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Summit -  February 4, 2020

Industry 4.0: A Roadmap to Adoption for the Automotive and Aerospace Sectors


Conference Commencement & Introduction

09:00 - 09:05   Chair’s Welcome and Summit Commencement
Rahul Gangal - Partner, Roland Berger

09:05 - 09:25   Changing Perspectives: Key Industry Developments in Ontario’s Manufacturing Sector
A representative, Government of Ontario (TBC)

09:25 - 09:35   Why Toronto? Investment and Support for Industry Sector Development
A representative, City of Toronto (TBC)

09:35 - 09:50   City of Mississauga Presentation
Mayor Bonnie Crombie - City of Mississauga


Advanced Technology Adoption: Defining Requirements

09:50 - 10:05   Critical Components of an OEM-Supplier Relationship
Paul Thompson - Director Digital Operations, Turbine Airfoils, GE Aviation

10:05 - 10:30   Transforming Business Models for Success in the Aerospace Manufacturing Supply Chain
Speaker TBC

10:30 - 11:00   Morning Break

11:00 - 11:40   Panel Discussion: How is the Rate of Technological Change in Transportation Manufacturing Impacting Demands on Suppliers?

  • Understanding the impact of technological transformation across the entire supply chain
  • Which key technologies are impacting the supply chain most profoundly?
  • How is technology affecting procurement?

Roger Thomas - Senior Director Manufacturing Growth and Strategy Leader, Oracle Consulting
Matt Lowe - CEO and Co-Founder, ZeroKey
Matt Myrand - Director of Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Faurecia North America

11:40 - 12:00   Identifying Challenges and Opportunities for the Supply Chain with the Implementation of Innovative Technology
Speaker TBC

12:00 - 12:20   Workforce Development as a Strategic Growth Factor
Walter Garrison - Advanced Manufacturing Business Integrator, City of Mississauga

12:20 - 12:40   Succeeding and Growing Together - Design / Build / Supply Chain / Academia
Alex Tsoulis - Senior Manager Product Definition, MHI Aerospace Canada

12:40 - 14:00   Lunch Break


Industry 4.0: Strategies, Methods and Guidelines for the Supply Chain

14:00 - 14:20   Advanced Manufacturing in the Automotive Sector: How are Canadian Companies Driving Development?
A representative, APMA (TBC)

14:20 - 14:40   Navigating the Shift to Advanced Manufacturing
John Laughlin - CTO, NGen

14:40 - 15:20   Panel Discussion: Beyond the Hype: How are Enterprises Successfully Transitioning to Digitalization of their Processes?

  • Best practice sharing from companies at various stages of digitalization/Industry 4.0 adoption
  • Which technologies will be the real game-changer in the automotive supply chain?
  • Utilizing Big Data and analytics to competitive advantage
  • How can companies leverage IoT technologies to increase efficiencies and reduce costs?

Karima-Catherine Goundiam - CEO, Red Dot Digital
Michael Gardiner - Manufacturing Industry Solution Executive, Microsoft
Peter Adams - President & CEO, Burloak Technologies
Shalabh Bakshi - Director, Digital Enterprise - Digital Industries, Siemens Canada Limited
Ashek Mahmood - Head of IoT & Edge AI and Industry 4.0, IBM

15:20 - 15:40   The Crucial Role of LiDAR Technology in Present and Future Advanced Transportation
Alex Ouellet-Belanger - Director System Architecture, LeddarTech

15:40 - 16:00   Afternoon Break

16:00 - 16:40   Panel Discussion: Understanding and Mitigating the Risks of Cybersecurity in the Manufacturing Supply Chain

  • Understanding the risks and threats that arise in a converged virtual and physical environment
  • Identifying and implementing the building blocks of IIoT security
  • Involving personnel to ensure security is maintained

AJ Khan - Founder & CEO, CloudGRC
Garrett Austin - Business Development Lead: Connected Services, Security and solutions, Rockwell Automation
Wendy Young, Director Operations for Technology, Data and Cyber Security, NGen
Catherine Bertheau, Cyber Solutions Business Development Lead Eastern Canada, AON

16:40 - 17:00   Cybersecurity for Increasingly Complex Manufacturing Environments
John Perea - North American Practice Leader - Director Cybersecurity Services, Thales

17:00 - 17:40   Panel Discussion: How Can Industry Prepare and Recruit the Talent of the Future?

  • Why is industry-academic partnership the key to success?
  • Adjusting mindsets to attract skilled labor
  • How to improve diversity in the manufacturing sector
  • Contemporary training models to keep pace with evolving industry requirements
  • Best practice sharing for ongoing talent development

Walter Garrison - Advanced Manufacturing Business Integrator, City of Mississauga

David Ali, Engineering Quality Manager, Pratt & Whitney Canada
Dr. Mihaela Vlasea - Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, and Associate Research Director, Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Laboratory
Andrew Petrou - Executive Director, Downsview Aerospace Innovation & Research (DAIR)
Michael Jobity, Former Process Improvement & Digital Lead, Airbus, and Engineering Physics & Management V, McMaster University

17:40 - 17:45   Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Final Audience Q&A
Rahul Gangal - Partner, Roland Berger

17:45                Conference Close


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