WAVE Congress

AMRC, Sheffield


- 16 May 2018 -

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Keynote Theatre

Time Session
08:30
Registration and refreshments
09:15
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Speaker: John Weir, COO, Evolve Media Group

09:20
Keynote Address - James Woodall, CTO, Intoware
09:45
Discussion - Integrating an AR/VR and Wearable Strategy. The Challenges and Potential Pitfalls

Moderator: Michael Rygol, Product Management & Strategy Leader, Chrysalisforge

Panellists:

In this discussion the panel evaluates the steps for successful implementation, who to partner with and the strategies for change management and adoption.

  • Is this right for your business?
  • What to consider in executing a trial program
  • How to select the right technology partner for your business
  • Employment of best practice and risk management
  • How to manage change and gain employee acceptance
  • Who owns the data?
  • Challenges with IP and security
  • Ensuring full scale adoption and avoiding pitfalls
10:30
Aerospace Case Study

Speaker: Nigel Higgins, Architect, PLM Systems, Airbus

Airbus Operations Limited has recently started to exploit virtual reality. The needs, which VR addresses have for decades been met by more traditional methods.

The presentation will cover:

  • The needs, traditional approach, process and challenges and why this is forcing change
  • Why the traditional methods are no longer suitable and the role of Virtual Reality
  • The specific use case of the Bristol site detailing the constraints, aspirations and final solution
  • A look at some of the lower end technologies to compliment the use of Virtual Reality and development
11:00
Networking Break
11:30
Immersive Visualisation in Construction

Speaker: Christopher Freeman, Head of Digitally Assisted Assembly / Augmented Reality Technical Fellow, AMRC

A case study demonstrating the innovation opportunities for immersive technologies within the construction sector.
11:50
Discussion - Improvements in Design, Process and Implementation

Moderator: Mark Sage, Executive Director, AREA

Panellists:

Virtual and augmented technology helps manufacturers with how their processes are performing, spots problems and the areas ripe for improvement. In this session, the panel discuss:

  • How virtual reality and augmented reality can help designers get a more precise idea of what a product will look like and how it will function earlier
  • How AR/VR can be used to accelerate and improve decision making in the manufacturing process
  • The technical challenges of implementing
  • What efficiencies can be gained and the business case for adoption
  • The insight from data collected and outcomes
12:30
Wearable Technology in the Workplace

Speaker: Will Stephenson, Business Development Director, Fhoss Technology

How technology is changing business - a look at how wearable technology and on body sensors are shaping worker safety, and productivity, as well as advances in vehicle illumination.
13:00
Networking Lunch
14:00
How Mixed Reality can improve efficiency and safety for construction and engineering

Speaker: Maximilian Doelle, Founder and Chief Holographic Officer, Kazendi

Looking at how MR offers an immersive and collaborative experience as well as remote assistance for on-site construction workers/engineers.
14:20
Manufacturing Efficiencies

Speaker: Guillaume Carre, Wearable and AR/VR Manager, Accenture

  • How businesses are deploying AR & VR technology into production environments today, alongside Pilot to Production strategies and case studies
15:00
Digital Disruption and consumerization in Utilities

Speaker: David Goldsby, Technology Innovation Manager, Cadent Gas

  • How does a large-scale utility company make sense of market and technology disruption?
  • Adoption of technology engagement model called the Xperience Lab where the focus is for hands on business learning of emerging technology.
  • Creation of an internal agile development team to provide rapid prototypes to test value in technology.
  • Provide insight into culture change required to really make a change with small steps in innovation without losing the bigger picture.
15:25
Networking Break
15:55
Automotive Case Study - Vr "Igniting The Imagination"

Speaker: Brian Waterfield MSc, Virtual Reality & High-end Visualisation Technical Lead, Research & Technology, Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover has been at the forefront for industrial Virtual reality for a while now, and making the most of this technology is one of the key elements to igniting the imagination and inspiring creativity. Over the last 10 years Jaguar Land Rover have used VR within their product creation process, in this talk Brian Waterfield will show examples, discuss advantages, look towards the future, examine the challenges and explain how revolutionary design can move from the creative mind onto our streets, aided by immersive technology.

