Each of our TechWorks sectors will run their own session with tailored content for your specific industry. Join other organisations within your field for indepth discussion on the topics that matter to you.

The main program of the TechWorks Summit 2018 will see our five Communities run parallel sessions giving attendees an opportunity to connect with many leading organisations and experts across the breadth of the industry.

See below for biographies of some of our presenters

Sir Hossein Yassaie BSc, PhD, FREng, FIET


Tech Entrepreneur, Advisor & Investor

Sir Hossein Yassaie is a recognised figure on the world technology stage & an entrepreneur with a deep belief in disruptive technologies/strategies. He was founder & CEO of Imagination Technologies Plc until Q1 2016…

Rt Hon Richard Harrington

Minister for Industrial Strategy & Sector Deals

Richard Harrington was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 14 June 2017.

He served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions from 17 July 2016 to 14 June 2017. He was elected as Conservative MP for Watford in May 2010.

Neil Dickins

CEO, IC Resources

Neil is a founder and director of IC Resources, Europe’s largest and longest established ‘deep tech’ recruitment organisation.

Alan Banks

AESIN Chairman

Alan Banks was appointed Chairman of AESIN in 2012 and was chosen by the Core Team due to his wealth of experience in Automotive Electronics and Information Technology.

Prof. Paul Dorey

Chairman – IoT Security Foundation

Paul Dorey is chairman of the IoT Security Foundation and has over 25 years management experience in information security and established one of the first dedicated operational risk management functions in Europe.

Dr. Paul Taylor

Chief Advisor – CRRC Times Electric Ltd

After studying in electronic engineering and physics at the University of Leeds, UK, Paul worked in the UK Electronics industry holding engineering and management positions in manufacturing, technology and business development.

Siddartha Khastgir

Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2018 list and TechWorks Young Engineer of the Year 2017

Siddartha has a diverse industrial experience in the automotive industry in different parts of the world: India, Germany and now in the UK, leading multi-cultural teams to deliver large commercial projects successfully.

Dr. Ilana Wisby

CEO – Oxford Quantum Circuits

Ilana is the CEO of Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC). Ilana has both an academic and start-up background, having gained a PhD in quantum physics from Royal Holloway, University of London…

Isabel Bescos


Isabel  joined Balderton from BlaBlaCar where she was head of corporate strategy, focused on international expansion…

Prof. Michael Denham

CEO, MindTrace AI

Prof. Michael Denham is Professor Emeritus at the University of Plymouth, UK where he was Director of the Centre for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience, an internationally renowned research centre…

Mike Muller


Mike Muller was one of the founders of Arm. Before joining the Group, he was responsible for hardware strategy and the development of portable products at Acorn Computers…

Matt Boyle OBE

Chief Executive, Collingwood Solutions Limited

Until November 30, 2017 Matt Boyle was President and CEO of Sevcon; a Nasdaq listed, Global, North East England Headquartered company which is at the forefront of the global electrification. …

Dr. Manjari Chandran-Ramesh

Investment Director, IP Group plc

Manjari Chandran-Ramesh, is an Investment Director within the Technology Partnership at IP Group plc where she takes an active role as a non-executive director…

John Moor

Managing Director of the IoT Security Foundation

John Moor has more than 30 years experience in electronic systems and microelectronics industries and holds executive leadership and general manager responsibilities for IoTSF. Previously John served as a vice-president at the National Microelectronics Institute (NMI) where he was tasked with formulating strategy and leading the implementation of key innovation initiatives including creating a portfolio of technical engineering networks, establishing the UK Electronics Skills Foundation, running the Future World Symposium and participating in overseas trade missions.

Stacie Walsh

Internet Policy & Cyber Security Consultant, Oxford Information Labs

Stacie is an advisor to governments and industry on digital policy and cybersecurity.  She also engages in international technical standards forums on IoT and Smart Cities. In addition, her expertise spans data protection, Artificial Intelligence, Over-the-Top services, regulation, Fake News, and the Internet addressing (DNS) ecosystem.

Richard Marshall

Plenary Chair, IoT Security Foundation

Richard is Managing Consultant at Xitex Limited, which provides consultancy on defining and launching wired and wireless connected products with emphasis on creating secure IoT products and their secure supply chains. He has spent over 25 years in the electronics and communications sectors, having worked for Lucent Technologies, Sony, Cisco and also being a founding lead team member at startups Ubiquisys and nSine.

Daragh Galvin

Policy Lead – Secure by Design, DCMS

Daragh is part of the Secure by Design team within the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. The Government has recently published a Code of Practice to improve the cyber security of consumer internet-connected devices. The code outlines thirteen guidelines that manufacturers of consumer devices should implement into their product’s design to keep consumers safe. As a civil servant, Daragh has worked across a number of policy areas in Government including Cyber Security, Consumer Protection and School Improvement.

David Mudd IEng FCMI, MILP

Global Digital and Connected Product Certification Director, BSI

David has over 30 years’ experience in industry involving IoT and related technologies. Originally training as an electronics engineer with the BBC, he then served as an Engineering Officer in the RAF involving aspects of electronic warfare and cryptography which have since become mainstream for IoT.

Prabhu Ramkumar

Vice President ,Global head of digital services – TÜV SÜD Product Service Division

With over 15 years of experience in various technical & management roles, leads the digital service development for TÜV SÜD, a global testing & certification organization.

Alexander W. Koehler

Cybersecurity Business Development Manager EMEA – UL International Germany GmbH

He holds multiple credentials in Cybersecurity such as CISSP from the International Information Systems Security  Certification Consortium and holds a diploma in Mathematics and Computer Sciences…

Alastair McGibbon

Power Electronics Business Development – CSA Catapult

Alastair has over 30 years’ experience in semiconductors and electronics, working in the UK, South East Asia and the US.

Will Drury

Global Technical Expert – Ricardo

Dr Will Drury is currently Global Technical Expert – Power Electronics across the Ricardo Group and is directly responsible for the delivery of electric machines & power electronics projects for Ricardo Europe, leading a team of engineers on the development and implementation of entire drive systems through client projects.

Paul Jarvie

AESIN Director

Paul Jarvie received the BSc degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Paisley in 1985…

Stewart Edmondson

CEO, UK Electronics Skills Foundation

Stewart read for a degree for Electronics at the University of Salford and went on to serve almost twenty-four years in the Royal Air Force, first as an Engineering Officer…

Professor Bashir M. Al-Hashimi

ARM Professor of Computer Engineering and Dean of the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering – University of Southampton

Professor Bashir M. Al-Hashimi has a worldwide reputation for research innovation into energy-efficient and reliable embedded systems, evidenced by numerous national and international recognitions…

Chris Meadows

IQE plc / CSconnected.

Chris’ career in electronics and semiconductors started at British Telecom Research Laboratories before joining a new joint venture between BT and US based DuPont in 1986…

Leesa Kingman


Leesa Kingman received her BEng(Hons) degree in Computer Systems Engineering from University of Sussex in 1999. She has spent the last 19 years working in design specialising in FPGAs working across many industries…