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Technical Meetup Group hosted by IBM - 2022 Accomplishments and 2023 Plan

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Please join us at the session that is best suited to your time zone. Note that this topic is:
1. Repeated at two different times to accommodate various time zones, because it is
2. Posted simultaneously in multiple meetup groups world-wide

Join us as we recap the Technical Meetup Group hosted by IBM’s accomplishments in 2022, where we acknowledge the contributions from all our presenters and members who participated in our various sessions over the year.

We will also share our plan for 2023, describe the exciting sessions we are planning for the first quarter of the year, and will look to your input for topic ideas that you would like to suggest.

Presenters: Sonia Singh and Alfredo Ballon

Sonia Singh, Data and AI Engagement Program Manager for the IBM Ottawa Lab

Sonia is a Community Manager for the IBM Data Science and Natural Language AI communities. She also created and manages the "IBM Technical Meetup Group hosted by IBM" which hosts various technical topics on a weekly basis, and also manages the "Data Science & Data Engineering Community and Guild" internal within IBM.

With a degree in Computer Science and certifications in Project Management and Data Science, her experience includes software development, user interface design, customer research, people management, project management, operations management, data science. Her IBM tenure of 15+ years includes a Corporate Service Corps assignment in Malaysia, which provides high-performing IBMers with quality leadership development, and a more recent IBM Service Corps assignment with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.

Alfredo Ballon, Briefing Consultant for the IBM Toronto Lab Client Center

Alfredo started with an Electrical Engineer degree and worked for 2 years as a design engineer at International Telephone and Telegraphs. He joined IBM Peru as a systems engineer, then managed the technical support center before moving to sales as an account manager and account executive, which led him to a sales manager position where exceeded his sales quotas for 15 consecutive years. Alfredo then moved to Canada and created the Client Center in the IBM Toronto Lab.

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It is recommended that you register at this Webex link ahead of time to receive a calendar invite and reminder. https://ibm.webex.com/ibm/j.php?RGID=ra771f3a0bc9a47eaf3ceccd89e70bfe8

Technical Meetup Group hosted by IBM - 2022 Accomplishments and 2023 Plan

Network event

Link visible for attendees

Please join us at the session that is best suited to your time zone. Note that this topic is:
1. Repeated at two different times to accommodate various time zones, because it is
2. Posted simultaneously in multiple meetup groups world-wide

Join us as we recap the Technical Meetup Group hosted by IBM’s accomplishments in 2022, where we acknowledge the contributions from all our presenters and members who participated in our various sessions over the year.

We will also share our plan for 2023, describe the exciting sessions we are planning for the first quarter of the year, and will look to your input for topic ideas that you would like to suggest.

Presenters: Sonia Singh and Alfredo Ballon

Sonia Singh, Data and AI Engagement Program Manager for the IBM Ottawa Lab

Sonia is a Community Manager for the IBM Data Science and Natural Language AI communities. She also created and manages the "IBM Technical Meetup Group hosted by IBM" which hosts various technical topics on a weekly basis, and also manages the "Data Science & Data Engineering Community and Guild" internal within IBM.

With a degree in Computer Science and certifications in Project Management and Data Science, her experience includes software development, user interface design, customer research, people management, project management, operations management, data science. Her IBM tenure of 15+ years includes a Corporate Service Corps assignment in Malaysia, which provides high-performing IBMers with quality leadership development, and a more recent IBM Service Corps assignment with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.

Alfredo Ballon, Briefing Consultant for the IBM Toronto Lab Client Center

Alfredo started with an Electrical Engineer degree and worked for 2 years as a design engineer at International Telephone and Telegraphs. He joined IBM Peru as a systems engineer, then managed the technical support center before moving to sales as an account manager and account executive, which led him to a sales manager position where exceeded his sales quotas for 15 consecutive years. Alfredo then moved to Canada and created the Client Center in the IBM Toronto Lab.

