Be part of the fourth industrial revolution
Manchester - 2018
February 28th - March 1st
Factories of the future Expo
Running parallel to the Industry 4.0 Summit, the FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE EXPO showcases the latest products and services for Industry 4.0, IIoT, smart factories and the digital manufacturing
Industry 4.0 Academia
Revealing the science behind the latest manufacturing revolution


  • Deborah Sherry General Manager & Chief Commercial Officer, GE Digital Europe, UK

    Deborah Sherry

    General Manager & 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

  • Martin Walder VP Industry, Schneider Electric, UK

    Martin Walder

    VP Industry, Schneider Electric, UK

    Martin has been a prominent member of the Automation community for over 30 years driving the adoption of the latest robotics & autonomous systems, control and information solutions into manufacturing and process control markets through both commercial and trade association roles. He is currently responsible for Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure offer for Smart Machines and Factories, from connected devices such as motor control and VSDs through Edge Control, Modicon and PacDrice to Wonderware System Platform, applications and analytics.

    Martin has also been chair of EAMA (Engineering and Machine Alliance) for over 9 years an association that furthers the collective interested of some 15 focused associations for the growth of engineering and manufacturing in the UK. Before Schneider Electric Martin has gained a broad experience in discrete and process control at Honeywell, Rockwell Automation and as Managing Director of ABB Robotics.

    For more information on Schneider Electric visit

  • Ben Morgan Head of Integrated Manufacturing & Factory 2050, AMRC, UK

    Ben Morgan

    Head of Integrated Manufacturing & Factory 2050, AMRC, UK

    Ben Morgan, MEng CEng MIMechE, is the Head of the Integrated Manufacturing Group (IMG) and Factory 2050 at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing. He is responsible for a large team of multidisciplinary engineers solving problems in high-value, low-volume manufacture in aerospace and automotive industries.

    Ben graduated from the University of Leeds with a MEng in Mechanical Engineering and joined the ARMC with Boeing in 2008, gaining experience in robotics, assembly and large volume metrology. In 2011 Ben moved into a technical lead/project management role with responsibility for all robotics projects at the AMRC with Boeing.

    As Head of IMG, Ben is leading the development of a new £43m investment, Factory 2050. Factory 2050 is the IMG group’s new home within AMRC with Boeing and the world’s first fully reconfigurable assembly and component manufacturing facility for collaborative research. The venture will increase IMG’s ability to transform research into high tech solutions for some of the world’s leading aerospace and engineering companies.

    When not tinkering with robots Ben can usually be found playing and coaching rugby at West Park Leeds RUFC.

    For more information about the AMRC with Boeing or the development of Factory 2050 please visit

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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.

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