IBM Roadshow: Journey to AI

Experience, Play and Think.

Specifically designed for Analytics Leaders, Data Scientists, Developers, IT Architects and IT Directors, participants will enjoy a full day of conferences, collaborative workshops, participate in hands-on labs where they can interact with AI, play games, listen to stories from around the world and live immersive experiences.

From outer space down to the enterprise-level, discover how companies are overcoming common challenges and how using AI can provide you with a competitive advantage, by building a proper information architecture that delivers efficient AI and by unifying lines of business to create value with your data.

A unique venue for a truly unique event and a first of its’ kind for IBM in Montreal! See the details of the day’s agenda and register today!


Société des arts technologiques (SAT)
1201, St Laurent Blvd
Montreal (QC) H2X 2S6

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

8:00am Arrival, Registration and Breakfast
8.30am Welcome
Dave Rodier, Business Unit Executive, IBM Software, Quebec
8.40am Keynotes

AI Technology Demonstration up in space : Project CIMON
Sophie Richter-Mendau, AI Consultant and business psychologist, Technical Expert, Analytical and Cognitive solutions, IBM Germany

Transforming your contact center into a growth engine
Kevin Ming, Director of Growth & Artificial Intelligence (AI), Enghouse

Removing Obstacles That Impede Data Projects
Fireside chat with Deborah Leff, Global Leader and Industry CTO for Data Science and AI, IBM US and Kevin Ming, Director of Growth & Artificial Intelligence (AI), Enghouse

10.15am Break
10.30am Gamification

Driving innovation through data
Diana Cheptene, IBM Studios Leader, IBM iX Quebec
12.00pm Lunch and Activities


Analytics walk-in clinic

What is your destination?
1.00pm - 4.00pm Breakout Lab sessions *** Bring your laptop ***

Meet Watson Studio - Simplify and scale data science to predict and optimize your business outcomes.

'Data Science and AI with Watson Studio'

This lab is designed for Data engineers, data scientists and analysts.
Alexandre Alle, Technical Specialist, Data Science & AI, IBM Quebec

Scale your AI adoption by mastering the foundations of cloud computing.

'Intro to Containers and Kubernetes'

This lab is designed for developers and IT architects.
Jean-Philippe Sauvageau, Technical Specialist, Cloud & DevOps, IBM Quebec

Begin your journey to AI with a trusted analtytics foundation with governance and cataloging at the core.

'Catalog and Prepare Business Ready Data'

This lab is designed for designed for data Scientists and data engineers.
Steven Green, Senior, Information Management Technical Specialist, IBM Quebec
1.00pm Keynotes

AI projects - From POC to business outcome
Sacha Mongrain, Cloud CTO and software architect, IBM Quebec
Sourav Mazumder, Data Scientist and technical lead, IBM US

Patrick Khalil, Manager, Data science, Data Lab, Intact Financial Corporation
2.15pm Break
2.30pm Workshop

People, processes, technology and data: How design thinking can power AI initiatives towards real human and business outcomes.
Vincent Thériault, Digital Practice Leader, IBM iX Quebec
4.00pm IBM in the world of sports
Alvin Francis, Director of Development, Business Analytics, IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software - IBM and US Open story
Stephen Greene, Associate Partner | IBM iX - IBM and Raptors story
4.45pm Closing Keynote
Dave Rodier, Business Unit Executive, IBM Software, Quebec
5.00pm Networking, cocktail and appetizers
7.00pm - 8.00pm Immersive experience in the Satosphere