“We’re bringing people who have expertise in dealing with the current and emerging digital realities in sectors such as cinema, social media and business, and in evolving fields such as artificial intelligence,” Beaudry says.
At the first event, Marie Josée Lamothe will discuss how Montreal and Canada can adapt to a digital world that is here to stay.
Since 2014, she has been the Quebec managing director at Google Canada. She has overseen the incredible growth of the company’s presence within both the province and the country, and has played an active role in the latest “tech renaissance.”
Other confirmed speakers:
- Monday, February 5 – Kevin Chan, head of public policy, Facebook Canada
- Monday, February 12 – Félix Lajeunesse, co-founder/director, Félix & Paul Studios, and award-winning filmmaker
- Tuesday, February 20 – Francis Baillet, vice-president of Corporate Affairs, Ubisoft
- Thursday, April 19 – Shannon Vallor, William J. Rewak, S.J., Professor of Philosophy, Santa Clara University
- Tuesday, April 24 – Yoshua Bengio, professor, researcher and expert on deep learning
All events are open to the public and will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (except for the April 19 event, which will be held from 4 to 5 p.m.) in Room MB-9CD of the Concordia University Conference Centre on the ninth floor of the John Molson Building, (1450 Guy Street).
Check out the Concordia President’s Speaker Series on Digital Futures this winter.