Automate to Innovate: Manufacturing efficiency emerging from COVID-19
July 29, 2020 at
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Automation & Industry 4.0: panel discussion
Moderator: Mark Stephen
Michelle Chrétien - Director, Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT), Sheridan College
Asghar Rizvi, Director of Automation and Motion, Siemens
Michael Phillips, Pre-Sales Engineer, Universal Robots
Santiago Olmedo, Customer Solutions Engineering Manager, Festo
Our presenter will be joined by industry experts in a roundtable discussion and audience Q&A led by Mark Stephen, editor of Canadian Plastics, on how to transition the strategies presented in the case study to a long-term plan that harnesses the power of Industry 4.0, so that manufacturers can remain competitive and build resiliency for the future.
Director, Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT), Sheridan College
Michelle received her BSc in Chemistry from Dalhousie University and her PhD from the University of Ottawa for work in photochemistry and photophysics. Michelle joined the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) in 2007 and held a variety of roles including Senior Research Scientist, Product Manager, Program Manager for Strategic Research, Global Program Manager for Electronic Materials and Senior R&D Manager in Materials Science. Michelle has led scientists and engineers working on materials science and, with her team, has tackled challenges such as developing new materials and processes for 3D printing and printed, hybrid and flexible electronics. Michelle is currently an Adjunct Professor at McMaster University.