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Manufacturing, Industries

FT Future of Manufacturing Summit

Transformative Action to Enhance Industry 4.0 Value

London |  - 
Speakers include:
Steve Fisher

Steve Fisher

Novelis

Jens Ludmann

Jens Ludmann

McLaren Automotive

Juergen Maier

Juergen Maier

Siemens

Overview

The FT Future of Manufacturing Summit 2018 will build on the success of previous editions and expand into a day and a half of content-packed discussions to provide a fresh perspective on the crucial issues impacting the industrial sector today. Senior business leaders and policy makers will share their insights, ideas and expertise on topics such as scaling up Industry 4.0. and opportunities and challenges when integrating digital and production; navigating the new normal of technological disruption and economic and geopolitical uncertainty; upskilling workforce and leadership in a rapidly evolving landscape and harnessing artificial intelligence in the collaborative factory floors.

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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fallback Add to my Calendar 10/03/2018 13:45:0010/04/2018 18:20:00trueFT Future of Manufacturing Summit The FT Future of Manufacturing Summit 2018 will build on the success of previous editions and expand into a day and a half of content-packed discussions to provide a fresh perspective on the crucial issues impacting the industrial sector today. Senior business leaders and policy makers will share their insights, ideas and expertise on topics such as scaling up Industry 4.0. and opportunities and challenges when integrating digital and production; navigating the new normal of technological disruption and economic and geopolitical uncertainty; upskilling workforce and leadership in a rapidly evolving landscape and harnessing artificial intelligence in the collaborative factory floors.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. FT-Future-of-Manufacturing-Summit-99b06b652b25d7fbdd76cca145092020MM/DD/YYYY

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Testimonials

“Great event, setting a broad context landscape, looking at the future potential.”

  • Renaud Di FrancescoEurope Technology Standards Office

“Ideas that inspire and empower”

  • Ernie StelznerObjecttech Group Ltd.

“Industrial innovation thrives on new insights and perspectives, [and] the FT Summits are one way to draw together like minded individuals towards common goals.”

  • Mark McNallyJaguar Land Rover

“The conference attracts an above average number of senior industry people who have the position to lead change in their companies.”

  • Hans HoumesPA Consulting/Innovation/Technology

“An excellent opportunity to get a view on issues of importance from decision makers.”

  • Farid DailamiBristol Robotics Laboratory
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Full Overview

Industry is at an inflection point. Exponential improvements in technology, increasing connectivity, changes in customer expectations and shifting socioeconomic and geopolitical dynamics are among the drivers of the profound manufacturing transformation that is now under way. The intersection of these trends shape where and how production happens, what types of jobs emerge and who will be the winners in this new era.

New business model innovations, smart products, democratisation of 3D printing, AI and advanced automation are reshaping the competitive manufacturing landscape and ushering a new era of growth for countries and firms well positioned to embrace the opportunities presented.

Given the current rapidly evolving landscape, what approaches are manufacturers taking to transform their businesses?  How are they driving innovation, creating efficiencies and capturing value to thrive in a connected ecosystem?  What policies could help manufacturers better adopt and harness technological change? As the confluence of technologies transform production, what will the likely consequences in productivity, skills, trade and the environment be?

The FT Future of Manufacturing Summit 2018 will build on the success of previous editions and expand into a day and a half of content-packed discussions to provide a fresh perspective on the crucial issues impacting the industrial sector today. Senior business leaders and policy makers will share their insights, ideas and expertise on topics such as scaling up Industry 4.0., opportunities and challenges in open, collaborative networks; navigating the new normal of technological disruption and economic and geopolitical uncertainty; rethinking the new role of human skills in a rapidly evolving landscape and harnessing artificial intelligence in the collaborative factory floors.

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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Speakers (27)

Steve Fisher

Steve Fisher

President and Chief Executive Officer
Novelis

Steve Fisher is President and Chief Executive Officer of Novelis Inc., the global leader in aluminum flat-rolled products and the world’s largest recycler of aluminum. Novelis supplies premium aluminum sheet and light gauge products to the beverage can, automotive and specialties markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia and South America. The $10 billion company operates 24 facilities in 10 countries, employing approximately 12,000 people.

Since joining the company in 2006, Mr Fisher has served in a number of executive positions, most recently as Chief Financial Officer. During his tenure as CFO, Novelis invested approximately $2 billion to transform and grow its business. Prior to that, Mr Fisher served as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development where he spearheaded major strategic, corporate and financial transactions across the company, most notably the discussions that led to the acquisition of Novelis by Hindalco in 2007.

 

Throughout his career, Mr Fisher has held significant roles in finance and accounting, strategic planning and business development. Prior to joining Novelis, Mr Fisher spent 13 years consulting with, or as part of, the management teams of various energy companies. He served as Vice President and Controller for TXU Energy, the non-regulated subsidiary of TXU Corp, at its headquarters in Dallas, Texas.

Mr Fisher is a member of the Business Roundtable, an association of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, where he chairs the Global Commerce Council. Mr Fisher received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Iowa and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jens Ludmann

Jens Ludmann

Chief Operating Officer
McLaren Automotive

Dr. Jens Ludmann joined McLaren Automotive in May 2017 as Chief Operating Officer.

His focus is on delivering the Track 22 business plan, which consist of 15 new product launches and a fully utilised manufacturing facility. In his role, he integrates all technical related departments of the business being product development, manufacturing, purchasing and supplier quality assurance.

Prior to joining McLaren Automotive, he held various positions in the automotive, and supplier industry with over 20 years of experience. Key positions included Chief Engineer Product Development at Ford Motor Company, Chief Technical Officer at Qoros Automotive Ltd., and most recently Executive Vice President of the global engineering service provider FEV Europe GmbH.

