• 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 www.ge.com/digital/

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

  • 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.

  • 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 https://www.ibm.com/industries/uk-en/manufacturing/

    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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Joanne Wright Vice President, Supply Chain, IBM, USA

    Joanne Wright

    Vice President, Supply Chain, IBM, USA

    Joanne Wright is Vice President, Supply Chain for IBM, responsible for the strategy, execution and business results for IBM’s manufacturing, fulfillment and Client Solutions across more than 170 countries. Joanne is accelerating IBM’s transformation through leadership, global talent development and building a culture of engagement, agility and innovation. Creating World Class supply network leveraging Cognitive Supply Chain, Advanced Analytics and advancing Blockchain to revolutionize IBM’s Supply Chain.

    Joanne brings extensive experience across Supply Chain and Transformation and has held a number of senior leadership positions at IBM including Procurement, Client Fulfillment and Enterprise Transformation.

    Joanne is a member of the Women in Technology International, the Executive Sponsor of Global Women of IBM and a member of IBM’s Growth and Transformation Team. She serves as Executive for Supply Chain Leaders in Action and one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen.

    She is a graduate of Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland with a BA Honors Degree in Business and Marketing. She also holds a Diploma in Procurement Management from Strathclyde University, Scotland.

  • Ben Peace Head of Manufacturing, The Knowledge Transfer Network, UK

    Ben Peace

    Head of Manufacturing, The Knowledge Transfer Network, UK

    Ben is Head of Manufacturing at the “Knowledge Transfer Network” – the UK’s Innovation Network. He worked in industry for ten years in product development – first in a university spinout, and then in a multi-national heating conglomerate. He then spent a couple of years in innovation consultancy before joining the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) in 2011.

    KTN’s mission is to stimulate innovation and join up the innovation landscape. With many thousands of members they do this by setting up effective collaborative partnerships and providing access to funding. In recent months Ben has been developing and delivering an SME outreach programme on 4th Industrial Revolution called “4Manufacturing”.

  • 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 www.trumpf.com/en_GB/

  • 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 www.schneider-electric.co.uk/en/

  • Richard Halstead Co-Chair, Industry 4.0 Summit & Membership Engagement Director North, EEF, UK

    Richard Halstead

    Co-Chair, Industry 4.0 Summit & Membership Engagement Director North, EEF, UK

    Richard is responsible for the engagement, development and growth of EEF’s membership base in the North. He leads EEF’s membership team across the North West, North East, Yorkshire and Humberside regional network delivering a wide range of expertise from policy and representation to business support, helping manufacturers to compete, innovate and grow.

    Prior to this he was Region Director for EEF’s Midlands membership community and also held several external Board Director positions at organisations including Birmingham Science City, the WMG Academy for Young Engineers and the West Midlands Manufacturing Consortium which ran MAS in the area.

    Richard began his career in manufacturing with Lucas Industries where he spent eighteen years with the company through its merger with Lucas Varity and, subsequent takeover by TRW where he became UK Operations Director for its Automotive Aftermarket business. Following that Richard held positions as Commercial Director for an SME, Commercial Director for Yuasa Battery Europe Ltd and Business Unit Director for MAC Tools, part of Stanley UK Ltd.

    For more details on EEF visit www.eef.org.uk

  • Steve Brambley Co-Chair, Industry 4.0 Summit & Chief Executive, GAMBICA, UK

    Steve Brambley

    Co-Chair, Industry 4.0 Summit & Chief Executive, GAMBICA, UK

    Steve Brambley is the Chief Executive of GAMBICA, the Trade Association of Instrumentation, Control Automation and Laboratory Technology in the UK.

    He leads GAMBICA in being a highly collaborative and influential organisation, engaging with a diverse range of stakeholders including UK and European governments, associations, institutions, industry & manufacturing, media & events companies and standards bodies. He brings more than 12 years of trade association experience to GAMBICA with roles in public affairs and the industrial automation sector.

    Steve also brings previous experience from the automotive industry, having worked for the Michelin Tyre Company and the Dana Corporation in management roles across manufacturing, quality, logistics and engineering. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University.

    He is passionate about the positive influence that technology can bring to UK industry with a view to generating growth and increasing  the contribution to the UK economy.

    Further information about GAMBICA activities can be found at GAMBICA.org.uk.

  • Mike Ger General Manager of Industrial Manufacturing and Automotive Solutions, HORTONWORKS

    Mike Ger

    General Manager of Industrial Manufacturing and Automotive Solutions, HORTONWORKS

    Mike will be presenting at the Open Technology Forum on Wednesday 28th February at 12:30pm.

