Peter focuses on the new ANSYS Discovery solution which combines geometry modelling, GPU-powered simulation and hi-fidelity simulation in an easy-to-access solution suitable for all engineers, and which offers a unique accelerated conceptual design solution..
Senior Field Applications Engineer
Dennis van Doorn
Roughly eleven years ago my education, experience and my passion for
New developments turned into a business challenge when Fujitsu added Wireless Modules to the product portfolio. The Internet of Things has taken a great step forward since we started the development of wireless solutions. These developments have convinced me, that one product by itself is not the solution to the complexity of IoT integration but the right combination of building blocks is.
The right combination of blocks evolves from bringing people together and growing networks of highly specialized knowledge.
Consultant to IC Blue LTD
Siemens Software Solutions
Konstantin has over 20 years of software development experience in setting up Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) systems. Actively involved in helping companies achieve excellence in Software projects and Mechatronic projects. Provides consultancy and support for the Automotive Industry, including Functional Safety.
Bradley is Managing Director or Reality in Virtual Reality (RiVR) and has a varied background in Policing, Teaching, The performing arts and Hypnotherapy. His life and professional skills enable him to bring to education and training landscapes a wealth of experience to integrate VR into blended learning, always mindful of arriving at predetermined outcomes. "I have a passion and belief that VR is the last media and will change the way in which humans learn now and most certainly in the future."
Ben Watson, joined 3M in 2012 to lead global research and development for intelligent transportation systems technology. Ben has since worked across multiple business groups and technology platforms, leading international teams in the development of digital solutions.
With more than 20 years of global design experience and design leadership, Ben is a recognized industry leader, passionate about human centred design with a focus on developing new growth platforms as his top priority.
Ben holds a PhD in Human Centred Systems Design, from Loughborough University in the UK and holds undergraduate qualifications in mechanical/industrial engineering and industrial design. He is on the Advisory Board of the Materials and Design Exchange, Trustee and Councillor for the Institution of Engineering Designers, ISO expert working group member for Innovation Management Systems and Fellow of the Institution of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange. Ben is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Product Designer and Chartered Environmentalist for sustainable design.
3M is a global science company that never stops inventing. Using 46 technology platforms, our integrated team of scientists and researchers works with customers to create breakthroughs. Our inventions have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. With $32 billion in sales, our 91,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Scientists, researchers and marketers work across countries and across subjects to solve challenges big and small.
Dr Gordon Wong founded Techworks Asia in the 90s as a tech-focussed marketing agency to help companies to raise their profiles in Greater China. He was a B2B magazine editor across a number of areas, including electronics, plastics, and chemical engineering, and holds a BSc in Chemistry and a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry.
Nexus Industrial Memory
Richard Warrilow is a qualified and experienced electronics design engineer and has worked in the aerospace, defence and industrial engineering sectors. He was a Technical Editor on New Electronics magazine for three years in the late 1990s before establishing DECLARATION, a content-driven B2B business development and marketing agency that works exclusively with advanced engineering companies, including Nexus Industrial Memory and leading CAD and EDA vendors.
Claire Walker is an experienced PR practitioner with decades of agency experience in Asia and Europe, and with particular expertise in the electronics and semiconductor sectors.
Product Manager High Reliability Connectors
John Brunt is Product Manager for High-Reliability Connectors at Harwin. Career highlights have included spells at Matra Marconi developing radar for spaceborne products, Sony Ericcson as part of a multi-disciplinary team developing hand held satellite phones, and IBM supporting microelectronics customers. Before joining Harwin John offered technical support to customers using the Mentor graphics package.
Field Application Manager
Andrew leads a field applications team at Analog Devices supporting the company’s strategic industrial, healthcare and consumer customers across Europe during an innovative and dynamic period of this industry’s history.
An advocate of the importance of creativity when it comes to technical problem-solving, Andrew has been an application engineer throughout his career, with his previous role looking after the UK Automotive and Industrial accounts as a Senior FAE. He holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Warwick.
Executive Producer, Emerging Technology
Jarrad Vladich is a highly experienced Executive Producer working out of The Mill's London studio for the past 8 years.