Juergen Maier

Juergen Maier

UK Chief Executive
Siemens

Juergen Maier was appointed Chief Executive of Siemens UK 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. Mr Maier 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. He is a passionate advocate of the UK rebalancing its economy and supports many UK-wide initiatives championing manufacturing, improved infrastructure and engineering skills. Mr Maier was appointed as a non-Executive Board member of the UK Government Department of Business Innovation and Skills in 2014, is Chairman of the North West Business Leadership team and a board member of Greater Manchester LEP.  

Ana Teresa  Lehmann

Ana Teresa Lehmann

Secretary of State of Industry
Portugal
Carlo  de Notaristefani

Carlo de Notaristefani

Chief Executive Officer & President, Global Operations
Teva Pharmaceuticals

Carlo de Notaristefani has more than 30 years’ experience in senior leadership roles at top-tier pharmaceutical organizations.  Since August 2012 he has served as Chief Executive Officer & President of Global Operations at Teva Pharmaceuticals, leading the turnaround and transformation for what has become the largest and most competitive fully integrated global manufacturing and supply chain organization in the industry. With unrivaled capabilities across the full spectrum of technologies, Teva’s global operations network includes more than 32,000 employees at more than 80 sites in 35 countries serving over 100 markets. 

Prior to joining Teva, Mr Notaristefani was a member of the senior leadership team at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he served as President, Technical Operations & Global Support Functions, with responsibility for global supply chain operations, quality and compliance, procurement and information technology. During his tenure at BMS, Mr Notaristefani led the transformation of the global supply network into a lean operation, and introduced the biologics manufacturing capabilities critical to the company’s long-term strategy and growth.

Before joining BMS he held several senior positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of global operations and supply chain management with Aventis, Hoechst Marion Roussell and Marion Merrell Dow. 
Mr Notaristefani earned a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Naples in Italy.  

Liz  Henderson

Liz Henderson

Executive Vice President, Head of Global Manufacturing & Supply Biopharma
Merck

Liz Henderson is Executive Vice president, Head of Global Manufacturing & Supply for the Biopharma business of Merck since February 1, 2017.

Under Ms Henderson’s leadership, the 5,000 people of Global Manufacturing & Supply are working to ensure that Merck’s biotech and pharmaceutical medicines meet Merck’s high-quality standards and are always available to the 60 million patients across the world who need them each and every day, and prepare for the future by ensuring that Merck’s next generation of therapies of increasing sophistication are available in a timely manner for clinical trials and future commercial use upon approval.

Ms Henderson has a more than 20-year career in manufacturing and supply in the Healthcare and Life Science industries. She has been leading Merck’s Global Pharma Manufacturing organization since April 2015. She joined Merck in 2009, initially as European Environmental Health & Safety Director for the company’s Life Science business sector and subsequently became Site Director for Merck’s manufacturing plant in Cork, Ireland. Before moving to Merck’s Healthcare business sector, Ms Henderson was leading the Separations Technology Cluster of manufacturing sites across the United States and Europe. Prior to Merck, Ms Henderson has worked for over 10 years at Pfizer and Amgen in a variety of manufacturing leadership roles.

Ms Henderson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Analytical Chemistry from Dublin City University, Ireland.

Yannick  Fierling

Yannick Fierling

CEO
Haier Europe

Yannick Fierling is the CEO of Haier Europe. Mr Fierling follows predecessor René Aubertin as only the second European to be responsible for the overall management of Haier Europe, the European entity of Haier Group. His appointment reinforces the commitment of Haier to becoming a major player in the European market through a localisation strategy. As a worldwide leader in home appliances, Haier aims to be within the top five European household electrical appliance manufacturers in the coming years.   

Mr Fierling has over 18 years of international experience in the automotive and white goods industries, with strong business leadership expertise and a reputation for turning around business areas through unique product launches and optimising production capacities. He joins Haier following fifteen years at multinational home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool, where he most recently acted as General Manager of the Fabric Care business unit and Vice President of Whirlpool EMEA. During his time at Whirlpool, Fierling occupied positions of increasing responsibility in Europe and North America.

Mr Fierling’s academic resume includes two Master’s degrees in Engineering from institutions in North America and Europe. He obtained an MSc from the UTC Engineering School in Compiègne, France (1992 – 1994), followed by an MSc from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1993 – 1995). Most recently, Fierling was awarded a degree in Finance for Executives from INSEAD in France (2009).

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

Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis

CEO
E.ON UK

Michael Lewis joined E.ON UK as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after holding the role of CEO at E.ON Climate & Renewables. He has worked in the energy industry for 25 years.

Having joined PowerGen in 1993, Michael originally worked in technical and environmental roles, before moving into Corporate Strategy and Development. Following E.ON’s acquisition of PowerGen, he moved to E.ON’s headquarters in Düsseldorf as Vice-President of Corporate Strategy where he worked on E.ONs renewable energy strategy.

In 2007 he was appointed as Managing Director for Europe on the Board of E.ON Climate & Renewables, before becoming COO responsible for global wind power development, construction and operations.

Mr Lewis is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE).

Jan  Ward CBE

Jan Ward CBE

CEO and Non Executive Chair
Corrotherm International
Thomas  Lee-Warren

Thomas Lee-Warren

Digital Chief Technologist
Rolls-Royce

Thomas Lee-Warren is challenging the status quo, via teams that mash together the disruptive innovation and drive of start-ups with the discipline & organisation of large corporates.  His career spans Retail, Grocery, Aerospace, Government, Engineering, Logistics, Building Consortiums, and Finance.  He has been at the edge of building mobile, data driven business models and AI infused capabilities for leading global brands as well as maturing start-ups.  He continues to be an active participant in the lean start-up community, and the next wave of business leaders through his mentoring of female entrepreneurs at the Said Business School, Oxford University : Ascent Programme.

