2020 WORLD CONGRESS SPEAKERS

The McMaster World Congress features expert speakers across many fields of innovation: business, government, entrepreneurship, academia, social impact, engineering, and others.

Iman Abudagga

IMAN ABUDAGGA

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE BUSINESS LEAD

Microsoft

Responsible and Trusted AI: The Importance of AI
Jodie Lobana

JODIE LOBANA

RESEARCHER IN GOVERNANCE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, DOCTORAL CANDIDATE

DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University

Governance of AI
Wemba Opota

WEMBA OPOTA

DATA & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SOLUTIONS STRATEGIST

Microsoft

Using AI to amplify human ingenuity
Simona Gandrabur

SIMONA GANDRABUR

LEAD AI STRATEGY, WEALTH MANAGEMENT

National Bank of Canada

The AI Transformation : Challenges and Opportunities of Introducing AI in Large Enterprises
Amanda Holden

AMANDA HOLDEN

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE, FRAUD & SECURITY INTELLIGENCE

SAS

AI in security
Jeff Cates

JEFF CATES

CEO AND PRESIDENT

Achievers

His journey in AI
Michael Tang

MICHAEL TANG

PARTNER AND HEAD OF GLOBAL DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES

Deloitte

Canada’s AI Imperatives – The Impact on Industry
Brian Lenahan

BRIAN LENAHAN

CEO

Aquitaine Innovation Advisors

AI career in transitions
Zakariya M

ZAKARIYA M

FOUNDER & MANAGING TECHNICAL PARTNER

ZL Technovation

Healthcare in AI
Manaf Zargoush

MANAF ZARGOUSH

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, HEALTH POLICY & MANAGEMENT

DeGroote School of Business

AI in aging
Mahmood Qasmi

MAHMOOD QASMI

FOUNDER

transioTEK

Ali El-Shayeb

ALI EL-SHAYEB

CO-FOUNDER & CEO

nugget.ai

Machine Learning Strategies for Stock Predictions
Abubaker Khalifa

ABUBAKER KHALIFA

CRITICAL CARE PHYSICIAN

Joseph Brant Hospital/NXT Biomedical Incubator

Panel Speaker - AI in Startup
Mark Morreale

MARK MORREALE

ACADEMIC & INNOVATION LEAD, CANADA

SAS

Panel Speaker - AI in Startup