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Technology Readiness Day

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

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Technology Readiness Day

April 11 @ 10am ET

30 International Blvd, Toronto

Join us at the Technology Readiness Day as we bring together industry leaders, innovators, and the latest technologies in the world of design, engineering, and manufacturing.

This event serves as a pivotal platform for exploring the dynamic landscape where design meets fabrication, paving the way for groundbreaking advancements in manufacturing. At this exclusive event, you will have the opportunity to hear from keynote speakers from Deloitte, BDC, CAMM, CTMA, and more. This is also a fantastic opportunity to build meaningful relationships with our partners – Dassault Systemes, HP, Markforged, Zeiss, HCL CAMWorks, TRUMPF, and more.

These industry leaders will share their insights, expertise, and visions for the future of design, 3D printing, and 3D scanning technologies. Through insightful presentations, interactive showcases, and collaborative discussions, you will gain invaluable knowledge, learn about the latest trends, and discover how you can leverage these innovations to stay ahead of the competition and drive success in your projects. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!

Let’s navigate the evolving landscape of manufacturing innovation, charting a course towards new horizons of creativity, efficiency, and sustainability. Stay tuned for further details, we hope to see you there!

Please note that this is an invite-only event, the registrations will be reviewed.




10AM to 3PM

Technology Showcase

10:15AM – Keynote

AI in Engineering and Manufacturing with SOLIDWORKS CEO, Manish Kumar

11AM – Room 1

Arvind Rangarajan, HP’s Global Head of Software and Data

11AM – Room2

Mastering 3DEXPERIENCE Governance with Dassault Systèmes’ Scott Lidgey

11:30AM – Keynote 

Grants & Incentives with Deloitte’s Chi Chen & Garen Hagopian

12:15PM – Room 1

Metrology and 3D Scanning by ZEISS

12:15PM – Room 2

The Digital Forge with Markforged’s Tripp Burd

1PM – Keynote

BDC’s Mary Ann Wenzler and Ali Lajevardi

2PM – Room 1

Scott Burton, Cadence’s Strategic Alliance Manager

2PM – Room 2

Adam Simons, TRUMPF’s Industry Manager, Additive Manufacturing

2:45PM – Room 1

Stay Career Ready with CTMA’s Robert Cattle

2:45PM – Room 2

Exploring the Power of SIMULIA for Engineering Innovation


Networking Reception


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Manish Kumar

“There is an explosion of data everywhere. This is a very good news, because it provides us ways to use this data to provide insights and machine learning-driven automation in ways that were impossible in past. How to use big data and leverage machine learning to provide automation for increasing productivity and decreasing waste is something that we are always looking for.”

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Mary Ann Wenzler

Mary Ann looks after the GTA West Area of the Business Development Bank of Canada, BDC (Canada’s Bank for Entrepreneurs).  In this role, she leads a team of professionals dedicated to serving Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services, and venture capital. Mary Ann is also the Executive Sponsor for Ontario Region’s Manufacturing Strategy which supports the complex and dynamic needs of entrepreneurs in advanced manufacturing. With almost three decades of experience in Ontario’s manufacturing corridor, her support is unwavering to fostering growth and innovation for the unique needs of this sector. Her background includes working closely in the automotive and aerospace sectors.

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Arvind Rangarajan

Arvind leads product management, strategy, engineering, and R&D for the software organization at HP. He joined from HP Labs where he worked as its 3D Chief Technologist. Prior to HP, Arvind spent 15 years of his career at GE where he worked in Renewable Energy and Research organizations to develop innovative solutions for products that leverage additive manufacturing including polymer, metal, and sand binder jet technologies. He also spent time at Xerox PARC working on a cloud based distributed manufacturing platform for US DoD. Arvind holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He has over 20 patents and 10 publications.

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Tripp Burd

Tripp Burd (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Tulane University) holds the role of Director of New Platforms at Markforged. Starting his career as a carbon composites engineer, he transitioned to management and process consulting and now brings a decade of factory floor experience to the additive manufacturing segment.

