Program : June 3rd 2020

Big Data Conference Room

  • The Foundations of Data
  • Opening Keynote: How to Improve Data Quality

    10h30 - 11h00

    Discover the holistic approach to improving data quality and master data management initiatives.

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  • Graphical Databases

    11h00 - 11h30

    Graph databases are predicted to be the go-to database of the 2020s due to their ability to be more flexible than traditional relational database systems.

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  • Structured, Unstructured, and Semi-Structured Data

    11h30 - 12h00

    These are classifications of data that are important to understand f semi-structured and unstructured data, as well as the development of solutions that make managing and analyzing data possible.

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  • Lunch break

    12h00 - 13h00
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  • Big Data Conference Room
  • The Foundations of Data
  • Delivering with DevOps

    13h00 - 13h30

    Learn about the right tools to monitor the performance, productivity, and outcomes of your software development projects.

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  • How To Build World Class Data Science Teams

    13h30 - 14h00
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    • Andrew Ricchetti Head of Analytics 407ETR
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  • 5G Technology

    14h00 - 14h30

    5G technology has promised to elevate the mobile network and deliver new levels of performance and efficiency that will empower users and industries. But will this exciting new technology be the next digital revolution? 

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  • Data Governance: Panel

    14h30 - 15h15

    Data governance has emerged as a priority for organizations across a variety of industries. Understanding how data is being used, where it's found and who has access to it is the key to crafting effective data governance procedures.

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    • Nazia Shahrin Senior Director - Operations Lead - Business Financial Services Transformation Royal Bank of Canada
    • Tehmina Shah Head of Data Science Sanofi
    • Mitu Mann Data Classification Program Manager LCBO
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  • Break & Networking

    15h30 - 16h00
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  • Mobile Applications

    16h00 - 16h30
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  • Decision-Making Drive by VoC Metrics

    16h30 - 17h00

    While VoC is a great tool for collecting open-ended feedback from customers, failing to use VoC metrics to shape decision-making is a major missed opportunity.

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  • Descriptive, Predictive And Prescriptive Analytics

    17h00 - 17h30

    Compare the differences between forms of analytics, and understand what insights yu can expect for each of them.

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  • Cocktail Reception

    17h30 - 19h00
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AI Conference Room

  • Cultivating AI
  • Opening Keynote: When is it right to use AI, when is it not?

    10h30 - 11h00

    Learn from an AI professional on what the best scenario for machine learning looks like, and when it's best to pass on AI solutions.  

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  • The Future of AI: Panel

    11h00 - 11h45

    Industry experts come together to make predictions on how Artificial Intelligence will develop and advance in this decade. 

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    • Yevgeniy Vahlis Head of Artificial Intelligence Technology Bank of Montreal
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  • Lunch break

    12h00 - 13h00
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  • AI Conference Room
  • Cultivating AI
  • Behavioral Analytics and AI

    13h00 - 13h30
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    • Kevin Northup Senior Director, Analytics Strategy and Delivery CIBC
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  • deep learning algorithms

    13h30 - 14h00

    Machine learning experts demistify deep learning algorthims. 

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  • Predicting Content Virality to Drive Social Traffic

    14h00 - 14h30

    To amplify referral traffic, we have to promote the right piece of content at the right time. Learn how we've built AI-driven models that predict the content that is likely to go viral in the near future to inform our content marketing strategy on social. As a result, we have seen significant growth in our social traffic across our brands.

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    • Sriram Subramanian Head of Data Sciences Condé Nast
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  • Computer Vision in AI Use Case Presenatation

    14h30 - 15h00

    Discover the latest innovations to come out of computer vision!

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  • Deployment of Machine Learning and AI solutions

    15h00 - 15h30
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    • Phoenix Unnayan Majumder Director Data Science Sun Life Financial
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  • Break & Networking

    15h30 - 16h00
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  • Transfer Learning

    16h00 - 16h30

    Discover this deep learning technique that enables developers to make use of pre-trained models for efficiently. 

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  • Accelerating ML Impact

    16h30 - 17h00

    Many organizations struggle to derive benefit from their data science or machine learning (ML) teams, or have turned to external consultants for help. Stephen Chen shares a practical playbook that resulted in the rapid transformation of a laggard ML team to the most productive ML team - putting 60 models into production in 6 months.

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    • Stephen Chen Director Machine Learning RBC
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  • AI Adoption

    17h00 - 17h30

    AI is deemed as one of the biggest trends for the future but some organizations are still questioning the  business impact and benefits from adopting AI. 