Jarrad has spearheaded The Mill's commitment to storytelling through new mediums, including VR, AR and other interactive immersive experiences and has overseen the production of the vast majority of London's Create Technology work.
Altair Engineering Ltd
Joyce graduated from Coventry University after studying her MEng in Mechanical Engineering having also completed a placement year at Tata Technologies within the CAE team. Her university dissertations were focused upon the study of FEA in various fields such as application of topology optimisation on anisotropic materials, designing an autonomous vehicle seat from analysing occupant injuries sustained in different collisions and generating facial reconstruction implants from 3D scanned data using Altair’s HyperWorks suite. Continuing the theme of Computer Aided Engineering, Joyce is now an Application Engineer at Altair where her role involves training and supporting customers in numerous software tools across all engineering disciplines.
Senior Application Engineer
“Vishal Sharma holds a master’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Warwick, An ANSYS Employee of 6+ years. He has experience in structural mechanics, fluid dynamics and highly coupled physics. He has experience in the healthcare industry and a focus on additive manufacturing"
Dr Ambreen Shah
Director of Policy, Research and Communication
Dr Ambreen Shah is responsible for developing insight, evidence and research on the value of design, and communicating this to a wide range of audiences across the economy. Previous to this she worked at the National Lottery Community Fund as Deputy Director, leading teams to develop and deliver a range of multi-million-pound grant funding programmes. Her training is as a social scientist.
Senior Firmware Engineer
Julian Skidmore is a Senior Software Engineer at ByteSnap Design, working on EV charging and V2G projects, and has co-authored EV-related articles for the electronics industry press. He has a Computer Science degree from UEA and an MPhil in Computer Architecture from Manchester University as well as over 20 years’ experience in embedded development.
Julian is a proponent of the zero-carbon society and a Guardian News ‘climate hero’. He has owned a Battery EV for over two years; has investments in wind farm cooperatives and has a 4KW domestic Solar PV installation.
Director, IoT Ecosystem, Microsoft EMEA
Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited
Colm joined Microsoft in 2005 and has since held senior leadership roles including, Western Europe Operator Channel and Surface Sales Director roles and most recently IoT Sales Director EMEA. Colm holds a degree in business, is a certified project manager and executive coach. In his current role he leverages his deep understanding of enterprise business models, digital transformation drivers and enablers to inspire digital transformation within Microsoft’s most strategic customers. Colm lives in Dalkey, Dublin with his wife Kamila and two ... soon to be three children. He is keen runner and enjoys sea swimming.
Director Channel Sales EMEA
With over 25 years’ experience, Ron is the Director for the EMEA Distribution Channel of Digi International.
Senior Solution Consultant
Simulation, Dassault Systemes
Mattias Robertsson has a degree in Mechanical Design from Mlardalens University and worked at ABB before joining a local reseller selling and supporting SOLIDWORKS. He is a Dassault Systemes employee since 2002, based in Sweden and responsible for the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Tools in EuroNorth.
General Manager, EMEA
Leonardo Rodrigues is the General Manager, EMEA, at MakerBot, where he oversees the region’s business operations, including channel management, sales, marketing, customer and technical support. Through MakerBot, he is helping to drive the adoption of additive manufacturing across industries. His experience spans 20 years across North America, Latin America, and Europe in capital equipment, materials, and electronics industries. Previously at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Leonardo developed go-to market strategies for Germany and Brazil, including direct sales and channels.
I work for Hamamatsu Photonics specialising in Optical Gas Sensing Applications. I work with colleagues across Europe to guide marketing strategies and future development of our technologies.
3DExperience Senior Business Development Executive
Ian is based just outside Manchester in the UK and is responsible for Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS’ Cloud portfolio of products across Northern Europe. He gained a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Brunel University before spending five years working in the automotive supply chain. After this, Ian joined PTC where he led a team of technical specialists across the UK and Ireland. Since joining Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS, Ian spent four years working within the technical marketing group before moving into the business development arena last year.
