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Date(s) - 14/12/2017
9 h 30 min - 16 h 45 min





Innovating with Big Data


Lorena Escandon

Assistant Professor, School of Creative Industries, Ryerson University, Toronto

Christophe Lecante

President and founder of TKM, Developer of innovations, Grenoble-Paris-Montréal


Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017, from 9:30 am to 4:45 pm.

Lieu: Louis-Laberge room (1st floor, red section), HEC Montréal


We have entered the era of massive data. How to apprehend it? Artificial intelligence is experiencing unprecedented growth. Myth or reality? What impact on our working methods and innovation strategies?


The aim of this master class is to understand and build together answers on the consequences of these profound changes in terms of methods of creativity and innovation.

Through practical situations, we invite you to experiment with new research and idea generation tools and to measure their impact using concrete cases.

The morning session will be devoted to a theoretical contribution in three stages:

  • State of the art: Massive data technologies and artificial intelligence;
  • A focus on a specific type of data: the scientific and industrial literature;
  • Case studies: to illustrate the use of these data for strategic purposes (success and failure)

The afternoon session will be dedicated to practice and you will be able to experience for yourself the relevance and impact of tools and methods directly derived from big data, generating innovative solutions. These workshops will be structured around two themes directly related to Montreal’s innovative ecosystem:

  • The plane and airport of the future;
  • Sustainable mobility in urban centers.

This master class is for everyone who wants to:

  1. demystify and understand the phenomenon of massive data;
  2. identify the possible impacts and opportunities on their organization;
  3. practice and manipulate massive analysis tools on concrete cases.


Lorena ESCANDON is Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Industries, Ryerson University. She is also a consultant in innovation management, creativity and new product development. She holds an undergraduate degree in Information technology, a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship and a Ph.D. in Innovation management. Her research focuses on the use of data analysis in creating innovative ideas.

Christophe LECANTE is the president and founder of TKM (TecKnowMetrix). A graduate of Panthéon Sorbonne University (Master in economics), and a graduate of ESC Reims (91), he is also a member of the Entrepreneurs Center of EM Lyon (97).
Christophe began his career in Canada in the field of business intelligence and marketing. He then took responsibility for several profit centers in the agri-food sector and in aeronautical services.
In 2002, he co-founded a first company in high-level sports and then created TKM in 2004 following a meeting with three researchers from the University of Grenoble. TKM develops the technologies associated with Big Data and applies them to the scientific and technological literature in order to help innovators innovate better.
President of the IHEST from 2013 to 2016, Vice-President Innovation of the Richelieu Committee, member of the Board of Directors of the Palais de la Découverte and the Cité des Sciences (Universcience Paris) and of the ABG (Association for Valorisation of the Doctorate ), member of the National Commission for Evaluation of Innovation Policies at France Strategies.


To reserve, click HERE!
(Space is limited and reservations are required)


Participation fees (payable by credit card):

Can$500.00 (taxes included)

Mosaic Partners: Please contact Renée Bouchard (


T. 514-340-1262