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Manufacturing, Innovation

FT Future of Manufacturing Summit

Innovation. Collaboration. Transformation.

London |
Speakers include:
Masanori Koguchi

Masanori Koguchi

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI)

Javier  Varela

Javier Varela

Volvo Car Group

Marco Annunziata

Marco Annunziata

General Electric

Overview

Bringing together the key stakeholders from Global Manufacturing Industries. 

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Testimonials

"The FT Future of Manufacturing Summit provided a great opportunity to learn from inspirational business and thought leaders such as Andrew Liveris. I left the event with plenty of ideas relevant to my work and our business."

"Most informative about industries outside of our own. It has stimulated some new ideas for my company."

"The summit provided a range of perspectives that informed and challenged my views. Very engaging and well executed."

"Stimulating, challenging and informative"

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Summary

A lot has changed for manufacturers in the past few years. Shifting geopolitical dynamics, the globalisation of supply chains, changing consumer expectations and the emergence of disruptive technologies are all reshaping manufacturing in fundamental and lasting ways.

As these major waves of change gather momentum, existing business models are undergoing profound transformations. In today’s marketplace, manufacturers face new trade-offs on where and how to manufacture products, who will be performing the work, the level of automation to employ and the role of big data in improving operations, among others.

And the pace and rate of adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies is accelerating, bringing about a myriad of new opportunities, but also unprecedented risks and challenges  The new digital environment is delivering efficiency, costs and performance improvement in operations, facilitating new products and services offers and generating collaborative approach to innovation and global supply chains. At the same, it requires organisational change, workplace innovation, new skills, significant investments, data security and government policies and resources to realise its full potential.

In this context, manufacturing is once again a hot topic in the public debate and on boardrooms agendas.  How is Industry 4.0 fundamentally changing organisations and transforming market dynamics across industries? What do manufacturers need to do to innovate, attract skilled talent and collaborate to reap the benefits of the new industrial revolution? What role are SMEs set to play and what is their role in the new, collaborative supply chains?  What is next for robotics and machine learning and what will the scale of shifts in the labour force be as automation unleashes? What is the outlook for manufacturing after Brexit and the new US administration? Which policies are the right ones in this changing landscape?

The FT Future of Manufacturing Summit is set to return in 2017. Join us in London on 3 October to gain valuable insights into the latest developments that are shaping manufacturing into the future. Hear a distinguished line-up of expert speakers address the issues that matter through a variety of formats including keynote presentations, interviews, discussions and audience Q&A.  

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Agenda - 3rd Oct

  • 8:30am
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00am
    Chair’s Opening Remarks

    Peggy Hollinger, Industry Editor, Financial Times

                   

  • 9:10am
    Opening Keynote and Interview
  • 9:35am
    Panel Discussion: Policies, Tools and Strategies in a Changing Manufacturing Landscape

    As the manufacturing sector continues to rapidly evolve propelled by a series of disruptive forces, the economics of production and distribution are being shaken bringing with them new business models, innovative strategies and a renewed public interest in the industrial sector. From the public sector perspective, the array of government policies being undertaken is diverse and wide-reaching, from tax, immigration and regulatory changes to the reshaping of the trade agenda, infrastructure investment, and innovation funding. Is investing in manufacturing a viable strategy for GDP growth, sustainable industrialisation and competitiveness? Will protectionist measures in countries like the US help manufacturers better adopt technology and remain competitive in Industry 4.0? Will protectionism offset the decline in jobs due to technological advances? How are manufacturers in Europe, the US and elsewhere getting ready for this new era? How can they treat disruption as the “new normal”?  How can they best adapt, shape and harness the technological revolution? What is next for manufacturing after Brexit?

     

    Marco Annunziata, Chief Economist and Executive Director, Global Market Insights, General Electric

    Adrian Harris, Director General, Orgalime

    Antti Peltomäki, Deputy Director-General, DG GROW, European Commission

    Colin Shaw, Partner, Leader UK Operations Practice, ‎McKinsey & Company

    Dieter Spath, President, acatech(National Academy of Science and Engineering - Germany)

    Moderated by:

    Peggy Hollinger, Industry Editor, Financial Times

                   

  • 10:20am
    The Future of Professions Keynote and Interview

    Daniel Susskind, Fellow in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford University and Co-author, The Future of the Professions

     

  • 10:40am
    Networking Break
  • 11:00am
    Special Presentation
  • 11:20am
    SMEs and Start-Ups Dialogue - Untapping the Full Potential

    In both developed and developing countries, SMEs are key engines of economic growth and the backbone of the manufacturing sector. In this session, senior executives representing SMEs will share their experiences on leading their organisations in a rapidly changing global environment. They will present their success stories and discuss the specific opportunities and challenges they face. Focus will be placed on topics like scaling up, internationalisation, digitisation, access to funding and investment, government support and talent recruitment.        

    Páraic Begley, General Manager & COO, Sugru

    Emily Brooke, Founder & CEO, Blaze

    Carel van Sorgen, Chief Executive Officer, 247TailorSteel

     

     Moderated by:

    Peter Marsh, former Manufacturing Editor, Financial Times and Author, The New Industrial Revolution

     

  • 11:50am
    Collaboration in the Digital Supply Chain

    Supply chains are being reinvented as digital technologies open the way to new forms of collaboration and more integrated approaches. How are organisations leveraging business networks to create partnerships and increase efficiency in the supply chain? What successful collaboration models are emerging between young, dynamic firms and large, established businesses? In which way are they creating value? What are the best practices in exchanges of physical products and how is it being extended to encompass innovations, data, talent and financial flows? How are companies taking advantage of synergies to disseminate innovation and achieve scale? What initiatives are aiming for further strengthening of collaboration between actors in the value chain?

     

    Ivanka Janssen, Vice President Supply Chain, Europe, Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, PepsiCo

    Andrew McCreath, Director, Enterprise Field Development, Equinix

    Svetan Ratchev, Cripps Professor of Production Engineering, Director of the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing, The University of Nottingham

     

    Moderated by:

    Peter Marsh, former Manufacturing Editor, Financial Times and Author, The New Industrial Revolution

     

  • 12:25pm
    Keynote Address

    Masanori Koguchi, Chief Financial Officer, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

  • 12:50pm
    Lunch
  • 1:40pm
    Dialogue: Servitisation - “The New Normal”?

    Manufacturers are increasingly adapting their business models to offer their customers services on top of their physical product, creating an integrated solution. As their products go out in the world packed with interconnected sensors, manufacturers are in a unique position to capture more data not only about who their customers are, but also on how they are using their products and how their product performs. What are the strategies and channels through which servitisation operates? What new added value services are manufacturers offering? What are the benefits for manufacturers of the integration of products and services? What new business models are being enabled by additive manufacturing? Will servitisation become the “new normal” for industrial production?     

