The Ontario Centre of Innovation, a government group with a mandate to help advance, accelerate, and commercialize advanced technologies in the province, is hosting a Partnering Forum to help bring together groups in the fields of smart mobility, EVs, and WinterTech research. The forum will include two keynote speakers, Ford Motor Company of Canada President and CEO Beverly Goodman and VP of Advanced Services, Rogers for Business, Tess Van Thielen.
Organizing the partnering forum is the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network, started by the Province of Ontario and the OCI. The goal of OVIN is to help develop the commercialization of Ontario-made automotive tech and mobility solutions, advance transportation tech testing in the province, bring together stakeholders, build jobs in the province, and help bridge the province’s auto and tech clusters.
The forum will bring together leaders from small and medium-sized enterprises in the automotive and mobility sectors. The intention is to help build partnerships and drive economic and job growth in Ontario.
Beverly Goodman was named to lead Ford of Canada in February of last year and has helped lead the company’s transition to electric vehicles. With more than 25 years at Ford, Goodman has extensive experience in the automotive industry.
Tess Van Thielen has more than 20 years of experience in the tech and telecom industry. This includes leading development and commercialization of 5G and internet of things technologies.
The OVIN Partnering Forum will be held March 24th. You can register here.