Wednesday, October 23, 2019
9:00 am, Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – Welcome Addresses
9:30 am, Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – Opening Keynote I
Jatin Nathwani, PhD, P.Eng
Professor and Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy for Sustainable Energy
Executive Director, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE)
Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Environment
Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA)
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Professor Nathwani is the founding Executive Director, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) and holds the prestigious Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy for Sustainable Energy at the University of Waterloo.
Professor Nathwani, with Co-Director, Prof Joachim Knebel (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany) has established a platform for a Global Change Initiative – Affordable Energy for Humanity (AE4H). The consortium comprises 150+ leading STEM and social science researchers, energy access thought leaders and practitioners from 50 institutions in 30 countries committed to eradicating energy poverty by 2030.
WISE brings together the expertise of UW faculty members to develop and implement large-scale multi-disciplinary research projects in collaboration with business, industry, governments and civil society groups. The vision of the Institute is simple: clean energy, accessible and affordable for all.
Prior to his appointment at the University in 2007, Professor Nathwani worked in a leadership capacity in the Canadian energy sector over a 30 year period. He brings a unique combination of academic perspectives with extensive experience in the business sector that includes corporate planning and strategy, energy sector policy developments, power system planning, environmental and regulatory affairs and research program management.
Professor Nathwani serves on several Boards at the provincial and national levels and has appeared frequently in the media (print, TV, radio) and has over 100 publications related to energy policy, environment and risk management, including seven books. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (PEO) in the Province of Ontario, Canada.
10:15 am, Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – Opening Keynote II
Director, Digital Enterprise and MindSphere
Digital Factory Division
Siemens Canada Limited
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Digital Enterprise “Industry 4.0” and Mindsphere “Open Cloud based IoT Operating system”
As Director of Digital Enterprise at Siemens Canada, Shalabh Bakshi is responsible for helping Canadian customers realize their “Digital Enterprise” by providing them with Digitalization and Industry 4.0 roadmaps and technological solutions that will drive the digital transformation within their organizations. In addition, he leads Siemens Canada’s MindSphere; Siemens open, cloud-based IoT operating system.
For both responsibilities, Mr. Bakshi sets the strategic direction, engages actively in business development, as well as marketing, integration and service delivery to support his teams and enable various product portfolios across software and automation.
His background is a mix of consulting, sales/business development, strategy and technology leadership. Prior to his current role, Mr. Bakshi has held many leadership positions with Siemens since joining the organization in 2012. These include Business Head for Digitalization Consulting, Division Sales Strategy and Business Development in the ASEAN region. Most recently he developed and established a new business model for Siemens which received funding from the Singapore government.
Mr. Bakshi is an established Technology thought leader thriving on engineering excellence, Cloud and Big data, Simulation and other digital technologies. Mr. Bakshi has extensive international and cultural experience and has worked globally with large multinational organizations.
In addition to being an Electronics & Communication Engineer, Mr. Bakshi also holds a Masters in International Business from University of Birmingham, UK. He spends his free time mentoring youngsters on strategy and technology projects and enjoys travelling.
11:00 – 11:30 Networking Break
11:30 am, Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – Tuesday Keynote III
Ahmad K. Elshennawy, Ph.D.
Researcher – Consultant – Academician
Executive Director of The UCF Quality Institute
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems
University of Central Florida (UCF)
Orlando, Florida, USA
Ahmad K. Elshennawy, Ph.D. is Professor and Executive Director of The UCF Quality Institute in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Prior to joining UCF, he served as a Guest Researcher with the Precision Engineering Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland for two years.
Dr. Elshennawy combines over 30 years of international experience with exemplary academic record in the areas of quality management and strategic improvement, as a researcher, academician and a consultant in the United States and different parts of the world. He is the co-author of the Certified Quality Engineer Handbook (1st and 2nd Editions), the Certified Quality Technician Handbook, and the Certified Quality Inspector Handbook (ASQ publications) and Manufacturing Processes and Materials (SME publication).
Elshennawy received a BS and MS degrees in Production Engineering from Alexandria University and M.Eng. & Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Penn State University. His teaching and research areas of expertise include Quality and Reliability Engineering, Quality Systems and Management, Six Sigma Quality/Lean Six Sigma, Statistical Process Control, Lean Service, and Business and process Performance Improvement and Management.
Elshennawy is a Fellow of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), Senior Member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). He is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) and a Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) and is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Dr. Elshennawy has served on the Editorial Review Board of Quality Press of the American Society for Quality and currently serves on the Editorial Board of Quality Progress and is a Senior Editor for the Journal of management and Engineering Integration. He is also the Director of Development and Quality Control of the Association for Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems (AIEMS)
12:00 pm, Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – Tuesday Keynote IV
Etobicoke Casting Plant
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Jeff Jones is the Head of Plant Operations at Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA), Etobicoke Casting Plant (ECP) located in Toronto, Ontario. ECP was awarded Bronze status in World Class Manufacturing (WCM) in March 2019. In this role Jones is responsible for all day-to-day plant operations of High Pressure Die casting (Aluminum); including meeting quality standards, ensuring compliance with health, safety and environmental regulations as well as financial and production targets.
