Connected Manufacturing forum

The UK's largest annual exhibition and conference for advanced manufacturers & supply chain professionals

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Seminar programme

Take a look at the free-to-attend Connected Manufacturing forum, including topics such as, including: Cutting Through the Hype of I4.0; Big Data; Data Usage; High Volume Manufacturing.

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Wednesday 30 October

10:00 - 10:25

10:00 - 10:05


10:05 - 10:10


10:10 - 10:15


10:15 - 10:20


10:20 - 10:25


10:25 - 10:30

Pecha Kucha - Exhibitor Pitches

Optical Metrology – The future of Measurement

Daniel Steinkellner, Sales Director, Bruker Alicona

Click to Order: Voxeljet Enables Metals Online

James Reeves, Managing Director, Voxeljet

Transforming Advanced Engineering Technologies Into Profit

Andy Wynn, MD, TTIP

XpertEye, Advanced Remote Solutions

Tom Breheny, Key Account Manager, AMA Xperteye Ltd

Helping Innovators to manufacture

Abigail Hird, Knowledge Transfer Manager - Manufacturing, Knowledge Transfer Network

FI Group, Helping Ideas Grow

Nigel Emberson, Head of Sales, FI Group


10:30 - 11:30

Big Data and Digitalisation

Connected Manufacturing Digitalisation for Higher Production Value

Roberto Migliorini, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Data Driven Services - How data is driving the smart the factory

Nishant Raj, Industry 4.0 Lead, Atlas Copco Tools and Industrial Assembly Solutions


11:30 - 12:30

Panel Session - Cyber Security

In through the out door – Third-party cyber risk and you

Adrian Taylor, CTO, ITC Secure

Glenn Fitton, Senior Cyber Security Consultant, ITC Secure

Steve Mason, Director & CEO, Red Maple Technology


12:30 - 13:30

The Smart Business

Solving Business Challenges through Talent and Technology

Vivienne Compton, Director and Founder, Industry Learning Solutions

Brett Griffiths, Director, Lean Transition Solutions

Making smarter factories, not smart factories: Industry 4.0 for SMEs

Joseph Handsaker, CEO and Founder, Elements Technology


13:30 - 14:00

Siemens Digital Industries

Realising the fourth Industrial revolution: how digitalisation can change your business

Simon Keogh, UK Head of Factory Automation, Siemens Digital Industries


14:00 - 14:30

The Essence of Excellence

The Essence of Excellence – Creating a culture of Improvement

Robin Jaques, Partner, SA Partners


14:30 - 15:30

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 - Unlocking Metrology's potential

Joe Brennan, Technical Sales Manager, UK & Ireland, LK Metrology

PROFINET on IIoT, IND4.0 update on TSN and APL

Derek Lane, Process Automation Manager, WAGO Limited

Made Smarter North West Pilot: The journey to a Smart Factory

Claire Scott, Industrial Digital Technology Adviser (Additive Manufacturing), Made Smarter

15:30 - 16:00

Trinity Presents

Gaining an advantage by sensing in your manufacturing process- the I4 digital advantage

Prof. Garret O'Donnell, Director of Science and Technology in Advanced Materials, Trinity College, Dublin

16:00 - 16:30


IET supporting businesses through partnerships

Nidhi Shukla, Partnership Account Manager, The IET


Thursday 31 October

10:00 - 10:25

10:00 - 10:05


10:05 - 10:10


10:10 - 10:15


10:15 - 10:20


10:20 - 10:25

Pecha Kucha

Additive Manufacturing For Industry

Dave Kerr, 3DGBIRE

PRO SET epoxies for demanding composites applications

Dave Johnson, Sales Director/Technical Operations Manager, Wessex Resins

A 5 Year Filament Journey – in 5 Minutes!

Tim Kay, Director, 3DFilaPrint

How to futureproof your claiming process

Peter Corley, Client Engagement Manager, MPA

Competitive Advantage Through Total Productive Maintenance Techniques

Simon Carr, General Manager, Diverse Sectors, Industry Forum


10:30 - 11:00


Digitisation for UK-Plc Productivity Improvement

Alasdair Pettigrew, CEO, ValueChain


11:00 - 11:30

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 - Hype or Hyper?

Ian Gardner, Industry 4.0 and Oracle Specialist, IBM


11:30 12:00


Generating value from IIOT data

Dr Alexandra Brintrup, Lecturer in Digital Manufacturing, University of Cambridge


12:00 13:00

AI for Manufacturing

Why Cloud-Connectivity, Additive Manufacturing, and AI are the Keys to the Factory of the Future

Jeremy Drew, Applications Engineer Manager, EMEA, Markforged

Optimization of material design using deep learning

Gareth Conduit, CTO, Intellegens

Optimise Manufacturing & Business Processes with Smart Connectivity, Visualisations & IIoT

Ian Sorek, Managing Director UK&I, Magic Software

13:00 - 14:00

Robotics and Automation

Democratising robotics: The rise of affordable automation

Suryansh Chandra, CoFounder, Automata

Aerospace Assembly in the Digital Age – The FA3D2

Svetan Ratchev, Cripps Chair of Production Engineering and Director of the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing, University of Nottingham

Optimisation of Material Design Using Deep Learning

Clive Chitiz, Vice President Business, EMEA Region, Plataine


14:00 14:30

Access Group Presents...

The Importance of Disaster Recovery in a Digital Manufacturing Strategy

Ed Thornbury, Access Group


14:30 - 15:30

Manufacturing of the future

Removing the Pain of Cost Estimating and Quoting Jobs - for both Engineers and Manufacturers

Sam Al-Mukhtar, Engineer, Founder and Visionary, Geomiq Ltd

Distributed Manufacturing for Businesses

Matt Farr, Account Executive - Manufacturing, 3D Hubs

Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring: Low Cost Digital Solutions for SMEs

Greg Hawkridge, Research Associate, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge