Program : June 4th 2020

Big Data Conference Room

  • The Foundations of Data
  • Opening Keynote: Gaining Customer intelligence Through Big Data

    10h30 - 11h00

    Customers are empowered through assessibility and ultimate choice; as they do not conform to one data type, one channel, or platform Big Data resources are effective solutions to deliver contextual insights. 

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  • Leveraging Existing Technologies in a Digital Transformation: Panel

    11h00 - 11h45

    High level speakers come together to discuss the pros and cons of implementing new policies and process using legacy systems and when to know when to push back on management for upgraded solutions. 

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  • Lunch break

    12h00 - 13h00
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  • Big Data Conference Room
  • The Foundations of Data
  • Leveraging Real time Data & Actionable Insights for the Financial Sector

    13h00 - 13h30

    As the financial services sector is undoubtedly the most data-intensive sector in the global economy, the influence of Big Data on the sector is tough to overestimate. Due to the increasing and changing customer expectations, business intelligence and data analytics having become a crucial element architectural optimization for banks. There’s a strong requirement for real-time models leveraging the data driven decisions making concept. In this talk, I’ll discuss the prudent approach for a multi-dimensional data exploitation and how Real-time and batch data can be analysed simultaneously at scale- allowing embedded analytic processing into the applications. This in turn enables programmatic decisions based on real-time analysis. We’ll discuss practical use cases for leveraging a real-time data integration pipeline to avoid all problems of classic Extract-Transform-Load tools, which are data processing latency, functional miscomprehension and metadata heterogeneity. The audience will infer the value of leveraging real time architectural approach towards enhancing the value-driven insights,reporting, quality and availability.

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    • Vinnie Saini Director, Data & Analytics Scotiabank
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  • Data Literacy

    13h30 - 14h00

    One of the first steps to successfully utilizing data is interpreting and understanding the data properly. Join our professional expert to learn what tools are best for enabling fast discovery and deeper insights.

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  • Geospatial Big Data Processing: The case of Toronto

    14h00 - 14h30

    Processing of complex geospatial big data has always been a challenge not only in the Information and Technology (IT) sectors but also in the Geo-Spatial domain. Efficiently handling geospatial big data is critical to extracting meaningful information. In many cases, we need to use a combination of different tools, technologies, and techniques to perform big data analysis.   Open source python libraries and tools can be used to process large amount of geospatial data.

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    • Ablajan Sulaiman Senior Geospatial Specialist City of Toronto
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  • Open Source Platforms

    14h30 - 15h00

    Explore the latest open-source API testing tools and how to establish which platform is right for you.

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  • Building Large Scale Data Lakes with Apache Hudi (Incubating)

    15h00 - 15h30

    With the proliferation of data in the past years, most business critical decisions are heavily influenced by deep data analysis. As companies rely more on data for their functioning; storing, managing and accessing data intelligently and efficiently is more important than ever before.

    Traditionally, any conversation around data would revolve around how one can effectively ingest data into a large data warehouse. As more business decisions are driven by data in real time, we require strong guarantees such as acceptable latencies, high data quality and system reliability. Moving from a full-reload to a delta model of ingesting quickly became the primary way to ingest large amounts of data at scale. A number of such ingest patterns showcased how a transaction support on such datasets could benefit use-cases immensely. 

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    • Nishith Agarwal Engineering Leader UBER
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  • Break & Networking

    15h30 - 16h00
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  • Database Lifecycle Management Success

    16h00 - 16h30

    A case study showcasing how organizations can implement and maintain proper strategies for managing data, through the various stages of its lifecycle, across all projects.

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  • Blockchain in Energy Sector

    16h30 - 17h00

    Blockchain and Data Analytics are changing the way how today’s utility distribution companies operate and are moving towards a DSO ready state. Today, Utilities can use emerging technology and governance to leverage this opportunity in proactively defining this change and help shape this evolving ecosystem.

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    • Abhinav Tiwari Head of Advanced Planning Alectra Utilities
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  • Open API Technology

    17h00 - 17h30

    With the first phase of a government review on open banking now released this session will take a look at the merits of open banking and affects on consumers. 

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AI Conference Room

  • Cultivating AI
  • Emotion AI

    10h30 - 11h00

    A use case on the innovations of the humanized elements of AI.

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  • AI Regulation

    11h00 - 11h30

    AI technologies of the future seem limitless, but what if limits are exactly what is required to ensure ethical and safer AI practises? 

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  • Time Series Analysis for Financial Data

    11h30 - 12h00
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    • Keyvan Kasiri Senior AI Researcher Bank of Montreal
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  • Lunch break

    12h00 - 13h00
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  • AI Conference Room
  • Cultivating AI
  • NLP Skills

    13h00 - 13h30

    Natural Language Processing is the pivotal element of AI technologies, join us to understand the current NLP skills you need to know to stay ahead.

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  • Digital Transformation Through Conversational AI Technologies

    13h30 - 14h00

    This session will host a case study analyzes of implemtning a chatbot, from the concept stage to an in-production product navigating through a matrized organization of IT, Digital & Business while doing Agile & Waterfall at the same time. There is a great deal of interest for large organizations in this sphere but the challenges of rocking the boat too much remains a concern (esp. Frontline/Customer Care org). 

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    • Sabih Ahmed Product Lead Rogers Communications
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  • Synthesizing Training Data

    14h00 - 14h30

    Data synthesis methodologies are combating certain data challenges in AI and being used to overcome the limitations of available real-world data.

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  • Moving from Experience to Data: Panel

    14h30 - 15h15

    Panel experts discuss the methods of augmented data driving decision-making compared to relying on a combination of data and experience. 

