Adam is an established business leader in the global electronic components market with a deep cultural exposure to international management, practice and process in Europe, USA and Japan. Over the past forty years he has enjoyed creating, nurturing and managing, large multi-disciplined teams, generating sales revenues of $250M+pa.
In May 2005 Adam was appointed Chairman of The Association of Franchise Distributors of Electronic Components (afdec) an industry association established in 1970, that has transitioned under his leadership into the Electronic Components Supply Network (ECSN). ECSN is 'a member-managed, not-for-profit industry association promoting the use of electronic components from cradle to grave and re-birth…'
Andy developed the business case and strategy for the £50m Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult, submitting it to HM Treasury in 2015. He led the Catapult start-up from 2017, representing the Catapult during roundtable discussions with the Prime Minister, and joining the Secretary of State during the GREAT Festival of Innovation in Hong Kong.
Andy joined the Catapult from Innovate UK, where he delivered £15m of strategic investments in electronics, smart materials and compound semiconductors. His early career was spent leading R&D teams with Rolls Royce, Spirent PLC and Abbott Diagnostics, and he was prime consultant on film and TV lighting for James Bond and Sky News.
Andy holds an Executive MBA from Glasgow University and a research doctorate from Strathclyde University.
Having served six years with Nestle, Calum currently works within the confectionary arm of the business specialising in Automation Engineering. His role involves being responsible for the management of small and large-scale projects with respect to the design and development of manufacturing equipment and control systems. Subsequently, Calum is responsible for ensuring factory production processes are as efficient as possible by leveraging the latest technology in SCADA and PLC systems. More recently he has worked on developing an industrial IT infrastructure though innovations in machine learning and asset data analysis that provide an overall benefit to the food industry of the UK & Ireland.
Clive is well known for hosting Electronics Weekly's Elektra Awards. He is also an award-winning journalist who brings with him 40 years of publishing experience. A former Editor of Which Computer?, he launched and fronted the first business TV service for the IT and telecoms industry – The Computer Channel. He’s also enjoyed an extensive Fleet Street career writing, most notably, for The Times, The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Business and The Wall Street Journal.
Dr Frederik Schulze Spüntrup is currently the President of the European Young Engineers, an international non-profit organisation representing more than 350,000 young engineers all across Europe. It aims to foster education, networking and mobility amongst young engineers. With an MSc in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London, a PhD in Engineering Cybernetics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NUST) and an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs he combines both the technical insights and the business acumen of several industries.
Graham founded Sondrel in 2002. He graduated in Electronic Engineering from Leeds University and spent the early part of his career working in ASIC design, and later for an ASIC manufacturer before joining the EDA company Avant!, where he rose to manage the technical and marketing teams across EMEA supporting products across the whole range of IC design.
Graham has extensive experience in the international high growth technology business arena and has been involved in the acquisition and integration of more than 15 technology companies.
Hannah is a maker and technology writer best known for her charmingly overcomplicated solutions to everyday problems, detailed in a series of columns for New Scientist magazine. Her inventions include a pair of shoes that can call you an Uber, a teabag dunking robot, a coaster that uses cat pictures to stop you from drunk-tweeting, an Alexa-connected pedal pin and more. She has found ways to incorporate electronics into everything from Halloween pumpkins to a taxidermy stoat. Her latest work includes a series of articles helping beginners take their first steps into hobby electronics, from basic circuits to building an autonomous biscuit-carrying robot in 10 weekly instalments. Hannah is also part cyborg and uses her implanted RFID chip to give out her contact details and open doors. Besides New Scientist, her work has been featured on the Arduino blog, Hackaday and more.
Dr Nike Folayan MBE is a Chartered Electronics Engineer with a doctorate in Electronics Engineering focusing on electromagnetic bandgap antennas for mobile applications. Nike is currently Technical Director and the Technical Discipline Leader for Communications and Control within WSP, an engineering consultancy where she leads a team of telecoms engineers in the UK and India, working on a variety of projects within the transport industry including railways and highways projects in the UK, Australia, South America, Middle East and Africa.