Vice-President and World Wide General Manager
HP’s 3D Printing Plastic business
Ramon Pastor is the Vice-President and World Wide General Manager of HP’s 3D Printing Plastic business, including responsibility of HP’s 3D Multi Jet Fusion line of solutions. This business has teams in Barcelona, Spain and Vancouver, US. Ramon is also the HP Barcelona Campus General Manager.Ramon joined HP in 1992. Since then he has held different positions in Operations, R&D, Marketing and Business Management. Ramon holds a Master in Engineering from Universitat Politècnica of Catalunya (UPC), a Business Degree by IESE in Barcelona and a Bachelor in Arts, as well as formal training in Product Development and Strategy by INSEAD and MIT.
Withers & Rogers LLP
David Paton is an experienced UK and European patent and design attorney with Withers & Rogers LLP. He regularly advises businesses on their intellectual property (IP) strategy and how best to generate value from their R&D through their IP.
David has particular experience in obtaining protection for designs and inventions, and specialises in providing advice on electro-mechanical and mechanical technology. He has worked with a large number of businesses, from start-ups and established small and medium-sized businesses to leading electronics and consumer appliance companies, a major FMCG manufacturer, and large aerospace and defence companies.
Field Applications Engineer
With two decades of design expertise along with high-level academic qualifications and award winning business skills, Gopi Patel likes to tweak every norm and try customising for broader real life applications. He presents the most complicated subjects in a simplistic way, he draws flow charts and diagrams on every topic and he takes old mythical stories and applies them to modern business. For the last five years, he has been an FAE of Wurth Electronics, who offer system-level support to engineers making compliant designs, such as embedded digital SMPS, control systems, wireless power, radio communications, sensor, energy harvesting, horticultural lighting and more!
Product Manager 3D MID
Manuel Martin joined Beta LAYOUT in 2006 and has supported the establishment of numerous manufacturing services such as laser stencils, front-panels, and 3D rapid prototyping. In 2015 Manuel was appointed as 3D-MID product manager at Beta LAYOUT and during this time he has dedicated himself to the development of the 3D-MID manufacturing process.
Design and Manufacturing Lead
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Alan Howard works with engineers, academics and experts on the IET’s manufacturing thought leadership panels to develop policy and deliver industry campaigns. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Alan brings a wealth of experience to the healthy ageing agenda from his days working on economic development, urban regeneration and smart city assignments.
6SigmaET from Future Facilities
Tom Gregory is a Product Manager for 6SigmaET at Future Facilities in London. He is a chartered engineer with a Master’s degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering from the University of York, UK. He has previous experience designing and testing electronics for the automotive and defence industries, he now supports engineers across the electronics industry with thermal management. He has also shared his experience and knowledge with the wider industry through white papers and conference presentations, including Semi-Therm in California and the Electronics Design Show in the UK.
Area Sales Manager
K.D. Feddersen UK Ltd
Martyn Jocelyn is a Graduate Mechanical Engineer with over 30 years experience within the Polymer Industry. Starting with toolmaking and tool design progressing from drawing boards through the CAD and 3D Modelling revolution. He has been involved with many aspects of new product development, design for manufacture and project management including procurement, prototyping, testing and production approval. For the past 15 years he has worked for Thermoplastic Material Producers supporting Engineers, Designers, Injection moulders with practical “Hands On” solutions involving material selection, part cost estimations, part design, tooling and processing optimisation.
Innovation Lead - Design
Ben is responsible for the design strategy and support programmes at Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation. This has included the £6m Design Foundations grant funding programme as well as design initiatives within the Industrial Strategy Challenge Funds, including the Healthy Ageing Challenge. Ben joined Innovate UK in 2015 from a position as senior designer and non-exec director at Alloy, a leading design consultancy. He’s worked with clients in sectors ranging from professional broadcast equipment to baby-care products, and on projects spanning industrial, UX and service design. He believes that a human-centred approach can support more effective innovation.
