PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE

 

June 11, 2018 - June 17, 2018

Class

Tuesday (June 12, 2018)
8:30 am - 9:00 am KEYNOTE: Analytics 4.0 - withBig Data Guide
The Future of Competition Embrace change and all facets of analytics. This inspiring session will help you position yourself with the leaders in tech, and contribute to a better future.
9:00 am - 10:00 am PANEL: Workforce of the Future - withProgram At-a-Glance
‘Will AI steal my job?’ has been the most common phrase of 2018. The Digital revolution is disrupting the overall work experience for all employees at every level in an organization. Organization must change the way they look for skills for people. Learn how to embrace the future of workforce...
9:00 am - 9:30 am HADOOP IN THE CLOUD - withProgram At-a-Glance
9:30 am - 10:00 am DATA INTEGRATION - withProgram At-a-Glance
10:00 am - 10:30 am KEYNOTE: AI in Today’s World - withProgram At-a-Glance
By separating the hype from reality, this inspiring session will allow you to see AI in every industry. From AI-assisted retail store, to an AI-driven hospital.
10:30 am - 11:00 am DATA VISUALIZATION - withProgram At-a-Glance
10:30 am - 11:00 am BREAK - withProgram At-a-Glance
30-minute Networking Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm MASTER CLASS: Mastering R - withProgram At-a-Glance
One of the most convenient and powerful methods. This master class is a 101 to the R programming language.
11:00 am - 11:30 am Getting Beyond The Pilot Stage - withProgram At-a-Glance
Don’t get stuck at the pilot stage. Learn how to deploy your Big Data project to production.
11:00 am - 11:30 am Identifying Problems for AI - withProgram At-a-Glance
This session addresses the first step in adopting AI into your business: identifying the specific problems that you need AI to solve. Amid the hype, this is easier said then done.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm PANEL: Regulation in a Post-Privacy Society - withProgram At-a-Glance
What does privacy mean in an AI-driven society? How does a post-privacy society deal with general security issues? Should the government play a role - and if so, what role?
11:30 am - 12:00 pm The ROI Challenge - withProgram At-a-Glance
Learn how to acquire a tangible ROI by implementing a more holistic view on a purpose-driven and integrated approach.
11:30 am - 12:30 pm PANEL: AI for the Enterprise - withProgram At-a-Glance
One of the biggest business challenges with AI today is the first implementation. This panel will dive into ways to gain executive buy-in, the communication skills necessary to make it happen, and the team members you need to make it happen.
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Data-Driven Culture - withProgram At-a-Glance
This session addresses the biggest impediments to adoption, cultural challenges. Our speaker will address organizational alignment, dealing with a lack of understanding, and change management.
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm DATA SCIENCE PLATFORMS - withProgram At-a-Glance
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: Financial Intelligence - withProgram At-a-Glance
In a world increasingly full of noise, this case study uncovers valuable data that has become the primary driver of active investment performance.
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm LUNCH BREAK - withProgram At-a-Glance
1-hour lunch break. Expo pass holders will have a variety of food vendors available on the show floor, while conference pass holders have access to a buffet lunch in Room 204.
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm VERTICAL ANALYTICS - withProgram At-a-Glance
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm LUNCH BREAK - withProgram At-a-Glance
1-hour lunch break. Expo pass holders will have a variety of food vendors available on the show floor, while conference pass holders have access to a buffet lunch in Room 204.
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm LUNCH BREAK - withProgram At-a-Glance
1-hour lunch break. Expo pass holders will have a variety of food vendors available on the show floor, while conference pass holders have access to a buffet lunch in Room 204.
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm LUNCH BREAK - withProgram At-a-Glance
1-hour lunch break. Expo pass holders will have a variety of food vendors available on the show floor, while conference pass holders have access to a buffet lunch in Room 204.
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm STATISTICAL COMPUTING - withProgram At-a-Glance
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PANEL: Become Future-Ready - withProgram At-a-Glance
Learn how to replace and utilize legacy systems by building new parallel systems and adding intelligence to your organization
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Natural Language Processing - withProgram At-a-Glance
How one of the leading providers of voice recognition and voice generation software iterated to become a global leader.
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: InsurTech - withProgram At-a-Glance
How the insurance industry is being turned on its head because of AI.
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm NEXTGEN BI PLATFORMS - withProgram At-a-Glance
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: Hospitality - withProgram At-a-Glance
How advanced analytics solutions can boost ROI and compete with the Airbnbs of the world.
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Robotics - withProgram At-a-Glance
Robotics are a natural host fo AI and IoT Understand how hardware has a profound impact on your relationship with technology, as much as software.
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Leveraging Dark Data - withProgram At-a-Glance
Learn how to digitize the new untapped and un-digitized wave of dark data.
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm SPEECH & NLP - withProgram At-a-Glance
