Program

Please note: the CANARIE National Summit will be conducted in English.

All Summit sessions, including meals and networking breaks will take place in the Canada Room of the National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa. All Summit participants are invited to attend CANARIE’s 25th Anniversary Reception on the evening of October 2nd at the O’Born Room of the National Arts Centre.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
8:00 – 9:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:30 – 9:45 AM Opening Remarks Jim Ghadbane, President and CEO, CANARIE

Kathryn Anthonisen, Vice President, External Relations, CANARIE

9:45 – 10:45 AM Augmented Human: How Technology is Shaping the New Reality Dr. Helen Papagiannis, Expert on Augmented Reality
10:45 – 11:15 AM Networking Session
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Untangling Nets – Understanding Deep Learning and Modern AI Dr. Isaac Tamblyn, Research Scientist, National Research Council
12:00 – 1:30 PM Lunch and Networking Session
1:30 – 2:30 PM Bridging the Gap: Leveraging Conversational AI to Improve Financial Literacy Natalie Cartwright, Co-founder & COO, Finn AI
2:30 – 3:20 PM Learning the Underlying Structure of Music Dr. Pablo Samuel Castro, Senior Research Software Developer, Google
3:20 – 3:45 PM Networking Session
3:45 – 4:30 PM AI and the Public Service Alex Benay, Chief Information Officer, Government of Canada
5:00 – 7:00 PM CANARIE’s 25th Anniversary Reception O’Born Room, National Arts Centre

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 AM Augmented Intelligence: How Big Data Can Make us Smarter Dr. Sean Gourley, TED Fellow, Founder and CEO, Primer
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM A Braze(n) Journey of Smart Wheelchairs: from Research to Market Dr. Pooja Viswanathan, CEO, Co-founder, Director, Braze Mobility
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM Networking Session
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Can Robots Invade Your Privacy? Dr. Ian Kerr, Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law & Technology, University of Ottawa
12:15 – 1:45 PM Lunch and Networking Session
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM CANARIE Looking Ahead Jim Ghadbane, President and CEO, CANARIE
1:45 – 2:45 PM Preparing for a Future with AI Robin Winsor, President and CEO, Cybera
2:45 PM Closing Remarks Jim Ghadbane, President and CEO, CANARIE

Kathryn Anthonisen, Vice President, External Relations, CANARIE