Shaping Industry 4.0 in the Northern Powerhouse

11:00am on 21/06/2018

Shaping Industry 4.0 in the Northern Powerhouse


You are invited to a special event of keynote talks and debate about the manufacturing ecosystem in the North of England and how we can seize the opportunities offered by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

A senior pool of presenters with experience of digital transformation in manufacturing will share their thoughts and learnings with the audience and there will be a chance to ask questions and make the connections that can fast track your journey to Industry 4.0.

Register and be part of the digital transformation of manufacturing in the North!


Industry 4.0 technologies and methodologies are ripe for mass adoption. We will gather thought-leaders from Industry and Academia to look at why and how adoption can be fast-tracked.

11.00am Registration & Coffee

11.30am Welcome to DMC

  • Ms Tracey Johnson, Director, DMC

11.35am Embracing the Tribal spirit

  • Ms Tanya Suarez, CEO, IoT Tribe

11.45am Embracing the digitisation of industry

  • Mr David Moss, Digital Programme Manager, Siemens UK

12.05pm What’s next for industrial digitisation? A forward looking approach to technological integration in Industry

  • Dr Charles Whitford, Technology Manager, Digital Engineering Group, The Manufacturing Technology Centre

12.25pm Networking Lunch

1.30pm Panel discussion: Powering up Digitisation in the Northern Powerhouse

  • Prof Rab Scott, Head of Digital, AMRC
  • Ms Alex Sekowska, Co-founder, Proxigroup
  • Mr Wayne Soutter, Commercial Product Lead IoT, Digital Catapult

Facilitated by Dr Ceri Batchelder, Partnerships Manager, IoT Tribe

2.00pm Pitch-In: Resourcing IoT enabled Connected Manufacturing

  • Prof John Clark, University of Sheffield

2.15pm From emerging tech to the real economy. Closing remarks.

  • Mayor Dan Jarvis, Sheffield City Region

2.45pm Close