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March 2020

Microsoft & APMA CyberKit 1.0 – Training Workshop for APMA Members Only

March 25 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Microsoft Canada, 1950 Meadowvale Blvd
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 8L9 Canada
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Join Microsoft and the APMA in a half day executive session to learn best practices in mitigating risk in cybersecurity for manufacturing leaders. In this facilitated hands-on workshop, you'll walk away with a better understanding of: The current cybersecurity landscape and how it can affect the bottom line in a changing manufacturing technology environment How to create secure frictionless built-in experiences that works across shop floor to top floor Where AI can help automate integration and security across people, devices,…

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Microsoft & APMA CyberKit 1.0 Training Session

March 25 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Please Note: Event is only open to companies who have purchased the CyberKit 1.0 Cybersecurity in the Automotive & Manufacturing Sectors is becoming increasingly critical in Industry 4.0 as everything within the industrial ecosystem becomes more connected to the internet and other technical systems and industries. The electronics in modern vehicles are built from components supplied by multitudes of vendors from numerous suppliers who have few to no common cybersecurity standards to adhere to, and few privacy or security provisions…

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April 2020

Coping with COVID-19: BDC & EDC Support Measures

April 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Government of Canada has established the Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) to provide $65 billion to support Canadian businesses during the current period of uncertainty with COVID-19. Through BCAP, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Export Development Canada (EDC) are working closely with private sector lenders to improve access to financing for Canadian business. APMA hosted an informational webinar with BDC and EDC to provide APMA and CAMM members the opportunity to learn first hand about these…

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APMA Webinar: COVID-19 Back-to-Work Guidance

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Friday, April 24 at 11 am, VP of Learning & Development, Lauren Tedesco, was joined by the President of the APMA, Flavio Volpe, and Peter Hatges of KPMG, to discuss the latest guidance for bringing the Auto Industry back-to-work. Mr. Volpe, who Co-Chairs the CAPC COVID-19 Committee, brought APMA members up to speed on the latest developments from OEMs, parts makers and government ministries. He also offered his insight on the state of the Auto Industry in the US…

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Mixed Reality in a COVID-19 Manufacturing World

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

On Wednesday, April 29th from 2 to 3:30 pm. The APMA's CTO sat down with AR and VR experts from companies including Autodesk, Microsoft, WIPRO, Virtualware and IBLS. The panel had an informative discussion on the opportunities and challenges of leveraging Mixed Reality in a COVID-19 Manufacturing World. Click here for the FULL webinar recording. The Panel: Colin Dhillon - CTO, APMA (Moderator) Michael Sagan – Technical Solution Executive: Automotive, Autodesk Michael Gardiner – Manufacturing Industry Lead, Microsoft Canada Ajay…

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May 2020

COVID-19 Cyber Security Implications

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cyber security continues to be a top concern for Canadian automotive parts manufacturers as they have accelerated their use of existing systems and leveraged new technologies to adapt to distanced working environments. Companies have been taking the first steps needed to protect themselves for the short-term. However, they will need to keep reevaluating the cyber landscape in order to stay resilient, not just during the re-start period, but for the long-term. On May 7th: John Heaton, Cyber Security Partner, KPMG Canada…

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Restarting Supply Chains and Trade

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Canadian automotive industry and its major production hubs are critical to the health of the economy, and a key link in the sector’s global supply chain. In addition, post COVID19 and CUSMA implementation, to what extent will supply chains be transformed and remodeled? On May 14th, our Panelists provided advice, insights and perspectives to help keep industrial supply chains strong through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Agenda: Moderator: Peter Hatges, Partner, National Sector Leader, Automotive, KPMG Canada & Managing…

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Coronavirus Impact and Global Automotive Production Outlook

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic is one that affects us all on a global scale. It is a crisis that most of us have never seen before.  Vehicle production and supplier impacts have been significant, but is it the worst we’ve ever seen in the auto sector? With the restart of assembly and production in various stages in different areas of the world,  AutoForecast Solutions (AFS) is tracking the impact on the global vehicle outlook.  Join Joe McCabe, President and CEO, AutoForecast…

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Best Manufacturing Apps Conference

May 26 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Microsoft & VOX ISM are pleased to offer their third annual Best Manufacturing Apps Conference. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Best Manufacturing Apps Conference will be conducted online. The Best Manufacturing Apps Conference showcases the Top 10 Manufacturing Apps that work with Microsoft’s ERP software – Dynamics 365 Business Central for Canadian manufacturers.  This is a 90-minute event, and each vendor will present their product for 7 minutes online to showcase their Manufacturing App. After the first 90…

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Reskilling Manufacturing with AI – Learn why AI is critical to withstand the COVID-19 Crisis

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Date:  Thursday, May 28 Time: 10:00am EDT / 4:00pm CEST. Presenters: Humera Malik, CEO of Canvass Analytics and Michael Gardiner, Manufacturing Industry Lead, Microsoft COVID-19 has sent a thunderbolt in manufacturing that is putting immense pressure on industrial operations to run at their absolute best. Microsoft and Canvass Analytics, our partner which specializes in AI-powered analytics for the industrial sector, which will highlight how manufacturers are reskilling their workforce with AI to give industrial operators control of their data. Now, more…

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