Data Strategy

  • Track:
    Leadership
  • Track Keynote: Beyond Big Data

    10:30 am - 11:00 am
    Overcome organizational challenges with strategic change management
    • Noelly Tamez Program Director, e-City Programs City Of Toronto

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  • Developing a Highly Competitive Team

    11:00 am - 11:30 am
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  • Panel: Experimenting With Big Data

    11:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Learn from success stories (and failures)
    • Anthony Hooper AVP Software and Big Data AT&T

    • Eugene Wen VP Group Advanced Analytics Manulife

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  • Networking Lunch

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  • Data Engineers: The New Kids on the Block

    1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
    2019 has been dubbed as the year of the data engineer, bringing AI to the forefront
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  • Agile Methodologies

    1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
    How agile practices can help fix your Big Data challenges
    • Dominic Fortin Sr. Director, Business Intelligence & Advanced Analytics The Cooperators

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  • Panel: Intelligent Decision-Making

    2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
    The role of AI, IoT and Big Data in generating business intelligence
    • Sarah Sun Chief Data Strategist Goldspot Discoveries Inc.

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  • Networking Break

    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Data Integrity

    3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
    How blockchain technology can advance transparency and data security
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  • The Rise of the Data Curator

    4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
    Will data curators be the future of data governance?
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  • NextGen Data Visualization

    4:45 pm - 5:15 pm
    The latest approaches to data visualization and the impact of VR
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2Room 201F: Big Data Technical

  • Track:
    Tools & Platforms
  • MASTERCLASS: Spark for Data Science

    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    1-hour skill-based workshop hosted by WeCloud Data
  • Track Keynote: The Future of Data Science

    10:30 am - 11:00 am
    The evolution of Data Science
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  • The NextGen of Big Data Platforms

    11:00 am - 11:30 am
    100s of PetaBytes with real-time access
    • Reza Shiftehar Engineering Manager, Hadoop Platform Team Uber

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  • New Data

    11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Integrating new data sets into existing data streams
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  • Data Science Automation

    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
    Learn about the characteristics and the process of data science automation
    • Ikjyot Singh Kohli Senior Manager, Data Science & Analytics Cineplex

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  • Networking Lunch

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Win Back Your Day: Stronger, Better, Faster Data Insights with Self-Service Analytics

    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    This session appeals equally to anyone who wants to work more efficiently with their data and covers the needs of analysts, data scientists, managers and business leaders.
    • Alteryx

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  • Panel: Shifting Towards a Python Environment

    2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
    Use cases and best practices
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  • Kubernetes: The Latest in the Ecosystem

    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    The hottest technology in the ecosystem
    • Anthony Hooper AVP Software and Big Data AT&T

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  • Networking Break

    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Dark Data

    3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
    Unlock a world of undigitized opportunities
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  • Graphical Databases

    4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
    Learn more about the future of Big Data
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  • Enhancing UX

    4:45 pm - 5:15 pm
    Enhancing the user experience of financial clients without leaking trading secrets
    • Mathieu Cliche Data Scientist Bloomberg LP

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3Room 202: AI Strategy

  • Track:
    International Opportunities
  • Track Keynote: State of Global AI

    10:30 am - 11:00 am
    What does AI development look like Globally
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  • Asian Market Analysis

    11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Hear a big-picture analysis of what's going on in the AI market in Asia
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  • Panel: International AI

    11:30 am - 12:15 pm
    A discussion with insights from different AI markets around the world
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  • Networking Lunch

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  • Case Study: Israel

    1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
    A case study from one of the world's greatest AI hubs
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  • Case Study: China

    1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
    A case study from one of the world's greatest AI hubs
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  • Case Study: Root AI

    2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
    A case study from Agriculture industry
    • Josh Lessig Co-Founder & CEO Root.ai

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  • Case Study: France

    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    A case study from one of the world's greatest AI hubs
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  • Networking Break

    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Case Study: Ford Motor Company

    3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
    Insight from Ford's user interaction design
    • Shyamala Prayaga Conversational Interaction Designer Ford Motor Company

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  • Case Study: UK

    4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
    A case study from one of the world's greatest AI hubs
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  • Canada's Committment to Supporting AI Businesses

    4:45 pm - 5:15 pm
    How is Canada supporting and promoting Canadian AI companies
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4Room 201D: AI Technical

  • Track:
    Models & Methods
  • Adding Value with Applied Machine Learning

    10:30 am - 11:00 am
    A strategic guide with real world technical examples
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  • Cloud AI

    11:00 am - 11:30 am
    How to integrate Cloud AI into your suite
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  • CRM Analytics

    11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    How the Hopper app reached 3m downloads
    • Patrick Surry Chief Data Scientist Hopper

