Week 2023

PD Week Exclusive
Executive Session

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The Executive Program – 4th Floor, Shaw Centre

Please note that this year’s Executive Program is now SOLD OUT as we have reached our maximum seating capacity. 
Thank you to all who have registered to attend what should be an exceptional learning session, apologies we could not accommodate more!

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

11:00 AM – 2:20 PM

Who Should Attend: This must-attend session is open to all executives, including those in executive-equivalent positions.

Pricing & Registration

Early Bird Deadline: September 30, 2023

Executive Session Registration Closes: November 6, 2023

Cancellation Deadline for refund** (May be subject to an administration fee):  September 30, 2023

    ** All refunds will be processed post-event.

To secure your seat for this exclusive, limited-space live event, please complete the order form and return it to 


Confirmed Program Details


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hash Qureshi, Partner, MNP Digital.

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Matt Lemay, CEO & Co-Founder,

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Traditional project management and assurance practices have long been associated with rigidity, extensive planning, and fixed methodologies looking back on what should have been done. Today’s dynamic and fast paced business environment calls for a more responsive and forward-looking approach that adds value, provides sound advice, and delivers on-demand assurance to Executives. 

Recently, agile approaches have helped to deliver more efficient, timely, and effective assurance in this changing Environment.  Harnessing innovative tools and technologies is less costly and disruptive and also provides timely and actionable reports to management who can leverage insights to make ongoing decisions and course corrections. 

Still an important question remains: How can project teams completely and confidently consume massive volumes of risk information in short planning and execution cycles with the appropriate depth of review?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies enable systems to learn, adapt, and consume vast quantities of unstructured data and make rapid and remarkably accurate decisions. Such capabilities offer immense potential to close the information gap and support more effective project management. 

This presentation will explore:

  1. How AI/ML are turbocharging projects to deliver higher quality assurance and actionable advice with more complete data to support better decision making, more impactful actions, and superior plans.
  2. What the necessary conditions are that warrant you to start thinking about how AI/ML can be used as a tool to facilitate successful project outcomes.
  3. An Agile Audit use-case showcasing various facets of AI/ML application while emphasizing the determinants of success and challenges encountered along the way.


Executive Lunch – plated lunch on the 4th floor of the Shaw Centre

12:00 PM – 1:10 PM



1:10 PM – 2:10 PM

Eric Santor, Advisor to the Governor on Digitalization, Bank of Canada.

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In this two-part presentation, Mr. Santor will share the Bank of Canada’s perspectives on where the Canadian economy has been, where it is now and where it is going. Drawing on its most recent report, he will offer the what and the why surrounding the actions the Bank has taken since early 2022. He will also highlight some of the larger trends in the economy we have seen over the past few years.

The second portion will include an update from Mr. Santor on the major digitization projects driving the Bank to become digital first using the latest technologies, in particular machine learning, in order to better assess and analyse the state of and outlook for the Canadian economy. His update will also cover key challenges encountered along the way and how the Bank has successfully navigated them.