Canada’s Perspectives on Advanced Vehicle & Industry Technology
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About the Event
Presented by SGInnovate. Partnered with the High Commission of Canada
Global industries and governments are racing to bring self-driving vehicles to their streets and – just as importantly – competing to make the greatest strides to capture that market. The 2018 KPMG Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index (AVRI), which rates major industrial countries on their ability to adopt self-driving vehicles en masse, ranked Canada seventh in overall readiness for a world of self-driving vehicles. Canada’s advantages for developing autonomous technology include a highly skilled workforce and leading work in artificial intelligence.
Join us for an exclusive talk by Mr Colin Singh Dhillon, Chief Technical Officer, Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association (APMA) of Canada, as he shares Canada’s perspectives on the advanced vehicle and industry technology. APMA is Canada’s national association representing 90% of parts production with over $35 billion in sales and 96,000 skilled people.
5:30pm – 6:00pm: Registration
6:00pm – 6:45pm: Talk by Mr Colin Singh Dhillon, Chief Technical Officer, Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association of Canada
6:45pm – 7:30pm: Networking
Colin Singh Dhillon
Chief Technical Officer
Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association of Canada
Colin Singh Dhillon is the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association (APMA). He oversees the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) Demonstration Zone and provides support to the Canadian automotive industry on matters of Advanced Vehicles and Industry Technology.
With over nineteen years of experience in the automotive sector, Colin has been a visionary in establishing and implementing new ideas to support innovative design. His prior responsibilities for this global Tier 1 parts supplier have included being the lead in Advanced Manufacturing, Marketing & Communication, Design, Corporate Social Responsibility, and leading the global Advanced Product Development team.
His diverse background provides valuable insights when challenged with solving new problems. In addition to his position as CTO, he also continues to spread his passion for innovation and design-thinking through speaking engagements and lectures at academic institutions and global conferences. Colin is also a member of the EyesOn Design judging panel at the annual North American International Auto Show.
The APMA is Canada’s national association representing OEM producers of parts, equipment, tools, supplies, advanced technology, and services for the worldwide automotive industry.
The Association was founded in 1952, and its members account for 90% of independent parts production in Canada. In 2017, automotive parts shipments were over $35 billion, and the industry employment level was over 96,000 people.