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Explore the list of leading AI experts, members of the industry, startups, investors and researchers who will share their insights on how Canadian AI is transforming the landscape, at ALL IN 2024.
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Yoshua Bengio

Scientific Director, Mila & IVADO, Full Professor, Samsung AI Professor, Université de Montréal, Canada CIFAR AI Chair
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Scientific Director, Mila & IVADO, Full Professor, Samsung AI Professor, Université de Montréal, Canada CIFAR AI Chair

Recognized worldwide as one of the leading experts in artificial intelligence, Yoshua Bengio is most known for his pioneering work in deep learning, earning him the 2018 A.M. Turing Award, “the Nobel Prize of Computing,” with Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun.

Vanessa Bernard Dreifuss

Chief Product Officer & VP Marketing, Unito
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Chief Product Officer & VP Marketing, Unito

Vanessa is the Chief Product Officer and VP of Marketing at Unito, a Montreal-based SaaS integration platform that unlocks data silos. As a former Director of Strategy at Element AI (acquired by ServiceNow), she managed partnerships with NVIDIA and Pure Storage, while also supporting product initiatives like a GPU orchestration software. Vanessa is passionate about helping knowledge workers integrate AI tools across verticals, departments, tools, and teams.

Valérie Pisano

President and Chief Executive Officer, MILA
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President and Chief Executive Officer, MILA

Valérie Pisano has over 10 years of experience in talent, leadership, diversity and organizational dynamics. Appointed CEO of Mila – Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute – she joins an emerging group of women leading tech companies. She was previously Chief Talent Officer at Cirque du Soleil and cofounded The Mobïus Bias Project, an initiative focused on accelerating the dialogue on female leadership roles by exploring unconscious bias. She began her career at McKinsey & Company after a Master's Degree in Economics at HEC Montreal and is the proud mother of three girls.

Tony Gaffney

President and CEO, Vector Institute
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President and CEO, Vector Institute

Tony Gaffney is the President and CEO of the Vector Institute, an independent,not-for-profit corporation dedicated to AI research. He serves on the Government ofCanada Advisory Council on AI, is a member of the OECD.AI network of experts (ONE.AI) task force for AI Compute and Climate Change, and is a member of the World Economic Forum AI Governance Alliance working group, an initiative focused on responsible generative AI. At Vector, Tony leads a team of world-class researchers and professionals who work across sectors to advance responsible AI application, adoption, and commercialization across Canada.

Sreedhar Sistu

Vice President, AI Offers, Schneider Electric
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Vice President, AI Offers, Schneider Electric

Sreedhar Sistu is the Vice President, AI Offers at Schneider Electric. He is a senior software product executive and leader with extensive experience in product strategy and growth, portfolio planning, cloud architecture, DevOps, large-scale deployments, off-shore management and program management.

Sophie Fallaha

Executive Director, CEIMIA
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Executive Director, CEIMIA

Sophie Fallaha is an accomplished business executive with a passion for innovation, sustainability and responsible AI. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the International Centre of Expertise on Artificial Intelligence in Montreal (CEIMIA), a leading international NGO that specializes in the development and implementation of high-impact projects in responsible AI. Sophie has over 15 years of experience in innovation bridging the gap between research and practice in multi-stakeholders environments, having worked with both multinational corporations, governments and non-profit organizations. Her expertise lies in developing and implementing sustainable business strategies that generate social, environmental, and economic value in the field of responsible AI.

Shelby Austin

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Arteria AI
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Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Arteria AI

Shelby Austin is the founder and CEO of Arteria AI Inc., an award-winning digital documentation software that was incubated and then spun out of the world’s largest consulting firm. Arteria works with large financial institutions around the world providing infrastructure for them to document and monitor deals with clients.

Shekoofeh Azizi

Senior Research Scientist, Google Deepmind
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Senior Research Scientist, Google Deepmind

Shekoofeh Azizi is a senior research scientist at Google Deepmind, and she completed her Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada in 2018. Her research concentrated on developing simple and efficient machine learning algorithms that are broadly applicable to a range of computer vision applications. Specifically, over the past few years, she has been focused on developing methods to accelerate the translation of AI solutions to clinical impact. Her work has been covered in various media outlets and recognized by multiple awards including the Governor General’s Canada Academic Gold Medal for her contribution in improving diagnostic ultrasound.

