The Future is Now – It’s All Around Us – Technology Day – A PDX Workshop

Thursday, October 12, 2017
8:00 am: Breakfast
9:00 am -2:30 pm: Sessions and Lunch

DoubleTree by Hilton, Toronto Downtown
108 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1R3

Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 15, 2017

There are many new and exciting things happening right now, some of it right here in Southern Ontario. It’s time to shine the spotlight on some of these and look at how they relate to our work in Associations. Opening with an inspirational keynote from Shiva Amiri, a tech leader and CEO in the biomedical space in Toronto, working with Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, telling her story and the story of her industry which is turning the GTA into a hub of innovation in technology and medicine. We will follow that with several concurrent breakouts on topics ranging from building an action plan for your technology needs to engagement, security and Business Intelligence.

Sessions are geared toward a variety of tech-savviness, ranging from intermediate & advanced/strategic to introductory & tactical. Regardless of your degree of technical competency, if you are an Association leader, decision maker, or working towards becoming one – this event is designed to inspire you to think about ways that you or your organization could benefit through technology.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Shiva Amiri, PhD, CEO, [email protected] CSAET12092017SHIVA
As the CEO of BioSymetrics Inc., Shiva is working on delivering a unique real-time machine learning technology for the analysis of massive data in the biomedical space. Prior to BioSymetrics Inc. she was Chief Product Officer of Real Time Data Solutions Inc., she has lead the Informatics and Analytics team at the Ontario Brain Institute, and she is also the President and CEO of Modecular Inc., a Computational Biochemistry start-up company developing next generation drug screening methodologies. Shiva completed her D.Phil. (Ph.D.) in Computational Biochemistry at the University of Oxford and her undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Human Biology at the University of Toronto. Shiva is involved with several organisations including Let’s Talk Science and Shabeh Jomeh International.


Cyber Security – How It Threatens Not Just Your Business, But Also Your People and Culture presented by Eugene Ng, Cyber Security Leader, Eastern Canada, MNP LLP

Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data presented by Tech Soup Canada

Building an Action Plan for Your Technology Needs presented by Pace Technology

Engagement – Measurement and the Science of Engagement presented by bizZone

8:00 a.m. Registration, breakfast and networking
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Keynote Shiva Amiri, CEO, Biosymetrics Inc.
10:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
10:45 a.m. Networking break
11:10 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
12 noon Lunch
1:00 p.m. Super Panel
2:30 p.m. You are on your way!


Registration: Before September 15, 2017
CSAE Member – $95
Non-CSAE Member – $118

Registration: After September 15, 2017
CSAE Member – $114
Non-CSAE Member – $142


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