Cybersecurity in aviation should be a piece of cake
Nov06

Cybersecurity in aviation should be a piece of cake

By: Valarie Findlay No industry is immune to cyber breaches, but few evoke visions of catastrophic loss and devastation than an aviation cyber attack. Despite being the safest mode of transport, the aviation industry’s potential for large-scale loss makes it a high-value target for malicious actors. Aviation’s inextricably connected systems and processes present numerous contact points for cyber threats,...

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EP 69: The wind beneath their wings, an interview with Marc Bouvrette, Gap Wireless
Nov02

EP 69: The wind beneath their wings, an interview with Marc Bouvrette, Gap Wireless

In this show, Marcello Sukhdeo talks with Marc Bouvrette, president of Gap Wireless about Unmanned Aerial Vehicle solutions (UAVs). Hear about UAV trends, solutions, applications, training, regulations, and what to expect beyond 2020. Questions include: What trends are you seeing in the marketplace for Enterprise-grade drones and other UAV solutions? What differentiates drones suited for the enterprise versus consumer-level...

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Government of Canada issues a ‘Call for Proposals’ to enhance Defence and Security
Oct31

Government of Canada issues a ‘Call for Proposals’ to enhance Defence and Security

The Government of Canada has issued a call for proposals to aid in the development of science and technology (S&T) tools. This would assist in the growth of knowledge and advice to better respond to Canada’s defence, public safety, and security challenges. This program, which is federally-funded, is a partnership between the National Defence Science and Technology and Public...

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Innovation and superclusters
Oct18

Innovation and superclusters

I recently read a great book called “How to Fly a Horse”, written by the inventor of the “Internet of Things”, Kevin Ashton. Opening with an anecdote about the Wright brothers trying to figure out how to essentially “fly a horse”, it debunks our common beliefs about creativity and innovation. When reviewing some of the world’s greatest innovative breakthroughs,...

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Game Changer: Jim Quick, President and CEO of AIAC
Sep18

Game Changer: Jim Quick, President and CEO of AIAC

In June 2011, Jim Quick moved into his current position as the President and CEO of Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), after spending a few years in the chemical industry. Making that transition to the aerospace industry, Jim quickly realized that “every day is different with new opportunities and challenges.” But not only that, “each day you get...

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Interview with Jeffery Hutchinson, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard
Aug29

Interview with Jeffery Hutchinson, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard

From the June/July 2017 issue. In March 2017, Jeffery Hutchinson was appointed as the Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, serving previously in the position of Deputy Commissioner, Strategy and Shipbuilding from 2015 to 2017. Prior to this, Commissioner Hutchinson held the positions of Director General, National Strategies, and Director General, Integrated Business Management Services. Managing Editor of Vanguard,...

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