In this session you will:

  • Understand how Jaguar Land Rover use VR in their product creation process
  • Understand how to take advantage of this exciting technology
  • Realise the need to INVEST in immersive technology
  • Recognise problems / challenges still to be addressed in VR
  • Improve efficiency in product development, getting the product closer to the customer
16:15
Discussion - Where do we go from here?

Moderator: James Woodall, CTO, Intoware

Panellists:

The panel discuss the future of implementing new technologies and how this will impact long term on their business strategy.

  • What ROI will there be and when?
  • How to evaluate a successful adoption
  • What are the global requirements necessary for successful integration?
  • What needs to change for implementation to work?
17:00
Closing Remarks

Speakers


Andrew Kimitri, Founder, Fhoss Technology Fhoss Technology Logo
Andrew Kimitri
Founder

Fhoss Technology



Andrew Kimitri, Founder, Fhoss Technology Fhoss Technology Logo
Andrew Kimitri
Founder

Fhoss Technology


Andrew Kimitri was born in Weston-Super-Mare, and studied civil engineering at college then joining the family business. His experience includes hotel management, owning and running a chain of bars and night clubs and managing a wholesaling business.

Andrew now applies his time and professional skills into the establishment and operation of Fhoss International, over the past years since the birth of FHOSS, have applied my skills in manufacturing, development of a new global patented product, international supply channels and opening in international routes to market, through large established distributors and marketing our business directly to end users.

Andrew has assembled a team of professional and experienced business people that provide the range of skills necessary for the successful implementation of FHOSS’S strategic plan.

Andy Radley, Group BIM Director, Kier Kier Logo
Andy Radley
Group BIM Director

Kier



Andy Radley, Group BIM Director, Kier Kier Logo
Andy Radley
Group BIM Director

Kier


With 17 years of experience in the construction and related industries 8 of which spent in a BIM / Digital related role, Andy initially began his career with Bechtel Water then later moving to Laing O’Rourke where he developed and expanded the BIM delivery team from a single staff member to a team of 15 that covered projects for the Northern and Scottish side of the business, as the northern BIM lead he was instrumental in working with senior leadership to develop the policies and procedures that underpinned their ‘Digital Engineering offering’ and aspirations to use BIM as part of their Off-Site manufacturing agenda.

Andy Joined Kier in 2014 as Group BIM Director with the ambition to develop the existing strategy and drive the standardised approach to BIM delivery that would be needed to play a part in helping the company integrate its core business offerings and reach its growth targets under its overarching Vision 2020 strategy, the Kier group has expanded recently with the acquisition of Mouchel, Andy is working with the new senior management teams to develop their BIM capabilities and offering also.

He has strong communication skills enabling him to build and organise teams on projects whilst working collaboratively with clients and end users. Andy appreciates the need for strong relationships and early engagement to ensure the wishes of the client are always met and exceeded where possible and will ensure that BIM is utilised to its fullest potential in order to benefit the client and the project as a whole.

Andy recently completed and passed an MSc in BIM and Integrated Design at Salford University.

Blaine Tookey, Principal Technologist, BP Information Technology & Services (IT&S) BP Information Technology & Services (IT&S) Logo
Blaine Tookey
Principal Technologist

BP Information Technology & Services (IT&S)



Blaine Tookey, Principal Technologist, BP Information Technology & Services (IT&S) BP Information Technology & Services (IT&S) Logo
Blaine Tookey
Principal Technologist

BP Information Technology & Services (IT&S)


