"Everything that civilization has to offer is a product of human intelligence; we cannot predict what we might achieve when this intelligence is magnified by the tools that AI may provide, but the eradication of war, disease, and poverty would be high on anyone's list. Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last." STEPHEN HAWKING, 2014 


Future of Work & AI Conference

Conference Information

Please join us at our Toronto conference titled ''Future of Work & AI'' , where experts from Germany and Canada will discuss the newest developments in this area.  

1.00 PM  - Registration Opens

1.20 PM - Welcoming Speeches

  • Welcoming words by Yvonne Denz - Senior Vice President @ Canadian German Chamber of Industry & Commerce Inc.
  • Welcoming words by Thomas E. Schultze - Consul General @  Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany 

1:30 PM - The Future Skills Centre – Presented by Dr. Wendy Cukier

  • Dr. Wendy Cukier - Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy and Founder of the Diversity Institute @ Ted Rogers School of Management Ryerson University 

1:45 PM - The Path Forward: How Canada is Preparing to Regulate and Scale the Workforce of Tomorrow – Presented by Vince Amodeo

  • Vince Amodeo - Research Analyst @ Global Public Affairs

2:00 PM - Panel 1: Recruiting with AI – Biases, Opportunities & Possibilities


  • Mo Moubarak - Head of Business Development @ MoBerries GmbH
  • Roy Pereira -  CEO & Founder @ Zoom.ai
  • Emma Hunt - Head of Talent @ Looka
  • Maaz Rana - Co-founder@ Knockri 
  • Moderator: Traci Cheng - Head of Artificial Intelligence Operations @ BMO Financial Group

2:35 PM - Coffee Break

2:50 PM - Panel 2: Future Talent – How can it be retained and developed using AI?


  • Prof. Dr. Christian Meske - Assistant Professor of Information Systems for Digital Transformation and Strategic Information Management @ Freie University Berlin  
  • Pat Whelan - CEO & Co-founder @ Paddle HR
  • Andrew Noble - Account Executive @ plum.io
  • Dean Delpeache – Manager for Talent Acquisition @ Fiix Software
  • Moderator:  Maysa Hawwash - Founder and CEO @ ScaleX


3:25 PM - Panel 3: AI and the Work Environment – How will the job of the future look like?


  • Dr. Daniel Sonntag - Principal Researcher and Research Fellow @ German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence 
  • Matthias Oschinski - Director for Innovation Economics @ MaRS Data Catalyst
  • Jake Hirsch-Allen - North America Workforce Development and Higher Ed System Lead @ LinkedIn
  • Dr. Wendy Cukier  - Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy and Founder of the Diversity Institute @ Ted Rogers School of Management Ryerson University
  • Moderator:  Tamara Balan - Chief Operating Officer @ CivicAction 

4.05 PM - Networking

5.00 PM - End of the conference


Date: Wednesday September 18, 2019

Location:  Ontario Investment and Trade Centre - Floor 35, 250 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 2L7, Canada

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Registration Closed