InnoVision 2019, CPAC’s inaugural innovation-themed summit, attracted around 200 professionals, students and tech-enthusiasts to the event. Attendees were excited to explore the latest trends in science and technology, discover business and professional opportunities, and network with experts and tech entrepreneurs. The event took place on September 29, 2019 at the Novotel Toronto North York Hotel.
The InnoVision Summit featured insightful presentations and panel discussions on the latest trends and applications in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, IoT, Blockchain, AI, and FinTech. Thought leaders from IBM, U.CASH, fazeZERO, Skrumble Technologies, Element AI, SalesChoice, Knockri, University of Toronto and Western University shared their cutting-edge insights.
The summit started with an overview on Industry 4.0 presented by Professor Ahmad Barari from University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Dr. Barari addressed the principles of Industry 4.0 and its digitization requirements including the Cyber-Physical components, Digital Twins, IofT, Data Analytics, FinTech & Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and the Hybrid Manufacturing systems.
Speakers in the Blockchain session included Dr. Miriam Capretz, Associate Dean and Professor from Western University, Brian Phan, CEO & Co-founder of U.CASH, Nasser Rahal, Founder and CEO of fazeZERO, and, Eric Lifson, Co-founder of Skrumble. Speakers in the AI session included Niki Liu, AI Advisory and Enablement, Element AI, Dr. Cindy Gordon, Founder and CEO of SalesChoice, Dr. Kang Lee, Professor at the University of Toronto, and Faisal Ahmed, CTO of Knockri. The summit concluded with a presentation on FinTech from Serena Chan, Partner, Financial Services sector, IBM Global Business Services.
During the Q&A and networking sessions, attendees communicated, networked and mingled with the speakers and peers. One attendee reported, “This experience is amazing. The presentations are informative and illuminating. I now have a clearer vision of the future of my industry. I feel inspired and empowered.”
CPA Ontario, a long-time supporter of CPAC’s initiatives, was the Vision Sponsor of the 2019 CPAC InnoVision Summit.
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