Co-founder & Co-CEO
Mostafa Elsayed is co-founder of Automata, a London-based robotics company, bringing design, a simple user experience and price transparency to an industry riddled with the opposite. Prior to founding Automata with Suryansh Chandra in 2015, Mostafa was Lead Designer at Zaha Hadid Architects, the world renowned architecture practice responsible for the London Olympics Aquatics Centre. Mostafa received a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the American University of Sharjah. He then went on to complete a Master’s in Architecture & Urbanism with distinction from the Architectural Association’s Design Research Lab in London.
Altair Engineering GmbH
After completing a BEng in Aerospace Engineering, Martin moved on to study a MSc in Mechanical Engineering focusing on low fidelity impact simulation and its potential applications in full vehicle optimisation. Continuing this theme, a history of Optimisation dating back over 25 years made Altair stand out as a company, where he now works as an Application Engineer supporting customers across all engineering disciplines. This experience has emphasised the need for simple design tools capable of generating innovative concepts, faster, quicker and to a tighter budget - an area Martin now specialises in.
Portfolio Development Executive
Siemens PLM Software
Nuri is a Portfolio Development Executive within Siemens Digital Industries Software division ; responsible for the business development of the Integrated Electrical Systems solutions (Capital, VeSys 2.0 and Solid Edge Electrical) within EMEA. His background includes 23 years of experience in the ECAD industry, working within software sales, first and second line product support, training, plus within R&D product management within the IES segment – delivering solutions to companies in the electrical controls, automotive, aerospace and harness domains.
With over 20 years’ experience in power, automation and lighting industries, David is the Executive Vice President for ABB’s Electrification Business in Northern Europe. Responsible for an innovative portfolio within the commercial, residential, industrial, utility, infrastructure and transportation sectors, David’s responsibility covers low and medium-voltage solutions including world-leading electric vehicle charging, smart home, smart building, smart power and intelligent solutions.
Business Development Manager
Mike Kreiten is electronics engineer and has worked for various IT component vendors such as ELSA, PNY, ATI, AMD and now, ATP Electronics. His technical understanding is deep enough to explain details of manufacturing, testing and configuring industry-targeted, specialized memory solutions, so please challenge him in this session.
IoT Solutions Architect Edge Devices
Microsoft Limited Company
Designer and Developer in dedicated/embedded products for 25+ years.
Joined Microsoft as a Systems Engineer in 2007
Currently focusing on specific customer technical sales engagements, with Azure Sphere.
UK&I 3DP Applications Engineer
Maryam is a 3D Application Engineer and works specifically with HP’s Multi jet Fusion technology. She works directly with customers to assess their current manufacturing limitations and help find bespoke and cost-effective solutions to their problems. She also helps implement the MJF solution into customers businesses by encouraging them to use the technology to innovate and design, specifically by designing for additive manufacturing.
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SIMULIA EuroNorth Senior Solution Consultant
Stuart Nixon is based in the Warrington office, working for the SIMULIA brand of Dassault Systèmes. Working for Abaqus (which was acquired by Dassault Systèmes) since 2000, Stuart has a Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in powder mechanics. Whilst at Dassault Systemes, he has spent his time working on customizing Abaqus through Python scripts and user subroutines, with a focus on solid mechanics and materials problems.
Senior Applications Engineer
Siemens PLM Software
Kevin is a Senior Applications Engineer from Siemens with a vast experience in all thing’s CAD. As a member of the Global Technical Enablement team Kevin's primary objective is to provide technical and sales enablement for the Siemens PLM Mainstream Engineering portfolio.
Senior Technical Consultant
John Karlsson is an Agile coach and Senior Consultant at perforce. He works to build bridges between customers and product teams. With an engineering and development background, he is responsible for Hansoft's international customer base. He's a backlog nerd with the ambitious goal to bring Agile and lean principles into modern enterprise environments
Trackwise Designs plc
Philip joined Trackwise in 1999 and acquired the company in 2000. Since then, Trackwise has enjoyed sustained growth and floated on the stock market in 2018. During his tenure, Philip developed and patented Improved Harness Technology™ (IHT), a means of manufacturing length-unlimited multilayer flexible printed circuit boards as a weight-saving replacement for conventional wiring harnesses in electrical interconnect subsystems. He is the named inventor on a number of UK and international patents and he has led several government-supported R&D consortiums including a European CleanSky programme.
