Agenda

7:45 am – 9:00 am

Symposium Registration and trade show

Location: Federation Hall, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON

9:00 am – 9:10 am

Welcome remarks

Lara Swift, Co-Founder and COO, Swift Labs

Location: Main Stage, Federation Hall, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON

9:10 am – 9:15 am

Creative Disruption: iNAGO

Creative Disruption segments are a unique opportunity for innovative growth firms to introduce their disruptive products and services to a captive audience of automotive industry, mobility and government professionals.

Location: Main Stage, Federation Hall, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON

9:15 am – 9:35 am

Event Kick-Off

Hon. Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, as he kicks off the 2017 AutoTech Symposium.

Location: Main Stage, Federation Hall, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON

9:35 am – 9:55 am

Technology and Traditional Manufacturing

Michael Robinet, Managing Director at IHS Markit, Automotive Advisory will discuss the evolution of traditional manufacturing and the disruption technology has on the automotive industry.

Location: Main Stage, Federation Hall, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON

9:55 am – 10:40 am

Embedded Security and Cyberwars

As vehicles become more connected and automated, security and safety become higher priorities for both automotive manufacturers and consumers.

In this session, industry leaders will discuss the latest advancements in embedded security and steps the automotive industry is taking to prevent cyber attacks and privacy breaches.

Moderator:
Greg Boehmer, Senior Manager, specializing in Cyber Security for the Automotive Industry, Deloitte

Panelists:
Dave MacFarlane, General Manager, ESCRYPT
Jim Alfred, Certicom General Manager/Vice President, BlackBerry Technology Solutions, BlackBerry

Location: Main Stage, Federation Hall, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON

10:40 am – 11:45 am

Breakout Sessions

Becoming a Smart City

Location: Westmount Boardroom, Federation Hall, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON

Technology is no longer just a vertical; it is embedded in most aspects of social and economic life. A number of municipalities and cities are investing in critical infrastructure, incorporating leading edge technologies that will enable next generation mobility sessions and better, livable communities.In this session community leaders and industry experts will provide important insights into the steps being taken to make communities smarter and how citizens can access, support and influence these initiatives.

Moderator:
Ryan McCartney, Business Development Bank of Canada

Panelists:
Dan Mathieson, Mayor, City of Stratford
Berry Vrbanovic, Mayor, City of Kitchener
Geordie Hagerman, Vice President, Carnegie Technologies

Collaborative Research Funding Opportunities

Location: Columbia A, Federation Hall, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON

Collaborative research with academia in Canada is eligible for funding support from the federal and provincial governments.This session will review available funding options and summarize the advantages of undertaking Canadian-based academic research. The panelists will provide an overview of their respective institutions notable automotive research infrastructure.

Panelists:
Ross McKenzie, Managing Director, Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR)
Justin Gammage, Industry Liaison Manager, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Office of Research Services

Data and the Connected Car

Location: Main Stage, Federation Hall, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON

Connected and autonomous cars are generating enormous amounts of data that are being collected and used for various purposes. What can this data actually be used for?

Learn from industry leaders about the nature and potential uses of data available today, and in the future, and find out how to leverage this huge resource for your business.

Moderator:
Kevin Tuer, Managing Director, Open Data Exchange

Panelists:
Dan Deeth, Media & Industry Relations Manager, Sandvine
Lawrence Buie, Engineering Manager – Connectivity, Magna Electronics
Jean-Christophe Petkovich, CTO, Acerta

11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Lunch

12:45 pm – 12:50 pm

Creative Disruption: Emrys Analytics

Creative Disruption segments are a unique opportunity for innovative growth firms to introduce their disruptive products and services to a captive audience of automotive industry, mobility and government professionals.

Location: Main Stage, Federation Hall, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON

12:50 pm – 1:30 pm

Keynote

David Resnick, Head of Automotive, Google

Change is the only constant, and the automotive industry is about to undergo a change like never before. Learn how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning are already disrupting industries and what it means for the future of automotive.

Location: Main Stage, Federation Hall, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON

1:30 pm – 1:35 pm

Creative Disruption: ISARA

Creative Disruption segments are a unique opportunity for innovative growth firms to introduce their disruptive products and services to a captive audience of automotive industry, mobility and government professionals.

Location: Main Stage, Federation Hall, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON

1:35 pm – 2:00 pm

Networking and trade show

Location: Federation Hall, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON

2:00 pm – 2:05 pm

Creative Disruption: Cheetah Networks

Creative Disruption segments are a unique opportunity for innovative growth firms to introduce their disruptive products and services to a captive audience of automotive industry, mobility and government professionals.

Location: Main Stage, Federation Hall, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON

2:05 pm – 2:45 pm

AI + AVs: Enabling Intelligent Transportation

A significant part of the rapid disruption in automotive transportation is being led by the development of autonomous vehicles (AVs). Artificial Intelligence (AI) is playing an ever-increasing role in the operating systems for autonomous driving.

Hear from a leading researcher and a recognized industry director about how AI and AVs are ‘teaming up’ to further enable intelligent transportation, accelerate the growth of smart cities and improve traffic conditions.

Moderator:
Jon Walgate, University of Waterloo

Panelists:
Justin Eichel, Technical Director, Miovision Technologies
Alex Wong, Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute

Location: Main Stage, Federation Hall, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON

2:45 pm – 2:50 pm

Creative Disruption: Eleven-X Inc

Creative Disruption segments are a unique opportunity for innovative growth firms to introduce their disruptive products and services to a captive audience of automotive industry, mobility and government professionals.

Location: Main Stage, Federation Hall, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON

2:50 pm – 3:30 pm

Keynote

Juliette Powell, Futurist and Visionary

The amount of data that will be available in the future is unimaginable. Juliette Powell, Futurist and Visionary, will share her insights on the world we are about to enter and how it impacts the automotive industry. Listed by Forbes as the “ultimate connector”, Juliette Powell is the co-founder of The Gathering Think Tank and Turing AI.

Location: Main Stage, Federation Hall, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

WatCAR Tours

Tour 1: AI, Drive Distraction and Autonomous Driving

Lab: Centre for Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (CPAMI)

Tour Description:

CPAMI integrates AI, computer science, software engineering and human-machine interface disciplines. Co-operative robotics demonstration between autonomous robots, drones and static robots showcase elements required in autonomous driving. A second demonstration showcasing the use of algorithms in machine-learning to detect such driver distraction actions as texting, phone calls or reaching into the back seat.

Tour 2: 3D Printing and Next Generation Manufacturing

Lab: Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing (MSAM)

Tour Description:


One of the largest facilities of its kind in the world, working to realize the next generation of additive manufacturing. MSAM strives to reduce development and optimization costs of 3D printing. Equipment offers multi-material and multi-colour production capabilities as well as non-destructive testing (NDT) facilities.

Tour 3: Next Generation Automotive Energy & Powertrains  

Lab: Green and Intelligent Automotive (GAIA)

Tour Description:

GAIA offers three test advanced cells for i) battery, ii) powertrain and iii) full vehicle research.

i) Battery cell and pack cyclers as well as vehicle-to-grid energy supply.

ii) Out of vehicle, three dynamometer powertrain test cell for electric, hybrid and combustion configurations.

iii) Full 4-wheel drive on chassis (vehicle) dynamometer with ADAS validation capabilities.

3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Networking Reception

Keep the conversation going! Following the symposium mingle with startups, industry experts and event attendees at our networking reception.

Location: Federation Hall, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON

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