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BII+E Talks: AI Adoption for SME Leaders

An event providing business owners with practical insight about incorporating AI into their existing business practices
BII+E Talks: AI Adoption for SME Leaders

Date

March 18, 2019

Location

McMaster Innovation Park
175 Longwood Rd. S #105, Room 1 CD
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The Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship hosted a breakfast for SME leaders interested in learning more about AI adoption.

In partnership with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), the Innovation Factory and McMaster University’s Computing Infrastructure Research Centre(CIRC), this event provided business owners with actionable insights on how they can adopt AI technologies to increase their business’s productivity and competitiveness.

Currently, Canada lags behind international counterparts on technology adoption and implementation. AI adoption is imperative for enhancing the competitiveness and productivity of Canadian SMEs. However, these benefits will only be realized if Canadian firms have the necessary knowledge and AI complements in place.

We heard from leaders in AI adoption and led a conversation with SMEs on the challenges and opportunities that come with incorporating new AI technologies into their businesses.

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8:00am

Welcome and Introduction

8:10am

Expert Insights on AI Adoption – Cameron Schuler (Chief Commercialization Officer, Vector Institute)
Shelley Fellows (VP Communications, AIS Technologies Group)

9:00am

Q & A

9:30am

Networking

Shelley Fellows is one of the founders of Radix (now AIS Technologies Group) where she is responsible for planning and strategy execution in the areas of marketing and communications. Shelley is part of the management team which led Radix to be recognized as one of the Profit’s Fastest Growing Companies in Canada in 2006 and 2016. Shelley has had positions on [omany boards and committees, including the WETech Alliance, Workforce Windsor Essex and the Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation.

Follow Shelley on Twitter @Sfellows_Radix

Cameron Schuler is the Chief Commercialization Officer & Vice President, Industry Innovation at the Vector Institute. He is the former Executive Director of Amii (amii.ca), 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.

Follow Cameron on Twitter @CameronSchuler

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Date

March 18, 2019

Location

McMaster Innovation Park
175 Longwood Rd. S #105, Room 1 CD
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