Philip’s career started at British Aerospace where he did an apprenticeship during his Aeronautical Engineering degree course at Bristol University. He transferred into the BAE Space Department on graduation where his role included a key management position in the Prime Contractor team for Envisat, a large European satellite, managing multi-million ECU work packages involving different companies across Europe. Philip also holds a law degree from the University of London and is a Chartered Engineer.
Field Application Engineer
Sten has been working with electronics designs for many years. Specialized in the digital domain. From his past experience with PCB design, he has been working with various CAD tool. Started his career in the Royal Danish Navy as electronics mechanics. Later as Electronic Design Engineer for Ericsson Denmark. In 2011 he founded Microdesign a freelance Consultant company after that he was teaching students basic electronics at Aarhus TECH.
Recently joined the Altium team as Field Application Engineer, supporting the Nordic sales team.
Senior Robotics Engineer
Michael Hart works at Cambridge Consultants as Senior Robotics Engineer, focussing on software in robotics projects in consumer and industrial applications. Michael has worked on a variety of robotics applications, ranging from an industrial robot arm cooking food, to an autonomous rover exploring a maze, to a lawnmower capable of spotting weeds using machine vision.
His background is in electronic engineering, having studied for a First Class Master’s degree at Imperial College London.
Business Development Manager High Performance Actuators
SKF Motion Technologies
Bruno Haaser is Business Development Manager for High Performance Actuators at SKF Motion Technologies company, and previously was working as Application Engineer for same field and range of products. He received an engineering degree from INSA institute in France (Strasbourg), with specialization in mechatronics. He has been active in electromechanical system for industrial automation for over 15 years, working worldwide across different segments. His current tasks involve supporting leading multi-national companies in projects related to the upgrading of existing hydraulic and pneumatic system into high performance and mechatronics solutions.
Drone Defence Services
Richard believes that drone technology is going to change the way we view, interact with and eventually move around the world. However, he recognised that some people would wish to subvert drone technology for their own gain. It is his mission to protect people and organisations from the harmful use of commercial drone technology. An accomplished record-breaking and award-winning technology innovator, entrepreneur, drone expert, public speaker and commercial industry professional. Richard’s former life as an officer in the British Armed Forces brought exposure to the benefits of Drones in operational theatres around the world, whilst also highlighting some of the challenges. Drone Defence is the UK's first drone focused security consultancy offering the latest technology, techniques, and procedures to help organisations protect themselves from the harmful use of commercial drone technology.
Global Director High Tech Sales
Louis is a SME in the design, development, and implementation of electronic systems, with an emphasis on the convergence from logical designs to physical products. Over the course of his career, Lou has worked within a variety of industries including communications, data storage, and aerospace and defence. He holds various patents relating to electrical and electromechanical design, assembly and fabrication.
Digital Marketing and Nylon Plectrum Expert
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Principal Engineer and Materials ILS Expert
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Micro Rugged & Power Product Manager
Terry Emerson is the Micro Rugged Product Manager for Samtec and covers products all the way from highly their reliable interconnectors that can carry up to 8 Gbps to sealed, panel mount cables.
Founder and SVP Technology
Richard joined Electrocomponents in September 2017 to help lead the group’s global innovation strategy. In 2018 Richard was appointed the SVP of Technology for Electrocomponents and co-founder of Okdo - Electrocomponents global technology company. Richard is responsible for creating the technology strategy and developing global partnerships across hardware, software and a range of services from design services, manufacturing, rapid PCB prototyping and kitting solutions.
Richard lives in Ilkley, West Yorkshire with his wife Fiona and two children, he is a retired rugby player, keen cyclist and enjoys coaching the junior section of Ilkley Rugby Football Club.
Sales Director Northern EU and Middle East
John Corbett is the UK sales director for EnOcean GmbH and has been developing EnOcean’s UK business for several years. John is leading a number of UK initiatives in the building, smart energy and industrial markets where EnOcean is being used. He is also responsible for EnOcean’s partnership with IBM Watson IoT. His engineering background has helped partners develop new and innovative solutions based on EnOcean’s energy harvesting wireless technology.
