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Tech Mobility-Auto Cybersecurity

March 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The event will include an automotive cybersecurity overview followed by a panel discussion.

Tech Mobility Day will focus on automotive cybersecurity! This event will include an automotive cybersecurity overview, presented by A.J. Khan, CEO of Vehiqilla Inc. A.J. will also moderate a panel discussion on cybersecurity, the three domains of automotive cybersecurity, the world-class research conducted in Windsor-Essex, and how Windsor-Essex has the framework to be the ‘Automotive Cybersecurity Hub’ of Canada.

The event will end with an optional VR CAVE demonstration of MCity showing how one can test drive through loop scenarios using the software. WE EDC’s work on new test tracks including the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel for cross border testing and Area X.O in Oshawa will also be highlighted.

Who should attend: SME’s, entrepreneurs, professionals, automotive and cybersecurity leaders and community members.

Tech Mobility Day is day 3 of Tech Week YQG 2021 (March 22 – 28). Tech Week YQG 2021 is spearheaded by WEtech Alliance and the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation.


1:00 p.m. Opening remarks by Ed Dawson, Senior Manager, Automobility and Innovation – Simulation Team

Overview of AVIN and how the Windsor-Essex RTDS focuses on:

  • Cross-border Technologies
  • C/AV Simulation Testing using the VR CAVE
  • Automotive Cybersecurity

1:05 p.m. Remarks by A.J Khan , CEO, Vehiqilla Inc.

  • Automotive Cybersecurity Overview

1:35 p.m. Open panel discussion & introduction of panelists including:

  • Dr. Mitra Mirhassani, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), University of Windsor
  • Rob Gordon, Executive Director, Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX)
  • Peter Elliot, Global Information Security Officer, Magna

Topics to include:

  • Research, cybershield, UWindsor and more
  • Domains / more in-depth in auto cybersecurity
  • What’s happening in Windsor, St. Clair College program

2:35 p.m. Q&A

3:00 p.m. Optional VR CAVE demonstration (MCity)



March 24, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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