On April 12, 2018, the 19th breakfast conference of the Conseil économique de Beauce (CEB) was held at the Georgesville Conference Centre in Saint-Georges.
Presented by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, the theme of this event was “Technological changes to watch for: Are you ready for this new reality?”.
Some 170 business people attended the conferences of our two experts: Louis Roy, Partner, National Assurance Manager and Blockchain Leader, and Éric Nguyen, Senior Manager, Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics.
Intelligence as a corporate and social asset
Éric, who was the first speaker, provided a concise explanation of the issues artificial intelligence presents for society, for bank, financial and manufacturing entities and public sector and retail businesses alike. He went on to say: “The changes attributable to artificial intelligence are already being felt in numerous industries.”
This expert also listed tangible examples of businesses that have successfully adopted artificial intelligence as part of their methodology and mentioned the remarkable evolution of this promising technology that could revolutionize several sectors such as education, medicine, law, etc.
Blockchain technology, a monumental change
Louis explained blockchain in simple terms and its enormous potential for revolutionizing the business world:
He declared that “blockchain will change the way we do business. This is the single most important technological innovation since the birth of the Internet.”
To learn more about these conferences, read the article (in French) here.