Events Calendar

Below is a list of upcoming events relevant to our industry. If you would like to add an event to our calendar, please send details to info@actcda.com.

ACT Events

ACT Canada Year End Social

December 6th, 2018
4pm - 6pm

Duke of Somerset Pub | 655 Bay St | Toronto | M5G 1Z4

In appreciation of our members, ACT Canada invites you for drinks and holiday cheer following our AGM! Please join us on December 6th from 4pm to 6pm at the Duke of Somerset Pub as we celebrate the year and discuss our plans for 2019. After, stick around for some light food and drinks for a chance to connect and celebrate the holiday season. 
 
Please click here to RSVP by November 29th
 

Members: free
Non-members: $50 (+HST)

 

If you have any concerns or questions, please get in touch with Madeleine at madeleine.hind@actcda.com and we hope to see you there!

  • Quantum computing will be a threat to our critical infrastructure in as little as 8 years and we are not prepared
  • The current critical infrastructure is vulnerable and quantum-safe cryptography is not commercially available
  • Training and education is required to understand the threat and to build safe solutions

Cybersecurity is at the forefront of our industry as there is an urgent need to protect our infrastructure against attacks. The National Cyber Security Strategy stresses the need to fortify public and private infrastructure against ever increasingly sophisticated threats. One such threat is the anticipated arrival of the first quantum computer within the next 8-15 years.

The encryption which protects the current cyber infrastructure will no longer be unbreakable once quantum computers are on board. It is anticipated that quantum computers will break existing encryption within mere minutes. The plans to update our cryptography infrastructure cannot wait until then. We need to lay the foundations for quantum-safe cryptography now, before it’s too late.

The workshop will:

  1. Introduce the potential positive applications of quantum computers, the fundamental elements of the problem posed by quantum computers, including an outline of the impact on blockchains
  2. Outline the proposed solutions, their strengths and weaknesses, and some of the key challenges to practical deployment
  3. Focus on quantum risk management, including quantum risk assessments and migration strategies available to address the threats

Topics to be covered will include:

  • What is a quantum computer? Why do people want to build one?
  • How does it impact cybersecurity?
  • How can we defend against quantum attacks? What is the process and timeline? What is the state of readiness of deployable quantum-resistant cryptography?
  • Available solutions, including open-source
  • How real is this threat, and when do we need to start doing something?

Workshop Instructor:
ACT Canada has partnered with evolutionQ to provide this quantum workshop

Dr. Vlad Gheorghiu is the CEO, President and Co-Founder of softwareQ Inc. and a researcher at the Institute for Quantum Computing. Vlad graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a PhD in Theoretical Physics. Vlad's interests range from quantum computing and quantum software to quantum cryptanalysis, quantum error correction and applications of machine learning to the quantum domain.
 

Members: $495 (+HST)
Non-members: $795 (+HST)

 

If you have any concerns or questions, please get in touch with Madeleine at madeleine.hind@actcda.com and we hope to see you there!

ACT Canada Forum 2019

September 18th, 2019

Toronto 

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Industry Events

Canadian Payments Innovation Forum

November 22nd, 2018

Shangri-La Hotel | 188 University Avenue | Toronto

RFi Group are proud to host the fourth annual Canadian Payments Innovation Forum, bringing together the best innovators and thought leaders, to discuss the most pertinent issues in the industry. With new, niche and nimble players making profound moves in the market, partnered with giant, global technology companies now challenging the traditional payment structure, it is fair to say the payments revolution is well and truly here. Throw in significant market changes around real-time payments, and the potentials of open banking, and the future of payments is more interesting than ever before.

 

Key questions will be answered - are new payment methods cannibalizing cash to extinction? How are changing consumer and business priories in payments shifting the focus? How to remain relevant in the constantly evolving eco-system? What do the change in core industry structures mean? And what are the tools to maintaining security as the Canadian payment system adapts?

Trustech

November 27th - 29th, 2018

 Palais des Festivals | Cannes | French Riviera

TRUSTECH, the leading event for trust digital technologies, will be held from 27 to 29 November 2018

Professionals from the trust-based technologies industry will take center stage at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes. More than 300 exhibitors & sponsors will meet the international community of digital security during TRUSTECH, which feature over 250 international speakers, including talented young entrepreneurs and opinion-leaders addressing issues such as payments, fintechs, biometrics, blockchain, artificial intelligence, identification and cybersecurity. One-to-One meetings are organized this year again to help enterprises develop their business internationally: 323 appointments were held in 2017!

More information: www.trustech-event.com

To register to the event: https://www.trustech-event.com/Get-your-Pass

AI World Forum and Annual Awards

March 4th - 5th, 2019

 The Carlu | 444 Yonge Street | 7th Floor |
Toronto | M5G 2B3

The AI World Forum (http://www.worldforum.ai), hosted by the Digital Finance Institute (http://www.digitalfinanceinstitute.org), is a 2-day educational innovation conference that brings together global thought leaders in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to advance the dialogue on the AI revolution.

The AI World Forum explores leadership trends in Machine Learning, Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Infrastructure, Health Care, Cyber-Security, Self-Driving Cars, Chatbots, Law & Ethics, Banking, Defense, Food Security and Diversity in AI and its impacts on the global economy.

Please register for Canada’s 2nd Annual AI World Forum at http://www.worldforum.ai. We look forward to seeing you at the Carlu in Toronto on March 4th and 5th, 2019!