• AI For Everyone

    There is no AI without an IA (Information Architecture)

    Join us while we talk with some of the industries leaders in Information Architecture - including leaders and speakers from SAS and IBM.

  • Six Crucial Strategies That Define Digital Winners

    Many companies have reinvented themselves by implementing AI to gain insights into the customer experience and to create impact through redesigning critical operational processes. But not every company that travels this road will thrive... Organizations are asking the same questions: What is the secret to successfully leveraging platforms, AI, and other digital technologies in today’s digital race? What strategies and operating models are winning?

    This presentation will explore the top six strategies successful companies are employing:

    1. Orchestrate digital ecosystems and platforms.
    2. Build trust to build your brand.
    3. Reimagine customer behavior.
    4. Curate data that “thinks” and “acts.”
    5. Create an exponential learning environment.
    6. Foster a culture of inclusion.

    IBM Speaker


    Chris Pratt
    Strategic Initiatives Executive
    IBM Canada

    Information Architecture: Designed For AI & Data Science

    Big Data is getting better, but are systems keeping up? Hear how IBM Power and Storage solutions can combine to support AI and Analytics environments from data discovery, to management to insights. All this combines to create an Information Architecture for Artificial Intelligence and Analytics.

    IBM Speaker


    Chris Vollmar
    Storage Architect - Canada & Caribbean
    IBM Canada

    Building a Smarter Organization with Analytics & AI

    During this session, you will hear about the path from data-driven innovation to business value, moving analytical insight and capabilities into day-to-day business operations. This journey requires a high degree of collaboration between IT, lines of business and data scientists, and a complex analytics ecosystem. Using a real-life inspired use case, you will be taken on a journey to operationalize analytics:

    1. Striking the right balance between choice and control.
    2. Reconciling the need to foster creativity and curiosity on one side and the need to govern the analytics lifecycle on the other side.
    3. Adopting a deployment strategy that suits the needs of the business.

    SAS Event Speakers


    Ronald (Chris) Christopher
    Senior Solution Architect
    SAS Canada


    Matt Joyce
    Senior Solution Architect
    SAS Canada


    Harsh Vardhan
    Senior Solution Architect
    SAS Canada

    Co-Creation Labs Approach: "How Do I Know Where To Start?" Find Your Project.

    In today’s fickle world the days of developing in the dark and expecting users to embrace the outcome are gone!  You can avoid the “not invented here” syndrome by employing a co-creation approach.  In this session we will discuss co-creation workshops and how they can be used to determine where AI projects will fit in your organization.

    Horizon Speakers


    Jeff Helton
    Data Resiliency Architect
    Horizon Computer Solutions


    Chris Volmar
    Storage Architect - Canada & Caribbean
    IBM Canada



    November 21, 2019

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    Mercedes-Benz Saskatoon
    715 Melville St
    Saskatoon SK  S7J 5L2



    November 22, 2019

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    Mercedes-Benz Regina
    755 Broad St
    Regina SK  S4R 8G3



    December 3, 2019

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    Mercedes-Benz Heritage Way
    2120 103A St
    Edmonton AB  T6W 2P6



    December 4, 2019

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    Lone Star Mercedes-Benz
    10 Heritage Meadows Rd
    Calgary AB  T2H 2C1



    December 5, 2019

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    Mercedes-Benz Winnipeg
    23Rothwell RD
    Winnipeg MB  R3P 2M5



    8:15 - 8:45am
    Arrival / Registration

    8:45 - 9:15am
    Mercedes-Benz Garage Tour

    9:15 - 9:30am
    Coffee Break

    9:30 - 9:45am
    Welcome from Horizon Computer Solutions
    SPEAKER:   Raj Randhawa


    9:45 - 10:15am
    AI For Everyone - Six Crucial Strategies That Define Digital Winners.
    SPEAKER:     Chris Pratt

    10:15 - 11:00am
    SAS Keynote - Building A Smarter Organization With Analytics & AI
    Ronald (Chris) Christopher

    (Nov 21 / 22 - Saskatoon / Regina)
    Maytt Joyce
    (Dec 3 - Edmonton)
    Harsh Vardhan
    (Dec 4 / 5 - Calgary / Winnipeg)


    11:00 - 11:35am
    Discover, Govern & Search Your Data Everywhere. Use What You Have!
    SPEAKER:     Chris Volmar

    11:35 - 11:50am
    Co-Creation Labs Approach - How Do I Know Where To Start? Find Your Project.
    Jeff Helton
    Chris Volmar