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8 to 8:30 a.m. Registration and light breakfast
8:30 to 8:45 a.m. Welcome by Michael Owen, PhD, Vice-President, Research, Innovation and International, UOIT
8:45 to 9 a.m. Opening remarks by Tim McTiernan, PhD, President, UOIT
9 to 9:45 a.m. Keynote presentation by Robert Hardt, President and CEO, Siemens Canada Ltd.
9:45 to 11 a.m.

Panel: Advanced Manufacturing

Dr. Mo Elbestawi, Vice-President, Research and International Affairs, McMaster University
Mr. Kal Gyimesi, Automotive Industry Marketing Leader, IBM Analytics
Mr. James Janeteas, CEO, Cimetrix
Mr. Brian Tossan, Director, Canadian Engineering, General Motors of Canada

11 a.m. UOIT Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) tour/networking (optional)