  • Andrew Lahy Global Head of Strategy and Innovation in Logistics, Panalpina, Switzerland

    Andrew Lahy

    Global Head of Strategy and Innovation in Logistics, Panalpina, Switzerland

    Andrew Lahy is currently Global Head of Strategy and Innovation in Logistics at Panalpina, one of the world’s leading global supply chain companies. Andrew has worked in a number of operational and commercial roles across the world, and specializes in global supply chain management and logistics.

    Andrew has published a number of papers on lean, supply chain innovation and 3DP and was recently listed by the Lean Management Journal as one of the top 25 most influential people in Europe for his contributions. A guest lecturer on supply chain management at Buckingham University and Cardiff University, Andrew is also currently working on a Phd. looking at the development of PaaS (Product as a Service) and its impact on supply chains.

    For more information on Panalpina visit www.panalpina.com

  • Mike Hague-Morgan Owner & Commercial Director, Autocraft Drivetrain Solutions , UK

    Mike Hague-Morgan

    Owner & Commercial Director, Autocraft Drivetrain Solutions , UK

    Michael Hague-Morgan is a co-owner of Harmor Ltd which comprises of Autocraft Drivetrain Solutions Limited in Grantham, Lincolnshire and Vertex Engineering Solutions Limited in Birmingham.

    Autocraft is Europe’s largest independent engine re-manufacturer and supports leading automotive brands such as Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, Volvo, Aston Martin and JCB on a global basis by providing them with new and re-manufactured engine assemblies and related power-train engineering services. Vertex Engineering Solutions is a traditional tool room with a small but highly skilled team of engineers who make fixtures, tooling, and low volume and prototype machined components for a wide variety of industries.

    A keen “petrol head”, Mike followed his hobby of rebuilding old Land Rovers into a BEng Mechanical Engineering degree at Cardiff University. Having initially started his career at Ford, Mike moved into the automotive tier 1 supply base working in the casting, forging and machining sector where he had roles in operations, engineering and sales at sites across the UK.

    Mike was appointed Commercial Director of Autocraft in 2008, with a brief to turn the loss-making company around. This led to the MBO of the company from the US parent and Mike becoming a 45% shareholder. Under his commercial and engineering leadership Autocraft has grown from £8m to £20m turnover. In doing so, the company workforce has grown from 98 to over 200 people.

    He is a keen supporter of developing engineering talent and champions the use of new technology in manufacturing businesses. Autocraft have been early adopters of relatively simple and low cost Industry 4.0 technology which has radically improved the quality of products produced and the and efficiency of processes to make. This is despite Autocraft being an SME and having low volume and traditional “hand built” engine assembly processes. He is a Regional Board Member of the EEF for the East Midlands, a Manufacturing Board Member of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP and regularly supports Innovate UK, APC and KTN Workshops to promote Engineering and Manufacturing in the UK.

    For more information on Autocraft Drivetrain Solution visit www.autocraftds.com

  • Sameer Savani Technology Advisor, ADS Group, UK

    Sameer Savani

    Technology Advisor, ADS Group, UK

    Sameer Savani graduated with a first class Masters degree in Physics from University College London in 2002, specialising in fluid dynamics. Following five years of stealth technology research within the UK MOD, Sameer was recruited by the Aerospace and Defence Knowledge Transfer Network to develop and progress the roadmaps within the UK’s National Aerospace Technology Strategy – which today forms the basis of a £4bn joint industry-Government investment in Aerospace technology. In August 2010, Sameer joined ADS – the UK’s trade organisation advancing the UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industries – as its Technology Advisor across all sectors, which includes the Digital Manufacturing agenda.

    Sameer’s role involves advising the UK’s industrial strategies in those sectors, influencing Governments and agencies on all matters related to research, technology and innovation, as well as advising ADS’s 1000+ members on research and innovation opportunities, such as the Horizon2020 programme. During the world-renowned Farnborough Airshow, Sameer is lead for Futures Day (the industry’s single largest STEM outreach activity), Innovation Zone (dedicated exhibition of the UK’s R&T sector) and the emerging Aerospace 4.0 Zone.

    Sameer is married, has two young children, enjoys playing badminton and the bagpipes, supports a number of charitable activities, and is the head of public relations for a local charity with global reach.

