President's Dinner and TASSQ 25th Anniversary

2018-09-25
6:00 p.m.

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Date & Location

Event Date - 2018-09-25
Event Time - 6:00 p.m.
Event Location - The Albany Club - 91 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario

Speaker Details

Dr. Jeremy Bradbury

Speaker Info

Dr. Jeremy Bradbury is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Science (Computer Science) at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) where he also leads the Software Quality Research Lab.

Dr. Bradbury has published international peer-reviewed research on topics including software modelling for embedded systems, runtime monitoring for distributed systems, automatic bug repair in concurrent software, automatic fault localization and predictive mutation testing via machine learning.

In addition to the SQR Lab, Dr. Bradbury is also the principal investigator of the CFI-funded Human-Centred Computing Lab, a unique space at UOIT, designed for evaluating and understanding how people interact with leading-edge technology. Prior to joining UOIT, Dr. Bradbury completed an MSc and PhD in the School of Computing at Queen's University and a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Computer Science and Mathematics at Mount Allison University.



Kundan Joshi

Speaker Info

Kundan Joshi is the award-winning founder and CEO of TheAppLabb, a leading product innovation firm focused on strategy, design and development of transformative experiences with Apps, Artificial Intelligence and Mixed Reality.

TheAppLabb’s mission is to improve human experiences, while driving business
outcomes for clients through technology innovation. Today, with over 500 apps
delivered in the last 11 years through 8 global offices, TheAppLabb has created apps for top brands including Unilever, Samsung, Dell, Electrolux, Frigidaire, RBC, HBC, Teknion, TIFF, AutoShow, Rapala, ParkNFly, OREA.

Kundan is a serial entrepreneur, a sought-after motivational speaker, well-known
community leader, avid youth mentor, passionate start-up advisor and active advocate for new immigrants.
Kundan  graduated from Western University with a Software Engineering Degree and founded TheAppLabb in 2007. Kundan also serves as a partner, investor and advisor to 42 tech startups.

Kundan has received the 2018 Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Award and the 2018 RBC Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He is also a recipient of the 2018 EY Entrepreneur of Year Finalist Award; Top 150 Extraordinary Canadians Honour; 2017 Technology Achievement Award from Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce; 2016 Innovator of the Year award at Transformation Awards; 2016 Grant’s Desi Achiever Award; Young Entrepreneur award at Midweek South Asian Awards; and Honor W community service award by Western University.



Patrick Egbunonu

Speaker Info

Patrick Egbunonu is an Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Applied Researcher, Social Entrepreneur, Coach and Professor. He completed his Undergraduate Degree in Chemical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, after which he worked briefly at PricewaterhouseCoopers and later as an Account Executive in a bank. He then completed a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering, with specialization in Process Control, at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Patrick worked briefly in an Engineering Company in Richmond Hill, Ontario before returning to Queen’s to complete a Master of Arts Degree in Economics. He’s held leadership roles in the Financial, Energy, Consulting, Automobile and Data Science Industry. He has two Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees from Queen’s University, Kingston and, from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

Patrick is currently the CEO of 1001Squared Artificial Intelligence, a social enterprise he founded in 2017. 1001Squared AI’s goal is to facilitate and advance the use of Artificial Intelligence applications to enhance education, especially in underprivileged and under-served areas of the world. Patrick is Professor and Program Coordinator of Business Analytics at St Lawrence College, Kingston. He’s also taught Operations Management and Applied Management Science courses in the Laurentian University Degree program that is delivered through St Lawrence College.

Patrick is also Founder and Chief Analytics Coach at EBCHIM Innovation and Research. He brings his passion for analytics to his coaching sessions and, leverages his knowledge in delivering an exceptional experience for his clients. He lives in Kingston with his wife, Cynthia, and three children – Samuel, Chioma and Amarachi. Patrick can be found coaching his son’s soccer team (or speaking at a Toastmaster meeting) when he is not busy teaching or coaching his clients and students.



Dr. Zhen Ming (Jack) Jiang

Speaker Info

Dr. Zhen Ming (Jack) Jiang is an associate professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, York University in Toronto, Canada. His research interests lie within software engineering and computer systems, with special interests in software performance engineering, software analytics, source code analysis, software architectural recovery, software visualizations, and debugging and monitoring of distributed systems.

Some of his research results are already adopted and used in practice on a daily basis. He is the cofounder of the annually held International Workshop on Load Testing and Benchmarking of Software Systems (LTB). He received the BMath and MMath degrees in computer science from the University of Waterloo, and the PhD degree from the School of Computing at the Queen's University.



Shawn Chand

Speaker Info

Shawn (Suresh) Chand P.Eng. , CEM®, Certified GBE™,  is a Solutions Architect forJMP Solutions

As a solution Architect, Suresh designs & implements the Enterprise Manufacturing Systems, Internet of Things – IoT and Digital Transformation programs for Transportation, Food & Beverage, Consumer Packaged Goods, Oil & Gas, Chemical industry.

He focuses on Machine Learning, Quality Control & Reliability of Enterprise Software Applications.



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Event Description

The President's dinner will be with a panel discussion about AI and Machine Learning, and how they can impact the world of Quality Assurance.

Patrick Egbunonu will act as our event moderator. Patrick is an Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Applied Researcher, Entrepreneur, Coach and Professor.

Dr. Jeremy Bradbury is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Science (Computer Science) at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) where he also leads the Software Quality Research Lab.

Shawn (Suresh) Chand P.Eng. , CEM®, Certified GBE™,  is a Solutions Architect forJMP Solutions. He focuses on Machine Learning, Quality Control & Reliability of Enterprise Software Applications.

Kundan Joshi is the award-winning founder and CEO of TheAppLabb, a leading product innovation firm focused on strategy, design and development of transformative experiences with Apps, Artificial Intelligence and Mixed Reality.

Dr. Zhen Ming (Jack) Jiang is an associate professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, York University in Toronto, Canada.

Last but not least, 2018 will be a special year. Thanks to the dedication of its board volunteers, TASSQ will celebrate its 25th anniversary during this event!