May 22, 2024 | Full Day | HYBRID

Canada Science and Technology Museum | 1867 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON

TECHNATION is hosting a full-day AI4Canada Summit – Accelerating Responsible AI Adoption on May 22nd in Ottawa. TECHNATION is collaborating with government officials, technology executives and multi-stakeholder partners to help accelerate responsible AI adoption. This summit will feature three global technology visionary keynotes along with four multi-stakeholder panel discussions. Panels will engage leaders from both industry and government on important topics including:

For Canada to succeed in this hyper-evolving space, a new and updated national synchronized plan for AI adoption is critical.  This requires on-going discussion, planning and action across all sectors to ensure Canada maintains its leadership position in Artificial Intelligence in the highly competitive global economy.  AI4Canada will deliver a collaborative summit with engaging multi-stakeholder insight and dialogue as part of our ongoing initiative to develop an ‘AI Adoption Roadmap for Canada’.


Visionary Keynotes:

National Strategy Panel Discussions (industry & government):

Navigating Canada’s AI Skills Landscape: Upskilling, Collaboration, and Global Talent Strategies 

Moderator – Larry Paquette, Sales Director, Pluralsight


  • Tony Holmes, Director, Public Sector Practice Lead for Solutions Consulting (North America)
  • Len Bastien, Senior Asst Deputy Minister, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Jennifer Flanagan, Co-founder, President and CEO, Actua
  • Jane Goodyer, Dean, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University

Buying the Future We Want 

Moderator Bob Willard, Founder and Chief Sustainability Champion, Sustainability Advantage 


  • Annick Champoux, ESG Procurement Program Advisor, CBC/Radio-Canada 
  • Matt Davies, Chief Technology Officer, Shared Services Canada
  • Frances Edmonds, Head of Sustainable Impact, HP Canada 


AI Readiness – AI Readiness: Intentions Outpacing Ability

Moderator – Oleg Tolchinsky, Head of Solutions Engineering & Technology Strategy, Cisco Canada


  • Robert Barton, CTO, Cisco Canada
  • Sami Khoury, Head, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security
  • Craig McQueen, Vice President, AI Solutions, Softchoice
  • Ashok Krish, Global Head, AI. Cloud Advisory & Consulting, Tata Consultancy Services

Adopting GenAI in Your Enterprise: The ‘Inside Out’ Approach 

Moderator – Jesslyn Dymond, Director of Data Ethics, TELUS


  • Louis Lo, Data and AI Leader, Microsoft Canada 
  • Mohammad Qureshi, Corporate Chief Information Officer and Associate Deputy Minister, Government Information Technology Ontario, Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery  
  • Jaime Tatis, Chief Insights and Analytics Officer, TELUS 



Last Minute Virtual Discount –  $45 members | $95 non-members | Government FREE

Government Complimentary

Government In-Person Registration, please Contact Christine Leonard | Virtual use link above 


Thank you to our Sponsors

Visionary Platform Sponsors


National Strategy Panel Sponsors

Emcee Sponsor

VIP Networking Sponsor


Lunch Sponsor

Coffee Break & Lanyard  Sponsor





Event Details

May 22, 2024
Full Day | Hybrid | In-Person - Ottawa
Everyone Welcome

In-Person seating limited