OUR ESTEEMED JUDGES
Our panel of 2018 experts- keep checking back for more additions!
Fletcher has deep cultural exposure to business practice and process in Europe, USA and Japan was appointed Chairman of ecsn / afdec in May 2015 and Chairman of the International Distribution of Electronics Association (IDEA) in 2011.
James is a young engineer who has been specialising in precision measurement systems since leaving school. He was part of the first class of winners of the EW BrightSparks award and then went on to be awarded ‘Rising Star New Engineer of the Year’ at the Elektra Awards 2017.
Robert received his PhD in microwave engineering from
Cardiff University and subsequently worked for Thales Netherlands designing
transmitters for phased array radar. At Plextek RFI he designs pioneering
millimetre-wave compound semiconductor ICs for 5G communications as well as
high performance power amplifiers. He is a EW BrightSparks 2017 award winner.
- Roger is responsible for hardware design and manufacture at Raspberry Pi. He was named an Electronics Weekly Brightspark in 2017, an award celebrating the top 30 design engineers in the UK under 30.
Josh is a keen electronic engineer working in the automotive industry, developing retrofit systems from a wealth of hands-on experience and a passion for engineering. Having developed a strong technical and professional background from a variety of different projects he is always looking for the next opportunity to challenge himself.
Tim Wiles is a Senior Development Scientist in Peratech’s R&D team, covering a broad range of areas including driving fundamental understanding, optimising sensor performance, and physical and software automation. He regularly uses MATLAB and LabVIEW to achieve his goals. Tim studied at Durham University, achieving a PhD in atomic physics.
Blenkinsopp is Ultrahaptics’ VP Product, he explores and develops new forms of
interaction enabled by Ultrahaptics’ mid-air haptic technology and how it can
be expanded and applied to a whole range of customer application. As employee
#1 he was involved in developing and shipping the first version of
Paul's experience spans Sales, Marketing, Operational and General Management roles during 25 years in B2C, B2B and B2G technology industry organisations, including Sharp and Sony Electronics.
Paul has led the UK introduction of many technology milestones that have delivered the analogue to digital technology transition of the past three decades. Paul’s current role is as a Director of techUK, the UK’s leading technology trade association, and involves working in partnership with members, Government and stakeholders to shape and lead the future of the UK technology industry and the application of UK based tech.
Paul is also a Trustee of the Electrical Safety Board, a Governor of Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust and an active member of British Cycling’s UK racing scene.
Based in the York Factory MES Team providing
leadership and support to the NUK&I business operations I manage the
Factory Electrical, Automation, and Industrial IT infrastructure. Recently, the
most exciting part of my role is the development of innovations in areas such
as virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things.