Speaker Profiles

Tomi Poutanen

Tomi Poutanen

Chief AI Officer, Technology

TD Bank Group

Tomi is Chief AI Officer, Technology, TD Bank Group. Tomi co-founded and was Co-CEO of Layer 6 prior to its acquisition by TD.

Tomi previously co-founded Milq (with Jordan Jacobs) and is a serial tech entrepreneur with exits to Microsoft and Yahoo! The technology acquired by Microsoft is used for Azure’s cloud storage, while the technology acquired by Yahoo!’s was deployed in the search ranking algorithm of Bing and Yahoo Web Search. While at Yahoo!, Tomi led Search internationally, built a novel $200M search advertising program, Paid Inclusion, and launched Yahoo! Answers.

Tomi is also a founder of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence and a founding Fellow of the Creative Destruction Lab, the World’s leading AI venture accelerator.

Tomi holds a BSc in Computer Engineering from University of Waterloo, and both an MSc in Computer Engineering and an MBA from University of Toronto.

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