First meeting of the 2020 Cohort of Avant-Garde@CIRANO


Wednesday 19 Feb 2020
From 5:30PM To 7:30PM

The 2020 Cohort of Avant-Garde@CIRANO met on February 19, 2020 on "What’s at Stake? Societal Impact of Artificial Intelligence".


  • Catherine Feuillet, Vice-President of the SKEMA Global Lab in Augmented Intelligence and former French Consul in Montreal (2015-2019)


In collaboration with the International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Technologies and the Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO).


The Avant-Garde initiative aims to create a privileged place for interdisciplinary exchanges and the development of a network of people under 45 with leadership potential.


More information (Avant-Garde@CIRANO Website)

Catherine Feuillet

In a career spanning almost 30 years, Catherine Feuillet has held various positions within the French diplomatic network in the political, cultural and economic fields. Working in Germany, South Korea, Malaysia, Portugal and most recently in Canada, she has regularly been in charge of files involving new technologies and their impact. Since 2015, she has accompanied the constitution and development of Bleu Blanc Tech, the French Tech community in Montreal.

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17:00 - 17:30
Welcome of the participants
17:30 - 17:55
Introduction and round table of the avant-gardists
17:55 - 18:15
18:15 - 19:15
Group Discussions
19:15 - 19:30
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