Our team joined The Upside Foundation of Canada in the fall, to support for Dixon Hall by packing 500 hygiene kits. We also took part of a video!
We are joined by Wattpad, Nudge.ai, TribalScale, Zoom.ai xocial.com, Willful, SpaceiShare Inc., and us! ODAIA who contributed to the video!
Upside Foundation is helping scaling Canadian startup founders make a difference in the world by giving back to the charities of their choice through donating equity instead of cash. Check out this Forward video to hear directly from some of the amazing founders who having pre-committed equity in their businesses.
#TheUpsideFoundation #ODAIA #PhilipPoulidis #HelenKontozopoulos #GivingBack #Canada
Panel: Creative Ways to Collect & Use Data for AI Helen Ngo, ML Engineer, Dessa
Sarah Sun, Chief Data Strategist, GoldSpot Discoveries
Helen Kontozopoulos, Co-Founder, ODAIA.AI
Moderator: Rogayeh Tabrizi, CEO, Theory & Practice
Date: November 22, 2019
Location: The Carlu, Toronto, Canada
#AI #ArtificialIntelligence #ProductDevelopment #AIsaas #Toronto #Canada #WomeninTech #TMLS2019 #HelenKontozopoulos
Ensuring Diversity & Inclusion in Artificial Intelligence
Date: November 14, 2019
Time: 6 - 9pm
Location: Element AI, Toronto, Canada
Host: AI4Good, Element AI, Real Ventures
About the panel:
“Ensuring Diversity and Inclusion in AI” is an opportunity to learn about the need for diversity throughout the technology sector, with a focus on the effects of a lack of representation in advanced technology sector such as AI.
The event will feature a panel of founders and research leaders who are working towards bringing representation to the technology that shapes are lives. Discussion will center around the effects of the current status quo, how to change the face of technology, and what can be done to overcome the biases already in the system.
The event will be hosted at Element AI and will provide time to network with those driven towards inciting change throughout the technology sector.
Anna Klimbovskaia is the COO & co-founder of Diversio, a technology company that leverages data to analyze, improve, and track diversity and inclusion in the workplace. She was formerly Director of Research for the Office of the CEO at the Royal Bank of Canada, where she led RBC’s thought leadership on the Future of Work and developed RBCUpSkill, a digital tool helping Canadians build resiliency in an age of AI and workplace automation. Anna is an Advisor for the Pan-Canadian K-12 Computer Science Education Framework, a joint initiative between Canada Learning Code, Amazon and the Government of Canada.
Helen Kontozopoulos is the co-founder of ODAIA.ai a consumer journey predictive analytics platform created out of The University of Toronto in 2018. She is an Adjunct Professor at the UofT, where she teaches product development, design, and entrepreneurship. She also co-founded an innovation lab out of the Department of Computer Science, where she helped students use AI and emerging technology to create commercial ready products.
Lara O'Donnell is the Director of Research at Element AI, a Canadian AI software and solutions provider that has deep roots in conducting fundamental and applied research. At Element AI, Lara focuses on building relationships with academic and research organizations that share common research interests and values and turning these relationships into tangible activities. Prior to this, Lara was a Senior Director of Research at CIFAR, an organization dedicated to tackling questions of global importance such as diversity and inclusion, through the creation of global, interdisciplinary teams of the world's top scholars.
Kishawna Peck is the Founder of Toronto Women in Data Science, an organization that holds an annual conference and events that demonstrate the broad applications of data science across different industries and sheds light on the career journeys of women in data science. Everyone is invited to participate in the conference, which features exclusively female speakers. She is also an analytics professional currently working as a Manager of Financial Data Analytics at HomeStars. She is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in technology and for building diverse talent pipelines for data science and other advanced technology fields.
#AI #Speaker #Diversity #ArtificialIntelligence #ElementAI #ODAIAai #Toronto #Canada #AIinEthics #Ethics #HelenKontozopoulos
AI Stream at Elevate 2019
Conversations about artificial intelligence are often focused on future promise – the world that AI will build. But what does AI mean in 2019?
Date & Time:
Wed, Sept 25, 10:00AM-4:00PM
Location: MaRS Centre, Toronto, Canada
Elevate AI will investigate the commercialization and practical application of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning right now. At Elevate AI, academics, startup founders, and corporate leaders will discuss the AI-powered products that are being built, shipped, and sold today.
Guests should expect sessions where today’s AI leaders show their work and speak openly about the ethical and practical challenges they face in their industry.
Event link: https://elevate.ca/events/ai/
U of T researchers, entrepreneurs to showcase work at Elevate 2019 tech festival
#Elevate2019 #ArtificialIntelligence #AI #MADMEN #MATHMEN #Marketing #Sales #Speaker #Toronto #Canada #Elevate
September 27, 2019
September 14, 2019 @ FITC.CA
What do you think of when we say “AI team”? Does it include you?
This presentation will discuss how an AI digital transformation within an organization requires various stakeholders from data scientists and machine learning engineers, creative, business, marketing, sales, and customer service to work together. To successfully create and integrate artificial intelligence services into applications will need diverse teams with various backgrounds who can understand and empathize with their diverse customers and users.
ObjectiveTo talk about the battle between the AI Team and the rest of us.
Target Audience Business, marketing, sales, creative
Five Things Audience Members Will Learn
September 13, 2019
A new format for Web Unleashed, the roundtable sessions are a group discussion used to workshop ideas, solve real-world problems, and allow for all voices to be heard.
Helen Kontozopoulos will lead a discussion on the practical uses of AI, especially in the creative and marketing fields.
Hosted by UX/D Toronto and FITCJoin us for this networking lunch for the Toronto UX community as part of the FITC Web Unleashed 2019 conference.
Date: Friday, September 13
Time: 1pm - 2pm
Location: Hilton, Toronto
Share experiences, discuss solutions to tough problems, and discover new opportunities with attendees and speakers from FITC Web Unleashed 2019.
This is a great opportunity to meet designers, developers, directors, and students who are building and developing the exciting field that is UX.
As the UX field continues to grow, the opportunities are numerous for building your career or joining the field. This is the lunch for you to connect and learn more.
Your host - Helen Kontozopoulos, Co-founder, ODAIA
FITC Web Unleashed speakers who will be attending:
Catt Small, Senior Product Designer, Etsy
Carl Sziebert, Staff UX Engineer, Google
#UX #CustomerJourneys #UXDesign #UXCareers
It was fun judging at the CNE Innovation Garage Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition 2019 + plus all the cotton candy :)
Canada’s brightest innovators will converge in the CNE Innovation Garage over the fair's middle weekend (August 23 to 25) to pitch their cutting edge inventions and compete for prize money and in-kind services.
I am looking forward to judging to groups over the weekend:
Women Entrepreneurs (August 24 @ 1:30 pm): Companies in this category must be founded or co-founded by a woman entrepreneur. There is no specific theme for the type of company that can be presented and a woman must be the pitcher.
Food Tech and Urban Agriculture (August 24 @ 2:30 pm): Startups in this category will focus on innovation in food technology, new/improved food offering, solutions/opportunities for urban agriculture, or education. Companies can present a food product, app, technology, or other concept that fits within the theme.
Hope to see you there!
About the CNE and the perfect place to showcase innovation:
Founded in 1879, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) quickly garnered a reputation as “the place” where people came to experience the latest innovations.
From the early days of electric railways transportation and demonstrations of the telephone, to more recent technologies such as virtual reality, the CNE has introduced the public to several groundbreaking innovations.
Building AI Products for Humans was presented by Helen Kontozopoulos
I'm the Co-Founder at ODAIA.ai & an Adjunct Professor, at the Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, Canada