May 30, 2018 2018-06-01T06:39:25-04:00

R2i Summit – May 30, 2018
Machine Intelligence to Drive Growth

*Scheduling changes may occur without notice

8 h – 9 h

Welcome, Registration and Continental Breakfast

Salon Elizabeth Sud

Start your day right, relax and enjoy a fresh breakfast, courtesy of your hosts R2i.

9 h – 9 h 30

Adel El-Hallak

Keynote on Disruptive Technologies (English Only)

Salon Elizabeth Sud

Keynote by Adel El-Hallak, Worldwide Director of Machine and Deep Learning, Cognitive Systems – IBM

Adel’s mission is to democratize and operationalize machine learning so it can be more easily consumed in order to augment human intelligence. Adel’s previous roles include leadership positions across sales and marketing for high performance computing and advanced analytics. Adel holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from McGill University in Canada and an M.B.A. from Warwick Business School in the U.K.

9 h 45 – 10 h 30

Michael Davis

Global OEM Alliances – NVIDIA

AI for the Enterprise

with Michael Davis , Global OEM Alliances – Nvidia (In English Only)

Francois Labrie

François Labrie

Co-founder AI Outcome and AI Educator at HEC

Votre boussole pour démystifier la Fabrication 4.0

with François Labrie , Co-founder AI Outcome and AI Educator at HEC. (In French Only)

Curtis Miles

Curtis Miles

Blockchain Solution Architect & Canadian Technical Lead - IBM

Blockchain in the Real World

with Curtis Miles , Blockchain Solution Architect & Canadian Technical Lead – IBM (In English Only)


10 h 45 – 11 h 30

Marija Mijalkovic

Client Technical Specialist - Advanced Computing Solutions – IBM

#FromHereToAI – Deep Learning with IBM Systems for the New Intelligence Economy

with Marija Mijalkovic , Client Technical Specialist – Advanced Computing Solutions – IBM (In English Only)

Catherine Bouchard

Catherine Bouchard

President – Centris Technologies

Applications pratiques et bénéfices de l'industrie 4.0 (In French Only)

with Catherine Bouchard  , President – Centris Technologies (In French Only)


Kenneth Carpenter

Director of Education - DLT Labs

Blockchain and Supply Chain Management

with Kenneth Carpenter , Director of Education – DLT Labs (In English Only)


11 h 45 – 12 h 30

Simon Lacasse & Bassem Monla

Innovation Specialist - IBM | AI Subject Matter Expert - LGS, an IBM company

Leveraging AI To create An Intelligent Enterprise - Part I (In French Only)

with Bassem Monla ,Artificial Intelligence Subject Matter Expert & Business Development Manager for Smart Cities IBM and Simon Lacasse , Senior Solutions Engineer and – IBM


Jean-Marc Frayret& Bruno Agard

Professors – Polytechnique de Montréal

Valorisation des données dans les domaines manufacturier et logistique : principes et applications (French presentation only)

with Jean-Marc Frayret , Professor – Polytechnique de Montréal and Bruno Agard , Professor – Polytechnique de Montréal (In French Only)


Chris Schnabel

IBM Q (Quantum Computing) Offering Manager – IBM

Past, Present, and Future of Quantum Computing

with Chris Schnabel , IBM Q (Quantum Computing) Offering Manager – IBM (In English Only)


12 h 30 – 13 h 45

Networking Lunch – Salon Elizabeth Sud
(table service + refreshments)

13 h 45 – 14 h 30

Pascal Brenner &Tamara Vandersluis

Analytics Practice Lead – LGS, an IBM company | Vice-President, Innovation – R2i

Le parcours IA : de la preuve de concept à la production (In French Only)

with Pascal Brenner , Analytics Practice Lead – LGS and Tamara Vandersluis , Vice-President, Innovation – R2i

Joe Napoli

Joe Napoli

Director, Channel Sales – Kinetica DB

Kinetica: Powering Business in Motion - Leveraging GPUs to gain actionable insights from Extreme Data

with Joe Napoli , Director Channel Sales – Kinetica DB (English only presentation)


14 h 45 – 15 h 30

Sacha Mongrain

Sacha Mongrain

CTO Quebec – IBM

Bénéficier de l'intelligence artificielle pour créer une entreprise intelligente - 2ème partie (In French Only)

with Sacha Mongrain , CTO Quebec – IBM

Jean-Daniel Bussières

Jean-Daniel Bussières

Project Manager - CRVI

Application de l’IA à la robotique et à la vision industrielle (In French Only)

with Jean-Daniel Bussières , Chargé de projets – Centre de Robotique et de Vision Industrielles inc. (CRVI)


Pascal Polverini

Senior Solutions Architect, RPG Open Access Handler, Open Power Foundation Individual Associate - Fresche Solutions

Ce que les clients IBM i doivent savoir de l'IA et des systèmes cognitifs (In French Only)

with Pascal Polverini , Architecte en chef des solutions RPG Open Access chez Fresche


15 h 30 – 16 h 30

Panel on disruptive technologies with:

Salon Elizabeth Sud
Panel on disruptive technologies moderated by Tamara Vandersluis, VP Innovation and featuring:

16 h 30 – 18 h

Benoit Martel

Closing remarks and networking cocktail

Salon Elizabeth Nord

Closing remarks by Benoit Martel, President – R2i

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