Mr. Blaine Tookey works in the BP’s Digital Innovation Office where he is responsible for solving BP business problems that don’t lend themselves to traditional IT solutions through adoption of digital technology innovation. The team accelerates adoption of new technology by increasing senior-executive-level awareness of the business possibilities created by emerging digital technology trends and running proof of concept projects that have potential for wide scale adoption.. Mr. Tookey has been responsible for development of wireless technology for industrial environments and predictive analytics for refining and E&P business both of which have won internal and external awards for this work. Blaine’s current focus is jointly leading DIO’s work on business solutions for asset and people tracking, Internet of Things and the use of wearables technology. Prior to DIO he had roles as the global refining performance leader for process control, simulation and separations in BP’s refining business; he developed the strategy and technology program for the refinery of the future remote plant monitoring program; he was the program manager for reviewing and implementing solutions to improve the digital security of the process control systems for the refining and chemicals businesses and led the global refining advanced control team.
Brian Waterfield MSc, Virtual Reality & High-end Visualisation Technical Lead, Research & Technology, Jaguar Land Rover Jaguar Land Rover Logo
Brian Waterfield MSc
Virtual Reality & High-end Visualisation Technical Lead, Research & Technology

Jaguar Land Rover



Brian Waterfield MSc, Virtual Reality & High-end Visualisation Technical Lead, Research & Technology, Jaguar Land Rover Jaguar Land Rover Logo
Brian Waterfield MSc
Virtual Reality & High-end Visualisation Technical Lead, Research & Technology

Jaguar Land Rover


I have always had a passion for technology, from early days playing with anything that buzzed, rang or made you jump; so you would think I would move from school into technology of some sort, but no I became a carpenter / joiner, and my early years were spent building things.

When I joined Jaguar Landrover I started as a pattern marker, using my carpentry skills to help create the concepts of the future, but what really caught my eye were inspection machines, computers, and the 3D space. My childhood fascinations had awoken and then there was no stopping me; first Inspection, then design, onto packaging, then designing physical properties in CAD, but still developing them in the physical world.

This process gave me great insight into ergonomics both physical and virtual; so adding this to my developing skill set, I introduce virtual reality into JLR, and 2007 I commissioned one of the world’s leading virtual environments the VRCAVE. I also added to the complexity of the task by returning to university and completing a MSc in virtual reality and gaming technology; this gave me the tools to evolve the VRcentre into the Virtual innovation centre that is operating today, supporting the vehicle development process. Today you will find me in Research, developing the virtual techniques for the future of JLR, whilst also imputing into the next great state of the art centre of excellence the Nation automotive innovation centre which will open in 2018

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Christopher Freeman, Head of Digitally Assisted Assembly / Augmented Reality Technical Fellow, AMRC AMRC Logo
Christopher Freeman
Head of Digitally Assisted Assembly / Augmented Reality Technical Fellow

AMRC



Christopher Freeman, Head of Digitally Assisted Assembly / Augmented Reality Technical Fellow, AMRC AMRC Logo
Christopher Freeman
Head of Digitally Assisted Assembly / Augmented Reality Technical Fellow

AMRC


Chris Freeman is the technical fellow for augmented reality at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and head of Digitally Assisted Assembly (DAA).

His research is focused on the medium to high TRL development and integration of AR, VR and wearable technology in respect of assembly, MRO and digitally connected environments.

With a masters degree in design & manufacture, Chris has been a specialist in the area of visualisation for fifteen years, and has a wide range of experience developing applications in aerospace, civil nuclear, automotive and military sectors.

Chris is an active member in the VR and AR community and is a key contributor to the High Value Manufacturing Catapult Visualisation forum which is promoting the cross sector adoption of applied advanced visualisation.

Chris is currently focused on driving AMRC capability in DAA and developing work streams on the applied use of AR and wearable technology within the AMRC's new 'Factory 2050' facility.

