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Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium

Møller Centre, Cambridge: 27 and 28 September 2018

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Speaker Interviews

Short interviews from CIM Symposium speakers where they give their views on topics that are core themes for the event this year.

Speaker interviews include:


Keynote speaker Michelle Shi-Verdaasdonk, SignifyInterview with Michelle Shi-Verdaasdonk: What is Beyond Industry 4.0? 

Ahead of the 2018 CIM Symposium, we asked keynote speaker Michelle Shi-Verdaasdonk, Vice President, Head of Global Manufacturing at Signify, to share her thoughts on what lies beyond Industry 4.0, and how she thinks businesses can (and must) return to using technology for developing customer-centric capabilities.


Alain Leroy, Senior Vice President Supply Chain Strategy & Transformation, Schneider ElectricInterview with Alain Leroy: Schneider Electric's Digital Transformation Journey

We interview Alain Leroy, Senior Vice President Supply Chain Strategy & Transformation, Schneider Electric, a keynote speaker at the 2018 CIM Symposium, to find out more about how the company has been implementing a smart supply chain…


Coming soon - interviews with John Paul Sherlock, Strategy Director, AstraZeneca, and Dr Jag Srai Singh, Head, Centre for International Manufacturing, Institute for Manufacturing.


Supply chain transformation enabled by advanced technologies: implications for producers, consumers and society.

How are advanced technologies transforming supply chains? Interactions between producers, consumers and society are rapidly changing, shaken up by a plethora of emerging technologies. For example, we have seen the use of smartphones driving a new e-commerce model; or within manufacturing we have seen how the Internet of Things can support intelligent automation. Beyond the initial hype around 3D printing we are now witnessing real world applications, from large but lightweight structures in aerospace, to small, complex medical devices and instruments. 

What are the implications for supply chains, and how do companies need to adapt and develop their capabilities? And what are the considerations for consumers and wider society?

The Symposium will provide an opportunity to discuss and explore these issues. It is a unique event that brings together senior industrialists and leading academics to share their approaches and experiences.