Toronto Canada

Growth 4.0 – Canada’s way to harness the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)

Date

Friday, 11 May 2018

Time

8.00 – 12.30

Address

Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Agenda

08:00 – 09:00Breakfast and Registration
09:00 – 09:10 Opening of the Conference – GMIS Presentation
Badr Al-Olama, Director of Aerospace, Mubadala Investment Company; Head of Global Manufacturing Organization Limited
09:10 – 09:40 The Canadian manufacturing sector and its vision out to 2030
Faisal Kazi, President & CEO, Siemens Canada Limited
Mathew Wilson, Vice-President, National Policy, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
PWC representative
09:40 – 09:55 Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence
Prof. Joshua Gans, Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, to present:
9:55 – 10:10 Mr. Michael Helander, CEO of OTI Lumionics
10:10 – 10:40 On Stage Discussion
Joshua Gans, Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Michael Helander, CEO of OTI Lumionics
10:40 – 11:00Break
11:00 – 11:50 Women in the Manufacturing sector: Female participation in STEM as an enabling factor
  • Prof. Sonia Kang, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto
  • Fatou Haidara, Managing Director, Policy and Programme Support, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)
  • Ann Marie MacDougall, President, LeaderBoom Inc.
11:50 – 12:25 Factories of the Future: Finding Solutions to Tomorrow’s Challenges
Interactive Challenge to the Audience
12:30 Closing remarks

Objectives of the Event

  • Highlight potential challenges and opportunities for the 4IR in Canada;
  • Allow for the identification of possible partnerships between private sector and manufacturers, academia or other civil society actors;
  • Flag critical national, regional and global -level actions to strengthen the social, economic and environmental benefits of manufacturing and industrialization;
  • Identify and promote effective and promising multi-stakeholder initiatives;
  • Promote GMIS and seek input for the next Summit in order to align 4IR and manufacturing activities more closely with progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
 

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