IEEE Ottawa Section 73rd Annual General Meeting










We are pleased to welcome you the 73rd Annual General Meeting of the IEEE Ottawa Section. Our theme this year is "Game Changers" with two excellent keynote speakers from Magnet Forensics  and MindBridge AI.

Business covered at the meeting will include the executive report, election of new officers, and awards presentation. Our AGM Gala and Banquet dinner will follow and will include entertainment. We are planning a streamlined program to allow for time post-AGM to socialize and network. 

A three course dinner will be served.

1st course:

Butternut Velvet Soup – Smooth butternut squash soup creamed with Vanilla and Eastern Spices, Garam Masala (vegan)


2nd course menu options as below:

1. Red Onion and Chickpea Bhaji (Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free) - Red Onion Bhaji, Mild Chickpea Curry, Basmati Rice, Mango Chutney, Papadum

2. Glazed Chicken Suprême – Local Honey and Fresh Thyme Glazed Chicken, Creamy Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus, Oven Dried Tomato, Pan Jus

3. Wild Cod Fillet – Wild North Pacific Cod Fillet, Dill and Shallot Risotto, French Beans, Suntech Mini Sweet Peppers, Citrus-Watercress Cream


3rd course: 

Cheesecake – Hot Chocolate Cheesecake, Crisp Meringue Marshmallows, Whipped Farmhouse Cream, Berries, Hidden Dark Chocolate Ganache


Note that a fruit plate is available as dessert upon request.

Please leave a comment in the "Special Requests" field on the registration page if you have any dietary restrictions or require any accommodations.


All prices are in Canadian dollars and include HST. HST (# 86168 0296 RT0001).

  Date and Time




  • Date: 27 Oct 2017
  • Time: 05:30 PM to 10:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
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  • 55 Colonel By Drive
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Canada K1N 9J2
  • Room Number: Trillium Ballroom
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  • Please contact the AGM Committee Chair if you require additional assistance:

    Alfredo Herrera,

    Please contact the Section Chair if you require additional assistance:

    Anissa Shaddy,

  • Starts 01 September 2017 12:00 AM
  • Ends 26 October 2017 08:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
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  • Menu: Option 1: Red Onion Chickpea Bhaji, Option 2: Glazed Chicked, Option 3: Wild Cod


Jeff LeJeune, VP Engineering Jeff LeJeune, VP Engineering of Magnet Forensics


Magnet Forensics – Bring the Truth to Light

Magnet Forensics is a global leader in digital investigative technology and was built on a foundation of helping and empowerment. We help investigative teams find more evidence and empower them to uncover the truth. Our products are designed to leverage the latest technological innovations to help law enforcement, consultants, military, and private enterprise address these issues. We use AI, automation, advanced searching techniques, modern data visualization and more to help investigative teams find digital evidence and understand the story it is telling.


As Vice President of Engineering, Jeff is responsible for all engineering and product development activities at Magnet Forensics. Jeff has over 20 years of software industry experience starting as a software developer before moving into leadership roles. Most recently Jeff was Director of Engineering at Avast Software and prior to that he held many senior leadership positions in nearly 12 years at BlackBerry, formerly Research in Motion (RIM), Limited.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science degree from the University of Waterloo.

Robin Grosset, CTO Robin Grosset, CTO of MindBridge Analytics Inc.


Using Artificial Intelligence to take down Fraud

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) estimates that organizations worldwide lose 5 percent of revenues to fraud, which equates to over $3 Trillion is lost to the economy on an annual basis due to human error, or intent – roughly $500 for every person on the planet! Of this, only $200 Billion per year is detected. Traditional analytic tools are based upon rules, that require knowledge of the rule to detect, and technical skills to script the rules. The problem with rule-based analytic tools is that if a rule can be thought of, a rule can be broken.

The real value of AI is in uncovering new patterns and fully leveraging big-data. With its advanced self-learning algorithms, it is enhancing the professional judgment of finance professionals in finding “needle in a haystack” fraud attempts and material misstatements that otherwise would go unnoticed with antiquated approaches. Robin Grosset, CTO of Mindbridge Analytics Inc., will talk about how Mindbridge™ has built an AI engine, that finds fraud in financial data like never before.


Robin has over 20 years of experience in business analytics and has a track record as an entrepreneur
having worked in and founded successful software startups which were acquired by Cognos and IBM.  At
IBM, Robin was a technical executive and IBM Distinguished Engineer. Robin has patents and
publications in the area of expert systems, security, data processing, and analytics. He holds a first-class
honours degree in both Physics and Computing Science from Newcastle University in the UK.


5:30 PM Networking and Arrival

6:00 PM AGM Business (optional)

6:30 PM AGM Banquet Dinner

9:00 PM post-AGM Social and Networking

10:15 PM Closing