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Chi Chen

Chi brings over 8 years of experience at Deloitte’s Global Investment and Innovation Incentives (Gi3) advising Canadian businesses on accessing government incentives, securing hundreds of millions of dollars across various sectors. With expertise in provincial and federal programs, she specializes in Agri-Food, Advanced Manufacturing, Mining, and Consumer Products. Chi's background in environment, business, and government policies, coupled with a focus on ESG, allows her to strategically align clients' growth initiatives with funding opportunities. As a trusted advisor, she leads Deloitte's internal delivery team in meeting stringent government deadlines and has successfully managed complex funding engagements, driving business growth.

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Garen Hagopian


Garen brings over 7 years of experience advising clients across diverse industries on grant and incentives opportunities at Deloitte LLP’s Global Investment and Innovation Incentives (Gi3). Formerly a public servant with Government of Ontario, Garen developed and adjudicated grant programs before transitioning to the private sector. Leveraging his expertise, he now helps companies align their initiatives with government priorities, optimizing success rates. As a Public Policy professional, Garen supports companies in various areas including R&D, capital investments, hiring, training, and market expansion. He collaborates with clients and funding bodies across multiple provinces, enhancing their strategic decisions.

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Tom Herd

Tom Herd is the Vice President of Sales at WAZER Inc. Developers and manufacturers of the world’s first desktop waterjet cutter. Tom joined Wazer in the early stages of the company to support the global sales and marketing of the Wazer product line. With over 25 years of experience in the manufacturing sector, Tom has developed a deep expertise in plastics, bearings, gears, motion control, power transmission, and MRO products. Leading sales teams for manufacturers in multiple industry sectors such as Oil & Gas, Automotive OEM, Medical Device and other general industrial sectors, Tom has expertise in a broad range of manufacturing environments.

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Robert Cattle

Robert Cattle began his tool & die apprenticeship in 1976 while working at MicroMetric Ltd. and attending George Brown College, receiving his papers in 1981. He now has 48 years of experience working in the precision metalworking industry as a tool & die maker/precision machinist, shop owner and association director. Robert served as a volunteer on the CTMA’s Board of Directors from 2002 to 2014 in various positions, and was hired as the Executive Director of the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) in 2014 and continues in that position today. Robert is passionate about exposing youth and jobseekers to career opportunities within the precision metalworking industry and has been actively involved in creating initiatives such as the “Introductory Trades Training Program”, the “CNC Machinist – Level 1” program and the current series of Career-Ready with CTMA: Expanding Opportunities programs.

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Dan Beeson


Dan boasts over 25 years of invaluable experience in Electronic Computer-Aided Design (ECAD), with significant contributions across Mentor, Altium, and Cadence. His journey began as a Strategic Accounts Executive at Mentor, where he cultivated strong relationships with enterprise clients. Transitioning to Altium, Dan's roles evolved over nearly 12 years, from Application Engineer to World Wide Product Marketing, demonstrating his adeptness in product development and promotion. At Cadence, Dan has held pivotal positions including Product Director of PCB Solutions and Senior Product Architect, showcasing his expertise in guiding product strategies. His profound understanding of the ECAD market has been instrumental in driving Cadence's growth, influencing their Go-To-Market approach and sustaining continuous double-digit growth year over year.

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Adam Simons


Adam brings over 10 years of experience in Additive Manufacturing (AM) to this presentation. Throughout his career, he has provided engineering technology solutions to various industries including Medical, Automotive, Aerospace, and Tool/Die. Adam has worked with a diverse range of AM equipment manufacturers and technologies, including FDM, SLA, Polyjet, Binder Jetting, and LPBF. For the past three years, he has focused on the North American market at TRUMPF, a leading global player in metal 3D printing and laser technology. Adam has held positions in sales, applications, and industry management, demonstrating a well-rounded understanding of the AM landscape.




April 11
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