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Artificial Intelligence Strategy

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

A Panel Discussion

“It is difficult to think of a major industry that AI will not transform. This includes healthcare, education, transportation, retail, communications, and agriculture. There are surprisingly clear paths for AI to make a big difference in all of these industries.”Andrew Ng, Computer Scientist and Global Leader in AI.

In this panel discussion, four Haltech clients, Profound Impact, Cardiotrack, Highrise AI, and Innovia Geo, are all companies from different industries who have taken a strategic approach to deploying artificial intelligence within their businesses. Working with Haltech AI Advisor and published author, Brian Lenahan, each of these companies leveraged several weeks of meetings and research into a customized assessment and AI strategy, unique to their business.

In this event, you will hear from company founders about their experience, what worked for them in the process, and how they are rethinking their business model in light of AI opportunities. You will also learn about available options for how your business might learn about the benefits of an AI strategy. Brian will be acting as Panel Moderator as companies can ask questions on their AI approach. There will be an opportunity for Q&A and breakout rooms, to connect directly with the panelists.

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Who is this event for?

  • Founders interested in deploying artificial intelligence within their business or client model using a proven method
  • Clients interested in deploying artificial intelligence within their business or client model using a proven method
  • Regional Innovation mentors who want to learn more about AI and the strategy behind it
  • All industries/sectors should attend
  • Most applicable to clients in the validation stage and above

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Key takeaways/learnings?

  • Understanding of how scaling companies can deploy artificial intelligence within their businesses
  • Understanding how Regional Innovation Centres can deploy a new offering to clients seeking AI capabilities with a proven model

Attendees will learn about resources to enhance your knowledge:

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Giveaway:

Three signed copies of “Artificial Intelligence: Foundations” will be given away to winning attendees. As well, a discount promo code will be given to one winning attendee for the online course. Also, a winning participant will receive a free AI assessment and strategy (certain conditions apply).

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Presenting Panelists:

Profound Impact – Brian Romansky
, Chief Strategic Advisor

Profound Impact is a community of coaches and online courses designed to get you unstuck and navigate life in a way that truly works for you – one isn’t dictated by societal expectations and the trappings of our conditioning. This process naturally leaves you in greater alignment with who you are and what you want out of life – resulting in more productivity, creativity, and well-being.

About Brian: Brian Romansky has over 25 years’ experience in security technology and innovation in payment systems, healthcare, and logistics. He is currently leading TrustPoint’s team as a security technical expert for the US Department of Transportation SCMS V2X initiative, helping to define the security standards and protocols that will be used. Prior to joining TrustPoint he was Director of Corporate Innovation at Pitney Bowes. Mr. Romansky holds a Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and R&D management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a named inventor on 25 patents.

Technical and business advisor to Profound Impact, a company that will revolutionize how communities form and interact with leading universities and technical organizations.

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Cardiotrack – Eduardo Serna, CEO and Co-Founder

Cardiotrack is a disruptive healthcare diagnostics solution that is making healthcare delivery more efficient. The mission of Cardiotrack is to reduce the cost of diagnosis by an order of magnitude through innovation in product design, and enhancements in healthcare workflow.

About Eduardo: Eduardo Serna is a Mexican-born entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He has founded 5 health companies with a presence in Mexico that employ more than 930 people and serve more than 900,000 people. His passion for disruption and innovation in health care have motivated him to continue creating health models with an exponential and disruptive vision, always seeking to improve people’s health.

Eduardo is CEO and Co Founder of Canadian Based Cardiotrack. Their goal is to be a Personalized automated vital signs screening with AI-enabled health data-driven decisions. Cardiotrack has operations in Mexico and recently has started engaging in the North American market with goals of expansion into other developing countries.

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Highrise AI – Daniel Gottfried, Co-Founder

Highrise AI is a software automation company enabling macro “internet of things” (IoT) deployments in the commercial, residential, and industrial real-estate sectors. At Highrise AI, we optimize and de-risk building and portfolio management by making data accessible and actionable.

About Daniel: Daniel is a co-founder at Highrise AI.

“From the first conversation we had with Brian, we realized how integral artificial intelligence is to our product offering and competitive advantage. Brian spent an immense amount of time and energy to first understand the detailed landscape of our industry, resulting in very focused and effective working sessions. The outcomes were better than expected, not only providing us with a clear foundation to effectively implement AI into our products, but Brian also provided immense value in helping us with our overall company strategy.”

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Innovia Geo – Andrew Lee , President, Innovia GEO Corp

We work to minimize site disturbance, and protect the ecological and thermal integrity of the soil for decades to come – working in balance with the earth’s natural cycles.

About Andrew: Andrew is responsible for guiding the overall development of our business. Andrew’s experience comes from more than 10 years in the energy sector where he worked on the development and financing of renewable projects across North and South America.

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About our Moderator:

Brian T. Lenahan, Haltech AI Advisor, McMaster University Instructor, Founder of Aquitaine Innovation Advisors.

Brian is a five-times published author of books on artificial intelligence and quantum computing strategy for business. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and is pursuing a Doctorate in Strategy & Innovation. Brian is a former executive with TD Bank, and consults to corporate and scaling companies on strategies to deploy advanced technologies.

Aquitaine Innovation Advisorshttps://aquitaineinnovationadvisors.com

LinkedIn Profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-lenahan-innovation/

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