    For more information on ADS please visit www.adsgroup.org.uk

  • Jim Davison Network Director, EEF, UK

    Jim Davison

    Network Director, EEF, UK

    As Network Director at EEF, Jim and his team help thousands of manufacturers to solve some of their biggest challenges – whether that’s how to benefit from 4IR, actions to take on their Brexit journey or how to use the apprenticeship levy to upskill the workforce. This is achieved through a unique on-line and off-line community which connects peers and experts together with resources and guidance which are hard to find elsewhere.  

    Prior to this Jim held a number of senior leadership roles at EEF including Region Director and Operations Manager in the South.  Here he was responsible for developing and growing EEF’s manufacturing membership and campaigning to government at local, regional and national level for the issues that matter to them most.

    A qualified Engineer, Jim has held manufacturing, production engineering and operations roles including at EMI Music and Entertainment UK. He was also senior manufacturing specialist whilst at the Manufacturing Advisory Service where he delivered consultancy support to businesses which enabled them to make huge improvements in their productivity and competitiveness

    Jim is a director of the Engineering Development Trust and has an MBA.

  • Jim Sibson Head of Technology Development, Babcock International Group plc - Marine Sector, UK

    Jim Sibson

    Head of Technology Development, Babcock International Group plc - Marine Sector, UK

    Jim’s career started out in the automotive industry with Lucas Industries.  With a track record in new product introduction and product and process improvement, Jim developed from senior engineering roles into Project and Programme Management.  He joined Babcock in 2010 from Hamilton Sundstrand, Claverham, an aerospace company within the United Technologies Corporation, where his final role was the programme management of the projects to design, validate and manufacture a suite of innovative valves and actuators for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

    Jim’s first role at Babcock was Project Leader for the S-80 Programme, a group of projects to provide equipment for the Spanish S-80 submarine (again leading on design, validation and manufacture).  In 2013 he was appointed Head of Product Support with responsibility for the legacy support business stream at Bristol and Leicester and the MoD DE&S equipment management contracts.  Most recently in August 2015 Jim was seconded to the central Marine Sector team to lead the development of technology to deliver new capability in products and services.

    Jim is a Chartered Engineer and a Registered Project Professional.  Married to a Police Officer and with three children, he spends most of his spare time trying to keep out of trouble.

  • Simon Edmonds Director - Manufacturing & Materials, Innovate UK, UK

    Simon Edmonds

    Director - Manufacturing & Materials, Innovate UK, UK

    Simon Edmonds is Director – Manufacturing & Materials at Innovate UK.

    Simon joined Innovate UK in 2013 as Director for the Catapult Programme. He was previously Director for Innovation at the UK Government’s then Department for Business Innovation and Skills where his role included sponsorship of the Technology Strategy Board (now Innovate UK) as well as other bodies within the UK innovation ecosystem such as the Design Council, Nesta, National Measurement System, BSI and UKAS.

    Through his Business Sectors focus within Government business and trade departments covering all industrial sectors, he has been responsible for many innovation and growth reviews and the manufacturing strategies published in 2004 and 2008.

    As Director for Innovation he worked closely with Hermann Hauser to deliver the review and subsequent Catapult funding by Ministers.

    He was previously Chief Executive and Divisional Managing Director of a number of SME businesses and had a 16-year career with Raychem Corporation.

    Simon graduated with a Business Degree from Aston University and has an MBA from Henley Management College. Simon is also a graduate of the Government’s Major Projects Leadership Academy.

  • Charles Salter Managing Director, ACE Lifts, UK

    Charles Salter

    Managing Director, ACE Lifts, UK

    Charles founded ACE Lifts in 1988, originally as ‘Artisan control Equipment’; a company which supplied lift control systems to various lift companies across the UK.

    Over time, the company developed expertise in the manufacture of electronic components for the lift industry and produced a number of innovative solutions designed by Charles, including auto dialler systems and most recently, remote monitoring.

    Increasingly the company was asked to provide lift installations, lift maintenance, servicing and repair services and by 2005 this was such a strong part of the business that the company was renamed, ‘ACE Lifts Ltd’, an independent lift service provider and components manufacturer.

    Charles has recently completed his MSc in Lift Engineering at the University of Northampton.

    For more information on ACE Lifts visit their website.

  • Konstantinos Efthymiou Technical Architect, Meggitt PLC, UK

    Konstantinos Efthymiou

    Technical Architect, Meggitt PLC, UK

    Konstantinos (Kostas) Efthymiou works as a Technical Architect for Meggitt PLC, leading the technical activities of the M4 programme, Meggitt’s intelligent manufacturing initiative.

    His main expertise lies in the field of analysis, design and management of manufacturing systems with Virtual Factory Tools, Knowledge Management Approaches and Statistical Analysis.