She is also a Technical Blogger on SMART technology systems. Nike is chair and co-founder of AFBE-UK a not-for-profit organisation. AFBE-UK promotes higher achievements in education and engineering particularly among people from black and minority ethnicity backgrounds.
In 2019, Nike was named in the Financial Times-published '100 Most Influential Women in Engineering' list. She is also a Trustee at the Engineering Development Trust and sits on various diversity steering groups, including the Science Council and Transport for London. She was recently a judge at the IET Young Woman of the Year 2019 Award.
Paul is the CEO for AMDEA, the UK trade association for manufacturers of domestic appliances from large white goods through personal hygiene and floor care products to the vast range of small appliances on the market. Its members represent over 80% of the UK domestic appliance market, rising to 95% for large white goods.
Paul's experience spans sales, marketing, operational and general management during a 30-year career in the consumer technology sector. He has played a leading role in many milestones that have delivered the analogue-to-digital technology transition and growth of the past 3 decades. Paul is passionate and focused in ensuring that AMDEA, working in partnership with its members and stakeholders, continues to play a leading role in shaping and leading the future of UK domestic appliances industries.
Paul is also a Trustee of the Electrical Safety Board, a tech start-up advisor and a road racing Commissaire for British Cycling.
A previous recipient of the Elektra Awards' Rising Star New Engineer of the Year (2016) and Electronics Weekly Bright Sparks (2017) awards, Rob dedicates his free time to designing and developing novel and low-cost communication devices for sufferers of dysarthria. His latest ongoing project is to produce a system that allows a user to build a LEGO model using only their breath or a series of encoded blinks. Rob currently works for CMR Surgical, leading a team of engineers to produce the software used in the manufacture of their robotic surgery system, Versius.
Bob is Chair of The Board at The Cyber Security Challenge UK Ltd., an independent security Consultant Director and Advisor through Herne Hill Consulting Ltd., and a Trustee at The Cyber Trust.
He was the Director for Cyber and Assurance at BT until 2013, and was the Director of Technology & Engineering and Board Member at GCHQ until 2005. His career has also included periods with UK MoD, in The Netherlands with The SHAPE Technical Centre, research at Cambridge University Engineering Department, and as a non-Executive Director with IRM Ltd.
Bob is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered IT Professional, a Fellow of the IET and of the BCS, and a Founder Fellow of CIIS - IISP.
In 2017, Roger was recognised as one the 30 Best Design Engineers Under 30 in the UK by Electronics Weekly. Currently he works for the iconic UK computer company Raspberry Pi, where he has been responsible for taking multiple products for the company from design to high volume production. These products include an iteration of the UK's best-selling computer of all time, the Raspberry Pi, his design being celebrated on the latest set of Royal Mail first class stamps highlighting the best of UK engineering in the past 50 years.
Having recently completed an MBA from the Judge Business School at Cambridge University, he is now looking to help drive industrial market applications for Raspberry Pi products.
Roger Woods is currently a Professor at Queen’s University Belfast and has also co-founded a spin-off company, Analytics Engines Ltd., which develops data analytics software. He has authored over 230 papers on heterogeneous computing systems, data analytics, and communications. He teaches digital systems and engineering entrepreneurship, and also sits on the Advisory Board for the IEEE Technical Committee on the Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems. He is also on the editorial boards of a number of journals, and is chair of the Engineering Policy Group for Northern Ireland, providing advice to the Northern Ireland Assembly on IT and engineering.
Stewart is the CEO of the UK Electronics Skills Foundation and a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at Aston University. He chairs the IET’s Professional Development Advisory Committee.
Tim is a Staff 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, Python and LabVIEW to achieve his goals. His current core interests are Monte Carlo simulations and exploring the space of deep learning, a subset of the broader field of artificial intelligence, understanding what novel solutions can be found to traditionally difficult problems.
Tim studied at Durham University, achieving a PhD in atomic physics.