At the beginning of the Fall 2020 term, the Industry 4.0 Design Team had many new students join the team during their 1A term. As grade 12 students begin to apply to university this winter, we wanted to gain some insight from our new marketing team members to help high school students who are applying to Waterloo Engineering this year.

We conducted a short interview with multiple members of our team and had them share their tips from their application experience last year. …

There are just a few weeks left to sign up for the inaugural I4 competition running on February 8th 2019! Since our last post there have been some changes, all for the better! We are pleased to announce that Oculys Health Informatics will be the inaugural sponsor for the competition, sponsoring the grand prize of $5000, $3000, and $2000 for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams respectively. As well, Majik Systems will be offering a guaranteed co-op interview to any members of the top 3 teams who decide to enroll in Management Engineering at The University of Waterloo. We are so thankful to our sponsors for all that they do for our team and for helping sponsor this competition!

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Introducing the two third-year students who run the Industry4.0 Design team.

Jordan Geist

Hi, my name is Jordan, one of the co-leads for the Industry 4.0 design team. I chose Management Engineering because of the range of topics that we learn. We cover topics like business, process engineering, software development, and data analytics. The breadth of knowledge makes the degree applicable to many jobs in many industries. For my first co-op, I worked at the Canadian Internet Registration Authority as a project manager. I worked with multidisciplinary groups to implement new cloud-based software systems to address business needs, in addition…

Meet some of the awesome ladies leading the Industry4.0 Design Team!

Nina DeSouza — Internal Communications Coordinator

Hi, I’m Nina, a 2021 Management Engineering student at UWaterloo and the Internal Communications Coordinator for Industry 4.0. I’m ridiculously excited about using math to solve real problems, so it’s no surprise that my favourite courses to date have been MSCI 121: Introduction to Computer Programming, and MSCI 331: Introduction to Optimization. Creative yet methodical problem solving has also been what made my first two co-ops (process improvement in a distribution centre and automated software testing with a little dev-ops thrown in) such…

Gain insight into Waterloo’s Management Engineering program and Students! We will be starting a new series to introduce the founding members of our Industry4.0 design team!

Sidhant Vashist — Tech Lead

My name is Sidhant (Sid) Vashist. I am currently in 2B Management Engineering at the University of Waterloo. I am the Software Lead for Industry 4.0. I am currently developing the platform that the competition will take place on. I went to Central Peel Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario. In my personal time, I like to play sports such as Soccer, Badminton, and Tennis (Lawn and Table). We at…

After a year of brainstorming, planning and creating we are excited to officially announce the Industry 4.0 Design Team at the University of Waterloo!

Industry 4.0 is the brainchild of the Management Engineering class of 2021. Our goal is to both provide an enhanced learning environment for Waterloo’s Management Engineering students, and to inspire young students in grades 11 and 12, by exposing them to Management Engineering concepts. The team is focused on data analytics in situations where the Internet of Things (IoT) is prevalent, or will be prevalent, and uses the Industry 4.0 context as the learning platform. …

Industry 4.0 Design Team

A design team at the University of Waterloo focusing on Management Engineering concepts - process and flow analysis, and turning data into information.

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