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.
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…
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, where he created a business powering billions of devices. He was also behind the iconic brand Pure. His work has deeply impacted many markets
In 2013 Hossein was Knighted by the Queen, in recognition of his services to technology & innovation.
He now is chair/director/investor in several disruptive tech companies including Ultrahaptics, Uniphy, Mindtrace, articulate.xyz, Atmos, Pure & others. His interests include AI, next-gen UI, cloud platforms, health tech & IoT. He is passionate about helping start-ups to achieve global success & scale.
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.
Richard attended Leeds Grammar school and was awarded a scholarship to Oxford University, studying law at Keble College.
He previously served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State jointly at the Home Office, the Department for Communities and Local Government, and the Department for International Development from September 2015 until July 2016.
Neil is a founder and director of IC Resources, Europe’s largest and longest established ‘deep tech’ recruitment organisation.
IC Resources was established in 1999 with the vision of being a partner to the technology community, rather than an external supplier. The company is now 80-strong, with offices in London, Reading, Munich, Graz, Shenzhen and East Coast USA.
Neil is a steering board member of UKESF. Notably, through his membership of Richmond Knights Basketball Club, he has unearthed incontrovertible proof of the evolutionary theory: 20 year olds get demonstrably faster every year.
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.
Alan started his career at British Telecom where he trained as a Telecommunications Electronics engineer. He joined Ford Motor Company in 1985 where he held a number of management positions within the IT Department delivering Telecommunications and Product Development systems. After completing an International Service Assignment in the United States in the early 2000’s he returned to Visteon in the UK where he was the European IT Manager.
Since 2003 Alan has held a number of senior positions within Visteon delivering Vehicle Cockpit Electronic Programs. He has worked on a large number of successful automotive programs for several OEM’s. He retired from Visteon in 2017 and has dedicated more of his time towards actively serving as AESIN Chairman. Alan represents AESIN on the Automotive Council UK’s Intelligent Connected Vehicle Working Group and leads the Council’s Power Electronics activity. Alan is passionate about growing Electronics capability in the UK and brings an extensive Technical and senior management capability to help AESIN deliver on valued benefits to our members and stakeholders.
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.
Paul has consulted to numerous governments, was a founder of the Jericho Forum and for several years sat on the Permanent Stakeholders Group of the European Network Information Security Agency (ENISA). He was one of the founders of the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP), and after 5 years as Chairman of the Board is now Chairman Emeritus. He was appointed to be a Fellow of the Institute in March 2015.
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.
In 2004 he was promoted to CEO, a position he held until January 2017. As CEO he expanded the business leading to a successful acquisition by CRRC Times Electric in 2008, a leading electronics company in the transportation sector, based in Hunan, China. Following the acquisition, CRRC Times continued to support investment at Dynex in R&D and manufacturing, and a key aspect of Paul’s role was developing the business and technical relationship between the UK and China. He is now employed by CRRC Times Electric as Chief Advisor, supporting their UK business and technology development, and is based in Lincoln, UK.
He is active in the UK Power Electronics Community and is Chairman of Power Electronics UK, a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the IET, an honorary professor at the University of Nottingham, and a manufacturing board Member of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership
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.
After his PhD at WMG, Siddartha now is a Principal Engineer and the research lead for Verification & Validation of CAVs at WMG, University of Warwick, leading various CR&D projects at WMG. His research areas include test scenarios, functional safety, use of simulation for testing among many others. He represents the UK on the ISO Technical Committee and is the lead author of a new international standard for Low-Speed Automated Driving (LSAD) systems.
He has received numerous awards for his research contributions which have delivered impact to the automotive industry both nationally and internationally. He has been recognized in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2018 list and also by TechWorks last year as TechWorks Young Engineer of the Year 2017.
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…
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 – where she spent most of her PhD as a student in industry at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington.
After her PhD, Ilana entered the world of start-ups working with a number of companies before settling on a University of Surrey software-development start-up, Snap Out Ltd, a company focused on artificial intelligence, computer and bot technologies, where she quickly gained experience as the COO and Product Director.
Now at OQC, an Oxford University spin-out, Ilana is merging both her quantum and start-up worlds helping create the core of the quantum revolution to solve some of humanity’s most significant challenges. Developing technology using the power of quantum, from the ground up, to help achieve things never done before employing simple, elegant approaches to provide real-world, near-term solutions using quantum computing.
