AI in Action: Where Innovation Comes to Fruition

Executive Roundtable for Innovation Driven Leaders in Financial Services

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | George Restaurant | Toronto
6pm to 10 pm


It is widely acknowledged by industry observers that banks have been operating at the front lines of AI. Even bank customers who have engaged with digital assistants and a growing number of AI-enabled service technologies can see the impact of AI in banking.  Whether in retail, corporate, or investment banking, the fact is that the industry has enthusiastically dived into the AI pool and is now happily splashing around. But this isn’t about playing around with new tools – it is a moment of focused exploration, which is helping the industry identify both the opportunities and potential pitfalls.

This exclusive event for the Innovation Driven Leaders in Financial Service will discuss how AI is contributing innovation efforts in banking industry and lessons learned along the way.

At the first half of this intimate dinner, our guest speaker Ajay Agrawal, AI Economist and Thought Leader - and Founder of the Creative Destruction Lab will share his insights on how gain an A.I. edge and becoming a global leader in Machine Learning. At the second half, we will have an interactive and facilitated exchange about contribution of AI in innovation effort in banks.

Join the conversation with your senior executive peers over an exceptional dinner. Our goal is to create insight, ideas and inspiration to help you lead these critical discussions within your organization.

Places are limited to senior level executives and will be offered on a first come first served basis.  

Featured Speakers

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

Steve Holder
Head of Strategy and Innovation, SAS


Wednesday, March 6th 
6:00 p.m.Arrival & Cocktail Reception
6:40 p.m.Welcoming Remarks
6:45 p.m.Roundtable Introductions (Name, Role, Company)
Steve Holder
7:00 p.m.Guest Speaker
Ajay Agrawal, AI Economist and Thought Leader - and Founder of the Creative Destruction Lab
Gaining an A.I. Edge Becoming a Global Leader in Machine Learning

To Rotman professor, Creative Destruction Lab founder, and machine learning speaker Ajay Agrawal, many western nations have a problem with productivity. We’re educated—and we’ve got plenty of innovative ideas—but problems with scale and commercialization leave us underperforming. However, countries now have a new opportunity to compete globally—if we decide to take a lead in the realm of artificial intelligence and machine learning. In this keynote, Agrawal outlines the ways businesses, funding agencies, universities, and other institutions can pioneer research into A.I. and become global leaders. In other words, when inventors, scientists, programmers, and entrepreneurs are working at the very frontiers of deep and reinforcement learning, there are nearly limitless applications for business. If you invest now, and secure your global presence, you can transform your productivity and win on a world stage. Drawing on his work with the Creative Destruction Lab and the NextAI, Agrawal outlines how investors and business leaders can seize these new opportunities, capitalize on foresight, and reap the benefits of an early engagement with the next great shift in economics.
7:20 p.m.Dinner is Served 
Facilitated Discussion
9:30 p.m.Thank You, Close & Aperitif
10:00 p.m.Depart

George Restaurant

111C Queen St E,
Toronto, ON M5C 1S2

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