Pre-Conference Focus Day

05/10/2016

The agenda for Chief Analytics Officer, Fall will be made available next year. To register your interest in the event please contact [email protected]

Please see below for the 2016 agenda, to see what topics were covered, and the speaker faculty for the 2016 event.

8.30am- 8.45am

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Speaking
Chris Dingle
Director of Customer Intelligence - Rogers Communications

8.45am- 9.15am

Keynote Presentation: Machine Learning and Deep Learning – Creating the perfect storm

Examining the market and technological and theological advances that have occurred and sparked renewed interest in Machine Learning. Examining the exciting opportunities and pitfalls presented by Machine and Deep Learning, as well as Artificial Intelligence -exploring their practical applications for your business. Constantly evolving and learning – exploring the ways in which Machine learning can… Read more.

Speaking
Chandler T Wilson
Director of Analytics and Insights for Corporate Affairs - Walmart

9.15am- 9.45am

Keynote Presentation: Machine Learning and the future of media

Exploring the current needs of the media industry and how Machine Learning can be leveraged to tackle these challenges. Devising innovative algorithms and automation to solve the question, how can a Media Company attract an advertiser not currently advertising on their network. Establishing the business benefits and practical applications for understanding the degree completeness for… Read more.

Speaking

9:45am- 10:15am

Keynote Presentation: Artificial Intelligence and vaccine development: Obstacles and opportunities

It took 20 years to develop the first ever vaccine against dengue disease. What are the obstacles in exploring the wealth of data generated over time? Is AI hype or can it really be a tool to augment researchers’ knowledge of the field? How?  What may need to change? How could AI be a force… Read more.

Speaking
Dany De Grave
Senior Director InnX: Innovation Programs and External Networks - Sanofi Pasteur

10.15am- 10.45am

Morning Coffee & Networking

10.45am- 11.30am

Panel Discussion: The Machine Learning and AI revolution

Machine learning algorithms aren’t new, but the ability to automatically apply complex mathematical calculations to big data – over and over, faster and faster – is a recent development. With steady advances in digitization and cheap computing power, what tangible opportunities does this present for optimizing your business and processes? Human vs. Machine – Discussing… Read more.

Speaking
Douglas Barr
VP, Digital Innovation - Havas Health
Cameron J. Davies
SVP, Corporate Management Sciences - NBC Universal
Chandler T Wilson
Director of Analytics and Insights for Corporate Affairs - Walmart

11.30am- 12.00pm

Keynote Presentation: Think big, prototype small, scale fast

Discussing the ways in which Machine Learning can not only generate accurate predictions and models and the ways in which it can it help to better tap the wealth of expertise, insight and knowledge across an organization and in its data stores. Using Machine Learning algorithms to learn from history predict from streaming data and… Read more.

Speaking
Chris Dingle
Director of Customer Intelligence - Rogers Communications

12.00pm- 12:30pm

Keynote Presentation: Transforming DARPA and NASA JPL’s Dark Web Research into Competitive Intelligence

Explore state-of-the-art machine learning approaches used to derive relevant, structured information from images and text. Examine specific implementation considerations, challenges, and benefits learned through NASA and DARPA projects. Discuss strategies for building analytic capabilities that can continually integrate advancements in machine learning and data science.

Speaking

12.30pm- 1.00pm

Keynote Presentation: Early Failure detection, using probabilistic graphical models

Large scale software development in finance today needs to consider not just the technology stack and software architecture, It should also enable seamless integration of business processes, data flow from independent systems and downstream calculations & reporting. In an environment with near zero tolerance to system and process failures, how do we achieve the goal… Read more.

Speaking

1.00pm- 2.00pm

Lunch & Networking

2.00pm- 2.30pm

Keynote Presentation: Machine Learning for a nimble way to develop services and better serve your customers

Exploring the ways in which leading companies are utilizing Machine Learning and Deep Learning techniques to better serve and understand customers… With the expansion of the IoT and the wealth of data it creates, what are the opportunities for your business and what are the potential benefits for your customers? Keeping up with demand –… Read more.

Speaking
Christina Hoy
Vice President, Corporate Business Information & Analytics Division - WSIB

2.30pm- 3.00pm

Keynote Presentation: Changing Lives in healthcare through Deep Learning

How can Big Data and Machine Learning make patient lives better? Is it possible to develop sophisticated algorithms that can spot patient illness before they’ve been identified? What would the ramifications be in society either-way? Review a case study on Duchene Muscular Dystrophy and leveraging a predictive model. How can frameworks like Theano, Torch and… Read more.

Speaking
Douglas Barr
VP, Digital Innovation - Havas Health

3.00pm- 3.45pm

Panel Discussion: Leveraging Machine Learning and advanced analytics to deliver business value

Best practices in choosing, designing, and implementing from the portfolio of analytical methods including real-time, geospatial, machine learning, statistical, and “big data” Discussing ways to operationalize the results from advanced analytics and models and put them in to action? How do we integrate Internet of Things, pervasive sensing, and the cloud into my companies existing… Read more.

Speaking
Andy Pulkstenis
Director, Advanced Analytics - State Farm Insurance
Babak Shafiei
Director, Enterprise Business Intelligence - Suncor Energy
Robbie Freeman MSN, RN, NE-BC
Associate Director, Clinical Innovation & Informatics - Mount Sinai
Chris Dingle
Director of Customer Intelligence - Rogers Communications
Christina Hoy
Vice President, Corporate Business Information & Analytics Division - WSIB

3.45pm- 4.00pm

Chair’s Closing Remarks

Speaking
Chris Dingle
Director of Customer Intelligence - Rogers Communications

4.30pm- 6.30pm

Masterclass A – Beyond insight – Using advanced analytics to solve business problems and deliver real value

The potential impact of data science on an organization is massive. In order for this to be successfully realized, Chief Data Scientists must ensure that their work identifies, and meets, real business needs. Simply having mathematical, statistical and programming expertise is not sufficient to unlock value for their organization. The tools and techniques of data… Read more.

Speaking
Alfred Essa
Vice President, R&D and Analytics - McGraw-Hill Education

4.30pm- 6.30pm

Masterclass B – Talent and Team Structure

Creating an effective analytics organization and culture requires talented analysts and data scientists but there is so much more that is needed for success.  This session will focus on how to develop the key capabilities that are needed to create a high impact analytics organization. Specific topics covered include: The importance of establishing a vision… Read more.

Speaking
Dipti Patel-Misra
Chief Data & Analytics Officer - CEP America