Luncheon speech

Luncheon Industrial speaker

October 25th , 2012

Fassi Kafyeke, ing. PhD

Director Strategic Technology
Senior Engineering Advisor
Bombardier Aerospace

Title:   “Bombardier Aerospace: Charting the Course of Aviation Technology”


            Bombardier Aerospace is developing the Learjet 85 Mid-size Business Jet, the Global 7000 and 8000 Super-Large Business Jets and the CSeries 110 to 130-pax commercial Jetliners.  These projects require investment and focus in technology development, aircraft design and product development.


The presentation will discuss some of the advanced systems technologies developed by Bombardier that will make these airplanes and others pillars   of 21st century aviation:   fly-by-wire, advanced navigation systems, electric systems, modular avionics and highly integrated systems.

October 26th , 2012


Executive Director 
Montreal Transit Society (STM)

Title:   “Montreal Transit Society electrification projects, technological challenges, and future development”

Summary: Quebec government has set a goal that 95% of public transport in Montreal must use non polluted energy sources, theMontreal Transit Society, who has already more than 50% of its vehicles using electricity, has an ambitious plan to electrify its surface network. This plan includes several projects and of course, several technological challenges. The presentation will cover mass transit system engineering challenges, pollution free smart urban technological planning and implementation.

October 27th , 2012

Jean Lessard, ing. 

Director Technology Innovation  
Institut de recherche d'Hydro-Québec, IREQ

Title:   “Hydro-Québec SmartGrid Innovation Program”


The presentation will focus on the business needs and the strategic orientation of Hydro Québec supporting the modernisation and the evolution of the electrical network to become a more intelligent one. Technology vision as well as main targets of Hydro Québec technological innovation program will be presented. Concrete examples of innovation projects that are carried out jointly with the business divisions of Hydro-Québec and it’s research partners will also be presented and discussed.