Scott Stevenson

Co-founder & CEO, Spellbook
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Co-founder & CEO, Spellbook

Scott Stevenson is the CEO and co-founder of Spellbook, the leading legal software company that launched the first generative AI contract drafting tool in September 2022. Scott has a background in software engineering and has been building technology products for over 15 years.

Sarah Gagnon-Turcotte

Director of the Center of Expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Analytics and Automation at the Ministry of Cybersecurity and Digital Technology
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Director of the Center of Expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Analytics and Automation at the Ministry of Cybersecurity and Digital Technology

Sarah Gagnon-Turcotte is Director of the Center of expertise in AI, Analytics and Automation at the Cybersecurity and Digital Technology Ministry of Quebec, where her mission is to accelerate the responsible adoption of AI in public administration by helping the development of successful proofs of concept , prototypes and pilot projects to improve government services and operations.

Sandra Rodriguez

Creative director (VR/XR and AI) and emerging media sociologist
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Creative director (VR/XR and AI) and emerging media sociologist

Sandra Rodriguez, is a creative director (VR/XR and AI) as well as a sociologist of emerging media. For the past 18 years, she has scripted, produced and directed feature-length documentaries, webdocs and VR, XR and AI experiences that have garnered numerous awards, including a Peabody, NUMIX awards and the prestigious Golden Nica at Prix Ars Electronica. She is also a UX consultant and UX lead for game studios, interactive media and renowned institutions such as Radio-Canada/CBC, ArsElectronica, Sodec, CPH:DOX and the United Nations. She founded and directed the Creative Reality Lab for 4 years, focusing on the future of non-fiction, and today extends her explorations from emerging media to fiction, the intersection of performing arts and dance with AI and large-scale, in situ immersive installations and exhibitions. She is a Sundance Institute Fellow and a MacArthur Foundation Fellow. She is also a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she inaugurated MIT's very first official course on immersive media creation: "Hacking XR".

Sam Ramadori

CEO, BrainBox AI
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CEO, BrainBox AI

Sam Ramadori oversees the execution of BrainBox AI’s growth-oriented business plan, leads the senior management team, and manages investor relations. As a sustainability enthusiast, he brings a passion for driving impactful change, particularly towards fighting the climate crisis.

Ramtin Attar

Co-Founder & CEO, Promise Robotics
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Co-Founder & CEO, Promise Robotics

Ramtin Attar is the CEO & Co-Founder of Promise Robotics; a pioneering Canadian AI startup that enables the building industry to harness industrialized robotic automation to exponentially increase production of sustainable housing. Prior to founding Promise Robotics, Ramtin was a Distinguished Research Scientist, a founding member of Autodesk Research, and Head of Autodesk Technology Centre in Canada.

Philip Tagari

Chief Scientfic Officer, Insitro
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Chief Scientfic Officer, Insitro

Philip Tagari is currently Chief Scientific Officer of insitro, a leading MachineLearning – Drug Discovery company. His team of multidisciplinary scientists andengineers are redefining disease biology and implementing novel approaches todramatically speed the delivery of meaningful therapeutics to patients with grievousdisease. Prior to insitro, Philip spent a decade as Vice President of Research (TherapeuticDiscovery) at Amgen Inc.

Patricia Arocena

Senior Director and Head, Generative AI Innovation Labs, RBC
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Senior Director and Head, Generative AI Innovation Labs, RBC

Patricia Arocena is a Senior Director and Head of the Generative AI Innovation Labs at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), working within the Innovation and Technology organization. She is responsible for understanding emerging technologies in the Generative AI space and helping drive their adoption across the bank.

Pamela Snively

Chief Data & Trust Officer, TELUS
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Chief Data & Trust Officer, TELUS

Pamela Snively is the Chief Data & Trust Officer at TELUS. She leads the team responsible for privacy governance and data ethics, along with data management and a number of compliance functions, including the Anti-bribery & Corruption and Competition Law programs.  Pam approaches overall data governance through the lens of customer trust, leveraging TELUS’ Customer First principle to drive the organization’s commitment to privacy and data ethics.

