EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION

Thursday, April 6, 2017


2017 Panel Discussion

Hear from key industry leaders and academics on the topic of "Industry 4.0 - Practical Implementation Recommendations"

10:15 am - 12:00 pm Expert Panel
12:00 pm -1:00 pm Networking lunch

 

Location: 
McMaster Innovation Park
175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton


Meet the Experts:

MODERATOR

Dennis Darby

Dennis Darby

Dennis was appointed President  & CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters in January 2017, and is charged with leading the continuing transformation of the manufacturing sector in Canada, which continues to represent 1.7 million jobs, and more than 11 per cent of Canada’s GDP.  Working with our members, partners and stakeholders, Dennis will be charged with bringing Industrie 2030 to life, as an achievable set of goals for Canada. 

Dennis graduated from McMaster University in 1984 with a degree in Chemical Engineering and Management, and he is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario. He achieved the ICD.D designation from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto in 2011.

PANELISTS

Roger Hallett

Roger Hallett

Roger Hallett is President and CEO of Festo Canada headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario. Founded in 1925, Festo is a leading global supplier of automation technology and education programs employing 16,700 employees in 176 countries. Roger has held a series of senior Sales and Business Management roles in automation businesses in the UK, Germany, South East Asia and Japan prior to settling in Canada in 2002.

Roger studied Electrical Engineering at Worcester Technical College in the UK and worked in a variety of Application Engineering and Product Management roles before establishing himself in Sales and Business Development positions.

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Daniel Medrea

Daniel Medrea

Mr. Daniel Medrea is the Managing Director for DMGMORI Canada. Mr. Medrea is a professional engineer and has been involved in manufacturing for the past 20 and has held various position in engineering and sales management. He is actively involved in the Machine Tool Industry and serves on the Executive Board the Canadian Machine Tool Distributors Association.

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Joris Myny

Joris Myny

Joris Myny is the Senior Vice President and Country Division Lead for two of Siemens Canada’s divisions: Digital Factory and Process Industries and Drives. Mr. Myny is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of these businesses in Canada, including sales, marketing and service operations within the fields of Automation, Integrated Drive Systems including Gear Units, Motion Control, Instrumentation, Industrial Control and PLM Software.

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Rick Huijbregts

Rick Huijbregts

As Vice President of Digital Transformation and Innovation, Dr. Rick Huijbregts is responsible for business development, digitization, and Cisco Canada’s Innovation program.

Dr. Huijbregts holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from the Tilburg Polytechnic University in the Netherlands, a master’s degree in real estate development and project management from Delft University in the Netherlands, and a doctorate from Harvard University with a specialization in real estate technology and investment management. In 2012, Rick was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his transformational work in municipal innovation in Canada.

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