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The Frontier in Quantum Computing

TD Management Data and Analytics Lab Speaker Series

December 14, 2018, 8:30-12:30pm

Location: Fleck Atrium (Ground floor, North Building), Rotman School of Management


7:45-8:25 Check-In and Light Breakfast

8:30 sharp Welcoming Remarks

8:40 Contemporary Quantum Computing and Quantum Machine Learning
Peter Wittek
, Assistant Professor and Academic Director - Quantum Program, Creative Destruction Lab and Data Scientist - TD Management Data and Analytics Lab, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

9:10 Quantum Annealing for Commercial Applications
Alan Baratz
, EVP - R&D and Chief Product Officer, D-Wave

9:40 Opportunities in Universal Quantum Computing
Ryan Karle
, Product Manager, Rigetti

10:10-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 Quantum Chemistry and Machine Learning
Alán Aspuru-Guzik
,  Professor, University of Toronto; Faculty Member, Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence;  CSO, Zapata Computing; CVO, Kebotix

11:00 Material Discovery and Quantum Computing Today
Michael Helander
, President and CEO, OTI Lumionics

11:35 Quantum Machine Learning in Automated Warehouses
Wojtek Burkot
, Co-Founder and Chief Physics Officer,

12:00 Panel Discussion
Invited Moderator: Avi Goldfarb, Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare and Professor of Marketing and Chief Data Scientist -Creative Destruction Lab, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

12:28 Closing Remarks



Using Text Mining in Business Analytics to extract Meaningful Information from Text Data

TD Management Data and Analytics Lab Speaker Series

December 7, 2018, 9-1:00pm
Normand Peladeau, Founder & CEO, Provalis Research

Location: Classroom 1065, Rotman School of Management

Business Analytics involves researching incident reports, corporate reports, social media, customer reviews and much more. The volume of available text has exploded in the digital age. It is extremely time consuming, expensive and in many cases impossible to read each and every document related to one’s research. Text Analytics makes it possible to quickly import and analyze very large volumes of text documents. It can provide you with real value, but only if you use it correctly. This presentation will showcase the different text analytics approaches used for Business Analytics such as computer assisted qualitative coding; exploratory text mining; content analysis dictionaries or taxonomies, supervised and unsupervised machine learning. We will discuss when one technique may be more appropriate than another and how they can work together to analyze text data.



Past Events

Unilever's Digital Transformation Journey

TD Management Data and Analytics Lab Speaker Series

September 7, 2018, 9-10:30am
Alessandro Ventura, Unilever CIO for North American

Location: Classroom 368, Rotman School of Management

1. Overview of Unilever as one of the largest CPG companies globally.
2. Unilever’s digital transformation journey and the role of technology and specifically Artificial Intelligence.
3. Transformation journey from a marketing/sales company to a digital and data-driven organization.

Registration closed (event sold out).


Rotman Datathons 2018

Online: September 20-26, 2018
On Campus: October 26-27, 2018

Are you interested in a career in management analytics? We’re seeking budding analytics professionals to take part in our Master of Management Analytics Datathons.

Registration closed.

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