AI in Manufacturing:

The Next Era

Presented by: Humber BCTI Consortium Partners.

Manufacturing in AI is leading the way into the future; join us and be a part of the next era.

Purpose.

Barrett Centre For Technology Innovation. 

Join us for an exiting exploration of Ai’s impact on Manufacturing! Dive into the challenges and opportunities of AI across all sectors, with a special focus on small and medium enterprises.

Our goal is to uncover the latest advancements, connect with industry experts, explore integration possibilities, gain insights from real-world examples, and discover emerging trends in AI solutions for manufacturing. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of the future of manufacturing with AI!

Consortium Partners
BDATA
Festo
JAVELIN

In-Person Event.

@ THE Barrett Centre For Technology Innovation. 

A Powerhouse of Technical Innovation.

Join us for an exiting exploration of Ai’s impact on Manufacturing! Dive into the challenges and opportunities of AI across all sectors, with a special focus on small and medium enterprises.

DATE:

Thursday October 03, 2024

LOCATION:

Located in: Humber College
Address: Silver Bell Ln, Etobicoke, ON M9W 5L7

TIME:

8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Agenda.

Thursday October 03, 2024

8:00- 8:30 am

Registration and Networking Coffee

8:30-8:45 am

Opening Remarks

8:45 -9:30 am

Unlocking the Potential of AI in Advanced Manufacturing.

9:30-10:30 am

Panel Discussion

10:30 -10:45 am

Networking Coffee Break

10:45-11:30 am

The Role of Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation in Supporting SMEs

11:30-12:00 pm

Economics of AI: Unlocking Funding Opportunities for Manufacturing Transformation.  

11:30-1:00 pm

Innovation Labs Showcase

12:00-1:00 pm

Networking and BCTI Tour

Our Speakers.

Thursday October 03, 2024

Unlocking the Potential of AI in Advanced Manufacturing.

Andrew Ellis,

VP-Global Portfolio Engineering , Rockwell Automation

Guest Speaker @ THE Barrett Centre For Technology Innovation. 

With over 30 years of experience, he leads a team that provides technical expertise to Rockwell’s customers, partners, and global functions, while also offering governance and leadership for regional technical resources.

Andrew’s team is renowned for their expertise across Rockwell’s entire portfolio, including services, hardware, software, and offerings from technology and digital partners. They manage Customer Experience Centers, the On Course virtual training environment, the Academic Partnership, and ensure the technical competency of partners. Additionally, they oversee business development, create repeatable solutions and accelerators, and develop, curate, and distribute technical content used company-wide.

Before joining Rockwell Automation, Andrew co-founded Incuity Software, whose Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence product became FactoryTalk VantagePoint. As Vice President of Professional Services, he developed and implemented automation strategies and integrated control systems for customers in North America and internationally.

Andrew serves on the CESMI Governance Board, where he guides the institute’s strategic direction, oversees programs and initiatives, and fosters collaboration among diverse stakeholders.

He holds a degree in Engineering Physics and Management from McMaster University.

Economics of AI: Unlocking Funding Opportunities for Manufacturing Transformation.

Mary Ann Wenzler,

Vice President, Financing and Consulting BDC

Guest Speaker @ THE Barrett Centre For Technology Innovation. 

Mary Ann looks after the GTA West Area of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), Canada’s bank for entrepreneurs.  In this role, she leads a team of professionals dedicated to serving Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services and venture capital. Mary Ann is also the executive sponsor for the Ontario region’s manufacturing strategy, which supports the complex and dynamic needs of entrepreneurs in advanced manufacturing. With almost three decades of experience in Ontario’s manufacturing corridor, her support is unwavering to fostering growth and innovation for the unique needs of this sector. Her background includes working closely in the automotive and aerospace sectors.

In her free time, she is passionate about making quality healthcare accessible to the residents of her community. A former director of number of hospital foundations, Mary Ann currently chairs the Community Engagement Committee for the Oakville Hospital Foundation and sits on their Board of Directors.

Panel Discussions.

Thursday October 03, 2024

Leveraging AI for SME’s in Manufacturing.

Carlos Rojas,

Global Strategy, CISCO

Panelist @ THE Barrett Centre For Technology Innovation. 

Particular expertise centers on Business Process Improvement and new product roll-out. A “hands-on” approach style and experience working at all levels of an organization. Personally led the development, regulatory approval and marketing efforts for an entire product line of goods that leveraged the manufacturing capabilities of the business I managed. This effort doubled the size of our business.

In my current role within Cisco I lead activities for mapping and customizing the company’s technology portfolio to the business issues and opportunities facing manufacturing and mining enterprises today and into their futures. Responsible for supporting executive relationships within strategic accounts, partners and business units and I engage thought leaders in the industry for future initiatives.

Specialties: Particular expertise centers on Business Process Improvement and new product roll-out. I have a “hands-on” approach style and have experience working at all levels of an organization.

I obtained a Six Sigma Black Belt certification from Motorola University and I have Lean training from World-Class manufacturers using Japanese methodologies.

AI Bin Picking and Autonomous Robot (AMR) projects.

Zahra Habibollahi,

Sr. Application Specialist, KUKA

Panelist @ THE Barrett Centre For Technology Innovation. 

Zahra Habibollahi is a member of KUKA Robotics Canada’s Applications Engineering [or Technology Advancement?] Team, where she has been leading AI-assisted robotic bin picking and Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) projects. She’s currently finishing her PhD in Electrical Engineering, Robotics and Control at University of Western Ontario. Her focus has been on Modern Control Theory, Robotics, Neural Networks and AI, among other topics. She has experience in advanced programming, electrical and logic circuits, data acquisition and analysis, and industrial control. She has published several papers on tremor suppression through biomedical devices. 

Machine Learning, AI, and Data Visualization.

SEW-Eurodrive

Stefan Köhler,

Expert Machine Learning & applied AI-based mechatronic analytics , SEW-EURODRIVE

Stefan’s academic journey began at Hochschule Karlsruhe, where he earned a B.Eng. in Mechatronics (2005-2009) and an M.Eng. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2009-2011). He then pursued a PhD in Information Science at the University of Tuebingen, successfully completing it in 2016. From 2011 to 2017, he conducted research at Forschungszentrum Informatik Karlsruhe, focusing on optimizing the range of battery electric vehicles by enhancing driving and operation strategies.

Currently residing near Bruchsal, Germany, Stefan continues to explore his interests in Machine Learning, AI, and Data Visualization. Since 2017, he has been working for SEW-Eurodrive in the field of condition monitoring, while also engaging in various small private projects in his spare time.

Robotics/Automation.

Chris Nandor,

Key Account Manager - Robotics/Automation, SCHUNK Intec Canada

Panelist @ THE Barrett Centre For Technology Innovation. 

Chris Nandor is the dynamic Key Account Manager for Robotics and Automation at SCHUNK Intec Canada, leveraging 25 years of expertise in Advanced Automation Systems. Outstanding for his ability to cultivate and enhance relationships with international robot manufacturers, global automation integrators, and end-use customers, Chris is a driving force in the industry. His mission is to offer clients a cutting-edge view of state-of-the-art products and processes, empowering them to elevate their automation applications. As a Technical Sales and Applications Specialist with exceptional design and engineering skills, Chris adds immense value to his role. SCHUNK GmbH, a family-owned German powerhouse, leads the global market in robot end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) solutions, automation components, and custom solutions for sectors including automotive, health sciences, research, electronics, and packaging.

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