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Enable AI Summit

Hosted by Durham College’s AI Hub, the Enable AI Summit will showcase the artificial intelligence (AI) potential within the Durham Region and across the Greater Toronto Area, providing a platform to converge around core AI applications and empowering businesses to solve complex operational problems through applied research and AI.

Hear from industry experts, participate in master classes, develop your AI skills and knowledge and receive a certificate of participation in specialized applications, while also networking with colleagues.

Choose the workshop you want to focus on for the day; spend the morning training in that topic, followed by hands-on learning to hone your skills in the afternoon.

Thursday, June 6 – 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Durham College, Oshawa Campus
2000 Simcoe St N
Oshawa, Ontario
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Schedule of events

Thursday, June 6
7:30 - 8:15 a.m. Registration and breakfast
8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome and breakfast keynote
9:45 - 12:15 p.m. AI workshops
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 - 5 p.m. AI workshops
5 – 6 p.m.  Networking session

Keynote Speaker


From coding at 5 to an AI expert at 15: meet Tanmay Bakshi, the world's youngest IBM Watson programmer and a Machine Learning expert.

He is an algorithmist, an author, an Honorary IBM Cloud Advisor, a Global Goodwill Ambassador at LinkedIn, an IBM Champion for Cloud, a developer expert for Machine Learning, a TedX speaker and a keynote speaker for associations like the United Nations, IBM, Apple, KPMG, SAP, NASSCOM, The Linux Foundation and Walmart, to name a few.

Here’s your chance to listen to the world’s youngest IBM Watson programmer, Tanmay at the Enable AI Summit at Durham College.

Select a workshop of your preference and get complimentary access to the keynote.


Registrants choose one workshop to participate in for the entire day.

AI and Solutions Development

Learn how to create a framework to assess and develop AI solutions using templates developed by industry experts in a variety of sectors.

Understand the technical and operational skills required to apply AI to your datasets. Create a thorough checklist to ensure all your requirements are addressed.

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in how AI solutions are developed. No prior knowledge of AI is required.

Develop and test frameworks for your AI project:

  • Test and validate your solutions development process.
  • Consider finance, legal, IT and other requirements.
  • Train with experts with over 20 years of experience.
  • Obtain a certificate of participation.

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AI and Compliance

Explore a series of modules to learn about Canadian and international compliance regulations that impact AI, as well as Top-Down AI versus Bottom-Up AI.

Explore situations where products are impacted by AI and examine cases where AI is used to improve efficiencies around compliance scanning.

Who should attend?

Risk, insurance and compliance managers in all sectors. No prior knowledge of AI is required.

Practice risk free, compliant AI:

  • Participate in four hands-on, interactive modules.
  • Learn about General Data Protection Regulation and other global developments.
  • Test your knowledge through case studies.
  • Train with experts with over 20 years of experience.
  • Obtain a certificate of participation.

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AI and Blockchain

This workshop explores the role of AI and Blockchain in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: you will also be able to experience the creation of open AI through decentralized networks and learn how AI algorithms intersect with various Blockchain ecosystems.

Who should attend?

Blockchain enthusiasts, data managers in the health care, finance, real estate, government, media and education fields. An intermediate level of knowledge is required.

 Train to achieve industry leading designations:

  • Learn new industry standards by participating in five interactive modules
  • Delve into Canadian and international case studies
  • Explore open government and AI
  • Train with experts with over 20 years of experience
  • Obtain a certificate of participation

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AI and Machine Learning in Cybersecurity

Instructor: Tanmay Bakshi.

Keynote speaker of Enable AI Summit, AI expert, algorithm-ist, author, Honorary IBM Cloud Advisor, Global Goodwill Ambassador at LinkedIn, IBM Champion for Cloud, and  

developer expert for Machine Learning.

Who should attend?

Professionals in cybersecurity, ethical hackers and penetration testers.

An intermediate level of knowledge is required.

Experience how AI can enhance your cybersecurity protocols.

  • Four hands-on, interactive modules.
  • Test your knowledge in a virtual lab.
  • Obtain a certificate of participation.

Register here