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John Molson School of Business - MB 9th Floor

1450 Rue Guy

Montréal, QC H3H 0A1


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Building the next generation of data-driven leaders


What is DATAtalks?
The Data Intelligence Society of Concordia (DISC) is proud to invite you to its second annual signature speaker series: DATAtalks.

DATAtalks allows you to meet and mingle with industry professionals and gain insight on industry trends, applications, strategies and knowledge in Data Sciences, Analytics, Technology, AI, Strategy and Business Intelligence through real life experiences.

The conference will have keynote speeches, panels, startup pitches and a cocktail reception. Lunch will be served, and the event will end with a cocktail reception where we invite you to discuss more about the topics with your peers, faculty members and industry professionals.

Topics include:

  • Impact of Big Data on Economic and Financial Systems

  • Understanding your clients through Analytics

  • Montreal as a hub for Data Sciences and AI

  • Focus on businesses becoming more data-driven

  • Disruptive Technologies through start-up pitches

Speakers will provide keynote speeches and join panel discussions:

  1. Andrew Marshall - Bank of Canada

  2. Jonatan Bouchard - Sunlife Financial

  3. Vaughn DiMarco - Montreal AI Consultancy & DataMTL

  4. Dr. Krzysztof Dzieciolowski - Concordia Univeristy

  5. Geoffrey Bernard - LaPresse

  6. Valentine Goddard - AI on a Social Mission

  7. JP Trimarchi - Talend

Startups will provide short pitches:

  1. Robert Fratila - Aifred Health

  2. Charles C. Onu - Ubenwa

  3. Davis Sawyer - Tandem Launch

  4. Edouard Ferron-Mallett - Mr. Young

  5. Naysan Saran - Cann Forecast

Follow us on Facebook to stay updated on the list of speakers & startups as well as their respective bios. You don’t want to miss out!!!

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What does your ticket include?
- 7 speakers from reputable companies and institutions.
- 5 Montreal startup pitches
- Lunch
- Cocktail reception with Industry Professionals and Startups*drinks included
- A special gift bag for each attendee


Doors open @ 11AM


Part 1

11:20AM - 11:25AM DISC presentation / Welcome 1st speaker

11:25AM - 11:40AM Speaker #1 - LaPresse

11:40AM - 11:55AM Speaker #2 - Sunlife

11:55AM - 12:10PM Speaker #3 - Bank of Canada


12:40PM - 12:55PM Q&A

15 minute break

Part 2

1:10PM - 1:25PM Start-up #1 - aifred health

1:25PM - 1:40PM Start-up #2 - Tandem Launch

1:40PM - 1:55PM Start-up #3 - Mr. Young

30 minute Lunch break

Part 3

2:25PM - 2:35PM Dr. Dzieciolowski opening speech

2:35PM - 2:50PM Speaker #4 - Talend

2:50PM - 3:05PM Speaker #5 - AI on a mission

3:20PM - 3:35PM Speaker #6 - Montreal AI Consultancy + MTLDATA


4:05PM - 4:20PM Q&A

15 minute break

Part 4

4:35PM - 4:50PM Start-up #4 - Ubenwa

4:50PM - 5:05PM Start-up #5 - Cann Forecast

5:05PM - 5:20PM Environics Analytics speech

Cocktail Reception

End of event @ 6:30

Dress Code
Business Casual

Food & Drinks

> Lunch will be provided
> Water, juice & coffee will be at your disposition throughout the event
> Reception cocktail includes 2 drink coupons & finger foods


Tier 1 Tickets - Early Bird $30+fees

Tier 2 Tickets - Regular $35+fees

*Speakers begin at 11:20am, doors will close as of 11:30am out of respect for the speakers. Please be on time.
**Event open to public
***NO refunds on tickets, ALL sales are final.

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