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Vector Quarterly Sponsor Meeting

October 7, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Please join us for the next Vector Quarterly Sponsor Meeting (QSM).

Our QSMs are one important way that we keep you, AI leaders at our industry sponsors, engaged with the work of the Vector Institute, and create a space for ongoing discussion.


1:00 – 1:30 pm

Welcome, new staff introductions, special announcement(s,) and Vector program updates

– Ali Taiyeb, Director Industry Innovation, Vector Institute


1:30 – 1:45 pm

Recap and outcomes of Vector’s Dataset Shift project – hear from CIBC and Intact about their experience participating in the project 

– Sedef Akinli Kocak, Project Manager, Applied AI, Vector Institute 

– Andrew Brown, Sr. Director Data Science and AI Research, CIBC

– Miti Modi, Data Science Manager, Intact


1:45 – 2:05 pm

Vector Applied AI Demos: Introducing three new demos built by Vector AI Engineering showcasing how AI tools developed by Vector can help solve real world problems

– Deval Pandya, Director Applied AI Engineering, Vector Institute


2:05 – 2:15 pm 

Introduction and Q&A with OMERS 

Welcoming OMERS to the Vector Industry community 

– Sami Ahmed, SVP Data and Advanced Analytics, OMERS

– Bobby Dhungana, Director AI CoE, Data and Advanced Analytics, OMERS


2:15 – 2:25 pm

Overview of Vector’s response to Ontario’s Trustworthy AI Framework 

– Ron Bodkin, VP AI Engineering and CIO, Vector Institute 


2:25 – 2:30 pm

Wrap up and conclusion


Available to Vector Institute sponsors only.



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