Speakers

We will be updating this page regularly with our 2021 speakers!

Sri Ambati

CEO & Founder

h2o.ai

Paul Shimabukuro

Sales Engineer

Denodo

Tyler Britten

Solution Engineer

Pachyderm

Marc Cortes

Artificial Intelligence Commissioner

HERMES AI Excellence Center

Taimur Rashid

Chief Business Development Officer

Redis

Dr. Ceren Kolsarici

Associate Professor and Director of Scotiabank Center for Customer Analytics

Smith School of Business, Queen’s University

Banu Raghuraman

Digital Product Manager

EY

Anoop Gulati

Associate Vice President

TD Bank

Jeanne Foucault

AVP, Data and Analytics, Customer Assistance

TD Bank

Tom Oddie

Vice-President, Canadian Personal Banking Data and Analytics

TD Bank

Charline Simon

AVP, Personal Banking Analytics

TD Bank

Adrian Lok

AVP, Enterprise Data & Analytics

TD Bank

Sidita Zhabjaku

AVP, Analytics Strategy & Planning

TD Bank

Ben Salvador-Watts

Director, Data Platforms

Moneris

Steve Hoskin

VP Data Enablement & Architecture, Data Office

Scotiabank

Naoufel Testaouni

Co-Founder & CEO

QueerTech

Kishawna Peck

Executive Director

Toronto Womxn in Data Science

Jay Gunasekaran

Canada Lead for Customer Intelligence Solutions

SAS

Gus Leite

Digital Enablement Leader

PwC

Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster

Dr. Hisham Qaddoumi

I.T. / Cybersecurity Consultant

QWS Technologies

Danny Sprukulis

Associate Systems Engineer

SAS

Domhnaill Hernon

Director Innovation and Creativity

EY

Zenlytic

Bill Wong

AI and Data Analytics Practice Leader

Dell Technologies

Bill Wong

AI and Data Analytics Practice Leader

Dell Technologies

Conor Jensen

VP of Data Science

Dataiku

Jesse Cresswell

Senior Machine Learning Scientist

Layer 6 AI, TD

Jesse Cresswell

Senior Machine Learning Scientist

Layer 6 AI, TD

Jesse Cresswell

Senior Machine Learning Scientist

Layer 6 AI, TD

Leonid Gilburd

Principal Data Scientist

Points.com

Jag Gill

Head of Customer Success for Canada

Dataiku

Nicholas Aubin

Advisor, Data Information

CMHC

Steve Astorino

VP of Development, Data and AI and Canada Lab Director

IBM

May Masoud

Advisory, Artificial Intelligence

SAS

Oksana Andreiuk

Digital & Data Innovation Lead

Abbvie

Lisa Loftis

Principal Product Marketer Global Customer Intelligence

SAS

Piotr Mierzejewski

Director Development Db2 Distributed, Db2 Big Sql and Data Virtualization

IBM

Irina Delidjakova

Program Director - Db2/Db2U Development Ecosystem

IBM

Erin McGowan

VP of Sales Engineering - Americas

Dataiku

Claire Gubian

Global Head of Business Transformation

Dataiku

Tahseen Shabab

Co-Founder & CEO

Penfield.AI

David Wilmer

Principal Technical Product Marketing Manager

Talend

Ari Kamlani

Senior Data Scientist - CTO Office, AI Solutions

Beyond Limits

Jaime Tatis

VP, Data Strategy & Enablement

TELUS

Dr. Sarah Saska, Co-founder and CEO, Feminuity

Dr. Sarah Saska

Co-Founder & CEO

Feminuity

Ramy Nassar

Founder & Managing Partner, Author

1000 Days Out

Benjamin Bazso

Director of Engineering & Information Technology Leader

Imagia

William Brendel

Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer

Heali AI

Danny Leybzon

MLOps Architect

WhyLabs

DeltalogiX

Ashley Beattie

Innovation and New Technology Consultant

Agile By Design Inc.

Tejas Chopra

Senior Software Engineer

NETFLIX

Hans Bathija

Chairman

International Intellectual Property Commercialization Council (IIPCC)

Sasha Fay

Director, Data Science & Research

Cineplex

Roland Kuhn

Principal Research Officer

National Research Council of Canada (NRC)

Richard Boire

President, Data Science and Machine Learning

Boire Analytics

Sajid Sadi

SVP, Research

Samsung

Marc Cortes

Artificial Intelligence Commissioner

HERMES AI Excellence Center

Craig Bloor

Senior Manager Analytics Lab

TD

Alan Jacobson

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Alteryx

Reah Miyara

Head of Product

Arize AI

Dentsu Media Canada

Citylitics

Lee Blackwell

Solutions Architect

Databricks

Sonia Carreno

President

Interactive Advertising Bureau of Canada (IAB Canada)

Rahat Yasir

Director of Data Science & AI

ISAAC Instruments

Carolina Bessega

Chief Science Officer & Co-Founder

Stradigi AI

Leanne Gibson

Director at Facebook Canada

Facebook

ADAM RODRICKS

National Lead, Digital Services

KPMG Canada

Maxime Guy

Associate Director, Analytics & Insights

Air Miles

Prateek Jain

Associate Director of Data Products

Air Miles

Somayyeh Aghababaei

Associate Director of Data Science

Air Miles

Paul Raso

Director, Data Products

Air Miles

MARIA DIMITROVA

Head of Business Development & Lead Auditor ISO 9001

IMSM

RICHARD ZUROFF

AI Success Director

DataRobot

ROBERT HEDGPETH

Director, Developer Relations

MariaDB

Jürgen Schmidhuber

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist

NNAISENSE

Neuralink

NITESH SONI

Director, Advanced Analytics & AI for Technology

ScotiaBank

OLIVIER BLAIS

Head of Decision Science

Moov AI

JEFF MORRIS

VP, Product & Solutions Marketing

Couchbase

LUKE DEBRUIN

Senior Solutions Engineer

Couchbase

NOEL GEER

Co-Founder & CEO

Connected Interactive

STEPHANE COURTIOUX

Founder & CEO

SLEEVE

PRASHANT SHARMA

CTO & Co-Founder

Secuvy Inc

BEN TAYLOR

Chief AI Evangelist

DataRobot

DAN JEFFRIES

Chief Technology Evangelist

Pachyderm

JIMMY WHITAKER

Data Science Evangelist

Pachyderm

NISHAN SUBEDI

VP, Algorithms & AI

Overstock.com

ANNE-MARIE CROCE

Chief Innovator, Customer Experience Transformation and Innovation

The City of Toronto

JOHN HOUWELING

Director, Data, Analytics and Visualization Services, Corporate Services

The Regional Municipality of York

LINDA KALEIS

Data Scientist

The Regional Municipality of York

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