Mr Lee-Warren initially studied philosophy and theology before turning his hand to computer science.  He has re-imagined business products and services, transformed business through Agile & devOps techniques, run mature start-ups, led the digitisation of the UK Rail Network and the UK Parcel & Postal Service, and is now playing a leading role in driving data innovation, artificial intelligence, and a digital-first mindset at Rolls-Royce.  He is excited by the opportunity to deliver next generation thinking through deep learning, data engineering and wow visualisations.  His groups have been recognised for innovation & industry leading products.

He is a constant learner, and has a tireless energy for the new, collaborating with colleagues (both in and outside the corporate boundary) to re-imagine the way people interact, and deliver services.  He is motivated by the ‘promise of artificial intelligence’.  Mr Lee-Warren believes we are entering the most exciting of times where opportunities to irrevocably change the way we live and work abound. 

Rehana Khanam

Rehana Khanam

Partner
McKinsey & Co.

Rehana Khanam is a Partner in McKinsey & Company’s Operations Practice, focusing on large-scale transformations, typically in consumer goods, retail and adjacent industries. She has a global track record in helping COO and transformation leaders to architect and deliver high impact lasting change across manufacturing, supply chain and procurement.

 

Ms Khanam has published a number of articles exploring the potential of digital and analytics to improve productivity in consumer goods companies.  These include:Playing catch-up in advanced analytics,  Breakthrough technologies fundamentally change the game and Mastering the enablers of a sustained digital journey.

 

Prior to joining McKinsey & Company, Ms Khanam worked at L’Oreal as a Customer Supply Chain Executive and was an Operations Management intern in Rolls-Royce. She graduated in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

William  Feehery

William Feehery

President
DuPont Industrial Biosciences

Dr William F. Feehery is president, DuPont Industrial Biosciences.
Dr Feehery joined DuPont Industrial Biosciences in November 2013, where he leads a global team of more than 2,500 with revenues surpassing $2B. Industrial Biosciences is a world leader in industrial enzymes, biomaterials, biofuels, and environmental technologies. It serves diverse markets including home & personal care, grain processing, food, animal nutrition, fabric/textiles and oil/gas/chemical production.
He began his career at DuPont in 2002, working in various businesses throughout the company including DuPont Displays where he helped develop advanced technology and materials for cost-efficient OLED displays as well as Digital Printing, Display Enhancements and Authentications. Dr Feehery was named global business director for DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions in 2011, and led the company’s growth and expansion as the world leader in materials for solar energy.
Prior to joining DuPont, Dr Feehery worked in venture capital and was a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in chemical engineering and studied at Cambridge University as a Winston Churchill Scholar. He received both his doctorate in chemical engineering and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr Feehery is a board member of West Pharmaceutical Services. He is also a member of the visiting committee for the MIT Department of Chemical Engineering.

Jeremy  Silver

Jeremy Silver

CEO
Digital Catapult

Jeremy Silver is CEO of Digital Catapult.  He is an author, angel-investor and entrepreneur specialising in virtual and augmented reality, AI, music and the creative industries.  He is a Non-Executive Director of a number of early stage companies in music, media and immersive technologies.  He is a member of the UK Creative Industries Council and chairs its Innovation and R&D sub-group. He was Executive Chairman of Semetric Ltd (acquired by Apple), CEO of Sibelius Software (acquired by Avid) and worldwide vice-president of new media for EMI Group in Los Angeles.  He was an advisor to the founders of Shazam (acquired by Apple).  He co-founded Uplister in San Francisco, the world’s first playlist-sharing music subscription service.  He is author of Digital Medieval: the first twenty years of music on the web – and the next twenty.  His discussion paper Blockchain or Chaingang was published by CREATe at the University of Glasgow, where he is an Industry Fellow.

Satoru  Iijima

Satoru Iijima

CEO and Chairman
Primetals Technologies

Satoru Iijima, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Primetals Technologies, has been with the company since parent companies Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Siemens founded the joint venture in 2015. Initially serving as President and CEO of Primetals Technologies USA, he assumed the role of global CEO and Chairman as of 1 April, 2018.

Mr Iijima began his career with Mitsubishi Corporation in 1986 in the Heavy Machinery Department in Tokyo. From 1990 to 2014, he held project development, export business and Machinery Systems  management positions at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, Dusseldorf, Germany and Chicago, United States.

A native of Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, Mr Iijima holds a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Waseda University in Tokyo.

Alan Mak MP

Alan Mak MP

Founder
Fourth Industrial Revolution All-Party Parliamentary Group
Karen  Friendship

Karen Friendship

Managing Director
Alderman Tooling

Alderman Tooling is one of the South West’s leading bespoke metal fabricators.  The 45-strong team laser-cuts, turns, welds, paints and assembles all kinds of industrial metalwork - from server cabinets for the world’s most famous social network, to clothes and accessory stands for Ralph Lauren, and even giant bund trays for Plymouth Gin!

Aldermans is a true Plymouth success story.  It was formed in 1969 by Bill Alderman, a qualified toolmaker.  The company has grown and thrived due to its commitment to customer service, quality and investment in its team and the latest technologies.

Bill’s daughter Karen Friendship excelled at STEM subjects, graduating in Civil Engineering from Bristol University.  In 1998, in the midst of her burgeoning career, she joined the family business for a short project and became enthralled with the world of metal fabrication. 

