Here’s your recap of what happened at Day 3 of The Best of CMTS, featuring speakers from the APMA, TELUS Business, CME, and more!
Day 3 Keynote: Flavio Volpe, President, Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association (APMA)
Day 3 of The Best of CMTS kicked off with in-person and virtual attendees hearing from Flavio Volpe, CEO, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA), as he discussed electrification of the automobile, governments switch over by 2035, and the real future - a mix of successes and failures of the tug-of-war over retiring internal combustion.
Flavio posed ‘what will high voltage platforms facilitate in the adoption of advanced connected technologies in vehicles?’, ‘who will own the terra-bytes of data that these machines will generate?’, ‘how does a customer’s relationship change with the car makers in a data-driven world?’ and ‘what is the nature of supplier relationships in 2035?’ in his keynote presentation “Our Real Electric Future”.
Day 3 Industry Panel: “Driving Transformation: Enhancing Wellness, Safety, and Security in Manufacturing”
Moderated by Erin Hartnett, Ontario TELUS Business Solutions Manager, TELUS Business, and joined by panelists Damien Johnston, TELUS Business, Mathew Wilson, Senior Vice-President of Policy, Government Relations, & Ontario Division, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and Marshall Berkin, TELUS Business, discussed how manufacturing leaders can bridge the digital divide - integrating new technologies to overcome key industry issues such as attracting and retaining talent amid a skills shortage, increasing employee engagement and productivity by prioritizing health and well-being, creating safer work environments for workers, and mitigating the potential risk and cost of a cyberattack.
SME ZONE Smart Theatre: Day 3 Tech Talks and Smart Hub Presentations
In the SME ZONE Smart Theatre, CMTS participants were able to gain insights into
- The Necessity of Health and Safety Practices While Implementing New Technologies in Welding and Welding Automation Processes with Duncan Beaumont from Translas North America
- New Approaches in Real-Time Analytics and Computer Vision Powered by Machine Learning in Automated Inspection with Mike Mohseni, PhD from
AutoMetrics Manufacturing Technologies Inc.
- Automate the Material Removal Process for Competitive Advantage with Michael Haas from FerRobotics
- Prepare Your Organization for Industry 4.0 with Digital Lean Sigma with Ijaz Rauf, PhD from SRA Academy