Olivier Blais

Co-Founder & VP, Decision Science, Moov AI
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Co-Founder & VP, Decision Science, Moov AI

Olivier is the co-founder and VP of decision science at Moov AI. He is the editor of the international ISO standard that defines the quality of artificial intelligence systems, and he leads a team of 50 AI professionals from around the world. His cutting-edge AI and machine learning knowledge have led him to implement a data culture in various industries and support digital transformation projects in many companies such as Pratt & Whitney, Metro, Sharethrough, Merck, and Premier Tech. He is a mentor for AI for Creative Destruction Labs and coaches several start-ups. As a speaker, his topics of choice are adopting and applying AI and responsible AI. Olivier is the recipient of the prestigious "30 under 30" award (2019) and is the co-author of a patent for an advanced algorithm that evaluates a borrower's creditworthiness.

Nikola Mrkšić

Co-Founder & CEO, Poly AI
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Co-Founder & CEO, Poly AI

Nikola Mrkšić is the Co-Founder and CEO of PolyAI, the premier developer of customer-led voice assistants for enterprise contact centers. He graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Ph.D. in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing, and was among the first engineers on the Siri development team for Apple.

Nicole Janssen

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, AltaML
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Co-Founder & Co-CEO, AltaML

Nicole Janssen is a highly accomplished entrepreneur and leader in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). As Co-Founder and Co-CEO of AltaML, a leading developer of AI-powered solutions, she has driven the company’s success in diverse sectors such as agriculture, finance, health, and energy.

Nicholas Ning

CEO, Farpoint Technologies
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CEO, Farpoint Technologies

Nicholas Ning is a serial entrepreneur with a background in mechatronics systems engineering and an MBA from MIT Sloan. Over the past decade, he has built a reputation for bringing unique lateral perspectives to problem solving, having worked in a variety of sectors including finance, ag-tech, software/hardware, fashion, and the culinary arts. Today, he is best known as the founder and CEO of Farpoint, a global AI consulting firm helping enterprises across industries leverage AI to stay ahead, expand imaginations and transform work.

Naomi Goldapple

Senior Vice President Date and Intelligence, AlayaCare
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Senior Vice President Date and Intelligence, AlayaCare

Naomi is currently Senior Vice President, of Data and Intelligence at AlayaCare. Her mandate is to drive value and leverage data to support the innovation strategy of AlayaCare. This is done through applied research in machine learning and optimization applications to make home care agencies more efficient and improve clinical outcomes. Naomi also has a wealth of experience as a start-up entrepreneur and a seasoned business executive.

Naheed Kurli

President, Co-Founder, Recursion Canada, Cyclica
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President, Co-Founder, Recursion Canada, Cyclica

Naheed is the President of Recursion Canada, the Canadian wholly-owned subsidiary of Recursion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: RXRX). Prior to joining Recursion, Naheed was the Co-founder, President and CEO of Cyclica, a Toronto-based biotech company (acquired by Recursion in May 2023). At Cyclica, Naheed had the distinct privilege of working with an incredibly talented and dedicated team that was considered one of the pioneers of what is now the increasingly hot space of AI for Drug Discovery and Development.

Murad Hemmadi

Reporter, The Logic
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Reporter, The Logic

Murad Hemmadi is an Ottawa correspondent for The Logic, covering business and innovation policy, as well as companies including Shopify. Before joining The Logic, he covered politics and wrote a daily newsletter for Maclean’s. He started his journalism career as a reporter at Canadian Business, covering the technology sector, entrepreneurship and small- and medium-sized enterprises.

Mathieu Dion

Montréal Bureau Chief, Bloomberg
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Montréal Bureau Chief, Bloomberg

Mathieu Dion is Bloomberg's Montreal Bureau Chief. He reports on Quebec business. He was previously a national reporter for Radio-Canada, where he worked in Calgary, Montreal and Quebec’s National Assembly. Mathieu holds a bachelor's degree in political science, a master's degree in communications, a MBA and the Canadian Securities Course.

Mark Daley

Chief AI Officer & Full Professor, Western University
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Chief AI Officer & Full Professor, Western University

Mark is the Chief AI Officer at Western University and a Professor in the Department of Computer Science with cross-appointments in five other departments, The Rotman Institute of Philosophy, and The Western Institute for Neuroscience. He is also a faculty affiliate of Toronto's Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence.

Luc Sirois

Innovator in Chief, Director, Conseil d'Innovation du Québec
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Innovator in Chief, Director, Conseil d'Innovation du Québec

Luc Sirois is Quebec’s Chief Innovation Officer, general director of the Quebec Innovation Council of and founding Chairman of the Board of Axelys, Quebec's society valorizing public research.

