Learn About the Revolution Around You

Saturday, October 3 at Novotel Hotel North York


InnoVision is the new edition of CPAC’s annual professional development conference, highlighting the newest advancements in science and technology that will revolutionize people’s lives.

Who Should Attend?
This innovation themed summit conference is geared towards professionals, entrepreneurs, academics, students, tech enthusiasts and those who like to be in the know, to explore and learn about emerging science and technological trends.

Why Should You Attend?
If you want to explore the latest trends in science and technology, discover exciting business and professional opportunities, and network with experts and tech entrepreneurs, do not miss this event!

InnoVision 2020 will feature presentations and panel discussions on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, IoT, Blockchain, AI, FinTech and tech entrepreneurship. There will be thought leaders from IBM, the University of Toronto, Western University and other industry and academic organizations.

Register now for the mecca of tech trends before it is sold out!
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Novotel Toronto North York Hotel (Gibson Ballroom), 3 Park Home Ave, North York, ON M2N 6L3

Online Registration:
$35 for the Early Bird until September 24
$35 for CPAC Members (Please contact CPAC office at 416-298-7885 or for coupon code)
$45 for the General Public
Onsite Registration:
$45 for both CPAC members and general public

Speakers from InnoVision 2019


Industry 4.0 Overview
Dr. Ahmad Barari

Dr. Ahmad Barari is Associate Prof., Dept. of Automotive, Mechanical & Manufacturing Eng. , University of Ontario Institute of Technology and he is also an adjunct professor at the Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering of Western University. For over 25 years, he has been involved in R&D in engineering design and advanced manufacturing technologies.


Blockchain Sessions & Panelists:
Dr. Miriam Capretz

Dr. M. Capretz is the Associate Dean, Research in the Faculty of Engineering and a Professor of Software Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Western University as well as an Associate Scientist with Lawson Research Institute. Dr. Capretz has been involved with software development...


Brian Phan

Brian Phan is the CEO & Co-Founder of U.CASH, a blockchain-based global financial peer-to-peer financial services network. Under Brian’s able leadership, U.CASH launched a very successful Initial Bounty Offering (IBO) - a novel way of crowdfunding in the Blockchain industry. It was a tremendous success as 300K+ users globally signed up with minimum digital marketing.


Nasser Rahal

Nasser Rahal is the Founder and CEO of fazeZERO, where he is the driving visionary behind this innovative new startup charged with solving real world problems with IoT, Blockchain and AI technologies. He has over 20 years of experience working in international technology transformation and management and has worked at leading companies such as CGI, GE, and IBM...


Eric Lifson

Eric has created a substantial name for himself in the blockchain, technology and marketing worlds. With an MBA in Marketing, Eric has surrounded himself with a top tier educational background, enabling him to establish 10+ years of directing globally strategic marketing projects, including the release of the national McCafé launch strategy for McDonald’s. He co-founded Skrumble Technologies in 2014 and has grown it to one of the top revenue generating blockchain companies globally.


Niki Liu

Niki Liu is a Lead Strategist with the Advisory and Enablement team at Element AI. Since joining Element AI, Niki Liu has lead multiple engagements to facilitate clients to develop AI-first roadmap and develop AI product concepts. Prior to Element, Niki has worked at Capital Markets and Global Asset Management of Royal Bank of Canada in Toronto. Earlier in her career, she was the founding team of Meritco Services and was leading the Financial Services Practice, which provides advisory services to global leading principal investment firms.


Dr. Cindy Gordon

Dr. Cindy Gordon is the Founder and CEO of SalesChoice, an AI SaaS Predictive and Prescriptive Guiding Selling Company. She is also an expert in SaaS, AI, business innovation, early-stage software commercialization & sales /marketing practices. She has held senior leadership and partnership roles in global B2B Enterprises, including: Accenture, Xerox, Citicorp and Nortel Networks. In addition, Cindy has also been a founder, VC...


Dr. Kang Lee

Dr. Kang Lee is a Professor, and Tier 1 CRC Chair in developmental neuroscience at the University of Toronto. For over two decades, he has studied face processing and lying using computational and neuroimaging technologies. Drawing on more than two decades of research, his team has developed a novel imaging system called Transdermal Optical Imaging that uses conventional video cameras to decode human physiology and emotions.


Faisal Ahmed

Faisal Ahmed is the CTO and Co-founder of Knockri, and a leader in AI and Algorithmic Fairness. As CTO, he drives Knockri's entire product vision and leads a team of software developers, product managers & machine learning engineers to develop AI algorithms that quantify soft skill attributes such as Growth Mindset & Empathy from video. In addition to managing the team, Faisal works on building the core architecture of Knockri's AI algorithms.


FinTech: Digital Disruptions in Financial Services: Serena Chan

Serena Chan is a Partner in IBM’s Financial Services sector in IBM Global Business Services in Canada, focused on helping clients accelerate digital reinvention, from strategy and technology to incubating and scaling new skills and competencies...

Location: Novotel Toronto North York Hotel (Gibson Ballroom), 3 Park Home Ave, North York, ON M2N 6L3

9:00 am Attendee Registration/Networking
10:00 am Opening Remarks
10:05 am – 10:45 am Industry 4.0 Overview
Ahmad Barari, PhD, Peng, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science University of Ontario Institute of Technology

10:45 am – 12:15 pm Blockchain Panel
Miriam A. M. Capretz, Ph.D., P.Eng., Associate Dean, Research Professor, Software Engineering, Western University
Brian Phan, CEO & Co-founder of U.CASH
Nasser Rahal, Founder and CEO of fazeZERO
Eric Lifson, Co-founder of Skrumble

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Networking Break
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm AI Panel
Niki Liu, AI Advisory and Enablement, Element AI
Dr. Cindy Gordon, Founder and CEO of SalesChoice
Dr. Kang Lee, Professor at the University of Toronto
Faisal Ahmed, CTO of Knockri

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Networking Break
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm FinTech: Digital Disruptions in Financial Services
Serena Chan, Partner, Financial Services sector, IBM Global Business Services
CPA Ontario is the Vision sponsor of InnoVision 2019.


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