Jan
19
9:10 am09:10

Sean Borden - Applying IE Principles to Hurricane Matthew Power Restoration in Grand Bahama

Company: Nova Scotia Power

Background: Sean Borden is an Industrial Engineer, graduating from Dalhousie University in 2009. He also holds his Masters in Business Administration from St. Mary’s University (’14). Sean is currently the manager of Transmission & Distribution Capital at Nova Scotia Power. He has experience in utilities with a focus on Operations, Asset Management, Project Management and Power Restoration

Topic Description: In October 2016, Grand Bahama Power was hit by a category 4 hurricane, this presentation will focus on the restoration process and industrial engineer principles deployed to safely and efficiently restore power to the island.  Models were developed to forecast expected infrastructure damage and associated timelines to repair.  Geographic Information Systems were deployed with scheduling heuristics to more efficiently dispatch powerline technician resources.  Linear Programming models had an important role in this restoration effort and had to be modified to account for customer satisfaction as well as minimizing customer outage hours.

Jan
12
Jan 13

James Craig - Bringing IOT to Life

Company: Nova Communications

Background: Entrepreneurial Senior Manager and professional engineer with over 25 years of experience in with Communications, Engineering and ICT experience. Extensive experience commercializing products and services for global markets with positive demonstrable results. Hands on experiences ranging from engineering systems, development of communications systems, code development through to marketing, sales and support to customers.

Topic Description: What is IOT (Internet of Things, just in case) and how can it benefit Industrial Engineers. Real life challenges and case studies of bringing a product from concept through to reality and commercialization.