Expanded my knowledge of duty to accommodate, and identified the significant factors at play in each instance.  
- HR Advisor
Canada Revenue Agency
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Preparing for

Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector

Be Ready for a Future in which AI will be the Basis of Decision Making in the Public Sector!

February 18 - 19, 2020  ·  Ottawa, Ontario
Day Two Agenda | Wednesday, 19 February, 2020
8:00 - 9:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair
John Lark, Co-Founder, Applied AI Inc.
9:10 - 10:00
Preparing the Federal Service for Technological Change
John Lark, Co-Founder, Applied AI Inc.
  • Hear the top 5 trends, threats and how to predict them
  • Explore ways to measure risk and value investments
  • Benefits of creating a cyber defense organization that would provide information protection services to citizens
  • Understand the importance of regulating emerging technologies
  • Identify ways for more Canadians to acquire the skills and experience that the global and digital economy demands
10:00 - 10:15        Networking Break
10:15 - 11:15
Pitfalls of AI Technology: What No One is Talking About
  • Overcoming the time consumption involved in developing AI tools
  • Learn how to estimate ROI effectively
  • Identify red flags that signal whether AI is costing rather than serving you
  • Learn how to prevent and avoid disruptive methods and processes
  • Prevent AI turning competent, with misaligned information
11:15 - 12:15
Beyond the Buzzword: Why AI is a Fundamental Organizational Strategy
Frederic Papillon, Organizational Development Officer & Intellectual Property, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
  • Build AI solutions for your biggest business challenges
  • Learn how execution is just as important as the science
  • Identify ways to use automation of manual processes that saves operating costs
  • Understand different ways AI can be applied for more efficient identity verification
  • decode the various different applications of AI
12:15 - 1:15        Luncheon Break
1:15 - 2:15
Cognitive Computing, AI, Deep Learning & More
Ken Holmes, CPA & Doctoral Student, American Military University
  • Tools to achieving measurable results
  • Learn why big data is an enabler for AI implementation
  • Hear the latest developments in AI software
  • Improved decision-making through advanced analytics
  • Tips and techniques to achieving measurable results
2:15 - 3:15
Beyond the Algorithmic Impact Assessment (AIA): Procuring, Building and Deploying AI in the Public Sector
Rob Davidson, Manager, Data Analysis & Research, Information & Communications Technology Council (ICTC)
  • The AIA and its Function (hint: Risk Management)
  • The Federal Government's AI Procurement Vehicle
  • Acquiring and Building Responsible AI
  • Practical Operational AI Considerations
  • The Future of AI in the Public Sector
3:15 - 3:30        Networking Break
3:30 - 4:30
Redesigning Civic Engagement with Smart Computing
Philippe Belanger, Manager, Advanced Analytics, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Learn how the Cloud streamlines data sharing and administrative processing
  • Explore whether smart computing is the future of public service
  • Improve transactional processes
  • Learn how cloud computing can become affordable and save costs
  • Hear about real-life revenue boosting benefits of digital citizen engagement
4:30        Closing Remarks from the Chair
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