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Senior engineering figures Stephen Ball, Roger Atkins, Kieron Salter and Rob Lewis have been confirmed as guest speakers as part of Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC)’s sponsorship of the VIP Lounge at Advanced Engineering 2017.
Stephen Ball is the former CEO of Lockheed Martin (UK) and now acts as a director to two cyber security experts, Reliance ACSN and Shearwater Group.
Roger Atkins is a consultant to many motor manufacturers in electric vehicle technology. Via his business, EV Outlook, his online blogs have gained him 150,000 followers.
Kieron Salter and Rob Lewis have been announced as champions of the STC’s new Digital/Advanced Manufacturing (DAM) and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) special interest groups (SIGs). Salter is Managing Director of leading engineering consultancy KW Special Projects and Lewis MD of computational fluid dynamics and aerodynamics specialist TotalSim. Both companies are based in Brackley, Northants.
The Advanced Engineering Show’s VIP Lounge is this year being hosted by the STC in association with Silverstone Park. The developer of Silverstone Park – MEPC – has been integral to the STC story, having originally worked with Barclays to lead the commissioning of the SQW report, while continuing to grow the high-tech business estate at the heart of the Cluster.
STC is a not for profit company, launched in December 2016, to promote the region within an hour’s radius of Silverstone – identified in a high profile SQW report as being home to around 4000 companies with exceptional capabilities in high-tech engineering, and recognised by the UK government as having ‘latent potential.’
“Stephen, Roger, Kieron and Rob make for a very dynamic line-up of speakers – for any audience they bring great experience, insight and huge success across a variety of engineering sectors,” states STC CEO Pim van Baarsen. “We invite all companies and visitors at the show to come and hear what they have to say and also to use the VIP Lounge as a place to network and do business.”
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