Economist Lord Jim O’Neill Guest Speaker at Siemens’ Transform 2022

World-renowned economist Lord Jim O’Neill will deliver a keynote address at Siemens’ two-day Transform 2022 conference and exhibition.

The former Goldman Sachs Chief Economist and Honorary Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester will participate in the Transform stage to provide insight into “building business resilience”, the first of four transformation topics discussed and debated at Manchester Central on July 12 and 13. .

Lord O’Neill of Gatley will be followed by special guest speaker Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, before a panel discussion on the volatile challenges facing the public and private sectors, led by Justin Kelly, Director of Siemens UK&I, and featuring: Carl Ennis, CEO, Siemens UK&I; Sarah Hadfield, Head of Cyber ​​Risk and UK Regulation at National Grid; Ashling Cunningham, CIO at Irish Water; Matthew Fell, Senior Director of UK Policy at the CBI (Confederation of British Industry); and Michael Wilton, Director and Head of Manchester Office, Arup.

Justin Kelly, Director of Siemens UK&I, said: “I am looking forward to #Transform2022, especially as this will be our first face-to-face event after the return to near normality.

“It will be interesting to hear Lord O’Neill’s views on building business resilience given his ‘pragmatic and long-term’ view of foreign exchange markets. It is known for making improvements to traditional data analysis models by incorporating elements that ultimately make them more accurate. I am also delighted to have the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, joining us on stage as a special guest on Tuesday 12 July.

‘Transforming Industry’, the second main session on July 12, will begin with a keynote from Cedrik Neike, CEO of Siemens Digital Industries, before a discussion on how technology can enable UK and Irish manufacturers to become more competitive, productive and Sustainability, hosted by Brian Holliday, MD Siemens Digital Industries UK&I, and featuring: Darren Budd, Commercial Director at BASF; Alberto Prado, Digital R&D & Partnerships Manager at Unilever; Frank Ludwig, Director of Transformation at Jaguar Land Rover; Stephen Phipson CBE, Managing Director, Make UK; and Sarah Black-Smith, Managing Director, Motion Control Business, Siemens UK&I.

On July 13, the spotlight will be on the latest breakthrough innovations and technologies that can transform an organization in the “What’s Next in Tech?” session, with practical insights from those who have implemented technological innovations and seen the amazing results. The keynote will be delivered by Peter Koerte, CTO at Siemens, before a panel discussion moderated by Joan Mulvihill, Head of Digitization at Siemens UK&I, and featuring: Daniel Watkins, CAD/PLM Manager, Oracle Red Bull Racing; David Threlfall, CIO, Britishvolt; Nick Bateman, CEO of GrowPura; Rob Passmore, Commercial Manager, North Devon Biosphere.

The last of four transformative sessions, “Transforming Infrastructure”, will explore how infrastructure in the UK and Ireland can become greener, cleaner and more sustainable in the context of the need to decarbonise our cities and networks. transportation. The keynote address by Paul Wilson, Commercial Director of Connected Places Catapult, will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Carl Ennis, CEO of Siemens UK&I, and featuring: Professor Martin Freer, University of Birmingham; Liam O’Sullivan, Director of Licensing, SP Energy Networks; Asif Ghafoor, CEO, Be.EV Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure and Co-Founder, Iduna; and Faye Bowser, Head of Energy Performance Services, Siemens UK&I.

In addition to the processing step, there will be:

  • Challenge Zones – providing a space for in-depth discussion on current technological topics in the form of a round table, moderated by experts from Siemens.
  • The Theaters – a conference program and hub for organizations looking to discover the next tech trend, plan their path to net zero, or hear the transformational stories of companies that have embraced digitalization.
  • CPD Tutorials – a program of specialized 45-minute tutorials led by Siemens experts focused on working with cybersecurity, SMART building technologies or security hardening.

Transform 2022 will bring together hundreds of industry leaders, influencers and regulators from the UK and Ireland to collaborate and solve some of the most pressing organizational challenges.

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