The objective of this annual one-day conference is to broaden our students' horizons in their fields of specialization. Since 2006, we have been inviting world leaders in each of our various options / majors to present lectures to our EngSci students, which explore research, education and career opportunities for young engineers.


President, Rogers Communications Enterprise Business Unit

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As President of the Enterprise Business Unit at Rogers, Nitin Kawale is responsible for delivering end-to-end business solutions that will better serve Small, Medium and Large and Public Sector businesses across Canada. He brings over 30 years of domestic and international experience in the technology sector to Rogers.

Prior to joining Rogers in December 2014, Nitin was the President of Cisco Systems Canada Co where he led the organization to double in size, becoming the third largest revenue producing country for Cisco globally. At Cisco, he also worked with Rogers to deliver next generation technology and solutions to Canadian businesses of all sizes.

Nitin has been recognized as an expert across Canada on the topics of innovation and productivity and champions both in his professional and personal life. In April 2014, he was named a Champion of Public Education across Canada by The Learning Partnership and in June 2011, he was honoured as the Corporate Executive of the Year by the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce - a national aware that recognizes exemplary achievement in business by those of Indian heritage. He is also a Chair of the Conference Board of Canada.

Nitin holds a bachelor of applied sciences degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto.


Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Check-in 5:30 PM -6:00 PM
Keynote Address6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Nitin KawalePB 150
Q&A Period 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Check-in 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
University of Michigan's Work Toward Autonomous Cars 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Prof. Ryan Eustice (Robotics)BA 1160
Interest Rate Models in Theory and Practice 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Dr. Andrew Gustensen (Math, Statistics & Finance)BA 1130
International Surgery: Engineering for a Global Society 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Dr. Yvonne Ying (Biomedical Systems)BA 1160
Global Electricity Transformation - power to all people 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Mr. Ravi Thuraisingham (Energy Systems)BA 1130
Lunch 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Makin' Stuff Fly ...or not 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Dr. Steven Zan (Aerospace)BA 1160
Sensors, Man-Made Earthquakes, and the Health of 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

our Civil Infrastructure

Prof. Greg McLaskey (Infrastructure)BA 1130
Next-Generation Brain-Machine Interfaces 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Prof. Maryam Shanechi (Electrical & Computer)BA 1160
Physics Option Talk 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Prof. David MacFarlane (Physics)BA 1130
Reception (Hart House) 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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