Abstract:With more and more businesses realizing the importance of adopting AI, and the industry looking at a robust 40% CAGR for the next five years, one challenge
With more and more businesses realizing the importance of adopting AI, and the industry looking at a robust 40% CAGR for the next five years, one challenge that the whole AI ecosystem will face is industry-ready talent. This requires a solution that addresses this challenge and empowers academia, fresh graduates, and businesses to fill these gaps and create opportunities for new experiments. In this talk, we will cover the key obstacles employers and employees/students face and how to overcome them.
What You’ll Learn:
How Applied AI Lab partnerships will advance knowledge and recruitment in AI ecosystem.
Peter joined AltaML in June 2021 to help develop our national platform of applied Ai. Together with our co-CEOs, he is building out our national and international strategy by industry sector. Through strategic partnerships and alliances and major account management, he is bringing his national and global experience to help us scale our business.
Peter was with Deloitte for 40 years and has held a variety of leadership positions. Prior to leaving the firm, he was the Managing Partner for the Waterloo and Western Ontario Region where he created Deloitte’s innovative new office and team that focuses on disruptive technologies and the insurance industry. Prior to that position, Peter served as the National Managing Partner of Industry and Marketplace Services where he was a member of Deloitte’s executive, reporting to the CEO, overseeing all industry programs and Deloitte’s marketplace strategy. During those years Deloitte became Canada’s #1 consulting firm and thought leader and launched its well know Future of Canada thought series. From 2008 to 2012 Peter was a member of the Deloitte Board of Directors and is currently a member of the Board of Governors at the University of Waterloo.
Since the beginning of her career, Danielle has worked in and with start-ups focusing on deep science and technology from Pre-seed to Series A. Having experienced both an acquisition and a failure has taught her how to be gritty, take calculated risks, move fast, and fail forward. Today, she leads the Applied AI Lab, an AI Talent Accelerator developed and operated by AltaML on a collaborative basis with Industry. The lab’s mandate is to accelerate artificial intelligence (AI) skill development while driving AI integration in business. Prior to AltaML, Danielle worked at the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) sourcing and managing a portfolio of companies across energy, agriculture, and health leading to $100M in equity value creation. She has experience building and leading global and technical teams from business problem ideation to leverage AI across digital media, health, energy, operations, and financial services to create value.
Only 28, Gifford has five years of progressive business and leadership experience in the tech and entrepreneurship field and holds a dual degree in Psychology and Business, an MBA, and executive certificates from MIT.
(Wednesday) 11:45 PM - 12:05 PM