Head of Aerospace and Defence
Global Advanced Analytics Evangelist
UK Head of Manufacturing
SME Banking Lloyds Bank Commercial
Project Design Engineer
Consultancy Services Manager
Business Development Director
UK Aerospace Technical Manager
Briggs Automotive Company
Dr Bin Cai
Powertrain Metrology Manager
Jaguar Land Rover
International Aerospace Business Director
Chief Technologist for robotics and automation
The Manufacturing Technology Centre
Knowledge Transfer Manager, Manufacturing
Dr Geraint Havard
Vice President Sales & Marketing,
Ovako Sweden AB
In Comm Training
Architect Strategy & Innovation
Founder & Digital Marketing Specialist
KPS Digital Marketing
Vice President of Sales, EMEA
Wilson Gunn Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys
Central Technology Officer
Associate Professor of Advanced Systems Engineering
Birmingham City University
Dr Carl Perrin
Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
Professor Richard Hague
Director ESPCR Centre for Additive Manufacturing
University of Nottingham
Head of Policy, Business Environment
Renishaw's Global Solutions Centres
Engineering R & D Manager
Chief Technology Officer
High Value Manufacturing Catapult
Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC)
Head of Technical Services
Director Strategic Technology
BAE Systems Programmes and Support
Dr Junfeng Yang
Lecturer in Automotive Engineering
Formerly head of operations at GKN Aerospace, Paul Adams joined Vendigital’s leadership team to heading up the firm’s aerospace and defence division in January 2017. In his former role, Paul had responsibility for the day-to-day running of GKN’s UK-based wing structures operations including leading the business to selection as Airbus Best Performing supplier in 2015. Prior to this he held a strategic supply chain role at Rolls Royce. At Vendigital, Paul advises clients about how to improve their global supply chains and gear up for today’s more uncertain geopolitical climate. As well as helping businesses in the sector to make efficiencies and enhance their sourcing strategies, Paul helps them to adopt a robust procurement strategy to guide their corporate decision-making.
Read our exclusive interview with Paul Adams here.
Martin has worked in the big data and advanced analytics market for more than seven years. During this time has been involved in large scale projects across all sectors, including manufacturing. As Atos’ Global Advanced Analytics Evangelist he has engaged with a wide variety of clients with a wide spectrum of business-driven requirements which advanced analytics are able to address to drive tangible business value.Martin will discuss:- How data and advanced analytics are impacting businesses- The benefit of utilising such solutions in manufacturing companies- How to start analytics processes within business
Dave has almost 30 years’ experience in the banking industry, having joined Lloyds Bank in the late 80’s and has since held various client relationship management and senior leadership roles within the organisation.Before being appointed to lead the Manufacturing sector across the UK he was a Regional Director for the Commercial Banking division where he led a large team of managers supporting around 13000 commercial clients across a wide variety of business sectors.He was previously Chairman of the Banking & Finance Committee for the Gloucestershire LEP during his time working in the South West Region and now supports a number of advisory & editorial boards linked to the Manufacturing Sector.In his current role as UK head of Manufacturing he has 13 dedicated teams of across the country who have been trained and accredited through a University of Warwick programme in conjunction with the Warwick Manufacturing Group to support and help through better understanding businesses in the Manufacturing and Engineering sectors.
Read our exclusive interview with Dave Atkinson here.
Joe has 18 years of experience in the composites industry. Prior to joining NetComposites as Operations Director he was the Vehicles Group Manager at NewRail where he developed a number of composite applications for trains. Before that he was the European Automotive Product Manager at Hexcel Composites. He holds a PhD in energy absorbing composite materials, and is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Ben joined NetComposites in 2009, initially working on the development of halogen-free fire retardant unsaturated polyester nanocomposites. He is currently responsible for the management of NetComposites commercial consultancy business, having previously led NetComposites research and development activities in the field of nanocomposites. Prior to joining NetComposites, he worked for Mettler Toledo Ltd, specialising in process analytical instrumentation for the chemical, pharmaceutical, semi-conductor and brewery sectors. He holds a degree and PhD chemistry, both obtained at the University of Sheffield with the latter being sponsored by Sealed Air Ltd. He also holds an MBA, obtained via The Open University.
Jeremy Hadall is highly-respected in his field and holds a number of significant roles including chair of the IET Design and Production Sector Executive Committee and has previously held a position on the Manufacturing TPN Executive Committee. Jeremy also chairs the High Value Manufacturing Catapult’s Automation Capability Forum and is a member of the British Automation and Robotics Association Council and the KTN’s Robotics and Autonomous Systems Special Interest Group Advisory Board.Read our exclusive interview with Jeremy Hadall here.
Peter Hurtig is Vice President Sales & Marketing, Ovako Sweden AB, Business Unit Hofors.
He has been working in the Steel Industry for 15 years. During the last 6 years at Ovako Sweden AB.
Ovako is a Swedish advanced engineering steel company with production plants in Sweden and Finland. The company has a global focus on premium products in applications with high demands.
Peter Hurtig has a Master of Science in Applied Materials Technology from Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
Dan is the award-winning Co-founder of KPS Digital Marketing who was named #12 Most Influential Digital Marketer on Twitter In the world in 2016.Dan is a contributor for a variety of key marketing publications including Social Media Examiner, Content Marketing Institute and Jeff Bullas’ Blog.He is also a keen speaker and has spoken at events across the country for a variety of organisations including NatWest and The Royal institute of Chartered Surveyors. Dan has a passion for helping others learn how to get to grips with Digital Marketing and is obsessed with providing value for his community.His success hasn’t gone unnoticed by other influencers, he was recently featured on Chris Ducker’s Podcast and has been listed as a top Influencer by Content Marketing Institute.
Read our exclusive interview with Daniel Knowlton here.
Since completing an MSc in Industrial Robotics and Manufacturing at Cranfield, Sid has been working in bespoke automation, robotics and product development for close to 25 years. He has delivered automation and products into multiple sectors, including food, steel, aerospace, tobacco, FMCG, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Sid joined Ocado in January 2011 as a Project Manager and got the opportunity to deliver a range of varied projects and improvements into a 24/7 production environment. Since then, he has built a team of 35 engineers and project managers who are developing new products that are transforming Ocado from a company that buys off-the-shelf equipment into a developer of state of the art technology.Read our exclusive interview with Sid Shaikh here.
Professor Sam Turner is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult. He joined the HVM Catapult team from his role as CTO of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing, where he worked on a range of projects and capabilities including the flagship digital facility Factory 2050, machining, casting and composites technology. As a founding member of the AMRC, Sam developed the AMRC’s Machining Group to its current level of 85 staff and £5M turnover, with successes in delivering impact to UK industry, before moving into the CTO role. In addition to his industrial work, Sam has secured Innovate UK, EPSRC and EU funding for over £20M for manufacturing R&D in machining and automation. He has written over 40 publications, including 16 journal papers in the area of machining. Sam is active in machining, automation and digital manufacturing and chairs the Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Leadership Group.
Christian Warden started his career at Peugeot Motor Company as a time-served engineer, qualifying in the multi-skilled disciplines of electrical/electronic/mechanical engineering, which included robotics and maintenance installation.
He then made the bold leap into public relations, external and government affairs, specialising in skills, government policy and strategy development.
Previous posts include Director of Engineering Skills at the manufacturers’ organisation EEF and engineering training manager at a large college in Warwickshire.
Christian works at the highest levels of industry and government sitting on many national and sector boards. He is a non-executive director of several companies and a governor at both a primary and a secondary school.