Isabel joined Balderton from BlaBlaCar where she was head of corporate strategy, focused on international expansion…
Isabel Bescos joined Balderton from BlaBlaCar where she was head of corporate strategy. Isabel focused on international expansion.
Before BlaBlaCar, Isabel was on the management team at Entrepreneur First (ef.), a technology accelerator backed by Reid Hoffman, Greylock Partners, Mosaic Ventures, Founders Fund and Lakestar.
Isabel has a BSc (Hons) from the University of Bath, and participated in the PEAR/Harvard Medical School initiative. Besides English, Isabel speaks French, German, and Spanish fluently, and focuses primarily on Balderton investment activity in the UK and Germany.
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…
Professor 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. After receiving his PhD from Imperial College in 1973 he commenced a 40+ year career in academic research in computer science, engineering design, neural networks and computational neuroscience, which has allowed him to develop a unique scientific perspective at the interface between machine intelligence and brain science. He co-founded Mindtrace in January 2017 and is currently its CEO.
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…
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. He was previously at Orbis Computers. At Arm he was VP, Marketing from 1992 to 1996 and EVP, Business Development until October 2000 when he was appointed Chief Technology Officer. In October 2001, he was appointed to the Board.
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. …
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. During Matt’s Presidency Sevcon grew from a $20M industrial business in 1997 to a Company acquired by BorgWarner for $200M in September 2017 which was predominately automotive focused. Matt consults for German, Italian, US, Chinese and UK companies M&A, strategic planning and UK inward investment, all associated with electrification.
Matt is a member of the IET Industrial skills policy group, is the Independent Board member of the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) and Chairs the North East Skills chairs group a group dedicated to dissemination of best practice in Engineering Skills generation. Matt was one of the authors of the successful Stephenson Challenge bid to the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Matt was awarded an OBE for services to Engineering and Skills in the 2018 New Year honours list.
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…
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 in various software assets of the portfolio whilst also evaluating new opportunities. She brings over 7 years of software commercialisation experience focussing on AI, robotics and machine learning and most recently has been responsible for the trade sale of TheySay Ltd.
Manjari has a PhD from University of Oxford (Mobile Robotics Group which she did on a Rhodes Scholarship. Immediately prior to her current role she worked at Oxford University in its Innovation department and earlier to that as a post-doctoral researcher in the Computer Science department.
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.
Prior to NMI, John was one of the founders of Bristol-based start-up ClearSpeed Technology (formerly PixelFusion Ltd). During this time he led engineering operations at vice-president level and was responsible for technology acquisitions, establishing international supply chain operations and acquiring capability in the UK, USA and Taiwan.
John holds an MA (Distinction) in Strategic Marketing Management from Kingston University London and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Leicester. John’s formative engineering career centred on leading-edge microprocessor based systems (substantially parallel systems) and used in data communications, high performance computing, graphics and virtual reality applications.
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.
Stacie is a CESG certified Cyber Security/Information Assurance Auditor Practitioner, holds a certificate in ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management Principles, and has a Master’s in Media and Communication Governance from the London School of Economics.
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.
At Ubiquisys and subsequently Cisco, after its acquisition of Ubiquisys in 2013, Richard was the Product Manager for their global cloud based activation system for 3G/4G small cells. This role being the security advocate, technology champion and secure manufacturing supply chain architect for the successful secure deployment of more than a million small cells manufactured in Europe and SE Asia. More recently he has been involved with taking various IoT products to market.
As Chair of the Internet of Things Security Foundation Plenary Group, Richard leads the implementation of IoTSF’s strategy. The Foundation’s objective is to drive the pervasiveness of IoT security, improving its fitness and end-to-end quality. The Plenary Group is an important piece of the delivery plan as it is the central members’ forum where concerns are identified and active working groups determine the corresponding measures to address the challenges. Typical outputs from the working groups are best practice guidelines which satisfy the simple requirements of being useful, accessible and crucially, actionable.
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 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.
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. Since then he has delivered major secure IT projects for the MoD and worked on complex optical communication systems, microelectronics and LED lighting, including development of IoT-based smart home products. Subsequently moving in to consultancy and testing services for commercial and domestic IoT-related markets, David joined BSI in June 2017 to spearhead their IoT Product Certification business.
