加拿大中国专业人士协会(CPAC)近日宣布，首届以最新科技为主题的CPAC InnoVision峰会即将于9月29日（星期日）在Novotel Toronto North York Hotel 隆重举行。此次峰会是CPAC的年度旗舰活动、专业人士日的升级版，届时将邀请科技行业大咖们揭秘那些给我们生活带来变革性影响的科技成果及最前沿的行业资讯。
“CPAC首届InnoVision峰会将让科技爱好者、专业人士、企业家、学者，学生以及那些想不断更新自己知识体系的好学者一站式了解最新科技趋势及行业动态，” CPAC会长肖楚强(Eric Xiao)介绍道，“参会者还将从行业领袖和创新者那里获悉有关影响世界技术发展的趋势及相关应用知识。”
CPAC InnoVision 峰会将讨论第四次工业革命、物联网、区块链、人工智能、金融科技及科技创业等话题，来自IBM、多伦多大学、西安大略大学及其他行业和学术组织的多位行业领军人和大咖们将担任本届活动的演讲嘉宾。
2019 CPAC InnoVision峰会详情：
时间及日期：星期日，9月29日，10:00 am – 4:00 pm
地点：Gibson Ballroom, Novotel Toronto North York Hotel, 3 Park Home Avenue, Toronto, ON M2N 6L3
Industry 4.0 Overview
Dr. Ahmad Barari
Dr. Ahmad Barari, PhD, Peng, is the Associate Professor for the Department of Automotive, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He is an International Program Committee Member, Conference of Advanced Mathematical and Computation Tools in Metrology and Testing, member of International Organizing Committee – Americas, CAD Conference, CAD’17, International Program Committee Member, 12th IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IM 2016).
Dr. Miriam Capretz
Dr. M. Capretz is the Associate Dean, Research in the Faculty of Engineering and a Professor of Software Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Western University as well as an Associate Scientist with Lawson Research Institute. Dr. Capretz has been involved with software development and research and teaching in software engineering for more than 35 years. Among her industry experience, she worked for 5 years as a software engineer at Technological Center for Informatics in Brazil; she was a system analyst for 4 years at a computer company in Sao Paulo, Brazil; and was a software consultant for 7 years. Her current research activities include software projects with industry partners for smart buildings, big data analytics for energy management, smart asset management and smart grids.
Brian Phan is the CEO & Co-Founder of U.CASH, a blockchain-based global financial peer-to-peer financial services network. Under Brian’s able leadership, U.CASH launched a very successful Initial Bounty Offering (IBO) – a novel way of crowdfunding in the Blockchain industry. It was a tremendous success as 300K+ users globally signed up with minimum digital marketing. Recently, he and his team launched a frontier cryptocurrency exchange servicing users in Canada and China. At a very young age, Brian was one of the most influential thought leaders in the Blockchain space and a keynote speaker at prominent conferences in Canada. He is an advisor for Blockchain Association of Canada and works with regulators and every other participant of the Blockchain industry to bring positive and balance regulation.
Working full-time in blockchain since 2014, Brian is excited to share his experience learned from engaging with governments, regulators, entrepreneurs, and corporations from various sectors and countries. He enjoys communicating about how and why the foundation of peer-to-peer transactions without any intermediary (ie. blockchain technology) will shape the next era of prosperity in finance, business, healthcare, education, governance, and many other fields.
Nasser Rahal has over 20 years of experience working in international technology transformation and management. He has built a career at some of the largest companies in the world including CGI, GE, and IBM and served clients such as Bell Canada, Rogers, Virgin Media, CIBC and many more. Throughout his career he has built a reputation as an innovative and charismatic leader who understands how to build, manage, and scale global delivery teams. His primary expertise lies in the ability to both build new organizations from the ground up and to digitally transform legacy businesses. Nasser earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from The American University of Beirut and an MBA from the Edinburgh School of Business. Nasser is now the Founder and CEO of fazeZERO, where he is the driving visionary behind this innovative new startup charged with solving real world problems with IoT, Blockchain and AI technologies. In addition, Nasser teaches graduate courses at York University in the Blockchain and AI domains.
