Episode length: 26 min 49 sec
EPISODE #47 – Innovation, Infrastructure & AI with Amit Monga
In this episode of The Innovators Behind Disruption, we explore innovation, infrastructure and artificial intelligence with keynote speaker, Dr. Amit Monga.
- 0:00 Opening remarks and introductions
- 2:04 Infrastructure evolving into smart infrastructure
- 4:25 Adoption of technology from pre-pandemic to post-pandemic
- 8:47 Sustainability and autonomous vehicles in Canada
- 15:41 The evolution of artificial intelligence (AI)
- 20:38 Applications of AI in the finance industry
- 23:28 Predictions on important technological developments over the next decade
- 26:05 Closing remarks
Dr. Amit Monga – Member, Board of Directors, Infrastructure Ontario
Dr. Amit Monga has over 20 years of investment banking, venture capital, and corporate governance experience in the technology, media, telecom, and life sciences sectors. Most recently, he was Managing Director, Technology and Innovation, Global Investment Banking, at one of Canada’s largest bank-owned investment banks. He is an active angel investor and advisor to venture capital and PE funds, and frequently consults with public and private companies on maximizing shareholder value and adoption of disruptive technologies.
Dr. Monga serves on the boards of Infrastructure Ontario and University of Toronto Press. He has previously served on the Innovation Council at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and the boards of both the Canadian Medical Foundation and Alberta Innovates Technology Futures. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta, where his research focused on solving complex reliability-based design problems using genetic algorithms. An expert in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics, his research has been published in top peer-reviewed academic journals such as Computers and Industrial Engineering, Advances in Engineering Software, Computers and Operations Research, and International Journal for Quality, Reliability and Safety Engineering.
Raj Lala, President & CEO of Evolve ETFs
Prior to founding Evolve ETFs, Mr. Lala served as Head of WisdomTree Canada – a division of WisdomTree Investments Inc., one of the world’s largest ETF issuers. Prior to this, Mr. Lala was Executive Vice President and Head of Retail Markets for Fiera Capital Corporation, a prominent Canadian investment management firm with over $100 billion in assets under management. Mr. Lala co-founded and served as President and CEO of Propel Capital Corporation (which was acquired by Fiera Capital Corporation in September 2014). Propel raised approximately $1 Billion in structured products in its five years of operation. Prior to Propel, Mr. Lala worked with Jovian Capital. Mr. Lala held several roles at Jovian including President of JovFunds Inc., an asset management division of Jovian Capital. Mr. Lala holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Toronto.