Conference Agenda

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

7:30 am

  • Registration and breakfast

8:15 am

  • Welcome and opening remarks
    • Stephen MacKenzie, President & CEO
    • Gary McNamara, Warden, Essex County and Mayor, Town of Tecumseh
    • Andrew Dowie, MPP, Windsor-Tecumseh
    • Vladimir Franjo, Regional Director – Ontario Cross Regional Team, National Research Council Canada – Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)
    • Shelley Fellows, Chair, Automate Canada

8:30 am

  • Introduction of opening plenary speakers by Dr. Narayan Kar, Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Electrified Vehicles; Director, Centre for Hybrid Automotive Research & Green Energy (CHARGE), University of Windsor
  • Nicole De Long, Director, Business and Client Development, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre:
    Integrating Automation with Agriculture

9:10 am

  • Calum Cawley, Product Engineering Manager – Autonomous Vehicle Systems, MacLean Engineering:
    Automating Dull, Dirty and Dangerous Tasks in Underground Mining

9:40 am

  • Tradeshow and networking break

10:30 am

  • Morning breakout sessions:
    • Robotics
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Automobility technologies
    • Intellectual Property Protection for Industrial Automation Solutions

11:30 am

  • Networking break and buffet lunch

12:00 pm

  • Dave Ellis, President, FIRST Robotics Canada: FIRST, Changing Your World for the Better!

12:25 pm

  • Introduction of keynote speaker by Dr. Peter Wawrow, Director, Applied Research & Development, St. Clair College
  • Keynote speaker: Arun Muthu, Director, USAC Technology Deployment, 3M Canada: 3M’s Automation Journey

1:30 pm

  • Tradeshow and networking break

2:15 pm

  • Afternoon breakout sessions:
    • Automotive Manufacturing
    • Agri-tech
    • Construction
    • Health
    • Mold-making

3:20 pm

  • Introduction of final plenary speaker by Shelley Fellows, Chair, Automate Canada
  • Nicolas Durand, Vice President and General Manager, ABB Robotics Canada: Emerging Technologies in Automation – ABB’s Perspective

4:20 pm

  • Closing Remarks
    • Vladimir Franjo, Regional Director – Ontario Cross Regional Team, National Research Council Canada – Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)
    • Wendy Stark, Director, Business Retention & Expansion, Invest WindsorEssex


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