Tech Mash Up: "Achieving ‘AI Everywhere’ in Your Organization"

 

Presented by Sierra Systems

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Over the next few years, AI will become a commodity technology that is integrated into every system that an organization owns. Imagine AI in your CRM system that is constantly updating information about your clients. Imagine AI in your support tools that enables augmented reality and predictive maintenance to better support your customers, internally and externally.  Imagine AI that records, transcribes, creates keywords, themes and topics for all your internal meetings, so that they become a part of your internal knowledge base.  Imagine AI that knows how to communicate with your customers on your behalf and can help guide your customers through your complex business environment, and extend the outreach of your customer service. Imagine an AI that can see, hear, learn and automate.  How ready are you?  Join the Sierra Systems team for an AI ideation session where we will discuss the feasibility of implementing AI everywhere.

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WHEN: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
WHERE: Main Floor, 435 Ellice Avenue, NRC Building
REGISTRATION: This is a free event, if you don't have an ICTAM login, register above under the non-member form, or email stownsend@ictam.ca for login information.
PRESENTED BY: Paul Twigg, VP of Technology for Sierra Systems
DETAILS: A light lunch is provided. 

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Consultation Workshop 1: Women in Tech


Calling all women with STEM or ICT/digital backgrounds including those who have exited or are entering these fields. We need your voice.

You can change gender parity in the tech sector. Tell us your experience on: skills, needs, workforce opportunities, challenges, education and barriers to entry or advancement.

Let’s come together to collaborate and implement change across Canada.

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WHEN:  Wednesday, October 24 
Please register for one option:
Option 1  8:30am - 11:30 am OR
Option 2  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Main Floor, 435 Ellice Avenue, NRC Building
REGISTRATION: This is a free event, if you don't have an ICTAM login, register above under the non-member form, or email stownsend@ictam.ca for login information.

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Consultation Workshop 2 - Employers, Government and Education Stakeholders

Calling all employers, government and education stakeholders who hire STEM, ICT/digital and skilled trades workers. We need your voice.

Share your organization's experience in enacting strategies, human resource policies, procedures and actions that address increasing the number of women in the tech sector. We want to hear what worked, what didn't work and where gaps still persist.

Statistically having a diverse workforce is good for business. Are you inclulding women on your tech team?

Let's come together to collaborate and implement positive change across Canada.


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WHEN:  Thursday, October 25 
Please register for one option:
Option 1  8:30am - 11:30 am OR
Option 2  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Main Floor, 435 Ellice Avenue, NRC Building
REGISTRATION: This is a free event, if you don't have an ICTAM login, register above under the non-member form, or email stownsend@ictam.ca for login information.

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ICTAM & Red River College Python Workshop

 

Discover the power of Python and Raspberry Pi! Build a turtle racing game, track the international space station and automate Minecraft, all on a computer that fits in the palm of your hand. Take your projects home with you to continue experimenting, with the Pi foundation projects page as your guide to becoming a maker. Option to purchase your Raspberry Pi used in the workshop.

This workshop is aimed for yourth grades 10 - 12.

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WHEN: Saturday, November 10 2018, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM CST
WHERE: Red River College, The Roblin Centre, 160 Princess Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1K9
REGISTRATION: $50.00 or $70 with purchase of Raspberry Pi 
DETAILS: Cristy Kubara at CKubara@RRC.ca

*Please bring your own lunch. (Tim Horton's on site, and Subway down the street). Light snack will be provided.

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Tech Mash Up: "Using Machine Learning to Predict Customer Behaviour in Financial Services"

 

Presented by DecisionWorks Consulting Inc.

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A good business strives to meet their client’s needs. The challenge in marketing to new clients is knowing exactly what those needs are and when they are required to be met. Think what the impact to your customer experience, your marketing strategy, and your bottom line would be if you could predict your client’s next purchase and when that purchase is likely to happen.
 
