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Embracing AI in Manufacturing


Join us for an exclusive webinar tailored to C-suite executives in the manufacturing industry, where we will explore the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on the future of manufacturing. In this high-level strategic discussion, we will explore how AI can drive innovation, efficiency, and growth within your manufacturing operations as well as customer service.

Gain strategic insights and discover how AI is reshaping the manufacturing landscape and how it can be strategically integrated into your operations to create a competitive advantage.

Don’t miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve and position your company for success in the AI-driven future of manufacturing.


who should attend

This webinar is designed exclusively for CEOs, CTOs, COOs, and other C-suite leaders in the manufacturing sector who are eager to harness the full potential of AI for their organizations.


Thursday, February 1, 2024
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pacific Standard Time


Complimentary | Members
$55 | Non Members
GST not included




Dr. Christoph Sielmann,  Assistant Professor of Teaching, UBC Manufacturing Engineering program

Dr. Christoph Sielmann brings a wealth of expertise bridging industry and academia, with ten years of experience in each domain. His industry journey has been centered around mechatronics, instrumentation, critical infrastructure automation, and emerging software technologies. His academic background is diverse and includes electrical and computer engineering, nanotechnology, automation, and manufacturing. In his industry work, Dr. Sielmann designed large communication networks for water and wastewater automation systems, consulted for towns and municipalities on community-wide cybersecurity challenges, and developed strategies to adapt to cybersecurity needs in both small and large companies. He now teaches industrial automation, mechatronics software, capstone design, and other courses as an assistant professor of teaching at the University of British Columbia in the Manufacturing Engineering program.

Alexandra Sluchevsky, Director of Product, Distilr at Compass Digital

Alexandra Sluchevsky is an accomplished Digital Product Leader with a unique blend of experiences in the Food Services, Mining, and Healthcare sectors. Her expertise lies in leveraging AI, ML, and data analytics to transform organizational decision-making. At Compass Digital, Alexandra spearheads the Data Product Management practice, focusing on Distilr, a groundbreaking product commercializing $25B in Food Services data for CPG firms and ingredient suppliers. This role involves developing product roadmaps, enhancing user experiences, and mentoring teams in product discovery and agile methodologies.


Prior to Compass Digital, Alexandra was pivotal in the Digital Transformation department at Teck Resources Limited, focusing on Asset Maintenance. Her achievements there include launching AI-backed products for optimization decision-making and leading significant technical improvements to their asset monitoring suite.

Ted Lau, CEO of Ballistic Arts

Ted Lau is the Owner and CEO of Ballistic Arts. Founded in 2002, Ballistic Arts is an award-winning Lead Generation Digital Marketing Agency that focuses on online lead generation and brand awareness for B2B Professional Service Firms and B2B Distributors and Manufacturers. Ballistic Arts has full divisions in lead generation digital marketing, graphic design, video production, and web development.


Their client roster includes Vancity, Seaspan, Canada’s Digital Supercluster, Concord Pacific, ICBC, B2Gold, the Port of Vancouver, Century 21, Tim Hortons, KPMG, Seaspan, Raymond James to name a few.


By marrying compelling creative content with precise lead conversion data, Ballistic Arts has successfully increased clients leads by up to 500%, while beating industry standard ad buys by 30-80%.


Recent awards include the Canadian Business Awards for Best Full-Service Digital Marketing Agency in BC, Canada’s Top 100 Digital Agencies by Clutch, Business of the Year Winner (11-30 Employees) by the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce. Ted is grateful to have built one of North America’s top Lead Generation Digital Marketing Agencies.


He is also a prolific content creator running his own YouTube channel, You Know Ted, where he shares his 20+ years of business and marketing expertise and co-hosts Canada’s #1 national marketing podcast, Marketing News Canada, where he has interviewed Canadian Astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield, Oura Ring CMO Karina Kogan, Black Talent Initiative Founder Mark Harrison, Freshbooks CMO Paul Cowan, and former Bumble CMO Chelsea Cain-Mclain. Ted was born and raised in Coquitlam BC, where he lives with his wife Marisa and their daughter Charlotte.