Embracing AI through entertainment to open horizons in all sectors and impact all society
The emotions we feel in all experiences created in all the areas of entertainment bring us together because they touch our human fiber. And AI keeps showing every day that technology is an invaluable tool to innovate in many fields. How does the combination of these two worlds impact sectors such as education, health, tourism, events, supply chains and many more? What does tomorrow hold? Let’s open as many doors as possible!
Carrie Denning JacksonVP, Innovation
Carrie Denning Jackson is Vice President, Innovation Operations of Tech & Innovation at Jamestown. Prior to joining Jamestown, Ms. Denning Jackson was a Director on the Development team at Sidewalk Labs, Google’s urban innovation company, where she was responsible for ground floor development and innovation strategy. She originally joined Sidewalk Labs as Chief of Staff. Ms. Denning Jackson is a member of ULI Technology and Innovation Council and a board member of Plan A Health. She has a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Master of Business Administration from Stanford University. She lives in New York City with her husband and son.
Dr. Suzanne LivingstonDirector
Dr. Suzanne Livingston is a strategy consultant with twenty years’ experience in helping organisations re-define their approach to strategy, culture, innovation and communication. She has worked at CEO level across sectors spanning the arts, education, technology and professional services as well as across markets including Europe, US, Russia, China, Japan and the Middle East. As Global Principal and Head of Strategy at Wolff Olins London, Suzanne worked with Sony Worldwide, Native Instruments, Reuters, PlayStation and Ericsson and with cultural organisations such as the V&A, Whitney Museum, Guggenheim, The Guardian, London Olympics 2012, ICA Boston, Qatar Museums and Southbank Centre. Since then, she has worked with clients such as Ford, Oxford Ionics and Somerset House. As an extension of her interest in technology, philosophy and positive social change, she was asked to be co-curator of the Barbican Centre’s “AI: More than Human” exhibition currently on its international tour. Suzanne received her PhD in Philosophy (cybernetic systems) from Warwick University UK. She now works independently, advising and coaching organisations alongside writing and presenting on the topic of technology, society and the future.
Emmanuelle LegaultPresident and CEO
Emmanuelle Legault is the first female CEO in the history of the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Appointed to the position in 2021, she is widely recognized for her international expertise in tourism and for strategically fostering Montreal’s role as an economic and cultural driver. Emmanuelle has 20+ years experience as a top-level manager in key positions within the advertising industry and tourism sector. After 10 years at Tourisme Montréal, she joined Destination Canada in 2016 as Vice-President of International Affairs. But the pull of Montreal was too strong, so after three years in Vancouver, she returned to her native city brimming with inspiration and new ideas, and resumed her innovation and development work at Tourisme Montréal as the organization’s Vice-President of Marketing and Strategy.
Because of her collaborative nature and her extensive knowledge of the tourism industry and business events, Emmanuelle has consistently been drawn to diverse and dynamic working environments throughout her career. This includes managing multidisciplinary and multilingual teams in 11 different markets, such as the US, France, Japan, Brazil and India. She also sits on the board of Montréal en lumière.
Emmanuelle’s solid network of contacts enables her to nurture strong ties with business partners and government institutions. And her wide-ranging skill set in strategic branding will help the Palais des congrès de Montréal broaden its reputation and reach locally and globally.