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It is recommended that you register at this Webex link ahead of time to receive a calendar invite and reminder. https://ibm.webex.com/ibm/j.php?RGID=r6e86519c2b17e3a522481147a3e3e01c

Culture Revolution for a new Digital Age of Trusted AI

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Topic repeated at 2 different times, please join the session that is best suited for your time zone.

Have you wondered about:

  • What is the right culture required to curate AI responsibly?
  • How can we encourage multi-disciplinary teams to work together on responsible AI?
  • What is the role of educational institutions for the future of trusted AI?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) enhances and amplifies human expertise, makes predictions more accurate, automates decisions and processes, optimizes employees’ time to focus on higher value work, improves people’s overall efficiency, and will be KEY to helping Humankind travel to new frontiers and solve what feels now like insurmountable problems. But - we’ve got to get AI right…

Can you trust the decisions made by an AI? Just because a decision is made by an AI does not mean that the results are morally or ethically sound.

This talk will introduce listeners to very tangible and holistic steps that organizations and practitioners across diverse roles can take to nurture and develop truly responsible AI.

Presenter: Phaedra Boindiris

A fellow with the London-based Royal Society of Arts, Phaedra Boinodiris has focused on inclusion in technology since 1999. She is currently the business transformation leader for IBM’s Responsible AI consulting group and serves on the leadership team of IBM’s Academy of Technology. Boinodiris, co-founder of WomenGamers.com, is pursuing her Ph.D. in AI and Ethics at University College Dublin’s Smart Lab. In 2019, she won the United Nations Woman of Influence in STEM and Inclusivity Award and was recognized by Women in Games International as one of the Top 100 Women in the Games Industry.

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Please join us at the session that is best suited to your time zone. Note that this topic is:
1. Repeated at two different times to accommodate various time zones, because it is
2. Posted simultaneously in multiple meetup groups world-wide

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It is recommended that you register at this Webex link ahead of time to receive a calendar invite and reminder: https://ibm.webex.com/weblink/register/r1092acc202f0ee5139e9f2c485b54f35.

Culture Revolution for a new Digital Age of Trusted AI

Network event

Link visible for attendees

Topic repeated at 2 different times, please join the session that is best suited for your time zone.

Have you wondered about:

  • What is the right culture required to curate AI responsibly?
  • How can we encourage multi-disciplinary teams to work together on responsible AI?
  • What is the role of educational institutions for the future of trusted AI?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) enhances and amplifies human expertise, makes predictions more accurate, automates decisions and processes, optimizes employees’ time to focus on higher value work, improves people’s overall efficiency, and will be KEY to helping Humankind travel to new frontiers and solve what feels now like insurmountable problems. But - we’ve got to get AI right…

Can you trust the decisions made by an AI? Just because a decision is made by an AI does not mean that the results are morally or ethically sound.

This talk will introduce listeners to very tangible and holistic steps that organizations and practitioners across diverse roles can take to nurture and develop truly responsible AI.

Presenter: Phaedra Boindiris

A fellow with the London-based Royal Society of Arts, Phaedra Boinodiris has focused on inclusion in technology since 1999. She is currently the business transformation leader for IBM’s Responsible AI consulting group and serves on the leadership team of IBM’s Academy of Technology. Boinodiris, co-founder of WomenGamers.com, is pursuing her Ph.D. in AI and Ethics at University College Dublin’s Smart Lab. In 2019, she won the United Nations Woman of Influence in STEM and Inclusivity Award and was recognized by Women in Games International as one of the Top 100 Women in the Games Industry.

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Please join us at the session that is best suited to your time zone. Note that this topic is:
1. Repeated at two different times to accommodate various time zones, because it is
2. Posted simultaneously in multiple meetup groups world-wide

***
It is recommended that you register at this Webex link ahead of time to receive a calendar invite and reminder: https://ibm.webex.com/weblink/register/rcd4a5341525ee9729556277d26319be3.

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