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Connected and Automated Vehicle Engineering 2017

Engineering for adoption of autonomy on the road

25 - 26 September 2017 | Hotel La Tour, Birmingham, UK



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Iain Forbes, Head, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Iain Forbes is the Head of the UK Government's Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), a new policy unit based jointly in the Department for Transport and the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. The Centre aims to help ensure that the UK remains a world leader in developing and testing connected and autonomous vehicles.

Prior to joining CCAV Iain worked in No10 as a Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, advising on areas including transport and the devolved administrations. He has previously worked in both the Department for Transport and the Home Office, advising on innovation, science and technology, security policy and environmental strategy.

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Nick Reed, Head of Mobility R&D, Robert Bosch Ltd

Nick Reed is head of mobility R&D at Bosch having worked at TRL for many years where he led many human factors studies and led their work on automated vehicles, including the GATEway project and the creation of the UK Smart Mobility Living Lab.

His background is in psychology and the understanding of driver behaviour and he holds a visiting professorship at the University of Surrey 5G Innovation Centre. His role at Bosch is around the research needs to improve mobility in cities with a focus on connected and automated vehicles.

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Simon Morley, Lead Project Manager for MOVE_UK Project, Original Equipment Division, Robert Bosch Ltd

Simon Morley works for Bosch’s automotive division in the UK and is the lead project manager of an autonomous vehicle technology R&D project called “MOVE_UK”.

This project, which is part funded by the UK government and involves 5 other leading companies, is focussed on reducing the timescales and cost of validating automated driving systems, with live trials of vehicles fitted with these systems taking place on the streets of London.

Simon holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southampton University and also has a post graduate Master’s degree in the Management of Intellectual Property.

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Jim Campbell, Chair, Connected Autonomous Vehicles Project

Jim Campbell - Launch Director for the new global ecosystem for connected and autonomous mobility technologies. Jim has conducted business in over 50 countries including China, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, Israel, Dubai, Sweden, Germany, USA and UK.

He has worked for global vehicle OEMs - Bentley, Hyundai, JLR and BMW and with global technology developer Qualcomm on wireless EV charging for Formula E. Jim also coached innovative, high growth mobility & software tech companies for the EC's Executive Agency for SME's. He is an advisor with Oxford Brooke's University and the Tutu Foundation UK.

Jim has an honours degree in International Marketing from University of Strathclyde and a Masters degree in Management from City University, London. His hobbies include playing golf, table-tennis, badminton and watching football.

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Paul Markwick, Managing Director of Operations, Manufacturing Technology Centre

Paul Markwick is the Managing Director of Operations for the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. The MTC helps to generate rapid and sustainable growth to the UK economy by delivering integrated manufacturing systems solutions.

Prior to joining the MTC, Paul was the Chief Executive at the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA), an Executive Agency of the UK Department for Transport (DfT).

VCA is the UK Type Approval Authority for new on and off-road vehicles, responsible for certifying that these have been designed and constructed to meet internationally agreed standards. Paul is a Fellow of The Institute of Mechanical Engineers, a Chartered Engineer and has an extensive industry background, including roles at Jaguar, Pirelli, Land Rover and Ricardo.

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Dr Geoff Davies, Chief Strategy Officer, HORIBA MIRA

Dr Davis joined MIRA in 2009 following 10 years at Ricardo - the technical, engineering and management consultancy. He is an experienced engineering consultancy professional with a solid background in automotive engineering, has up-to-date experience in the latest automotive technologies and trends and has first-hand experience of working across a comprehensive range of overseas territories and industry sectors.

Dr Davis’s background gives him a unique insight into the global automotive, defence and off-highway industries and he has spent considerable time in Asian, European and South American markets creating entities, developing new business and delivering engineering and strategic consultancy projects.

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Vinnett Taylor, Head of Internet of Things (IoT), O2

Vinnett has spent her career acting as entrepreneurial and commercial lead of multi-million pound partnerships opportunities and has a long successful track record of first to market launches.

She is a Non-Executive and mentors and invests in several start-ups from Cloud security and video surveillance, delivering machine leaning and artificial intelligence to Smart Connected Thermostats (designed to help affordable housing providers fight fuel poverty).

She is currently Head of Internet of Things (IoT) at O2, Telefonica UK, where she leads a dedicated team. She represents O2 for several Government-funded project boards, DRIVEN which is trailing a fleet of driverless vehicles using UK-built software between Oxford and London in 2019 and GATEway (Greenwich Automated Transport Environment, while being a current Board of Patrons for Smart IoT London.

