Managing Director for Siemens Digital factory
Automation & The Digital Smart Factory
Brian Holliday is a member of the Executive Management Board of Siemens plc and Managing Director for Siemens Digital Factory, which serves the manufacturing and infrastructure sectors. He is also Chairman of Siemens Industry Software UK.
He is a supervisory board member for the High Value Manufacturing Catapult in addition to being a main board member for EEF, the Manufacturers’ Organisation.
A Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Brian started his career with Texas Instruments and went on to read Computer Systems at Cardiff University before joining Siemens, the global leader in electrification, automation and digitalisation in 1993.
He attained his Executive MBA at Manchester Business School in 2000 and in 2014 became a graduate of the CBI’s Executive Leadership Programme.
UK Head of Manufacturing, SME & MC - Commercial Banking – Lloyds Banking Group
Support SMEs with the future of British Manufacturing
David has over 30 years’ experience in the banking industry. He joined Lloyds Banking Group in 1988 and has since held various client relationship management and senior leadership roles within the organisation.
Before being appointed to lead the SME & Mid-Corporate Manufacturing Sector across the UK in 2014, David was a Regional Director for the Commercial Banking division where he led a team of managers supporting around 13,000 commercial clients across a wide variety of business sectors.
He was also previously Chairman of the Banking & Finance Committee for the Gloucestershire LEP during his time working in the South West Region. He also now sits on a number of committees and advisory boards linked to various sector manufacturing and engineering initiatives.
Senior Economist, Lloyds Banking Group
Implications for industry in the global and UK economy
Rhys Herbert is a Senior Economist in the Research Department of Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. He is responsible for analysing and forecasting trends in the UK and other major economies, with a special interest in the manufacturing sector. Rhys joined Lloyds Bank in January 2011. Prior to this, he worked at the economic consultancy Oxford Economics where he headed up its industry forecasting service. He has also worked at the Office for National Statistics, Prudential Assurance Corporation, Credit Lyonnais Bank and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. Rhys has a MSc in Economics from the University of London.
Established sales & marketing professional, now stand-up comedian
From an ex-sales and marketing professional with over 14 years’ experience to a stand-up comedian in less than nine months. Marc fuses psychology, common sense, and humour with real life business examples and tales from the comedy circuit to highlight what comedy taught him about business & what business taught him about comedy. Marc’s keynotes inspire audiences to seek out opportunities, tackle challenges, plus improve their communication and influencing skills.
Director, MAI Institute of Purchasing & Innovation Management
How suppliers become a real source of value creation?
Gordon studied Electronic Engineering at Manchester University, before starting his career at Plessey in the UK.
He later moved to ITT, before joining Ericsson; and later moving to Sony, where he became Global Purchasing Director for Consumer Goods.
Gordon was then appointed Director of post-Graduate Institute, Institut du Management de l’Achat International (MAI), which he still holds today. It provides specialist activities in purchasing and innovation management to young professionals to multinationals essentially throughout Europe.
Over the past 10 years, MAI has worked directly with senior management and offers management support to L’Oréal, Danone, Chanel, LVMH, Mondelez, Carlsberg, Reckitt Benckiser, Sanofi, Mars, Johnson and Johnson, Faurecia, Airbus.
More recently, Gordon’s activities have been dedicated to developing and implementing ‘Management of Change’ programmes for major multinationals; particularly concerning building strategic supplier relationships and innovation capture initiatives with suppliers.
Gordon lectures at Ecole Centrale Paris and also lectures on advanced management programmes at Insead at Fontainbleau.
He is currently leading research programmes focussing on “The impact of innovation and change management on Sustainable Value Creation” and “Developing a Make-it-happen-now attitude”
Director, Business Development Consumer Goods, LENZE
PackML (Packaging Machine Language)
Uwe Keiter is Director of Business Development Consumer Goods Industry at Lenze.
Since graduating as an electrical engineer with a focus in automation technology, Uwe and now has over 25 years’ experience in various sales roles at Schneider Electric, B&R Industrial Automation and Lenze.
He spent more than 15 years in key account management and business development in the consumer goods industry segment.
Currently, Uwe is leading the end-user Business Development team within Lenze’s global sales operation.
In addition, Uwe is also an active member of OMAC, the organization for Machine Automation and Control (www.omac.org).
In more recent times, he has taken on the role as Chairman of OMAC Packaging Workgroup, to help maximize the business value of packaging machinery by improving automation guidelines and standards.
CL Management Consultancy
What is a contract: negotiations, agreements, terms & conditions – keeping it simple… or not!
Negotiating Contracts, Agreements, Terms & Conditions – Keeping it simple… or not! – Using standard formats – Suppliers & Customers
Managing Director, Driving Performance
Realising the potential of Generation X, Millennials and Generation Z, now and in the future