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CANCELLED - LUNCHEON: Mike Greenley, Group President of MDA

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Name: CANCELLED - LUNCHEON: Mike Greenley, Group President of MDA
Date: October 2, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM ADT
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Securing Canada’s Place in Space

As international space agencies move forward into deeper space, there is an emerging commercial space market in Low Earth Orbit -- the final frontier is opening up. Countries and companies are jostling to capture their place in the new space economy and the stakes are high. 

Today, space touches the lives of Canadians 20 to 30 times a day -- from weather predictions, to using an ATM, to checking a map on a smartphone, to downloading movies, to ground and air traffic management, and big data analytics. Tomorrow’s advances -- autonomous cars, smart cities, advanced autonomous AI and robotics -- are also tied to space science and digital technologies.  

The global space market is worth over USD $380B today; analysts forecast it will grow to be a multi-trillion-dollar market in coming decades. 
Who will lead in this exciting new realm of economic activity? The U.K. aims to capture 10 percent of the global space market by 2030; Luxembourg has set its sights on being the leading space mining country. Canada, the third country in space, is a world leader in satellite communications, Earth observation, space robotics, space science, optics and sensors thanks to past strategic investments by the Canadian government. 

Our country faces an important decision in the coming months: Will we maintain our leadership or will we choose to let go?

Take part in the discussion #DontLetGoCanada
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Mike Greenley

Group President of MDA

Mike Greenley is the Group President of MDA, a Maxar Technologies company with internationally recognized leadership in space robotics, satellite antennas and subsystems, surveillance and intelligence solutions, and defence and maritime systems.

Mr. Greenley’s responsibilities includes all of the MDA lines of business and its 1,900 employees. Primary locations include Surveillance and Intelligence in Richmond, British Columbia, Ottawa, Ontario, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Robotics and Automation in Brampton, Ontario; and Satellite Subsystems, in Montreal, Quebec.

Mr. Greenley was Sector President of L-3 WESCAM, based in Burlington, Ontario. L-3 WESCAM is a leader in Canada and worldwide in electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging and targeting sensor systems across defence, homeland security and law enforcement markets. Previously from 2013 to 2016, Mr. Greenley served as vice president and general manager of CAE Canada, supporting defence and security markets. Prior to CAE, he served from 2008 to 2013 with General Dynamics (GD), first as vice president of strategy and business development for GD Canada, then as vice president international for GD Mission Systems. From 2004 to 2008, he served as vice president of the modeling and simulation business at CAE.

Mr. Greenley has over 25 years of experience in the Defence & Security sector, with experience including Land, Air, Maritime, Joint, and Public Safety sectors.

Mr. Greenley has served as Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) for 6 years, and is currently a Board Member of the Ontario Aerospace Council. Mike was previously Chairman of the Advisory Board for Defence and Security Export to the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) in Canada and was a member of the Industry Advisory Boards to Department of National Defence, Defence R&D Canada, Public Services and Procurement Canada, and the CEO of the Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Mike is also Past-Chair of Elmwood School for Girls in Ottawa.

Mike has been recognized for his business and community leadership as an Ottawa Top 40 under 40 business leader, a PROFIT 100 CEO for leading one of Canada’s fastest growing companies for three years running, and as a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to peers and country in the defence sector.


Holly Johnson

President's Business Manager of MD

Holly Johnson is the President’s Business Manager at MDA. In this role she is responsible for supporting the President’s business activities both inside and outside the company, as well as leading cross functional senior project teams to resolve operational issues and new business opportunities.

Holly has been with MDA for over 10 years, starting as a university co-op student on the Canadarm program, and graduating into a full-time role as a systems engineer with project experience in space robotics, medical robotics, and advanced manufacturing. Prior to her current appointment, Holly also completed a multi-year term as a Business Development Manager in the robotics division.

Holly has a Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario. Holly was recognized in 2016 by the receipt of the Northern Lights Aero Foundation Rising Star Award, which honours Canadian women who have made significant contributions to their field.


Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel (Halifax Ballroom)
1919 Upper Water St
Halifax NS  B3J 3J5

Date/Time Information:

Tuesday, October 2
11:30am - 1:30pm

Contact Information:
Tania Crouse Hardy, Events Specialist (902)481-1226

$54.95 / Table of 10 $549.50
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