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Southern Manitoba Manufacturers’ Summit brings cutting edge technology and best practices to southern MB’s doorstep

Published by CME Manitoba on August 10, 2017

Southern Manitoba Manufacturers’ Summit brings cutting edge technology and best practices to southern MB’s doorstep

Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Join CME, our partners and hundreds of your peers on October 26 in Morden, MB. Explore how technology impacts every aspect of your manufacturing business – from how you reach your customers to how you build your product. The Southern Manitoba Manufacturers’ Summit provides a learning opportunity for companies of all sizes to explore their highest potential; from robotics to Gemba, digital marketing and more! What does your future hold? 


About the program

This half-day program (with optional afternoon workshops) is filled with powerful keynotes, workplace-ready insights and best-in-class manufacturing professional development, in southern Manitoba’s own backyard. The main program runs from 8:30am to 1:00pm with three optional sessions in the afternoon. What’s in it for you?

2 Keynotes

2 Presentation AND Company Spotlight

3 Workshops (optional); including how to do a Gemba!

Sign up for an insightful day filled with stories from local businesses, inspiring keynotes and interactive workshops. Hear about successes, challenges, opportunities and proven best practices that will help your business grow today and in the future. Register now at 


About our featured speaker

Keynote David Chalk, CEO of Chalk Media Corp will share why a strategic prioritization is critical make your assets and time go further. Hear David’s insights on why failing to prioritize is like saying you’re too busy driving to stop and get gas. Most importantly, David provides guidance on how to strategically prioritize business processes using the seven ways to use technology more effectively to increase manufacturing productivity.

David Chalk has been a leading expert in the technology and computer industry for over 30 years. He’s been the face of Technology in Canada, hosting the award winning Dave Chalk computer show for over 14 years, educating viewers on how to use the newest technologies as they hit the market.  

A retail pioneer, David developed the blueprint for the super stores of today when he opened Doppler Computer Superstores in 1980. In 1985, David developed the first Point of Sale and Supply Chain Management solution for the computer industry, which was certified by Ernst & Young. In 1997, he founded Chalk Media, a company that employed over 140 staff around North America, providing services including real time, knowledge-based video to governments, corporations and the US military.   A serial entrepreneur, David has launched more than 20 companies in the fields of technology, education, construction, marketing, distribution, manufacturing and retail – but it’s his interest in business resilience that has occupied him for the past 10 years.

Today David consults with companies to help bridge the gap between technology and resilience. He is considered one of the leading experts on business autonomics and cyber security. David recognized very early on that there was a security problem with the rapid automation of process across industries.  This vulnerability led him to study the problem and to developing real time solutions.  Today organizations turn to him to determine how to best protect themselves from cyber hacking.  

David’s qualifications and awards include a doctorate degree in technology, Entrepreneur of the year (Ernst & Young), YEO entrepreneur of the year, a Telly Award for TV Production, a Yahoo award for design innovation, TV Guide’s Best Of Award: Top 40 TV shows in Canada, and many more.

What is most inspiring about David is he was once labeled "mentally retarded" in school. If it were not for his mother who believed in him and a few teachers, David would have never reached his potential or gone after his dreams. He was well into his 40's before he was diagnosed with severe dyslexia. By then, he’d developed coping skills that allowed him to overcome his challenges and reach his goals despite suffering from depression, a common side effect of dyslexia.

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