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Real Estate Forum
December 4-5, 2024
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, TorontoChairs’ Reception – December 3 – Fairmont Royal York

Tony Gaffney
President & CEO at Vector Institute


Tony Gaffney is the President and CEO of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence. He also serves on the Government of Canada’s Advisory Council on Artificial Intelligence, the OECD.AI network of experts task force for AI Governance Compute and Climate Change (ONE.AI), and is a Corporate Director with Altus Group (AIF.TO), an AI enabled intelligence as a service company. An experienced CEO, Tony is a former member of the Global Executive Committee of Aon Hewitt and also served as the CEO of Aon Hewitt Canada. Prior to joining Aon Hewitt, Tony was a Managing Partner at Accenture, President and CEO of BellNexxia, and CEO of BCE Emergis. Tony is also an experienced Corporate Director (iNED) focused on governance with impact. He believes AI can be a strategic lever for executives and board members to enhance corporate governance and leadership strategies. He has served on numerous boards including; PC Financial, the Bishop Strachan School, the Toronto Region Board of Trade, the Toronto United Way Cabinet, and more. He also led the “High Performance in the Boardroom” initiative; in collaboration with 30+ leading board chairs focused on the future of governance.

Agenda Sessions

  • AI and it’s impact on how we do business: what you need to know, understand and be prepared for