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Conference Program
May 10, 2022


09:00 - 09:05

Chairman's Opening and Conference Commencement

Walter Garrison , Advanced Manufacturing Business Integrator, City of Mississauga

09:05 - 09:20

Mississauga's Continued Success as a Manufacturing Powerhouse

Mayor Bonnie Crombie , City of Mississauga

09:20 - 10:00

Panel Discussion: Re-Imagining Global Supply Chains to Meet Today's Industry Challenges

  • Global supply chain models re-thinking
  • What can be done to mitigate the impact of global parts shortages and prevent future crises?
  • How can industry make its supply chains more resilient and sustainable?

Panel moderator:

Dejan MarkovicNational Aviation Leader, Deloitte

Norberto da Gloria , Manager at Air Canada & Professor of Supply Chain Management at Conestoga College Institute of Technology
Alex Tsoulis , Senior Manager - Product Definition, MHI Canada
Jason Ball , Vice President & General Manager, Burloak Technologies

10:00 - 10:20

Advances in Aerospace Manufacturing

Vivek Lall , Chief Executive, General Atomics Global Corporation

10:20 - 10:40

Composite Manufacturing Beyond Aerospace: Challenges and Opportunities

A representative, Airbus Helicopters

10:40 - 11:00

morning break


Dejan Markovic , National Aviation Leader, Deloitte

11:00 - 11:40

Panel discussion: Remaining Relevant in an Industry 4.0 World

  • How is the Smart Factory helping the manufacturing sector to become responsive and adaptable in shifting markets?
  • What is the role of digitization in addressing current supply chain challenges?

Panel moderator:
Rahul Gangal , Partner, Roland Berger


John Laughlin , CTO, NGen Canada

Hassan Siddiqui , Senior Specialist Business Intelligence, BMW Group

Christina Baker , Director of Additive Manufacturing, PPG Aerospace

11:40 - 12:00

Connectivity and Telematics in Automotive Industry

Aryan Habib , Manager, Connected Vehicles & Telematics Business, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.

12:00 - 12:20

Understanding the Trends and Opportunities for Industry Today

A representative, Boeing

12:20 - 13:00

Panel Discussion: The Urgency of Cybersecurity for Increasingly Connected Manufacturing Environments

  • Understanding the extent to which cyber threats are affecting manufacturers today
  • What type and level of risks exist in factories?
  • How can manufacturers identify and mitigate risks, and how will they address future risks?
  • Building cybersecurity controls into smart factory initiatives

Panel moderator:

AJ Khan , CEO, Global Syndicate for Mobility Cybersecurity


Kevin Magee , Chief Security Officer, Microsoft Canada

Tae Oh , Senior Manager Industry X.0, Accenture

Mohsen N orouzi-M , PhD, Director, Technical Portfolio Canada, T ÜV NORD Group

Ludovic Blanchard , Cybersecurity and Network Design Specialist, Thales Transportation Solutions

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch break


Sheldon Williamson , Professor (Electric Energy Storage; Transportation Electrification; E-mobility) and NSERC Canada Research Chair, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

14:00 - 14:30

Managing the Shift to Automotive Electrification

John Laughlin , CTO, NGen Canada

14:30 - 15:10

Panel discussion: Planning for a More Electric World: A Critical Next Step for Aerospace & Automotive

  • Leveraging knowledge-sharing between industry segments
  • How to successfully build partnerships between sectors to drive growth and build resilience for future
  • Delivering on electric vehicle goals: how can supply chains prepare?

Panel moderator:
Vineeth Purushotham , Automotive Consultant, Frost & Sullivan 

David C. Adams , President, Global Automakers of Canada

Stephen Bieda , Business Development Manager, KIA

15:10 - 15:30

How Electric Aviation is Driving Investment

Darrell Swanson , Electric Aviation Strategic Advisor, NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

15:30 - 15:50

Afternoon Break


Mohsen Norouzi-M , PhD, Director, Technical Portfolio Canada,  T ÜV NORD Group

15:50 - 16:30

Panel Discussion: Strategies and Tactics for Attracting and Retaining Manufacturing Positions Post-Pandemic

  • Creating agility and flexibility for long-term retention
  • How can we improve spaces for historically marginalized groups within the workplace?
  • Developing innovative training and education programs for emerging job roles

Panel moderator:

Walter Garrison , Advanced Manufacturing Business Integrator, City of Mississauga

David Ali , Associate Director, Pratt & Whitney
Sheldon Williamson , Professor (Electric Energy Storage; Transportation Electrification; E-mobility) and NSERC Canada Research Chair, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Fraser Donnell,Head of Talent Acquisition (Canada),L3Harris Technologies
Nour Hachem-Fawaz , Founder & CEO, Build a Dream

16:30 - 16:50

Research Trends in Advanced Manufacturing

Dave Muir , Director of R&D, National Research Council of Canada

16:50 - 17:10

Developing a Research & Innovation Network Fit for the Industry Challenges of Today


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