Shipbuilding Technology Forum
March 2, 2017
7:30 - 16:30
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) CHARLOTTETOWN
The Shipbuilding Technology Forum is a one-day conference that is intended to showcase emerging technologies, address a range of marine and shipbuilding issues as well as ship repair and the advantages they provide for growth and export.
This event facilitates meaningful dialogue between industry, government and military so as to provide stakeholders with the knowledge and share lessons learned from a technological perspective with the aim to showcase successful investments in cutting edge technologies.
What is the Shipbuilding Technology Forum about?
Why should you attend?
This forum is an opportunity to explore Canada’s excellence in technical shipbuilding, future technologies and the impact on economic growth and export.
Who should attend?
Jeffery Hutchinson was appointed to the position of Deputy Commissioner, Strategy and Shipbuilding in 2015. He was previously Director General, National Strategies, and Director General, Integrated Business Management Services at the National Headquarters of the Canadian Coast Guard in 2014. He brought 12 years of experience as a senior civil servant in disciplines ranging from law to front-line operations.
Mr. Hutchinson has a proven track record of fostering innovation within the public service. While the Executive Director of the Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat, the organization tripled the rate at which claims were being processed, and introduced new procedural options for claimants. Previous to this, he participated in remodelling the Specific Claims process, modernizing labour relations within the Department of Justice, and supporting the achievement of the historic Residential Schools Settlement. As an Executive Director at Treasury Board Secretariat, he helped departments achieve operational savings in the hundreds of millions of dollars while preserving front line services to Canadians.
Mr. Hutchinson is proud to serve with the Coast Guard. He has a particular interest in the role of the Coast Guard in Canada’s developing northern economy.
Mr. Hutchinson hails from London, Ontario and is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario. He is married and the father of three teenagers.
François took over the leadership of the Engineering division in January 2017, with responsibility for oversight of the following five research groups: Construction; Aerospace; Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering; Automotive and Surface Transportation; and Energy, Mining and Environment, as well as for the new Canadian Centre for Advanced Manufacturing initiative.
François joined NRC in 2013, as the General Manager of the NRC Information and Communications Technologies portfolio and then as Vice-President of the Emerging Technologies – Platforms division. Prior to that, François was heavily involved in the high-tech sector, as President of Roctest Ltd. and its subsidiary FISO Technologies Inc., and through various leadership positions at Mitel Corporation including Senior VP and General-Manager of its semiconductor division. He was involved in many acquisitions throughout the world.
François is a graduate from Sherbrooke University in electrical engineering and holds a master's degree in the same field from Waterloo University, as well as a diploma in Business Administration from Sherbrooke University.
Deputy Commissioner, Strategy and Shipbuilding, Canadian Coast Guard
Vice-President, Engineering, NRC
15:25 - 15:30
Registration, Breakfast & Networking
13:55 - 14:25
07:30 - 08:40
LNG – Where do Canadian vessels stand? What can we
anticipate moving forward?
Andrew Kendrick, Vice President Operations, VARD
08:40 - 08:50
12:30 - 13:15
Welcome - Terri Pavelic, Editor-in-Chief, Vanguard
Panel 2 | Design Considerations for Arctic Operations
• How does the Coast Guard operate in the arctic
• Ice breaking technology, design considerations
• The impact of winterization on ship design, training, safety, emergency equipment, etc.
• Polar Code implementation from a Classification Society perspective
Moderator: Pierre LeBlanc, President, Arctic Security Consultants
Panelists: Derek Buxton, Project Manager, Polar Icebreaker
Andrew Kendrick, Vice President, Operations, Vard Marine Canada
David Lloyd, Manager, Government Operations Canada, Lloyd's Register
Opening Keynote Speaker
Francois Cordeau, Vice President Engineering, NRC
15:30 - 16:30
08:50 - 09:20
09:20 - 10:00
Luncheon Keynote | Fleet of the Future: Opportunities through Innovation. Change through Collaboration.
Jeffery Hutchinson, Deputy Commissioner,
Strategy and Shipbuilding, Canadian Coast Guard
Modern Waste Management at Sea
Dr. Theodora Alexakis, Vice-President, Business Development, Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc.
13:15 - 13:55
10:00 - 10:30
14:25 - 15:25
10:30 - 11:30
Panel – Innovative Marine Technologies - Additive Manufacturing
Moderator: Martin Lavoie, Director, Manufacturing Policy,
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
Panelist: Philippe Dupuis, President, Precision3D
Mohsen Mohammadi, PhD
Assistant Professor and Director Cognitive Performance Optimization Lab (COPOL), University of New Brunswick
Garry Warren, Vice President, Industrial Development, Construction & Equipment Division, JD Irving Ltd.
11:30 - 12:30
Dr. Theodora Alexakis
Vice-President, Business Development, Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc.
MBA, OSTJ, CD
Project Manager, Polar Icebreaker, Vessel Procurement Directorate, Canadian Coast Guard
Dr. Mohsen Mohammadi
Vice President, Operations, Vard Marine Canada
Manager, Government Operations Canada, Lloyd's Register
Assistant Prof. and Dir. COPOL, University of New Brunswick
This event will be held at the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa.
Fairmont Châeau Laurier
Where is it?
1) NETWORK, CONNECT, AND FORGE KEY RELATIONSHIPS
With multiple network breaks, receptions and sitdown meals, you have ample oppourtunties to connect with your desired audience. Partake in the conference sessions and gain firsthand insights on what the industry is looking for so you can better position your product and/or service offerings.
2) ESTABLISH YOUR THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
Demonstrate your company’s expertise and authority with a customized speaking platform. The oppourtunity to participate directly in delivering educational content increases receptivity to your brand and sales efforts. Be top of mind when industry practicioners are looking for advice and solutions.
3) INCREASE BRAND RECOGNITION
Consider the marketing exposure you will receive through our print and digital efforts, both internally and via our media partnerships. You will get weeks of pre-event exposure to your target audience. Think of it as a consolidated media buy.
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