MABE Luncheon - The Transformation of Advanced Manufacturing in Manitoba

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Thursday 05 April 2018, 11:45 - 13:30


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The Transformation of Advanced Manufacturing in Manitoba

Bob Hastings, CEO WestCaRD

Industry 4.0 and Advanced Manufacturing are terms used to describe the transformation of manufacturing which has taken hold since 2010. Key enabling technologies include: additive manufacturing, augmented reality, autonomous robots, big data and analytics, the cloud, cybersecurity, horizontal and vertical system integration, the Internet of Things (IoT), and simulation.  

Advanced manufacturing is Manitoba’s largest industrial sector, with diverse sub-segments: including food, transportation equipment, machinery, chemicals, and fabricated metals.  Bob’s presentation will talk about Industry 4.0 and some of the implications for Manitoba manufacturing, education and training.

Join MABE on April 5th to hear about how Industry 4.0 is helping to transform Manitoba’s manufacturing base

Bob Hastings became the Chief Executive Officer of WestCaRD on June 1, 2015.  Bob has extensive experience in defense, aerospace, and high technology business in both public and private sectors.  He has been working extensively on aero-engine icing research and development since 2003 and has extensive multi-disciplinary teambuilding and project management as well as business development experience.

Mr. Hastings served in the Royal Canadian Air Force for 17 years, headed a Canadian Department of National Defence aeronautics research program and was the first Director of the National Research Council of Canada Gas Turbine Laboratory.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Bob Hastings has been President of PointMan Canada Ltd since its incorporation in October 1999.

Location: Winnipeg Winter Club, 200 River Ave, Winnipeg

Time: 11:45 AM to 1:30 PM

Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018

Cost: $20 members, $25 non-members

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Location Winnipeg Winter Club
200 River Ave
Contact Conrad Barber-Dueck 204 984-3353