Appointed as Managing Director in 2005, Karen has made staff training and development a priority.  The company has recently been acknowledged as a regional manufacturing leader by scooping the 2016 Made In The South West Award  and the Western Morning News Award for Apprenticeships and Training. This was also followed by Works Management shortlisting Karen as a finalist in the Community Champion Award and finally scooping the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards for the Employer of the Year 2017.

In this time, Ms Friendship has tirelessly focused on stabilising the family owned business and has significantly improved the contribution from 23% to 40%, achieved through focusing on variable cost productivity and product and customer profitability. Gross Profit has improved from 15% - 25% whilst doubling the balance sheet value and managing an intense capital improvement program.

As a local STEM ambassador, Ms Friendship strongly promotes STEM education and mentoring, working in close liaison with University Technical College Plymouth, and Plymouth University.  She also promotes the local manufacturing sector by chairing the PMG Network, a group of smaller local manufacturers, to promote best practice and skills development.

Malte  Lohan

Malte Lohan

Director General
Orgalime

Malte Lohan is Director General of Orgalime, the European Engineering Industries Association. He is responsible for setting Orgalime’s strategy, acting as the senior representative of the industry in Brussels and managing the operations of the association.

Mr Lohan joined Orgalime from for Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s leading brewer, where most recently he was Head of Corporate Affairs for Europe with responsibility for government relations, corporate social responsibility and external communications across AB InBev’s European business (EU, Russia and Ukraine). He also represented AB InBev on the Executive Committee of the Brewers of Europe, the beer industry’s European association, and served as Vice Chair of the Brewers of Europe Alcohol Policy Committee. Before starting in his European role, Mr Lohan was AB InBev’s Global Corporate Affairs Director.

Prior to joining AB InBev in 2014, Mr Lohan was Public Affairs Director at the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA), the global umbrella body representing brand marketers across all industries. He has also worked at Interel, one of Brussels’ leading public affairs agencies, and in the European Parliament.

Mr Lohan has held numerous voluntary leadership positions, including his current role of President of the Society of European Affairs Professionals (SEAP), which represents the interests of the public affairs community in Brussels. He served as Vice Chair or the European Digital Advertising Alliance and as Chairman of the European Parliament Trainees Association.

Mr Lohan obtained his BA in philosophy and economics at the LSE and went on to complete an MSc in political science at LSE. In 2016, he took part in a corporate MBA programme at AB InBev.

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.

Dirk Pilat

Dirk Pilat

Deputy Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry
OECD

Dirk Pilat, a Dutch national, is Deputy Director of the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation. He supports the Director of STI in overseeing OECD’s work on innovation, business and productivity dynamics, science and technology, digital economy policy, consumer policy as well as the statistical work associated with each of these areas. He also helps ensure this work contributes to the strategic objectives of the Organisation to support and develop better policies for better lives.Dirk joined the OECD in February 1994 and has worked on many policy issues since then, including innovation, the role of digital technologies for economic growth, climate change and environmental innovation, labour markets, regulatory reform, global value chains, productivity and entrepreneurship, as well as health innovation. He is currently helping to coordinate the OECD's new Going Digital project, which is a multidisciplinary, cross-cutting initiative that aims to help policymakers better understand the digital transformation that is taking place and help articulate recommendations for pro-active policies that will help to drive greater growth and societal well-being.Dirk was responsible for the OECD’s Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy from 2006 to January 2009, and for the Committee on Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship from February 2009 to December 2012.Before joining the OECD, he was a researcher at the University of Groningen, where he also earned his PhD in Economics, working primarily on productivity and economic growth.

Kathryn  Parsons

Kathryn Parsons

Co-Founder and CEO
Decoded
Simon  Masters

Simon Masters

Head of High Value Manufacturing
Innovate UK

Simon Masters took up the role of Head of High Value Manufacturing at Innovate UK in April 2017, with responsibility for managing all aspects of high value manufacturing within Innovate UK.

Mr Masters joined Innovate UK in 2014 as the Lead Technologist for Aerospace, working to deliver significant funding programmes supporting the UK aerospace industry. With key responsibility for the technical aspects of these programmes he worked closely with key stakeholders across industry, academia and government departments to drive growth and innovation across the sector

Prior to joining Innovate UK, Mr Masters held a number of key positions in the civil and military aerospace sectors, including R&D roles with Airbus and BAE SYSTEMS.

Mr Masters has a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Glasgow University and achieved post graduate management and leadership qualifications from Lancaster University.

Hal Watts

Hal Watts

CEO and Co-Founder
Unmade

Hal Watts is the CEO and Co-founder of Unmade, where he channels a deep understanding of the software required to deliver Unmade’s products and services to clients.
With a Master’s degree from London’s Royal College of Art in Innovation Design Engineering and having previously studied mechanical engineering, Hal’s passion lies in using software design to reimagine industrial production - and ultimately propel a business forward that is both environmentally sustainable and commercially successful.
 
Prior to Unmade, Mr Watts founded innovation agency, Searu, where he created a robot orchestra for artist will.i.am. Additionally, Mr Watts worked with UK Sport on improving clothing performance for UK olympic athletes.

Hal is a regular speaker at industry events, often discussing the fashion technology category at large, the importance of sustainability and how brands can embrace innovation in order to enhance their supply chain and overall business model.
 

