As a globally recognized training and mission systems integrator, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of training and operational support solutions. With COVID-19 continuing to impact people and countries, we are now facing a new reality in training and preparedness. At CAE OneWorld 2020, we will discuss and present solutions to help address these challenges as well as demonstrate CAE’s advances in military training and mission support.
We look forward to you joining us on July 8th starting at 9AM EST!
Joe is responsible for overall business operations for CAE Defence & Security globally and leads the development and deployment of CAEs products and solutions to our customers worldwide, including CAEs Digital Accelerator and Transformation initiative for the Defence & Security Business unit.
Over the course of a distinguished 17-year career with CAE, Joe’s work has spanned research and development, engineering, and business operations. Joe is also an effective advocate, responsible for managing CAE’s relationship with the Canadian federal government, one of the company’s key clients. He is proud to support defence and security organizations in Canada and in allied countries around the world.
In 2008, he was awarded the NATO Scientific Achievement Award, for his work in supporting the advancement of modelling and simulation across NATO. Joe is a graduate of Carleton University, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Cognitive Psychology.
Mr. Chittenden is the Director of Strategic Campaigns and the Director, Global Strategy and Market Development - Unmanned Systems for CAE's Defence and Security business unit. He is attached to the Washington D.C. (U.S.A.) office. Jim is responsible for the development and implementation of the global defence and security business strategy for unmanned systems as an element of the overall defence strategy. In this capacity, he synchronizes the global sales, marketing, business development, and strategy for CAE’s Defence and Security unmanned business units.
Jim is a 26-year veteran of the United States Air Force, where he held a variety of key staff and command positions including expertise in Department of Defense acquisition and foreign military sales. He is a command pilot with training, test, and operational experience in fighters, bombers, and remotely piloted aircraft. Jim is a graduate of the prestigious United States Air Force Weapons School.
Jim holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He also holds a Master's Degree from the University of Arkansas and two Master's Degrees from Air University in Montgomery, Alabama.
Steve joined CAE in 2005 after a 20-year career with the United States Air Force. During his USAF career, Steve was a command pilot with 4,000 flight hours in a variety of aircraft, including the HH-1H and C-130E and H. He commanded a C-130 squadron prior to retiring.
Steve joined CAE as a C-130J simulator instructor. He began developing curriculum and courseware in that role. In 2008, Steve became CAE USA’s first Training Solutions Manager under the Training Services division. He helped design and implement the CC-130J Training Center in Trenton, Ontario, as well as supporting CAE’s captures of the KC-135 and MQ-9 Training Systems for the USAF. He later served as the KC-135 ATS Program Manager. Integral to the CAE Trax Academy, launched at I/ITSEC 2019, Steve led the integration of the LMS and data analytics into CAE’s pilot training solution.
Steve has a Master’s Degree in Management, a Master’s in Business Administration, and is PMP certified.
Ray was appointed President and General Manager of CAE USA in July 2013. In his position Ray is responsible for the strategic direction, general management and operation of the business unit.
Ray has more than 30 years experience in the global defense industry. He has served at CAE as Vice President, Global Business Development from June 2010 to July 2013, and prior to that he was Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Business Development for CAE USA. In 1989, Ray began his career within the simulation and training industry with Boeing Training Systems & Services where he held positions of increasing responsibility over 14 years.
Ray served as an active duty U.S. Marine Corps officer and fighter pilot for over ten years and remained active in the Marine Corps Reserves for an additional nineteen years, retiring in 2008 at the rank of Colonel. Ray has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Florida State University and an MBA from Texas A&M – Kingsville University.
Jay is Synthetic Environment Technical Authority for CAE USA. In this capacity, Jay works with US DoD and coalition partners to design and implement innovative solutions to meet emerging needs for the creation, storage, dissemination and exploitation of 3D data.
A 17-year veteran in simulation and training, Jay serves as the lead architect for several on-going CAE projects to include NGA’s Foundation GEOINT in 3D (FG3D), SOCOM Rapid GEOINT 3D (R3D) and Joint Staff J7’s Terrain Generation Service (TGS). Other roles Jay has held at CAE include lead architect of SECORE DVED and R&D lead for various projects. Jay has published multiple papers and tutorials at IITSEC, IMAGE and MODSIM regarding cloud-based approaches to disseminate and exploit 3D data.
Jay attended Hobart College (Geneva, NY) for undergraduate work and the University of Alabama in Huntsville (Huntsville, AL) for graduate work.
Hélène manages CAE’s reputation, strengthening relationships and communications with key internal and external stakeholders, worldwide.
Previous roles include Vice President, Public Affairs, Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility, Bombardier Aerospace; Senior Director of Public Affairs, Bombardier; and, Director of Public and Corporate Affairs, Noranda Inc./ Falconbridge Ltd. (Glencore).
Ms. Gagnon has extensive board experience as both member and chair, having served on more that 25 boards, including the Boards of the aerospace cluster in Montreal Aero Montreal, the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, the Montreal Airports, Hydro-Quebec and the Canadian-American Business Council.
Hélène frequently speaks on topics relating to the environment, social responsibility, public policy, crisis and issue management, and social media. She has garnered 60 awards and prizes including Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100™ award.
Ms. Gagnon holds a degree in Civil Law and Common Law from McGill and a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Public Policy from the London School of Economics. She is a member of the Québec Bar and is Accredited in Public Relations (APR).
