ShipTech Forum 2019
March 5, 2019
7:30 - 17:00
The Future of Shipbuilding
RAdm Casper P. Donovan, CD
Director General Future Ship Capability,
Patrick T. Finn
Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel)
Director General, Large Combat Ship Construction Sector at PSPC
Vice President of Programs,
Irving Shipbuilding Inc.
Chief Program Officer,
Vice President & Senior Analyst,
Canadian Global Affairs Institute
RAdm Ian Mack (Ret'd)
Xi Complexity Consulting Inc.
Captain Norman Jolin, OMM, MSM, CD, RCN (Ret'd)
Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship
Senior Vice President,
Canadian Welding Bureau
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
7:30 – 8:35
Registration, Breakfast & Networking
8:35 – 8:45
8:45 – 9:20
9:20 – 10:00
Commercialization of Ocean and Marine Tech
Capitalizing on the ocean economy using the power of superclusters to facilitate commercialization of ocean and marine technologies.
10:00 – 10:30
10:30 – 10:50
Marine Welding Provisions: Certification of companies for fusion welding, an update on CSA W47.1:2019
10:50 – 12:00
“You’re Having Twins!”
It’s the kind of news that will rock your world, and the arrival of the Digital Twin is about to do the same for ship owners and operators everywhere. Activities currently the norm in shipbuilding and fleet management, things like 3D models, training simulators, and asset monitoring, are well-positioned to merge under the Digital Twin banner. If we get it right, the result will be a massive value boost to Canada’s fleet. A panel of marine industry innovators based in Newfoundland will share their early ideas on Digital Twin innovation, and connect with the audience to hear what operators are hoping for in this emerging new era of ship management.
12:00 – 1:00
1:00 – 1:40
1:40 – 2:50
Measuring and Achieving Success
NSS lessons learned, by other countries and now by Canada. What needs to be done to ensure the success of the NSS. What has been achieved to date?
2:50 – 3:00
3:00 – 4:00
RAdm Caper Donovan
Director General Future Ship Capability, Royal Canadian Navy
Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE)
Michelle L. Stanford
Senior Vice President, Industry Services, CWB Group
CEO, Genoa Design International
Capt Christopher Hearn
Director, Centre for Marine Simulation, Marine Institute
President & CEO, Virtual Marine
Director of Business Development, Avalon Holographics
ADM Materiel, Department of National Defence
Vice President and Senior Analyst, Canadian Global Affairs Institute
Chief Program Officer, Seaspan Shipyards
Vice President of Programs, Irving Shipbuilding Inc.
Director General, Large Combat Ship Construction Sector, Public Services and Procurement Canada
RAdm Ian Mack (Ret'd)
CEO, Xi Complexity Consulting Inc.
ShipTech Forum 2018 Recap
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 ShipTech Forum about?
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This forum is an opportunity to explore Canada’s excellence in technical shipbuilding, future technologies and the impact on economic growth and export.
Why should you attend?
Who should attend?
This event will be held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa.
Where is it?
55 Colonel By Drive,
Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2
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.
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.
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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