    He worked at the Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation (LMS), University of Patras, Greece from 2008 to 2015, as a Senior Research Engineer and Technical Manager for a number of European Research Projects in the areas of Industrie 4.0 and Digital Manufacturing.

    He is a Chartered Engineer, member of the IMechE and of the Technical Chamber of Greece. He has more than 30 publications in international scientific journals and refereed conferences and his work has been cited more than 300 times. He received a PhD in Engineering (2013) and a Diploma (MSc) in Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics from the University of Patras, Greece (2008).

    For more information please visit Meggitt and/ or M4

  • Kari Terho Director – Head of Smart Factory Management Elisa Corporation, Finland

    Kari Terho

    Director – Head of Smart Factory Management Elisa Corporation, Finland

    Kari Terho is Director and Head of Smart Factory Management, New Business Development in Elisa Corporation, the leading ITC service provider in Finland.

    Kari joined Elisa as Vice President and Head of Fixed and mobile Network Services in 2008 for Corporate Customers.

    Prior to joining to Elisa, Kari held various director positions in the Sales and Business Development in TeliaSonera, the most recent being Director of Business Development for TeliaSonera IES SME Marketing and Offering.

    Earlier he has worked as Business Development Director at Yomi Sortware Ltd. and held the EMEA E-Services Business Development Manager position at Hewlett-Packard GmBH as well as the E-Commerce Marketing Manager position at Hewlett-Packard, Finland. He also has several years of experience working for different IT companies.

    Kari lives in Espoo, Finland, with his wife and two children.

    For more information about Elisa, visit their website.

    Speaker Interview: Kari reveals his company’s to Industry 4.0 and Smart Factories – read more

  • 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 www.amrc.co.uk

  • John Hannah Robotics and Autonomous Systems Lead, Tharsus, UK

    John Hannah

    Robotics and Autonomous Systems Lead, Tharsus, UK

    John Hannah is the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Lead at Tharsus (a robotics powerhouse and the UK’s largest “Specialist Commercial Robotics Manufacturer”).

    Before his role as RAS lead, John was a Robotics Design Engineer where he played an instrumental role in the development of Ocado’s Warehouse Distribution Robot.

    As Robotics Lead he is now tasked with bringing the Tharsus proposition to life in the professional service robotics market. His mission? To acquire as much knowledge and insight as is humanly possible regarding the trajectory and velocity of the robotics market so that Tharsus can remain pace setters and navigators of industry.

  • Gabriel Klement Head of Group IT, GKN PLC, Italy

    Gabriel Klement

    Head of Group IT, GKN PLC, Italy

    Born in Italy, Gabriel studied in London and Vienna. He has worked for Siemens in Munich, and has extensive work experience in London, USA & worldwide.

    He joined GKN PLC many years ago and conducted several roles in IT. This includes activities such as project manager for global ERP implementations, IT infrastructure design and implementations at the site, region and global level. He has spent 20 years in global IT management roles.

    His overall strength is applying IT solutions to a manufacturing and engineering environment. Working as a business partner in all aspects of a global group.

    For more information please visit gkn.com

     

  • Dr. Inken Braunschmidt Chief Innovation & Digital Officer, Halma Plc, UK

    Dr. Inken Braunschmidt

    Chief Innovation & Digital Officer, Halma Plc, UK

    Inken joined Halma plc, global provider of life-saving technology, in July 2017 as Chief Innovation and Digital Officer and a member of Halma’s Executive Board. This newly established role is pivotal for Halma and our ambition to improve how technology and digital services can be developed and shared across the Halma group.

    Inken will help to create and nurture a group-wide digital culture. She will contribute to each sector and operating company developing their unique digital vision and value creation model. This could include developing or acquiring digital platform capabilities that all operating companies could then benefit from.

    Before joining Halma Inken was the Chief Innovation Officer of innogy SE, a renewables energy company based in Essen, Germany and subsidiary of the German company RWE. Prior to that Inken was MD of RWE’s Strategy and Management Consultancy practice.

    Inken led the innovation and digital transformation for the whole RWE Group with a customer and people-centred approach. This included partnering with business units in new product and service initiatives and creating an innovation ecosystem, connecting valuable innovation and digital resources both inside and outside the group.

    Inken studied Business Administration and Innovation & Technology Management at Kiel University (including a PhD in Technology Management) and Finance at the London Business School.

