Distinguished Engineer, Royal Bank of Canada
Arthur Berrill is CTO of Data and Analytics for the Royal Bank of Canada. He is a technology leader and voice for RBC technology and innovation with commercial partners, government, open-source communities, and academic researchers, in domains relevant to RBC’s vision and strategy. In service of this responsibility, Arthur is involved in most of the data science disciplines including location intelligence, data content, artificial intelligence, ontology, graph analytics, digital twins and climate change studies. He has a long history in the location intelligence field.
Arthur is an RBC Distinguished Engineer.
Nadine Alameh, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Taylor Geospatial Institute
Nadine is the CEO of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) - a not-for-profit membership organization hosting the largest collective-problem solving global community of geospatial experts making location information Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) via open standards, innovations, and partnerships. Nadine spent her career applying open mapping/geospatial standards in multiple domains including aviation, earth observations, public safety, and defense. Prior to OGC, her industry roles included Chief of Innovation at Northrop Grumman, CEO of Aviation data management startup, and senior advisor to NASA Applied Sciences. Nadine is an appointed member of the U.S. National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) and the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) Private Sector Network. She has a Ph.D. and 2 M.S. degrees from MIT all revolving around advancements in interoperability of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Michael Gruninger, Ph.D.
Professor, Industrial Engineering, Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies, University of Toronto
Michael Grüninger is a Professor at the University of Toronto. He returned to Canada after spending five years as an Assistant Research Scientist in the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland College Park and also a Guest Researcher at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST).
Before that, Michael was a Senior Research Scientist in the Enterprise Integration Laboratory of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. Michael received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Computer Science at the University of Toronto and his B.Sc. in Computer Science at the University of Alberta.
His current research focuses on the design and formal characterization of theories in mathematical logic and their application to problems in manufacturing and enterprise engineering. His most recent work on the Process Specification Language has been published as an International Standard (ISO 18629).