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  • NLP Methods

    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
    Techniques for developing effective NLP capabilities
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  • Networking Lunch

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Interpreting Machine Learning Models with SAS

    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    Approaches to help interpret Machines Learning models that rely on visualizations and model agnostic algorithms
    • SAS

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  • Deploying Machine Learning at Bell

    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    How the Bell AI Labs are applying innovative research to business challenges
    • Kevin Ferreira, Ph.D. Senior Manager, AI Labs Bell Canada

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  • Industry Session led by Pachyderm

    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Pachyderm

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  • Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy in Space

    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Navigating and growing in the international New Space Economy
    • Rohaan Ahmed Mission Systems and Project Engineer MDA Corporation

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  • Networking Break

    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Taking a peek under the hood: Interpreting black box models

    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    How to interpret black box models without compromising performance
    • Jennifer Nguyen Lead Data Scientist Sun Life Financial

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  • Xanadu AI

    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Quantum computing and it's impact on the tech industry
    • Christian Weedbrook Founder & CEO Xanadu

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AI Theatre

  • AI Solutions

    6:00 am - 7:00 am
  • Industry Session led by VSoft Labs

    9:30 am - 10:00 am
    • VSoft Labs

  • Industry Session led by Adastra

    10:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Adastra

  • Semantic Technologies

    10:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Conversational Technologies

    11:15 am - 11:45 am
  • Industry Session led by Stradigi AI

    11:45 am - 12:15 pm
    • Stradigi

  • Lunch Break

    12:30 pm - 1:15 am
  • Model Training

    1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
  • Natural Language Processing

    1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
  • Robotics

    2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Industry Session led by Ekohe

    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    • Ekohe

  • Networking Break

    3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Networking Break
  • Trusted AI

    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Big Data Theatre

  • Big Data Solutions

    6:00 am - 7:00 am
  • Industry Session led by Looker

    9:30 am - 10:00 am
    • Looker

  • Industry Session led by Denodo

    10:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Denodo

  • Industry Session led by Segment

    10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Segment

  • Industry Session led by Astera Software

    11:15 am - 11:45 am
    • Astera

  • You’re Not Afraid of Big Data, Neither is R

    11:45 am - 12:15 pm
    This session will focus on using R to orchestrate workflows and communicate insights from data that don’t fit into memory
    • R Studio

  • Industry Session led by ISM Canada

    12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
    • ISM Canada

  • Lunch Break

    12:45 pm - 1:15 am
    Lunch Break
  • Industry Session led by Vertica

    1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
    • Vertica

  • Open Data Toolkit

    1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
  • Industry Session led by Maria DB

    2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
    • Maria DB

  • B2C MarTech

    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Industry Session led by the University of London

    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
    • University Of London

  • Networking Break

    3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Networking Break
  • Data-driven Digital Transformation

    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Big Data in Real-Time

    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Theatre 1: Main Stage

  • Accelerate the Future

    6:00 am - 7:00 am
  • Opening Keynote: State of the Market

    8:45 am - 9:15 am
    We are going through the greatest shift in tech of our generation
  • Panel: Connected Economy

    9:15 am - 10:00 am
    IoT, Connected Devices, Autonomous Vehicles, Smart Cities..The impact of the connected economy is transformative
  • Networking Break

    10:00 am - 10:30 am
    Networking Break
  • Keynote: Blockchain Makes a Comeback

    10:30 am - 11:00 am
    Insights on early adopters and the business value
  • Keynote: Scale with Purpose and Ethics

    11:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Security Intellligence

    11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    The latest applications in fraud detection, security, and risk management
  • Lunch Break

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Lunch Break
  • Panel: NextGen CX

    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
    Customer experience is undergoing a renaissance, making the customer in charge.
    • Christian Magsisi Senior Director, Technology & Digital MLSE

    • Dariane Hunt SVP, Design Director Artificial Intelligence Bank Of America

    • Elias Hadaya VP Customer Experience World Vision

  • Robots and You

    1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
    Robotics will soon become a ubiquitous part of everyday life
  • Keynote: Data for Good

    2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
    How organizations can cross boundaries to impact society with data-driven applications
    • Terry Hickey Chief Analytics Officer CIBC

  • Cognitive: The next AI frontier

    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    How businesses can find value and connect authentically with customers with cognitive AI
  • Networking Break

    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
    Networking Break
  • Hyper-focused Customer Journey

    3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
    Learn how you can radically personalize your strategies and processes to better cater to your customer
  • Neural Networks: Pioneering the World

    4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
    Hear about how cutting edge Neural Network research being done in Canada is leading the world's research efforts
  • The Startup Panel

    4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
    Bringing together Canada's gems to address best practices for Big Data and AI implementation (and success)
    • Jeff Dennis Entrepreneur In Residence Fasken


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