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Digital Manufacturing Conference 2022

Conferences 01 December 2022

Digital Manufacturing Conference 2022

TWI will be holding their annual Digital Manufacturing Conference at the TWI head office in Cambridge. There will also be an opportunity to join the event virtually.

The event will be for 3 hours focused on digital manufacturing, with discussions from companies including ATS and Authentise.

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Keith Perrin -  Agile Manufacturing Software

Keith Perrin

Agile Manufacturing Software

Armed with 20+ years experience helping customers in the digital realm, and a passion for agile engineering and manufacturing Keith leads the charge at Authentise to help industrial operations better realise the benefits of industry 4.0.

A surprisingly simple key to our success has been listening to, and acting upon, customers’ needs, as they strive to make a difference in their own way.

Authentise delivers award winning software for Industrial engineering, manufacturing & maintenance operations. It’s pioneering pragmatic manufacturing execution in some of the industry’s most agile operational areas, helping deliver some significant very real, very tangible, improvements to the way in which things are manufactured.

Katerina Mouliadou - Innovation Lead

Katerina Mouliadou

Innovation Lead
ATS Global

Katerina is the Innovation Lead in ATS Global and has over 10 years of experience in R&D and innovation of new products, manufacturing processes and Industry 4.0 technologies. She joined ATS in 2019 where her role involves managing the global innovation portfolio aiming to develop and commercialise smart IoT solutions for the manufacturing industry. Katerina is applying her ‘customer perspective’ on the IoT solution developments from her previous experience working in highly regulated sectors such as medical devices and pharmaceutical industries. 

Professor Chris Ivory - Professor of Innovation Management

Professor Chris Ivory

Professor of Innovation Management
Marlandalens University

Chris Ivory is a Professor of Innovation Management at Märladalens University. He holds a PhD from Manchester University on Innovation in Construction. Chris has a written about technology change, technology and work, innovation, the role of the client in innovation and project management for leading journals such as New Technology Work and Employment, Government Information Quarterly, British Journal of Management, Planning Theory, Long Range Planning, R&D Management and Construction Management and Economics. He has also co-authored a Routledge book on Managing Complex Projects (2013).

Chris is presently researching the potential of industry 5.0 (human-robot relations) by exploring the changing nature of technical and managerial work in industry in Sweden, Italy and the UK (UpSkill) This research is funded by a 5 million Euro Horizon Europe grant, based on his previous Interreg- funded research, exploring the uptake of industry 4.0 technology amongst manufacturing SMEs in the North Sea region. Chris is also presently leading the UK team working on a £1.5 million collaborative research project looking at the digitisation of management in the UK and Sweden (funded by FORTE) and for a major ERDF-funded project looking at the de-carbonisation of regional SMEs (Eastern New Energy).

Chris has also led on research for a major gas utility examining the role of mobile communications and repair diagnostic technologies and has worked on large ERDF and EPSRC projects examining innovation in complex projects. He has also worked with various Police forces on a consultancy basis supporting their technology benefits realisation and project management work.

Ian Walls - Digital Manufacturing Portfolio Developer

Ian Walls

Digital Manufacturing Portfolio Developer
Siemens Digital Industries Software

Ian has been with Siemens for over 28 years. In that time, he has been involved in sales; presales; services delivery; training; and support; for customers spanning a broad range of industries both in the UK and around the world.

Ian’s primary focus is promoting the Siemens software portfolio supporting Digital Manufacturing. This includes: manufacturing process planning; plant design & layout, simulation and optimization; part manufacturing and CAM; additive manufacturing; Manufacturing Operations Management; and Quality.

Sally Shi - Programme Manager - Collaborative Proposals

Sally Shi

Programme Manager - Collaborative Proposals

Greatly motivated, Sally has excellent communication skills and is passionate about understanding TWI’s various stakeholders’ research and development needs. She also enjoys supporting innovators to raise the technology readiness levels (TRLs) of their products and services through public funding opportunities.

Since joining TWI, Sally has coordinated and led bids (up to £21 million in value) involving new manufacturing technologies, digitisation and Industry 4.0, industrial net zero, artificial intelligence (AI), composites and new materials in sectors such as automotive, renewable energy and aviation, and more.

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