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Manufacturing, Industries

FT Future of Manufacturing Summit

Transformative Action to Enhance Industry 4.0 Value

London |  - 
Speakers include:
Jean-Philippe Hermine

Jean-Philippe Hermine

Groupe Renault

Juergen Maier

Juergen Maier

Siemens

Sarah Jayne-Williams

Sarah Jayne-Williams

Ford of Europe

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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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.”

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

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Panel Discussion- Closing the Loop in Manufacturing - Sustainability and Circular Economy-2024

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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 (41)

Jean-Philippe Hermine

Jean-Philippe Hermine

Vice President, Strategic Environmental Planning
Groupe Renault

Born in 1964, Jean-Philippe Hermine has graduated as Geologist Engineer from the Nancy School of Geology. He joined Renault in 1996 and led the environmental audits during the corporate restructuring and acquisitions of the Group (RVI, Volvo, Dacia, Samsung Motors).

 

In 2000, he was appointed head of the environmental network managing issues such as soil contamination, atmospheric emissions or waste performances in manufacturing plants.

 

In 2004, he joined the Strategic Environmental Planning Department to coordinate the implementation of Renault’s recycling policy and the creation of innovative and strategic partnerships on materials recycling and recovery.

 

In 2009, he was appointed Head of the Energy & Hygiene Safety Environment Department, in charge of Renault sites worldwide.

 

Since July 2011, Mr Hermine is Vice President in charge of Strategic Environmental Planning for the Renault Group and CEO of Renault Environment. Director of the Plan and strategy for the Environment for the Renault group since July 2011, Mr Hermine works to elaborate and apply a coherent environmental policy for the Group, its products and their production, including all brands and activities.

 

He is also Managing Director of Renault Environment, a Holding which manages Renault’s participation in 3 subsidiaries in the recycling area, specializing in the end-of-life of products and the valorization of metallic waste.

 

Since 2012, Mr Hermine is also member of the Ethics and Conformity committee for Groupe Renault.

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.  

Sarah Jayne-Williams

Sarah Jayne-Williams

Director of Smart Mobility
Ford of Europe

Sarah-Jayne  leads Ford of Europe’s smart mobility division where she is responsible for developing new urban mobility solutions for Europe. Based in London, she focuses on addressing the changing mobility needs of urban dwellers in major European cities.  She joined Ford in September 2017 from Bearing Point UK where she was a Partner, specializing Automotive and Digital. Prior to spending 14 years in the consulting industry, Sarah-Jayne worked for Motorola leading its business and technology transformation programs.

Sarah-Jayne studied Modern Languages and has a Masters degree in Business Management from the University of Bath. She enjoys hiking, sea kayaking and adventure racing.

Teresa  Rodó

Teresa Rodó

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

Teresa Rodó is Executive Vice President, Head of Global Manufacturing & Supply for the Biopharma business of Merck since September 1, 2018.

Under Ms Rodó’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 70 million patients across the world who need them each and every day. The global Manufacturing & Supply organization is also preparing 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 Rodó has a more than 20-year career in manufacturing and supply in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining Merck in 2017 to lead the Global Pharma Manufacturing organization, she has been working for Boehringer Ingelheim and Sanofi in a broad range of manufacturing and supply leadership roles, both in biotech and pharmaceutical manufacturing, on the production as well as on the quality side.

 

Ms Rodó’s experience covers operational and strategic roles, at the local as well as the global level, including the positions of Head of International Logistics, Site Director and Global Head of Corporate Quality Assurance at Boehringer Ingelheim, and Global Head of Strategy Implementation & Change Management and Global Associate Vice President Analytics and Product Quality for the biologics manufacturing organization of Sanofi. 

Ms Rodó was born in Spain where she studied up to the secondary level education. She completed her higher education in Vienna (Austria) and holds a PhD in chemical engineering from the Technische Universität..

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.

Carlo  de Notaristefani

Carlo de Notaristefani

Executive Vice President, Global Operations
Teva Pharmaceuticals

Carlo de Notaristefani became Executive Vice President, Global Operations in November 2017. From 2012 to 2017, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer, Global Operations. Prior to joining Teva, from 2004 to 2011, Dr de Notaristefani was a member of the senior management team at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he served as President Technical Operations and Global Support Functions, with responsibility for global supply chain operations, quality and compliance, procurement and information technology. Before joining Bristol-Myers Squibb, Dr de Notaristefani 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. Dr de Notaristefani holds a Doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Naples.

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 $11.5 billion company operates 24 facilities in 10 countries, employing approximately 11,000 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, 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. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. Mr Fisher received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Iowa and is a Certified Public Accountant

Ana Teresa Lehmann

Ana Teresa Lehmann

Secretary of State of Industry
Portugal

Ana Lehmann is Portugal’s State Secretary for Industry. She is responsible for the policies related to all industrial sectors (like Industry 4.0, the program to promote the modernization and digitization of industry – the most ambitious policy program for industry in Portugal, in the last two decades). She also leads the implementation of policies to develop the entrepreneurial ecosystem and the application of disruptive technologies in industry.

She developed a strongly focused international career of two decades spanning academia, public policy and executive positions in over twenty public and private organizations.

Her areas of specialization relate to the competitiveness of firms and industries, notably companies’ internationalization, foreign direct investment attraction, innovation, industrial clusters and public policy. 

And has been a consultant to leading international institutions (OECD, UNCTAD, European Commission, among others) and various national and regional governments in five continents. She held a variety of managerial responsibilities in several companies and foundations, as well as having founded several companies. 

She has been CEO of InvestPorto, Vice-President of the Regional Government Authority of Portugal’s Northern Region, President of the Managing Authority of the Atlantic Area Transnational Program of the European Union, Pro-Rector for Strategic Planning/Enterprise Relations (U.Porto) and has been involved in setting up the Portuguese Investment Agency.

She is a Professor of Economics (FEP-University of Porto, Portugal) and has been Head of International Business (Porto Business School).

Visiting Professor or Visiting Fellow in several US/European universities (e.g. Universities of Strathclyde, Reading, Glasgow, Columbia, among others), and President and one of the 20 Fellows of the European International Business Academy.

Regular speaker at top level conferences, Editor of scientific journals and an author widely published. Won several awards for scientific merit and career recognition. 

She has a MSc and a PhD in Economics (University of Reading, UK) and a BSc in Management (U.Porto). 

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).

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

Mandy Ridyard

Mandy Ridyard

Financial Director
Produmax

Mandy Ridyard is the owner of Produmax, a manufacturer of flight control components and assemblies for the global aerospace market.
In 3 years Produmax has transformed as part of the aerospace sector programme of “Sharing in Growth” and significant growth in turnover and productivity has been achieved. Mandy has driven a creative approach to employee engagement and continuous investment in both automation and digitalisation.
Now fulfilling the role of Financial Director at Produmax, she has previously held senior positions at Mars & Rank Hovis McDougall following an introduction to manufacturing through the graduate programme of MetalBox.
Knowledge transfer through sharing best practice, driving culture change through employee engagement and championing manufacturing, are her passions

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.

Ruth  Nic Aoidh

Ruth Nic Aoidh

Executive Director Commercial and Legal and Company Secretary
McLaren Automotive

Ruth joined McLaren Group in January 2009 as Legal Adviser, becoming Executive Director – Commercial & Legal at McLaren Automotive in January 2014. She was appointed Company Secretary in January 2016.  

Ruth’s current position at McLaren encompasses all commercial and legal facets of the business.  She plays a pivotal role in strategic and commercial affairs across McLaren Automotive overseeing all external engagements as well as developing and managing some of the key relationships with suppliers, retailers, regulatory authorities and strategic partners. Furthermore, she is responsible for managing all corporate governance and legal aspects of McLaren Automotive and its subsidiaries around the world.

Ruth is a member of the Executive Board, shaping and influencing key management decisions and future strategy of McLaren Automotive. She also sits on the Board of Directors acting as Company Secretary.

Prior to McLaren, Ruth worked in the Corporate departments of Baker & McKenzie in London and Matheson in Dublin. She graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws, and holds other post-graduate and professional qualifications from De Montfort University, The Law Society of Ireland and The Law Society of England & Wales.

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.

Manish Chawla

Manish Chawla

General Manager, Global Industrial Products
IBM

Manish Chawla is the Global Industry GM for Industrial Products, based in San Jose, California. At IBM, Industrial Products covers the Manufacturing, Resources and EC&O (Engineering, Construction & Operation) segments. Manish took this role in Jan 2016 after leading the IBM business in these industries in the US, and then Asia Pacific to sustained growth.

 

Manish oversees the business IBM does for clients globally in these industries - including solutions, services (consulting & outsourcing), software, cloud, hardware and Research engagements

 

Manish is currently focused on driving Digital Re-inventionTM and productivity for IBM’s clients in these industries leveraging Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Cognitive Solutions, Automation and Blockchain. He has over 21 years of diverse management / technology advisory & solution experience related to global business transformations in these industries. This includes several years of frequent executive management/C-level interaction as a trusted business advisor helping his clients envision roadmaps to drive step-change in key areas of their organizations.

 

Manish joined IBM in 2008 in the US with a focus on Industrial sector clients, eventually moving on to lead this segment in IBM US from 2011 to 2013. He then relocated from the US to India to lead Industrial sector in Asia Pacific from 2014 to 2015. Prior to that, Manish worked at BearingPoint US (formerly KPMG Consulting) from 1999 to 2007 and consulted with several global Industrial Sector clients on a variety of global ERP-driven transformation initiatives. Before joining KPMG in 1999, Manish worked with Accenture in India & the UK for three years focused on BPR / manufacturing cost reduction projects as well as ERP implementations.

Manish holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India and a Bachelors in Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering, University of Delhi, India.

Alan Mak MP

Alan Mak MP

Founder
Fourth Industrial Revolution All-Party Parliamentary Group

Alan Mak is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Havant and Parliamentary Private Secretary to Business Secretary Greg Clark. In Parliament, he led the first ever debate on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in September 2016, and launched the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the 4IR in October 2016 as its Founding Chairman. Alan’s main political interests are the economy, business and social mobility. Before his election, he ran his own small business and started his career as corporate lawyer in the City. He has invested in a number of tech start-ups. Alan read law at Peterhouse, Cambridge University.

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, representing Europe’s technology industries in the EU. Orgalime speaks for 45 trade federations representing the mechanical engineering, electrical, electronics and metal technology industries of 23 European countries. These industries directly employ nearly 11 million people in the EU and in 2017 accounted for some €2,000 billion of output. They represent over a quarter of the output of manufactured products and over a third of the manufactured exports of the European Union.  

Malte joined Orgalime from for Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s leading brewer, where most recently he was Head of Corporate Affairs for AB InBev’s European region. 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.

Prior to joining AB InBev in 2014, Malte was Public Affairs Director at the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA). He has also worked at Interel, one of Brussels’ leading public affairs agencies, and in the European Parliament.                            

Malte has held numerous voluntary leadership positions, including President of the Society of European Affairs Professionals (SEAP), which represents the interests of the public affairs community in Brussels.

 

Malte obtained his BA in philosophy and economics and his MSc in political science at the 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.

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.
 

Abu Bundu-Kamara

Abu Bundu-Kamara

Global Diversity and Inclusion Leader
Boeing

Abu Bundu-Kamara is an inspirational educator, diversity & inclusion strategist and thought leader who is passionate about helping leaders and companies embrace change in a New World Marketplace. With a proven track record and over 20 years’ experience in business, leadership, talent and human resource management, he works with leaders to embed diversity & inclusion in their decision making through both system redesign and leadership development. In October 2017, Boeing appointed him to the new position of Global Diversity and Inclusion Leader for Europe, Russia and Israel (ERI). In addition to his role at Boeing, he supports a number of organisations focused on inclusion and sit on the board of NCTJ (The National Council for the Training of Journalists) and the Journalism Diversity Fund. He is also a founding member of the National Equality Standard (NES), the 30% Club working group, and chair a UK Network for Diversity Practitioners. He speakd regularly at conferences on the topic of inclusion. He previously worked for Pearson, The Economist, Penguin Books and BAE Systems.

Daria   Donati

Daria Donati

Director, Business Development and Innovation
GE Healthcare Life Sciences

Daria Donati is Director for Business Development and Innovation for GE Healthcare Life Sciences, based in Uppsala, Sweden. She leads growth initiatives and development of key partnerships in biopharma manufacturing.

 

Daria joined GE Healthcare in 2008 and has held various commercial and operational roles in the Enterprise Solutions biomanufacturing business. She was instrumental in driving the development and commercialization of the KUBio, the first off-the-shelf facility for monoclonal antibody manufacturing,

 

Before GE, Daria worked with the World Health Organization’s Multilateral Initiative on Malaria, supporting capacity building in sub-Saharan Africa,

 

Daria holds PhDs in transplant immunology and biotechnology from the University of Pisa, Italy, and in experimental medicine from Karolinska Institute, Sweden. She has served as a principal investigator for malaria immunology, infectious diseases, and vaccines.

Rez  Hassan

Rez Hassan

UK Sales Director
Mars Wrigley Confectionery

Rez Hassan is the UK Sales Director of Mars Wrigley Confectionery UK. Within this role Rez is responsible for driving the Sales function for the UK Confectionery business, and for some of the UK’s best loved brands, including Mars®, Maltesers®, Snickers®, Skittles® and Extra®.

With over 15 years’ experience in the consumer-goods industry, Rez first joined Wrigley UK (a former subsidiary of Mars) in 2009, shortly after its acquisition by Mars, Inc. as Senior National Account Manager. In his role, Rez managed the relationships with Morrisons and Asda. In 2012, Rez moved to what was formerly known as Mars Chocolate UK and took over the role as Traditional Impulse Trading Director, from which he was promoted to Vice President of Sales for Mars Chocolate UK. Rez is now UK Sales Director for the Mars Wrigley Confectionery UK business. Rez began his career in Field Sales at Gillette in 2003, before moving into National Account Management at Reckitt Benckiser.

Rez is a passionate supporter of all diversity in business, and has been an active champion of inclusion and diversity throughout his career. Outside of work, Rez is also working with Glamorgan Cricket Club on the South Asian Cricket Action Plan, and leveraging this passion through his love of cricket.

 

Sarah  Peiker

Sarah Peiker

Vice President, Global Practice Leader, RPO
ManpowerGroup Solutions

Sarah Peiker joined ManpowerGroup Solutions in 2000, where she leads the Global Center of Excellence and the Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) Practice for Europe. 

As a Global Practice Leader with more than 20 years’ experience, Sarah oversees the delivery of innovative recruiting solutions that enable companies to provide measurable results through their talent. She is a recognised expert in talent solution design, HR technology, market intelligence, and workforce consulting and leads multi-country teams to source, attract, develop and manage skilled talent for clients in a range of industries from Manufacturing to Services. Under her leadership ManpowerGroup Solutions has been named the global leader in RPO for eight consecutive years.

Before taking on her current role, Sarah held a variety of senior HR and Recruiting positions and led the ManpowerGroup Solutions Consulting and Research practice, which offers recruitment consulting services in the areas of Recruiting Process and Compliance Consulting, Sourcing Effectiveness, and Candidate Selection and Training.

Sarah has a BA in Business from Michigan State University and currently lives in London with her family.

Jagjit Srai

Jagjit Srai

Head of the Centre for International Manufacturing,
IfM (Institute for Manufacturing) Cambridge University

Dr Jagjit Singh Srai is Head of the Centre for International Manufacturing, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge. He has Director/Investigator roles across several major multi-disciplinary research projects, bringing an engineering and strategic operations management perspective to the design, analysis and operation of international supply chains. Research projects explore the disruptive impacts of new production and digital technologies on supply chains, markets and regulation, involving close collaborations with industry, academia, and public bodies. Jag also advises leading multinationals, governments and international institutions including UNCTAD, UNIDO, WEF. Previous roles were in industry with Unilever working as a Supply Chain Director of a multinational regional business, Technical Director of a national business and other senior management positions. Dr Srai holds a first-class honours degree in Chemical Engineering from Aston University, MPhil and PhD degrees in International Supply Networks from Cambridge University, is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Elizabeth  Donnelly

Elizabeth Donnelly

CEO
WES (Women's Engineering Society)

Elizabeth Donnelly is the CEO of The Women's Engineering Society. The Women’s Engineering Society is a charity and a professional network of women engineers, scientists and technologists offering inspiration, support and professional development. Working in partnership, it supports and inspires women to achieve as engineers, scientists and as leaders; it encourages the education of engineering; and supports companies with gender diversity and inclusion.

After an early career in IT, Elizabeth graduated from the Open University, specialising in systems thinking. She worked with Rolls-Royce from 2005-2008 and was awarded Membership of the Royal Aeronautical Society as a result. Elizabeth went on to lead skills policy for ADS Group Ltd, the trade association for aerospace, defence and security. She chaired the RAeS Education and Skills Committee and was a founder member and later Deputy Chair of the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Committee. Elizabeth also founded the RAeS Amy Johnson Named Lecture in 2011 and from 2008-2011 was a Non-Executive Director of the East Midlands Regional Development Agency. In 2013 Elizabeth set up her own consulting company working with charities and universities and graduated with an MSc in Systems Thinking in Practice from the Open University in 2017.

Michael  Beutler

Michael Beutler

Director of Sustainability Operations
Kering

Michael Beutler joined Kering as the Director of Sustainability Operations in September 2011. Prior to Kering, Michael served 6 years at SAP in Senior Management positions including his last role as Global Director of Sustainability and Strategy for 3 years, and has worked at international corporations DHL, PWC and Ford over the last 20 years in Finance and Operations.

 

During his tenure at Kering, Michael has been integral to developing an operationalising Kering’s comprehensive sustainability strategy. He oversees and manages a team to implement cross-cutting innovative approaches to help manage and reduce the environmental impacts from Kering’s Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle brands. This includes being responsible for implementing the brand’s individual Environmental Profit & Loss Accounts (E P&L) which was consolidated as a Group E P&L, and as a core part of the E P&L methodology development which was open-sourced in May of 2015. In addition, Kering was the first in its sector to implement a Science based target and is looking to expand beyond climate change to set SBTs across other impact areas keeping the principles of planetary boundaries in mind. His team has been instrumental in embedding sustainability across all of the Group's brands and making it a key part of their business activities, as well as for being recognized by external rating agencies and publications for Kering’s sustainability program excellence.

Mark  Lancelott

Mark Lancelott

Sustainability & Circular Economy Lead
PA Consulting

Mark Lancelott co-leads PA’s sustainability and circular economy initiative, and works with start-ups, corporates, NGOs, and Cities to help businesses find better ways of doing business. He manages PA’s engagement with both the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE100 and the UN Global Compact’s Project Breakthrough.

His expertise is in helping organisations redesign their business models and transform to new operating models, and he has experience in designing for circularity, growth, simplification, innovation, digital, cost reduction, out-sourcing, shared services, operational effectiveness, and back-office transformation.

Mark is an associate lecturer at Ashridge Business School co-running a three day Executive Programme on ‘Designing Operating Models.’ He is a co-author of the recently published book The Operating Model Canvas. Current design interests include circular business models, simplification and innovation through design thinking. Mark led the development of PA’s Business Design methodology which combines Organisation Design with Enterprise Architecture and strategy led approaches.

His consulting and industry experience includes work in Consumer, Manufacturing, Financial Services (retail, corporate, insurance, back-office), Infrastructure & Construction, Pharma, and Utilities, Policing, Defence and Security, Central & Regional Government, Education, Regulation, and Complaints bodies.

Marco Ryan

Marco Ryan

Executive Vice President and CDO
Wärtsilä Corporation

Marco Ryan is an experienced digital transformation leader who joined Wärtsilä as Chief Digital Officer and a member of the Board in 2016. He has a solid international track record in creating and implementing digital transformation strategies in both consumer and B-2-B businesses, with work experience in the UK, USA, Middle East, Asia and Europe. Prior to Wärtsilä, his career has included positions as Chief Digital Officer at Thomas Cook Group plc in Europe, Partner & Managing Director at Accenture Interactive (ASEAN) in Singapore, and Senior Vice President, Group Head of eCommerce and Innovation at Premier Farnell Plc in the UK. He  writes, lectures and mentors on Digital Transformation.  Marco is also a published author, writing on both digital transformation and his other passion, photography.

Peter   McCool

Peter McCool

Managing Director
Shape Machining

An experienced, innovative and pragmatic motorsport designer. In 2014 Peter McCool founded an advanced manufacturing business, Shape Machining ltd, to make patterns, moulds and carbon fibre parts for the automotive, aerospace and F1 industries.

With a Degree in Aeronautical Engineering (Aircraft design) Peter started his career working with some of the best engineers in the world at companies like British Aerospace and Mclaren.

Peter has been part of design teams that have won multiple F1 World Championships.

In 2005 he took up the role of Chief Designer at Team Super Aguri F1. In 2008 he returned to Mclaren and worked on Lewis Hamilton’s Championship winning race car. Peter was then asked to lead Lola Cars’ Technical Team as Head of Special Projects and he took charge of several F1, aerospace, motorsport and new technology projects.

In 2013 he returned to international motorsport when he setup and co-owned the race winning Amlin Aguri team in the inaugural FIA Formula E 2014/15 season.

But it’s his current role as Managing Director of Shape Machining ltd where the biggest challenges exist as he guides this advanced manufacturing business into the future.

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.

Jon-Paul  Sherlock

Jon-Paul Sherlock

Global Technology Strategy Director
AstraZeneca

Jon-Paul Sherlock is the Global Technology Strategy Director for AstraZeneca Operations, responsible for implementation of manufacturing technologies that improve quality and process robustness, improve supply chain agility and reduce cost. He joined AstraZeneca after completing a PhD in Chemical Engineering and has over 20 years’ experience of pharmaceutical research and development. He has held senior roles in chemical, analytical and product development, supporting multiple therapeutic areas and all clinical phases including commercialisation and most recently led the development of innovative digital health solutions for emerging and established respiratory medicines. He is a is a Chartered Chemical Engineer and Fellow of the IChemE and has founded significant collaborations between industry and academia in the areas of formulation and physical processing, advanced manufacturing technologies and future pharmaceutical supply chains.

Vikram Singla

Vikram Singla

Strategy Director, Manufacturing Sector
Oracle

Vikram is strategy director for the manufacturing sector in UK. He helps business leaders leverage technology to deliver better outcomes for their organisations. He has over 20 years’ experience in the technology sector, including deploying Supply Chain transformation programmes for Fortune 500 firms. One of his initial assignment was to build digital factory models to drive capital investment decisions at an automotive major. He is big advocate of design thinking as a structured approach to manage cultural change and align the organisation around the customer.

He is currently responsible for defining and executing the go-to-market strategy for Oracle Cloud including emerging technologies. Vikram has an MBA from Warwick Business School and graduated from IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Delhi, India.

Professor Clive  Badman OBE

Professor Clive Badman OBE

Project Director, ReMediES and former Vice-President of Pre-competitive Collaboration
GlaxoSmithKline

 

Clive Badman is currently Executive Director in the Business Engagement Group at Strathclyde University, where he is a Visiting Professor.

 

Clive  was Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative “ReMediES” a £23 project aimed at reconfiguring the medicines supply chain. He was Vice President, Pre-Competitive Activities, in R&D, at GlaxoSmithKline until July 2018. He previously had responsibility for the supply chain for clinical trials worldwide and the scale up and transfers of products into manufacturing. His achievements have included creation of an award winning, end to end clinical supply chain which achieved savings of >£100M in its first three years whilst achieving best in industry ratings from clinicians and delivering on time, in full, supply to patient figures of 99.98%

 

He is joint Creator and was Industry Chair for Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation (CMAC) until June 2018.  CMAC has over 7 years achieved funding of over £100M and employs >100 people. This collaboration involves 7 UK universities, 8 Tier 1 Pharmaceutical companies and 17 Tier 2 companies.

 

He has also led an initiative to create a Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC) This project, a collaboration between industry, government and academia was approved in June 2018 . This £ 56M facility, to be built in Glasgow, aims to derisk the translation of new technologies into commercial manufacturing in the life sciences and chemical sectors.

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.

Jon  Stark

Jon Stark

CEO
Peratech

As CEO at Peratech, Jon Stark leads a talented team innovating the next generation touch technology solutions with Peratech’s patented Quantum Tunnelling Composites (QTC ®) materials and embedded touch display software. He is driving groundbreaking developments in applications for consumer goods such as mobile phones, tablets and notebooks to enable pressure sensitive touch to revolutionise HMIs. In 2017, Peratech won the New Product of the Year category at the British Engineering Excellence Awards for the development of its matrix sensor which was deemed the most significant electronic product available by a UK company since January 2016.  

Jon has grown the company by making customer engagement part of Peratech’s DNA and focusing on partnering, collaborating, and co-creating products directly in the existing supply chain to maximise the certainty of getting a quality product to volume distribution on time. He has made cloud-based computing, communication, and data-sharing the foundations upon which the company operates.

Prior to Peratech, Jon was the VP of Printed Electronics at MFLEX the largest US flexible circuit and assembly company, where he successfully led multiple new technology commercialisation efforts including the mass production of a printed touch display module in a high-end notebook PC that won 14 awards at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2014. Jon has also held interim executive and consultative roles in strategy, change management, innovation and communications for competitive advantage in a variety of industries including software, portable technologies, mobile communications, banking, and healthcare.

 

He is passionate about fostering the innovation process in others, and has used that capability throughout his career to help numerous start-ups grow and to win both national and international awards. He is also very vocal on the UK STEM skills gap and is keen to promote engineering as a career to under-represented groups, emphasising its impact on the world around us.

Gregory   McDonald

Gregory McDonald

Chief Executive
Goodfish Group

Greg McDonald founded the Goodfish Group in 2010, as a vehicle for a buy-and-build strategy in the fragmented UK plastic injection-moulding sector.

Since 2010, Goodfish Group sales have risen from less than £500k to a current run-rate of £12million. This has been achieved through a number of bolt-on and strategic acquisitions in the Midlands. The Group currently has three manufacturing sites in Cannock, Worcester and Loughborough. Customers include Tier 1 automotive suppliers, point of sale display designers for cosmetics brands and retailers, domestic boiler manufacturers, medical and electronics customers in the UK, Europe and further afield. Approximately 30% of total sales are exported to Japanese- and American-owned businesses in Central and Eastern Europe.

After taking part in an MBO and de-listing of a public company, Wm Cook plc, Greg returned to the City to work in investment banking, with ING Barings and Deutsche Bank, before being enticed back into industry to work for IMI plc, a FTSE-250 and briefly FTSE-100 industrial conglomerate. After leading acquisitions, disposals, supply chain rationalisation and, finally another turnaround for IMI, Greg decided it was time to go it alone.

Greg McDonald was born in Switzerland and brought up in Germany, France and Ireland during which time he attended schools in Germany and England. After achieving a degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Reading, Greg started his career in the nascent hedge fund sector in London, before moving into industry.

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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 - Purpose. People. Partnerships.

    Steve Fisher, President and Chief Executive Officer, Novelis

    Interviewed by

    Henry Sanderson, Commodities Correspondent, Financial Times

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

    Government Pre-panel Keynote

    Ana Teresa Lehmann, Secretary of State of Industry, Portugal 

    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 

    Moderated by:

    Sylvia Pfeifer, Acting Industry Editor, Financial Times

  • 4:00pm
    Networking Break
  • 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

    Peter McCool, Managing Director, Shape Machining

    Jon Stark, CEO, Peratech

    Moderated by:

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

  • 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.

    Moderated by:

    Michael Pooler, Industry Reporter, Financial Times

     

  • 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
    Spotlight Opening Session – Mobility Reimagined

    Sarah-Jayne Williams, Director Smart Mobility, Ford of Europe              

    In conversation with

    Patrick McGee, Frankfurt Correspondent, Financial Times

     

  • 9:25am
    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 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.

    Teresa Rodó, Executive Vice president, Head of Global Manufacturing & Supply Biopharma, Merck

    Sarah Peiker, Vice President, Global Practice Leader, RPO, ManpowerGroup Solutions

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

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

     

    Moderated by

    Sarah O’Connor, Employment Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 10:15am
    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

    Gregory McDonald, Chief Executive, Goodfish Group

    Mandy Ridyard, Financial Director, Produmax

     

    Moderated by

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

  • 10:50am
    Networking Break
  • 11:10am
    Fireside Chat - Digital Re-Invention

    Manish Chawla, General Manager, Global Industrial Products, IBM 

    In conversation with

    Patrick McGee, Frankfurt Correspondent, Financial Times

     

  • 11:30am
    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?

    Daria Donati, Director, Business Development and Innovation, GE Healthcare Life Sciences

    William F. Feehery, President, DuPont Industrial Biosciences

    Ruth Nic Aoidh, Executive Director Commercial and Legal and Company Secretary, McLaren Automotive

    Hal Watts, CEO and Co-founder, Unmade

    Moderated by:

    Patrick McGee, Frankfurt Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 12:20pm
    Lunch
  • 1:20pm
    Panel Discussion: 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?

    Michael Beutler, Director ofSustainability Operations , Kering 

    Howard Chase, Director Government Affairs, The Dow Chemical Company

    Jean-Philippe Hermine, Vice President, Strategic Environmental Planning, Groupe Renault

    Mark Lancelott, Sustainability & Circular Economy Lead, PA Consulting

    Michael Lewis, CEO, E.ON UK

    Moderated by:

    Sylvia Pfeifer, Acting Industry Editor, Financial Times

  • 2:20pm
    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. Speaker will 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.

    Professor Clive Badman OBE, Project Director, ReMediES, and former Vice-President of Pre-competitive Collaboration, GlaxoSmithKline

    Jon-Paul Sherlock, Global Technology Strategy Director, AstraZeneca

    Jagjit Singh Srai, Head of the Centre for International Manufacturing, IfM (Institute for Manufacturing) Cambridge University

    Moderated by

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

  • 2:40pm
    Special Presentation - Automating the Process of Design for Manufacturability

    The Future of Making is here, bringing with it radical changes in the way things are designed, made, and used. With more growth comes more pressure, but as people reconcile the inevitability of more (a byproduct of demographic shifts) with the reality of less (finite labor, skills, and natural resources), how can reimagine the future of automation? How can a new model focused on more human-machine collaboration and creativity be created? What opportunities does automation bring to develop new manufacturing processes with less waste and better outcomes for the workforce and the environment?

    Bart Simpson, Senior Director Operations, Autodesk

    Moderated by

    Michael Pooler, Industry Reporter, Financial Times

  • 3:00pm
    Networking Break
  • 3:20pm
    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

    Marco Ryan, Executive Vice President and CDO, Wärtsilä Corporation

    Jeremy Silver, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Catapult

    Moderated by

    Michael Pooler, Industry Reporter, Financial Times

  • 3:20pm
    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.

     

     

  • 4:00pm
    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?

    Abu Bundu-Kamara, Global Diversity & Inclusion Leader, Boeing

    Elizabeth Donnelly, CEO, WES (Women's Engineering Society)

    Rez Hassan, UK Sales Director, Mars Wrigley Confectionery

    Moderated by:

    Sylvia Pfeifer, Acting Industry Editor, Financial Times

     

  • 4:30pm
    Focus on New Business Models and Data-Driven Services - Value Proposition Shift

    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?

    Satoru Iijima, CEO, Primetals Technologies

    Vikram Singla, Strategy Director, Manufacturing Sector, Oracle

    Moderated by

    Michael Pooler, Industry Reporter, Financial Times

  • 5:00pm
    Looking at the Future Conversation

    Carlo de Notaristefani, Executive Vice President, Global Operations, Teva Pharmaceuticals

    In Conversation with

    Sylvia Pfeifer, Acting Industry Editor, Financial Times

  • 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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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.

Be in good company with senior executives from the following sectors:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace & defence
  • Apparel
  • Chemicals
  • 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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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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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 $11.5 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.

Oracle, a global provider of enterprise cloud computing, is empowering businesses of all sizes on their journey of digital transformation. With 430,000 customers in 175 countries, Oracle provides leading-edge capabilities in software as a service, platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, and data as a service.

20 of the 20 top manufacturers worldwide and thousands of other organisations rely on Oracle to accelerate innovation, boost brand equity, drive growth through customer-centric processes, and optimise supply chain performance. Oracle provides industrial manufacturing organisations with a complete, open and integrated suite of business applications, server and storage solutions engineered to work together to optimise every aspect of their business. 

Companies can innovate faster, improve customer engagement, drive business-process efficiency, and accelerate digital transformation. Oracle is the enterprise technology partner that positions companies for tomorrow, today. 

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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.

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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.

ManpowerGroup® (NYSE: MAN), the leading global workforce solutions company, helps organizations transform in a fast-changing world of work by sourcing, assessing, developing and managing the talent that enables them to win. We develop innovative solutions for hundreds of thousands of organizations every year, providing them with skilled talent while finding meaningful, sustainable employment for millions of people across a wide range of industries and skills. Our expert family of brands – Manpower®, Experis®, Right Management® and ManpowerGroup® Solutions – creates substantially more value for candidates and clients across 80 countries and territories and has done so for 70 years. In 2018, ManpowerGroup was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the ninth year and one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies for the sixteenth year, confirming our position as the most trusted and admired brand in the industry. See how ManpowerGroup is powering the future of work: www.manpowergroup.com

Partner Association (1)

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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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 flandersinvestmentandtrade@flanders.co.uk or +44 (0)207 307 77 10 regarding any query on doing business in Europe. 

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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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Redshift is an Autodesk publication dedicated to designers, engineers, builders, and makers that explores the future of making, shares inspiring stories of innovation, and offers advice to help businesses succeed.

WAVTEQ works with over 300 Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) delivering 1000s of investment transaction opportunities. Working on behalf of government clients, our team has helped secure $50 billion in realised greenfield investment projects from over 1,000 companies.

Our largest FDI transaction successes in 2018 YTD include:

   - The largest Japanese manufacturing project worldwide in 2018 (in United States)

   - Automotive OEM plant by China’s largest auto company (in Tunisia)

   - $0.5 billion of manufacturing and construction FDI projects from the UK (in Jordan)

   - $100 million manufacturing plant from one of India’s largest firms (in UAE)

With 80 FDI consultants in 10 major source markets for FDI, WAVTEQ has unique global capability for FDI attraction. Please contact us for more information on our lead generation programs, road shows and trade shows, and organisation.

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