23 April 2012
Siemens conference gets BAE Systems ATC keynote
James Baker, managing director of BAE Systems Advanced Technology Centre, is to provide the keynote at Siemens' major 'Answers for Industry' conference, this year being staged at the Manchester Central Convention Complex from 4—5 July.
Baker believes that to remain competitive industry must be more resourceful and creative than ever before – and that means understanding the need to look beyond the walls of our own companies and to forge relationships across industries, markets, SMEs and academia.
Focusing on BAE Systems Advanced Technology Centres business model as the exemplar, he will outline the impressive potential, all the way from inspiring the next generation of engineers to embracing unconventional stimuli for research & technology –including projects inspired by nature – and looking to the future of service-based manufacturing.
For global manufacturing giant Siemens, this major event is all about fostering an understanding of how boosting investment in the UK and Ireland's industrial infrastructure can help UK manufacturers overcome challenges all the way from skills to compliance, productivity and efficiency.
Delegates at this year's Siemens' conference and exhibition will hear the views of leading industrialists, policy makers and operational engineers on how these isles can drive factory and plant efficiencies.
As Juergen Maier, Siemens Industry Sector UK and Ireland managing director, puts it: "The key challenge we face in the UK is that we underperform on investment, in technology and manufacturing plants in comparison with other industrial nations.
"This conference will explore the opportunities to address this challenge, while offering manufacturing the requisite profile and support that it deserves."
Other speakers range from HSE chair Judith Hackitt, outlining the challenges manufacturers must meet while boosting operational efficiency, to Chris Biddle, manufacturing systems executive at Rolls-Royce, explaining the value of Rolls-Royce's secure data platform, which provides increased visibility and control, with closed loop processes base on integrated PLM and MES.
Additionally, a continuous improvement masterclass will be on offer from Finbarr Dowling, who heads up Siemens' word-class Congleton manufacturing plant. And energy themed seminars will discuss how renewable technologies and plant projects can help drive profitability – with investment sourcing through 'green finance'.
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Siemens Industry Ltd
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