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Virtual Roundtable: Digital Transformation in the Finance, Agriculture, Construction, Aerospace and Integrated Mobility Sectors

Online Event

Tuesday 16 Feb 2021
From 12PM To 2PM

Event organized in collaboration with

 

As part of the events related to the book Le Québec économique 9 : Perspectives et défis de la transformation numérique (Opportunities and Challenges of the Digital Transformation), CIRANO, in collboration with 4POINT0, organized a a roundtable on the theme of digital transformation at work in various sectors. Authors of the book discussed issues in the sectors of finance, agriculture, construction, aerospace and integrated mobility.

 

On the program of this roundtable moderated by Genevieve Dufour (CIRANO):

 

The challenges of digital transformation for the financial sector, Robert Normand (CIRANO)

 

The digital revolution applied to agriculture in Quebec, Annie Royer (Université Laval and CIRANO)

 

Transforming the construction sector through digital technology: an ambitious and necessary project, Mario Bourgault (Polytechnique Montréal) and Ivanka Iordanova (École de technologie supérieure)

 

Digital aerospace in Quebec: an innovative ecosystem at the heart of society's issues, Fabiano Armellini (Polytechnique Montréal)

 

Integrated mobility: an innovation ecosystem perspective, Carolyn J. Hatch (HEC Mosaic)

Fabiano Armellini

Holder of the Bachelor of Engineering, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil), Fabiano Armellini is Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal.

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Mario Bourgault

Holder of a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Polytechnique Montréal, Mario Bourgault is Full Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal and holds the Pomerleau Industrial Research Chair in Innovation and Construction Project Governance.

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Benoit Dostie

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2001, responsible of the CIRANO Pole on the Socio-economic Impacts of Digital Intelligence and Main Researcher of the theme Innovation and Digital Transformation, Benoît Dostie is Full Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at HEC Montréal and Academic Director of the Centre interuniversitaire québécois de statistiques sociales (CIQSS).

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University, his research interests are labour economics and applied econometrics.

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Genevieve Dufour

Genevieve Dufour holds a Master's degree in Economics from the Université de Montréal, with a semester spent at Temple University in Philadelphia. She has worked as a research professional in numerous organizations including the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Université de Montréal and CIRANO. She also has worked as a private economic consultant on assignments leading to the writing of expert reports used, among others, in Court.

Since her return at CIRANO in 2017, she has been coordinating the Pole on the socio-economic impacts of digital innovation and artificial intelligence. She is responsible for many partnerships including the one with the Ministry for the Economy and Innovation (MEI), and the CIRANO partnership with the Center for Mathematical Research (CRM) on the importance of mathematics for Quebec society. In addition, she coordinate the 9th edition of the book Le Quebec économique.

Her research interests focus mainly on the effects of technological innovations, labour market, training, human resources, and productivity.

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Carolyn J. Hatch

Holder of a Ph.D. in Planning from the University of Toronto, Carolyn J. Hatch is a Research Associate at HEC Mosaic.

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Ivanka Iordanova

Holder of a Ph.D. in Environmental Design from the Université de Montréal, Ivanka Iordanova is Professor in the Department of Construction Engineering at the École de technologie supérieure.

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Robert Normand

Projects Director, CIRANO

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Annie Royer

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2014, Main Researcher of the theme Sustainable Development and Agri-Food, Annie Royer is Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Consumer Sciences at Université Laval. She is also holder of the Chair in Analysis of Agricultural Policy and Collective Marketing and is Director of the Bachelor of Agricultural Economics program.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the Pantheon-Sorbonne University Paris 1, she was also a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands from 2009 to 2011.

Her research program is multidisciplinary. It is oriented towards collective marketing of agricultural products, vertical coordination in food chains and value chains, producer organizations, agricultural policy analysis, quality and innovation.

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Laurence Solar-Pelletier

After completing her Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal, Laurence Solar-Pelletier continued her studies in management at HEC Montréal, where she obtained a Master's degree and a Doctorate in Administration. She has long worked in the field of training and skills development, particularly in the high-tech sector and with small and medium-sized businesses. This led her to be a researcher in various projects at the Université de Montréal, Université de Sherbrooke and UQAM, including in-house training in companies and the evaluation of a training program. She was coordinator of the Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche et développement sur l'éducation et la formation (CIRDEF) and writer at the Observatoire Compétences-Emplois (OCE).

Laurence Solar-Pelletier is now the coordinator of the Research Chair on the Creation, Development and Commercialization of Technology, as well as of the Research Group in Management and Globalization of Technology (GMT), located at Polytechnique Montréal. This return to her roots allows her to combine in one place her different passions, namely innovation, economic development, and technology labour issues, all in a multidisciplinary approach.

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Program

12:13 - 12:16
Roundtable Opening
12:16 - 12:21
The challenges of digital transformation for the financial sector
12:21 - 12:26
The digital revolution applied to agriculture in Quebec
12:26 - 12:31
Transforming the construction sector through digital technology: an ambitious and necessary project
Mario Bourgault, Ivanka Iordanova
12:31 - 12:36
Digital aerospace in Quebec: an innovative ecosystem at the heart of society's issues
Fabiano Armellini
12:36 - 12:41
Integrated mobility: an innovation ecosystem perspective, Carolyn J. Hatch
Carolyn J. Hatch