Ramy Nassar

Ramy Nassar

Hamilton, Ontario
Empowering the Future - AI & Emerging Technology and Design, Digital Transformation, Author
Ramy Nassar is a Canadian engineer, designer and maker. As the former Head of Innovation for Mattel and Managing Director of Design & Strategy for the technology firm Architech, he has led teams ranging from 4 to 45 in the creation of disruptive new digital products, services & platforms. With a background in computer engineering and Design Thinking, Ramy has straddled technical, design, and business-oriented roles, for clients including Cadillac Fairview, Apple, Air Canada, Facebook, New Balance, Rogers and CIBC. Ramy Nassar is a regular speaker at international events including World Usability Congress, IxDA, Machine Learning Exchange, AI Business Summit and Mobile World Congress. Ramy Nassar teaches Design Thinking at McMaster University as well as guest lectures on a range of topics at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto. He has been recognized as a top 40 under 40 award winner.
  • Change Management
  • Employee Management
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Business Growth
  • Business Management
  • Business Technology
  • Future Trends
  • Academia
  • Annual General Meetings
  • Bilingual & French
  • Board Meetings & Strategic Advisory
  • Campus & University Speakers
  • Career Development
  • Conference
  • Conferences & Summits


Ramy Nassar is an accomplished Canadian engineer, designer, and maker with a rich history of innovation and expertise in the intersection of technology and design. With a career spanning nearly 25 years, Ramy has become a renowned figure in the fields of digital product creation, AI integration, and design thinking. His speaking engagements center around these topics, offering insights into the ever-evolving landscape of technology and its impact on design and innovation.

Ramy Nassar has held key leadership roles at esteemed organizations, showcasing his ability to lead cross-functional teams in the creation of groundbreaking digital products. As the former Head of Innovation for Mattel, he spearheaded the development of innovative toys that seamlessly integrated technology and imagination, changing the way children engage with play. Additionally, Ramy’s tenure as the Managing Director of Design & Strategy at Architech marked his commitment to crafting disruptive digital solutions for a diverse clientele, including prominent names like Cadillac Fairview, Apple, Air Canada, Facebook, New Balance, Rogers, and CIBC. His leadership and strategic insights have consistently driven innovation and transformation.

Ramy’s journey began with a strong academic foundation. He pursued a degree in computer engineering, setting the stage for his multifaceted career. His education continues to inform his work, aligning technical prowess with creative problem-solving.

Ramy Nassar’s expertise lies in the convergence of technology, design, and business strategy. His proficiency in Design Thinking methodology enables him to bridge the gap between technical feasibility, design elegance, and user-centricity. With a deep understanding of AI integration, Ramy’s skills extend to crafting engaging presentations and workshops that demystify emerging technologies, making them accessible to both industry professionals and the general public.

Ramy’s impact has been acknowledged through various awards and accolades, including his recognition as a top 40 under 40 awardee. His contributions to the worlds of innovation and technology have left a lasting impression on both the corporate and educational landscapes.

Beyond his professional achievements, Ramy Nassar’s relatability shines through his passion for education and knowledge-sharing. As an educator, he imparts his wisdom on Design Thinking and AI to students at esteemed institutions such as McMaster University, Ryerson University, and the University of Toronto. Ramy’s commitment to global knowledge dissemination is evident through his AI + Design Thinking course at NTNU in Norway and the Master’s of Engineering, Innovation & Entrepreneurship program at Toronto Metropolitan University. His fluency in English, French, and German facilitates seamless communication with diverse audiences worldwide.

Ramy Nassar’s legacy as a visionary engineer, design leader, and educational advocate is characterized by his unwavering dedication to innovation, his ability to bridge technological and creative realms, and his profound impact on the future of design and technology.



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Ramy Nassar Topic Presentations

from technology to transformation

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  • Artificial Intelligence is by no means new but there has been a recent shift – taking AI out of the lab and into meaningful business applications that drive growth, customer success, and new value propositions.

    We are at the cusp of a global transformation that reframes how organizations leverage emerging technology. Deep learning, advanced analytics, and conversational tools like ChatGPT are driving the next wave of technology disruption and the organizations that embrace these tools will be better positioned to outpace and outperform their competitors.

    Ramy Nassar is an author and award-winning keynote speaker & facilitator who helps organizations leverage the transformative power of AI + Emerging Technology.

harnessing the power of ai & chatgpt to drive digital transformation

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  • As emerging technologies continue to transform organizations, businesses must adapt and innovate to stay ahead of the curve. AI and ChatGPT, a cutting-edge language model, have emerged as powerful tools to drive transformation. This keynote explores the potential of AI & ChatGPT in automating business processes, enhancing customer experiences, and driving strategic growth.

    The audience will learn about the AI transformation ladder, which provides a structured framework to go from foundations to ROI-driving applications within a specific business context.

