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Canton AI Tech Innovation Summit

Canton AI Tech Innovation Summit

Friday, April 19, 2024 (8:15 AM - 1:30 PM) (EDT)


Join us for the inaugural Canton AI Tech Innovation Summit, where leaders and innovators will explore the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI). This can't-miss forum will feature compelling keynotes, panel discussions, and demonstrations focused on leveraging AI to drive business success, innovation, social progress, and economic growth in Northeast Ohio. 

Hear from regional tech pioneers who are developing cutting-edge AI applications in healthcare, manufacturing, education, and more. Learn best practices for implementing AI to boost efficiency, productivity, and competitive advantage. Network with other forward-thinking professionals invested in advancing an AI-powered future.

Whether you're an executive seeking an AI strategy, an AI newbie, a developer building innovative tools, or an enthusiast following the latest advances, you'll come away from the Canton AI Tech Innovation Summit with an in-depth perspective on the possibilities of AI. Be part of the conversation that will shape the AI landscape across industries in our region.

CLICK HERE to view speakers and bios.

AGENDA (to-date):

8:15 AM Welcome
Dr. Gregory Miller, President of Malone University

8:30 – 9:10 AM What is Artificial Intelligence & ChatGPT
Mike Wheeler, President, and Chief Legal Officer at Patriot Software

9:15-10 AM Building the Silicon Heartland: AI & Innovation’s Regional Economic Impact
Chris Berry, CEO of Ohio X
Jon Snyder, Managing Director of Ohio Life Sciences
Neil Singh, Strategic Technology Executive
Elisa Cline, Enterprise Architect, The J.M. Smucker Co.
Moderator: Ray Hexamer, CEO of the Stark Economic Development Board

10:05-11 AM
Break Out Sessions, Two Options:

AI in Manufacturing
Darlyn McDermott, Market Leader and Southern Region Director at MAGNET
Sophia Long, Manager, Industry and Innovation at Team NEO
Adam Ellis, Co-founder & CEO of Harmoni Solutions, Inc.

How to Break into Tech Entrepreneurship & Investing
Stefan Agamanolis, PhD Chief Strategy Officer at Xploro
Michael Sirpilla, CEO and Founder of Society Brands
Duane Mancini, CEO of Project Medtech
Ken Ferguson, CRO at Virtualitics and Partner at Stage 2 Capital
Mark Terzola, Managing Partner at Leonard & Terzola, Ltd

11:05-11:45 AM
Break Out Sessions, Two Options:

Ethics, Faith & AI - Harnessing AI for Good and not Evil 
Dr. Andre Payne, Chair of Business & Technology Division at Malone University

AI Tools for Business: AI Tools to Simplify Your Back-Office
Amanda Bridenstine, Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving, Malone University
KQ Dreger, CPO of Patriot Software
Tommy Karcher, Sales Associate at The Karcher Group

11:45-12:30 PM  LUNCH

12:30-1:15 PM  Keynote Address

1:15-1:25 PM  Tech in Ministry
Lawrence Liptak, Corporate Controller at ALL Family of Companies

1:25-1:45 PM Closing Remarks
Jeff Dafler, President and CEO of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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Contact Alex Dowell for event information.


- Ticket: $59

- Student Ticket: $29 (with student ID)

Malone University
2600 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton, OH 44709
Event Contact
Alex Dowell
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Friday, April 19, 2024 (8:15 AM - 1:30 PM) (EDT)
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