Refreshments available from 6pm
Presentation will start at 6.30pm
During the presentation we’ll explore:
1. The technology disruptors impacting the manufacturing industry
2. The 3 key Manufacturing trends emerging as a result
3. How manufacturers are embracing these trends to innovate, differentiate and compete globally
Ben McGovern, Manufacturing Executive, Autodesk UK:
After completing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds, Ben started his career at Yorkshire Water Treatment Company before moving into sales of CAD/CAM/CAE solutions to the manufacturing industry. Over the last 10 years Ben has also worked in the AEC and Infrastructure sectors helping companies adopt, the now Government mandated, Building Information Modelling (BIM); before returning to Manufacturing joining Autodesk in 2015. In his current role, Ben works closely with Manufacturers to understand their businesses, their goals and challenges, helping them adopt workflows to boost their productivity and innovation levels. The role enables him to understand first-hand the rapidly shifting challenges that manufacturers face as they bringing their products to market; including the way products and made, customer demands and ever increasing product complexity and connectivity.
Dave Williamson, Manufacturing Technical Specialist, Autodesk UK
Dave started life on the shop floor as a mechanical Fitter/Turner with ICI, and has since worked his way through Chemical Plant & Food and Bake industries as first, a Mechanical Designer and later, CAD manager within these industries. More recently Dave has joined the Autodesk reseller channel and undertaken a wide range of work within many different industries connected with manufacturing in the UK, and overseas. Most recently Dave has joined Autodesk, bringing his experience in manufacturing to Autodesk’s team in the UK and across Europe.