Big Data Toronto 2019

Start: Jun 12, 2019 8:30 am - 5 pm

End: Jun 13, 2019

Big Data and AI Toronto is a unique 2-in-1 learning experience engineered to address the greatest business challenges technology leaders are facing today.

Big Data Toronto, now in its 4th edition, was created for businesses to discover and leverage the power of big data existing in their organizations. The following year we witnessed those same companies putting their big data to work and introducing new Artificial Intelligence initiatives at a massive scale and thus, AI Toronto was born.

Since then Toronto has quickly become a global leader in the big data and AI fields, with some of the sharpest minds in the field pioneering technologies that will have a massive global impact. The world’s leading tech companies are setting up research and innovation labs, putting Toronto at centre stage for cutting edge big data and AI work being done worldwide. We’ve witnessed AI explode into the public eye this year, while the term “Big Data” has taken a back seat to the cutting edge technology it’s enabling.

Today, hosting over 5000 attendees, 150 speakers, and 90 Exhibiting Brands, Big Data and AI Toronto provides you with the tools and knowledge to take on your greatest business challenges with data and technology.

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Attending? Be sure to catch these talks from our network:

How I Launched my Startup to Help Banks Leverage their Data | June 12, 4:30 - 5pm
Saroop Bharwani, CEO and Co-Founder,

Saroop is the CEO and Founder of Senso, an AI platform for the financial services industry. Curious about intelligent machines from an early age, Saroop pursued degrees in both Computer Engineering and Neuropsychology to explore the intersection between machines and the human brain. Saroop then spent over a decade building large-scale product teams for global Fortune 100 enterprise companies with a focus on leveraging predictive modelling to automate consumer engagement. Having supported Toronto's startup ecosystem since the early 2000's, Saroop and his team were well positioned to start Senso to solve an industry-wide problem which they identified through the use of advanced forms of machine intelligence.

Why Adopting AI is Key to your Companies Survival and Where to Start | June 13, 2:45 - 3:15pm
Hossein Rahnama, CEO and Co-founder, Flybits AND Beth Porter, CEO and Co-Founder of Riff Learning

Artificial Intelligence is poised to fundamentally alter how people interact with the world — moving beyond voice commands and chatbots to symbiotic human-machine interactions. For business owners, this means moving quickly to adopt AI as a key technology pillar that requires the entire organization to learn and change. But, it's not enough to only understand the tools and techniques of AI. Everyone working in business today must grapple with the social, ethical, operational, regulatory, and financial implications of accelerating advances in AI. To engineer this type of systemic change, people must learn key principles, understand how to apply them, and then work collaboratively, cross-functionally and open-mindedly to invent the future they want to lead. This session will profile ways your business can proactively adopt AI, including an over new of NextED - a new online program from NEXT Canada to help you up skill your workforce.

Hossein Rahnama is a computer scientist who lives in the paradox of academia and entrepreneurship. As a visiting professor at the MIT Media Lab and professor at Ryerson University, his research explores AI, mobile human-computer interaction and the effective design of data-driven services. He is also the founder and CEO of Flybits Inc., a data intelligence company that is serving a global customer base. Rahnama has written 30 publications and received 10 patents in ubiquitous computing. He served as a council member at NSERC (National Science and Research Engineering Council of Canada) and is currently serving on the board of Canadian Science Publishing. He was a co-founder of the #1 university-based incubator in the world, The Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University.

Beth is Cofounder and CEO of Riff Learning Inc, a scrappy AI startup out of MIT that measures conversational dynamics to help people build situational and social awareness, especially when they collaborate. Beth’s philosophy is that people learn best from each other, and learning fosters both personal growth and organizational innovation and change. She teaches IT Strategies to MBAs at Boston University, where her students work in small, peer learning groups throughout the course, and learning innovation in Media Ventures at the MIT Media Lab. Prior roles include VP Product for edX, VP Software Product Management for Pearson Education, and senior engineering and product management positions at Mathsoft and PTC. Through her consulting practice, Geeklight LLC, she also advises education, publishing, and technology clients on strategy, vision and execution for end-to-end online learning solutions that meet business needs.

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