November 5, 2018

Speaker Presentations

12:00 pm
Update on Strong, Secure, Engaged: Canada’s Defence Policy
Mr. Troy Crosby, Chief of Staff (Materiel)

Enabling Innovation through Research Partnerships (NSERC)
Sarah O’Neill, NSERC Ontario Regional Office

Canadian Centre for Product Validation
Dr. John Makaran

Fanshawe College Centre for Research and Innovation
Stephanie Hernandez, Business Liaison Coodinator, Fanshawe

14:30 pm

NATO Procurement Opportunities
Nicholas Marum, Director of Industry Relations, Analysis and Policy Department of National Defence

15:00 pm
Supercluster Initiative for Advanced Manufaturing
Advanced Manufacturing Industrial R & D Groups
Kevin F. Hayes, Military Liaison, National Research Council of Canada

Supercluster Initiative for Advanced Manufacturing
Jayson Myers, CEO, Next Generation Advanced Manufacturing Canada

Advanced Manufacturing
Dale F. Reding, Director S&T Air Fore and Navy (DGSTAN) / ADM (S&T) Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), National Research Council of Canada


November 6, 2018

Speaker Presentations

9:15 am
Mini Outlooks

RCAF Directorate of Requirements
Colonel Jason Kenny, Director of Air Requirements

The RCN’s Capital Equipment Priority and Projects
Captain Jason Armstrong, Director of Naval Requirements

Canadian Army Equipment Program
Colonel Chris Renahan, Director of Land Requirements

10:45 am
Tech Showcase

Tech Showcase 4-Minute Pitches

13:30 pm
Decoding the Complexities of Global Defence Markets

Supply Chain Vulnerabilities – What the Big Deal?
David Jensen, Director Offsets & Industrial Participation, Oshkosh Defense

Current Market and Opportunities for Suppliers
Robert Aube, Managing Director, QinetiQ Canada

Understanding the Client Need for Supply Chain Resilience
Phil Dana, Business Development Director, Dun & Bradstreet Canada

14:30 pm
The Impact of Future Technology on Industry Capability

Digital Culture Manifesto
Daniel Czuboka, Director of Engineering Operations, THALES Canada

Future Technology and Capabilities
Joe Nugent, Senior Engineer, Product & Technology Development, General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada

The Impact of Digitalization on People
Ruben Tauste Caro, Director Strategic Procurement North America, Airbus


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