Speakers

Meet our faculty of experts

Sami Ahmed VP, Head of Data, Analytics and AI Transformation

Bank of Montreal

Rohaan Ahmed Mission Systems and Project Engineer

MDA Corporation

Sedef Akinli Kocak, PhD Project Manager, Industry Innovation

Vector Institute

Andresa Karine de Andrade Data Scientist

PayBright

Zach Aragosa Data Analyst

Looker

Nada Arnot Vice President of Marketing

AMC Networks

Steven Astorino Vice President of Development, Data and AI and Canada Lab Director

IBM

Deborah Awe Commercial Sales Engineer

Alteryx

Helene Beauchemin Legal Counsel

Stradigi AI

James Bergstra Co-founder & Head of AI and Research

Kindred AI

Christopher Berry Director, Product Intelligence

CBC

James Black Senior Engineering Manager, Data Engineering

Flipp

Rosario Cartagena Chief Privacy and Legal Officer

ICES

Rob Catalano Chief Engagement Officer

WorkTango

Ruben D. Chacon Vice President and CISO

Constellation Brands

Catherine Chen Founder & CEO

IG Liaison

Ying Chen Chief Product Officer

Luminoso

Charlene Cieslik Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer & Chief Privacy Officer

Coinsquare

Mathieu Cliche Data Scientist

Bloomberg LP

Selwyn Collaço Chief Data Officer

TMX Group

Greta Cutulenco CEO

Acerta

Craig D’Souza Head of Global Investigations & Protective Intelligence

Facebook

Rob Davidson Manager, Data Analytics and Research

Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

Dan Demers Co-Founder and CEO

Cinchy

Jeff Dennis Entrepreneur in Residence

Fasken

Dean Dolan CPO and General Counsel

Staples

Nadeem Fazil Sr. Data Scientist, Enterprise Innovation & Analytics

Morneau Shepell

Kevin Ferreira, Ph.D. Senior Manager, AI Labs

Bell Canada

Dominic Fortin Senior Director, Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics

The Co-Operators

Dr. Steve Frey Senior Scientist

Aquanty

Ketan Gangatirkar Vice President of Engineering for Job Seeker Products

Indeed

Inmar Givoni Senior Autonomy Engineering Manager

Uber ATG

Alex Gold Solutions Engineer

RStudio

Robert W. (Bob) Gordon Executive Director

Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX)

Maxime Guilbot Founder & CEO

Ekohe

Kobi Gulersen Vice President B2B & Product Marketing

Mastercard Canada

Zhenyu Guo Director of AI

Postmates X

Ashish Gupta Manager MIS Projects

Scotiabank

Sakshi Gupta Product Owner

The Home Depot

Elias Hadaya VP Customer Experience

World Vision

Patrick Hall Senior Director for Data Science Products

H2O.ai

Nick Harvey Lead Developer Advocate

Pachyderm

Alyssa Harvey Dawson General Counsel, Head of Legal, Privacy and Data Governance

Sidewalk Labs

Ransom Hawley CEO

Caddle

Terry Hickey SVP and Chief Analytics Officer

CIBC

Mick Higgins Chief Growth Officer

Caddle

Monica Holboke Co-Founder and CEO/CSO

CryptoNumerics

Steve Holder National Strategy Executive, Analytics Ecosystems

SAS Canada

Anthony Hooper AVP Software and Big Data Architecture

AT&T

Dariane Hunt SVP; Design Director Artificial Intelligence

Bank of America

Brian Hu Director of Data Engineering

Index Exchange

Peter Husar Vice President, Analytics Strategy & Planning, Enterprise Data & Analytics

TD Bank Group

Russell Irving Chief Engineer & Digital Twin General Manager

GE Research

Steve Irvine Founder & CEO

integrate.ai

Nehil Jain Senior Engineer, Data & Infrastructure

SnapTravel

Shane Johnson Senior Director of Product Marketing

MariaDB

Travis Juffinger Senior Predictive Analytics Specialist

ISM Canada

Akshay Kalle Chief Technical Officer, The Pathway Group; CTO, Elastic Care

Pathway Communications

Dr. Suraj Kapa Director, Augmented and Virtual Reality Innovation

Mayo Clinic

John Karabaic Senior Sales Engineer

Pachyderm

Azwar Khalid CTO and Software Architect

247 Labs Inc.

Ikjyot Singh Kohli Senior Manager, Data Science & Analytics

Cineplex

Konrad Konarski Artificial Intelligence and IOT Practice Head

V-Soft Labs

JT Kostman PhD Chief Data Scientist | Leader of Artificial Intelligence and Applied Advanced Technology

