February/March issue: Marine Fuels, Maritime Domain Awareness and C4ISR
Feb23

February/March issue: Marine Fuels, Maritime Domain Awareness and C4ISR

Recently, I had the opportunity to network with many leaders from the military and industry at our 4th annual C4ISR and Beyond event that was held in Ottawa on January 30th. Engaging with some of the top experts on C4ISR in Canada was indeed an insightful experience, one that expands your grasp of the magnitude of C4ISR, while at...

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EP 83: NATO urges Canada to increase defence budget, and DND is looking for help to track drones
Feb21

EP 83: NATO urges Canada to increase defence budget, and DND is looking for help to track drones

In this episode, the Secretary-General of NATO urges NATO nations in Europe and Canada to increase defence budget, MDA signs a contract to provide unmanned aircraft systems to the Royal Canadian Navy, and DND is looking for help to track drones. Show Notes: The NATO Secretary-General recently urged Canada and European allies to keep ramping up defence spending. Only...

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Game Changer: Farhoud Shirzadi, CEO, VSETA
Feb20

Game Changer: Farhoud Shirzadi, CEO, VSETA

As the Chief Executive Officer of VSETA, Farhoud Shirzadi is responsible for the development and validation of innovative business models by utilizing artificial intelligence and sensors to offer new services for smart buildings. “Since we spend the majority of our time indoors, the task of managing security and comfort of thousands of building occupants in large facilities is merely...

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Decarbonization and Marine Propulsion Systems
Feb16

Decarbonization and Marine Propulsion Systems

In 2012, the maritime industry emitted close to 1,000 million tonnes of CO2, which represented about 2.2 per cent of global CO2 emissions. A study by the Danish Shipowner’s Association (DSA) and UCL Energy Institute in 2016 showed that this could rise to 15 per cent by 2050. While the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) believes the industry can improve...

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Game Changer: Jordan Kyriakidis, President and CEO, QRA Corp
Feb15

Game Changer: Jordan Kyriakidis, President and CEO, QRA Corp

About five years ago, Jordan Kyriakidis started out in the defence and security industry by working on a research project with Lockheed Martin on algorithm development. This development was about the verification of complex systems for both software and hardware. Due to the prevalence of software today, “verifying them is much more difficult,” Kyriakidis said. “Our initial core algorithm...

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Game Changer: Dr. Ben Cecil, CEO, The Canadian Centre for Product Validation
Feb14

Game Changer: Dr. Ben Cecil, CEO, The Canadian Centre for Product Validation

As the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Centre for Product Validation (CCPV) at Fanshawe College, Dr. Ben Cecil is responsible for virtually everything in his organization. “I jokingly tell folks that CEO stands for ‘chief everything officer.’ As a lean organization, that means we all wear a dozen hats,” Dr. Cecil said. He went on to add that...

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