Louis Roy

Founder & CEO Co-Chair, Board of Directors, OPTEL Group
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Founder & CEO Co-Chair, Board of Directors, OPTEL Group

Louis Roy is the President and Founder of OPTEL Group, the world's leading provider of traceability solutions. In 2017, Louis was honored as the EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Canada, recognizing OPTEL's pivotal role in creating a sustainable world through intelligent supply chains. Louis is also Co-Chair of the SCALE.AI Board, a Canadian Super-Cluster dedicated to developing and deploying the best AI tools to improve supply chain and manufacturing performance. An ambassador for corporate social and environmental responsibility, Louis is regularly invited to share his vision at international conferences.

Lauren Steinberg

Senior Vice President Media, Loyalty & Digital, Loblaw Companies
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Senior Vice President Media, Loyalty & Digital, Loblaw Companies

Lauren Steinberg is a recognized leader in technology & e-commerce, with over 20 years’ experience successfullylaunching digital products, driving profitable e-commerce growth and building best in class teams and capabilities.Currently, Lauren is the SVP of Loyalty, Media and Digital at Loblaw Companies, Canada's largest and mostsuccessful retailer. She leads a team of over 800 colleagues across ux, product, technology, growth & operations,building & operating digital platforms, products and programs for PC Express, Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty &Pharmacy, Joe Fresh, PC Optimum, & Advance, among several others. Lauren is incredibly passionate aboutpeople leadership, building diverse teams and inclusive spaces & shipping products designed for all. She is theexecutive sponsor and pillar lead for Loblaw Companies 2SLGBTQ+ employee resource group, an active mentor inpartnership with BPTN & prioritizes volunteering and donating to causes actively driving change for the 2SLGBTQ+community.

Kathy Malas

Associate to the President and CEO, CHUM
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Associate to the President and CEO, CHUM

Chief Research, Innovation and Learning Officer at CISSS Montérégie-Ouest, has lead the Pole of Innovation, Artificial Intelligence and Projects in Health at the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) from September 2018-2023, and the innovation Platform at CHU Sainte-Justine from 2014-2018. Kathy Malas is a leader who propels organizational transformations through innovation and knowledge as a source of value creation and tangible benefits for patients, teams and organizations. She cocreated the first two innovation and AI teams in Quebec amongst the first in Canada within a University Hospital Center.

Julien Billot

CEO, Scale AI
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CEO, Scale AI

Mr. Billot is CEO of Scale AI, Canada’s artificial intelligence innovation cluster dedicated to building the next-generation supply chain and boosting industry performance by leveraging Ai technologies. He is also an adjunct professor of HEC Montreal and the Montreal lead for two transformational programs aiming to launch and grow startups in Artificial Intelligence leveraging Montreal tech and business ecosystem, NextAI and the Creative DestructionLab (CDL).

Julie Wilner

COO & Co-Founder, Jaide Health
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COO & Co-Founder, Jaide Health

Julie is the co-founder and COO of Jaide Health. She is a highly energetic, visionary operations leader with a reputation for challenging the status quo. From her early career in pediatric nursing to developing new products at Google to founding her own start-up, Julie has always focused on understanding systems and end users – designing products that improve communication and optimize productivity.

Josef Zankowicz

VP Corporate Development, Canvass AI
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VP Corporate Development, Canvass AI

Josef Zankowicz works closely with the CEO office to help define strategies and organize operations to execute them. Josef is a serial technology entrepreneur and business consultant who has worked in the technology industry for the past 25 years. He has worked with founders, startups, and multinational technology companies such as Apple and Symantec, and most recently NXM Labs where he is a co-founder and served as COO. Josef has been involved on the ground floor of an idea and worked as part of founding team to grow that idea into leading technology company with over 400 employees and a market capitalization of $1.6 billion. During his career he has been instrumental in more than $2 billion in financings or liquidity events which included three IPOs. Josef is a holder of several patents covering blockchain and quantum computing applications. He is a graduate of Western University in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. He also attended University of Toronto where he studied Architecture.

John Shapiro

Chief Product and Technology Officer, Lightspeed
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Chief Product and Technology Officer, Lightspeed

John Shapiro is Lightspeed's Chief Product and Technology Officer. He is responsible for leading our global Product and Technology team and driving our product strategy to bring technology and insight to the innovators who are elevating their industries.