Prior to his current role, Jones spent 16 years in Powertrain Manufacturing at FCA and held positions of increasing responsibility ranging from operations in powertrain transmissions manufacturing to leading World Class Manufacturing expansion at several facilities in North America. Jones joined FCA in 2000 after a ten-year career in Law Enforcement and four years in the United States Air Force serving at Ramstein Air Base (Germany), the Headquarters for United States Air Force in Europe (USAFE).
Committed to community service Jones is involved in many Charitable efforts such as United Way, Salvation Army, American Heart Association, Habitat for Humanity, Down Syndrome (Indiana), Daily Bread Foodbank (Toronto).
Jones earned a Master of Science degree from Indiana State University (2005) and Master of Science degree from Purdue University (2006).
12:30 pm, Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – Tuesday Keynote V
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, September 23, 2019 – Wednesday Networking LUNCH Buffet
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm, September 23, 2019 – Wednesday LUNCH Keynote:
Dr. Gursel Suer
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Athens, Ohio, USA
Gursel A. Suer joined the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Ohio University after working 12 years at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. He is on the editorial board of various journals. He currently serves as the manufacturing area editor of the Computers and the Industrial Engineering Journal. He has co-chaired two Computers and Industrial Engineering Conferences (1997-Puerto Rico, 2005-Istanbul). He also initiated Group Technology/Cellular Manufacturing Conferences held in Puerto Rico (2000), Ohio (2003), Netherlands (2006), and Japan (2009). Most of his research has been motivated by his projects and observations in industrial settings. He has edited seven conference proceedings and three special issues with different journals. He has published more than 110 papers in journals, edited books, conference proceedings and made more than 100 technical presentations. He has also advised more than 40 graduate students. His research interests are cellular system design, production planning, inventory control and multiple assembly design. All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Wichita State University, 1989; M.S., Industrial Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 1985; and B.S., Industrial Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 1982. Awards are: ISE White Teaching Award, Ohio University, 2009, Baxter Distinguished Professor in Manufacturing, UPR-Mayaguez, Co-holder, (1999-2000), Distinguished Professor of the Industrial Engineering Department, UPR-Mayaguez, (1996-1997), Baxter Distinguished Professor in Manufacturing, UPR-Mayaguez, Co-holder, (1994-1995) and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Thursday, October 24, 2019
9:40 am – 10:20 am, October 24, 2019 – Thursday Morning Keynote I
Andrew K.S. Jardine, PhD, P.Eng., CEng, FCAE, FIIE, FISEAM (Hon.)
Professor Emeritus, Industrial Engineering
Department of Mechanical and industrial Engineering
Founding Director of the Centre for Maintenance Optimization & Reliability Engineering (C-MORE)
University of Toronto, Canada
Dr. Andrew K.S. Jardine was Founding Director of the Centre for Maintenance Optimization & Reliability Engineering (C-MORE). He is author of economic life software AGE/CON and PERDEC, licensed to organizations in the transportation, mining, electrical utilities, and process industries, and author of OREST software used for optimizing component preventive replacement decisions and forecasting demand for spare parts. In addition to writing software, C-MORE has developed and commercialised two software packages: EXAKT for the optimization of condition based maintenance decisions and SMS for optimization of stock holding policies for slow-moving expensive capital spares.
Dr. Jardine is a prolific researcher and advocate of advances in maintenance decision-making and reliability engineering. His views are sought after by industry, he has published numerous books and papers, and he presents his work at professional seminars and conferences worldwide. His first maintenance-related book, Maintenance, Replacement and Reliability (1973) is in its 6th printing. He is co-editor with J.D. Campbell of Maintenance Excellence: Optimizing Equipment Life Cycle Decisions (2001); the second edition was published in 2010 as Asset Management Excellence: Optimizing Equipment Life-Cycle Decisions. The second edition of the bestselling Maintenance, Replacement & Reliability: Theory and Applications (2006), co-authored with Dr. A.H.C. Tsang, appeared in 2013.
In 1998, Professor Emeritus Jardine was the first recipient of the Sergio Guy Memorial Award from the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the maintenance profession and was elected a Fellow of both the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2013. In 2013 he also received the Lifetime Achievement award from the International Society for Engineering Asset Management. In 2014 he was admitted to the status of Honorary Fellow of the International Society of Engineering Asset Management.
10:20 am – 11:00 am, October 24, 2019 – Thursday Morning Keynote II
Quest Management Inc.
Knowledge and Skills for Industry 4.0
Peter Merrill is a Keynote Speaker on Innovation and has keynoted at events such as the World Conference on Quality. As Chief Executive of one of the leading Design Brands in the Europe he has been an Innovator in one of the most demanding markets. He is an Engineer, an Artist and a Writer and has led Innovation in the fields of both Graphic Art and Engineering.