With over 15 years of experience in various technical & management roles, leads the digital service development for TÜV SÜD, a global testing & certification organization.
With over 15 years of experience in various technical & management roles, leads the digital service development for TÜV SÜD, a global testing & certification organization. Works with product manufactuers, technology companies, startups, academic institutions and governmental authorities in bringing safety & security solutions across consumer, payments, transportation, industrial and medical industries. Having lived & worked around countries also brings in a rich international experience. Holds an M.Phil in Operations Management from Bath University (UK) and Bachelors in Integrated Engineering from Cardiff in (UK) and a passionate marathoner.
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…
Alexander W. Koehler is Cybersecurity Business Development Manager EMEA at 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. He has worked with U.S. and European IT- and Information Security (IS) corporations such as Hewlett-Packard and Texas Instruments. His past occupation has been Head of the IT, IS and Data Protection Competence Center at the National Accreditation Body (DAkkS), part of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy. He has published multiple articles on leading edge cybersecurity technologies and conformity assessment. He lives in Frankfurt, Germany, is married and has one daughter.
Alastair has over 30 years’ experience in semiconductors and electronics, working in the UK, South East Asia and the US.
He has spent the last 15 years working across the UK supply chain in power electronics, helping to encourage collaboration and increase government awareness of the important of power electronics in systems.
He is a co-initiator of PowerelectronicsUK, co-author of the recent PowerelectronicsUK Green and White Papers and helped contribute to the APC/Automotive council roadmaps in Power Electronics.
He is currently responsible for Power Electronics Business Development at the new Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult, with the remit of helping the UK power electronics supply chain, with a strong emphasis on automotive, exploit the opportunities of wide bandgap semiconductors in systems applications.
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 received the BSc degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Paisley in 1985…
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…
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, specialising in operational communications-electronics systems, and later assuming senior positions responsible for ICT policy, maintenance regulations and information security. During his service, Stewart studied for a MBA and completed a MA in Defence Studies at King’s College, London. His military career culminated as the Commanding Officer of Number 1 Radio School, which delivered training and education for all of the RAF’s ICT specialists. Subsequent to leaving the RAF, Stewart pursued his interest in training and technology with a role at QinetiQ, before gaining further commercial experience through management roles in HR services at Xchanging and then BAE Systems. At BAE he focused on the development and delivery of early careers programmes for graduates and apprentices. He has been a Chartered Engineer for over twenty years and was elected as a Fellow of the Institution
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…
He is currently the Project Leader of the £5.6M PRiME programme: ‘Power-efficient, Reliable, Many-core Embedded Systems’ (2012-17), funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). PRiME brings together electronics engineers and computer scientists to investigate the design and implementation of future high-performance energy-efficient and dependable embedded systems with many-core processors.He is also founder and director of the Pervasive Systems Research Centre for multidisciplinary research in Electronics and Computer Science and Co-Director of the Industry-University ARM-ECS Research Centre. In 2013, he led a research consortium funded by EPSRC investigating Battery-Free Electronics, one of the themes of the UK Microelectronics Design Grand Challenges.
He is Editor-in-Chief of the IET Journal: Computers and Digital Techniques and in 2008 received the first Research Journal Editor Achievement award from the IET for his outstanding leadership. He served as the General Chair of the IEE European Test Symposium (2006), Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) Technical Programme Chair 2009 and was General Chair of DATE 2011. He has published over 300 technical papers, authored or co-authored 5 books and has graduated 31 PhD students.
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…
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.
Chris was part of the founding team at Epitaxial Products International Ltd (EPI) in Cardiff in 1988 which became IQE plc in 1999 following the merger with a US competitor and a successful IPO. Cardiff headquartered IQE is listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AiM (IQE.L) and comprises multiple operations in the UK, Asia and the USA.
A science and engineering graduate, Chris also holds an MBA and has held a number of senior management positions within the IQE Group. His current responsibilities include investor relations, group marketing and communications.?
Chris also represents CSconnected, the world’s first compound semiconductor cluster that is rapidly evolving across South Wales and the West of England.
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…
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. She has been active in all aspects of design; architecting FPGA designs, HDL development through simulation, product test, BOM management to purchasing and taking products through to manufacture. Leesa has a particular interest in STEM and enjoys help inspire the next generation of engineers through her work in the STEM Network.
Leesa runs NMI Electronic System and Power Electronics UK communities.