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#EDGETalks – Artificial Intelligence

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November 07, 2018
303 Bay Street, Toronto

This EDGEtalks speaker series will explore the growing role that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have on the way that businesses manage their operations. It will endeavour to separate the recent AI hype from reality and provide an understanding of the ways that AI will help businesses better serve customers while operating more efficiently.

The keynote address will be delivered by Mike Rhodin, former IBM SVP and founder of IBM’s Watson Group. Mr Rhodin’s 33-year career at IBM was infused with a passion for helping clients extract value from technology, improving business performance and simplifying the way people work. Mr. Rhodin’s keynote will provide insight on the ways that Artificial Intelligence and Automation are reshaping operations, augmenting human capacity and changing the future of work.

Following the keynote address, we will have a fireside chat featuring Kathryn Hume, Frank Tsiribis, and Mike Rhodin.

Kathryn Hume is the Vice President of Product and Strategy for integrate.ai, an AI software company that provides B2C enterprises with a platform to optimize customer engagements across social media.

Frank Tsiribis is Head of Insight Strategies and Risk Management, Enterprise Infrastructure, Initiatives, and Innovation (EI3), BMO Financial Group. He holds enterprise accountability for leveraging BMO’s business intelligence and analytics tools to support ideation and use case development relating to sustaining disruptive and innovative productivity opportunities as well as implementing a comprehensive risk management framework across all areas of EI3.


5:30PM: Registration & Networking

6:00PM: Keynote presentation followed by a moderated panel

7:30PM: Networking & Refreshments

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