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Vol. 5 | Mar 15, 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Business

Vol. 4 | 14 Nov 2017

Meet the “Innovation Superclusters Initiative” panelists

Vol. 3 | 7 Jun 2017

The blockchain: a new currency or a distributed network of storage?

Vol. 2 | 24 Nov 2016

The financing lifecycle of a startup

Vol. 1 | 15 Sept 2016

Startups and growth

Upcoming

March 15, 2018

Deloitte Tower - 1190 Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal

Tickets available here

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All proceeds of this event will be donated to the not-for-profit organization Kids Code Jeunesse.

Like all emerging technologies, Artificial Intelligence has its roots in academic research and was limited to very specific sectors. But we have passed this stage to reach one where this technology can bring a considerable added-value to traditional businesses.

This is why we’re delighted to welcome you on Thursday the 15th of March to discover and discuss opportunities in Artificial Intelligence. Ashee Sarin will open the conversation with a short introduction on this technology and its ecosystem in Montreal. Charles Dugas and Soodeh Farokhi will then share their experience through concrete applications. Finally, Michael McGraw and Philippe Daoust’s wise advice will enable you to understand the deployment aspects of AI.

Join us for an evening of new connections between interesting people and transformative ideas.

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Ashee Sarin photo

Senior Manager and Leader of Deloitte Greenhouse & Emerging Technologies Artificial Intelligence, Deloitte

Topic: Basics of Artificial Intelligence technology
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Charles Dugas photo

Director of Insurance Solutions, Element AI

Topic: Reshaping legacy burdened incumbents into AI-first leaders.
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Soodeh Farokhi photo

Founder & CTO, C2RO Cloud Robotics

Topic: How the cloud is enabling the rise of AI in robotics.
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Michael McGraw photo

Investment Associate in Venture Capital, iNovia Capital

Topic: AI business models - a VC perspective.
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Philippe Daoust photo

Senior Manager in Strategy and Corporate Development, Banque Nationale

Topic: How banks can help companies to integrate AI.

14 Nov, 2017 - 17:00 - 20:00

Tour Deloitte - 1190 Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal

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The Innovation Superclusters Initiative (ISI) is an opportunity launched by the Government of Canada. It aims at strengthening Canada's most promising clusters and accelerate economic growth in highly innovative industries, while positioning our firms for global leadership. All submitted projects were promising and definitely aligned with Speed Learning events’ objectives: foster collaboration and innovation.

Therefore, we invite you on November 14 to meet some of the panelists who will share the vision and mission of their supercluster initiative. We will also have the chance to hear from the MP Marc Miller who is Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

This is a unique opportunity to get in touch with future collaborators or employers. Indeed, the ISI encourages large-scale collaboration of innovation ecosystem players. It implies pulling in large firms, innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and industry-relevant research institutions, including university resources and PhD.

Ready to share with the best of the best of the innovation ecosystems?

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Partner at Deloitte in Risk Advisory

Moderator
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Marc Miller

MP Ville-Marie / Le Sud-Ouest / Île-des-Soeurs &. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

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Louis Cléroux photo

CEO, Leadweb

Topic: Strategic Intelligence Supercluster
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Lidia Divry photo

CEO, TechnoMontréal

Topic: Retail-as-a-Service Surpercluster
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Chloe Gérin-Lajoie photo

Program manager, JDA labs

Sujet: Applicant to AI powered Supply Chain Supercluster
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Anne-Marie Bourgeois photo

VP Investments, ÉnerTech

Topic: Accelerator Innovation and Value Creation with Superclusters
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Philippe Chevry photo

Director of Blockchain Association of Canada

Topic: Blockchain Supercluster
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André Dupont-Moguel photo

VP Strategic Partnerships, Leadweb

Topic: Strategic Intelligence Supercluster

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June 07, 2017 - 17:00 - 20:00

Espace CDPQ - 3 Place Ville Marie, Montréal

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An invaluable occasion to be a part of the discussion about what could be the currency of the future and an excellent opportunity to network with the flourishing startup scene of Montreal.

This event is a part of the Speed Learning Series, whose goal is to rapidly and efficiently cover crucial topics that are essential for startup entrepreneurs' growth.

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Laviva Mazhar photo

VC ANALYST AT FERST CAPITAL PARTNERS

Master of Ceremony
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Pascal Leblanc photo

Expert in cryptocurrencies at EY
& Blockchain entrepreneur

Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) landscape
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Léa Bénitah-Bouchard photo

Associate at Stikeman Eliott LLP

How to navigate within the legal environment of a blockchain project
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Jonathan Hamel photo

Blockchain consultant

Decentralized energy market with Ethereum
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Laurent Féral-Pierssens photo

Executive Director at KPMG Canada, Emerging Tech

Insurance & Blockchain
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Marie-Lynn Richard photo

Blockchain analyst

What the cryptocurrency cannot do

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Watch Blockchain edition presentations on our YouTube Channel

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Nov 24, 2016 - 17:00 - 20:00

Espace CDPQ - 3 Place Ville Marie, Montréal

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Network and get key information about the financing lifecycle of a Startup directly from VC's.

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Nayla Chébli photo

Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Master of Ceremonies
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Jean-François Charette photo

Credo

Topic: Startups economy in Quebec
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David Bureau photo

500 Startups

Topic: Angel investors and other models
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Marko Jelavic photo

Ferst Capital Partners

Topic: How to get your Seed financing
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Édouard Gaussen photo

White Star VC

Topic: Series A/Going global
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Éléonore Jarry-Ferron photo

Brightspark Venture

Topic: Trends in Startup investing & closing notes

15 sept, 2016 - 17:00 - 20:00

Espace CDPQ - 3 Place Ville Marie, Montréal

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This 5 à 7 reunites the key people to help you leverage and scale your company. Founders, future founders and innovators will be in a perfect environment to network with market players that can have a major impact on their business. At one point or another, these contacts are key to have. You can get a head start and know them now!

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Etienne Brassard photo

Lavery

Topic: Corporate structure
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Karl Theard photo

BDC

Topic: Financing
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Eric Cardinal photo

IJW

Topic: Financing
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Matthew Harrison photo

BDO

Topic: Accounting
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Louis Cléroux photo

Leadweb

Topic: Smartsourcing
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Alyssa Valente photo

AIESEC

Topic: International talent
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Ritika Dutt photo

Notman house

Topic: Accelerators
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Marko Jelavic photo

Ferst Capital partners

Topic: Venture capital
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Edouard Gaussen photo

White Star VC

Topic: Venture capital
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Marta Gonzalez photo

WeWork

Topic: Coworking space

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