Howard Chase

Howard Chase

Director of Government Affairs
The Dow Chemical Company

Howard Chase was appointed Director of Government Affairs for Dow Europe in June 2012. In this role, he provides leadership and direction to government affairs, public policy and strategic advocacy across Europe, in support of Dow’s corporate, geographic and business objectives. Howard Chase joined Dow from BP, where he was most recently Director of European Government Affairs based in Brussels. He previously held senior government affairs posts for BP in Washington DC, Moscow and London, and worked as a political advisor, commercial manager and plant and project engineer in many locations worldwide, including Russia, Azerbaijan, Angola, Algeria, Colombia, Vietnam and the North Sea. Howard has a Master’s Degree in engineering from the University of Cambridge and completed management development programmes in the UK and at Harvard Business School. He is based in Horgen, Switzerland, and is a member of the Dow Europe, Middle East & Africa and India (EMEAI) leadership team. Amongst various external and industry roles, Howard is Chairman of the Industry Advisory Panel of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) and Chairman of the European Risk Forum (ERF) and was previously a Sherpa to the European Commission High Level Group on Competitiveness, Energy and the Environment.

Kirsten Bodley

Kirsten Bodley

CEO
WES(Women's Engineering Society)

After graduating with a Chemistry degree from King’s College, London, Ms Bodley started her career as an Industrial Development Chemist with Courtaulds (Coatings). She then gained an MBA (Innovation) from Imperial College, London and joining KPMG Consulting as a Management Consultant specialising in R&D in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. In 2005 she joined STEMNET as a Director becoming CEO in 2010 for 6 years.

Ms Bodley became Chief Executive of WES (Women’s Engineering Society) in 2016. She is also a Trustee at Founders4Schools.

Mark  Lancelott

Mark Lancelott

Director of Business Design
PA Consulting
Bart Simpson

Bart Simpson

Senior Director Operations
Autodesk

Bart Simpson, an Aeronautical Engineering by training, joined British Aerospace, Space Systems in 1989, working on Earth Observation for satellites. Bart's joined Delcam in 1993 working within the UK Engineering Team before taking a position PowerMill Product Marketing Manager. Since 2000 Bart has been Delcam's Marketing Director, managing the groups marketing and support teams. Bart became Commercial Director in 2008 adding the development of new sales channels for Delcam's metrology, dental, footwear and Swiss machining products to his responsibilities. Bart was appointed Senior Director, Commercial after the acquisitions of Delcam by Autodesk in February 2014.  Today Bart leads the Product Management function for Autodesk’s Additive, Subtractive and Fabrication products as well as leading the Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Birmingham, one of Autodesk’s global network of Advanced Technology Centers where Autodesk partners with customers and industry piers do deliver the Future of Making Things today.

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Chairs (6)

Sylvia Pfeifer

Sylvia Pfeifer

Acting Industry Editor
Financial Times

Sylvia Pfeifer is the FT's Acting Industry Editor based in London. She was previously part of the FT's Energy team and Energy Editor from 2010 to 2012. She joined the paper in 2008 to cover the defence industry. She was Deputy Business Editor of the Sunday Telegraph prior to that and City Editor of The Business newspaper, previously Sunday Business, where she was part of the launch team in 1998 and covered the energy industry as well as industrials. She graduated from Oxford University. 

Sarah O'Connor

Sarah O'Connor

Employment Correspondent
Financial Times

Sarah O’Connor is the Financial Times employment correspondent. She covers global labour market issues such as technology, demographics, corporate surveillance and the future of work. She also writes a weekly column on employment.

Ms O’Connor joined the FT in 2007 as a graduate trainee and took on the employment correspondent role at the start of 2015. She was Business and Finance Journalist of the Year in the 2014 British Press Awards, and her project on wearable technology in the workplace won the Digital Innovation Award in the 2016 British Press Awards.

Patrick  McGee

Patrick McGee

Frankfurt Correspondent
Financial Times

Patrick McGee is the FT's Frankfurt correspondent, covering German industry. He writes about everything from cars and planes to software and big data. In 2013 he joined the FT in Hong Kong to launch the Asia arm of fastFT, our real-time website on what's moving markets. He was previously a bond reporter at the Wall Street Journal in New York. He has a degree in religious studies from the University of Toronto and is currently pursuing a Master's in Global Diplomacy at Soas, University of London.

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.  

Henry Sanderson

Henry Sanderson

Commodities Correspondent
Financial Times

Henry Sanderson is a Commodities Correspondent for the Financial Times in London covering metals. He previously worked in Beijing as Deputy Bureau Chief and correspondent for Bloomberg News, where he co-authored a book about China Development Bank, China's Superbank. He has a master's degree from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree from Leeds University. 

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.

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Advisory Board (10)

Rafael Cayuela

Rafael Cayuela

Corporate Chief Economist
The Dow Chemical Company

Rafael Cayuela is the Corporate Chief Economist at The Dow Chemical Company and member of the Dow global Corporate Strategy Team. In this role Mr Cayuela helps to translate the various macroeconomic and industry disruptive mega trends into Dow corporate strategy, working closely with key stakeholders; including regulators, governments, think tanks, consultants and international organizations.

In his capacity Mr Cayuela actively engages with global chemical associations, like the European Chemical Association (CEFIC) or the American Chemical Council (ACC), as well as with inter-national organizations like the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the G20, OECD, European Commission, International Energy Agency (IEA), World Economic Forums (WEF) and others. Rafael is also the chairman of the CEFIC Flagship Mid Century Project, a foresight strategic exercise on the future of the European chemical industry by the mid-century.

Mr Cayuela is an economist by education and has more than fifteen years of experience within the chemical industry across the world. Mr Cayuela started his career for Dow Chemical in Madrid, Spain, while moving early in his career into Dow global headquarters in Midland, Michigan. Currently he is based at Dow European headquarters in Horgen, Switzerland since 2007. Mr Cayuela holds a Master’s degree in European Economics from the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium, an MBA from Northwood University in Midland Michigan and an Executive MBA from the University of Chicago USA.