Niki Liu is a Lead Strategist with the Advisory and Enablement team at Element AI. Since joining Element AI, Niki Liu has led multiple engagements to facilitate clients to develop AI-first roadmap and develop AI product concepts. Prior to Element, Niki has worked at Capital Markets and Global Asset Management of Royal Bank of Canada in Toronto.
Earlier in her career, she was one of the founding team of Meritco Services and was leading the Financial Services Practice, which provides advisory services to global leading principal investment firms. She was involved in investment advisory and management consulting projects, covering industries such as financial services, technology, manufacturing, education, logistics, etc. She also spent time at McKinsey & Company and PwC.
Niki Liu holds a Master’s Degree from University College London in Economics and an MBA from Ivey Business School.
Dr. Cindy Gordon
Dr. Cindy Gordon is the Founder and CEO of SalesChoice, an AI SaaS Predictive and Prescriptive Guiding Selling Company. She is also an expert in SaaS, AI, business innovation, early-stage software commercialization & sales /marketing practices. She has held senior leadership and partnership roles in global B2B Enterprises, including: Accenture, Xerox, Citicorp and Nortel Networks. In addition, Cindy has also been a founder, VC, an angel and founder in emerging software companies. She is currently involved in: Corent Technology, CoursePeer, Kula, LyfeUp, and TouchTown TV. Cindy is also the Founder of Helix Commerce International Inc., a strategy innovation firm modernizing global B2B enterprises. Internationally, she is recognized for her innovation and thought leadership in: SaaS, Collaboration, AI, technology emergence, with over 13 books in the market. She is also the recipient of many awards, such as the Governor’s General Award for Innovation, the STARTUPCANADA National Entrepreneurship Award, CATA & E&Y Sara Kirke Award for Outstanding CEO: Innovation & Community Leadership, and most Creative CEO Award from Insights Success. She is also currently working on her 14th book on The AI SPLIT: The Perfect World, or The Perfect Storm.
Cindy’s passion is the constant pursuit of sustainable innovation and making differentiated experiences to make our world an incredible place.
Dr. Kang Lee
Dr. Kang Lee is a professor at the University of Toronto and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in developmental neuroscience. For over two decades, Dr. Lee has studied how children learn to tell lies using behavioral, computational, and neuroimaging methodologies. Dr Lee has also used behavioral and neuroscience methods to examine how infants, children, and adults process own- vs. other-race faces and the linkage between face perception and racial biases. Dr. Lee is also a co-inventor of Transdermal Optical Imaging, a revolutionary contactless technology that images facial blood flows using conventional video cameras to decode physiological and psychological activities. In addition, he has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers on the related topics with his research being funded by such funding agencies as NIH and NSF in the US, NSERC and SSHRC in Canada, and NSFC in China.
Faisal Ahmed is the CTO and Co-founder of Knockri, and a leader in AI and Algorithmic Fairness. As CTO, he drives Knockri’s entire product vision and leads a team of software developers, product managers & machine learning engineers to develop AI algorithms that quantify soft skill attributes such as Growth Mindset & Empathy from video. In addition to managing the team, Faisal works on building the core architecture of Knockri’s AI algorithms. His areas of expertise are in Computer Vision, Deep Learning, Multi-Modal analysis & Algorithmic Fairness.
Faisal will be providing insights on how AI is helping organizations enhance diversity & inclusion – especially in early stages of recruitment. He will also be providing information on the steps & processes teams and organizations should consider when implementing fair AI solutions.
FinTech: Digital Disruptions in Financial Services: Serena Chan
Serena Chan is a Partner in IBM’s Financial Services sector in IBM Global Business Services in Canada, focused on helping clients accelerate digital reinvention, from strategy and technology to incubating and scaling new skills and competencies. She is named one of the Canada’s Top 50 Women in FinTech in 2019. Serena has led portfolios of work with clients who have designed new and differentiated legendary customer experiences, developed and implemented award-winning solutions, and adopted AI technologies for customer experience and operational efficiency.
Serena will touch on real life cases of IoT, Blockchain, Augmented Reality, and Watson API applications in the Financial Services Sector.
CPA Ontario 是本次峰会的Vision Sponsor.