Expert panel takes deep dive into generative AI for business

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Join York University’s Schulich School of Business and global wealth management company CI Financial for From Pixels to Profits – A Deep Dive into Generative AI Technology, a panel discussion and networking event on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. in Schulich’s Robert R. McEwen Auditorium.

Part of Schulich and CI Financial’s Investing in the Future initiative – designed to leverage the strengths and synergies of the two organizations to bring real-world learning experiences to students through internships, innovative projects and industry events – the “From Pixels to Profits” event will focus on generative artificial intelligence (AI) and its place in business.

Since the launch of OpenAI’s ChatGPT less than a year ago, generative AI has garnered immense attention and has been heralded as one of the most significant technological breakthroughs in recent times. In the business world, generative AI is also quickly becoming a pivotal force in reshaping how companies operate, innovate and compete.

Pauline Shum Nolan
Pauline Shum Nolan

A panel of AI experts from CI Financial and Google will answer questions such as: what is generative AI; how is it being applied in businesses; and how does it affect students preparing for the job market. As with any powerful tool, its impact will be shaped by how people choose to use it.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Schulich finance Professor Pauline Shum Nolan, and the panellists include: Kambiz Vatan-Abadi, chief innovation officer at CI Financial; Martin J. Cheung, vice-president of digital transformation and automation at CI Global Asset Management; Brittany Rockwell, AI/ML customer engineer at Google Cloud; and Meg Jansen, technology sales leader at Google Cloud.

A networking reception will follow.

For more information about the event and to register, visit Investing in the Future – Schulich School of Business (