SAS AI Executive Event

Artificial Intelligence
in the Real World

Delivering AI Innovation That's Business-Smart

Wednesday, November 14th | The Ritz Carlton | Toronto | #Road2AI

Canada has been recognized as a hotbed of activity and investment in artificial intelligence research and development. Startups in AI applications are making an impact. World-class education and development programs are here. High-profile tech companies are pouring money into the region and the technology. But is AI really what we think it is?

Join us on Wednesday, November 14th at the Ritz-Carlton, Toronto for a one-day invitation only executive event to learn why AI requires a fundamental change in the way analytics is approached.

Hear about real world AI applications that are breaking ground, delivering transformative value and the analytical business-smart approach that fuels it.

We look forward to seeing you there and supporting your AI ambitions.

This event is exclusive to Director Level and above.  Please contact for additional inquiries.

Featured Speakers

Ajay Agrawal
AI Economist and Thought Leader  and Founder of the Creative Destruction Lab

Mike Gualtieri
VP, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals, Forrester


Wednesday, November 14   
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Registration & Networking & Solution Showcase
8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. Welcome
8:40 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.Artificial Intelligence: What's Possible For Enterprises Today (DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION)
  • Mike Gualtieri, VP, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals, Forrester
9:20 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Our Automated Future Learning to Adapt - and Thrive - in the Era of Intelligent Machine (DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION)
  • Ajay Agrawal, AI Economist and Thought Leader - and Founder of the Creative Destruction Lab
10:10 am - 10:30 a.m.Unlock Artificial Intelligence for Business (DOWNLOAD PRESENTAITON)
  • Steve Holder, National Strategy Executive, Analytic Ecosystems, SAS Canada
10:30 am - 11:00 a.m.Morning Break & Networking & Solution Showcase
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
 The Future of Financial Crimes Prevention – Intelligent Agents & AI (DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION)
  • Mike Ames, Senior Director Fraud and Security Intelligence

Risk Management Meets AI – Is Artificial Intelligence a Game Changer for Risk Management


  • Darryl Ivan, National Executive, Risk Management, SAS Canada


  • Avinash Pimento, Canada Lead, FS Finance and Risk Services, Accenture
  • Mahdi Amri, National AI Services Leader, Omnia AI – Deloitte Canada’s AI Practice
  • Mario Schlener, Partner at EY, Lead of FS Risk Practice and Risk Solutions/Analytics Canada
  • Vishal Gossain, Vice President, Risk Management at Scotiabank

Pragmatic AI: What it is and what it isn' t (DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION)

12:00 pm. - 1:00 p.m.Lunch & Networking & Solution Showcase
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. The Potential of AI in Sport:
SAS’ Sports Analytics Lead, Karl Quon joins 2020 Armor CEO and two Olympic Hopefuls on stage to showcase the power and potential of AI and analytics in the exciting combat sport of Taekwondo.
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Panel Discussion
AI in Practice Today: Contradictions, Conundrums and Best Practices Emerge

  • Steve Holder, National Strategy Executive, Analytic Ecosystems, SAS Canada
  • Jodie Wallis, Managing Director for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Canada, Accenture
  • Shelby Austin, Head of Omnia (Artificial Intelligence), Deloitte Canada
  • Kamil Malikov, Director (A), Health Data Science Branch, Ontario, Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care
  • Mike Gualtieri, VP, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals, Forrester
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Afternoon Break & Networking & Solution Showcase
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Concurrent sessions

Rise of the Machines: Challenges and Opportunities in Applying AI to Support Better Government Decision Making (DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION)

  • Steve Bennett, Global Lead for Government Practice, SAS
  • Tara Holland, Sr. Manager, Public Sector Solutions Specialists, SAS Canada
 Use of Advanced Machine Learning Models for Credit Adjudication

Competing on Customer Experience with Artificial Intelligence (DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION)

  • Brian Alfond, Solutions Architect, Global Customer Intelligence Practice, SAS

The Ritz-Carlton

181 Wellington St W,
Toronto, ON M5V 3G7

Solution Showcase

Smart Data Preparation for AI

Access, profile, cleanse and transform data for AI.

Pat Valente- Software Solutions Specialist - Data Sciences


The Value of Automated Machine Learning.

Boost productivity with a platform that integrates all your machine learning tasks.

Cindy Zhong- Solution Engineer, Data Sciences


Applying Adaptive Learning to Fraud Surveillance

Build a model in 3 simple steps, then watch as the system learns and improves its model accuracy.

Wesley Girdharry- Solutions Specialist - Fraud & Financial Crimes

AI in Action: Classify Products and Identify Defects in Real-Time.

Deploy deep learning algorithms in-stream using a simulated assembly line.

Kieran DeFilippis- Solutions Specialist - Data Sciences


Effective Risk Management for AI.

Govern black-box models in a regulated environment.

Naeem Siddiqi - Credit Scoring and Decisioning

David Asermely - Sr Product Manager, Risk Solutions

SAS Cloud Analytics

Market-leading advanced analytics optimized for cloud deployment

Ryan MacDonald - Manager, Consulting and Cloud Enablement


Are you Rolling the Dice on Profitability?

Plan with Certainty.

Peter Turney- PhD, Founder, President and Chairman- CT Global

Pulkesh Patel - Engagement Director, Practice Head SAS FM and DDPO- CT Global

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