Opex Calgary Event Guide

Canada’s #1 event dedicated to Operational Excellence!

Your business is facing more volatility, complexity and risk than ever before. With markets shifting, regulations changing, and pressure to increase efficiencies in your operations - how can you deliver Operational Excellence?

We'll show you how at Operational Excellence Week Canada. Taking place October 21-23 in Toronto, this year's program will bring you over 50 case studies and show you how to eliminate inefficiencies in your operations, reduce operational risk, harness digital transformation and build a sustainable culture of operational excellence.

We’ve added all new tracks on Leadership & Culture, Process Excellence, Asset Performance Optimization, Lean, Operational Risk Management, Digital Transformation and Operations Management Systems. Join us at Canada’s only cross-industry event on Operational Excellence and meet hundreds of business leaders all focused on making the commitment to OE today to emerge lean, agile and more competitive tomorrow. 

Download the 2019 Agenda to see how you can put your business firmly on the path to operational excellence!

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2019 Speakers


Robert Wong
Robert Wong
Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Toronto Hydro
Stacey Metcalfe
Stacey Metcalfe
Manager, Customer Retention & VOC Strategy
Toyota Canada
Robert Phillips
Robert Phillips
Associate Vice President, Finance Continuous Improvement
Canadian Tire
Meredith Rousseau
Meredith Rousseau
Senior Vice President, Head of Operational Excellence & Strategy
TD
Travis Hahler
Travis Hahler
Americas Change Management Lead
Google
Samantha Liscio
Samantha Liscio
Chief Technology & Innovation Officer
WSIB Ontario
Christine Pelley
Christine Pelley
Director, Six Sigma & Operational Excellence
Maple Leaf Foods
Doug Purdy
Doug Purdy
Vice President, Industrial Management
Pratt & Whitney Canada
Eric Berger
Eric Berger
Head of Manufacturing Excellence for Industrial Operations
Sanofi
Hania Amad
Hania Amad
Head of Transformation and Shared Services
RBC
Bob Buiaroski
Bob Buiaroski
Senior Vice President, Customer Experience
Manulife
Cristian Matei
Cristian Matei
Head of Business Transformation
Veolia Group
Rémi Raphael
Rémi Raphael
Director, Business Transformation
Duke Energy
David During
David During
Director, Process Improvement & Innovation
The Hospital for Sick Children
Wayne Cuervo
Wayne Cuervo
General Manager, Toronto Innovation Centre
Cisco
Kimberly Matheson
Kimberly Matheson
Senior Director, Product R&D Management Office
Sanofi Pasteur
Les Cyfko
Les Cyfko
Director, Engineering & Continuous Improvement
PepsiCo
Rias Attar
Rias Attar
Vice President, Enterprise Project Management Office & Strategic Initiatives
Caesar's Entertainments
Rami Hindieh
Rami Hindieh
Associate Director, Enterprise Data Management
Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Andrew Spencer
Andrew Spencer
Vice President, Transmission & Stations
HydroOne
Lori Bieda
Lori Bieda
Head, Analytics & Data Centre of Excellence, Personal and Business Bank
BMO
Jeremy Shorthouse
Jeremy Shorthouse
Director, Environmental, Health & Safety
Molson Coors
Mariana Filipic
Mariana Filipic
Director, North American Continuous Improvement
Schneider Electric
Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Chief Service Excellence Officer
WSIB Ontario
Jose Pires
Jose Pires
Founder & President
Global Excellence & Innovation
Paul DiGiandomenico
Paul DiGiandomenico
Senior Director, Retail Card Client Fulfillment Operations
CIBC
Frank Saunders
Frank Saunders
President, Nuclear Innovation Institute
Bruce Power
Leanne van Zwieten
Leanne van Zwieten
Director, Process Improvement
Rogers Communications
Urooj Khan
Urooj Khan
Vice President, Strategic Planning & Transformation
TD
Gerard LaChance
Gerard LaChance
Head, Quality Performance Management
Hydro-Québec
Hugo Ashkar
Hugo Ashkar
Global Risk Manager
BP
Sarah Mesaglio
Sarah Mesaglio
Manager, Continuous Improvement
Canadian Tire
Farrukh Naseer
Farrukh Naseer
Vice President, Regulatory Change Management
TD
Peter Calnan
Peter Calnan
Senior Director, Health, Safety and Security, North America Region
Newmont Goldcorp
Aileen Sullivan
Aileen Sullivan
Director, Fleet Performance Improvement
Ontario Power Generation
Biju Misra
Biju Misra
Director, Transformation & Technology Operations
Enbridge
Robert Hutcherson
Robert Hutcherson
CEO & Founder
Optimize Consulting, Inc.
Lee Winters
Lee Winters
Senior Director, Strategy Optimization
Optimize Consulting, Inc.
Rajiv Anand
Rajiv Anand
Co-Founder and CEO
Quartic.ai
Teresa Swinton
Teresa Swinton
Founder & Director
Paradigm Human Performance Ltd.
Karen Priestman
Karen Priestman
Human Factors Lead
Paradigm Human Performance Ltd.
Anju Virmani
Anju Virmani
Chief Information Officer
Cargojet

Key themes include:

  • Human Factors
  • Internet of Things
  • Operational Risk Management
  • Cost Performance
  • Business Transformation
  • Personal and Process Safety
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Asset Integrity Management
  • Operations Management Systems
  • High Reliability Organizations
  • Maintenance, Repair & Operations
  • Digital Operations

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