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

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.

8.40 AM - 8.50 AM

Opening speech by Bombardier
Jim Vounassis, Chief Transformation and Procurement Officer, Bombardier Inc.

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
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.

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

10.15 AM - 10.30 AM



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, President, Bullen Ultrasonics
This panel will share lessons learned and explain the role companies are playing in a rapidly-changing supply chain.
Graham Warwick
Jill Christenson


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.
Jeff Z. Gazidis
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.

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.

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.

3.15 PM - 3.30 PM



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
Guy Beauséjour
Harold Lebrun


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).
Alexandre Leclerc
Guy Beauséjour
Harold Lebrun
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.

5.15 PM - 7.30 PM

Cocktail in the 4.0 Demo Zone