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2ND ANNUAL

CANADA-ITALY BUSINESS FORUM ON
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

DIGITAL EDITION

← FORUM AI 2019

November 18 – 20, 2020

Emilia-Romagna is the featured territory of our 2020 edition.
Overview of the Region >> click here

About the AI Forum

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) landscapes in Italy and Québec are certainly rich with potential synergies and opportunities for collaborations, technology transfers and research projects. After the success of the first edition of the Canada-Italy Business Forum on Artificial Intelligence, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada (ICCC) strongly believes that this is the ideal time to bring together once again Canadian and Italian AI stakeholders, universities, research centers, SMEs, start-ups, and large companies, along with expert speakers and panelists during the second edition of the Business Forum which will be taking place from November 18th to 20th, in a digital format.

OBJECTIVES

Promote structured exchanges of information and know-how between policy makers from both countries;

Encourage the development of partnerships and networks between applied research centers, facilitate technology transfer pathways and optimize the promotion of research results.

Organize targeted business meetings

FORMAT

This second edition of the Canada-Italy Business Forum on AI will take place digitally over 3 half-days from November 18th to the 20th and will feature virtual events designed to best meet the needs of participants including:
– Web conferences
– Industry-specific digital workshops
– Virtual targeted meetings

CONSULT THE EVENT PROGRAM HERE

The Contribution of AI to the “New Normal”

Was COVID-19 an accelerator of innovation and new technological advancements? How can Big Data and AI facilitate and support: health care, public and private mobility, logistics and industry 4.0? How to develop new sustainable opportunities in a time of change? What are the opportunities for integration and exchange between the Italian and Canadian markets and innovation ecosystems?

confirmed speakers, panelists and testimonials

Stefano Cattorini

Rita Cucchiara

Michela Milano

preliminary program

November 18, 2020

9:00 am – 10:30 am (EDT) / 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (CET)

Event Launch Web Conference: Emerging Policies and Trends

EMC : Ida Teoli

Opening remarks

Italy | Emilia Romagna region

  • Paola Salomoni (Regional Minister – Emilia Romagna, responsible for education, Universities, Research and Digitalization)

Italy | Lombardy region

  • Fabrizio Sala (Vice president – Lombardy Region)

Canada | Québec

  • Claudio Taffuri (Italian Ambassador in Canada)
  • Marc Anthony Serri (RBC Royal Bank)

 

Speakers

Italy | Emilia Romagna region

  • Prof. Rita Cucchiara | Italian strategy on AI and the needs that emerged from the new normal.

Canada | Québec

  • Cedric Bisson (Teralys Capital)
  • Fabrice Brunet (CHUM)

10:30 am – 12:00 am (EDT) / 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm (CET)

Digital workshop – Life Sciences

Speakers

Italy | Emilia-Romagna region

  • Prof. Andrea Cavalli (University of Bologna)
  • Massimo Bocchi (CELLPLY) | Production of CART-T antibodies monoclonal

Italy | Lombardy region

  • ENGENOME (https://www.engenome.com/) | Develop software to analyze and interpret sequencing data

Canada | Québec

  • Stéphanie Lord-Fontaine (Génôme QC)

 

November 19, 2020

9:00 am – 10:30 am (EDT) / 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (CET)

Digital Workshop – Healthcare

Facilitator : Cedric Bisson (Teralys Capital)

Speakers

Italy | Emilia Romagna region

  • Associazione Big Data | Project Exscalate4Cov
  • Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli

Italy | Lombardy region

  • IRCCS Istituto ortopedico Galeazzi | Algorithm to interpret XRay Data

Canada | Québec

  • CHUM | Treatment protocol, teleconsultation, Research projects.
  • CIUSSS de l’est

 

9:00 am – 10:30 am (EDT) / 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (CET)

Digital Workshop – Logistics

SME : Mathieu Charbonneau (Cargo M)

Speakers

Italy | Emilia Romagna region

  • Daniele Rossi (Presidente Autorità Portuale di Ravenna) | Pre-clearing theme and AI applications

Canada | Québec

  • Simon Savard (Port De Montreal)
  • IVADO Labs | AI expert/ developer CARGO AI
  • Mathieu Charbonneau (Cargo M)

 

10:30 am – 12:00 pm (EDT) / 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm (CET)

Digital Workshop – Industry 4.0

Speakers

Italy | Emilia Romagna region

  • Stefano Cattorini (Bi-REX) | EUROHPC
  • Prof.ssa Michela Milano | IoTwins project (TBC ABD): https://www.iotwins.eu/
  • Prof.ssa Cucchiara or Simone Calderara | Session focused on machine learning on human behavior understanding, together with IVADO who is working on these issues

Italy | Lombardy region

  • Giacomo Copani (Associazione Fabbrica Intelligente Lombardia) | IA for Machinery (featured application sector: aerospace) Key word: flexibility

Canada | Québec

  • Richard Blanchet (STIQ)

 

10:30 am – 12:00 pm (EDT) / 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm (CET)

Digital Workshop – Smart cities & Mobility / Smart administration

Speakers

Italy | Emilia Romagna region

Italy | Lombardy region

  • Politecnico di Milano, Department of Aerospace Sciences and Technologies | Urban air Mobility

 

November 20, 2020

8:00 am – 11:30 am (EDT) / 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm (CET)

Business Matching – C2C, R2B, B2B

9:00 am – 10:30 am (EDT) / 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (CET)

Closing Web Conference: Shared Development and Collaboration Strategies

EMC : Ida Teoli

Prof. Alexandra Dawson (John Molson School of Business)

Speakers

Italy

  • Cecilia del Re (Ass. Città di Firenze)
  • Marco Vianello (Infocamere) | Smart gov – use of big data to support administrative decision-making processes, the example of the business register in the Covid-19 period

Collaborators

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