Within the exhibition hall we will have a special 100 seater auditorium. Here visitors to the exhibition will be able to view 20 presentations from technology leaders and can see how these products & systems can have an impact on their business, by improving operations & performance. The Open Technology Forum is free to attend for exhibition visitors.

Speakers

  • Graham Cox Business Solutions Professional, IBM Industrial Sector

    Graham Cox

    Business Solutions Professional, IBM Industrial Sector

    Graham’s current role is business development leader for IBM’s Solutions in the Industrial Sector; Aerospace & Defence, Automotive, Electronics and Industrial Products.
    The focus of this role is to establish and execute the go to market strategy for IBM’s solutions in this sector, primarily in the domain of Industrial Digitalisation and the realisation of benefits from Industry 4.0 capabilities.

    Graham completed an MBA qualification in 2011 and he is actively engaged in the charity Young Enterprise in the Manchester area, working as a mentor to secondary school students on business projects.

    Provisional Session Abstract
    This interactive session uses a practical example of robotics in production and maintenance operations to highlight how cognitive capabilities can be deployed to support and optimise the end to end manufacturing process.  Visual and speech recognition services are brought together with IBM’s Watson IOT platform to gather data and analytics from the manufacturing operation and to give assistance and recommendations to the engineering team.

  • Mike Hogg Director of Systems Solutions, ZUHLKE

    Mike Hogg

    Director of Systems Solutions, ZUHLKE

    Mike divides his time between Zuhlke’s London and Manchester offices, directing a Solution Delivery Centre which focus on devices, the Internet of Things and helping clients’ harness technology for business innovation.

    Mike is a career software engineer, who has worked on medical devices, financial trading platforms, cybersecurity gateways, telecom switches and reverse engineering tools to name a few examples.

    Visit Zuhlke for more information.

    Mike will be speaking on “Case Studies in Technology Enabled Industrial Innovation” at the Open Technology Forum on Wednesday 28th February @ 12:05pm.

  • Pete Thompson Managing Director, Invisible Systems

    Pete Thompson

    Managing Director, Invisible Systems

    Pete will be presenting at the Open Technology Forum on Thursday 1st March @ 11:40am.

    We recently interviewed him about his company’s contribution to Industry 4.0 and this is what he said… more

  • 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.

  • Andy Minturn Business Development & Strategic Product Manager, Bosch Rexroth, UK

    Andy Minturn

    Business Development & Strategic Product Manager, Bosch Rexroth, UK

    With 25 years in engineering, Andrew Minturn started his career at the Rover Group as an engineering toolmaker, working within the factory environment, manufacturing car body presses and tooling for jig assembly.

    As a skilled engineer he undertook his ONC & HNC Qualifications in Mechanical Engineering and went on to achieve a 1st class degree in Engineering Systems, studying themes of automation, control, PLCs, hydraulics & pneumatic and robotics. He began working at Bosch Rexroth in 2002, developing his knowledge in assembly technology products. With a vast amount of experience, Andrew has a detailed understanding of a number of industries, including Aerospace, Automotive, General Automation, Food & Packaging, Electrical/Electronics and Medical, making him the ideal candidate for his current position as Business Development and Strategic Product Management.

    His role now involves working in all the fields listed above, especially aerospace, developing Bosch Rexroth’s business strategy and products alike. Specialising in assembly technologies, he also plays a significant role in implementing Industry 4.0 across the UK. He continues to assist Bosch Rexroth’s Catapult Centre Strategy to be at the cutting edge of new developments, new processes and technologies.

    For more information on Bosch Rexroth visit www.boschrexroth.com

  • Luke Walsh Managing Director, Brainboxes, UK

    Luke Walsh

    Managing Director, Brainboxes, UK

    Luke is Managing Director of Brainboxes Ltd, a Liverpool based designer and manufacturer of data and I/O connectivity products. Brainboxes’ mission is to realise the fourth industrial revolution for companies, no matter what their size.

    Brainboxes has been designing and manufacturing in their Merseyside headquarters for over 30 years. They now have offices in America and Japan and work with some of the biggest names in IT and industry. Brainboxes technology marries the robust hardware of industry with the possibilities of modern software and connectivity. The wide variety of customers and industries Brainboxes supplies is indicative of the massive potential for industry 4.0 technology to change our world beyond manufacturing.

    Prior to joining Brainboxes, Luke achieved a Masters in Electronic Engineering from York, was awarded a Kauffman scholarship, and started his own business winning HSBC’s Young Entrepreneur of the year.

    Luke’s personal passion for software and technology is driving the company’s focus forward and helping their customers embrace Industry 4.0.

    For more information on Brainboxes visit www.brainboxes.com

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