Colin Tait, Business Development Manager, Serious Games International Serious Games International Logo
Colin Tait
Business Development Manager

Serious Games International



Colin Tait, Business Development Manager, Serious Games International Serious Games International Logo
Colin Tait
Business Development Manager

Serious Games International


Colin has over 25 years’ experience of business development and implementation of technology based learning and performance support solutions for a wide range of blue chip, public sector and higher education clients. He has worked for several of the major providers in this market sector.

At Serious Games International, Colin is responsible for business development into Service organisations, Engineering, Nuclear Energy, Construction, Rail and major accounts. One key area is helping manufacturing organisations such as BAE Systems to innovate their production processes through VR and AR technologies.

Current projects include Hololens based collaborative design, virtual reality safety, manufacturing, employee induction and executive education training applications, driving simulators and urban incident response 3D simulation with realistic crowds driven by artificial intelligence.

SGIL is an LPI accredited Learning Technologies Provider.


Contact Details

Email: colin.t@seriousgamesinternational.com

Direct Line: 07535 988 288

David Goldsby, Technology Innovation Manager, Cadent Gas Cadent Gas Logo
David Goldsby
Technology Innovation Manager

Cadent Gas



David Goldsby, Technology Innovation Manager, Cadent Gas Cadent Gas Logo
David Goldsby
Technology Innovation Manager

Cadent Gas


David Goldsby is the technology innovation manager for National Grid Gas Distribution, a UK gas distribution asset management owner and operator. National Grid gas Distribution owns and manages the network that connect people to the energy they need.

David established a new team called ‘ngLabs’ in September 15 in National Grid to answer a key challenge, how does a large scale utility company adopt and influence the latest technologies and vendors without disengaging end users? ngLabs provides an outlet for National Grid’s business ambitions and requirements to innovate with new technology. The team is responsible for idea creation, experimentation, and to productionize. Since then, David has now re-creates the team within Gas Distribution called Catalyst picking up where ngLabs left off and implemented a truly agile DevOps model to support need to develop and innovate quickly.

David has over 14 years of experience in the utility business across various roles from core business to support functions like Shared Services and IS. In his previous post, David managed the business relationship for the gas transmission for IS strategy, investment and services. He is a big believer in the power of BRM and leveraging relationships for real change.

David is passionate about the use of new emerging technologies in an enterprise IT landscape where his new team actively take the technology to the end user and stimulate the ideas at source.

David Varela, Mechatronics and Smart Devices (M&SD) Team Lead, Manufacturing Technology Centre Manufacturing Technology Centre Logo
David Varela
Mechatronics and Smart Devices (M&SD) Team Lead

Manufacturing Technology Centre



David Varela, Mechatronics and Smart Devices (M&SD) Team Lead, Manufacturing Technology Centre Manufacturing Technology Centre Logo
David Varela
Mechatronics and Smart Devices (M&SD) Team Lead

Manufacturing Technology Centre


David Varela is the Mechatronics and Smart Devices (M&SD) Team Lead at the Manufacturing Technology Centre.

He contributes to Business Innovation by architecting new systems and processes to derive business value from the migration to the digital era. This digital transformation typically involves process automation, smart tooling, wearables

including Augmented Reality devices, and a whole stack of tools for the Internet of Things (IoT), mostly being implemented with a Service Orientation.

His industrial engineering background (BEng) together with his experience as R&D Consultant Engineer specialised in the design and manufacturing of Control and Instrumentation systems provided him with the technology expertise to serve in the

most challenging sectors (Aerospace, Automotive, Nuclear, Defence, etc.)

After completing his MSc in Systems Engineering Management he moved his role towards Systems Architecting and Design using Model Based Systems Engineering tools.

Currently he leads the M&SD team at the MTC developing the technology strategy that will contribute to inspire Great British manufacturing.