    Peter Allaart, Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing, ThyssenKrupp Elevator

    Hamid Mughal, Director, Global Manufacturing, Rolls-Royce

    Moderated by:

    Peggy Hollinger, Industry Editor, Financial Times

  • 2:30pm
    Panel Discussion - The Big Debate: Jobs and Leadership in the Fourth Industrial Revolution…So What do we Do?

    Pre-panel Presentation: Bringing Teams Together – Lessons from Military Operations

    Brigadier Gerhard Wheeler CBE, Head Reserves, Reserve Forces and Cadets, Ministry of Defence

     

    For years, manufacturers have been discussing the gap between the talent they need to keep growing their businesses and the talent they can actually find. With automation and other disruptive technologies radically transforming the nature of manufacturing jobs, how is the manufacturing sector changing its approach to recruitment, development and retention of talent? What are the job categories and functions that are critical for the industry today? Which jobs are being substituted and which have the potential for upskilling? What workforce strategies are forward-looking manufacturers putting in place to retrain their current workers and ensure the right skills mix in this rapidly evolving employment landscape? How is management upgrading their competences in the 4th Industrial revolution and what will leadership in the digital factory look like in the coming years? What is the role of policy makers in easing the transition to the new set of skills and supporting the displaced workers?

    Glenn Caton, President, Northern Europe, Mondelez International

    David Landsman, Executive Director, Tata Limited and Chairman, Tata Europe Network Forum, Tata Group

    Esra Ozer, President, Arconic Foundation

    Brigadier Gerhard Wheeler CBE, Head Reserves, Reserve Forces and Cadets, Ministry of Defence

  • 3:15pm
    Showcase

    Gerd Manz, Vice President Technology Innovation, Adidas

     

  • 3:35pm
    Networking Break
  • 3:45pm
    Talk - The Future of Making Things
  • 4:05pm
    Panel Discussion- Creating Successful Environments for Innovation: Aligning Public and Private Actors

    In this session, our expert speakers will exchange initiatives and best practices in creating environments conducive to innovation. What roles do national, regional and metropolitan environments have in developing innovation ecosystems? In this interconnected world, is physical proximity still of importance? Which private and public private partnerships are relevant to handle the massive changes in production? How are digital innovation hubs working and what further actions are needed to help spur innovation and support digital transformation of industry? Where is cross-industry collaboration and interdisciplinary thinking succeeding? Where do we stand? Where do we have to go?

     

    Carlos Cipollitti, General Director of the Innovation Center Luxembourg, Goodyear

    Ramy Jallad, Group Chief Executive Officer,  Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ), Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone Authority (RAK FTZ), RAK Investment Authority (RAKIA)

    Simon Masters, Head of Innovation, Innovate UK

    Egbert-Jan Sol, Vice Chairman, European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA), Program Director, Smart Industry, CTO, TNO Industry

    Moderated by:

    Michael Pooler, Industry Reporter, Financial Times

  • 4:50pm
    Scaling Up Manufacturing: Best Practices and Strategic Approaches  

    'Scaling up' or growing businesses in the right way to meet new or anticipated demand has become a key issue for leaders across the UK and in advanced economies, including those in manufacturing. The manufacturing sector, in particular, presents a set of challenges for investors, businesses and the government, which this expert panel will explore in detail. The advent of high value, digitalised manufacturing and the new generation of disruptive businesses driving it require a new approach to investment. The fourth industrial revolution requires strategic thinking from its investors and stakeholders that is as innovative as the associated new products, processes and materials it is bringing to life.  What are the challenges faced by companies that are particular to the manufacturing sector when it comes to attracting investment and scaling up?  How can companies overcome them? What are the key characteristics for success that investors look for in mid-sized manufacturing companies? How are mid-sized manufacturing companies planning ahead for robotics? Could robots replace investors?

    Mark Bryant, Head of Manufacturing, Business Growth Fund

    Chris Erickson, General Partner, Pangaea Ventures

    Louise Madden, CEO, Applied Photophysics Limited

    Neill Ricketts, CEO, Versarien

                 

    Moderated by:

    Nigel Walker, Head of Innovation Lending, Innovate UK              

  • 5:25pm
    Closing Keynote Address and Interview

    Javier Varela, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Logistics, Volvo Car Group

    Interviewed by:

    Peggy Hollinger, Industry Editor, Financial Times

                   

  • 5:50pm
    Chair’s Closing Remarks

    Peggy Hollinger, Industry Editor, Financial Times

     

  • 5:55pm
    Networking Drinks

Speakers (29)

Masanori Koguchi

Masanori Koguchi

Chief Financial Officer
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI)

Masanori Koguchi is the Chief Financial Officer of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), and also serves as Head of the company’s Business Strategy Office and the Global Finance & Accounting Department. He is also a member of MHI’s Board of Directors. 

Mr Koguchi was appointed as Senior General Manager of MHI’s Finance Department in 2008. During this period he helped steer MHI through the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis and ensured that the company maintained a strong financial base.  

Building on this experience Mr Koguchi encouraged the company’s corporate reforms as Head of MHI’s Business Strategy Office. These included the establishment of a strategic business evaluation system in 2014, which allowed more efficient allocation of company resources.

In June 2015 Mr Koguchi was named as company CFO.

Javier  Varela

Javier Varela

Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Logistics
Volvo Car Group
Marco Annunziata

Marco Annunziata

Chief Economist and Executive Director of Global Market Insight
General Electric

Marco Annunziata is the Chief Economist and executive director of global market insight at General Electric Co., responsible for global economic, financial and market analysis to support GE's business strategy. Mr Annunziata also heads strategy for GE’s Business Innovations. He is a member of the Board of Advisors on Information Technology at Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. 

Author of The Economics of the Financial Crisis: Lessons and New Threats, published by Palgrave MacMillan, Marco is a two-times winner of the Rybczynski Prize for best paper in business economics, awarded by the Society of Business Economists in London, and has written a number of papers on the latest technological innovations in industry and their economic impact. He has given a TED talk on innovation, published in the Harvard Business Review and is a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School and Stanford University.

Mr Annunziata joined GE in January 2011 after a long experience in the financial sector, as Chief Economist at Unicredit, and Chief Economist for the Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa region at Deutsche Bank in London. Prior to Deutsche Bank, he spent six years at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, where he split his time between emerging markets and advanced economies, and was involved in both regular country consultations and program loan negotiations.

Mr Annunziata holds a PhD in Economics from Princeton University. He lives in San Francisco.

