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3RD ANNUAL

CANADA-ITALY BUSINESS FORUM ON
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

VIRTUAL EDITION

Artificial Intelligence and the challenge of Sustainability

International online forum, November 18-19, 2021

The 3rd International Forum will be dedicated to the role of artificial intelligence and sustainable development as accelerators for innovation and the green transition, particularly in the essential sectors of health, energy, mobility and circular economy.

On November 18 and 19, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada will bring together world-class speakers and panelists to reflect on these major themes.

Emilia Romagna, Lombardy and Piemonte are the featured Italian regions of the 2021 edition.

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

NOV 18th

8:15 – 10:15 (EDT) / 14:15 – 16:15 (CET)

10:30 – 12:30 (EDT) / 16:30 – 18:30 (CET)

NOV 19th

8:15 – 10:15 (EDT) / 14:15 – 16:15 (CET)

10h:30 – 12:30 (EDT) / 16:30 – 18:30 (CET)

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WHO IS THE AI FORUM FOR?

This annual event is a must for Italian and Canadian representatives of AI, stakeholders and experts from universities, research centers, start-ups, SMEs and large companies.

It is an opportunity to discuss the development and collaboration opportunities between the two countries and to encourage innovation.

 

preliminary program

November 17, 2021

8h– 11h30 (EDT) / 14h – 17h30 (CET)

Targeted meetings C2C, R2B, B2B

November 18, 2021

8:15 – 10:15 (EDT) / 14:15 – 16:15 (CET)

Opening of conference

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Master of Ceremonies: Enrico Cremonese, IVADO LABS

OPENING REMARKS 

  • Carmine D’Argenio – Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada
  • Sylvie Barcelo – Deputy Minister, Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie
  • Andrea Ferrari – Italian Ambassador in Canada (video)
  • Edith St-Hilaire – Embassy of Canada in Italy
  • Stefano Bonaccini – President, Emilia-Romagna Region
  • Fabrizio Ricca – Regional Minister for Internationalization, Piemonte Region
  • Alan Christian Rizzi – Undersecretary with responsibility for Relations with International Delegations, Lombardy Region
  • Mario Rigante – BMO Bank of Montreal – Official presenter of Forum 

Visions, policies, and perspectives 

Moderator: Cédric Bisson, Teralys Capital
Canadian and European vision, policies and perspectives of AI in the service of the circular economy and public health, in the context of a pandemic

  • Raimondo Orsini – Sustainable Development Foundation
  • Rita Cucchiara – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia / AIRI
  • Mario Raviglione – University of Milan
  • Tim Evans – Covid-19 Immunity Task Force
  • Paul Shorthouse – Circular Economy Leadership Canada

10:30 – 12:30 (EDT) / 16:30 – 18:30 (CET)

Workshop Sustainable Mobility

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Moderator: Aymeric Dussart, Aéroport de Montréal

Part 1 – Autonomous and connected vehicles, open data 

  • Alessia Zarzani – Ville de Montréal
  • Marko Bertogna – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • Andrea Sanguedolce – FEV Italia
  • Davide Sangiorgi – Fasternet
  • Mauro Nesti – Qmap
  • François Rainville – EFFENCO

Part 2 – Use of AI for simulation and digital twins

  • Ruben Marco Ganzaroli – Società Autostrade per l’Italia
  • Gianpiero Mastinu – Politecnico di Milano
  • Maxime Desjardins-Goulet – BRP

Rapporteur: Désirée Tremblay – INNOVÉE/DANA TM4

10:30 – 12:30 (EDT) / 16:30 – 18:30 (CET)

Workshop Sustainable Energy and Circular Economy

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Moderator: Elizabeth Shirt, GLOBE Series

Technological innovations and new experiments serving the energy, economic and ecological transition

 

Part 1: Context, criticality of innovation and cooperation platforms

  • Ilaria Re – Lombardy Green Chemistry Association
  • Mathieu Johnson – Hydro-Québec
  • Massimo Celino – ENEA, Digitalization for Energy
  • Mark Kozdras – Natural Resources Canada, Canmet MATERIALS laboratory

Part 2 : The state of the art and the gap to be filled 

  • Laura Cutaia – ENEA Circular Economy
  • Marco De Paolis – SNAM 
  • Allegra De Filippo – DISI Institute, University of Bologna
  • Giacomo Copani – Associazione Fabbrica Intelligente Lombardy (AFIL)
  • Florent Bouguin – Groupe Optel
  • Marie Lapointe – Hydrogène Québec
  • Pierre Taillefer – BDO

Part 3 : Case Studies

  • Annibale Guariglia – Geocart
  • Davide Montanari – Ammagamma
  • Francesco Gallo – Itelyum Regeneration
  • Marco Bernardi – Cap Holding Spa
  • Sam Ramadori – BrainBox AI

Rapporteur: Pietro Leo – IBM Italia

November 19, 2021

8:15 – 10:15 (EDT) / 14:15 – 16:15 (CET)

Workshop Digital Health

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Moderator: Dr. Yves Joanette, Digital Health Consortium

The responsible development of AI in digital health

  • Mona Magalhaes – St-Mary’s Research Center
  • Franco Molteni – Ospedale Valduce/Villa Beretta
  • Lorenzo Chiari – University of Bologna
  • Jacopo Secco – Omnidermal
  • Manuel Roveri – Politecnico di Milano
  • Stefano Cattorini – BI-REX
  • Sara Ahmed PH.D., PT – CRIR, RI MUHC, McGill Faculty of Medicine 
  • Stéphane Guay – Centre Axel
  • Nicolas Beaudet – Omnimed
  • Jonathan Abitbol – Invent_T

