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Canada Eurasia AI Matchmaking Campaign

  • 24 Feb 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Virtual event
  • 100


  • Free of charge
  • Free of charge

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    Date: February 24, 2021 

    Time: 9 am Ottawa, 5 pm Moscow and Minsk, 7 pm Tashkent, 8 pm Nur-Sultan and Bishkek

    Venue: Virtual 

    Target audience: AI start-ups based in Eurasia, AI Institutes and Universities, research-lead businesses, manufacturing industries 4.0, academia and thought leaders across all disciplines, investors, government agencies engaging the private sector and advancing the innovation agenda

    Sectors: Life sciences and pharma, telecommunications, IT, consumer electronics, connected and autonomous vehicles, aviation, education, etc. 

    The artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning revolution are well underway, and Canada is at its forefront. Canada was the first country in the world to announce a national strategy for AI back in March 2017. From top-ranked educational institutions and market-leading tech companies to world-renowned researchers, Canada’s AI ecosystems are leading global AI developments.  Canadian AI ecosystem is currently composed of more than 850 start-up companies, 20 public research labs, 75 incubators and accelerators, and 60 groups of investors from across the country, grouped in major hubs such as Montreal, Toronto, Waterloo, Edmonton, and Vancouver. 

    As international and multi-stakeholder collaborations are critical to the responsible use and development of AI based on shared values (human rights, diversity, inclusion, innovation, and economic growth), CERBA is proud to make its input to nourish shared values between Canada and Eurasian countries and foster their collaboration in the field of AI.


    P R O G R A M 

    • Keynote speech: What sustainable business development and creativity have in common 
    Kirill Ovchinnikov, Russian artist and founder of Art Fashion House

    • PANEL: How Canada embraces AI

    How the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) is bridging the gap between theory and practice on AI

    Jacques Rajotte, CEIMIA’s Executive Director of the International Centre of Expertise in Montréal for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (ICEMAI)

    How Quebec became a world known AI centre and opportunities for collaboration with Eurasian countries 

    Frederic Laurin, Director for Partnerships, MILA Quebec AI Institute  

    How thinking like a start-up helps governments and businesses embrace AI. The Future of AI Investing in Montreal

    Philippe Valentine, Project director in Europe, Montréal International

    • PANEL: How Kyrgyzstan is accelerating its digital transformation

    Bakytbek Satybekov, Co-chair of the Kyrgyz National Forum, Open Government Partnership

    Semetey Turusbekov, Director, SE "Aiylmaalymat" of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Regional Development of the Kyrgyz Republic

    Chubak Temirov, CEO of High Technology Park of the Kyrgyz Republic 

    • PANEL: Perspectives of AI in Eurasian countries

    Valentin Makarov, President of Russoft (Russia)

    Lyubov Maiorova, Head of Global cooperation office, Belarus High Technologies Park (Belarus)

    Oydin Karimova, International projects manager, IT-Park Uzbekistan (Uzbekistan)

    • Closing remarks

    Gilles Breton, Chairman of the CERBA National Board

    Virtual matchmaking sessions will follow the closing remarks.




    What’s in it for you?

    • Establish contacts with Canadian and Eurasian entities that prioritize and lead AI research and development
    • Tap into a growing AI talent pool 
    • Advance and leverage national AI research capabilities in various industries (drug discovery, machine learning for health, autonomous vehicles, material discovery, human AI interaction, etc)
    • Partner with leading Canadian and Eurasian AI research institutes on new technology developments 
    • Get trained in AI 
    • Get a job in the field of AI

      For  more information, please, contact

       Marina Belskikh, Regional Director of CERBA in Montreal and Ottawa, 

      via email [email protected] or tel. +1  (514) 5161178


      Alex Grichine, Regional Director of CERBA in Moscow

      via email [email protected] or tel. +7 (495) 134-0268.