John has worked for a number of semiconductor companies over the past 25 years including Fairchild, where he was the founder technical director, National and more recently, Ember.
Chief Game Changer
An Coppens is the Chief Game Changer at Gamification Nation Ltd, which offers gamification design solutions to clients worldwide. The company won the “outstanding gamification design Agency” award at Gamification Europe in Brighton in 2017 and the Gamification Design Excellence award for non-digital gamification at GamiCon in Chicago in 2018. An set up the company to bring the feminine voice to a largely male dominated industry so that workplace solutions also appeal to women.
Dr Richard Chippendale
Dr Richard Chippendale is a Technical Manager at COMSOL UK specialising in electromagnetic simulations. He graduated from the University of Southampton in 2009 with a Master’s degree in Physics (Mphys), and continued at the same institution to complete a PhD investigating the interaction of lightning strikes with carbon fibre composites using numerical simulations. He then spent 4 years as a research fellow at the University of Southampton focusing on high voltage cable simulations for both the onshore and offshore sector.
Field Applications Engineer
With 10 years’ experience in the Interconnect industry with various roles across Technical Sales and Product Management, Javier is a real expert on Connector solutions. During the last year he has specialised with Wurth Electronics REDCUBE press-fit technology to provide support to customers during the design and production phases.
Senior Applications Engineer
Diarmuid Carey is an applications engineer with the European Centralized Applications Center, based in Limerick, Ireland. He has worked as an applications engineer since 2008 and joined Analog Devices in 2017, providing design support for the Power by Linear portfolio for European broad-market customers. He holds a bachelor’s of engineering in Computer Engineering from University of Limerick.
Herbert Blum is product manager for the entire EMC product range of the SCHURTER group. Prior to that, he worked for over 10 years as a development engineer for EMC filters. Herbert Blum holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master in Business Administration.
Business Development Manager
Dominik lives near Munich and is based at the Atlantik Elektronik headquarters, in the same area. Working with Atlantik since 2008, Dominik has a B.Eng. from the University of Applied Sciences, Landshut and more recently gained a M.Eng. from the University of Wismar. Formally a Field Application Engineer in the Embedded Business Unit he now supports the Qualcomm range, with particular focus on the Snapdragon range of products.
Bostin Technology Services Ltd
Duncan Bennett is CEO of Bostin Technology Services Ltd who provide engineering services to a number of clients. Prior to Bostin Technology he worked as part of the marketing team at Everspin and before that as Product Marketing Manager for Ramtron International. He has held similar positions with Cyan Technology, Cygnal Integrated Products, and served as a field applications engineer with Dallas Semiconductor.
Duncan holds a Bachelor of Computing and Communications Engineering with honours, Bradford
Distribution Corporate Account Manager – Industrial Europe
Jeff Barnes is the European Distribution Corporate Account Manager for Industrial products at Molex. He has worked within the Industrial Control, Automation and Functional Safety industry for the past twelve years. Jeff joined Molex seven years ago as a sales engineer, then he served as the Regional Distribution Manager for Industrial, Europe. He has an HND in Mechatronics.
Field Application Engineer
Solid State Supplies Ltd / Microchip
Chris Bowers is a Field Application Engineer supporting FPGAs processors with over 30 years’ experience in specialist design and applications support. Chris previously worked for Texas Instruments, for many years developing his expertise, before moving into the distribution channel. He is now working with a wide range of customers’ end equipment including Wireless Communications, Industrial Defence and IoT.
Shadow Robot Company
Rich Walker has worked in robotics for over 20 years and leads the team at Shadow who are developing
new robots/applications for robotics. He’s active in developing and implementing European (FP7 and
Horizon 2020) and TSB/Innovate UK projects. He sits on the on the Innovate UK “Robotics and
Autonomous Systems” SIG Advisory Board, which lets him influence the direction the UK takes in
robotics in a way that makes sense to SMEs and innovators, as well as being a Director of EuRobotics,
and various EPSRC and University networks and committees around robotics.