2024 Monthly Virtual Event Series

Prepare for the era of AI transformation

Gain firsthand insights from leading experts.
Stay ahead with the latest developments in AI for business.
Join the conversation with future-minded global leaders.

Carole Piovesan
Carole Piovesan
Managing Partner
Jasper Malcomson
Jasper Malcolmson
VP of AI Research
Jonathan Rosenbluth
Jonathan Rosenbluth
VP of Product
Copi Kallayil
Gopi Kallayil
Chief AI Evangelist

Get ready for the AI Tsunami

Generative AI is reshaping business from the frontline to the boardroom—and the modern leader cannot afford to be caught unprepared.

Our monthly webinar series, AI Tsunami, gives busy professionals an entry point into the groundbreaking world of AI. Our lineup of experts from tech, innovation strategy, legal and other professional domains will discuss the benefits, opportunities, risks, ethics, best practices, policy and governance considerations.

Walk away from every presentation feeling confident and ready to integrate AI into your strategies.

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Upcoming events

Explore our lineup of topics and speakers.

The AI imperative: Unleashing Canada's progress through AI investment and R&D
Apr 24, 2024 12:00 PM
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The AI imperative: Unleashing Canada's progress through AI investment and R&D

In this thought-provoking discussion with Vector Institute CEO Tony Gaffney, we will delve into the critical importance of AI research in linking investment in AI, R&D, and the advancement of Canada's progress and economy. We'll explore how research-driven insights can fuel innovation, drive productivity, and position organizations for success in a rapidly evolving landscape. Gain practical insights into fostering AI collaborations, leveraging academic expertise to apply to real-world industry use-cases and more.
Current State of Play from Silicon Valley
May 22, 2024 12:00 PM
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Current State of Play from Silicon Valley

Let's join Evan in a deep dive into the heart of Silicon Valley, as he helps us explore the pace of change and the investors currently fueling GenAI.
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Feedback and testimonials

Here's what people are saying about AI Tsunami and the hosts.

There were almost too many good things to list, however, the “three buckets” of first assessing your data quality, then assessing models for intended AI use cases, and finally assessing your output for unintended consequences stood out to me.
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Anonymous

Carole is a wonderful presenter. Her slides are excellent. The global and Canadian landscape was well thought out. Her ability to present and use implementation steps relevant for 2024 was summarized to the literature and global reports.
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Anonymous

Carole's presentation provided a great overview of the global landscape along with practical tips on how to approach it for your business. She is an awesome and passionate presenter.
Anonymous

Anonymous

The insights provided will allow me to build the case for adopting Artificial Intelligence in a more systematic fashion. We all need to learn prompt engineering. Our next board meeting will prove to be a pivotal moment for the organization.
Frank Massey

Frank Massey

CEO, Emerging Tech Enterprises

The presentation was powerful, interactive, and illuminating. I especially appreciated the discussion on the advances made since generative AI technology became widely available in 2022 that have addressed many significant concerns. I left inspired with an actionable way forward. I look forward to the next presentation on the legal risks and potential strategies to mitigate those risks. Thank you for such a high-quality applied learning experience.
Michelle L. Christian

Michelle L. Christian

Manager, Executive Office & Strategic Initiatives, Canadian Mental Health Association

It opened my eyes to how fast this revolution is happening, and the impact AI is already having in so many areas.
Barbara Haynes

Barbara Haynes

Board Member, ARAG Legal Solutions Inc.

Mr. Beatty continues to be one of the foremost thinkers on all things Governance. I really appreciate the opportunity to attend his events.
Shawna Farmer

Shawna Farmer

Independent Director, Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia

I appreciated the overview at the beginning for context around the conversation of AI. The potential impacts was helpful. The boards I am involved in are not even scratching the surface on this issue.
Sarah Sidhu

Sarah Sidhu

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Expert speakers

Get to know our subject matter experts.

The AI imperative: Unleashing Canada's progress through AI investment and R&D
Tony Gaffney
President and CEO
at
Vector Institute
As president and CEO of Vector Institute, Tony is an experienced CEO and transformational leader. He brings deep expertise in technology-enabled business transformation, ESG, and emerging technologies, contributing to various boards and initiatives with a passion for community, inclusion, and continuous learning.
Current State of Play from Silicon Valley
Evan Epstein
Executive Director & Adjunct Professor
at
UC Law San Francisco
Evan Epstein, the founding Executive Director of the UC Center for Business Law San Francisco and Adjunct Professor at UC Law SF, is a globally recognized expert with 17 years advising Silicon Valley leaders. Named one of the most influential leaders in corporate governance by the National Association of Corporate Directors in 2023, he specializes in corporate governance litigation and fiduciary duties.
Growth of an AI Mega Business in Toronto
Neil Cawse
Founder CEO
at
Geotab
Neil, Geotab's founder in 2000, is a visionary entrepreneur and software developer. As CEO, he leads Geotab's global telematics leadership with a strategic focus on technological and business shifts. Recognized for his 'do the right thing for the long term' leadership, Neil's analytical approach contributed to Geotab's remarkable growth, earning a spot in The Financial Times Fastest Growing Companies 2022.

About the hosts

Nick Darveau-Garneau

Nick is renowned for his instrumental role in accelerating digital transformations for hundreds of Fortune 500 companies as a board director and technology executive. He is the former Chief Evangelist of Google.

Board Director, AI Evangelist, Senior Executive
at
TMX, Toronto Stock Exchange

David R. Beatty, C.M., O.B.E., F.ICD, CFA

One of the world’s most experienced corporate directors and educators, David has served as a Director on 40 boards in Canada, America, Mexico, Australia and England. He has been chair of 11 companies, nine public and two private.

Corporate Governance Educator
at
Rotman School of Business

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