WATCH OUR WEBINAR: Digital Manufacturing Week – Shaping the industry of tomorrow
Manufacturing has always been at the heart of the Liverpool City Region economy. From our world-leading work in chemicals, vaccines, and pharmaceuticals to one of Europe’s leading automotive clusters. That’s why Digital Manufacturing Week, Europe’s largest industry event, has found its perfect home in Liverpool City Region.
In partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT) the Liverpool City Region breakfast webinar also focussed on two high-value opportunities:
- Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and MedTech – opportunities for digital
- The role of digitisation in the Circular Economy
During the webinar attendees jeard from Liverpool City Region manufacturing businesses and those who form part of the LCR 4.0 ecosystem.
Liverpool City Region has the talent and the tools to accelerate the fourth industrial revolution, this informative webinar is now available to watch below.
Niamh Allen, Sales & Marketing Director, IoT Horizon
Deyrick Allen – Managing Director of IoT Horizon
Deyrick Allen – Managing Director of IoT Horizon, an Internet of Things and Digital Transformation Specialist, helping organisations to thrive in the Digital World. Providing end-to-end solutions and professional services, IoT Horizon empower their clients to take on Digital Transformation. Deyrick’s infectious enthusiasm and passion for all things IoT is a force to be reckoned with.
Neil Wetherall, Factory Talk Managing Director UK
Neil is the Managing Director and Principal Consultant of Factorytalk UK and before this ran an independent consulting company specialising in the implementation of technology driven change.
Prior to setting up his own company in 2014, he worked for AstraZeneca as the IT Strategy and Portfolio Manager for Supply Chain and Manufacturing. With over 30 years experience of leading engineering, supply chain, manufacturing and IT functions Neil brings this extensive life-sciences experience to FactoryTalk clients.
Hannah Randles, Sector Manager for Health and Life Sciences for Growth Platform
Speaker and Host, Hannah works alongside colleagues within the City Region to support and develop the Health and Life Sciences sector with a focus on business growth, inward investment, collaboration/networking support and wider strategic initiatives.
As the Sector Manager for Health and Life Sciences for Growth Platform – the Liverpool City Region Growth Company and the Innovation Agency, Hannah also provides executive support for the Health and Life Science Board managed by the Local Enterprise Partnership
Independent Pharmaceutical Professional
Peter studied pharmacy at University of Bradford, went on to do a PhD (chemistry/natural products) at the same institution.
Post PhD studies, Peter initially worked in hospital pharmacy – Bradford, Halifax and Wakefield before joining the pharmaceutical industry in R&D laboratories. With more than 37 years experience with major players including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Peter eventually headed up large R&D group across two geographies and UK R&D sites.
Peter has demonstrated his technical and innovative ability in more than 120 peer reviewed publications, over 30 patents, plus books and book chapters. He is also highly regarded for his expertise in orally dosed formulations, and specific knowledge in slow release product and making highly insoluble biologically active compounds work effectively as medicines.
Darren Ragheb, Strategic Programmes Manager at Centre for Process Innovation Limited
Darren works in CPI’s Strategy team, leading on programmes to create new business units such as the National Packaging Innovation Centre, having previously delivered the business case for the £28m National Formulation Centre.
Darren also leads on CPI ‘go to market’ strategies across FMCG and Food and Drink, and Grand Challenges themes including Circular Economy and Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging. Darren has significant experience of roadmapping, strategy development and collaboration building across these themes at regional, national and European levels.
Darren has facilitated strategic public/private investments, including with Unilever, P&G, AkzoNobel and Innovate UK (the UK innovation agency), to a value of >£120M over the last 5 years. Darren is a formulation chemist by training and has previous worked at the Forensic Science Service, Syngenta and the Knowledge Transfer Network.
Dr Colin Kerr, Packaging Technology Director, Unilever
Colin has worked for Unilever for 34 years, during which time he has had roles where he was responsible for the global packaging development activities in several Categories within Unilever’s Homecare, Beauty & Personal Care, and Foods Divisions.
Colin is currently responsible for the longer term packaging technology programmes in Homecare and Beauty & Personal Care, looking at future solutions for materials and digital technologies.