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Game Changer: Wayne McKay, Galley Design Specialist, Smart Galley Designs
Jun10

Game Changer: Wayne McKay, Galley Design Specialist, Smart Galley Designs

In 1994, Wayne McKay was called upon by KPMG personnel search division to change careers from Executive Chef of the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax to a corporate F&B Cost Controller in charge of managing the food procurement in Moncton, N.B. This change marked the entrance of McKay into the marine industry. Here he was charged with...

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A different view of technology in defence
May14

A different view of technology in defence

In one of my first Tech Watch columns in Vanguard published in 2014, which came out after the announced changes to the previous Industrial Regional Benefits policy in Canada. The changes, which would incentivized defence contractors to focus investments in Canadian technologies that would contribute to Canada’s long-term technology objectives, caused me to be exuberant and idealistic about the...

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Keeping defence forces on the cutting edge of technology, interview with Ken Peterman, Viasat
Apr12

Keeping defence forces on the cutting edge of technology, interview with Ken Peterman, Viasat

In this episode of Vanguard Radio, J. Richard Jones talks with Ken Peterman, President, Government Systems at Viasat, a global communications company. For more than 30 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate.  Ken Peterman, President, Government Systems, Viasat In April 2013, Ken joined Viasat as Vice President, Government Systems. Just over a year later in June 2014, he was appointed Senior...

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Part 2: The evolution of pilot training. An interview with Joe Armstrong, CAE Canada
Feb20

Part 2: The evolution of pilot training. An interview with Joe Armstrong, CAE Canada

In this second part, J. Richard Jones continues his discussion with Joe Armstrong, Vice‐President & General Manager of CAE Canada. CAE is a worldwide leader in training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets. Hear more about CAE’s MAD XR technology, which was developed jointly with DRDC and NRC. The future of pilot training and technologies...

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On the Agenda: Lessons from NSS, marine tech and fusion welding
Feb14

On the Agenda: Lessons from NSS, marine tech and fusion welding

What do ocean and marine tech, fusion welding, digital twin tech, lessons from NSS and innovative technologies for vessel performance optimization all have in common? If you say the marine industry, you’re right. But there is still yet another answer. These topics will be discussed in one day at the upcoming Ship Tech Forum to be held in Ottawa....

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Government of Canada invests $26.8 million in IDEaS first call for proposals
Jan17

Government of Canada invests $26.8 million in IDEaS first call for proposals

On January 16, the first call for proposals (CFP) for Competitive Projects under the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security Program (IDEaS) program successfully concluded. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan in making the announcement said: “The success of the IDEaS first call for proposals is a testament to the importance of investing in Canadian innovation to support the future of...

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