MONTREAL – C2 Montreal announces future-focused tech entrepreneur will.i.am presented by Stradigi AI, as part of the world-class roster of dynamic speakers partaking in the 8th edition of the creativity and business conference. With experience extending far beyond the music industry, the Founder & CEO of i.am+ (also Black Eyed Peas co-founder and frontman) will discuss the future of artificial intelligence and its importance in today’s world. Presented by Stradigi AI, this is a unique opportunity to hear from the creative innovator in a city widely recognized as the second global artificial intelligence hub.
will.i.am is a futurist with a passion for technology. As founder and CEO of i.am+, he is disrupting the industry by merging voice computing, artificial intelligence, and intelligent devices, with the goal of creating technology that assists and empowers across consumer and business applications. As an active member of two World Economic Forum (WEF) boards: the Global Artificial Intelligence Council and the Fourth Industrial Revolution Advisory Committee (4IR), will.i.am is the only entrepreneur and business sector leader on the 4IR committee who works outside of a Fortune 100 company.
“We are excited to welcome tech entrepreneur, creative innovator, global music artist, producer and philanthropist will.i.am to our stage,” said Richard St-Pierre, President of C2 Montreal. “As Montreal continues to grow as a leader in artificial intelligence, we look forward to hearing from an accomplished innovator who has successfully and fluidly moved between the creative and tech worlds.”
The award-winning event will take place May 22-24, 2019.
About C2 Montréal
C2 Montréal is the most forward-thinking business event in the world. It has been named “Most Innovative Conference” and “Best Conference” for multiple years running, and the 2018 edition took home awards for “Canadian Event,” “Sustainable Event” and “Kick A** Experience.” C2 is much more than just simply a conference — it combines progressive and inspiring content in a highly creative, festival-like setting aimed at taking participants out of their comfort zone. Held annually in Montreal, C2 Montréal exists to help leaders shape the future of business. Imagined by creative agency Sid Lee in collaboration with founding partner Cirque du Soleil, C2 looks at the creative intersections of commerce, science, technology, society and sustainability. The conference welcomes over 7,000 participants — hailing from 60-plus countries and 34 industries — in the belief that business success is coupled with societal progress. The eighth edition of C2 Montréal will take place May 22-24, 2019 in Montreal, Canada.
About Stradigi AI
Stradigi AI helps companies rapidly transform their business using solutions powered by artificial intelligence, in a configurable, scalable and secure way. With one of the largest applied research laboratories in Canada, its team offers clients and partners a complete ecosystem focused on innovation in the field of artificial intelligence, giving them a competitive advantage. For more information, visit stradigi.ai.