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  • Cocktail Reception

    17h30 - 19h00
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Cloud Conference Room

  • Cloudability Realized
  • Thinking the Journey to the Cloud

    10h30 - 11h00

    Cloud Computing represents a fundamental shift in the way I.T. is delivered within private sector, government and not-for-profit organizations. And people are kind of freaking out. In this very entertaining presentation, Phil Keast compares the Cloud Journey to taking his family on vacation and remarkably the considerations, challenges, and solutions are remarkably similar. Drawing on a lifetime of stories and real world experience – Mr. Keast walks through the Cloud Journey to help you understand the challenges, and think about the solutions differently – and of course, you will come away with real strategies and tactics that you can use today on your particular journey.

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    • Phil Keast Director -Joint Defence Cloud Program The Department of National Defence
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  • Costs Associated With Cloud Convergence

    11h00 - 11h30

    Delve into what you can expect to spend on your migration to the cloud. 

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  • Moving into the Cloud while Still Utilizing Legacy Technologies in the Backend

    11h30 - 12h00
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    • Amar Narain CIO & Vice President, Information Technology Pizza Pizza Limited
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  • Lunch break

    12h00 - 13h00
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  • Cloud Conference Room
  • Cloudability Realized
  • AR Cloud

    13h00 - 13h30

    AR Cloud enables information and experiences to be augmented, shared, and delivers a real-time spatial map of the world. Discover why people are paying attention to this new technology!

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  • Containers and Kubernetes 101

    13h30 - 14h00

    Join us to learn more about containers and Kubernetes. 

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  • Cloud Integration

    14h00 - 14h30

    Integration is a major obstacle for successfully adopting and deploying Software as a Service and other web-based applications.

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  • Discover Edge Computing

    14h30 - 15h00

    Edge computing is the latest trend to hit the scene; loosely defined as data collection, processing and analysis performed on site at the edge of a network in real time. 

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  • The Future of Cloud

    15h00 - 15h30

    Explore the latest trends and predictions for cloud technologies.

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  • Break & Networking

    15h30 - 16h00
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  • Cloud Computing

    16h00 - 16h30

    Cloud computing benefits of increasing real-time data collection and improves accessibility to the data make it one of the hottest tools in the market. 

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  • Moving into the Cloud: Panel

    16h30 - 17h00

    Delve into the best technologies and tools on the market to successfully migrate to the cloud. 

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  • Cocktail Reception

    17h30 - 19h00
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Cybersecurity Conference Room

  • The Value of Cybersecurity
  • Future of Security

    10h30 - 11h00

    In the world of technology everything can change, and fast. Join us to explore the latest predictions for security. 

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  • Aligning Cybersecurity with Strategic Vision

    11h00 - 11h30

    Aligning your cybersecurity strategy with your overall business objectives is essential for safe guarding an organizations information and data. 

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  • Data Ownership

    11h30 - 12h00

    Examine one of the biggest questions in the industry, who has owns the data?

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  • Lunch break

    12h00 - 13h00
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  • Cybersecurity Conference Room
  • The Value of Cybersecurity
  • Cyber Risk & Management Consulting

    13h00 - 13h30

    Going Dark refers to the loss of access to the communications of targeted individuals or corporate entities by law enforcement and national security agencies. Such loss of access is typically (and ironically) caused by strong encryption and privacy mechanisms that are becoming more widespread lately.

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    • Logan Wolfe Managing Partner, Canada Wembley Partners Ltd.
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  • Cybersecurity Recruiting

    13h30 - 14h00

    Companies need talented cybersecurity officers to fight the rising threat of cyberattacks but as the demand rises successfully attract and retain cybersecurity professionals becomes more difficult. 

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  • Thinking Ahead About AI Security and Privacy

    14h00 - 14h30

    AI has the ability to profoundly change every industry and every organization. While bringing substantial opportunities and benefits, this new general-purpose technology also faces significant challenges in security and privacy protection. Join us to discuss how healthy development of AI relies on the governance of AI security and privacy protection.

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    • Olivera Zatezalo Chief Security Officer Huawei Canada
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  • How To Get a Seat at the Table

    14h30 - 15h15

    Join our panel of experts as they discuss how to evolve an internal culture with a strategic and process-oriented approach to security and the benefits of implementing a collaborative approach with other teams based on enterprise challenges.

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  • Break & Networking

    15h30 - 16h00
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  • Smart Cities and Privacy

    16h00 - 16h30

    As we approach the cultivation of smarter connected cities the development will draw on the need for privacy, but will the instinct for private spaces extend to an instinct for private data?

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  • Risk Governance

    16h30 - 17h00
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    • Mihaela Capra AVP, Digital Innovation, Risk Management Sun Life Financial
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  • Cocktail Reception

    17h30 - 19h00
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