This week at the Collision Conference, global healthcare company Sanofi announced the opening of an Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence in Toronto.
Sanofi’s global AI Centre of Excellence will be based in downtown Toronto and support the company’s mission to improve patients’ lives through digital innovation.
In 2022, Sanofi Canada will hire more than 100 highly skilled tech employees for Toronto’s AI Centre of Excellence, a number that will grow to over 200 by 2025.
The team will leverage expertise across data science, computational biology, AI strategy, data engineering, data management, data architecture and product management, guided by a vision to transform the practice of medicine and improve the lives of patients globally.
The Centre will be focused on using leading technologies to develop world-class data and artificial intelligence (AI) products that accelerate research and development to improve access to life-saving medicine for patients, and to create value for the health sector.
The Centre will identify, develop and scale innovative solutions, leveraging world-class mentorship from top academics and industry professionals, to support the professional growth of our talent. We are creating an environment to develop and retain the next generation of technical professionals, where they can use their skills in Canada while having global impact.
“Sanofi’s AI Centre of Excellence will be a wonderful addition to the Toronto Region’s booming tech industry. We can’t wait to see how Sanofi utilizes local talent to create AI solutions that enrich lives and reach new heights in the global health sciences sector,” said Toronto Global CEO, Stephen Lund, regarding the news.