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Technical Program Speakers
Cara Wolf is the Founder and CEO of Ammolite Analytics, a boutique incubator and advisory firm specializing in business ventures related to machine learning, cyber security and technology innovations for government and private sector customers.
Cara draws upon her 25 years of technical and economic expertise to lead multi-disciplinary software development teams in the creation of advanced automated Machine Learning platforms in a wide variety of industries. She is a recognized thought leader, published author and frequently speaks on panels on the topic of Artificial Intelligence and the impacts Machine Learning has on business profitability.
Cara has consulted for over 300 businesses including several Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial start-ups. She has sourced and advised on millions of dollars of technology venture financings. While employed with the Business Development Bank of Canada, Cara was a member of the National Technology Solution Development team, which was responsible for developing short duration customized business solutions designed to build innovation capacity in small and medium sized businesses. She had over 1200 businesses in her portfolio and staffed and managed up to 55 active technology projects simultaneously drawing from a national roster of 200 qualified management consultants.
Cara has extensive experience serving at the Advisory Board and Director level for many organizations including the Hunter Hub, Hunter Centre and Energy New Venture pitch competition at the University of Calgary. She is a past Executive Director of the Calgary Council of Advanced Technologies, is an honouree with UN Women and is a business and technology mentor with the Alberta Status of Women.
As a serial entrepreneur Cara founded and exited two of her own firms started while attending the Haskayne School of Business. Cara holds a BComm. in Marketing, an MBA in Corporate Finance and Entrepreneurship from Haskayne and an Executive Certified Management Consultant designation.