March 27, 2018 | Toronto, ON – Accelerated interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) means that individuals and businesses will need to understand the ethics, risks and impacts of what is being unleashed. SalesChoice and EY have come to together to discuss the hidden risks of AI and its impact on stakeholders in a new video series, “Managing the Risks of AI.” The series is led by Dr. Cindy Gordon, CEO of SalesChoice, and Cathy Cobey, Technology Risk Partner at EY Canada.



Dr. Cindy Gordon and Cathy Cobey explore the roles and responsibilities around the accountability of AI from the C-Suite and board of directors in episode 3 and then move on to discuss the governance of AI, the role of education to drive accountability in AI, and the importance of collaboration in episode 4 of their video series “Managing the Risks of AI.”

The third and fourth video in the new “Managing the Risks of AI” is now live and is available here.

Stay tuned for the upcoming videos. In the meantime, here is the 1st episode where Dr. Cindy Gordon and Cathy Cobey discuss Transparency of use of AI, followed by a discussion on AI Governance and Accountability in the 2nd episode.


Who is Dr. Cindy Gordon?

Dr. Cindy Gordon is the Founder and CEO of SalesChoice, a Cognitive Sciences AI-Based Sales Analytics Platform and Data Sciences company specializing in Guided Selling. SalesChoice is an award-winning company, and recently won the National Entrepreneurship Award from Start Up Canada, and the National Innovation Award from CATA and EY.

Prior she has held senior leadership roles at Accenture, Xerox and Citicorp. She also has been a partner in venture capital firm, XDLI Intervest. Internationally, she is recognized for her innovation thought leadership with over 14 books in the market. She is also a recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Innovation.

Her community track record is extensive, highlights include: CATA (National Media Women in STEM and Innovation Leadership, Spokesperson), Advisor to Enterprise Sales Forum (ESF Toronto), to attract and develop more women into sales careers, Invest CrowdFund (ICC) Canada (Former National Chair), Former National Chair at Women in Technology (CATA: CANWIT), Founding Member of the Toronto MapleLeaf Angels, Former Co-Chair, iCanada (Smart Cities).


Who is Cathy Cobey?

Cathy Cobey is a Technology Risk Partner at EY Canada. Her primary focus is collaborating with clients on the risk and control implications of emerging IT areas including digital, robotics, cyber, blockchain, cloud computing and artificial intelligence.

Cathy is the Canadian leader of EY’s Advisory Women’s Network, which was launched to develop connections and strengthen relationships across the firm’s woman leadership team, provide a forum to share insights from its personnel “Paths to Success”, and further enhance leadership skills in women leaders.

Cathy has also been a member of EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice for over 8 years, providing assistance to clients in creating and preserving value by embedding sustainability throughout their organization.


For more information please contact:

Malay Upadhyay, SalesChoice Inc.    Victoria McQueen, EY Canada

343-989-0363                                                  416-943-3141    


About SalesChoice Inc.

SalesChoice a Cognitive Sciences AI-based sales analytics platform and Data Sciences company that helps accelerate B2B organizations to reduce cost of sales by 20-30%, increase top-line revenue by 15-20%, and improve sales forecasting accuracy by 20-50%. The company has four solution offerings in the market: Predictive Analytics (prioritizes all sales opportunities and predicts outcomes up to 95% predictive accuracy), Prescriptive Analytics (7×24 sales guided selling coaching insights), Propensity to Purchase (customer purchasing intention signals outside the CRM), and Data Science as a Service (DSaaS) to help clients solve difficult CRM data science challenges using Advanced AI Methods, including predictive churn.

SalesChoice is an ISV AppExchange partner of Salesforce, with an open API, and is also a certified Einstein Analytics solution provider. The company has won numerous awards recently including: Innovation National and Regional Award Winner – Start Up Canada 2017, 30 Most Innovative Companies 2017, The Silicon100 List 2017 and Top 25 Most Empowering Big Data Company Award 2016.

For more information, please visit Follow us on LinkedIn or on Twitter @Saleschoice_inc.

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