New & Noteworthy Upcoming Events

Advanced Manufacturing & Industry 4.0 Adoption Forum & Workshop


In the words of Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsi: “You must continually increase your learning, the way you think, and the way you approach your organization.”

From chief operating officers to plant and maintenance managers to operations executives, engineering managers and productions heads, whatever hat you wear or wherever you stand on the spectrum of manufacturing change, CME’s Advanced Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 Adoption Forum and Workshop Series has something of interest for you. Join with production, operations executives, engineers and maintenance peers for the first of four, one-day forums and workshops to be held over over 2020.

CME’s Advanced Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 Adoption Forum and Workshop Series are must attend opportunities allowing the core personnel of small and larger SME manufacturers to meet and exchange ideas around the “how to” adoption of emerging technologies for current and future manufacturing operations. The December forum and workshop focuses on select, in-depth expertise presentations and breakout session discussions on how and where to begin building your own adoptive roadmap.

Breakfast and Lunch will be served. Seating will be limited. Register today!



*Speakers and topics subject to change.


67B Scurfield Blvd.
Winnipeg, MB


7:30 AM – 3:30 PM


$85 (Breakfast and lunch provided)



Despite the media hype, most individuals at the actual implementation and working levels of manufacturing companies aren’t sure what Smart Manufacturing entails, or why it’s even relevant to their company. If you’re among those, don’t feel bad. Trust CME, you’re not alone. In this series of forums undertaken CME, hopes to help you understand three questions about Smart manufacturing that are key to the now and future well-being of your companies. What exactly is Smart Manufacturing (SM); What does SM Mean for the Manufacture; and as an SME, how difficult is it to implement?





Advanced Manufacturing and Senior Executive Leadership Champion, CME





Kevin Lusk is CME’s Advanced Manufacturing and Senior Executive Leadership Champion. Kevin’s extensive background in innovation and technology includes metal fabrication, vehicle manufacture, composites and robotics. He holds several patents and is a past board chair of the Composite Innovation Center. Kevin currently serves on the boards of several organizations serving the Manitoba manufacturing industry including the new university of Manitoba’s Innovation Hub.


It is a persistent challenge to maintain optimal performance, prevent potential downtime and effectively schedule maintenance. Do you have an understanding of how information analytics can help you improve your operational effectiveness? The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has given manufacturing, and process industries the ability to access production data with a focus on quality, operational efficiency and cost optimization in the facility. While metrics are key components of a facility’s Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), one of the most important contributors – is maintaining uptime.


In this interactive presentation Neal will help you increase your understanding how analytic solutions can automate and enhance the visibility you need to make decisions that will keep your facility running.




Divisional Manager, Advanced Connected Solutions – Westburne


Neal Pinto is dedicated to helping Canadian industries develop and enhance their competitive edge with Industrial IoT (IIoT) and the Connected Enterprise – benefiting SMB to enterprise and public-sector organizations, through various degrees of technology integration with Industrial Automation & Control Systems (IACS), Process & Discrete Manufacturing Technology, Physical & Logical Network Infrastructure, CyberSecurity Tools & Polices… and beyond. He brings 20 years of professional experience in uniting people, process and technology to Westburne, a division of Rexel, SA – who is also an active participant in the digital transformation of Canadian business by providing IIoT solutions.


Technical Consultant, Integrated Architecture – Rockwell Automation


Thomas St. Onge holds a degree in Electronics Engineering and is a Technical Expert in Industrial Automation in Integrated Architecture with Rockwell Automation. He has several years of experience working on automation & SCADA systems lately on LPG facilities, building management systems, and alarm management systems. In his current role, he continues to architect and enhance solutions to help industry move forward with digital transformation to move forward on the path towards a Connected Enterprise or Smart Factory.


Despite exciting possibilities and competitive advantages of digital based technologies and informational systems, there are always concerns about cyber-security breaches that can stop production. James will be leading an interactive discussion on the pros and cons of a Connected Enterprise. Participants will be made aware of the security gaps that exist today, and what to consider when increasing security effectiveness in building integrated cyber-security architecture.




Business Development Lead, Connected Services – Rockwell Automation



James leads Rockwell’s Connected Services Business for Canada and is located out of Calgary, Alberta. James holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management from Royal Roads University and a Diploma of Technology in Computer Systems Cooperative Designation from Camosun College and attended Harvard Business School Program for Executive Management. James has over 20 years of experience in the information technology field at HP he developed his career starting as a programmer and held numerous roles including, solution architect, project manager, and business development where he specialized in Systems Development, Data Warehousing, Enterprise Content Management, and Analytics. At IBM he first managed IBM’s Information Management business and then became Big Data Solutions Leader before making the transition to IBM Natural Resource Solution Centre start up where he is able to help develop Industry focused solutions.


Hear firsthand about the threat posed by Cyber attacks and in some instances, what brought the company to its knees and what they had to do to recover. Given the risks that a breach can pose to your business, these fears are not unfounded. These threats can start anywhere, which deepens the challenge of coordinating efforts between groups in your organization.





PATRICK BURJAW, B.Eng, Management,
Technical Solutions Architect, Security – Cisco Systems




As a Security Systems Engineer, Technical Solutions Architect and member of Cisco’s Global Virtual Security Engineering team, Patrick has been architecting, designing, and deploying security technologies for the past decade. These solutions have actively protected complex computing environments, incorporating industry best practices. Patrick holds Cisco’s CCNA Security, and CCNP R&S designations and has completed CCIE Security Written Exam. He is also a graduate of McMaster University where he obtain a Bachelor of Mechatronics with experience in the automotive manufacturing sector. Patrick is committed to prioritizing effective network security to face tomorrow’s evolving threats.



*Speakers and topics TBD

JUNE 10, 2020

*Speakers and topics TBD