Francisco Jeronimo, Research Director, European, Mobile Devices, IDC IDC Logo
Francisco Jeronimo
Research Director, European, Mobile Devices

IDC



Francisco Jeronimo, Research Director, European, Mobile Devices, IDC IDC Logo
Francisco Jeronimo
Research Director, European, Mobile Devices

IDC


Francisco Jeronimo is research director for European mobile devices at IDC. Based in London, he leads the research that covers mobile handset and wearables trends across Europe. His research examines the trends on operating systems, smartphones, feature phones, wearables, market dynamics, and in-depth analysis of the strategies and performance of the key industry players. Jeronimo is also responsible for the IDC European Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker service and IDC European Quarterly Wearables Tracker service.

Jeronimo has worked in the telecoms industry for 14 years, in countries such as Japan, Finland, and Portugal. Before joining IDC, he was responsible for the mobile devices business of LG in Portugal, in particular developing the open market channel and business with Vodafone. In Portugal, he worked with all the mobile operators and managed the distribution channel of the biggest mobile phone wholesaler. He launched a mobile software development company and did project management and consultancy in mobility for several companies in a number of industries. Before that, in 1998, he started working for the Nokia R&D Center in Japan and then in Finland.

Jeronimo is a regular commentator on trends in mobile telecommunications in leading industry and business publications, including the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, The Economist, CNBC TV, Bloomberg TV, Reuters, the BBC, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Guardian, and CNET.

Guillaume Carre, Wearable and AR/VR Manager, Accenture Accenture Logo
Guillaume Carre
Wearable and AR/VR Manager

Accenture



Guillaume Carre, Wearable and AR/VR Manager, Accenture Accenture Logo
Guillaume Carre
Wearable and AR/VR Manager

Accenture


Guillaume has been part of the Wearable Technology Practice at Accenture since its early days. His responsibilities include R&D, business development, delivery and thought leadership. He holds a BS in Robotics and a MS in Artificial Intelligence from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.
James Woodall, CTO, Intoware Intoware Logo
James Woodall
CTO

Intoware



James Woodall, CTO, Intoware Intoware Logo
James Woodall
CTO

Intoware


Currently CTO of Intoware, the company behind WorkfloPlus (http://www.workfloplus.com).

Previously, CEO of Ikanos Consulting, subsidiary of Kopin Corporation providing software and solutions for the Kopin family of wearable computing devices.

Further back I was the software developer for the Windows SideShow and Media Streaming capabilities of the i-mate Wireless Momento Digital Photo Frame.

Jeremy Emil, Product Manager, Atkins Atkins Logo
Jeremy Emil
Product Manager

Atkins



Jeremy Emil, Product Manager, Atkins Atkins Logo
Jeremy Emil
Product Manager

Atkins


Jeremy is product manager in digital engineering services at Atkins, working across the energy, transportation & infrastructure sectors to advance VR & AR implementation and establish these technologies as a standard at Atkins. Jeremy’s background is in software engineering and has previously led multi-disciplinary teams exploring a broad range of enterprise technology domains.
John Tredinnick, Head of Immersive Media, Atkins Atkins Logo
John Tredinnick
Head of Immersive Media

Atkins



John Tredinnick, Head of Immersive Media, Atkins Atkins Logo
John Tredinnick
Head of Immersive Media

Atkins


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John Weir, COO, Evolve Media Group Evolve Media Group Logo
John Weir
COO

Evolve Media Group



John Weir, COO, Evolve Media Group Evolve Media Group Logo
John Weir
COO

Evolve Media Group


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Mark Sage, Executive Director, AREA AREA Logo
Mark Sage
Executive Director

AREA



Mark Sage, Executive Director, AREA AREA Logo
Mark Sage
Executive Director

AREA


Mark Sage is the founder and managing director of Sagey11 Ltd. His company providers strategic and operational consulting on marketing and business development, focusing on building lasting partnerships especially for technology start-up and scale-up companies. With a background in telecoms (15 years with Orange) he has also worked with and led various Alliances and Associations. Mark is currently the Executive Director of the Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance (AREA). The AREA is the only global non-profit, member-based organization dedicated to widespread adoption of interoperable AR-enabled enterprise systems AREA.

