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Café X - Irene Sterian

Café X - Irene Sterian

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McMaster University
Gerald Hatch Centre
Room 324

Event Contact:

Terry Milson

Ishwar Puri, Dean, Engineering invites students, faculty and staff to attend Café X. Café X will be open for business for one hour, starting with a presentation, followed by questions and answers. Refreshments will be available at the start and conclusion of the event.


Manufacturing Matters


Irene Serian, President & CEO, REMAP

Refreshments, free admission, limited seating

This Café X aims to stimulate a discussion on the “blue sky” thinking around the wide range of possibilities of Advanced Manufacturing .

About Irene

Irene Sterian is the President & CEO of ReMAP. A successful engineering executive and graduate of Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Irene has demonstrated both incredible creative vision and the ability to forge successful large-scale, cross-sector partnerships. Irene’s work has resulted in unprecedented investments in Canadian electronics research and support for start-ups ranging from healthcare, energy, ICT, and aerospace. Her leadership in technology and strategic partnerships are driven by a passion to close Canada’s commercialization gap and increase competitive advantage on the world stage. As the architect of this $25M+ Business-Led Networks of Centres of Excellence, Irene has formed an integrated ecosystem to accelerate the commercialization of Canadian innovations to compete on the global stage. Irene is cross- appointed as the Director of Technology and Innovation at Celestica Inc. and leads a team of senior engineers. 

 Irene has over 30 years’ experience in engineering, management and innovation in environmentally safe and sustainable technologies. Irene holds a patent in high-density package design and has published over 30 papers, articles, and industry publications. Irene is a sought-after speaker on a wide range of topics including automation and the future of work, smart manufacturing, alternative energy, technology convergence and electronics innovations. Irene Sterian is a Singularity University alumni and the 2017 Singularity University Canada, Global Impact Challenge executive sponsor.

  Irene was recently named one of Canada's Inspiring 50 in 2018. Inspiring 50 recognizes exceptional Canadian female role models for their contribution to the Canadian tech and innovation sector. As a finalist from over 400 nominated leaders in STEM, Irene's passion for advancing science, tech, engineering, and mathematics serves as an inspiration for women across Canada.