Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin
Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin
Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin
Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin
Ramy Nassar

Ramy Nassar







+ Virtual Keynote Speaker

A 30, 45, or 60 minute live keynote presentation delivered via zoom. 

+ In-person Keynote Speaker

A 30, 45, or 60 minute live keynote presentation delivered in person.

+ Hybrid Keynote Speaker

A 30, 45, or 60 minute live keynote presentation delivered in-person and livestreamed to virtual audiences. 



Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation

In this comprehensive workshop, Ramy Nassar introduces the fundamentals of design thinking as it applies to strategic innovation as well as disruptive product and service design. Intended for those working in small–medium or large scale enterprise and government organizations, this session goes beyond traditional design thinking methods and teaches participants how to gain support and buy-in for innovation programs. Highly recommended for individuals as well as innovation teams looking to grow their practice, introduce new approaches, and ensure wider organizational commitment. No pre-requisite knowledge about design thinking is assumed.

Design Thinking for AI and Emerging Technologies

How are AI and machine learning technologies being applied in nearly every industry? How can you take these methods back to your organization? In this fascinating, in-depth keynote, Ramy Nassar takes audiences on a deep dive into AI, machine learning, and other emerging technologies. Participants will walk away with a comprehensive understanding of how AI and machine learning work as core technologies and a wide range of applications, including: recommendation engines, personalization, predictive analytics, conversational/voice interfaces, and process automation. 

Beyond just application areas, participants will learn a range of innovative tools, methodologies, and frameworks that can be used to ensure that products and services meet the real needs of end-users and customers. User flow state design, confusion matrices, and AI-focused ideation methods will all also be introduced. Prepare to learn a lot—no technical expertise required!


How do design thinking, innovation, entrepreneurship, and AI intersect? How can you boost your organization’s innovation program, create disruptive digital products and services, and meet the needs of your end users? Ramy Nassar is an expert in design thinking and the author of the forthcoming AI Product Design Handbook. In interactive, hands-on keynotes and workshops, Ramy goes beyond traditional design thinking to expose participants to a new world of innovation that’s accessible to all.

Ramy Nassar is the founder of 1000 Days Out and author of the upcoming AI Product Design Handbook. As the former Managing Director of Design & Strategy for Architech and Head of Innovation for Mattel, he has led diverse teams in the creation of disruptive new digital products, services, and platforms.

With a background in computer engineering and design thinking, Ramy has straddled technical, design, and business-oriented roles, for clients including Cadillac Fairview, Apple, Air Canada, Facebook, New Balance, Rogers, and CIBC.

Ramy teaches design thinking at McMaster University and in the Master’s of Engineering, Innovation & Entrepreneurship program at Ryerson University. Ramy is a regular speaker at international events including World Usability Congress, IxDA, FITC, AI Everything, Machine Learning Exchange, AI Business Summit, and World Mobile Congress.

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Business Futurist, Founder of 1000 Days Out