Presentations 2017


November 1, 2017   12:30 pm – 5:30 pm   Kickoff Reception 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

WIDS Reception at Best Defence commencing at 12:30pm

1:00 pm




Jennifer Miller, Director General of the Innovation Superclusters Initiative at Innovation Canada – Delivering the Government of Canada’s Innovation and Skills Plan

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 1:30 pm Christopher Baird, Senior Director
Build in Canada Program
, Public Services & Procurement Canada


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2:00 pm Carl Marcotte, VP, Operations and Head of Defence, Canadian Commercial Corporation
The Role of CCC in Canadian Industry Contracts with the U.S DoD


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2:30 pm Major Michael Carroll, PI & IS Supervisor & Ms. Kelli Zagata, Contracts Director
Deputy Director, U.S. Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)
The U.S DoD Acquisition Landscape


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3:00 pm McCarter & English LLP (US) – Daniel Kelly, Alex Major and Zack Hadzismajlovic
Gowling WLG (CDA) – Phuong Ngo
Canadian Companies Doing Business with U.S. DoD – The Risks and Rewards
Moderator:  Stan Jacobson, U.S. Government Relations, Canadian Commercial Corporation


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4:30-5:00 pm


6:00 pm –
8:30 pm

Eric Fournier, Director General, S&T Strategic Decision Support, Department of National Defence

IDEaS: Innovation for Defence Excellence & Security – Innovation Access Program from DND

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Kick off Reception

(7:00pm): Keynote Speaker:  David Perry, Senior Analyst, Canadian Global Affairs Institute

November 2, 2017   7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Registration & Breakfast 7:00 am
Welcome 8:00 am

7:00 am Registration & Breakfast
8:00 am Welcome
8:10 am Christyn Cianfarani, President
Canadian Association of Defence & Security Industries (CADSI)
8:30 am Mini Outlooks     Click names below for presentations.
*Colonel Nicolas Pilon, Director Land Requirements
*Capt (N) Jason Armstrong, Director Naval Requirements
*Colonel Steve Chouinard, Director Air Requirement
9:50 am Jennifer Hubbard
Director General, International & Industry Programs
Department of National Defence
International and Industrial Materiel Programs at National Defence


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10:15 am Break
10:45 am Mike Petric, Lead for Canadian Operations
Operational Cyber


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11:15 am Technology Showcase Pitches (Round 2)
Moderator:  Christopher Baird, BCIP





ING Robotics Aviation









12:30 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Keynote Address:  General the Hon. Andrew Leslie
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Canada-US Relations)
2:30 pm Eva Martinez, Vice President, In Service Support
PAL Aerospace
An Introduction to PAL Aerospace – Shaping the Company’s Future with FWSAR and Force Multiplier


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3:00 pm




3:30 pm

Secured and Reliable Communications in the 21st Century  


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B2B/B2G  & Exhibit concurrent

5:00 pm –
6:00 pm
Closing Reception