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Tony Pipe, Deputy Director, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, University of the West of England

Prof. Tony Pipe is Deputy Director of Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), with over 200 publications and over £4M in research grants since 2007. His expertise is focused on safety-critical systems design.

He is UWE co-Director of the EPSRC-funded FARSCOPE Centre for Doctoral Training, was UWE PI on the EPSRC Trustworthy Robotic Assistants project, is currently UWE PI on the new EPSRC Programme Grant on Robotics for Nuclear Environments, and is also deeply involved with four Innovate UK funded autonomous road vehicle projects, VENTURER (technical integration lead), FLOURISH (technical advisor validation/certification of safety), CAPRI and ROBOPILOT (Verification & Validation of safety).

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Neil Fulton, Programme Director, Transport Systems Catapult

Neil Fulton is a Programme Director at the Transport Systems Catapult having joined the organisation in November 2013. He has responsibility for the Customer Experience and Automated Transport Systems business units, leading teams of engineers, Human Factors specialists and behavioural scientists.

Neil began his career with Cummins Engine Company working in product development, customer engineering and account management roles. In 2000, he joined Millbrook Proving Ground where he ran the Powertrain Engineering department, managing a team of industry leading Engineers responsible for engine test, exhaust emissions and advanced Powertrain development.

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Phil Proctor, Future Technologies Team Leader, Highways England

Phillip is a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Engineering and Technology and leads the Future Technologies Team at Highways England. Phillip oversees a team of engineers and technical advisors who develop and implement affordable Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and solutions to ensure the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the Strategic Road Network.

Phillip has been working in ITS research since 1999 and is a deputy chair of the IET Transport Sector Committee. Before joining Highways England, Phillip worked for Toshiba UK in the audio visual department. Phillip has a degree in Satellite Communication Engineering.

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Jeremy Bryans, Research Fellow in Automotive Cybersecurity: Centre for Mobility and Transport, Coventry University

Jeremy Bryans is a Research Fellow in Automotive Cybersecurity in the Centre for Mobility and Transport. He specialises in the use of formal methods. Previously he worked at Newcastle Univeristy, where he was involved in large EU research projects on model-based techniques.

One looked at developing and maintaining Systems of Systems (SoS) and one was designed to support small and medium-sized businesses that engineer or operate dependable cyber-physical systems. He specialises in formal methods, and designed and led an internally funded project on the sustainability of smart grid communications infrastructure.

Prior to that he designed and led a EPSRC/DSTL-funded project on the secure transmission of provenance metadata in dynamic coalitions. He is a member of the BCS (MBCS), INCOSE (The International Council on Systems Engineering) and a guest member of Newcastle University.

He has been on the program committee of several conferences, and has over 50 publications.

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Steve Cropley, Editor-in-Chief, Autocar



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Iain Macbeth, Automotive & Intelligent Mobility Programme Manager, Transport for London



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Simon Brewerton, Chief Technical Officer, RDM Group



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Jim Hutchinson, Chief Executive Officer, Fusion Processing



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Julian Turner, Managing Director, Westfield Sportscars Ltd



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Mike Waters, Head of Policy and Strategy at Transport, West Midlands, TFWM



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Alan Stevens, Chief Scientist and Research Director, TRL



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Keith McCabe, Managing Director, KAM Futures



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Peter Davies, Technical Director: Thales e-Security, Thales



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Richard Cuerden, Chief Scientist, Engineering and Technology, TRL



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Jim Braithwaite, Human Machine Interface Research Manager, Jaguar Land Rover



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John Birch, Chief Engineer – Functional Safety, HORIBA MIRA



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Maurizia Bagnato, Sales Director, Robert Bosch Ltd



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Paul Jennings, Professor, WMG International Digial Laboratory



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Eman Martin-Vignerte: Director, Robert Bosch Ltd



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Francois Guichard: Manager, UN Secretary – Active Safety – Mechanical Engineer, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe



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Nigel Clarke: Manager, Off-Road Capability and Exterior Sensing Research, Jaguar Land Rover



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Alan Thomas, Director, CAVT Ltd



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Ben Gardner, Associate, Pinsent Masons LLP



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Eric Chan, Global Technical Expert, Connected and Automated Vehicles – Ricardo UK





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Webinar: Autonomous Vehicles and their impact on the future

This debate, presented as an IMechE webinar and chaired by Autocar’s Steve Cropley, brings a number of industry experts together to discuss the reality of putting autonomous vehicles on the road

View the IMechE event website to find out more >