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ABCMI Innovation Day

17 May 2023
9:00am - 4:00pm PDT
Event Details

Registration Desk opens at 08:15

09:00 | Panel #1: Federal Fleet Innovation Interests

Royal Canadian Navy - Capt(N) Frédéric Pierre, Director Innovation and Digital Navy

Canadian Coast Guard - Ryan Tettamanti, Senior Director, Fleet Requirements and Support

Transport Canada - Howard Posluns, Chief, Multimodal RD&D, Innovation Centre

Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Darren Mierau, National Marine Manager

Public Services and Procurement Canada - Marc Baril, Acting Director General, Marine


10:30 | Coffee & Networking Break (30 Min)


11:00 | Panel #2:  Post-Secondary Institutions, Marine & Ocean Innovation

University of Victoria – Dr. Brad Buckham, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, PRIMED

University of British Columbia – Dr David Michelson, Professor, Marine Systems Initiative

Simon Fraser University – Dr. Steven Bergner, Director of Data and Analytics

British Columbia Institute of Technology – Steve Perry, Dean, School of Transportation


12:00 | Lunch & Networking Break (45 Min)


12:45 | Keynote Address - Honourable Brenda Bailey, BC Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation


12:55 | Industry Showcase - featuring ABCMI Members working  on new innovations

Reach Technologies – Glenn Jones, Product Architect

Datifex – Corey Kirkhus, Business Development Manager

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence – Cameron Birch, Territory Account Manager, BC

VoltSafe – Philipp Garber, Head of Partnerships

MarineLabs – Scott Beatty, CEO

Helm Operations – Cooper Barry, Director of Customer Success

Tycrop Trailers – Colin Lacey, Sales Manager

BRNKL Systems – Brandon Wright, CEO


14:30 | Coffee & Networking Break (30 Min)


15:00 | Panel #3:   Business Scale-up Opportunities

Connecting Industry with Government Innovation – Lee Vessey

BDC – Oana Constantin, Business Centre Manager, Business Development Bank of Canada

COAST – Jason Goldsworthy, Executive Director

ABCMI – TBA Program – Alex Rueben, Executive Director


16:15: ABCMI Closing Remarks

Join us to hear a range of speakers around innovation interests and pursuit of new technologies from the Canadian federal fleets including the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Coast Guard, and Transport Canada.

Come to hear from a range of funding organizations and programs as well as Post-Secondary Institutions and learn of their interests and capacities in working with industry in the pursuit of innovation. The event also has an industry showcase featuring a range of new technologies in the marine and ocean space.

This is an excellent in-person networking opportunity for your organization and a place to create new contacts and forge new partnerships that will benefit your company.

Lunch and health breaks included in the ticket cost.

Take advantage of the discounted hotel rooms at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel. Available until April 20th.

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17 May 2023
9:00am - 4:00pm PDT

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