Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, smart manufacturing, digital factories…these are some of the phrases being used today to describe a series of game-changing innovations that are changing the way products are manufactured for ever.

April 2017 will see two major manufacturing events hosted in the UK – Industry 4.0 Summit and Factories of the Future. Showcasing hundreds of innovations to help manufacturers digitize and upgrade operations, Industry 4.0 will revolutionse manufacturing. Be a part of these events.

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They need knowledge, training and new technology. If you own a product to make manufacturing smarter, you need to be at Europe’s only exhibition and conference dedicated to innovations in manufacturing.

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  • Dr. Bernd Kosch Head of Industry 4.0 Centre, Fujitsu, Germany

    Dr. Bernd Kosch

    Head of Industry 4.0 Centre, Fujitsu, Germany

    Dr. Bernd Kosch is the Head of Industry 4.0 Center FUJITSU EMEA and represents FUJITSU in the government advisor group ‘Plattform Industrie 4.0’. He contributes to the IoT activity in BITKOM and the IIC.

    Previous roles include Vice President Alliances of Fujitsu Siemens Computers and several positions in management, consulting and sales. He is a FUJITSU Fellow. He started his professional career at IBM, holds a diploma degree in mathematics, a doctoral degree in economics, and has worked as assistant professor in the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

    For more information on Fujitsu visit http://www.fujitsu.com/fts/

  • Michael Wiesmuller Head of Department for ICT, Industrial & Nano Technologies and Space - Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT)

    Michael Wiesmuller

    Head of Department for ICT, Industrial & Nano Technologies and Space - Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT)

    Mr. Wiesmüller’s holds a degree in Philosophy of Science, and worked several years as a Humanities Scientist and then as a Management Consultant with A.T. Kearney. He joined the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) in the late 1990s.

    He is currently Head of Department for ICT, Industrial & Nano Technologies and Space. Main responsibility of this department covers the design of Innovation Policies for High-Tech-Industries, national R&D strategies and programs in these domains, and all areas of International R&D Policy and Coordination. Among others he acts as Austrian Delegate to the European ICT-Program, as Governance Board Member of the JTI’s ECSEL, as Director of the EUREKA Clusters. ITEA 3 and CATRENE and Austrian Lead Delegate to the Key Enabling Technologies. He represents Austria in various Mirror-Groups of European Technology Platforms and in several European Policy Coordination Initiatives.

    Mr. Wiesmüller has also represented Austria at the following –

    • Austrian Representative, Governance Board ARTEMIS, ENIAC and ECSEL
    • Austrian IT-Director, ITEA2/CATRENE
    • Austrian Representative, AAL-Initiative
    • Austrian Member, Future Internet Forum
  • Julian David CEO of TechUK

    Julian David

    CEO of TechUK

    Julian David is the CEO of TechUK. He was appointed as the Director General of Intellect in March 2012 and led its transformation to TechUK in November 2013.

    Julian has spent over 30 years in the technology industry mostly working for IBM in various roles including Vice President for Small and Medium Business in UK, Ireland, Netherlands and Africa and then for five years as Vice President for Public Sector in UK, Ireland and South Africa.

    After leaving IBM Julian worked as a consultant with companies large and small in the technology industry and then focused on helping SMEs establish successful operations in the UK primarily in the areas of local government and health.

    Julian leads TechUK’s 60 strong team in representing more than 900 member companies, including multi-nationals and more than 500 SMEs to ensure that the digital tech industry is at the heart of a modern society and economy in Britain.

    Julian is also the Vice President of the National Trade Associations at Digital Europe the association for digital technology companies in Europe and represents TechUK at WITSA the World IT and Services Association. He is a trustee of the Tech Partnership which works to promote careers and skill development in the ICT Industry.

    For more details on TechUK visit www.techuk.org

  • Prof. Dr. Egbert-Jan Sol CTO of TNO & Director Smart Industry, Netherlands

    Prof. Dr. Egbert-Jan Sol

    CTO of TNO & Director Smart Industry, Netherlands

    Professor Dr. Egbert-Jan Sol, is both the CTO of TNO Industry, and Director of the Netherlands Smart Industry program. He is also part-time Professor at the science faculty of the Radboud University in Nijmegen. At European level he is vice-chairman of EFFRA, the European Factories of the Future Research Association, and member of it’s high level group on manufacturing.

