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Symposium: Competitiveness 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence: Are you ready?

Conference of Montreal of the International Economic Forum of the Americas

Hotel Bonaventure

Monday 10 Jun 2019
From 5PM To 6PM

                   

 

 

CIRANO organized the symposium "Competitiveness 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence: Are you ready?" on June 10, 2019 at the Conference of Montreal of the International Economic Forum of the Americas.

 

Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Full Professor at Polytechnique Montréal and CEO of CIRANO, moderated the panel "Competitiveness 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence: Are you ready?". Louise Roy, Chair of CIRANO Board of Directors and Invited Fellow, as well as Chancellor Emeritus of the Université de Montréal, made the introductory statement of the panel.

 

Pierre-Carl Michaud, Full Professor at HEC Montréal and CIRANO Fellow, and Philippe A. Tanguy, Full Professor and CEO at Polytechnique Montreal as well as CIRANO Fellow, also presented during the Conference of Montreal of the International Economic Forum of the Americas.

 

The Conference of Montreal, presented for the first time in 1995 by the International Economic Forum of the Americas, is committed to heightening knowledge and awareness of the major issues concerning economic globalization, with a particular emphasis on the relations between the Americas and other continents. The Conference also strives to foster exchanges of information, to promote free discussion on major current economic issues and facilitate meetings between world leaders to encourage international discourse by bringing together Heads of State, the private sector, international organizations and civil society.

 

Conference of Montreal Website

Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2003, Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin is Full Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal. She has been President and Chief Executive Officer of CIRANO since 2016. She is also a Visiting Scientist at Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health and an associate researcher at the Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO).

Holder of a Ph.D. in Management Science (in risks and insurance management) from École Normale Supérieure de Cachan (France), her research interests focus on risk management and decision-making in different risks and uncertainty contexts as well as public policies. Her research combines economic analysis, cost-benefit analysis, survey data analysis, and more recently massive unstructured data analysis.

In 2008 she created the RISQH network to raise awareness and share experiences on risks management, and patient safety and quality of care in health care facilities.

Nathalie participated in the creation of the Montreal Declaration for the Responsible Development of AI.

She is also co-PI of the « monitoring and investigations » function at the International observatory on socioeconomic impacts of digital transformation and artificial intelligence.

Since 2011, she has been leading the CIRANO Barometer project on risk perception in Quebec, which annually collects data on Quebecers' concerns on 47 social issues.

She has published numerous scientific articles, several books and more than 30 reports for government and other organizations. She has given more than a hundred conferences and is regularly solicited to speak in the media.

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Pierre-Carl Michaud

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2012, Pierre-Carl Michaud is Full Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at HEC Montréal. He is also co-holder of the Research Chair in Intergenerational Economics and Director of the Retirement and Savings Institute at HEC Montréal.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from CentER, Tilburg University (The Netherlands), his research aims to understand specific behaviours over the life cycle, including those related to savings, insurance and pension plans, as well as investments in health and the economic consequences of demographic change. His work has been funded by many organizations and his research is published in the best journals in economics, demography and public health. In 2018, he received the Marcel-Dagenais Prize from the Canadian Society of Economics for his research.

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Louise Roy

Now an International Consultant and a Corporate Director, Louise Roy is Chair of the Board and Invited Fellow at CIRANO.

Louise Roy has held senior management positions in the fields of urban transportation, air transportation and the communications industry. She was CEO of the Société de transport de Montréal (1985-1992), Executive Vice-President for the Americas of Air France at its Paris headquarters (1994-1997), CEO of Telemedia Communications Inc. (1997-2000) and Executive Vice-President of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) (2000-2003).

Since September 2003, Ms. Roy has been a Visiting Fellow at CIRANO and, since 2012, she chairs the Board of Directors of this Centre for Applied Public Policy Research. She was Chancellor and Chair of the Board of the Université de Montréal from 2008 to 2018 and was appointed Chancellor Emeritus.

In the course of her career, she has also served as a director of Power Financial Corporation and Intact Financial Corporation, the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), Provigo Inc. the Laurentian Bank of Canada, Videotron Ltd. and Domtar Corporation. She has chaired the Board of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, a cultural funding agency. Ms. Roy is currently a director of Montréal International, the Opéra de Montréal, the Fondation du Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) and Aéroport de Montréal.

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Philippe A. Tanguy

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2017, Philippe A. Tanguy is full professor at the Department of Mathematical and Industrial Engineering and CEO of Polytechnique Montréal.

Between 2009 and 2017, he worked for the international energy company Total in France and Germany, serving in several top R&D executive positions. His activities focused on the strengthening of corporate science policy including open innovation, the internationalization of research expertise sourcing, and the establishment of links with public research globally. He also promoted strongly the development of clean energy pathways and supporting technologies in advanced materials, new processes, and system analysis. Prior to this, Prof Tanguy had pursued a 25-year academic career in several universities in Canada, including 15 years as an industrial research chairholder and head of a R&D center in process engineering at Polytechnique Montreal. He is presently the Chairman of the World Council of Chemical Engineering, an elected member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a fellow and founding member of the Hassan II Academy of Sciences and Technologies of Morocco, and an honorary fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (UK).

Prof Tanguy's education background includes a doctorate degree in physics, a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, an industrial post-doctoral year experience for GE Canada and a managerial training at the MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Prof Tanguy is a registered engineer in the Province of Québec.
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