 

Twitter: @marcoannunziata

Blog:  https://medium.com/@marcoannunziata 

www.linkedin.com/in/marcoannunziata

Glenn Caton

Glenn Caton

President, Northern Europe
Mondelez International

Glenn Caton is responsible for Mondelēz International’s businesses in the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, where Mondelēz manufactures and sells some of Europe’s best-loved snacks brands, such as Cadbury, Oreo, Maynards Bassetts, Ritz and belVita

Dieter Spath

Dieter Spath

President
acatech (National Academy of Science and Engineering - Germany)
David  Landsman

David Landsman

‎Executive Director
Tata Limited

David Landsman OBE was appointed Executive Director of Tata Limited, to represent the Tata group in Europe, in May 2013. Globally, Tata’s combined annual group revenues are just under $100billion, with nearly $24billion generated in Europe. 
His remit is diverse, including business strategy and development, corporate affairs, corporate responsibility and brand building. As Chairman of the Tata Network Forum (Europe), he regularly brings together the expertise, experience and best practice of the 19 separate Tata companies operating across Europe, including global brands such as Jaguar and Land Rover, Tata Steel, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Chemicals, Tata Global Beverages and Taj Hotels. 
Tata is one of the leading investors and manufacturers in Europe, employing a 60,000-strong workforce in more than 20 countries. 
Tata has a well established history of social responsibility, with 66% of the equity of Tata Sons being held by philanthropic trusts. A key part of Dr Landsman’s role is driving forward Tata’s commitment to create long-term sustainable value for the group and the communities it serves. 
Prior to joining Tata, Dr Landsman served in the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office, joining in 1990, initially working in the Southern European Department. In 1997 he became Deputy Head of Mission in Belgrade. After a tour of the Balkans and Hungary, he was appointed as Ambassador to the Republic of Albania. Before taking up his role as Ambassador to Greece in 2009 he served as head of the Counter Proliferation Department and was also seconded to De La Rue plc. 
He was educated at Chigwell School and Oriel College, Oxford and later gained a PhD in linguistics from Clare College, Cambridge.

Ramy Jallad

Ramy Jallad

Group Chief Executive Officer
Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ), Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone Authority (RAK FTZ), RAK Investment Authority (RAKIA)

Ramy Jallad is the Chief Executive Officer of RAKEZ, RAK FTZ and RAKIA. His role is to develop and drive the strategic growth creating a thriving commercial and industrial business hub that attracts and welcomes investors from all around the world.

Mr Jallad has over 25 years of professional experience, where he has developed and led various commercial and industrial free zones, business parks and mixed-use real estate developments.

Previously, Mr Jallad held various key leadership positions in both government and private enterprises, such as: Vice President – Free Zone & Properties for Abu Dhabi Airports Company, Executive Director of Business Development & Customer Services for Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone (TECOM), and General Manager of Caltex Oil Company.

Mr Jallad is fluent in English and Arabic. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is also a Lead Assessor by the European Foundation for Quality Management and a certified trainer in sales, marketing, and customer care as well as people management.

Daniel Susskind

Daniel Susskind

Co-author
The Future of the Professions

Daniel Susskind is co-author of The Future of the Professions and a Lecturer in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford, where he teaches and researches. Previously, he worked for the British Government - in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, in the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street, and as a Senior Policy Adviser at the Cabinet Office. He was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University.

Mark  Bryant

Mark Bryant

Head of Manufacturing
Business Growth Fund

Mark Bryant joined BGF in May 2011 and is based in London, with a UK wide role. He is part of senior management and assists the investment teams to assess the operational capability/opportunity of potential investees. He sits on the Board of a number of portfolio companies and works with many others where he is able to add value. He is also a member of the Industrial Development Advisory Board (IDAB).

Mr Bryant has had 30 years’ experience in Industry, primarily as the Managing Director/CEO of a number of manufacturing Companies which include Pressurements Ltd, Druck Holdings Plc and General Electric, manufacturing a range of instrumentation and sensors covering sectors from aerospace, automotive, oil & gas to test and metrology. Other Companies include M&H Plastic a manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging for the personal care market. Export throughout the world has been a consistent aspect of these companies. Mr Bryant has sold a number of the companies he has led and has successfully integrated bolt-on acquisitions.

Colin Shaw

Colin Shaw

Partner, Leader UK Operations Practice
‎McKinsey & Company

Colin Shaw is leader of the Operations Practice in the UK and he oversees all of McKinsey's Operations Experts in the Manufacturing, Service Operations, Product Development, Capital Productivity, Supply Chain Management and Procurement & Supplier Management service lines that reside in the UK.

Mr Shaw is a leading thinker in the field of transformational change and he works across multiple industrial and public sectors. Mr Shaw works closely with transformation leaders as a personal counsellor, ensuring their change programmes are properly developed, aligned, communicated, signed off, resourced, executed and  that the benefits are captured.

Due to the scale and the transformation programmes that Mr Shaw works on, and to ensure that benefits are sustained, he always oversees the development of a change resource within each of his clients. Across all of his programmes, Mr Shaw has built the capabilities of over 500 change leaders.

Mr Shaw graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a Masters (with distinction) in Manufacturing Sciences and Engineering. Throughout his studies, Mr Shaw was sponsored by British Airways Engineering. After graduation, Mr Shaw worked for British Airways as an Operations Engineer responsible for the performance of the Concorde fleet.

Antti  Peltomäki

Antti Peltomäki

Deputy Director General, DG Grow
European Commission

Antti Peltomäki is Deputy Director-General of the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Directorate-General since February 2012. In this function, Mr Peltomäki is responsible for Industrial transformation and Advanced value chains; Consumer, Environmental and Health Industries; and Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing Directorates.  

Mr Peltomäki is also the Commission representative at the Management Boards of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

Before that, Mr Peltomäki was Deputy Director-General in the Information Society and Media Directorate General where he was firstly responsible for research cooperation in the context of the seventh research framework (2007-2013) and thereafter for regulatory policy in the telecommunications, media and internet fields.

Mr Peltomäki has also worked as Head of the Commission's representation in Helsinki in 2006 – 2007.

Prior to joining the Commission in 2006, Mr Peltomäki worked for almost ten years in the office of the Prime Minister of Finland, initially as State Under-Secretary, then State Secretary for EU affairs.

A lawyer by training, Mr Peltomäki began his career as a coordinator of international research and training courses at the Helsinki University of Technology

Peter   Allaart

Peter Allaart

Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing
ThyssenKrupp Elevator

As EVP of Manufacturing of Business Area Elevator within thyssenkrupp AG, Peter Allaart is responsible, with his team of global executives and engineers, for developing manufacturing strategies. Examples are the planning of a new factory, introduction of new processes or the optimization of existing processes and plants. Our goals are sustainable improvement of safety, quality and delivery capacity as well as cost reduction within our factories.

 Mr Allaart has been with thyssenkrupp for thirty years, starting in the Business Area Components, joining Elevator approximately five years ago.

