Innovation as a Competitive Lever for Canadian Manufacturing

Innovation as a Competitive Lever for Canadian Manufacturing

July 16, 2024 12:00pm EDT

Innovation as a Competitive Lever for Canadian Manufacturing


Date: July 16, 2024

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET

Location: Virtual – Zoom

Details: Événement en français - Event in French only


Sourcing goods from China, Mexico, and other foreign manufacturers has become challenging due to geopolitical tensions, supply chain disruptions, and rising costs. To stay competitive, Canadian manufacturers must reduce costs and transform their manufacturing and supply-chain processes.


This webinar will explore the benefits of digital transformation in the manufacturing sector. It will delve into Industry 4.0, showcasing impactful use-cases that are set to reshape the manufacturing landscape. The focus will be on practical strategies to optimize manufacturing and supply chain processes, ultimately driving down costs and enhancing profitability.


Don't miss this opportunity to learn how innovation can be a game-changer and help Canadian manufacturers rise above the competition Register now to secure your spot!


Key insights:


  • Understand how to adapt and future-proof your manufacturing processes against geopolitical tensions, supply chain disruptions, and other global challenges.0.


  • Explore real-world applications of Industry 4.0: Discover how cutting-edge technologies like AI, IoT, and robotics are transforming the manufacturing sector.


  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of how digital transformation can streamline manufacturing processes, reduce costs, and improve efficiency.





Benny Cohen

President, KPI Digital


As President of KPI Digital, Benny leads an innovative team with extensive Digital Transformation, Analytics and Performance Management expertise and experience. Benny has spent the last 35 years developing and implementing strategies and solutions for organizations in North America across multiple industries, including Retail, Insurance, Telco, Banking & Manufacturing. Benny and KPI Digital strive to help businesses grow by monetizing their data, understanding their customers, and aligning their business.


John Cigana

Director of Project Development, NGen


Mr. John Cigana is director of Project Development at NGen. For the past 25 years, he has supported innovation, technology development and product commercialization, in both Europe and the Americas.


Mr. Cigana has held numerous management positions at the National Research Council of Canada, including R&D Director, Acting General Manager and Senior Advisor. He was Vice-President of the Canadian technology subsidiary for Veolia Environnement for 7 years, and for 4 years headed the industrial wastewater department at Veolia Environnement Recherche & Innovation in France.


Mr. Cigana is a graduate of École Polytechnique de Montréal, where he obtained a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in civil engineering. He holds a Certificate in corporate governance from Université Laval (ASC designation) and an equivalent designation (Chartered Director, C.Dir.) from McMaster University. Mr. Cigana has contributed to over 100 technical articles and publications and holds two international patents. 

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