John Gradek

Faculty Lecturer, McGill University, School of Continuing Studies
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Faculty Lecturer, McGill University, School of Continuing Studies

A pioneer in supply chain management practices, John has recently undertaken the development of university programs in Supply Networks, a practice that integrates many of the learnings from both the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the digital revolution. Supply Networks thinking looks to designing and managing visibility along the network, the resilience needed to deal with disruption and the impact of risk events on the flow of services, product, and data. John has been focused on bringing the digital twin concept into the forefront of both service and manufacturing industry sectors, aiming to bridge the gap between simulation and prototyping.

Jas Jaaj

Managing Partner, AI, Deloitte
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Managing Partner, AI, Deloitte

As Managing Partner, AI, Jas leads our firm’s Gen AI Office, directing the incorporation of Gen AI into our market offerings and solutions. This enables Deloitte to offer unmatched value to our clients and fundamentally alter our service delivery methodology, harnessing the potential of Gen AI. In addition, as the Global Consulting Leader for Business Innovation, Jas’s role entails collaborating with clients, ecosystems, and alliance partners to establish novel business models accelerating growth. By leveraging emerging technologies like Generative AI and Web3, his team of global experts co-creates incremental value for all stakeholders involved.

Isabelle Turcotte

CMO, Scale AI
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CMO, Scale AI

Hugues Foltz

Executive Vice-President, Vooban
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Executive Vice-President, Vooban

Hugues Foltz has been supporting companies in the development and execution of their digital transformation for more than 20 years. In 2018, he became co-owner and executive vice-president of Vooban, a firm recognized for its expertise in artificial intelligence and the development of custom software solutions.

Fatih Nayebi

Vice President of Data & AI, ALDO Group
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Fatih Nayebi is the Vice President of Data & AI at the ALDO Group, where he leads AI initiatives that revolutionize retail operations and customer experiences. With over 15 years of experience in AI, Fatih excels at integrating AI technologies into business environments, significantly improving customer engagement and operational efficiency.

Elza Brunelle-Yeung

Senior Director, Aftermarket Products and Services, Bombardier
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Senior Director, Aftermarket Products and Services, Bombardier

Elza Brunelle-Yeung is the Senior Director, Aftermarket Products and Digital for Bombardier. In her role, she is responsible for the development and sustainment of Bombardier’s Aftermarket portfolio of products and services for its worldwide fleet of business jets. Having started at Bombardier in 2009, Elza has held roles in Strategy and Business Development, including corporate and business unit strategy, as well as operations and customer services. As a leader in the company’s Aftermarket division, Elza and her team are developing new solutions for in-service customers including aircraft upgrades, digital and AI-driven offerings.

Elissa Strome

Executive Director, Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, CIFAR
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Executive Director, Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, CIFAR

Elissa Strome is the Executive Director of the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy at CIFAR. She works with leaders at Canada’s three national AI Institutes in Edmonton (Amii), Montreal (Mila), and Toronto (Vector Institute) and across the country to advance Canada’s leadership in AI research, training and innovation. She is a champion of equity, diversity and inclusion in science, and an ambassador for Canada’s position in AI research, innovation, and policy internationally.

Deon Nicholas

CEO & Co-Founder, Forethought
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CEO & Co-Founder, Forethought

Deon Nicholas is the CEO and Co-Founder of Forethought, the Generative AI for Customer Support company. Forethought has raised $90M+ in venture capital, was recognized as one of G2’s Best Software Products for 2023, was named to CNBC’s 25 Top Startups for the Enterprise in 2022, and won TechCrunch Disrupt in 2018. Before starting Forethought, Deon built products and infrastructure at Facebook, Palantir, Dropbox, and Pure Storage.

David Skok

CEO & Editor-in-Chief, The Logic
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CEO & Editor-in-Chief, The Logic

Before founding The Logic in 2018, David Skok was the associate editor and head of editorial strategy at the Toronto Star. He has also served as the managing editor and vice-president of digital for the Boston Globe, and as the co-creator and director of digital for Global News. David is a leading thinker on digital transformation who co-published a seminal paper on disruption in the news industry with the Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen. David sits on the advisory board for the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University and has served as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism.

