Join us online at the Future of Automation: 2021 Technology Forum on Sept. 29. Don’t miss the opportunity to listen to industry thought leaders in our panel discussions.

Tomorrow’s connected factory – Building partnerships to prove and scale new technologies

Networks are crucial to getting connected with Industry 4.0 solutions— and we don't just mean wire and cable. Developing partnerships with industry, academia and consortia can help to iterate and test next-generation technologies and enable more access to resources. Our panel discusses how building relationships is a means to innovation.

  • Christy Michalak, Director, Advanced Manufacturing Development Programs, NGen Canada
  • Mihaela Vlasea, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo & Research Co-Director, Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Laboratory
  • Jonathan Gross, LLB, MBA, Managing Director, Pemeco Consulting
  • Atefeh Zarabadi, Co-Founder and CEO at AiimSense

  • Jeanine Lassaline-Berglund, President, Automate Canada & Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM)

Seeing the future – how vision and artificial intelligence are advancing automated applications

The flexibility required of high-mix, low-volume manufacturing has led to an increase in the number of product shapes and sizes that prove challenging for traditional automation methods. The need for visibility is paramount. From robots that "see" with vision systems to machine learning that drives decision-making, our panel discusses how advanced tools are helping to increase throughput and maximize production efficiency.

  • Humera Malik, CEO, Canvass Analytics
  • Ina Foalea, Director of Investments, SCALE AI
  • Ilija Jovanovic, Co-founder, Taiga Robotics

  • Jim Beretta, President, Customer Attraction

Can't make the event in real time? The sessions are all recorded – just register for FREE!