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Tuesday, September 25

11:30am PDT

Gazing Into The Future: How AI Will Impact Everyday Lives
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Don't get left behind - hear from some of the top AI experts in Vancouver on how AI will be changing the way we do business and live everyday.

Whether you realize it or not, artificial intelligence is already here and a part of our everyday lives in more ways than we know. Whether it’s in retail, finance, medical or media, AI technology is marking its territory and will continue to touch our lives in unprecedented ways. Join us as we host some of Vancouver’s leading AI experts in the tech industry to discuss where AI is today, and what we can expect to see as the technology continues to evolve. Hear about how they’re using AI in their work and businesses and the powerful impact it will have on our daily lives.

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Ben Terrill

VP, Customer Success, Finn AI
Ben Terrill is an expert in the strategy, process and technology of customer retention and success. As VP of Customer Success at Finn AI, Ben leads the successful implementation of customers on a large, global scale, with the objective of increasing per-customer-profitability. Prior... Read More →

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Kenneth Conroy

VP, Data Science, Finn AI
Dr. Kenneth Conroy is the Vice-President of Data Science at Finn AI, the award-winning, AI-powered virtual assistant built for personal banking and finance.  Dr. Conroy leads the development of Finn AI's proprietary NLP system. Using machine learning and natural language processing... Read More →
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Thomas Levi

Director of Data Science, Unbounce
Thomas Levi ( https://twitter.com/tslevihttps://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-levi-40a09432/ ) started out with a doctorate in Theoretical Physics and String Theory from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. His post-doctoral studies in cosmology and string theory, where he wrote 19 papers garnering 900+ citations, then took him to NYU and finally UBC. In 2012, he decided to move into industry... Read More →
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Jenny Yang

Founder/CEO, Aida Software
Jenny is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor.  She was co-founder/CEO of two AI companies, Aida (acquired by Vision Critical) and Metafor Software (acquired by Splunk), and is a Partner at Panda Angel Partners. Previously, Jenny was a Partner at BDC Capital where she led investments... Read More →

Tuesday September 25, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm PDT
Finn AI
Thursday, September 27

6:00pm PDT

Welcoming Our Robotic Overlords
Limited Capacity seats available

Robots have rapidly evolved from technological sideshows to significant additions to our daily lives. From robotic industrial arms to cute social robots, it is no secret that the field of robotics is progressing by leaps and bounds, and that this is just the beginning. This September, as part of Vancouver Startup Week, MistyWest is proud to bring together roboticists for a Build and Brag session. Come and learn how some of the leading roboticists are building the future of automation, and what ethical and philosophical concepts they have to grapple with as part of their product development process.


Nora Naranjo

Mechanical Engineer, eatsa
Nora (aka Mother of Robots) is a mechanical engineer at eatsa, a San Francisco-based robotic restaurant experience. Before eatsa, Nora worked for Flextronics, where she led the design and manufacturing development efforts for consumer products. She has significant experience working... Read More →

Holly Peck

Research Scientist | Founder, Sanctuary.ai | Women Who Code
Holly first contemplated humanness whilst excavating Neanderthal bones in France. Since, her creative and engineering projects have explored human and machine learning, robotics and embodiment, and ritual. At Sanctuary, Holly builds and tests the cognitive architecture - the minds... Read More →

Ryan Walker

Chief Roboticist, MistyWest
Walker is the Chief Roboticist at MistyWest, where he spends his days solving problems about autonomous movement. Walker holds a diploma in Mechatronics and Robotics from BCIT. Previously, he worked on prosthetics and industrial automation. His passions lie in embedded computing... Read More →

Thursday September 27, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm PDT

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