Chris Juryn

Vice President, Emerging Technologies, CGI
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Vice President, Emerging Technologies, CGI

Chris leads our Emerging Technologies practice, a team of highly skilled AI/ML strategists, data scientists, data engineers and cloud experts. While partnering with customers across Canada, he has helped organizations integrate cutting-edge technologies into their operations and deliver tangible business outcomes. Chris is dedicated to guiding teams toward optimal solutions, leveraging his wealth of experience to foster innovation and drive strategic success.

Catryn Pinard

President and CEO, Nationex
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President and CEO, Nationex

Sole owner and head of Nationex, a Quebec-based parcel delivery company, Catryn employs over 550 people directly or through subcontractors. Nationex now has a fleet of 350 trucks, including 70 electric ones, delivering nearly 10 million parcels per year across Canada. Known for her inspiring and collaborative leadership, Catryn focuses on communication and partnership in business development. Her vision for Nationex? To be the leader in sustainable delivery by offering innovative solutions to create a better future for generations to come.

Cameron Schuler

Chief Commercialization Officer & Vice President, Industry Innovation, Vector Institute
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Chief Commercialization Officer & Vice President, Industry Innovation, Vector Institute

Cameron Schuler is the Chief Commercialization Officer & Vice President, Industry Innovation at the Vector Institute. He is the former Executive Director of Amii, where, for 8 years, he led one of the top-ranked Machine Learning and AI groups in the world. Cameron’s multifaceted career has covered finance, business & product development, consumer products, IT and general management from start-ups to mature companies.

Cam Linke

CEO, AMII
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CEO, AMII

Cam Linke is a longtime leader in Edmonton’s technology and startup community. Over the past 10 years, he has worked as a CEO, investor, community builder, product manager, software entrepreneur, academic, and developer. Past roles include Co-founder of Startup Edmonton, Founder of Flightpath Ventures, CEO of Touch Metric, Product Manager at Nexopia.com, and Founder of DemoCamp Edmonton. Linke is a sought-after speaker and mentor and has been recognized as Avenue Magazine Top 40 Under 40.

Bruce Stamm

Managing Director, Enterprise Data & Artificial Intelligence, Air Canada
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Managing Director, Enterprise Data & Artificial Intelligence, Air Canada

Bruce Stamm is the Managing Director, Enterprise Data and Artificial Intelligence at Air Canada where he leads a team of Data, Analytics and AI professionals building and maintaining enterprise-wide analytics, machine learning and optimization solutions across the Airline. Before joining Air Canada, Bruce led digital and data organizations across a variety of high-technology companies in the Aerospace, Video Gam and Telecom sectors. Based in Montreal, Bruce holds bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Aurélien Fattore

CEO, Siradel
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CEO, Siradel

As the CEO of Siradel, an ENGIE Group company, Aurélien Fattore leads a team of 170+ experts who share a common purpose: to deliver digital technologies that accelerate the transition towards more connected, carbon-neutral and resilient cities and industries.

Alexandre Teodoresco

Vice-President - Strategic Development and Innovation, 7Doigts de la main
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Vice-President - Strategic Development and Innovation, 7Doigts de la main

Alexandre Teodoresco is Vice-President of Strategic Development and Innovation at Les 7Doigts de la main. Les 7Doigts are leaders in live performance in Canada, and have been touring the planet with their original creations for 22 years. Alexandre has his sights firmly set on the future of live performance. His mandate is to guide Les 7Doigts into new markets, and to design and implement strategies to explore new horizons for the company. His comfort zone and the projects he leads lie at the intersection of human creativity, live performance and technology. One of these structuring projects, LAB7, is already enabling 7Doigts to embark on the adventure of AR, VR, XR and, of course, artificial intelligence. An ardent promoter of Quebec's techno-creative strengths, Alexandre contributes to the advancement of AI for the cultural industries as Chairman of Entertain - AI.

Abha Dogra

Chief Technology and Product Officer, CAE
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Chief Technology and Product Officer, CAE

Abha Dogra is currently Chief Technology and Product Officer (CTPO) and is a member of CAE’s Executive Management Committee (EMC). As CTPO, Abha leads CAE’s global technology teams by helping shape the company’s broader strategic direction to maximize business growth, while overseeing the development of CAE’s digital and technology roadmap. She is responsible for driving the strategic development of the technology function and fostering synergies between the digital and engineering teams to innovate intelligent products, operations, and services at scale.