    The presentation will touch upon the human implications of leveraging AI within organizations and the importance of considering potential risks, such as data bias, when working with these technologies. With hands-on examples, case studies, and best practices, participants will leave feeling inspired and equipped to navigate the rapidly evolving landscape of AI, machine learning, and ChatGPT.

ai ethics: navigating bias in the digital age

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  • AI Ethics: Navigating Bias in the Digital Age

    AI expert Ramy Nassar delves into the intricate world of ethics in AI, shedding light on the prevailing biases embedded within algorithms and the associated risks & opportunities. Drawing from real-world examples, Ramy illuminates the importance of crafting AI systems that are equitable, transparent, and inclusive. This interactive presentation challenges participants to explore how they can gain a competitive advantage through the use of AI while ensuring that the risk of bias is minimized. A crucial discourse for anyone invested in the future of technology.

    Learning outcomes:

    1. Understand the inherent biases present in AI systems and their origins.
    2. Recognize the ethical challenges and dilemmas posed by biased algorithms on individuals and society.
    3. Gain insights into real-world consequences of unchecked AI biases and their broader societal impact.
    4. Learn strategies and best practices for designing and implementing more equitable and transparent AI systems.
    5. Appreciate the critical role of leaders, stakeholders, and the broader community in shaping an ethically sound AI-driven future.

navigating uncertainty with design thinking and strategic foresight

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  • The concept of navigating uncertainty often poses a challenge for decision-makers in volatile markets. The application of Design Thinking brings a human-centered lens to problem-solving, emphasizing empathy, rapid prototyping, and iterative learning. By integrating Design Thinking with Strategic Foresight—a discipline focused on anticipating long-term trends and developing future scenarios—organizations gain a well-rounded approach to both innovation and long-term planning.

    Ramy Nassar could dissect several case studies to demonstrate this integrated approach in action. This would provide a concrete pathway for leaders to not just react to change but to proactively shape the future. It emphasizes the necessity of blending immediate problem-solving capabilities with a macro-level understanding of future possibilities. This dual approach enables organizations to balance present obligations with future opportunities, ultimately delivering more sustainable success.

the synergy of futureproofing and strategic foresight for business sustainability

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  • Sustainability in a rapidly evolving business landscape necessitates more than just short-term solutions; it requires future-proofing your operations. FutureProofing involves creating robust strategies designed to withstand unforeseen challenges and capitalize on emerging opportunities. When paired with Strategic Foresight—focused on the identification and understanding of long-range trends and scenarios—FutureProofing takes on an added layer of depth and sophistication.

    Ramy Nassar could articulate how these complementary methodologies collectively offer a comprehensive risk assessment, long-term vision, and adaptive strategy model. The discussion would detail how to evaluate and prioritize risks, as well as how to develop strategies that are agile and resilient. It provides a blueprint for executives and strategy planners to construct a resilient business model capable of adapting to market volatilities and capitalizing on future opportunities.

building cross-functional teams & work environments: a strategic foresight approach

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  • The foundation of any resilient organization is its people. Strategic Foresight contributes substantially to workforce planning by identifying the skills and capabilities that will be most valuable in the future. Organizations can use this information to assemble cross-functional teams optimized to meet future challenges head-on, thereby promoting an adaptive and proactive corporate culture.

    Ramy Nassar could explore the specific techniques of utilizing Strategic Foresight in human resource development and team assembly. This will guide organizational leaders in how to evaluate current team competencies against future needs, thereby improving talent management and succession planning. The objective is to enhance the agility of the organization by aligning its most valuable asset—its people—with a future-focused strategic vision.





Ramy’s energy & expertise when it comes to the role of emerging technology are unrivaled. He brought a passion & enthusiasm to my team that helped drive us to new heights in terms of data-driven digital transformation.

Rob Fodor

Chief Data Officer

Ramy Nassar has a unique approach to presenting AI & emerging technologies that combines a deep understanding of the topic with an undeniable enthusiasm that engages the audience in a meaningful and personal way.

Monica Radulescu


This presentation was the first one that really helped our executive team understand how we drive AI initiatives forward and build the right metrics into our strategic technology roadmap. The outcomes will directly and positively impact the ROI of our investments into AI.

Robert Bricker

TD Bank

The workshop was actually fun. The hands-on exercises helped our team think critically about how we’d apply the theory to build better solutions for our customers. We covered what felt like a week’s worth of learning in 2 days.

Thomas Gilles


amy did a fantastic job at listening to our goals and objectives regarding his keynote presentation. We had a very specific audience he would be speaking to, and he targeted his presentation perfectly to what our audience would be most interested in hearing about

Nicole Carvalho

Ingram Micro

my’s approach to introducing the complex topic of Generative AI helped our team better understand where key business opportunities for this technology exist and gave us the tools to build our own internal AI investment strategy and roadmap

Thomas Anderson


Articles & Media

Ramy Nassar on the Need for Empathy in AI

Innovating Canada

Ramy Nassar, Founder of 1000 Days Out, is author of the upcoming AI Product Design Handbook, which focuses on bringing human-centred design into the worlds of artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and analytics. He also speaks at international events like Big Data & AI Toronto. We asked for his...

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