February 25, 2020
7:30 - 17:00
The Westin | Ottawa, ON
Capt(N) Jacques P. Olivier
Director Naval Platform Systems, RCN
Technology Transfer Officer
University of New Brunswick
Catherine O'Carroll, MSc, BSc, MRAeS
Global Campaign Director – Integrated Test & Evaluation
General Manager, Marine Solutions, Wärtsilä Canada Inc.
Senior Research Development Officer, Marine RD&D, Innovation Centre, Transport Canada
CEO, Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE)
Director General Innovation for the Assistant Deputy Minister (Science & Technology)
Superintendent, Quality Engineering Test Establishment, DND
Vice President, Project Delivery, Victoria Shipyards
Director New Initiatives
Chief Manufacturing Officer, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada
Capt(N) Ian Parker (Re'd)
Director of Naval Affairs, Naval Association of Canada
Director, Polar Research and Government Business Development, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Senior Policy Advisor, Transport Canada
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
7:30 – 8:45
Registration, Breakfast & Networking
8:45 – 8:55
Terri Pavelic, Editor-in-Chief, Vanguard
8:55 – 9:30
Challenges for the Design and Build of Future Arctic Ships
Ravi Kumar, Senior Naval Architect and Sales Manager, Lloyd’s Register Applied Technology Group
9:30 – 10:00
Demand Driven Innovation – The IDEaS Program
Eric Fournier, Director General Innovation, IDEaS, Department of National Defence
10:00 – 10:30
15:00 – 16:00
Tackling the Climate Crisis –
how the Marine sector plays their part
James Bond, Director, Polar Research & Ice Class Ships, ABS
Drummond Fraser, Arctic and Large Vessels, Design and Equipment Standards, Transport Canada
Mark Keneford, General Manager, Marine Solutions, Wärtsilä Canada Inc.
Ryan Sookhoo, Director New Initiatives, Hydrogenics Corporation
12:00 – 13:00
13:00 – 13:30
Icebreaking and support services in Canada’s North
Mario Pelletier, Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard
14:30 – 15:00
16:00 – 16:05
16:05 – 17:00
10:30 – 11:00
Global Success for Thordon Bearings Stems from RCN Commitment
George A. ‘Sandy’ Thomson, Innovator, Thordon Bearings Inc.
11:00 – 12:00
Improving component and vessel performance
Cathy O’Caroll, Global Campaign Director, Integrated Test & Evaluation, QinetiQ
Serge Carignan, Superintendent, Quality Engineering Test Establishment, DND
CaptN Jacques Olivier, Director Naval Platform Systems, RCN
Tony Winter, VP, Project Delivery, Seaspan
13:30 – 14:30
Jim Hanlon, CEO, COVE
Stewart Cramer, Chief Manufacturing Officer, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada
Matthew Douglass, Technology Transfer Officer, University of New Brunswick
Abigail Fyfe, Senior Research Development Officer, Marine RD&D, Innovation Centre, Transport Canada
Tech Presentation/Demo Schedule
Arctic Logistical Challenges – Amphibious Mobility
Darlene Seligman | Arktos Developments Ltd
The Future of Unmanned Aerial System
Dr Armin Strobel | AS Works
Advanced Hull Monitoring Solutions by Use of Fiber Optic Technology
Arnstein Stavnheim | Light Structures
Multi-Axis Motion Compensated Deck Machinery
Ivan Barroeta | Maritime Hydraulic
Remote Sensing Technology for Preventative Maintenance and Security
Brandon Wright | Barnacle Systems Inc.
Innovation in Shock and Vibration Monitoring at Sea
Blake Moyen | Coast Dynamics Group
The Future of Sustainment and MRO
Denis Morais | SSI
Run Better Ships with Better Data
Andrew Boswell | Rimot IO
Refit Optimizer – Toward an Intelligent Scheduling System
Daniel Lafond, PhD | Thales
AI and Data Analytics for Navigation & Monitoring of Vessels
Syed Imtiaz | Memorial University, Process Engineering, Faculty Engineering & Applied Science
Combat the Data Breach Crisis with Circles of Trust
Nandini Jolly | CryptoMill
Digital Twin Technology of Gas Turbine Engines
Dr Ashok Koul | Life Prediction Tech
Vessel Management System
Ivana Drcec | Seashore Maritime Services
Immersive Future of the Shipyard
Sam Sannandeji | Modest Tree
Artificial Intelligence that Co-Create Virtual Worlds
Harold Dumur | OVA
The ShipTech 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.
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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.
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