Mr Cayuela is also the author of the book The Future of the Chemical Industry by 2050, published by Wiley in May 2013 and he is an active international speaker about the Economy, the Chemical Industry, Bio-economy, Sustainability and Digitalization as a major business opportunities for the long term outlook of the Industry. Mr Cayuela is also working on a new WILEY book on the Chemical Industry under the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Sustainable, Digital and Citizens One and another one on the need to develop a new sustainable, socio, political and economic framework and model for the next century.

Greg Conary

Greg Conary

Vice President, Group Strategy and Government Affairs
Schneider Electric
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.

Rehana Khanam

Rehana Khanam

Partner
McKinsey & Co.

Rehana Khanam is a Partner in McKinsey & Company’s Operations Practice, focusing on large-scale transformations, typically in consumer goods, retail and adjacent industries. She has a global track record in helping COO and transformation leaders to architect and deliver high impact lasting change across manufacturing, supply chain and procurement.

 

Ms Khanam has published a number of articles exploring the potential of digital and analytics to improve productivity in consumer goods companies.  These include:Playing catch-up in advanced analytics,  Breakthrough technologies fundamentally change the game and Mastering the enablers of a sustained digital journey.

 

Prior to joining McKinsey & Company, Ms Khanam worked at L’Oreal as a Customer Supply Chain Executive and was an Operations Management intern in Rolls-Royce. She graduated in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

Tim Lawrence

Tim Lawrence

Global 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.

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.

Simon  Masters

Simon Masters

Head of High Value Manufacturing
Innovate UK

Simon Masters took up the role of Head of High Value Manufacturing at Innovate UK in April 2017, with responsibility for managing all aspects of high value manufacturing within Innovate UK.

Mr Masters joined Innovate UK in 2014 as the Lead Technologist for Aerospace, working to deliver significant funding programmes supporting the UK aerospace industry. With key responsibility for the technical aspects of these programmes he worked closely with key stakeholders across industry, academia and government departments to drive growth and innovation across the sector

Prior to joining Innovate UK, Mr Masters held a number of key positions in the civil and military aerospace sectors, including R&D roles with Airbus and BAE SYSTEMS.

Mr Masters has a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Glasgow University and achieved post graduate management and leadership qualifications from Lancaster University.

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.  

Phil Reeves

Phil Reeves

Vice President Consulting
Stratasys

Dr Phil Reeves is the Vice President of Consulting within Stratasys and leads the companies consulting activities. Dr Reeves has worked in the field of Additive Manufacturing & 3D printing for over 20-years, having gained a PhD in the subject from Nottingham University in the mid 1990’s. Since this time, Dr Reeves has worked in a number of AM/3DP related roles including R&D, business development and corporate strategy. In 2003 Dr Reeves founded leading AM/3DP consulting firm Econolyst Ltd, which was acquired by Stratasys in 2015.

Martin  Ruskowski

Martin Ruskowski

Head of the Research Department, Innovative Factory Systems
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Ruskowski is Chair of the Department of Machine Tools and Control Systems at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern and is Head of the Innovative Factory Systems research department at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). His major research focus is on industrial robots as machine tools, artificial intelligence in automation technology, and the development of innovative control concepts for automation. Prior to these positions, Professor Ruskowski held several management positions at industrial firms, most recently as Vice President for Global Research and Development at KUKA Industries Group.

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Agenda - 3rd Oct

  • 1:45pm
    Registration
  • 2:15pm
    Chair's Opening Remarks

    Sylvia Pfeifer, Acting Industry Editor, Financial Times

     

  • 2:20pm
    Opening Keynote Address and Interview

    Steve Fisher, President and Chief Executive Officer, Novelis

  • 2:45pm
    Panel Discussion: Global Policy Update – Smart Initiatives to Support Innovative, Sustainable and Competitive Manufacturing

    As manufacturing becomes increasingly integrated in global value chains and disrupted by the exponential growth of new technologies and shifting socio economic and geopolitical dynamics, what are the role and objectives of the “new industrial policy”? What are the key priorities and most recent initiatives related to R&D, technological innovation, infrastructure, skills and sustainability? Are they appropriate to unlock the potential of emerging and enabling technologies, promote competitiveness and job creation? How are the most recent developments in trade policy impacting manufacturers around the globe? How can manufacturing firms best adapt, profit and grow in the current fast paced environment?

    Ana Teresa Lehmann, Secretary of State of Industry, Portugal

    Malte Lohan, Director General, Orgalime

    Juergen Maier, CEO, Siemens UK

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

  • 3:40pm
    Networking Break
  • 4:00pm
    View from the Top Interview – The Future of Production
  • 4:20pm
    Panel Discussion: SMEs 4.0 – Practical Tips, Experiences and Success Stories in Digitisation and Scaling Up

    As small-and mid-sized manufacturers navigate the Fourth Industrial Revolution, building and expanding digital capabilities and scaling up operations in the right way has become increasingly critical. What are the factors driving or blocking digital transformation and scaling up? What are the best practices and strategic approaches to making progress in the digital journey? What are the limitations in terms of talent acquisition, internal capabilities and funding and how can they be overcome? What are the key characteristics that investors look for in SMEs?

