2023 MORNING KEYNOTE
2024 Industry Economic Outlook
Carrie Freestone, Economist, Royal Bank of Canada
Carrie Freestone is an economist at RBC. She is a member of the macroeconomic analysis group and is responsible for monitoring key indicators including consumer spending, labour markets, GDP, and inflation.
Carrie produces economic analysis that she delivers to clients and the public through publications and presentations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Queen’s University and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Ottawa.
2023 AFTERNOON KEYNOTE
Deploying Industry 4.0: Belden’s Pursuit of Realtime Visibility
Mike Fisher, Solution Architecture Manager, Americas Belden Canada
Mike Fisher is a professional engineer with a bachelor’s degree from UOIT and a post-grad from Conestoga. Over the course of his nearly 20-year professional career, he has been involved with many different industries from discrete manufacturing including auto-parts & packaged goods, to the continuous production of petro-chemical & treatment systems, to logistics & material handling networks, and even branching into the enterprise environments of airports and healthcare facilities.
Mike supports Belden’s digital transformation efforts from different angles which recently earned him recognition as a Top 10 under 40 by Automation Magazine. His current role as the manager for Solutions Architecture has him leading Belden’s team responsible for creating the designs which bring Industry 4.0 to life for Belden’s customers as well Belden’s own production & fulfillment centers.