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Presentations and Keynote Speeches

The keynote speeches by Minister Goodyear and Robert Hardt, as well as the presentations by the panelists at our Summit.



Keynote Address by Minister Gary Goodyear 

Keynote Speech by Robert Hardt, President & CEO, Siemens Canada     

Slides Accompanying Mr. Hardt's Speech 



SESSION 1: The Power of Partnerships


  • Dean Ishwar Puri, McMaster University 

SESSION 2: Emerging Technologies


  • Rebecca Bourque, Mitacs 
  • Dominik Lucke, Fraunhofer IPA 
  • Richard Seager, Warwick Manufacturing Group 
  • Jeff Zabudsky, Sheridan 

SESSION 3: The Supply Chain


  • Joe Loparco, AGS Automotive Systems 
  • Rory McAlpine, Maple Leaf Foods:  For a copy of Mr. McAlpine's Presentation please email him at: 
  • Angela Pappin, ArcelorMittal Dofasco 

SESSION 5: Reducing the Risk of Innovation


  • Michael Gardiner 
  • Jonathan Hack