Chris  Erickson

Chris Erickson

General Partner
Pangaea Ventures

Chris Erickson is the founding general partner at Pangaea Ventures Ltd. and has been working with advanced material companies for over twenty years.  Mr Erickson has considerable experience helping companies with strategic planning, strategic alliances, mergers, divestitures, corporate governance and other business dealings.  Until 2000, Mr Erickson was a partner with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, one of Canada’s pre-eminent business law firms, specializing in environmental and corporate law. Mr Erickson is based in Vancouver and sits on the boards of several portfolio companies. Mr Erickson has a Juris Doctorate from the University of Toronto and a B.Comm from the University of Calgary. Pangaea Ventures was established in 2000 and is considered one of North America’s leading advanced material venture capital firms. It has offices in Vancouver and New Jersey.

Simon  Masters

Simon Masters

Head of Manufacturing
Innovate UK
Louise Madden

Louise Madden

CEO
Applied Photophysics Limited

With over a decade of experience within the SME manufacturing sector, specifically within biotechnology companies supplying tools to academic research and the pharmaceutical industry, Ms Madden joined Applied Photophysics in March 2014 as Commercial Director, before taking on the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2015 and Chief Executive Officer in September 2017. With a BA in Law and Accountancy from the University of Manchester, Ms Madden was previously Finance Director at Farfield Group Limited and Global Service Manager at Biolin Scientific AB. Before this, she spent 11 years at KPMG, where her clients ranged from owner-managed businesses to multi-national PLCs. Ms Madden has also, during this time, gained extensive experience of acquisitions and company restructurings.

Ivanka Janssen

Ivanka Janssen

Vice President Supply Chain, Europe, Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa
PepsiCo
Esra Ozer

Esra Ozer

President
Arconic Foundation

President, Arconic Foundation

Esra Ozer is President of Arconic Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Arconic, the manufacturer of highly engineered products for the aerospace, automotive, power, building and construction and packaging industries. Arconic Foundation partners with innovative nonprofit organizations to help prepare the 21st century advanced manufacturing workforce. Together, their initiatives strengthen STEM education opportunities for children and young adults; support engineering and technical skills training through community colleges, vocational technical schools and universities around the world; and help to create opportunities for underrepresented individuals to prepare for STEM careers.

Over the span of her career, Ms Ozer has held numerous communications and foundation positions. Most recently, she was Assistant Corporate Secretary of Alcoa and responsible for all support to the Alcoa Board of Directors and Board committees. Before that, as Director of Executive Communications, she drove the communications activities of Alcoa’s Chairman and CEO, including speechwriting, thought leadership, stakeholder relationships and briefings, and executive communications. Prior to joining Alcoa in 2008, Ms Ozer was Senior Director of External Relations at Siemens Corporation, where she led U.S. media relations and issues management. She was instrumental in developing and leading programs that enabled the $20 billion U.S. subsidiary to build a stronger brand and reputation in the U.S.

Ms Ozer is a graduate of the SI Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and a sponsor of scholarships for students of Public Relations at the Newhouse School. She was named to the 2013-2014 class of David Rockefeller Fellows, a civic engagement program of the Partnership for New York City. She is the Chair of Friends of Citymeals on Wheels (New York City), which helps ensure that the vulnerable homebound elderly have access to nutritious meals and vital human companionship. She was a Young Leader of the American Council on Germany (2007) and is Young Leader of the American Turkish Society. Ms Ozer also serves on the Steering Committee of the Arconic African Heritage Network.

Gerd Manz

Gerd Manz

Vice President Technology Innovation
Adidas

 

Gerd Manz completed three years of professional training as Computer Aided Design (CAD) engineer before graduating with a Dipl. Ing. (FH) Polymer Science/Leather Technology degree from the University of Applied Science Kaiserslautern in 1997.

He started his career at adidas in the same year as Project Manager Advanced Concepts initiating and managing product innovations such as ClimaCool. In his role as Global Head of Engineering/adidas innovation team from 2000 onwards, he built an industry-leading engineering and materials competence center as a key enabler for performance innovation and shortest innovation time to market.

In 2006, Mr Manz was appointed Senior Innovation Director Performance Footwear leading Running, Outdoor and Basketball innovation including programs such as BOOST.

Since 2014, Mr Manz has held the role of Vice President Technology Innovation being globally responsible for adidas’ upstream innovations and strategic partnerships in materials and manufacturing. Many of those innovations have been launched under the concept of “Futurecraft”, the latest being the first ever shoe made with bio-fabricated silk and the world’s first commercial 3D printed performance running product.

Brigadier Gerhard    Wheeler CBE

Brigadier Gerhard Wheeler CBE

Head of Reserve Forces Policy
UK Ministry of Defence

Brigadier Gerhard Wheeler is a serving British Army officer.  In a military career spanning over three decades he has led troops on military operations across the globe.  In 2004 he commanded the Royal Welch Fusiliers battlegroup in Iraq during the Sadr uprising, for which he was awarded the OBE.   In the following year he served as the last battalion commander of South Armagh in Northern Ireland.  In 2010 he was the deputy commander of Task Force Helmand during the peak of UK military activity in Afghanistan, for which he was awarded the CBE.  From 2012 to 2014 he commanded 143 Brigade in the UK.  He returned to Afghanistan in 2015 to command the multinational Kabul Security Force.  He is now Head of Reserve Forces policy in the UK Ministry of Defence. 

Emily Brooke

Emily Brooke

Founder and CEO
Blaze

Blaze are an urban mobility brand providing technology for bike sharing schemes and consumer cyclists globally.  Their core product is the Laserlight, a front light that also tackles the blind-spot by projecting a green symbol of a bike onto the road ahead of the cyclist.

Blaze’s consumer lights are shipping around the world to over 60 countries, while their integrated technology is being built into the fleets of hire bikes in London and New York.  These devices also collect data via sensors and are bluetooth enabled.

Emily Brooke began reading Physics at Oxford University, but left to pursue Product Design.  The Laserlight was her final year project and started a company on graduating.

Carlos  Cipollitti

Carlos Cipollitti

General Director of the Innovation Center Luxembourg
Goodyear

Carlos Cipollitti joined Goodyear in 1984 and has held a variety of technical and managerial roles in Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Prior to his current assignment as General Director of the Goodyear Innovation Center in Luxembourg, Mr Cipollitti’s career path includes Project Manager Radial Truck Tire Development in Akron, Ohio, USA, and Manager Quality and Manufacturing Services Asia Pacific, based in Luxembourg, As regional Director Technology Quality and Product Development, he was instrumental in the start-up of Goodyear’s new manufacturing plant for consumer and truck tires in Pulandian, China. Mr Cipollitti is American, but grew up in Venezuela. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Simón Bolívar University in Caracas, Venezuela and an MBA in Management from Walsh University in Ohio.

