Webinars

Experts in the automotive and mobility sector share their thoughts and ideas via in-depth webinars.

AVIN Project Showcase

AVIN Project Showcase

Learn about made-in-Ontario smart mobility technologies being developed and deployed by the province's SMEs. In this webinar, we heard from: 

Tony Han with eLeap Power on wireless charging infrastructure

Spencer Reuben with QA Consultants on software systems testing for connected and autonomous vehicles

Trang Tran-Valade with FORTAI on connected freight and autonomous delivery

Sasha Kucharczyk with Preteckt on vehicle prognostics

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Barrier-Free Mobility with General Motors Canada

Barrier-Free Mobility with General Motors Canada

Explore the future of barrier-free mobility with Ontario’s Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) and General Motors (GM) Canada. Together, we discussed the key insights revealed from GM's Barrier-Free Mobility Research Project, which focused on identifying key mobility issues as they relate to access and equity regarding the following barriers: physical limitations, cost, access, technology, and design. 

Moderator: Sherin Abdelhamid, Technical Advisor, Automotive and Mobility Innovation, Ontario Centre of Innovation

Speaker: Suzette Malek, Global Societal Trends & Innovation Insights, General Motors

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Technology, Jobs, and the Automotive and Smart Mobility Industry in Ontario

Technology, Jobs, and the Automotive and Smart Mobility Industry in Ontario

The automotive industry is quickly transforming to include increasingly advanced and exciting technologies such as vehicle, manufacturing, and smart mobility technologies. 

That means new jobs and opportunities are arising that require dynamic skills. 

AVIN and the Future of Canadian Automotive Labourforce (FOCAL) Intiative, join forces to tell you more about these exciting technologies and opportunities in this webinar.

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Innovations in the electrification of transportation

Innovations in the electrification of transportation

In this webinar, OCI/AVIN and InnovÉÉ sat down with two SMEs to learn about innovative electric technologies in Quebec and Ontario. Experts from eLeapPower and Calogy Solutions will take us through their solutions to support transportation electrification.

Speakers:

• Tony Han, eLeapPower, Founder and CEO
• Mahmood Shirazy, Calogy Solutions, Founder and CEO

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Debt Capital Options for Innovation Companies

Debt Capital Options for Innovation Companies

The third webinar in the series focused on debt financing opportunities for innovation companies. In speaking with our panel of experts, we discussed how tech companies can leverage venture and growth debt either in conjunction with or in the absence of financing from traditional banks and financial institutions. The panel delved deeper into discussions on how to navigate debt funding in the current climate and examine critical success factors.

Moderator: Manoj Pundit, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.

Speakers:

• Amy Olah, Managing Director, CIBC Innovation Banking
• Duncan Robinson, Director Growth & Transition Capital Southwestern Ontario, BDC
• Randy Garg, Founder & Managing Partner, Vistara Capital Partners

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Business Resiliency and Innovation during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Business Resiliency and Innovation during the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this webinar, OCE and InnovÉÉ sat down with two SMEs from Ontario and Quebec to learn how they have shown resiliency in the face of the pandemic through innovative mobility solutions. Drawing on their success stories, experts from Pantonium Inc. and Jalon Mtl. will break down how companies can navigate through crises, build efficiency into their structures and create meaningful outcomes.

Speakers:

• Richard Blundell, Head of Strategy, Pantonium Inc.
• Mickael Brard, Urban Mobility Consultant, Jalon Mtl.

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Exploring capital in the public markets

Exploring capital in the public markets

This webinar fcused on opportunities for financing in the public capital markets. The panel of experts discussed:
• Receptiveness of our capital markets with regard to innovative tech companies and the impact of COVID-19
• Why certain companies are opting to go public (whether it’s before, or instead of, a sale of the company)
• Opportunities for raising financing from public market investors
• Planning required for a successful IPO down the road

Moderator: Manoj Pundit, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Speakers:
• Richard Nathan, Senior Managing Director, Kensington
• Myles Hiscock, Managing Director, Tech Banking, Canaccord Genuity
• Brent Layton, Managing Director and Co-Head of Tech Investment Banking, CIBC

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Raising Financing during Turbulent Times

Raising Financing during Turbulent Times

The first webinar in the series discussed the financing options available to start-up and pre-seed companies. Speaking with a panel of expert, the discussion outlined funding strategies and explore opportunities for enterprises to successfully secure funding as they face the challenges of current market realities.

Moderator: Manoj Pundit, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.

Speakers:

• Ray Sharma, Founder & CEO, Extreme Venture Partners
• Sanjiv Samant, Founder & Managing Partner, Round13
• Shiva Bhardwaj, CEO, Pitstop Connect
• Eva Lau, Founding and General Partner, Two Small Fish Ventures

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Cybersecurity for CAVs

Cybersecurity for CAVs

This webinar discussed the emerging CAV cybersecurity risks and impacts, while highlighting the types of innovations being developed to meet these complex challenges.

Moderator: Sherin Abdelhamid, Technical Advisor, Automotive and Mobility Innovation, OCE

Speaker: Noemi Chanda, Senior Manager, Data Protection and Privacy, Deloitte

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Autonomous Vehicles Reshaping the Future

Autonomous Vehicles Reshaping the Future

Learn more about the anticipated shifts that AVs will bring to various sectors of our economy.

Speaker: Sherin Abdelhamid, Technical Advisor, Automotive and Mobility Innovation, OCE

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