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Date(s) - 28/02/2019
9 h 00 min - 17 h 00 min

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At the center of this masterclass, understanding and finding answers regarding the consequences of the important changes that follow innovation.

Through practical situations, we invite you to experiment with new research tools and ideas ; and measure their impact on concrete, practical cases.

The morning will be dedicated to establishing theory, through :

  • State of the Art : technologies supporting big data and AI
  • Focusing on a specific type of date : scientific and industrial litterature
  • Case studies :to illustrate how the data is  strategically used

 During the afternoon, the theory will be put to practice and you will be able to experience and understand the relevance and the impact of big data tools and methods, by creating innovative solutions. These workshops will revolve around themes directly derived by Montreal’s innovative ecosystem, it’s health sector in particular.

This masterclass targets all those who would like to :

  1. Demystify and understand the big data phenomenon
  2. Identify the opportunities big data can create for their organization
  3. Practice and apply analytical tools to concrete cases



Christophe LECANTE is the founder and CEO of TKM, an innovation consulting services company based on big data analytics and AI applied to  worldwide scientific and technological literature such as (but non only) patents, thesis, scientific papers, joint research projects…

For more than 15 years now, TKM and Christophe have accompanied hundreds of startups, incubators, SME and large firms to draw successful innovation strategies in different domains such as Aeronautics, Health and Biotech, Energy and Mobility. 

Christophe Lecante holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from Pantheon Sorbonne University and a Master of Business Administration from Neoma Business School (Reims France).

He started his career in Canada as a strategic watch and foresight manager and after 5 years moved to an executive position as  managing director of several business units in the food & services industry and in different airport facilities in Europe. He’s involved in many initiatives regarding innovation, research, societal impact of technology (Comité Richelieu, Universcience, France Stratégie,..). Between 2013 and 2016 he was  Chairman of the board of IHEST in Paris .


Johan SABA is a builder. He  started his career in institutional asset management at BlackRock Inc. and la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ). Passionate about the quantitative aspect of finance, he redirected himself towards artificial intelligence and joined the R&D of CDPQ in this field.

More recently, concerned by the challenges linked to the democratization of artificial intelligence, he has cofounded SEED AI, whose main mission is to bring the added value of AI to organization of all sizes and maturity. Johan is invested in numerous charitable causes. He has offered multiple pro-bono trainings in artificial intelligence, particularly in the healthcare sector.

He is also a cofounder and copresident of the International Business Analytics Challenge, which aims at helping world-caliber NGOs create value from their data. He has also cofounded IMPACT 20-35, a community enabling young professionals at CDPQ to provide Pro Bono expertise to non-profits in Québec and within which he provides his expertise in artificial intelligence.


Information :

Tél. 514 340-1262