A business development-focused evening conference for design and manufacturing innovation leaders - industrial designers, engineers, product developers, makers and manufacturers.
3.00 pm - Doors open
Coffee + intro videos
4.00 - 4.40 pm - Panel 1
Hardware startups / electronics design
Michelle Chrétien is Senior R&D Manager Materials Science at Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC), Canada's leading materials research centre.
Zak Homuth is co-founder of Upverter, a Toronto-based startup that makes collaborating on hardware design intuitive and efficient
James Chalmers is VP Sales & Marketing at Mako Invent, a new product manufacturing company for inventors and product developers to design, prototype, manufacture and sell their inventions.
Natasha Baker is the founder of SnapEDA, a platform that helps thousands of engineers globally build better electronics faster
4.40 - 5.20 pm - Panel 2
Aerospace and automotive manufacturing
Richard Worsfold is director of business development for OCE (Ontario Centres of Excellence) and Regional Director Ontario for CARIC (Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada).
Marek Piatkowski is a Management Consultant specializing in improving overall operational efficiencies through the effective implementation of TPS/Lean Transformation.
Marlene Conway Diels is President at Envision Technologies and Project Manager at the Ontario Aerospace Council
5.20 - 5.40 pm - Networking break
Drinks + networking
5.40 - 6.20 pm - Keynote
Sandy Munro is the founder of Munro & Associates, the lean design consulting firm, and one of the original pioneers of design for manufacturability or DFM
6.20 - 6.30 pm - Keynote
Jonathan Loudon, ACIDO
Jonathan Loudon is president of ACIDO (Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario) and on the board of ACID (Association of Canadian Industrial Designers).
6.30 - 7.10 pm - Panel 3
Product development / industrial design
Ray Minato is founder and CEO of Inertia who helps start-ups to large corporations design, prototype and manufacture their new product ideas
Dylan Horvath runs Cortex Design, a Toronto-based product design firm.
Davide Tonizzo is a Toronto-based industrial designer, a part-time professor at OCAD University and a board member of Diac and ACIDO
John Laslavic is President and Founder at Worx Inc, creator of Productiiv, a SaaS built to improve efficiency, productivity and engagement in design engineering.
7.10 - 8.00 pm - Panel 4
The new manufacturing ecosystem
Jason MacFarlane is Advanced Manufacturing Cluster Lead at MaRS Discovery District, a non-profit innovation center in Toronto
Jon Washington is the founder of The Innovation Garage, a business innovation firm with a focus on design of product, process, service and supply chain
Justin Leclair is a Partner with Distl, a creative intelligence studio that recently published a report on 'The State of Urban Manufacturing'.
Anthony Di Iorio is the Chief Digital Officer of the TMX Group / Toronto Stock Exchange, founder and CEO of Decentral and Kryptokit and co-founder of Ethereum.
8.00 - 9.00 pm - Networking continues
Drinks + networking