Seminar Series

Last Revised October 27, 2018

Government Presentations

Each year we typically have a number of government presentations, which are designed to assist Canadian businesses to be able to compete in the Aerospace, Defence and Security industries, both domestically and globally. Here are the details of what will be presented this year:

"Government of Canada's Sustainment Initiative"

Presented by:
BGen Michael Barker (Director General, Aerospace Equipment Program Management - Department of National Defence)
Presented between 10:30 am and 11:30 am on Wednesday, October 3 in the NSBI Presentations Hall
This presentation will NOT be made available for download.

"Doing Business in the Defence Sector"

Presented by:
Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI)
Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association (ACADA)
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
Presented between 8:00 am and 9:30 am on Thursday, October 4 in the NSBI Presentations Hall
Click here to download a PDF version of this presentation.

"IDEaS - Some Results and Next Steps"

Presented by:
Kate Kaminska (Innovation Portfolio Manager - Department of National Defence)
Presented between 10:30 am and 11:00 am on Thursday, October 4 in the NSBI Presentations Hall
Click here to download a PDF version of this presentation.

"Canadian Forces Defence Procurement Update & Outlook"

Presented by:
Troy Crosby (Chief of Staff, Materiel - Department of National Defence)
Presented between 11:00 am and 11:45 am on Thursday, October 4 in the NSBI Presentations Hall
Click here to download a PDF version of this presentation.

Industry Presentations

Our major sponsors are given the opportunity to give an industry presentation on the topic of their choice - past seminars have included major company announcements, profiling of companies, introductions on how to enter prime supply chains and much more. We are proud to present another great selection of highly relevant presentations by our industry partners this year.

"Digital Transformation of the Royal Canadian Navy"

Presented by:
Marc LeBlanc (Senior Director Business Development - L3 Technologies MAS)
Presented between 9:30 am and 10:00 am on Wednesday, October 3 in the NSBI Presentations Hall
This presentation will NOT be made available for download.
Please contact the DEFSEC organizers to be put in touch with the presenter directly if you have specific inquiries.

"The Use of Data Analytics in Simulation - A Hoist Story"

Presented by:
Stephen Lenser (Director of Systems Engineering - Bluedrop)
Presented between 10:15 am and 10:30 am on Wednesday, October 3 in the NSBI Presentations Hall
Click here to download a PDF version of this presentation.

"Thales Canada Teams Up with Colleges to Support Emerging Supply Chain Needs"

Presented by:
Thales Canada
Presented between 11:00 am and 11:30 am on Wednesday, October 3 in the NSBI Presentations Hall
Click here to view the announcement.

"Global Innovation, Maritime Unmanned Systems & Regional Clusters"

Presented by:
Jim Hanlon (Chief Executive Officer - Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship)
Justin Manley (Founder - Just Innovation LLC)
Presented between 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm on Wednesday, October 3 in the NSBI Presentations Hall
Click here to download a PDF version of this presentation.

"An Update on Activity at Halifax Shipyard"

Presented by:
Kevin McCoy (President - Irving Shipbuilding)
Presented between 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm on Wednesday, October 3 in the NSBI Presentations Hall
This presentation will NOT be made available for download.

"Naval Propulsion - The 21st Century and Beyond"

Presented by:
Simon O'Connor (Principal Marine Engineer - Rolls-Royce Defence)
Presented between 3:30 pm and 4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 3 in the NSBI Presentations Hall
Click here to download a PDF version of this presentation.

"Canada's Combat Ship Team"

Presented by:
Gary Fudge (General Manager & Vice President - Lockheed Martin Canada, Rotary & Mission Systems)
Presented between 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm on Wednesday, October 3 in the NSBI Presentations Hall
We are still waiting on a reponse on whether this will be made available for download or not.

"Immersive Technologies: How VR/AR are disrupting the Defence Industry"

Presented by:
David Colter (Executive Director - Beacon Labs)
Gwen Heliou (Studio Manager - Ubisoft Halifax / President - Interactive Society of Nova Scotia)
Presented between 9:30 am and 10:00 am on Thursday, October 4 in the NSBI Presentations Hall
Click here to download a PDF version of this presentation.

"The pan-Canadian Environmental and Engineering Innovations integrated into MV Asterix"

Presented by:
Spencer Fraser (Chief Executive Office - Federal Fleet Services)
Presented between 10:00 am and 10:30 am on Thursday, October 4 in the NSBI Presentations Hall
We are still waiting on a reponse on whether this will be made available for download or not.

"Networked Communications to Keep Canada Strong, Secure and Engaged"

Presented by:
Andy Lincoln (Chief Technology Officer, Government Products Portfolio - Viasat)
Presented between 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm on Thursday, October 4 in the NSBI Presentations Hall
We are still waiting on a reponse on whether this will be made available for download or not.