Regular Scheduled Meeting (November 8, 2023)

Wednesday November 8 2023
COFFEE: 8:30 – 9:00 AM MEETING BEGINS: 9:00 AM

Discover the Future of AR: Embracing AI for Business Resilience
Speaker: Jack Cooper Senior Solutions Consultant – Blackline (Nasdaq:BL)

In a rapidly changing business landscape, traditional approaches to accounts receivable are no longer sufficient. By leveraging new software tools, you can optimize and streamline your accounts receivable process, enhance financial resilience and unlock actionable insights so you can make data-driven decisions with advanced machine learning and predictive analytics.

Join forward-thinking businesses embracing AI-driven solutions for accounts receivable and invest in your organization's resilience and future success. Welcome the future of AR and unlock new possibilities. We will uncover the strategic role that AI is currently playing, and look into the role that technology will play in delivering AR success. The future of AR is spelled “AI”

Jack Cooper is Senior Solutions consultant with Blackline and has over 20 years of demonstrating the value proposition of computer financial software. He is skilled in Software as a Service (SaaS), Professional Services, Management, and Account Management, and is a strong sales professional. Jack has a Bachelor of Commerce focused in Data Processing from Concordia

An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Speaker: Roger VandommeFounder & Data Scientist –

During the last 5 years, the digital revolution took a radical turn with the rise of Artificial Intelligence. It is now obvious that its omnipresence in our future lives is inevitable, therefore it is more important than ever to understand its origins and uncover its secrets. Roger created and manages a data science boutique, SMC. He is also a founding partner of Plendify, a fintech and digital marketplace empowering businesses in Africa.

Roger Vandomme’s career has been built on the fundamentals of data analysis, predictive modeling and related decision-making. With 20 years in the credit bureau industry, creating credit scores all around the world, Roger has an outstanding unmatched skill-set in the field of predictive modeling. Roger teaches business analytics and Machine Learning at the University of Toronto, as well as operational planning at the Canadian Forces College. Through his YouTube channel (SMC - Your Guide to Artificial Intelligence), Roger aims to demystify artificial intelligence.

What’s Up With the Economy
Speaker: Aaron Goertzen- Senior Economist & Director – BMO Capital Markets

This session will review the current economic environment and the outlook for interest rates, growth and the labour market.

Aaron Goertzen contributes to a diverse cross-section of activities within BMO Economics. His coverage of the North American agri-food industry is widely distributed to clients and the media, while his agricultural forecasts appear in each issue of The Goods, the department’s commodity price publication. Aaron also contributes to the department’s country risk program, reporting on economic and political risk across a wide range of jurisdictions. He also plays a central role developing macroeconomic scenarios for the bank’s stress testing and financial reporting activities. Aaron joined BMO Economics in 2012.

Prior to joining BMO, Aaron was an economist at the Department of Finance Canada. He holds an MA in Economics from the University of Toronto and a CFA charter.

NEXT MEETING DATE: February 14, 2024
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