Neill  	 Ricketts

Neill Ricketts

CEO
Versarien
Hamid  Mughal

Hamid Mughal

Director
Global Manufacturing, Rolls-Royce

Hamid Mughal is an internationally acclaimed manufacturing leader with over 28 years of experience in the automotive and aerospace Industries. During this period he has held senior positions in a variety of disciplines ranging from Product Engineering to Supply Chain Management. He joined Rolls-Royce in 2001 from BMW Group where he was Director of New Product Programmes.

In his current role as Director of Manufacturing, Rolls-Royce plc, Dr Mughal is responsible for leading the manufacturing activities and strategies across the company’s manufacturing base. This includes the development and deployment of manufacturing methods, standards, technologies, systems and lean practices to achieve Best in Class performance. He is also responsible for the professional development of the global manufacturing community in the company.

Dr Mughal has an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, BA in Mathematics and Technology, MSc in Production Engineering & Management and a Doctorate in Manufacturing Systems.  He has a keen interest in the latest developments in manufacturing and supply chain management and contributes regularly to professional bodies in his capacity as Pro Chancellor University of Nottingham and External Professor at Manufacturing at Cranfield and Sheffield Universities. He is a Chartered Engineer, winner of the IET’s International Manufacturing Gold Medal, Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, IMechE and IET and a Board member of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. 

Dr Mughal passionately believes in the social and economic value of Manufacturing. He plays a leading role in the advancement of competitive manufacturing by promoting collaborative programmes such as the Global network of Advanced Manufacturing Research Centres, the development & application of Lean Production Systems, The Future of Manufacturing project with the UK Government Office of Science and cross-sector education and training programmes for industrial leaders.

Dr Mughal received an OBE in the 2014 New Year’s Honours for services to Innovation, Technology and Manufacturing.

 Andrew  McCreath

Andrew McCreath

Director, Enterprise Field Development
EQUINIX

Andrew McCreath has over 20 years’ experience of Infrastructure and Management Information Systems, and has managed extremely large integration programmes for CSC, Accenture, Credit Suisse First Boston, Kimberly-Clark, Société Générale and EMC.
Currently Mr McCreath works within the Field Development group of EQUINIX focussed on Enterprise Industry trends, insights and analytics impacting both the Digital Edge and the consumers.

Adrian  Harris

Adrian Harris

Director General
Orgalime

Adrian Harris is the Director General of Orgalime, the European engineering industries association, which speaks for 41 trade federations representing companies in the mechanical, electrical, electronic, metalworking and metal articles industries of 23 European countries. The industry employs almost 11 million people in the EU and in 2016 accounted for more than €1,994 billion of annual output. The industry accounts for over a quarter of manufacturing output and a third of the manufactured exports of the European Union.

Before joining Orgalime in 1996, Adrian Harris worked for 20 years for a number of general contractors for the construction of complete plants, essentially in the agro-industrial and beverage area.

Adrian Harris graduated with an M.A. in languages from Jesus College, Oxford University, and an MBA (finance) from the University of Leuven.

Orgalime is a member the Alliance for a Competitive European Industry (ACEI), of which Adrian Harris was Chairman (2012-2013), and at present he is Vice President of the Federation of European and International Associations established in Belgium (FAIB).

Carel van Sorgen

Carel van Sorgen

Chief Executive Officer
247Tailor Steel
Páraic Begley

Páraic Begley

General Manager & COO
Sugru

Paraic Begley is currently the General Manager and COO at FormFormForm Ltd, the company behind global glue brand Sugru.

 

Before joining FormFormForm Ltd, Mr Begley spent twenty one years in a diverse range of operations roles with increasing responsibility across three continents with SOLA International, later Carl Zeiss Vision, the company formed by the merger of SOLA International and the ophthalmic lens division of Carl Zeiss AG in 2005.

 

Having studied Engineering at the University College Dublin, he spent some time at a Quarries and Mine’s company and at a Sheet Metal fabrication and painting enterprise before joining SOLA International. His career progression saw him advance from engineering management roles to New Product management to ultimately directing the supply chain management of the third largest manufacturer of ophthalmic spectacle lenses in the world, culminating in global operations and eventually technology and innovation responsibilities.

Since joining London based FormFormForm Ltd in 2013, Mr Begley has helped the company build its Management Team for scaling up the business, establish robust R&D capabilities, increase its global operations footprint and restructure to enable competitiveness that can support continuous growth.  Sugru is now sold in over 170 countries and territories with growth forecast to increase 50 per cent year-on-year.

Svetan Ratchev

Svetan Ratchev

Cripps Professor of Production Engineering
Director of the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing, The University of Nottingham

Svetan Ratchev is a Cripps Professor of Production Engineering and Director of the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing. He also heads the Nottingham Centres for Aerospace Manufacturing and Precision Manufacturing. He researches and consults in different aspects of manufacturing systems, assembly automation, process modelling and simulation, manufacturing informatics and precision manufacture with current research project portfolio in excess of £14 million and publication record of over 150 publications including over 70 journal papers. Professor Ratchev is a Fellow of IMechE, member of the IFAC technical committees TC5.1 and TC5.2 and the founding chair of the International Precision Assembly Seminar IPAS.

Egbert-Jan  Sol

Egbert-Jan Sol

Vice chairman,
European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA), Program Director, Smart Industry, CTO, TNO Industry

Egbert-Jan Sol, CTO of TNO Industry, is running as director the Dutch Smart Industry program and part-time professor at the Science Faculty of the Radboud University in Nijmegen. At European level he is vice-chairman of EFFRA, the Factory-of-Future PPP, member of the high level group of Manufuture.

Mr Sol (MSc and Doctor Mechanical Engineering) started his industrial career as robotics system architect, followed a carrier from software project manager, development manager (Philips) and managing director of a 500 person Ericsson R&D centre. From 199-98 he was part time professor at Technology Management on Manufacturing Automation at the TU/e.

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Chair and moderators (4)

Peggy Hollinger

Peggy Hollinger

Industry Editor
Financial Times

Peggy Hollinger was appointed the FT’s industry editor in September 2014. Prior to this, she had been a leader writer since September 2011. Ms Hollinger has also held the positions of the Paris bureau chief and Paris correspondent. Before that she was a UK company news editor and the retail correspondent. Joining the FT in 1987, she has also covered UK utilities and oil and gas and written for Lex. She graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, with an honours degree in history.

