PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE

 

June 11, 2018 - June 17, 2018

Class

Tuesday (June 12, 2018)
8:15 am - 8:30 am Opening Remarks - withProgram At-a-Glance
Opening Remarks by Conference Chair
8:30 am - 9:00 am OPENING 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 - 10:30 am MASTER CLASS: Python for Data Science - withProgram At-a-Glance
This class covers essential python and data wrangling skills you need on your pathway to becoming a data scientist.
9:30 am - 10:00 am DATA INTEGRATION - 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 DATA VISUALIZATION - 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 Self-Service to Machine Learning: Delivering Analytic Value - withProgram At-a-Glance
There is a lot of buzz around AI and machine learning in the world today and rightly so. Unfortunately, in order for organizations to truly enable AI and machine learning in their organization, they need to expand the analytics footprint beyond just a few specialists. Hear how combining self-service analytics...
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: Looking Ahead at AI Regulation - 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 Predictive Modeling - withProgram At-a-Glance
Predicting unknown consumer behaviour.
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 Quality with Machine Learning - withProgram At-a-Glance
This session will address how to use machine learning techniques to gather stats on data quality and creating an anomaly detection system to inform decision-makers in case of degraded data quality, and alerts engineers about possible causes for faster mitigation.
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 GETTING TO WHY: Powerful Insights Using 1st Party Data - withProgram At-a-Glance
This informative session will explore how you can, and should, combine contemporary big data sets that explain “where, what, and who” with 1st party data and primary research to understand “why?” The integration of data is the true key to unlocking actionable insights with the addition of the authentic voice...
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm KEYNOTE: Data Governance vs. Innovation - 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 - 1:00 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 BEYOND GDPR: DATA PROTECTION FOR ALL - withProgram At-a-Glance
Data protection is at the forefront of all data vendor and processors, especially with the now-enacted General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While the GDPR provides a good incentive to focus on data protection, it is simply a starting point. As an industry, we should be ahead of the regulation by...
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm ENTERPRISE DATA LAKE & STREAM DATA MANAGEMENT - withProgram At-a-Glance
With big data being so big, why are data engineers, data scientists, and data stewards doing all the hard work? In the face of regulatory and competitive pressures, why not use artificial intelligence, along with smart best practices, to manage data lakes and get more out of big data? In...
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm A Stream-First Approach to Analytics & Experimentation - withProgram At-a-Glance
Learn how streaming infra has allowed the data side of Yelp to scale with the application side. Standardizing a data connector ecosystem that made it easy to send log and app data between data stores, enabling a richer understanding of the product and improving experimentation.
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: Mining - withProgram At-a-Glance
Learn how AI is disrupting the Resources industry by relying on Data over Gut.
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Data Warehouse Modernization - withProgram At-a-Glance
A step-by-step process
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 The Journey to Success - withProgram At-a-Glance
Five missteps to avoid on your Big Data journey
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 MAXIMIZE YOUR ANALYTIC INVESTMENT - withProgram At-a-Glance
Maximize your analytic investment with Alteryx Designer. See how line of business users can leverage the Big Data assets in your organization to make data-driven decisions.
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: Design - withProgram At-a-Glance
Every industry will be touched by Artificial Intelligence, including creative fields like design. In this session, attendees will learn how design principles are translated into machine learning models and dive into the challenges of using programming language to communicate visual design elements.
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 BREAK - withProgram At-a-Glance
30-minute Networking Break
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm MEET YOUR PERSONALIZED OPERATIONAL ASSISTANCE - withProgram At-a-Glance
Okapi is a cloud-based platform that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to provide real time personalized notifications, leading to operational excellence. The platform implements the concept of a personalized operational assistant in the enterprise software world, doing this with user-friendly, real-time alerts, based on performance metrics, sales targets, and even instantaneous...
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm BREAK - withProgram At-a-Glance
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Hadoop Alternatives - withProgram At-a-Glance
While Hadoop has fostered innovation in Big Data, organizations face challenges in managing and maintaining the platform. Discover the alternatives to Hadoop in this session with solutions that could reduce complexity with zero management.
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm 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
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 Log Analytics - withProgram At-a-Glance
As Data Streaming continues to take off, businesses need an acute and holistic monitoring and alerting infrastructure that handles data security and integrity throughout their systems.
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Data Governance - withProgram At-a-Glance
And the role of the Data Steward Officer
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm AD TECH: INSIGHTS & VALUE THROUGH BIG DATA - withProgram At-a-Glance
Index Exchange is a global advertising marketplace where premium digital media companies sell their ad impressions transparently and in real time. Every day, its ad exchange and big data platform handle over 4.5 billion auctions and process close to 100TB of data in geographically distributed data centres around the globe....
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 CLOSING KEYNOTE: Cognitive Technologies - withProgram At-a-Glance
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Deep Learning In Recommendation Systems - withProgram At-a-Glance
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm MASTER CLASS: The Do's and Don'ts of Predictive Analytics - withProgram At-a-Glance
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Data Ethics - withProgram At-a-Glance
The new competitive advantage. Building trust in the digital age.
Wednesday (June 13, 2018)
8:15 am - 8:30 am Opening Remarks - withProgram At-a-Glance
Opening remarks by conference chair
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: Future Cities - withProgram At-a-Glance
Discussing accessibility, innovation, privacy and regulation in Smart Cities initiatives in Toronto and elsewhere.
9:30 am - 10:30 am 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...
9:30 am - 10:00 am DATA GOVERNANCE - 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 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 Data Mining The City - withProgram At-a-Glance
11:00 am - 11:30 am Ideation to Production - withProgram At-a-Glance
Machine Learning applications in Business Settings(Case Study)
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 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 Data Processing (Hadoop Clusters) - withProgram At-a-Glance
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Investing in Intelligent Platforms - withProgram At-a-Glance
Explore the future of user interaction in the digital world.
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.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm LUNCH BREAK - 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.
12:00 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 - 1:30 pm HARD DRIVE SHREDDING. ONSITE. OFFSITE. SECURE - withProgram At-a-Glance
Decommissioning a data centre? Refreshing your corporate assets? Need onsite hard drive shredding or DoD Certified sanitization? Full-service ITAD solutions? Not entirely sure what that means but need to get rid of the old switches, servers and printers clogging up your storage room? We are the IT disposition solution you’ve...
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm NextGen BI Platforms - 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: Transforming Business and STEM Industries - withProgram At-a-Glance
In the ever-changing technology industry, adaptability, strategic decision making and quick execution and implementation are paramount.
1:00 pm - 2:00 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.
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Data-In-Motion - 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 Edge Analytics - withProgram At-a-Glance
This session addresses how Edge Analytics applications can give organizations the capability to improve their responsiveness and perform analyses in real-time at whatever point data is generated.
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 - 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 Deep Content 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 DISRUPT USING BIG DATA INSIGHTS - withProgram At-a-Glance
Disrupting Global Healthcare Landscape using Big Data and AI insights
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm ENTERPRISE APPLICATION: Social Responsibility - withProgram At-a-Glance
How Big Data allows your organization to be socially sustainable and enhanced your social responsibility mandate.
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 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 Data Ingestion Platform - withProgram At-a-Glance
Near Real-Time, Secure, Reliable and Scalable Data Ingestion Platform This session will address the build and the monitoring of a highly distributed data ingestion platform from scratch and its customization to handle near real-time collection and serialization of tens of TeraBytes worth of daily data from a wide variety of...
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 - 5:00 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...
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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