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Jennifer LaPlante (she/her)

Chief Growth & Investment Officer, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster

Jennifer LaPlante is the Chief Growth and investment Officer for Canada’s Ocean Supercluster. In her role, she is responsible for supporting the OSC’s investment in innovation and commercialization of Canadian-created ocean technology to grow Canada’s ocean economy. Jennifer’s career has focused on data, analytics and technology. Before the OSC, she was the Executive Director of DeepSense supporting hundreds of companies across Canada to increase comprehension and adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Jennifer holds an MBA and an MSc in Computing and Data Analytics. She was a member of the AI Public Awareness Working Group under the Government of Canada Advisory Council on AI and co-founder of the Halifax Chapter of Women in Machine Learning and Data Science (WiMLDS).


Welcome to OceanFest

July 11, 2024  1:00 PM – 1:10 PM

Ambition 2035

July 11, 2024  1:20 PM – 1:35 PM
Together, we can grow Canada’s ocean economy by 5X by 2035! Canada has the longest coast line in the world and 4 major cities are in the top 30 Blue Economy startup ecosystem ranking. Discover how you can help us move the needle and change the way we interact with our ocean utilizing the best technologies and talents. See more.

Levering Ocean AI

July 11, 2024  3:35 PM – 4:00 PM
From Seaweed farming to coral restoration all the way to marine biotech and smart navigation, AI is at the forfront of the Blue Economy revolution. Discover actionable AI applications - an ocean of opportunities, litterally - and discuss the main entry barriers for industry partners and startups trying to scale. See more.

Closing remarks

July 11, 2024  4:25 PM – 4:30 PM
10 reasons to dive into the Blue Economy. Will you surf this giant wave with us. See more.
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