Rapporteur: Nathalie Ouimet – Montréal InVivo

10:30 – 12:30 (EDT) / 16:30 – 18:30 (CET)

Closing conference

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Master of Ceremonies: Enrico Cremonese, IVADO LABS

Wrap up; lessons learned and cooperation pathways

Key messages from the Thematic Workshops

  • Désirée Tremblay – INNOVÉE
  • Pietro Leo – IBM Italia
  • Nathalie Ouimet – Montréal InVivo

Vision and future of AI; intro of keywords

  • Maurizio Sobrero – Bologna Business School

Panel : Emerging themes : Ethics and protection of data (cybersecurity)

Moderator: Sara Moraca, Journalist

PANELISTS

  • Edmondo Grassi – San Raffaele University / Educazione Intelligenza Artificiale Laboratory (EUIA) (Ethics in AI)
  • Michele Colajanni – University of Bologna
  • Sanzio Bassini – IFAB /Cineca
  • Marcel Labelle – Cybereco
  • Alexandre Lagarde – Montréal International
  • Guido Boella – University of Turin

 

CLOSING REMARKS 

  • Ruben Sacerdoti – Emilia-Romagna Region
  • Daniel Silverman – Investissement Québec International
  • Marianna Simeone – Déléguée du Québec à Rome 
  • Silvia Costantini  – Consul General of Italy in Montreal
  • Danielle Virone – Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada

 

confirmed speakers, panelists and testimonials

Jonathan Abitbol - Inven_T

Sara Ahmed (Ph.D., PT) - CRIR / RI MUHC / McGill Faculty of Medicine

Sylvie Barcelo - Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie

Nicolas Beaudet - Omnimed

Cedric Bisson - Teralys Capital

Enrico Davide Cremonese - Ivado Labs

Carmine D'Argenio - Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada

Maxime Desjardins Goulet - Centre de Technologies Avancées BRP-Université de Sherbrooke

Aymeric Dussart - Aéroports de Montréal

Tim Evans - Covid Immunity Task Force (CITF), McGill Faculty of Medicine

Stéphane Guay - Centre Axel

Yves Joanette, PhD, FCAHS - Consortium Santé Numérique

Mathieu Johnson - Hydro-Québec

Mark S. Kozdras - Natural Resources Canada, CanmetMATERIALS laboratory

Marcel Labelle - Cybereco

Alexandre Lagarde - Montréal International

Marie Lapointe - Hydrogène Québec

Mona Magalhaes – St-Mary’s Research Center

Nathalie Ouimet - Montréal InVivo

François Rainville - Effenco

Sam Ramadori - Brainbox AI

Mario Rigante - BMO Private Wealth

Elizabeth Shirt - GLOBE Series

Paul Shorthouse - Circular Economy Leadership Canada

Daniel Silverman - Investissement Québec International

Marianna Simeone - Quebec Delegate to Italy

Edith St-Hilaire - Embassy of Canada in Italy

Pierre Taillefer - BDO Canada Risk Advisory Services

Désirée Tremblay, Eng. MBA - Dana TM4, InnovÉÉ

Alessia Zarzani - Ville de Montréal

Sanzio Bassini - IFAB / Interuniversity Consortium CINECA

Marco Bernardi - Cap Holding

Marko Bertogna - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Stefano Bonaccini - Emilia Romagna Region

Guido Boella - University of Turin

Stefano Cattorini - BI-REX

Massimo Celino (M) - ENEA, Digitalization for Energy

Lorenzo Chiari - University of Bologna

Michele Colajanni - University of Bologna

Giacomo Copani - Associazione Fabbrica Intelligente Lombardy

Silvia Costantini - Consulate General of Italy in Montréal

Rita Cucchiara - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia / AIRI

Laura Cutaia - ENEA

Allegra De Filippo - DISI Institute, University of Bologna

Marco De Paolis - SNAM

Andrea Ferrari - Ambassador of Italy in Canada

Francesco Gallo - Itelyum Regeneration

Ruben Marco Ganzaroli - Autostrade per l’Italia

Edmondo Grassi - San Raffaele University / Educazione Intelligenza Artificiale Laboratory (EduIA)

Annibale Guariglia - Geocart Spa

Pietro Leo - IBM Italy

Gianpiero Mastinu - Politecnico di Milano

Franco Molteni - Ospedale Valduce – Villa Beretta

Davide Montanari - Ammagamma

Sara Moraca - Journalist

Mauro Nesti - QMAP

Raimondo Orsini - Sustainable Development Foundation

Mario C. Raviglione - University of Milan

Ilaria Re - Lombardy Green Chemistry Association

Fabrizio Ricca - Piemonte Region

Alan Christian Rizzi - Lombardy Region

Manuel Roveri - Politecnico di Milano

Ruben Sacerdoti - Region Emilia Romagna

Davide Sangiorgi - Fasternet s.r.l.

Andrea Sanguedolce - FEV

Jacopo Secco, PhD, MBA - Omnidermal Biomedics

Maurizio Sobrero - University of Bologna - Bologna Business School

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During the Forum, the Italian version of the Montréal Declaration for a Responsible Development of Artificial Intelligence, signed in 2018 and translated on the initiative of the CCIC. Click here to consult the Dichiarazione di Montreal.

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