    Karen Friendship, Managing Director, Alderman Tooling

    Simon Masters, Head of Manufacturing, Innovate UK

  • 5:10pm
    Special Presentation: Digital Manufacturing – Escaping “Pilot Purgatory”

    The global race for innovation in digital manufacturing is on! Two thirds of the world’s industrial companies confirm that digitizing the production value chain is one of their highest priorities. Despite this focus and enthusiasm, a joint study by McKinsey/World Economic Forum on the “future of production”, found that many companies are still in “pilot purgatory”.  While significant activity was underway, they were not seeing meaningful bottom-line benefits. So what can we learn from those who are demonstrating at-scale impact? What are the factors across process, infrastructure and organisation that are making the difference? We’ll discuss how companies have progressed in three broad areas: connectivity, intelligence and flexible automation, and will walk through practical steps businesses can take to escape their “pilot purgatory”

    Rehana Khanam, Partner, McKinsey & Co.

  • 5:30pm
    Chair’s Remarks and Highlights for Tomorrow

    Sylvia Pfeifer, Acting Industry Editor, Financial Times

  • 5:40pm
    Drinks Reception

Agenda - 4th Oct

  • 8:30am
    Breakfast
  • 9:00am
    Chair's Opening Remarks

    Sylvia Pfeifer, Acting Industry Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:10am
    Government Keynote Address
  • 9:35am
    Panel Discussion: Augmented Human - Rethinking the Workforce of the Future

    The introduction of ever more sophisticated digital technologies in manufacturing is not only transforming the nature of work but also imposing a re-evaluation of corporate structures, workplace business practices and leadership paradigms. As AI technologies, robotics and cognitive tools develop, almost every job is being reinvented. How are forward looking organisations reorganising work taking advantage of disruptive technologies to enhance human skills? What strategies are manufacturers putting in place to upskill and re-skill existing forces, train them to better use technology and automate in a human-centric way? What is the role of leadership in the new digital age? The session will discuss best practices and successful initiatives and will look at what works today and what might come to factor in the not too distant future.

    Kathryn Parsons, Co-Founder and CEO, Decoded

    Dirk Pilat, Deputy Director of the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD

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

  • 10:35am
    Industrial Leaders Dialogue: Post-Brexit Manufacturing

    In this session, senior business leaders and policy makers will share their insights on planning for the future post –Brexit, discussing possible scenarios, contingency plans and practicalities for the transition. How are manufacturers reassessing supply chains, reviewing current obligations and looking at future recruitment plans?  How are they addressing policy, regulatory and tax changes?

    Alan Mak MP, Founder, Fourth Industrial Revolution All-Party Parliamentary Group

    Jan Ward CBE, CEO and Non-Executive Chair, Corrotherm International

  • 11:15am
    Networking Break
  • 11:30am
    Fireside Chat
  • 11:50am
    Panel Discussion: The New Manufacturing Collaborative Ecosystems: Partnering to Unleash Business Value

    Manufacturers are transforming their organisations and supply chains into open, collaborative and digitally connected networks to respond to fast changes in demand, increase service levels and open up integrated approaches to suppliers’ operations. In these flexible manufacturing ecosystems, strategic partners and digital technologies are converging to deliver a cohesive community of services, talent and ideas. What successful collaboration models are emerging and in which key ways are they creating value?  What is new in collaborative design, production systems and distribution? What ecosystems are heavily leveraging third parties and what is the future of the “virtual manufacturer”? How are new technological solutions increasing efficiency, agility and improving customer responses in these partner-centric networks?

    William F. Feehery, President, DuPont Industrial Biosciences

    Hal Watts, CEO and Co-founder, Unmade

  • 12:35pm
    Short talk- Can Blockchain Transform Manufacturing?
  • 12:45pm
    Lunch
  • 1:45pm
    Dialogue: Closing the Loop in Manufacturing: Sustainability and Circular Economy

    A growing number of manufacturers are taking important steps towards green growth, managing operations in an environmentally and socially responsible fashion. In many cases, they are opting for a circular business model and rethinking product creation, manufacturing methods and supply chains to minimise waste and encourage the consumer towards asset sharing, product as service and recycling. In which key ways can manufacturers close the loop and capture value by rethinking the relationship between materials, product design, business models and technology? What are the key challenges and opportunities? How can digital contribute to a greener product cycle management?

    Howard Chase, Director Government Affairs, The Dow Chemical Company

    Mark Lancelott, Director of Business Design, PA Consulting

    Michael Lewis, CEO, E.ON UK

  • 2:25pm
    Focus on Business Processes: Redefining Operational Excellence

    In this session, our expert speakers will discuss new thinking, exchange best practices and key methodologies to improve efficiency, cycle time, material costs and profitability in manufacturing organisations. They will delve deeply into new lean manufacturing applications and discuss key ways in which seamless manufacturing processes –including engineering processes, energy management, logistics and predictive maintenance –can be implemented to achieve operational excellence. Focus will be also be placed on the execution and scaling up of industry 4.0 initiatives and next steps to achieve sustainable progress in digital transformation. Special attention will be devoted to strategies to unlock value of these initiatives

  • 2:50pm
    Special Presentation - Automating the Process of Design for Manufacturability

    Bart Simpson, Senior Director Operations, Autodesk

  • 3:10pm
    Networking Break
  • 3:30pm
    Dialogue: Intelligent Machines – The Evolution of Automated Production

    Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities have been quickly making their way into industrial robotics technology and bringing a multitude of capabilities which were long thought to belong exclusively to humans. As AI and machine learning technologies develop, how are they changing the ways factories operate and perform? What foundational technologies and process innovations are necessary in order to successfully apply AI technologies? In which key ways can manufacturers embed AI in their strategies and business models? What are the barriers to its uptake? What are the vulnerabilities of AI tools and the concerns in the security realm? Which factors –including technological, social, macroeconomic and regulatory –are likely to influence AI’s rate of adoption?

    Thomas Lee-Warren, Chief Digital Technologist, Rolls Royce

    Jeremy Silver, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Catapult

  • 3:30pm
    By invitation only Roundtable Discussion hosted by E.ON - Intelligent Use of Energy in Manufacturing – Optimising Industry Processes and Facilities

    A holistic approach to energy management and efficiency is key to achieving sustainability goals, reducing costs and improving competitiveness in manufacturing. What role does energy management have in making operations more streamlined, robust and resilient? What radical approaches to the design of production systems are now being enabled by new energy management technologies? How are AI tools and solutions turning energy data into actionable information?

    The discussion will bring together manufacturing leaders and tech experts to examine the interplay of data and energy flows and discuss the role of energy management in lowering costs, streamlining operations and reducing CO2 emissions.

     

     

  • 4:10pm
    Spotlight: Diversity and Inclusion in Manufacturing

    As manufacturing firms navigate technological shifts, changing customer expectations and geopolitical and socio economic changes, diversity of thought—and of people—will be vital to enable better decision making, provide access to the full talent pool and better service customers. What proactive approaches are being taken by manufacturing firms to broaden the talent pool and enhance workplace culture? Are organisations doing enough to support diversity in recruitment, development opportunities and promotion? What are the areas or particular concern and in which sectors and geographies are we seeing a new dynamic emerging? How can the industry best move forward?

     

    Kirsten Bodley, CEO, WES (Women's Engineering Society)

    Liz Henderson, Executive Vice president, Head of Global Manufacturing & Supply Biopharma, Merck

  • 4:30pm
    Panel Discussion: Value Proposition Shift – New Business Models and Data-Driven Services

    Manufacturing companies are now seeking new ways to commercialise not only their traditional products but bundled-up digital and IoT enabled services As manufacturers shift their value proposition from products to data-driven solutions, what new range of associate services are being put forward and what monetisation opportunities open up?

    Yannick Fierling, CEO, Haier Europe

    Satoru Iijima, CEO, Primetals Technologies

  • 5:10pm
    Looking at the Future Conversation

    Carlo de Notaristefani, Chief Executive Officer & President, Global Operations, Teva Pharmaceuticals

  • 5:20pm
    Chair’s Closing Remarks

Why Attend?

  • Hear from corporate leaders on the game-changing technologies and trends impacting manufacturing
  • Gain critical insights on servitization 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 revolutionize manufacturing
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to network with key stakeholders
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Be in good company with senior executives from the following sectors:

  • Automotive
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  • Consumer electronics
  • Electrical Equipment & Appliances
  • Food and Beverage
  • Metals & Machinery
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Precision engineering
  • Robotics & Machine Tool

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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Early Bird Ticket (ends 17 August)

£999+VAT

Standard Summit Ticket

£1199+VAT

Register online here

We have a limited number of complimentary tickets reserved for Senior Executives from Manufacturing Companies. If you qualify, apply for a place here.

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Lead Sponsors (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.

IBM is a globally integrated technology and consulting company headquartered in Armonk, New York. With operations in more than 170 countries, IBM attracts and retains some of the world's most talented people to help solve problems and provide an edge for businesses, governments and non-profits.

Innovation is at the core of IBM's strategy. The company develops and sells software and systems hardware and a broad range of infrastructure, cloud and consulting services.

Today, IBM is focused on five growth initiatives - Cloud, Big Data and Analytics, Mobile, Social Business and Security and transforming itself into a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company. IBMers are working with customers around the world to apply the company's business consulting, technology and R&D expertise to enable systems of engagement that deliver dynamic insights for businesses and governments worldwide.  

Novelis Inc. is the global leader in aluminum rolled products and the world's largest recycler of aluminum. The company operates in 10 countries, has approximately 11,000 employees and reported $10 billion in revenue for its 2018 fiscal year. Novelis supplies premium aluminum sheet and foil products to transportation, packaging, construction, industrial and consumer electronics markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia and South America. Novelis is a subsidiary of Hindalco Industries Limited, an industry leader in aluminum and copper, and metals flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group, a multinational conglomerate based in Mumbai, India. For more information, visit novelis.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/NovelisInc and Twitter at twitter.com/Novelis.

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 over 90 years, our primary objective has been to serve as our clients' most trusted external advisor. With consultants in over 120 cities in more than 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.

The McKinsey Center for Future Mobility was created to help business leaders and policy makers come to terms with a future that is increasingly autonomous, connected, electrified, and shared. Based in four global hubs (Beijing, Detroit, Munich, and Silicon Valley), our forward-thinking and integrated perspective, industry expertise, proprietary research, and global convening power give us a unique combination of assets to help clients navigate the mobility revolution.

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.

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An innovation and transformation consultancy, we believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.
As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we turn complexity into opportunity.
Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.
We are over 2,600 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing, and transport, travel and logistics. And we operate globally from offices across the Americas, Europe, the Nordics and the Gulf.
PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

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Orgalime, the European Engineering Industries Association, speaks for 42 trade federations representing the mechanical, electrical, electronic, metalworking and metal articles industries of 23 European countries. The industry directly employs nearly 11 million people in the EU and in 2016 accounted for some €2,000 billion of output. It represents over a quarter of the output of manufactured products  over a third of the manufactured exports of the European Union.

The companies represented by Orgalime are at the forefront of the digital transformation of industry,enabling innovation across sectors to deliver solutions to major societal challenges –in areas as diverse as energy, resource efficiency, mobility, the circular economy and healthcare. At EU level, Orgalime promotes a holistic industrial strategy that connects the dots between policy areas, with the aim of building on European industry’s competitive strengths to support innovation and strengthen manufacturing investment in Europe.

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