With a focus on creating value and ROI for its members his goal is to develop a robust and active ecosystem for AR within the enterprise. His background includes a strong interest in mobile, AR, VR, and IoT and he is excited to work with AR customers, providers and research organizations.

Maximilian Doelle, Founder and Chief Holographic Officer, Kazendi Kazendi Logo
Maximilian Doelle
Founder and Chief Holographic Officer

Kazendi



Maximilian Doelle, Founder and Chief Holographic Officer, Kazendi Kazendi Logo
Maximilian Doelle
Founder and Chief Holographic Officer

Kazendi


Maximilian Doelle is the Founder and Chief Holographic Officer at Kazendi, Europe’s leading mixed reality studio bringing pioneering holographic solutions to a range of different industries. As Chief Holographic Officer, Max works to engage bluechip clients by demonstrating the opportunities that come with holographic technologies such as Microsoft’s HoloLens. Kazendi delivers innovation on a daily basis for clients such as Allianz, Liverpool Victoria Insurance and many others, looking to break with traditional industry moulds. Kazendi presents companies with a unique opportunity to explore new ground and enhance consumer engagement on an unprecedented level through this new and groundbreaking technology.
Michael Rygol, Product Management & Strategy Leader, Chrysalisforge Chrysalisforge  Logo
Michael Rygol
Product Management & Strategy Leader

Chrysalisforge



Michael Rygol, Product Management & Strategy Leader, Chrysalisforge Chrysalisforge  Logo
Michael Rygol
Product Management & Strategy Leader

Chrysalisforge


Michael has 30 years of experience in the 3D technology domain. This began with developing a multiprocessor computer vision system with AR capabilities back in the 1980s, followed by further 3D computer vision research in New Zealand, focussed on animal-oriented applications.

Michael then returned to the UK to join DIVISION LTD, an early and leading innovator in Virtual Reality in the 1990s.

Following DIVISION’s acquisition by PTC, Michael has played a number of global leading roles in enterprise 3D visualisation, PLM, and, most recently AR.

With a history of successfully developing numerous products for thousands of companies and millions of users, Michael founded Chrysalisforge in 2017 to help 3D software companies develop and sell their products in the Industrial Enterprise marketplace.

Nigel Higgins, Architect, PLM Systems, Airbus Airbus Logo
Nigel Higgins
Architect, PLM Systems

Airbus



Nigel Higgins, Architect, PLM Systems, Airbus Airbus Logo
Nigel Higgins
Architect, PLM Systems

Airbus


Nigel joined Airbus in 1987 as a technician apprentice and upon completion became a structures designer working on main stream design of A330/A340 and later conceptual design on FLA and A3XX (now flying as A400M and A380).

In 1999 he transitioned to the Knowledge Engineering team as an ICAD developer and later team lead for the Knowledge Based Engineering team delivering design automation tools and processes.

2002 saw a move to ICT leading the Mechanical CAD product line across Airbus including a number of CAD system migrations.

His current role is more UK focused as an architect in the organisation responsible for the PLM systems, this has included delivering a VR suite to the Filton site.

Ron Davies, Managing Director, Serious Games International Serious Games International Logo
Ron Davies
Managing Director

Serious Games International



Ron Davies, Managing Director, Serious Games International Serious Games International Logo
Ron Davies
Managing Director

Serious Games International


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Will Stephenson, Business Development Director, Fhoss Technology Fhoss Technology Logo
Will Stephenson
Business Development Director

Fhoss Technology



Will Stephenson, Business Development Director, Fhoss Technology Fhoss Technology Logo
Will Stephenson
Business Development Director

Fhoss Technology


I have worked for Fhoss Technology for the last 5 years, helping to develop wearable technology products to improve worker safety. I also help develop products for the wearable technology market of tomorrow, from concept to final design. Previous to this role, I was employed on the railways for 14 years, working in several different departments, my last role was Safety Improvement Specialist.

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