Supply Change Webinars

We are pleased to offer a series of complimentary webinars, offered by Supply Change Leaders. The topics will very, but will always be timely and informative.   


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It is Time to take AI out of the Lab and into the Real World,
presented by Scale AI
March 23, 2021 • 12:00 - 1:00 pm MST

Why attend

AI is no longer a thing of the future. Its applications are concrete, its technologies ready, and its potential vast – waiting to be harnessed. At Scale AI, we believe now is the time to take AI out of the lab and into the real world.


Scale AI, Canada's AI Supercluster, manages ~$280M in Government grants to support Canadian companies to adopt AI solutions for their supply chains. Our mandate is to bring AI from the lab to the field while enabling the next generation of smart supply chains in Canada through cross-sector collaboration.


Scale AI makes three types of investments. In the first stream, we invest in industry-led projects across a range of industries that are developing or adopting AI solutions to enhance their supply chain. In our workforce development stream, we fund training programs to help organizations and employees to develop artificial and digital intelligence skills. Our third program, Acceleration, provides dedicated funding to startup incubators or accelerators. 


Beyond funding, Scale AI is also a central pillar of Canada’s AI ecosystem. As a consortium of private entities, research centres, academia and high-potential startups, we identify cross-sector collaborations and provide expert guidance to help Canada stay ahead of the AI curve.


The objective of this webinar is to provide you with an overview of our funding opportunities and selection criteria, and to showcase a few use case examples of companies that have leveraged our support to create tangible impact.


Please also visit our website for more information and a full overview of our current and past investments:


What you will learn

  • How you can receive funding through Scale AI
  • How to submit a project with Scale AI
  • How to structure a successful AI project and how to manage cross-sector collaboration
  • Examples of tangible use cases Scale AI has invested in
  • Benefits of becoming a Scale AI ecosystem member

Who should attend


  • Large or small enterprises, academic or research institutions, non-profits
  • Interested in/ planning to invest in collaborative AI/ ML projects to improve supply chain operations and/ or train their employees (management or technical teams) on AI/ML topics



Dr. Ian Burgess, Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer, Validere


Ian is a co-founder of Validere, and serves as President and Chief Technology Officer. He is the technical and innovation lead at Validere and has become one of the leading industry experts, driving innovation through analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning.


Ian is an interdisciplinary scientist whose inventions have been recognized with an R&D 100 Award and featured in Scientific American, Chemical & Engineering News, Nature Photonics, and Materials Today.


He has a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard and a Bachelor’s in Math and Physics from the University of Waterloo. 


Ian sits on the Board of Directors of NEXT Canada — non-profit that provides education, mentorship and funding to entrepreneurs, and was a Senior Venture Partner at Pioneer Fund, a leading seed-stage VC funded and run by Y Combinator alumni to help the next generation of startups get off the ground.


Sandeep Kar, Chief Strategy Officer, Fleet Complete


Sandeep Kar is a global thought leader in commercial vehicle industry. He leads corporate strategy at Fleet Complete with a mission of developing the company as a leading global provider of connected vehicle IoT solutions for the widest array of commercial vehicle industry eco-system partners. Sandeep is creating growth opportunities in a flat-world eco-system and implementing growth strategies powering Fleet Complete's pivotal role as a synergistic partner to all connected vehicle stake holding groups. 


Kar works closely with global OEMs and suppliers in developing strategic partnerships that enables companies to grow faster through effective leveraging of advanced technologies and globalized operating conditions. He brings mission critical corporate strategy analytics and insights to senior leadership of global commercial vehicle market participants, and opens doors to accelerated revenue growth leveraging both technologies and markets.


Kar routinely speaks in many industry events and is regularly quoted by media on issues of strategic importance to commercial vehicle industry. He also serves in advisory boards of innovative companies, helping them find economies of scope and scale.


Patrick Tammer, Director, Investments, Scale AI


Patrick Tammer is an Investment Director with Scale AI where he manages a pan-Canadian portfolio of investments across industries. Prior to joining Scale, Patrick worked for the Boston Consulting Group and the United Nations Development Program.