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Skills Workshop | Artificial Intelligence & Blockchain

Saturday, May 4, 2019 -
8:30am to 4:30pm
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IIBA® Ottawa-Outaouais in collaboration with Chapter sponsor Sprott is pleased to host a full-day workshop on "Artificial Intelligence & Blockchain" as part of the Chapter’s growing Skills™ Workshops and Masterclasses - a professional development series designed specifically for BAs by BAs.skills.png

Facilitated by Patrick Egbunonu and Eric Osuorah


Overview & Purpose

When most individuals hear the term, “Blockchain”, the first thing that comes to mind is “Bitcoin”. But this technology has evolved beyond the scope of Cryptocurrencies.

Blockchain Technology is one of the most sought after and in demand topics in the world today. This a technology that will transform industries not only with the Financial sphere, but across Supply Chain Management, Technology (AI, IOT, Cloud), Retail, Government and so on.

Artificial Intelligence is quickly becoming ubiquitous even as more industries begin to look for opportunities to influence human capital, operational costs, company revenues and customer experience via AI applications.

The availability of big data and tremendous computing power (at reasonable cost) have expedited the adoption of machine learning to build much more intelligent systems, that can learn from data.

In the first half of the workshop Eric Osuorah will guide you through what Blockchain Technology is, its core principles, benefits, use cases and how this technology is impacting cross-industries in a positive way.

In the second half of the workshop, Patrick Egbunonu will explore the history of Artificial Intelligence in this presentation and, highlight a future where intelligent machines are more dominant across all sectors. The goal is to facilitate a discussion around, via use cases, on the role of the Business Analyst in a future that is "ruled by machines".

Workshop Outline

1st half:

  • What is Blockchain
    • Overview
    • Benefits
    • Challenges
  • Blockchain vs Database
  • Types of Blockchain
  • How Blockchain Works
    • Peer to Peer (P2P) Network
    • Centralized vs P2P
    • What is a Block
    • Cryptography
    • Digital Signatures
    • Hashing
    • Consensus
    • Smart Contracts
  • Blockchain Decision Matrix
  • Use Cases and Adoptions
2nd half:
  • What is Artificial Intelligence
  • History of Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Intelligence applications
  • The Dark Side of Artificial Intelligence
  • The Role of the Business Analyst in AI projects
  • Case Study and Team Presentations

Event details

Who should attend: Business Analysts and anyone interested in these topics

Cost: $83 for IIBA members | $110 for non-members
Breakfast, lunch and coffee will be provided.

PDs and CDUs: 7 CDUs -The event is recognized for Professional Development hours (PD Hours) for the certification application, and Continuing Development Units (CDU) for recertification.

When: Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 9 am - 4:30 pm - Registration desk opens at 8:30 am

Where: Dunton Tower, Room 1020 (10th floor) on Carleton Campus, Carleton University

Parking: Visitor Parking (Pay Onsite): Visitor parking areas on campus are programmed based on an hourly rate. We suggest parking in lot P1 for all-day visitor parking on a weekend. The weekend daily rate is $5.00: https://carleton.ca/parking/visitors/parking-rates/

See parking website: http://www.carleton.ca/parking/ for additional information.

If you have any questions about parking at Carleton University, please contact parking services by email atparking@carleton.ca or call their office: 613-520-3623.

Note: Attendees should avoid wearing strong perfumes/colognes as a courtesy to others who might have sensitivities.


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We look forward to seeing you on May 4, 2019!

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Artificial Intelligence & Blockchain Workshop
Event Location: 
Dunton Tower, Room 1020 (10th floor), Carleton University
Patrick Egbunonu and Eric Osuorah
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Dunton Tower, Room 1020 (10th floor), Carleton University
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