    For more information, please visit www.halma.com

  • Tom Dawes CEO, Valuechain, UK

    Tom Dawes

    CEO, Valuechain, UK

    Tom has founded several aerospace manufacturing and technology businesses around the world and he understands first-hand about the challenges of running manufacturing SMEs and the importance of converting data into intelligence through smart technology. Combining his industrial experience (good and bad) with PhD research in supply chain collaboration and intelligence, Tom has a clear vision of how companies will connect and collaborate in the future as integrated valuechains.

    Tom formed Valuechain Technology in 2010 to provide smart manufacturing software to build world class supply chains and has established a global client base (from Primes such as Bentley Motors, to aerospace micro SMEs in Bangalore) that all have a common goal of integrating their businesses and supply chains to create integrated, innovative and intelligent value chains. Tom has secured a €3.2m H2020 project from European Commission to make his PhD supply chain research a reality and is living the dream!

    For more details on Valuechain visit www.valuechain.com

  • Jeanette Kothe IIoT Solution Architect, Bosch Rexroth, Germany

    Jeanette Kothe

    IIoT Solution Architect, Bosch Rexroth, Germany

    Jeanette Kothe attained  a Master’s degree in Mechatronics at the Technische Universität Dresden.
    She joined Bosch Rexroth in 2011 and enjoyed several years’ experience in Innovation Management for Industrial Hydraulics Controls before she joined Technical Sales Support for IoT Systems.
    She now serves as a Product Owner for an initiative to unlock connectivity-driven solution business for Bosch Rexroth.

  • Philip Martin PhD FRSC, FInstP, AMIChemE Professor of Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, University of Manchester, UK

    Philip Martin PhD FRSC, FInstP, AMIChemE

    Professor of Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, University of Manchester, UK

     

    Philip Martin is Professor of Chemical Engineering in the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science at the University of Manchester.

    He joined UMIST in 2002 and has a degree in chemistry and PhD in physical chemistry. His research is on various aspects of chemical reaction engineering from fundamentals to applications and analysis by both experiments and modelling.  He is currently involved in several digital manufacturing projects in the process and nuclear industries.

    He founded the University spin-off company TDL Sensors Ltd to exploit some of the process analytical technology developed in his research group and is also involved the Centre for Process Analysis and Control (CPACT).

  • Stephen Dyson Special Operations Manager, Europe, Protolabs, UK

    Stephen Dyson

    Special Operations Manager, Europe, Protolabs, UK

    With a technical, marketing, and business development background, Stephen has led several sales and marketing strategy development and implementation projects at organisations including BAE Systems and Hager Group.

    Leading technical marketing across Europe, Stephen closely partners regional marketing, product, sales and manufacturing teams, developing marketing strategy, managing working relationships with internal and external cross-functional teams and with end customers in locations across EMEA.

    For more details visit www.protolabs,co.uk.

    Protolabs are kindly sponsoring this year’s Digital Innovation Challenge.

    Stephen will be the Head Judge at our Digital Innovation Challenge 2018, run in association with the University of Manchester, which aims to showcase and recognise the capabilities of students in digital innovation.

    The Finalists will make their presentations during the course of Wednesday, 28th February, and at the end of the day Stephen will present a prize of £2,500 to the individual or team that presents the best innovation to meet any challenge relating to Industry 4.0 (Smart Manufacturing).

  • Andrew Brown Manufacturing IT Application Owner, Intel, Ireland

    Andrew Brown

    Manufacturing IT Application Owner, Intel, Ireland

    Andrew has over 20 years’ experience managing Enterprise IT in a 24*7 mission critical Factory Application enablement. For the past 15 years Andrew has worked as a business Analyst/ Senior Software Developer for Intel’s R&D site in Portland Oregon primarily working on enhancing and developing Intel’s Factory Automation systems.

     Andrew is a highly accomplished IT professional with extensive experience in business analysis, software engineering and application management. Andrew has extensive in depth knowledge of Intel’s manufacturing and industrial domain, IT systems and architectures.  Expert in design, validation and implementation of effective and creative solutions to complex business and technology challenges focused on delivering tangible results.

    For more information visit INTEL IOT .

  • Anne Campion Manufacturing Services Manager, Business Growth Hub, UK

    Anne Campion

    Manufacturing Services Manager, Business Growth Hub, UK

    Anne leads the Business Growth Hub’s Manufacturing Service and is dedicated to supporting the growth of the manufacturing sector. She is a highly experienced operational and programme manager, with over 15 years’ experience leading programmes at The Manufacturing Institute.

    Anne has an MSc in Management, and is highly knowledgeable in providing tailored support to manufacturing SMEs.

 

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