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Computer Vision - withProgram At-a-Glance
  Machines are becoming more and more like humans, and advancements in computer vision are proof. Learn about some technical breakthroughs developers have been working with in Computer vision.
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: Retail 2.0 - withProgram At-a-Glance
Learn about new technologies that are taking traditional retail into the digital age.
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm BREAK - withProgram At-a-Glance
30-minute Networking Break
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm BREAK - withProgram At-a-Glance
30-minute Networking Break
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm VIRTUAL ASSISTANCE - withProgram At-a-Glance
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm BREAK - withProgram At-a-Glance
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm MASTER CLASS: The Do's and Don'ts of Predictive Analytics - withProgram At-a-Glance
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Structured vs. Unstructured Data - withProgram At-a-Glance
This session addresses the deep learning algorithms needed to break the boundary between structured and unstructured data, as unstructured data becomes an increasingly significant part of the big data ecosystem.
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm COMMERCE ANALYTICS - withProgram At-a-Glance
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Meta Learning: Teaching Machines How to Learn - withProgram At-a-Glance
This technical session dissects how one machine learning team has been teaching machines how to learn, developing the framework for future machine learning applications to work.
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: Fraud Detection - withProgram At-a-Glance
The applications of data are endless in the financial industry. This session focuses on detecting fraudulent transactions and expands into trend analysis from businesses.
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Sensor-based Analytics - withProgram At-a-Glance
Investing in sensor-based analytics as data from the IoT increases.
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm SEARCH ANALYTICS - withProgram At-a-Glance
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Nexalogy: AI x Blockchain - withProgram At-a-Glance
How AI and Blockchain technology can create new business opportunities.
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: Improving the Public Sector - withProgram At-a-Glance
A case study of AI improving public sector operations to work towards a Smart Cities goal.
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Augmented Analytics - withProgram At-a-Glance
Investing in sensor-based analytics as data from the IoT increases.
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Intelligence Augmentation - withProgram At-a-Glance
A case study of how one company has adopted an augented version of AI, opting for a human in the loop rather than autonomy.
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm PANEL: Making Analytics Magic - withProgram At-a-Glance
This panel discussion brings together leading data practitioners to discuss their commitment to collaboration and cooperation within their organizations.
Wednesday (June 13, 2018)
8:30 am - 9:00 am OPENING KEYNOTE: AI on the Global Stage - withProgram At-a-Glance
The AI ecosystem in Canada is one of the best in the world. We've long since proven ourselves as a fierce competitor in the race to the top, and our research institutions, post secondary programs, and talent are world class. This keynote will look forward at Canada's place on the...
9:00 am - 9:30 am HORIZONTAL AI - withProgram At-a-Glance
9:00 am - 10:00 am PANEL: Algorithmic Ethics & Fairness - withProgram At-a-Glance
Building digital trust in the digital age. This panel discussion brings together leading thinkers to help provide guidelines for security.
9:30 am - 10:00 am DATA GOVERNANCE - withProgram At-a-Glance
10:00 am - 10:30 am KEYNOTE: The Platform Economy - withProgram At-a-Glance
Platforms offer growth opportunities across all kinds of businesses, industries, and sectors – not just tech companies. Learn how the platform economy can impact traditional business models.
10:30 am - 11:00 am SOCIAL ANALYTICS - withProgram At-a-Glance
10:30 am - 11:00 am BREAK - withProgram At-a-Glance
30-Minute Networking Break
11:00 am - 11:30 am How Voice Technology is Changing the Way We Live - withProgram At-a-Glance
As natural language processing capabilities evolve so do the ways we interact with technology. In this session, learn how consumers are interacting with voice technology and the implications on the way we live.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm MASTER CLASS: Machine Learning (Part I) - withProgram At-a-Glance
Machine Learning is one of the fastest growing areas of AI today. This class is an introductory look at Machine Learning principles and skills. It should provide a basic understanding to leaders who want to better understand the work of scientists on their team, and data scientists and analysts interested...
11:00 am - 11:30 am New Data - withProgram At-a-Glance
Integration new data into existing data streams. From wearable tech, to facial and voice recognition. Get access to insights that didn’t exist before
11:00 am - 12:00 pm PANEL: The Age of Blockchain - withProgram At-a-Glance
Blockchain advancement has evolved from a digital currency infrastructure, into a platform necessary for digital transformation. This panel discussion addresses the long-term promises of Blockchain, from its crucial Cybersecurity infrastructure to its ground-breaking marketing activities.
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Cybersecurity 2.0 - withProgram At-a-Glance
More action is needed by both private companies and the government when it comes to security. This session dives into what's necessary, and the consequences of not acting fast enough.
