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Panel Recap: Building the Industrial Base in a Competitive and Controlled Space

By Kyle Van Hooren Head of Avascent’s Ottawa office Michael Petric’s closing to his opening remarks on the “Building the Industrial Base in a Competitive and Controlled Space” panel at the annual meeting of the Conference of Defence Associations Institute (CDA Institute). Michael was joined by Dan Duguay, Principal at Tactix, Director General of Industrial technological Benefits …

Artificial Intelligence, Real Impact: How Canada can leverage domestic excellence in AI

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER February 2019 By Alessandra Jenkins Download PDF: While the Canadian private sector has been quick to adopt home-grown Artificial Intelligence-enabled products, these capabilities have been adopted more slowly in government. There is a unique opportunity for Canada, in partnership with industry, to improve public services and optimize government functions – including national defence …

Where Next? Airframe & Supplier Challenges for the Next Generation

Ian Ferguson presents at the Farnborough Aerospace Consortium Annual Conference 2018 Speaking at the Farnborough Aerospace Consortium Annual Conference, Ian Ferguson reviewed recent and forecast aircraft programs to identify current and upcoming strategic challenges for players across the supply chain ecosystem. He noted that airliner programs represent 60-70 percent of the ~$175B value of aircraft to be delivered …

Avascent Reactions to the Leading for Impact in Federal IT & Consulting, Women in Leadership Conference

By Alisha Anderson, Alexandria Conrad, Amanda Hotvedt, and Stephanie Stahl At the end of October, FedHealthIT brought together leading federal IT and consulting executives from government and industry to recognize women creating impact and hear from leading federal government executive panelists about mission-focused strategic programs across the federal technology and consulting community. Avascent was a bronze …

Beyond Unmanned: The Human Implications of Autonomous Systems and Remotely Piloted Vehicles

By Rachel Cross-Calvert Vincent Vidal, the Deputy General Manager of U.S. Commercial Solutions at Insitu, highlighted this in his opening statement at an Avascent-sponsored panel on autonomous systems at AIAC’s 2018 Canadian Aerospace Summit. Joined by Mike Dithurbide, President of Allen Vanguard Electronic Systems and Dave Norman, Director of Innovation and Technology at Moog Aircraft Group, …

Avascent on the Record: AUSA 2018 Recap

AUSA 2018 Recap By Hamilton Cook, Kelleigh Bilms, Tim Stanos & Tim Wickham This year’s Association of the US Army conference highlighted an Army that is debating its role, priorities, and procurement strategy as it pivots from counterinsurgency operations toward conventional conflict. It also featured the Army trying to reinvigorate its industrial base through a …