IEEE Canada Technology Leadership Webinar Series - VI


IEEE Canada is hosting a webinar series on Technology Leadership.  We are inviting professional associations, learnt societies, think tanks, governmental agencies, and other institutions to participate and contribute speakers.  This webinar series is a platform bringing our thought leaders from different stakeholders, from all walks of life to present their views and advocate their positions on science, technology, society, and future economy.  It will be open and free to the general public. 

  Date and Time




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  • Online
  • Webinar
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Canada
  • Starts 24 September 2020 03:23 PM
  • Ends 15 October 2020 02:30 PM
  • All times are America/Montreal
  • No Admission Charge
  • Register


Dennis Darby of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters


Advanced technology for future manufacturing

The manufacturing sector in Canada is truly at a crossroads, and it will hinge on the adoption of advanced manufacturing techniques and the utilization of those with the necessary technical and management skills to move ahead.  What the pandemic has highlighted is that the strength of our supply chains, the dependence on key products and materials processed outside of Canada, have made us vulnerable to everything from rail blockades, to port strikes to the worst pandemic in a century.  While we are not proposing a nativist approach or retrenchment from global trade, we are suggesting that we have an unprecedented opportunity to attract and retain the talent and the investment, to adopt technologies that improve productivity and environmental sustainability for the purpose of commercializing the IP often generated here, often through SME’s, to sell to Canadians and the world, and grow our GDP and our exports. 


Dennis A. Darby is the President and CEO of Canadian Manutactures and Exporters (CME).  Dennis joined CME in 2017 after nine years as CEO of the Ontario Pharmacists' Association and a 24 year-long career in senior management at Proter & Gamble, including leadership roles in US & Europe.

Dennis graduated from McMaster University in 1984 with a degree in Chemical Engineering and Management, and he is a redistered Professional Engineer in Ontario. He is an accredited corporate director, having received his ICD.D designation in 2011.  He has served on a number of industry and charity boards as both directors and chair.   

Address:Ontario, Canada

Disclaimer: the statements and opinions expressed by the webinar speakers are those of the speakers, they do not neccessarily represent that of the IEEE Canada.