Executive Education HEC Montreal and Queen’s Executive Education (QEE), two of Canada’s leading providers of custom continuing education, announced on Thursday that they have formed a partnership to offer training programs in artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics. The partners will work with clients to develop programs specifically for their employees and unique business needs.
The announcement was made during a lecture event entitled What AI Can Do to Drive Your Business Forward, presented as part of Executive Education HEC Montréal’s flagship program Think Like a Chief AI Officer.
Keynote speaker Paul Desmarais III, Chairman and CEO of Sagard Holdings, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Portag3 Ventures, and Chairman and Co-Founder of Diagram, inspired the audience with his vision and hopes for AI, providing examples of projects that illustrate the multiple opportunities it affords in various spheres.
Also present at the announcement was Stephen Thomas, Assistant Professor and Director, Master of Management Analytics and Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, who explained how these custom programs will make it possible to work closely with businesses interested in embracing digital technology to secure their long-term prosperity in a constantly evolving market.
“This partnership will allow both QEE and Executive Education HEC Montreal to create custom programs focused on AI based on their expertise and their exceptional knowledge of the AI ecosystem in Toronto and Montreal,” said Serge Lafrance, Director of Executive Education at HEC Montréal.