By relying solely on their own historical data, businesses can become masters of predicting customer behavior without relying on external data sources and external vendors to provide predictive business intelligence using more traditional demographic profiling. 
 
Working with representatives from Applied Computer Science at the University of Winnipeg, DecisionWorks has proven reusable solutions to take historical member purchasing patterns (big data), and, using customized machine learning algorithms, predict future purchases with a high degree of accuracy.
 
The innovative aspect of this work is that state-of-the-art techniques in recurrent neural networks (RNN) will be used to make high-accuracy predictions on financial data, which is a new problem domain for these networks. The result will be greater differentiation for these financial services organizations, improved customer service and higher returns for members and stakeholders. 

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WHEN: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
WHERE: Main Floor, 435 Ellice Avenue, NRC Building
REGISTRATION: This is a free event, if you don't have an ICTAM login, register above under the non-member form, or email stownsend@ictam.ca for login information.
PRESENTED BY: Grant Barkman, BSc, MBA – President and Lead Facilitator, DecisionWorks Consulting Inc. and
Dr Christopher Henry, Phd, P.Eng. – University of Winnipeg
DETAILS: A light lunch is provided.

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Tech Mash Up - "Capturing the Change Wave: How Canadian Businesses are Transforming and What it Means for Canadian Tech"

 

Presented by MNP Technology Consulting

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Get a “Made in Canada” perspective on how Canadian Businesses are preparing for and coping with change! 
 
MNP is a leading providers to organizations across Canada and recently completed an extensive survey of Canadian Leaders, from both large and small organizations across Canada. Focused on Canadian organizations, the survey provides insight into the priorities, opportunities and challenges   faced by Canadians – and how they are leveraging. 
 
Topics covered:

  • The Transformation Tsunami
  • Drivers and Barriers of Transformation
  • How Technology is being leveraged to Transform Canadian Businesses

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WHEN: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
WHERE: Main Floor, 435 Ellice Avenue, NRC Building
REGISTRATION: This is a free event, if you don't have an ICTAM login, register above under the non-member form, or email stownsend@ictam.ca for login information.
PRESENTED BY: Scott Greenlay, National Director, Technology Consulting
DETAILS: A light lunch is provided.

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DisruptED: THE FUTURE OF WORK

 

At DisruptED19, work and education are brought together in a technology conference, unlike any other. As we race towards an unknown future and the world becomes increasingly tech driven, what changes are in store for industry, educators and students? What skills will be valued? How will we work together to adapt?

This conference engages a diverse group of disruptive thinkers including movers, shakers and policy makers. Together, we’ll explore the future of work. This ground breaking two-day conference will spark meaningful conversations about how to create a stronger, more successful future for youth, employees and employers, one that embraces technology as a tool for improvement.

Last year, over 700 industry leaders, educators and youth participated in the DisruptED conference. Exit surveys showed that over 90% of attendees would return to this informative and influential event.

Stay tuned and visit www.educationdisrupted.ca for conference updates! #DisruptED19

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WHEN: January 31, 2019 - February 1, 2019, 8:00am - 3:00pm
WHERE: RBC Convention Centre, York Ballroom, 375 York Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J3
REGISTRATION: 
Individual Passes
Industry/Government: Individual Pass $475
K-12/University/College: Individual Pass $425
Student: Individual Pass $125

Shared Passes
Industry/Government: Shared Pass $500
K-12/University/College: Shared Pass $450
Student: Shared Pass $150

Shared Pass allows multiple individuals to attend the conference using the same badge, provided only one individual is using the badge at one time.  Please note you must have your pass to gain entry.  Shared passes can be left at the registration table for pick up.

*  Full refunds will be issued for cancellations received prior to January 20th.  A substitution from the same organization is possible at any time prior to the conference at no charge.  All cancellations and substitutions must be sent to stownsend@ictam.ca.

DETAILS:
stownsend@ictam.ca or at 204-944-0533 

 

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