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Data Socialization - withProgram At-a-Glance
The next big thing in data analytics. This session addresses uniting self-service data, discovery, automation, and governance.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm LUNCH BREAK - withProgram At-a-Glance
1-hour lunch break. Expo pass holders will have a variety of food vendors available on the show floor, while conference pass holders have access to a buffet lunch in Room 204.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm LUNCH BREAK - withProgram At-a-Glance
1-hour lunch break. Expo pass holders will have a variety of food vendors available on the show floor, while conference pass holders have access to a buffet lunch in Room 204.
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm DATA MINING - withProgram At-a-Glance
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm LUNCH BREAK - withProgram At-a-Glance
1-hour lunch break. Expo pass holders will have a variety of food vendors available on the show floor, while conference pass holders have access to a buffet lunch in Room 204.
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm CLUSTER SERVICES - withProgram At-a-Glance
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PANEL: Removing Bias from Machine Learning Models - withProgram At-a-Glance
Eradicating bias is a difficult task, more so when developing black box machine learning models. This panel will discuss how ML teams minimize the opportunity for bias to occur, and how factors like diversity play into the mix.
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm ENTERPRISE APPLICATION: NextGen Customer Service - withProgram At-a-Glance
Learn how AI technologies are paving the way for the NextGen Customer Service, from Chatbots to Virtual Assistants.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PANEL: The CDO Panel - withProgram At-a-Glance
The mainstreaming of the CDO Role and the continued transformation of Big Data from a task to a business mandate.
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm OPEN SOURCE SOLUTIONS - withProgram At-a-Glance
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm ENTERPRISE APPLICATION: Sales Intelligence - withProgram At-a-Glance
Data-driven Sales Intelligence How Big Data revolutionizes the sales process and empowers sales professionals.
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Deploying Deep Learning - withProgram At-a-Glance
A case study of deploying deep learning models in a financial institution.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm MASTER CLASS: Machine Learning (Part II) - withProgram At-a-Glance
Machine Learning is one of the fastest growing areas of AI today. This class is PART 2 of an introductory look at Machine Learning principles and skills. It should provide a basic understanding to leaders who want to better understand the work of the engineers on their team, and data...
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm ENTERPRISE APPLICATION: Automating Operations - withProgram At-a-Glance
This session address how AI is automating mechanical daytoday activities.
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Data Governance - withProgram At-a-Glance
And the role of the Data Steward Role
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm CROSS-INFRASTRUCTURE ANALYTICS - withProgram At-a-Glance
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm AI As A Service - withProgram At-a-Glance
This session addresses AIaaS and its potential applications and its diversity of properties.
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Big Solutions for the Small Budget - withProgram At-a-Glance
Discover the latest solutions for the restricted budget. Spotlight on Open Source technologies.
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm DEEP LEARNING SOLUTIONS - withProgram At-a-Glance
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm ENTERPRISE APPLICATION: MarTech - withProgram At-a-Glance
This session addresses the intersection of data science and creative marketing operations.
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm BREAK - withProgram At-a-Glance
30-Minute Networking Break
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm BREAK - withProgram At-a-Glance
30-Minute Networking Break
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm LOCATION INTELLIGENCE - withProgram At-a-Glance
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm BREAK - withProgram At-a-Glance
30-Minute Networking Break
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Empathy Analytics - withProgram At-a-Glance
Learn how you can master the science of understanding emotions through text analytics.
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Open Data ToolKit - withProgram At-a-Glance
This session addresses the resources, skills, and expertise needed to mine, cleanse, and innovate with Open Data.
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm AI STARTUP BATTLE - withProgram At-a-Glance
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Deep Learning & Neural Networks - withProgram At-a-Glance
Navigate the latest ground-breaking findings in deep learning and neural networks.
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Data Humanism - withProgram At-a-Glance
The new age of Data Visualization. This session addresses the complexity of Big Data and finding the unique and personal nature throughout all the noise.
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm A Marketer's Best Friend - withProgram At-a-Glance
This session addresses the latest AI applications in marketing.
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm The Rise of the (Hybrid) Clouds - withProgram At-a-Glance
This session addresses the implementation of cloud storage and analysis, with a focus on the new Hybrid Cloud.

June 11, 2018 - June 17, 2018

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