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Speaker Series Events

Increase productivity & competitiveness through concentrated lessons and mentorship through the McMaster | DAIR Industry-Led Speaker Series.

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Monthly Speaker & Mentorship Events

SEP 23 - MAR 24

5 SPEAKER EVENTS | 2 MENTORSHIP EVENTS | 1-1.5 HR EACH 

MONTHLY | LIVE | VIRTUAL | FREE

McMaster University | Downsview Aerospace Innovation & Research (DAIR) have collaborated to craft a monthly speaker series where leaders in industry will be able to learn directly from senior leaders world-wide on prevalent topics within the aerospace sector.

The Series hosts 7 events | 5 Speaker & 2 Mentorship Events.

 

Register for the events that best enable you and your team.

Lunch & Learn

& Rapidly Share

Each 1hr Speaker lecture has been crafted to offer a highly concentrated "lunch & learn" approach, Offering 30 min of optional Q&A post the lecture.

 

Rapidly share relevant content & tools with your own teams, through the shared tools and content. 

Mentorship Events

Attend 2 stand alone mentorship events to ask questions regarding current challenges they are facing.

 

Participants will rotate through 3 break out rooms and engage up to 6 mentors within the 1.5 hr event. 

Speaker & Mentorship Events

Register for your event.

Event 1

LEAN Techniques to Drive Competitive Resilient Operations

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SPEAKER

Dave Hyem

Vice President (Ret'd) Boeing

28 Sep 23

1:00 - 2:30 pm Est

Learn from Dave Hyem | Vice President (Ret'd), Boeing as he shares the most impactful LEAN strategies, best practices and opportunities to enable business units to increase productivity, drive resilient operations while increasing competitiveness. 

Event 2

Workforce Development Sustainment Strategies

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SPEAKER

Craig Trewet

Senior Executive (Ret'd) Boeing

17 Oct 23

1:00 - 2:30 pm Est

Learn from Craig Trewet | Senior Executive (Ret'd), Boeing as he shares strategies and best practices to enable the rapid up skilling of the current workforce on topics such as leadership, management, and technology adoption. Also learn techniques to best enable pathway's to backfill, attract and train new hires, while development a faster runway to productivity.

Event 3

IoT Solutions to Increase Supply Chain Awareness & Increase Business Competitiveness

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SPEAKER

Samra Alavi

Supply Chain Director

Bombardier

23 Nov 23

1:00 - 2:30 pm Est

Learn from Dave Hyem | Vice President (Ret'd), Boeing as he shares the most impactful LEAN strategies, best practices and opportunities to enable business units to increase productivity, drive resilient operations while increasing competitiveness. 

Event 4

Mentorship Event

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6 SENIOR INDUSTRY LEADER MENTORS

06 Dec 23

1:00 - 2:30 pm Est

Join us for this group mentorship event. Over 3x25min breakout room sessions, you will be able to ask our mentors questions to drive feedback on prevalent challenges you or your business unit may be facing.

Event 5

Enabling High-Performance Research & Development & Project Risk Mitigation Strategies

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SPEAKER

Jaime Engdahl

Senior Director Advanced Weapons Strategy

Northrop Grumman

Learn from Jaime Engdahl, Senior Director Advanced Weapons Strategy, Northrop Grumman as he shares the most impactful strategies, best practices and opportunities to manage research & development projects and risk mitigation strategies - showcasing key lessons learned from leading the U.S Navy's Unmanned Combat Aerial System program.

31 Jan 24

1:00 - 2:30 pm Est

Event 6

Enhancing Quality Management Systems & Practices to Enhance Productivity & Competitiveness

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SPEAKER

Tiago Dos Santos

Flight Safety Officer | Quality Leader 

Bombardier

Learn from Tiago Dos Santos | Flight Safety Officer, Quality Leader, Bombardier as he shares strategies and best practices to enhance quality management systems, and practices. Specifically targeted to enable suppliers and small to medium enterprises to increase productivity and business competitiveness.

22 Feb 24

1:00 - 2:30 pm Est

Event 7

Mentorship Event

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6 SENIOR INDUSTRY LEADER MENTORS

21 Mar 24

1:00 - 2:30 pm Est

Join us for this group mentorship event. Over 3x25min breakout room sessions, you will be able to ask our mentors questions to drive feedback on prevalent challenges you or your business unit may be facing.

Register

Register for the speaker series events here.

Program Lead

Industry Operations Leadership & Management

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PROGRAM LEAD

Ashan Corea

McMaster University

W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Certificates of Completion Professional Programs

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