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30 January 2019 | British Motor Museum, Gaydon, UK



Rab Scott  

Robin (Rab) Scott - Head of Digital at the AMRC.

Rab Scott is Head of Digital at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).

He has been a member of the AMRC staff since its beginning in 2001, initially heading up the Virtual Reality and Simulation activities and now leading on the strategic development and implementation of digital solutions across the whole organisation.

Rab sits on the High Value Manufacturing Catapult’s Digital Strategy Team and their VR and Visualisation Forum. He also sits on the Steering Committee of Immerse UK, the UK’s body for immersive technologies.

He sits on the IET IT and Communications Sector Executive and is their spokesperson for virtual reality.

He has recently been made a Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde.

Alex Harvey  

Alex Harvey - Creative Director at RiVR

Alex Harvey, Creative Director at RiVR, is currently working on multiple VR photorealistic digital twins for the Police and Fire Service.

An experienced and passionate videographer and content specialist, he has a deep understanding of the Games Industry and has worked with major brands such as Ford Motor Company, the BBC and CodeMasters.

He takes an active and forward-looking role in guiding the RiVR brand and online presence, as well as bringing a passion to the projects and their customers . 

Martin Leeming (photo)  

Martin Leeming, TrakRap CEO.

CEO of innovative secondary packaging manufacturer TrakRap, Martin is a retail professional who joined the business after working for Asda for 15 years, holding Director roles in Buying and Supply Chain. During his time at Asda he led a major change programme to lower the cost of goods from source to shelf, including the development of Retail Ready Packaging and effective supply strategies.

At TrakRap, Martin’s retail experience and engineering background, combined with the TrakRap machine’s cutting-edge technology - which includes the use of digital twins - have helped TrakRap position itself as a company at the forefront of Industry 4.0.

James Graves (photo)  

James Graves – Technologist, BAE Systems

James Graves is a Technologist specialising in XR and visualisation. His current focus is how visualisation and technology can aid the end user at all phases of the product lifecycle (design, the transition into build, and in service). James has over 10 years of experience in the Maritime sector with a background in Manufacturing Engineering.

Andy Joynes  

Andrew Joynes – Siemens Industry Software

Andrew has held a number of roles within Siemens over the past 20 years enabling companies at various stages of their digitalisation journey from CAD, PDM through PLM and beyond.

His current role as a Business Consultant is focused on digital transformation within the automotive and transportation industry, helping clients to adopt industry best practices enabling them to improve their design, validation and production processes.

Throughout his career he has worked closely on the application of visualisation technology and the development of processes and methods to fully exploit the value of the digital twin.

Martin Pett - photo  

Martin Pett

Martin is a Principal Human Factors with a background in Industrial Design. He has worked for 17 years in the field of applied Human Factors Engineering. He applies Human Factors techniques to complex engineering and systems integration projects and has worked in the Military, Transport and Automotive Industries. Martin specialises in Human Machine Interface design, defining Human Computer Interaction (HCI) specifications and task analysis within complex design/engineering, safety and usability focused projects.

Paul Dainty - photo  

Paul Dainty

Working with all the major global ground transportation OEMs across Northern Europe, Paul has empowered customers to realise the cost / time savings of true digital transformation on the road to Industry 4.0.

Paul will give key insight into how the Innovate UK project “Hybrid Twin” is helping to identify and connect the silos of powerful information to enable the digital prediction and real time monitoring of in-service wind turbines.
Outlining the businesses benefits of Digital Twin, the potential cost savings, risk avoidance and what other potential applications could this approach be applied to.

Andrew Aitken  

Andrew Aitken

Andrew Aitken is Chief Operating Officer for Lanner, a company of Royal HaskoningDHV and leader in predictive simulation and analytics. The business is focussed on driving real customer value from predictive digital twins of complex operational and business processes. Lanner’s predictive business simulation platform and optimisation software allows its customers to see the impact of their decisions, before they're made. This foresight goes beyond data insight, reducing decision risk and driving better, evidence-based decisions. Andrew is responsible for global sales & delivery operations at board level. He drives Lanner's innovative digital business transformation strategy.