Peter Marsh

Peter Marsh

former Manufacturing Editor, Financial Times
Author of The New Industrial Revolution

 

Peter Marsh is a journalist, and lecturer and commentator on 21st century manufacturing. His best known book is The New Industrial Revolution: Consumers, Globalization and the End of Mass Production, published in 2012 by Yale University Press. Mr Marsh has a programme of speaking engagements in 2016 on how countries can revitalise their economies using new ideas, following his other presentations on this subject in the US, UK, South Korea, China, Italy, Germany and Lithuania. In 2015, Mr Marsh started MadeHereNow, a website about UK manufacturing. From 1983 to 2013 he worked at the Financial Times where his most recent job was manufacturing editor. Mr Marsh has a degree in chemistry from the University of Nottingham. His other books have covered microchips (The Silicon Chip Book, Abacus), robotics (The Robot Age, Abacus) and the space industry (The Space Business, Penguin). Before the FT, Peter was employed as a journalist at the Luton Evening Post, Building Design magazine, and New Scientist.

Michael Pooler

Michael Pooler

Industry Reporter
Financial Times

Michael Pooler is a reporter at the Financial Times, with a beat covering steel, engineering, general manufacturing and logistics. He joined the industry team in September 2015 after working on the World news desk for a year. Mr Pooler joined the FT in March 2014, doing companies and emerging markets reporting. Prior to that, he worked at a specialist financial publication covering infrastructure.  

Nigel  Walker

Nigel Walker

Head of Innovation Lending
Innovate UK

Nigel Walker is developing new innovation lending products at Innovate UK as it evolves its funding models.  Prior to this role, he headed the organisation’s support for innovative SMEs in gaining access to private sector capital to accelerate the journey from concept to commercialisation.

Mr Walker has a background in the financial services industry, having spent over 10 years at each of Deutsche Bank and GE Capital.  At GE, he established the European ‘Access GE’ programme, advising, coaching and mentoring management teams of businesses owned by private equity firms on operational excellence, acquisition integration, strategy development and leadership.

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Why Attend?

  • Hear from corporate leaders on the game-changing technologies and trends impacting manufacturing
  • Gain critical insights on servitisation of manufacturing: its drivers, process and the role of the customer
  • Explore best practices to overcome Industry 4.0 implementation challenges 
  • Hear first-hand from manufacturing leaders on the proactive measures that they are taking to build and sustain a lead in the race to full Industry 4.0 implementation 
  • Acquire real insights on how AI will revolutionise manufacturing 
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to network with key stakeholders
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Who Attends?

FT Live has a reputation for delivering very senior board level audiences to attend a wide range of world class thought-leadership events across the globe for nearly 40 years.

The FT Manufacturing Summit will be attended by Senior Executives from the UK and Global Manufacturing Industry, including the following sectors:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace & defence
  • Precision engineering
  • Consumer electronics
  • Robotics & Machine Tool
  • IT
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Food and Beverage
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Fees

 

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Standard Ticket

£899 +VAT

Senior Executives from Manufacturing Companies

Apply for Complimentary Place

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We have a limited number of complimentary places available for senior representatives of manufacturing firms. If you qualify, please apply here.

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Lead Sponsor (4)

Autodesk makes software for people who make things.  If you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software.

Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. Autodesk software is available free to students, teachers and educational institutions around the world to help cultivate the next generation of designers, engineers and manufacturers.

The future of manufacturing is being driven by disruption in the way products are created and consumed. Autodesk equips designers, engineers and makers to thrive in this “new industrial revolution” underway. We provide manufacturing software solutions that enable customers to innovate and create products that take advantage of changes in digital fabrication, consumer expectations and connected services. Our solutions are built on the Autodesk Forge platform; a set of cloud services that connect design, engineering, visualization, collaboration, production and operations workflows. The Autodesk Forge Fund will invest up to $100M in companies that develop innovative solutions or services that are connected to this platform. 

The company is developing cutting-edge 3D printing technology, generative design software, machine learning capabilities, human-robotics interfaces and more that make it possible to create things in entirely new ways.  Together with its customers, Autodesk is changing the way the world is designed and made.

More than just an energy supplier, we offer a range of innovative and tailored energy solutions to help you use energy more efficiently. From Building Energy Management Systems to monitor and manage your energy, to battery storage to optimise your energy and improve security of supply, we offer a fully managed end-to-end service delivering solutions to help make your business more profitable.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquartered in Tokyo, is one of the world’s leading industrial firms with around 83,000 group employees and annual consolidated revenues of over 36 billion U.S. dollars. For more than 130 years, the company has channeled big thinking into innovative and integrated solutions that move the world forward. MHI owns a unique business portfolio covering land, sea, sky and even space. MHI is a global leader in engineering and manufacturing, present across a wide range of industries from commercial aviation and transportation to power plants and gas turbines, from machinery and infrastructure to integrated defense and space systems.

For Trends, Topics and Tangents on industrial technology, visit MHI’s online media: www.spectra.mhi.com

Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) is a global leader in applied additive technology solutions for industries which include Aerospace, Automotive, Healthcare, Consumer Products and Education.

For nearly 30 years, a deep and ongoing focus on customers’ business requirements has fueled purposeful innovations—1,200 granted and pending additive technology patents to date—that create new value across product lifecycle processes, from design prototypes to manufacturing tools to final production parts. The Stratasys 3D printing ecosystem of solutions and expertise comprises advanced materials certified to meet specific technical specifications; software with voxel level control; precise, repeatable and reliable FDM and PolyJet 3D printers; expert services for every application; on-demand parts and industry-defining partnerships. They work together to ensure seamless integration into each customer’s evolving workflow. Fulfilling the real-world potential of additive, Stratasys delivers breakthrough industry-specific applications that accelerate business processes, optimize value chains and drive business performance improvements for thousands of future-ready leaders around the world.

Stratasys solutions are available worldwide through an extensive network of resellers and regional offices.  

For more information, visit us online at Online at: www.stratasys.com, http://blog.stratasys.com and LinkedIn.

Knowledge Partner (1)

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm, deeply committed to helping institutions in the private, public and social sectors achieve lasting success. For 90 years, our primary objective has been to serve as our clients' most trusted external advisor.

With consultants in over 110 locations in over 60 countries, across industries and functions, we bring unparalleled expertise to clients anywhere in the world. We work closely with teams at all levels of an organisation to shape winning strategies, mobilise for change, build capabilities and drive successful execution.

McKinsey’s Manufacturing practice is positioned to deliver significant, sustainable impact addressing operational issues of production companies. Our core service lines include: Manufacturing strategy, manufacturing excellence techniques, lean transformation and capability building.

Associate Sponsor (2)

Equinix enables the interconnected enterprise to directly connect its employees, partners and customers to what they need, in the right context and using the devices, channels and services they prefer wherever they may be. The result: extraordinary experiences for your customers, high engagement for your employees, top value for your shareholders and exponential growth for your business.

Equinix is the interconnection leader, strategically positioned with the world's most connected data centres, bringing together market leaders and innovators on a single, global interconnection platform, accelerating business performance and fostering endless opportunities. 

Unmatched global data centres - With 145+ data centres in 40 markets on five continents

World’s Leading Interconnection Platform - 180,000+ connections between our customers

Vibrant business ecosystems - 8,000+ other companies with which to partner

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 40 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. In a digital economy where enterprise business models are increasingly interdependent, interconnection is essential to success. Equinix operates the only global interconnection platform, sparking new opportunities that are only possible when companies come together.

Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) is an authority established by the government of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to oversee, regulate and consolidate the services, facilities and zones of Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ) and RAK Investment Authority (RAKIA).

Established in 2017, RAKEZ is the evolution of the free zone landscape in Ras Al Khaimah, continuing the story that started with the foundation of RAK FTZ and RAKIA almost two decades ago. Founded in 2000, RAK FTZ has been the growth enabler of multi-sized businesses. RAKIA, on the other hand, has been the preferred investment destination of global industrialists and manufacturers since its inception in 2005.

RAKEZ uniquely offers free zone and non-free zone licences through RAK FTZ and RAKIA, and provides its clients easy access to local markets in the UAE, in addition to growing markets in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, South and Central Asia.

RAKEZ provides a variety of facility choices such as Flexi facilities, standard offices, executive offices, warehouses and land for development.

RAKEZ has three local offices in Ras Al Khaimah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and international offices in India, Turkey and Germany.

Partner Association (1)

The manufacturing heart of Europe in the global economy

With some 10.9 million people working directly for our industry in Europe and 20 million more indirectly, we in Orgalime represent Europe’s manufacturing heart: our companies are a mix of large companies, with the vast majority being smaller family owned companies. They have grown up Europe, developed here in every town, region and country. They believe in their future in Europe.

At the same time our companies, which buy components and materials from other industries and supply these and other customers with both capital goods and consumer products, are part of complex value chains in Europe and worldwide.

We are the leading industrial employers and creators of wealth in Europe, manufacturing products used by consumers, industry, infrastructures and all sectors of the economy here in Europe and worldwide. Our strength? The technologies developed by our companies, applied in the equipment and systems they manufacture throughout Europe and then export worldwide. With a turnover of €1900 billion per year, a third of which we export, we are the engineering industry, Europe’s manufacturing heart.

Innovation Partner (1)

Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency. Innovate UK works with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy - delivering productivity, new jobs and exports. Our aim at Innovate UK is to keep the UK globally competitive in the race for future prosperity. For further information and to stay updated on our latest news visit www.gov.uk/innovateuk, follow us on Twitter at @innovateuk or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/InnovateUK.

Exhibitor (1)

Flanders Investment and Trade is a government development agency at the Belgian Embassy in London. We provide confidential expert advice on doing business on the European continent, using Flanders as the gateway. Our services are tailored to your business needs and are free of charge. We can help you find the right location and get you in touch with the right specialist or partner. Flanders Investment and Trade will guide you through our tax incentives and available grants to maximize opportunity. Feel free to contact us on fitlondon@fitlondon.org or +44 (0)207 307 77 10 regarding any query on doing business in Europe.

Advisory Board (13)

Rich  Walker

Rich Walker

CEO and Founder
Shadow Robot

Rich Walker has spent years working in robotics, and now leads the team at Shadow who are developing new robots and new applications for robotics. He is active in developing and implementing European (FP7 and now Horizon 2020) and TSB/Innovate UK projects and he does a little consulting in that area.

He is on the Innovate UK “Robotics and Autonomous Systems” SIG Advisory Board, 
giving his view on the direction the UK takes in robotics in a way 
that makes sense to SMEs and innovators. He is also a Director of EuRobotics,
 and sits on various EPSRC and University networks and committees around robotics.

Robin Wilson

Robin Wilson

Deputy Head of Manufacturing
Innovate UK
Hamid  Mughal

Hamid Mughal

Director
Global Manufacturing, Rolls-Royce

Hamid Mughal is an internationally acclaimed manufacturing leader with over 28 years of experience in the automotive and aerospace Industries. During this period he has held senior positions in a variety of disciplines ranging from Product Engineering to Supply Chain Management. He joined Rolls-Royce in 2001 from BMW Group where he was Director of New Product Programmes.

In his current role as Director of Manufacturing, Rolls-Royce plc, Dr Mughal is responsible for leading the manufacturing activities and strategies across the company’s manufacturing base. This includes the development and deployment of manufacturing methods, standards, technologies, systems and lean practices to achieve Best in Class performance. He is also responsible for the professional development of the global manufacturing community in the company.

Dr Mughal has an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, BA in Mathematics and Technology, MSc in Production Engineering & Management and a Doctorate in Manufacturing Systems.  He has a keen interest in the latest developments in manufacturing and supply chain management and contributes regularly to professional bodies in his capacity as Pro Chancellor University of Nottingham and External Professor at Manufacturing at Cranfield and Sheffield Universities. He is a Chartered Engineer, winner of the IET’s International Manufacturing Gold Medal, Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, IMechE and IET and a Board member of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. 

Dr Mughal passionately believes in the social and economic value of Manufacturing. He plays a leading role in the advancement of competitive manufacturing by promoting collaborative programmes such as the Global network of Advanced Manufacturing Research Centres, the development & application of Lean Production Systems, The Future of Manufacturing project with the UK Government Office of Science and cross-sector education and training programmes for industrial leaders.

Dr Mughal received an OBE in the 2014 New Year’s Honours for services to Innovation, Technology and Manufacturing.

Yoshi Takanuki

Yoshi Takanuki

Partner
McKinsey & Company

 

Yoshi Takanuki is Head of UK operations and a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, based in the UK. He has worked between the London and Tokyo offices since 1999 and recently re-established himself in Europe after building Tokyo’s Operations practice at the Firm. His expertise in Industrial Manufacturing, Globalisation and Supply Management have led him to counsel a number of the world’s leading corporations. Mr Takanuki has particularly deep experience in large scale transformation programs, creating impact within a short time-frame and enabling organisations to operate at their full potential. He also recognises the value of the ‘people’ side of business and threads this principle into his Operations work with industry Heads across cultures to harness and develop talent within the organisations he advises.

With an BA and MSc from Cambridge,Mr Takanuki applies his scientific approach to problem-solving challenges for global businesses in their strategy and operations. This empirical knowledge, combined with 18 years of experience in the Automotive and Aerospace sector, provide him with a unique expertise in recommending bespoke and sustainable operating models and systems management programs to multi-functional, multi-national manufacturers around the world. Yoshi is an active member of the manufacturing community and maintains an open dialogue with many of the world’s most renowned business leaders to consistently replenish his comprehensive expertise.