Grant Thornton LLP

Ryan Lanyon Manager, Transportation Policy and Innovation

City of Toronto

Mathieu Laporte Communication and Dissemination Branch

Statistic Canada

Erica Lee Executive Director and Founder

Women of AI

Jean-Francois Lessard VP & Chief Data Officer

Intact – Data Lab

Josh Lessing Co-Founder and CEO

Root AI

Prof. Zhepeng (Lionel) Li Chief Science Officer at Qindom; Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems at Schulich School of Business

Qindom

Xiaofeng Liu Lead Scientist for AI and Research

Fanhan Techologies

David Lloyd CEO

PostBeyond

Jim Love CIO and Chief Content Officer

IT World Canada

Christian Magsisi Senior Director, Technology & Digital

MLSE

Laura Manes VP Strategy, Innovation & Enterprise Analytics

LCBO

Dario Marrone Director of Client Transformation

Stradigi AI

Iqbal Mohomed AI Lab Lead

Samsung Research

John Morrell Senior Director of Product Marketing

Datameer

Naresh Mudunuru AVP of Enterprise Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

TD

Raj Neervannan CTO and Founder

AlphaSense

David Newall Director of Cybersecurity

Element AI

Sahar Nezami Senior Director, Advanced Analytics and Data Management

CIBC

Jennifer Nguyen Lead Data Scientist

Sun Life Financial

Gabriela Nicolescu CEO

Kyber Security

Mike A. O’Quinn Chief Technical Officer

Astera

Deborah Orzel, MBA, CHRL Director, Talent Advisory and National Talent Leader

Omnia AI, Deloitte Canada’s Artificial Intelligence practice

Scott Pinkney VP, ECD

Publicis Hawkeye

Shyamala Prayaga Conversational Interaction Designer

Ford Motor Company

Muji Qadri Senior Solutions Engineer

Unravel

Vish Ramkissoon VP, Decision Science

Publicis Hawkeye

Niloo Ravaei Co-Founder

Iris

Michael Roberts Practice Lead

Newcomp Analytics

Christian Rodericks Director of Data Analytics

Recipe Unlimited

Dr. Lorne Rothman Principal Data Scientist

SAS

Mitesh Shah Senior Cloud Product Manager

Denodo

Mohak Shah, Ph.D. VP - AI and Machine Learning

LG Electronics

Sina Shahandeh VP of Data Science

Ecobee

Nazia Shahrin Senior Director – Operations Lead – Business Financial Services Transformation

RBC

Avishalom Shalit Head of Data Engineering & Data Science

Kik

Reza Shiftehfar Engineering Manager, Hadoop Platform Team

Uber

Patrick Siconolfi Principal & Co-Founder

Gensquared

Dr. Devin Singh Physician Lead for Clinical AI & Data Science (Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine)

SickKids

Dr Larisa Soldatova Reader in Data Science, Director online MSc Data Science programme

Goldsmiths, University of London

Sarah Sun Chief Data Strategist

Goldspot Discoveries

Patrick Surry Chief Data Scientist

Hopper

Noelly Tamez Program Director, e-City program, IT Division

City of Toronto

Dr. Drew Taylor PhD, MSc, Co-Founder and CEO

Acorn Biolabs

Alexander Terado Solutions Specialist – Customer Advisory Data Sciences

SAS

Dr. Stephen W. Thomas Assistant Professor and Director, Master of Management Analytics and Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence

Smith School of Business

Nick Torelli Regional Sales Director - Central

Fivetran

N. Ken Tran PhD Candidate - Health Informatics

University of Waterloo

Dr. John Tullis Data Analyst

University of Edinburgh

Yevgeniy Vahlis Head of Artificial Intelligence Technology

BMO

Angela Van Damme VP, Global Anti-Money Laundering Transformation

Scotiabank

Ott Velsberg Chief Data Officer

Government of Estonia

Carolyn Watters Vice-President and Chief Digital Research Officer

National Research Council (NRC)

Dan Waldner Director of Customer Data

Scotiabank

Christian Weedbrook Founder & CEO

Xanadu

Eugene Wen VP, Group Advanced Analytics

Manulife

Bryan Whitmore Chief Field Technologist

Vertica

Yuli Ye Head of Machine Learning

Wish

Susanna Zagar Chief Strategy and Analytics Officer

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)

Irene Zaguskin Chief Information Officer and CISO

Enercare Inc.

Jeff Zakrzewski VP Platform Engineering

Ritual Co.

Nabil Zoldjalali Senior Cyber Technology Manager

Darktrace

Paul Zovighian Senior Director, Exchange Optimization

Index Exchange

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