Innovation Factory Events

 Partner Events

 Community Events

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

#BIIETALKS: AI Adoption for SME Leaders

March 18, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am



The Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is pleased to host a breakfast for SME leaders interested in learning more about AI adoption.

In partnership with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) and McMaster University’s Computing Infrastructure Research Centre(CIRC), this event will provide business owners with actionable insights on how they can adopt AI technologies to increase their business’s productivity and competitiveness.

Currently, Canada lags behind international counterparts on technology adoption and implementation. AI adoption is imperative for enhancing the competitiveness and productivity of Canadian SMEs. However, these benefits will only be realized if Canadian firms have the necessary knowledge and AI complements in place.

Join us to hear from leaders in AI adoption and take part in a conversation with SMEs on the challenges and opportunities that come with incorporating new AI technologies into their businesses.

Who’s this event for?

  • Businesses interested in, or currently in the process of, adopting AI
  • Individuals or organizations interested in economic development

Why attend?

  • Learn about the necessary components businesses require to successfully adopt AI (talent, infrastructure, re-designed workflows, structured data, and leadership)
  • Find out more about the resources available to support Canadian SMEs during the process of AI adoption
  • Hear insightful success stories of AI adoption from Canadian SMEs and business leaders


8:00 – 8:10 am: Welcome and Introduction

8:10 – 8:45 am: Expert Insights on AI Adoption – Cameron Schuler (Chief Commercialization Officer, Vector Institute)and Shelley Fellows (VP Communications, AIS Technologies Group)

9:00 am: Q & A

9:30 – 10:00 am: Networking

Our Speakers

Shelley Fellows is one of the founders of Radix (now AIS Technologies Group) where she is responsible for planning and strategy execution in the areas of marketing and communications. Shelley is part of the management team which led Radix to be recognized as one of the Profit’s Fastest Growing Companies in Canada in 2006 and 2016. Shelley has had positions on [omany boards and committees, including the WETech Alliance, Workforce Windsor Essex and the Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation.

Follow Shelley on Twitter @Sfellows_Radix

Cameron Schuler is the Chief Commercialization Officer & Vice President, Industry Innovation at the Vector Institute. He is the former Executive Director of Amii (, where, for 8 years, he led one of the top-ranked Machine Learning and AI groups in the world. Cameron’s multifaceted career has covered finance, business & product development, consumer products, IT and general management from start-ups to mature companies.

Follow Cameron on Twitter @CameronSchuler


March 18, 2019
7:30 am - 10:30 am
Event Categories: