Connected Manufacturing Forum


Conference Program - Connected Manufacturing Forum

Now more than ever, industrial production is a key driver for innovation, productivity, growth and job creation. As we embark on this new revolution where disruptive technologies connect information technology and operational technology, Connected Manufacturing will catalyse the business and technology opportunities that exist between innovators, customers and suppliers - including those within IIoT, big data, automation and more...

Please note, as with all live events, the conference programme is subject to change.

Connected Manufacturing

DAY 1 - Wednesday 31 October 2018

Instrumentation and Control

10:00 - 10:15



10:15 - 10:30



10:30 - 10:45


An introduction to Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) & Highly Accelerated Stress Screening (HASS)

Ken Ryan, Director for Sales Global Channels, Qualmark - an Espec Company


Create an enterprise test architecture for your test challenges

Daniel Clapham, NER Field Marketing Engineer, National Instruments


IO Link – Simple Steps into I4.0, Unlocking the Potential of your Sensors

Paul Stansfield & Tim Dodd, Product Sales Manager, IFM


10:45 - 11:15


5 Ways to make better products, sell more and generate greater profits

Asif Moghal, Senior Industry Manager, Design and Manufacturing, AutoDesk


11:15 - 11:30



11:30 - 11:45



11:45 - 12:00


How ABB is making robot implementation simpler and more cost effective

Mike Wilson, Business Development Manager - UK & Ireland, ABB


The Five Stages of Man-Robot Collaboration

Paul Stone, General Manger, Staubli UK


Automated 3D fiber layup concepts based on Fiber Patch Placement technology

Neven Majic, Executive Vice President Software Technology, Cevotec


12:00 - 12:15


Three keys to unlocking insights through digitalisation in industry 4.0

Ty Burridge-Oakland, Co-Founder,


12:15 - 12:45


IIOT and Security… A Thirst for Data

Paul Hingley, Data Services Business Manager, Siemens

Opportunities Offered by IOT

 12:45 - 13:05


Exposing the Hidden Factory

Robert Dinsmore, Solution Sales Manager, InVMA

Technology Focus : Digital Manufacturing

 13:05 - 13:25


Digital Manufacturing: Bringing the connected Enterprise to Life

Mike Loughran, CTO UK/Ireland, Rockwell Automation

The IET Presents

13:25 - 13:45


Smart Manufacturing

Tony Hicks & Andrew Syddell, Head of Business Development & Business Development Executive, The IET: The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Big Data

13:45 - 14:15



14:15 - 14:30



14:30 - 14:45


Leveraging Big Data to Develop New Revenue Streams

Stuart Coulton LISM,  Area Sales Manager, Omron


Metrology a pathway to Industry 4.0

Ian Wilcox, Senior Lecturer in Metrology, Coventry University


 Data & measurement confidence for manufacturing productivity

Dan Brooks, Strategic Development Manager, Advanced Manufacturing, National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

Using Data

14:45 - 15:00


Real-time data: now what?

Lucy Pamment, Head of Product, Access Group

Technology Focus: IOT

15:00 - 15:30



15:30 - 16:00


Product Configuration in an era of Internet of Things and enabling Digital Transformation

Henrik Hulgaard, CTO, Configit Ltd

 5G enable the industrial IoT: market evaluation and implementation

Doctor Luyun Jiang, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

NPL Presents

16:00 - 16:30

Behind the Build: NPL’s Show-Stopping Fighter Robot

Joshua Schofield, Toby Thomson & Will Hall,  Engineering Apprentice, National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

DAY 2 - Thursday 1 October 2018

Factory of the Future

10:00 - 10:15



10:15 - 10:30


Factory of the Future, A Vision for Industry 4.0

Mark Taylor, General Manager, Chicago Pneumatic Desoutter UK & Ireland


Navigating the future of work in light of industry 4.0 enabling technologies

Zaid Gulraiz, Industry 4.0 Specialist, Odgers Berndtson


10:30 - 11:00


Creating the factory of the future with Industry 4.0 and IoT

Ian Gardner, Industry 4.0 Solutions Architect, IBM

Industrial Automation, hosted by Victoria Montag, Gambica

11:00 - 11:15



11:15 - 11:30



11:30 - 11:45



11:45 - 12:00




 Starting, Stopping and Running Pumps in the Water Sector and how resilience can be improved

David Taper, Senior Technical Applications Manager, Fairford


The Practical Guide to Implementing a Digitised Plant

Phil George & Grant Coffin, Solution Architect Team Leader, Rockwell Automation


PROFINET for IoT, IIoT and Industry 4.0

Derek Paul Lane , Process Automation Manager, Wago Ltd


Joint Q&A




12:00 - 12:30


How the Latest Integrated Digital Line and Multi-Robot Control is Redefining Picking and Packing Solutions

Martin Walder, Vice President - Industry, UK & Ireland, Schneider Electric

Panel Session, hosted by Wayne Soutter, IoT commercial Lead , Digital Catapult

12:30 - 13:00


Unlocking Industrial Value from Future Connectivity

Paul Perera,VP Technology, GKN, Ruptesh Pattanayak, Manufacturing Industry Solutions Executive, Microsoft & Philippa Oldham, Head of National Network Programmes, APCUK


13:00 - 13:30


IIOT and Security….A Thirst for Data

Paul Hingley, Data Services Business Manager, Siemens

Industry 4.0


13:30 - 13:50


I4.0: Capturing a Digital Signature of Your Manufacturing Process

Dr Garret O Donnell, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering, Trinity College Dublin


13:50 - 14:20


Why UK Manufacturing should embrace robotics technology

Mike Wilson, BARA

Advanced Industrial Processing

 14:20 - 14:40

High Power Diode Lasers for Industrial Use

Mario Leichnitz, Technical Sales Europe, Laserline GmbH


14:40 - 15:00


Automate your Electrical Design – 5 steps to more efficiency

Zishan Shaikh, Regional Sales Manager UK, WSCAD

Using Data

15:00 - 15:30

  Why gather data if you’re not going to use it? Choosing the right data and right KPIs to follow

Lucy Pamment, Head of Product, Access Group