Podcasts

My guest this week is Professor Tim Baines, Executive Director of The Advanced Services Group (not the Aston Centre for Servitization Research and Practice as is mentioned in the early part of the podcast, my apologies!). Tim is the leading international authority on servitization and spends much of his time working hands-on with both global and local manufacturing companies to understand servitization in practice and help to transform businesses. He spent ten years working in manufacturing businesses, beginning his career as an apprentice. His background gives him a personal understanding of the challenges faced by the industry and of the need for practical, relevant guidance on implementing change strategies.
Eric Verhelst serves as the Plant Manager for the Automotive plant in Oostkamp since 2010. His plant, with 700 employees,...
My guest this week is Denise Taylor, Managing Director of Bridge PR & Media Services. Telling stories isn't easy (unbelievably)! Telling them in a positive manner is another matter, whilst getting manufacturers and engineering businesses to tell stories they don't even know they have proves to be a challenge, a challenge that Denise and her team revel in!
My guest this week is Cathie Hall. Those of you that have tuned in from the outset will remember Cathie as my first guest back in November 2015. Well, after 6 months, I thought it appropriate that, during the week yours truly will be speaking at Syspro Europe's Open Day ("Trends and Challenges in European Manufacturing), this first episode gets a 'reprise'! Watch out for the new episode with Cathie - coming soon!
Dave Opsahl, Vice President of Corporate Development at Tech Soft 3D. In this role, Dave explores, develops and leads company...
Mark Redgrove, Head of Communcations at Orgalime, the European engineering industries association. This week my guest is 'me'! I'll be...
Dr. Ing. (Electrical Engineering) Giuliano Monizza (Independent Consultant). Dr. Ing. (Electrical Engineering) Giuliano Monizza former Vice President and Spokesperson of...
"Live well, laugh often and encrypt absolutely everything" Jaya Baloo is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of KPN Telecom in the Netherlands. Working in the information security arena for the past 18 years, she has worked mostly for global telecommunications companies such as Verizon and France Telecom.
Zoya Sheftalovich is a technology reporter for POLITICO (Europe). Zoya Sheftalovich is a technology reporter for POLITICO (Europe). She moved...
My guest on this week's show is engineer/designer Mark Sanders. Mark started as a Mechanical Engineer at a division of Rolls-Royce, in the UK. He later trained as a Designer at the Royal college of Art, and now works as inventor/designer/engineer. He lectures at universities and industry events around the world.
This week's guest is Mike Woodhall. When Mike is not cycling around Europe making money for Brain Tumour Research & Support (BTRS), he leads a team dedicated to making the life of 'energy consumers' (that's all of us!) easier!
This week i'm delighted to welcome Professor Andy Neely to the show. Andy is the Head of Cambridge University’s Institute for Manufacturing and Founding Director of the Cambridge Service Alliance, an industrial consortium involving the University of Cambridge and BAE Systems, Caterpillar, IBM, Pearson and Zoetis.
My guest this week is Sue Dunkerton OBE. Sue Dunkerton is Director at the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), responsible for priority themes within Health, Agri-Food and Bioscience & Biotechnology as well as H2020 and Smart Specialisation. From 2002 – 2014, Sue ran the Health KTN, and has prior experience in medical technologies, digital health, assisted living, regenerative medicine and stratified medicine.
“It is very easy to make technology complex, it is very difficult to make technology simple. Yet in manufacturing only the simplest workable solution becomes a success”
My guest today is Tomas Hedenborg. He is the Group CEO of Fastems, in Tampere, Finland. Fastems is a leading independent manufacturer of factory automation systems. Unique because of their focus on the business, unique because of the software connecting very sophisticated hardware and unique because of remote diagnostics that rectify 85% of issues. The way the company is run has changed drastically over the last 2 years too...
My guest today is Tim Lawrence. Tim is Head of Manufacturing at the PA Consulting Group. He explains about a shift in mindset in the way manufacturing has redesigned itself. An entrepreneur arrives with an idea (and some money to invest), a team of experts in technology, innovation and marketing analyse the idea and identify a way forward to make the dream a reality! Fascinatingly simple don't you think? We just need to change our minds...