An independent think tank dedicated to economic progress in Atlantic Canada.

Outlook 2018

November 5, 2018 - November 9, 2018

Automation, Analytics and AI: Opening the Door for Atlantic Canada

It’s a digital world. Automation, analytics, and artificial intelligence are already here and their reach is expanding. This global reality offers huge opportunities for Atlantic Canada. The trick is to embrace technology to minimize risk and maximize return so the region is not left behind. 

Businesses can increase productivity and build profitability, but they may need to adapt everything from recruitment and training to long-term strategy and infrastructure planning. All Atlantic Canadian businesses, large or small, need to know the best way to scale-up in this new reality.

Join us for a door-opening dialogue with business leaders, covering:

  • The impact of technology on industries across our region
  • The surprising automation that’s already here and what’s around the corner
  • How to adopt — and adapt to — the best technologies for you and your business.

This will be an important session for you and the strategic planners on your team.

Click here to register now!
Early-bird rates extended until October 12th for tables & individual registrations!

Confirmed speakers include:

St. John's, NL 
Derek du Preez, Director Digital TransformationNorth Atlantic, Vale Canada (keynote)
Gisle Stjern, VP Digital, Equinor (keynote)
Janne Oddaker, Digital DirectorTechnipFMC
Warren Giesbrecht, Director of ITCooke Aquaculture

Halifax, NS 
Jeff MacLean, PresidentMichelin North America (keynote)
Robert Orr, CEO and Managing PartnerCuna del Mar LP 
Sandra McKenzie, Management Consultant; Strategy AdvisorPort of Halifax
Stephane Turbide, General Manager - Halifax Operations, Pratt and Whitney Canada

Charlottetown, PE
Jean-Francois Perrault, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, Scotiabank (keynote)
Dr. Russ Kerr, CEO, Nautilus Biosciences
Jared MacDonald, Sales Manager, 
Aspin Kemp & Associates 
Christie Neate, Portfolio Revenue Manager, InterContinental Hotels Group 

Saint John, NB 
Faisal Kazi, President and CEOSiemens Canada Limited (keynote)
Jason Killam, Chief ForesterJ.D. Irving, Limited

Venky Kulkarni,Senior VP - Business Operations, Technology & Digital Innovation, Medavie Blue Cross 
Steve Maynard, Partner, Data & Analytics Leader, EY

Bryana Ganong, President & CEO, Ganong

The conference website will be updated regularly with additional speakers and program details. Breakfast and networking available from 7:45 am. Program runs from 8:30 am - noon, and includes APEC's economic outlook and forecast for 2019. 

Monday, November 5, 2018 – St. John's, NL (Delta St. John's)
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 -  Halifax, NS (Pier 21)
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - Charlottetown, PE (Delta Prince Edward/PEI Convention Centre)
Friday, November 9, 2018 – Saint John, NB (Hilton Saint John/Saint John Trade and Convention Centre)                                                          

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