    Professor Sol (MSc and Phd Mechanical Engineering) started his industrial career as a robotics system architect, followed by a career as a software project manager, development manager (Philips) and then Managing Director of 500 people at the Ericsson R&D Centre. From 1990-98 he was part-time Professor of Technology Management at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU).

    It is easy to make technology complex, it is very difficult to make technology simple. Yet in manufacturing only the simplest solution works.”

    For more information on TNO visit www.tno.nl/en/ and for details on the Smart Industry Netherlands visit www.smartindustry.nl/en/

  • Richard Fernandes ATOS – Director Discrete Manufacturing, Aerospace & Defence, UK

    Richard Fernandes

    ATOS – Director Discrete Manufacturing, Aerospace & Defence, UK

    Richard Fernandes is Atos’ Director for Discrete Manufacturing and Aerospace & Defence in the UK and part of Atos’ global manufacturing team. Atos are a leading player in the development and implementation of Industry 4.0 solutions across the world.

    After leaving the Royal Corps of Signals Richard re-trained as a control systems engineer designing and implementing process control systems during the 90s prior to building a career in main stream Information Technology. Richard has worked across the world helping clients in a diverse range of industries to maximise their investment in technology with a specific focus on the Industrial Internet of Things and the integration of shop floor and enterprise computing. Richard is a keen pilot who holds a commercial licence and is currently working towards his Flight Instructor rating.

    For more details on ATOS visit http://uk.atos.net/en-uk/home/your-business/manufacturing.html

  • Stephen Mellor CTO Industrial Internet Consortium, USA

    Stephen Mellor

    CTO Industrial Internet Consortium, USA

    Stephen Mellor is the Chief Technical Officer for the Industrial Internet Consortium, where he directs the standards requirements and technology & security priorities for the Industrial Internet. In that role, he coordinates the activities of the several engineering, architecture, security and testbed working groups and teams. He also co-chairs both the Definitions, Taxonomy and Reference Architecture workgroup and the Use Cases workgroup for the NIST CPS PWG (National Institute for Standards and Technology Cyberphysical System Public Working Group).

    He is a well-known technology consultant on methods for the construction of real-time and embedded systems, a signatory to the Agile Manifesto, and adjunct professor at the Australian National University in Canberra, ACT, Australia. Stephen is the author of Structured Development for Real-Time Systems, Object Lifecycles, Executable UML, and MDA Distilled.

    Until recently, he was Chief Scientist of the Embedded Software Division at Mentor Graphics, and founder and past president of Project Technology, Inc., before its acquisition. He participated in multiple UML/modeling-related activities at the Object Management Group (OMG), and was a member of the OMG Architecture Board, which is the final technical gateway for all OMG standards. Stephen was the Chairman of the Advisory Board to IEEE Software for ten years and a two-time Guest Editor of the magazine, most recently for an issue on Model-Driven Development.

    For more details on the Industrial Internet Consortium visit www.iiconsortium.org

  • Eugene Smethurst Head of Process & Automation, AECOM, UK

    Eugene Smethurst

    Head of Process & Automation, AECOM, UK

    Based in the UK, Eugene is working with manufacturers across Europe to help them understand and embrace Industry 4.0. Eugene leads AECOM’s process and automation business, specialising in bespoke process-led design and business improvement solutions to help manufacturers integrate buildings, process and infrastructure to create flexible and optimised facilities. He started his career as an electrical aircraft engineer in the Royal Navy and before joining AECOM spent seven years at Honda. Eugene is currently developing AECOM’s Industry 4.0 Lean framework, working alongside a number of industry partners to help manufacturers understand how data is reshaping the industrial landscape and how they can harness Industry 4.0 to remain competitive.

    For more details on AECOM visit www.aecom.com/process-led-design/

  • Paul Peeters Lead Expert, AGORIA, Belgium

    Paul Peeters

    Lead Expert, AGORIA, Belgium

    Paul Peeters is the Lead Expert at the Center of Expertise & Innovation at AGORIA, Belgium’s Federation for the Technology Sector. Agoria represents 1,700 Belgian companies in the technological industry. One of Agoria’s initiatives is ‘Made Different’ which is an innovation driven transformation program for Belgian manufacturing companies. Breakthroughs in 7 integrated innovation domains will transform these factories into sustainable Factories of the Future. Currently more than 250 factories have started this exciting journey. Previously to Agoria, Paul worked at industrial giant Philips for 20 years. Paul holds a Masters in Applied Economics from the Catholic University of Leuven.

    For more details on Agoria visit www.agoria.be

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