He is Head of Delegation for the Canadian Committee to ISO/TC279 on Innovation Management. He is also chair of the ASQ Innovation Think Tank. He led the International Working Group which developed the ISO Guideline on ‘People Involvement’ in Management Systems and sees the best Innovation coming from the ‘Collective Knowledge’ of an Organization.
He is one of North America’s foremost authorities on Management Systems which he has implemented in such innovative companies as IBM, A.I.G., R.I.M. and Solectron. He is author of the books “Innovation Generation”, “Do It Right the Second Time”and ‘Innovation Never Stops’.
Peter Merrill emphasizes the importance of developing an Innovative Culture which leads to innovation of both your practices and your business model as well as your products.
11:00 Networking Break
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, October 24, 2019 – Thursday Networking LUNCH Buffet
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm, October 24, 2019 – Thursday LUNCH Keynote
Eric Ayanegui, CPMM, CRL
Director Operations Engineering
Houston, Texas, USA
Mr. Eric Ayanegui is currently the director of Operations Engineering of CINTAS. As one of the technical leaders at CINTAS, he has been directing engineering, reliability, quality and safety initiatives across 210 industrial sites across North America and China. He has over 20 years of experience in the industrial laundry industry and has been involved in industrial leading efforts in Reliability and Safety. He is a member of the CINTAS Corporate Executive Faculty teaching Reliability and a certified Plant Maintenance Manager and Certified Reliability Leader. He is a member of Industrial Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni of UH and has served on the advisory board of Industrial Engineering Department at UH since 2015. He holds a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Houston.
Friday, October 25, 2019
9:40 am – 10:20 am, October 25, 2019 – Friday Morning Keynote I
Director of Engineering and R&D
Magna International Inc.
Todd Deaville joined Magna International in 1997 and currently serves as Director, Engineering and R&D, supporting Magna’s Corporate Engineering and Research and Development team on a global basis.
In this role he works with academic, industry and startup company partners to identify, technically assess and lead and/or support product development activities for new technology commercialization.
Todd has worked for Magna in the automotive industry for 20 years, beginning with an apprenticeship in tool and die engineering and plastics molding. This was followed by various engineering, customer liaison, operational improvement and product and process development roles in plastics/composites and Class A paint facilities.
Todd has been involved with numerous advanced engineering projects, business analysis and R&D strategy development for both Magna’s automotive and non-automotive businesses. He has worked on and/or directed advanced R&D programs with OEMs, startup to multi-national scale partners, government agencies and University and private research organizations globally.
A native of Canada, he received his Bachelors of Applied Science Degree from Dalhousie University in 1997 and Masters’ of Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Toronto in 2010, based on the development of a novel automotive acoustics actuator. Todd has coauthored research papers and has been awarded several patents related to automotive products and manufacturing methods.
10:20 am – 11:00 am, October 25, 2019 – Friday, Morning Keynote II
Samir Elhedhli, PhD, PEng
Department of Management Sciences
Faculty of Engineering
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Samir Elhedhli is Professor and Chair of the Department of Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo. He holds a BSc and MSc from Bilkent University and PhD from McGill University. He has research interests in Large-scale Optimization and Data Analytics with applications in Logistics, Supply chain, and Service Systems Design. His work has appeared in scientific journals such as Management Science, Mathematical Programming, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, INFORMS Journal on Computing, IISE transactions, and European Journal of Operational Research among others. He held grants from NSERC, CFI, OCE and MITACS and collaborated with industries in aircraft manufacturing, airline scheduling, and warehouse management. He was Chair of the Department of Management Sciences from 2014 to 2018. He served as president of the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) in 2011-2012. He is currently the Education Chair and co-Editor-in-Chief of their flagship journal INFOR. He is the recipient of the CORS Service Award in 2013 and the University of Waterloo’s distinguished and outstanding performance awards in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2016.
11:00 Networking Break
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, October 25, 2019 – Friday Networking LUNCH Buffet
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm, October 25, 2019 – Friday LUNCH Keynote
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Friday, October 25, 2019 – Conference Awards Dinner
7:30 – 7:45: Conference Awards Keynote
- IEOM 2010 – Dhaka
- IEOM 2011 – Kuala Lumpur
- IEOM 2012 – Istanbul
- IEOM 2014 – Bali
- IEOM 2015 – Dubai
- IEOM 2015 – Orlando
- IEOM 2016 – Kuala Lumpur
- IEOM 2016 – Detroit
- IEOM 2017 – Rabat, Morocco
- IEOM 2017 – Bogota
- IEOM 2018 – Bandung
- IEOM 2018 – Paris
- IEOM 2018 – Washington DC
- IEOM 2018 – Pretoria
- IEOM 2019 – Bangkok