Be part of the 4th
Industrial Revolution
10-11th April 2019
Manchester, UK
Automation | IIoT | Big Data | Cloud | Sensors | Robotics | Predictive Maintenance | Connectivity | 3D Printing | Augmented Reality


  • Professor Juergen Maier, FREng Chief Executive, Siemens plc, UK

    Professor Juergen Maier, FREng

    Chief Executive, Siemens plc, UK

    Juergen Maier was appointed Chief Executive on 1 July 2014. He has been a member of the Siemens UK Executive Board since 2008, and held senior roles within Siemens in the UK and Germany including Managing Director of Industrial activities for the UK and Manufacturing Director of the award-winning Drives factory in Congleton.

    Juergen joined Siemens in 1986 with a BSc in production engineering from Nottingham Trent University, on a Siemens-sponsored graduate programme. He was made an honorary professor of Engineering at the University of Manchester in March 2014 and became a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in September 2017. Juergen has also received honorary doctorates for his services to UK Science and Engineering for the Universities of Lincoln, Nottingham Trent and Salford Manchester.

    Juergen is a passionate advocate of the UK rebalancing its economy and has supported many UK-wide initiatives championing manufacturing, improved infrastructure and engineering skills. He has recently been asked by the Government department BEIS to lead a new review on Industrial Digitalisation for UK Manufacturing. Juergen also supports the modern re-industrialisation of the Northern Powerhouse and in that capacity is Chairman of the North West Business Leadership team and a board member of Greater Manchester LEP as well as the Northern Powerhouse Partnership.

    Born 1964 in Germany with Austrian nationality, he came to the UK in 1974.

  • Deborah Sherry Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, GE Digital Europe, UK

    Deborah Sherry

    Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, GE Digital Europe, UK

    Deborah Sherry joined GE in July 2016 as General Manager and Chief Commercial Officer for GE Digital Europe. In this role, Deborah leads all GE Digital commercial activities including Sales, Marketing, Services and operations and is delivering the strategy and operation across Europe.

    Prior to joining GE, Deborah spent nearly 9 years at Google, most recently as UK and Ireland Director of Partner Business Solutions. Deborah opened new markets for Google and increased Southern and Eastern European business 5-fold. During her 30 year career as a commercial leader, Deborah has worked for various industry and technology companies including orange, Samsung and Citibank. She started to work in the digital industry before the web began.

    Deborah received an MBA from the London Business Scholl, an MA Law from Oxford University and a BA from Columbia University in New York.

    For more information on GE Digital please visit

    We interviewed Deborah to get her thoughts on Industry 4.0 & this is what she told us… more

  • John Kitchingman Managing Director Northern Europe, Dassault Systèmes

    John Kitchingman

    Managing Director Northern Europe, Dassault Systèmes

     John Kitchingman is Managing Director of the Northern European region for Dassault Systèmes. This region covers the UK and Ireland, the Nordic countries, Benelux and the Baltic states.

     John joined Dassault Systemes in early 2018, following a successful 15-year career at IBM Global Business Services, where he held senior roles covering the Oil and Gas, Automotive, Aerospace and Defence, Electronics and Industrial Products industries.

     John holds a degree in Economics from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

  • Paul Homan Chief Technology Officer - Industrial, IBM, UK & Ireland

    Paul Homan

    Chief Technology Officer - Industrial, IBM, UK & Ireland

    Paul is responsible for developing the Technology Strategy & Industry Architectures across the engineering client base in IBM including Automotive, Aerospace & Defence, Oil & Gas, Electronics & Construction.

    A passionate Enterprise Architect with substantial end-user experience and knowledge, Paul was a key contributor to IBM’s input to the recent UK Manufacturing Industrial Digitilisation Review.  Keen to convert concepts to benefits, Paul will share his perspectives on the practical use of the latest technology, including AI in the manufacturing domain.

    For further information about IBM and Manufacturing please visit

    Abstract for his presentation on 28 February:

    Although the challenges to achieve the Industry 4.0 vision can seem daunting, Paul will outline what it takes to traverse the gap from experimenting to adoption by sharing a number of inspiring client stories – illustrating how to take realistic and meaningful steps forward on your own journey. 

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The Industry 4.0 Summit & Expo is the UK's premier gathering of senior level executives from the UK manufacturing industry interested in developing their digital strategies.

Industry 4.0 Summit & Factories of the Future Expo 2018 gathered 1,900 attendees and 53 speakers from 39 countries at the Manchester Central Convention Complex to discuss the digitalisation of manufacturing.

The Summit provides a great opportunity for manufacturers to hear from senior speakers from government, associations and industry, plus see industry 4.0 case studies in action. The Expo showcases hundreds of innovations to help manufacturers digitise and upgrade operations.

We look forward to seeing you in 2019.

A tremendous opportunity for you to position yourself as a leader in Industry 4.0 and network with peers and prospects in the manufacturing sector looking for knowledge and expert advice.

According to the EEF, 61% of manufacturers agree they could be using digital technologies to boost their productivity.

This is an ideal event for you to help them


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