Jean-Francois Gagne

CEO and Co-Founder

JF is a veteran AI entrepreneur, having founded and successfully exited two companies in AI and Operations Research in his 18-year career. Before going on to found his 3rd company, Element AI, he was the Chief Product Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at JDA Software, and the youngest global C-Level Executive of a top-20 Enterprise Software company. Today, Element AI is almost 3 years old and one of the fastest growing AI startups in the world, translating cutting-edge AI research into customizable, scalable and human-centric AI products that are transforming the world’s leading organizations. JF also devotes his time to sharing his knowledge and expertise with national government committees to educate decision makers about the impact of AI on society and help develop effective policy to regulate the industry.

Schedule

Mon, Sept 23

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Tues, Sept 24

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Wed, Sept 25

03:05pm

03:05pm - 03:40pm

AI

Mapping AI Commercialization with Christian Weedbrook of Xanadu, Jessica Yip of A&K Robotics, Candice Faktor of Faktory Ventures and JF Gagné of Element AI

It's one thing to build an algorithm; it’s another to build a business. While Canada may be a world leader in artificial intelligence innovation, it faces many challenges in commercializing that innovation. This panel features Canadian leaders currently hurdling the chasm that has caught far too many AI companies.

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Thurs, Sept 26

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