Made in Canada March 2016

Join the Southern Ontario Defence Association for

Made in Canada 2015 Conference

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MARCH 31, 2016

CAROUSEL ROOM, WESTERN FAIR DISTRICT

LONDON, CANADA


2016 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Click for PDF Conference Program


 

2016 CONFERENCE PHOTOS

 


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


Ontario SMEs – this is your opportunity to connect with the Supply Chain Specialists, Engineers and In Service Support personnel from systems integrators and OEMs. You will learn of near-term supplier/ procurement opportunities.

Primes & Systems Integrators – this is your opportunity to update your supplier lists from Ontario; source new suppliers for existing platforms; and potential suppliers for upcoming platforms and procurements.


CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Speakers are updated as confirmed.

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Christopher Baird

Senior Director, Build in Canada Innovation Program,
Office of Small and Medium Enterprises and Strategic Engagement, PWGSC

Christopher Baird is currently Senior Director responsible for the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) within the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises and Strategic Engagement at PWGSC. Mr. Baird and his team work closely with stakeholders through the Program’s outreach, program management and innovation management activities. The BCIP supports cutting-edge Canadian businesses in moving their pre-commercial innovations from the lab to the marketplace by providing qualified innovations with a first sale to federal government departments.

Christopher was most recently responsible managing the development of the government’s Defence Procurement Strategy (DPS) initiative over a 3 year period within PWGSC working with National Defence, Industry Canada, International Trade and industry stakeholders in the Strategy’s development. Previous to this role, Christopher held position of Acquisitions Branch Account Executive working with other government departments regarding their procurement and business needs, and he spent almost 10 years in telecommunications management with the Information Technology Services Branch of PWGSC (now Shared Services Canada).

 

garybiermannGary Biermann

Regional Technology Manager – Canada, International Science and Technology

Gary Biermann is a Senior Staff Researcher with Lockheed Martin International Science and Technology (IS&T), and the Regional Technology Manager (RTM) for Canada. He is responsible for looking across the corporation for new technology needs, identifying and pursuing strategically important future technologies, and creating collaborative agreements with universities and companies in Canada to help meet those needs. His focus is on technology transition and developing collaborative research agreements serving both our core markets and adjacencies. Areas of specific technology focus include advanced materials and nano structures, advanced sensing and signature technologies, and advanced computing platforms.

Gary joined GE Aerospace in 1978, which later became part of Lockheed Martin. He spent his first 15 years with the company developing aircraft avionics systems, including digital fly-by-wire flight controls, full authority engine controls, and advanced flat panel display systems. He held positions as an engineering director, and a program director for all new GE Engine Control Systems. The second half of his career has been focused on transitioning technology to new purposes. He created and led two successful commercial businesses, one in Industrial Controls for automotive and locomotive applications, and a second in medical image management systems for cardiology. He has continued to work to transition technologies into areas such as advanced computing, Additive Manufacturing, advanced coating & compound materials, Oil & Gas, renewable energy and energy storage applications.

Gary is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering.


DIRECTIONS TO WESTERN FAIR DISTRICT
CAROUSEL ROOM:  900 King St., (2nd floor) London, ON, N5W 2X6 

From Toronto (East)…

Take the 401 west to the Highbury Avenue exit at London. On Highbury Avenue, head north to Florence Street. Turn left onto Florence Street. On Florence Street, head west until you come to Rectory Street. Turn right onto Rectory Street. The main entrance to the Western Fair District is immediately on your right-hand side. Look for the big colourful “Western Fair District” logo above the gate.

From Windsor…

Take the 401 east to the Wellington Street exit. On Wellington Street, head north until you reach King Street (downtown). Turn right onto King Street, which is a one-way street and head east. Turn right onto Rectory Street. The main entrance to the Western Fair District is immediately on your left-hand side. Look for the big colourful “Western Fair District” logo above the gate.

From Sarnia…

Take the 402 to the 401 and then take the first London exit at Wellington Street. On Wellington Street, head north until you reach King Street (downtown). Turn right onto King Street, which is a one-way street and head east. Turn right onto Rectory Street. The main entrance to the Western Fair District is immediately on your left-hand side. Look for the big colourful “Western Fair District” logo above the gate.

From Barrie…

Take the 400 until you come to the 401. Head West on the 401 (London) Take the first exit into London which will be the Highbury Avenue exit. On Highbury Avenue, head north to Florence Street. Turn left onto Florence Street. On Florence Street, head west until you come to Rectory Street. Turn right onto Rectory Street. The main entrance to the Western Fair District is immediately on your right-hand side. Look for the big colourful “Western Fair District” logo above the gate.

Made in Canada 2015 Conference Map

 


Require overnight accommodation?  

Reach out to Delta London Armouries Hotel directly to reserve your room(s). Preferred rate of $115 will be given for both Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday, March 31. When booking please ask for “House Reservations”.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
300 King Street, London, ON
+1-519-439-1661

Delta London Armouries Hotel
325 Dundas Street, London, ON
+1-519-640-5004


Thank You to our 2016 Sponsors