Digital Sessions agenda
Tuesday 7 June 2022
11:00 - Welcome from the host
Ed Tranter, Content Director, M&E Week
M&E Week - Event Director, Natig Asadullaev, talks us through what we can look forward to over the week, and his show highlights.
11:15 - Opening Keynote
Juergen Maier CBE, Former Chair of Made Smarter, Former CEO of Siemens UK
With decades of experience at the forefront of manufacturing, and a former advisor to the government on industrial strategy, Juergen Maier CBE shares his thoughts on the state of the nation. This session will cover the challenges and opportunities faced by the UK’s manufacturing & engineering sector.
11:45 - Keynote
Brian Holliday, Managing Director, Siemens (Digital Industries), Co-Chair of Made Smarter
As a leading company in the sector, Siemens can provide a unique perspective on digital transformation as both a manufacturer and a supplier to the industry.
Brian Holliday provides his insight into the digital strategy for Siemens, as well as discussion of the plans for Made Smarter from its new co-Chair.
12:15 - High Value Manufacturing Centre
Katherine Bennett CBE, CEO, High Value Manufacturing Centre
As the CEO of the HVMC, Katherine and her team have input into a huge number of manufacturing businesses through their key centres of excellence around the country.
In this session, Katherine for the sector, talk about the growing importance of manufacturing & engineering to the UK and global economy, and talk about the incredible story of the ventilator challenge and how UK manufacturing rose to meet it.
12:45 - Made Smarter Innovation: Innovate UK/KTN
Chris Courtney, Challenge Director, Made Smarter
Closing out our first day of virtual content, Chris Courtney rounds off the journey through digital transformation with practical insights into what help is available to manufacturers and how to access it.
Innovate and Made Smarter have a range of programmes designed to help manufacturers adapt their processes and take full advantage of the Industry 4.0.