We aren’t your traditional conference organizers. Because we aren’t organizers at all!

We’re full-time analytics professionals and Toronto locals.

ABD began in 2018 as a group of grad students in technology, design and analytics hosted a conference to learn about the latest trends driving their respective industries.

We’re now quickly growing into a community of students and professionals continuing to explore the various intersections of tech, analytics and design. From discovering novel business applications of analytics,  sharing trends in disruptive technologies, to evangelizing important societal problems that AI might bring globally, we produce content (articles, podcasts and videos) and host events (conferences) year round.


Core Team

Michelle Liu | President | ABD
Aaron Zhang | Engagment Manager, Watson Advance Analytics & AI | IBM
Jeremy Fajardo | Data Analyst | SnapTravel
Andy Lai | Data Analyst / BI Specialist | Armacell Canada
Kitty Chio | Product Manager | Connected.io
Glen D. Sewell | Global Practice Lead | Datawatch Angoss

Marketing & Media Sci.

Tarun Bagga | Tech & Media Science
San Lai | Data & Analytics | Sunlife
Abe Warrich | Mgmt. Consultant | Capco
Lauren Foo | Consultant | Capco
Yoyo Yang | Tech & Media Science

Operations & Finance

Aman Saluja | Manager, Finance - Personal and Commercial | BMO
Jeffie Jia | Senior Analytics Consultant | TopAI Solutions
Stephanie Hosang | Manager | AML Analytics

Sponsorship and Org. Development

James Musgrave | Management Consultant | Capco
Elie Yachoui | Big Data Solutions & Analytics Consultant | Project X Ltd.
Jeremy Yumul | Investment Analyst, Public Equity Investments - Group Treasury | Scotiabank
Nabeel Khan | Commercial Excellence Leader | GE Healthcare
Hong Yun Yong | Organizational Development | Analytics By Design


Jimmy Li | Strategy & Transformation Intern | RBC Capital Markets
Karandeep Singh | Research Assistant | Scotiabank Centre for Customer Analytics
Usama Malik | Digital Marketing Manager | International Initiatives for Creative Innovators and Entrepreneurs (IICIE)
Mia Meng | Content & Social Media Analyst | Analytics By Design
Julia McKeown | Associate, Retail Credit Risk & Global Risk Mgmt. | Scotiabank

We’re always looking for smart, fun people to join the team. Whether your a student interested in getting into the industry or an experienced professional looking to get more involved, lets chat!



Steering Committee

Douglas Heintzman | Practice Lead, Blockchain and Distuptive Tech | Burnie’s Group

Eric Bogart | VP of Advanced Analytics | ACOSTA

Dr. Stephen Thomas | Director, MMA & MMAI Program | Smith School of Business

Mark Wagner | Vice President of Advanced Analytics & AI | Scotiabank