Hot Topic Symposium - AI-Powered Investor Relations

This new event series will focus on topics that are top of mind amongst IROs. This session will explore Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how IROs can begin to understand how it can be used within IR Programs.

During this session we will learn what generative AI is and what applications are available to help improve efficiencies for IROs. We will touch on how to get started with AI, the potential risks to be aware of and where we see AI in the future. This webcast is eligible for 2 CEUs.

Over Zoom, industry experts will share their knowledge through facilitated live conversations in a convenient, one-hour and 15 minute session with an extra 15 minutes dedicated to audience Q&A. Questions will be taken live or may be submitted in advance. 

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2024
Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm ET
Cost: $40 for CIRI members, $65 for non-members (plus taxes)
The virtual link will be provided to those registered in advance.

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What You Will Learn

  • Better understand generative AI;
  • What applications are available today and how they can be used to improve efficiencies for everyday tasks;
  • How to get started in AI;
  • Potential risks IROs should be aware of; and
  • Where we see AI in the future.

Who Should Attend

This event is intended for all individuals engaged with their companies IR Program. 


Daniel Duplessis, Principal AI Specialist, AWS

As an AI specialist at AWS, Daniel works with a wide variety of industries and enterprises designing and developing their AI and data strategies. In the past year, his focus has been on Generative AI, assisting customers in evaluating use cases, prioritizing projects, and developing business cases. Also, Daniel supports organizations crafting their AI implementation plans and establishing the essential capabilities, such as people and process, needed for AI scalability. While his journey began in chemical engineering, his career has since traversed three continents and a range of industries, including telecommunications, manufacturing, retail, and financial services. He has a keen interest in a variety of technology and how technology can transform society for the greater good.

Lorne Gorber, F.CIRI, Senior Advisor and Quebec Lead, LodeRock Advisors Inc.

Executive communications professional with 20+ years of success leading global strategic reputation management initiatives. Delivers effective communications strategies and campaigns for multiple stakeholders within large, global, and publicly-traded companies.

Recognized as a passionate and effective listener with the ability to synthesize complexity into actionable insights and develop messages relevant to all audiences. With a strong background in creative arts and writing, I bring a talent for crystalizing key messages and engaging as the company spokesperson.

Darrell Heaps, Founder & CEO, Q4 (Moderator)

Darrell is a serial entrepreneur who has spent his career building innovative software companies. As the Founder and CEO of Q4, Darrell has led the company’s vision and unique strategy, most recently leading the Company through its $100m CAD IPO and driving Q4’s leadership position in the capital markets. Together with the global Q4 team, Darrell is transforming the way public companies, investors and investment banks discover, engage and communicate with each other resulting in more effective and efficient interactions. Darrell studied Business and Computer Science at York University.

Additional Speakers TBC


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance for reimbursement. Please contact Brittany Snell if you need to cancel your registration.

4/11/2024 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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