August 31 - September 2, 2021

Palais des Congrès Montréal

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Global Supply Chain Summit


All the presentations are entirely in English, unless indicated as bilingual (French/English).


 From Vision To Reality: Breaking Through the World of 4.0

Preliminary Program*

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal

As we enter the 4th Industrial Revolution, which is leveraging interconnections between machines and interconnections between machines and humans, this 2017 edition of the Global Supply Chain Summit aims to help companies of all sizes in the aerospace sector to migrate towards Industry 4.0. Emphasis will be placed on demystifying the concept and presenting case studies to inspire and encourage our industry’s transition.

Masters of Ceremonies:

Hélène V. Gagnon, Vice President, Public Affairs and Global Communications, CAE and Chair of the Board, Aéro Montréal

7.00 am - 8.15 am
Registration and welcome
8.15 am - 8.30 am
Welcoming remarks

Suzanne M. Benoît, President, Aéro Montréal

  • Suzanne M. Benoît
    Suzanne M. Benoît

8.30 am - 8.40 am
Opening remarks

Joseph C. Anselmo, Editor-in-chief, Aviation Week & Space Technology

Joseph C. Anselmo will review general trends in the aerospace sector and introduce the day’s agenda.

  • Joseph Anselmo
    Joseph Anselmo

8.40 am - 8.50 am
Opening speech by Bombardier

Jim Vounassis, Chief Transformation and Procurement Officer, Bombardier Inc.

    Jim Vounassis

8.50 am - 9.25 am - Conference
The evolution and impacts of 4.0

Moderator : Hélène V. Gagnon, Vice President, Public Affairs and Global Communications, CAE and Chair of the Board Aéro Montréal

- Éric Leduc, Senior Sales Manager, Microsoft
- Naomi Goldapple, Program Director, Element AI

It’s time to demystify the term “4.0,” to review the steps that have led to the 4th industrial revolution as a result of various breakthrough technologies. This panel will also underline why Montreal is becoming the new 4.0 hub.

  • Hélène V. Gagnon
    Hélène V. Gagnon
  • Naomi Goldapple
    Naomi Goldapple

9.25 am - 9.50 am - Conference
The impact of 4.0 on the supply chain

Kevin Michaels, President-CEO, AeroDynamic

Kevin Michaels will show us the changes that 4.0 has had on various levels of the supply chain.

  • Dr. Kevin Michaels
    Dr. Kevin Michaels

9.50 am - 10.15 am - Conference
State of the art: When robotics optimize the production of aerospace structures

Jean-Philippe Marouzé, Director – Product and Advanced Composite Value Chain, Bombardier

  • Jean-Philippe Marouzé
    Jean-Philippe Marouzé

10.15 am - 10.30 am
10.30 am - 11.25 am - Case study presentation
Concrete example of a supply chain in transformation

Moderator : Graham Warwick, Managing Editor, Technology Aviation Week & Space Technology

- Jill Christenson, Sr. Manager Supplier Management Aircraft Materials &Structures Strategy, The Boeing Company
- Anthony L. Velocci, Former Editor-in-chief of Aviation Week & Space Technology
- Tim Beatty, PresidentBullen Ultrasonics

This panel will share lessons learned and explain the role companies are playing in a rapidly-changing supply chain.

  • Graham Warwick
    Graham Warwick
  • Jill Christenson
    Jill Christenson

11.25 am - 12.10 pm - Case study presentation
Assess and measure your transition to 4.0

- Hany Moustapha, Professor and Director, Aéro ÉTS
- Jeff Gazidis, Business Development Aerospace, Siemens Canada
- Yves Proteau, Co-president, APN

This panel will present the tools that will enable you to position yourself and measure the success of implementing 4.0 in your company.

  • Hany Moustapha, Ph.D.
    Hany Moustapha, Ph.D.
  • Jeff Z. Gazidis
    Jeff Z. Gazidis
  • Yves Proteau
    Yves Proteau

12.10 pm - 1.45 pm
Lunch in the 4.0 Demo Zone
1.45 am - 02.15 am - Conference
When start-ups disrupt the models

Van Espahbodi , Co-Founder, Starburst Accelerator

Van Espahbodi will show us how innovative start-ups are disrupting traditional operating concepts, acting in 4.0.

  • Van Espahbodi
    Van Espahbodi

2.15 pm - 2.45pm - Conference
Optimize performance through interconnection!

Shane Eddy, Senior VP Operations Pratt&Whitney

Shane Eddy will present the impact of industry 4.0 on the supply chain by showing how supply chain interconnection optimizes the overall performance of all players in the aerospace sector. He will cite the case of Pratt & Whitney, a leader in creating a digitalized relationship with its suppliers.

  • Shane Eddy
    Shane Eddy

2.45 pm - 3.15 pm - Conference
Humans, the heart of 4.0

Johanne Jolicoeur, Human Ressources Business Partner GE Aviation Bromont

GE Bromont, a leader in robotic plants, demonstrates how Humans are at the heart of industry 4.0. by giving priority to its employees in its digital journey.

  • Johanne Jolicoeur
    Johanne Jolicoeur

3.15  pm - 3.30 pm
3.30 pm - 4.15 pm - Case study presentation - Bilingual
Successful transitions: taking inspiration from other sectors

- Alexandre Leclerc, Cofounder & CEO Poka
- Guy Beauséjour, Manufacturing Operations Director, Lumenpulse Lighting Inc.
- Harold Lebrun, Virtual-Chief Technology Officer, Virtual Process

Companies from other sectors, Biscuits Leclerc and Lumenpulse will inspire us with their success stories, explaining why they have taken the journey and the improvements that have resulted.

  • Alexandre Leclerc
    Alexandre Leclerc
  • Guy Beauséjour
    Guy Beauséjour
  • Harold Lebrun
    Harold Lebrun

4.15 pm - 5.00 pm - Bilingual Panel
Concrete solutions that bring more than you think

- Éric St-Laurent, Director Technological Optimization, Merkur
- Pascal Vachon, Senior Advisor Merkur
- Ryan Zimermann, Director of Business Development, VKS
- Mike Muldoon, Director Aerospace Operations, Radix Inc.

This very pragmatic panel will show you, step by step, the solutions available for your company to migrate to 4.0 (costs, ROI, benefits).

  • Éric St-Laurent
    Éric St-Laurent
  • Pascal Vachon
    Pascal Vachon
  • Ryan Zimmermann
    Ryan Zimmermann
  • Mike Muldoon
    Mike Muldoon

5.00 pm - 5.10 pm
Closing remarks

Joseph C. Anselmo, Editor-in-chief, Aviation Week & Space Technology

Joseph C. Anselmo will summarize the key concepts developed during the day, for a successful 4.0 transition of the Supply Chain.

  • Joseph Anselmo
    Joseph Anselmo

5.15 pm - 7.30 pm
Cocktail in the 4.0 Demo Zone

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