Community - Partner Event

Edmonton Global Webinar: Accessing the world’s top AI & ML talent

Sept. 22, 2020 - Sept. 22, 2020
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM


Produced by Edmonton Global.

This webinar will connect you with experts & researchers in AI and ML as well as industry leaders who are using these tools in their businesses.

You’ll learn about strengths in the Edmonton region in AI/ML including:

– How ML can optimize business functions
– Current research in AI/ML
– Access to world-class AI talent
– Edmonton as part of the Pan Canadian AI Strategy
– Edmonton region 5G infrastructure and innovation

You’ll have the chance to ask the panellists questions and listen to a round table discussion around these topics.

About Edmonton Global

The purpose of Edmonton Global is to radically transform and grow the economy of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region.

Edmonton Global's work promotes the region globally and we’re focused on attracting and retaining business investment and trade right here.

It is the first-ever regional economic development corporation in the region, working to create local, regional, provincial, national, and global partnerships. We collaborate with all levels of government and economic development agencies including our 15 municipalities, Invest Alberta, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association, the Edmonton International Airport, Edmonton Health City, the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, and Invest in Canada.


Adam White, PhD

Senior Research Scientist, DeepMind

Adam White is a Senior Research Scientist at DeepMind and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computing Sciences at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Science – Computing Science.

DeepMind chose Edmonton to set up its first international research lab outside of the UK. DeepMind is a world leader in artificial intelligence research, focusing on how technology can make a positive impact. Backed by some of the most successful technology entrepreneurs in the world, DeepMind is using AI to solve complex problems like climate change, while looking at solutions for daily challenges in fields like healthcare.

Naseem Bashir, P.Eng., ICD.D.

President & CEO, Williams Engineering Canada | Board Chair, Innovate Edmonton

Naseem is the President and CEO of Williams Engineering Canada and Chairman of the Board for the Williams Group of Companies. He is also the recently appointed Board Chair for the newly formed Innovate Edmonton.

Williams Engineering is an industry leader in multi-discipline engineering consulting solutions. They have partnered with AltaML, an applied artificial intelligence and machine learning product company, also based in Edmonton, to build ML applications for the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry.

Naseem will share some of the successes that Williams Engineering has experienced through AI adoption and how these tools have the capacity to positively impact the AEC industry and other professional service organizations.

Ryan Walker

Director of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, TELUS

Ryan is the Director of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, reporting directly to the Chief Technology Officer of Telus. He is a thought leader that drives strategic partnerships through grassroots innovation. His primary focus is on early development opportunities around 5G and Smart X, which pulls on his extensive engineering and military background. Ryan’s key areas of expertise are video, analytics, Internet of Things and 5G that can be seen through his successful collaborations with law enforcement and all levels of government.

TELUS is a world-leading communications and information technology company with $14.8 in annual revenue serving 15.3 million customers. TELUS has committed to spending $40 billion over the next three years to support the rollout of its 5G network across Canada which will enhance innovation and help drive digital development across industries in a new age of connectedness.

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