Philippe is Head of Technology for the Defence & Security Group at CAE. In this capacity, Philippe ensures alignment of the business unit’s R&D innovation pipeline to the needs of its customers across its core markets of Air, Land and Naval Systems training.
An over 30-year veteran in simulation and training, Philippe has held positions including Senior Director of Global Business Development, Chief Engineer and Airbus A350 Program Director, Director of Synthetic Environment Engineering and Director of Engineering for Visual Systems. In these roles Philippe has helped define the strategic technology evolution of CAE’s products, has lead development of visual systems and of synthetic environment such as common database (CDB) technologies, image generators and instructor/operator systems.
Philippe has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS), is a member of the Quebec Order of Engineers, is a member of the I/ITSEC sub-committee on Policy and Standards, and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the IMAGE Society.
An experienced pilot, Chris has been involved in pilot training and training management for over 20 years, in an aviation career spanning more than 30 years.
During his career, he has been instrumental in the introduction of innovative training concepts and programs at several airlines. Immediately prior to joining CAE, Chris was Vice President Operations Training at Etihad Airways, where he was responsible for the introduction of EBT on all types and the implementation of MPL cadet pilot training that used the Embraer Phenom in the Basic phase of the program.
In his current role, he is responsible for leading CAE’s Civil Aviation Learning Strategy and Services team, including Regulatory Affairs, Training Standards, Aviation Safety and MPL training programs.
A CAT Magazine Pioneer award winner in 2018, Chris holds a Masters Degree in Aviation Management and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
James Rapp is Director Global Naval Market Development for CAE's Defence and Security business unit; he is attached to the CAE UK office in Burgess Hill, West Sussex. James is responsible for the development and implementation of CAE’s global strategy in the naval domain, and developing its naval market. In this capacity, he supports CAE’s worldwide naval sales, marketing and business development activities.
His first career was in the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy, retiring as a Rear Admiral. In his last appointment, he was Director General for the spectacular programme of events to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. Before that, he was Flag Officer Sea Training and responsible for the operational sea training of all the Royal Navy’s ships, submarines and auxiliaries, and ships from 19 other foreign navies.
Earlier in his career, he served in the Fleet Air Arm, spending 6 years flying as an Observer in anti-submarine Sea King helicopters. He commanded four ships including three Type 22 frigates: HMS BRAZEN, during the first Gulf War; HMS BRILLIANT, when undertaking UN embargo operations against the former Yugoslavia, and HMS CORNWALL, as Captain of the Second Frigate Squadron. He also served twice in the UK Ministry of Defence in the Directorate of Navy Plans and twice on the staff of the Commander in Chief Fleet.
Marc-Olivier was appointed Vice President Global Defence & Security in October 2019. In this role Marc-Olivier has overall responsibility for CAE’s Defence business outside of the USA and South America. Heading a team around the globe, Marc-Olivier executes CAE’s strategy to offer best in class training and mission systems integration capabilities to militaries from more than 40 nations.
Prior to his current nomination, Marc-Olivier was accountable for CAE's Defense & Security business in the Europe & Africa region. Previously, Marc-Olivier was responsible for CAE Operations within the Europe, Middle-East and Africa region and he managed CAE’s production sites in Hungary and United Kingdom in addition to the German office and all the activities executed in the Canadian headquarters for customers of the EMEA region.
Marc-Olivier has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from McGill University and an MBA degree from HEC University. Marc-Olivier has received numerous recognitions for his work and published articles.
Phillip joined CAE in June of 2017 as a member of the Ken Patrick Engineering Leadership program (CAE’s two-year program provides high-potential engineering candidates exposure to several engineering specialties via special assignment and mentoring) having earned a B.Sc. Engineering, cum laude from Trinity College, Hartford. During the Ken Patrick program, Phillip has fulfilled multiple roles including integration Specialist for AW169 and AW609 simulation platforms, Continuous Improvement Specialist in the Hardware Engineering department, and Product Specialist for the Medallion MR e-Series. Phillip led a team to deliver a 225-degree version of the Medallion MR e-Series for I/ITSEC 2019, where he served as primary product ambassador. Currently, Phillip leads an Integrated Product Team (IPT) working on the CAEAir1, CAE’s emergency ventilator designed to help in the fight against COVID-19. As IPT lead, Phillip coordinates and manages a diverse team of engineering and sourcing representatives to ensure the successful, and speedy, completion of the CAEAir1 project.
Heidi was appointed Executive Vice‐President, Business Development & Growth Initiatives in May 2020, and recently named interim Group President, Defence & Security. Her primary focus at CAE is to identify and drive new avenues of growth across CAE. Heidi plays a leadership role in the development of a data and advanced analytics strategy for CAE as well as creating an overarching Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy focusing on both productivity and strategic AI efforts.
Heidi has over 25 years’ experience analyzing, creating and driving strategic growth in the Aerospace and Defence industry and has been recognized for her dynamic leadership, driving transformation and creating value for numerous Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to CAE, Heidi spent several years at L3 Technologies as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Corporate Strategy & Technology, responsible for five functions: Engineering/Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions, Communications, Investor Relations, and Strategy. Before L3, Heidi was SVP, Corporate Strategy at Spirit AeroSystems and prior to Spirit, Heidi served as Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and was a leading Wall Street analyst for two decades.
Heidi is an honours graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University