New York City Branch - Artificial Intelligence Panel

NYC at night
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 6:15pm to 8:30pm

This exciting evening will bring together AI experts from different industries to talk about what AI is, how they apply it to their specific industry, how it impacts our day-to-day lives and where they expect AI will be in years to come. The event will include a post-discussion networking reception, providing a great opportunity to connect with fellow alumni. The exciting panelists will include: 

Dr. Emmanuel Fombu, MBA’17

Physician, author, speaker and healthcare executive turned Silicon Valley entrepreneur 

Dr. Fombu is an internationally recognized authority on the convergence of digital technologies and healthcare. He is an award winning and bestselling author, physician, Keynote speaker, investor, entrepreneur and medical futurist with over 10 years combined experience in clinical medicine, drug development, medical affairs, digital medicine, business development and licensing, research, pragmatic trials and product lifecycle management strategy in biopharmaceutical industry and private equity.

Alp Kucukelbir (UofT Alumni)

Chief Scientist at Fero Labs, Assistant Professor (Adj.) at Columbia University

Most machine learning technologies are mysterious black boxes; they are hard to understand and even harder to trust. Alp Kucukelbir specializes in a type of machine learning that is more interpretable and explainable — “white box” solutions that are easier to use in the real world.

Dera Nevin, Artsci’95, MA’96 

Data Policy and Strategy Officer at the Blackstone Group

Dera J. Nevin has worked with law firms and corporate law departments to improve operating results through curated sourcing and implementation of technology and data, and identification of services to productize. She has implemented turn-around and modernization of multiple eDiscovery and practice technology stacks, and has cleansed data, upgraded staff skills and operating procedures in law firms and law departments to incorporate new and emerging technologies. She conducts technology reviews, proofs of concepts and RFPs to acquire and implement technology and integrate it into practice, using  storytelling to facilitate adoption. 




The Consulate General of Canada Office
466 Lexington Ave, 20th Floor
New York, NY
United States


Monday, October 21, 2019
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Event Contacts

Kristine Ramsbottom
NYC Branch President