AccelerateAB 2018


Monday, April 23, 2018
Craft Beer Market, Edmonton

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5:00 - 7:00 pm

Startup Drinks | AccelerateAB Edition

Hosted by Startup Edmonton


Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Hall D, Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton

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7:30 - 8:30 AM

Registration & Networking

 

 

 

 

 

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8:30 - 8:45 AM

Welcome Remarks

Cynthia van Sundert, The A100 and Kristina Williams, Alberta Enterprise Corporation

Introduced by MC: Kimberley Neutens

 

 

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8:45 - 9:45 AM

Opening Keynote: 'The Rise of Software 2.0'

Scott Penberthy, Director of Applied AI, Google

Sponsor Remarks by Cheryll Watson, Edmonton Economic Development Corp

 

 

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9:45 - 10:00 AM

Networking Break

 
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10:00 - 10:45 AM

Panel: The Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence

Panelists:

  • Geoff Kliza, AMII
  • Anna Koop, AMII
  • Alexandra Kearney, University of Alberta
  • Cameron Linke, University of Alberta

Moderator: Cameron Schuler, The A100

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10:45 - 11:00 AM

Networking Break

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Panel: An Entrepreneurial Journey with Artificial Intelligence

Panelists:

  • Cory Janssen, AltaML
  • Rosalee Gordon, Osprey Informatics
  • Dave Damer, Testfire Labs
  • Aaron Flynn, Entrepreneur

Moderator: Bruce Alton, A-Partners

 

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12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

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1:00 - 2:00 PM

Afternoon Keynote: 'Merging Fundamental and Applied Research in Industrial AI'

Yevgeniy Vahlis, Director of Applied Machine Learning, Borealis AI

Sponsor remarks by Andrew House, TECTERRA

 

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2:00 - 3:00 pm

Startup Pitches

Sponsor remarks by Joon Chan, PwC Canada

Judges:

  • Peter Calverley, Tela Innovations
  • Kristina Milke, VA Angels
  • James Keirstead, Levven

 

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3:00 - 3:15 PM

Networking Break

 
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3:15 - 4:15 PM

Panel: The Scaling Eff-Ups

Panelists:

  • Clark Johannson, Clickspace
  • Brenda Slauko, BDC
  • Jean-Nicolas Delage, Fasken
  • Wayne Karpoff, Willowglen Systems

Moderator: Chris Lumb, TEC Edmonton

 

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4:15 - 5:15 PM

Closing Keynote: 'Beyond the Hype: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning'

Dr. Richard Sutton, Research Scientist with DeepMind, Professor of Computer Science with AMII at University of Alberta, and Chair of iCORE

Sponsor remarks by Brenda Slauko, BDC Capital

 

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5:15 - 5:30 PM

Closing Remarks & Pitch Winner Announcement

Cynthia van Sundert, The A100

 

 

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5:30 - 7:00 PM

Reception