The 1st event dedicated to AI applied to space

Artificial intelligence (AI) is redefining the frontiers of the space industry and radically transforming the sector. Several applications are emerging such as autonomous decision-making, astronaut medical assistance, anomaly detection, and predictive analytics. Many actors involved in the space industry are integrating or beginning to show their willingness to progressively integrate AI into their technologies. Space innovation has always been and always will be a promising area and represents a nascent market with rapid growth.

To that end, Euroconsult and Innovitech have chosen to combine their expertise to create a unique event: AIxSPACE. For the first time, this conference will bring together key stakeholders in space and artificial intelligence industries to allow everyone to obtain concrete information on these markets and connect with potential business partners, positioning themselves at the forefront of the sector.

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    Throwback on the 2021 edition

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    To ensure the health and safety of participants, speakers and our teams, AIxSPACE has been held online on January 18 and 19, 2021, over two half days.

    With over 330 participants and nearly 50 international speakers, the first edition of AIxSPACE was a resounding success, highlighting the need to further encourage companies to join and position themselves on this emerging market. This attendance was also coupled by a real motivation to connect among industries, with over 1,128 messages exchanged on the platform and 471 B2B meetings requests.

    The success of the event reflected the need for Quebec and Canada to position themselves as leaders in this unfolding market to become one of the central poles of AI in space. With a well-established AI hub in Montreal and a growing space presence, the territory has a real potential for investment and innovation development. As Sylvain Cofsky, CEO of Innovitech simply said, "artificial intelligence will be the key" and with such a successful first event, it is hard to imagine that this will not be the case.

    2021 Program

    9:00 AM (EST)

    Welcoming remarks

    Lisa Campbell, President - Canadian Space Agency


    Mike Greenley, CEO - MDA


    Moderated by Natalia Larrea Brito, Principal Advisor - Euroconsult

    Erick Dupuis, Director of Space Exploration Development - Canadian Space Agency

    Ewan Reid, President - Mission Control Space Services

    Tim Kopra, Vice President, Robotics & Space Operations - MDA

    Remi Duquette, Vice President, Industrial AI and Data Center Clarity - Maya HTT

    Kenneth McIsaac, Associate Professor & Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Institute for Earth and Space Exploration


    Christer Fuglesang, Space Advisor SAAB


    Moderated by Dave Williams, Astronaut & President and CEO - Leap Biosystems

    Isabelle Tremblay, Director, Astronauts, Life Sciences and Space Medicine - Canadian Space Agency

    Ali Elawad, CPO - DataPerformers

    Shawna Pandya, Physician, Astronaut candidate, VP Immersive Medicine - Luxsonic Technologies

    Alexandre Le Bouthillier, cofounder & CEO - Imagia

    Joel Cumming, CTO - Skywatch

    9:00 AM (EST)

    Stewart Bain, CEO - Northstar Earth & Space


    Isabelle Buret, Telecommunications Technical Authority Director - Thales Alenia Space


    Moderated by Sofiane Benyouci, Vice-President, Consultation - Innovitech

    Harold Dumur, Founder & Partner - OVA

    Ruby Sayyed, Head of ATM Advocacy - IATA

    Jerome Le Ny, Associate Professor - Polytechnique de Montréal (IVADO)

    Emeric Lazard, Flight Ops specialist - Safety Line

    Laurent Kokanosky, Head of Products, Flight Data Analysis - Safran Electronics & Defense


    Samuel Foucher, Senior Researcher and Remote Sensing Specialist - CRIM


    Moderated by Adam Keith, Affiliate Principal Advisor - Euroconsult

    Brigadier General Michael Adamson, Director General Space/Joint Force Space Component Commander - Department of National Defense

    Akash Patel, Space Architect - Microsoft

    Stephane Germain, CEO & President - GHGSat

    Frederic Grandmont, Technology & Business Development Manager, Space & Defense Systems - ABB

    David Murray, Chief Innovation Officer of Hydro-Québec and President of Hydro-Québec Production - Hydro-Québec and Hydro-Québec Production

    Jean-Yves Le Gall, President - CNES

    Discover our startups through pitch sessions. Videos are available on demand.

    Awais Ahmed - Pixxel
    Guy de Carufel - Cognitive Space
    Ohad Harlev - Lyteloop
    David Musson - Lunar Medical Inc.
    Rodolph Vogt - M-CADOR
    Mikhail Klassen - Paladin AI
    George Fortin - Haply Robotics
    Azadeh Dastmalchi - Vitaltracer
    Jean-Pierre Desmarais - SIG.NUM

    Paul McBeth - University of Calgary

    Meet our partners directly on their virtual booths and make an appointment with their representatives!

    Chat with the attendees, through the virtual platform.

    2021 partners

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