Mr Takanuki continues to seek new challenges to explore across the sectors and champions the exchange of ideas and opportunities for collaboration to ensure the prosperity of industrial manufacturing worldwide.

Páraic Begley

Páraic Begley

General Manager & COO
Sugru

Paraic Begley is currently the General Manager and COO at FormFormForm Ltd, the company behind global glue brand Sugru.

 

Before joining FormFormForm Ltd, Mr Begley spent twenty one years in a diverse range of operations roles with increasing responsibility across three continents with SOLA International, later Carl Zeiss Vision, the company formed by the merger of SOLA International and the ophthalmic lens division of Carl Zeiss AG in 2005.

 

Having studied Engineering at the University College Dublin, he spent some time at a Quarries and Mine’s company and at a Sheet Metal fabrication and painting enterprise before joining SOLA International. His career progression saw him advance from engineering management roles to New Product management to ultimately directing the supply chain management of the third largest manufacturer of ophthalmic spectacle lenses in the world, culminating in global operations and eventually technology and innovation responsibilities.

Since joining London based FormFormForm Ltd in 2013, Mr Begley has helped the company build its Management Team for scaling up the business, establish robust R&D capabilities, increase its global operations footprint and restructure to enable competitiveness that can support continuous growth.  Sugru is now sold in over 170 countries and territories with growth forecast to increase 50 per cent year-on-year.

Peggy Hollinger

Peggy Hollinger

Industry Editor
Financial Times

Peggy Hollinger was appointed the FT’s industry editor in September 2014. Prior to this, she had been a leader writer since September 2011. Ms Hollinger has also held the positions of the Paris bureau chief and Paris correspondent. Before that she was a UK company news editor and the retail correspondent. Joining the FT in 1987, she has also covered UK utilities and oil and gas and written for Lex. She graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, with an honours degree in history.

Egbert-Jan  Sol

Egbert-Jan Sol

Vice chairman,
European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA), Program Director, Smart Industry, CTO, TNO Industry

Egbert-Jan Sol, CTO of TNO Industry, is running as director the Dutch Smart Industry program and part-time professor at the Science Faculty of the Radboud University in Nijmegen. At European level he is vice-chairman of EFFRA, the Factory-of-Future PPP, member of the high level group of Manufuture.

Mr Sol (MSc and Doctor Mechanical Engineering) started his industrial career as robotics system architect, followed a carrier from software project manager, development manager (Philips) and managing director of a 500 person Ericsson R&D centre. From 199-98 he was part time professor at Technology Management on Manufacturing Automation at the TU/e.

Mike Rigby

Mike Rigby

Head of Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics
Barclays

Mike Rigby is the National Head of Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics for Barclays. Since joining Barclays in 2008 Mr Rigby has always had a direct focus on the manufacturing sector taking the lead for the wider manufacturing, transport and logistics sectors since 2012. Prior to joining Barclays Mr Rigby was with HSBC for 14 years.

Mr Rigby is passionate about the manufacturing, transport and logistics sectors and believes they are essential to the UK maintaining a balanced and resilient economy.  His vision is to make Barclays the bank of choice for companies in the manufacturing, transport and logistics sectors.

Peter Marsh

Peter Marsh

former Manufacturing Editor, Financial Times
Author of The New Industrial Revolution

 

Peter Marsh is a journalist, and lecturer and commentator on 21st century manufacturing. His best known book is The New Industrial Revolution: Consumers, Globalization and the End of Mass Production, published in 2012 by Yale University Press. Mr Marsh has a programme of speaking engagements in 2016 on how countries can revitalise their economies using new ideas, following his other presentations on this subject in the US, UK, South Korea, China, Italy, Germany and Lithuania. In 2015, Mr Marsh started MadeHereNow, a website about UK manufacturing. From 1983 to 2013 he worked at the Financial Times where his most recent job was manufacturing editor. Mr Marsh has a degree in chemistry from the University of Nottingham. His other books have covered microchips (The Silicon Chip Book, Abacus), robotics (The Robot Age, Abacus) and the space industry (The Space Business, Penguin). Before the FT, Peter was employed as a journalist at the Luton Evening Post, Building Design magazine, and New Scientist.

Svetan Ratchev

Svetan Ratchev

Cripps Professor of Production Engineering
Director of the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing, The University of Nottingham

Svetan Ratchev is a Cripps Professor of Production Engineering and Director of the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing. He also heads the Nottingham Centres for Aerospace Manufacturing and Precision Manufacturing. He researches and consults in different aspects of manufacturing systems, assembly automation, process modelling and simulation, manufacturing informatics and precision manufacture with current research project portfolio in excess of £14 million and publication record of over 150 publications including over 70 journal papers. Professor Ratchev is a Fellow of IMechE, member of the IFAC technical committees TC5.1 and TC5.2 and the founding chair of the International Precision Assembly Seminar IPAS.

Michael Pooler

Michael Pooler

Industry Reporter
Financial Times

Michael Pooler is a reporter at the Financial Times, with a beat covering steel, engineering, general manufacturing and logistics. He joined the industry team in September 2015 after working on the World news desk for a year. Mr Pooler joined the FT in March 2014, doing companies and emerging markets reporting. Prior to that, he worked at a specialist financial publication covering infrastructure.  

Asif Moghal

Asif Moghal

Senior Manufacturing Industry Manager
Autodesk

Asif Moghal loves great design, manufacturing and innovation. He started his career developing, patenting and funding new product ideas before moving into sales of CAD/CAM/CAE solutions for the manufacturing industry. As the Senior Manufacturing Industry Manager at Autodesk he is leading The Future of British Manufacturing Initiative, aiming to practically help over 1000 UK design & manufacturing SME’s bring even greater products to market faster and more profitably.

Tim Lawrence

Tim Lawrence

Head of Manufacturing
PA Consulting Group

Tim Lawrence has 26 years of experience in transforming manufacturing organisations working within the Automotive, Industrial Engineering and Consumers Good. During his 20 years at PA consulting, Mr Lawrence has worked with global companies to deliver improvements in their supply chains, focused on reducing complexity and cost, managing globalisation, improving customer service and improving supply chain visibility in the boardroom. His recent clients in manufacturing include,Unilever, Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen, Skoda, Philips, Siemens, Rieter Automotive and Continental. Recent achievements include:

- Transforming the supply chain and reducing lead-time for a global automotive company

- Creating agile and flexible supply chains in consumer goods radically reducing inventory and lead-times

- Re-inventing manufacturing processes and supply chains for a global FMCG delivering more than 20 times ROI

- Developing the manufacturing strategy and global network for the future for a personal care company

Mr Lawrence has been instrumental in developing PA’s insights into global supply chain management and regularly speaks on these topics at conference platforms across Europe and the US.

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