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  • Break & Networking

    15h30 - 16h00
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  • Combing RPA with Cognitive Technologies

    16h00 - 16h30
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    • Penka Bocheva Director, Enterprise Robotics, Technology Data & Analytics Bank of Montreal
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  • Quantum Computing

    16h30 - 17h00

    Developments in quantum computing could mean breaking encryption faster and independently, this technology is predicted to change the digital landscape in a huge way. 

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  • Demystifying the Emerging Legal Issues of AI

    17h00 - 17h30
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    • Myron Mallia-Dare Associate Miller Thomson LLP
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Cloud Conference Room

  • Cloudability Realized
  • Building Cloud Friendly Networks

    10h30 - 11h00

    Master how to design and build a cloud application architecture for both private or public clouds.

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  • When is it Time to Step Back on Earth?

    11h00 - 11h30

    Taking your work to the cloud may seem like the most beneficial move, but what if moving back to tradition data centers is the right move? Discover why some enterprises are utilizing the growing trend of cloud repatriation – the process of bringing workloads and storage back on-premises.

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  • Public Cloud Computing

    11h30 - 12h00

    Public clouds are the most common way of deploying cloud computing. Utilizing cloud resources that are owned and operated by a third-party service provider has many advantages such as cost and reliability. 

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  • Lunch break

    12h00 - 13h00
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  • Cloud Conference Room
  • Cloudability Realized
  • Data As A Service

    13h00 - 13h30

    The ability to deliver applications to end-users over the network rather than  locally on their devices means better agility and lower costs - making this investments one of the best ones for your team. 

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  • Edge Computing

    13h30 - 14h00

    Learn everything your team needs to know in order to implement edge computing and find success from it. 

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  • Distributed Cloud

    14h00 - 14h30

    We are seeing tremendous growth for cloud services, the latest is the distributed cloud, this technology allows enterprises to go cloud native.

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  • Mistakes We Make in Our Cloud Strategies: Panel

    14h30 - 15h15

    Experts tackle industry wide challenges we face while creating cloud migration strategies.

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  • Break & Networking

    15h30 - 16h00
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  • Black Box Testing Vs. White Box Testing: Key Differences

    16h00 - 16h30

    Learn the difference between two key software testing methods and which method is right for your team.

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  • Hyper converged Infrastructure

    16h30 - 17h00

    Explore how your team can optimize a hyperconverged infrastructure for storage, computing, and networking into a single system.

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  • Exploring the Lift and Shift Migration

    17h00 - 17h30

    There are more ways than one to migrate to the cloud, discover the difference between lift and shift migration methods to uncover which strategy best meets your needs.

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Cybersecurity Conference Room

  • The Value of Cybersecurity
  • The First Line of Defense

    10h30 - 11h00

    One of the best solutions to cybersecurity and data protection comes from a source that many may not immediately think of: an internal culture stemmed from awareness and cybersecurity practices. 

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  • Securing Your Data: Panel

    11h00 - 11h45

    Key players from a diverse range of industries come together to share their top strategies and solutions to securing sensitive data. 

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    • Samer Adi Vice President of Infrastructure and Chief Information Security Officer Interac Corp.
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  • Lunch break

    12h00 - 13h00
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  • Cybersecurity Conference Room
  • The Value of Cybersecurity
  • Mobile Security

    13h00 - 13h30

    Smartphones made a huge impact on consumers lives over the course of the former decade, making it easier to be connected at all times which also led to making it easier to gain insights on consumers. Going forward it's going to become important for consumers to demand better privacy, better security and better transparency for all that data they provide. 

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  • Securing 5G: Data Risk Management for the Future of Wireless Technology

    13h30 - 14h00

    5G is a next-generation mobile network technology that can enable an astonishing range of innovative new products and services and offers the promise of significant economic and social benefits as well. However, like many emerging technologies, it is equally likely to disrupt multiple industries.

    5G and IoT devices also introduce critical concerns around data privacy, cybersecurity and risk management that IT, security and privacy professionals need to understand, mitigate and manage.

    The arrival of 5G and the growth of IoT are guaranteed to affect the cybersecurity landscape, it is so imperative that companies proactively assess their security strategies.

    This session will establish a clear understanding of the essentials around IoT from a privacy and security perspective. Why is it important? How will it impact businesses models and consumers?

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    • Ferris Adi Senior Cyber Security and Compliance Manager Rogers Communications
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  • Application Fraud

    14h00 - 14h30

    The challenge to create strong and trusted identity management solutions is ongoing. Detection strategies and continuous risk assessments with richer data will be required to protect all parties involved in payments.

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  • Deepfakes

    14h30 - 15h00

    It is being more important then ever to be aware of the latest fakes in AI. 

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  • IOT Privacy Concerns

    15h00 - 15h30

    As IOT technologies evolve issues around privacy have dominated the landscape for these connect devices. 

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  • Break & Networking

    15h30 - 16h00
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  • Emerging Threats

    16h00 - 16h30

    Threats are always changing but as they do our defences against them also evolve. Learn what latest threats your team should be aware of and how to conquer them. 

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  • Staying Ahead of Hackers

    16h30 - 17h00

    Data vulnerability continues to arise even with numerous available security solutions, understand how your organization can work to find these vulnerabilities first and mitigate security risks. 

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  • Deep Privacy

    17h00 - 17h30

    Deep learning has shown profound accuracy and success in a numerous amount of activities; and with bigger training sets the more data it has to learn from which means better results. The problem arises with cases in which the data is highly private and sensitive, Deep Privacy solutions are needed to protect the data and allow industries with ultra sensitive data to effectively use deep learning without major risks. 

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