Over the past 15 years, Greg has been leading high profile complex integrated IT Infrastructure projects covering Banking, Insurance, Transportation, Energy and Mining. In his most recent engagement at DeBeers Canada, Greg was responsible for the end to end project management and delivery of all technical systems at the newly commissioned Gahcho Kué diamond mine in the Canadian Northwest Territories. Describing himself best as a “technology diplomat” with a background in computer engineering at UofT and an MBA from Queen’s University, Greg’s specialty is in bridging the gap between IT and various other lines of business to drive innovation at every stage of the project lifecycle from developing the necessary business case to kick-starting projects through to implementation and support.
Jeremy is currently Chief Technologist for Robotics & Automation at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry, England.
He has been working in the field of automation for manufacturing since leaving University initially with ABB Robotics and then Vanderlande Industries. Having joined the MTC at its inception in 2010, he was responsible for the creation of the Intelligent Automation research theme. As the MTC has grown, his role has evolved to become Chief Technologist (Robotics & Automation) for the MTC Group which includes the Lloyds Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre and MTC Business Launch Centre.
Jeremy has been working with manufacturing industries for over twenty years to develop, improve and implement innovative manufacturing systems often through the use of advanced automation. The focus of this has been the development of industrial platforms that transfer human skill into automated manufacturing through. He has worked with many of the world’s leading manufacturing and automation companies such as Tesco, ABB, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, General Motors, BMW, Siemens and Amazon. He has significant experience in collaborative projects in the UK, Europe and globally.
Currently, Jeremy chairs the Automation Forum of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult and is working with the seven centres within the HVM Catapult to develop a transformative change in the use of automation within UK manufacturing. He is also a member of the National Advisory Board of the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Special Interest Group and a council member of the British Automation and Robotics Association.
Jeremy chairs the Institution of Engineering Technology’s Design and Production Sector Executive Committee and has previously held a position on the Institution’s Manufacturing TPN Executive Committee. He is a fellow of the Institution and has been a member since 1992.