Be part of the fourth industrial revolution
Manchester - 2018
February 28th - March 1st
Factories of the future Expo
Showcasing the latest products and services for Industry 4.0, IIoT, Smart Factories and Digital Manufacturing
Industry 4.0 Academia
Revealing the science behind the latest manufacturing revolution


  • 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

  • Annette Doyle Managing Director, TRUMPF, UK

    Annette Doyle

    Managing Director, TRUMPF, UK

    Annette Doyle joined TRUMPF in 2001. Working for 14 years in various positions including management in customer service and production in TRUMPF Inc. (USA), she took over the post of TRUMPF Ltd. in the UK in July 2015.

    TRUMPF is a family owned German high technology company that provides manufacturing solutions in the fields of machine tools, lasers and electronics. In 2015/16 the company – which has approximately 11,000 employees – achieved sales of €2.8 billion. With over 70 subsidiaries, the TRUMPF Group is represented in nearly all the countries of Europe, North & South America, and Asia.

    Annette Doyle holds a German Apprenticeship Certification in Industrial Administration, a Diploma in Business Administration from the VWA Bochum, a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Konstsanz and a Masters Degree in Technology Management from Central Connecticut State University. She has lived, worked & studies in 5 countries with experiences of Germany, UK & USA. She now lives in Bedfordshire with her husband and 4 children.

    For more information on TRUMPF please visit

  • 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

  • Ben Salama Managing Director Industry X.O, Accenture, UK

    Ben Salama

    Managing Director Industry X.O, Accenture, UK

    An experienced software industry executive with extensive international experience building & leading teams in high growth product and consulting companies selling to clients globally.

    Ben is the UKI Accenture lead for Industry X.0 – a practice that focuses on delivering end-to-end digital transformation to our industrial & manufacturing clients across all industry groups. Industry X.0 solutions enable Accenture’s clients to optimise their core design, manufacturing and service processes as well as enhance customer engagement and drive new services and revenue streams.

    Previous roles at Accenture include global lead for our Connected Operations/Industrial Internet of Things practice and UK and Ireland Mobility sales and consulting lead.

    He joined Accenture as an experienced hire to lead the UKI mobility sales and consulting team when it was created in 2011.

    He has 30 years’ experience in the consulting & software industry with a focus in high-tech and financial services. Prior to joining Accenture, he spent 7 years in various senior executive, regional general manager and sales management roles at Teleca AB, a €100M consulting services business specialising in the mobile device marketplace. This included establishing the Teleca China consulting services practice and offshore outsourcing centre as well as leading Teleca’s Obigo software product business to a successful divestiture in 2008.

    For more information on Accenture Industry X.O, visit Accenture.

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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.

The UK’s first dedicated Industry 4.0 conference & exhibition was held in Manchester on 4-5th April 2017 and attracted over 270 conference delegates, 70 exhibitors, 1,500 trade attendees.

The Summit provided a great opportunity for manufacturers to hear from senior speakers from government, associations & technology and see industry 4.0 case studies from industry.

Get involved in the next edition of the Industry 4.0 Summit & Factories of The Future Expo. The event will showcase, discuss and demonstrate hundreds of innovations to help manufacturers digitise and upgrade operations. Industry 4.0 is revolutionising manufacturing worldwide. Visit, sponsor or exhibit and join the 4th Industrial Revolution.

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

If you’re interested in boosting UK manufacturing, then EXHIBIT at this show

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